Mehmal Sarfraz Archive

Ahmadiyya persecution in Pakistan: Deobandi cleric Tahir Ashrafi forces Yasser Latif Hamdani and Mehmal Sarfraz to tender apology: Pakistani blogger Yasser Latif Hamdani, known for his active campign in support of equal rights of Ahmadiyya community on Raza Rumi’s Pak Tea House (PTH) blog, where he is a co-editor, was recently harassed by none else than Rumi’s
Deobandi cleric Tahir Ashrafi explains his position in response to Yasser Latif Hamdani’s allegations: Editor’s note: We are cross posting the article by Daily Times which explains the position of Allama Tahir Ashrafi about Ahmadiyya activist Yasir Latif Hamdani. The article uses terms like “Qadiyani” for Ahmadiyya Muslims which is a derogatory term
جن پہ تکیہ تھا وہی پتے ہوا دینے لگے: طاہر اشرفی بنام یاسر لطیف ہمدانی اورمحمل سرفراز – از عامر حسینی: مجهے بڑی حیرانی ہوئی پچهلے دنوں ٹویٹر پر اچانک ایک ایسے آدمی کی مولوی طاہر اشرفی کے خلاف ٹویٹس پڑھکر جو ابهی کچه عرصہ پہلے خود اپنے مرشد خاص نجم سیٹهی اور لبرلز میں اینٹی شیعہ، اینٹی سنی بریلوی
Pakistan’s five-star Marxist Najam Sethi brought to you by Comrade Mehmal Sarfraz: History in the making by Mehmal Sarfraz Source: Mid Day, India On March 27, renowned journalist Najam Sethi was sworn in as the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab. Sethi’s name was nominated by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) but
On Shahbaz Bhatti’s death anniversary and Shia genocide – by Mehmal Sarfraz: Without tolerance, our world turns into hell” — Friedrich Durrenmatt. A year ago on this day (March 2), Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated. His assassination took place less than two months after Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer
Nadeem Afzal Gondal speaks in Pakistan’s parliament against target killing of Shia Muslims: Related posts: LUBP Archive on Nadeem Afzal Gondal Chan A few months ago, I wrote a post on the distinction between Pakistan’s lifestyle liberals and political liberals. Of late, I have been asked by some friends on Twitter and
A critical analysis of Husain Haqqani vs Mansoor Ijaz saga: Source: Pakistan Blogzine Related posts: Deconstructing Husain Haqqani – by Aamir Mughal and Sarah Khan Express Tribune must not distort facts about Husain Haqqani Husain Haqqani, memogate and urban elites’ pandemonium on Twitter  Mullen throws Husain Haqqani under the
On LUBP’s apology to Najam Sethi club: Why can’t we respect free speech even if we disagree? – by Salma Jafar: The national media in Pakistan has become too sordid and boring despite the freedom it had to turn itself into credibility amongst its audience; apparently it has lost it. Because people like me no more watch the talk shows
LUBP must not consciously malign Najam Sethi – Comments by Shaheryar Ali and Mehmal Sarfraz: Editor’s note: LUBP has received some critical comments on Laibaah’s post titled “Najam Sethi’s role in the Baloch resistance movement of 1970s” and also via Twitter which suggest that the assertions in that post about Mr. Sethi’s role in
Let’s wipe out the PPP: On Daily Times’ editorial on Shahbaz Taseer’s kidnapping: Related post: PSF activists support Mumtaz Qadri? Poor reporting by the Daily Times: A plea to Shaheed Taseer’s family – by Shahid Khakwani There are a number of key problems in Daily Times’ Editorial on Shahbaz Taseer’s kidnapping: 1.
Thank you, Supreme Court and PML-N, for releasing Malik Ishaq: Note by Suleman Akhtar: Malik Ishaq, prominent figure of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) (also known as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) or Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal-Jamaat) was today set free by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The head of Sipah-e-Sihaba Pakistan, Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi, received him
PSF activists support Mumtaz Qadri? Poor reporting by the Daily Times: A plea to Shaheed Taseer’s family – by Shahid Khakwani: It was shocking to read about Peoples Student Federation (PSF), the student wing of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) presenting flowers to Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer in Daily Times owned by Shaheed Governor (now being run