civil society Archive

The threats and abuse outspoken Pakistani women receive:   The apparent “honour killing” of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has led to renewed debate over women’s rights in the country, including the freedom to speak out online. Ms Baloch, 26, was frequently abused in cyberspace and
Qandeel baloch – A victim of hypocrisy and male dominance – by Muhammad Faisal Younus: What we dreaded from a long time has actually come true.  One more daughter of the nation has sacrificed her life in the name of so called honor. Ms. Qandeel Baloch, a famous Pakistani celebrity was strangled to death
The killing of Khurram Zaki: We have all heard about Shaykh Nimr al-Nimr. Western media was rife with articles about him and how he stood up against Saudi tyranny and fought for the rights of minorities, and specifically Shias, in the kingdom. Similarly, we
Followers of murdered Pakistani activist say they will not be silenced:     The followers of a Pakistani rights activist murdered for his daring campaigns against extremists say they are determined to continue risking open confrontation with some of the country’s most feared Islamist and sectarian groups. Khurram Zaki was
Civil society takes to streets against terrorism:   KARACHI: A peaceful protest under the banner of ‘Global Campaign of Peace for Pakistan’ was organised in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and parts of United States and United Kingdom on Sunday evening. Fifty citizens, including men, women and young people,
کراچی ایکسپو میں شہید خرم زکی کے دوستوں کی جانب سے مستحق افراد میں راشن کی تقسیم:   کراچی ایکسپو میں شہید خرم زکی کے دوستوں کی جانب سے مستحق افراد میں راشن تقسیم کیا گیا – آمد رمضان کے سلسلے میں مستحق افراد میں آٹے کے پانچ سو تھیلے تقسیم کیے گیے اور ضروری استعمال
شہید خرم زکی کی یاد میں اسلام آباد ، کراچی اور لاہور میں چراغاں: یہ تصاویر لاہور ، اسلام آباد اور کراچی مظاہروں کی ہیں کل پاکستان سمیت دنیا بھر میں سول سوسایٹی کی جانب سے شہید خرم زکی کی مظلومانہ شہادت اور ان کے نامزد قاتلوں کی عدم گرفتاری کے خلاف احتجاج
تکفیری دہشت گردوں کے ٹھکانے کے باہر سول سوسائٹی کا پر امن مظاہرہ:   کل رات جب کالعدم تکفیری دہشتگرد گروہ اہل سنت والجماعت (المعروف کالعدم انجمن سپاہ صحابہ) کے دہشتگرد اپنےمرکز، واقع ناگن چورنگی کراچی، کے اندر، نیشنل ایکشن پلان، انسداد دہشتگردی ایکٹ اور تحفظ پاکستان ایکٹ کی دھجیاں اڑاتے ہوۓ،
مولانا عبدالعزیز کے خلاف مقدمہ درج نہ کرنے پر پولیس کو نوٹس: اسلام آباد کی ایک مقامی عدالت نے لال مسجد کے سابق خطیب مولانا عبدالعزیز کے خلاف سوشل میڈیا پر پاکستان کے خفیہ ادارے انٹر سروسز انٹیلیجنس (آئی ایس آئی) کے خلاف ویڈیو شیئر کرنے پر مقدمہ درج نہ کرنے
Video lands Lal Masjid cleric in hot water:   ISLAMABAD: A district court issued a notice to the capital police on an application seeking registration of a case against firebrand Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz for allegedly spreading hate against Pakistan’s security forces on sectarian basis through the
Lal Masjid becomes divided house?:   ISLAMABAD: High drama unfolded in the Maulana Abdul Aziz case on Thursday, as two factions emerged from within the ranks of Lal Masjid supporters, even as lawyers and civil society activists moved the district courts against the cleric
باشعور شہری کا بہترین اقدام – سید خرم زکی: آج پاکستان سمیت دنیا بھر کے ممالک میں سوشل میڈیا اپنے خیالات، تفریح اور آگاہی کا مقبول تریں زریعہ ہے۔ ہم سب ہی تقریباً سماجی ویب سائٹس کا استعمال کرتے ہیں، روزانہ فیس بک ٹوئٹر پر کوئی نہ خبر
SHO suspended, SSP served notice over arrest of civil society members outside Lal Masjid:   ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday took strict notice over arrest and manhandling of protesting civil society representatives outside Lal Masjid, Dunya News reported. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that use of
Protest outside Lal Masjid disrupted by police: islamabad – The law-enforcing agencies yesterday briefly held six persons in front of Lal Masjid (mosque) as soon as they reached there to stage a protest against, what they believed, the mosque’s chief cleric’s role in fanning intolerance in
Civil society members ‘arrested’ for protesting at Lal Masjid:   ISLAMABAD: Civil society representatives were picked up by police from Lal Masjid, where they were staging a protest, and shifted to a police station to avoid a standoff situation with the mosque’s clerics that occurred last year, officials
Peaceful demonstration held In Islamabad for Zaid Hamid’s release: Islamabad – Members of civil society gathered in front of National Press Club Islamabad for a peaceful demonstration in support of defence analyst Zaid Hamid who has been illegally detained in Saudi Arabia for the last two months. It
ویمن ایکشن فورم کی محترمہ انیس ہارون سے خصوصی انٹرویو: ویمن ایکشن فورم کی انیس ہارون کالعدم تکفیری دہشتگرد گروہ اہل سنت والجماعت (سابقہ کالعدم انجمن سپاہ صحابہ) اور اس کے دہشتگرد سرغنہ فاروقی کو بے نقاب کرتی ہیں اور عوام سے اپیل کرتی ہیں کہ 16 مارچ کو
کالعدم دہشت گرد تنظیم سپاہ صحابہ لشکر جھنگوی اور مسجد ضرار لال مسجد کے خلاف سول سوسایٹی کا احتجاج:   16 مارچ شام 6 بجے پاکستان میں جاری مذہب کے نام پر کالعدم دہشتگرد گروہوں @ASWJPak اور تحریک طالبان کی جانب سے برپا کی جانے والی دہشتگردی کے خلاف سول سوسائٹی گرو مندر کراچی پر احتجاجی مظاہرہ کرے
سولہ مارچ : سول سوسایٹی کا کالعدم دہشت گرد تنظیموں اور مولوی عبدلعزیز کے خلاف احتجاج:       16 مارچ: کالعدم تکفیری دہشتگرد گروہ اہل سنت والجماعت (سابقہ کالعدم انجمن سپاہ صحابہ)، تحریک طالبان اور داعش کے ترجمان ملا عبد العزیز کے خلاف، شیعہ نسل کشی کے خلاف، بریلوی سنی مسلمانوں کے قتل عام
The protest against the ASWJ, Sipah-e-Sahaba, created a lot of awareness about banned takfiri outfits and the state’s patronage towards them – Jibran Nasir:   Social activist, politician and lawyer, Mohammad Jibran Nasir first entered the political arena when he contested the 2013 elections as an independent candidate for NA-250 in Karachi. However, it is his recent standoff against the controversial Lal Masjid
Are Jibran Nasir and his friends game changers in today’s Pakistan?: One cold Karachi night On the night of February 1st, Jibran Nasir – Pakistan’s leading activist – and a handful of peaceful protesters sat on a road in Karachi near the Sindh chief minister’s house for more than 24 hours, demanding
Congrats to Bilawal, Sharmila and Zardari: PPP govt in Sindh registers case against Jibran Nasir, Khurram Zaki and other members of civil society: Another Shameful act of Karachi Police , case regisrered against Khurram Zaki and Jibran Nasir under PPC 154 on application of Head of deobandi terrorist organization ASWJ . Before two days Molvi Ourang Zaib Farouqi gave a application to
دیوبندی تکفیری فاشزم والے اصحاب الفیل اور طیوران ابابیل – عامر حسینی: کل دیوبندی تکفیری فاشزم کے اصحاب الفیل جن کے سامنے سندھ پولیس کی ٹانگیں کانپ رہی تھیں اور اصحاب الفیل کے ابرہہ جو نام نہاد فاروقی کہلاتا ہے کے حضور لیٹ گئی تھی تو ایسے میں یہ 25 عدد
سولہ فروری کو تکفیری دیوبندی گروہ کے خلاف ہونے والا سول سوسایٹی کا احتجاج:   سولہ  فروری کو تین تلوار کلفٹن پر سول سوسائٹی کے زیر اہتمام کالعدم تکفیری دہشتگرد گروہ اہل سنت والجماعت  کے خلاف شام 6 سے 9 احتجاجی مظاہرہ ہے. حکومت نے ہمارے سابقہ مظاہرے سے گھبرا کر نیکٹا کی
ہم پاکستانی کتنے گندے لوگ ہیں: مجھے نہیں پتا تھا کہ ہم پاکستانی کتنے گندے لوگ ہیں. جب دوسری دنیا کے لوگوں کو دیکھا تو پتا چلا کہ ہم اچھے لوگ نہیں. یہ بات نہیں کہ ہم جبلتی طور پر گندے لوگ ہیں. ہمیں گندے
Making Democracy Work – by Mustafa Kamal: The citizens of third world countries lurk between despair and hope. Their shattered hopes have made them more indifferent to the state affairs. In 21st century, when the developed world is benefitting from the tested wisdom of democracy, people
Pakistan’s Crony Supreme Court obstructs corruption investigations against Chief Justice’s Son: In yet another controversial decision smacking of extreme bias, prejudice and cronyism, the Supreme Court stopped the National Accoutability Bureau (NAB) from investigating massive corruption charges against Arsalan Iftikhar, the son of the Chief Justice.  With a pathetic track record
‘Crimes’ of Asif Zardari – by Shiraz Paracha: The military eliminated all Bhuttos because Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, Murtaza and Shah Nawaz Bhutto did not accept dictation but Asif Zardari, a non-Bhutto, is no different than Bhuttos and this is the reason of generals’ annoyance with Zardari.
Enough is enough – by Shiraz Paracha: You have ruled us enough You have ruined us enough You have raped our beloved country enough You have destroyed our future and shattered our dreams Enough is enough. Your concepts are weird, your plans are insane You are
I am a Pakistani – by Shiraz Paracha: I am member of a society that has turned into a weird society during the last 35 years. Now, I level accusations without checking facts and understanding context of actions, decisions and events. Spreading and believing in rumours is my habit. Often my judgements
Resistance and Law: Land Mark Decision by Indian Supreme Court – by Shaheryar Ali: “…people do not take arms, in an organized fashion, against the might of the state, or against fellow human beings without rhyme or reason. Guided by an instinct for survival, and according to Thomas Hobbes, a fear of lawlessness
EU Council conclusions on Pakistan: Summary: 18 July 2011, Brussels – Council of the European Union 3106th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting conclusions on Pakistan The Council adopted the following conclusions: 1. The EU reaffirms its commitment to building a strong long-term partnership with Pakistan,
Bullets of Intolerance – by Farhad Jarral: The apparent lull following the daylight slayings in recent months of two of Pakistan’s most prominent liberal politicians raises even more questions about a nation unwilling to confront the propagators of fear and destruction. They took less than 60
Balochistan’s burden of slavery – by Dr. Zaffar Baloch: Editor’s note:  The following was sent to us by our valued contriber, Imtiaz Baloch.  In Pakistan, the chattering elites who supported the restoration of a compromised bureaucrat thought he might do something to address the missing person’s case. So
On ‘civil society’ and its engagement with political society – by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla: There has been a lengthy debate on role and formation of civil society in electronic media of Pakistan. Raza Rumi, a very respected and insightful Pakistani scholar and writer, recently stressed on close cooperation and engagement between ‘Civil Society’ and moderate political
Blaming the victim – by Sana Jokhio: It has come to our attention that a certain section of (fake) civil society (FCS) is using the martyrdom of Governor Taseer to malign the remaining PPP leadership. At a recent candle light vigil in Islamabad, where PPP supporters were
This is not a clash of civilizations but an internal conflict between moderates and extremists: A recent report in Time explains the huge significance of Salman Taseer’s killing. “The manner of his murder reveals a truth that many Muslims still deny: This is not a clash of civilisations between Islam and the West but
Fake Civil Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and Sana Saleem: Related posts: The blaming the victim brigade and Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative An open letter to President Zardari — by Shahid Saeed We, at LUBP, have been exposing the shenanigans of
Scared of mullahs? Civil Society needs to ally with the PPP for survival – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Related articles: Taseer’s murder and the call for a ‘broad-based alliance’ between PPP and the ‘civil society’ – by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla Some myths and realities about the self-labelled civil society – by Shahid Khan To say that we
Fake Civil Society (FCS) – by Shahid Khan: Related article: Taseer’s murder and the call for a ‘broad-based alliance’ between PPP and the ‘civil society’ – by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla 1. Civil Society, Real or Fake? The current phenomenon of ‘civil society’ did exist in Pakistan during