Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy Archive

پروفیسر کو کافر کیوں کہا جارہا ہے ؟: ادارتی نوٹ : فزکس کے مایہ ناز سائنس دان پروفیسر ڈاکٹر پرویز ہود بھائی کی معروف سماجی سائنس ڈاکٹر اقبال احمد کی یاد میں منعقدہ سیمنار میں ایک تقریر کو بنیاد بناکر جماعت اسلامی سمیت پاکستان میں تھیوکریسی کے
Why liberals are losing – Pervez Hoodbhoy:   LIBERALS in Pakistan have been an endangered species for quite a while. How many dodos remain? Nobody quite knows, but a day after the assassination of Governor Salmaan Taseer in 2011, the press secretary of the Jamaat-i-Islami, Farid
The untold story of Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy:   I know, I know the title is a bit cheesy but that’s all I can think of at the moment [ I probably would change it ] but it still conveys the essence of this post. I came
Deobandi terrorism apologist exposed on social Media:     An example of fake liberal hypocrisy on Deobandi terrorism in Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park In response to Donald Trump’s legitimate criticism on Deobandi Islamists who killed more than 70 innocent Christians and Muslims in Lahore, Adil Najam resorted
یونیورسٹیوں پر جنات کا قبضہ – ڈاکٹر پرویز ہود بھائی:   پچھلے ہفتے کومسیٹ انسٹی ٹیوٹ آف ٹیکنالوجی جو کہ پاکستان کی بڑی یونیورسٹیوں میں سے ایک ہے کہ اسلام آباد کیمپس کے شعبہ ہومینیٹیز کے زیر اہتمام ایک ورکشاپ ’’ جنات اور کالا جادو‘‘ کے نام سے منعقدہوئی۔
Let Saudi Arabia fume – Pervez Hoodbhoy: The news is that the high and mighty heading the 200-million strong Islamic Republic of Pakistan have just returned from the world’s petro-capital, Riyadh. The prime minister, chief of army staff, minister for defence, foreign secretary, and an assemblage
Saudi-Israeli anti-Iran nexus – Pervez Hoodbhoy: A WAR-TORN world heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday night after success was declared at the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland. Months of tortuous negotiations have ended for now, while a fuller agreement is to be finalised
Dr Hoodbhoy’s Shia-Sunni binary serves only Deobandi assassins – Laleen Ahmed: In his most recent piece in what he calls “Healing our sectarian divide” (Dawn, 20 Feb 2014), the respected educator and political commentator Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy has obfuscated the Shia genocide and, thus probably unwittingly lent great support to
ملالا کا نوبل انعام اور ڈاکٹر ھود بھائی کا مغالطہ – عامر حسینی:   ڈاکٹر امیر علی پرویز ہود بهائی جو قائد اعظم یونیورسٹی میں سالڈ سٹیٹ فزکس کے شعبے سے وابستہ ہیں نے اپنے ایک آرٹیکل میں ملالہ یوسف زئی کے حوالے سے بائیں بازو کے سامراجیت مخالف ، ملٹی نیشنل
Josh Malihabadi – South Asia’s apostle of secular humanism – by Pervez Hoodbhoy:     Shabbir Hasan Khan (December 5, 1898 – February 22, 1982) of Malihabad, known by his nom de plume as Josh Malihabadi, was not a particularly popular poet in his native land, India. For reasons that are not
Can the Left become relevant to Islamic Pakistan? – by Pervez Hoodbhoy: (Written in 2010 for U.S. journal New Politics, the essay below is still relevant. Therefore, in a bid to generate an important debate, we are running it by arrangement with New Politics. Original Source: http://newpol.org/content/can-left-become-relevant-islamic-pakistan) The left has always
Pakistan army’s operation in North Waziristan is a tragic necessity – by Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy:     ‘Progressive Pakistanis should openly support the operation against a barbaric foe. Specious objections will merely serve to strengthen them,’ says Pervez Hoodbhoy in an interview with Viewpoint on the military operation going on in Waziristan.  Noted intellectual
Senge Sering fights for the oppressed people of Gilgit Baltistan in the US Senate: Honorable Members of the Congress, distinguished delegates and friendsToday, we are gathered to express solidarity with the oppressed people of the world who struggle for the things we take for-granted. We are fortunate to be able to practice our
زندہ ہے گوئبلز زندہ ہے – از وسعت اللہ خان: ہٹلر کے وزیرِ اطلاعات جوزف گوئبلز کو جدید پروپیگنڈے کا باوا سمجھا جاتا ہے۔ ایک جگہ فرماتے ہیں کہ لوگوں کی نفسیات اور کمزوریاں سمجھ کے ایک ہی بات کی تکرار سے چوکور کو دائرہ ثابت کرنا کوئی مشکل
Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy: In pursuit of ratings, Dunya TV is pandering to the extremist right wing: LUBP is publishing Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s letter, in which he briefly summarizes the whole episode of Kamran Shahid’s planted show. Because some facts are being widely misinterpreted, I would like to set the record straight. 1. The anchor, Kamran
Kamran Shahid’s planted show was a trap to eliminate Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy’s voice?: Pakistan’s mainstream media is, in reality, the propaganda machine for Pakistan Army, its intelligence agencies mainly ISI and proxy Deobandi militant group Taliban (TTPand ASWJ-LeJ). There is no second opinion that Pakistani Army has used both right-wing and fake
A polarized society – by Bahadar Ali Khan: Editorial note: “LUBP stands in solidarity with Professor Hoodbhoy. It was not just troubling to see Ansar Abbasi’s disgusting and nonsensical diatribe against Professor Hoodbhoy – there was also a sense of irony. After all this is the same
Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy and Malala Yousafzai: Janus-faced society -by Javed Akram: On 9 October 2012, a girl with a name Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. Ehsanullah Ehsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani
The Ghairat is Sufficient for Adil Najam – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: Related articles: Jamia Salafia Deobandia LUMS fires Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s letter to LUMS VC Adil Najam “Verily we have brainwashed Mummy-Daddy crowd into Ghairatmands so that they may appreciate Mullah Omar.  For Truly, there is nothing
Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s letter to LUMS VC Adil Najam: Note: The context of the following letter is discussed in this post: Jamia Salafia Deobandia LUMS fires Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy *********** From: Pervez Hoodbhoy Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 1:44 PM To: Adil Najam Cc: syedbabarali@yahoo.com; sahil; jaffe; Sohail
Jamia Salafia Deobandia LUMS fires Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy: Related post: Reasons given for not having me at LUMS have been reinvented from time to time: Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s letter to LUMS VC Adil Najam It is disturbing but hardly surprising to learn that LUMS administration has refused
Pakistan’s fake liberals and their campaign against Professor Hoodbhoy – by Rusty Walker: When commentary by supposedly progressive liberals representing Pakistan continue to mislead the public, as they present themselves as liberal voices of truth, they deserve to be challenged. While I don’t usually focus analysis specifically around Pakistani establishment press, the recent
The Polemics of Apostasy in Pakistan: Did Shia Muslims participate in anti-Ahmadiyya movement?: Related posts: What role did Pakistan’s Shias play against Ahmadis? Debate on Shia role in Ahmadi persecution – by Ali Abbas Taj In Pakistan, our limited intelligentsia is further limited due to a combination of both academic laziness and
What role did Pakistan’s Shias play against Ahmadis?: Related posts: Debate on Shia role in Ahmadi persecution – by Ali Abbas Taj Polemics of apostatizing in Pakistan Recently I read two articles on the systematic murder of Shia Muslims in Pakistan, by Marvi Sirmed (in Daily Times,
Run for your life: Persecution of Shias and Ahmadis in Pakistan – by Pervez Hoodbhoy: Source: Edited and adapted from Express Tribune Eighteen bloodied bodies, shot Gestapo-style, lay by the roadside. Men in army uniforms had stopped four buses bound from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, demanding that all 117 persons on board alight.Those with Shia
How Hazrat Imran Khan debunked science and Professor Hoodbhoy – by Syed Riaz Bin Al-Malik Hajjaji: While some liberal fascists have cast doubt on Hazrat Imran Khan’s (HIK) intellectual prowess, they only need to read how the great HIK bowled out the scientists in his magnus opus “Why the West Craves Materialism and why the
Why do they pick on us Pakistanis? – by Pervez Hoodbhoy: My green passport requires standing in a separate immigration line once my plane lands at Boston’s Logan airport. The ‘special attention’ from Homeland Security, although polite, adds an extra two to three hours. I belong to the fortunate few who
Can the Left become relevant to Islamic Pakistan? – by Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy: The left has always been a marginal actor on Pakistan’s national scene. While this bald truth must be told, in no way do I wish to belittle the enormous sacrifices made by numerous progressive individuals, as well as small
Case of bogus science – By Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy: Related article: khuda ka zikr kare zikre amreeka na kare? – by Zalaan COMSTECH is the Organisation of Islamic Countries’ highest scientific body. It has received millions of dollars from OIC countries, including Pakistan. Comstech’s magnificent headquarters are located
Pakistan, Afghanistan and politics of US withdrawal- by Shehrbano Taseer: WASHINGTON DC: On Wednesday, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) co-sponsored an event featuring Pervez Hoodbhoy and Zia Mian. The speakers discussed the present crisis in Pakistan regarding the Taliban
Why Pakistan is not a nation and how could it become one – by Pervez Hoodbhoy: Illustrations by Saira Wasim Source: Himal South Asian, June 2010 Pakistan has been a state since 1947, but is still not a nation. More precisely, Pakistan is the name of a land and a people inside a certain geographical
Faisal Shahzad’s anti-Americanism – by Pervez Hoodbhoy: The man who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was a Pakistani. Why is this unsurprising? Because when you hold a burning match to a gasoline tank, the laws of chemistry demand combustion. As anti-US
‘Burka’ and intellectual terrorism – by Awais Masood: In an article published in the January 2009 edition of Newsline, prominent Pakistani academic, scientist and social activist Pervez Hoodbhoy outlined the root causes of religious extremism in Pakistan and while doing so pointed out towards deliberate attempts of
Taliban and science – An interview with Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy: “Islam and Science Have Parted Ways” Middle East Quarterly Winter 2010, pp. 69-74 Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy (b. 1950) is one of South Asia’s leading nuclear physicists and perhaps Pakistan’s preeminent intellectual. Bearer of a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute
The Saudi-ization of Pakistan – by Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy: The Saudi-isation of Pakistan A stern, unyielding version of Islam is replacing the kinder, gentler Islam of the Sufis in Pakistan. The common belief in Pakistan is that Islamic radicalism is a problem only in FATA, and that madrassas
Get rid of false patriotism. India needs voices such as Arundhati Roy and Pakistan needs voices such as Pervez Hoodbhoy.: Patriotism misunderstoodLegal eye Saturday, December 27, 2008 (The News)Babar Sattar The terrorists have succeeded in realizing their objectives in Mumbai. Not just in carrying out the carnage that claimed innocent Indian lives, but also in provoking chest-thumping hysteria within
Dr. Hoodbhoy’s 10 commandments for the USA and for Muslims.: Pervez Hoodbhoy on ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ MindsetBy: Maryam Chaudhry Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, renowned nuclear physicist and disarmament activist, who teaches at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, recently visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and delivered a talk, the title
Stop dirty propaganda against the Pride of Pakistan Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy…: Introduction of Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy (born 11 July 1950) is Professor of High Energy Physics and the head of the Physics Department at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He graduated and also received PhD from MIT and