Ordinary Pakistanis Archive

Pakistani Christian selected for Canadian National Cricket Team:   Cecil Pervez Khan recorded his name in the history of Cricket Canada by becoming the first ever Pakistani Christan to play for team Canada in the international cricket matches after his good spell of bowling and batting on
Peshawar Church Bombing Culprits: Taliban or Us?: The news I heard today was devastating. I could picture the whole scenario of how it is for Christians to go church every Sunday, the preparation done all week by families and the excitement for Christians to dedicate their
Power riots erupt in Punjab towns: Police storm houses to arrest protesters: From the Newspaper FAISALABAD: A large number of people from villages around Khurrianwala town vented their anger against power outages on Tuesday and attacked a grid station and offices of the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco). They blocked traffic
Shia, Shia, Shia, where is Pakistan? – by Sabah Hassan: Related posts: You know you are a Pakistani Shia when… Intellectual dishonesty in misrepresenting Shia massacres in Pakistan 50 ways to gracefully ignore Shia Genocide Shia, Shia, Shia, where is Pakistan? – by Sabah Hassan Recently some on our Facebook
Dealing with the divides: Aman Ittehad – by Babar Sattar: Dealing with the divides Legal eye Saturday, March 27, 2010 Babar Sattar In October 2009, concerned citizens and activists from all four provinces and Islamabad congregated in Murree to develop a shared vision for peace in Pakistan and consider
Peace Carvan: A journey for peace – by Shujuaddin Qureshi: It was an unusual gathering at Karachi’s Cantt railway station, where over 100 people from civil society organisations, intellectuals, political and trade union workers, and journalists had gathered for a peaceful cause. Sixty of those gathered, including more than
An open letter to Chairman PPP – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: چیرمین جناب محترم  بلاول بھٹو زرداری صاحب شریک چیرمین جناب محترم آصف علی زرداری صاحب السلام  علیکُم عوام کی حکومت کے قائم ہونے کے بعد ہر پارٹی کارکُن اور ہر مُحبِ وطن پاکستانی آپ کی جان کی سلامتی کے
PPP Leadership, Workers and the LUBP – Guest post by Naseer Ahmed (Destiny): PPP has a long history of a long lasting beautiful relationship with its workers. Its leadership did not forget, for a moment that its workers and people have primary importance. This is the reason behind slogans “Long Live Bhutto” and
Hamid Mir criticizes LUBP in Geo TV’s Capital Talk: In his popular talk show ‘Capital Talk’ (Geo TV) on 5 November 2009, Hamid Mir dedicated almost entire program to criticize the ‘Let us build Pakistan’ (LUBP) blog as well as the group ‘Critical Supporters of Pakistan Peoples Party’.
Car bomb kills 117 in Meena Bazar in Peshawar, and Imran Khan’s stance on Taliban: Car bomb kills 91 in Pakistani city of Peshawar By RIAZ KHAN (AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A car bomb tore through a busy market in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 91 people as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Logic of Taliban supporters: Time to deconstruct some myths and arguments: Friends of Taliban in Pakistani media and politics, as well as their agents on the internet (i.e. Hizbut Tahrir mafia), offer various forms of skewed logic in order to either hide, disown, distort or justify various acts of terrorism
King Abdullah says that any step against Musharraf could affect Pak-Saudi ties: It is interesting to see that Musharraf’s meetings with Saudi king have been distorted and misrepresented by a member of the usual pro-Nawaz, pro-Taliban propaganda cell, i.e. Saleh Zaafir (of The News). It may be noted that Saleh Zaafir,
A comprehensive review of the ISI money, Nawaz Sharif, IJI and MQM Pandora Box: PML-N’s losing grace ISI money case to reopen old wounds, hurt many Situationer Saturday, August 29, 2009By Amir Mir LAHORE: Former chief justice of Pakistan Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui’s statement that the Inter Services Intelligence dished out millions of rupees to
Who is Brigadier Imtiaz?: ’سو چوہے کھا کر بلی حج کو چلی‘ حسن مجتبٰی بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، نیویارک جس نے بھی یہ کہاوت کہی کیا خوب کہی تھی کہ ’سو چوہے کھا کر بلی حج کو چلی۔‘ ضیاء الحق سے
Imran Khan is a liberal just like Quaid-e-Azam M.A.Jinnah: An interesting debate on PTI’s blog – by Ahmer Asif: Below is an interesting debate copied from PTI’s blog. The purpose of posting this debate is to expose real character of PTI which is infested with ex-JI workers and leaders. What we can see below is that supporters of
Deal or no deal? The real story of the Long March and the restoration of Iftikhar Chaudhry: Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry restored as Chief Justice of PakistanMonday, March 16, 2009 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani early Monday morning announced reinstatement of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar
An analysis of Sharif brothers’ disqualification: EDITORIAL COMMENT | Double Trouble It’s a double whammy in India’s neighbourhood: A mutiny in Bangladesh and a judicial coup in Pakistan. Pakistan’s supreme court has upheld an order banning opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his
A resident of Swat writes: What the people of Swat really wanted: What the people of Swat really wanted Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Lakhkar Khan The writer is a resident of Swat who had to flee his home and is currently living in Lahore. The Feb 16 agreement hasresulted in the
SOS from Pakistan – Save Pakistani Shias Petition: Please consider signing this petition. SOS from Pakistan – Save Pakistani Shias Petition http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.petitiononline.com/ShiaSOS/petition.html We request all pro-human rights visitors to: Read and sign this petition; Circulate and publish the contents of the petition through all ethical and legal
ANP deal with TNSM in Swat: A critical perspective: Can ANP afford to offer more sacrifices against a ruthless enemey (ISI-Taliban allaince)?
Liberal Fascism versus Religious Fascism: An interesting conversation: The common belief in Pakistan is that Islamic radicalism is a problem only in FATA, and that madrassas are the only institutions serving as jihad factories. This is a serious misconception. Extremism is breeding at a ferocious rate in
MQM versus Imran Khan’s PTI: An interesting conversation:
MQM versus Taliban / Jamaat-e-Islami: An interesting dialogue between an Imran Khan lover and a secular Pakistani: A relevant op-ed by Abbas Ather
Pakhtuns protest in London against the atrocities of Taliban: Pakhtuns are a brave peace-loving nation. They mind their own business and hate acts of violence, religious, ethnic and sectarian terrorism. This was the message of a grand protest organized by the Pukhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party. The demonstrators protested
What is Bhuttoism? Perspectives by some ordinary Pakistani citizens.: Ma Says: Bhutto haters cannot comprehend what does or doesn’t Bhutto mean to PPP. and they only think Bhuttos mean a race or a clan. but the fact is
7,700 sacked govt employees to be reinstated – What do ordinary Pakistanis think?: Politics, Humanity and Yellow Journalism – By Abbas Ather
Imran Khan vs Charles Darwin – By Irfan Husain: THIS year will see a large number of celebrations at campuses and scientific institutions around the world to mark the 200th year of the birth of Charles Darwin, and the 150th year of the publication of his seminal work.
PML-N’s confrontational politics hampering CM Shahbaz’s efforts: * Bureaucracy being shielded by federal govt, transferred officers being welcomed in other provinces* PPP ministers not being accommodated, only Raja Riaz being listened to By Amjad Warraich LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s efforts to leave his personal
Gaza war tourism – Keren Levy: I’m a little bit fascist:
PPP and PTI (Imran Khan) join hands to support Ziaur Rehman Advocate….: Aitzaz, Hamid in all-out efforts to win LBA polls PTI Vice Chairman Hamid Khan and PPP lawyers jointly supporting Ziaur Rehman against Tariq Javed a candidate jointly supported by Kurd and Aitzaz Ahsan in LBA elections PTI VC and
Swat falls to Taliban militants – Associated Press – What do orindary Pakistanis think?: The Taliban in Swat ban girls schools and girls education (Where is the
A poem for Benazir Bhutto – and some comments by ordinary Pakistanis: Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007)In MemoriamWe are prepared to risk our lives, But we are not prepared to surrender our great nation to the militants. – Benazir Bhutto Hideous serpents hissed and recoiled,Mesmerized by your
Was the Mumbai operation a move by ISI to topple the the democratic government in Pakistan?: Was the Mumbai attack the Kargil 2? Does ISI want to topple the democratic government of President Zardari in Pakistan? How can the UN help Pakistan? An interesting conversation between some educated Pakistanis pejamistri Says:December 17th, 2008 at 6:30
An interesting conversation between a Jinnah hater and a Jinnah lover: digitalmaster: I am not a historian so cannot comment on the personality of Jinnah. For all I know he was from a religion respected family. He firmly believed in a separate state for MUSLIMS … does that translate as
Shaheen Sehbai given enough rope to hang himself and the Jang Group…: Aftab Iqbal’s column in Nawaiwaqt 29 December 2008 exposing Shaheen Sehbai’s request to President Zardari to become an ambassador. Because of Sehbai’s anti-Pakistan record, he
Do we need science or Islamic science? What do pro-liberal and pro-jihadi Pakistanis think?: Ghost of TK says: December 23rd, 2008 at 2:34 pm Beardo’s are cargo-culters. Look at Ajmal Kasab (who I did think at the time looked like a pacific islander) … this is a man who allegedly joined some group
Is it fair to compare corruption of Pakistani politicians with corruption of Pakistani Generals?: Ghost of TK writes: I can appreciate the need to tone down the rhetoric re: the military now, but then that rule would give a loophole to those who say, wait for the things to get better before we
Jihadi and Jasoosi cocktail in Pakistan – By Hasan Mujtaba; Also comments on the movie "The Convoy of Death": An interesting piece on Mullah Military Alliance (ISI-Jihadi Alliance) in Pakistan. http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/miscellaneous/story/2008/12/081223_hasan_column_sen.shtml جہادی جمع جاسوسی کاک ٹیل حسن مجتبیٰ بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، نیویارک بھٹو حکومت نے آئي ایس آئی والوں کو سراغرسانی کے طریقے سکھانے کے
The estbailshment-Taliban connection: What do ordinary, informed Pakistanis think?: What do ordinary Paksitanis think about the role of the establishment and Mullahs in jihadi and sectarian (terrorist) activities within and outside Pakistan? Some
Why are followers of Al Qaeda, Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba barbaric in nature? Where do they draw inspiration from? A dialogue grounded in history: Ghost Of TK Says:December 20th, 2008 [to a supporter of Taliban who is against Pakistan Army’s operation against terrorists in Swat and FATA, who alleged that Pakistan army “killed our Muslim brothers and sisters in tribal areas.”] You mean