Rapists have rights — in Pakistan

Published: April 27, 2011

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Mubashir Lucman hates rape victims. He can’t stand them, exhausted as he is by their constant suffering and seeking of justice and maligning of innocent rapists. It just makes him sick to his stomach. If you are a rape victim and you are on Facebook, he will never ‘like’ anything you say. Unless you say that you like rapists. Then he will click the ‘like’ button with such force that the mouse will explode under the power of his thumb, spewing shrapnel everywhere and risking him getting shards of hard plastic in his eyes. These are the sacrifices Mubashir Lucman makes for you. It is for the sake of every maligned rapist out there that Mubashir Lucman risks high ratings, the endorsement of a TV channel that doesn’t believe in content-oversight and the benefit of advertisers, who proudly proclaims its support of his pro-rapist message, all so he can bravely criticise a gang rape victim.

Mubashir Lucman heroically risks the ire of anti-rape extremists by asking Mukhtaran Mai whether she feels any pity for the men who raped her and paraded her naked down the streets. He boldly draws a line in the sand with his words, clearly marking out the borders to a safe haven for rapists. Such is the passion of Mubashir Lucman.

Know also that your right to free rape is supported by our legal and judicial system. The same courts that can be relied upon to completely unlearn the meaning of the word ‘evidence’ in every blasphemy case that happens across their doorstep will look so closely at every detail of a rape case that their vision will get blurred. To ensure that all rapists are given a trial that is freer and fairer than anything the raped can hope for, the courts will be stocked to the misogynistic rafters with judges that believe the raped are just feeling unfairly rejected by their honourable rapists and that any mental distress felt, particularly after a gang rape, by the ‘victim’ should be ignored. If you were raped, it seems that certain judges are saying that you are then probably exaggerating, lying or simply asking for it. Either way, you will find no shelter in the system that ostensibly seeks to dispense justice in this country. ‘Caveat Raped’ as the Latin saying never went. These gavels were made for crushing your hopes of a Pakistan in which the rapist would fear reprisal.

Rapists can also continue committing their acts of rape knowing that there is no political party that will ever try to curtail their rights. The same flocks of ideologically-charged protesters who will burn your friend’s restaurant if you state an asinine opinion, or threaten to block the streets if the drones your government and army gave permission to fly over your territory continue to fly over your territory, will not lift a single placard in defence of someone gang-raped. Their love for female honour and virtue, it seems, is only enough to focus on a single woman at a time and that time is entirely taken up by the woman your intelligence agency handed over to America. Not until that matter is resolved, the war on terror is ended, petrol prices are lowered and the several thousand other, far more important things that crop up on a near hourly basis are attended to, can they even consider freeing up their schedule enough to notice those who have been raped.

As for the religious organisations, just remember that these groups hold a woman’s honour as an utmost priority until that honour is violated against her will. It somehow stops being worth the time after that.

So if you are a rapist, go forth and rape with impunity. Letting you is the least we could do.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2011.

Correction: April 28, 2011

This article has been edited from the version that appeared in the print edition on April 28, 2011.

Reader Comments (76)

  • Apr 27, 2011 - 10:02PM

    A sad realityRecommend

  • Apr 27, 2011 - 10:10PM

    scathing…. and on the money!Recommend

  • IZ
    Apr 27, 2011 - 10:11PM

    Sad but true. This hypocrisy needs to be skewered and you, sir, have done just that!Recommend

  • Usama Zafar
    Apr 27, 2011 - 10:11PM

    Im soo “liking” this!! :DRecommend

  • T
    Apr 27, 2011 - 10:32PM

    disturbingly true…. unfortunately that is the state in our land….Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Apr 27, 2011 - 10:33PM

    I have so far resisted from commenting on this issue, due to the belief that it was an illusion or some bad dream!!
    But sadly, Its true in today’s Pakistan !!!!
    The Judiciary has no where to hide and are not even ashamed of what they have just set as precedent, to those who commit this disgusting acts!!!!
    I have nothing but pure disgust for these so called Bandits who are running the Judiciary in Pakistan!!!!
    No Woman in future who suffers from this Ghastly Crime (well its not a crime in pakistan) will ever come forward to seek justice.
    Shame on the People of Pakistan to tolerate such injustices!!!Recommend

  • ahmed
    Apr 27, 2011 - 10:41PM

    nice……..
    its means there r ample opportunities in this field!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Amna Chaudhry
    Apr 27, 2011 - 10:51PM
  • parvez
    Apr 27, 2011 - 10:53PM

    I too am angry and frustrated. There is so much being written and said about the prevailing hypocrisy but it all seems like water off a ducks back.Recommend

  • Usman Ahmad
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:01PM

    Dude! you are being emotional! Such a sensitive topic demands insight which is completely lacking in any of your thoughts. Perhaps you should pursue your comedian interests..the thing you are good at!Recommend

  • Rehman
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:03PM

    Superb biting satire.Recommend

  • Apr 27, 2011 - 11:11PM

    I take this article as a personal attack on Mubashar Lucman. No one can support rape or rapists. But one can always have his own point of view and that’s what freedom of speech is all about. You just can’t start mocking those persons without any justified reason! Recommend

  • Maria
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:20PM

    Whether we like it or not, rapists like all criminals have rights even in developed societies. There are even miscarriages of justice in Western nations when killers and rapists get off because of a technicality or the work of a clever lawyer. Yes our society needs to condemn abuse against women but this won’t happen until Muslim societies start to respect women more. Be it the Arab nations or Iran, women have fewer rights than men but this has to change to stop crimes against women.Recommend

  • maheen usmani
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:20PM

    Brilliant.. each sentence has been beautifully and honestly crafted.Recommend

  • Shahzad
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:21PM

    All I can say about the people defending the Courts warped decision is that they need to have their own mothers, sisters, daughters and wives similarly gang raped and paraded naked through the streets for them to realize what Mukhtaran Mai has had to endure. As a bonus they themselves should also be sodomized by a gang of barbarians and made to run around naked through town. Now that really would be a wonderful sight to behold. Cheers!Recommend

  • Egregious
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:24PM

    absurd !Recommend

  • Maria
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:25PM

    While the Western media was loudly criticizing the last dictator Musharraf who said Pakistani women want to be raped for overseas visas and money, why didn’t the Pakistani media take him to task? This was said in an interview in the United States but whereas the US media denounced his comments, few Pakistani reporters spoke out. Until people realize it is wrong to demonize their mothers and sisters, things won’t change for Muslim societies.Recommend

  • Apr 27, 2011 - 11:27PM

    Well said, though I wish it hadn’t come to thisRecommend

  • arsalan
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:42PM

    Mister the blog post kinda defines you……………Absurd, with dry forceful humour sprinkled throughout, and its not even about you ranting it out on Luqman, the post is just absurd, absoultely nothing solid in it.Recommend

  • Mehr
    Apr 27, 2011 - 11:55PM

    @Farhan Khan Virk – Doesn’t the right to mock Mubashar Lucman also come under free speech? Besides, how is calling a woman who was raped a liar, even though her rape has been confirmed by all sources, become a “point of view”.Recommend

  • S.A.R
    Apr 28, 2011 - 12:02AM

    Well written! But I fear many may not get the satire and take u literally…
    As for mubashar lucman, he comes across as a bigot who should go back to film production and glorify the gandasa wielding rapists Recommend

  • SURR
    Apr 28, 2011 - 12:27AM

    Dont you get it. Mukhtaran Mai failed to prove that she was gang raped despite of having best lawyers, full NGO support and filthy amount of money at her disposal. Open your eyes. What is the real story that she is hiding.,,,,,Recommend

  • T R Khan
    Apr 28, 2011 - 12:43AM

    ‘Religious Organisations’ are all about anti-shiaism, Ahmadiyya bashing and internecine tussles. Issues of substance have always eluded their fickle minds.Recommend

  • GK
    Apr 28, 2011 - 1:14AM

    @Farhan Khan Virk: When it comes to rape then you discover freedom of speech for the rapist and its supporters. When it comes to blasphemy, then forget about freedom of speech or even a trail, you garland the killer !Recommend

  • Apr 28, 2011 - 1:23AM

    Someone needs to post a video of Mubashir Lucman sitting and watching that show with his mother or sister and their reactions.Recommend

  • Shock horror
    Apr 28, 2011 - 1:32AM

    Hypocrisy, thy name is Pakistani rape legislation!Recommend

  • Apr 28, 2011 - 4:09AM

    No, you see we are more worry about women in France and whether they wear no cloths at all or whether they wear a burka. Recommend

  • wahab
    Apr 28, 2011 - 5:35AM

    Shame on Mubashar Luqman and these courts give death sentence to some one suspected of blasphemy without any proper proof but for rape victim, they will ask for 4 eyewitnesses.. What a shame!!Recommend

  • Anjum Hameed
    Apr 28, 2011 - 9:45AM

    The day the rapists’ mothers, sisters, daughters are gang raped, will perhaps be the day when someone will notice??..perhaps when the mothers, sisters, daughters of the high and mighty are gang raped someone will notice??..always remember, ‘justice’ in Pakistan is meted out only to the rich..oh, are you poor????…hey someone, get the Baygon!.. Recommend

  • Farzad
    Apr 28, 2011 - 9:51AM

    @SURR:
    Shame on you and your speck of dust morals!Recommend

  • Sarah
    Apr 28, 2011 - 10:01AM

    Shame on mubashar lucman. I m really disappointed by watching his cheap show. Recommend

  • raha
    Apr 28, 2011 - 10:36AM

    I am a female but let me tell you all is not clear here. While i totally condemn rape the stories coming out NEVER happened.

    The account you believe is of Mukhtaran but the other account is that her brother who was 16 but claimed to be 12 raped the sister of another tribe which by the way is MORE poor than Mukhtaran’s tribe and family. Being poor and afraid they settle their disputes amongst themselves and decided to get Mukhtaran’s brother married to the girl HE raped and get Mukhtaran Married to the girls relative. Now being illiterate they did not even bother to register the marriage.

    The court has also convicted one guy who claims to be her husband because he could not provide REGISTRATION certificate as the marriage was not registered.

    Now all this melodrama was by NGO’s to make money and it is sad to see that even journalists do not bother to seek the alternate view and makeup their minds as illiterate.

    What about the punishment of the women who wrongly accuses a man? Comeon there should be gender equality.Recommend

  • neel
    Apr 28, 2011 - 10:45AM

    when our reperesetatives say that such acts and the puchayiat system is part of our culture then there it ends the doors for futher discussions….and the people representing our jucidiary system have not come from the mars, they are from the same rotten society so its nonsense to expect that an oppressed woman would be heard against the dominance of the ruling class( the men)…and above all when a legal system is imported from the west then how could we demand that the verdict would go against the so called cultural values!!!!! a complete mockery of the system!!!Recommend

  • Faisal
    Apr 28, 2011 - 10:52AM

    An emotional article, devoid of any facts or matters of law… just what we need… another opinion.. and we all know what opinions are like…… Recommend

  • ayesha
    Apr 28, 2011 - 10:52AM

    I agree with you Sami, that’s how ‘system’ in Pakistan works!Recommend

  • Karim Khan
    Apr 28, 2011 - 11:05AM

    Yes they have Sami, and shamefully so. The supreme court’s decision in Mukhtara Mai’s case has proven that what you are saying is cent percent correct.Recommend

  • Nobody
    Apr 28, 2011 - 11:11AM

    @Farhan Khan Virk:
    Just as Lucman has his right to express his opinion in his own way, no matter how vile or repulsive it is, so does the author of this article (who’s right on the money IMO). Mukhtaran Mai could have taken what Lucman was doing as a “personal attack” (and IMO it absolutely was), but I notice you don’t seem at all concerned with that. Recommend

  • Babar Khan
    Apr 28, 2011 - 11:18AM

    Your columns are always a treat to read! Excellent job!! Frankly speaking when I first saw you on tv I thought well here is another burger boy trying to be funny! But I stand corrected, your intellectual ability is far greater than most of our esteemed “leaders” and “experts”. If only just a few of them that matter could grow a brain, maybe this country would have been in a better state right now. But then again welcome to Pakistan .. too many things broken and no one willing to fix anything . The irony is that the people that have the authority to fix anything are least bothered and the people who can only speak and write and have no authority to practically change anything know all the solutions ! Keep it up MAYBE someday someone will listen .. just maybe ! Recommend

  • SJS
    Apr 28, 2011 - 11:38AM

    Lucman said that..!
    Oh, I am so not surprised.Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Apr 28, 2011 - 11:50AM

    @Shahzad:
    Your comment is in a very bad taste.
    Please spare the sisters and Mothers of rapists. What is the difference between what you advocate and what The village elders in MM’s village advocated? The thing is we should view women as individuals and not an instrument/tool of taking revenge for the crimes comitted by their Fathers or brothers.Recommend

  • freeman
    Apr 28, 2011 - 11:51AM

    what kind of article was that!! Recommend

  • Rao Qasim
    Apr 28, 2011 - 11:58AM

    @Shahzad:
    Your comment is absurd. So in any case, no matter, how much these judges have gone wrong, you want to teach them a lesson through ” their” women? Then what is the difference between you and the Panchayat who sentenced Muktaran Mai? Evil for Evil , especially against women is no answer Sir. Hope you get my point. No offense intended.Recommend

  • Apr 28, 2011 - 12:06PM

    this seriousness of matter should not be written by anyone with a sattire or mockery what ever.plz adress the serious issues directly and with evidence.this is a very bad thing happening to many girls in pAKISTAN CAN MEN FEEEL THE PAIN.ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO DO SO.PLEASE ADRESSS THIS PROBLEM AS A PUBLIC DANGER
    THANKS
    I AM A SEROIS PERSON ON SERIOUS ISSSUESRecommend

  • ashok sai
    Apr 28, 2011 - 12:41PM

    At least the rapists are not showered with rose petals, still it has not reached that extreme.Recommend

  • sars
    Apr 28, 2011 - 1:16PM

    Excellent piece.
    The Islamic republic of Pakistan guarantees the rights of murderers (most notably His Royal Highness raymond davis, rapists,thieves,tax evaders,”honor killers ‘ , religious (and other) extremists and assorted other mentally unstable groups.
    The rest of us have no basic rights at all and are good only for serving as collateral damage during the next bomb blast.
    God Help us all…….Recommend

  • Raza
    Apr 28, 2011 - 1:19PM

    Where the judges knows naught of justice
    This is truly an evil land
    Where the innocent are raped and pillaged and no one cares
    This is truly an evil land
    Where defence takes all the resources away from education
    This is truly an evil land
    Where the crooks are politicians in executive power
    This is truly an evil land
    Where the religious are synonymous with terror and injustice
    This is truly an evil landRecommend

  • Minhaj
    Apr 28, 2011 - 3:04PM

    @Usman Ahmad:
    Apathy is a word for you to learn,understand & then comprehend, if you are rape victim.Recommend

  • Concerned
    Apr 28, 2011 - 3:42PM

    The judge and others like lucman were biased because of the fame and success acheived by Mai post her ordeal. She is percieved to be a better person than the judge she appeared before and lucman who was doing a programme on her. Recommend

  • Concerned
    Apr 28, 2011 - 3:49PM

    The judge must have felt like a pygmy when Mai walked into his court. He could not digest that, hence the judgement.Recommend

  • Nighat Urpani
    Apr 28, 2011 - 3:53PM

    He is courageous enough to expose the hypocrisy so entrenched in our culture. But yes, lets not go on transforming ‘women’ as pawns for revenge or for teaching lessons to patriarchs. No, if anything, lessons are to be taught in a clear direct manner to men who can’t value and respect women as human beings.Recommend

  • Silver
    Apr 28, 2011 - 4:04PM

    “the raped are just feeling unfairly rejected by their honourable rapists and that any mental distress felt, particularly after a gang rape, by the ‘victim’ should be ignored.”

    Yes love, that is how they feel, “unfairly rejected”, more along the lines of, scarred for life I think. I do not expect that is something you can easily get over, and learn to forgive and forget. Alright, mate shall we have YOU raped? Do you know the definition of rape? Well, here it is:

    the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse

    Someone who does perform “rape” is someone who should suffer, and if you cant get some, er, for lack of a better word, “tail” then maybe you should lower your standards.Recommend

  • Nighat Urpani
    Apr 28, 2011 - 4:09PM

    This country needs to set its priorities right. Judicial and legislative system needs a good revision in terms of the people running it and I suppose in terms of updating codified law.Recommend

  • Marium
    Apr 28, 2011 - 4:17PM

    @Usman Ahmad:

    Sweetheart…. Ever heard of satire? Recommend

  • Hassan
    Apr 28, 2011 - 4:21PM

    If dissing Mubasher Lucman, The Judiciary and politcal parties was the way to addressing the gaps in the criminal justice system then this opinion piece is a roaring success. But unfortunately it is not, this is not about any of the characters mentioned above but about the collective failure of society to address the massive bigotry, chauvinism and indifference towards human rights in general and women in particular.

    To lay the blame on the doorsteps of a few is tantamount to absolving onseself from the blame that should fall on the shoulders of the priviliged in this country. In excess of 25000 women die in this country every year due to complications during maternity and yet we dont speak for the rights of those women because dead women have no rights.

    Ordinary Pakistanis do not have rights either more than 30,000 people have died due to the War on terror did they not have rights, over 2000 People were killed in karachi due to target killings did we ever wonder about their rights. People are being massacred in Balochistan but do we care about their rights. The Answer is NO i will not speculate as to why we choose to remain silent over those issues.

    Every now and then a case such as MM pricks our collective conscience and we proceed to make a huge hue and cry abut how Justice was denied, and an innocent women was persecuted and Pakistan is the cradle of all things evil, that is all valid but the road to fighting injustice is a long one and we cannot choose to travel on it every once in a while.Recommend

  • Aslam Mahaboob
    Apr 28, 2011 - 5:34PM

    Victims of rape must be educated. They should not go to the police claiming they were raped, instead they must go on national network claiming the men who raped her committed blasphemy. JUSTICE WILL DEFINITELY PREVAIL.Recommend

  • Shahzad
    Apr 28, 2011 - 5:58PM

    @ Rao Qasim: No offense taken. But I stand by what I wrote earlier. As repulsive as my comment may be, considering the state of mind of so many people and judges in this country an extremely drastic action is needed for them to even remotely understand what a victim of gang rape goes through. I did also mention that better still would be for these people themselves to be sodomized by a bunch of crazed villagers and this goes for the two majority judges as well and then let ‘their honors’ run naked all the way back to the high and mighty Supreme Court of Pakistan.

    @ Tony Sing: In bad taste? Women are being gang raped and paraded naked through the streets and these judges are simply letting them go and people commenting with the most outrageous statements about Mukhtaran Mai, without any basis I might add, and all you can come up with is that my comment was in bad taste!! For the rest just read above. Recommend

  • Hassan Cheema
    Apr 28, 2011 - 5:59PM

    All those commenting here are appreciated but can a legal expert put some light here for us???its really confusing…Our opinions are just based on popular news and sentiment…Recommend

  • Waqas
    Apr 28, 2011 - 6:09PM

    How come whenever Dawn gives reason and dialogue to an issue, Tribune picks the same issue up and makes a joke out of it. I mean, if you compare the blog of Sana Saleem on Dawn to Sami Shah’s blog here you find that one provides reasoning and the other is a comedians sad attempt. Don’t get me wrong, I think Sami Shah is cool, but the editorial direction in which he is being pushed by his higher ups is forcing him to be insensitive to a very sensitive issue.Recommend

  • Ya right
    Apr 28, 2011 - 6:32PM

    Hold on – does the writer personally know that those who were released were actually the culprits? the court ruled them free – lived with it. Justice cannot be done on demand – you have to follow the procedure – just because Mukhtara Mai thinks she has been denied justice does not make the full story. There are always two sides of it..Recommend

  • Bangash
    Apr 28, 2011 - 7:35PM

    Disgusted by judiciary and low status of women in pakistan. No wonder Allah(SWT) regularly visits Azab on Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Jahanzaib Haque
    Apr 28, 2011 - 8:28PM

    @Waqas Tribune dealt with the Luqman issue prior to Dawn in the blogs section. Pls read Dr Fouzia Saeed’s excellent take on the issue:

    http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/5568/mukhtaran-mai-case-mubashar-luqmans-big-mistake/

    Additionally, you have made an error in assuming Sami is making light of the issue by approaching it in the way he has done. If anything, this article is a way to vastly expand awareness about the issue. Comedy, satire and sarcasm seem to be misunderstood a lot. Cheers.Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Apr 28, 2011 - 9:23PM

    @Hassan Cheema:
    Yes that would be nice, as the legal system of Pakistan has changed it seems, form the original Judiciary process at the time of Independance!!
    Now you guys have too many different laws played out and acted upon in the Circus that is called Law Courts there!!!
    But it would be nice to understand the concept and application of Laws of the Land as they are at present!Recommend

  • Sara
    Apr 28, 2011 - 9:36PM

    ExcellentRecommend

  • Dr Zahra
    Apr 28, 2011 - 11:06PM

    I could not agree more. i can not still imagine that any court in world will do what our court did to Mukhtaran Mai. and honestly if this is how they crushed every hope of justice for her for that woman whose gang rape was an open evidence with so many witnesses press reports and etc and above all a gang rape that did not happen in some place unknown by people but rather on order of a jirga. then what is the hope for any other woman or rape victim in this country. Hazrat Ali AS said” hakoomat kufr se to reh sakti hai zulm se nahi. that Governments can survive as non beleiver or infidel but not when theya re unjust”. no doubt our future appears bleak with this lowly level of those who hav a duty to serve justice. i am honestly hurt and dumb founded still cannot believe it. and yes not a single protest ofr that poor woman. no voice has been raised on any platform. we have made this country into a jungle by our apathy. n Jungle has no laws n rules except might. i just am afraid that once you are in jungle and you donot protect the weaker then someone stronger n cruel will come for you too. Allah save us these double standards, lies n hypocrisies that just kill people even while they are breathing they are dead inside out.Recommend

  • shahzadi zaidi
    Apr 29, 2011 - 2:23AM

    it makes me sick to the stomach. please tell me not all of them think this!!Recommend

  • ijaz mir
    Apr 29, 2011 - 9:00AM

    Shame on you Mubashir Lucman
    Shame on you Pakistani judiciary
    Shame on you Pak policeRecommend

  • All against unjustice
    Apr 29, 2011 - 9:44AM

    @Shahzad: what a great solution bravo. Because of people like you who go for tit and tat, Mukhataran Mai had to endure all that sufferings. Our society will do better without the social police.Recommend

  • cidpusa
    Apr 29, 2011 - 10:53AM

    Pakistan means the Land of the Pure. Being a Muslim country rape should be a crime and the punishment death.
    Its time after time I see stories of women being raped by impunity the rapist are policemen, a women from Daweo bus company was raped in Sailkot, a woman was raped by Taxila policemen while in Jail for a false arrest.
    Then why should Allah not sent his wrath against a nation which covers up and protects the rapist.
    May all these protectors and rapist be punishedRecommend

  • Tony Singh
    Apr 29, 2011 - 11:12AM

    @Shahzad:
    Tell me sir, what is the offence committed by the sisters and Mothers of the offenders. Should they be held responsible for the crimes committed by their male relatives? Going by your comments, one can conclude that there is no difference in your mindset and the mindset of the village elders who sanctioned the rape of MM. Like them, you too feel that women are objects, property of men and therefore instrument of use/abuse by menfolk to satisfy their own inflated ego (and much else). People like you first need to be educated that women are INDIVIDUALS. Ask this question to yourself and to the people who have recommended your comment. WILL THEY LIKE THEIR MOTHERS AND SISTERS TO BE PUNISHED FOR THE CRIME COMMITTED BY THEM? HOW MANY MMs WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREATE?Recommend

  • I-call-dibbs
    Apr 29, 2011 - 1:34PM

    No hope for the hopeless. Our nation’s themeRecommend

  • pappu
    Apr 29, 2011 - 9:12PM

    Jokers are supposed to be in theaters, not news sites.Recommend

  • asim
    Apr 30, 2011 - 2:58AM

    @Concerned:
    your comments are absurd……the courts have to decide the matter according to the law in the light of evidence, not according to someone’s emotions.Recommend

  • khan
    May 1, 2011 - 3:38AM

    nowadays everyone thinks that he/she can do some journalism. this will happen if you let idiots speak on the tv. Recommend

  • Nobody
    May 4, 2011 - 9:50AM

    @raha:
    So many things wrong with your comment…. but I’ll focus on one, gender equality in Pakistan???? You’re worried about punishing the woman who wrongly accuses a man??? What about the God knows how many women who are raped and the crime goes unreported, or it’s reported and the rapist gets away scot-free, or WORSE, the accuser is put in jail for ADULTERY because she couldn’t provide FOUR “pious” witnesses?? Recommend

  • Anam Aftab
    May 6, 2011 - 4:51PM

    Brilliant article by sami shah as usualRecommend

  • Zafar
    Jun 14, 2011 - 8:01AM

    Hi,

    Watch the latest Wiki-leaks about your innocent Mukhatara mai …

    Neither in his program nor in his words Mubashir Luqman had respected rapists or dis-respected M Mai … He really said in the start of program that he didn’t know much about the topic. But as an anchor person he has the right to question which he always does from the politicians. With the politicians you always enjoy lols … this is hypocrisy …

    All of you guys just went crazy on him. Now Wiki-leaks revealed something which seems to me a slap. Sami Shah gained little bit of popularity by taking up mood of the people. Unfortunately this is not journalism. He should stop journalism or disprove Wiki-leaks otherwise. I could not comment on those days cause I knew there is something fishy in this whole incident so I waited and today it is revealed.

    I know some of you would take the view that who can trust Wiki-leaks. Well for those I could only say in that case do not raise fingers when it comes to your own army and politicians.

    Tolerance and patience is requested from all next time.

    God bless you. Recommend

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