Saroop Ijaz Archive

The Anti-National Action Plan – Saroop Ijaz: The honeymoon with the new-found and misplaced sense of security was brief; it was predicated upon the flimsy assumption that enough outrage and ‘resolve’ will prevent murder. It didn’t in Shikarpur for over 57 people, including children, who went
Imran Khan is no ‘apologist’, he is an ‘advocate’, an ‘ally’ of Deobandi Taliban – by Saroop Ijaz: In October, 2001, a church in Bahawalpur, Punjab was attacked (by Deobandi terrorists of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi) and worshipers killed, including women and children. The date bears relevance; it came days after the United States started the operation in Afghanistan. Before
Every party’s hardcore supporters view the supporters of other parties as ignorant, irrational and malicious, with an ethnic/cultural stereotype to boot – by Saroop Ijaz: The writer is a lawyer and partner at Ijaz and Ijaz Co in Lahore The chief minister (CM)-designate for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has already made the silliest statement for the next few years, or at least, let us hope so;
Secular parties under attack by Deobandi militants ahead of Pakistan polls – by Saroop Ijaz and Javed Aziz Khan: The Cost of the Show – by Saroop Ijaz The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has issued a Fatwa that it is a religious obligation on everyone to vote. Should one be happy at the fact that the Ulema Council is
Does the majority approve of alliances with the ASWJ, of surrender to the TTP, of misogyny? – by Saroop Ijaz: Making it Count Jam Tamachi was a ruler of Sindh and was immortalised by Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai in Shah Jo Risalo in the form of the tale of Noori Jam Tamachi. It is a simple beautiful folk tale. Noori was
#ShiaGenocide: What if it was your child? – by Saroop Ijaz: What if it was your child? What if you had to sit with the body of a parent, or of both, in freezing cold, with the feeling that nobody cared? Imagine, if you can, the sound and smell of
Speak now on #ShiaGenocide, or forever hold your peace – by Saroop Ijaz: In the summer of 1979, a horrifying thing began to happen in Atlanta, Georgia, US — African-American children began going missing and subsequently their murdered bodies found. This continued till the spring of 1981 and by that time, the
Shia genocide in Pakistan represents our own Gaza, our own Karbala – by Saroop Ijaz: A people who are defenceless, innocent, out-powered and outgunned are being attacked and killed while the world watches. However, the world does not watch in silence. Worse, excuses are being made for the killers. The victim is being blamed.
What Hazrat Imran Khan is not? The immortal letter by Shafqat Mahmood – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: Dear readers, I want to express my appreciation to the PTI Information secretary, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood for his brilliant deconstruction and dismantling (What Imran Khan is not  ) of the rubbish post by Saroop Ijaz called “The lies and triangulations of Imran
Silence on systematic murder of Shia Muslims in Pakistan is criminal – by Saroop Ijaz: In Pakistan, at times one feels the need to check oneself and restrain the use of hyperbole and absolutisms; I personally am particularly prone to this tendency. Yet, some days are easy and have little room for shallow nuances