Salmaan Taseer Archive

PPP lost my vote by handling Salmaan Taseer’s assassination awfully – by Sana Saleem: Related posts: Blaming the victim Fake Civil Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and Sana Saleem    
Sipah Sahaba ASWJ leader who fixed bounty on Salmaan Taseer given PML-N ticket – by Amir Mir: ISLAMABAD: Besides fielding the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi-linked Chaudhry Abid Raza from NA-107 (Gujrat), the PML-N has awarded another party ticket to Sardar Ebaad Dogar from NA-178 (Muzaffargarh) despite his being an ardent disciple of the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) who had announced
اس کے نام جس کا کوئی وکیل نہیں – سلمان تاثیر، شہباز بھٹی اور جنید حفیظ کی کہانی: Related post: Islamofascists of Jamat Islami initiate blasphemy case against a university teacher in Multan ایران کے ایک جلاوطن دانشور فلسفی عبدالکریم سروش ہیں وہ کہتے ہیں کہ کسی بھی معاشرے میں حریت فکر کی پیمائش کا پیمانہ اس
Mumtaz Qadri, the Barelvi poster child for apologists of Deobandi TTP-ASWJ terrorists: Why do Deobandi activists, the Taliban-ASWJ apologists and pro-establishment fake liberals love Mumtaz Qadri? Examples from Twitter       Comment: This is typical obfuscation tactic. Violence by Sunni Barevlis, Sufis or Shias is not a norm but an
تیز ترک گامزن منزل مانددور نیست: جہاں آرا منظور وٹو ۔۔۔۔: بالآخر پاکستان کی سیاسی تاریخ میں پہلی مرتبہ عوام کی منتخب آئینی، جمہوری حکومت اپنی آئینی مدت پوری کرنے جا رہی ہے۔ جمہوریت جس کے چراغ آج دنیا بھر میں روشن ہو رہے ہیں، جس کو آج دنیا بھر
Remembering Shaheed Salman Taseer – by H.A.Khan: I still remember I was walking on the street in Dubai after my office, I received a call from my boss that just now he had seen the news of the assassination of the late governor Salman Taseer.I was
After Salmaan Taseer? -by Tariq Bashir: Editor’s note: This blog cross posted from The Friday Times is a typical example of the “Blaming-the-victim” tactic of civil society which continues to goad PPP into losing more lives whilst sitting on the sidelines and often aligning itself
Moments of Grief and Sadness! -by H.A. Khan: Yesterday I went to pick my family at bus terminal and as it was late so I took the cup of tea and start enjoying it. Then I stood by the book shelve and start seeing the books there,
Bloggers’ silence over holy-alliance of PPP with Mumtaz Qadri’s supporters: When election time nears, all things virtuous and principled seem to evaporate into thin air.  It is when it becomes more difficult to decipher the very creed the political party shows to adhere itself with, but with many wrongs
Wanjo Kanwaliyo Wanjo: Dedicated to Salman Taseer and Rimsha – Dr. Zulfiqar Ali: Wanjo Kanwaliyo Wanjo O Koels! Go tell my loved ones, I am still living and fighting. Obstacles are high in front, Even the higher walls confront. j I stand on four limbs and fight, I fight, fight and fight.
Will the real Maulana Ashrafi please stand up? – by Zain Gardezi: I recently happened to read a really heartwarming piece written by Hafiz Maulana Tahir Ashrafi which was published in the opinion pages of one of Express Tribune, a popular English daily of Pakistan. In the midst of all the
Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing – by Syed Salman: Though I wrote this blog last year when daring Salmaan Taseer was assassinated, hoping his death would not be just another to increase tally, but unfortunately things didn’t move an inch towards improvement, rather further deteriorated;  Shahbaz Bhatti was
Nasim Zehra’s resignation: Rind ke rind rahey hath se jannat na gai – by Danial Lakhnavi: Related post: Nasim Zehra’s resignation, a proper class act نیوز چینلز پر ٹاک شوز کی میزبانی کے لئے ٹی وی کیمرے کے سامنے بیٹھنے والے فن کاروں کو کئی طرح کے فرائض انجام دینے ہوتے ہیں، جیسے اٹھارہ کروڑ
On Hussain Haqqani’s interview with Sana Bucha: حسین حقانی کے خدشات امریکہ میں پاکستان کے سابق سفیر حسین حقانی نے ایک نجی ٹی وی کے ٹاک شو میں گفتگو کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ وہ طبعیت کی خرابی اور درپیش خطرات کے پیش نظر فی الحال
On Shahbaz Bhatti’s death anniversary and Shia genocide – by Mehmal Sarfraz: Without tolerance, our world turns into hell” — Friedrich Durrenmatt. A year ago on this day (March 2), Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated. His assassination took place less than two months after Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer
Muhammad Din Taseer’s address to his son’s murderer – by Naseer Ahmed: A comment by PejaMistri کبھی کبھی اکیلے بیٹھے چپ چاپ سوچتا ہوں اگر سلمان تاثیر حضور پاک صلى الله عليه وسلم کے زمانے میں ہوتے اور کسی بد زبان تند خو بد اندیش منافق مسلمان کی کمزور یہودی یا
Psych Ops: The Role of the Media in Taseer’s murder – by Abdul Basit: The following tweet by a Pakistan’s leading lawyer and rights champion provides the basis for understanding the dynamics of Pakistan and how the PPP has been and is at the wrong end of this trifecta.  @Asma_Jahangir: Pakistan kaa masala
The blasphemers of darkness: “If you wish to be a ghazi, Take up your sword : Before killing the Kafir, You must slaughter the swindler.”Those were the times of turmoil and religious intolerance in Punjab when Bulleh shah emerged as a major voice
An unorthodox tribute to Salmaan Taseer: Related post: They used a hanka to murder Salmaan Taseer I consider it a befitting tribute to Salmaan Taseer to say a few bold, controversial things on his first death anniversary, which others may be reluctant to say. 1.
Salman Taseer: Resilience that gave us hope -by Zeeba Hashmi: There is nothing unusual about pain; there is nothing different about fear. But courage to overcome fear and pain defines it uniquely for us. Today is a day marked by 26 bullets that ripped the life out the most
They used a haka to murder Salmaan Taseer: Do you know about the ‘haka’ or ‘hanka’ technique used in colonial India to hunt tigers? That’s exactly how the Punjab Governor and PPP’s central leader Salmaan Taseer was killed by the right wing and pseudo-liberal proxies and affiliates
Salmaan Taseer, the last man who stood against the injustice of the State – by Naeem Shamim: Source: Al Ufaq I could hardly believe my senses as the news was unfolding itself in the most atrocious manner possible but sadly, it was. It started with a red ticker reporting an incident of loud gunfire in Islamabad.
Benazir Bhutto gave her life for a democratic and secular Pakistan – by Rusty Walker:   On the anniversary of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, December 27, 2007, I am submitting my first published essay in Let Us Build Pakistan. The article compared the recently murdered Governor Taseer, to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s resolve for
Ironical conflict: Mumtaz Qadri and capital punishment -by Ammar Kazmi: Liberals are against death sentence yet not ready to accept any punishment less than death penalty for Salman Tasir’s murderer whereas most of the religious people who are in favor of death sentence expect no punishment in this case.
Why Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped? -by Watson Gill: شہباز تاثیر کے اغواہ کیا مقصد؟۔ کیا شہباز تاثیر کو اس لئے اغواہ کیا ہے کہ اس کے خاندان کو پریشرایئز کر کے قصاص لینے پر مجبور کیا جائے اور ممتاز قادری کو باعزت بری کرا لیا جائے۔ ممتاز
Ansar Abbasi and his twisted mind – Supporter of Mumtaz Qadri and Khwaja Sharif: Ansar Abbasi, Jang Group’s erstwhile investigative journalist and known supporter of Khilafat, the Pakistan Army’s involvement in politics and considered a supporter of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, has written in support of Mumtaz Hussain Deobandi aka Qadri and his future lawyer, Khwaja
My faith is stronger than your blasphemy! – by Dur-e-aden: On October 1, 2011 a Judge of Pakistan anti-terrorism court sentenced Mumtaz Qadri to death over the murder of former Punjab Governer, Salman Taseer. As soon as the news came out, it has stirred up the debate regarding blasphemy
Headline says it all: Khawaja Sharif to defend Mumtaz Qadri at IHC:   I need not write more than this. Former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Khawaja Sharif will defend murderer of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer, Mumtaz Qadri, in his appeal at the Islamabad High Court. Yet another sad day for
State apathy: Growing social bigotry & violence against minorities – by Zeeba Hashmi: A perception exists that laws, no matter how discriminatory they may be in Pakistan for minorities, are exercised in general at the behest of some law practitioners who try to keep the victims away from mob-troubles. Those publically accused
Let’s wipe out the PPP: On Daily Times’ editorial on Shahbaz Taseer’s kidnapping: Related post: PSF activists support Mumtaz Qadri? Poor reporting by the Daily Times: A plea to Shaheed Taseer’s family – by Shahid Khakwani There are a number of key problems in Daily Times’ Editorial on Shahbaz Taseer’s kidnapping: 1.
Death can not kill a character – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Dismantle the oppressive establishment – by Dr Amna Buttar: I told my nine year old daughter to dismantle the tent that she was hanging out in and was set up inside the room. She ignored me in her usual nine years old way — pretending she did not
In support of Shahbaz Taseer: We are extremely perturbed to hear the news of the kidnapping of Shahbaz Taseer and our thoughts, prayers and wishes are with his family in this trying hour. In trying to make sense of this disturbing and depressing event,
On Ayesha Tammy Haq’s role before and after Salmaan Taseer’s murder – by Fawad Siddiqi: Disclaimer: This post represents the personal opinion of the author and must not be misconstrued as a policy statement of the LUBP. Related posts: Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative “Civil” Society must stop blaming the
A tale of two murders: Searching for equal justice -By Kashif N Chaudhry: It is the responsibility of a country’s judiciary to provide “equal justice under law” to every single citizen of the state without difference. Without an independent and honest judiciary, all the rights guaranteed to citizens under the Constitution of
Independence Introspections – by Usmann Rana: Today Pakistan celebrates the 64th years of its infancy in world history. Forgive Pakistanis if they seem perplexed as to what exactly are they celebrating. Is it the increasing sense of isolation that Pakistan feels whenever a major wanted
Pakistan and the Search for Identity (Part 1) – by Rusty Walker: About the author: Rusty Walker is an Independent Political Analyst, educator, author, Vietnam veteran-era U.S. Air Force, from a military family, retired college professor, former Provost (Collins College, U.S.A.), artist, musician and family man. Rusty Walker is an ardent
Deconstructing Pakistani liberals: A response to Shashi Tharoor and Raza Rumi: Related posts: Recommending Aatish Taseer How to identify liberal proxies of GHQ in Pakistani media and blogs Taseer’s murder and the call for a ‘broad-based alliance’ between PPP and the ‘civil society’ – by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla Recently I
Recommending Aatish Taseer – by Alamdar Mengal: It was interesting to come across some Twitter reactions to Mr. Aatish Taseer’s boldly written article, “Why My Father Hated India” that was published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, which poses some tough questions about the historical and
Interview: Shehrbano Taseer: Shehrbano Taseer became the official spokesperson of her family after her father Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Punjab, was assassinated in January this year. But Shehrbano is more than just a vocal member of the family. She has also