Tag: Violence

  • کوک سٹوڈیو میں شہید امجد صابری کی آخری پرفارمنس

    کوک سٹوڈیو میں شہید امجد صابری کی آخری پرفارمنس

    مجھے کوک سٹوڈیو کے اس سیزن میں امجد صابری اور راحت فتح کی اس پرفارمنس کا سب سے شدت سے انتظار تھا۔ سوچا تھا بار بار سنوں گا اور امجد صابری کو یاد کروں گا۔ لیکن حقیقت یہ ہے کہ میں بمشکل ایک بار اسے مکمل سن پایا۔ دل بیٹھتا ہوا محسوس ہوا بالکل اسی […]

  • ’پیلٹ گن مارتی نہیں زندہ لاش بنا دیتی ہے‘

    ’پیلٹ گن مارتی نہیں زندہ لاش بنا دیتی ہے‘

    بھارت کے زیرِ انتظام کشمیر میں سکیورٹی فورس مظاہرین کو منتشرکرنے کے لیے پیلٹ گن یعنی چھرے والی بندوق کا استعمال کر رہے ہیں۔ یہ بندوق جان لیوا نہیں ہے لیکن ان بندوقوں کے سبب کئی مظاہرین کو شدید چوٹیں لگی ہیں۔ کئی بار مظاہرین کے پاس کھڑے ہوئے لوگ بھی ان سے زخمی ہوئے […]

  • Pity the nation that has to silence its writers – Arundhati Roy

    Pity the nation that has to silence its writers – Arundhati Roy

      I write this from Srinagar, Kashmir. This morning’s papers say that I may be arrested on charges of sedition for what I have said at recent public meetings on Kashmir. I said what millions of people here say every day. I said what I, as well as other commentators have written and said for […]

  • In Kashmir, Indian security forces use pellet guns that often blind protesters

    In Kashmir, Indian security forces use pellet guns that often blind protesters

      These are pallet gun wounds and nearly 300 cases admitted in various hospitals and about 150 surgeries performed so far and doctors are not hopeful on majority of these cases that they will gain their eyesight and 14 year old Insha is one of the unfortunate ones. What are pellets? Pellets are loaded with […]

  • Muslims in the world of Modern Science – by Muhammad Faisal Younus

    Muslims in the world of Modern Science – by Muhammad Faisal Younus

    Thousands of years ago, it was a golden era of Muslims in terms of science and education. 800 AD to 1100 AD was a time when Baghdad was well-known for its scientific knowledge and inventions. A large number of intellectuals including philosophers, chemists, teachers, and scientists went to Baghdad for seeking education and refining their […]

  • Sad demise of Amjad Sabri- Another victim of state terrorism – by Muhammad Faisal Younus

    Sad demise of Amjad Sabri- Another victim of state terrorism – by  Muhammad Faisal Younus

    One more tragic incident has produced an innocent victim. This time a famous qawwali musician, a man with international fame became a victim of state terrorism. Amjad Sabri was a famous qawwali singer, an international celebrity, born on December 23, 1976. He started to learn qawwali at the tender age of nine from the best […]

  • American deaths in terrorism vs. gun violence in one graph

    American deaths in terrorism vs. gun violence in one graph

      (CNN)During his presidency, President Barack Obama has had to deliver statements on gun violence 15 times. After a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and injuring seven, a visibly upset Obama said the shootings were becoming all too routine. The gunman also died, although it’s unclear whether he was […]

  • Jamiat activists attack Karachi Uni girls for playing cricket

    Jamiat activists attack Karachi Uni girls for playing cricket

      A clash between Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) and Punjabi Student Association (PSA) in the University of Karachi (KU) resulted from an IJT attack on girl students who were playing cricket on the campus. IJT activists allegedly attacked girls who were playing cricket to pass the time until their vans arrived to take them home. […]

  • Memories of Growing Up in My Beloved Karachi – by Ali Hashim

    Memories of Growing Up in My Beloved Karachi – by Ali Hashim

    My first memory of Karachi is a view from the air as our plane bringing us from Delhi, where my father, as a civil servant, circled the Star Gate airport and came in for a landing, just prior to the partition. I was about 5 years old and was fascinated by the small cars and […]

  • If Altaf Hussain is assassinated? – by Shiraz Paracha

    If Altaf Hussain is assassinated? – by Shiraz Paracha

    The MQM leader Altaf Hussain may need police protection as one of his owns may attempt to assassinate him. Following the explosive disclosures about the deeds and criminal activities of Hussain and his associates, the MQM leader has become a liability for the Party. As Hussain goes down he may take with him many MQM […]

  • پاکستانی اور پر تشدد رویے؟

    پاکستانی اور پر تشدد رویے؟

     آخر اس کی کیا وجہ ہے کہ پاکستانی سماج میں اکثریت تشدد اور شدت پسندی، انتقام اور نفرت کی طرف مائل ہوتی جا رہی ہے؟ اجتماعی اور گروہی  تشدد کی اپنی منفرد خصوصیات ہیں، جوزف کالونی کا واقعہ ایسا پہلا واقعہ نہیں تھا، اور ایسا بھی نہیں ہے کہ صرف ایک مخصوص اقلیت یا چند افراد […]

  • پلواشاہ کو کون پوچھے گا؟

      جہاں بڑے بڑے حادثے ایسے گزر جاتے ہوں کہ جیسے کچھ نہیں ہوا وہاں پلوا شاہ کو کون پوچھے گا؟ خبر کے مطابق بیس سالہ پلوا شاہ سکھر شہر میں ایک گزرتی  بارات سے ہونے والی فائرنگ کی زد میں آ کر ہلاک ہو گئی، ایسے ہی چند دن پہلے انیس سالہ مرید شیخ حیدرآباد […]

  • Why don’t Baloch comrades attack LeJ-Jundullah-Taliban instead of killing innocent settlers and labourers?

    Related posts: In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan LUBP has previously published several posts highlighting and condemning attacks on innocent (non-combatant) civilians particularly those of Punjabi, Sindhi, Saraiki, Muhajir and Pashtun backgrounds in Balochistan. On numerous occasions, murder of innocent civilians is proudly claimed and shamelessly celebrated by Baloch […]

  • My Vanishing Karachi -by Chander Parkash

    Karachi, the first Capital of Pakistan and its financial hub, is a leading Industrial centre and great Seaport. Karachi accounts for a lion’s share in the GDP and generates 65% of Pakistan’s total revenue. According to legend, Karachi was named after ‘Mai-Kolachi’, a Sindhi – Baloch fisher-woman.   Initially it was a small village named ‘Kolachi […]

  • Not all deaths are mourned the same – by Murtaza Haider

    Pakistanis of all political and religious persuasions are equally enraged by the tragic death of their soldiers caused by an indiscriminate air attack by the Nato forces. Pakistani soldiers, stationed at a border post in Mohmand region, were attacked by Nato planes and helicopters killing 24 and injuring several more. Several politicians and citizens in […]

  • Deconstructing Hizbul Tahrir’s ideology

    Ziauddin Sardar Explains The Long History Of Violence Behind Hizb Ut-Tahrir What Hizb ut-Tahrir peddles is escapist fascism that appeals to people who want to be told what to do The bearded and elegantly attired supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), the fundamentalist Muslim group, like to emphasise the non-violent nature of their party. As a […]

  • Does Britain back MQM’s violence? By Shiraz Paracha

    The British government shares some responsibility for violence in Karachi as wanted criminals use their UK bases to incite hate and violence in Pakistan. Altaf Hussain, a British citizen and a mafia style leader of a linguistic group, everyday violates the British ‘Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994’ and the ‘Racial and Religious Hatred […]

  • Blasphemy: Does the Holy Qur’an approve murder? – by Shiraz Paracha

    For Muslims the Holy Qur’an is the first source of guidance. The Qur’an does not order death or murder for blasphemy. The  Qur’an says Muslims should only fight in self-defence and should kill those who wage war on Muslims. Verse number 33 of Sura Al-Maidha is related to a war situation in which if an enemy attacks Muslims, […]

  • Daughters of the nation —by Mashal Sahir

    In Pakistan, the most horrendous abuse of women is rape. According to statistics, 928 women were raped in Pakistan in 2009. However, most cases are never reported due to the humiliation attached to the victim and also because our ‘efficient’ police officers ask embarrassing questions that add insult to injury. Inherently, whenever the word ‘woman’ […]

  • Daily Times Editorial: Nuisance of loudspeakers

    The move by the National Assembly on Friday to pass The Regulation and Control of Loudspeakers and Sound Amplifiers (Amendment) Bill 2010, is a step in the right direction. The bill is intended to curb attempts to create sectarian hatred in the Islamabad Capital Territory. Previously, this was applicable only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under The […]

  • A review of Christian-Muslim conflict and a modest proposal to counter it

    If outside experts could help disentangle religion from the other issues, the argument goes, that could help neutralise religion’s capacity to mobilise and inflame, in the hope of leading to a de-escalation of the crisis. Is this idealistic? Maybe……… At a Christian-Muslim conference in Geneva this week, participants agreed to build a network for “peace teams” […]

  • Arundhati Roy’s Statement on media and mob justice

    There is too much similarities between Pakistani and Indian right wing media, both are inciting hatred and violence among the country’s citizens and especially against those having unpopular views and thoughts. Indian media was present around Arundhati Roy’s house with live coverage facilities before the mob attacked her home. She raised some very pertinent questions about the nature and role […]

  • Why are PPP governments violent for Karachi?

    Source: Express Tribune KARACHI: It is when the numbers stop meaning anything that Karachi starts to panic. The numerical numbness does not, however, exhaust our hankering for some explanation, any explanation, for the killings. The next best thing we can offer ourselves is the acknowledgement of a trend: The violence has been at its worst when the Pakistan Peoples Party […]

  • Fear and apprehension among Christians

    There is fear and apprehension among Christians in Pakistan as the country celebrates the end of the Muslim observance of Ramadan.News of Holly Quran Burning Day in the U.S. by a Pentecostal priest  in Florida has led to tension, protests, and threats against the Christian minority, which, in most cases, have not degenerated into open […]

  • “Pakistan has to shift its strategic focus”, Prof Walter Russel Mead

    LAHORE, Aug 14: Pakistan should move away from the zero-sum security rivalry with India to be able to emerge as a successful, modern democratic society, says a distinguished American foreign policy expert. “It is vital for Pakistan to shift its strategic focus from a dead-end losing competition with India to a developmental competition,” Prof Walter […]

  • Remembering the Violence during Zia (L) Regime – by Ahsan Abbas Shah

     پاکستانی تاریخ کے گزشتہ عشرے عظیم سیاسی اتھل تھپل کے غماز ہیں۔ ان اَدوار میں بائیں بازو کی قؤتوں کا جو اُبھار دیکھنے میں آیا۔ وہ ملکی سیاست میں سنگِ میل کی حیثیت رکھتا تھا۔ ذوالفقار علی بھٹونے موقع کی نزاکت کو دیکھتے ہوئے وطن کے افتادگانِ خاک کی  قیادت سنبھال لی اور قومی آزادی […]

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan and politics of US withdrawal- by Shehrbano Taseer

    WASHINGTON DC: On Wednesday, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) co-sponsored an event featuring Pervez Hoodbhoy and Zia Mian. The speakers discussed the present crisis in Pakistan regarding the Taliban and other extremist Islamist forces, and what a US/NATO withdrawal would mean for the region and […]

  • Baloch Nationalists Leaders mourned in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    A condolence reference was held in Peshawar Press Club for the Baloch leaders Habib Jalib Baloch Secretary General BNP and Maula Bakhsh Dashti of Natinal Party who were mercilessly assassinated in Balochistan few days ago.  The reference was arranged by the National Party Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province which is led by Said Mukhtar Bacha Advocate. Rahat […]

  • The roads to terrorism: From General Zia-ul-Haq to Faisal Shahzad – by Kamila Hyat

    What could possibly have possessed Faisal Shahzad, a wealthy, happily married college graduate with two children and everything in life apparently working in his favour, to set out to Times Square and attempt to leave a bomb behind? His bizarre adventure opens up questions as to the nature of terrorism in our country. It is […]

  • Islam, a religion of peace, hijacked by the violent children of Sayyid Qutb – by Fouad Ajami

    Islam’s Nowhere Men Millions like Faisal Shahzad are unsettled by a modern world they can neither master nor reject. By FOUAD AJAMI ‘A Muslim has no nationality except his belief,” the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, wrote decades ago. Qutb’s “children” are everywhere now; they carry the nationalities of foreign lands and […]

  • If half-a-million ethnic Punjabis flee Balochistan – by Jan Assakzai

    If they flee Balochistan A disturbing fallout of Baloch militants’ estrangement is going to be mass migration from Balochistan of Punjabi- and Urdu-speaking people, who mostly live in Quetta. The professional entrepreneurial middle class composed of the non-indigenous communities in the province has been an asset to Pakhtuns and Balochs for a number of decades. […]

  • Silence or conditional condemnation of the Times Square bomber — by Dr Mahjabeen Islam

    Ours is a nation with many Joseph Goebbels. We rattle on in convoluted, minute details and in the effort to convince others, delude only ourselves, unfortunately so deeply that we lose the beginning of lies and the death of the truth Unstinted condemnation with no ifs, ands, or buts. That really is what live consciences […]

  • The Scylla of violence: indiscriminate violence against the non-combatant settlers in Balochistan – by Dr Mohammad Taqi

    “This is a political war and it calls for discrimination in killing.” — John Paul Vann, US adviser in Vietnam The recent killing of Professor Nazima Talib in Quetta has once again called into question the logic of indiscriminate violence against the non-combatant, non-Baloch settlers in the province. It has turned the focus of attention […]

  • Finally, the Deobandi awakening against Taliban terrorists?

    No condemnation Dawn Editorial Monday, 03 May, 2010 There is little doubt that there still exist, across Pakistan, mosques, schools of religious learning and other religious centres that continue to spew hate. Unless that infrastructure of hate is shut down, and clearly some in attendance at the Lahore conference would oppose such a move, Pakistan […]

  • In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan – by Abdul Nishapuri

    Update: Target killing of Professor Nazima Talib Mehdi: Shame on BLA terrorists. Where are your Baloch traditions? The Punjabi scapegoat It is common practice in the (so called) leftist and progressive circles of Pakistan to blame Punjab for all failures of the country as a federation and also for the sufferings of ethnic and religious […]

  • Rumpus at the Punjab University – by Qudrat Ullah

    The recent spate of manhandling of a University Professor namely Dr. Iftikhar Baloch, by Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists, in the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan is the most tragic incident in the history of the institution which claims three Nobel laureates were from this University. According to the published […]

  • Peshawar: The tale of an orphan city – by Ismail Khan

    The scars of wars went deeper and left an impression not only on the social and cultural fibre but also devastated Peshawar’s infrastructure. — Photo by AP “Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the earth”, so said Archimedes. But even the great Greek mathematician would have thought a hundred times, […]

  • Strategy to demonize civilian government? – by Anas Abbas

    One of the main aims of Pakistan Army and its pro Taliban media sympathizers is to launch campaigns against the civilian government structure in order to justify its controversial interference. The strategy employed here to achieve this objective by the army and its media agents is to present a picture in the Pakistani public that […]

  • Peace Carvan: A journey for peace – by Shujuaddin Qureshi

    It was an unusual gathering at Karachi’s Cantt railway station, where over 100 people from civil society organisations, intellectuals, political and trade union workers, and journalists had gathered for a peaceful cause. Sixty of those gathered, including more than a dozen women, were part of a Peace Caravan that left Karachi on February 13 for […]

  • This is what young Pakistanis are learning

    Activists of the JuD hold aloft weapons during an anti-India protest rally in Lahore on Friday