Punjab Archive

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and the flock of sycophants – by R.A. Toori: Politics in Pakistan is a murky business. It is historical fact, evidences substantiate it and proves strengthen it. The question is where does the fault lie? Which are the factors that are making politics a dirty game? What is
Pakistan’s Islamists take center-stage – by Arif Jamal: Nearly a month and a half after he gunned down two Pakistani men in Lahore, the public rancor about CIA contractor Raymond Davis is finally starting to subside. But during that period the Davis incident brought Pakistan’s Islamist parties
Views on Muddiness in Punjab – by Hassnain Jamil and Hukam Singh Siasi: Courtesy Daily Aajkal and Awami Jamhori Forum
How much Punjab knows about Balochistan?: Editors note: We are presenting this video as an example of how the dominant narrative views the rest of Pakistan; in this instance, it is specifically Balochistan.  In the ethically prejudicial discourse of our urban chattering elites, the Sindhis are “lazy
Morality of Nawaz but not Sharif – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Ansar Abbasi appreciates Nawaz Sharif’s decision to part ways from PPP: Related articles: Rauf Klasra’s article on PML-N’s opportunistic politics Sharif brothers are patronizing corrupt politics PPP gains confidence, PML-N loses nerves March in March – by Ahsan Abbas Shah Editor’s note: There has to be something wrong with Nawaz
10 points agenda ka jawab 19 points agenda say – PML-N in a fix; Majority of Media chooses to ignore: In a surprising turn of events, the PPP in Punjab have handed over a list of 19 points to be implemented by the PML-N led government in Punjab. It seemed till now that the PPP was only ever going
The PPP vs the holy nexus of Punjab and the establishment – by Ayaz Amir: بھٹو پر ایوب کی پرچھائیاں زیادہ گہری نہیں تھیں ، وہ ذہین اور کچھ کر دکھانے کی لگن لیے تاریخ سے بھی شُد بُد رکھتے تھے ۔۔۔ اُنھوں نے نپولین اور ہٹلر کا مطالعہ کیا تھا لیکن برِ صغیر
Latif Khosa: Reconciliation between PPP and PML-N is a death warrant for anti-democracy forces: Benazir Bhutto’s policy of reconciliation Khosa for reconciling differences with PML-N January 15, 2011 Punjab Governor Latif Khosa has said he would meet PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif after his visit to Nodero in a bid to reconcile differences with
The Khadim-e-Aaala of Punjab’s Aala kaam: According to Express Tribune, Punjab Chief Minister is bolstering the security of CM’s camp office in Raiwind in the wake of assassination of Salmaan Taseer. Off course, the Raiwind Camp Office is a privately owned residence of the Sharif
On PML-N’s opportunistic politics on Aasia bibi: Related articles: Nawaz Sharif’s sectarian poodle in Lahore High Court stays Aasia bibi’s release Extremist Barelvis vomit hate and violence Politics of Sahibzada Fazle Karim Blasphemy, Asia Bibi and cheap religious emotionalism – by Wajahat Masood Kafir Kafir, Salman
Extreme politics -by Waqar Gillani: The Punjab government, surprising many, has withdrawn the prosecution charges of riots and vandalism at The Mall, Lahore, against different clerics. On February 14, 2006, two persons were killed during looting and plundering by a mob protesting against blasphemous
Baba Farid of Pakpattan: Another Shrine attacked by Taliban-SSP-LeJ beasts: Another blast at the shrine of Sufi Saint Baba Farrid Shakar Ganj has once again reminded us of the threat to our own cultural traditions from the Salafist Saudi Arabian ideology penetrated through huge political influence over us via
Danish School Project, a commendable initiative of the Punjab government – by Ashraf Sohail: The following article was sent to the LUBP by Ashraf Sohail. It was previously published in daily Waqt.
Objectives of Pakistani Conspiracy Theorists – by Anas Abbas: Objective 1. To denigrate Baluchistan’s resistance movements and to present a picture where the blame of all Baluch sufferings go to foreign elements even though the real culprits are the Punjabi elite and the Pakistan army for their military
The day Ahmad Kharal fell -by Shafqat Tanvir Mirza: Rai Ahmed Khan Kharal was one of the greatest freedom fighters in the Punjab rebellion of 1857. It was Sept 21, 1857, when a bard or a folk poet of dholas had said: (With the fall of Ahmad (Khan
Siyaah Pattiyaan – by Ammar Kazmi: Ammar Kazmi is a good writer and always writes issue based articles…
Hats off to the political leadership- By Raja Riaz: LAHORE: Kudos! The main leaders of the PPP and the PML-N have shown maturity by shunning their differences and joining hands to help the flood victims in all federating units of the country. Hats off to Prime Minister Yousaf
Pakistani Floods Affect Millions, But Level Of International Aid Pitiful- By Vilani Peiris: With monsoonal rains continuing, the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years is still spreading. Pakistani relief organisations and government agencies are stretched to the limit. Yet despite urgent appeals from the UN and other aid organisations, the level
Floods’ management: A perfect script for a black comedy: Raza Rumi As I write these lines, millions are stranded and vulnerable to disease in the wake of perhaps the greatest natural disaster of recent times. Communities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are stranded, Sindh is facing the wrath of gods and
Fatima Bhutto: please focus on fiction- by Nasima Zehra Awan: Pakistan may have lost a talented fiction writer when Fatima Bhutto went into journalism. Clearly, she is adept at spinning a tale, fudging facts and re-defining reality in a manner that is the exclusive domain of talented story tellers.
LUBP initiative to help victims of Flood: Pakistan has been struck by the worst monsoon floods in its history today. Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are the most-affected provinces with casualities more than 1000, tens of thousands left marooned, thousands displaced, hundreds stranded in unreachable places or gone
Yet another report to never see the light of day: At this blog we have previously discussed the case of the Gojra report which, while commissioned and produced by the one-man tribunal of Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman and submitted to the Punjab government in October 2009, has yet
The Saraiki subjects of the Takht-e-Lahore: Is flood affected Rajanpur a part of Pakistan?: Source: Saraiki Waseb Development Organization (SWADO) SWADO editor’s note: Here is a compilation of newspaper reports from the last two days (27-28 July 2010) which points towards the intensity of suffering facing the flood affected people of the Saraiki
Waris Shah’s battle against mullah shahi—Dr Manzur Ejaz: with thanks : Dailytimes WASHINGTON DIARYWaris Shah’s battle against mullah shahi—Dr Manzur Ejaz In his first encounter with Heer, Ranjha teaches the arrogant and pampered daughter of the feudal chief that ‘human love’ is not based on good looks
Punjab and struggle for democracy – by Farrukh Sohail Goindi: Source: Awami Jamhoori Forum
In Pakistan’s Punjab, an unconvincing terror crackdown – by Omar Waraich: Bowing to intense public pressure, Pakistan’s largest province has finally moved against some local militant groups. The Punjab government, which had until now preferred to look away, last week ordered a crackdown after a series of vicious terrorist attacks
The warrior seminaries of Punjab — by Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza: Photo source: Newsline On more than one occasion the PML-N has demonstrated sympathy, and even outright links, with the forces that are considered to be part of the Pakistani Taliban It was Dante who said: “The hottest place in
Wake up Shabaz Sharif! Christians fearful and fleeing Punjab -by Junaid Qaiser: Violence against minorities is on the increase-and religious minority groups in Pakistan remain vulnerable due to the continued misuse and abuse of blasphemy laws. According to the, Annual Report on Religious Minorities in Pakistan, presented by the Justice and
“Aisay dastoor ko, subh-e-bey-noor ko mayn nahee maanta”: “Aisay dastoor ko, subh-e-bey-noor ko mayn nahee maanta” – Shahbaz Sharif in his revolutionary speech in early 2009 This verse is from Habib Jalib’s poem, Jamhooriat. Shahbaz Sharif had taken it to the next level by singing it in
Let’s negotiate with the Taliban – by Nadeem Paracha: Due to the demands of a majority of Pakistanis and leaders like Shahbaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Munawar Hussain and other such groovy people, the Pakistan government has signed a peace agreement with the Taliban in Waziristan and South Punjab.
Sui gas employees protest: Sui gas employees are protesting across the country against the torture of a special task force of the Sui Northern gas company.According to media reports Sui gas employees were detained and tortured by Senior PML-N leader Rana Tanveer. PML-N has a urban vote
Liberal voters, narrow minded leaders – by Farhan Q: لبرل ووٹرز ،تنگ نظر قیادت پنجاب اور لاہور میں بریلوی مکتبہ فکر رکھنے والوں کی اکثریت ہے ،پر وہاں کے لوگوں نے کبھی مذہبی جماعت کو ووٹ نہیں دیے ،مطلب یہ کہ لوگ سیاست اور مذہب کو الگ رکھنا
The umbilical connection between PML-N and religious conservatism: Jaag Punjabi jaag – by Aamer Ahmed Khan: It was a priceless line, coming from one of the most powerful politicians in the Punjab. Speaking to BBC’s ‘Newshour’ in the aftermath of Data Darbar’s bombing, Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif said he thinks the term Punjabi
Why was Dost Mohammad Khosa Demoted? Good Governance in Punjab questioned:   In the most recent reshuffle, Dost Mohammad Khosa, the former CM of Punjab was “demoted” from the coveted Local Government Ministry. The reasons are off course to pursue good governance in Punjab, but the following report from Dawn
Good governance in Punjab – contractors rally for dues worth Rs 10 billion: Doesn’t timely payment and honoring financial commitments come under the head of good governance? The contractors are demanding payment as they are in default of suppliers. Isn’t this circular debt in the making? The government owes the State Bank
Senior Minister Zulfiqar Khosa: Admits Punjabi taliban is a reality: PML_N Punjab President and senior minister Zulifqar khosa admits reality of punjabi taliban . Zulifqar Khosa told journalist that taliban are offering stipend of Rs 16,000-20,000 to youth of southern punjab. Earlier this year , Khosa house in Dera
Ulema in Dr Sarfraz Naeemi Shaheed seminar demand sacking of Rana Sanaullah: The LUBP has previously published a number of news reports and articles highlighting the questionable links between Rana Sanullah (PML-N’s law minister in Punjab) and the terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahaba. This issue was also echoed at the annual death anniversary
Matter of Pay Raise for Punjab Government: I had written yesterday about the criticism of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on the matter of pay raise of government employees and the impact it would have on expenditures of the Punjab Government. As the increase has been announced
Pakistan survey: Taliban lack sympathy in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan: ISLAMABAD: A majority of Pakistanis don’t approve of Islamabad’s decision to join the US-led war on terror but, at the same time, they don’t believe that the Taliban are fighting for Islam, according to a survey carried out by