Saturday, February 6, 2016

List of Languages in Pakistan




Urdu is national language of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan, however Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the government to make Urdu as sole official language and eliminate English. Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Balochi are provincial languages. And there are many other regional languages. Majority of the Pakistani Muslims can also read Arabic, as Muslims recite Holy Quran which is in Arabic language. Some students also study Arabic in Schools, Colleges and University level.
Majority of the Pakistani people can speak or at least understand more than one language. Urdu is the first language of only about 8 percent Pakistanis but it is widely spoken and understand by most of the Pakistanis.

Major Spoken Languages in Pakistan

Punjabi is the largest language by number of speakers with about 44%. Other major languages are Pashto (15%), Sindhi (14%), Saraiki (10%), Urdu (8%) and Balochi (4%). Speakers of other languages are about 4% of the total population. Some experts say that Saraiki and Hindko are dialects of Punjabi while according to some other these are separate languages. Saraiki was included in Punjabi in 1951 and 1961 census. This chart is based on the number of speakers with first language.

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List of all Spoken Languages in Pakistan

Following languages are spoken in Pakistan.

Languages in Punjab Province

Punjabi
Saraiki
Pothohari
Hindko
Haryanvi
Pashto
Bagri
Urdu

Languages in Sindh Province

Sindhi
Urdu
Saraiki
Gujarati
Dhatki (Thari)
Pashto
Marwari
Kathiawari
Balochi
Kutchi
Od (Odki)

Languages in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province

Pashto
Hindko
Khowar (Chitrali)
Kalami
Saraiki
Kohistani
Kalasha
Pahari
Torwali
Palula
Kashmiri
Ushoji
Domaki
Wakhi
Bateri
Kundal Shahi
Persian
Dameli
Kalkoti

Languages in Balochistan Province

Balochi
Brahui
Pashto
Saraiki
Sindhi
Dehwari - Persian
Makrani
Hazargi - Persian
Dari

Languages in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)

Kashmiri
Pahari
Mirpuri
Pashto
Hindko
Punjabi
Gujari or Gojri
Urdu

Gilgit Baltistan

Balti
Shina
Gujari
Kashmiri
Badeshi
Burushaski

It is my effort to enlist all the languages spoken in Pakistan. If you find any mistake in it, please play your role and mention the correct information in the comments.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ufone's UWatch - What are its Features and Price




Ufone launches UWatch, a first of its kind product that will bring parents some much needed peace of mind by keeping families connected. You don’t need to buy your kids a smartphone to be connected with them. UWatch is a type of wearable smart watch which lets parents and their children to connect each other. The basic purpose of this gadget is provide safety to children by keeping their parents up to date about their children 

uwatchUWatch provides two way voice calling and real-time location tracking. People can dial into the watch and also the child can dial from the watch to the parent’s mobile number. It also provides location tracking facility via GSM/GPS positioning so that parents can be aware of their kids’ location. Parent and child not only communicate with each other but it also let parent to live monitor the movement of the kid. 

This watch is controlled by a mobile app (for both Android and iOS mobiles). 

Significant Features of UWatch

Some most important features of UWatch are:
  • Voice calling: You can select three phone numbers that your kid's watch can call and receive calls from. All other numbers will be blocked.
  • Real time location tracking: With the help of Ufone network and satellite technology, location of your child will be displayed on your mobile's UWatch app.
  • Safe Zones / Geo Fence: Safe zone can be set up for your child, a notification will be sent to you when your child will be out of it.
  • SOS/ Emergency Call: Emergency button will call to a predefined number and also send the location via SMS.
  • Tracking History Playback: You can view the location tracking history of your child for last 90 days.
  • Water Resistant: It is splash proof.
  • Long Battery Life
  • Time, Date and Alarm

Available Colors

It is available in three colors; black, blue and pink.

Price of UWatch

Price of UWatch is Rs.6,999.
Subscription charges are Rs.3,000 per year including tracking, free minutes, free SMS, free internet, taxes and all other charges. Monthly free resources include 100 U2U minutes, 100 MBs internet and 2000 SMS.  After the consumption of free monthly resources, charges of Rs.2+tax/min for all voice calls, Rs.20+tax/MB and Re 1+tax/SMS will apply.
It comes with 6 months warranty.

Where to Buy?

Visit nearest Ufone Customer Service Center.

A new gadget helps track your childrenBachon ki security kay liye banae gae gharhi dekhiye.
Posted by Samaa TV on Thursday, February 4, 2016



Saturday, January 30, 2016

18 Pakistani Celebrities and their Famous Parents




Many people are interested to know more about celebrities especially actors and singers. So do you want to see the Pakistani celebrities and their famous parents? Then let’s have a look at famous celebrities and their famous parents.

Children often want to become just like their parents and mostly wish to choose the same profession. There are many examples in Pakistani showbiz industry; children of famous celebrities of past have become celebrities of today.

Fahad Mustafa is the son of Salahuddin
The famous Pakistani actor, model and host of “ARY’s Jeeto Pakistan TV Show”, Fahad Mustafa is the son of Salahuddin Tunio.
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Meesha Shafi and Faris Shafi are the children of famous Pakistani actress Saba Hameed
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Shehroz Sabzwari is the son of Behroz Sabzwari
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Shaan is the son of film star Neelo
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Mehreen Raheel and Daniyal Raheel are children of senior Pakistani actress Seemi Raheel
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TV Anchor Kamran Shahid is son of film star Shahid
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Sarmad Sultan Khoosat is the son of Irfan Khoosat
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Faisal Qureshi is son of Afshan Qureshi
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Meera Ansari is daughter of Bushra Ansari
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Yasir Nawaz and Danish Nawaz are children of famous TV actor Fareed Nawaz Baloch
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Nida Yasir is daughter of Kazim Pasha
Mother of Nida Yasir, Fehmeeda Nasreen is also a producer/director in PTV like his father Kazim Pasha.
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Moomal Sheikh and Shehzad Sheikh are the children of Javed Sheikh
Their mother Zeenat Manghi was also a model in 1980's.
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Waseem Abbas is son of famous Punjabi singer and film actor Inayat hussain Bhatti
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Iman Ali (model) and Raimah Ali (singer) are daughters of Abid Ali
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Najam Sethi is father of Mira Sethi
Mira Sethi is a Pakistani journalist and actor. She is the daughter of Najam Sethi and journalist Jugnu Mohsin.
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Sahiba is daughter of Nisho Begum
Sahiba is daughter of actress Nisho. She acted in many films in the 1990s but left the industry after marrying fellow actor Jan Rambo (Afzal Khan).
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Adil Murad is son of Waheed Murad
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This is the end of this list but I am sure that their must be some better names to be added in the list, please feel free to share your views.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Top Museums to visit in Pakistan




Pakistan is a country steeped in deep cultural traditions. If you are visiting Pakistan and confused about what places to visit and discover, you should definitely mention museums in Pakistan in your travel list. Along with the high mountains, spectacular lakes, and all the natural beauty that Pakistan is gifted with, exploring the historical relics that are preserved in museums in Pakistan is a must. 

Let’s look at the top museums in Pakistan that will interest the history enthusiasts. 

1. Lok Virsa Museum

Lok Virsa Museum, also known as Folk Heritage Museum, is located in the capital city, Islamabad. It perfectly exhibits the cultural heritage of Pakistani people. Pakistan is comprised of different provinces that have different cultures. This museum depicts and displays the variety in the lifestyles of people of Pakistan. This is portrayed through statues, pictures, pottery, music and textile work. Lok Virsa is the finest cultural museum that can be found in the country. If you are visiting Pakistan for the first time, this place will guide you about everything you would require to know about culture and traditions in Pakistan. 
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Lok Virsa Museum - Islamabad

2. Jinnah House Museum

The founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s residence is located in Karachi. This is the place where he used to live along with his sister, Fatima Jinnah and spent the last days of his life at. It was purchased by Jinnah in 1943. His house has been converted into a museum which is open 6 days a week for tourists to visit. It is situated inside a compound with a small garden and old trees. Being more than 100 years old, this place is well maintained and you can view Jinnah and Fatima's private rooms, with period furniture and accessories. 
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Jinnah House Museum - Karachi

3. Taxila Museum

Taxila museum belongs to the city of Taxila which is a part of Rawalpindi district, Punjab. Taxila itself is a historic city and is one of the richest South Asia archeologist sites. The Taxila museum has many significant discoveries from the Taxila site. The collection mainly comprises of pieces from Gandharan art. You can find more than 4000 objects that date back to 500 B.C. As Taxila was previously a city that was occupied by Buddhists and Hindus, the collections represent the two religions impeccably. 
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Taxila Museum

4. P.A.F Museum

Pakistan Air Force Museum is, as the name suggests, a museum of Air force. Aircrafts, weapons, radars and other equipment that belong to the Air Force are displayed here. This Museum is also displayed in Karachi and was established in 1990. This is one of the largest museums in Pakistan, stocking aircrafts. Apart from this, there is an amusement park for families with entertaining rides and activities. It also has a convention center and huge ground for hosting events. 
PAF Museum - Karachi

There are various other museums that are spread all over Pakistan in different cities. If you are visiting a particular city then you might as well find a museum that you must go to. However, these are the top museums that are always crowded of tourists so do stopover here.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

How to Get Pension in Your Bank Account




Retired Employees of Federal Government of Pakistan, Pensioners will now receive their monthly pension directly in their bank account in any scheduled bank after submitting necessary forms and documents. No need to maintain pension book or to send any bills. This new facility is not only convenient for pensioners but it will also enhance the efficiency of payment processing.

According to details, Federal Finance Minister has ordered to convert all the gazetted employees (BPS-17 to 22) to Direct Credit System (DCS) of pension payments before 31st March, 2016 in the first phase. It is now mandatory for retired officials of BPS-17 to BPS-22 to convert to DCS system before 31 March, 2016 in order to get regular pension beyond this date. This new direct credit system of pension for employees of BPS-1 to BPS-16 will be started later on.

Pensioners Facility Counters have been established in all branches of National Bank of Pakistan where all necessary documents and other information are available.

Features of New Pension System

  • Pension will be paid directly through pensioners' bank accounts on monthly basis just like salaries.
  • Pension account can be opened in any bank of Pakistan.
  • You can withdraw your pension with check or ATM Card.

Procedure for Federal Pensioners to get Pension in Bank Accounts

Procedure for Direct Credit System of pension payments, prescribed by the Finance Division. Detailed as follows:

Pensioners are requested to furnish Direct Credit System forms, duly attested by their banks, to AGPR (Accountant General Pakistan Revenues). Please submit the following documents:

Option form - DCS You need to open a pension specific single account in any scheduled bank of your choice and get this form attested by the bank for verification of your bank account particulars. This is to be sent to AGPR.

Indemnity bond on Rs.20 stamp paper, to be attested by notary public and provided to your bank.

Original Pension Book You will have to return your original pension book to the bank from where you are presently drawing your pension. AGPR Office will need both halves of the pension payment order from your previous bank for revision in favor of direct.


This is a one-time requirement. After completion of these formalities, your pension will be automatically credited to your bank account. For continuity of your pension you will have to submit a life certificate to you bank on the first of every March and September. This is just an internal control measure aimed at ensuring valid pension payments to our valued pensioners.

Government has also established Pension Facilitation Center to provide personalized assistance. For queries you may contact:
Telephone Number: 051-9260372/107
Email: pensionqueries@agpr.gov.pk
Website: http://agpr.gov.pk/pension.html 



How to Start a Free Online Shop with Free TLD Domain Name




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How to start a free online shop
When you search for “how to start a free online shop”, you will get millions of results but after browsing too many websites ended-up in a situation of hopeless. Because almost all of the famous web services which offer online shopping store, charge money for it. And if you luckily find a website which offers you free store, you later on come to know that there is a catch in this free offer. It might be free for trial period, or there will be restriction on number of added products, or there will be limit on some basic features e.g. number of daily visitors etc, or you will be charged commissions on sales. While the fact is that a beginner never wants to spend his money to start a shop when he still not sure that either his shop will run successfully or not.

I was also caught up in the same situation and after the search and research of several weeks, I found an incredible way. I want to make it clear that this is not a paid post, I am not affiliated with it and even nobody asked me to write about it. I found it helpful so I decided to share it with my visitors. Here are some of the key features of this service:
  • It is 100% free. No monthly charges, no commission on sale and no hosting charges.
  • All the basic features are readily available.
  • Credit card is not required.
  • COD (Cash on Delivery) is available on Checkout.
  • Can add unlimited products and images.
  • Custom Top Level Domain (TLD) can be added.
  • Pak Rupee is included in the currencies list.

How to create free online shop?


  1. Visit Prestashop.com and click on “Sell Online” button. 
  2. Select PrestShop Cloud and click next.
  3. Write name of your store and email address and click on “Start My Online Store” button.
  4. You will receive an activation link in your email. Click on it to activate. 
  5. Login to your account and customize theme and look and other settings.
  6. Add products in your online store.
  7. Your store will be immediately available online.
  8. Advertise the link of your store via social networks and get customers to start earning.

How to get free TLD Domain Name for your online store


  1. Visit Freenom.com
  2. Enter your desired name and check availability.
  3. Select a url and forward this domain name to the sub-domain url of your store provided by Presta Shop website.
  4. Free domain names are registered for 12 months however it can be renewed several times free each year.
If you have any question or find and difficulty in setting up your online shop, you can ask your question in comments section.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Muhammad Mustafa Ahmedzai - Most Successful Pakistani Blogger




Muhammad Mustafa Ahmedzai is a young entrepreneur from Karachi, Pakistan. He did Computer Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. He is a genius blogger. He is one of the highest earning Pakistani blogger.
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Muhammad Mustafa Ahmedzai

He is a successful blogger, an SEO expert and a skilled web developer. He started his blogging career in 2008 and now running many websites under “STC Network” e.g. MyBloggerTricks.com, STCNetwork.org, UCut.It etc. He is also providing his web services to customers around the world. STC Network is Pakistan's first registered blogging company which pays regular income tax to the government. He has established an office in Karachi for his online business.

According to his website, he was born in 1989 in Baluchistan. He belonged to a middle class family and started working for Rs.500 per month at a flower shop after school at the age of just 8 years. In 2000 his family moved to Karachi in search of good future. After completing A-Levels, he applied for a USA study visa which was rejected. In 2008 he got admission in NED University and also started blogging. In the beginning he had only few daily visitors and earning was only $1 per month with Google AdSense. And now he is living a lavish life due to his online business. 
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He is a sign of hope for many young Pakistanis. He has conducted many seminars in various universities and colleges to motivate students to work online. Many have learned earning online through his blogs.

He wrote on his blog, " When you intend to do something innovative in life, people will tell you that you can not do it but when you prove that you can, the same person would ask you: How you did it? So don't give up and keep blogging humbly.”

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