Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists Archive

Irrational patriotism, liberalism and nuclear arsenal – by Raza Habib Raja: My article “Traitors and Reactionaries” which was just a satire has created this impression that I am some kind of a Taliban supporter or a media Taliban. A long emotional article of Chaudhary Ahmed Khan alleged that I am
Who if not Baitullah? By Amir Mir: The United Nations Inquiry Commission report into Bhutto’s murder has put Musharraf regime in the dock The three-member United Nations Inquiry Commission has almost absolved the slain Ameer of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Commander Baitullah Mehsud of the Bhutto murder
Towards a government of pious Muslims in Pakistan – by Khalid Wasti: تمام مسائل کا حل —– صالح قیادت کا قیام ========================= پاکستان آزاد ہو جانے کے بعد بھی غلام ہے امریکہ کا ، ورلڈ بینک ،آئی۔ایم ایف اور عالمی استعمار کا ہماری پالیسیاں واشنگٹن میں بنتی ہیں ، پینٹاگون سے
Ansar Abbasi’s “Truth” Problem: Cross-posted from Pakistan Media Watch Just this week I posted about Jang Group’s problem with facts. Now, as if to prove my point, Ansar Abbasi writes an article filled with so many problems and errors that it’s hard to keep
Smug thugs: the shameful role of right wing media in Pakistan – by Nadeem Paracha: The truth is, if men (and some women) gladly sacrifice the concept of responsible (and sane) journalism just so they can pull off a sensational show that would win them fame and a bagful of corporate sponsors, if they
On whose side are the Taliban apologists? — by Babar Ayaz: Apologists of the Taliban should realise that no matter who is ruling, it is high time that these terrorists should be dealt with. There should be no confusion that it is the agenda of the people of Pakistan. The
Encountering fundamentalism — by Nizamuddin Nizamani: Extremist Islam is encroaching deeper into the Thar Desert and almost all district and tehsil headquarters of Sindh and Balochistan, where large numbers of seminaries, with new buildings and equipped with every kind of infrastructure, have been erected during
Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s case and Pakistani media’s hysteria – by Farhat Taj: Caravans and howling of stray animals — Farhat Taj The media in Pakistan is constantly promoting a one-sided view of Dr Aafia’s case. Nobody is expecting 100 percent objectivity from the media. But still one is surprised how some
First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards – by Nadeem Paracha: Awards night Hello people, and welcome to the First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards. I, Wamid Mir, will be your host for the evening and with me will be the lovely, Dr. Shireen Blackwater Baymaari. Let’s kick off
Why did Pakistani media boycott Brigadier Hussain Abbas’ funeral?: By Omar Khattab in Lahore Last week Brigadier Hussain Abbas was killed by the Taliban in the Waziristan area. The newspapers wrote as usual about the “martyrdom” of an army officer at the hands of the “militants” and not
The “FREE” Taliban Apologist Media – by M Ilyas Khan: By M Ilyas Khan BBC News, Islamabad The arrest did not receive extensive coverage The Pakistani media’s response to the arrest of top Afghan Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been surprisingly muted. Mullah Baradar was arrested
Pakistani Taliban apologists – by Gulmina Bilal Ahmad: It is baffling to note how anyone can support and justify the TTP while at the same time proclaim to be champions of democracy, rule of law, equality before the law and most of all justice. Or do they
Zardari bashing reaches ABC News blog – by Sarah Khan: It was saddening to see how an engineered video clip defaming President Asif Zardari made its way to ABC News blog. Here is the article which inspired me to write this post particularly because I was in the audience
Laptop Warriors: After reading Ayaz Amir’s article and his use of the term “laptop warriors” (about Dr Shahid Masood, Ansar Abbasi etc), I googled the term and discovered this picture. Now Aitzaz Ahsan’s remarks have caused a major disappointment to them; he
Some Balance Please: Thanks: Sohni Dhurti “The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.”
Laptop Warriors: Ayaz Amir presents two pressing challenges to the Supreme Court of Pakistan: < strong>While disregarding pawns of ‘the anti-democracy establishment’ (e.g. Dr Shahid Masood and Ansar Abbasi and other members of the Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (PTUJ)) as “laptop warriors” and “media samurais — of whom there are not a
Umar Farouk Abdul Muttalib – a typical end product of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists: Umar Farouk Abdul Muttalib (or  Omar Farouq Abdulmutallib), commonly known as the underwear bomber following his efforts to destroy Northwest Airlines Flight 253, is facing potential life imprisonment. This man seems to be a typical end product of the
A short history of the Babble Media Mujahids – by Nadeem Paracha: Babble Media Mujahids (BMM, and also called, BAAM!) is a group of superheroes operating in Pakistan. They advocate religious tolerance through the killing of heretics and glorification of an independent judiciary. The BMM was formed through divine intervention when
Blackwater is the new name of Taliban: Blackwater is the new name of Taliban – according to Taliban apologists. Here are two news items without any further comment: Blackwater involved in Karachi catastrophe, says Mufti Usmani Updated at: 2050 PST, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 KARACHI: Noted
The New Media Jihadis – by Ayaz Amir: Thanks: Khaleej Times There is no such thing as positive journalism, a notion put about, mostly in a whining manner, by government information departments. Journalism is at its most responsible when it is explosive and incendiary, shaking people out
Will the ‘siasi adakar’ have mercy on Pakistan? – by Farhad Jarral: ٢٧ دسمبر ٢٠٠٧ پاکستان کی تاریخ کا بدترین دن ، یہ وہ دن ہے جس دن پاکستان کی عظیم رہنما اور چاروں صوبوں کی زنجیر مھترمہ بے نظیر بھٹو کی شہادت ہوئی ۔۔ آج جب کہ ملک حالتِ جنگ
Taliban target Peshawar Press Club. Time to do some investigative journalism, Ansar Abbasi.: Pakistani security personnel collect evidence from the scene of a suicide bomb blast in Peshawar. – AFP While Friends of Taliban, such as Ansar Abbasi, Shaheen Sehbai, Dr Shahid Masood, are busy in derailing the democratic government in Pakistan,
Speculative stories and the PPP – by Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi: The increased role of the intelligence agencies, especially the ISI and the MI, in the political domain from the mid-1980s onwards caused distortions in politics and made it easy to float speculative reports about civilian political leaders An interesting
The myths, the madness, and the media – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Among other things, Nadeem Paracha also mentions Hamid Mir’s onslaught against Let Us Build Pakistan in the following article: After talking of the dangerously concocted narratives peddled by the state, government, and religious parties of Pakistan that I mentioned
Picture of a shaheed child in Lahore and his killers: A child martyred in the Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba attack on Moon Market in Lahore Killers: Supporters of dialogue with Taliban terrorists Here is an op-ed on this topic by Ayaz Khan:
Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba attack Moon Market in Lahore. At least 37 killled.: Terrorists belonging to Pakistani Taliban / Sipah-e-Shaba attacked Moon Market in Iqbal Town suburb of Lahore killing at least 36 innocent citizens and injuring more than 100. It may be recalled that
Hamid Mir, don’t misinterpret the Quran please: “Friends of Taliban” in Pakistani media (also known as Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists – PTUJ) are now, not unlike their friends Taliban, misquoting and misinterpreting the Quran to justify and implement the Talibanic agenda. In his op-ed in
Taliban terrorists, brainwashed by PTUJ, kill 39 in Rawalpindi mosque attack: At least 39 Muslims have been killed in yet another suicide attack by the Taliban terrorists on the state and nation of Pakistan. According to BBC Urdu, Taliban commander from South Waziristan Waliur-Rehman has accepted responsibility for this attack.
PTUJ inciting another judicial murder of democracy in Pakistan?: Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (PTUJ) are currently pressurizing the Supreme Court of Pakistan to help PTUJ materialize their dream of derailing the democratic process in Pakistan in the guise of the lopsided campaign against the NRO. PTUJ’s main
Mata Hari of Al Qaeda: The mystery of Dr Aafia Siddiqui: By: Abdul Nishapuri Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (also known as Mullah Media Alliance), including Dr Shahid Masood, Irfan Siddiqui, Ansar Abbasi and Hamid Mir, often present a partial, one sided picture of the ordeal and ‘mazloomiat’ of Dr
Irfan Siddiqi writes in defence of Dr Shahid Masood and against LUBP: Why is a key member of the Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (PTUJ) unhappy with LUBP (Let us build Pakistan). Did we steal his cow? Or perhaps he is unhappy since we have written against
Cannon Should Be Towards Burning Issues – by Farhad Jarral: Presently all non-serious politicians and so-called champion journalists are reporting or publishing baseless stories without research and giving one side picture to the public. This act is being done by some private TV Channels as well as political analysts
From Zion Hamid to Wali Azmat to Insaaf-e-Khan: The Pakistani extras of conspiracy theory: Extra! Extra! By Nadeem F. Paracha 19 November 2009 Islamabad, November 18: Famous anti-India TV personality, Zion Hamid, was caught yesterday watching Shakuntali, a popular Indian TV soap
The ugly handiwork of Shireen Mazari, the media Baji of the Taliban: Editors criticise newspaper article against WSJ reporter By Iftikhar A. Khan Tuesday, 17 Nov, 2009 ISLAMABAD: Top executives and editors of 21 leading international media organisations have collectively voiced concern over publication of an article in a Pakistani national
The ‘It-is-not-us’ syndrome – By Hajrah Mumtaz: A couple of months ago, I wrote a column in praise of certain Pakistani pop stars and bands, arguing that there are a fair number of songs that display political consciousness and a related sense of responsibility. I referred
An appeal to the Chief Justice of Pakistan: By Sarah Khan An appeal to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Apply Article 6 of the Constitution on Dr Shahid Masood, Shaheen Sehbai, Ansar Abbasi, their other accomplices, and owners of Geo TV/ Jang Group. According to the constitution
Don’t malign Taliban. It’s foreign agents who are responsible for terrorism in the guise of Taliban.: The threat withinAyesha SiddiqaFriday, 13 Nov, 2009 (Dawn) A few days ago I came across a letter to the editor in Dawn in which the writer had protested against the use of the word
Imran Khan’s Shireen Mazari and her shoddy journalism: Shireen Mazari, the General Secretary of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, was disgracefully dismissed from the editorship of The News in the
Supreme Court is under siege by the Mullah Media Alliance: It has been learnt through reliable sources that agents of anti-democracy or/and pro-Taliban forces in Pakistani media, namely Shahid Masood and Ansar Abbasi (and their cronies), will in the next few days
Tragedy of the talk shows in Pakistan: Tragedy of the talk shows —Elf Habib The shows obsessively promote the political circus splashing the spicier rhetoric and sensation. Their anchors, contrary to the common norms of calmness, insouciance and neutrality are often quite agitated, flippant and biased