Jun 25, 2011

Think before Writing Guest Posts

It is a very famous proverb that “Always think before you speech”, it can be used for writing as well as speech. We must be very conscious before writing something e.g. Blog Posts and Guest Posts & Articles.

Everybody on internet is advocating guest blogging but I have a different perspective about writing guest posts. I think that a Blogger should not consider writing guest posts on other’s blogs until he make his own blog mature (established).

The discussion starts from a guest post “The Importance of Guest Blogging” by Christopher Roberts on Ari Herzog’s blog, in which the writer describes the advantages of guest blogging. I floated my idea in comments that a new Blogger should avoid writing guest posts. He should focus on design, content and Search Engine and Social Media Optimization of his own blog. However he may invite other Pro-Bloggers to write articles for his blog. This discussion can be accessed here. I am a regular visitor and commenter of Ari Herzog’s blog.

I know the importance of guest posts. This is a Win-Win-Win situation, in which Blog Owner gets exclusive articles for his blog, Guest Writer gets back links & new visitors for his blog and Readers got new ideas and quality articles to read. I am not against this very effective link building strategy but I am not in favor of writing guest posts by newbies. I think that a new blogger should firstly concentrate on own blog. He should try different themes and templates, add and test different widgets, test the functionality of all the features of his blog, write various good quality articles on his blog and manually submit his blog to search engines and internet directories.

There is no substitute of having good quality exclusive posts on your blog. Once your blog will be established from all corners, you can write as many guest posts as you want and I am sure that you will get maximum outcome from all of your guest writings.

Ari Herzog and Christopher Roberts are very honorable Pro-Bloggers and I am sure they will tolerate and appreciate my unusual opinion.

Jun 23, 2011

Pakistan Zindabaad – 22 Sailors of MV Suez reached Pakistan

Pakistan Zindabaad – Pakistanis, Indian, Egyptian and Sri Lankan Hostages Reached Pakistan
Pakistani nation has given a message of peace, humanity and true friendship to the world especially India, Egypt and Sri Lanka by releasing hostages from Somali Captives. This was an illustration that Pakistan is a very sovereign country and Pakistanis are united in any hard times.
Crew of 22 people of MV Suez (Merchant Vessel Suez) has reached safely at KPT (Karachi Port) after releasing from prison of over 10 months by Somali Captives. This crew includes 4 Pakistanis, 6 Indians, 11 Egyptians and 1 Sri Lankan sailors.
The MV Suez was kidnapped by Somali pirates in August 2010 and released on June 14, 2011 after payment of $2.1 million as ransom to the pirates. The sailors were warmly welcomed in Pakistan at Karachi Dockyard.
This operation was codenamed as Umeed-e-Nau. Pakistan Navy and its two ships; PNS Babur and PNS Zulfiqar participated in this operation.
MV Suez Ship was owned by an Egyptian company and has been sunk due to technical problems and strong winds in ocean.
Captain Wasi and all other rescued Pakistani and foreigner persons thanked to Pakistani Nation, Pakistani Media, Social Worker Ansar Burney, Governor Sind Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad, ISI Chief General Shujaa Pasha and Naval chief Admiral Noman Bashir for their support. Daughter of Captain Wasi, Laila also thanked the nation and others who helped to free her father from Somali Pirates.
I congratulate all Pakistani Nation on this huge success.

Jun 10, 2011

Top 15 Pakistani Politicians

Top 15 Most Popular Pakistani Politicians
Pakistan has a very rich political background. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, Chaudhry Rehmat Ali Khan and Nawabzada Liaqat Ali Khan were great leaders of this nation. After independence too, several leaders were born in this nation who got worldwide fame.

I am giving here a list of today’s Top 15 Political Leaders of Pakistan. This list includes list of only those politicians who have countrywide recognition and followers. This list is prepared upon a general perception and should not be used for reference at any point.

1. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (PML-N)
Mian Nawaz Sharif is the Founder Leader of Pakistan Muslim League –Nawaz. His date of birth is 25 December, 1949 (Lahore).
Nawaz Sharif is the Ex Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. First time he became Prime Minister of Pakistan in November 1990 and then again he was elected as Prime Minister in February 1997. During his second tenure, Pakistan conducted successful Nuclear Blasts on May 28, 1998. Lahore Declaration was signed between him and Atal Behari Vajpayee in 1999. His Government was terminated by General Pervez Musharraf on 12 October 1999.
Nawaz Sharif had also played first class cricket representing Pakistan Railways in 1973~47.

2. Imran Khan (PTI)
Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi was born in Mianwali on 25 November, 1952. He is the President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He is the best Pakistani Cricketer; Pakistan won Cricket World Cup under his captaincy in 1992. Imran Khan founded Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Lahore and Namal University Mianwali.
He married Jemima Khan in 1995 and announced divorce in 2004. They have two sons; Suleman Khan and Qasim Khan.

3. Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif (PML-N)
Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is Chief Minister of Punjab and President of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz. This is his second tenure as CM of Punjab; firstly he became CM in 1997. He is younger brother of Nawaz Sharif (Former Prime Minister of Pakistan).

4. Chaudhry Shujat Hussain (PML-Q)
Chaudhry Shujat Hussain is the President of Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid-e-Azam. He was born on 27 January, 1946. He became the Prime Minister of Pakistan for a short tenure of three months in June 2004. He belongs to a political family of Gujrat.

5. Asif Ali Zardari (PPPP)
Asif Ali Zardari is the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He is also Co-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party - Parliamentarians while his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is the Chairman of Party. He is the husband of Benazir Bhutto, Ex – Prime Minister of Pakistan and Son-in-Law of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
His date of birth is 21 July, 1956.

6. Altaf Hussain (MQM)
Altaf Hussain is the Founder Leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (previously Mohajir Qaumi Movement). He was born on 17 September, 1953 in Karachi. He moved to London in 1992 and later on got UK citizenship. His party is very strong in Karachi and Hyderabad. And now it is extending nationwide.

7. Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani (PPPP)
Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani is the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was born on 9 June, 1952 in Karachi however he belongs to a political and spiritual family of Multan. He was elected as Prime Minister on 24 March, 2008. He belongs to Pakistan Peoples Party – Parliamentarians.

8. Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman (JUI-F)
Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman is the President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam - F. He was also Secretary General of MMA. He belongs to Dera Ismail Khan. He was born in 19 June, 1953.

9. Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan (PPPP)
Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan was born on 27 September, 1945. He belongs to Pakistan Peoples Party – Parliamentarians. He is Ex-President of Supreme Court Bar Association and Ex-Federal Interior Minister. He is a founder and Vice-President of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. He is a Barrister-at-Law and a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He successfully represented Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
He is also the writer of “The Indus Saga and the Making of Pakistan” and co-author of “Divided by Democracy”.

10. Asfandyar Wali Khan (ANP)
Asfandyar Wali Khan is the President of Awami National Party. He was born on 19 February, 1949 in Charsadda. Changing the name of his province from NWFP to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a big success of him.

11. Chaudhry Pervez Elahi (PML-Q)
Chaudhry Pervez Elahi is the former Chief Minister of Punjab (2002~2007). He was born on 1 November, 1945. He was PML-Q’s candidate for Prime Minister in 2008 elections. He is the cousin of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain and father of Moonis Elahi.

12. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan (PML-N)
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is the Opposition Leader in National Assembly. He is the Ex-Senior Minister. He is a seasoned and courageous politician. He belonged to Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz.

13. Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed (AML)
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed is the Ex-Federal Information Minister during PML-Q tenure. He was born on 6 November, 1950 in Rawalpindi. He is the President of newly formed Awami Muslim League. He is among only few politicians who have been elected as MNA consecutively 6 times. He wrote 2 books; “Farzand-e-Pakistan” and “Sub Achha Hai”.

14. Makhdoom Javed Hashmi
Makhdoom Javed Hashmi is the Senior Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz. He is a very committed and brave politician. During the exile of Nawaz Sharif, Javed Hashmi continued his struggle for the restoration of democracy from the platform of PML-N. He is the author of famous book “Main Baaghi Hoon”.
He was born on 1 January, 1948 in Multan.
He has left PML-N and has join PTI.

15. Pervez Musharraf (APML)
General (R) Pervez Musharraf is the Ex-President of Pakistan. He has also established his own political party named All Pakistan Muslim League. He was born on 11 August, 1943 in Delhi. He took part as Army Officer in 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak Wars. He also fought 1998’s Kargil War. He was appointed as Chief of Army Staff on 7 October, 1998. Musharraf took over the government as Chief Executive on 12 October, 1999. He remained the ruler of Pakistan until 2008.
He also wrote a book “In the Line of Fire”.

Who is the Most Famous Pakistani Politician?
Select your favorite Pakistani Political Leader from the list below!

Disclaimer: Information given here is only based upon the thoughts of writer and the readers of this blog and is not based upon judgment of a wider group of public. Opinions of others may be different from these. If any body has any reservations, views or thoughts upon this article he can share with us via comments section. If any Political Leader’s name is not listed here, you can write in comments section of this article.

Jun 8, 2011

Zong Introduced Accidental Life Insurance in Pakistan

Zong Introduced Accidental Life Insurance in Pakistan
Zong introduced Pakistan’s first Accidental Life Insurance via mobile phone in collaboration of Adamjee Life Insurance Company. It is very easy to subscribe for Zong Insurance and no documentation involved in it. Zong is a Trend-setter telecom company and Adamjee Life is a leading insurance company in Pakistan with over 35% market share.

Three different insurance plans are available. There is no need to make any insurance premium deposits as the daily deduction will be automatically made from your mobile phone balance according to the Insurance plan. Any Zong customer of age 18~59 years with a valid CNIC can subscribe for this offer. Zong connection should be registered with the name and ID card of the beneficiary. Insurance policy is valid for 1 year and premium is non-refundable.

Zong Insurance Plans
Insurance Plan
Accidental Death/ Disability Benefit
Funeral Expense Benefit (in case of Accidental Death)
Daily User Charges

How to Subscribe, Unsubscribe and Claim?
Zong customers can easily subscribe to the insurance service by sending a SMS. Send SUB for subscription, UNSUB to unsubscribe and CLAIM to 5433 to claim the policy in case of accident. To complete the registration, customer will be prompted to confirm his CNIC number. After verification of CNIC number the user will be allowed to choose from 3 plans. The user can add beneficiary’s details and receive the policy number after confirmation. Insurance charges will be deducted automatically from the customers’ mobile phone balance daily. In case of accidental death or disability, user can claim for insurance policy either by sending SMS from the same Zong number or by filling out a form at any Zong CSC. For more details, call 310 from your Zong number.

Jun 2, 2011

Salaries and Pensions of Government Employees

Salaries and Pensions of Government Employees in Pakistan
Federal Govt. of Pakistan will announce its budget for fiscal year 2011-12 tomorrow. Any budget has so many things to discuss; tax and revenue collection, government expenditures, share of defense, education, health and infrastructure departments but in this post we will focus on salaries and pensions of government employees. Salaries to be paid to current government employees while pension is a fund which is paid to retired employees or their family. These current and ex- government employees are the people who directly and most affected from budget, as they have usually only this single source of income and they have to manage in their salaries and pensions.

A person needs minimum 20 to 30 thousand rupees per month to bear monthly expenditures of his house. In near future I will write here on this blog, a very detailed article to discuss minimum house budget in Pakistan.

Government Employees have many high hopes from upcoming budget to get some relief by increase in pay package so they can compete with inflation. There are so many gossips and news about increase in salaries and pensions that a person can not decide which one is true. Some said that salaries will be freeze for this year and there will be no increase in salaries, some others say that an increase of 30~50% in salaries is expected while there are also many news about “Revised Pay Scales”. So, I think that we should wait until the announcement and approval of federal budget and should not make false predictions.

Please, keep visiting this blog. I will keep you informed with latest updates about budget.