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31
May
08

From Mush Standard Time to Zardari Standard Time

Hi All.

Make sure you update your clocks at midnight tonight and advance them by one hour to welcome Day Light Saving in Pakistan.

Oooh I remember the chaos that happened back in ’02 when Pakistan implemented DST. People against Musharraf at that time said they would not follow the change and it caused so much confusion. Two of my bosses at work were daggers-drawn because one said it must be followed and the other was against it. We had a ball coming to work at different timings every day!

Anyways… make sure you advance your clocks from Musharraf Standard Time to Zaradari Standard Time lest you arrive late or early for work on Monday! ūüėČ

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30
May
08

1217 – The New Directory Inquiry Service

The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has decided to upgrade and improve the directory inquiry service to make the facility comparable to any other across the world.In its effort to provide callers updated information, PTCL recently launched the 0800-01217 toll-free number enabling customers to update their information in PTCL directory inquiry database free of cost. The Company initiated the 0800-01217 service so that correct information is available for each call made to the directory inquiry service. The directory inquiry service number has now been changed to 1217. Similarly all two-digit abbreviated dialing numbers are being changed to four digits as the systems and services are upgraded. The 14, 17 and 18 services have now all been changed to 1214, 1217 and 1218 respectively.

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30
May
08

Religious Teacher Held for Murder of a Blind Student

Qari Ziauddin, who teaches Koran to boys in Qari Latif Islamic school, hanged Atif upside down with a ceiling fan in the school after beating him with sticks, which caused his death.

This is the police statement released in the murder investigation of a seven year old blind child who was beaten to death by his teacher for not learning the Holy Quran. This tragic incident took place at a madrassa in Vihari, a town near Lahore.

The barbaric act only intensifies in its gory as the teacher did not even bother to take the poor child to the hospital after his condition went from bad to worse. The boy eventually succumed to his death in that condition and this teacher of our Holy book ran away! He was eventually caught by the police on charges of torture and murder.

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30
May
08

Karma’s Super Slasher Sale

Great News Girlies!

On popular demand, Karma is holding its 2nd Super Slasher Sale at Karma Couture Studio (DHA Lahore) on 1st June, 2008 from 11 am – 8 pm!

It’s 50-80 % off on Couture (off the rack) and Pink so make sure you go early to avoid sell outs!

Take care and let’s go shopping!

 

29
May
08

Rumors, Sensationalism, and the Stock Market

Amid mixed signals coming from the coalition government in Islamabad, the Pakistan Army¬†and the President’s office regarding President Pervez Musharraf’s plan to ‘call it a day’, Pakistani stocks have suffered a hard blow as they¬†plunged to their lowest in almost 14 months.

The forbes website had this report to share on its website:

Thursday morning, the Karachi Stock Exchange’s 100-share index fell 4.2 percent to 11,742.83. The index hasn’t touched that level since early April, 2007

Owing to the hyped news about a possible resignation by the president in the next 48 hours, coupled with an air of uncertainty over the future of Pakistan’s fragile economy in the hands of a government already swamped with internal problems, investors were having ‘jitters’ according the Forbes report.

The Pakistan Army and the President’s office spokesperson were quick to dismiss this news as ‘nonsense’ and ‘baseless’ stating that there were no such plans under consideration. However, there has been a lot of buzz about the¬†meeting between Army Chief Gen Kiyani and the President last night that went on till after midnight.

What was it about?

What was discussed?

Was the President given any options or timelines?

Or was the chief just dropping by to check on the Army House he is to occupy as soon as President Musharraf vacates it?  

Although the ISPR has termed this meeting to be a ‘routine matter’, there is certainly something in the air to raise our eye-brows about.¬†We could very well be shooting blanks about this whole scenario but one can’t deny that the¬†change in the command of the 111 Brigade, responsible for the security of the President, the capital and its adjoining city of Rawalpindi at such a crucial and tender point in time makes one think that ‘where there is smoke, there must be fire’! ISPR said Brigadier Aasim Salim Bajwa’s (commander 111 Brigade) relocation to the United States for a professional course is nothing abrupt and was scheduled for quite some time.

Adding fuel to the rumor was Nawaz Sharif’s address last¬†night at Aiwan-e-Iqbal on the occasion that marked 10 years of Pakistan becoming a nulcear power and the first Islamic state to do so. Sharif’s speech centralized on Musharraf and Musharraf only as he slammed down the recent demands by some to give the President ‘safe passage’.

…’this man’ was a lair who backed out of all commitments he had made. He did not quit when the people gave a verdict against him in the elections, and earlier he did not honour his commitment of taking off his military uniform by the end of December 2004.

It is not a hidden fact that Nawaz and Musharraf do not see eye to eye. The heights of hatred they have for each other has been witnessed on various occasions esp when Nawaz Sharif made a failed attempt to come back to Pakistan last year and was sent away from the Islamabad airport and so forth. But politicians and dictators alike should weigh their words and personal grudges when in public. There is an entire nation that hangs on their every word.  

Personally, the President had several ‘ideal’ chances in the recent past to step down and hand over the reigns to a suitable candidate. The most recent one being the general elections. It was expected by a majority of Pakistanis and several nations around the world that perhaps Musharraf would step down after one of the most successful elections held in the country for decades.¬†That announcement never came. The President stayed on for reasons known only to him or his closest circle. Now the people want him out. Out of the President’s chair, out¬†of the Army¬†House, and perhaps out of Pakistan (if he is that lucky).

One can only hope for a stable and progressive Pakistan in times to come…

The circus continues ladies and gentlemen.

27
May
08

Do You Know What You Are Drinking?

A startling revelation has been made according to a recent report by the Institute of Public Health with regards to Lahore’s drinking water.

According to the claims of this report, ‘half of Lahore population has been drinking water having faecal contents, and even those living in the so-called posh areas are no exception!’

And this is what they found:

the institute had tested some 92 drinking water samples between May 1 and 15 and found faeces in 43 of them.

Would you believe that!

Defective sewerage system is one of the main reasons of water contamination. Due to defective system, sewage mixes with the water supply lines. The survey suggests that the discharge of industrial effluents into the subsoil through holes should be banned in order to avoid ground water contamination.

So if you are not using bottled water at your homes, be very careful!

23
May
08

Lord, what fool these mortals be!

Ok, I am going to try to be as blunt and straight-forward as possible without deviating from the issue at hand (NOTE: I said I’ll try!).

This ‘one sided’ peace agreement with the Taliban holed up in Pakistan’s North is NOT GOING TO WORK!

Unless Islamabad has a few tricks up their sleeves and are earnestly at work in using these peace talks as a blanket to something more productive and effective to dislodge the leech called extremism from Pakistan, this is a sheer waste of time and resources!¬† I have repeatedly said that this is majorly a one sided deal with evidently only one party reaping the benefits… and it ain’t us! When is our government going to realize that?

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