Abbas Ather Archive

RIP Abbas Ather: Your progressive voice will be missed amidst retrogressive landscape of Pakistani media: Lahore (5 May 2013): Renowned veteran journalist and Group Editor of Urdu daily Express Abbas Ather has expired after long ailment in Lahore. Syed Abbas Athar was suffering from cancer ailment from a long time and hospitalized in CMH
Ishq-e-Rasool Day riots: Thought provoking columns of Wusatullah Khan, Abbas Ather, Haroon ur Rasheed and Shahzeb Khanzada: پاکستان میں جمعہ کو پرتشدد مظاہروں میں پولیس اہلکاروں سمیت بیس کے قریب افراد ہلاک ہو گئے تھے بی بی سی کے ایک تبصرہ کے مطابق، خود اذیتی کا عنصر سب سے زیادہ صرف پاکستان میں ہی دیکھنے کو
Abbas Ather on Arsalan Iftikhar’s corruption: Source: Daily Express
Kaptaan Imran Khan’s new deputy, Shah Mahmood Qureshi – by Abbas Ather: Source
ZAB retrial: Mother of all cases – by Abbas Ather: The PPP government has requested the court to reopen the Bhutto case to rectify the history and expect justice from the independent judiciary. According to Kamrab Rehmat: The 1974 murder of Nawab Mohamed Ahmed Khan, a dissident of Bhutto’s
The mystery of Raymond Davis’ release – by Abbas Ather: Related articles: Piddi ka shorba LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis
Piddi ka shorba: Opportunists of the PPP – by Abbas Ather: Abbas Ather’s take on Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Raymond Davis case. Mr Ather also offers a detailed history of the PPP, its ideals, struggles and internal divisions as a context of recent developments. (Source: Express, 21 Feb –
Javed Chaudhry, will you please think? – by Abbas Ather:
The PPP, the mullahs and the blasphemy law – by Abbas Ather: Source: Daily Express, 18 Jan 2011
295-c, A Black Law – by Abbas Ather: Related article: ‘Everyone Declare Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law as Black Law’ Campaign
The GHQ-made jihadi and sectarian robots vs ordinary Muslims – by Abbas Ather:
Allama Tahir Ashrafi’s views on the blasphemy law and Taseer’s murder – Abbas Ather’s Column Kaar: Before watching the following talk-show, you may wish to read the following article: Namoos-e-risalat or namoos-e-zia-ul-haq? – by Abbas Ather Talk-show participants: Allama Tahir Ashrafi (PUC), Azam Nazir Tarar (PBC), and Syed Mumtaz Shah (Analyst) in today’s episode of
Namoos-e-risalat or namoos-e-zia-ul-haq? – by Abbas Ather: Source: Express, 8 January 2010 Link to Column Kaar’s episode mentioned in the above article: Allama Tahir Ashrafi’s views on the blasphemy law and Taseer’s murder – Abbas Ather’s Column Kaar
From Shaheed Justice Arif Iqbal Bhatti to Shaheed Salman Taseer: PPP’s struggle against the Ziaist Blasphemy Law: The PPP has a long history of standing up to Islamofascism and Islamopatriotism in Pakistan, which have been systematically and institutionally cultivated in the curricula, mosques, schools, madrassahs, media and other aspects of Pakistani society by the military establishment.
You will never die, Salman Taseer – by Abbas Ather:
Salman Taseer, Shaheed-e-Thaffuz-e-Rehmat-e-Risalat (PBUH), ko salam: Related articles: Salman Taseer zindah hai – by Khalid Chaudhry Death of a hero: the aftermath – by Waseem Altaf Death becomes his – by Nadeem F. Paracha Salman Taseer: Another victim of the deep state, its ideological and
Asif Zardari’s corruption in French submarine deal: Agosta submarine deal – Benazir, Zardari not involved: ex-naval spy chief Former director-general of Naval Intelligence Commodore (retd ) Shahid Ashraf has said that President Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto were not involved in the
An advice to Naheed Khan – by Abbas Ather: Related articles: ‘Touch my workers and I will not let you loose alive.’ “Real workers of PPP can never support Zardari.” Really? – by Khalid Wasti An open letter to Senator Dr Safdar Abbasi On Safdar Abbasi’s participation in
ZAB never said idhar hum udhar tum: these words were concocted by by Abbas Ather – Contributed by Eqbal Alavi: http: // Nailing urban legends by Khalid Hasan: Another urban legend that has also refused to die is Bhutto declaring at Karachi in a throwaway line directed at Shaikh Mujibur Rehman, “Udhar tum, idhar hum.” For the tenth time,
Pride of Pakistan, Mian Iftikhar Hussain – by Abbas Ather: Which political party in Pakistan has taken most clear and most daring stance against extremist Deobandis of the Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba? ANP Which political party has offered most sacrifices in Pakistan’s war on terror? ANP Which political leader in
Mind your limits, Mr Justice – by Abbas Ather: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is Newton’s third law of motion, but is equally applicable to most situations in the world we live in. Take for example the case of how the nation
On opinion survey and President Zardari’s popularity – by Abbas Ather: Here is a critical article by veteran columnist Abbas Ather on the reality of opinion surveys in Pakistan. Source: Express, 20 June 2010
The ‘Problem’ of Ahmadis in Pakistan – by Abbas Ather: Abbas Ather has written a series of articles on this topic (published in Express on 3-6 June 2010):
Rehman Malik’s back up car – by Abbas Ather:
The Express Festival in Lahore – by H.A. Khan: Lively people and lively nations always celebrate their events and festivals with all the joy and pleasures. Three days ago when the renowned newspaper The Express started the Express Family Festival in Lahore at the Fortress Stadium, our people stormed there and showed
Veteran Gravedigger: Saif-ur-Rehman: By Abbas Ather
Gilani frustrates the opponents of President Zardari.: Agents of the anti-democracy establishment in Pakistani media and politics are indeed frustrated by the failure of their plans to create a rift between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. Here is an excerpt of
The most heinous crime of Asif Zardari – by Abbas Ather: Zardari’s tri-color coat and the nuclear button In the following op-ed, Abbas Ather explains that is is neither corruption (the NRO) nor Article 58-2(b), the most heinous crime of Asif Zardari is the fact that he heads Pakistan People’s
Establishment’s temporary NRO for Yusuf Raza Gilani: It seems that the all powerful establishment in Pakistan and their agents in Pakistani media have decided to, at least temporarily, ignore the cases of alleged corruption against Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani (and other politicians). They have offered
‘Goebbels Eleven’, minus-one brigade and Nawaz Sharif: Here are three columns on this topic: The first one is by Ayaz Amir (a PML-N MNA) who terms the minus-one brigade (Shahid Masood, Ansar Abbasi, Shaheen Sehabi etc) as media galdiators. The second column is by Asadullah Ghalib
Transparency International 2009 Report on Pakistan: An Analysis: In its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, the TI said Pakistan’s 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index Score is 2.4, and of the 180 countries and in its ranking as the most corrupt country it has slipped five ranks, from 47 in
Zardari Unpopular Even Amongst PPP Voters?: According to the agents of pro-Taliban and anti-democracy forces, President Asif Ali Zardari is unpopular even amongst PPP supporters. Some elements have suggested that if Zardari is
We won’t let you bury NRO; you can bury democracy instead.: Here is a selection of three op-eds on this topic: Abbas Ather notes that the right-wing (pro-Taliban) anchors and propagandists don’t want to bury NRO; instead they wan’t to bury democracy in Pakistan. Munno Bhai wonders if the abusers
Zardari phobia and hostile col-anchors: = For years at least some of our anchors have claimed that the Mehsud militants are backed by foreign enemies of Pakistan. But neither the war in Waziristan nor the terrorist attacks in Rawalpindi have received the kind of
Ansar Abbasi, Zardari’s corruption and the Media Taliban: Why are the media Taliban (Ansar Abbasi, Shahid Masood, Shaheen Sehbai, Hamid Mir) angry with Asif Zardari. Here is the answer:
Defending the NRO – An extensive analysis by Abbas Ather: While many constitutional and legal experts as well as politicians of the PPP government have either shied away from or miserably failed in defending the rationale and necessity of the National Reconciliation Ordinance between Benazir Bhutto shaheed and General
Shame on General Kayani for meddling into the Kerry-Lugar Bill. Leave politics to the politicians please.: Between the lines By Cyril Almeida Friday, 09 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) Memo to the Pakistan Army: don’t wait for the revolution in military affairs to get a high-speed Internet connection. Actually, the army could have spared the country a
‘Go Get Zardari’ campaign in the guise of the NRO frenzy: Who are the key conspirators: Nawaz Sharif, Jamaat-e-(ghair)-Islami, Imran Khan, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Who are their agents: Mullah Media Alliance,
Blackwater ki talash: Riding on the wave of anti-Americanism, while disguising their love for Taliban and Al Qaeda, agents of Taliban in Pakistani media and politics (commonly known as Friends of Taliban) have been consistently spreading rumours about the presence of Blackwater
Zardari versus Siapa Group and "zananion ki bad-duayen": Abbas Ather’s analysis of the anti-democracy