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Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize 2014

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Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousufzai and the Indian children`s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their struggle for the right of all children to education and against the suppression of children and young people.

“Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzay has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations. This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls rights to education,”the Norwegian Nobel Committee issues a statement on its website.

The committee further stated that “showing great personal courage, Kailash Satyarthi, maintaining Gandhi s tradition, has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain. He has also contributed to the development of important international conventions on children s rights.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated Malala on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling her the “pride” of Pakistan.

“She is [the] pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is unparallelled and unequalled. Girls and boys of the world should take the lead from her struggle and commitment,” he said in a statement.

With the prize, Malala Yousafzai, 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner, eclipsing Australian-born British scientist Lawrence Bragg, who was 25 when he shared the Physics Prize with his father in 1915.

She was attacked in 2012 on a school bus in the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan by masked gunmen as a punishment for a blog that she started writing for the BBC s Urdu service as an 11-year-old to campaign against the Taliban s efforts to deny women an education.

Unable to return to Pakistan after her recovery, Yousafzai moved to Britain, setting up the Malala Fund and supporting local education advocacy groups with a focus on Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, Syria and Kenya.

The prize, worth about US$1.1 million (S$1.4 million), will be presented in Oslo on Dec 10, the anniversary of the death of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, who founded the award in his 1895 will.

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Independence day celebrations in full swing

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MANSEHRA: Aug12 – View of Pakistani flag prepared by District Management on a mountain ahead of Independence Day.
ONLINE PHOTO by Sultan Dogar

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RAWALPINDI: August 12 – People busy in selecting national flags and other related items from vendor in connection with Independence Day celebrations. APP photo by Abid Zia

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LAHORE: August 12 – An illuminated and eye-catching reflection view of Minar-e-Pakistan decorated with colourful lights in connection with Independence Day celebrations. APP photo by Mustafa Lashari

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KARACHI: Aug11 – A 60-meter long national flag being hoisted at Mazar-e-Quaid in connection to Independence Day.
ONLINE PHOTO by Sabir Mazhar

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KARACHI: August 12 – Ladies purchasing bangles of national flag colour from vendor to celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan. APP photo by Syed Abbas Mehdi

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LAHORE: August 11 – Vendors displaying national flags to attract the customers in connection with Independence Day celebrations. APP photo by Muhammad

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PTI (Pakistan Tehreek -e-Insaf) Chairman Imran Khan letter to UNSG Ban Ki-moon

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H E Mr Ban Ki-moon
Secretary General
United Nations
First Ave at 46th Street
New York, N.Y. 10017
USA
Email: sgcentral@un.org

Date: 25 July 2014

THE GAZA MASSACRE

Excellency,

I write to you as the Chairman of the second largest political party in Pakistan and on behalf of the Pakistani nation that has always been the lead nation in UN peacekeeping across the globe. We have been watching in shock and horror as the state of Israel has unleashed the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza during the Muslim Holy month of Ramazan and the UN has stood by as a silent spectator. The death toll of the Palestinians in Gaza has risen above 800 and the Israeli aggression continues. The residents of Gaza cannot seek escape as Egypt has kept its border with Gaza sealed. The Egyptian authorities have also prevented medical supplies from going in to Gaza and the UN has issued not a word of protest.

Yet the UN’s primary responsibility is to maintain global peace and to prevent aggression. From the UN Charter’s preamble to Article 2:4 to Chapter V11, the UN has a duty to ensure that people are not persecuted and states do not aggress against other states and territories. The Office of Secretary General has a critical role to play in the maintenance of international peace and prevention of state aggression and war. Chapter XV Article 99 defines the special responsibility the SG has in this regard and Article 100.1 also calls on the SG not to be influenced by any state in the carrying out of his functions.

The SG has to ensure the credibility of the UN in times of crises and war. At present the UN is undergoing a major challenge in terms of sustaining its institutional credibility. The massacre of innocent women, children, and elderly by the state of Israel cannot simply be ignored by the UN and by yourself as its SG. Nor can the Israeli aggression under false claims of “self defence” be ignored – especially by the UN and its SG. The UN Charter clearly circumscribes the notion of self-defence in Chapter VII and the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Israeli Wall further countered the Israeli claims of self defence. How can the bombing of a hospital, a cemetery and a UN school be regarded as acts of self-defence?

As the world watches Israel losing all sense of humanity and breaking all international norms of behaviour, it is the UN to which it looks for intervention. After the UN World Summit of 2005 the international community asserted the principle of the Right to Protect as part of humanitarian intervention. The primary responsibility for enforcing this rests with the UN and its SG. I call on you to immediately exercise this responsibility to prevent a genocide of the Palestinians in Gaza.

As SG your actions will decide whether the UN is to remain credible as the harbinger of peace, the protector of the weak and the institution that ensures aggression remains unsuccessful around the globe. After all the UN was founded “to prevent future generations from the scourge of war”. It is up to you to ensure that the UN fulfills the mandate given to it by the comity of nations.

My country has always been one of the prime supporters of the UN in its peace and security functions. My Party has justice and human dignity as underlying principles. We cannot now allow the UN to lose all credibility because one powerful state is allowing Israel to conduct aggression against Gaza with impunity. We have a right to demand that you as the SG enforce the UN Charter and play an active role in halting Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian population of Gaza. As SG you must also demand and ensure Egypt open its border with Gaza to allow medical assistance and essential supplies to go into Gaza. You have a duty to ensure that the plan of genocide of the Palestinians by the Israeli state is thwarted. It is time for you as the UNSG to fulfill this critical duty.

Yours,

Imran Khan
Chairman PTI

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source:http://insaf.pk/news/national-news/item/1788599-pti-chairman-imran-khan-letter-to-h-e-mr-ban-ki-moon-unsg

March 23, 2014

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23rd March in Bajaur agency ,a Lover of Pakistan make Pakistani flag From vegetable.
send by Hanif ullah Jan

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Pakistan Day (Urdu: یوم پاکستان, lit. Youm-e-Pakistan) or Pakistan Resolution Day also Republic Day is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan during the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 March 1956 making Pakistan the world’s first Islamic republic. Republic Day parade by the armed forces is a common celebration for the event

Eid Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.W)

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Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) was celebrated on Tuesday 14th February 2014.

These pictures were taken from different locations of Lahore by myself. I love the lights OUT OF FOCUS 🙂

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My Dream !

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Daily Prompt: Do you Believe in Magic?

by Krista on January 1, 2014

You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ENCHANTMENT.

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 It is a very dark and silent night, cold weather is freezing me, but I have to do this tonight, it is the moment I was waiting for many months. It is 11:50 P.M but my parents and siblings are still awake watching a wedding movie and eating dry fruits. 

When will they go to their bedrooms? When will they sleep?  I don’t want to lose this golden chance tonight…. At any cost I have to do this. Arrr (My tension can be seen clearly on my face and eyes)

Mother: What’s wrong with you Afsheen? Are you ok daughter?

Me:  Hmmm yes ame (Mother) I am fine… There is nothing wrong… I am ok  hehehe I m ok … and I rubbed my hands and felt my face sweating in this cold weather.

Clock Bangs… Tung Tung Tung….. 12:00 A.M

Anxiously waiting…. For the time…. 12:32 A.M

And one by one everyone went to bed. I waited in my bed for few more minutes and then picked my bag and quietly come out of home. I was praying and asking ALLAH to help me again as HE always does.

I still remember that mysterious day when the most astonishing thing happened to me.

April 2013: I was sitting on a beach alone when I saw an old couple moving towards the shore and they kept moving towards the deep sea. I was worried about them. First I thought they will stop at the safe point but when I felt they are not going to stop , I ran to them , shouted to stop them, the sea waves were so harsh that day, I grabbed the couple from the back and shouted on them in anger. They turned but I couldn’t even saw their faces and in a spark they were gone. Vanished … I was shocked and frightened, I moved back to shore as fast as I could go, and a new shock was ready for me. That old couple was standing in front of my car, smiling and staring me. I was so afraid that I start crying in fear.  They were coming closer to me; they were like flying in the air. I lost control on my nerves and I fainted. When I wake up I was at my home and my family was so worried. I wanted to tell them what happened but could not speak a word about those moments. Doctor tranquilized me and I slept again. I saw a dream that night, which turned into reality and changed everything and the old couple said to me. Dear Daughter we were going to our home that day but you thought we are in danger and you jumped into sea , even the waves were so rude that day,you put yourself in danger for us ! Your intention was good and sincere for us, we liked that spirit that’s why we want to gift you this. They gave me something but I couldn’t see what?? And when I woke up, I have a ring in my hands.

Pooonnnnnnn… Pooooonnn pooooonnnnnnn … (Truck horn)

 aahhh this loud truck horn… and I came back to real world from my thoughts. I was going to the secret meeting and tonight I will use this power, my magic ring to save my country. I see the wrist watch and its 1:20 A.M. I am almost there. My destination!! Mughal Palace!

This Club is for elite class, where a person like me could never go. Tonight many politicians, business tycoons and people ruling major departments of my country are going to have a secret meeting. Prime minster and the opposition leader, along with all other major politicians are present here, though they say harsh words for each other in the day light, and the innocent public believes in what they say. These politicians who spread hater in day light are dancing with each other in the darkness of light. Their acts bring darkness to the common man, and they lighten up their big houses and businesses on our dreams, rights and money.

The guards and police are allotted on different points, the checking is so strict, but why should I care? I easily crossed the entrance and no one noticed me.

THANKS to this magical ring… I am invisible to everyone!!!  No one can see me or anything which is in my hand or body.

I am happy that my month’s effort will be finally fruitful tonight. I have been tracking these soul eating blood drinkers since months.

When I get this ring I was very excited, initially I was just using this power in fun way, teasing my friends and family, eating pizza for free, secretly looking the test papers when teachers are preparing them, etc etc. But one day I was watching news on television when I heard that government got a huge amount from World Bank as a loan, and it will be a great hope for us, as this money will be invested in to energy and power sector. This money will be awarded to Chief Minister in a huge conference, which was luckily in my city. I admire that person, as he is an honest man and down to earth, I suddenly got an idea to use my power and I went to the conference to see him closely. I sit behind the minister and heard his every single word. AND I WAS SHOCKED. They were happy because they got money to hide in their banks again, not because of helping the people by improving the energy and power sector.

My eyes were full of tears that day; that minister was my ideal just before few minutes. I was excited to see him, to feel his words which were so warm and motivated; they burn flames of patriotism in my heart and the millions of people heart’s, but that day… My heart was broken.

Since that day I go to every place which is in my reach and these Black sheep’s are present. I start recorded every single word of them and I helplessly heard them each night. I remain in tension always and my parents asked me… What is wrong? And I said NOTHING….. And my heart says… NOTHING IS RIGHT MOTHER AND FATHER.. NOTHING!! MY COUNTRY IS RUNIED BY THE POEPLES WHO EARNED RESPECT, FAME AND MONEY FROM THIS LAND.

…..… Ha Ha Ha Ha ha ha …( Loud and cruel laughs) Laughs hits my mind and shakes me to remain alert on this last and final mission.

Tonight these RICH POLITICAINS are going to divide the amount equally in all parties. Even the head of major departments, are present here. So that no one will ask or investigate the matter. Everyone is happy because tonight their balances will be increased. I bring a video camera with me and I will shot everything, and the times come, they went to a big lounge where the major human eaters are present only. I bring out the camera from my bag and start shooting. I recorded every single action and word, how they hug each other? Congratulating each other? Drinking and dancing? How they hold their brief cases and how they were selling the nation… my tears were falling continuously but I have to control myself, I have to record everything till they get tired and this show of wild animals will be over.

….5:00 A.M…. I HEARD THE FAJAR PRAYER… ALLAH IS GREAT. ALLAH IS GREAT…and yes HE IS GREAT!! My eyes are full of tears… But this time with happiness tears.

I rushed back to home and offer my Fajar( early morning) prayer.

Now I have to make copies of this whole film I shot and I spend the whole day in this activity.

And the next morning I wear my ring and pick the CD’s and went to Assembly hall. Where I secretly put the CD in each politician office, then I went to their residence and put the CD on their side tables with a note… HONESTY, FAITH AND HARD WORK.OTHERWISE…YOU ARE GONE NOW.

And the fun thing which I was waiting since months starts. One by one all of the politicians get this CD which was a shock for them, their bad acts are now recorded and they don’t know who did this, how, when and why… but the one thing is clear.. IF THEY WILL NOT FOLLOW THE RULE OF HONESTY, FAITH AND HARD WORK.THEY WILL BE GONE. Many of the politicians discussed the matter with each other but they realized the situation is much more serious, some politician’s starts yelling…I am not afraid. I will see you who ever you are?? And for such leaders, you know what I did? I slapped them on their faces and with a bold voice said… I WILL KILL YOU IF YOU DIDNTFOLLOW THE RULE, IF I CAN SHOT THIS SECRET MEETING THEN I CAN DO ANYTHING….I AM NOT HUMAN… I AM JINN (ghost)… and those politicians’ cries and asked for forgiveness.

NEXT DAY …. Everything is changed…

NEXT MONTH…people felt the change.

NEXT YEAR…whole World felt the Change….

AFTER 5 years… We change the WORLD!!!

HONESTY ~FAITH~HARD WORK

The motto of every single party in my country J

Thanks to my Magic ring.

Thanks to that old couple. Where ever you are… I am always thanks full.

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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/daily-prompt-do-you-believe-in-magic/

Trip to Azad Kashmir

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I remember it was an Eid day and my in laws family went to their village for celebration, me and Mujeeb ( My husband) stayed at home because i am not so comfortable in spending nights in village, due to lack of attached washroom and extra ordinary silence and darkness. My in laws extend there stay at village which was unexpected for me, and it turned me sad that we have to stay alone at home for more days. Anyway when they return back on Eid third day, i was bit sad and to get rid from my sadness my husband suddenly planned for Azad Kashmir. He called his friend and ask him to come along, His wife and 1 year old son had also accompany us in that trip.

It was a very sudden and bold decision because going to Azad Kashmir from Lahore isn’t so easy, and on vehicle like Mehran, Suzuki, it is quite hard to drive on mountains. On the other hand i was really excited and happy as my husband planned this whole trip just because of my smile 🙂

We all have a wonderful time during this trip . we also faced very hard moments due to our vehicle and because of harsh weather. We went to Islamabad first – Taxilla- Muzafrabad Azad Kashmir – Neelam valley – and then back to Muzafrabad – Muree – Islamabad – Rohtas ( Deena) and then Lahore .

The most adventurous and breath taking moment was when we were moving up to Neelam Valley and our car slipped back, it was a horrifying moment but we have to reach on the top of the mountain, because it was getting dark and we were in the middle of mountain. We were also out of fuel. Here have a look of that slop from where our car slipped.

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We managed to reach up here by so much effort, i placed a large piece of rock behind the back wheel of car whenever it start slipping. By Allah’s help we managed to reach on the top.

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This was my most memorable journey and holiday. I wish i could go to this beautiful place again 🙂

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/prompt-holidays-past/

Go Green and Colorful

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I don’t know how many of you missed me in these 2 days but i missed you all and missed being here on my Blog a lot. I never knew this Blog-sphere will be an important part of my life one day.

Anyway, I was busy in many things, since Saturday , after coming back from School on Saturday i got engaged in many things, luckily after 7:00 PM i got free and switch on television where we saw the Flower festival airing live from Jilani Park,Lahore. Qawali performers were performing a wonderful Qawali also.My husband admire this form of music, so without wasting any time we rushed to Jilani Park, it took us only 15 minutes to plan and then getting ready.

It was an awesome view there, a very cold night , lights , Sufi music, Flowers, Old trees … Amazing.We looked each other and smiled :).

These are the few views that we enjoyed while walking towards the Stage where we could enjoy Qawali

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And finally we heard the Sufi Music mixed up with Specific voice of Claps done in Qawali.

Then we moved to Flower exhibition and also visited some stalls having unique kind of plants which we have not seen before and they were quite expensive also, 5000 PKR(46$)  to 100,000 PKR (930 $)

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And there were so many types of Cactus..

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Flowers 🙂

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A cup of tea !

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Before coming online i was making tea for family.

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We use to take tea after dinner , lunch , in breakfast and when there is nothing to do, WE TAKE TEA. Not only in my home but all over the Pakistan making it the 3rd largest tea importer in the world. Anyway , I make a cup of tea for you as well 🙂

Enjoy

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Anyway ,i want to share something which really surprised me ,may be because it matters a lot to me and every Pakistani.

I went to my Parents home yesterday and spend few hours in our small library where i cleaned up the books and re-arranged them. While arranging the books i saw the book which is based on a research. Research title was women farm workers in Sindh, done by Mr.Veerji Kohli and assisted and financed by http://mehergarh.org/ and German Embassy.

I read this book before but could not stop to read it again. As i opened the book , turned the pages i saw this page (GLOSSARY)

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And the SURPRISE ..Rupee definition is :

60 PKR = 1 $

Goshh … when was that ? in 1990 ? this book is too old ??  PKR was not so bad against $ !! My first thought

but then my mind insisted , No Not at all Afsheen ! you read this book just few years back.

I quickly checked the year of publishing and it was 2007. I was astonished and told this to my Abu (Father) as it is a BREAKING NEWS OF TODAY but he smiled and said ” Dollar was only 40.9 in Year 2000 and even lesser than this in earlier years” and i was just thinking what happened to PKR ? Major currency down fall , which is obviously not making me happy 😦

and yeah i forget to mention , these days RUPEE definition is :

108.465 PKR = 1 $

Whatever the reason i wish to see my currency a better and stronger one. May Allah help us ! Ameen