To the world, she was an icon. To me, she was my mother. On the fourth anniversary of that dark day, indelible in the history of Pakistan, when our greatest leader and our best hope was ripped from our lives and our
A critical review and response to Najmuddin Shaikh’s “What does Pakistan want in Afghanistan?” – by Liaquat Ali Hazara
When we look at the history of Pakistan since its birth, we understand that a particular autocratic mindset has always to tried to keep the general public at bay in terms of having the reign in their own hands. With the time passing, this cunningness of deliberation gained momentum to leave the majority of stakeholders being ruled and taken-granted at all time. Just after a year of its
The long-standing issue of strategically important and resource rich Balochistan requires more attention than it has received ever since Pakistan’s inception. Balochistan being country’s largest but most unprivileged region has witnessed a lot of contrite crimes against its dismantled majority leading it to a sinister climax wherefrom repeal may be near-impossible. After 1948, 1954, 1961 and 1977 the region is currently going through its fifth insurgency which was ignited after the brutal assassination of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006 by General Musharraf in his dictatorial regime.
LAHORE: Not many among us know that the decision of revisiting foreign policy vis-a- vis America by the PPP-led coalition government in the Centre is being done on the directions of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Issuing his maiden order as party chairman he asked Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, the president of the country, and Senior Vice Chairman Yousaf Raza Gilani, holding the office of chief executive of the country, to “revisit the relations with America”.
Enduring Allies: Pakistan’s Partnership with Saudi Arabia Runs Deeper
9 December 2011
When Crown Prince Sultan of Saudi Arabia died this fall, the first foreign head of state to announce he would attend the funeral was President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan. Accompanying him was the chief of army staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the real power in the country.
Here is a documentary proof of how Shia Muslims in Pakistan are routinely harassed, persecuted and killed by the Saudi-ISI supported Jihado-sectarian monsters.
In the following exclusive video, dozens of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ aka Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan SSP) extremists are seen attacking a Shia mosque (imambargah), putting the mosque on fire, chanting slogans against Shia Muslims
When ‘we’ are not included in ‘us’: A response to Mahjabeen Khan’s article in Express Tribune – by Marya Mushtaq
I was forced to write this article when I read a blog ‘Why Ashura is a ‘Holy-Day’ for all of us and not just you’ (Mahjabeen Khan, Express Tribune, December 6 2011). The blog was supposedly a response to another blog ‘Muharram is your holiday, not mine’ (Sidra Rizvi, Express Tribune, December 2), but in effect, turned out to be an edict excommunicating all the Shia Muslims, and playing down any importance attached to Muharram due to martyrdoms of Imam Hussain (a.s) and other members of the Prophet’s (pbuh) family.
All Sunnis and Shias must read Luttwak’s article in order to understand how Saudi-Ikhwan-Wahhabi lobby in USA wants to create a fresh wave of anti-Shia violence in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and other parts of the Muslim world.
To understand the Saudi-Wahhabi-Ikhwan influence on US lobbyists/strategic analysts, read Edward Luttwak’s anti-Shia hate article in Foreign Policy. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/12/07/revenge_of_the_sunnis
Luttwak’s piece is equally offensive to moderate Sunnis and Shias.
Misrepresentations in Lutwak’s FP article
Today, the first thing I received on Twitter was the following message from Amnesty International:
Happy Human Rights Day!
Next I received a tweet which directed me to a Pakistani blogger Sana Saleem’s article titled “You do not have the right to remain silent” published in daily Dawn, to mark the celebration of human rights around the world.
More pain for Pashtuns and Hazaras of Pakistan and Afghanistan. ISI’s trusted friend Mosharraf Zaidi has been appointed as advisor in Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry. Long known for his refined and subtle alignment with Pakistan army’s strategic depth and proxy Jihad doctrines, Mr. Zaidi’s formal appointment in the foreign ministry is being seen as a direct check on Pakistan’s civilian government and to ensure that policies and interests of the Deep State are closely implemented and monitored.
After Sherry Rehman’s appopintment as Pakistan enovy to US, Ejaz Haider’s as head of Jinnah Institute, Mosharraf Zaidi is third person with direct or indirect influence on Pakistan’s pro-Deep State foreign policy and strategic agenda.
Here is a useful resource on Mosharraf Zaidi’s services to Pakistan’s military establishment: http://criticalppp.com/archives/tag/mosharraf-zaidi
Here is an example of Samad Khurram’s philosophy and modus operandi: Salman Taseer’s murder and the footsoldiers of media
Hate speech against Shia Muslims in Express Tribune by Professor Saleem Ali of University of Vermont
Shia-Sunni reconciliation – The Express Tribune
Muharram is a time for reflection on many accounts. It is the start of the Islamic new year and also a time of remembrance and renewal. Unlike most other faith traditions, the start of the new year for Muslims is sombre and even melancholic in tone. The martyrdom of Imam Husain was a tragedy by any standard but let us also reflect on how this historic event has been distorted at the
Mahathir Mohammad’s strange remarks about Pakistan’s Shias
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Friday (2 December 2011) gave a statement which indicates his personal abhorrence of Shia Muslims, a fact which is also reflected in his formulation of anti-Shia regulations and practices during his 22 years rule as Malaysia’s Prime Minister (1981-2003).
Urging India and Pakistan to peacefully resolve their disputes, Mahathir said something quite problematic about Pakistan’s Shia population, describing them as an internal problem much graver than Pakistan’s external problems