Nuggets From The Urdu Press
Malik removed from Islamic University
Reported in monthly Naya Zamana 'anti-liberal' faculty of sharia at the International Islamic University at Islamabad got offended with its rector Fateh Muhammad Malik because of his liberal ideas. Malik is known for having written a number of popular books on Allama Iqbal. Malik got into trouble when in May the University held a culture week and invited the Iranian ambassador and his wife. The sharia faculty protested but Malik was stubborn and additionally insisted that his linkage of the University with universities in Iran was proper. Malik said some people wanted to keep the University Wahhabi. The Islamic University was created by General Zia to breed jihadi intellectuals, the journal said.
Hafiz Saeed serves notices
Monthly Naya Zamana reported that famous religious jihadi leader Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
...who would be wearing a canvas jacket with very long sleeves anyplace but Pakistain...
had served notices of Rs 10 crore each to columnist Nazeer Naji and journalist Amir Mir for writing that Hafiz Muhammad Saeed had secretly met the American ambassador. Both journalists acknowledged receipt of notices but Nazeer Naji said he did not have Rs 10 crore to pay to Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.
Ahmadis living in Pak hell
Quoted in monthly Naya Zamana a report from the Ahmadi community stated that in 2011 six Ahmadis were killed for their faith while 20 others were assaulted. In educational institutions Ahmadi students were being subjected to targeted attacks to make them quit the campus. Their places of worship were being taken over, 23 of them demolished and 28 sealed by the administration and 16 were under illegal occupation.
Will Mira return the plot?
| Pakistani purity in action.|
Daily Jinnah reported that filmstar Mira had decided to make up and do sulah with her alleged husband Atique who had said that he would do sulah only if she returned the house she had received from him as a wedding gift but was actually denying receiving it. Mira was said to be thinking of returning the house where now her fresh fiance was actually living. Former putative husband Atique had famously asked a judge to get her medically examined to confirm her claim that she was a virgin.
Nation opposed to Siachen climb-down
According to Jang, 57 percent of the people in Pakistain were opposed to Pak Army climbing down from Siachen unilaterally as recommended by Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
. Only 17 percent favoured unilateral withdrawal while 15 percent wanted the Army permanently stationed on Siachen.
No revolution in Pakistain, please!
Famous Maulana Samiul Haq
...leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as
Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
told Jinnah that there will be no revolution in Pakistain and there will be no change in Pakistain. Elections will be held and its results will be decided by America. He said Learned Elders of Islam were not affected by America's threats; therefore America should stop threatening him. He said all politicians were working for Americans.
Chief Justice against Punjab laptops
Reported in Jang, Chief Justice of Pakistain Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed that in Punjab Rs 22 billion were spent on laptops whereas many girls students were sitting out in graveyards because their schools had no classrooms. He said this after hearing about a school in Gujranwala whose classes were being held in a graveyard.
Chief Justice being made into hero
| Prob'ly safer for the girls than a burnable school building...|
Quoted in Express lawyer Fawad Chaudhry stated that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was unnecessarily being presented as a national hero by the media. He said that Musa Gilani and Dr Arsalan were being judged on unequal scales. Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah who is a cousin of the Chief Justice said that the plot against the Supreme Court was hatched by Rehman Malik
Pak politician, Interior Minister under the Gilani government. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. Malik was tossed from his FIA job in 1998 after documenting the breath-taking corruption of the Sharif family. By unhappy coincidence Nawaz Sharif became PM at just that moment and Malik moved to London one step ahead of the button men. He had to give up the interior ministry job because he held dual Brit citizenship.
and Malik Riaz.
General Chishti supports Chief Justice
Reported in Nawa-e-Waqt famous General (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti
spoke on behalf of the organization of retired armymen and said that corrupt elements were hatching conspiracies but the military leadership had unconditionally promised to stand behind the Chief Justice. He said the corrupt were endangered by the activism of the Supreme Court.
PPP blackmailing Chief Justice
| And since just about everyone there is corrupt...|
firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
leader Abid Sher told Express that the PPP was trying to blackmail Chief Justice Chaudhry. Kashmala Tariq of Q League said it was a conspiracy hatched by Rehman Malik but PPP leader Basra said Chief Justice did not take notice of his son's lavish life style.
The crying competition in Pakistain
Writing in Express famous Abdul Qadir Hasan observed that many people in Pakistain were accustomed to weeping at critical moments. Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan had cried when he was shown evidence of Dr Arsalan's bribe-taking. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain was said to have cried during the Lal Masjid operation. He also cried at the death of Nawab Akbar Bugti.
'I have seen proof of Arslangate!'
Columnist Javed Chaudhry wrote in Express that he had seen proof of Dr Arsalan Iftikhar's corruption with his own eyes. He had been rung by Malik Riaz with whom he had connections going back to 1996 and invited to his house. When he reached Malik's house he saw the car of a famous and senior journalist coming out from the gate.
Malik Riaz was plotting for a long time
| No doubt that makes more sense in the original Urdu.|
Famous columnist Haroon Rasheed stated in Jang that the journalists were opining that Malik Riaz had attacked the Chief Justice because he was put up to it by the Army which had been insulted by the Chief Justice in Quetta. This was not true because Malik Riaz had first thought of the plot long time ago.
Deaf and Dumb will attack NATO supplies
Reported in Nawa-e-Waqt that the deaf and dumb of Lahore were greatly incensed after hearing
of the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
supplies issue and said that NATO supplies were leading to the killing of humanity which was not acceptable to them and might lead to their issuing forth in the streets and immortalising themselves by attacking the NATO supply routes.
Arsalan wanted to stay in London Marriot
Daily Jinnah quoted Malik Riaz as saying that he had written proof that Arsalan insisted that he wanted to stay in the most expensive hotel called London Marriot. He added that he insisted so much that Bahria was finally forced to agree to pay for the room.
A 'heejra' orgy
According to Express Muzaffargarh in Souh Punjab was shocked to witness a huge gathering of transvestites and local boys falling in love with each other and then marrying heejras. The police looked after the ceremony in a marriage hall and made sure that the rich boys could enjoy the heejra company.
Arsalan Iftikhar and Dina Wadia
Famous columnist Hamid Mir wrote in Jang that famous fathers at times were embarrassed by their offspring. Jinnah was made to feel awkward by his daughter Dina Wadia who converted to Parsi faith
to marry someone that Jinnah did not approve of and therefore had to dissociate himself from it. Similarly Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry had bravely taken suo motu
| Thus returning down the path trod by her mother, who converted from the Parsi faith when she married Mr. Jinnah.|
...a legal term, from the Latin. Roughly translated it means
I saw what you did, you bastard...
notice of his son Arsalan's corruption case and did not favour him. Jamaat Islami had some trouble with the son of its founder Maududi but did not maltreat Farooq Maududi.
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