(The Following post was written by me for Pak Tea House and was even published today. To my utter surprise, there was a pandemonium created after this by people who are mentioned in this post and Raza Rumi, an otherwise reasonable person, couldn’t stand up to his own ideals and removed the post. That was an act of shameful capitulation in face of some “brouhaha” by some soul-less media personnel. I refuse to remain silent
Yesterday, Pakistan Blogzine (PB) published a guest post by an Indian blogger Ankur Desai evaluating Raza Rumi’s appreciation of Hamid Mir as “a brave journalist who continues his great father’s legacy in journalism”.
However, I am amazed to see the ferocious reaction in the aftermath of the guest post. Instead of acknowledging and tolerating the critical post, both Raza Rumi (liberal for some, pseudo-liberal for others) and Hamid Mir (a well known Taliban apologist, right-winger) started a
Pakistan Blogzine’s editors express their most profound grief on the death of Jeay Sindh Quomi Mahaz JSQM leader Bashir Khan Qureshi. Mr. Qureshi was a symbol of struggle and hope for the oppressed and downtrodden communities of Pakistan, particularly Sindhis. His sacrifices for the rights of Sindhis will always be remembered.
Related post: Hamid Mir and Raza Rumi’s attack on Laibaah
In the last few months, certain apparently liberal (in fact pseudo-liberal) journalists in Pakistan have been trying to promote Hamid Mir and other dubious persons as anti-ISI, champion of free media and human