Mullahs & Mullahcracy Archive

True Lies – by Sana Bucha: Editor’s Note: Sana Bucha has deconstructed the “lies” that we as Pakistanis have been made to believe over the course of many decades. Her article can be defined as a great effort in highlighting the ills that we face:
Do you have a media policy, PPP? – by Sikandar Mehdi: Related article: PPP’s Media Policy and the Code of Conduct – by Ahmad Khan Lodhi In last couple of months, PPP has wasted many opportunities to bury Media and PML-N in the same grave. The blunders committed by the
Supreme League of Pakistan (Chaudhry wing) – by HB Mallah:   The government of civilians released an under house-arrest employee of the government and restored him to his position of chief justice. That restoration through an executive order is credited to the pressure exerted by the Mulla-Media-Military Alliance and
Najam Sethi’s ongoing campaign against politicians and democracy: Related posts: Najam Sethi against Najam Sethi Geo TV gets censored…by Geo TV: Najam Sethi’s show and the out of bound topics LUBP Archive on Najam Sethi While not unlike other liberal Pakistanis, I too appreciate Najam Sethi’s (carefully
On Declan Walsh’s latest scoop: ‘Raymond Davis is a CIA spy’: Related articles: LUBP archive on Declan Walsh On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue Foreign journalists in Pakistan: Embedded in the narratives of military establishment Yesterday, Declan Walsh published two stories in the Guardian (20
Najam Sethi’s shameful role in undermining Benazir Bhutto’s democratic government: Najam Sethi is an interesting character of Pakistani media who has carefully and opportunistically attempted to construct his image as a liberal journalist while not compromising his links with the real stakeholders in Pakistan, i.e., GHQ. Sethi is known
Tribal elder falsely reported as Taliban Commander is arrested by Karachi Police – by Saleem Khan Muhmand: Here is an example of how the print and electronic media in Pakistan is busy in breaking the carefully manufactured news without verification. This is an example of a sad alliance between Pakistani military and media. This is the
Pumpkin (kadoo) worth more than human life: A must-watch video on mullah’s brand of Islam: Related articles: Yes, they have ruined us – by Sehar Tauqeer The Taliban’s war on Pakistan and the role of our religio-political leaders Rid Pakistan of the fasaadi (mischievous) mullahs and their mentors and affiliates, and everything will be
Who is behind restoring the MMA in the guise of the blasphemy law movement? – by Irfan Siddiqi: Related articles: A plan well executed Salman Taseer: Another victim of the deep state, its ideological and political faces The LUBP was the first blog which identified and confronted the efforts by you-know-who to reunite moderate mullahs including Barelvis,
Bramdagh Bugti says Ali K. Chishti fabricated his “bogus interview” in Daily Times: Cross-posted from The Baloch Hal Quetta: A spokesman for Baloch nationalist leader and the head of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP)  Nawabzada Bramdagh Bugti has termed two recent interviews published in a Lahore-based English daily as fake, fabricated and
Namoos-e-Risalat or Namoos-e-ISI? – by Yousuf Nazar: Related articles: Namoos-e-risalat or namoos-e-zia-ul-haq? – by Abbas Ather Politicizing blasphemy law: who is behind Namoos e Risalat movement? A plan well executed The cat is out of the bag. For months, I have suspected that the ISI is
Taseer’s murder: A plan well executed: Related article: Salman Taseer: Another victim of the deep state, its ideological and political faces – by Shaista Aazar How fake is “civil society’s” liberal agenda? – by Shakeel Arain It is becoming increasingly apparent that shaheed Salman Taseer’s
Where Islamists and fake liberals of Pakistan converge: The GHQ induced patriotism: The aim of this post is to highlight how liberals and mullahs of Pakistan can, at times, converge to reinforce and propagate a GHQ’s induced narrative on patriotism. In the following post, it is hard to miss the common
We never asked you to investigate the role of ISI and MI in Benazir Bhutto’s murder: Here is a latest example of the notorious Teen Jeem Alliance (the pro-military establishment alliance of Pakistan’s judiciary, army and media). This news item was carefully censored or de-prioritized by most newspapers and TV channels in Pakistan. According to
An (unofficial) ISI spokesperson writes on former CIA head in Islamabad: مفرور سی آئی اے چیف احمد قریشی پاکستان کو سی آئی اے کے ایجنٹوں سے پاک صاف کرنے کا عمل شروع ہوچکا ہے اور ان کے ساتھ ساتھ ہی حکومت میں موجود ایسے عناصر کی بھی چھانٹی کی جارہی
Maulana Fazlur-Rehman and the military establishment’s new game – by Nazir Naji: Related article: JUI breakup: Evading North Waziristan Operation – by Faruq Adil بات وزارت عظمیٰ کی ہے سویرے سویرے…نذیر ناجی جب جنگ میں دو متوازی سوچیں چل رہی ہیں‘ تو سیاسی عمل اس سے کیسے محفوظ رہ سکتا ہے؟
Pakistan’s powerful religious right: How Islam has shaped modern Pakistan – by Urmila Venugopalan: It’s Unfortunate that native Sufi Islam in Pakistan has become threatened by Wahabi Islam(Saudi Arabia’s official Islamic ideology), especially in many areas of the northwestern area and southern Punjab. The mordancy, of course, is that Wahabism was imported into
Pakistani media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India: Related Article: A glaring example of how ISI dictates Pakistani newspapers: The case of a missing WikiLeak cable Comments alleged to be from WikiLeaks US embassy cables say Indian generals are genocidal and New Delhi backs militants They read
People’s Poet of Balochistan: Commemorating Mir Gul Khan Nasir: 5th December is the death anniversary of People’s Poet of Balochistan, Mir Gul Khan Nasir. He was a prominent progressive poet, politician, historian, and journalist of Balochistan, Pakistan. Born on 14 May 1914 in Noshki. His father’s name was
Kayani dictates talking points to “free media”: Also read: General Kayani explains his position on WikiLeaks via Haroon-ur-Rashid This is a fascinating report in Dawn about a briefing given by a “top military official” to “editors, anchors, and columnists” on Sunday. The top military official gave
The real story- by Peja Mistri: ISI routinely hires Pakistan’s right wing journalists to feed the stories in order to improve the image of military mafia. Such stories are usually very abstract and are written by the ISPR  ”master minds” in such  a way which
Military Mullah Nexus – by Shahid Mahmood: Related articles on LUBP: General Ahmad Shuja Pasha’s letter to Mullah Baradar – by Hakim Hazik Taliban Apologist Court bars extradition of Mullah Baradar It is not a self-created tragedy that almost one million people gave up their lives
Pakistan’s Corrupt Generals: An Analysis: By: MUAHAMMAD AAMIR MUGHAL It was Hameed Gul who briefed Zia against the Geneva Accords and got the ISI to badmouth Yaqub Khan who was right once again (after East Pakistan) in siding with prime minister Junejo who had
Greater threat than floods: Pakistan’s judiciary?: The historic flooding that has ravaged Pakistan was considered for a brief period to be a grave threat to the country’s stability. Analysts were unsure if the young democratic government would be able to provide relief and reconstruction services
Viewpoint Interview with Wajahat Masood: Mullah-military nexus has subverted public opinion: Al-Qaeda, Taliban, jihadis, sectarian groups, and so-called parliamentary Islamic groups have a global agenda and as such are natural allies. Pakistan’s religious/missionary parties and the Taliban constitute “an archipelago of evil”, says Wajahat Massod. Presently working as Editor Coordination
Concerns over Post-military operations developments in KP – by Idrees Kamal: Amn Tehrik (Peace Movement) , an organization of  Political workers, civil society, writers, intellectuals, Lawyers, Students, Labours, Women, Poets and sensible segment of the society and comrises political workers of almost all the secular political parties working in the
Viewpoint: Media access and freedom of expression in Pakistan – by Dr. Qiaser Abbas: Weekly viewpointonline in his 18th issue has focused on Media in Pakistan. In a series of very isnightful articles they have highlighted various aspects of Pakistani media, their corporate goals, representing state narratives, the self complimentary, self appreciative style, 
General Parvez Mushraf’s live telethon: media campaign for dictator: The prime-time General Parvez Musharaf live telethon, broadcast by private television channel[Duniya News]on September 12, was an unprecedented media attack on the democratic space. In Pakistani context the questions of responsibility and pro-democratic views are very important and critical,
US designates Pakistani Taliban as Foreign terrorist group: The US designated Pakistan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) as Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO), paving the way for overseas travel ban on its leaders and financial restrictions on the dreaded group. US prosecutors have charged the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud,
‘Pakistan—Marvelous people, dangerous confusions’ – By Shiraz Paracha: It was a very hot and bright day in July when I entered the main hall of a newly built private hospital in Peshawar for a medical checkup. A wave of cool breeze touched my face as I opened
Looking beyond the calamity – by Imtiaz Alam: Indeed the natural and no less man-made calamity of the floods is still continuing across Pakistan. The scale of devastation is so horrendously huge and still so incalculable that no government or agency of any capacity could cope with
How Media Missed Jihadi Orchestration of London Protest:   Source: Pakistan Media Watch Outside Zardari’s appearance at the PPP rally in Birmingham, England, a crowd of protesters gathered to express their opposition to the president and his message. Inside, crowds chanted their support for the president. But
ISI disinformation campaign and its willing partners in the media: Following David Cameron’s statements in New Delhi last week, there were media reports that the DG ISI had cancelled his upcoming trip to the UK. The DG ISI was applauded for his patriotism. Here is just a small sample
Dawn News Reporter – Pakistan Military’s support for militants: Dawn News recently aired a very bold show discussing the Pakistan army’s support for militants. It examined the historical ties with groups such as Jaish-e-Muhammad, Jundullah and the Taliban and whether these ties still exist. Of special note is
Waris Shah’s battle against mullah shahi—Dr Manzur Ejaz: with thanks : Dailytimes WASHINGTON DIARYWaris Shah’s battle against mullah shahi—Dr Manzur Ejaz In his first encounter with Heer, Ranjha teaches the arrogant and pampered daughter of the feudal chief that ‘human love’ is not based on good looks
The Survivalist of North Waziristan: Hafiz Gul Bahadur Biography and Analysis – by Charlie Szrom: Source: Critical Threats Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters use Waziristan to prepare for and launch attacks against American forces in Afghanistan and Western targets abroad. Since early June, the Pakistani military has been conducting a campaign to kill Waziristan’s preeminent
Courts accorded temporary endorsement only ? – by Jinnah Bhutto:   I got a kick out of reading the news about Justice Khalil Ramday’s comments regarding constitutional amendments petition being heard in the Supreme Court these days. His remarks sounded not just funny but hollow as well. He said,
Now Mullah and Mullen are attuned – by Ali Arqam and Dr. Khan: In Afghan War,  when the capitalist  world, the salafist  Arabs, the communist  Chinese and  the  opportunist Pakistani  Generals along with their puppet warriors and clergies were in a war with the USSR and the Communist Afghan regime on Afghan
Alamgir Bhittani: when reporting can cost life -by Shafiq Ahmed: Alamgir Bhittani was the first to report Baitullah Mehsud’s death. But breaking news about the death of Hakimullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone attack cost him his life. Journalists working abroad or in urban centers of Pakistan, are usually
I am a Sunni, a Shia and an Ahmadi – by H.A. Khan: Two days before as I opened the LUBP Blog to read its daily articles I felt so sad that again a worst wave of religious violence is repeating in our society to divide the society into religious classes and