As an independant alternative media web site, LUBP has always strived to publish valid criticism of mainstream media from a wide spectrum. An alternative perspective is particularly needed in a State like Pakistan where establishment enjoys a tight control on Urdu and English media in the shape of right-wing and pseudo-liberal journalists who peddle false Sunni-Shia or Iran-Saudi binaries to obfuscate takfiri Deobandi terrorism of ASWJ-TTP against Sunni Barelvis, Shias, Christians etc.
Dismissing valid criticism as abuse and slander is a weak and typical response of those who lack a counter argument.
In our unconditional condemnation of the the Sipah-e-Sahaba’s (ASWJ, the urban face of TTP) attack on Raza Rumi, we were not biased by our ideological and analytical differences with Rumi on the issue of clear identification of takfiri Deobandi terrorists of ASWJ-SSP. In fact we continue to name ASWJ-SSP as the culprit, and encourage all media persons to clearly name ASWJ-SSP-TTP network which is responsible for systematic attacks on Pakistani media, paritcularly on Express Media group.
LUBP has been critical of Najam Sethi, Sherry Rehman, Raza Rumi and certain other journalists on the issue of promoting anti-Ahmadi, anti-Shia pro-TTP cleric Tahir Ashrafi Deobandi as a progressive voice. It is one thing to support a single initiative but not at the cost of overlooking hate speech. Similarly, LUBP has been critical of estbalishment-frinedly think-tanks like the Jinnah Institute which promote the establishment’s artificial binaries of Good vs Bad Taliban, Pakistani vs Afghan Taliban as well the space and soft interviews provided to Deobandi hate clerics and terrorists in the Friday Times and the Jinnah Institute.
LUBP has been critical of the same Takfiri Deobandi militant groups who besides targetting Sunni Barelvis/Sufis, Shias, Ahmadis, Christians and Hindus also target progressive politicians and journalists. Our previous criticism of Raza Rumi should be viewed in its proper context just as our support for him when he too has been targetted by the same militant groups. It is absurd, dishonest and completely illogical to equate our valid criticism of TTP-ASWJ terrorism with the attack on journalists by the same Takfiri groups. Those who abuse us by distorting our argumnts and not even providing a reference for their slander only weaken their own credibility – not ours. Our support for Raza Rumi in the unfortunate attack on him stands just as our criticism of him in the past. Mashing the two to deflect criticism from the Taliban and ASWJ/LeJ is not a tactic that will work.
We condemn ASWJ-TTP terrorists’ attack on Raza Rumi: LAHOR (28 March 2014): TTP-ASWJ terrorist have struck Exp… http://bit.ly/1rLzZ5v
U hurl abuses&slander @Razarumi then condemn whn attack.Did same 2 shaheed Taseer.Abuse while alive & cry whn dead.Shame on u. @CriticalPPP
@BBhuttoZardari @Razarumi @CriticalPPP You are judging people for actually being against the attack?
Zain ul abidin @zainengineer
@BBhuttoZardari @SaimaMohsin @Razarumi @CriticalPPP
criticizing journalists is fair game. should encourage criticize over violence
Ghost of TK @tabankhamosh
@BBhuttoZardari One doesn’t hv to ideologically agree w/ someone to condemn violence ag them. kapeesh? @farhadjarral @Razarumi @CriticalPPP
Zain GOHAR @XyneGOHAR
@BBhuttoZardari @Razarumi @CriticalPPP are u serious? Do u even think before tweeting such crap?
Malik T. Amjad Awan @786Tanwir
@BBhuttoZardari @Razarumi @CriticalPPP WHAT DID SIND GOVT did for safety of media, where offices & staff got killed
@BBhuttoZardari @Razarumi but @CriticalPPP always condemn LEJ & terrorists wings at least !!
@BBhuttoZardari @Razarumi @CriticalPPP Children still dying in Thar the perpetuators responsible thriving and kicking shame Bilawal Zardari
Ailia Zehra @AiliaZehra
CM #Sindh Qaim Ali Shah is Lashkar-e-Jhangvi tout, says PPP leader Faisal Raza Abidi http://shar.es/BcFq7 cc: @BBhuttoZardari
Ali Taj @AliAbbasTaj
@BBhuttoZardari V. disappointed that you first misrepresented our criticism and did not even provide the link to our article. We stand by our dozens of article supporting Taseer as well as our one article critisizing him https://lubpak.net/archives/273049
Here is the actual reference which you did not even bother to provide https://lubpak.net/archives/273049
It is our democratic right to publish valid criticism as it is duty of PPP-lead Sindh Govt. to provide security from ASWJ.
TTP-ASWJ wich is threatening u as well has a track record 4 attacking media yet u are using ur platform to slander us! shame
When will PPP-Sindh Govt place an arrest warrant 4 hatemongering clerics of ASWJ http://brownpundits.blogspot.com/2012/12/27/a-sipah-e-sahaba-leader-speaks/ …
#LUBP has published scores of articles critical of #PMLN-ASWJ alliance as well as failure of PPP to take concrete steps also
It is pathetic that u have time 2 make weak attacks on us but stay mostly silent on daily attacks on Sunnis & Shias by #ASWJ
Will #PPP reflect on the associations of its own senior leaders with ASWJ/LeJ as seen here https://lubpak.net/archives/302939
Will #PPP confront its own senior leaders on their ASWJ/LeJ connections https://lubpak.net/archives/246875
We have backed our counter to ur slander with facts, news clippings etc instead of relying on hearsey like you have
Are u even familiar with #ASWJ/LeJ’s latest attack on us https://twitter.com/ASWJPak/status/449772992390639616
World Shia Forum @WorldShiaForum 10h
@CriticalPPP Very irresponsible comment by @BBhuttoZardari. We are disappointed. @husainhaqqani
Sunni4Peace @Sunni4Peace 1h
@AliAbbasTaj Today @BBhuttoZardari & banned Deobandi outfit ASWJ (urban face of TTP) stand united in attacking Shia & Sunni Barelvi bloggers
@BBhuttoZardari Show a bit of maturity if you lack in sanity. At least, try to be quiet if you can’t name ASWJ terrorists. Aurangzeb Farooqi Deobandi of ASWJ is freely killing Shias and Sunni Barelvis. He lives in Sindh, not Punjab. Instead of condemning Deobandi ASWJ terrorists, you are attacking Sunni Barelvis and Shias? Shame! You and your party have done zilch to stop Shia genocide and Sunni Barelvi genovide in Sindh. Based on your logic, since Najam Sehti criticized/defamed BB, he is also complicit to her murder
@BBhuttoZardari Instead of clearly condeming Deobandi ASWJ terrorists you are attacking Shia bloggers? Shame on you! Ashamed should be Sindh govt & PPP which silently presides over Shia genocide and Sunni Barelvi genocide in Sindh. Will you take action against Aurangzeb Farooqi who lives in Sindh, not Punjab?
بہت افسوس ہوا یہ دیکه کر کہ چئیرمین بلاول بهٹو زرداری ایک مخصوص ٹولے کے بہکاوے میں آکر تعمیرپاکستان ویب سائٹ کے بارے میں بے جا تنقید کی اور خود اپنی ،سنده پی پی پی کے بعض ارکان اور سنده حکومت کے دیوبندی تکفیری دهشت گردوں بارے گول مول ڈسکورس پر غور ہی کرنے کی زحمت نہیں کررہے
ان کو یہ سوچنا چاہئیے کہ تعمیر پاکستان ویب سائٹ نے تو ہمیشہ پی پی پی کے نظریاتی موقف کو آگے بڑهانے میں اہم کردار ادا کیا اور مسلم لیگ نواز سمیت اینٹی پی پی پی فورسز جو دیوبندی تکفیری دہشت گردوں کی سب سے بڑی حامی ہیں کو بہت ٹف ٹائم دیا ہوا ہے
یہ ویب سائٹ جتنی جرات اور بے باکی سے کام کررہی ہے اس کا مقابلہ کوئی اور سائٹ نہیں کرسکتی جبهی تو دیوبندی تکفیری جماعت اہل سنت والجماعت کا آفیشل ٹوئٹر پیج اس کے خلاف مغلظات سے بهرا ہوا ہے
Ahmad Noorani @Ahmad_Noorani
I m sure that attack on Raza Rumi wil lead to bring an end to the nexus between media houses& terrorist organizations like ASWJ/LeJ/SSP/TTP.
پیجا مستری @pejamistri
@CriticalPPP @BBhuttoZardari I hope Bilawal Bhutto does not jump into the lap of the professional “liberals”. Youth gets impressed so easily. The youth particularly the british “muslim” youth is so impressed by “professional” liberalism.