Aug 30, 2015

PPP under hot waters, Faheem and Gillani's non bailable warrants issued

Anti Corruption Court (ACC) has issued non-bailable arrest warrants of former Prime Minister (PM) Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani and former commerce minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim in Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) corruption case.

Multi million dollars TDAP scam came up for hearing before ATC led by judge Muhammad Azim Thursday. Investigation officer FIA Ali Akram Zardari presented challans of 12 new cases against the accused persons in the court.

Ali Akram Zardari told the court over 70 cases were already registered against Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, secretary Muhammad Zubair and others in TDAP scam. Challans of 12 cases against Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, Makhdoom Amin Fahim have already been filed in the court but both these accused have got bail from the court to avert their arrest.

Dr Hussain was presented before an anti-terrorism court in Karachi, a day after he was picked up by law-enforcers in civvies in what appears to be a major graft-busting move.

According to a source privy to the development, the former minister will be interrogated by a JIT for his alleged involvement during his detention.After informing the court, the paramilitary force took Dr Hussain into preventive detention for 90 days.

He will be interrogated under Section 11EEEE of ATA – special powers the armed force enjoys following the enactment of Pakistan Protection Act.

While Few days back ex Senator Qasim was arrested by NAB in a corruption case. Ameen Faheem along many PPP leaders left country before the action against them could be done. It was in the news that PPP leadership is leaving country as soon as possible means there is a lot coming on their way, which made the party leadership to run away from the country.


Born to be doomed, Indian "untouchable" sisters raped and paraded naked on streets

Strong caste and weak judicial systems cause end of humanity.
A pair of sisters, one of whom is only 15, are to be raped as punishment for their brother running away with a married woman in an Indian village.

The teenager and her elder sister Meenakshi Kumari, who is 23, will also be paraded through the streets naked with blackened faces, according to an unelected all-male village council, the Mail Online reported.

The barbaric punishment has been handed down in Baghpat district, Uttar Pradesh, around 30 miles north of New Delhi.

According to Zee News, the pair’s brother Ravi fell in love with a girl from the higher Jat caste and the couple eloped in March, even after they were forcibly separated and she was married off to another man in February.

The sisters fled the village in May fearing retribution, causing the family’s home to be ransacked.

The Kumaris are Dalits, or untouchables, at the very bottom of India’s ancient caste system, transgressions of which are still taken extremely seriously in many parts of society.

The couple have now reportedly surrendered after their family were allegedly tortured by police and members of the Jat community to avenge the brother’s actions.

But that was not considered sufficient retribution and the Khap panchayat, or village council – of which Jats are prominent figures – has decided on the punishment for the sisters.

India’s Supreme Court has described such bodies as ‘kangaroo courts’ and branded their decrees illegal, yet in some states they continue to operate and their punishments are often carried out, according to Amnesty International.The group has started a petition against the ‘abhorrent’ punishment, which now has nearly 30,000 signatures out of a target of 50,000.

Meenakshi has filed a petition with the supreme court asking for protection and her father has lodged a complaint with two national bodies, saying that his family has been harassed not just by the family of the woman who has eloped but also by the police.

Sumit Kumar, another brother of Meenakshi, says that members of the Jat caste are powerful members of the village council and that ‘the Jat decision is final’, adding, ‘The police said anyone can be murdered now.’

As well as their own family, Kumar and his relatives are also worried about the safety of the Jat woman, who is now thought to be pregnant with Meenakshi’s brother’s child.

Khap panchayats are widespread in parts of India. They tend to be made up of older men from dominant castes, who prescribe rules for social behaviour and interaction in villages.

Rachel Alcock, Amnesty UK’s urgent action coordinator, said: “Rape is a revolting crime, not a punishment. It’s no wonder this disgusting ‘sentence’ has provoked global outrage.

“These Khap courts routinely order vile sexually violent punishments against women. India’s supreme court has rightly declared such orders illegal.

The caste system in this part of the world is very strong, either we see India or Pakistan, many people are abandoned from their basic rights to live just because they does not belong to better castes. There is just one question, is it in people's hand where to born, which religion to choose or which caste to own? No, the answer is no in every caste, creed and religion, even then the humanity is humiliated like this.

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Facebook connects 1 in every 7 human beings on earth, are you connected?

 A new milestone of FB, we are connected and hence proven we are too much social, esp. on Mondays.

We know already that almost every person around us in on social networking website and those who are not, we see them with quite amazement that how come they manage to survive.

Recently the biggest social networking platform Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had one billion people logged on to the site on a single day, marking the first time in company history to reach this milestone.

That's quite amazing that a million people logged on the busiest day of week that is week start. In a Facebook post by the CEO, “On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.” He stated that the company uses average numbers but this instance was different! “This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world,” he added.

Facebook has also released a special video to commemorate the milestone.

The CEO went to say how proud he was of their community and the progress which has been made. He states, “A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.”

However, no information was provided from which source the new users came from but the company definitely had a reason to celebrate, along with the advertisers too. In the end, the young CEO thanked its users for being a part of his community and for everything they have done to help Facebook reach this milestone.

Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is also the wealthiest individual under the age of 35, with a personal fortune of $41.6 billion (roughly Rs 2,72,667 crores). According to a previous report, Facebook aims to bring 4.5 billion users online with

With huge susccess of this project we saw many other social networkign website but they caould not reach to the heights of this website. It depicts that FB has the best tsrategies to engage people, while many researches also say that people are addicted to it.


India's growing aggression cause 9 lives on Pakistan's boundary

India's attack on Pakistan's boundaries depicts more than violence, that is unending hatred.
Pakistan getting a lot of negative and unfriendly gestures from India nowadays. One of them was the recently launched film Phantom and later on the unprovoked firing on working boundries of Pakistam

That shelling killed at least nine civilians on Friday, after which Pakistan summoned the Indian High Commissioner to the foreign office and lodged protest over the ceasefire violation at Working Boundary.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry summoned Indian High Commissioner Dr TCA Raghavan and protested against the unprovoked firing from the Indian side of the border at Harpal and Chaprar that left six civilians dead and 47 injured including 22 women.

A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs read that three villages came under Indian shelling, including Kundunpur, Bajra Garhi and Thati . The Indian aggression left many houses damaged.

“Firing by the Indian side started at around 11:30 pm last night, when Pakistani troops confronted India for using an excavator, near the Working Boundary without following the established SOPs. Pakistani troops initially exercised restraint however, responded befittingly when India started heavy firing. The firing ended today at 11 am,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his concerns over the ceasefire violation and the loss of six innocent lives in the cross-border firing.

At this moment when peace is need of hour, such violent and aggressive attacks from India by any mean could get more rage from Pakistan. The lives lost in Pakistan demands strong actions by the government beyond condemnation.

Link related to blog: ET


Love is blind and sees no age, this is what "Ye Mera Deewanapan" tells

Jehangir is mad about Mehtab, the woman who is a paying guest and nurse at his father’s clinic. While Dr Nafees ud Din is charmed by beauty of Mehtab and admires her for efforts she make. His wife Attiya, mother of Jehangir, is all the time bullied and teased by the two sisters of Dr Nafees.

One day Dr Nafees confess to Attiya that he wanted a pretty wife but he got Attiya, who is not beautiful as per him, he wants to marry a beautiful woman. The typical Gori Chamrri, and wide eyes.

The two witch like Nands of Attiya don’t let a single moment go to tease, insult and humiliate Attiya. Jehangir is sick of it, while now he has only one attraction in life apart from giving her mother a graceful life. Mehtab, he adores her, the way she talks to him made him fall for her. Though she is elder to him and asks Jehangir to call her Aunt but he does not.

He has immense love for Mehtab and wants to make her own, which seems impossible because of their age difference. 

Story of drama serial “ Ye Mera Deewanapan Hai” is very new and old both. A young boy falls in love with an elderly woman and on the other side, his mother is living a life in hell. As the two evil sister in laws had snatched every happiness of her. The traditional husband does not pay heeds to Attiya and leave her on his sisters disposal.
Though the drama has just started but in the promo we can see Jehangir warning his dad to be a good boy and stop acting rude with the family.

Saima jee the film star has come to small screen now and no doubt she looks ravishing. Jehangir’s role is played by Junaid Khan. Unlike his other characters, in this one Junaid looks quite childish and nuts. But the moments he hits on Mehtab( Saima) makes him look quite smart. 

Dr Nafees ud Din is Javed Shiekh who is doing pretty well but I am looking forward for more acting by him. Anita Camphor and Saima Qureshi are the two evil Nands whom are a nightmare to any woman.

The romantic dramatic story starts and we see a very quick response, things are moving very fast and I am unable to predict what comes next if everything gets settle down. But the writer Zanjabeel Shah must have thought about it and something must be on our ways.

Yeh mera deewanapan hai airs on A plus and is quite a treat for those who are wants some change in romance. The chemistry shown between junaid and saima is very good.

Saima Noor has acted before on tv screen and seems now she is more into television dramas then movies. We wish her luck and wants to see her in more graceful characters.

The title track is actually owned by a Bollywood track which is a remake and is a treat for your ears. The romance between two might disturb you but the actors did it so well, that you will enjoy the scenes.

We are looking for two things, that how Jehangir confess love for Mehtab, and will the duo sisters end making mess in Attiya's life?


Pakistan could have third biggest nuclear arsenal in a decade; report says

Pakistan spends huge amount of its GDP on defense, and therefore it has one of the best armies in the world.
Now a report published by American think tanks says that Pakistan is going to have the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world

It will take next five to ten years to get the biggest nuclear stockpile , behind only the United States and Russia, the Washington Post reported, quoting reports published by two American think tanks.

The report published on Thursday by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center said that Pakistan, out of its fear of India, was far outpacing its rival neighbor in the development of nuclear warheads and may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually.

The report cites analysts as saying that Pakistan possesses around 120 nuclear warheads as compared to India’s 100. The report concluded by saying that Pakistan could have at least 350 nuclear weapons within five to 10 years.

Pakistan’s lead over India could significantly grow due to its large stockpile of highly-enriched uranium that could be used to quickly produce low-yield nuclear devices.

The report further said that though India, in comparison to Pakistan, has far larger stockpiles of plutonium, which is needed to produce high-yield warheads, India appears to be using most of its plutonium to produce domestic energy.

“The growth path of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, enabled by existing infrastructure, goes well beyond the assurances of credible minimal deterrence provided by Pakistani officials and analysts after testing nuclear devices,” the report states.

Seems we are going to have our own nuclear weapon army in near future but peace is above all. The basic necessity of time is to maintain peace even with our neighbor/enemy India.

Link related to Blog: PT


Aug 23, 2015

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq disqualified, will the decision stand?

Courtesy: Online

PTI won the war but may be it is too early to make merry on the verdict, there is still long way for Insafians.
After hours of delay by election tribunal, they finally gave the decision of NA 122, by declaring polls in null and void. Tribunal asked to hold polls after two months, if the former speaker challenge the decision in supreme court which he announced to do.

After Justice Kazim Malik announced verdict, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq later on said that he accepts the tribunal’s judgment, adding that the tribunal had put the blame on election machinery.

“I respect the judgment and accept it but due to our reservations we will go to the Supreme Court,” he said.

He also said that the judgment was not about victory or defeat as he had also won the election in 2002.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq further said that MQM leaders’ resignations will now be taken by the Deputy Speaker Assembly after the tribunal judgment.

Commenting on the tribunal’s verdict, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hinted that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will back Sadiq’s appeal in the Supreme Court, stating that they will avail their legal rights.

Meanwhile, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq’s son Ali Ayaz Sadiq said that there was no mention of “rigging” in the tribunal’s report. He hinted that his father may appeal the verdict in Supreme Court.

My opinion on this is what if Supreme court annuls the tribunal's decision as it did the Saad Rafique case, I doubt this victory of PTI will be of no use.

Link related to blog: Nation


Aug 22, 2015

Street view of Pakistan’s cultural sites to be shown by Google

The street view option can help to bring back tourists and restore the heritage of Pakistan.
Google announced on Thursday that it would be introducing panoramic imaging for over a dozen historical landmarks in Pakistan, similar to its Street View offered in other countries.

The tech giant announced the launch of the extraordinary project to highlight and promote Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage.

Google has undertaken the project in collaboration with a number of local non-profit organizations which include the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), Mohatta Palace Museum, Heritage Foundation Pakistan, and others.

Currently there are a total of six locations listed on the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It is reported that all of these sites will be included in Google’s new project.

Some of the sites that will be included in the panoramic view will include the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro, Rohtas Fort and Shalimar Gardens and Fort.

Earlier in 2012, the tech-giant had signed an agreement with the provincial government of Punjab to capture historical locations and cultural sites.

The current land mass which constitutes Pakistan has been influenced over the centuries by the arrival of Greek, Aryan, Buddhist, Arab Muslim, Mughal, Hindu and Christian cultures.

The only problem I can see is the terrorism ruined our tourism and for that sake it is necessary to bring back tourists which can give a lot of revenue to the government. This could be a great effort to restore Pakistan’s civilization.

One could visit the place just sitting in front of their computer and can see the actual image of the locations.

Link related to blog: Dawn


Jennifer Lawrence and Robert Downey Jr. are the highest paid according to Forbes

The Hunger Games and X-Men star Jennifer Lawrence earned $52 million (£33,000,000); June 2014 to June 2015, $1 million more than last year’s highest-earner, Sandra Bullock, who is now number 15.

While in male list Robert Downey Jr. followed by Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Tom Cruise.Bachchan, the 72-year-old star of close to 200 Bollywood films, was the joint-top Indian actor on the list at No 7. He and Salman Khan, the controversial 49-year-old Mumbai-based megastar who has retained his popularity despite a recent homicide conviction relating to the drunken killing of a homeless man, both earned $33.5m

Akshay Kumar, the 47-year-old actor and martial artist who has appeared in hundreds of Hindi-language films, made ninth place with earnings of $32.5m, just ahead of Transformers star Mark Wahlberg ($32m).

Scarlett Johansson came in at number two with $35.5 (£22,000,000), while Melissa McCarthy came third having earned $23 million (£14,000,000).

Lawrence’s income is actually higher than each of the highest paid actors' individual incomes, bar the top-earner, Robert Downey Jnr.

While Jackie Chan and several Bollywood stars made the male list thanks to Forbes including actors from across the world for the first time, there is only one non-American actress on the list - Chinese actress Binging Fan.

The world’s 18 highest paid actresses earned a combined total of $281 million (£179,000,000) - less than a third of what the world’s highest paid actors earned.

Experts say the pay disparity has its roots in the low number of lead roles for women in Hollywood fare. A recent study found that women are given less than one-third of speaking parts in top movies, with only 21% featuring a female lead or co-lead.

This is what Patricia Arquette said in her Oscar speech and asked to end this pay gap.

Link related to Blog: Guardian


Malala got straight A’s, another western conspiracy against Pakistan

Courtesy: AFP

May be I’m being too sarcastic but this is what general public think here in Pakistan. All the good things that little girl are backed by western agendas.

So she proved them right again by acing her O level with awesome grades. That is what western mission is; to educate Pakistan and this is how Malala Yousafzai proved them right.

The teenage education rights campaigner who came to Britain after the Pakistani Taliban tried to kill her, has scored high marks in national school exams, her father tweeted and said to media.

The girl shot for championing girls’ rights to education, gained six A* grades, the highest possible, and four As, the second highest, in her GCSEs.

“My wife Toor Pekai and I are proud of Malala,” her father Ziauddin wrote on Twitter. “Education for every child.”
Her top grades were in biology, chemistry, physics, religious studies and two math’s exams.

The news flashed on social media and there the anti Malala comments started again. She was as usual highly criticized but many appreciated her as well.

Malala Yousafzai was flown to Britain in 2012 for hospital treatment after being shot on a school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

She now lives permanently in Birmingham, central England, with her family and attends an all-girls school.

She hopes one day to be prime minister of Pakistan, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 jointly with India’s Kailash Satyarthi for promoting education rights for children.

GCSEs are exams in a wide range of subjects usually taken by all children in Britain at the end of their fifth year in high school. Pupils received their results on Thursday.

I wonder why we are so frightened with a little girl. If she gains something good it’s a pride for us, until she is not doing anything bad, then why can’t we digest her success?


Aug 19, 2015

Punjab's home minister Shuja Khanzada embraced martyrdom in suicidal attack

Another brave patriot gave his blood in return to save the homeland from terrorism.
On Sunday morning the news of bomb blast in Shadi Khan where Home minister Punjab's Dera( Political office) was located flashed on TV screens. After hours of struggle the authorities confirmed death of provincial minster and DSP along many died and injured.

Rescue and administration officials confirmed the death toll, adding that at least 17 other people were injured in the suicide blast, while rescue workers were still trying to recover the injured and dead from underneath the rubble.

According to reports, a jirga (open court) was underway at Khanzada’s political office in his native Shadi Khan village when the suicide attacker detonated his explosives. The blast caused the roof of the building to collapse under which the provincial home minister was trapped for several hours.

Several people were still trapped under the debris with rescue workers busy trying to rescue them.

The ISPR said that special search and rescue team equipped with high-tech machinery was aiding in the rescue operation in Attock.

Funeral prayers of the martyrs were offered in Attock Police Lines on Sunday night and attended by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak among others.

A former army-man, Khanzada assumed charge of the Punjab Home Ministry in October last year and was a major force in leading the law enforcement and security apparatus in several anti-terrorism operations. The provincial home minister was also the commander of the National Action Plan (NAP) in Punjab to combat militancy and terrorism.

After graduating from Islamia College Peshawar in 1966, Khanzada joined the Pakistan Army in 1967. He later took part in the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh. Elected two times and remained in assembly.

Sources in the interior ministry claim that banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has taken responsibility of the suicide attack on Khanzada. They alleged Khanzada was under threat following the killing of LeJ chief Malik Ishaq in July.

A government official said police could not rule out the involvement of banned sectarian militant outfits against whom the government had launched a crackdown.

Link related to blog: Dawn


Former ISI chief Gen (R) Hamid Gul passes away from brain hemorrhage

Hamid Gul remained ISI chief during 1987 and 1989 when the US-backed Afghan Jihad against the then Soviet Union was at the last stages, The Dawn reports.
Pakistan lost it's brave army man and a true patriot last night. The most famous ex ISI chief, 79, died in a Murree hospital. Family says cause of his death was brain hemorrhage.

"(Prime Minister) Nawaz Sharif has expressed his heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of ... Hamid Gul," the ruling party's media office said on Twitter. "The prime minister prayed eternal peace for the departed soul and said that may God bless the deceased."

Legislator Arif Alvi tweeted that Gul had died on Saturday night of a brain hemorrhage at age 79 and called him "a great man". On the other hand, many patriots paid tribute and condolences for the brave army man. 

On Sunday morning tributes were paid to late ISI chief, who was very active on TV after retirement.Those tributes will anger Afghanistan and India, who saw Gen as Pakistan's most senior and vocal backer of militancy in their territory.

In a report by Reuter, Gul worked closely with U.S. and Saudi officials to strengthen Afghan fighters against the Soviet military when he headed the feared military intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, from 1987 to 1989. Some of those fighters later joined the Taliban insurgency.

Towards the end of his posting, officials began diverting men and guns from the Afghan war towards budding militant groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, founded in 1990 as a separatist movement in Indian Kashmir.

They also said that he was defender of Taliban and Kashmiri militants while called 9/11 as a jewish conspiracy.

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Taj Mahal got Twitter handle, became first historical monument to have own Twitter account

This is the age of social media, not only the celebrities buy people love to have a social meddia account. In this regard the monument of love i.e Taj Mahal also got it's first twitter account.

With the launch of Taj Mahal’s twitter account today, the 17th century mausoleum became the “first historical monument” to have an official handle on the micro-blogging site.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched the official twitter account of the monument– @Taj Mahal at his residence.

“With this Taj Mahal has become the first historical monument in the world to have its own twitter account,” Principal Secretary Navneet Sehgal told local daily..

He said that while visiting the official account, a tourist could share his picture on #MyTajMemory, which would be included in the main account.

In fact immediately after its launch the twitteraties started hash tagging pictures of their visit to the monument of love.

Within an hour of its launch, the Taj Mahal account got more than 2000 followers.

“There are two kinds of ppl in the world. Those who have visited me and follow me here and those who haven’t seen me and yet follow me here,” the official handle tweeted after its launch.

According to sources, initially, it was proposed to launch the handle from Taj Mahal itself, but Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) denied permission.

The twitteraties loved this step taken by local government and want to have other historical monuments' twitter handle as well. So that they can share their memories.


Aug 16, 2015

Mushahid Ullah resigns over ISI plot

International media is very much into politics of Pakistan and giving such stories which might bring changes in great game of Pakistani Politics. 
Time and again such news stories came across which give shocking revelations about current political situation.

Few days back, BBC gave report that ISI wanted to cope up. Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Federal Minister for Environment, Mushahidullah Khan had accused former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. General (retd) Zahir ul Islam of plotting a conspiracy against the government; and military leadership to seize power during the sit-in of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) last year.

On Friday, while talking to BBC Urdu, minister said the conspiracy came to fore after Intelligence Bureau (IB), a civil spy service, intercepted a telephonic conversation of the former ISI chief, who was issuing instructions to spread anarchy and to occupy the Prime Minister House.

Mushahidullah went on to claim that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif played the recording of the conversation before Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif who he said was astonished after listening to the audio tape.

He further said that the COAS was surprised after listening to the tape and that he then called the ISI chief to the meeting and asked him if that was his voice. “When Zahirul Islam confirmed it, he was asked to leave,” said Senator Mushahidullah Khan.

An official spokesman from the Prime Minister House denied existence of any recorded tape of former ISI Chief as alleged.

Later during the day, the army’s spokesperson General Asim Bajwa also termed any reports about a “tape” as baseless rumours.

“The story about any tape recording as being discussed in media is totally baseless, unfounded and farthest from truth,” Bajwa said, adding, “Such rumours are irresponsible and unprofessional.”

But the issue got heat and made Mushahid Ullah to resign. Federal Information Minister Pervez Rasheed confirmed about the resignation.

The alleged ISI plot got under discussion on all platforms, Few days back BBC reported about MQM and RAW's links caused many political hype.

Link related to blog: Tribune


Chand Sitara and JJ are new sensation this August

You would love to hear JJ after decades but oops something got more importance in event than the song. 
This august we have treat for ears, in many forms. First it was Coke Studio season 8, then many other songs came across our play list and now the veteran singer turned Maulna, Junaid Jamshed’s patriotic track which was much anticipated launched. 

Throughout this time I was urging to hear JJ’s pure and melodious voice, though his Naats are equally popular as his music was. The start studded event by Pepsi Pakistan did not only launch the music video of track “Chand Sitara” written and directed by legendary director Shoaib Mansoor, but it also made JJ hit back the stage after several years. Along JJ it was Ali zafar, former Vital Signs members Salman Ahmad, Shahi Hasan Hadiqa Kiani and zoe viccaji reunited for this epic rendition.

JJ somehow remained the center of attention, esp. on social media when his selfies and other photographs along his friends and past colleagues circulated. Hadiqa Kayani holding JJ’s hand or the chum’s group selfie was highly criticized.

Apart from the main event, the selfies were made to hit social media and we saw memes slamming JJ on this. Junaid Jamshed who is believed to be a misogynist was highly under flames after his photographs took back stage.

Well we love your melodious voice and even if you had fun time with your old buddies, I guess it’s completely okay with that. It isn’t a big deal but because of his controversial statements, the critiques also become very radical.

Shoaib Mansoor said that it took 25 years for this song. Pepsi gave tribute to all the unsung heroes of Pakistan in this video and you might get a short trip to all the beautiful places of Pakistan.


Story of a fragile relationship; Drama serial Dua is in watch list

One woman and her struggle to stand in life, will she be able to stand tall without any man or is it a conventional story?
Women’s position in this society is very fragile. Talk of society, or other walks of life, a woman is always feeble and brittle. Her dreams, duties, position, relationships; all are very complicated. When talk of a married woman, she is the most diffident and insecure near me. You might agree. A woman has nothing of her own, either she has inherited it or granted by her partner. There are very few women who possess something of their own, that may be wealth or property. 

While watching drama serial “Dua” on geo T.V; I strongly had these feeling of insecurity. The story of drama revolves around that girl Javeria whose life is full of love and romance when got married to her lover. Though her husband “Ashar” is rowdy angry young man and belongs to politically sound rich family, while Javeria belongs to a middle class family, but he loves her madly. Ashar’s family did not accept Javeria, so they married without their consent and lived separately.

The two had best friends, Shees and Anoushay, who are very much influential in their lives and the young bloods are enjoying the life at fullest. Shees and Anoushay who are best friends to the couple and sooner getting married. Javeria’s mother is ill and poor but she tried to give her best in life. 

Today’s youth take decision abruptly and does not think of the consequences. This is what happened with Javeria and Ashar. As I mentioned above he is angry and very proud, in a fight with his wife, mistakenly divorced her. This is what shown in the initial story of the drama and I’m waiting what more is on our way. 

Shees found Ashar sitting alone and weeping bitterly and tries to help his friends. He also suggested them to do “Hallala” which is an islamic way through which divorced couples can be united again. What my question is, will the Hallala thing be effective and influential to grab audiences’ attention in this story?

Even if a woman is submissive to her husband; those three words leave her stand nowhere and it is she who has to do Hallala and bear the pain of being someone else's wife. I have always been confused about the Hallala strategy, either which is the right and legal way to do Hallala and really there isn’t any other way to unite with your husband? May be we see many flaws in this way but my point is still the same. Why women in our society so insecure that few words can break and crush them in so many pieces. Either we are going to see how Javeria will get empowered or will foolishly try to get back to her Husband.

Shees is more than a friend and I see bigger role of shees in Javeria’s life. Will he postpone his wedding and offer his services to his friends for Hallala or he will eventually fall in love with Javeria.? Shees’ would be wife is a soul sister to Javeria, how Anoushay will respond to this situation we have to wait and watch.

The title track of drama serial “Dua” is very genuine and you would love it. Ushna Shah is a bubbly actress and getting better with her every project. The new face Daniyal Raheel is in role of Ashar and is doing very well till now. In fact I love the chemistry between Ushna and Daniyal.

On the other hand Juanid Khan can be seen as Shees, who is going to be scape goat as Ashar is going to request him for doing Hallala, because this has to be a secret and Ashar cannot rely on anyone else.

The story is quite interesting and it may also be a lesson for our youth who are abrupt in decision making.

Dua’s cast contains Zainab Ahmed, Hina Khawaja Bayat, Manzoor Qureshi and others. Story is written by Wasiq Ali and directed by Ali faizan. Either you going to love the drama or reject it, but as I recommend this is a must watch if you are sick of second marriage trauma.

Other than story, the cinematography, lavish houses and Ushna’s pure desi dressing style is good. Daniyal’s rough and tough looks also makes him attractive and Junaid is in as usual playing role of a good, handsome elegant rich boy. But I have a question, why Geo TV is emphasizing on rich families’ stories more? Well apart from that the drama is a good watch.

Link to Episodes: Dua


Aug 13, 2015

Mahira refused to do intimate scenes with co star,

Mahira khan aka. Humsafar's "Khirad" is stick to her strict no intimate scenes policy.
Mahira's first Bollywood break through has been very ... for her fan following. She said this on many platforms that quality of work and script matters near her, and she will not do anything beyond her limits as many of our actresses did in past. She wanted to set an example and remain A grade actresses even in Bollywood.

Here is the proof of her words; news of Mahira Khan floated that she refused to do on screen romance with co star Nawazuddin. Even the co star did not know that Mahira refused to shoot intimate scenes with him.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui told an Indian daily that he is clueless about his Raees co-star Mahira Khan refusing to shoot intimate scenes with him. In a reply to queries about recent reports, he said "Even I heard about it in the news. I don't have any idea about it," She was strict about policy and the shoot.

The Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees, Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin play a couple who are in an unhappy relationship, and they have some intimate scenes in the film, according to reports.

The recently unveiled teaser of Raees had gone viral for Shah Rukh's menacing don look. The film is gearing up for an Eid release next year while being pitted against Salman Khan's Yash Raj production Sultan.

Her refusal to do intimate scenes was surprisingly connected to other Pakistani actors Ali Zafar and Fawad Khan's reported aversion to intimate scenes.


Indians rule Int. companies, Google announces Sundar Pichai as the new CEO

It seems this year Indian born CEOs will take up all the large and big organizations under  their leadership, as the new Google CEO is also Indian
We knew Larry page as Google's CEO but on 10th august Google announced their new CEO. Last year he was among those people who were progressing very fast and this year he has been new shakeup at Google.

When he joined, he had no appearance of a CEO and he never had them. It is said that Pichai might be one of the kindest executives in the technology industry. And it sounds like he's more than fit to handle the role of CEO.

One former Google employee that we spoke to at the end of 2014, who requested to remain anonymous, described Pichai's talent for handling chaotic and stressful situations with ease.

There was definitely a culture at Google where people didn't always know what was happening," this person previously told an international daily. "But Sundar would walk into meetings, and he knew everything he needed to know. He did a good job of seeing how everything moved across different functions."

Pichai joined Google in 2004; worked on Google Toolbar and gained success in short time.

Some of Pichai’s recent initiatives have stumbled. An effort to spread the Android operating system into a range of new devices including smartwatches, smart TVs and in-dash car computers has yet to gain traction with consumers.

He is all over in the news and very much appreciated on being one of the young bloods who are to lead such a big organization.

This year Pichai joined the league of Indians who are to lead the internationally acclaimed organization. Sundar Pichai is the latest Indian-born executive to reach the technology industry’s top ranks, where he joins Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella, Nokia Corp. CEO Rajeev Suri,Soft Bank Corp. CEO, and former Google executive, Nikesh Arora, SanDisk Corp. CEO Sanjay Mehrotra and Adobe Systems Inc. CEO Shantanu Narayen, among others.

Link related to Blog: WSJ


Aug 9, 2015

Fourth Bangladeshi blogger assassinated in the name of religion

Freedom of speech has become bloody in Bangladesh.
The radical and extremist groups there wants to shush all the voices which are liberal or talk against them. so called Suspected militants posing as tenants entered an apartment building and hacked to death a secular blogger in Bangladesh's capital in the fourth such deadly attack this year, police said.

He is not the first and may be he is not the last. Whosoever have clash with those extremists ideologies will pay for it. You speak you die, you remain mum you live. But is it possible for a person to remain silent when he sees so much wrong around him?

He was the voice against extremism and fundamentalism. He spoke for the minorities and he was killed mercilessly for being humanist and secular.

 Friends of Niloy Chottopadhay, 40, who also used an online name of Niloy Chowdhury, said he had received several threats recently, prompting him to remove all his photos from his blog. They said he was a secular blogger and had a Facebook account with the name "Niloy Neel" in which he criticized radical Islamists at home and abroad.

Asha Moni, the victim's wife, said at least four young people attacked her husband Friday. She filed a murder case against four unnamed persons, police official Zahidur Rahman said Saturday, but no arrests have been made so far.

Hours after the assault, Ansar-al-Islam, which intelligence officials believe is affiliated with al-Qaeda on the Indian subcontinent, sent an email to media organizations claiming responsibility for the killing and calling the blogger an enemy of Allah. The authenticity of the email could not be independently confirmed.

The U.S. State Department condemned it as a "cowardly murder." No arrests were made even after the FIR. Detectives say radical groups were behind the previous attacks and have made some arrests, but have failed to make any major headway into the killings.

The family and friends said Chowdhury had sought police protection after he was threatened but police asked him to leave the country for his safety.

This is the real face of earth, where a person with mind and thoughts will be silenced forever. May be this region where we are living in, is the most dangerous place for human beings with mind, poverty or femininity.

So who should we ask for saving us? Or should we escape from our lands? But is it possible for all of us? No, When those who rule us will be targeted like this, then may be judiciaries and law enforcement agencies would work, Till than no mercy from the followers of the most merciful religion on the earth.

Link related to blog: BBC


Aug 8, 2015

Indian women accused of witches were beaten to death

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Police said that the women were dragged and beaten up for being involved in witchcraft.
Humanity is not insulted on our soil only. It is not the children who are molested. In our neighbouring country, 5 women were beaten to death and were called as witches. Allegedly they were thought of being involved in witchcraft. 

In eastern India dozens of villagers physically tortured five women Saturday, blaming them for a series of misfortunes in the village, as per police statement. 

Residents of Kinjia village in Jharkhand state dragged the women out of their homes and beat them with sticks and iron rods, said Arun Kumar Singh, a deputy inspector-general of police in Ranchi, Jharkhand’s capital.

He added' The attackers blamed the women for several accidents and misfortunes suffered by villagers, including the death of an infant in Kinjia earlier in the week". 

Police have arrested around 50 people involved in the attack; while a large number of police officers have been deployed in the village to prevent any outbreak of violence.

It feels may be humanity is not respected in this part of the world. It is a crime to be a poor, to be a child or a woman. 

Superstitious beliefs persist in many parts of India and have been behind similar attacks on women in Jharkhand. This is not the first incidence. Many others has happened, some with different titles and some under same allegations.

More information has not been gathered but civil society demands justice, as they rule of law is not strong in that part of the country, but Panchait system works in most rural area of India, whom to ask for justice?

Corruption and stereotypical mentality has devastated humanity and has snatched right to live.

Link related to blog: Irish times


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