Lahore Archive

Terrorists attack Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital: It must be CIA, Mossad, RAW, Black Water, Khad, anyone but our dear Taliban: At least twelve people have been killed and 10 injured as suspected militants launched a brazen attack on Jinnah Hospital in Lahore late Monday night. Terrorists entered hospital premises in camouflage of police uniform. Five of the dead are
Lashkar-i-Jhangvi / Sipah-e-Sahaba’s connection traced to Ahmadi massacre in Lahore: In Picture: Rana Sanullah, PML-N’s Law Minister (Punjab Government) with the head of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan in an election rally Lashkar-i-Jhangvi connection traced to Lahore attacks By Abdul Manan May 31, 2010 LAHORE: One of main suspects in the attacks
There is nothing righteous in terror – by Agha Haider Raza: What happened in Lahore is truly one of the saddest and heart-wrenching incidents I have ever experienced as a Pakistani. When places of worship no longer carry the sanctity they deserve, the stark divide in religious ideology is made
Ahmadi ‘kafirs’ recite darood sharif while the ‘constitutionally lawful Muslims’ massacre them: Here is a scene from inside the Ahmadi mosque, Lahore while it was under attack by the terrorists of Punjabi Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba (28 May 2010): This video was recorded by Arsalan who was trapped along with other fellow
From yom-e-takbir to yom-e-takfir – by Nazir Naji: یوم تکبیر، یوم تکفیر ….سویرے سویرے…نذیر ناجی کل یوم تکبیر جو پاکستان کے لئے فخر اور خوشی کا دن تھا‘ دہشت گردوں نے اسے اپنی دانست میں یوم تکفیر بنا کر ہمارے لئے ندامت اور غم کے دن میں
Kafir factory: Shia kafir, Qadiani kafir – by Mohammed Hanif: کافر فیکٹری محمد حنیف بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی دیکھیں نہ یہ مندر ہے نہ کلیسا، نہ گردوارہ نہ سنی گاگ، عبادت گاہ ہے۔ جب آپ اپنے آپ کو پاکستان کا شہری ثابت کرنے کے لیے شناختی
Blood knows no religion – by H.A. Khan: Yesterday when I entered my room after a walk and switched on the TV to watch news, it was so tragic and sad to watch two most heinous attacks against the innocent people belonging to a minority sect in
hami qatl ho rahe hein, hami qatl kar rahe hein – by Obaidullah Aleem: By Abdul Nishapuri Here is a tribute to our Ahmadi brothers (and their families) who were mercilessly martyred yesterday (by the Punjabi Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba) while offering the Friday prayers in two mosques in Lahore. This poem was written
Worrying, waiting for word about loved ones: An Ahmedi’s tale in Lahore – By Rana Tanveer: A man lost in the chaos of the Lahore attacks. PHOTO: AFP LAHORE: “Someone please find my two sons. They are being held hostage by the terrorists. Is my father alive? My brother is missing and the police are
Wajibulqatl Ahmedis killed in Lahore, what is the fuss about? – by Saad Mansoor: At least ninety five people killed and hundreds wounded but what I failed to understand was that what was the fuss about? My family and friends were truly horrified, in fact saddened, disgusted and many other things, but I
A Taliban apologist perspective on the Ahmedi massacre in Lahore: There are a number of Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba / Al Qaeda supporters active on the internet in Pakistan and abroad. These people (usually hired by the Hizb ut-Tahrir or Jamaat-e-Islami) have different names and aliases. As sham writers, they
Finally, the Deobandi awakening against Taliban terrorists?: No condemnation Dawn Editorial Monday, 03 May, 2010 There is little doubt that there still exist, across Pakistan, mosques, schools of religious learning and other religious centres that continue to spew hate. Unless that infrastructure of hate is shut
Rumpus at the Punjab University – by Qudrat Ullah: The recent spate of manhandling of a University Professor namely Dr. Iftikhar Baloch, by Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists, in the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan is the most tragic incident in the history
Hooligans of Islami Jamiat put Punjab University professor in hospital: ‘IJT hooligans’ put PU professor in hospital * Injured principal of College of Earth & Environmental Sciences also chairman of disciplinary committee * PU VC calls on Punjab CM to take notice * IJT distances itself Staff Report LAHORE:
This is what “Men at Their Best” do the best!: Arrested woman alleges being raped by Rangers * Uzma was caught carrying liquor at a picket near the Pak-India border * Medical examiner refusing to disclose whether Uzma was raped or not * Rangers SP claims woman was in
Justice Iftikhar protects scoundrels and ignores honest judges: Civil judges in Punjab rally against lawyer Dawn Report Saturday, 27 Mar, 2010 LAHORE, March 26: Judicial officers took to the streets on Friday in protest against slapping of a civil judge by a lawyer in Faisalabad earlier this
Where is justice for Constable Khalil, my lord? – by Abdul Nishapuri: I am writing this post in support of an unsung hero, Constable Khalil, a 26-year-old police constable who was abducted by the Punjab Rangers personnel on Wednesday (24 March 2010), while he was on duty at Lahore’s Liberty Market.
Zaid Hamid, the phoenix, flops on 23 March – by Nadeem Paracha: For months the Zaid Hamid brigade had been congesting cyber space and the two TV channels that the haughty ideological quack is a regular fixture on, with promises of holding a ‘massive gathering of youth’ at the Minar-e-Pakistan on
DSP Babar’s arrest, treatment leaves mark on cops in Lahore: * Senior police officers say issue could have been better managed * Babar’s treatment creates rift in police circles, some oppose suspended DSP, others support him By Shahnawaz Khan LAHORE: The arrest and the subsequent alleged third degree investigation
Rangers ‘pick up’ cop for scuffle with DG’s son in Lahore’s Liberty Market: Will the Khadim-e-Aala Shahbaz Sharif and Munsif-e-Aala Justice Khawaja Sharif look into this matter? * Constable stops car from entering Liberty parking from wrong end * Young driver scuffles with official, threatens him with ‘dire consequences’ * Rangers appear
PML-N and PML-Q completely ignore the Pakistan Day – by Rana Kashif: Muslim Leagues miss out on ‘their day’ * Citizens concerned over major provincial parties’ role in remembering Pakistan Day * Cantt resident says neither party even asked office-bearers to organise a function * Chaudhry Zaheeruddin says PML-Q busy with
Citizens of Lahore name Shadman Chowk after Bhagat Singh – by Afnan Khan: LAHORE: A large number of citizens, including students from various educational institutions gathered, at Shadman Chowk on Tuesday to mark the 79th martyrdom anniversary of Bhagat Singh Shaheed, one of the pioneers of the struggle for an independent subcontinent.
As things get worse in Pakistan, the optimism continues to soar – by Robert Fisk: Thanks: The Independent As things get worse in Pakistan, the optimism continues to soar Civilians have paid the price in revenge attacks that usually target the army A few days ago, I was driving around Lahore, its population still
Pack your bags and get out, Lahoris tell intelligence agencies: Pack your bags and get out, Model Town tells security agencies * MTS residents hold protest, demand removal of security offices from residential neighbourhood * Demonstrators carrying placards, banners demand compensation for victims of terror attacks * Slam MTS
What Punjab CM should learn from Taliban? – by Ismail Khan: How does it feel caught in the eye of the storm? For nearly seven years, the people of the NWFP and the adjacent tribal regions and the security forces braved bombings and terrorist attacks, laying down their lives and
Was Shahbaz Sharif’s statement on Taliban lost in translation? – by Babar Sattar: Lost in translation? If Shahbaz Sharif’s statement at Jamia Naeemia was indeed taken out of context, can one construct a frame of reference in which such a statement would be justifiable? Maybe he did not mean to say that
The terror is next door, Mr CM — by Naeem Tahir: The chief minister Punjab needs to be reminded of the fate of JUI. People in the NWFP rejected that party because of its relations with the Taliban, and history can also repeat itself in Punjab Over 12 terror attacks
My daddy’s never coming home – by Hayat Umar: LAHORE: Thirteen-year-old Waqar lives with his paternal aunt in Keer Kot, a small dwelling near the Defence Housing Authority. His nine-year-old sister Noor and brother Waqas live with their maternal uncle in Islampura. This scattered family of four, along
Allama Iqbal Town blasts in Lahore were a message to Shahbaz Sharif: The following is a most interesting yet much ignored news item in Pakistani media. Here is how I interpret the series of six low-intensity ‘cracker attacks’ in Lahore. The Taliban do not ‘waste’ their precious assets (human bombers and
Shahbaz Sharif’s Taliban entreaties — by Zafar Hilaly: We can be sure that when the Taliban do not respond positively to his entreaties, Mr Sharif will not blame the Taliban, or fate, but Musharraf, the PPP, the MQM, the Americans, the Indians, the British, the Nigerians, the
Verbal diarrhoea of Shahbaz Sharif – by Fasi Zaka: Imagine a situation where you have to speak before a large crowd. Right there and then, even though you are not a cow, you discover you have foot-and-mouth disease. That is to say, you mistakenly put your foot in
Need for an operation clean-up against the IJT militia in Punjab University: Once again, the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Their list of offences is long and exhaustive, and their thug-like hold over the Punjab University (PU) has devastated this once premier institution.
Justice Khawaja Sharif speaks once again, this time against Hindus – by Abdul Nishapuri: Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Justice Khawaja Sharif, has spoken once again, with the hate speech and prejudice which are his usual characteristics. Justice Sharif is notorious for his unflinching support for PML-N and Taliban and for his hostility
To PML-N: ‘If you shut your door to all errors, truth will also be shut out’ – by Shafiq Awan: The Punjab chief minister’s unique idea of offering an olive branch to the Taliban and in return demanding amnesty for Punjab from their terror spree was not at all a precipitous act but a well-thought out deliberation. The CM’s
Fighting in the dark against terrorism in Punjab — by Meher Bokhari: Last year alone, innumerable incidents made a mockery of the Punjab government and its denial. The truth is, there is no dearth of facts. The tragedy is, there is no visible action being taken to address the evil, which
Encountering fundamentalism — by Nizamuddin Nizamani: Extremist Islam is encroaching deeper into the Thar Desert and almost all district and tehsil headquarters of Sindh and Balochistan, where large numbers of seminaries, with new buildings and equipped with every kind of infrastructure, have been erected during
Punjab khappay? – by Nadeem Paracha: According to many emails that I received after posting a blog in the wake of the terrible bomb attacks in Lahore last week, I was ‘spreading politics of ethnicity.’ I don’t know exactly what made these folks think this way,
Judge Saeed Khurshid’s resignation: LUBP has previously posted two articles on this topic, which can be read here and here. Given the lack of attention to this issue by the lawyers as well as Pakistani media, we find it pertinent to post the
Begging Taliban for mercy: Shahbaz Sharif is loyal to Punjab at Pakistan’s expense?: Related articles: The Punjabi Taliban and the Ostrich of Punjab: Shahbaz Sharif The umbilical connection between PML-N and religious conservatism: Jaag Punjabi jaag – by Aamer Ahmed Khan Shahbaz Sharif’s bargain with the Taliban – by Ayesha Siddiqa According
Societal perspectives on terrorism — by Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi: At least one generation has been socialised into a favourable disposition towards Islamic conservatism and militancy. They have a natural sympathy towards the political discourse of the militants even if they do not support their violent methods The terrorist