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CornerShot is a special-purpose weapon that can fire around corners.

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Pakistanrevealed the POF Eye
developed by Pakistan Ordinance Factory in the 5th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS-2008), Karachi Expo Centre.
Live demonstration of this gun was also shown to the delegates. It has semi-automatic pistol, grenade launcher, and submachine gun variants.

In the standard version a pistol is mounted in the front end of the weapon, which bends horizontally at a mid-gun sixty-degree hinge. There is a digital camera and a flashlight attached to the barrel in the bayonet position. On the butt side of the hinge are the trigger, camera screen (which is on a horizontal hinge just like the mid-gun hinge but it is off of the left side of the gun), and controls for the camera and light.

The Krummlauf was a bent barrel designed for the Sturmgewehr 44, which was used by the Germans in World War II. It allowed for looking and firing around corners with its 30 degree barrel and a periscope-style sight.

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Scientists unravel how brain perceives information

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The brain is known to perceive information before it reaches a person’s awareness. Until recently, there was little way to determine what specific mental tasks were taking place prior to the point of conscious awareness. Now scientists at Rutgers University, Newark and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), have found a way to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and can peer into the brain to uncover accurately how information is processed before reaching awareness. "It’s the same principle experienced during a car accident. The car accident actually happens tens of a milliseconds before you are aware you have actually been hit," explained Stephen Jose Hanson, psychology professor at Rutgers, who led the study. "By looking at the back of the brain, we can ’read out’, for example, that a person is looking at dogs and cats before they actually know they are looking at a dog or a cat," he added. The research also suggests that a more comprehensive …

Pakistan Army wins key battle

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Army wins key battle but a difficult
battle looms on the horizon

The Pakistan Army has taken the key city of Mingora with surprising ease, as the majority of the militants have fled to the hills to live and fight another day. The army’s military campaign which started nearly eight weeks ago (and continues) is a well planned and well co-coordinated operation which has taken full advantage of the land and air assets available to it like SOFs, armour and long-range artillery, aviation helicopter gun ships and the Pakistan Air Force fighters for CAS. The army and the FC, in the words of one commentator “are fighting with great élan, a war that has to be won – the Battle for Pakistan”. It is even more surprising that an army trained and tooled to fight a conventional war has adapted it self to fight a counter-insurgency which requires overrunning militant camps and hideouts located on the top of hills (Peochar),conducting search and clear operations in towns and villages, and urban warfare (ho…

Beautiful Balochistan

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Balochistan the largest province of Pakistan, has hottest places in the country like Sibi and Dhadar, where temperature shoots up to over 50°C during summer, as well as the coldest towns like Quetta, Kalat, Ziarat, Kan Mehtarzai where mercury falls down much below freezing point during winter. Balochi is a generalized term, for the people include the Dravidian-speaking Brahui possibly the last descendants of the Indus Civilization, and the Jat or Zutt, an Indo Aryan speaking people of Indian origin. Most people speak Brahui.

More then 80 km away from Khuzdar, there is a beautiful village called Moola.
It is tehsil of District Khuzdar. Its population is over 20,000 inhabitants. The area is known for its mountains, streams, springs and waterfalls, rice, date, fish etc. Sub Tehsil Moola consist of many small villages and towns Such as Goerowe, Nahr, Manjalove, Upper Hossoi, Lower Hossoi, Peer lakhah, Paetame, Hayrav, Kharzan, Hitachi, Jahan, Parewande, Khohive etc. Moola is famous due to i…

ALLAH'S PHARMACY

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Allah first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... He made and provided what we'd need before we were born.

Allah left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
Allah's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... And YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
ATomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the …

12 Years Old Babar Iqbal Secures 4th World Record

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A 12-year old student Babar Iqbal hailing from Dera Ismail Kahn made a fourth World record in field of computer. Earlier, Babar, generally known as genius cyber kid, had set up three World records including Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age 9 years, Youngest Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) at the age 9 years and Youngest Certified Web Professional Associate (CIWA) at age 10 years.

While, the recent fourth record he made as Youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) at the age 12 in Dubai.

The participants of this competition were aged from 20 to 35 years. By making this record, young Babar surprised the IT experts from all over the world. He also surpassed his compatriot Irfa Kareem Randhawa, who made this record at the age of 9 years and seven months.

Babar was born in surrounding overwhelmed with computers and monitors on March 2, 1997.

His two brothers and sisters (four in all) are Microsoft Certified Professional.

Babar Iqbal’s Web…

Government bans smoking in public Place

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The government withdrew the Statutory Rules and Orders (SRO) on designated smoking areas, totally banning smoking in any place of public work to protect the health of non-smokers.
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Muslim Scholars Back Hajj Restrictions

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"I support this decision by the Arab health ministers. They are the specialists who can take the right decision in this respect," Tantawi said. (Google)CAIRO — Muslim scholars are backing recommendations by Arab health ministers to bar the elderly and young children from going on hajj and `Umrah in Saudi Arabia to help contain the spread of swine flu."I support this decision by the Arab health ministers," said Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi, imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm on Friday, July 24."They are the specialists who can take the right decision in this respect."Following an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, Arab health ministers recommended to ban the elderly and young children from going on hajj and `Umrah this year.The decision to keep the vulnerable groups away from hajj is yet to be ratified by the Arab governments."People should abide by this decision," Egypt's Mu…

The first Pakistani-built JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft

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Pakistan has started assembling of the first Pakistani-built JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft. Air Chief Marshal inaugurated the construction in a ceremony at Kamra.Top military and civilian officials of Pakistan and China attended the ceremony.

This success will enhance Pakistan’s air power in the region and at international scale, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said. He lauded the efforts of the engineers and technicians in the making of the aircraft.

He also commended the Chinese cooperation and said that the joint Sino-Pak project is a living example of the cooperation between the two countries.

The first operational squadron of JF-17s is set to fully enter service by the end of the year.


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Karachi record rain 205mm

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Following a record 205 millimeters of heavy downpours for hours, Karachi, the meg-metropolis city was struck by an onrushing deluge that sent several thoroughfares and residential areas submerged, while 25 persons died in incidents of electrocution and other mishaps and a large chunk of the city is still deprived of electricity.



Met. Department said that the showers last night continued lashing the city for over three hours non-stop, while Masroor Area received the rains most measuring 205mm (8 inches) followed by University Road and airport areas recording 143mm of downpours.

Following last night lashing heavy downpours, scores of residential areas including Bath Island, Defence, Jahangir Road and many other low-lying areas went under several-feet deep water, flowing into the houses made the residents’ life miserable. KPT and Liaquatabad underpasses were also flooded. Several busy roads of the city including I.I. Chundrigar Road, M.A. Jinnah Road and Aiwan-e-Saddar stand still flooded …

What is Soul

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Pakistan’s multistory vehicle parking plaza

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The City Government made Karachi an international city by providing modern infrastructure with an investment of billions of rupees. Pakistan’s First multistory vehicle parking plaza, located in Saddar, Karachi.

CDGK Parking Plaza


Shab-e-Miraj

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Shab-i-Miraj means the night of Ascent. It is the blessed night when the Holy Prophet of Islam was spiritually transported to heaven and he reached a high stage of nearness to God Almighty which is beyond ordinary human comprehension. The Ascent took place on 27th day or Rajab, 2 years before Hijra. The journey was not with a physical body but was a vision of the highest type. On the way the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, met Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and some other Prophets. The purpose of the Ascent was to confirm the high status of the Prophet of Islam, a position which all Muslims believe, is impossible to attain by any other human being. It is related that even Gabriel, the Angel who was accompanying the Holy Prophet remarked at one stage, 'I am forced to stop here. I cannot go any further, but you O Messenger of peace and friend of the Master of the worlds, continue your glorious ascent.'

It is also related that the Holy Prophet continued his journey until he reached …

Your handwriting is like the X-ray photographs of your inner self!

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Article Summary:How well do you know about yourself? For most of us, we would say that we know ourselves very well.It would be interesting to realise that there will be time when you say that you behave this way and the people behind you would actually be shaking their head disagreeing with what you say.

How well do you know about yourself? For most of us, we would say that we know ourselves very well. Then the next question would be, if you know yourself very well why would there be a lot of personality tests available in the market today?

There are also a lot of trainings offered teaching you how to get to know yourself better. You also would not take all the troubles to answer 350 questions just to get to know about yourself, the person that you claimed you already knew inside out.

It would be more interesting to realise that there will be time when you say that you behave this way and the people behind you would actually be shaking their head disagreeing with what you say.

By now you …

Pakistan-India Joint Statement Text

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Both P.M recognized that dialogue is the only way forward.

The Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani met in Sharm El Sheikh on July 16, 2009.

The two Prime Ministers had a cordial and constructive meeting. They considered the entire gamut of bilateral relations with a view to charting the way forward in India - Pakistan relations.

Both leaders agreed that terrorism is the main threat to both countries. Both leaders affirmed their resolve to fight terrorism and to cooperate with each other to this end.

Prime Minister Singh reiterated the need to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai attacks to justice. Prime Minister Gilani assured that Pakistan will do everything in its power in this regard. He said that Pakistan has provided an updated status dossier on the investigations of the Mumbai attacks and had sought additional information/evidence. Prime Minister Singh said that the dossier is being reviewed.

Both leaders agreed that the …

Pakistan sets world record for most tree plantations in a day

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source: AP Photo Archive, copyright Dawn News, 2009

The Ministry of Environment on Wednesday scripted the Guinness World Record of tree plantation by planting 541,176 saplings in one day from sunrise to sunset, breaking the Indian record of 447,874 trees set on June 12-13 this year. The plantation was arranged by the Ministry of Environment as part of series of events being held to observe the National Year of Environment, also aimed at developing forest resources through international competitions.

The plantation, kicked off by sunrise was culminated by sunset as per requirement of Guinness Book of World Records, in which the ministry three hundred planters, wearing green jackets, planted local species at Keti Bandar, Tehsil Thatta, some 150 kilometers in the Southeast of Karachi.

The event was monitored by the IUCN representative Tahir Qureshi and independent monitor Marvi Memon, both also the nominees of GWR, of which a representative Adil Ahmed was also there to monitor the event.

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Pakistan's famous Sukkur barrage

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Pakistan's famous Sukkur barrage on Indus river in Sukkur. The Sukkur barrage is a barrage across the Indus river near the city of Sukkur, It was built in 1923 – 1932. The barrage enables water to flow through what was originally a 6166 mile long network of canals, feeding the largest irrigation system in the world, with more than 5 million acres (20,000 km²) of irrigated land.The retaining wall has sixty-six spans, each 60 feet wide; each span has a gate which weighs 50 tons.