LUBP Policy Archive

اداریہ تعمیر پاکستان : ایل یو بی پاک پر پابندی ، لہو پکارے گا آستین کا: اداریہ تعمیر پاکستان : ایل یو بی پاک پر پابندی : لہو پکارے گا آستین کا                   پاکستان ٹیلی کمیونیکشن اتھارٹی ( پی ٹی اے ) نے گزشتہ روز انسانی حقوق کے سب سے مقبول بلاگ  تعمیر پاکستان 
Is LUBP sectarian or its detractors? – by Ali Abbas Taj: At times, LUBP, Pakistan’s oldest and most popular liberal blog, is alleged by the Deobandi hate clerics and their commercial liberal elitist comrades as being a sectarian or hatemongering blog. Nothing could be further from truth. In the last eight
جان کیری کی مجلس اور سلمان حیدر کے شان بینا و سیٹھی میں قصیدے:   سلمان حیدر نے اپنی فیسبک وال پر میری اس تصویر کو کچھ ان الفاظ کے ساتھ پوسٹ کیا ***** علی عباس تاج نام کے ایک حضرت اور انکے عامر حسینی اور خرم ذکی نام کے لونڈے لپاڑے مجھ
Human rights activist’s response to hate campaign against liberal Pakistani blog LUBP:   I am a human rights activist based in the US with a particular interest in issues of human rights and minority rights in Pakistan, my country of ancestry. I am also proud to be associated with Let Us
حضرت حجر ابن عدی کے مقلدین بمقابلہ المانہ فصیح دیوبندی کے طرفداران – خرم زکی: کیا آپ لوگوں کو معلوم ہے کہ صحابی رسول حضرت حجر بن عدی رض کو ان کے ساتھیوں سمیت مقام عذراء پر امیر شام نے کیوں قتل کروا دیا تھا ؟ کس جرم کی پاداش میں ؟ کیوں کہ
اداریہ تعمیر پاکستان : تعمیر پاکستان بلاگ پر سائبر اٹیک: گذشتہ ایک ہفتے سے ” تعمیر پاکستان ” بلاگ پر سائبر حملے کئے جارہے ہیں اور ویب سائٹ کو ڈاؤن کرنے کی کوشش بھی کی گئی ہے اور ہماری آئی ٹی کی ٹیم اور الیگزا نے ہمیں بتایا ہے
اداریہ تعمیر پاکستان: طاہراشرفی جیسے بہروپئے ایل یو بی پی سے خوفزدہ کیوں ہیں؟:   دیوبندی مولویوں کی تنظیم پاکستان علما کونسل کا سربراہ طاہر اشرفی اپنے حال میں کئے گئے ٹوئٹس میں لکھتا ہے کہ تعمیر پاکستان ویب سائٹ بین الاقوامی قاتلوں کے ایک گروہ کی ویب سائٹ ہے جو پاکستان کے
An overview of LUBP’s services for human rights and alternative discourse on terrorism: LUBP’s main contribution as a human rights advocacy and alternative media web presence has been to alter mainstream discourses and shift perceptions. This it has managed to do by taking a bold and relentless approach and striving for intellectual
اداریہ: کیا تعمیر پاکستان ایک فرقہ وارانہ ویب سائٹ ہے؟: آج کل تعمیر پاکستان ویب سائٹ ایل یو بی پی کے خلاف بعض ایران نواز پاکستانی شیعہ ویب سائٹس پر یہ پروپیگنڈا کیا جارہا کہ اہل تشیع خبردار ہوجائیں کہ تعمیر پاکستان ویب سائٹ ایک صیہونی، یہودی اور قادیانی
اداریہ: تعمیر پاکستان ویب سائٹ مجبور و مظلوم عوام کے حق میں آواز اٹھاتی رہے گی: الیگزا ویب انفارمیشن کمپنی نے تعمیر پاکستان کی سائٹ ایل یو بی پاک ڈاث کام کو پاکستان کی سب سے زیادہ پڑھی جانے والی سیاسی ویب سائٹ ‍قرار دیاہے-پاکستان میں اس سائٹ کووزٹ کرنے کے اعتبار سے یہ 984
LUBP policy on appeasers and humanizers of terrorists:   This is to reiterate LUBP policy on those writers, institutions and groups that appease, promote or humanize hate mongers and terrorists.  This includes people who obfuscate Shia Genocide by Takfiri Deobandi terrorists as Shia Sunni sectarian violence or
What has LUBP done for Pakistan’s Shia Muslims in last 5 years?: Related post: Has LUBP alienated genunine sympathisers of Pakistani Sunni Sufis and Shias? Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP – is a citizen-journalism based website to act as an alternative media to contribute to building a democratic, multicultural
Open Letter to Readers of LUBP: As our readers are aware, Abdul Nishapuri, the founder-editor in chief of LUBP has now resigned and this position was taken up by Ali Taj. The new editorial team has completely taken over the editorial responsibilities and is in
Evidence of systematic harassment of anti-establishment bloggers by fake liberal promoters of Takfiri Deobandi terrorists: Currently there is a criminal campaign on Twitter and facebook by a few pro-establishment fake-liberals (who are hiding in liberals’ ranks but remain aligned to establishment mouthpieces and radical clerics) to systematically harass and silence ALL pro-rights social media
LUBP: the next phase: It is a great honor and privilege to be taking over as editor-in-chief of Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP Blog). LUBP has done some fine work in the past and exposed crucial issues which the media has never done.
Abdul Nishapuri’s resignation from LUBP: We have now received formal resignation from Mr. Abdul Nishapuri, founder-editor of LUBP. On his wish we are publishing the same as his last post on this blog. “I am forced to resign from LUBP because of serious threats
Testimonial from New York: Thanks to LUBP on its efforts to highlight Shia genocide – by S.M. Zaidi: One of the first things I do during my early morning routine is to scan Pakistani news websites.  This is not to check cricket scores or see the latest socio-political development in my country of origin – this is
New header on LUBP: New header (Green background with crescent and star) on LUBP is to dispel the impression that we are an official blog of the PPP. LUBP has always been a voluntary project comprising supporters of the PPP and other progressive
Four years of LUBP in Pakistan social media: Dear LUBPians, Once again, a big THANK YOU for your ongoing support to the LUBP project. This post marks LUBP foundation day (21 May 2008). Four years ago, on 21 May 2008, I was approached by a couple of
An open letter to LUBP – by Salma Jafar:         Dear LUBP editors, Just a few thoughts for what they are worth. Although I am not a part of LUBP team and you have every right to define the parameters of your debate and LUBP
Lifestyle Liberals and Political Liberals: Is LUBP a hurdle in the way of unity of liberals?: Related posts: Deconstructing Pakistani liberals: A response to Shashi Tharoor and Raza Rumi Censorship tactics and the ‘unity of liberals’ – by Alamdar Mengal The liberal fiasco in Pakistan – by Suleman Akhtar ****** I was motivated to write
Censorship tactics and the ‘unity of liberals’ – by Alamdar Mengal:  LUBP editors, writers and supporters are often harassed and falsely accused for engaging in personal attacks, abuse, ISI-tagging and using pen names. Such accusations are also hurled at other bloggers and writers who take a bold, anti-establishment stance (e.g.
Intellectual dishonesty in misrepresenting Shia massacres in Pakistan: Local Pakistani residents gather around the bodies of Shiite Muslims after an attack by gunmen in Mastung. Related posts: Petition: Silence of Human Rights Organizations on Shia Genocide in Pakistan You know you are a Pakistani Shia when… 50
Comment moderation at LUBP and elsewhere – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: The LUBP editors and authors come under some sort of slack over the last few weeks for allegedly “character assassinating potential allies” (who we consider as back-stabbers) and “inciting killing civil society members” (who we consider as Fake Civil
LUBP agenda, visitor stats and the way forward: Dear LUBPians, First of all, a big THANK YOU for your ongoing support to the LUBP project. Here is an update on LUBP visitor statistics which you may find reassuring. In the last two months alone (Oct-Nov 2010), we
Why do we publish on LUBP what we do? – by Abdul Nishapuri: Nugget 1 Sheen Alif recently asked: The progressive blog should come clear on how they view the Baloch insurgency, as publishing a piece on Lala Hameed Baloch and another condemning BLA just on assumptions in one breath is not
Much more than a pro-Sherry Rehman petition: A critical view on the PTH-LUBP differences – by Qudsia Siddiqui: Related articles: Pak Tea House’s criticism of LUBP Adil Najam and his pseudo-liberals’ outpouring of sympathy for Sherry Rehman – by Sarah Khan Response by PTH: The (misplaced) wrath of the LUBP hardliners – by Yasser Latif Hamdani Some
Critical articles are welcome: Recently there have been a number of critical views expressed regarding LUBP’s editorial policy and alleged intolerance of criticism of the PPP. Nothing could be further from the truth. This blog is dedicated to the principle of freedom of
Is LUBP an anti-religion blog? – by Sarah Khan: Lately it has been suggested by a few commentators on this blog, forum and elsewhere that the LUBP is a blog critical of Islam (or religion, in general), and has a la-deen (wrong translation of secular) orientation. Nothing could
The usual suspects are subverting democracy – by Aley Ahmad: The following comment was recently posted on an article on the LUBP. Given some interesting observations that this commenter makes about the LUBP’s policy and content, we are posting it as an independent article. …… What I have come
Is the LUBP accountable to the PPP? – by Abdul Nishapuri: Is the “Let us build Pakistan” (LUBP) an instrument or agent of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)? No Is the LUBP an official voice or proxy for the PPP? No Is the LUBP accountable to any leader or office
PPP Leadership, Workers and the LUBP – Guest post by Naseer Ahmed (Destiny): PPP has a long history of a long lasting beautiful relationship with its workers. Its leadership did not forget, for a moment that its workers and people have primary importance. This is the reason behind slogans “Long Live Bhutto” and
LUBP needs you: We at “Let Us Build Pakistan” (LUBP) are currently expanding and restructuring our team of writers and editors. If you are interested in Pakistani politics, if you happen to fully or partially agree with the aims and policies of
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
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
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’.
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LUBP supports the "Preventing Violent Extremism" program: No matter which way we turn in these troubled times it seems there is always somebody pointing an accusatory finger at us. Today it is the turn of the British, the country with which we have perhaps the closest
Pakistani bloggers’ blackout on Shia killings: While Pakistani media, politicians, civil society and most of the bloggers remain focused on the Long March, NRO, political battlefield in Punjab and perhaps on certain other regions such as Gaza and Kashmir, the plight of Shias of Pakistan