Lahore Archive

Blast after blast after blast in Lahore, who is responsible?: Terror drama unfolds in Lahore Two suicide bombers targeting Army vehicles detonated explosives within seconds of each other on Friday, killing at least 45 people and wounding 100, police said. It was the fourth major attack in Pakistan this
Punjab turns a blind eye as militant scourge thrives – by Ayesha Nasir: Activists from Jamaat-u-Dawa, a charity widely viewed as a front for the banned Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, rally during an anti-India protest in Lahore last month. Arif Ali / AFP Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), potentially one of the most dangerous militant groups
Veteran Pakistani journalist Nazir Naji faces threats by Taliban terrorists: This is an alarming development. In his op-ed in Daily Jang on 11 March 2010, veteran journalist Nazir Naji has provided details of various threats which he has been receiving from Taliban and their affiliate jihadi and sectarian organisations
An introduction to Rana Sanaullah: Here are some video clips providing a crisp introduction to what Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N stand for, particularly in view of their much trumpeted rhetoric for the rule of law and fight against corruption. Our focus in these
Punjabi Taliban belonging to Sipah-e-Sahaba responsible for the Lahore’s Model Town suicide attack – by Amir Mir: Police and rescue workers stand near a crater, which was made from a suicide bomb targeting the Special Investigation Agency in Lahore. A suicide car bomb attack on a police intelligence unit in Lahore killed at least 12 people
To be dashing, keep bashing! – by Mian Saifur Rehman: PML-N leaders in various cities of Punjab have taken out rallies and resorted to public display of arms and firing to express their (shameless) support for the police chitrol (bashing). Here is an article on this topic by Mian
Suicide attack on SIU Centre, Lahore. Wake up, Punjab, against the PML-N, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Taliban alliance – by Nadeem Paracha: Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N’s political alliance with a terrorist organisation Sipahe-e-Sahaba (an affiliate of Taliban and Al Qaeda) seems to be paying off. Only recently, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered release of two most dangerous terrorists belonging to Sipah-e-Sahaba; the
Where is the Lawyer Community now? Why did Judge Saeed Khurshid resign?: Unsung hero of lawyers’ movement parts way with judiciary By Saeed Minhas ISLAMABAD: An unsung hero of the landmark lawyers’ movement – former Civil Judge Saeed Khurshid – is busy finishing his LLM degree while practicing law in the
Two sectarian terrorists freed by Punjab government – by Rauf Klasra: The controversial Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, who is notorious for his pro-Taliban tendencies, has facilitated the release of two convicted terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) at the request of Chief Minister of Punjab Mian
NA-55, Democracy’s last chortle – by Qudrat Ulla: The recently concluded NA-55 by-elections in the heart of Rawalpindi were highly capricious in many ways- it was the finale political Armageddon of the shrewd Sheikh of Potohar in which he tried to play all his tricks but to
Mian, the Bijli Chor: Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif: the Muhammad Shah Rangeela of  corruption in Pakistan Squeaky clean? Editorial PML-N president Nawaz Sharif made his usual high-flown remarks at a public rally for NA-123, an electoral hotbed for the impending by-election on March 10.
Nawaz Sharif steals electricity but vows to fight corruption: PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif addressing a public gathering during by-elections campaign in constituency NA-123. -APP According to the sources, Nawaz Sharif addressed party workers on Grand Trunk Road near University of Engineering and Technology. While Nawaz made a case
The judiciary and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa: An exterior view of the mosque where Hafiz Saeed, leader of Jamaat-ud-Dawa preached every Friday, in Lahore, Pakistan. – AP Jamaat-ud-Dawa easily evades ban Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2010 LAHORE: Long-haired jihadis toting automatic weapons patrolled a mosque last week
Politically motived FIR against PPP workers: The Lahore police have lodged an FIR against 250 PPP workers for protesting the Supreme Court ruling against President Zardari’s executive order and for burning effigies of Nawaz Sharif and Iftikhar Chaudhry. PPP Punjab president Rana Aftab Ahmed Khan
The Express Festival in Lahore – by H.A. Khan: Lively people and lively nations always celebrate their events and festivals with all the joy and pleasures. Three days ago when the renowned newspaper The Express started the Express Family Festival in Lahore at the Fortress Stadium, our people stormed there and showed
Basant: has Elvis left the building? – by Qudrat Ullah: The constitutional head of the largest province of Pakistan Mr Salman Taseer never hides any feeding frenzy when it comes to unreasonably rag the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. And, he did not even spare any second to create
Why is Governor Salman Taseer blocking appointment of new judges in Lahore High Court?: Apparently, a very valid question, and according to Justice (retired) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, the real bone of contention. Thus, there are valid reasons for us to scratch this issue a bit further. If one is to believe Senior Adviser
Islamists campaigning against Basant: (Photo taken from this excellent blog post) This year, like before, self-righteous individuals and organizations have taken it upon themselves to cleanse and purify Pakistani society of pernicious and Satanic influences of Western and Hindu culture. This movement has
Lahore’s traffic: Jam anyone? – by Masood Hasan: To describe Lahore traffic – or for that matter any other urban city here – as an eternal traffic jam would do no justice to the ground reality. The stage of rough-cut orange marmalade or strawberry conserve is long
The cost of being a Muslim League worker – by Humza Ikram: Last week, Shahbaz Shairf finally announced that Nawaz Sharif will not contest the NA 123 election. The official reason given in this regard is that Nawaz Sharif wants to give chance to a party worker who struggled against the Musharaf regime
Hit and left to die – by S Khalid Husain: The Punjab chief secretary left the scene of the accident after his chauffeur-driven vehicle knocked down and killed an ex-army officer; this was a cold-blooded act no different from that of a hit-and-run driver. This was a grave error
The bad Sufi – by Qalandar Bux Memon: It is often assumed that Sufism stands opposed to Wahhabism. Wrong. Sufism and Wahhabism, in fact, share a fatal characteristic – they are religions of the status quo. In Pakistan, Sufism legitimises barbarities of inequality and starvation – ‘do
Shazia’s death and the shameful role of the lawyer fraternity: The torture and slaughter of Shazia, a 12-year-old maid, in DHA, Lahore has caused a stir. Here are a few reports which suggest that: 1. Domestic servants in Pakistan, house maids in particular, remain vulunerable and subject to physical, emotional
Proud to break the law!: We’ve made out-of-turn allotments, so has PML-Q: Sanaullah * Law minister admits CM allotted houses to ‘favourite’ officers * PML-N govt cancelled 270 ‘illegal allotments’ made by ‘Q’ * PPP MPA says Gymkhana has become ‘DMG-only’ club Staff Report
President Zardari’s Lahore tour and the PML-N’s resentment – by Farhad Jarral: Recent tour of President Zardari in lahore was a master blaster and it has created a huge anger in N-league. We see many of N-leaguers on TV barking against the President because he is in Lahore and Lahore is
PML-N should apply minus one formula on Shahbaz Sharif – by Junaid Qaiser: In a recent address to the PPP workers, President Asif Ali Zardari said government will ensure free and fair, transparent elections. We beleive in domocracy and we’ll ensure the electroral process will be transperent and fair. The local body
He Came, He Saw, He Conquered. – By Anas Muhammad: On Wednesday January 13, the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari arrived at Lahore. The city that is believed to be strictly the opposition’s (PML-N) turf. The irony was that both the leaders of PML-N, the Sharif brothers, were
President Zardari in Lahore – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: صدرِ مُملکت کا دورہء لاہور تاریخی شہر لاہور اور زندہ دِلانِ اہلیانِ لاہور سے آصف زرداری کے خطاب نے بھٹو شہید کے جیالوں کو خون ایک مرتبہ پھر گرما دِیا۔بے شک ! زرداری صاحب نے اَ پنے آپ کو
In Lahore, law emerges higher than the high-rises – by Qudrat Ullah: Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif of Punjab is an unpredictable man with great vigor and a substantiated strength of innovative potentials; especially when the issue of merit and rule of law surfaces, he forgives no body. During his first
Please join the “Save democracy, stop conspiracy” rally in Lahore: The ongoing media campaign to malign President Asif Ali Zardari is an unwelcome and indeed dangerous blow to Pakistan’s democracy. One
When skewed high-rises discolor the city skyline – by Qudrat Ullah: With the tremendous trade and industrial progress of the United States in the last quarter of 19th century, the private sector turned to the idea of high-rises when prime urban lands became scanty and pricey. First ten-storey high-rise was
Picture of a shaheed child in Lahore and his killers: A child martyred in the Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba attack on Moon Market in Lahore Killers: Supporters of dialogue with Taliban terrorists Here is an op-ed on this topic by Ayaz Khan:
Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba attack Moon Market in Lahore. At least 37 killled.: Terrorists belonging to Pakistani Taliban / Sipah-e-Shaba attacked Moon Market in Iqbal Town suburb of Lahore killing at least 36 innocent citizens and injuring more than 100. It may be recalled that
In defence of our Ahmadi brothers and sisters: As fellow Pakistanis, our Ahmadi brothers and citizens are equal citizens of Pakistan. This was an assurance given to all Pakistanis by the founder of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is the responsibility of the state as
Takfiri Deobandi terrorists attack various targets in Lahore and Kohat: Who did this: Terrorists of Taliban, Al Qaeda, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Who supports this: Imran Khan, Jamaat-e-Islami, Maulana Fazlur-Rehman, General Hamid Gul, Ruedad Khan and others Who is their propaganda manager: Dr Shahid Masood, Ansar Abbasi, Irfan Siddiqi, Dr Shireen
A specimen of Shabaz Sharif’s good governance: "The Humaira Arshad Case": The power of song Friday, October 09, 2009Songstress Humaira Arshad has produced a few discordant notes. The good lady had gone along with her husband – as is the right of every citizen – to register a complaint at
Love life at LUMS: Does that represent Pakistani culture?: To Love or Not to Love Tajwar Tashfin Awan Sep 11 2009 Dear All I have been reduced to throw this out there because of what i have been witnessing in Lums for around a month now. What has
Ahmedi-baiting in Lahore: Ahmedi-baiting: ridiculous or tragic?The 20 shopkeepers of Green Town in Lahore have been advised to remove any Quranic verses from their shops simply to avoid bloody mayhem, given the atmosphere of extremism in the country. The shopkeepers
Sharifs’ burning tiger gets frosty reception in boiling Pakistan: Sharifs’ burning tiger gets frosty reception in boiling Pakistan Biting sarcasm tears into political family’s plan to keep imported Siberian cat in chilled pen as Pakistanis roast amid power cuts Declan Walsh,, Tuesday 28 July 200 Sufficiently chilly:
Dr. Sarfraz Naeemi: a revolution against the Deobandi-Wahhabi violence in Pakistan: