Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has continued the ritual of conducting grand ‘Jalsas’ in different parts of the country and abroad. As a part of the ongoing promotional campaigns of PTI, Imran Khan and his team organized a Jalsa in Glasgow Marriot Hotel. The Glasgow Jalsa followed by a dinner in the evening, was a fund raising event for PTI and Khan’s Namal University.
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While I was coming to UK for my studies, I made a list of the things that I will be doing in UK while studding here. In last 18 months, I have managed to achieve quite a lot of those tasks but due to “human negligence”, some of them are still to be done. Going to theatre and watching a Shakespeare’s play was in that list too. This past Friday I went to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where an Olympic festival under the name of World Shakespeare Festival 2012 is going on. The project name is globe to globe where 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are being staged in 37 languages from across the globe.
Life is indeed unpredictable and plans can never remain constant, I come across to this reality every now and then. The latest encounter I had with this factor is right now when I am writing this as this has never been in my plans or in my thoughts that I will ever write about this, but sometimes the incidences you come across force you to react to the things that you never bothered to think about. Yesterday when I was roaming in the city and trying to enjoy my evening a few Punjabi words hit my listening sense the simplest translation of those words are, “do you have any manners, how to talk to the elders?”.
There are few days and dates having special status in the calendar for nations. Such dates are called National day in general, Pakistan has three national days and one of them is celebrated on 23rd march it is called Yom e Pakistan (Pakistan Day) and another name of this day is Republic Day. The history of this day is 72 years old in 1940 a resolution in Lahore was passed in the annual meeting of All India Muslim League and that resolution became Pakistan Resolution for the years to come.
Issues can be resolved better when different brains sit together, debate over it, and come up with the solution that leads to the betterment of those around and who have real concerns attached to it. Keeping this factor in mind Oxford University Pakistan Society organized “Pakistan Future Leaders’ Conference” in the prestigious city of Oxford. This conference gave chance to the Pakistani students from more than fifty universities across UK to come to Oxford University.
This past Friday I was getting late to reach to reach the mosque for Friday prayer, this is quite usual for me to be late for that. However, ever since I am here in UK, getting late creates a lot of problem because prayer can be skipped and, because there are only a few mosques in the city they get over capacity and one cannot find a place to offer his prayer. Let me share you some facts about Newport (Gwent) there are total nine mosques in Gwent including the imam bargahs, two of them have Pakistani administrations and I normally visit these two places because they are nearer to my place.
Oxford University Pakistan Society holds talk almost twice a month and this evening they arranged a talk by Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza (Ex Home Minister of Sindh, Pakistan). if you have seen the news than you must know that there was a fuss created during his talk, when he said that he came to UK with some concrete proves against Altaf Hussain. However, Organizers jumped in and controled the situation, the president of the society at that stage took the stage and tried to make the audience realise that where they are sitting and what they are representing.
Due to health, problems that I faced in my childhood I was not allowed to play, as I always wanted to so that I do not have breathing issues. Therefore, I adopted two things than and still these two are with me. One is reading and other is writing. As I had nothing to do in my leisure time, that is why I used to read a lot and this factor made me a newspaper reader at a very early stage of my life, and I became familiar with many names. The name of late Hameed Akhter is one of them. Until last year Hameed sb has been part of my daily reading list but ever since I moved to UK and got busy with my studies my reading list changed from newspapers and articles to books and journals on marketing. That is the reason I got the sad news of Hameed sb’s death after 5 days of its happening.