Islamabad Archive

Pampering the mullah: Friday, November 06, 2009 Talat Farooq After the government crackdown on certain madrassas in Islamabad recently, the representatives of the Wafaq-ul-Madaris aired their indignation on TV channels. They criticised the action on the grounds that madrassas have always been
Lal Masjid is still training militants in the heart of Islamabad?: By Azaz SyedSunday, 25 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) The capital police and law enforcement agencies are looking into GF involvement in different acts of terror, for example the killing of a brigadier i ISLAMABAD, Oct 24: It seems that the
The attack on Islamic university in Islamabad: From General Zia to Imran Khan: IIU, me and you The Pakistan report card Thursday, October 22, 2009Fasi Zaka Several months ago, I was invited to speak at a seminar at the women’s campus of the International Islamic University (IIU). It was, to say at
Imran Khan’s favourite Tehrik-i-Taliban claim deadly UN office blast: Tehrik-i-Taliban claim deadly UN office blast Tuesday, 06 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) Police and security forces survey UN World Food Programme (WFP) offices in Islamabad after a suicide bomb attack, October 5, 2009. — Reuters MEDIA GALLERY Suicide bomber strikes
The US Embassy expansion in Pakistan: Fact and Fiction: An analysis by Dr Farrukh Saleem
Terrorist pro-Taliban ex-MP Shah Abdul Aziz freed by judiciary. Shame!: Shah Aziz released on bail By Khalid Iqbal Source RAWALPINDI: The former MNA Shah Abdul Aziz, allegedly involved in the kidnapping-cum-murder case of a Polish engineer, was released from Adiala Jail on Wednesday. The surety bonds of Rs1,000,000 by
Attack on Hamid Saeed Kazmi and the Taliban inside Islamabad: Feeling insecure in Islamabad The federal religious affairs minister, Mr Hamid Saeed Kazmi, escaped death at the hands of terrorists on Wednesday at Islamabad’s GPO chowk. He was driving out of his office without much security. His driver has
Pakistani media continues to glorify Islamo-fascism – by Omar Khattab: On 17 April the entire electronic media brought Abdul Aziz to every household of Pakistan. He was shown coming from an inner room of the notorious Lal Mosque into the prayer hall where he led the Friday prayer as
Wall Street Journal: Taliban Move Closer to Islamabad !: By ZAHID HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Taliban seized control of another district in the country’s northwest just 70 miles from the capital after consolidating their hold on the Swat Valley, according to local government officials and residents. The latest
The Return of Lal Masjid Brigade ????: Maulana Abdul Aziz AKA Burqa-posh Maulvi of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) has got released under an agreement that he will not create any trouble for the government, however according to Dawn hate literature and militant
"Talibans would take their war to Islamabad and the day is not far when the capital will be in the hands of Talibans"– Claims Mullah Nazeer: Pakistani Taliban said moving closer to capital MINGORA: Pakistani Taliban are moving into a new area in northern Pakistan, clashing with villagers and police in a mountain valley, police and district officials said on Wednesday.
A wake up call: Is Talibanisation now creeping in cities of Sindh — The land of Sachal and Lal Shahbaz Qalandar ??: File photo of famous Lal Mosque Brigade Extremists disrupt dance programme LARKANA, April 4: Unidentified men forced the cancellation of a spring fair near Larkana on Friday after they objected to the presence of dancing girls. According to organisers,
Maulana Sami-ul-Haq Deobandi, Madam Tahira and the long road to Shariat: Swat, Shariat and the Bastard Children of Mullah-Military Alliance in Pakistan JUI-S for enforcement of Sharia across country Updated at: 1810 PST, Sunday, March 22, 2009 SARGODHA: Father of the Taliban, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S chief Maulana Sami-ul-Haq said on Sunday
The task before Justice Chaudhry – by Zubeida Mustafa: WHAT prompted the government’s change of heart at the eleventh hour that led to the announcement about the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry? Whatever other factors may have been at play, we also know that America, Britain and
Long March June 2008: A recap, some pictures and comments: The Long March against the democratic government was funded by the anti-democracy and pro-Taliban elements in Pakistan With less than 45,000 participants (based on BBC, Reuters, and Daily Times), including 1,000 lawyers and their munshis, 3,000 madrassash students and
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
Lashkar-i-Jhangvi carried out Marriott attack – Dawn Report: Lashkar-i-Jhangvi carried out Marriott attack By Our Reporter (Dawn News) ISLAMABAD, Dec 22: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik revealed on Monday that the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi organisation carried out the terrorist attack on the Marriott hotel
Lal Masjid arms seized during operation ‘stolen’: Did ISI ‘retrieve’ its assets for redistribution to Takfiri Deobandis?: Lal Masjid arms seized during operation ‘stolen’ by Mohammad Asghar ISLAMABAD, Dec 21: A large quantity of arms, seized by security forces during the Lal Masjid operation and stored in the Aabpara police station’s heavily guarded armoury, is missing,
Who killed General Amir Faisal Alvi?: Who killed Gen Alvi? By Amir Mir Thursday, November 20, 2008 (The News) LAHORE: The authorities investigating the murder of Maj-Gen (retd) Amir Faisal Alvi, former General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the elite Special Services Group (SSG), by two
Taliban kill General (r) Amir Faisal Alvi, a former head of the military Special Services Group (SSG). Taliban are under pressure…: In the name of revengeFriday, November 21, 2008It appears that General (r) Amir Faisal Alvi, a former head of the military Special Services Group (SSG), who was shot dead in a daring attack in Islamabad, may have been killed
Marriott Hotel Bomb Blast: The attackers belonged to the Al-Badar, the Harkat-e-Jehad-e-Islami and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi – Jihadi -Terrorist alliance: Mastermind of Marriott Hotel bombing escapes Monday, November 17, 2008 (the News)By Tariq Butt ISLAMABAD: The Peshawar-based alleged mastermind of the Marriott Hotel blast has fled to the tribal areas and is untraceable for the time being, a senior
Baboos grab the bounty… Ansar Abbasi exposes corruption in the civil bureaucracy in Pakistan, in the top most echelon BS-22…: Baboos grab the bounty Friday, November 14, 2008 By Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: In a blatant case of self-serving and conflict of interest, the top members of the civil bureaucracy, federal secretaries and officers of BS-22 have secretly ganged up
Lal Masjid is sponsoring sectarian and jihadi activities in the heart of Islamabad: Although, Hamid Mir is notorious because of his sympathies towards jihadi and sectarian organizations, his op-ed in today’s Jang is quite interesting. Read the first paragraph, in which Hamid Mir tells Musharraf that there are certain elements in the
Ansar Abbasi: The Marriott Hotel bombing, evidence of yellow journalism and support for Mullahs and the Taliban…: Charges of irresponsible journalism: Sympathies with Taliban In the aftermath of the Marriott Hotel Bombing, Abbasi was criticized by various members of Pakistani society, for his, what was termed as “deflective” jornalism. For example, in its editorial on 22
Realities of Pakistan’s woes not apparent to all: THE RECENT bombing of the Marriott Hotel in the heart of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, underscores the menace of religious fanaticism that now threatens Pakistan also. When the air cleared, 70 people lay dead
Abbas Ather exposes Ansar Abbasi, the real enemy of democracy and judiciary!: Related posts: Ansar Abbasi was the first journalist who published report about corruption of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry Ansar Abbasi admits that in Dr. Arsalan’s case, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was involved in corruption In his op-ed in Daily Express,
Taliban’s FM Radio "Intolerance 101" – By Tariq Aqil: Tuesday, September 30, 2008by Tariq Aqil The month of September witnessed the brutal and senseless murder of three Ahmedis in Pakistan. This gruesome tragedy happened in the aftermath of a popular TV programme in which Ahmedis were blamed for
War on terror & India’s stake: By Kuldip Nayar THE burning of Islamabad’s Marriott hotel that Indian channels showed at length is still etched in the memory of horrified people. They are worried about Pakistan. Even the hawks do not conceal their anxiety. The intelligentsia’s
Significance of the Marriott bombing – By Khalid Aziz: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 by Khalid Aziz The writer is a former chief secretary of NWFP and heads the Regional Institute of Policy Research The suicide attack on the Marriott has brought into question Pakistan’s participation in the war
Liar, Taliban supporter, Ansar Abbasi must be tried in an anti-terrorism court because of his lies in the Marriott Hotel Attack Report – Mumtaz Gilani: MNA threatens to sue journalist Tuesday, September 23, 2008 ISLAMABAD: Mumtaz Alam Gillani, member national assembly (PPP) on Monday strongly contradicted a news item appearing in a section of the press on September 21 that he was witness to
Defeating terrorism: The carnage at Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel: Sunday, 21 Sep, The carnage at Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel has shocked Pakistan and has been rightly condemned. The target may have been ‘western’ but the timing — soon after iftar — ensured that the majority of victims were Pakistani.
Islamabad Marriott Attack: Parliament was the target: Sunday, September 21, 2008 By Muhammad Ahmad Noorani (The News) ISLAMABAD: The Marriott attack was actually aimed at parliament where the entire civil and military leadership of the country had gathered, in violation of the security codes, but it
Islamabad Marriott Hotel bomb blast 20 September – Appeal: Show No Mercy to Terrorists and Their Supporters: Islamabad Marriott Hotel bomb blast 20 September Appeal: Show No Mercy to Terrorists and Their Supporters To: The President of Pakistan The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff Chief Justice of Pakistan In the light of the
Breaking News: Marriott Hotel Bomb Blast in Islamabad 20 September 2008: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — A car bomb detonated Saturday night in the heart of Islamabad, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least another 20, police said.Flames and smoke pour out of a window of the Marriot Hotel