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Basic informationAgha Shorish KashmiriAhmad FaruquiAnsar Abbasi
Date of Birth14th August 19171st January 195312th June 1965
Place of BirthLahore, British IndiaKarachiMurree, Punjab, Pakistan
Date of Death25th October 1975AliveAlive
Place of DeathLahore, PakistanAliveAlive
Age58 years old67 years old55 years old
School / CollegeMatriculationN / ASir Syed School, Rawalpindi, Government College Asghar Mall
UniversityNot attemptB. A. and M. A. from the University of Karachi,  Balochistan University, Quetta,  
International educationNot attemptPh.D. economics from the University of California, DavisGoldsmiths College, University of London.
Career time1935 – 19752006 – present1991 – Present
OccupationJournalist, orator, poet, political activist, historianJournalism, Finance  Journalist
Marital statusMarriedMarriedMarried
SpouseKhursheed Begum (died in 2017)N / AN / A
Famous forJournalistDefense analyst and economistPakistani journalist and socially conservative
GenreNazm poetry and newsmagazine editorThinkerEditor the News International

Agha Shorish Kashmiri:

Agha Shorish Kashmiri was born on 14th August 1917 in Lahore, India (now in Pakistan). He lived in Lahore from his birth to death. He was a leader, debater, writer, and scholar and he was linked with the Majlis-e-Ahrar. His personality was so sincere and loyal. He was a fearless journalist and speaker and was a lover of Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W. When there was talk about Islamic socialism everywhere, he came in front of the socialists. He was successfully made the Qadiani a minority in Pakistan[1].

Agha Shorish Kashmiri’s life:

If we talk about the issue about the safety of the Prophet’s integrity or the struggle for the defense of the policy of the end of the prophethood, Agha came in front of him with the weapons and cloaks. Every Muslim has the love of the Holy Prophet in his heart, the love of the Prophet was the goal of Agha’s life[1].

This was the love of the Holy Prophet Muhammad S.A.W that he was against the Qadiani till the last moments of life. His struggle and hardworking declared the Qadiani a non-Muslim minority in Pakistan in the era of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto which is one of the brightest chapters in the history of the Movement for the Prophethood[1].

Agha Shorish Kashmiri - An impressive and rare audio speech
Agha Shorish Kashmiri – An impressive and rare audio speech

Education life of Kashmiri:

He was born in a middle-class family and hardly he completed the matriculation. When he was a student, he had a routine to read the “Zamindar”, the result came that his literacy taste became matured and he loved to read the books of Maulana Zafar Ali Khan. He used the speech of Maulana Zafar in the journalist and was the student of Syed Attaullah Shah. He learned Islam from Maulana Abdul Kalam and Syed Abul A’la Maududi[1].

Family of Agha Kashmiri:

He lived in Lahore and died in Lahore, he lived with his family in which his son Agha Mashood Shorish (Press secretary) and his wife Khursheed Begum (died in 2017) lived at there[1].

Political Career of Agha Kashmiri:

He began his profession by tending to and managing the public social affairs of Tehreek-e-Masjid Shaheed Ganj. At a youthful age, he conveyed an incredible discourse against the British from the foundation of Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam in Agahi Chowk, Multan; therefore, he was exposed to police fierceness and ensuing detainment, however, his enthusiasm developed more confident. He was condemned to an aggregate of ten years in jail for taking an interest in the freedom development during the British guideline. He was not in Tehreek-e-Pakistan, but rather his administrations in the development of Pakistan are remarkable. Regardless of whether it was the phase of constitution-production in Pakistan or the restoration of vote-based qualities, he was considered remaining to be in the field as a pioneer[1].

Agha Shorish Kashmri with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutoo
Agha Shorish Kashmri with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutoo

As a Writer:

  1. Chitaan:

He dispatched the week by week ‘Chitaan’ in 1949 and carried it to its pinnacle. ‘Chitaan’ was at one time a famous pamphlet, and individuals used to get it by lining at the deal point. He composed a sonnet on current undertakings, a critique on books, and a scholarly section under different nom de plumes. Aside from this, numerous articles continued emerging from his pen[1].

Because of his honesty, he was detained now and again. He shook a despot like President Ayub by going on a nine-day hunger strike. The oppressive government was at long last compelled to bow to him and deliver him. The ‘Chattan’ presentation was dropped a few times, yet they never thought about the advantages and disadvantages[1].

2. Saqi Nama:

Toward the finish of President Ayyub’s time, he composed a ‘Saqi Nama,’ which is an annual of each tyrant’s dim days. He has additionally broken down the function of government in changing world circumstances. His sonnets make the pursuer think[1].

mian tufail and mawdudi with Agha shahi
mian tufail and mawdudi with Agha shahi

2. National Anthem:

He is likewise advantaged to have composed many great hymns during the battle of 1971, which were communicated on Radio Pakistan and kept on motivating the Pakistani powers. An assortment of these melodies and sonnets was later distributed under the name ‘Al-Jihad Wal Jihad. [1]’

Agha Shorish Death:

This genuine admirer of Islam and Pakistan, protector of the finish of Prophethood conviction, a pundit of backstabbers and conscienceless died on 6th October 2013[1].

Agha Shorish Kashmiri Books[1]:

  1. Al-Jihaad Va Al Jihaad
  2. Qaid E farang
  3. Iqbal
  4. Kulliyat E Shorish Kashmiri
  5. Hindustan Mein Ibn E Taymiyyah
  6. Iqbal Aur Qadiyaaniyat
  7. Qalmi Cherhay
  8. Abulkalaam Azad
  9. Sayid At̤aullah Shah Bukhari
  10. Tehreekh E khatm E Nuboowaat
  11. Nauu Rattan
  12. Maẓameen E Shorish
  13. Mirail
  14. Iqbaaliyat E Shorish
  15. Cih qalandaranaah guftam
Agha Shorish Kashmiri going on the cart
Agha Shorish Kashmiri going on the cart

Ahmed Farooqui:

Ahmed Farooqui was born on 4th April 1953 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He got his early education from the local school and college. He took admission in B.A in economics from the University of Karachi and M.A also from the same organization. After M.A in economics, he went to the University of California, Davis where he did a Ph.D. in economics and earned a gold medal[2].

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The career of Ahmed Farooqui:

Dr. Faruqui worked with the Electric Power Research Institute and Barakat and Chamberlin. Later he filled in as Vice President at CRA International. Dr. He turned into a Principal in the energy practice at The Brattle Group in July 2006. During his profession, he has given key exhortation, quantitative financial examination, and suit backing to customers all through North America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. He was one of the lead designers of California’s trial with dynamic estimating that was done in the time of 2003-2005 with about 2,500 private and independent company customers[2].

He has shown up on Fox Business News, National Public Radio, and Voice of America. He has contributed commentary pieces on public security issues to Asia Times (Hong Kong), Daily Times (Lahore), The Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong), The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois), The Contra Costa Times (Danville, California), The Friday Times (Lahore, Pakistan), The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury, The News on Sunday (Karachi, Pakistan), The Nation (Lahore, Pakistan), Pakistan Link, Pakistan Today, The Weekly Independent (Lahore, Pakistan) and Wisconsin State Journal[2].

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Financial matters at California:

He has shown financial matters at the University of California – Davis, San Jose State University, and Karachi University and addressed public security issues at the Army War College, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley. He has a place with the American Economic Association, the Association of Energy Service Professionals, Economists for Peace and Security, Nature Conservancy, and the Sierra Club[2].

Ahmad Faruqui on Twitter The cycle of life
Ahmad Faruqui on Twitter The cycle of life

Research books and papers[3]:

  1. “Musharraf’s Pakistan, Bush’s America and the Middle East,” Vanguard Books, Lahore, Pakistan, 2008.
  2. “Pakistan: Unresolved Issues of State and Society,” Co-manager with Syed Farooq Hasnat, Vanguard Books, Lahore, 2008.
  3. “Reexamining the National Security of Pakistan: The Price of Strategic Myopia,” Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2003.
  4. “Expanding American-Pakistani Ties,” RUSI Journal, February 2005
  5. “Saddam Hussein as Military Commander,” Asian Defense and Diplomacy, June 2004
  6. “Initial three years of President Musharraf,” Al-Siyasa, Fall 2002
  7. “Is the USA battling psychological oppression with an inappropriate weapon?” Security Dialog, March 2003
  8. “Pakistan: The Political Economy of Militarism,” Journal of Conflict, Security and Development, Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2002
  9. “South Asia’s Enduring Conflict,” Asian Defense and Diplomacy, March 2002
  10. “General Musharraf’s Management of Pakistan’s National Security,” RUSI Journal, February 2002
  11. “Recidivist Militarism in Pakistan,” Asian Affairs (London), October 2001
  12. “Hanging tight for America: the proceeding with the problem of Pakistan,” Journal of Conflict, Security and Development, Volume 1, Number 3, 2001
  13. “Pakistan in the eye of the tornado,” Asian Affairs (Hong Kong), Volume 16, 2001
  14. “The perplexing elements of Sino-Pakistan ties,” IPRI Journal (Islamabad), Summer 2001
  15. “Situations of Pakistan’s drawn-out security climate,” Defense Journal (Karachi), August 2001
  16. “Past Strategic Myopia in South Asia,” Strategic Review, Winter 2001
  17. Disappointment in Command: Lessons from Pakistan’s Indian Wars,” Defense Analysis, Volume 17, Number 1, 2001
  18. “The Fallacy of Nuclear Deterrence,” Asia Pacific Military Balance, 2000/2001
  19. “Pakistan’s Strategic Myopia,” RUSI Journal, April 2000

Ansar Abbasi:

Ansar Abbasi was born on 12th June 1965 in Murre, Punjab, Pakistan. He is a Pakistani right-wing Commentator and the columnist who is associated with the News international. Ansar Abbasi has generally held socially conservative and journalist views. He got his early education from Sir Syed School Rawalpindi. Completed the intermediate from the Government College Asghar Mall. He got the Master’s education from the Balochistan University, Quetta. After that, he went to London and got admission to the University of California and completed his Ph.D. from there. He knows journalism vastly and is very talented. He has a degree in journalism which is close to Mass communication[4].

chief-justice Ansar Abbasi feel The proud son of Great Nation
chief-justice Ansar Abbasi feel The proud son of Great Nation

After completing his education from the University of California, he became a journalist for the first time in 1991. Now, he is the editor of the “News International”, he has been popular in Pakistan and as well as the internationally due to the courage and English journalism[4].

Family of Ansar Abbasi:

He was getting the matriculation when his father died. His father was doing the business of the wheat in the market and when the weather food rashioning in the 1970s, he was the contract distribution in Murree was with him. His father also had an interest in the business of property. He spent his childhood in the hills of Murree and his family has been establishing a house in Islamabad. Thus, his familiarity with the 3 cities is becoming better[4].

A career in the field of Journalism:

Ansar Abbasi chooses journalism for the whole life, he said that it was his choice to became a journalist. It was a planned career move. After completing the education of masters, he joined “the Democrat” which was an English Daily newspaper. He wanted to join the “Jang” news which was very popular. He is known to be English journalism instead of Urdu. He said that Urdu language journalism does not give to the person which English journalism can give and also has the chance to grow to learn it. He sounds good in English journalism from when he started[4].

PEMRA told to allow airing of Indian content, claims Ansar Abbasi
PEMRA told to allow airing of Indian content, claims Ansar Abbasi

Experience in Abroad:

While seeking his Masters’s certificate from the United Kingdom, he took in a lot from his School and the presentation in any case also. He accepts that he gained more from voyaging and visiting places than what he did from the educational program at school. He recognizes the arrangement of training and examination over yonder and finds the principles of labs and libraries truly sufficient. He feels a critical need that the specialists investigate the run-down condition of government colleges in Pakistan and to outfit them with what the understudy of today needs[4].

His examination postulation there remembered one for ‘Youngster Labor’ and for that specific one he discovered all that could be needed information on it, more than what he would have ever longed for in any college’s library in Pakistan; given that Pakistan is a creating nation and countenances the danger of Child Labor to a considerably more disturbing degree when contrasted with the UK[4].

Pakistan through progress:

He accepts that the most vital issue of Pakistan is the pervasiveness of the ‘Rule of Jungle’. This must be changed over into the ‘Rule of Law’ to tackle all the issues this country is confronting today. He is of the view that the legal executive must be autonomous and all the big cheeses must comply with the law. Just that is the way equity can be administered. In his 18 years of involvement with Journalism, he has discovered that whosoever came into power in Pakistan the individual in question never focused on building foundations[4].

He accepts that we need pride and trust in being a Muslim. He adulates the Iranian President Ahmadinejad as the main Muslim Leader who invests heavily in being a devotee of the best religion. Among other global pioneers, he feels that Mahathir Mohammad has worked truly well in building Institutions[4].

Ansar Abbasi is particularly against the Muslims’ Genocide everywhere in the world. He denounces all the contemporary chiefs from the western world and counsels the previous President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf for letting the nation genuine down, and he feels that the current system of the Peoples Party is a continuation and help of the previous high rollers. He kept up a good position all through the astounding development for the reclamation of legal executive and feels a powerful urge that writers must play out their useful function in trim the general public into a more humanized and solid one. [4]

Boss Justice Choudhary:

Abbasi was among the first to deliver claims against Chief Justice Iftikhar Choudhary for the net offense in 2002, charging him for conceding his child Dr. Arsalan to the Federal Investigation Agency sabotaging all benefits. Fundamentally dependent on this charge the foundation moved a reference to Supreme Judicial Council against Chief Justice Iftikhar Choudhry[4].

President Musharraf:

Abbasi has distributed work incredulous of the system of previous president Pervez Musharraf blaming him for building a multi-million rupees habitation at Chak Shehzad, outfitted with utilities at a lot less expensive rates with differential sponsored by the legislature. He was incredulous of the previous general for eliminating the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry and presenting his case to the Supreme Judicial Council[4].


Maulana Fazl ur Rahman:

In November 2008, Abbasi distributed a story on the honor of sections of land of military land worth a huge number of rupees to the relatives of the head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Maulana Fazl ur Rahman. Abbasi claimed that the system of the then-president General Pervez Musharraf endeavored to pay off Maulana’s resistance to the overall Musharraf’s presumption of two public workplaces all at once. The issue was quieted when Maulana Fazl ur Rahman freely addressed how the multi-billion realms of Geo/Jang Group developed from a solitary room[4].

Justice Dogar:

“Our Special Daughters”, an analytical report by Abbasi in Daily News, discovered that Justice Dogar’s girl Farah Hameed Dogar’s assessment paper for F.Sc. was reevaluated disregarding a past Supreme Court administering. While the aftereffects of 201 applicants were amended, just for her were the assessment papers re-stamped and the numbers expanded. In the other 200 cases, just mistakes in including the complete imprints were adjusted. The case later went on to the parliamentary council for training[4].

Ansar Abbasi plot corruption. A blast from past
Ansar Abbasi plot corruption. A blast from past

Life dangers:

Abbasi is asserted to have gotten demise dangers for which he accused various gatherings, incorporating those related to the decision alliance. The first time appeared in The News on 25th December 2008[4].


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