Lahore Archive

Video of General Tariq’s abducted son-in-law emerges – by Amir Mir: Related article: General Tariq Majid’s son-in-law kidnapped by extremist Deobandis Here is a rude reminder to Generals Kayani, Pasha, Tariq Majeed and others who still believe in the Good Taliban theory and the Strategic Depth theory. Investing in jihadi
Rally to restore sanity and conscience: Cross-posted from A Song of the Wilderness On Sunday, January 30, 2011, a cross-section of the Pakistani youth gathered at Liberty Chowk, the place where a couple of years ago, a dastardly terrorist attack against the Sri Lankan cricket
How Shias, Pakistan’s largest religious minority, have come under siege – by Omar Waraich: We are cross-posting Omar Waraich’s recent article on Shia genocide in Pakistan which remains in the main ignored or discounted in Pakistani and international media. While we commend Mr Waraich for writing on this much ignored topic and community,
Can’t wait for Muharram? – by Imran Khan: Cross-posted from I Opyne The Taliban strike again, while Peshawar and other cities in Pakhtunkhwa had been targeted frequently, this time they decided to hit the big cities, i.e. Karachi and Lahore. 11 people have died so far with more
A specimen of how Imran Khan condemns the Taliban’s attacks on Shias in Lahore and Karachi – by Zalaan: پاکستان میں لاہور اور کراچی میں ہونے والے دو خودکش حملوں میں کم از کم پندرہ افراد ہلاک اور پچاس سے زائد زخمی ہوگئے ہیں۔ پہلا دھماکہ صوبہ پنجاب کے دارالحکومت لاہور میں چہلمِ امام حسین کے جلوس کے
Join the “Rally Against Fear” – by Talib Qizilbash: In the days following the brutal murder of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, the voices of reason have seemed absent. Compassion gone. Justice non-existent. But outside of the busy blogosphere and English print media, there are people getting out and
Bharata Natyam in Lahore – by Ahmad Bashir: Courtesy: Nia Zamana Nov 2010
Judge gardi versus Wukla gardi – by Muhammad Amjad Rashid: For sale judges versus unruly lawyers in Lahore WHAT IS JUDICIARY: Judiciary is the group of unbiased persons who are qualified and experienced for the judgments of disputes and other problems in the state. Their duty is to see
Janam Ashtami Celebration in Lahore: In rare show of inter-faith solidarity, Hindu community of Lahore postponed the birth celebration of Lord krishna because of attack at Karbala Gamey Shah attack on Youm-Ali procession  . Tribune LAHROE: The Janam Ashtami (the birthday of Lord Krishna) was
Late Dr Wazir Agha: Obituaries to Renowned Urdu critic: Dailytimes: Life and times of Dr Wazir Agha – Urdu’s most noted critic By Dr Amjad Parvez It pains me to add the word ‘late’ to Dr Wazir Agha’s name, whom I found to be a great intellectual, a
Latest Lahore Incident‏, By Amjad Rashid: After the cruel incidence of Buttar village Sialkot, another instance has happened in Fruit Market Lahore some hours before. A man was alleged as thief in fruit market by some hawkers and middle men in fruit market and they
PM Gilani and CM Sharif, can you provide protection to this lady?: Related article: If I am missing – by Saeeda Diep Peace activist accuses intel agencies of harassment Staff Report LAHORE: Peace activist Saeeda Diep, founder of the Institute for Peace and Secular Studies, claimed on Wednesday that intelligence agencies
When Data sahib turned malamati – by Dr Mohammad Taqi: Like in Iraq, the al Qaeda-Taliban strategy in Pakistan appears to focus on the existing divisions between the major Islamic sects. The jihadists are attempting to play on the historical religious fault-lines in Pakistani society and trigger internal violence
From General Zia’s martial law to attack on Data Darba – by Zahida Hina: Thanks: Express, 7 July
A tribute to Syed Ali Hajveri – by Kashif Naseer: First published at: Kashif Naseer ka blog زکر انکا جو سید علی کی آغوش میں سر رکھ کے سو جاتے تھے دل کسی غم سے دکھا ہوا ہے، جگرکسی زخم سے چھلنی ہے اور اعصاب کسی سوچ کو سوچ
Apnay lahu ki aag mein jalnay ka waqt hay – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Blame game always affects our unity as a nation.  5 July 1977 reminds us that how one dictator can divert our national priorities from secularism to terrorism.  Here is an urdu article addressing the blame game:
Extremist Deobandis’ war on people’s Islam — by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Source: Daily Times The Deoband philosophy is a rejectionist philosophy, which rejected modernity and saw the British as the embodiment of western irreligious thought and materialism The attack on Hazrat Ali Hajvery’s shrine has struck at the root of
Deobandi terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahaba rule the country while Pakistani leaders look the other way – by B. Raman: Source: Sri Lanka Guardian An unidentified Barelvi group of Pakistan has disseminated the following through the Internet after the twin suicide explosions in the Data Darbar sufi shrine of Lahore on the evening of July 1,2010, resulting in the
Kashf-ul-Mahjoob (Unveiling the Veiled) – by Syed Ali Hajveri Data Ganj Bakhsh: Download English Translation by M. Ashraf Javed Revelation of Mystery 1 Revelation of Mystery 2 R. A. Nicholson’s 1911 translation can be downloaded from the following link: Book Review Kashf Al-Mahjoob (کشف المحجوب) (Unveiling the Veiled) Author: Sayyad
Attack on Data Darbar: Qari Hanif Jalandhari and Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi should be arrested – a demand by the Sunni Ittehad Council: Addressing a charged protest demonstration outside the Data Darbar on Friday, with over 3,000 emotional participants, the leaders of the Sunni (Barelvi) Ittehad Council (SIC) openly advocated violent revenge. Several SIC members vowed to ‘seek revenge’ for ‘the attack
Sufism being victimized – by Amjad Rashid: It is an established fact that Islam’s spread all over happened the world through Sufism and its teachings of love and peace. But in present times, the name of Islam is being used by the extremists, terrorists and ignorant
Setting the national priority right: Fighting faith-based terrorism – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh (Rehmat Allah)’s tomb and the martyrs’ blood demand us to set our priorities as a nation.  The following is not just an article but a thought and a passion right from my heart.
Rana and Mian, the extremist Deobandis of Punjab – by Muhammad Amjad Rashid: The sad incident of terror attacks on Data Darbar has brought out the true faces of the people claiming to be defenders of the democratic system, such as Shahbaz Sharif and especially Rana Sanaullah. Apparently, Shahbaz Sharif and Rana
Written by the ISI, adapted by Syed Talat Hussain: Dear critical readers, Would you like to review an op-ed whose content was developed in Islamabad’s Aabpara office (of the ISI), which was then adapted as a newspaper column by a “leading” Pakistani journalist? Here is a classical example
Will the Barelvi majority in Pakistan stand against terrorism? – by Tanveer Qaiser Shahid: Barelvi Muslims constitute the majority of population in Pakistan. According to an estimate, Sunni Muslims in Pakistan are divided into 60% Barelvis, 30% Deobandis and 10% Ahle Hadith. It is a fact that, in Pakistan, Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba are
Confronting the factories of terrorism – by Khalid Wasti: غیر قانونی اسلحہ کا کاروبار: داتا دربار پر دہشت گردی کے حوالے سے ذات ، برادری ، فرقوں وغیرہ میں بٹی ہوئی قوم کےہر گروہ ، ہر فرقے اور ہر فرد کی زندگی کو دہشت گردی کی کاروائیوں کے
Salim Akhtar – a Pakistani hero: From The News: Data Darbar volunteer sacrifices his life preventing bomber LAHORE: A volunteer at Data Darbar set an example of courage when he sacrificed his life in trying to prevent the bomber here late Thursday night. Salim Akhtar,
Sipah-e-Sahaba’s attack on Lahore’s Data Darbar, at least 37 killed, 175 injured: گنج بخش فیضِ عالم مظہر نورِ خُدا ناقصاں راپیرِ کامل، کاملاں را رہنما Extremist Deobandis of the Sipah-e-Sahaba have once again attacked the Data Di Nagri (Data’s city), Lahore. This time their target was the sacred shrine of Hazrat
On Ahmadi massacre in Lahore – by Ayesha N. Rashid: My article about Lahore incident was originally published in Pak Tea House, which I am reproducing below for the interest of the LUBP readers. Regards, Ayesha Armed with grenades, machine guns and suicide vests, Pakistani terrorists killed 86 Ahmadi
An Ahmadi mother’s story – by Zaheeruddin Babar: ’دعائیں سن کر دل کو ڈھارس ہو رہی ہے‘ ظہیرالدین بابر بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد انیسہ منور کی آنکھوں میں آنسو نہیں تھے لیکن کانپتے ہوئے ہاتھ اور لرزتی ہوئی آواز ان کے غم کو
The captain is however a principled man – by Kashif Naseer: Source: Kashif Naseer ka blog کپتان مگراصول پسند بہت ہیں لاہور کے سیاسی منظرنامہ پر ضمنی انتخابات کا شوربہت سی نئی تلخیوں کے ساتھ تھم چکا ہے۔ واقعات بتا رہے ہیں کہ لیاقت بلوچ جو چاہتے تھے وہی ہوا
TV coverage of the mass family suicide in Lahore: Source: Cafe Pyala Can I just say how sick I am of silly television anchors’ idea of “hard-nosed journalism”? Can no serious issue be covered without dragging it down to the level of bathos? Or without trying to make
Bhutto the film lahore :Reaction: with thanks : ETribune The documentary “Bhutto” based on the life and legacy of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto  premiered in Lahore on Friday.
The reactionary republic – by Nadeem Paracha: Source: Dawn, 06 Jun, 2010 Here’s a question: How come whenever there’s a drone attack (in which most of those killed generally are extremists), or a case of perceived obscenity or blasphemy surfaces, street corners are at once filled
Excellent statement by Nawaz Sharif: Source There at least three things to celebrate in the most recent statement of the Quaid of Pakistan Muslim League (N), Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif: 1. Ahmadis are our brothers and sisters; they are citizens of Pakistan; it is
There are no Punjabi Taliban. Really? – by Ijaz Meher: جھگڑا ’پنجابی طالبان‘ کا اعجاز مہر بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد پاکستان کی نصف آبادی والے صوبے پنجاب میں دہشت گردی کے حالیہ خوفناک واقعات کے بعد مرکزی اور پنجاب کی صوبائی حکومتوں کے درمیاں بجائے
100 Ahmadi lives vs 10 Muslim lives – by Dr Khawaja Muhammad Awais Khalil: I am not surprised on the reaction which our semi-literate urban middle class and their religo-political representatives have shown on the sad incident of Israeli attack on the Turkish Flotilla. Somehow I was expecting that reaction because it suits
From New York’s Islamic Centre to Lahore’s Ahmadi Mosques – by Dr Manzur Ejaz: For the love of humanity The common New Yorker believes that jihadists carried out 9/11. Despite that, when the Muslim community applied for constructing an Islamic centre alongside the planned memorial, the overwhelming majority of the committee approved it
Chairman Imran Khan’s statement on attacks on “places of worship” in Lahore: Stumbled upon the following statements by the PTI’s chairman Imran Khan on attacks on “places of worship” in Lahore. Provided below are two versions of Imran Khan’s statement; the first one is from the PTI’s official website ( and
Taliban’s massacre of Ahmadis in Lahore – by Hamid Akhtar and Asadullah Ghalib: Here are two excellent, thought provoking articles on the Punjabi Taliban’s attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore by two senior most columnists in Pakistan. The first article is by Hamid Akhtar: