Najam Sethi Archive

Criticism on Ludhianvi’s interview in TFT: Najam Sethi & co shoot the messenger: Recently, The Friday Times (owned and edited by Najam Sethi and co-edited by Raza Rumi) published a very distasteful interview with Ahmed Ludhianvi Deobandi, head of banned terrorist group Sipah-e-Sahaba (aka ASWJ-LeJ). In addition to three posts on LUBP,
Why is it more dangerous when Najam Sethi and Raza Rumi give a free pass to a terrorist than the right wing jihadi media?: In regards to the recent article on LUBP Pakistan to be Rwanda: Through Ahmed Ludhianvi, Najam Sethi and Raza Rumi’s call for Shia holocaust – by Mahpara Qalandar, a close friend of mine sent me this message: Yaar Sethi is
Ludhianvi’s interview: an item number in Najam Sethi and Raza Rumi’sTFT blog? – by Ejaz Baloch: Much has been said about an interview of the leader of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ) Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi. Why advisor to a right-wing media group like Jang/Geo has placed that interview in a  a Right Wing Liberal weekly
Pakistan to be Rwanda: Through Ahmed Ludhianvi, Najam Sethi and Raza Rumi’s call for Shia holocaust – by Mahpara Qalandar: Editor’s note: I am at great pain to publish this article. I have always had great regard for Raza Rumi and Najam Sethi.  This interview with Ahmed Lidhanvi Deobandi has no news value whatsoever. It does not cross-question any
Najam Sethi and others continue to obfuscate the truth while nearly 200 Christian homes burn – by Ali Taj: Leading anchors of the Pakistan media continue to obfuscate the truth while homes burn and people loose lives and property. The narrative built  by Mr. Sethi and others is: 1) This is a conspiracy to grab valuable land of Joseph
صحافیوں کی نگران حکومت: ندیم سعید کا کالم: Related post: The future government of Pakistan – by Nazir Naji پاکستان کی موجودہ اسمبلیاں اپنی مدت پوری کر رہی ہیں، بے یقینی کی کیفیت میں نئے انتخابات کی تاریخ کا اعلان ہوا ہی چاہتا ہے اور ساتھ ہی
Hamid Mir confirms that some elements in Pakistan army support banned Deobandi terror outfit ASWJ-LeJ in Balochistan: Related post: کوئٹہ میں نیشنل ایکشن پلان کا جنازہ سول و فوجی افسران کے کندھے پر۔ خرم زکی Here is a thought-provoking column by Hamid Mir in daily Jang (4 March 2013) where he highlights how certain rogue
Najam Sethi’s wife Jugnu Mohsin and employee Raza Rumi insult sacred memory of Benazir Bhutto: Related posts: Najam Sethi’s shameful role in undermining Benazir Bhutto’s democratic government Princess and the Playboy: Zardari and Benazir Bhutto were partners in corruption – by Najam Sethi While Najam Sethi is known for the dark role he played
Good Liberals and Good Taliban Stand United with Pakistan Army – by Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji: Related post: Where Hamid Mir and Ejaz Haider converge: Politicians, not army, responsible for #ShiaGenocide It makes my Hujjaji Syed blood boil whenever I see liberal fascist LUBP criticize Good “European” Liberals like Ejaz Haider for his advocacy of
#ShiaGenocide: Najam Sethi gives clean chit to Pakistan army – by Ada Khakwani: In his Urdu article in daily Jang (24 Feb 2013), Najam Sethi once again resorts to the 80-20 formula (mixing 20% of misstatements and misrepresentations in 80% of facts) to obfuscate and misrepresent Shia genocide. In essence: 1. Sethi
آخر اہلِ درد ہے کون؟ از محصورِ غم: عجب ذہنی کشمکش اور تذبذب میں مبتلا ہوں۔ سوچتا ہوں کہ کوئٹہ کی جلی کٹی سر بریدہ لاشوں پر نوحہ لکھوں یا صرف آنسو بہاتا رہوں؟ظلم کی اس داستان کو کیسے ضبطِ تحریر میں لاؤں۔۔۔؟ جہاں پر شیر خوار
Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji condemns LUBP for challenging Najam Sethi’s obfuscation of #ShiaGenocide: Everyone knows that the situation in Pakistan is due to an Iran proxy war between the verses of Hafiz and Saadi. It is a war between Hazara and Pashtun female students who want us to cry about them while
Najam Sethi continues to obfuscate #ShiaGenocide: During his Nightly Gossip show on Pakistan’s TV channel owned by the War (Jang) Group (Geo TV, Aaps Ki Baat 18 Feb 2013), Najam Sethi stepped up to obfuscate Shia Genocide in Pakistan. While acknowledging that the Pakistan Taliban,
Najam Sethi and other editors of TFT need to make a critical distinction – by Shazia Najmi:   It took LUBP to sacrifice its entire editorial team and go out of the way to establish détente with Maulana Tahir Ashrafi. To his credit, the Maulana was forthcoming. The new editorial team led by Ali Taj had
Are Shias Kafir? Maulana Tahir Ashrafi misquoted by Najam Sethi’s The Friday Times: In a recent article (“Moderate Deobandis”) published in The Friday Times (edited by Najam Sethi and Raza Rumi), Maulana Tahir Ashrafi was presented as a moderate Sunni Deobandi cleric while the following atrocious remark was also attributed to him.
Of good liberals and good Taliban: A response to Feisal Naqvi and Najam Sethi – by Riaz Bin Al-Malik Hujjaji: After reading the latest editions of The Express Tribune and The Friday Times – especially those written by Good Liberals like Feisal Naqvi’s “There Will Be Blood” and Najam Sethi’s current The Friday Times editorial “Terrorism and National Consensus”,
Pakistan’s Supreme Kangaroo Court once again shows its disdain for the law: ……under clause (3) of Article 66 of the Constitution, the committee had powers vested in civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (Act V of 1908) to enforce the attendance of any person and compel the production
Revisiting the Che Guevara-like days of Baloch resistance movement with Asad Rehman – Interview with Malik Siraj Akber: Editor’s Note:  The late Asad Rehman is one of the rare non-Baloch who bravely stood up for the Baloch Nationalists through thick and thin.  In this interview, he provides a historical context that is either missing or misrepresented in the
The Ghairat is Sufficient for Adil Najam – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: Related articles: Jamia Salafia Deobandia LUMS fires Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s letter to LUMS VC Adil Najam “Verily we have brainwashed Mummy-Daddy crowd into Ghairatmands so that they may appreciate Mullah Omar.  For Truly, there is nothing
Full text of General Kayani’s speech on Pakistan Independence Day, and some comments: Full text of General Kayani’s speech last month (Independence Day) on war on extremism and terrorism; “our own war, and a just war too”. Perhaps it’s time to practice what we preach! Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez
Declan Walsh, the New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief, is shaping a new discourse – by Karrar Hussain: Declan Walsh, the New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief, is shaping a new discourse: How the disappearance of a ‘popular’ Twitter satirist/humorist (@majorlyprofound) may rupture Pakistan’s social fabric. Pakistan’s alternative media (LUBP) has in the past archived Walsh’s dubious
Please Raise your voice in support of Nausheen Qambarani – By Naseem Chaudhry: Editor’s Note:  The following bulletin has been forwarded to us via our friends and supporters on social media.  We urge Pakistan’s media and alternative/social media activists and human rights groups to highlight this issue on an urgent basis. We
“The FBI is gonna get you”, Najam Sethi threatens a freelance columnist: Follow up on your threat, Mr. Sethi – by Adnan Gill Dear readers, I am a freelance columnist and political scientist with keen interest in Pakistani politics and media. On Twitter, I use the following handle: Adnan Gill @TomCat111.
Cafe Jhangvi and Lashkar-e-Jang: Pakistan’s “Principled” and “Independent” Media Now that Pakistan’s notorious televangelist, anti-Ahmadi bigot has returned to (the equally notorious) Jang group, one should re-evaluate Café Pyala’s defense and hero-ization of those Jang Group journalists who were upset at the return of
“Taliban stopped attacking civilians” – Najam Sethi interprets Pew Survey: Being a regular viewer of Najam Sethi’s late night show on Geo TV (Jang Group), sometimes I am bemused by his selective pick and choose of topics and the way he interprets several issues. There are many occasions when
Toxic influence of senior columnists on young writers in The Friday Times – by Irfan Qadri: The Friday Times, edited by Najam Sethi (the 80-20 mix fame) and Raza Rumi (who is also a Director of ISI-backed Jinnah Institute), continues to misrepresent State-sponsored Shia genocide as Sunni vs Shia sectarian violence. Latest issue of The
Thank you, Malik Riaz, for revealing names of for-sale anchors and columnists: For the last four years, LUBP and various sister blogs (Pakistan Blogzine, Al Ufaq, Ahmadiyya Times, Khyber Watch, Baloch blogs etc) have been trying to educate Pakistan’s middle class that majority of journalists and anchors in mainstream media (both
Pakistani Media Gate: 19 anchors and journalists are on ISI’s payroll via Malik Riaz: Related post: Leaked video: Malik Riaz’s interview with Meher Bokhari and Mubashir Lucman نواز شریف حکومت سے پیسے لینے والے دیوبندی اور لبرل صحافیوں کی فہرست – عامر حسینی Editor’s note: While we can’t confirm or challenge the authenticity
Leaked video: Malik Riaz’s interview with Meher Bokhari and Mubashir Lucman: Related post: Pakistani Media Gate: 19 anchors and journalists are on ISI’s payroll via Malik Riaz Last night (13 June 2012), an exclusive live interview of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz (of Bahria Town) was broadcasted on Dunya TV,
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry must NOT resign – by Riaz Malik: In the last few days, ghairatmand journalists have seen my valiant efforts on Facebook and other social media. I have stood as a rock against all allegations involving His Holiness Highness Chief Justice (lovingly referred to as Triple H) and
CJ Gate and Mafia Wars in Pakistani politics and media: Related posts: CJ Family Gate: Is this how ISI is blackmailing Pakistan’s Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry? All posts on CJ Gate in Pakistan Both Malik Riaz vs Iftikhar Chaudhry and Talat Husain vs Najam Sethi sagas are an internal
Speak our language and get isolated: PPP leadership being misled by Pakistan army’s Sherry Rehman Lobby: Related post: Restoration of NATO supplies: Let’s blame Zardari and Gilani! Obama should apologise for Salala: Bilawal NEW YORK: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday that he was visiting America to normalise the ties
How can anyone stand with Ejaz Haider and Najam Sethi and proclaim themselves to be liberal? – by Mustafa Junejo: Related posts:  Raza Rumi and Marvi Sirmed join notorious Jinnah Institute Hamid Mir – the new champion of Pakistan’s “liberals”? – by Anwar Changezi An open letter to Hamid Mir from a common citizen – by Marvi Sirmed Hamid
Pakistan’s fake liberals and their campaign against Professor Hoodbhoy – by Rusty Walker: When commentary by supposedly progressive liberals representing Pakistan continue to mislead the public, as they present themselves as liberal voices of truth, they deserve to be challenged. While I don’t usually focus analysis specifically around Pakistani establishment press, the recent
Restoration of NATO supplies: Let’s blame Zardari and Gilani!: In the aftermath of humiliating surrender of Pakistan army generals to the US army and government on the issue of NATO supplies, Pakistani military establishment has activated its propagandists in right-wing dominated Urdu media and pseudo-liberal dominated English media
Item number kartay anchors – by Ishaque Qureshi:
Congratulations on Chilas victory – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: I am writing this post to thank Pakistani media on behalf of my friends of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) also known as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ). During this week, SSP-ASWJ has achieved great victories in Chilas and Gilgit and
Ejaz Haider’s brilliant legalistic defense for DPC leader, Hafiz Saeed – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: Whenever oppressed and under-funded Paak Fauj and its supporters like Hazrat Hafiz Saeed are under pressure, comrade Ejaz always comes to their rescue. In May last year, when ISI was really under pressure because they had failed to protect
Obfuscation by Sethi and Rumi in The Friday Times: Shia genocide by Deobandis in Pakistan or Sunni-Shia sectarian violence?: Related posts: ‘Sectarian Violence’ or Gradual Genocide of Shia Muslims? – by Dr. Nakvisson Raza Rumi’s discourse on Pakistan’s Shia Muslims Is Shia genocide an adequate term to describe the plight of Pakistan’s Shia Muslims? ISI-sponsored Shia genocide in
Najam Sethi allows ASWJ’s Ludhianvi on his show to obfuscate #ShiaGenocide in Pakistan: In a recent article highlighting refined tactics of urban elite affiliates of Pakistan army, Sarah Khan writes: Traditionally lifestyle liberals in Pakistan use an 80-20 mixture formula, i.e., they inject the 20% pro-military establishment discourses within the 80% objective