Tag: Gojra

  • Mainstream media and talk shows ignore minorities

    A very good and encouraging news indeed that minister of minorities Kamran Michael has been reinstated as the Finance Minister in the Punjab Cabinet and, now, he will address the budget speech in the Punjab Assembly house on Friday, June 10. Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s earlier decision to appoint Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman […]

  • Shaheed Shahbaz BHUTTO! – by Danial Lakhnavi

    Related articles: LUBP Archive on Punjabi Taliban وزیر اعلی پنجاب کو “پنجابی طالبان” کی اصطلاح بہت ناگوار گزری ہے اور یہ ناراضگی بجا بھی ہے کہ ہماری سیکورٹی اسٹیبلشمنٹ کے میڈیایی تجاوزات اور پنشن یافتہ دفاعی تجزیہ کاروں کو ان تزویراتی اثاثوں کا پاکستان میں پھیلی صوباییت کی لعنت سے آلودہ ہونا گوارا نہیں ہے. […]

  • Yet another report to never see the light of day

    At this blog we have previously discussed the case of the Gojra report which, while commissioned and produced by the one-man tribunal of Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman and submitted to the Punjab government in October 2009, has yet to be made public. It may be remembered that the Gojra report recommended an immediate review […]

  • Where is the Gojra report? – by Laila Ebadi

    Pakistan has a history of compiling reports on controversial issues and then deciding not to make them public. An example is the Hamood ur Rehman Commission report which took 26 years to see the light of day. Another such report is the one prepared by the Lahore High Court on the riots in Gojra in […]

  • The Taliban-e-Aala rules in Punjab – by PPP UK

    ایوان صدر میں سیاسی بم اور پنجاب میں طالبان اعلی اصل میں آج ایک بھی ایسا شخص دنیا میں زندہ نہیں کہ جس نے حضرت امام حسن رضی اللہ عنہ اور امام حسین رضی اللہ عنہ کو دیکھا ھو لیکن حسینیت پر عمل اور شہادت کے اس فلصفے کو مسلمانوں نے قائم دائم رکھا ھوا […]

  • An example of how ‘desecration’ is staged and how it can be dealt with

    How ‘desecration’ is stagedPakistan has been saved from another trauma in a village near Punjab’s city of Chichawatni, with a population of 4,000 divided between Muslims and Christians. What happened has familiar pattern: some pages of the Holy Quran were found in the fields and in

  • Gojra and education

    Zubeida Mustafa TALKING to a Dawn panel several years ago, Asghar Ali Engineer, head of the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai, had commented that every communal riot in India that he had investigated was found to be rooted in economic factors. Invariably the majority community attacking a minority wanted to undermine it […]

  • A true story from Gojra

    Nosheen Abbas Wide eyed, and alert, Javed and Irfaan, two brothers, step in to the house. They sit close to each other, almost in a huddle. Both look slightly anxious not knowing what to expect from our conversation, but as it progresses, they seem more at ease. ‘Two of my cousins and my aunt were […]

  • PML-N backed Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists burn 8 Christians alive in Gojra. Shame on you CM Shahbaz Sharif!

    8 Christians burnt alive in Gojra riots * Rangers called in after mob torches Christian homes * Punjab law minister says preliminary investigation shows no desecration of holy Quran By Ali Usman LAHORE: The government deployed the

  • Christians’ homes burnt over ‘desecration’

    A burnt house of a Christian family in Azafi Abadi at Chak 95-JB on Gojra-Faisalabad Road. –Photo by White Star By Tariq Saeed Saturday, 01 Aug, 2009 TOBA TEK SINGH: A mob burnt 75 houses of Christians over the alleged desecration of the Holy Quran in Azafi Abadi at Chak 95-JB on Gojra-Faisalabad Road, 32 […]

  • Christians burnt to death; Lawyers go unbridled. One day in Shahbaz Sharif’s rule in Punjab

    Christian children, women burnt to death in Pakistan TCM News Desk July 31, 2009 | 00:47:23 SEVERAL Christian children and women were reportedly burnt to death