Hot off the Urdu Press – 7

Posted on March 28, 2007
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This is the seventh episode in the series of Urdu Press news. The previous six news collection can be read here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Click on the Urdu news text below to view enlarged and more readable images.

(1) Parveen

This news appears in the daily Nawaiwaqt Lahore, and it talks about how singer Abrar-ul-Haq’s song titled ‘Parveen’ caused a verbal and physical brawl between two groups of people in the town of Pattoki. One group was playing this song loud and the other group didn’t like it too much as they had three women named Parveen living in their households.

(2) Khufia haath (The Hidden Hand)

I enjoyed reading this daily Jang Hyderabad news where a small time leader is blaming all ills facing our country on the ‘hidden hand’. This story is so ‘ghissi pitty’ (typical) that it makes me smile. I wonder who would fall for such wordings in the year 2007 anymore?

(3) 22 versus 2

This is a sad story from the daily Jang Faisalabad. 22 people gathered together to kidnap 2 lawyers. The reason was that 2 laweyers were involved in a car accident with one of the 22 kidnappers. While it is a sad reflection on the state of our society, the first thing that came to my mind was the mismatch in sheer numbers. What chance did 2 people have resisting 22. It also shows lots of unemployment where 22 people had nothing better to do than to take part in an organized crime.

(4) Animal Rally for Environmental Protection

I enjoyed reading this news from the daily Jang Hyderabad where cattle was also paraded alongside humans to protect environment. Thousands of cows, oxen, goats and sheep were paraded on the National Highway N5 which also blocked the traffic for some time. Among other things the human participants were also holding tree branches in their hands. It is unclear whether the branches came from the very trees this group was trying to protect from destruction. Cloth banners were also hanged on some of the animals taking part in this rally. Enjoy!

5 responses to “Hot off the Urdu Press – 7”

  1. Sania says:

    Mashallah!
    App ne bohat acha kaam kya hai blog main.
    plz isse jari rakhna…

  2. chiefSahib says:

    First they take over a library armed.
    Now this!
    First the bearded ones decide that tv is evil now they cant get enough airtime
    They also decided that women should stay at home and not be educated now they decided that they are perfect pawns in their game of chess. If anyone attacks these arm-weilding burka clad women that would gain them mass support.
    They are above the law
    http://geo.tv/geonews/details.asp?id=3995&param=1

    Why can’t people be taught to think for once.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4258224.stm
    It seems that the bearded ones have found a new way of exploiting women by convincing them that yes they should rally for their own exploitation .

  3. Suleman says:

    BTW Moazzam’s story has reached BBC site http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6502305.stm
    This is quite poor press the issue I have is how loosely the word “Taliban” is used in media. Taliban is plural to Talib, which is a student. Taliban doesn’t necessary mean these folks are organized and associated with folks in Afghanistan. This can be an independent madarassa attempting to enforce their views, which are far fetched, but should not in any case attempt to link with “War of Terror” . Besides the gov’t should have the courage to intervene.

  4. Indscribe says:

    Interesting. Sometime back in India also Urdu press reported how interpretation over a couplet recited by a poet in a mushaira in Najeebabad town in Uttar Pradesh had caused a bloody clash between two groups after the mushaira.

    Guns came out and shots were fired. The link is here(http://indscribe.blogspot.com/2006/09/poetry-flares-up-passions-gunshots.html). Such things don’t get reported in English press, of course, here and Urdu papers report them.

  5. moazzam raza tabassam says:

    ….TALBAN STARTS OPPRATIONS IN ISLAMABAD ……… Students of Local madrassa jamiah Hifsa of islamabad started talban style moment in capital day before yester day. On monday a group of Male and female students of madrassa Hifsa raded a Lady shamim house in G-6 sector and blamed her for unislamic bussiness and warrand her. this group also raded in abpara and warraned shop keeper for s selling music and movies cds and unislamic dresses. very next on tuseday these students again wemt to lady shamim,sealed house and brought her forcly in madrassa hifsa. these local madrassa talban also visited meloday and abpara markets and warrned shopkeeper for unislamic bussiness. the administration of Madrassa hifsa also set up a tele phone help line for unislamic bussiness complaints. the administration of Madrssa also annoced for lanching a FM station , named Voice of Allah o Akber. this all happening in area hardly 2 kilometer from president house in capital.

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