Tag: ghairat brigade

  • ‘Ghairatmand Brigade’ in a dying situation -by Imam Bakhsh

    غیرتمند بریگیڈ کیفیت مرگ میں! تحریر: امام بخش ایک انتہائی بااعتماد ذرائع نے ”غیرتمند بریگیڈ” کی ایک حالیہ محفل کا آنکھوں دیکھا ”منطقی” حال بیان کیا ہے۔ جو کچھ یوں ہے۔ محفل میں صف ماتم بچھی ہوئی ہے اور سارے ”غیرتمند” حیران و پریشان ہیں۔ کہ کیسے ماضی میں ان کے فرمانوں سے حکومتیں بنتی […]

  • How to join the Ghairat Brigade – by Zalaan

    غیرت بریگیڈ میں شامل ہونے کا آسان طریقہ نیچے دیے ہوئے الفاظ کو چھوٹی پرچی پر لکھ کر ایک ڈبے میں ڈالیں اور خوب ہلائیں – پھر آنکھیں بند کر کے ایک ایک کر کے ساری پرچیاں نکالیں اور پھر ان الفاظ کو آگے پیچھے کر کے لکھ دیں ملکی خودمختاری اسلامی تشخص اغیار کی […]

  • Aalu Anday – by Beygairat Brigade

    One of the most well-informed Pakistani music videos: Aalu Anday – by Beygairat Brigade Great song, very smart lyrics and video, most probably inspired by veteran columnist Kamran Shafi’s critical articles on the Ghairat Brigade, e.g., The Ghairat Brigades and the truth. In one sentence, the beauty of this song is its critical assessment of […]

  • Change of focus: Shunning the security paradigm for development – by Ali Wahab

    Source: The Express Tribune Published: June 6, 2011   The last few weeks have been disappointing as well as hysteric for a majority of Pakistanis. Disappointing because a high value target was found and killed in Pakistan and hysteric because the chants of “attack on national sovereignty” and “breaking off relations with USA” have been […]

  • Sanam Bhutto’s reply to Ghairat Brigade – by Ahsan Abbas Shah

  • Sovereignty moot: Meri behn ka dupatta dey dey Oye!

    سلطان راہی مرحوم اور مصطفی قریشی کی لاجواب جوڑی نے بہت سے فلمی شاہکار تخلیق کئے ہیں سب سے زیادہ فلموں کے حوالے سے گینز بک آف ورلڈ ریکارڈ میں نام لکھوانے والے سلطان راہی مرحوم اپنے فلمی کرداروں سے ملتے جلتے انداز واطوار رکھنے والے اور ان سے لہجے میں بات کرنےوالےعسکری و سیاسی […]

  • Politics of Drones -by Rab Nawaz

    National pride or ghairat has traditionally been punch line of establishment’s version of Pakistani nationalism. It makes a lot of sense to Pakhtuns who have also been a favorite proxy for army. But the way it has been invoked again and again by rightist intellectuals and politicians like Imran Khan, it has become perhaps most common currency of politics across board to the extent that after drone attacks, Aafia Siddiqui and Raymond Davis issues are considered to be the most important national issues both rendering their legitimacy from ghairat argument.

  • Question to Jang/Geo

    It is fair to say that the most innocent in Pakistan are the media and their masters who treat them as puppets. We have the likes of Syed Talat Hussain, Javed Chaudhry, Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi, Kamran Khan, Mushtaq Minhas etc who have been harping the tune of “Ghairat” and “Pakistan’s sovereignty being compromised” in […]

  • Ridiculing Imran Khan’s revolutionary? The joke is on you, mates! – by Maula Bux Thadani

    Related articles: Let’s have a revolution in Pakistan: Yeh, Yeh, Yeh! A conversation with Raid Shamat and Sasha Sham-me – by Razzak Memon The Civil Society Bulletin – by Abbas Baloch One of Pakistan’s renowned social commentators, Nadeem Paracha wrote this about the lawyers ‘movement’ nearly three years ago: The truth is, had the “civil […]

  • The mystery of Raymond Davis’ release – by Abbas Ather

    Related articles: Piddi ka shorba LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis

  • The ‘honour’ generation – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    Sixty-three years old and suffering from grave identity crisis. Sixty-three years old and still requiring hoards of people to continue knee-jerking their way across a number of hyperbolic patriotic clichés and chants. This is Pakistan. Ours is a country with an economic, political and military elite and an awkward but growing urban middle class that […]

  • 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 – 8 March 2011)

  • March in March – by Ahsan Abbas Shah

  • The Ghairat Brigades and the truth – by Kamran Shafi

    Related articles: LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis THE Ghairat Brigades are in overdrive over the Davis issue. Raucous ‘news’ items are appearing in Ghairatmand newspapers and TV channels over how even the police are convinced that the man is a cold-blooded murderer who shot two innocent young Pakistanis minding their own business on a bright […]

  • Ik aur December – Be-Sharam Brigade Ke Naam! by Shahid Mahmood

     A poet’s love for our Be-Sharam Brigade comprising of Shahid Masood, Ansar Abbasi, Roedad Khan, Saaleh Zafir and all those who “suffered” one more year! Usey kehna ik aur December ja raha hai December ke guzartay hi baras jhooti pesheen goyon main doob jaaye ga Usay kehna December laut aaye ga Magar tumhari bad kaariyon ki […]

  • Blast from the past: Unnecessary Criticism of the Kerry Lugar Bill – 8th October 2009

    It’s been more than a year that all the hoo-haa started on the Kerry-Lugar Bill. I had written a post then about the Unnecessary Criticism of the aid package. It becomes all the more ironic now that the same military is going to get USD 2 billion. However, no heads need to be rolled this […]

  • From the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill to the current US Aid to Pakistan military: Silence of the (bay) ghairat brigade

    While the majority of Pakistan’s pro-military establishment journalists and TV anchors (e.g., Kamran Khan, Ansar Abbasi, Syed Talat Hussain, Hamid Mir, Dr Shahid Masood, Javed Chaudhry, Orya Maqbool Jan, Irfan Siddiqi etc) kept barking against the the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill, which provides $7.5 billion to Pakistan’s civilian government over five years with the money divided between […]

  • Up to our necks – By Kamran Shafi

    Source: Dawn (October 12, 2010)   BUT do you think the fire-breathing, attitude striking, ghairat brigade (brigades actually, for many more have sprouted in the week that the Torkham border remained closed to Nato/ISAF supplies) will ever acknowledge, even try to understand that we are in it? Pushed there by an unmoving, unmoved security establishment […]

  • The Verdict of Dr Afia and Our Reaction -by Raza Habib Raja

    Right now the media is voicing its vociferous opposition to the sentence handed to Dr. Afia Siddiqui. The entire case, even before the verdict was announced, had become an overly emotional episode for the Pakistanis. The media has been whipping a lot of frenzy for a considerable period of time. This case overshadows even horrendous […]