Nida Yasir and ARY Digital might have been able to have raised their TRPs and viewership for a very short period of time but they are not realizing what the are promoting. This is very anti-thesis to the lifestyle Nida Yasir and ARY’s management has subscribed to – the modern urban luxurious lifestyle. Giving free license on air to such dangerous mullahs to spill their hatred against women will come down to haunt these women who are promoting them now for money.
For decades Shia Muslims have been killed in Pakistan and the issue has either been pushed under the carpet or obfuscated using blanket terms such as ‘sectarian violence’. Both the print and the electronic media have on purpose hidden the Shia identity of the victims. The victims are often reported as mere ‘afraad’ [persons] randomly killed, not targeted for their faith.
Most Pakistanis have been silent on the issue, not uttering a word as if speaking for the Shia will make them a Shia. However, they do have time and energy to protest for Palestinians, Burmese or Syrians. The civil society and activists on social media, or otherwise, hesitate to use the word Shia – apparently they condemn the bloodshed but are shy of using the word Shia, like the mainstream media. This does not help. This is rather part of the problem.
Pakistan is home to 40 million Shia and 150 million moderate Sunnis. A few thousand Takfiri Deobandis have hijacked the country and Sunni identity. The silent majority should break the ice and speak on the issue. Further details of events in the future will be published later. Everyone is requested to keep raising their voice on the issue using the hash-tag #ShiaGenocide and #TakfiriDeobandi.
It was easier to maintain (shameless) ‘neutrality’ and remain silent on the issue of persecution of Shia in Pakistan in the past when media would completely blackout any news of killing of Shia; pushing it under the carpet in the name of ‘maintaining order’. Gone are those days and some sectarian fascist bloggers, in addition to some Shia social media initiatives, have highlighted the issue effectively. Considering the fact that it has become increasingly difficult over time to remain silent on the issue and not get labels like ‘ShiaPhobe’, I would like to present some helpful tips to gracefully ignore Shia Genocide. I hope these will serve you well to gracefully ignore Shia Genocide.
The US has used one of their CIA agents (Taliban) to attack another of their CIA Agents (Malala) to pave the way for an operation against the first CIA Agent who attacked her (Taliban). So basically Taliban attacked Malala to facilitate an operation against themselves because the US asked them to. Brilliant, isn’t it?
So please, cut the crap and stop your conspiracy theories. Its plan disgusting – just disgusting. You have the heart to make up conspiracies around an innocent CHILD?! Malala will recover but you will not. All I would tell you is that if Malala is a CIA Agent, all this country needs is millions more of them.
The highlights of the show (i) Javed Miandad says Sports should be banned in Pakistan because Sports and Education can not go together and (ii) the Sharjah hero weeps like a kid wiping his tears off his cheeks as Shaista Wahidi shows a video clip regarding Miandad’s sponsored madrassah in Karachi hosting 600 kids.
Our very own D-D-D-Dil Dil Dil Pakistan fame (Oops! That’s haraam now) Halal Lays chips fame Junaid Jamshed has been a party to Halal Capitalism by endorsing Lays Chips certifying their Halal-ness a couple of years back pocketing millions. Now, that Halal healthcare is making inroads into Pakistan; being truly dynamic and dedicated to Halal Capitalism, Maulana sahib has not wasted a moment to join hands with these fascists capitalists exploiting religion.
Clowns like Zakir Naik have made a joke of both Science and Religion. With such gibberish and taka-tak mix of religion and science, they are only adding to the preilious state of Muslims. The golden age of Muslims, of which these Islamists take pride in, was not a product of finding lame scientific excuses out of Quran but was a result of serious dedication to Islamic/Quranic message to seek knowledge, to unleash the universe and its hidden patterns. The likes of Al Razi, Ibn Sina and Al Farabi did not crammed page numbers and their contents, neither did they attempt to make scientific advancements by wasting their time trying to make up “scientific explanations” out of Quran. There should be no doubt that the modern world and all of us are indebted to the Muslim scientists who contributed to literally every field of Science – they took up the work done by Greeks and took it to a new level resulting in Muslim Golden Age. However, at the heart of this scientific advancements was unflinching dedication to critical thinking and a burning desire to know, to uncover the universe. The likes of Zakir Naik only make
To be fair to men, let’s get back to Zakir Nai’s principle: “Thus the only two options before a woman who cannot find a husband is to marry a married man or to become public property.” Now that we have concluded that it’s actually men who outnumber women and not the other way around, this suggest there will be millions of unmarried men looking for women to marry. The only option for them would be either to become “public property” – which of course we don’t want to happen, therefore, we should allow polyandry i.e. one woman marrying multiple men.
We have all grown up listening to a new stream of national songs being aired every Independence day. I can still recall how after telecasting Azaan-e-Maghrib, FM radio and TV channels first aired a Naat followed by a national song and then reverted to their regular business. It was the same this year, an endless stream of national songs followed the Iftar announcement on TV channels and I wondered what are Pakistan’s most favourite national songs? Tough question, I know as there are so many of them and many of them really good but I wanted to find out the most popular Pakistani national songs. Based on a quick survey conducted on social networks, some online discussion forums and monitoring the hits for many songs online, I came up with the following list.
After reporting on Pakistan for nearly 20 years, Anatol has developed a deep affection for Pakistan which is noticeable throughout the book as he writes about the country with concern, “a place that cries out for the combined talents of a novelist, an anthropologist and a painter.” The book provides some fresh concepts on a routinely misinterpreted country, a very interesting and essential read, full of learning and humour, provided you have a good understanding of Pakistan Army to balance out the faults on this side.
In 2003, Ethan Casey, a freelance American Journalist, gets the chance to live in Pakistan through an invitation to teach for a semester in the newly formed Beaconhouse National University in Lahore. His earlier visits to the country were in the second half of the 1990s when he spent most of his time in Kashmir. First quarter of the book is dedicated to Kashmir and stories of individuals struggling to live through the turmoil which has gripped the valley for decades. It is living in Kashmir and the …