KARACHI, June 10:
The Karachi Electric Supply Company has expressed great dismay over the administration’s silent spectator’s role when the armed miscreants have taken illegal possession of KESC’s operational nerve centre LDC and other important offices despite imposition of section 144 and clear directives of Sindh High Court.
The KESC believes that the Government needs to enforce law and the superior courts’ judgments and get all KESC offices reopened immediately at all costs.
The armed hooligans are keeping the night shift employees as hostages inside the KESC head offices. Senior management and other staff have been forcefully stopped from entering their places of work at head offices, State Life Building and all the major offices and installations. The government has been avoiding playing its legal role to support the public service power utility to perform its responsibilities in a peaceful and tension free manner.
The miscreants have laid seige at the Load Dispatch Centre (LDC) of the KESC which is the most sensitive nerve centre of electricity distribution system for the whole City. Any mishandling of the LDC could result ian grave consequences. The Government needs to use force to remove the miscreants from these offices immediately.
The Sindh High Court has issued orders to the administration and police and rangers to keep the KESC offices and installation safely protected from the union agitation and protest demonstrations but these orders are being blatantly violated by the miscreants and the administration and law enforcement agencies have not been taking any action. The apex court has also issued contempt notices to union for violating its orders.
The KESC demands that the Government fulfill its constitutional and legal responsibilities to get the utility’s offices vacated from the illegal control of union miscreants and allow the management and employees to work.
**extracted from KESC news **
Take it as a disclaimer that by no means I want to support Salman Taseer for his blasphemy act. I am just trying to highlight how fake our love is.
A person got killed in the capital city by his own guard. No matter whoever it was. No matter what he said. He shouldn’t have been punished the way it has been done. In the opionion of many people around us, all that happened was something that they wanted.
But may I know what the heck we were doing when the blasphemy act was done by Salman Taseer ?? Probably sitting at home and waiting for somebody who could kill him … Right ? I mean no body came out on the roads…. no body protested… no journalist raised his voice, no lawyer stood up and sorry to say, no Suo Moto notice was taken by any Judge. Is this how meaningless love to our Prophet is ??
If such blasphemy act by any means had affected our love, how come we were waiting for something to happen itself ?
if it is the only responsibility of Usman Qadri to show his love to his Prophet.
How would we forgive ourself by throwing Usman Qadri into jail and sitting ourself at home and thinking ‘acha huwa jo huwa’
Why didn’t we stood up ourself and SUE Salman Taseer, when we knew constitution could handle such clauses.
Sorry my fellows, we have dual standards. We don’t love Muhammad (PBUH) the way we should. We want things to be done automatically which is not the case in the real world.
Secondly, no one has right to take law into their own hands. If you think something is not being handled properly, go and get those judges that were resotred in the name of justice. Islam do not allow such killing of honors unless proven by the state judiciary system. I would be glad to have an example during the Khilafah regime when somebody was punished unless proven by the court of those times.
Stop being diplomatic. Start loving your prophet not just by killing someone. Love your prophet in a way:
- That shows from your appearance that you are a prophet lover
- That spreads peace and prosperity
- That firm your beliefs in the light of Quran and Sunnah
- That could actually make everyone say, MashAllah, how good a Muslim is.
May All give us courage, awareness, hidayat for spreading peace and truth and not the hatred environment.
God Bless all of us.
Its been really long that I have posted here! There were two reasons actually. One was my hectic job routine in the month of July that lasted till the first week of august ended. Second was my domain and web hosting plan expiry. It was expiring in August and I was exploring few options that could fulfil my needs.
Then I came to know about Pi Labs that is providing these services at a very low cost. I renewed my domain and got the new hosting plan from them. I had to move everything carefully because of the numerous services running including 2 blogs (another for my friend), mysql/php freelance work that I had been doing and my little portfolio.
A few updates from myside are that I am currently on vacations and enjoying my time with my family in Karachi. I am going to join back @work after Eid InshAllah. A lot of incidents occured recently that had embarked a negative impression to that rest of the world. Killing of 2 brothers in Sialkot, Airblue incident, Flood situation, target killings in Karachi are few of them.
I wonder where we as a nation are heading towards. I wonder why government isn’t ashamed of what image they have created for themselves, while international aids aren’t been giving through government channels. I wonder how this flood has affected our routines. And I wonder when we would realize that such incidents are Azaab-e-Ilahi and not just natural disaster.
May Allah give hidayat to us, and let us understand what nature is trying to make us feel about the situation. Fi Amanillah!
The below request was sent by Mr. Shahid Zubair of Lahore-Pakistan, the father of 3 kids. Afterward Maria Memon (GEO TV) went to meet the family and prepared a report, which is attached in the form of a video for your kind perusal and consideration.
They are as beautiful and beloved as our children at home. These two affected children are the assets of this Nation, that is known to be ‘Zinda Dil Qaum’. I would humbly request you to help them and spread the word by any means. Please Spread it through social media, through posting it on the notice boards (of your organization/university), by emailing within your organization and your friends. Please spread it the way you would want to do it for your own brother & sister.
May God Bless You and Your Families.
To Honorable Sir,
This is my last attempt to gain HELP to save lives of my 3 kids, as all my requests to Govt Officials and Donors were not responded as I expected.
I have three kids, 12 old years Nida (Daughter), 10 years old Ahmad (son) and 5 years old Eman (daughter), all suffering from some auto immune disorder disease or some type of muscular dystrophy, due to which 2 of them (elder ones) are unable to walk now whereas Eman my 3rd kid is threatened by this disease and will loose her ability to walk.
In Pakistan no proper diagnosis, cure and treatment is available. We requested various authorities for financial assistance but no response is received as yet. We are not receiving any medical assistance and facility from any of the Medical Institutions in Pakistan being as a special case.
As Pakistani doctors have opinions that no treatment is available in Pakistan but it can be cured only abroad…. but my resources are very limited. I am a white collar person. I cannot afford the treatment and various diagnostic costs available outside Pakistan. I do not beg people but on the other side as being a father not having the required resources, would need your generous donations and contribution, as my entire family has a great hope that my kids will start walking again on their own feet.
Sir, you are a kind person, your attention can change our life.Kindly help us, with the blessings of Allah. We are sure that our kids will become normal and they will defeat the disease.
We have received an invitation from Dallas Hospital USA with a ray of hope for their treatment, and 25th August 2010 is the date the of appointment. The cost of treatment per child will be Rs.2,500,000/- (which is approx. US$ 30,000/- for each kid, travel included).
Please HELP us and kindly give attention to our APPEAL as we are in dire need of your generous contribution. Unfortunately, our Government is not helping me out at all.
My kids asked me, “Baba, shall we recover?”. I have to ensure them YES.
Our wishes and dreams to survive, will only come true by your personnel attention. We need approximately Rs 7.5 million on an urgent basis from any donor, which is not big for you and not for our Allah to arrange for us. Being a Pakistani citizen, my last hope is lying with you. I know you have lot of other work to do but kindly pay attention to our request.
With very best regards
576 L Block Johar Town Lahore.
Pakistan. Ph No: 0092-323-4705247
NIB Bank A/C No.0403-0046205-0010
UBL, Johar Town Branch, Lahore: 010-0779-2
***Post might contain some lines, expressions, feelings, comments which you may not like, but remember it’s just a blogger’s opinion, If somebody is offended.. be that! I am sorry but I will be quite hard with my comments. My sole intention is to make the responsible persons realize there mistakes
Congratulations to CIO Pakistan, Google Pakistan for arranging the 1st Annual Pakistan Blog Awards and then feeling bad for the winners for getting it without doing any thing!
It started well, when bloggers started appealing some attention of the world, to showcase their blogs. Then CIO Pakistan and Google Pakistan took an initiative of Blog Awards. Nominations were done by themselves or by their reading fans (who in the world have nothing else to do except this)
Lets go through critics on some of the winners who were not at all deserving people for such awards:
- Best Celebrity Blog | Naveen Naqvi | naveenaqvi.com
Is it because, she is the only person who interact with Alpha, Beta, and a few more bloggers??? was there any other celebrity nominated??? If not Why ? CIO people to answer this!
- Best Culture Blog | Yasir Niaz | yasirniaz.blogspot.com
6 posts in 5 months out of which only one was indirectly related to Pakistan… that was on Kashmir Day… lolz!! CIO Pakistan, did you even check before being so biased??? CIO people to answer this!!
- Best Fashion Blog | Irfan Ahson | bridalfashions.wordpress.com
This was ridiculous! This is a Photo-blog featured by a photographer and not a Fashion designer. Seems like CIO wanted to fit him in the list of blogs??? Why CIO Pakistan, you need to answer this
- Best Humor Blog | Tazeen | tazeen-tazeen.blogspot.com
I don’t know even if she deserves to be read. Criticism is the only thing she knows.. I don’t know where in her posts CIO found so much humor that they awarded her the Award.. ?? CIO people to answer this!
- Photo Blogger | Muhammad Khabbab | lahoregardening.blogspot.com
Lolz… 2nd of its kind….. CIO ??? Did you people have so many categories or your friend list was huge ?? CIO people to answer
- Business Blog | Salma Jafri | wordpl.net
Oh Com’on CIO, just visit this blog again and tell me if this blog falls into this category ?? you must be funny CIO!! Please answer
- Travel Blog | Nabeel | eatntravel.pk
CIO, i wish you could have opened up the blog once before awarding this blog… this is more about food and less about trveling… but obviously CIO has a huge list of friends… kuch na kuch to dena he tha!
- Best Personal Blog | Salman Latif | salmanlatif.wordpress.com
What a category… Hats off to CIO…. as if many individual bloggers are running non-personal blogs lolz..
- Best Individual Blogger | Awais Aftab | awaisaftab.blogspot.com
Arrnndd what a category again… Were so many bloggers were doing non-individual blogging?? CIO to answer this!!
- Best Automobile Blog | Mohammad Khan | caradvice.pk
Total of 3 posts in the past 8 months??? CIO did you even open up this blog ? CIO to answer this
- Best Technology (International) Blog
4 Awards in the same category?? I must say, CIO has very large friend’s circle. And yes, CIO is a very good Friend too… they never forget anyone to award their friends whether they have to give 100 awards in the same category.
- Best Online Community Blog | Yasir Nisar | www.flickr.com/groups/pakistaniphotographers
Where in the world Communities/Forums/Discussion Groups came under the category of BLOG??? CIO you have already awarded so much to your friends… Stop doing that!!
- Live Blogger | Fariha Akhtar
I would appreciate if CIO could shed some light on the term LIVE BLOGGER?? isn’t she awarded because she is the most active person who Retweets Alpha, Neena, Gamma. Is she awarded because she always say yes, yes, yes to what they say?? CIO you were so keen to award her that you didn’t even bother specifying her blog on the website!! CIO must answer this
- Tech hardware | Abdullah Saad | wccftech.com
CIO, frogod sake you already awarded so much in the category of the buzz word “TECH”, I must say CIO people are so generous to award their friends.
- Best Live Photo Blogger | Jamal Ashiqain | karachiart.blogspot.com
WTF!! 7 posts in total in the year 2010. CIO, just visit this blog once and you will realize that this blog is featuring ART and not any LIVE Event?? CIO must answer this!
- Best Blog Aggregator | Asim Imtiaz, Ammar Yasir, Asad Ullah and Hamza Zafar | teabreak.pk
haha!! Ammar Yasir, a person who can live without Food & Electricity but not without facebook, always ready to say YES, YES, YES to Alpha, Neena, Gaama…!!! hud hai CIO… did you even consider any other aggregator for this?? CIO must answer this
- Best Industry Support | Jehan Ara
Awww, How CIO can forget the bestest Member. How funny to see that CIO being organizer awarding its own Member… lol… Shame on You CIO!!
I didn’t comment on the ones that i found to be appropriate and where luckily the arrow of CIO got a bit accurate. CIO must be ashamed of what ever have they done.
All bloggers someway or the other condemn the acts of Governmental Bodies including President by claiming that incompitent people have been appointed just to be generous and by awarding ministries to their beloved friends. They have been raising their voice through their platform in order to bring awareness so that such activities could be avoided in future.
I feel sorry for all the bloggers to be associated with so much biased/unprofessional blog awards. They were completely biased .. Improfessional .. Generous enough to be award to their beloved friends .. Just like our government does that
This is Big Shame to CIO … you just lost your credibility!!
This is a request to all the bloggers. Self evaluate your self because a person never lie to himself. Stay away from people with biased mentality. Stop being favourite of any organization. Beleive in your self identity and not by associating with such organizations. Spread a good cause. Spread it independently with your best knowledge without having any biasness. We need to get things rectified for the sake of this country. Be honest to this world and to your self.
With such attributes together, we can bring alot of change to the best of part of this world… The Land of Pure, Pakistan!
easypaisa retail outlet is currently serving a large area of rural part of Pakistan which still seeks for some banking services. The famous of all Money Transfer and Bill Payment Services even during the non-office hours is helping quite alot to the widespread unbanked sector. They have recently revised the Fee structure for the Utility Bill Payment Services and now there will be no extra fee to be paid by the customer. i.e. Customer will only pay the exact amount that is on the bill.
- No extra surcharge!!
This would not just help easypaisa but the Utility Companies as well for the collection of their Monthly bills. This is a great initiative by easypaisa to provide ease & convineince to their customers. On top of that, its an amazing feeling to have such services available in Pakistan.
All the best easypaisa! Way to go!
Somebody just shared the following post on the facebook.
I couldn’t stop myself clarifying this as per my little experience. This is indeed very depressing but things aren’t similar to what has been shown in that post.
I have been into the e-payment industry for about 3 years now which is being regulated by a dedicated E-Banking Team of State Bank of Pakistan(SBP). SBP, being one of the best and strict regulatory body of the world, keeps a very strong eye on these financial institutes.
I won’t disclose the names but yes, AML has been working with different financial institutes to incorporate processes that can eliminate the money laundering activities. SBP has been quite vigilant about the movement of funds and has been working with AML to avoid fraudulent transactions.
A country where almost all famous intl. payment services (like paypal) are avoiding to serve. This could be another discriminative step by US Govt as currently a great deal of freelancers were accepting through payoneer card. This would affect masses and eventually benefit the other freelancers in this region including India & Bangladesh.
Instead of protesting against the current govt. raise your voice to bycott American influence and their products. Hit them the way they are hitting us! They aren’t our friends neither can think good for us!
This is just an eye-opener.
Truth, Human Rights, Respect etc
are something known to any literate person on the earth. We as a human know how to speak truth, how to give appropriate rights, and how to give respect. Although many of these kind of attributes have been strongly recommended in most of the religion including Islam. However such basic attributes of a Human are not linked with any Religion, Location or culture.
We as a Human must ask these questions to our self. Being a Muslim is something far away. Are we even a Human Being who can answer these questions to our self.
And if we know the answers, why have we kept our ethical values aside?
Why don’t we
show patience while driving ?
stop throwing trash on the roads ?
stop bribing ? and
Why don’t we realize that eventually we have to see our Lord, Allah who is the greatest of all! And that moment will not let us re-think about all we had done.
Kehtey hein Umeedein he Na Umeed kartee hein!!
But the fact remains there that NaUmeedi bhee aik Gunah hai!! Any how, a good friend of mine forward this nice song ‘Umeed-e-Seher’ sung by ‘Laal’ (written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz) Monday morning. I had heard it earlier though and it got stuck in to ma mind till when I was thinking to have sweet dreams =)
I couldn’t stop my self and started searching this song. I played it after finding it on YouTube and recalled that video that I had watched earlier. Check out the video!
Its not just about the song but a moral that has been given in this video. A person who is with his dear Mother in the Ambulance, tried his best to request the POLICEMEN to let the Ambulance go, that is stuck in the traffic jam due to a VIP movement. Those morons didn’t listened to that guy and sent him back in front of the crowd and no one moved out of their cars. THAT’S WHAT WE DO IN OUR DAILY LIVES
That guy lost his patience and rushed against the hurdles placed by the security men and Police started beating that poor soul.
Watching that everyone came out from their cars and made a united effort to stop the VIP movement right away and let the Ambulance go. It resulted in the stoppage of the VIP movement and poor soul finally got his civil right and took her mother to the destination.
This isn’t just one example that shows that the unity has its own worth. One of my teacher used to say that 1 remains (1) One unless some other 1 joins, to make it 11 (eleven). We need lots of 1′s and 2′s to bring the change.
Let us stay united and stand in front of all the upcoming hurdles of peace and prosperity. In a hue n cry situation after the thunderstorm that hit Karachi, I really liked a post by a fellow mate at work. Do read it as well