دونیاء حقیقی

Thursday 23 June 2011 by

دونیا

آب کے ڈر لگتا ہے، ہم کو اس جہاں سے

موت ہی فرار ہے، اب اس آشیاں سے

کہتے ہیں سونا چاندی، کرو گے کیا کما کہ

پر یہ ہی تو جینے کے، بہانے ہیں یہاں پہ

اللہ کا نام یاروں، م٘ستقبل میں نہیں ہے

ماٰضی میں ہاں لیکن، عالم مرے یہان پہ

کہتا ہے میر آخر، یہ اہلیاء خدا سے
جاؤ گے تم بھی آخر، غیرت کرو یہاں پہ

محمد زبیر وقار

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The death of justice

Tuesday 4 January 2011 by
When the common man can not find any justice from the law, he becomes the law himself. Salman Taseer was simply a victim of a system he helped create. I do not find it hard to believe that he committed the crime he was shot for. Should he have been killed without a fair trial? No. But a fair trial would never have been carried out. Thus one man decided to take action. Wether Salman was guilty or was this a political killing we may never know. But if you create a system where the big bad wolf is law, you must remember some one may be worse than you. Salman Taseer was a victim of the system he helped create.

Our Moral Moto

Sunday 21 March 2010 by

 

 

As a nation which is extremely energetic, repressed, and clever; you see some extremely ridiculous ‘Naras’ or campaigns which play around with human emotions. You see such things around alot, but i recently came across two such cases which made me laugh at our present and then cry at our future.

The first is a video on luqman.com you can see above. Its a shame this man hasn’t been publically flogged for this.

Then you have the new campaign by the people selling us used computers. I agree that it brings down the immediate cost, but we get all the waste of developed nations, plus we get systems that are not energy efficient. When will this nation rise up? Will it be a movement or a rebellion? These things keep me up at night

When will android make an entrance?

Saturday 6 March 2010 by

Its been over a year since google launched its operating system, but it still has to come to Pakistan. Yes the G1 was in our market a week later, but not much after that. And the only set officially selling is the samsung corby. My question is, when are the Nexus One and Moto Droid going to show up. According to the living in pakistan blog, Motorola plans to launch the droid in Feb 2010, but feb is gone and still no sign of it.

Google Navigation in Pakistan

Tuesday 9 February 2010 by

Google maps routing recently got enabled in Pakistan. Though a bit shaky it basically does the job well enough. The question remains though. When will google navigation make an appereance? Rumors are that Droid will be officially launched in Pakistan during feb. Is that a sign or mearly by chance. Time will tell.

Google Maps Makes An Appearance in Pakistan

Tuesday 7 April 2009 by

Tech fans have been using their GPS phones for amusement for quite sometime now, and are now a bit bored. But now they can relive their initial excitement again. Google earth recently released street maps of many major cities in Pakistan (Including Multan, Peshawar, Hyderabad, etc) along with all the highways as far as i can tell. Though they are still not available on Google Maps (the website, they are available on mobile) and thus can not be used for route calculations, they are very detailed (listing bus stops, etc) even if a bit inaccurate and incomplete (Names of at least one place wrong and a few new roads missing in Karachi). But as a geek in Karachi, i want to say my `Topi` off to Google for doing this. on a side note i would like to mention that another group (www.naqsha.net) was doing the same thing about a year ago and last i heard were done with Islamabad wit most of Lahore and Karachi complete, they kind of disappeared in the mist. Anyhow, as long as the job gets done, i cant complain.

Imran Khan ‘Thanks’ MQM

Sunday 27 May 2007 by

In a news conference, while replying to the statement by MQM that legal action will be taken against Imran Khan for accusing the party for various crimes, Imran thanked MQM for taking legal action and not threatening him with a body bag.

Mars n Snickers go haram from 1st May.

Tuesday 22 May 2007 by

Masterfood products From 1st of May 2007 Master foods will use animal rennet ( the contents of the stomach of an unweaned animal and especially a calf, used for curdling milk) in their products namely Mars, Snickers, Bounty, Minstrels, Milkyway, etc.  It’s not just the chocolates that are effected but all the ice-creams made from these chocolates would contain the same non-halal ingredient. As these animals won’t be slaughtered in the halal manner, it won’t be halal for Muslims to eat the mouth watering delicacies.

For further information visit:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6653175.stm

Daniel Pearl Arrest Victim Dies

Friday 18 May 2007 by

‘Daniel Pearl detainee’ is dead. Saud Memon was missing for years. A Pakistani man detained over the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl has died weeks after being released. Saud Memon owned the property in the city of Karachi where Pearl’s body was found after his kidnap in 2002. Mr Memon’s family say he disappeared in 2003 and was held in Guantanamo Bay before being dumped by unidentified men outside his Karachi home last month. They deny he had anything to do with the murder. Doctors say Mr Memon died of tuberculosis and meningitis.

Mr Memon’s family say he was in extremely bad health when he was returned to them, weighing just 18kg (44 pounds). He was also suffering psychiatric problems, they say.

The 44-year-old textiles businessman owned the shed and land where Pearl’s body was found in a shallow grave after his kidnapping and beheading in January 2002.

Musharraf Suggests OIC Force in Iraq

Thursday 17 May 2007 by

On the 15th of May, General Pervez Musharraf suggested an OIC peace force to be sent to Iraq to help with the situation.