Hypocrisy of the Western world facebook included

Enough is enough and its been a very long time since Muslims have been put to the sword time and again. Still recovering from the previous wounds, yet another one deepens it. All over the world in places like Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan Muslims are living in a very tormented state. Well firstly they are pretty much responsible for their state right now, but they are fighting for survival, against a war that imposed upon them. Like here in Pakistan we are fighting a war that was not even ours, Pakistan is the worst affected country from terrorism and its just ironic how easily rest of the world claims that Pakistan is a terrorist state. Look at the numbers, they say it all!

Annual Fatalities in Terrorist Violence in Pakistan, 2003- 2009

Civilians Security Forces (SFs) Terrorists Total
2003 140 24 25 189
2004 435 184 244 863
2005 430 81 137 648
2006 608 325 538 1471
2007 1523 597 1479 3599
2008 2155 654 3906 6715
2009 2307 1011 8267 11585
Total 7598 2876 14596 25070

Source: SATP Database

If they mean the conutry under attack are a ‘terrorist state’ – then it’s another story.

Let me give you some facts since most of us only get to see what the media wants us. According to FBI reports, the terrorists activities in the past 2 decades are majorly carried out by Latino organizations and some parts of it by Jewish groups. Latino organizations are demonized, American people know that Latino groups have been responsible for terrorism. American conservatives know this very well, but all the media attention has been sapped from Latino crime organizations and Radical leftist organizations such as Antifa, ALF, Weather Underground, etc to focus on groups like Al Qaeda (which most of it’s higher ups and Osama Bin Laden in particular actually at one point received funding from the CIA); Hizbollah, even though Hizbollah has NEVER attacked or even did as little to step foot on European and American soil and other radical Islamic groups so western peoeple will get the notion that Islam and Muslim states are somehow more dangerous than their own domestic terrorists and need to be fought and their countries occupied to prevent a “terrorist attack”.

Speaking of domestic terrorists; don’t you find it funny (albeit obvious) that there was more media attention focused on the Branch Davidians in Waco (even though they did not harm anybody outside their organization), Timothy McVeigh and his Oklahoma City attack, “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski when he was arrested, or that guy that tried to crash his plane into the IRS building recently? But you never hear of Antifascists throwing stones into store fronts or completely holding up traffic (thus ruining the economy of major cities, which can affect the economy of the world), you never hear about crimes committed by the Black Panthers or the Nation of (fake) Islam or the Jewish Defense League and you didn’t see much media attention directed towards the Buddhist Aum Shinrikyo cult when they set off nerve gas in the Tokyo subways. Pretty ironic isn’t it?

Anyways I’ll take you back to ill-treatment of Muslims all over the world. The world didn’t have enough fun by capturing Muslim states and destroying them economically & politically, now they have found another touch point to devastate Muslims emotionally by disrespecting the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Even someone like me who is not an extremely devoted muslim cannot stand something like that. There is not doubt to the fact that a Muslim can even take abuse (in the most extreme case) for their family and friends but anything that is disrespectful to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is absolutely intolerable. No matter how unpractical a Muslim can get, but they wont ever let go of the last strand and even after that Muslims all over the world are being psychologically tortured with this.

Earlier it used to be either a single cartoonist who used to commit blasphemy, but now thanks to the global village, groups of artists are harmonized to indulge into a greater scale of blasphemy, isn’t this rubbing salt into wounds even more? It’s a pity that ‘Freedom of Speech’ is the righteous self defence for these low life retards with no values. The great hypocrisy of the western world – One can take their neighbors to courts for littering the porch & being disrespectful but disrespecting millions of people all over the world doesn’t deserve any hearing.

I am not a fan of the policies of our state, but here I want to commend the authorities and courts for taking a stand against this sacrilege and made facebook remove the blasphemous page eventually. I feel proud as part of the nation that was first to react over this issue and caused airwaves across media all world over. But hear me out for defending the govt’s stance, if every other site keeps on getting banned then we will end up isolated from rest of the world thus, stay behind instead of going ahead. Our protest has been recorded and we have been successful in denting facebook for not straitening its policies & its hypocrite behavior. After the popularity of EDMD, 20th of May, a group was started May 20 – Everybody draw & ridicule holocaust day

20th May - Everybody draw & ridicule holocaust day

This page was taken off by facebook after just 20 minutes of reporting, but the EDMD page was not taken down untill yesterday.

Its about time the peace loving Western society put their heads together and think of a way to control their so called one-side ‘FREEDOM OF SPEECH’ and take a stand against radical extremists within themselves. It is very easy for them to judge any Muslim and call them terrorist without even considering the fact that its their own behaviour that provokes Muslim to take such drastic measures. Islam is a religion of peace and the Prophet also propagated the same message, those extremists paint a wrong picture of a very beautiful religion.

“Survival realities and a King’s Tale of Revolution”

So what is the real secret behind the survival of every single Pakistani living here? Hopefully most of you have the answers to it otherwise you wouldn’t have survived to read this anyway. Inspite of the fact that you’re alive, probably you don’t realize since all of you are caught up in your lives so much to even realize the basic survival mechanism here.Let me tell you a few secrets to survive.

In order to be oblivious of all the happenings around you, there are 2 very important things to note. Firstly get your skin as hardened as a crocodile or a rhino, 2ndly always wear green/blue shades or use lens that will enable you to see everything colorful and nice. A part from these 2 important things, stop watching / reading current affairs and news programs, and if its an urgency to watch em then please do so with the intention that these news are of some other planet, which we have got nothing to do with. The only things we should be concerned of is to indulge ourselves in the highest level of corruption and hypocrisy so that we are able to live a luxurious life just like our brothers and sisters. Trust me that’s the only way to survive here because people are not held accountable for these acts.

On the surface there are lot of pep talks but when someone or you become a part of this “GOLDEN CIRCLE”, take my word – to save a single stamp or LINK – the whole circle will get in action because collective interests and joint progress are the basics of this system. At this level, the government and opposition are both on the same page.

Oh forget it! so i was telling you how to survive a place like this, the key or main ingredient is to stop thinking! Your main aim should be only to make sufficient amount of money to buy everything in the world, literally everything.. which includes justice even!! Money is the key to every lock, nobody will dare talk about you or rather who will bother? Continue reading

I want to Believe.. Don’t you?

A masterpiece by the great Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz caught my attention today. He is regarded as THE GREATEST poet Pakistan ever produced.  His poetry was considered as a ray of hope for the nation in the dark days of Martial law, one of the worst times in Paksitan’s 60 year old history. Well I wasn’t present there in those days but what I have gathered from the opinions of the ones present in those times, is that things are not quite different even today.

These verses by Faiz sahab have a very intricate meaning to them and the real essence of these verses can be felt very deep inside. I believe the real need for us is to have that belief – Belief within ourselves – Belief in the promised day and Belief in Almighty.  Everyone should read these verses and experience that feeling. Its called “Hum Dekhain Gay”


Hum Dekhain Gay
We shall see
Lazim Hai ke hum Bhi Dekhain Gay
It is necessary that we shall also see
Woh Din ke Jis ka Wadah Hai
That day which has been promised
Jo Loh-e-Azl pe Likha hai
Which is written with God’s ink
Hum Dekhain Gay
We shall see

Jab Zulm-o-Sitam ke Koh-e-garaan
When the mountains of cruelty and torture
Ruii ki Tarah Urd Jain Gay
Will fly like pieces of cotton
Hum Mehkumoon ke Paun Talay
Under the feet of the governed
Yeh Dharti Dhard Dhard Dhardkay gi
This earth will quake
Aur Ehl-e-Hukum ke Sar Uper
And over the head of the ruler
Jab Bijli kard Kard Kardke gi
When lightening will thunder
Hum Dekhain Gay
We shall see

Jab Arz-e-Khuda ke kabay se
When from God’s Mecca
Sab but Uthwaaiy Jain gay
All the idols will be shattered
Hum Ehl-e-Safa Mardood-e-Haram
Us people standing in the mosque
Masnad pe Bithaaiy jain gay
Will be elevated to a higher platform
Sab Taaj Uchalay jain gay
All the crowns will be tossed
Sab Takht Giraaiy Jain gay
All the thrones will be toppled

Bas Naam rahay Ga Allah ka
Then only God’s name will remain
Jo Ghayab Bhi hai Hazir Bhi
Who is both absent and present
Jo nazir bhi hai manzar bhi
Who is both the observer and the view itself
Uthay ga Analhaq ka Naara
When the anthem of truth will be raised
Jo Main bhi Hun aur Tumbhi ho
Who I am and you are as well
Aur Raaj karay gi khalq-e-Khuda
And the people of God will reign
Jo main bhi hun aur tum bhi ho
Who I am and you are as well

Hum Dekhain Gay
We shall see
Lazim Hai ke hum Bhi Dekhain Gay
It is necessary that we shall also see
Hum Dekhain Gay
We shall see

The Agents of Change

The media is no doubt a potent tool with the power to change perception and public opinion, whether it with regard to environmental, political or religious issues. On the first day of 2010, The Times of India featured a print campaign with the caption “Love Pakistan”. To quote some parts of it;
“Terror, hatred and fanaticism somehow sit more comfortably in our minds when we think of the other side of the border. Is there any chance at all that we could still raise a hand, not in anger but in greeting? So on the first day of this new year, we’re going to make a start. Again.”

Front page of The Times of India (Jan-01-2010)

Aman Ki Asha is a campaign that hopes to strengthen ties between India and Pakistan on a people-to-people basis .The objective behind this campaign according to Rahul Kansal, the CMO of The Times of India, the largest media group of India was to take on a leadership position in campaigns that highlight issues as opposed to being passive reporters. On the Pakistani front, the Jang group has entered into an agreement with them to campaign for peace between the two countries which will also cover issues such as the Kashmir dispute, the water dispute and problems associated with terrorism. In addition the campaign will also promote economic, cultural and educational benefits. In February a trade meet has been set up in Karachi which will bring together businessmen and industrialists from both the countries.

At present a TVC featuring Amitabh Bachchan is also playing on local TV channels. In addition, independent research agencies will carry out cross –country surveys in both countries in order to determine people’s opinions on issues that matter.

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Made in Pakistan – A fresh viewpoint

MADE IN PAKISTANI got a chance to see the much talked about and much awaited documentary by Ayesha Khan “MADE IN PAKISTAN”. I must say its yet another masterpiece from the Indus Valley Productions, Made in Pakistan is a documentary film that aims to portray the true picture of Pakistan that is often misrepresented to the global masses.

The story revolves around the four Pakistanis namely; Rabia, the working mother and journalist! Waleed, a lawyer with the beard who returned from London! Tara, the outgoing single publicist and Mohsin, the aspiring politician. A very critical thing shown in the documentary is the black political mission of Talibanization.

Moreover, the story features Pakistan’s internationally acclaimed talents such as fashion, style, music, drama etc. The movie also vows to discredit the sensationalists foreign media who have been creating hypes by pronouncing Pakistan as the most dangerous country.

As the trailer of the documentary shows a foreigner says: ‘I don’t find an ounce of like danger here’ Nasir Khan, the director of the film expresses “the sensationalism of men in beards stalking the streets of Islamabad may sell newspapers abroad but the country and its silent urban majority such as the four individuals featured here also hold high stakes in what Pakistan is and what it will become in the future.”

I am sure you people must be much excited to watch this documentary out. So tickets are now available and you can check this out. And for now, watch out the Promo.. cuz i couldn’t post the entire video here (:

Global media’s war

The global players claiming to be champions of democracy and freedom of the media are using their media outlets as instruments to further their political, economic and foreign policy agendas.

Interestingly the so-called independent and liberal media of various countries supports them so that they can realize their national objectives. Hence they too are the agents of global political and economic powers.

Foreign Channels contributing to local channel's content. Why?

Foreign Channels contributing to local channel's content. Why?

This can be illustrated by the role of the CNN, BBC and others who supported their governments in the Gulf and Iraq wars. It is a classic example of a ‘marriage of convenience’ and ‘symbiotic relationship’ between different forms of power including political, economic, coercive and symbolic media power as identified by John B.

Thompson. By closely monitoring the international media one can easily conclude that they are protecting and promoting their national interests. Gone are the days when wars were only fought on the battlefield. Now the media has become an indispensable component of the war strategy. Manipulation of the media by political powers during wartime has altogether redefined the concept and definition of war.

At present, Pakistan is engaged in a media war which is planned and systematic. The country is not only the victim of physical terror but also of media terrorism launched by the foreign media and their sponsors. Often, questionable and baseless stories are aired by the foreign media which besides tarnishing the image of the country are meant to put pressure on the Pakistani government, leading to an environment of uncertainty, fear and political turmoil. Why are VOA and BBC programmes being aired on private Pakistani TV and radio channels? What is the agenda? Are these being run out of altruistic motives? Or is it simply to improve the image of the US and Britain in Pakistan? The public has a right to know under what terms, conditions and arrangements the private channels allow this. It is shocking that our indigenous media should be offering space to foreign and local forces that can be charged with airing programmes against Pakistan’s national interest.  Continue reading

Babar Iqbal, the 12 year old cyber Maestro

Do you know what happens when you’re born in an overwhelming surrounding of computers & monitors, and that happens to be Mr Abdul Shahid Sadiq’s home in Dera Ismail Khan?

You get a family from Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. Just not a typical family, a family which has 5 kids; and all of those kids are extraordinary in their own self. How? Well quite simple, The family has 5 kids (3 boys & 2 girls), all of whom are Microsoft Certified Professionals. The list include Asif, Kashif, Babar, Saima and Asifa.

This in itself is an achievement to have a family of 5 MCPs, but no the story doesn’t end here. Asifa Khan is the second youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the family, she achieved the status at a minuscule age of 11 years, 4 months and 17 days.

Babar Iqbal

Babar Iqbal

Whereas Babar Iqbal at just a mere age of 12 years has recently added a fourth crown in his elusive list of achievements. Babar a genius cyber kid just at the age of 10 years, achieved a whole lot more than many of us could dream of accomplishing in our entire life. When he was only 9 years old, he was awarded with Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Youngest Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), at the age of 10 he was given Youngest Certified Web Professional Associate (CIWA).

More recently he made a fourth record in his 12th year as he got the Youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) at Dubai. Hmmm I am wondering what was he up to for 2 years, no records?! The competition had participants from all over the world, they aged between 20 – 35 years. But this little Dexter from Pakistan stunned the IT experts’ world over as he just walked all over of them as he stormed towards yet another achievement. He also surpassed his compatriot Irfa Kareem Randhawa, who made this record at the age of 9 years and seven months.

I am starting to wonder what the world is coming to, with little kids at such small ages creating such headlines. People I warn you, don’t be surprised if a few years down the road the first word that a new born utters might be “Internet”.

Hopefully greater things can be expected of this exceptionally talented teenager, as he has plans to be the youngest PhD in the world and contribute significantly to the world by his skills of IT. I wish him all the best for his ventures in future and would like to pay tribute to the proud parents of Babar, it is because of them that this 12 year old is taking the world by storm and making our nation proud.

RockBrigade with Jal Pari & Pappu Yar.. Crazzy night \m/

Fridays are meant to be fun days at work, and this friday was no different. Work and those light moments and all the laughters in between; gave me a feeling that its is gonna be a nice weekend ahead. Well guess what i gotta a suprise call asking me if i am available to party tonight.. and my reply was… you guessed it right ‘HELL YEAH!’.

The sound of a party that would rock like anything felt really sweet to the ears. I just had one dilemma now, see a couple of days ago i got a couple of invites to a local channels jam session which was feautring the best in the business. The invites were for the 16th and 17th of July courtesy of ARY Music’s ‘SUMMER JAM’ and the list of talent on display was unbeatable.

The like of One of Pakistan’s greatest music legends AMIR ZAKI was performing there, to acconpany him he had TANSEER DARR of the band KARVAN, then they had OMRAN SHAFIQUE of the band MOUJ/co-VEN playing as well (he has somehow now become a session player but trust me man he’s damn good).

The lineup included  the very melodious FAROOQ & KHALID of AAROH and finally GUMBY – arguable the best drummer around.

Hmmm a delighful line-up how can I not go and attend this, plus it was a freebie :P. Somehow i could not attend the event on the 16th so i was looking forward to it, but i had a feeling its gonna be a much sophiticated setting where the attendees will be much sophisticated who will be sitting throughout the sessions and admiring / enjoying the music. What i actually looking was for a crazyy night where i could dance to the music, head banging and just scream out my lungs! Continue reading

Recession Recession – A tale of wait and frustation, or is it?

The looming Recession and lackluster Job Scene has left many fresh graduates Feeling the heat Jobs are hard to come by and the wait is becoming frustrating.

Pay cuts, job losses and recruitment freeze have become commonplace in today’s market place, owing to recession. People with several years of work experience are encountering this unsavory trend. Evidently, the plight of recent graduates is also not looking up. However, tough times have strengthened these youngsters and many of them are working hard at coping with the recession.

An empty mind is a devil’s workshop and many graduates have taken these words to heart. So instead of languishing their free time, they are keeping themselves busy. A student, who recently completed an MBA in Finance and has been looking for jobs since December last year, has made a work out of the job hunt. He wakes up late and after getting ready and devotes most of his time hunting for job openings over the internet. He surfs internet for a job and company websites and cold call HR people of companies to check if they have any openings. The responses may not been very encouraging, but MBA student seeks solace in trying rather than throwing up his arms. He spends a lot of time meeting up friends. Thanks to recession a lot of my friends are in a similar situation. Meeting and talking to them makes me feel better. Besides, it’s better than staying at home all day.

She had been looking for some work experience before pursuing either an MCA or MSc IT. However due to recession, getting a job is tough, so she spends time studying for the CET, working out at a gym and meeting friends. Thinking too much about a problem makes it seem worse. So it’s best to keep busy and avoid over thinking

The viability of entrepreneurship in today’s market scenario is debatable. But that hasn’t stopped youngsters from exploring the option. After six months of futile job hunt, a recent management graduate, decided to explore entrepreneurship. He was not willing to short sell because of the market conditions. With good jobs hard to come by, he decided to head out on his own by starting a business that compromises training schools to help students with memory enhancement. The student has been devoting a lot of time to his upcoming venture and is hopeful about its prospects. Besides taking up his time, doing something he likes, keep his spirits up.

Education counselor feels that now may be the right time for graduates to hit the books. A lot of graduates are in a hurry to get jobs, despite the economy not fairing well. They can in fact use this time to get further qualifications because it helps in the long run. There are a variety of courses open to students looking at further education ranging from Master’s to PG diploma and correspondence courses.

Expectation can lead to much frustration for many youngsters on the look out for suitable jobs. A reputed psychiatrist says that the number of students visiting him owing to rising frustration because of a lack of jobs has tripled. He advises such students to keep it real. Many-a-times youngsters may have bragged about their prospects to their family and friends. So, it’s best that one doesn’t play hide-and-seek and admits that finding jobs is a problem because of recession. They must understand that the problem is an outcome of the market situation rather than their own merit. The parents play a pivotal role in helping their child cope with the pressure. Most youngsters are not as upset about themselves as they are about letting their parents down. They get depressed when they are unable to secure jobs or land up with low paying placements. They might feel that the money their parents spent on their education has been squandered. Parents need to support their children and help them cope with such feelings.

On the practical front, Students need to go beyond brand names. There are many small and medium enterprises that continue to hire people. Students should be looking at these as well. Being extremely specific about the job profile can create problems, especially when one is starting out with a career. Students should be willing to experiment with broader job profiles. The overall focus should be on learning not earning. Also, seeking immediate gratification can cause frustration. Just because one has a particular qualification doesn’t mean that s/he can get a job easily. Lastly, this is a good time to self introspect and ask if one’s soft skills are in place and the bio data is rightly presented.

My Country… at WAR!!

Pakistan is now officially at war. It is time we offer unconditional support to our troops, officers and men who are fighting and dying for our honor, security and peace. We have all seen enough of filthy and sick face of TTP terrorists and their brutal massacre of innocent Pakistanis. Finally, the political government takes responsibility and takes the nation into confidence. Lets shun our differences for the moment and unite for a common cause of eliminating the terrorists who have insulted and humiliated our faith, nation and the country. It is time we remove the cancer.

We also warn the government not to succumb to US demands and dictations. We are watching the US and the government very closely and any wrong move by them would be resisted fiercely. The government of PPP must not make a wrong move or they will be exposed and removed by patriotic Pakistanis. US is demanding that:

* Pakistan’s nuke and missile program should be put under US influence.
Already this government has cut all research and development funds for the
strategic projects. US also wants to “secure” all enriched Uranium
stocks which Pakistan have.
* US wants to remove Governor NWFP Owais Ghani and bring a traitor in his
place.
* US wants Pakistan to allow transit facilities to Indians for Afghanistan.
* US wants Pakistan to go slow against Indians and focus on destroying
Taliban in Afghanistan.

We warn the government NOT to do any of the above. In fact, transit facilities to US should also be withdrawn as the US continues to keep Dr. Afia in their custody, continue to attack us with drones, continue to support terrorism in Pakistan and continue to misuse our relationship by allowing Indians to sponsor terrorism in Baluchistan and tribal areas.

We would like to make it clear that Pakistani nation does not consider Afghan Mujahideen (Mullah Omar, Gulbadin Hekmatyar and Jalal uddin Haqqani) as terrorists. The Afghans are fighting a just war of resistance against foreign occupation. Pakistani nation will not side with US and Indians to destroy Afghan Taliban.

We also strongly believe that local TTP is a terrorist organization, funded, created and sponsored by CIA, RAW and Mossad and share no values, ideology or morality with Afghan Mujahideen. TTP is a shame for Islam, Pakistan and Jihad everywhere and must be crushed with full force, as army has started to do now.

Pakistani nation must stand united on above issues. اللہ willing, we will defeat the enemies and establish the pristine, pure and benevolent values of our deen in this Pak Sarzameen, the Madina e Sani of the era.

Do your duty and have faith in اللہ . This country has come to stay and grow, انشاءاللہ