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Ramadan will start in Pakistan from June 30



The meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was held in Karachi today and chaired by the chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman. It has been announced that Central and all the Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees couldn’t sight the crescent today so the Holy month of Ramzan will start from Monday, 30 June 2014.

Some Amazing Facts about Pakistan

I have listed below few amazing facts about Pakistan on which we as a Pakistani should be proud of. This is not a definite list and there is a lot more which I missed. Please feel free to share this to promote a positive and soft image of Pakistan.

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Pakistan is the first Islamic country to attain nuclear power. Pakistan is the first Muslim country in the world to construct and operate civil nuclear power plants.

Gawadar is the World’s largest deep sea port which is situated in the Baluchistan province of Pakistan.

Pakistan has largest Ambulance Service in the world. The Edhi Trust has the largest ambulance network in the world which is completely free to use and it exclusively runs on donation given by people of Pakistan.

Pakistan has the share of world’s 50% of footballs production and the official supplier of soccer balls for the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Pakistan has one of the largest shipbuilding infrastructure and now also manufacturing its own submarine.

Dr. Abdus Salam won Nobel Prize in 1979 in the field of Physics.

The tune of Pakistan’s national anthem ranks first in the top three tunes of the world.

Arfa Kareem (Late) and Babar Iqbal are the youngest Microsoft Certified Experts and are from Pakistan.

Ali Moeen Nawazish is a Pakistani student notable for making a world record by getting 21 A’s in A Levels.

Pakistan’s gas infrastructure is second largest in the world after United States.

Pakistan has the fourth largest broadband internet system in the world.

Pakistan has the sixth largest military force in the world.

By producing its own Aircraft, Pakistan has finally joined the aerospace club and now will have the aeronautical share like other developed countries such as US, France, Sweden, China.

Pakistan has the world’s 7th largest Pool of Scientists and Engineer.

Air Commodore M. M. ALAM (Late) has a world record of shooting down 5 planes in less than a Minute.

Pakistan has the fastest growing telecom network in the world.

One of the most independent media in the world.

Karakoram Highway is the “Eight Wonder of the World” which runs through the northern areas connecting Pakistan with China’s Xingjiang province. It is a master piece of civil engineering and took 15 years for completion.

Pakistan has world class educational institutions including The Aga Khan University, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), FAST, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and the Ghulam Ishaq Khan University, King Edward College of Medicine, National College of Arts and the IBA.

Pakistan is the land Music legends such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mehdi Hassan, Iqbal Bano, Fareeda Khan, pioneers of pop music Nazia Hassan, Zoheb Hassan and Alamgir Khan and the most popular bands Junoon, Vital Signs, Fuzon, Junaid Jamshed and Atif Aslam. The ever most popular hit “Dil Dil Pakistan” is known as the second national anthem of Pakistan.

Pakistan has significant contribution in the field of Art. Sadeqain, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Ustad Allah Baksh, Shakir Ali are few to name whose work is recognized worldwide.

Dr. Qadri agreed to leave Lahore Airport.

Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s leader, Dr. Tahirul Qadri arrived in Pakistan and landed at Lahore Airport today.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) diverted the Emirates Airline’s flight EK-612 carrying Dr Qadri to Lahore instead of Islamabad. CAA has also told that other passengers in the flight will be taken to Islamabad after Dr. Qadri is escorted to the airport. After negotiations and offer from Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar, Dr. Qadri has agreed to leave airport and travel with him so that he feels secure.

He has arrived in the country to lead an anti-government alliance with PML-Q and other political allies.

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids gives an opportunity to spend quality time with kids. Your kids can learn a lot while cooking with you. Although cooking with kids is a bit messy, but the joy that kids feel after cooking is awesome. You can involve kids in cleaning up after cooking. If you cook with more than one kid, ask them to take turns so that they learn to share and all this cooking experience does not end up in fighting of your kids. Make it fun and a good learning experience for your kids.

While cooking kids learn new words, such as names of ingredients, words like mix, boil, whisk, melt, roll, sieve, cut, etc. and different words used in the recipe. If your kid is old enough to read words, then you can ask the kids to find a particular word on the packets, like egg, flour, sugar, butter. So the first benefit is that vocabulary of kids will increase.

Cooking can also help kids to learn and improve their mathematical skills. You can ask them to count different ingredients. You can ask them to cut one more carrot or anything that is in your recipe. This will help them to improve their counting and number recognition. Using different cutter shapes while cooking will help kids to learn shapes. Let them weigh different ingredients so that they learn about different weighing scales. Tell them about the size of the utensils you are using. Ask them which one is bigger or smaller.

It is a good physical activity for kids. Allow kids to perform all tasks on their own, except obviously the dangerous one. Let them mix, sieve, beat, roll or pour things. Let them cut things using a butter knife. All this will help to develop your kid’s motor skills. Let them feel, taste and smell things to improve use of senses.

While cooking tell kids how things change like how cake will rise because of baking powder or how chocolate melts into liquid when on heat. While cooking discuss about the origin of different ingredients like where does milk come from or which vegetables grow under the ground etc. Tell them how important different foods are to get energy and to be healthy.

Surprisingly kids will try many new things when they will cook with you. They enjoy eating what they have prepared themselves. This gives them a sense of achievement. Do try cooking with your kids. You will see that not only your kids will be happy, but there will be a  smile on your face too after seeing your kids so happy.

So enjoy cooking with kids and remember to be patient with kids………



PEMRA has suspended ARY News License for 15 Days.

Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) has suspended ARY News license for 15 days tonight and also imposed a fine of Rs. 10 Million.

Apparently this decision has come after the Mubashir Luqman’s program Khara Sach on Judiciary, Fake Police Encounters  with the approval of Chief Minister of Punjab and other such programs including their support to Pak Army after the incident of Hamid Mir attack in Karachi are just few to name.


PEMRA has taken this decision without giving a chance to ARY News to clarify their position. This has opened another debate in the country which questions the liberty of Media.

Pakistan Army has launched a comprehensive operation in North Waziristan Area

Pakistan Army has launched a comprehensive major operation in North Waziristan Area today after the Karachi Airport Attack incident. The operation launches after the approval of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. The operation has been names Zarb-e-Azb.


According to the Press Release of ISPR (Inter Services Public Relations)..

Rawalpindi – June 15, 2014: DG ISPR has said that on the directions of the Government, Armed forces of Pakistan have launched a comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists who are hiding in sanctuaries in North Wazirastan Agency. The operation has been named Zarb-e-Azb.

Using North Waziristan as a base, these terrorists had waged a war against the state of Pakistan and had been disrupting our national life in all its dimensions, stunting our economic growth and causing enormous loss of life and property. They had also paralyzed life  within the agency and had perpetually terrorized the entire peace loving and patriotic local population.

Our valiant armed forces have been tasked to eliminate these terrorists regardless of hue and color, along with their sanctuaries. With the support of the entire nation, and in coordination with other state institutions and Law Enforcement Agencies, these enemies of the state will be denied  space anywhere across the country. As always, armed forces of Pakistan will not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for the motherland.

During the air strikes on Sunday morning around 80 to 100 terrorist including Abu Abdul Rehman al-Maani, an Uzbak leader  Al-Maani who was also a key commander of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has been killed.

Installing multiple free Apps at once with ease!

If you are an IT Professional or working in an environment in which your primary role is to install multiple apps on users devices than this piece of information is absolutely relevant to you. Today I am intruducing you few websites which will help you to do your day to day jobs with ease and peace of mind!


Installing or Updating Multiple Apps at Once with Ninite!! is just a piece of cake. Ninite automatically downloads and installs the proper 64-bit or 32-bit versions of apps. It also picks apps that match with your PC’s language setting. You can install apps for Windows and Linux platform.
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This is another fantastic apps for MAC users to install freely available apps on your MAC. I’ll recommend you guys to give it a go if you are a MAC user.
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Another fantastic website which is providing facility to download free software for Windows and MAC OS. You can also use download free update checker which will check for already installed software on your PC/Laptop and then send this information to to see if there are any newer releases available and prompt you if you want to install these. There are also some requirements for the updater which can be found on their website.
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An emotional Naat by a Girl who can’t see (with sub-titles)

I have no words to describe this beautiful and heart-touching Naat. You have to listen it to feel the dedication and emotions associated with it. Hats off to this Girl!

Karachi International Airport under attack.

Karachi International Airport is being attacked by terrorists who are heavily armed with automatic weapons and grenades. Terrorists used cargo and VIP area, Terminal-1 to enter into the Airport. According to latest news, some aircrafts caught fire and nine people had been killed by terrorists.

Security forces have surrounded the airport and engaging with heavy firefight with terrorists. Four terrorist are killed by security forces so far. There is news that terrorists have been surrounded in one area by security forces and Airport will be secured very soon.

Flight operation is closed at Karachi Airport and all flights are cancelled or diverted to other airports. Passengers and staff members were safely evacuated from Airport. Sindh Chief Minister and other officials are present at the Airport to boost the morale of security forces and to convey the strong message to terrorists that we are one to fight terrorism. Courtesy: ARY News

Benefits of Fruits.

Fruit is a very important and healthy food. Kids love some fruit because of their taste. Some fruit colors like strawberry attract kids. We all know fruits have many benefits. They are goods source of many vitamins and minerals. I just then thought to find out about benefits of different fruits and share them with all of you.


Kiwi Fruit
The vitamin C content in kiwi fruit is twice than an orange. It contains as much potassium as a banana. It is also a good source of potassium; magnesium, vitamin A & E. Kiwi fruit can help prevent wheezing, especially in children and also are good to prevent asthma and colon cancer.

We all have heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  It is a good source of fiber, fructose and flavonoids.  Apple helps to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and colon cancer.

Oranges are excellent source of vitamin C. An orange also provides good fiber, vitamin A & B, Folic acid, amino acid, iodine and iron. Eating orange prevents kidney stones, lowers cholesterol level and reduces risk of colon cancer.

Strawberry is an all time favorite. The dietary fiber in it keeps digestive system regular. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power of strawberries helps to fight against cancer.  Other benefits of eating strawberries are that it lowers blood pressure, helps in bone building and is good for eyes.

Watermelon is the coolest thirst quencher.  Everyone loves to have watermelon in summer.  It is an excellent source of Vitamin A, C and E. All these vitamins help to keep eyes, teeth and gums healthy. They also help to strengthen immunity.

The award of vitamin C should go to guava. Studies have shown that a regular intake of vitamin C helps the body to fight against infections. This fruit is also rich in fiber which helps prevent constipation. Guava can also help improve our skin texture.

Banana is one of the highest natural sources of vitamin B6. Vitamin b6 is essential for antibody production and maintains a healthy immune system. Banana is also rich in fiber and thus helps to control diarrhea. Banana is also good for bones, kidneys and heart because it contains potassium.

Grapes are rich source of many vitamins and minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium. Many studies have shown that grapes are good for heart diseases and asthma. It also contains caffeic acid, a cancer fighting substance.