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A nail-biting combat Pakistan Vs Australia

Victory Smile: Brett Lee and Nathan Hauritz

Pakistan Vs Australia

Australia looted a nail-biting combat against Pakistan after a dramatic fightback by Pakistani bowlers, who almost chop Australian line-up and dragged the thrilling contest on the final ball of the match, but Australia ultimately secure the contest by two wickets and ensured their place in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy. As a result, India crashed out of the tournament. Australia will take on England in the first semifinal, while Pakistan will play New Zealand in the second semifinal.

The defending champions, having won the toss and restricted Pakistan to 205-6 off 50 overs, were on the way for an easy victory as they were 140-2 on the board, seven wickets in hand and almost 19 overs left. But as the Pakistani bowlers came alive, wickets tumbled and Australia entered the final over needing five runs to win a match transformed into a thriller after being tedious to watch for so long. Tail-enders Brett Lee and N…

Australia vs Pakistan at Centurion

11th Match, Group A: Australia v Pakistan at Centurion
Sep 30 (09:30 local, 07:30 GMT)
This is going to be another important clash. If Australia beat Pakistan, they will make it to the semis as being the leaders in the group, while Pakistan will take the second spot. Things will complicate if Pakistan beat Australia and India down West Indies. Then, the margins of the wins will decide which team joins Pakistan in the last four. The greenshirts are assured of a place in the semis but shouldn't be taking the game lightly as winning against Australia will give them a big boost. Pakistan needs to better their bowling effort. Umar Gul was disappointing in the last game and he has much more talent than what he is currently displaying. Pakistan might be tempted at resting him for this game and bringing in Mohammad Asif which will give a new dimension to the bowling. Resting Mohammad Aamer and bringing in Rao Iftikhar also won't be a bad idea. The batting needs to keep up the good work …

Street Painting 3D Art

Skillfully and humorously plays up illusions in a variety of ways, from interacting with the finished piece to making street art’s evolution part of the work itself. Artworks are as much intended to entertain as it is to dazzle the crowds that gather around.

Unseen Beauty of Pakistan

Pakistan’s exciting win over India

Pakistan defeating India by54 runs in the sensational day/night match at Super Sports Park in Centurion Shoaib Malik smashed a brilliant century to set up Pakistan's a much needed victory over arch-rivals India.

Well done boys

Pakistan whole team is dangerous,” Dhoni said.

It’s always a pressure cooker game, played with unmatched intensity. Even a warm-up game generates more interest around the world than actual games. To top it all... for the fans on either side, it won’t matter if their team doesn’t even make it to the semis, as long as it comes out victorious here.

For once, Pakistan & India will not be playing on an island. Pakistan-India matches are usually separate events within the main event, oblivious to the larger picture of the tournament, but this game doesn’t seem to be the usual matter of life and death. For once, this match, though the first big clash of the Champions Trophy in terms of traditional rivals coming face to face, is more about the cricket.

India captain MS Dhoni sees no wisdom behind Pakistan captain Younis Khan playing against them with a broken finger, he deems a serious risk involved in Khan's decision to play ICC Champions Trophy crucial match despite a injury – for which he was supposes to take rest for atleast fou…

Educational Activities Malakand

To encourage Education in the area, Sixty-seven position holder girls and boys of all schools of Malakand protected area have been given cash prizes and certificates. DCO Malakand Shafeer ullah Khan distributed prizes and certificates among the students at a function organized by Malakand Development Project (MDP) one student from each school, who got first position, was selected for the prizes.

Pakistan celebrate victory

Pakistan have had to endure a few anxious moments today before completing the win. Thrilled with the manner in which fast-bowling department performed, equally heartening will be the young Umar Akmal's display. He showed an ability to adapt his game according to the situation, leaving plenty of deliveries during Gavin Tonge's fantastic spell. Winning with nearly 20 overs to spare will also boost their net run-rate.

For West Indies, Nikita Miller's batting effort and Gavin Tonge's superb bowling bodes well, and the manner in which the entire team fought despite the batting failure are pluses.

Post-match presentation

West Indies 133 (34.3 ov) Pakistan 134/5 (30.3 ov) Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
Floyd Reifer says he doesn't regret the decision to bat first. "I would like to congratulate Miller, Tonge bowled well, and our bowling and fielding as a unit was very good.
"Somebody in the top four has to score a hundred, if we are to compete.&quo…

Give me a Hug on Eid Day


Nation observes Eid-ul-Fitr with religious zeal, fervour

Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across country on Monday in a befitting manner as the faithful offered Eid prayers in all the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan with great religious fervour and festivity, marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan. Special arrangements were made to offer Eid prayer across throughout the country including Faisal Masjid, Islamabad; Badshahi Masjid, Lahore, Memon Masjid, Karachi and Binori Town and at different places at Quetta and Peshawar.

Special prayers were also offered for the solidarity, prosperity and progress of the country and over all progress of Muslim Ummah.

Special prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of the country, unity of the ‘Ummah’, solution of their problems and liberation of Muslim territories, including occupied Kashmir.

In the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the ‘Eid’ congregations were held at more than 300 places.

In Islamabad, the biggest congregation was held at the grand Faisal Mosque …

Wishing you a very Happy Eid Mubarak

Assalaamu'alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh
May God's peace and blessings be upon you

Wishing you a very
Happy Eid Mubarak

May the Mercy & Blessing's of the Almighty be with you, your family, and friends during this auspicious Eid Blessings Day and continue to be always, and May Allah have accepted all our prayers during this blessed month of Ramadan, insha'Allah

May your ahead continue to be filled with a healthy, wealthy, and prosperity life, and May you have a Joyous and Spirited Eid Mubarak (Blessings) day with all your dear ones, including people of all faiths and humanity, filled with Love, Peace, and Happiness .... Ameen

Eid Celebrations in Full Swing

Eid ul-Fitr is a joyful celebration of the achievement of enhanced piety. It is a day of forgiveness, moral victory and peace, of congregation, fellowship, brotherhood and unity. Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but thanks to Allah for the help and strength throughout the previous month to help practice self-control. After 30 days of fasting people feel so happy and blessed to enjoy the Eid celebrations.

Pakistan, the celebration the night before Eid is called Chand Raat, or night of the moon. Women, especially young girls often paint each others' hands with traditional mehndi (henna) and wear colorful bangles. All the markets are enlighten beautifully the happiness of Eid specially for those who fast for ALLAH. Children and young people enjoy this day with more enthusiasm due to the tradition of "eidi" that is given by elders in shape of money or gifts., it is a beautiful tradition that increases love and livelihood among people. Here is some Eid Prep…

3rd Ashra of Ramazan

Ashra is an Arabic word which means ten. In Islamic terminology, the 1st Ashra refers to the first 10 days of the Holy month of Ramazan. The second Ashra refers to the middle 10 days (11-20), and the third Ashra refers to the last set of 10 days (21-30).

The last ten days of Ramazan need no mentioning, because we all know the hadith of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and Quranic verses regarding Lailatul Qadr, the Night of Power. We must strive in these final days of fasting to ask Allah to pardon us and to save us from the Hell-fire. Lailatul Qadr is to be searched for in the odd nights of the last ten days.

"Allahuma innaka 'afuwwun karimun tuhibbul 'afwa fa afu anni Ya Ghafoor

O Allah! You are the Most Forgiving and Most Gracious! You love to forgive, so forgive my errors and sins, oh Forgiver of sins.

One is strongly encouraged to perform Aitikaaf during the last ten days of Ramazan. Our Great Prophet practiced Aitikaaf from the time he came to Madinah until his death. Th…

International Democracy Day

The world is celebrated the democracy day, underline the importance of democracy, highlight the challenges it faces and project opportunities it offers. United Nations declared 15th of September as International Day of Democracy on November 8, 2007 and invites all member states, organisations, non-governmental organisations and individuals to commemorate the International Day of Democracy in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness. The theme of the 2009 International Day of Democracy is “Democracy and political tolerance”. Political tolerance is a central tenet of democracy and is essential to the functioning of parliaments. The IPU is organizing a series of activities around this theme and has encouraged parliaments to mark the 2009 International Day of Democracy through activities devoted to the promotion of political tolerance.

Hazrat Ali, the Lion of God

The martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS) is observed countrywide today with religious fervour and zeal. Hazrat Ali was endowed with all the qualities that make a man great. He was not only great, he was regarded as a superman, an ideal man. He was the paragon of virtue. He enjoyed fame for his piety and religious devotions. He was the embodiment of Islamic values. In his love of God and His Messenger, he was second to none. When praying to God, his absorption was so intense that he often lost consciousness. His mind was so sure that he could hold communion with God. He had learned the Holy Quran by heart, and he could quote appropriate verses to suit every occasion. He was most truthful and honest. He was most humble. He was simple in his habits. He avoided display and luxury. He lived the life of an ascetic. Even when he was Caliph he lived in an ordinary house. The door of his house remained open to everyone at all times. He was most generous. He was most liberal in givi…

9/11 : It has been eight years

"I have been paying tribute to honor those thousands of people who died
in the WTC attack eight years ago.

It has been eight years

But the thought of lives lost is stll there

Grief, pain, and sorrow lingers

The tears are still shedding everywhere

That day was filled with darkness

It all came about in a very unexpected manner

The World Trade Center crumbled to the ground

The dreams of some, sadly were shattered

Others in Washington D.C. and in Shanksville, PA

Suffered a great deal as well

No one will ever forget what happened on that day

It really felt like the day of hell

Some people did not know if they could go on with life

Others did not feel that they would ever get better

This terrorist attack on American soil

Has changed the world forever

Ronell Warren Alman

Tribute : Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam M. A. Jinnah

The Great Leader
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

GREAT people celebrate birthdays or observe death anniversaries of the Fathers of their nations not merely by pompous display of festivities but by strictly following the precepts and guidelines left by their founding fathers in letter and spirit.Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah whose word was law for his followers. But he never acted like a dictator. He derived his power from the people to whom he always considered himself accountable. At a time he was offered life presidentship of the All India Muslim League. He refused by saying that he would like to come before the Muslim League Council every year and get himself elected its president on the strength of his performance. Prof Stanley Wolpret …

Literary world had lost a distinguished personality

Ashfaq Ahmed, (August 22, 1925September 7, 2004) was a distinguished writer, playwright, broadcaster, intellectual and spiritualist from Pakistan. His prime qualities of heart and hand earned appreciations across the borders. He was regarded by many as the best UrduAfsana (short-story) writer after Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai and Krishan Chander following the publication of his famous short-story "Gaddarya" [The Shepherd] in 1955.

Ahmed was born on 22 August 1925 in Garh Muktesar village, Ferozepur district, India. He obtained his early education in his native district.

After partition, he got a job in Radio Azad Kashmir, which was established on a truck that used to drive around in various parts of Kashmir. He also got special training diploma in radio broadcasting from New York University.

He started writing stories in his childhood, which were published in Phool magazine. After returning to Pakistan from Europe, he took out his own m…