Tag: declan walsh

  • Its Declan Walsh yet again – anyone got a panadol please? – Mubasher Lucman

    Its Declan Walsh yet again – anyone got a panadol please? – Mubasher Lucman

      This man Declan Walsh never ceases to amaze me. He comes up with the most atrocious stories on Pakistan, its institutions and those who have any stature here. Not surprisingly he got kicked out of this country after being declared persona non grata and was branded as ​an enemy of this state. Its another […]

  • Dear Wajahat S. Khan: You did know about Bol, but you didn’t give a damn!

    Dear Wajahat S. Khan: You did know about Bol, but you didn’t give a damn!

    Editor note: An edited version of this article was published in The Nation and then removed. LUBP located the original source  of this rebuttal and is cross posting it. LUBP awaits the day when Pakistan’s other media conglomerates such as Geo/Jang and Express are not only held accountable to the same standards being demanded of BOL/AXACT […]

  • Aurangzeb Farooqi, Declan Walsh and the Google Challenge – by Riaz Al-Malik Hajjai

    Aurangzeb Farooqi, Declan Walsh and the Google Challenge – by Riaz Al-Malik Hajjai

    So when will the FIA go after ISIS-affiliated Deobandi terrorist leaders of ASWJ-LeJ like Aurangzeb Farooqi with the same fervour that they are going after AXACT? When will Pakistan’s “liberal” champions highlight the one-sided hate speech, incitement to violence and a disregard for the law by Deobandi terrorists like Aurangzeb Farooqi? Will they stand up […]

  • Not Axactly – by Arif Nizami

    Not Axactly – by Arif Nizami

    Samuel Johnson, literary titan of the 18th century, once famously said: patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. I was reminded of the famous quote while reading allegations against Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, the beleaguered Chief Executive of Axact, the IT company about to launch by his own claim, “Pakistan’s largest media group BOL”. According […]

  • A comment on NYT’s article on creeping Deobandi extremism in Pakistan’ Sindh province

    A comment on NYT’s article on creeping Deobandi extremism in Pakistan’ Sindh province

    Saba Imtiaz and Declan Walsh recently wrote an article in the New York Times with title Extremists Make Inroads in Pakistan’s diverse South. In this article, the authors present the expansion of religious militancy in Pakistan’s Sindh province by constructing false Shia-Sunni binary, they ignore the Sunni Sufis/Barelvis and Maulaees, the majority of population in Sind, who are suffering as […]

  • Doctrine of armed jihad or doctrine of Saudi Wahhabi caliphate?

    Doctrine of armed jihad or doctrine of Saudi Wahhabi caliphate?

    Related posts:  Woolwich: Muslim reaction, Saudi connection and inept state -by Ale Natiq Woolwich Beheading: Educating the West about the Wahhabi brand of terror – by Rusty Walker While the world is being wrecked by terrorist acts of Wahhabi-Deobandi extremists right from Boston to Woolwich and Madrid to Kabul, a concerted effort is being made […]

  • Shia Hazaras of Quetta reject misleading report on #ShiaGenocide by New York Times’ Declan Walsh – by Jafar Hazara

    In his interview to the PBS News Hour, Mr. Declan Walsh (Pakistan bureau chief of the New York Times), has provided some details which obfuscate the county-wide Shia genocide. Here’s a link to his interview: In essence, Declan Walsh: 1. Hides the fact that we, the Shia Hazaras of Quetta and wider Balochistan, are being […]

  • World Shia Forum rejects The New York Times misleading report on Pakistani Shias – by Dr Mukhtar Askari

    On 3 December 2012, The New York Times published an article titled “Pakistan Reels With Violence Against Shiites”, by Declan Walsh, NYT Pakistan Bureau Chief. The previous title of the article (changed afterwards) was “Pakistan’s Hazara Shiites under siege” URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/world/asia/pakistans-hazara-shiites-under-siege.html?hpw&_r=0 The article is an example of Oriental piece of journalism with several mis-statements and […]

  • Declan Walsh, the New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief, is shaping a new discourse – by Karrar Hussain

    Declan Walsh, the New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief, is shaping a new discourse: How the disappearance of a ‘popular’ Twitter satirist/humorist (@majorlyprofound) may rupture Pakistan’s social fabric. Pakistan’s alternative media (LUBP) has in the past archived Walsh’s dubious reports on Pakistan in his previous role as Pakistan correspondent for The Guardian (the same newspaper […]

  • Missing Baloch vs Missing Tweeple: On NYT Pakistan bureau’s priorities

    In Pakistan’s alternative media and critical circles, increasingly there are concerns about elitist agendas and dubious discourses of foreign correspondents in the country. One such example of crooked priorities is Declan Walsh who has an elaborate trail of dubious journalism and choice of topics when it comes to Pakistan. His recent piece in The New […]

  • Reality check: How many in Imran Khan’s PTI rally in Lahore?

    “Imran Khan’s Lahore rally was the biggest-ever show of political power in decades.” The above and similar discourse is currently being injected in Pakistani and international media in the aftermath of a PTI rally in Lahore (30 October 2011) which was successfully engineered and enacted by Pakistan’s security establishment as a warning message to current […]

  • “The blaming the victim brigade” and Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder

    Related posts: Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative An open letter to President Zardari — by Shahid Saeed “Civil” Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and the ‘Twitter Opportunists Club’ Here are some recent examples from foreign and Pakistani media which represent a typical fake civil society […]

  • On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue

    Related articles: General Kayani allowed US special forces to secretly operate in Pakistan WikiLeaks unmasks who are our real puppet-masters? On Declan Walsh’s latest scoop: ‘Raymond Davis is a CIA spy’ LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis The Raymond Davis saga has soured the relationship between the ISI and CIA. Or so the ISI and a […]

  • On Declan Walsh’s latest scoop: ‘Raymond Davis is a CIA spy’

    Related articles: LUBP archive on Declan Walsh On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue Foreign journalists in Pakistan: Embedded in the narratives of military establishment Yesterday, Declan Walsh published two stories in the Guardian (20 Feb 2011) revealing an explosive truth, i.e., Raymond Davis is a CIA spy. The aim of […]

  • Selective ray of hope emanates from Veena Malik to Declan Walsh – by Sana Jokhio

    After partially waking up from the deep denial of the extremists, Pakistan’s educated elites (commonly known as FCS, i.e., Fake Civil Society) and their English-speaking media counterparts are once again falling back on narratives that are full of omissions, falsehoods and half-truths. In the aftermath of the tragic murder of Governor Taseer, the FCS did […]

  • Lahore shooting by Raymond Davis and “the legal issues to settle”: Some questions for Ejaz Haider

    Once again, Ejaz Haider’s choice of topic and narrative is strikingly similar to the topic and narrative chosen by Ansar Abbasi, Hamid Mir etc, something which has forced me to write this post. First of all, I must thank Mosharraf Zaidi who thus introduced Ejaz Haider’s recent article in the Express Tribune newspaper: mosharrafzaidi (twitter) […]

  • Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative

    Related posts: The blaming the victim brigade and Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder An open letter to President Zardari — by Shahid Saeed “Civil” Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and the ‘Twitter Opportunists Club’ The aim of this post is to highlight and confront the “PPP abandoned Taseer” narrative which is […]

  • Some gems from Declan Walsh’s article promoting Sherry Rehman

    Related articles: Foreign journalists in Pakistan: Embedded in the narratives of military establishment and urban elite In response to Declan Walsh’s article on Karachi’s deadly divide – by Shaista Aazar I could not agree more when I read this line in Declan Walsh’s article on Sherry Rehman (Guardian, 23 January 2011): “A sense of siege […]

  • Taseer’s murder: A plan well executed

    Related article: Salman Taseer: Another victim of the deep state, its ideological and political faces – by Shaista Aazar How fake is “civil society’s” liberal agenda? – by Shakeel Arain It is becoming increasingly apparent that shaheed Salman Taseer’s murder and the events before and after his death were an outcome of a carefully crafted […]

  • Foreign journalists in Pakistan: Embedded in the narratives of military establishment and urban elite

    Through LUBP, we have been successfully confronting and exposing the pro-military establishment and pro-urban middle class narratives of the Pakistani print and electronic media (including Pakistani blogs). (see some examples here, here and here) However, the role of foreign media in Pakistan, as embedded in and reinforcing the military establishment’s and urban elitist narratives, has […]

  • In response to Declan Walsh’s article on Karachi’s deadly divide – by Shaista Aazar

    Sheen Alif is as an avid LUBP reader who has written this piece exclusively for LUBP. He maintains his own blog titled “Backbenches”. I am writing this post after reading a recent article by Declan Walsh, the Guardian correspondent in Pakistan. In his article, Walsh talks about the ethnic divide in Karachi, but it seems […]