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August 19, 2010

Rise as the time calls for it and help your brothers in these hard moments.

Filed under: Economy, life — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 1:33 am

Rise as the time calls for it and help your brothers in these hard moments. Recent floods are one of the worst disasters in the history. UN has said that the magnitude of damage by recent floods in Pakistan is equivalent to combine effect of 2004 Tsunami, 2005 South Asia Earthquake and 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

Help people in need in whatever way you can. This Ramadan and Indepnedence Day of Pakistan can make us united and strong if we stand in front of this challenge with courage and honor. Its time for us to rise as a nation and build our character without relying much on foreign aid.

The items which can be sent in the areas considering the conditions there are Dry Fruits, Milk, Water, Biscuits, Medicine, Blankets, Tents, Juices and other items which can easily be consumed and disposed off.
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PAKISTAN: Top 10 natural disasters since 1935 – IRIN

Source : http://infocrats.org/mag/2010/08/economy/pakistan-top-10-natural-disasters-since-1935-irin/ , IRIN (Humanitarian News and Analysis) – A Project of UN Office

LAHORE, 10 August 2010 (IRIN) – According to the National Disaster Management Authority, the current floods in Pakistan constitute the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. The 10 worst natural disasters in Pakistan in the last 75 years are:

1935 Quetta earthquake: A 7.7 Richter scale earthquake virtually levelled the city of Quetta in the eastern province of Balochistan, then part of British India. Some 60,000 people were killed in one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit South Asia. The epicentre was 4km southwest of the town of Ali Jaan, some 153km from Quetta.

1945 Balochistan earthquake: A 7.8 Richter Scale earthquake hit southwestern Balochistan on 28 November 1945. The epicentre was 98km southwest of the town of Pasni. Apart from massive damage to property, the quake led to a 40-foot tsunami causing the deaths of over 4,000 people.

1950 floods: Monsoon rain in 1950 killed an estimated 2,900 people across the country. Punjab Province, including the city of Lahore, was among the worst hit when the River Ravi flooded. Flooding also affected parts of the southern province of Sindh. Over 100,000 homes were destroyed, leaving around 900,000 people homeless.

1970 East Pakistan cyclone: The Bhola tropical cyclone struck the territory of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) on 12 November 1970. It was the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and is rated as one of the worst natural disasters in modern times. Up to 500,000 lost their lives, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta. The cyclone also gave rise to unrest which contributed to a civil war and the formation in 1971 of the independent state of Bangladesh.

1974 Kohistan (also known as Hunza) earthquake: A 6.2 Richter Scale quake hit Kohistan and surrounding areas including parts of Swat, Hunza and Kashmir in northern Pakistan and also the Hazara and Swat districts of the then North West Frontier Province on 28 December 1974. About 5,300 people were killed, 17,000 injured and 97,000 affected. Landslides and rockfalls contributed to the damage. Most of the destruction was centred around the village of Pattan, around 160km north of Islamabad, and in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

2000 drought: At least 1.2 million people in Balochistan were affected by drought, and over 100 died, mostly because of dehydration, according to the government. Millions of animals perished. One of the worst-affected areas was the town of Nushki, close to the border with Afghanistan. The drought lasted over 10 months.

2005 Kashmir quake: A 7.6-Richter scale quake struck the Kashmir region on the India-Pakistan border and parts of northwestern Pakistan on 8 October 2005. According to official figures, at least 73,000 people were killed and more than 3.3 million made homeless. The worst affected areas included Neelum Valley and Bagh District in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Mansehra Division. A massive international relief effort was launched. Work continues today to rebuild damaged infrastructure.

2007 Cyclone Yemyin: At least 380 people were killed in Balochistan, 250 in Sindh and 100 in NWFP as a result of flash floods triggered by Cyclone Yemyin, which struck coastal areas in early July 2007. Some 350,000 people were displaced, 1.5 million affected and more than two million livestock perished.

2010 Hunza Lake disaster: A landslide in January 2010 in Attabad village in Hunza-nagar District in the far north of the country killed 20 people and led to around 40 houses sliding into the Hunza river. Debris from the landslide caused the river to dam, leading to the formation of a large lake which threatened to flood downstream areas. Some 20,000 were forced to leave their homes by June.

2010 floods: The toll so far: 1,600 deaths; over six million affected. Pakistan has sought international help to cope with the catastrophe. Despite mass evacuations, there are fears the death toll will rise as flooding reaches the southern province of Sindh and the risk of water-borne disease outbreaks increases in many areas.

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November 15, 2009

YEH HAIWANON KI BASTI HAI

Filed under: life, poetry, thoughts — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 2:56 am

YEH HAIWANON KI BASTI HAI
YA INSAANON KI MASTI HAI
JAHAN ZINDAGI HAR PAL MARTI HAI
AUR KHOON KAI AANSOO ROTI HAI
KAISA HAI YEH HAAL HOA
GHAZAB HOA BARBAD HOA
JO SAPNA KHUSHI KA DEKHA THA
WOH SAPNA PHIR SAI KHAAK HOA
PHIR LOG YEH HUM SAI KAHTAI HAIN
REHNAI DO AISI BAATON KO
JIN SAI KUCH HASIL NA HO
REHNAI DO IN UNDAAZON KO
MEHAIZ GUMAN HAIN YEH AFSANAI HAIN
IN KO SOCHNAI WALAI SIRF DEEWANAI HAIN
KHUD TAREEK IN RAHOON PER
BHATKAI HAIN GUMRAHI MEIN
LAIKIN PHIR BHI KEHTAI HAIN
SAARA JAHAN KION SUNA HAI
KHAMOSH MAUT KAI SAI HAIN
ROOSHNI ANKHON ANKH NAHI
ZINDAGI SANSON SANS NAHI
PHIR BHI CHAIN SAI BETHAI HAIN
YEH HAIWANON KI BASTI HAI
YA INSAANON KI MASTI HAI

August 11, 2009

The beat of change makes me proud–> A note on independence day of Pakistan.

Recent incidents of Gojra, Muridkai and some other parts made me sad and made me to think about whether this is the Pakistan we need?
The incidents were a result of mobs irrational behavior towards blasphemy concept and the exploitation of these emotions by some freaks who call themselves ulemas.

Also the facts that missing Pakistanis are still missing and the government is doing nothing for them, Dr. Afia is still having a miserable time in US jails and courts, electricity is still a problem of our country even in the 21st century  and ofcourse don’t forget we are a nuclear state, jialas are plundering the nations wealth,Kashmiri Pakistanis are still fighting for their basic right of freedom from India and name the problem and you will find it there in our country.

Our forces are still fighting a foreign war imposed on us by the former dictator (who is still free and enjoying his days in Europe) just for Dollars! And nothing is done to give justice to those who died in the name of this war against humanity and Pakistan.

So what’s the point? Are we dead as a nation or incapable of solving the problems? Is this the country our ancestors struggled for?

I some times get really irritated and in some way frustrated by the present situation but in between this I heard some real good news which brought hope in me.

The days like 31st July 2009, on which the Supreme Court ( the true one restored by the people of Pakistan on 16th March 2009 after a long and hard struggle ) of Pakistan declared the actions of the former dictator and tyrant Pervaiz Musharraf on 3rd November 2007 as unconstitutional and illegal and proved the dictator as a traitor and also declared PCO and PCO judges as illegal making their decisions including NRO as ineffective.

This decision is important for me as I also was and still a big supporter for the movements for independent judicial system in Pakistan as this is the only way we can keep ourselves together.
I remember the last year long march of June 2008 (as I was a part of that) and how people from every corner of the country, every walk of life, every ethnic identity of the country, every sect, every religious presence in the country took part in a movement to save Pakistan. The movement saw it’s ups and downs, saw the killings of innocent people by establishment and dictator supported parties on 12 May 2007 and 9 April 2008 but it kept it’s pace despite all hardships and finally achieved it’s big milestones.
I still say milestones because the path to achieve SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE and COMPLETE JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE is still long and hard but the big positive thing is that we are on the right track, the change is coming and I am really proud of that.
The change has started, I can hear that beat, you can hear it too and those who can’t will see the change as it will come InshaAllah!
Therefore I dedicate this day to the people who supported and participated in the cause of independent
judiciary , the cause of saving Pakistan.

In the end I would like to share a quote of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah:
“As you know, history shows that in England conditions, some time ago, were much worse than those prevailing in India today. The Roman Catholics and the Protestants persecuted each other. Even now there are some States in existence where there are discriminations made and bars imposed against a particular class. Thank God, we are not starting in those days. We are starting in the days when there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State.”
(Presidential Address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on 11th August, 1947.)

August 16, 2008

JANIB E MANZIL BARHA RASTAI MEIN HI BHATAK GAIA

(This poem is related to my post May Allah be our guide and help Pakistan)

JANIB E MANZIL BARHA RASTAI MEIN HI BHATAK GAIA

KUCH DHUNDH THI CHAIEE HOIEE KUCH MEIN RASTA BHOL GAIA

NA KOI SIRA MANZIL KA

NA KOI RAH KI KHABAR

AISAI HI KISI MOR PAI

MEIN KHUD KO KAISAI BHOOL GAIA

AGAI NA ROSHNI KA NISHAAN

AASMAN PAI SIAH HAIN BADAL

YEH KON SI JAGA HAI AAKHIR

MEIN KAHA PAI GUM HO GAIA

KIA YOUNHI BHATAKTA RAHOONGA

KIA YOUNHI MEIN KHOIA RAHOONGA

AAKHIR WOH KONSA MOR THA

JIS KO PA KAI MEIN BHOOL GAIA

INHIN KHAILOON MEIN GUM THA MEIN

ZAMEEN PAI KUCH LAR KHARAIA

GIRA PEECHAI KI TARAF

APNAI QADMON KAI NISHAN JO DAIKHAI

AIK KHAIAL SA DIL MEIN AAIA

QADMOON KAI NISHANOON PAI MEIN NAI

QADAM APNAI BARHAI MEIN NAI

PHIR US MOR PAI AA POHANCHA

JAHAN SAI KHOIA THA RASTA

PHIR MANZIL KI RAH KO NIKLA

AB MANZIL HAI SAMNAI MERI

AB RASTA WAZAI HAI MERA

MANZIL MUJH SAI DOOR NAHI

KHONA MUJHAI MANZOOR NAHI

APNI MANZIL KO PAOONGA

ISS AZM KO NA AB BADLAOONGA

MAIOOSI NAHI HAI MERI SAATHI

UMEED JO HAI AB MERI BAQI

WOH DEKHO AIK ROSHNI SI

MANZIL MERI KA PATA HAI DAITI

JANIB E MANZIL BARHA RASTAI MEIN HI BHATAK GAIA

KUCH DHUNDH THI CHAIEE HOIEE KUCH MEIN RASTA BHOL GAIA

August 13, 2008

Pakistan! Expectations, achievements, disappointments, hope and the way forward.

We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.”(Muhammad Ali Jinnah)

On 14th August 1947, a new country emerged on the globe, a nation based on an ideology of truth and justice based on the golden principles achieved the milestone of establishing a state in which they can practice and preserve their Islamic ideology.

As our founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah said:

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.”

The expectations were high and the path was difficult but the leadership of Jinnah with its clear and sincere objectives made it possible for a nation suppressed by a superpower at that time (the British Empire) and the Hindu majority (especially the Brahman Ideology which was not willing to give us the status of equal human beings) to get the precious goal of freedom.

Efforts from inside and outside enemies started from the beginning to de-stabilize and fail this nation and despite all these efforts we are celebrating the 61st anniversary with hopes of a better tomorrow. During that time though we saw failures and disappointments in our national course of life, we saw the separation of our eastern part because of our deviation from our ideological path and the interference of our enemies, the darkness of martial law times, attacks on supreme court and constitution of the country, sectarian and ethnic violence invoked by enemies of Pakistan within us and outside our country and corrupt leadership.

With the failures and disappointments I also see the gifts from Allah to our nation and the achievements we did, we are one of the few nuclear powers of the world, we have one of the most beautiful areas of the world, the mountains full of natural resources, the deserts with treasures of coal in Sind, oil and gas resources of Baluchistan, the sporting achievements in cricket, hockey, squash and snooker, the fertile land we have and above all the people willing to do something!

The biggest asset a nation can have is the potential of its people, our nations has produced heroes like Abdul Qadeer Khan, AbdusSalam , Imran Khan, Jehangir Khan, AbdusSatar Edhi and there is a list of people who achieved milestones and glory for the nation and we are proud of them.

Though the present state of crises (economic, judicial etc) makes me depressed and frustrated but when I see sparks of potential and strong will in my people a ray of hope runs through me. It happened to me on occasions such as we saw during the earthquake of 2005 when the whole nation rose to the call to help their brothers in the north, the display of national unit and solidarity during the long march in which people from all parts of the country, belonging to different ethnic, sectarian and other backgrounds gathered with unity to give a message that we love our country, we are not willing to give it up to anyone, we are the custodian of our national constitution and we will protect our institutions and country.

I strongly believe that we can change the present and can make a great future for our country, we have got all the necessary ingredients as a country and as a nation backed by a strong ideology we have, the only thing we need to have is unity and commitment with strong leadership once we as a nation are able to get these then no power on earth will stop us from achieving our goals of prosperity, social and economic justice, rule of law and the preservation of national values for which we all have to work hard with selfless devotion.

History tells us that nations become great during the time of crisis and the present crises are a chance for us to achieve the greatness our founding fathers struggled for, it’s we who have to stand up for our country:

“You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.”(Muhammad Ali Jinnah)

May Allah help us and guide us all.

Long Live Pakistan!

August 2, 2008

Actions and Perceptions–> A random thought

Filed under: life, thoughts — Tags: , , — syedfaisal @ 6:22 pm

I can justify my actions(if i want to or if badly required) BUT cannot justify my perception (so no need):D

May 22, 2008

Feeling alone or want to live alone…

Filed under: life, stupidity, thoughts — Tags: , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 7:20 pm

einstein feeling alone

 

I have a reputation that i don’t care much about people or i don’t want many people around me(those who know me a bit may not agree but those who know me more than a bit it’s their idea about me).

Yes! it’s a bit true but the reason is not that like some of my friends think that i have no time for people just care about the stuff i like to do (many people hate that stuff which includes senseless humor to opening my mouth every now and then on hardcore politics).

I often don’t go for parties (except very special occasions in someone’s life or something really worthwhile going),to meet my relatives etc because what i feel about my self is that i lack that ‘bit’ to live among the people ‘a lot'(but i more than regularly use emails ,sms etc to keep myself in the money with the relations 😉   ).

i do care about people but also i want to have a fair approach with them means telling or openly expressing my views on their certain actions specially if it is against some of the principles i think are really important to keep in mind while taking some decision or action or expressing openly my point of difference without thinking about the possible reaction and some times it has negative consequences on relationships between me and other people (probably i usually fail to express my view properly) and that’s why i often avoid meeting with people i know (because i don’t want to lose them) but what i like is making new friends and meeting with new people every day so as to know how different people live differently and also i have a stupid sense of bringing change around me so for that i need people to brainwash …  😀

 IN SHORT: I HAVE WASTED MY TIME AND THE TIME OF THE READER IN TELLING ABOUT FEELING ALONE OR WANT TO LIVE ALONE BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW MYSELF WHAT I WANT?   🙂

 

May 17, 2008

Mein har us sawal ka jawab chahta hoon

Mein har us sawal ka jawab chahta hoon

Jo kisi nai kabhi poocha na ho

Har us kahani ka ikhtitam chahta hoon

Jis ki koi intiha na ho

Mein har us ghari ka hisaab chahta hoon

Jo kisi khaial mein khoi na ho

Kia merai sawal kabhi jawab kai hongai qabil?

Ya mein yuhin khaialon mein bhatakta rahoonga?

Mein har us zian ka khiraaj chahta hoon

Jis zian  ki mujhai khabar kabhi na pohanchi ho

May 16, 2008

Brave Developers…

Filed under: life, stupidity — Tags: , , , — syedfaisal @ 12:24 pm

A true developer is the one who has the in-born capability to face the bug!

May 14, 2008

Friendship,Good and Bad of/from a person and my humble view.

I tend to write things on my blog,different websites,sometimes email my self the ideas i like so that i can look back at them after sometime to see what positives or negative I developed after that.

I have written on my orkut profile the way I look at friendship and good and bad from/of a person and i think i ve’nt changed a bit atleast on these two things.

Friendship–:
I always look for real friends(boy or a girl, I just look for some qualities) and most of the time get fail in this.
For me a true friend is one who can act as a mirror for you means if u are doing something wrong he should stop you and even in this effort he should be ready to damage your evil cause and also a good friend if he thinks u r right about something and if even the whole world is against you ur friend must stand for you or atleast stand with u.
And also a good friend should also be a good human being and if he is not then you need to act as a good friend towards him.

Good and Bad of/from a Person-:
I think no body in the world can be perfectly categorized as a good or a bad person , a great person can commit a worst crime and also can be said for the reverse case its just the proportion of goodness or evilness which makes the judgement .

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