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IDENTITY It’s all about you

MARCH 2012

Young talent in Pakistan Get up Green Women power Interview with young Artist Healthy Green foods Poetry Discussion

Independent home for an Independent nation


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EDITORIAL

Editor Noor-ul-Ain Hanif Sub editors Kiran Ashraf Page Maker Ayesha Siddiqui Art Editor Ayesha Siddiqui

Hey green lovers, How are you? Hope you are doing well and celebrating Pakistan’s victory of winning Asia Cup 2012. As the enthusiasm of victory and joy of festivity is in the air, Identity Magazine decided to launch its 4th issue. In this issue Identity is covering Go Green culture. The cover story is about the young talent of Pakistan who are undoubtedly the sparkling diamonds that are recognized worldwide and have made Pakistan proud.

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Email: identitymag@hotmail.com Website: www.identitymag30.wordpress.com Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/identitymag30 Issue: 4

Everyone knows Green is our National color but many of us don’t know about its usage. To find out more about it, read the feature “Get up green”. Our writers are the main assets of our magazine so find out a little insight about their life in this issue. The resolution for Pakistan was passed in 1940 where Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah demanded a separate nation for Muslims to practice their religion and hence, with great sacrifices, we got our independence. But now what are we doing to Pakistan? Read the answer in a thought provoking opinion. At the time of partition not only men but women also participated in the movement. They have done a lot of sacrifice and hard work in getting Pakistan and still women are working shoulder to shoulder with men. So, this time Identity has covered the efforts of women behind the establishment of Pakistan. This issue brings Dua Yusuf, a young talented artist in the limelight who knows to paint her imagination well. As the theme is Go Green, the three-course meal added is green in color for out food section. To increase the fun; photo feature, poetry, games and infotainments pages are also lined up for you. 23rd March is an important event in the history of Pakistan and this time the joy is doubled as we are Asia Cup champions. Identity Magazine wishes all of you Happy Pakistan Day and a great victory.

Daniyal Arain

Go Green!

Erum Inaam

Go team!

Farah Fayyaz

Go Pakistan!

Mehwish Fatima

Noor-ul-Ain Hanif

Sobia Abdul Razzaq Sobia Rasheed Syeda Maliha Begum Tehmina Asim Wafa Tariq Zehra Shamsi

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Contents Features 10, 11, and 12

28 and 29

Cover story

Interview

Young talent in Pakistan: Pakistan-the land of pure has produced diamonds, not only inside of the ground, but also above the land. Those diamonds are our genius young heroes.

Dua Yousuf, a talented budding artist paints her aspirations through graphics. She believes her field of being a medium to create anything a designer could think of. Here she talks about her initial beginning and creation process.

15, 16 Feature Get up Green: Why green color is associated with Pakistan, let’s check it out.

23 and 24

Women power Role of women in Pakistan movement

20 and 21 Photo feature

Quaid Ka Khitab

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18 Opinion: An independent home for an independent nation

37 and 38 Story: The dream of making the country and parents proud comes true


The round-up 31 and 32

39

Food

Social media Info

Eating green

Social media facts about Pakistan

25 Discussion Is Pakistan’s history real or exaggerated?

40 Game Caption the image and learn to make fabric flowers.

09 Contributor’s detail Know about your favorite writer

34 and 35 Poetry Contributed and special poetries

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Dedicated to our writers!

Erum Inam I am doing my M.A. in Mass Communication and would be going till the PhD level. As far as my career is concerned, I want to be a communicator in all mass media mediums and motivate youngsters to contribute in the best way possible. My message is that miracles lies in everybody, we just need to realize them. Keep motivating the person you see in the mirror everyday and write about what you believe in.

Sobia Rasheed Being a student of Mass Communication at Jinnah University for Women (JUW), I want to make my name in the field of journalism through my writing skills. Considering myself a learner, I would advise writers to remain loyal towards their written material as it really helps you in the long run. Also, please use social media for bringing a change in the society rather than creating chaos.

Sobia Abdul Razzak A student of JUW’s Mass Communication department, I am trained in Online Radio Broadcasting and Electronic Media. As a budding writer, my advice would be to remain neutral, analyze all possible angles of the topic, and always share if you come across any good written material. Lastly, plant trees, put your waste in dustbins and obey traffic rules.

Syeda Maliha Begum My mother encouraged me to adopt writing so my mother is my inspiration of coming into this field. In 3 rd standard, first poem of mine named, Kitab was published in school magazine. I received bundles of appreciation for that and from there on, my journey of becoming a writer started.

Tehmina Asim I am very creative in every field, whether it concerns writing or doing any other creative work. I believe of possessing the power to create a difference in regular day to day material. Recently, I have received awards for Best Director and Costume Designer for a theatre play in my university.

Wafa Tariq Being a BBA student at Bahria University, I am business-minded but my inclination was towards writing, turning it into a source of motivation for others. Recently I have received Best Youth Blog award which is currently my biggest achievement. There is a big difference between suggesting and criticizing so I advise to suggest but don't criticize, write from your heart irrespective of your writing skills, be versatile, and enhance your horizons of knowledge.

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Cover Story The young talented engineer used his skills and worked day and night to accomplish this project. He asked the government to provide him with economic help so that he can make a drone plane better than even the American drones.

Young Talent in Pakistan!

Pakistanis were never recognized internationally for their intelligence and educational credits but then a Pakistani student performed a feat which nobody did so far in the world. 18 year old Ali Moeen Nawazish from Islamabad got 23 As in A-levels. After this achievement, Nawazish got interviewed and cited by different channels and newspapers including The Telegraph, BBC, Times Online and The Independent.

By: Syeda Maliha Begum

Combining

the

three major characteristics of vibrancy, idealism and energy, gives us the pillars of our nation known as youth. Just like the land of Pakistan, as much as it is fertile, the same way the youth of this nation is immensely talented. This land has produced diamonds, not only inside of the ground, but also above the land. Those diamonds are our genius young heroes.

There is no inadequacy of talent in Pakistan. Related to the field of information and technology (IT), many youngsters have stepped in and displayed their skills in this field. Here, it is necessary to mention Arfa Karim Randhawa, a girl from Faisalabad who in 2006 at the age of 9 years became one of the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) in the world. Later she was also honored by the Pakistan Government for the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal, Salaam Pakistan Youth Award which has been set up by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate Dr Abdul Salam. Moreover, Arfa has won the Presidential Award for Pride of Performance. Amazingly, she was certified for flying a plane at a flying club in Dubai at the age of 10. She also participated in Microsoft keynote session in the Tech-Ed Developers Conference held in Barcelona. Unfortunately this bright star of ours died at the age of 16 due to cardiac arrest.

Our sparkling heroes have set an example in front of the whole world that Pakistan can never be left behind in the field of science and technology. A young 7th grade kid Rehmat Saeed has invented a touch screen switchboard which can control all the electronic appliances in a home. This young talent has outclassed several engineers elder than him. Having command of computer software as well as on computer hardware, aims to become a successful engineer in the 20 year old boy with a distinctive mind, near future.

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Mohmmed Waqar Qureshi has already got three inventions in the field of IT under his belt. Doing bachelors in computer science, Waqar has invented non-touch Interface system, head tracking system and a software which makes it possible to regulate all electric appliances through a computer without making any physical movements. In the same field, we have got one more talented child Baber Iqbal, who is a Microsoft Technical Specialist Developer. The 12 year old kid belongs to Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and started computer programming at the age of 5. Bilal became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of 9. At 11, he obtained the record of being Youngest Microsoft Student Partner (MSP). And with his remarkable intelligence, in his current age of 12, he is the

Microsoft certified technology specialist (MCTS). While discussing about the young talents of our country, you cannot miss a genius creation of our great emerging talent. Pakistan’s first hybrid car was made by the students of NUST University which is also the only car of its own kind in the continent of Asia. In 2010, the students took this car to Malaysia where it cleared all of the qualifying rounds winning the Shell Eco Marathon. This car is capable of running 35 km per hour. Currently its capability is to run 110 km per liter. Using the mixture of electrical and mechanical energies, this car is efficient enough to travel a long distance using the minimum quantity of petrol. Emerging from the remote area of Pakistan, an engineer Dilfaraz invented a small drone plane.

People expect that some external force can only rescue the territory suffering with violence but our young talent has proven that as long as they exist, we don’t need any external support. A 13 year old Malala Yousufzai from Mingora, Swat valley got nominated for the International Children Peace Award in 2011 by the international foundation named Kids Rights which is working on human rights of children. The situation of swat valley was very critical during the year 2009. In spite of this terrible condition of the valley, Malala did not stop but stepped forward to save her hometown. She wrote a letter to the BBC with her fake name “WalMakai”. Later, she even wrote a blog which expressed the true condition of the valley and spoke against the Taliban. Moin Khan, a 25 year old on a mission to improve the perception of Pakistan, started his journey from San Francisco to Lahore on a Honda sports bike. He has travelled 40,000 kilometers, visited around 20 countries and arrived in Lahore at 31st 2011.

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Cover Story The young talented engineer used his skills and worked day and night to accomplish this project. He asked the government to provide him with economic help so that he can make a drone plane better than even the American drones.

Young Talent in Pakistan!

Pakistanis were never recognized internationally for their intelligence and educational credits but then a Pakistani student performed a feat which nobody did so far in the world. 18 year old Ali Moeen Nawazish from Islamabad got 23 As in A-levels. After this achievement, Nawazish got interviewed and cited by different channels and newspapers including The Telegraph, BBC, Times Online and The Independent.

By: Syeda Maliha Begum

Combining

the

three major characteristics of vibrancy, idealism and energy, gives us the pillars of our nation known as youth. Just like the land of Pakistan, as much as it is fertile, the same way the youth of this nation is immensely talented. This land has produced diamonds, not only inside of the ground, but also above the land. Those diamonds are our genius young heroes.

There is no inadequacy of talent in Pakistan. Related to the field of information and technology (IT), many youngsters have stepped in and displayed their skills in this field. Here, it is necessary to mention Arfa Karim Randhawa, a girl from Faisalabad who in 2006 at the age of 9 years became one of the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) in the world. Later she was also honored by the Pakistan Government for the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal, Salaam Pakistan Youth Award which has been set up by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate Dr Abdul Salam. Moreover, Arfa has won the Presidential Award for Pride of Performance. Amazingly, she was certified for flying a plane at a flying club in Dubai at the age of 10. She also participated in Microsoft keynote session in the Tech-Ed Developers Conference held in Barcelona. Unfortunately this bright star of ours died at the age of 16 due to cardiac arrest.

Our sparkling heroes have set an example in front of the whole world that Pakistan can never be left behind in the field of science and technology. A young 7th grade kid Rehmat Saeed has invented a touch screen switchboard which can control all the electronic appliances in a home. This young talent has outclassed several engineers elder than him. Having command of computer software as well as on computer hardware, aims to become a successful engineer in the 20 year old boy with a distinctive mind, near future.

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Mohmmed Waqar Qureshi has already got three inventions in the field of IT under his belt. Doing bachelors in computer science, Waqar has invented non-touch Interface system, head tracking system and a software which makes it possible to regulate all electric appliances through a computer without making any physical movements. In the same field, we have got one more talented child Baber Iqbal, who is a Microsoft Technical Specialist Developer. The 12 year old kid belongs to Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and started computer programming at the age of 5. Bilal became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of 9. At 11, he obtained the record of being Youngest Microsoft Student Partner (MSP). And with his remarkable intelligence, in his current age of 12, he is the

Microsoft certified technology specialist (MCTS). While discussing about the young talents of our country, you cannot miss a genius creation of our great emerging talent. Pakistan’s first hybrid car was made by the students of NUST University which is also the only car of its own kind in the continent of Asia. In 2010, the students took this car to Malaysia where it cleared all of the qualifying rounds winning the Shell Eco Marathon. This car is capable of running 35 km per hour. Currently its capability is to run 110 km per liter. Using the mixture of electrical and mechanical energies, this car is efficient enough to travel a long distance using the minimum quantity of petrol. Emerging from the remote area of Pakistan, an engineer Dilfaraz invented a small drone plane.

People expect that some external force can only rescue the territory suffering with violence but our young talent has proven that as long as they exist, we don’t need any external support. A 13 year old Malala Yousufzai from Mingora, Swat valley got nominated for the International Children Peace Award in 2011 by the international foundation named Kids Rights which is working on human rights of children. The situation of swat valley was very critical during the year 2009. In spite of this terrible condition of the valley, Malala did not stop but stepped forward to save her hometown. She wrote a letter to the BBC with her fake name “WalMakai”. Later, she even wrote a blog which expressed the true condition of the valley and spoke against the Taliban. Moin Khan, a 25 year old on a mission to improve the perception of Pakistan, started his journey from San Francisco to Lahore on a Honda sports bike. He has travelled 40,000 kilometers, visited around 20 countries and arrived in Lahore at 31st 2011.

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This writer is a student of Jinnah University for Women

Drifting into the world of music, let's not ignore the young talented Pakistani student of Harvard University, who grabbed the first award in the musical competition. Amin Toofani brought up great excitement when he played magical music with his guitar, mesmerizing the audience and the judges. The immense talent and the hypnotizing tunes bound the judges to award him as number one. Talking about the young musical talent of Pakistan, skipping Rouhan Abbas would be very unfair. The 14 year old got selected for the singing competition program Chhotay Ustad. He got a lot of appreciation by the judges. With his immense singing talent he drew his way till the grand finale. Representing Pakistan, he was awarded as a winner of the competition. With a prolific, dynamic, versatile and exciting dancing style Suleiman Mirza, a BritishPakistani earned the “Michael Jackson Dancing Machine” nickname. He auditioned in Britain's Got Talent and won the runners-up title in the finals.

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Later he has been recognized as the world’s number one Michael Jackson dance tribute artist by Michael Jackson himself. He has performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show and with superstars like Chris Brown, Beyonce Knowles etc. Hence now knowing about these young talents which persist in our country, who are a part of our nation, we can proudly say that we are a Pakistani, the same Pakistani who has been rewarded in that show or in that field. Competing with other countries in the world, we are not weak because, a nation who has young talents, will remain unbeatable But despite of all these prize winning qualities and abilities, we are unlucky in a way that these young talents are neglected by our government. Even after media coverage, still they could not get the attention of our government, nor did they get any private financial support. Now it’s the time that our government should realizes these existing gems and helps them in reaching the ladder of success.


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Feature

GET UP GREEN! Have you ever thought why it is usually said that life is full of colors? Not just because colors signify some natural meanings, but they mean a lot to us as well. They speak for you when you are out of words, to express yourself, and paving a way for the other person to understand your heart’s secret. Selection of colors varies from time to time but when it comes to showing the true united spirit, all countries have their natural colors which exemplify their culture and civilization. In that case, we choose only one color which not only unites us but identifies us as a nation of Pakistan also. That color undoubtedly is Green, “Green is the prime color of the world and that from which its loveliness arises” Pedro Calderon de la Barca Green is mostly considered to be restful color of all around the world. It symbolizes nature, health, fresh environment, good luck and harmony. Also being associated with Islam for centuries, it is believed that our Last Prophet’s favorite color was green and it was used by Prophet Mohammed’s tribe on their flags.

The color green has a special place in Islam. It is used in the decoration of mosques, the bindings of Quran and the silken covers for graves of Sufi saints. According to Quran, it is said that the inhabitants of paradise will wear green garments of fine silk. Being the national color of Pakistan it is perceived primarily that the blend of green and white, in our flag, is a sign of peace and affluence. By making composition of both effects, the green color indicates generosity, goodwill and prosperity of Pakistan. A traditional color of peace, Pakistani army wears olive green giving out the message to protect us from any harm and keep peace. Travelling abroad, our green passport is a heaven to some eight million Pakistanis who have families back home and this passport keeps alive their desire to keep in touch with their families. It shows our oneness and integrity as we step in into any foreign country. Pakistan is embellished with minerals, hills, greenery and association of bright green suits here very well. We have Mingora emerald mine in Swat valley having the most radiant green emerald that can possible be imagined.

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This writer is a student of Jinnah University for Women

By: Sobia Abdul Razzaq


Athletes and sportsperson wear dark green to represent Pakistan. British-Pakistani boxer, Amir Khan wore green robe with all green shorts and snickers representing the Pakistani flag and nation which showed his strong feelings towards his homeland. Even in sports like cricket, the audiences tend to color their faces with green paint and wear green to support and cheer up Pakistani team. Not only at some special spots, green is observed in all our local grounds also. A symbol of heaviness, prestige and ambition, dark green color is mostly preferred for money and finance purposes. Our entire local institutions from very old to new ones put green in their logos and institution name like in National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank, Muslim Commercial Bank, Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL), Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). Green, as opposed to red means safety. It is the color of free passage in road traffic. The introduction of a fleet of Green buses and rickshaws in Karachi, running on CNG is clearly a step in the right direction. In products, whether they are local or foreign-made, we do observe green color which is valued highly in foreign countries also. Talking about local products, Saeed Ghani’s herbal beauty product company, Milk Pack, Pakola drink, Pakistan State Oil, and Millac Yogurt use green in their logos. Go Green Pakistan is a cyberspace movement, started on 23 July, 2009 for the Independence Day celebrations by Farhan Masood. The movement was started when Farhan offered others to send him photos to be turned green. It took place at Twitter and Facebook, and turned green more than 10,000 social media profiles for the celebrations of Pakistan's Independence Day. People even use the term green in naming their industry or organization which motivate others to join them and is easy to recognize that it’s surely our national organization. Green Cross Pakistan is such biggest tanning organization which aims to protect lives from natural disasters and acknowledge people about environment degradation. Green, as symbol of faith, freedom, ambition and nature, truly and accurately describes us. As a nation of green, we should get united under our green flag and be proud of having virtue of a green nation.

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Opinion

An independent home for an independent nation

This writer is a student of Jinnah University for Women

Quaid-e-Azam

By: Erum Inam Mohammad

Ali

Jinnah, drove the whole nation into our destined paths and clearly mentioned that only getting Pakistan as a free homeland for the Muslims is not the end task in itself. There is much to be done to further build the state which was based on the true struggle and an extremely stable reason; separate home for a separate nation. This thought was set before the world on 23 rd March 1940 at the beautiful space of Minto Park in Lahore. Quaid-e-Azam who was heading the session demanded a separate homeland for the Muslims and inaugurated a very important era in political and constitutional history of the sub continent. This resolution was actually the first official event in which a demand was registered by the Muslim leaders for a free separate state. These were his views which are as clear as crystal that Pakistan is a dignified state with independent nation with an identification on the basis of being a Muslim having different belief, culture and norms of their own. Imagine the time when all we had was faith and strong courage but not the surety of getting our demands fulfilled. But despite of all the hurdles put before by the enemy, hopes were as high as stars, the emotions were as pure as diamonds and struggle kept going on day and night. They were our ancestors and we are the generation for whom they laid down their lives knowing the fact that they would not be able to see the dawn of freedom but their children will and with this belief, they called us the future builders of Pakistan.

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“The establishment of Pakistan for which we have been striving for the last ten years is, by grace of God, an established fact today but the creation of a state of our own was a means to an end and not the end in itself.” Address to officers of Pakistan Government, Karachi 11th of October 1947

Let us stop for a while and ask ourselves, what are we doing to Pakistan? Probably the common answers will be allowing outsiders to attack our sovereignty, killing our own people, letting events affect our country economically and morally. Wake up people! We have got everything which makes a powerful and an independent state to stand as a developed country on the globe. This was in fact a firm belief of our leaders in past and it should be our faith as well because we are the one who enjoyed the fruit of their sacrifices but still all we do is complain, forgetting the fact that we are the cause behind that complain. If we all can stand together as a united nation to support our team to win a cricket match, then no doubt we can combine our heads to address other endless issues of our country. Are we not forgetting events like 1965 war, earth quake of 2005 and 2008, flood of 2011 when the whole nation was standing as one force to make our victims feel that they are not alone in this moment? Therefore, the only lack which abides us to feel the true spirit towards our country is the factor of realization. Founder of nation said very encouraging words which we, if go through thoroughly, can solve the problems then and there. He said, “The vital contest in which we are engaged is not only for material gain but also for the very existence of the soul of the Muslim nation. If we lose in the struggle all is lost. Let our motto be, as the Dutch proverb says: Money is lost nothing is lost Courage is lost much is lost Honor is lost most is lost Soul is lost all is lost”


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Quaid Ka Khitab Quaid-e-azam aao zara tum, Dekho apna pakistan, Jiski bunyado'n ki khatir, Lakho ne di apni jaan, Jiski khatir khet jalay, Khalian jalay, ghar baar jalay, Maon k seene chaak huay, Jab karial bete khaak huay, Kalion ka saara roop mita, Phoolon ka sanghasan dol gaya,

Sheher k chowkidaar huay hain, Hirs o hawis k matwalay bhi,

Insaan thay magar shaitaan banay,

Dharti k haqdaar huay hain,

Ye dharti hai majbooron ki,

Koi nahi ye dekhne wala,

Ye dharti hai mohtaajo'n ki,

Koi nahi ye poochne wala,

Aur mehr be lab insaano ki,

Kin hatho'n mai soonp gaey

Ye log abhi tak zinda hain,

Tum jaan se pyara pakistan,

Ye zinda kia bas murda hain,

Quaid e azam aao zara tum,

Inhai raahzano ne loota hai,

Dekho apna pakistan,

Inhai qazzaqo'n ne maara hai,

Parwaaz parinday bhool gaey,

Ye dharti thi insaano ki,

Ehsaas k jharnay sookh gaey,

Ye dharti thi armaano ki,

Darya ki rawani ruk si gai,

Ye dharti thi kuch khwabo ki,

Yoon khoon ki holi kheli gai,

Is dharti k maidaano mai,

Dushwaar bohot thi raah-e-talab,

Is dharti ki har waadi mai,

Har gaam magar hum saath rahay,

Khushio'n k rang bikhartay thay,

Hum ban k tumhaari shan rahay,

Ehsaas ki kalian khilti theen,

Hatho pe liay Quraan rahay,

Har saal hi saawan aata tha,

Jo tumne kaha wo humne kaha,

Gatay thay panchi geet yahan,

Le k rahenge pakistan,

Hoti theen baharain mast yahan,

Ban k rahega pakistan,

Akaash ki is oonchai se,

Humne jisko khoon dia tha,

Ye dharti galay mil jaati thi,

Us dharti k hain haal buray,

Har dil ki kali khil jaati thi,

Makr o riakaari k jaal bichay hain,

Lekin ek din wo aya,

Nafrat ki woh aag lagi hai,

Sooraj ne moo dhaanp lia,

Basti saari nark bani hai,

Phir din ki qismat soo si gai,

Chehrey sab gehnaey huay hain,

Raton ki halawat kho si gai,

Pekar sab kajlaey huay hain,

Chehre pe naqabain dalay huay,

Jitney bhi thay deep bujhay hain,

Kuch log idhar bhi aa niklay,

Raah dikhanay walay taray,

Phir aag lagatay waadi ko,

Ek ek kar k toot rahay hain,

Insaan ko jalatay ranho'n mai,

Ghar k ghar weeran huay hain,

Har ghar mai har ek basti mai,

Lasho'n k ambaar lagay hain,

Wo bhook banay aflaas banay,

Chor luteray qaatil saray,

Wo shola banay wo aag banay,

Aalam ki kaali ratain hain, Aur ashko'n ki barsaatain hain, In mehlo'n mai aiwano mai, Shaffaf chamakti maizo'n par, Ek bazm sajai jaati hai, Ikhlaaq k charchay hotey hain, Tehzeeb k qissay hotey hain, In aiwano se door kahin, Insaan ki azmat bikti hai, Eemaan ko toola jata hai, Insaaf ko becha jaata hai, Sad paarah dil k qasho'n par, Insaan ki barhana lashon par, Yaa'an bhookay gidh mandlaatay hain, Is dozakh mai sab jalta hai, Kia zulm hai inko yaad nahi, Ajdaad ne jo qurbaani di, Mao'n ki ki kaise kook jali, Kyu behnai'n jaan par khail gain, Tareekh k ek ek safhay par, Wo khoon se likhi tehreerain, Sab bhool gaey hain ye nadaan, Quaid e azam aao zara tum, Dekho apna pakistan


Quaid Ka Khitab Quaid-e-azam aao zara tum, Dekho apna pakistan, Jiski bunyado'n ki khatir, Lakho ne di apni jaan, Jiski khatir khet jalay, Khalian jalay, ghar baar jalay, Maon k seene chaak huay, Jab karial bete khaak huay, Kalion ka saara roop mita, Phoolon ka sanghasan dol gaya,

Sheher k chowkidaar huay hain, Hirs o hawis k matwalay bhi,

Insaan thay magar shaitaan banay,

Dharti k haqdaar huay hain,

Ye dharti hai majbooron ki,

Koi nahi ye dekhne wala,

Ye dharti hai mohtaajo'n ki,

Koi nahi ye poochne wala,

Aur mehr be lab insaano ki,

Kin hatho'n mai soonp gaey

Ye log abhi tak zinda hain,

Tum jaan se pyara pakistan,

Ye zinda kia bas murda hain,

Quaid e azam aao zara tum,

Inhai raahzano ne loota hai,

Dekho apna pakistan,

Inhai qazzaqo'n ne maara hai,

Parwaaz parinday bhool gaey,

Ye dharti thi insaano ki,

Ehsaas k jharnay sookh gaey,

Ye dharti thi armaano ki,

Darya ki rawani ruk si gai,

Ye dharti thi kuch khwabo ki,

Yoon khoon ki holi kheli gai,

Is dharti k maidaano mai,

Dushwaar bohot thi raah-e-talab,

Is dharti ki har waadi mai,

Har gaam magar hum saath rahay,

Khushio'n k rang bikhartay thay,

Hum ban k tumhaari shan rahay,

Ehsaas ki kalian khilti theen,

Hatho pe liay Quraan rahay,

Har saal hi saawan aata tha,

Jo tumne kaha wo humne kaha,

Gatay thay panchi geet yahan,

Le k rahenge pakistan,

Hoti theen baharain mast yahan,

Ban k rahega pakistan,

Akaash ki is oonchai se,

Humne jisko khoon dia tha,

Ye dharti galay mil jaati thi,

Us dharti k hain haal buray,

Har dil ki kali khil jaati thi,

Makr o riakaari k jaal bichay hain,

Lekin ek din wo aya,

Nafrat ki woh aag lagi hai,

Sooraj ne moo dhaanp lia,

Basti saari nark bani hai,

Phir din ki qismat soo si gai,

Chehrey sab gehnaey huay hain,

Raton ki halawat kho si gai,

Pekar sab kajlaey huay hain,

Chehre pe naqabain dalay huay,

Jitney bhi thay deep bujhay hain,

Kuch log idhar bhi aa niklay,

Raah dikhanay walay taray,

Phir aag lagatay waadi ko,

Ek ek kar k toot rahay hain,

Insaan ko jalatay ranho'n mai,

Ghar k ghar weeran huay hain,

Har ghar mai har ek basti mai,

Lasho'n k ambaar lagay hain,

Wo bhook banay aflaas banay,

Chor luteray qaatil saray,

Wo shola banay wo aag banay,

Aalam ki kaali ratain hain, Aur ashko'n ki barsaatain hain, In mehlo'n mai aiwano mai, Shaffaf chamakti maizo'n par, Ek bazm sajai jaati hai, Ikhlaaq k charchay hotey hain, Tehzeeb k qissay hotey hain, In aiwano se door kahin, Insaan ki azmat bikti hai, Eemaan ko toola jata hai, Insaaf ko becha jaata hai, Sad paarah dil k qasho'n par, Insaan ki barhana lashon par, Yaa'an bhookay gidh mandlaatay hain, Is dozakh mai sab jalta hai, Kia zulm hai inko yaad nahi, Ajdaad ne jo qurbaani di, Mao'n ki ki kaise kook jali, Kyu behnai'n jaan par khail gain, Tareekh k ek ek safhay par, Wo khoon se likhi tehreerain, Sab bhool gaey hain ye nadaan, Quaid e azam aao zara tum, Dekho apna pakistan


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Vision

Women power brings change! By: Sobia Rasheed

dream

of

a

new

homeland and striving towards it was equally done by our female ancestors as well. It was not just a vision of man; in fact there were so many great women behind this success whom today, are considered the role models for us. Quaid-i-Azam Mohmmed Ali Jinnah always guided and encouraged Muslim women and praised them on excellent performance for organizing, creating unity and socio-political services for Muslims. Although there were innumerable women involved, Begum Rana Liaquat Ali khan, Fatima Ali Jinnah, Bi Ama, Lady Nusrat Haroon, Begum Jahan Ara, and Begum Shaista Ikramullah were just among the few who have exhibited tremendous intellectual efforts for the reforms and betterment of society. Looking back in the history, we may clearly observe that most women contributors were less educated, had never participated in such a great number in any political movement and observed strict purdah as well but yet, they worked shoulder to shoulder with men. Encouraging their sons, husbands and brothers,

they fervently organized public meetings especially for women and addressed them as well. They also took part in men’s meetings, met with the wives of British officers and stated them their vision, conducted different educational classes at their homes for young Muslims girls to give them enough awareness which will help in bringing up a revolution. The use of severe Lathi charge, shelling, lashing and tear gas never demined the spirit of these women. Those women were not political climbers, but they brought up their children in such manner that they were going to be upcoming leaders for their homeland. A very famous name in this regard is of Bi Ama. With her sons Maulana Shaukat Ali Johar and Maulana Mohmmed Ali Johar in jail, Bi Ama had taken up the struggle against British imperialism by addressing meetings and traveled to various parts of India for gathering support. Following her steps, Begum Mohmmed Ali Johar wrote for press and got the honor of being the first woman to attend a men’s meeting. Ms. Fatima Ali Jinnah, the mother of nation did splendid work during

Pakistan movement. Even as a sister of Quaid-e-Azam Mohmmed Ali Jinnah, she worked with him, step by step and encouraged him to keep the struggle going. Along with her, Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, Begum Haroon and Lady Nusrat Haroon are prominent figures who never asked for pardon and remain devoted to their cause.

This writer is a student of Jinnah University for Women.

The

Today as women are 51% of the total population of Pakistan, they bore enthusiasm for social uplift and high qualities of leadership, sincerity, intellect, courage and command. These women feel their responsibility of bringing up a new generation and building societies in a well-mannered way. The list of women is quite large who have, very significantly, elevated the status and grandeur of women by virtue of their devoted efforts and activism in different walks of life while grabbing immense fame for their contributions. Bilquis Edhi is a humanitarian and a social worker. Along with her husband Abdul Sattar Edhi, she has been working with the Edhi Foundation since the early 60’s with the mission to provide

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aid to Pakistan's poor and suffering. Musarrat Misbah, Presidential Award holder for Pride of Performance is a woman who brought hope and inspired many around the world to contribute to her foundation, Depilex Smile Again Foundation which was set up to help women disfigured by acid burns. It helps finding them a new life and pay for expensive reconstructive surgery. While talking about politics, the name of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto must be highlighted. She is the first woman Prime Minister of a Muslim state, who has laid her life for the country and became example for a number of girls who wants to work for the nation.

Pakistan has been blessed with fair share of talented artists in many different fields. Talking about arts, with the likes of Bano Qudsia, Fatima Surraiya Bajiya, and Umera Ahmed, we have among us, the most respected and recognized around the world. Salima Hashmi is one of the most well-known artists of Pakistan. Besides being an accomplished painter, she received Pakistan's Pride of Performance award. Today she is the Dean of School of Visual Arts at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore and also runs her own art gallery featuring works of young artists. In addition to being one of Pakistan's most respected architects and an advocate for preservation of historical sites, Yasmeen Lari has the distinction of being Pakistan’s first woman architect. After retiring from a career in architecture, she is devoting her time to writing and serving as an advisor to UNESCO project. She is also the executive director of Heritage Foundation and the Chairperson of Karavan Initiatives. Mehreen Jabbar is a filmmaker who, at a young age, appeared in many film festivals around the world including The Hong Kong International Film

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Festival, The San Francisco AsianAmerican Film Festival, and The Leeds Film Festival. At home, her unconventional style of storytelling has earned her much acclaim like Ramchand Pakistani and various Pakistani drama serials. In the similar field, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy recently brought home the Oscar that every Pakistani was immensely proud of for her film, Saving Face. Government of Pakistan intends to give her the Hilal-e-Imtiaz as well. Another star with the name of Naseem Hameed turned out to be a queen of the athletic track in Dhaka where she emerged as the fastest woman of South Asia by clocking 11.81 seconds in the 100m sprint of the South Asian Games (SAG). She became the first Pakistani woman athlete to achieve a 100m gold in the 26 year long history of the (SAG). Kiran Khan is an Olympian Swimmer and national record-holder from Pakistan. A powerful medley swimmer, she was the first ever female swimmer to grab a gold medal in 3rd and 4th World Islamic Games and 1st South Asian Swimming Championship 2007. She was awarded the Fatima Jinnah Award 2007 by the Pakistani Government. Women of Pakistan are emerging as politicians, social workers, lawyers, doctors, journalists, artists, pilots, and vice versa. It must be admitted and applauded that these courageous women have not only created awareness among the fellow women but have also initiated the platforms where their demands could meet success.


Discussion

Do you think that the history of Pakistan that we study in our educational institute is real or exaggerated? I can quote references to support my argument of it being exaggerated, Ali Nawaz Cheema

It is exaggerated. The education been provided should possess proper opinion building. Just telling the hardships we faced is not enough; instead the true motive and basis should be defined properly, Erum Aqua It’s exaggerated. If that is our history, then we are nothing, Jamal Syed

I agree that our history is too much exaggerated, Muhammad Abdullah

Exaggerated. Everywhere it is different, Princess Pari It’s mostly exaggerated and all true facts are either not told to the fullest or twisted, Omar Iftikhar Raja Usman: if that’s exaggerated then please tell us the exact history, Raja Usman

75%

25%

exaggerated

real

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Interview hand but no concept in mind is useless. Everything we make has a concept and a theory built around it. Just possessing skill and no imagination don’t make A: Well everyone goes through you an artist. a tug-of-war situation in life so am I! My mother wanted me to Q11) What scene comes to become a doctor but my dad your mind related to our “Go supported me in pursuing my Green” theme? dream. A: It’s a very nice selection. triggers healthy Q9) If not graphic designing Green environment so I will be then? showing some kids who are A: I would be fulfilling my recycling waste while others are mother’s wish of doing MBBS. putting up flags and decorating the vicinity on Resolution Day. Q10) How important is being imaginative as an artist? Q12) What’s the most joyful moment for you regarding A: Having a paint brush in your work? Q8) Parents have dreams for their children so did your parents support your dream or theirs?

Dua Yousuf, a talented budding artist paints her aspirations through graphics. She believes her field of being a medium to create anything a designer could think of. Here she talks about her initial beginning and creation process.

A: The appreciation or even the criticism that I got for my work strengthen me to do better next time.

Artistic World By Ayesha Siddiqui, Kiran Ashraf and Noor-ul-Ain Hanif Q1) When did your journey of what a child wants to do in life as I am a Beacon House alumni art begin? so my art classes helped me a lot A: Well, since childhood, I am a in polishing my skills. kid with passion for arts and crafts, especially painting and Q4) What about the students drawing so I started with making who don’t get enough cards and related stuff. exposure? It’s not students’ fault, Q2) Tell us about your first A: usually schools are not prone to drawing? focus on a child’s hidden talent A: My first drawing was a but in that way, they are not only memorable piece for me. We use destroying a child’s future but to celebrate Eid at grandfather’s also not fulfilling their own duty house so I remember drawing a as well. Such students should do scene of an Eid day with my efforts by themselves in order to grandfather sitting on a sofa and get expose to new techniques. festivities going around the house. Q5) You are a multi-talented person then why you Q3) What part does your early particularly choose graphics? schooling played? A: I like making games, A: My school life has given an advertisements, posters and other immense exposure and insight on graphics related material which

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is purely based on illustration so this field was the right one for me.

Q13) Any inspiration? A: My cousin inspires me a lot. She is a great artist herself Q14) what is your recreational activity?

favorite

A: Apart from drawing and painting, I like singing, listening music, reading novels and writing articles. Q15) Any project?

interesting

outdoor

A: We went to the famous Chowkandi graveyard and explored the ancient designs on graves that was interesting! Q16) How can artist community help Pakistan? A: Artists are the great assets of nation. In number of ways they are serving nation i.e a machine that is placed close to the heart after cardiac surgery. The pipe which is connected to the machine is made-up of a cloth that comes under the field of Textile technology. So the artist community does help people but it may not seem very obvious mostly. Q17) Are you planning to continue your field professionally? A: Yes, off course, I have actually started it. Currently I am planning to design something for my university like a poster or a calendar. For future, I would like to join an agency and design advertisement material.

Q6) Did you find any changes by choosing graphic designing?

Q18) Best piece of advice you ever get?

A: At first I was oblivious of the designing rules but as I have come to study them, everything has a new concept to it now. Conceptual studies are very unique and help greatly in understanding any design perspective.

A: Be confident about your drawing and never fear criticism from people. If you remain confident then the world will be agreeing with your point too.

Q7) Teachers played an important role in life so how about your teachers?

Q19) Your message to our readers? A: Learn from your mistakes and don’t take your studies as a burden.

A: What I am today is because of my teachers. Currently also! Many students in our class don’t have good drawing skills but teachers are focusing on teaching them techniques which are helping them a lot

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Interview hand but no concept in mind is useless. Everything we make has a concept and a theory built around it. Just possessing skill and no imagination don’t make A: Well everyone goes through you an artist. a tug-of-war situation in life so am I! My mother wanted me to Q11) What scene comes to become a doctor but my dad your mind related to our “Go supported me in pursuing my Green” theme? dream. A: It’s a very nice selection. triggers healthy Q9) If not graphic designing Green environment so I will be then? showing some kids who are A: I would be fulfilling my recycling waste while others are mother’s wish of doing MBBS. putting up flags and decorating the vicinity on Resolution Day. Q10) How important is being imaginative as an artist? Q12) What’s the most joyful moment for you regarding A: Having a paint brush in your work? Q8) Parents have dreams for their children so did your parents support your dream or theirs?

Dua Yousuf, a talented budding artist paints her aspirations through graphics. She believes her field of being a medium to create anything a designer could think of. Here she talks about her initial beginning and creation process.

A: The appreciation or even the criticism that I got for my work strengthen me to do better next time.

Artistic World By Ayesha Siddiqui, Kiran Ashraf and Noor-ul-Ain Hanif Q1) When did your journey of what a child wants to do in life as I am a Beacon House alumni art begin? so my art classes helped me a lot A: Well, since childhood, I am a in polishing my skills. kid with passion for arts and crafts, especially painting and Q4) What about the students drawing so I started with making who don’t get enough cards and related stuff. exposure? It’s not students’ fault, Q2) Tell us about your first A: usually schools are not prone to drawing? focus on a child’s hidden talent A: My first drawing was a but in that way, they are not only memorable piece for me. We use destroying a child’s future but to celebrate Eid at grandfather’s also not fulfilling their own duty house so I remember drawing a as well. Such students should do scene of an Eid day with my efforts by themselves in order to grandfather sitting on a sofa and get expose to new techniques. festivities going around the house. Q5) You are a multi-talented person then why you Q3) What part does your early particularly choose graphics? schooling played? A: I like making games, A: My school life has given an advertisements, posters and other immense exposure and insight on graphics related material which

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is purely based on illustration so this field was the right one for me.

Q13) Any inspiration? A: My cousin inspires me a lot. She is a great artist herself Q14) what is your recreational activity?

favorite

A: Apart from drawing and painting, I like singing, listening music, reading novels and writing articles. Q15) Any project?

interesting

outdoor

A: We went to the famous Chowkandi graveyard and explored the ancient designs on graves that was interesting! Q16) How can artist community help Pakistan? A: Artists are the great assets of nation. In number of ways they are serving nation i.e a machine that is placed close to the heart after cardiac surgery. The pipe which is connected to the machine is made-up of a cloth that comes under the field of Textile technology. So the artist community does help people but it may not seem very obvious mostly. Q17) Are you planning to continue your field professionally? A: Yes, off course, I have actually started it. Currently I am planning to design something for my university like a poster or a calendar. For future, I would like to join an agency and design advertisement material.

Q6) Did you find any changes by choosing graphic designing?

Q18) Best piece of advice you ever get?

A: At first I was oblivious of the designing rules but as I have come to study them, everything has a new concept to it now. Conceptual studies are very unique and help greatly in understanding any design perspective.

A: Be confident about your drawing and never fear criticism from people. If you remain confident then the world will be agreeing with your point too.

Q7) Teachers played an important role in life so how about your teachers?

Q19) Your message to our readers? A: Learn from your mistakes and don’t take your studies as a burden.

A: What I am today is because of my teachers. Currently also! Many students in our class don’t have good drawing skills but teachers are focusing on teaching them techniques which are helping them a lot

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Poetry

History of Pakistan

Pakistan- the best place to stay

By: Farah Fayyaz

Slaves of Freedom

Ya Rab dil-e-muslim ko

By Daniyal Arain

Ya Rab dil-e-muslim ko woh zinda tamanna dey Jo qalb ko garma dey, jo rooh ko tadpa dey

Pakistan, Oh dear Pakistan,

By: Mehwish Fatima

Our darling Pakistan,

Pakistan! A Muslim country we live in, Having beautiful cities, rivers & hills present within. Luckily! We enjoy four seasons every year, Chilled winter, spicy summers, orange autumn and cheerful springs. Unfortunately! They say my country is top ten in crime ratio, We don’t know what will happen as future is askew.

We love our Pakistan.

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan By: Zehra Shamsi

Situations making our people insane, They want to be happy not mad or nuisance. Willing to contribute in the society with gains, Not spreading anarchy but peace as blissful rain. There is a brightest side of my country,

My country, my homeland, land of partisans, Has an official name Islamic republic of Pakistan. It is located in Southeast Asia, Bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, China and India.

They had power of wisdom,

Founder faced lots of trouble, Their problems became double & double,

Resolution held on 1940,

It has got problems like Inflation, Making things critical for the nation. Corruption is increasing, terrorism is spreading, Humanity is decreasing and brotherhood found nowhere. We are getting away from our religion, Keeping aside our Quaid’s vision. This is a very wrong decision, Oh lord! May we drive with the right precision. May our flag be raised in every nation, With pride, success and happiness everywhere.

Muslims thought that they were in heaven, Rehmat Ali had given our country a name, Sir Syed thought we have power the same, That will become a part of country’s fame. Quaid-e-Azam became first President,

Take good care of heart sentiments. Now Islam is our power, All destroyed will recover,

They are the future builders, the solution, the way. Don’t be so pessimist people, lets join hands and pray, Oh God! Make my country Pakistan the best place to stay.

Slave of this country, For which thousands I hath slain

Zindagii shamma ki surat ho khudaya meri

Drip – Drip – Drip

Dur duniya ka mere dum se andhera ho jaye

My sins drip drop like rain My mind gone insane My heart won't be tamed

Her jaga mere chamakane se ujaala ho jaye

Let me show my way Let me show my life This day is today The end is tonight Wrong or Right Cruel or Kind Free or Blind New or Same

Muslims are eternal conqueror, For nation they will suffer. It’s our Pakistan, We love our Pakistan, Proud to be in Pakistan.

Slaves, we are For freedom we fight For peace we war For love we hate Try to be strong Don't shed your tears Live in loneliness and fight your fears Slice your pride Don't wither in this corrosion Lift your might Don't sink in this ocean

Phir vadi-e-faran ke har zarray ko chamka dey Phir shok-e-tamasha dey, phir zoqe-taqaza dey

By: Allama Iqbal

Slave of this community On which hands I hath lain

Made our nation independent, Made houses for our residents,

Lub pey ati hai dua

Lub pey atti hai dua ban ke tamanna meri

They worked hard and did struggle.

Pakistan got independence in 1947, Our ancestors fought many fights, For the sake of our country’s rights.

Which portray hope like a sweet poetry. Our youth, for whom our ancestors did say,

They wanted separate kingdom,

Their hard work was not random.

Fanatic people striving around, Fighting for their famished children to be joyous,

Muslims fought for their freedom,

Dripping down my eyes Another tear Dripping down my vein Another fear Dripping down my lies Another truth Dripping down my soul Another faith

Ho mere dum se yunhi mere watan ki zeenat Jis tarah phool se hoti hai chaman ki zeenat Zindagi ho meri parwane ki surat ya Rab Ilm ki shamaa se ho mujhko mohabbat ya Rab Ho mera kaam gareebon ki himayat karna Dard-mandon se za'eefon se mohabbat karna Mere Allah buraai se bachana mujhko Naik jo raah ho us raah pe chalana mujhko

Mehroom-e-tamasha ko phir deedae-beena dey Dekha hai jo kuch main nay auron ko bhi dikhla dey Batkay huay aahoo ko phir soyay harm lay chal Is shehr kay khogar ko vusatay sehra dey Paida dilay verran may phir shorish-e mehsher kar Is mehmil-e-khali ko phir shahid-elaila dey Is daur ki zulmat main har qalb-epareshan ko Woh daag-e-mohabbat dey jo chand ko sharma dey Rifat main maqasid ko humdosh zulakha kar Khudaryey sahil dey, azadiyey darya dey Beylos mohabbat ho, bay baak sadaqat ho Seeno may ujala kar, dil surat-emeena dey Ehsas inayat kr asar musibat ka Amroz ki shorish main andesha-efardah dey Main bulbuley nalaan hun ik ujray gulistan ka Taseer ka sail hun, muhtaj ko data dey

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Poetry

History of Pakistan

Pakistan- the best place to stay

By: Farah Fayyaz

Slaves of Freedom

Ya Rab dil-e-muslim ko

By Daniyal Arain

Ya Rab dil-e-muslim ko woh zinda tamanna dey Jo qalb ko garma dey, jo rooh ko tadpa dey

Pakistan, Oh dear Pakistan,

By: Mehwish Fatima

Our darling Pakistan,

Pakistan! A Muslim country we live in, Having beautiful cities, rivers & hills present within. Luckily! We enjoy four seasons every year, Chilled winter, spicy summers, orange autumn and cheerful springs. Unfortunately! They say my country is top ten in crime ratio, We don’t know what will happen as future is askew.

We love our Pakistan.

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan By: Zehra Shamsi

Situations making our people insane, They want to be happy not mad or nuisance. Willing to contribute in the society with gains, Not spreading anarchy but peace as blissful rain. There is a brightest side of my country,

My country, my homeland, land of partisans, Has an official name Islamic republic of Pakistan. It is located in Southeast Asia, Bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, China and India.

They had power of wisdom,

Founder faced lots of trouble, Their problems became double & double,

Resolution held on 1940,

It has got problems like Inflation, Making things critical for the nation. Corruption is increasing, terrorism is spreading, Humanity is decreasing and brotherhood found nowhere. We are getting away from our religion, Keeping aside our Quaid’s vision. This is a very wrong decision, Oh lord! May we drive with the right precision. May our flag be raised in every nation, With pride, success and happiness everywhere.

Muslims thought that they were in heaven, Rehmat Ali had given our country a name, Sir Syed thought we have power the same, That will become a part of country’s fame. Quaid-e-Azam became first President,

Take good care of heart sentiments. Now Islam is our power, All destroyed will recover,

They are the future builders, the solution, the way. Don’t be so pessimist people, lets join hands and pray, Oh God! Make my country Pakistan the best place to stay.

Slave of this country, For which thousands I hath slain

Zindagii shamma ki surat ho khudaya meri

Drip – Drip – Drip

Dur duniya ka mere dum se andhera ho jaye

My sins drip drop like rain My mind gone insane My heart won't be tamed

Her jaga mere chamakane se ujaala ho jaye

Let me show my way Let me show my life This day is today The end is tonight Wrong or Right Cruel or Kind Free or Blind New or Same

Muslims are eternal conqueror, For nation they will suffer. It’s our Pakistan, We love our Pakistan, Proud to be in Pakistan.

Slaves, we are For freedom we fight For peace we war For love we hate Try to be strong Don't shed your tears Live in loneliness and fight your fears Slice your pride Don't wither in this corrosion Lift your might Don't sink in this ocean

Phir vadi-e-faran ke har zarray ko chamka dey Phir shok-e-tamasha dey, phir zoqe-taqaza dey

By: Allama Iqbal

Slave of this community On which hands I hath lain

Made our nation independent, Made houses for our residents,

Lub pey ati hai dua

Lub pey atti hai dua ban ke tamanna meri

They worked hard and did struggle.

Pakistan got independence in 1947, Our ancestors fought many fights, For the sake of our country’s rights.

Which portray hope like a sweet poetry. Our youth, for whom our ancestors did say,

They wanted separate kingdom,

Their hard work was not random.

Fanatic people striving around, Fighting for their famished children to be joyous,

Muslims fought for their freedom,

Dripping down my eyes Another tear Dripping down my vein Another fear Dripping down my lies Another truth Dripping down my soul Another faith

Ho mere dum se yunhi mere watan ki zeenat Jis tarah phool se hoti hai chaman ki zeenat Zindagi ho meri parwane ki surat ya Rab Ilm ki shamaa se ho mujhko mohabbat ya Rab Ho mera kaam gareebon ki himayat karna Dard-mandon se za'eefon se mohabbat karna Mere Allah buraai se bachana mujhko Naik jo raah ho us raah pe chalana mujhko

Mehroom-e-tamasha ko phir deedae-beena dey Dekha hai jo kuch main nay auron ko bhi dikhla dey Batkay huay aahoo ko phir soyay harm lay chal Is shehr kay khogar ko vusatay sehra dey Paida dilay verran may phir shorish-e mehsher kar Is mehmil-e-khali ko phir shahid-elaila dey Is daur ki zulmat main har qalb-epareshan ko Woh daag-e-mohabbat dey jo chand ko sharma dey Rifat main maqasid ko humdosh zulakha kar Khudaryey sahil dey, azadiyey darya dey Beylos mohabbat ho, bay baak sadaqat ho Seeno may ujala kar, dil surat-emeena dey Ehsas inayat kr asar musibat ka Amroz ki shorish main andesha-efardah dey Main bulbuley nalaan hun ik ujray gulistan ka Taseer ka sail hun, muhtaj ko data dey

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Karachi Gifts

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Story time

My Country My love! This writer is a student of Bahria University.

By Wafa Tariq

And their son made them proud. Right as he said, soldiers were saluting Hammad Khan for the bravery of his son. Everyone was standing in the memorial of their beloved Fahad with tears rolling down their cheeks.

“One day I will make you proud and your wish of getting saluted will come true!” Fahad uttered to his parents minutes before his flight to abroad at Pakistan International Airport. In university hostel with his best friend “Haniya, I was thinking to do something for Pakistan. You know… something big!” “Can’t you see how corrupt this country has become? Sorry but you can’t do anything big here,” Haniya replied in disappointment. “Oh! So you also have this typical Pakistani thinking of just sitting, watching and wishing things to turn perfectly alright!” Fahad said in harsh tone. “Whatever!” Haniya stood and walked out of the room. After class “I need to go to my room. I have something important to do online,” Fahad said in cafeteria “What sort of important work are you doing these days? You are acting quite reserved. Is everything okay? Like…” Haniya asked curiously.

“Yes, ummm…everything is okay. Let’s order something,” Fahad hesitantly cut off Haniya’s conversation. “Umm… let’s go somewhere out. I am in a mood for walk,” Haniya suggested. In the park “Just one month left for our graduation completion…sigh...Sometimes life is difficult to handle. You want to do many things but you are stuck in deciding what to do first,” Haniya said. “Yes! I am excited for this one month. By the way, has something happened with you? Want to share?” Fahad asked. “I don’t know…I guess I am learning how to love or care for someone special,” Haniya replied “Oh! So you are all philosophical today. My Haniya is good when she is in happy mood,” Fahad complimented. “You are my best friend...Right?” “Yes! …do you have any doubt?” Fahad smirked.

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“Yes! …do you have any doubt?” Fahad smirked. “FAAAHHHAADDD!” Haniya screamed while smiling. “Okay stop screaming. Let’s go now! It’s getting cold,” Fahad said. After graduation “We have completed our four years. What are your further plans?” Fahad asked. “Fahad don’t quit this friendship ever!” Haniya pleaded. “What happened to you these days? Why are you being so cheesy?” Fahad asked irritated. “I am getting some weird feeling,” Haniya elaborated. “Can you please stop beating about the bush?” Fahad said. “I went to your room after noticing your disturbed attitude that day and investigated what you were doing online. I also know about your plans after reaching Pakistan. I just don’t understand that why are you hiding this from me,” Haniya said with teary eyes. “Yes I will be going on borders next week. Haniya, you need to understand that now my dream is coming true… I have to go! This will make my country and my parents proud. Don’t worry, I will write to you,” Fahad assured.

“My best wishes are always with you. By the way… ummm… okay…I guess there is no point to discuss. Do email or text me after reaching your place tomorrow. I want to see you in Air Force uniform so send pictures too,” Haniya replied with teary eyes “Sure Madame! Your wish is my command,” Fahad said smiling. Fahad sent a mutual letter to his parents and Haniya Tomorrow is a big day for me. They are giving me an opportunity to fight with our rival country. I promised to make you proud and the day for it has arrived. Haniya, I know what you wanted to say. We both know there was no future and I never wanted you to ruin your life for me. You are pretty so find someone handsome. Inshallah I will meet you people after one month.” After one month “See who is at the door,” Hammad Khan told his wife on hearing the knock. Some uniformed soldiers have arrived!” shouted Mrs. Khan. Yes?” Mrs. Khan inquired. “Your brave son Fahad Hammad Khan gave his life for the country,” said soldier while saluting. “We and the whole nation is proud of you my son…you are in our hearts Fahad,” Hammad Khan said proudly.

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Infotainment

Interesting facts Facebook: In Pakistan, Facebook is the second most visited website after Google. The number of Facebook users in Pakistan has crossed six million. Currently, there are 6412580 Facebook users in the Pakistan, which makes it number 26 in the ranking of all Facebook statistics by country. The largest age group is currently 18 - 24 with total of 3 206 290 users, followed by the users in the age of 25 - 34. There are 69% male users and 31% female users in Pakistan.

Twitter: 1.9 million Twitter users from Pakistan. It is the 9th most popular website in the country. One percent of the twitter users come from Pakistan and they generate 1.3 per cent of the page views on twitter.

YouTube: YouTube is the primary source of English videos in Pakistan. Pakistan has 6.8 million YouTube users

Blogging: 3.4 billion bloggers are from Pakistan. Pakistan is ranked 11th in driving traffic to wordpress.

Google: Google officially denied the allegation by Fox News that declared Pakistan as the top nation searching for illicit material on the internet. Pakistan is ranked as number one in the world to search about term like Muhammad (PBUH), Quran, Education, Jobs and peace by Google in 2011. Pakistan is ranked 2nd for searching the term “Physics” and “Thesis” by Google. Pakistan is also ranked as number 5th for searching the word “Scholarships” on Google in year 2011. Pakistan is ranked as 7th country for searching the term “Information Technology”.

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