LUBP Archive

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
PTH’s blogger Raza Rumi renders apology to LUBP: Note: We welcome Raza Rumi’s reconciliatory post which he has written on behalf of the Pak Tea House (PTH) blog in which he apologized for the abuses hurled at LUBP by Yasser Latif Hamdani. Below is a copy of
LUBP condemns ban on The Baloch Hal – by Abdul Nishapuri: We have recently learnt about the ban on Balochistan’s first online English newspaper, The Baloch Hal, by the military establishment of Pakistan. Our dear friend, Malik Siraj Akbar, is the Editor-in-Chief of this excellent online newspaper. The Baloch Hal
Do we need parental guidance on blogging? An open letter to Pak Tea House and Pakistani blogging community – by Ali Raja: Related Articles: In criticism of LUBP – by Raza Habib Raja Much more than a petition: A critical view on the PTH-LUBP differences – by Qudsia Siddiqui Pak Tea House’s criticism of LUBP Adil Najam and his pseudo-liberals’ outpouring
In criticism of LUBP – by Raza Habib Raja: Previously published as Setting the Record Straight: What it Really Means to be A Critical Supporter, this post is being cross-posted from Pak Tea House, an excellent pro-PPP and pro-secularism blog. We thank the author for his candid criticism
The (misplaced) wrath of the LUBP hardliners – by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Related articles: Much more than a petition: A critical view on the PTH-LUBP differences – by Qudsia Siddiqui Do we need parental guidance on blogging? An open letter to Pak Tea House and Pakistani blogging community – by Ali
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
Pak Tea House’s criticism of LUBP: Related articles: Do we need parental guidance on blogging? An open letter to Pak Tea House and Pakistani blogging community – by Ali Raja Much more than a petition: A critical view on the PTH-LUBP differences – by Qudsia
Adil Najam and other elitist liberals want to save Sherry Rehman from armed goons of PPP Lyari: Adil Najam has once again posted an article on his urban-elite website (All Things Pakistan ATP) which, as usual, speaks of his and the (fake) civil society’s political opacity, intellectual dishonesty and selective morality against the PPP in general
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
The fake liberals strike back – by Qudsia Siddiqui: First part of this article: Another pseudo-liberal muck-raking of the PPP: So what’s new? – by Qudsia Siddiqui Firstly, thanks to the LUBP for accepting my post. I was heartened to see blogs like this one and Pakistan Media
Natural Disasters and the Terrorist Connection: Government needs to be on the watch!- by Aley: The recent floods in Pakistan have resulted in a colossal loss of life and property and require the government to go an extra mile for the rehabilitation of the victims. Yet a very important aspect which needs attention from
LUBP initiative to help victims of Flood: Pakistan has been struck by the worst monsoon floods in its history today. Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are the most-affected provinces with casualities more than 1000, tens of thousands left marooned, thousands displaced, hundreds stranded in unreachable places or gone
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
PPP emerging in Information Technology (IT): Pakistan Peoples’ Party is known to date to be a party of the masses and indeed the peoples’. Though it is a cumbersome task to be in constant contact with all of the 18 crore Pakistanis but the supporters
LUBP condemns assassination of BNP-M leader Habib Jalib Baloch: Former senator and Baluchistan National Party Mengal (BNP) leader Habib Jalib was shot dead on Saryab Road in Quetta. Habib Jalib was ambushed by unidentified gunmen on Saryab Road. He was taken to the Civil Hospital Quetta where he
LUBP and Freedom of Expression – by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla: Freedom of expression is a right to express what an individual feels. There is a divine right to speak out. What are requirements for such freedom? 1. A liberal and tolerant society. 2. A state which does not oppress
In response to Sarah Khan’s “In rejection of pseudo-liberals of Pakistan”- by Asma Qadir: Following is the piece written by Asma Qadir in response to Sarah Khan’s In rejection of Pseudo-liberals which was posted on LUBP a few days ago. I have been going through quite a few articles on LUBP (Let Us
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
Shaheen Sehbai’s defamation charges against Azeem Daultana, PTH and LUBP – by Pakistan Media Watch: Source: Pakistan Media Watch One would think that after a 42-year career in the field of journalism, Shaheen Sehbai would have grown a slightly thicker skin. Instead, it appears that he’s grown quite a bit of cheek! Apparently the
A reply on Marvi Memon’s open letter to PM Gillani on Kala Bagh Dam- by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla: Following is a reply on Marvi Memon’s open letter to PM Gillani on Kala Bagh Dam which we’d posted on LUBP earlier. You can see that post on the given link ‘Open Letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan on
Post-mortem of LUBP and Hamid Mir – by Kashif Naseer: The LUBP readers are well aware of the fact that the LUBP neither censors nor manipulates difference of opinion. We have always welcomed articles and comments critical of the LUBP. Kashif Naseer has posted today an article critical of
LUBP Pakistani Media Awards 2010 – by Muhammad Amjad Rashid: Hello readers, how are you all? We hope all of you are enjoying life because there is a remarkable change in Pakistan. Pakistan is progressing day by day in terms of “freedom of opinion” because it is very free
Independent Media and Role of Bloggers: On 25th May 2010 Muhammad Malik in his program targetted LUBP because we had published the audio tape of Hamid Mir while talking to Punjabi Taliban. Muhammad Maalik urged PM Gillani to take action against the blog which has
LUBP mobile site launched: LUBP team has launched a mobile  friendly version of the site. Now  you can easily access all the commonly used features of the site, i.e., reading articles and sharing comments through your mobile phone. We need your feedback in
LUBP vs PTUJ: Bol k lab azad hein tere – by Ahsan Abbas Rizvi:
Open Invite to Hamid Mir: May 26, 2010 Mr. Hamid Mir Geo TV and Jang Group of Pakistan Dear Sir: I am writing to you today regarding the allegations that you are somehow involved with the Taliban and the assassination of Mr. Khalid Khawaja.
Hamid Mir’s LUBP phobia – by Pakistan Media Watch: Our fellow bloggers at the Pakistan Media Watch have written an excellent article titled “Geo’s “Shattered Glass” Moment” exposing growing paranoia at the Jang Group, also highlighting Geo TV’s star anchor Hamid Mir’s LUBP phobia. We provide below a
Farhad Jarral and Anas Muhammad of LUBP discuss Hamid Mir on “Students for a democratic Pakistan” radio show hosted by Sana Ali: Source Sana’s Blog
Mariana Babar’s article on Hamid Mir and the LUBP: Anchor Cast Adrift What’s behind the tapes of TV host Hamid Mir’s chat with a Taliban man? MARIANA BAABAR Source: Outlook India ‘Khawaja Is A CIA Agent, An American CIA Agent’ Excerpt from the transcript of the tapped telecon
In support of the LUBP – by Muhammad Amjad Rashid: LET US BUILD PAKISTAN, THE DEFENDER OF TRUTH It is the clear intention of anti-democratic forces to demolish democratic parties in Pakistan, especially the largest democratic force in Pakistan, i.e., Pakistan People’s Party. These anti-democratic forces have great resources
Critical article on ‘Let us build Pakistan’ – by Syed Adeeb: Syed Adeeb’s (based in Virginia, USA) picture from facebook Source: Journalist Hamid Mir Says PPP Envoy Husain Haqqani Planted Fake Audio- Clip To Defame Him “PPP megalomaniacal propagandist Fauzia Wahab once pointed out that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali
Hamid Mir backtracked – by Farhad Jarral: Earlier, Hamid Mir had decided to send some legal notices for his alleged defamation: the first notice to a leading newspaper of Pakistan, Daily Times, which is owned by Salman Taseer, and the second notice a leading political blog
Times of India report on Hamid Mir: Pakistan journalist linked to ex-ISI officer’s killing denies report IANS, May 18, 2010, 10.52pm IST ISLAMABAD: One of Pakistan’s best known journalists, Hamid Mir, has denied telling the Taliban that a former intelligence officer who was abducted was a
Sirhanay Hamid Mir kay ahista bolo – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: On behalf of the LUBP, Ahsan Abbas Shah’s rebuttal to Hamid Mir and his spokesman Earthman, International Professor (both of them work for the Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists):
Hamid Mir threatens ‘Let Us Build Pakistan’: This image is taken from Hamid Mir’s official fan page of Capital Talk. Once again Hamid Mir has targeted the LUBP along with other media publications including Daily Times and Dunya TV. Today, this is what Mir wrote on
LUBP’s links with ISI and conspiracy against Hamid Mir – by Earthman, International Professor: Readers of the LUBP have previously read a couple of articles that we posted in ‘appreciation’ of Earthman, International Professor (a pro-Taliban conspiracy theorist shrouded in mystery) in the last two years, which can be accessed at the following
Can’t read Urdu (or English) articles on LUBP? Here is a useful tool: For quite some time, some of the LUBP visitors have been requesting for an English (or Urdu) translation of articles published on the LUBP. Now it has surfaced that a quick, interim solution is possible, courtesy Google Translate. Try
Of ironies and rebuttals: A response to Raza Raja and Samad Khurram – by Chaudhary Ahmed Khan: This note was recieved by the LUBP from one its senior readers, Chaudhary Ahmed Khan, as a response to Raza Habib’s posts on Pak Tea House and Chowk, and Samad Khurrum’s letter to LUBP. On reading Raza Raja Habib’s