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Happy New Year 2010

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2009 is over so pass as much smiles as you can for every one. Wish YOU an Amazing January, marvelous February, Flowery March, Fool less April, Celebrating May, Warming June, Wishful July, Independent August, Peaceful September, Lovely October, Beautiful November and Memorable December. May The Year 2010 Bring for You Happiness, Success and filled with Peace,Hope & Togetherness of your Family & Friends....Wishing You a...

*HAPPY NEW YEAR*

Eye on the Sky: Pakistan's first Saab-2000 (AEW&C) Aircraft

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Photo Credit : AFP via Dawn.news Pakistan

Pakistan Air Force inducted the first Saab-2000 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft into its fleet at a simple and dignified ceremony held at PAF Base Minhas here on Tuesday.

The ceremony of formal induction of Swedish Saab -2000 Awacs aircraft meant for aerial surveillance in the Pakistan Air Force at PAF base Kamra. Talking to media Air Chief said four-aircraft deal for Saab-2000 worth $866 million have been signed and Pakistan would get 3 more Saab jets from Sweden by 2011. He said 4 more Saab jets acquired from China would also be inducted in the fleet by 2011.

Induction of this system is part of the overall PAF strategy of transforming itself into a lean and technologically advanced air forces. With the induction of the Saab-2000 AEW&C, PAF becomes one of the few air forces in the world to have an Airborne Early Warning and Control capability & became the second country in the region to have inducted the sophist…

Religious procession hit by suicide bomber

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Muharram remembrance in the muharram's holiest day Ashura ended marred by a bomb blast in Muzaffarabad 11 people dead & dozens injured and an other suicide attack in the Karachi killed 43 Plus people and more then 90 others were injured.

Photo Credit : Rehan Khan, EPA

The frustrated mourners pelted stones at vehicles and torched cars and shops more than 3000 shops gutted in the flammable incidents and the fire could not be controlled 18 hours after the incident & this is more alarming situation.


Photo Credit : Xinhua/Anwar Abbas
Thousands of people from civil society, Forces & Govt Officials have attended funerals for people killed in Monday's suicide attack in Karachi, victims of the suicide bombing were buried, i would like to slate our soldier Abdul Razzaq (Ranger) he covered the suicide bomber from the front side to save the many People & lost his life T.V channels reported.

Muharram rituals were almost peacefully observed in other…

2nd martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto

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the second martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto on 27th Dec, sunday observed with reverence and simplicity keeping in view the reverence of Ashura-e-Muharram.

Pakistan Television organize BB week in connection with second death anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto from January 1 to 4 . During the week entitled “Shaheed-e-Wafa,” special programmes have been prepared to highlight services of Benazir Bhutto and pay glowing tribute to Daughter of the East. Read more

Pakistan forces had full potential to carry out any Operation:ISPR

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Director General ISPR Maj Gen Athar Abbas has dismissed a report
published in British newspaper claiming that US special forces and NATO
military helicopters have been conducting operations inside Pakistan,as Baseless.

DG ISPR told Tuesday that conducting any operation inside Pakistan borders was the right of only Pakistan armed forces rather than some one else. "There is no substance in the report of British newspaper, he added.

Pakistan stance with respect to launching any operation against the terrorists inside its territory had remained very clear that country’s forces had full potential to carry out any effective operation against the militants and it was mandate of only Pakistan security forces to conduct any operation on Pakistani side of Pak-Afghan borders, " he Said

27th death anniversary of A National Hero.

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Creator of the National Anthem of Pakistan

Hafeez Jalandhuri was a great writer, poet and above all creator of the National Anthem of Pakistan. He was born on January 14, 1900. Hafeez Jullandhuri actively participated in Pakistan Movement after partition in 1947 he moved to Lahore. He wrote many patriotic songs. His monumental work of poetry, Shahnam-e-Islam, gave him incredible fame.His poetry generally deals with romantic, religious, patriotic and natural themes. He was awarded with the most prestigious awards of Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance. He died on December 21, 1982 at the age of 82 years. He was buried in Lahore.

Related News :
27th death anniversary of Hafeez Jalandhari observed today
Pakistan National anthem's founder remembered

PAF has formally joined the rank of developed Air Forces.

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Aircraft tanker for aerial fueling has arrived in
Pakistan at Air Force base, the PAF sources saying Saturday.

The first Air-to-Air Refueler aircraft of Pakistan Air Force out of total four has arrived on an operational Air Base of the country, a spokesman of PAF here Saturday said. In a press statement the spokesman said, the delivery of remaining three Refueler aircraft is planned to complete by mid-2010.

By virtue of its capability to refuel Air Defence aircraft in air, PAF’s overall potential in terms of its effectiveness to defend the airspace of Pakistan would be significantly enhanced, he added.

After attaining the facility, Pakistan Air Force has formally joined the rank of those developed air forces which have already the air refilling system.

An expert of the aviation industry welcomed this induction in PAF saying this is a force-multiplier ability as the strength of the existing number of fighter jets would atleast be doubled, straightaway according to APP

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Islamic New Year

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Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their
lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months mentioned in the Holy Quran.

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year. The estimated start and end dates for Muharram are as follows , 1431 AH – First day: December 18, 2009; last day January 16, 2010.

NRO is illegal & unconstitutional: Supreme Court

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All political parties in Pakistan have welcomed
the supreme court verdict, saying it's the victory of the people.

Chief Justice of Pakistan read out a unanimous verdict by the 17-member bench, saying the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) under which President Zardari and more than 8,000 people including the main opposition party PML(N), Politicians and civil servants had their cases closed without prosecution, is illegal and unconstitutional. He said that all cases suspended under the NRO would now revert back to their status as of October 5, 2007 when the controversial ordinance was issued.

Opposition leaders called upon the president to immediately resign after the ruling against the NRO he has no right to rule the country anymore, while Babar Awan, said that government would complete his five year term and rebuffed immediate calls from opposition that President Zardari resign.

Government will come under pressure to step down on moral grounds, though there are no signs that…

Biggest bank robbery of Pakistan's history

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Photo Credit : PPI

In the biggest bank robbery in Pakistan’s history, foreign currency worth Rs 301 million was looted from the Allied Bank Limited (ABL)’s head office on II Chundrigar Road here on Sunday morning. Earlier, the looted amount was projected as being over Rs 500 million.

cording to preliminary investigations, the bank’s private security guard, Shahid, and his four associates are said to be involved in the heist. The guard belongs to the Security Protection System (SPS) company, whose licence has been cancelled. The News reports.

1279th Anniversary of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi.

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Abdullah Shah Ghazi was the great grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He is son of Muhammad (Nafsul Zakia) bin Abdullah bin Hasan Saani bin Hasan Ibne Ali Ibne Abu Talib, making him a member of the Ahl al-Bayt. His brother, Misry Shah, who is also buried along the coastline in Karachi, is also remembered as a saint.

Every year marks the Urs (festival) at the shrine for 3 days 20-22 Dhu al-Hijjah 12th month of the Islamic calendar), marking the anniversary of Abdullah Shah Ghazi. A famous myth about the mazar is that Karachi never had a tropical disaster in a thousand year because of the shrine's blessing.

Related news : 1279th Urs of one of the most revered Sufi Saint was celebrated with great fervor on 10-Dec-2009. Thronged by thousands of believers, the three-day celebrations came to an end with the distribution of Langar (free food), and an evening of Qawali and Dhamal.

Leaving behind his worldly affairs for the saint, a volunteer Haji Asif did not sleep since the start of the fest…

International Human Rights Day

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International Anti-Corruption Day

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International Anti-Corruption Day observed today Dec 9 across the globe including Pakistan with the aims of raising public awareness of corruption and what people can do to fight it.

It is widely believed that corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on societies. For example, it undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, and distorts markets. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, the corruption now a days has reached unbelievable dimensions, and is not known when the level of corruption will begin to decrease.

Corruption is a very big problem in our society. Money can take control on everything, that why we've got to fight against it. A day like this is a good start for decrease those mistakes.

IF WE NEED A CORRUPTION FREE
PAKISTAN, THEN WE HAVE TO WORK ON.

Indigenous construction of F-22 P Frigate gets underway

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The construction work of first F-22 P Frigate being indigenously constructed for Pakistan Navy, is getting underway at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) on Thursday. An ISPR (Navy) press release here on Wednesday said that the ship is the fourth of the series of Frigates being constructed in collaboration with China, under the contract of Transfer of Technology.

It said that the indigenous construction of Frigate is another significant milestone towards self-reliance in defence production. This landmark achievement of Pakistan Navy would give a new turn to our indigenous construction capabilities and make valuable contribution to our national economy, it was further stated.

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Back to back Bombing in 24 Hours

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Firefighters try to extinguish fire at the scene of the explosions.

Back to back Bomb blast in two days and underscored the relentless. Multan city official Mohammad Ali Gardezi said body parts of two of the nine dead, believed to have been suicide attackers, were strewn over a road outside the office Gardezi told reporters, adding 12 death & 47 people had been wounded.

Peshawar a suicide bomber blew himself up when intercepted by security guards outside a court building, killing 10 people, Liaquat Ali Khan, the police chief in Peshawar, told reporters that the bomber blew himself up when he was intercepted by guards at the gate of the building.

Tearful young victim of the twin bomb blasts receives treatment in one of the hospitals

Lahore pair of remote controlled bombs ripped through a popular Moon market, killed 54 and wounded more than 150 people.. An eyewitness told local News television channel over the phone from the scene that he was in a restaurant when the first blast occ…

December 06, First Ever Sindhi Topi Day.

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People around the world specially in Pakistan observe pride and protection of Sindhi topi a unique cultural day TheSindhi Topi Day for the first time in the history of Pakistan on December 6. Interestingly, the day was not announced by any political party but the common people of Sindh decided to celebrate the Sindhi topi after a short message service (SMS) spread throughout the province in response to the comments of a private channel anchorperson, who criticized President Zardari for wearing a traditional Sindhi topi during foreign tours. Following widespread criticism of these comments. Different political parties and other groups also supported the idea. Sindhi topi is famous all over the Pakistan, where not only Sindhi, but also the Pukhtoons and Baloch wear the cap.

Sindhi Topt: Sindh has one distinctive cap, which stands out for its colorful embroidery and glasswork, it is round in shape except that a portion in front is cut out to expose the forehead for the same reasons as ex…

Most high-profile assault, Rawalpindi Mosque Blast

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The most High-profile assault on the army since it launched a major ground offensive against Taleban militants in South Waziristan, Approximately 37 people were killed instantly, while 61 others were injured, As many as 17 children were killed in the attack, including the son of the Peshawar Corps Commander. A serving Major-General, Bilal Umer, was the highest ranking serving officer killed, alongside a Brigadier, a Lieutenant-Colonel and a Major. A retired General, former vice army chief, Mohammed Yousuf, was wounded.

Terrorist attack on a mosque during Friday prayers on December 4, 2009. The mosque is located in Rawalpindi and is surrounded by military houses and is frequented by retired and serving officers.

About 150 worshippers, gathered for prayers in the mosque, attackers opened indiscriminate fire on a group of worshippers and hurling grenades at the crowd before two bombers detonated their explosives. officials said four attackers were killed after the army mounted a response…

World Disabled Day

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Collective efforts needs for raising awareness and promoting
greater understanding regarding the fulfillment of needs of the disabled.
World Disabled Day was observed throughout the world as an annual feature and Pakistan stands with the international community on this day with the theme of ‘Realizing the Millennium Development Goals for All: Empowerment of persons with Disabilities and their Communities around the World’.

The special children of Special Education Center here Thursday presented colorful programmes to mark the International day for the persons with disabilities being celebrated across the world. To show solidarity with disabled children and persons, the event was organized by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education with the pledge to provide equal opportunities to the persons with disabilities. Special children presented their innovative items including national songs, tableau highlighting social issues and other items regarding the life of disabled persons i…

WORLD AIDS DAY

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World AIDS Day is held on 1 December every year. It is an international day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS around the world. The first World AIDS Day was celebrated on 1 December 1988. This year’s theme for the day is “human rights and access to treatment”. The theme has been chosen to address the critical need to protect human rights and make HIV prevention, treatment, care and support accessible to all. The theme acts as a call to countries to remove laws that discriminate against people living with HIV.

World AIDS Day is also a day where we remember those lost to the disease. If you have lost a loved one or know someone affected by this terrible disease, I'm sure you'll observe this day in their honor.