Tag: Omar Waraich

  • Missing Baloch vs Missing Tweeple: On NYT Pakistan bureau’s priorities

    In Pakistan’s alternative media and critical circles, increasingly there are concerns about elitist agendas and dubious discourses of foreign correspondents in the country. One such example of crooked priorities is Declan Walsh who has an elaborate trail of dubious journalism and choice of topics when it comes to Pakistan. His recent piece in The New […]

  • Reality check: How many in Imran Khan’s PTI rally in Lahore?

    “Imran Khan’s Lahore rally was the biggest-ever show of political power in decades.” The above and similar discourse is currently being injected in Pakistani and international media in the aftermath of a PTI rally in Lahore (30 October 2011) which was successfully engineered and enacted by Pakistan’s security establishment as a warning message to current […]

  • Imran Khan’s Lahore rally offers no hope to Pakistan’s religious and ethnic minority groups

    Related posts: Imran Khan takes over Lahore – by Riaz Malik Imran Khan ke naam khula khat – by Laibaah First of all, we congratulate Imran Khan and his PTI on attracting a sizeable crowd in their public rally (jalsa) in Lahore today. This is notwithstanding the fact that the military establishment, PPP, PML-Q, SSP-LeJ, TTP […]

  • The three (anti-ISI) musketeers and their D’Artagnan – by Mahvish Afridi

          One must commend Omar Waraich on his alleged sense of humour when he wrote: “When Pakistani Journalists Take On the ISI“ in The Time in order to present his friends and collegues as being under pressure from the ISI for their alleged “anti-ISI” therefore “anti-establishment” “stance”. If Mr. Waraich was being sarcastic, it would be hard to […]

  • On Ayesha Tammy Haq’s role before and after Salmaan Taseer’s murder – by Fawad Siddiqi

    Disclaimer: This post represents the personal opinion of the author and must not be misconstrued as a policy statement of the LUBP. Related posts: Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative “Civil” Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and the ‘Twitter Opportunists Club’ The blaming the victim brigade […]

  • Pakistan’s Civil Awards FCS Style

      Note: FCS stands for fake civil society of Pakistan. In looking at the current civil awards announced by President Asif Ali Zardari, I am amazed as to how an elected government assumes it can reflect public opinion; I thought the army was the only institution that reflects the macho opinion of our martial race. […]

  • Deconstructing Pakistani liberals: A response to Shashi Tharoor and Raza Rumi

    Related posts: Recommending Aatish Taseer How to identify liberal proxies of GHQ in Pakistani media and blogs Taseer’s murder and the call for a ‘broad-based alliance’ between PPP and the ‘civil society’ – by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla Recently I happened to read Shashi Tharoor’s response to Pakistani “liberals”, particularly to Ejaz Haider which itself was […]

  • Recommending Aatish Taseer – by Alamdar Mengal

    It was interesting to come across some Twitter reactions to Mr. Aatish Taseer’s boldly written article, “Why My Father Hated India” that was published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, which poses some tough questions about the historical and current nature of the military dominated state of Pakistan.  Prominent Fake Civil Society (FCS) journalist types […]

  • A rebuttal to Mosharraf Zaidi and other apologists of the military state of Pakistan – by Sumantra Maitra

    Related post: Fake criticism of Pakistan army by FCS proxies First published in: The Washington Examiner (My reply to two articles of Mosharraf Zaidi in Times of India and Foreign Policy Magazine.) The dust settled.  The answer is known.  Pakistan had Osama bin Laden hidden deep inside a picturesque town of Abbottabad, more famous for being the […]

  • Ijaz-ul-Haq Bhutto and the Real PPP: Reflections of a Jiyala – by Maula Bux Thadani

    Last week, Pakistan’s Fake Civil Society (FCS) who are actually the real PPP supporters, were using Ijaz-ul-Haq (son of Pakistan’s Islamofascist military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq) to diss Babar Awan. Many of them were  inflamed that Babar Awan was representing the Government in reopening the Bhutto trail. We the Fake Peoples Party Supporters are touched by their concern […]

  • In appreciation of Fauzia Wahab

    Related articles: LUBP Archive on Fauzia Wahab On 14 February 2011, a courageous woman while responding to questioners at the Karachi Press Club said what many men won’t have ever said. She treaded on to a territory which was the “exclusive” domain of the men in Khakis and Babus. She stated that the Raymond Davis’ […]

  • Supreme Court subverts the Constitution. Again! – by Saad Mansoor

    While the nation mourns the systematic murder of its minorities, there is another murder taking place in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A four member bench of Supreme Court has ruled that the Parliamentary Committee’s rejection of six additional judges of high court is void and ordered the Executive to issue notifications for appointing the […]

  • “The blaming the victim brigade” and Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder

    Related posts: Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative An open letter to President Zardari — by Shahid Saeed “Civil” Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and the ‘Twitter Opportunists Club’ Here are some recent examples from foreign and Pakistani media which represent a typical fake civil society […]

  • Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative

    Related posts: The blaming the victim brigade and Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder An open letter to President Zardari — by Shahid Saeed “Civil” Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and the ‘Twitter Opportunists Club’ The aim of this post is to highlight and confront the “PPP abandoned Taseer” narrative which is […]