Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

Our Moral Moto

Sunday 21 March 2010

 

 

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

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Google Maps Makes An Appearance in Pakistan

Tuesday 7 April 2009

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

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.

Daniel Pearl Arrest Victim Dies

Friday 18 May 2007

‘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

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

UK Media Questions Goverment Over Altaf

Tuesday 15 May 2007

 

The Daily Telegraph on Monday raised the question about allowing Altaf Hussain run affairs of Karachi from London. In an article ‘Running Karachi From London’ the paper said

“As his fiefdom descended into brutal violence, with the deaths of at least 40 people reported amid the worst political bloodshed Pakistan has witnessed in years, Altaf Hussain directed his followers by telephone from a safe place, more than 5,000 miles away.

“His headquarters, or ‘international secretariat’, is not in the Pakistani port city but housed in a red-brick office block opposite a supermarket on Edgeware High Street,”

The paper also reported that when a British diplomat was questioned as to why Mr. Hussain was not deported before citizenship was granted, the diplomat replied that

“He has not committed a crime on British soil.”

Imran Compares MQM to Nazis

Tuesday 15 May 2007

Imran Khan, Leader to Tehrik-e-Insaf, compared Muttehida Qumi Movement and its leader Altaf Hussain, to the Nazi Party of Pre World War 2 Germany and its leader Adolf Hitler

    

Yesterday in Lahore, speaking to a press conference, Imran Khan blamed the government for ignoring the need for aduqate security measures, when such concerns had been raised a day prior to the event.

Imran Khan also said that Tehreek-e-Insaf was currently consulting lawyers to lodge an FIR against President Pervaiz Musharraf and Altaf Hussain. He also expressed his wish in suing British Prime Minister Tony Blair for harbouring a criminal rather than bringing him to justice.

US Calls For Peaceful Resolution

Tuesday 15 May 2007

Washinton on Monday Urged all parties to resolve the conflict through dialog and not violence. Question is will they listen to someone who refuses to talk itself (US and Iran).

Peshawer, bomb explosion.

Tuesday 15 May 2007

PESHAWAR: More than 24 people killed and several injured when a blast occurred in a hotel (Marhaba Hotel) situated at main road here on Tuesday. Interior Ministry has confirmed the killing of 19 people whereas investigations teams have formed on the directives of Frontier chief minister. Frontier Chief Minister has also announced the compensation of Rs.0.1 million each for deceased and Rs. 50,000 each for injured.


 

Can money really compensate for your loved ones?

Area Update Mohd Ali

Sunday 13 May 2007

Went out just now. Mohd Ali and Dohraji both open. All grocery stores are open and well. Express way and kala-pull also ok. Not much traffic but otherwise everything is fine. Good time to stock up for tomorrow. We need more reporters. Please sign up and post your own observations.