Friday, August 22, 2014

Pakistani Girls in London - An Eye Opening Video Documentary




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What is happening with Pakistani student girls in London? What are problems of our Pakistani girls who went to UK for education? How miserably they are living and fulfilling their expanses requirements. UK Government allows limited work hours for students. This is an eye opening video documentary by famous TV Anchor Syed Talat Hussain. There are too much expenses for living just average life standard. Girls have not home or any shelter  to live in, so there are examples where girls are helpless to share rooms with strangers.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Top-20 Must Have Android Apps for Pakistan



There are millions of apps available on Google Play Store. Many apps are famous worldwide but people of every country have their specific needs of applications. I am also using Android Phone since last two years and have searched and tried many Pakistan oriented applications; some were average, some were good and some were just waste of time and memory. I personally found following android applications very useful and helpful for Pakistanis.
Android Apps in Pakistan
Screenshot captured from my HTC Sensation XE

Here is a list of Top-20 Free Android Apps for Pakistanis.

1. ATM Locator Pakistan

It helps you find Banks and ATMs around you and anywhere in Pakistan. It also provides their contact details and distance with driving directions.  It uses GPS to get your location and internet to search ATMs and Banks. You can search any Bank or ATM in any city of Pakistan just by entering its name or branch code. Its size is just 806kb so it doesn't become heavy to your phone memory.

2. Fuel Finder

This app works same like ATM Locator, actually from the same developer. It helps to find Petrol/ Diesel Pumps and CNG Stations around you using Location of your mobile phone and internet. You can search any filling station in the country by its name, city name or company name. It also provides contact details and driving directions to the selected station. Its size is just 324kb.

3. English Urdu Dictionary

100% Free Offline English to Urdu dictionary. It has embedded Urdu font, so you will see words in Urdu alphabets instead of roman words.

4. Qibla Finder

This tiny size app (just 92k) simply shows direction of Qibla. Just open this app and place your mobile on a flat horizontal surface, it will show you Qibla direction with a big arrow.

5. Pakistan Prayer Time

This app shows updated prayer timing of more than 300 cities of Pakistan. Put daily alarms as prayer reminder. 22 Azans to choose from. Its size is 37MB.

6. Ramadan Time

It allow users to select their city from a list of 50,000 cities from 200 countries. It has Ramadan Calendar with Sehri and Iftari timings of all these cities. It also shows prayer timing. Its size is 14MB.

7. Holy Quran (Audio)

This app has MP3 audio Quran by 10 most popular reciters. Just select reciter and Surah to listen. Its size is 889k but will increase when audios will be downloaded while listening.

8. Quran-e-Majeed (Arabic with Urdu and English Translation)

Read Holy Quran in Arabic with translation in Urdu and English. Easy to select Surah and Parah. You can also download audios to listen. Its size is 3.2MB.

9. Pakistan SIM Checker

This application checks the number of SIMs issued to any Pakistani CNIC holder in few seconds. Its size is just 622k.

10. Pakistan TV World

Watch Pakistani TV channels and on your phone in just one click. All channels are working and are fast. Channels are categorized in groups as News, Entertainment, Music, Sports and Religion.
TV channels list includes Samaa, ARY, Express, PTV, Dunya, Aaj, Waqt, Such, Royal, Dawn, News One, Capital,  Metro One, Abb Tak, Geo, BBC, Geo Tez, ORA News, Rrokum, Jaag, Venus, AlJazeera, City 21, City 42, Awaz TV, Khyber, Sindh, VSH, Dhoom, B Plus, Health TV, Channel 5, CNN, National Geographic, Urdu 1, Hum, Express Entertainment, ATV, APlus, POGO, Geo Kahani, Masala, ARY Zindagi, Zaiqa, Apna, Nick, PTV Sports, Geo Super, Peace TV, QTV, Madni, Ahsan TV, Hadi TV, Minhaj TV and many other.
Size of this application is 11MB.

11. Pakistan TV

Pak TV Live Pakistan TV channels offer on the Android Mobiles and Tablets. It just requires a good internet connection, Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G 4G mobile networks. Watch Dunya News, Samaa News, ARY News, PTV Home, PTV Sports, PTV World, Dawn News, Aaj News, Madni Channel, Peace TV, Islam TV, HUM TV and many more in one app. Its size is 5.8MB.

12. Urdu News Pakistan

This app list more than 100 local and national Urdu Newspapers in Pakistan. List of Urdu News Papers includes Daily Jang, Nawa-e-Waqt, Khabrain, Daily Express, Qaumi Akhbar, Daily Ummat, Daily Sharq, Daily Muqadma, Daily Waqt, Aaj Kal, Daily Sahafat, Daily Ausaf, Daily Mashriq, Daily Azkaar, Daily Asas, Daily Insaf, Jasarat, Daily Islam, Daily Aaj, Daily Aap, Naya Akhbar, Al Akhbar, Daily Jurrat, Weekly Jurrat, Daily Amn - Karachi, Daily Aman, Daily Aman, Nawa e Islam, Daily Khabria, Daily Aitadal, Daily Saltnat, Press Conference, Daily Tafteesh, Daily Tawar, Daily K2, Daily Dunya, Daily Awam, Azadi Sawat, Zama Sawat, Daily Intekhab, Daily Chand, Daily Chaita, Hazara News, Chitral Times, Weekly Manzar, Sahara - Karachi, Bad e Shimal, Daily Qadamat, Lahore Post, Daily Agah, Daily Abtak, Daily Universal, Daily Tijarat, Al Qalam, Weekly Nizam, Daily Jinnah, Hamara Aj, Koh e Toor, Islamabad Times, Daily Mahasib, Al Eesar, Daily Abhaam, Daily Sarkar, Aaina Inqalab, Daily Beopar, Daily Justice, Sahara - Lahore, Gawadar Times, Awaz Online, Daily Taqat, Daily Pakistan, Mad e Muqabil, Azadi Quetta, Rawal News, News Mart, Khulli Khabar, Bolta Pakistan, Sada e Haq, Democrat Pak, Daily Dharti, Gilgit Baltistan, Ujagar Dunya, Mohtasib Times, Mianwali Express, Daily Salam, City Press, Daily Sama, Sach Kaho, Lohoo Qalam, Thall Times, Daily Musafat, Paigham e Ukhuwat, Iqra News, Daily Khabarkar, Daily Eemaan, Qiyadat, Qoumi Numaindgi, Afkar e Jahan, Daily Mussalman, Masafat, Dunya News, Daily Media, Nai Baat, Chashm e Watan, Daily Adl, Daily Kashmir etc. Size of this app is 1.9KB.

13. Pakistan Airports

Getting flight status has become easily accessible with this app.  Currently it supports Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore airports. You can get Flight information for all departing and arriving, domestic and international flights. Its size is 1.5MB.

14. Traffic Signs Pakistan

Traffic Signs Pakistan application is for learners and drivers of cars and motor cycles. All Traffic Sings are described in Urdu with all necessary instructions available in Urdu language provided by City Traffic Police and Licensing Authorities.

It consist Road Signs, Police Signals, Licensing Centers, Sample driving tests guide, Helpline and Emergency Numbers, Instructions for LTV, HTV Licenses and Guide how to pass the driving test.

15. Pakistan Postal Codes

Search Postal Codes/ Zip Code of Pakistani cities by city name or find name of city by postal code. Its size is 1.5MB.

16. Word Lens

Although this app is not developed only for Pakistanis but it can be very much helpful for those people who goes to European countries or Overseas Pakistanis. It works like magic, it can read text from sign boards or anywhere else and translate in English, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese. Its size is 41MB and works offline. Just open this application and focus your camera on the text which you want to translate and you will see words in your selected language instead of written language in real time.

17. OLX Free Classifieds


Download the best free classified app on your smartphone. Buy and sell everything you want with OLX Classifieds Android App.

18. Zong Customer Care

ZONG Customer Care App is an easy to use application through which you will always be connected to Zong. You can activate/de-activate packages on your number, call and SMS history, check your current balance, manage your account, get information and know about Zong latest promotions, Support and much more…. Its size is 1.8MB.

19. Ufone Care

It allows Ufone Post-paid and Pre-paid customers to perform different activities and use different services from a single application; check balance and billing etc.Its a 4.4MB application.

20. My Mobilink

It is Mobilink’s official app provided to its customers allowing them to access all information about their mobile number; calling and balance charging history , package information, Help and Support. It can also be used to locate Mobilink Service Centers, Mobicash Centers and Mobile Selling Points. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nishan-e-Haider Holders List and Pictures with Names in Urdu



Nishan-e-Haider is the Highest Military Award of Pakistan. Nishan-e-Haider means “Emblem of Haider”, where Haider is the epithet of Hazrat Ali and means Lion. Nishan-e-Haider was established on 16 March 1957; however it was applied from the date of Pakistan's independence on 14 August 1947.

Nishan-e-Haider is made of gun metal, captured from the enemy in the previous wars, with a green ribbon and a star with five points is awarded to soldiers who show great bravery and courage in war or on active duty. All recipients of "Nishan-e-Haider' gave away the most valuable thing they had - their lives – in serving the nation and in defending the frontiers of Pakistan. 


Some Facts about Nishan-e-Haider

Nishan-e-Haider
  1. It is named after the name of Hazrat Ali (R.A), fourth caliph of Islam.
  2. Gun metal used for its manufacturing, is captured from the enemy in the previous wars.
  3. It is only awarded to personnel of Armed Forces of Pakistan, without any discrimination of rank.
  4. So far total 10 Nishan-e-Haider awards have been awarded, to 7 officers and 3 soldiers.
  5. Nine Nishan-e-Haider recipients have been from Pakistan Army and one from Pakistan Air Force.
  6. All the 10 recipients got this award for fighting against India.
  7. One Nishan-e-Haider was awarded for the 1948 war, one for 1958, one for 1965, five for 1971 and two for 1999 Kargil War.
  8. Nishan-e-Haider is can only be awarded posthumously (awarded only to those armed forces personnel who have lost their lives, fighting with the enemy or performing their duty).
  9. Hilal-e-Kashmir (posthumous) is declared as equivalent to Nishan-e-Haider by Government of Pakistan.

Here is a brief account of these men, who would be remembered for their feats of courage, bravery and selflessness.

1. Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed

Punjab Regiment
Date of Shahadat : 27th July 1948

2. Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed

Punjab Regiment
Date of Shahadat : 7th August 1958

3. Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed

Punjab Regiment
Date of Shahadat : 10th September 1965

4. Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed

Pakistan Air Force
Date of Shahadat : 20th August 1971

5. Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed

Frontier Force Regiment
Date of Shahadat : 6th December 1971

6. Sowar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed

Armoured Corps
Date of Shahadat : 10th December 1971

7. Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed

Frontier Force Regiment
Date of Shahadat : 15th December 1971

8. Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfuz Shaheed

Punjab Regiment
Date of Shahadat : 17th December 1971

9. Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed

Sind Regiment
Date of Shahadat : 7th July 1999

10. Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed

Northern Light Infantry
Date of Shahadat : 7th July 1999

Naik Saif Ali Janjua

Azad Kashmir Regiment 
Date of Shahadat : 26th October 1948
He was awarded Hilal-e-Kashmir - an equivalent to Nishan-i-Haider.

Hilal-e-Kashmir

On 14 March 1949, the Defence Council of Azad Jammu and Kashmir adorned Naik Saif Ali Janjua Shaheed with Hilal-e-Kashmir (posthumous) and on 30 November 1995, the Government of Pakistan initiated the gazette notification to declare Hilal-e-Kashmir equivalent to Nishan-e-Haider.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Humaima Malik and Imran Hashmi in Bollywood Movie Raja Natwarlal




First official trailer of Humaima Malik's Bollowood movie Raja Natwarlal, with Imran Hashmi.




Thursday, July 17, 2014

Government of Pakistan has announced Eid ul Fitr Holidays



Government of Pakistan has announced 4 days public holidays on Eid-ul-Fitr from 29 July, 2014 to 01 August, 2014 to federal employees. Ministry of Interior, Pakistan has issued a notification in this regard. Usually all provincial governments (i.e. Punjab, Sindh, KPK, Baluchistan, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan) also granted same holidays to their employees. It is hoped that provincial governments will also issue Eid holidays notification soon.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pakistan included in "15 Most Powerful Militaries of the World"



Global Firepower (GFP) used over 50 factors to determine ranking of today's World Top Military Powers. These factors include Population, Area, Available Manpower, Active Military Manpower, Reserve Military Manpower, Tanks, Aircraft, Helicopters, Airports, Naval Ships, Submarines, Coastline, Borders, Oil Production and Consumption, Railways and Road Infrastructure, Annual Defense Budget, Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves etc.

Total 106 countries were included in the GFP database. Data and facts are collected through publicly available information. And by using this complex data, Power Index (Pwrindx) is assigned to each nation.

Pakistan came at 15th position. 

USA is at first position, Russia 2nd, China 3rd, India 4th, UK 5th, France 6th, Germany 7th, Turkey 8th, South Korea 9th, Japan 10th, Israel 11th, Italy 12th, Egypt 13th, Brazil 14th and Pakistan 15th.

Iran at 22nd position, Saudi Arabia 25th, Syria 26th, Bangladesh 56th, Jordan 67th, Iraq 68th, Oman 69th, Kuwait 74th and Afghanistan is at 76th.

Libya, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Qatar and Lebanon stand at 78 to 83  numbers accordingly. 

List of the "35 Most Powerful Militaries in the World" is given below while major factors are given against each country.


Source: GFP and
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

List of 23 Haraam Food Products in Pakistan



Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan has declared 23 food products as Haraam. Here you will see video of Sar-e-Aam, TV Show of ARY about these haram products. Also find names of these products with bar code number, producing country, haraam ingredients and reason why it is haraam in Islam.

Haraam foods is used to refer those food items/ products/ ingredients which are forbidden in Islam.


List of Food Products which are declared as Haraam by
Ministry of Science, Pakistan
Sr.  #
Name of Product
Made in
Bar Code
1.       
Bubblicious
UK
5034660508045
2.       
Ragu
UK
51180058
3.       
Pascual Yogi Kids
Spain
8410128111618
4.       
Chupa Bubble
Holland
4602606003568
5.       
Rice Chicken Broccoli
USA
04100002263
6.       
Jell-O
USA
04300020135
7.       
Pasta Chicken Broccoli
USA
04100002297
8.       
Chicken Tonight
Holland
5000118017360
9.       
Skittles
UK
50159338
10.   
Skittles Fruits Jar
UK
4009900461764
11.   
Picnic Chicken
USA
053400345929
12.   
Skittles Fruit 15p
UK
5000159421416
13.   
Chicken Soup
France
8712566248186
14.   
SliMa Soup
UK
5000175413079
15.   
Yupi Fruit Cocktails
Indonesia
8992741904049
16.   
Cup a Soup
UK
5000175413020
17.   
Gummi Pizza
Indonesia
8992741945271
18.   
Yupi Footballs
Indonesia
8992741945271
19.   
Heinz Dinner Chicken
England
5000218005625
20.   
Strawberry Leaf
Indonesia
8992741904551
21.   
Pop Tarts
USA
038000318108
22.   
Tulip Chicken
Denmark
5762385085038
23.   
Pasta Creamy Chicken
USA
04100002298

Iqrar ul Hassan, anchor person of this program has done a marvelous job to bring this issue to public via electronic media. It is our responsibility to spread this information through social media. 

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