Hamid Mir Archive

In defence of the UN Commission Report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder – by Hamid Mir: وہ سچ جو ہمیں پسند نہ آیا …قلم کمان …حامد میر سچ یہ ہے کہ ہمیں صرف اپنی پسند کا سچ سننے اور کہنے کی عادت پڑ چکی ہے ۔ جو سچ ہمیں پسند نہ آئے اسے جھوٹ قرار
In defence of the ANP and Kyber Pakhtunkhwa – by Hamid Mir: آئیے ذرا آج اپنے گریبان میں جھانکتے ہیں۔ کیا یہ درست نہیں کہ ہم میں سے اکثر لوگوں نے خود کو مفتیان کرام اور سپریم کورٹ کے ججوں کی جگہ پر فائز کر رکھا ہے؟ جی ہاں مفتیاں کرام
18th Amendment, Na Manzoor: From Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa to Karachi, from Lahore to Gilgit-Baltistan and from Larkana to Queta, the entire nation is celebrating the parliamentary consensus on the proposed 18th amendment in Pakistan’s constitution. Constitutional experts and parliamentarians belonging to diverse ethnic and
On whose side are the Taliban apologists? — by Babar Ayaz: Apologists of the Taliban should realise that no matter who is ruling, it is high time that these terrorists should be dealt with. There should be no confusion that it is the agenda of the people of Pakistan. The
The End of the Zardari Government is Near: Courtesy: Pakistan Media Watch This is the first post in a series on ‘Wishful Journalism’ – an unfortunate practice that seems to be taking place more than actual reporting in some parts of the media. There is a difference between
The shameful role of Geo TV in Rawalpindi by-poll: Our fellow bloggers at Cafe Pyala have recently exposed the shameful role of Geo TV and Hamid Mir in the recent by-elections in NA-55. Nadeem Paracha too has written an article on this topic, an excerpt from which is
First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards – by Nadeem Paracha: Awards night Hello people, and welcome to the First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards. I, Wamid Mir, will be your host for the evening and with me will be the lovely, Dr. Shireen Blackwater Baymaari. Let’s kick off
A critical perspective on Geo News – by Usama Bhutto: Every one likes the concept of freedom of media. Yes media should be free but at the same time responsible. Jang group is one of the leading group of news papers in Pakistan. But some time they behave in
Chief Justice Hamid Mir’s verdict in favour of Justice Khawaja Sharif – by Abdul Nishapuri: Following in the footsteps of Dr Shahid Masood, a fellow member of the Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists, Hamid Mir too has assumed the position of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Here is Hamid Mir’s latest, summary verdict on
Hamid Mir presents a test case to the Supreme Court. Will CJ take action against Major General Nadeem Ijaz?: vs In his op-ed in Daily Jang on 28 December 2009, Hamid Mir notes that Justice Ramday has identified General Kayani as one of the key culprits who forced Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to resign from his post in
The myths, the madness, and the media – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Among other things, Nadeem Paracha also mentions Hamid Mir’s onslaught against Let Us Build Pakistan in the following article: After talking of the dangerously concocted narratives peddled by the state, government, and religious parties of Pakistan that I mentioned
Hamid Mir, don’t misinterpret the Quran please: “Friends of Taliban” in Pakistani media (also known as Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists – PTUJ) are now, not unlike their friends Taliban, misquoting and misinterpreting the Quran to justify and implement the Talibanic agenda. In his op-ed in
Hamid Mir slaps Dr Shahid Masood and Shaheen Sehbai: How many politicians have to die to please you enough? We previously wrote that enemies of democracy taunt President Zardari for what they term as his cowardice to refrain from exposing himself in public meetings. The main aim of
Hamid Mir terms Shahid Masood and Imran Khan as snakes: In the following op-ed, Hamid Mir terms those people as snakes who are frustrated because Nawaz Sharif has explicitly stated that he will note be a part
Gilgit Baltistan Victory – An Eye Opener: Post by: Farhad JarralGuest post by Usama Bhutto The Gilgit Baltisan victory comes out to be an eye opener for the pro Taliban Anti democratic Media Persons and Journalists. Pakistan Peoples Party has won an over whelming vote in
Shahid Masoods and Hamid Mirs of Israel: شاہد مسعود اور حامد مير جيسے اسرائل ميں پھی موجود ہيں؟ ’سازشی نظریات‘ شاہزیب جیلانی بی بی سی، یروشلم اسرائیل میں کچھ دن گزارنے کے بعد یہاں کی اور کوئی بات سمجھ آئی ہو نہ ہو ایک بات واضع
Zahir Ebrahim’s analysis of Hamid Mir’s attack on LUBP:     By Zahir Ebrahim Project Humanbeingsfirst.orgNovember 10, 2009To: letusbuildpakistan Ref: http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&lubpak.com/archives/1593 Let me first state up front that I have no affiliation with any political party of Pakistan, its military, its intelligence apparatus, or any intelligence apparatus in
In Defense of LUBP: Protect Freedom of Expression of Pakistani Bloggers – by Shaheryar Ali:   Shaheryar Ali Source: Sherryx’s weblog It’s a very sorry state of affairs. For more than 2 years now I have been writing about the dangers of “intellectual hegemony”, “selective radicalism” and “double discourse on Rights” being prevalent in
GEO TV: Selective Freedom of Expression – by Aamir Mughal: Guest Blog by Aamir Mughal Source: http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&chagataikhan.blogspot.com   Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest
In support of LUBP – by Dost Manjotha: I congratulate the team of ‘Let us build Pakistan’ for thinking and writing on the right lines. Keep on the good work. A bunch of right-wing TV anchorpersons aided by some of their right-of-the-centre and some broiler chicken (types
Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (PTUJ) – by Abdul Nishapuri: Association’s name: Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (PTUJ) Aliases: Friends of Taliban, Mullah Media Alliance, Dehshat
Pakistani bloggers are united in support of LUBP – by Umair Wasi and ‘Pakistan Media Watch’: “Let us build Pakistan” has approached the “Committee to Protect Bloggers” in order to report the systematic and coordinated bullying of our blog by Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi (and other pro-Taliban anchors and journalists) in Pakistan’s capitalist media (i.e.,
Hamid Mir criticizes LUBP in Geo TV’s Capital Talk: In his popular talk show ‘Capital Talk’ (Geo TV) on 5 November 2009, Hamid Mir dedicated almost entire program to criticize the ‘Let us build Pakistan’ (LUBP) blog as well as the group ‘Critical Supporters of Pakistan Peoples Party’.
The Project IJI – Second Edition: Compiled by: Abdul Nishapuri Note: This post was bitterly criticized by Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi in an episode of Capital Talk in November 2009. Title: The Project IJI (Islami Jamhoori Ittehad – Second Edition) Alias:Mullah Military Alliance Aim:
Logic of Taliban supporters: Time to deconstruct some myths and arguments: Friends of Taliban in Pakistani media and politics, as well as their agents on the internet (i.e. Hizbut Tahrir mafia), offer various forms of skewed logic in order to either hide, disown, distort or justify various acts of terrorism
Democracy versus Military Establishment on the Kerry-Lugar Bill: Top-level meeting convened to discuss Kerry-Lugar Bill * PM regrets people making comments about bill without even reading it * PPP meeting agrees to build consensus on bill MUZAFFARABAD: A meeting of the country’s top leadership is being convened
Shame on you, Hamid Mir, for fanning anti-Ahmadi sectarianism!: Qadianis should be allowed to preach: Altaf   LAHORE: Qadianis (Ahmadis) should be allowed to preach their ideology in Pakistan, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain told a private TV channel on Tuesday. During an interview, he said
Who broke Pakistan? – by Hamid Mir: The grandson of late Bengali leader Abul Hashim wrote me a letter about my last article on Lahore Resolution published in this newspaper on March 23. Abul Hashim was the Secretary General of Muslim League in United Bengal before
Long March, Deal and Topi Drama? – by Asadullah Ghalib: External intervention by the US and the UK: The officials said Clinton coordinated with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband to exert strong pressure for a deal. Clinton told reporters Monday that the decision to reinstate Chaudhry was a first
Hamid Mir: Taliban are killing ‘non-conforming’ jorunalists by declaring them as spies…: Musa’s slaying scares reporters away from Swat Saturday, February 21, 2009 (The News) By Hamid Mir MINGORA: “The pen is mightier than the sword” is a phrase we learnt at school. Unfortunately, the dangerous situation in Swat has changed
Liberal Fascism versus Religious Fascism: An interesting conversation: The common belief in Pakistan is that Islamic radicalism is a problem only in FATA, and that madrassas are the only institutions serving as jihad factories. This is a serious misconception. Extremism is breeding at a ferocious rate in
Geo TV reporter Musa Khan Khel had 32 bullet wounds.: Slain Pak TV reporter had 32 bullet wounds Thursday, 19 February , 2009, 12:19 Islamabad: Thirty two bullets were pumped into TV reporter Musa Khan Khel in Pakistan’s Swat Valley two days after Islamabad allowed the Taliban to impose
Taliban threaten attack on Islamabad: Analysis by Hamid Mir, Nazir Naji and Abbas Ather: Taliban threaten attack on Islamabad Wednesday, February 11, 2009 By Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The local Taliban leadership has decided to send its fighters to Islamabad as a reaction to the operations in Darra Adamkhel and Swat Valley and in
Taliban threaten attack on Islamabad: Analysis by Hamid Mir, Nazir Naji and Abbas Ather: Taliban threaten attack on Islamabad Wednesday, February 11, 2009 By Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The local Taliban leadership has decided to send its fighters to Islamabad as a reaction to the operations in Darra Adamkhel and Swat Valley and in
Meeting with a terrorist: Hamid Mir: Hamid Mir offers an account of his meeting with a terrorist operating in Swat: Here is a critical summary
An advice to Asif Zardari: Respect the parliamentary system and the rule of law….Hamid Mir / Shafqat Mahmood: Power brooks no competitionReality check Friday, January 16, 2009by Shafqat Mahmood An immutable law
Oppression of women and other ordinary citizens by Taliban and army in Swat – by Hamid Mir: Swat – valley of horror and terror Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by Hamid Mir The home of Hameedullah Khan in Shakardra village of Swat was destroyed by dynamite last week. He knows who the people who did this to
Why did Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani dismiss his National Security Adviser Major General (retd) Mehmud Ali Durrani?: Durrani, a mysterious character? (By Abbas Ather)
A true story from Swat – By Hamid Mir (Taliban’s treatment of women):
Hamid Mir nails Pakistan Government’s lie on Ajmal Kasab ….: This Pakistani nailed Pak Government’s lie on Kasab