Nuggets from the Urdu press
Ulema scared of Taliban
Writing in Jang Saleem Safi noted that a letter written by Taliban for the attention of Pak religious leaders (Learned Elders of Islam) was publicised by him after which people wrote abuse against him. The Learned Elders of Islam who should have answered the letter kept quiet even though the Learned Elders of Islam were sent the letter. Ulema came out aggressively against ordinary people if they challenged them but when it came to Taliban they refused to speak. Taliban defended their acts of killing Paks on the basis of Koran and Hadith but the Pak Learned Elders of Islam keep quiet.
| Well, sure. The Taliban are infamous for killing those they dislike in more or less nasty ways.|
Drones hurt Taliban
Journalist Saleem Safi asked in Jang whether it was wise on the part of the Army to invade North Wazoo while earlier operations in Swat, Bajaur and Orakzai had produced mixed results. Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
and Lahore and Islamabad had not become safe as a result of these operations. The fact was Taliban and Al Qaeda were not hurt by the Army but by the drones which took heavy toll on them. The fact was that Al Qaeda's commanders were killed by them and Taliban leaders like Baitullah Mehsud and Qari Hussain also fell to drones.
Mullah Umar & Co in Bloody Karachi
| Woo hoo! More drones, Manolo! It has been requested by one who knows.|
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Quoted in Express American military commander General Allen said that Mullah Umar the chief of Afghan Taliban was hiding in Bloody Karachi along with his
lover companions and family. He was sending hundreds of violent warriors into Afghanistan while giving orders from inside Pakistain.
Imran Khan: after Waziristan, Bajaur
Daily Express quoted Imran Khan
Taliban Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
saying that after he had successfully taken a procession of Tehrik Insaf to Waziristan he would head for Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
. He said this to a delegation that visited him from Bajaur where the Army has been in operation for the last many years.
Talaq, Talaq, Talaq!
Famous columnist Abdul Qadir Hasan wrote in Express that ex-ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani had stated that Pakistain and the US should admit honestly that their relations have broken down and announce that a talaq (divorce) had occurred between them. Because men are more powerful they usually issue talaq to wives but wives can only give a lesser talaq called khula with the help of a judge. Hence America was the husband who had given talaq to Pakistain which was the obedient wife. Pakistain had spent a lifetime staying in wedlock with America but now America was tired of this wife. Husband America was sleeping in the same bed but facing away from wife Pakistain.
Pakistain's take from America
Daily Express had Abdul Qadir Hasan saying that according to Husain Haqqani Korea took $10 billion and took off; but Pakistain had taken $40 billion and got nowhere. Korea had become a power to reckon with while Pakistain had eaten up all the money without showing any result.
People less keen on Imran Khan
| Oh, come now. How many Pakistani bank accounts have grown considerably from American dollars falling off the truck on the way to its destination? No further result is needed.|
Daily Jang reported that Tehrik Insaf of Imran Khan was worried that after the grand showing of the party in October 2011 in Lahore fewer people were joining the party. They hoped that this trend was temporary, touched off by the intake of party from among tried and tested leaders from the rival parties.
| About bloody time they realized the man is nothing more than an empty cricket uniform.|
Media scandal will be fruitless
Daily Express reported TV anchor Talat Hussain as saying that the latest media scandal about TV anchors taking bribes would go nowhere because of lack of proof
but those journalists who were doing a good job would be targeted needlessly by these campaigns. Anchor Javed Chaudhry said that people were trying to sully the honour of anyone working in the profession.
'Hijab' invades Egyptian TV
Reporting on the consequences of the Arab Spring in Egypt daily Express reported that the newscaster ladies on Egyptian TV had taken to wearing hijab or head-cover and that religious programmes were once again in vogue on TV.
No proof of 9/11
Famous columnist Abdul Qadir Hasan wrote in Express that so far no cause was made available as to why the two buildings in New York were destroyed through a stupid (bhonda) plot of colliding two aircraft with them. Later the destruction of the buildings was attributed to Moslems and that was made the pretext of attacking Afghanistan and Iraq. Today it is clear that the old war of extinction of Moslems had been imposed on the world. It was painful that some Moslem rulers had joined hands with America in this evil enterprise.
What is obscene?
| When physics and chemistry calculations must include the impact of jinns, this kind of thinking naturally follows.|
Famous chief news hound Ansar Abbasi wrote in Jang that it was very easy to decide what was obscene in Pakistain. There were two institutions suitable for this finding: parliament and Federal Shariat Court where enough philosophers and scholars were available to decide what was not morally suitable for Moslems. Some people wrongly said that Pak culture was not Islamic but Pak-Indian in which obscenity was allowed.
Gilani doing contempt again
Veteran journalist Altaf Hasan Qureshi stated in Jang that the Supreme Court was being insulted with impunity in Pakistain and it was going on even after the dismissal of PM Gilani for contempt of court. Real Estate tycoon Malik Riaz had dishonoured the Court by discussing horrible scandals about the son of Chief Justice Chaudhry but when he came on a TV channel to do some more, the discussion misfired and it was discovered that ex-PM Gilani was prompting the whole show from behind the scenes.
Politicians and beauty
Daily Jang reported that Pak politicians were using beauty-enhancing devices to preserve themselves against the onrush of senility.
A lot of them were consulting beauticians and cutting their eyebrows to size before they became bushy; and were using ample helpings of black paint to prevent white from showing on the heads. Zardari, Rehman Malik
| I'm pretty sure that doesn't work... |
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.
, Ch Shujaat and Ch Pervaiz Elahi were foremost in this process of self-preservation. The Sharif brothers had already grown a fresh crop of hair on their bald heads through hair transplants.
Zardari and his guns
| All of Man's beauty products will not reverse what Allah wills, guys.|
Columnist Hamid Mir wrote in Jang that during the Memogate case against his ambassador Husain Haqqani at the Supreme Court President Zardari was extremely nervous and carried guns in the presidency, just in case. Mir recalled that one evening in December 2011 in his bedroom at the back of presidency Mr Zardari waited all night, gun in hand, for someone to come and arrest him like so many other politicians in power, saying he will not surrender, nor will he resign or offer arrest; but that he will fight to the last.
Ansar Abbasi versus 'chirya'
Famous chief news hound Ansar Abbasi wrote in Jang accusing another journalist of his own group misreporting on him: about Abbasi going to the Supreme Court on the question of obscenity. In fact, Abbasi had not approached the Court. He wanted the said journalist to acquire some more facts in addition to what his spying sparrow (chirya) was doing for him.
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