M. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s, @pervezhoodbhoy, published an article, “Will OIC confront France?”, on May 8, 2021, in Dawn, a Pakistani media. I am French, I have been in Pakistan, and I am impressed by the free tone of this author and by the risk he is taking. This gentleman is perfectly right when he invokes Pakistan own incoherences and failures for explaining why its strategy for instrumenting OIC is a desperate one. However, he is disappointing while not debunking the propagandist and irrelevant Imran khan’s “diagnostic” about France and about its President.

M. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s pictures is from his Dawn’s profile

A fictional letter from OIC ambassadors

For weeks I have been searching a paper like the one of M. Pervez Hoodbhoy for testifying that, at least, some Pakistani people could understand their country was in a nihilist spiral. I am positively surprised this author dares to write such statements, very shocking for Pakistan, though they belong to common sense for most of the external observers.

Without challenging this great contribution, I would like to add some remarks. In this paper, explaining why the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) instrumentation by PM Imran Khan will fail, M. Pervez Hoodbhoy uses a rhetoric method. He presents a fictional…


Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, in his speech on Monday, April 19, 2020, confirms that he persists in his rhetoric promoting violence and terrorism, in the name of his crusade against Islamophobia in western countries. He thus tries to calm down the riots which shake his large metropolises by using, again, the same propaganda as the one which inflamed the population. In doing so, he shows us how cornered he is. Above all, he gives us one of the keys that would allow us to hasten his fall and put an end to its nuisance, deadly for our country.

Pakistan: how to deliver a final blow to Imran Khan
Pakistan: how to deliver a final blow to Imran Khan

This article in French:

Imran Khan attempted to calm down a country in insurgency by, once again, blaming his familiar scapegoat.

This Monday, April 19, 2021, Imran Khan spoke on Pakistani television.

Prime Minister Imran Khan address to the Nation on TLP issue | 19 April 2021

The speech is in Urdu but « Dawn » immediately gave a presentation:

« TLP and govt have the same objective but our methods are different: PM Imran ».

Imran Khan claims to pursue the same goals as the Pakistani xenophobic and Islamist far-right party TLP.

« I assure you that the purpose of the TLP for which they’re bringing people out, that is my purpose as well and that of my government »

Imran Khan TV speech, April 19, 2020

The Prime Minister of Pakistan says…


Riots in Pakistan main towns, led by TLP party (Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan), demand the French ambassador to be expelled from the country. They result from months of Imran Khan’s hate speech turned against France. In this article it will be presented why the closing of our diplomatic representation offers the opportunity to sanction this failing Prime minister for the murderous Islamist terrorist attacks our country faced during autumn 2020.

The « French bastard »

The Pakistani claim for expelling the French ambassador and even, for closing our embassy embraces a large part of Pakistan opinion, including people who, nowadays, condemn TLP (Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan) for its domestic violences.

The Pakistan Prime minister, Imran Khan, is said to oppose such expelling. As a result, he is accused to be the « French bastard » by those who, in October 2020, celebrated him as « the Muslim world leader. » What a slam for a “leader” who searched an islamo-nationalist legitimacy to divert his country from all the civil duties he was unable to complete!


In no country you can be asked so frequently a question like “What do you think about Pakistan?”. It is not an open question. The expectation is to hear the positive message you will deliver. But real life and real countries are more complicated. Particularly, when you have to talk about a state led by Imran Khan who waged months of a hybrid war against your homeland. To sustain a tourism turned to local populations, Pakistan image must be restored through transparence and governance change. Driving foreign travelers discourse will not compensate the devastating PM positions of the autumn 2020.

Should foreign travelers hide part of their Pakistan experience, in the interest of local populations? Islamophobia.
Should foreign travelers hide part of their Pakistan experience, in the interest of local populations? Islamophobia.
Photographies © Bernard Grua

Here below is a comment I received about my paper “Kind regards from Pakistan”. What I had to say would became longer than expected. That’s the reason why I decided to present it as an article.

Table of content


This article will present, with an actual case, how it is possible to counter the theft and the impersonation of a business website that has been turned into a defamatory destruction weapon against the reputation and the livelihood of its owners. We will explain the method and the tools which are used for this “regain your name” campaign through content creation, use of social media and search engine optimization (SEO) best practises.

We will assess the efficiency of the measures already implemented, and we will introduce the new actions which are currently being considered.

Ramla Akhtar, Rmala Aalam, forgery, website, defamation
Ramla Akhtar, Rmala Aalam, forgery, website, defamation

How a family business “website” became a defamation war machine?

A Sunni woman from Karachi, in her mid thirties, moved to Hunza valley in Northern Pakistan. A few years later, unable to adapt, unable to face the harsh mountain conditions, estimating she does not get the level of recognition her self-attributed talents should deserve, she turned her initial enthusiasm into hatred. In a country haunted by Muslim extremists, she harasses the local ethnic and religious Wakhi minority with pornographic tales, slandering allegations, calumnious denunciations and hate speech. Her…


Pamir Serai guest houses offer a Wakhi family homestay at Zood Khun and Baba Ghundi Ziarat in the high Chapursan Valley, Pakistan. Added to the main website, a simpler one was designed for travelers enabling them a fast loading in case of poor connection. In this paper, the main issued addressed for this fast loading will be presented.

Pamir Serai fast website Chapursan valley
Pamir Serai fast website Chapursan valley

Options retained for building a fast loading website

It was decided to use a light CMS, Blogspot, preferably to Wordpress, the CMS of the main website. Just a few pictures have been posted after the images were resized to avoid any extra compression from the system while showing them. Embed posts have been contained to their strict minimum. The result is a quite basic website. It may not en joy a great SEO. But, it is very easy to use and fast. The user experience is smooth on mobiles and laptops. The information delivered to travelers is complete enough. …


Zine El Abidine Belhareth, زين العابدين بلحارث, président de l’association tunisienne جمعية تراثنا Tourathna, nous ouvre les yeux sur le dangereux mais insoupçonnable processus de radicalisation en cours dans son pays.

Le 29 octobre 2020 était le jour de la fête du Mouled, al-mawlid an-nabawîy, l’anniversaire de la naissance du prophète Mohamed. C’est à cette date qu’un Tunisien a assassiné trois personnes dans un sanctuaire chrétien niçois. Dans cette même ville un autre Tunisien avait déjà causé 86 morts et 458 blessés, en 2016, lors de notre fête nationale. Le récent triple crime, porté par une société quasi-unanime, montre une complète déconnexion entre le ou les auteurs d’une offense réelle ou fantasmée et les suppliciés. …


Articles and publications on public news papers, magazines and on line media by Bernard Gua.

Bernard Grua, publications on public media, press, news papers and magazines
Bernard Grua, publications on public media, press, news papers and magazines

Links to publications in French and English on different media: Agoravox, Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Ukrinform (Ukraine national news agency), Russia Beyond the Headlines and Diploweb.

Agoravox

AgoraVox is a French language website of news powered by volunteers and non-professional writers, created by Carlo Revelli and Joël de Rosnay in March 2005, offering items by single or multiple writers.
AgoraVox was one of the first citizen journalism websites in France, and is similar to the community sites L’Echo du Village (1998) and Indymedia (1999). Many more or less participatory sites have emerged since, such as Rue 89, Le Post, Mediapart and Atlantico…


Expertise, travel, photography, writing, activism websites and blogs of Bernard Grua.

This is a presentation of the websites and blogs that I created and/or co-admin: Regards sur le mode, Bernard Grua Photography, Bernard Grua Mediablog, Stop Cyberstalkers, Best Inventory, Pamir Serai Guest Houses, Bernard Grua Medium, Bernard Grua Flickr, Stop trolls, No Mistrals for Putin, Sanctions contre Poutine, Stop Cyberstalekrs Flickr.

Bernard Grua | Regards sur le monde


Even if some remarkable people who crossed your life will inhabit your spirit for the rest of your existence, with the time going on, remembrances of places visited are inexorably fading. That’s the reason why I would like to present the unusual relation I got with Pakistan. Almost one year after I came back from a summer trip in this country, it unsuspectedly invaded my life for already 15 months. It is such an intense experience that it may replace all other impressions I kept from my wonderful and actual stay, there.

Ramla Akhtar, Rmala Aalam, Chapursan Valley, Hunza
Ramla Akhtar, Rmala Aalam, Chapursan Valley, Hunza

Shangri La, the valley of Eden

Pictures of the Chapursan Valley

I traveled to Hunza and Chapursan Valley, at Pakistani borders with Afghanistan and China, during summer 2018. Like all external visitors, I enjoyed the pristine nature and the outstanding sceneries which were a pure delight. I was amazed by the kindness and the education of the inhabitants so different from the global image Pakistan has abroad. In Sost and in Chapursan Valley, I staid in Pamir Serai guest–houses (light version of Pamir Serai website). I had to report about these wonders. I made numerous photographies and wrote articles about what I observed. Part was in…

Bernard Grua | Travel photographer & blogger

Contributor to French and foreign medias: geopolitics, heritage, history, expeditions | https://bernardgrua.net https://bernardgrua.blogspot.com | FR EN SP GE

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