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منٹو مرگیا تب اچھا ہوا: منٹو کے پسندیدہ افسانہ نگار گائے ڈی موپساں نے لکھا تھا، ماضی مجھے لبھاتا ہے، حال مجھے ڈراتا ہے کیونکہ مستقبل موت ہے آج کے دن 18 جنوری 1954ء کو اردو کے شہرہ آفاق افسانہ نگار سعادت حسن منٹو
روشنی، زالان، لشکر بھنگوی اور دیگر ترقی پسند پاکستانی ویب سائٹس کے بارے دیوبندی مدرسے کا مضحکہ خیز فتوی: لاہور کے ایک مدرسے نے روشنی کے بارے میں ایک فتویٰ جاری کیا ہے جس میں کہا گیا ہے کہ جو لوگ روشنی کی پوسٹ کو لائک کرتے ہیں یا شئر کرتے ہیں انسے رشتے داری جائز نہیں. A
RIP Abbas Ather: Your progressive voice will be missed amidst retrogressive landscape of Pakistani media: Lahore (5 May 2013): Renowned veteran journalist and Group Editor of Urdu daily Express Abbas Ather has expired after long ailment in Lahore. Syed Abbas Athar was suffering from cancer ailment from a long time and hospitalized in CMH
RIP Shah Saeed Ahmad Raipuri: LUBP offers its deepest condolences on the sad demise of Shah Saeed Ahmad Raipuri, a leading Islamic (Deobandi) scholar of progressive leanings. Shah Saeed Ahmed Raipuri was a key proponent of the ideology and teachings of Shah Waliullah. As
Progressive journalists’ silence on Shia genocide in Pakistan: Name and Remind Policy: [poll id=”9″] The Shia Muslims in Pakistan are the most targeted faith group in terms of sheer numbers. In the first 50 days of 2012 (from 1 Jan to 20 Feb), more than 100 Shias have been massacred through
Inqalab: Laal’s new song on the bonded labour in Pakistan: Thirteen years after our Supreme Court declared bonded labour to be unconstitutional, and a decade after the National Assembly passed the Bonded Labour Liberation Act, there are still 1 million bonded workers in the brick kilns of Pakistan. Overall,
RIP Hamid Akhtar:     LUBP Editors express their profound grief over the demise of Hamid Akhtar, veteran progressive scholar, activist and columnist. In the last few years, we have always supported, valued and published Mr. Akhtar’s bold columns which were originally
Eric Foner on the Evolution of Liberalism -by Meera Ghani: Excellent interview with Eric Foner. For those who may not know him he is an American historian. On the faculty of the Department of History at Columbia University since 1982: There are some similarities to make the case for
My Pakistan is a progressive Pakistan: Shehrbano Taseer: Shehrbano Taseer, speaking on the Express 24/7 show “Faceoff with Munizae Jehangir”, which aired on Friday, said that everyone is collectively to be blamed for the assassinations of Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer and Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz
Salman Taseer – Another Victim of Islamofacsim: LUBP interviews Tarek Fatah: Author, journalist, ad man, technical writer, political activist and family man, Tarek Fatah stands as a prominent opponent of Islamofascism today.  From confronting the IJT thugs of Karachi University in the late 1960s to taking on the lobbyists of
Obama’s loss – lessons for progressives: It is arguable, but two factors in Obama's character proved to his downfall. His sense of duty and his aversion to political soundbites and showman ship
Taliban: An anathema to Pashtun Nationalism – By Ali Arqam: Antonio Gramsci, an Italian (1891-1937) Marxist thinker, has defined the term hegemony as “the predominance of one social class over others (e.g. bourgeois hegemony). This represents not only political and economic control, but also the ability of the dominant
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
Morality and atheism – by Irfan Husain: Consider this demographic projection for the UK, and ponder its implications for a moment: within five years, the majority of babies will be born to unmarried parents. However, before you put this down to yet another example of Western
Leftist (taraqqi pasand) parties unite on one platform – Utho meri dunia ke gharibon ko jaga do: Leftist parties unite on one platform * Progressive parties criticise US policies on Pakistan, condemn right-wing elements By Hussain Kashif LAHORE: As many as 14 progressive political parties and groups got together on Friday to present their stances and