Posts tagged ‘Jinnah Institute’

June 18, 2012

In response to Marvi Sirmed’s plea of innocence

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Pakistan’s self acclaimed liberal, columnist and rights activist Marvi Sirmed has written an article in Express Tribune (18 June 2012) to prove that the alleged list of Malik Riaz’s beneficiaries is fake, and that along with other “credible journalists”, her name too does not deserve to be in that notorious list.

While I have no means to confirm or challenge the authenticity of the Riaz Malik’s beneficiaries list, in this post, I seek to offer some quick comments on Marvi’s article which is 

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March 12, 2012

Jinnah Institute’s Extremist Watch report misrepresents Shias, Ahmadis and Pashtuns

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I have had a quick look at the Jinnah Institute’s report titled ‘Extremism Watch: Mapping conflict trends in Pakistan 2010-2011″.

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November 24, 2011

Pakistan’s urban elitist liberals must not uncritically promote Sherry Rehman

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“My identity is that I am Pakistani and we are first class citizens here, no matter how pushed around we are.” – Sherry Rehman (interview with Huma Imtiaz in 2010)

Related posts: Some gems from Declan Walsh’s article promoting Sherry Rehman

Where Ansar Abbasi and Mosharraf Zaidi converge: “PPP killed Sherry Rehman’s bill”

Adil Najam and his pseudo-liberals’ outpouring of sympathy for Sherry Rehman – by Sarah Khan

I was shocked but not surprised to see a swift somersault in Pakistan’s urban elite’s discourse on Twitter on 23 November 2011 in the aftermath of Prime Minister Gilani’s decision to replace Ambassador Husain Haqqani with

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November 4, 2011

JI-USIP Report: Pakistan Elite’s Mindless Quest for Lebensraum – by Abbas Zaidi

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Abandon hope all ye who enter here (Dante Alighieri)

These past few weeks Pakistan’s print and electronic media has been awash with articles and talk shows vociferously supporting “Pakistan, the United States and the End Game in Afghanistan: Perceptions of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Elite” produced by Islamabad-based Jinnah Institute (JI) and United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the report is

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September 12, 2011

In praise of Moeed Yusuf and the Jinnah Institute Report – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji

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The best thing about the report is that it comes from people who my pious brothers in JI-SSP mistook for liberal fascists.

About the author: Riaz Malik Corner

Just when it looked like the liberal fascist brigade would attempt to take Pakistan away from the Taliban, the brilliant Jinnah Institute report scattered the hopes of this perfidious group of people. This group includes those “Pashtuns” like Prof. Ijaz, Dr. Taqi and Farhat Taj who think they know more about Pathans and NWFP than good, honest patriotic Punjabis. This group also includes fringe elements like Kamran Shafi and others who have the temerity to be critical of the Pak Fauj.

However, the best thing about this

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September 6, 2011

Urban liberal friends of the Deep State activated against Farhat Taj

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Will you reveal your sponsors, Samad Khurram?

Farhat Taj is amongst very few credible Pakistani scholars who have honestly and bravely presented a Pashun perspective on the Taliban and exposed the complicity of Pakistan army with the sectarian and jihadi

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September 6, 2011

What arrogance, what delusion: Kamran Shafi’s rebuttal to Jinnah Institute’s report on the future of Afghanistan

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SO then, 53 “carefully selected” and “chosen carefully Pakistani foreign policy elite” — retired civilian and military officials, analysts, journalists and civil society practitioners — with

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September 3, 2011

A rebuttal to Sherry Rehman’s ISI-inspired report on Afghanistan

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According to a recent report by the Sherry Rehman-led Jinnah Institute in Pakistan and the US Institute for Peace (USIP), Pakistan foreign policy

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