Punjab Archive

Joseph Colony: Cheques handed out by Punjab govt bounce: Published: March 21, 2013   LAHORE: The cheques distributed among victims of the Joseph Colony attack by the Punjab government bounced, Express News reported Thursday. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had announced Rs0.5 million in compensation for each of those affected in
We condemn violent crackdown on young doctors by PML-N led Punjab government: Pakistan Peoples Party’s provincial leadership strongly condemns the severe crackdown on public dissent and use of excessive force by the Punjab government against peaceful young doctors gathering for pro-health reforms at the Metro Bus Service inauguration ceremony in Lahore.
Punjabi Police Protecting Nawaz Sharif’s Paedophile Comrades: Asian Human Rights Report: PAKISTAN: Police protect perpetrators who poisoned a young man after sexually assaulting him The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a 19-year-old tea vender was sodomised and poisoned, and that he later died in hospital. The
The Life and Legacy of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed: Remember, remember, the 27th of December! The night that tore the heavens asunder! In her autobiography, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed writes of the time when she was allowed to travel to England in 1984 for medical treatment by the most
A comment on Raza Rumi’s Qaseeda-e-Khadim-e-Aala – by Ali Arqam: My friend, Pakistani blogger and columnist, Raza Rumi has written an article in Express Tribune (10 Dec 2012 “Shahbaz Sharif and his admirable running of Punjab”) in appreciation of the Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Raza Ruumi’s Qaseeda-e-Khadim-e-Aala is
#Justice4BakeryBoy: CM Shahbaz Sharif’s daughter Rabia gets an innocent bakery worker beaten up by Elite Police: Related post: Justice, PML-N style: Bakery case victim tells court CM Shahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law, guards not culprits Mrs Rabia Imran, daughter of the so called Khadim-e-Aala (in fact Sarparast-e-Aala of PML-N goons and LeJ terrorists) Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif,
The Mensis Horribilis of PTI: Embittered Mazari mother-daughter duo depart in disgust! Mazari exit preceded by Hoti’s desertion PTI local leaders run rogue, promote mob rule For the past few days, the former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Movement for Justice or PTI
Hate content in Punjab, Sindh school curricula -by Mansoor Malik: The primary and secondary schools curricula (being taught to children in public and private schools in Punjab and Sindh) is replete with content that can fan hatred, prejudices, torture, extremism and religious intolerance in society. The curricula ‘hate material’
Shahbaz Sharif’s Pakistan doesn’t deserve me – by Usman Tahir‏: My name is Dr Khan, I am 26 and a government officer of BPS 17 working in Lahore in the largest hospital of Asia. I stood second in the medical college entrance test, out of 40,000 people. I studied
Five beheadings and a funeral: Related posts: Global community must not stay silent on anti-Shia pogroms taking place in Pakistan – by Rusty Walker Two exclusive videos of Shia massacre which were blacked out by Pakistani media Malik Ishaq’s hate speech in Punjab One
LHC must not stop young doctors from exercising their fundamental rights: Related : Doctors’ Strike and Moral Justification – by Awais Aftab Its a  fundamental right of all employees to demand service structure , career protection and decent wages. Unfortunately , LHC  accepted a petition seeking revoking license of all protesting
Doctors’ Strike and Moral Justification – by Awais Aftab: During the strike of doctors last year in Pakistan, I wrote a post as an effort to make sense of the issue of whether a strike by doctors can ever be morally justified. I am reposting it with relevant
An interview with Dr. Maroof Vaince, President YDA Faisalabad: پاکستان میں ڈاکٹرز کی پوری دنیا میں سب سے کم تنخواہیں / ڈاکٹر وینس صدر وائے ڈی اے تحریر اہتمام: رضوان اختر، ارتقاء قادر چنگاری ڈاٹ کام  پنجاب بھر میں ڈاکٹرز سروس سٹرکچر جاری کروانے کے لئے پنجاب حکومت
Will CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry take notice of desecration of Ahmadi mosque in Lahore?: Extremist Sunni clerics (mullahs) in Lahore’s Sultanpura area who complained that an Ahmadi mosque looked too much like a non-Ahmadi mosque are unsatisfied with changes made to the building’s facade and are demanding that the building’s dome be demolished. The administration
Do you need a laptop? – by Hina Khan: Those who believe themselves to be the champions of educational reforms are the most ignorant members of our society. Out of their sheer stupidity and for their own vested interests, they attempt to impose on us Western ways, techniques
The creation of new provinces: نئے صوبوں کی تشکیل پاکستان ایک کثیر الثقافتی ٴ کثیر اللسانی اور مختلف قومیتوں پر مبنی ایک ملک ہے۔ اس کے بانیوں کو بھی اس حقیقت کا ادراک تھا کہ ایک مضبوط اور کامیاب وفاق کو چلانے کے لئے
Justice for Qudoos: On 30 March 2012 a well-known and much loved Ahmadi Muslim, Mr Master Abdul Qudoos Ahmad (43), died after succumbing to injuries inflicted during brutal torture by local police in Rabwah, Pakistan. He was a well known government school
Mahmood Sham’s article on PML-N’s agitative and destructive politics: دنیا میں کہیں یہ تصور کیا جا سکتا ہے کہ ملک کے 62 فیصد حصے پر حکومت کرنے والی پارٹی اپنے ہی شہروں کے کھمبے گرا رہی ہو، اسٹریٹ لائٹس توڑ رہی ہو، حکمراں پارٹی کے اپنے ارکان قومی
Diaries from Punjab – by Abdul Majeed Abid: Diary of a typical PTI suporter Woke up early in the morning at 8.30 am. Had pancakes and coffee for breakfast. Drove to the university. Used internet to solve surprise quiz in class. After all, it’s fair to do
Sincere Advice to Nawaz Sharif: Is it really fair to say that the PPP is now pro-establishment (when in fact it has decided to tow the line simply to survive and protect all the good legislation enacted by its government) or equally is it
Who will Punjab vote for? A study in the context of Punjab’s electoral history – by Ali Usman Qasmi: Imran Khan’s successful public rally in Lahore has made many tongues to wag. Political analysts are now forced to revise their earlier estimates about Imran Khan’s potential to create a niche for himself in the existing political set up
Imran Khan is playing in the hands of the military establishment – by Ali Aftab (Beygairat Brigade): Lead singer of Beygairat Brigade, Ali Aftab, asks some tough questions about Imran Khan and the sinister role of Pakistani establishment behind his PTI. And here I am thinking, can PTI clean sweep the next elections? Do they even have candidates
Growing Urban Islamist Militancy in Punjab – by Zia Ur Rehman: Source: Jamestown Foundation While Pakistan has directed its focus and significant resources to fighting terrorism in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), the growing activities of banned militant organizations and their influence in Punjab, the country’s most
Punjab: “Land grabbing”, an instrument of religious persecution: There is another subtle instrument of oppression against religious minorities in Pakistan: “land grabbing”. It is based on rent, purchase or expropriation of large plots of land, and in Pakistan this abuse is systematically used by large landowners or
Ayesha Ahad Malik and Hamza Shahbaz Sharif: In Pakistan’ National Assembly today, the PML-N and MQM traded barb on alleged marriage of Hamza Shahbaz, MNA and son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, with Ayesha Malik, daughter of Ahad Malik. During the session, the MQM parliamentarians
Horrors of a PML-N run Punjab – by Saad Mansoor: This morning I woke up to find the news of masked men entering a school in Rawalpindi and thrashing students and teachers for dressing inappropriately. The absence of the news from electronic media evidences the lack of freedom and
Pakistani TV: Then and Now: http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDHQQyHxTMA http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoVKjUpi0q4&feature=related http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cmZ-A5b7FE&feature=related Dear friends, We have dozens of private TV channels in Pakistan producing political talk shows and entertainment programs. For comparison purposes I would like to share with you clips from a television show that I used
Politics of recognition -by Mushtaq Gaadi: OF all the claims for the creation of new provinces, that of the Seraiki demand has the most potentially constructive consequences for state, democracy and federalism in Pakistan. If and when a Seraiki province is carved out of Punjab
Carving out new federating units for stronger federation: What is Federalism John Kincaid, Professor at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and director of the College’s Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government gave a useful definition of federalism: Federalism is essentially a system of voluntary
Punjab ka Muqadma (Part III) – by Ammar Kazmi:
Call for Protest Rally against the brutal police attack on Nairang Gallery: Call for Protest Rally against the brutal attack on Nairang Gallery, Lahore and its curator and staff by SHO Shadman Police Station Rana Zulfiqar Date: Saturday August 13, 2011 Time: 3 to 4 pm Venue: Karachi Press Club (front
Punjab ka Muqadma (Part I) – by Ammar Kazmi:
Punjab: Christian woman forced to convert and marry her kidnapper -by Jibran Khan: Mariam Gill was abducted on her way home from the market. Her father and brother filed a complaint with police, which failed to intervene however because her kidnapper is “a respectable Muslim businessman”. A Muslim religious leader says the
Punjab: Christian families flee false accusation of blasphemy: The students of a madrassa try to force a child to convert. A relative is attacked for defending him, and accused of blasphemy. A priest: “This is a common practice in the region. Many cases of forced conversions are
In Punjab, a Christian can’t present the provincial budget: LAHORE: Several provincial legislators in Punjab belonging to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have objected to Punjab cabinet member Kamran Michael presenting the budget on grounds that he is Christian, sources within the party told The Express Tribune.
Hypocrisy of PML-N: Punjab condemns foreign funds but accepts billions anyway: The government of Punjab, which had recently secured front page coverage by its proclamation about shunning all funding by foreign donors, demanded from Islamabad to increase its borrowing limits and ensure release of development funds to avoid delays in
Attacked or driven out from their homes: the trampled rights of Christians in Punjab: Two Christian nurses were seized and beaten for nine hours by an official of the Muslim Fatima Hospital in Lahore (Punjab), a wealthy Muslim landowner, with a history in politics, usurped the land and the houses of two Christian
The rise of new pawn Imran Khan -by Imran Qadir Bhat: Even before the inception of Pakistan, politics of this part of Punjab was dominated by British loyalist Zameendar and Jageerdars who were famous for their greed, sycophancy and opportunism. History reminds us they changed their political allegiance to Jinnah’s
Punjabi Islamofascist judicial mafia strikes Z.A. Bhutto again!: Related article: Chief Justice Ijaz Chaudhry: The new monkey in Lahore Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry has been an active member of Jamaat-e-Islami By Omar Khattab in Lahore former CPO Saud Aziz and former SP Rawal Town Khurram Shahzad
ISI and PML-N’s role in Raymond Davis’ release – by Javed Chaudhry and Ahmad Noorani: Related article: Aapas Ki Baat: ISI plays a major role in the Raymond Davis release Army, ISI, Punjab CM played the main role – by Ahmad Noorani Source: The News The Chief of the Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez