Editor’s note: Given that this specific post has been banned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the advice of ex-CM Najam Sethi, we are cross-posting it to express our solidarity with LUBP and support for free speech. The post was banned on 6 June 2013 by Pakistan government
(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
We are very disappointed to see misrepresentation of Shia genocide in Pakistan in at least four articles in the current issue of The Friday Times (March 02-08, 2012 – Vol. XXIV, No. 03).
Clearly, authors and editors at TFT have taken lead from their Editor in Chief Najam Sethi who himself was found misrepresenting Shia genocide in Pakistan only a few days ago on Geo TV’s Aapas Ki Baat (Talk Show). The details can be read at the following link: http://criticalppp.com/archives/73439
For an example of biased, dishonest journalism, read Pakistan blogger Tazeen Javed’s op-ed in Express Tribune in defence of Najam Sethi’s racist tweets: “Calling out the real bullies”
The article is an unsuccessful attempt by the Najam Sethi fan-club to repair Sethi’s unrepairable image.
In her article, Tazeen did not mention Sethi’s habit of passing casual racist remarks. Previously it was Pashtuns, now it is Jews, next Hazaras perhaps?
Najam Sethi is known for making racist remarks during his weak, candid moments. A few weeks ago he was caught unguarded on Twitter when he frankly stereotyped the Taliban militants as representing the Pashtuns of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Related post: Qasida-e-Husain-Haqqani – by Malik Siraj Akbar
We are cross-posting this interesting post by Baloch Hal editor Malik Siraj Akbar in which he “humbly and respectfully thanks the government of the United States of America” for granting him asylum in a country where in his own words he is sure he will not be judged “by the color of… skin but the content of … character.”
Malik Siraj AKbar is commonly known to have the following peculiar features:
Related posts: LUBP Archive on Maleeha Lodhi
Dr. Maleeha Lodhi became the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, from 1994–1997 and then during 1999-2002. Because of deep trust in her loyalty by the Deep State, she was allowed to work as an Ambassador to the US by such diverse heads of the state as PM Benazir Bhutto, PM Nawaz Sharif and General Musharraf. She is currently a special adviser to the Jang Group/Geo, a position she shares with another key asset, Najam Sethi.
Here are some quick excerpts from various resources put together to highlight Dr. Lohdi’s vital services to the deep state.
Najam Sethi, according to some of his “urban liberal” colleagues (some of whom are employees/columnists of The Friday Times or Daily Times), is one of the most credible name in Pakistani journalism today. While the myth of Mr. Sethi’s credibility has been effectively shattered elsewhere, the aim of this post is to examine one last urban legend which is uncritically circulated about Mr. Sethi’s valuable services in the Balochistan movement in 1970s.