Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’
Politics and political activism is on its peak because it is the season of elections in Pakistan. Media no matter social or mainstream trying to cover as much as they can and get as much as they can out of it. About two weeks ago, Access Point with Ayesha Tanzeem a show runs at Voice of America covered the importance of manifesto of political parties. In order to engage the wider audience and utilizing the voice available at social media they asked a question on facebook that I commented on. Somehow, that comment featured at the show the question and comment goes like this (and I still maintain what I said)
While surfing the internet for stuff related to upcoming general elections I came across to the website/web-blog of Norbalm. There I found this step by by step guide on how to find poling stations anywhere in Pakistan. Here is how to find your polling station across Pakistan.
1) Send your CNIC number (no dashes, no spaces) via SMS to 8300 and wait for a message from ECP » Read more: Step by Step Guide to Find Your Polling Station Across Pakistan To Vote On May 11
“He stood first in every exam but failed in one, driving test”, the hall fell into laughter and he continued with saying, “when he came back home he said that now I know how people feel when they fail, anyhow I am a theoretical physicist not a practical one”. These were the words of Mr. Abdul Rashid, who was sharing some personal memories about his brother and Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate – Dr. Abdus Salam. It was a fine windy Thursday evening and I was standing in a warm room of Imperial College London.
Once again, this year I was in Oxford to take part in the Pakistan Future Leaders’ Conference (PFLC 2013) organized by Oxford University Pakistan Society. It was my third trip to my favorite city in England for the same purpose. Just like past, this year’s trip was full of heated debates, networking with some new and some old people, exchange of ideas, and inhaling the chilled air of oxford that had flying snowflakes in it. The Friday afternoon started with the guided tour of the Oxford city and the tour ended at the Oxford Town Hall where opening ceremony took place. Presence of Malala Yusufzai‘s father was another feature of the ceremony and it was somehow better than the eighteen and a half pages long speech by Mr. Gardezi Deputy High Commissioner.
Hissam Hyder is Pakistan’s leading polo player who has fast established himself as one of Asia’s rising polo stars. Born into a sports playing family in 1982, his father Irfan Ali Hyder and grandfather Brig. “Gussy” Hyder, were both prominent polo players, with a handicap of 4 goals and 1 goal respectively. Hissam has eclipsed them both with a handicap of 6 goals and is presently ranked in the top 5% of the world’s polo players.
Some Famous publications have such good words for him;
The year 2012 was no less tumultuous for Pakistan than any other year. Starting from the Supreme Court and former premier Gilani at loggerheads to the return of Tahirul Qadri’s (untimely) arrival on the political scene, Pakistan has seen a healthy share of ups and downs this year. NATO supply routes were resumed, terrorism continued, Metro Bus project was initiated – it is difficult to remember when one event ended and the other began. For the purpose of simplification and to refresh the previous year, Spearhead Research put together a year in review, a compilation of all important news Pakistan saw. [Source]
This post first published at “The Pakistani Spectator”
Pakistan is a place that always loves to keep a spot in the news and mostly not for good reasons same goes with the Pakistanis either living in it or carrying the name of the country around the globe. I can still remember when my professor at University of West of England asked me “Rai why your country and mine always love to be in the news for not so good reason and put us in a situation where we are not able to explain it”. That professor was from Iran, another troubled place. I was talking about Pakistan and its fixation of being in the news, this trend has nourished us with a mindset that everything should be done with the aim to create a good show. That is why our protests go brutal and violent even if we are raising voice for something right we end up with doing something heavily wrong.
(Text and Video Courtesy: ExpressTribune)
The beautiful house where Quaid-e-Azam lived with his sister Fatima Jinnah is a unique combination of architectural grandeur and simplicity. Unfortunately,people these days do not spare enough time from their busy lives to acquaint themselves with their country and leader’s history.