May 28, 2012

Free Laptops for Evening Students of Punjab Universities

There is a good news for students of evening classes of all public sector universities of Punjab that Government of Punjab has announced free laptops for qualified and brilliant students of evening programs too. Earlier this program was offered to only regular students of morning programs few months ago. You can view full details of first phase of this program Here.

Second phase of free laptop distribution started today with a ceremony at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Faisalabad. Provincial Minister for Live Stock awarded laptops to the students of Evening Classes as well as leftover students of Morning Classes. Below is a picture of the said ceremony.

Free Laptop Distribution Ceremony at UVAS, Faisalabad (Punjab)
Free Laptop Distribution Ceremony at UVAS, Faisalabad (Punjab)

According to recent announcement by Punjab Government in National Media, Punjab Government under leadership of Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has started initiative towards second phase of laptop distribution. Now under this phase laptops will be awarded to students of evening programs of Government of Punjab Universities on 100% merit base. Program has been started from today 28 May, 2012.  Have a look at following ad in today's Daily Express.

Free Laptops for Evening Students of Punjab (Pakistan)
Free Laptops for Evening Students of Punjab (Pakistan)

May 26, 2012

Top-5 Hotels in Pakistan

Hotels in Pakistan

Here is a list of Top-5 Hotels in Pakistan. There are several hotels in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and many other cities that offer lower economy class to luxury class rooms. But only few hotels are rated as 3 Star, 4 Star or 5 Star. Star ranking of hotels is assessed on various factors i.e. facilities in hotel rooms, services provided to people who stayed in the hotels, food quality and qualified staff etc. 

We have picked only those hotels which are best in quality and services and meet world standards. Some hotels have branches in more than one cities of Pakistan and may have different standards in different cities. This ranking is based on general perception and actual ranking may be different from this list. If you found any discrepancy in following list, you can contact the administrator of this website by leaving a comment here.

Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel

Pearl Continental Hotel is one of the largest hotel chain in Pakistan. It is owned by Hasho Group of Companies. Pearl Continental has its hotels in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gawadar, Bhurban and Faisalabad.
To know more and for booking and reservations, visit PC Hotel Website 
PC Hotel
Bed Room Photo of PC Hotel Karachi

Serena Hotel

Serena Hotels is a popular name in Asian and African countries. Following is a list of Serena Hotels in Pakistan:
Faisalabad Serena Hotel
Islamabad Serena Hotel
Gilgit Serena Hotel
Hunza Baltit Inn
Quetta Serena Hotel
Swat Serena Hotel
Shigar Fort Serena Hotel
Khaplu Palace

For Booking and Reservations, Please visit Serena Hotels Website
Swimming Pool in Serena Hotel Faisalabad Pakistan
Swimming Pool in Serena Hotel Faisalabad

Marriott Hotel

Marriott is an American based hotels Chain. Marriott hotels can be found in many countries worldwide. In Pakistan there are only two Marriott Hotels:
Islamabad Marriott Hotel
Karachi Marriott Hotel
These two hotels are also owned by Hasho Group of Companies.
Islamabad Marriott Hotel
Islamabad Marriott Hotel

Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Islamabad Hotel and Sheraton Karachi Hotel are also high class hotels in Pakistan. Sheraton Hotels and Resorts is a brand of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
Sheraton Karachi Hotel
Sheraton Karachi Hotel
Please visit Sheraton Website to know more about this hotel.

Avari Hotels

Avari Towers Karachi and Avari Hotel Lahore are leading hotels in Pakistan. These two are also rated as 5-Star Hotels.
Avari Hotel Lahore
Avari Lahore
Visit Avari's Website for online booking and reservation of Avari Towers and Avari Lahore.

Crown Plaza Islamabad, Ambassador Hotel Lahore, Regent Plaza Hotel Karachi, Islamabad Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn), Ramada Hotel Karachi and many others are also few of the best Pakistani hotels.

I hope this list will help foreign and local tourists to find an executive class hotel for them.

This is a list of overall best hotels in Pakistan. If you are searching good hotels in a specific city, you can search it on Google. However, Hotels in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad are the best hotels in all aspects from services to menu.

If you have any experience with any of the above hotels, you are welcome to share it via comments but be polite. If you think that any other hotel in Pakistan has also better services, you may also give its name.

May 24, 2012

Online Vehicle Verification System launched for Sindh

Online Vehicle Verification System

Government of Sindh (Pakistan) has launched an online system for verification of Sindh registered vehicle numbers e.g. cars, vans, motorcycles etc. This verification portal is created by Excise and Taxation Department of Sindh Government. This is a great achievement towards e-Government system.

To use this facility visit following link to go to Vehicle Verification Portal.

You can verify ownership of any car or other vehicle number of Sindh. Just enter the number of a vehicle in the search box given in the portal , Select one option by clicking the radio button "4 Wheelers Verification"or "2 Wheelers Verification", write Captcha Code and press Enter and you will get all the important information of that vehicle.

You will get following information about that vehicle:
  • Registration Number with Date
  • Tax Payment
  • Owner Name
  • Make of Vehicle
  • Make Year
  • Body Type
  • Model Year
  • Engine Number
  • Horse Power
  • Seating Capacity
  • CPLC etc

There are no charges for this service, you can use it free at your convenience in your home or office. Number can be found on number plates of all vehicles. 

Click here, if you want to know details about verification of vehicles registered in Islamabad and Punjab.

May 17, 2012

Top 10 Most Beautiful Girls of Pakistan

10 Most Beautiful Young Girls of Pakistan

Every person may have its own meaning and understanding of beauty and beautiful girl will also be different for one person to another. Here I am giving a list of 10 most beautiful girls of Pakistan. This list is prepared on general perception based on beauty, popularity, attraction and age. This list contains only young girls from showbiz industry.

10. Mehwish Hayat

Mehwish Hayat

9. Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan - Beauty of Pakistan
Mahira Khan

8. Sanam Baloch

Sanam Baloch - Beautiful Girl
Sanam Baloch

7. Sajal Ali

Sajal Ali - A New Pakistani Actress
Sajal Ali

6. Ayesha Omer

Ayesha Omer - A Bold Pakistani Model and Actress
Ayesha Omer

5. Saba Qamar

Saba Qamar - Young Pakistani Girl
Saba Qamar

4. Ayeza Khan

3. Iman Ali

Iman Ali - Top Pakistani Model
Iman Ali

2. Humaima Malik

Humaima Mali - Attractive Pakistani Girl
Humaima Malik

1. Ayesha Khan

Ayesha Khan - Most Beautiful Girl of Pakistan
Ayesha Khan

There are many more popular and beautiful Pakistani girls but we can not list all of them. Some are eliminated for one reason and some are for other. Jugan Kazim, Sunita Marshal, Shaista Wahidi, Reema Khan and many others are also very popular due to their beauty. If you like any other Pakistani showbiz girl to be included here, please mention her name in comments section and we will include her name in near future in any other list regarding beauty. And if you like oour effort, please share it on social media.

May 11, 2012

Pakistan Developers Challenge 2012 - A Golden Opportunity for Pakistani Developers

Pakistan Developers' Challenge 2012

Wi-tribe Bazaar offers a great opportunity for Pakistani Software and Mobile App Developers. Wi-tribe Bazaar is holding this contest, in collaboration with HEC Pakistan, Microsoft, Intel, Dell and P@sha, to encourage Pakistani Students and Developers. You can develop software for Microsoft Windows and mobile applications for Android, Nokia and BlackBerry

How to Participate in PDC 2012?

Here are some basic guidelines to participate in PDC 2012:
  • Click to read terms and conditions for PDC 2012
  • Click to Register yourself with wi-tribe
  • After registration PDC organizers will email you and ask you to send software and developer agreement to them.
  • Your software will then be published on wi-tribe Bazaar for download, rating by public and promotion.
PDC 2012
PDC 2012

Categories for Developing Software and Applications

You can develop a software or mobile app for 1 of 9 categories having about 34 sub-categories. Here are some of the major categories and sub-categories:
  1. Anti Virus and Anti Spam Tools
  2. Business
  3. Communication (Chat and Instant Messaging, Email, Web/ Video Cams)
  4. Games
  5. Graphics (Animation Tools, Design Editors etc...)
  6. Internet and Networking (Browsers, Download Managers, FTP Clients etc...)
  7. Mobile Applications for Android, BlackBerry and Nokia
  8. PC Widgets and Gadgets
  9. System Utilities

PDC Prizes and Awards

PDC offers 17 different prizes based on the following categories:

Major Awards

  • PDC 2012 Grand prize (Rs. 100,000)
  • Runner up – Best Software (Rs. 50,000)
  • Best Student Software (Rs. 30,000)
  • Most Popular Software (Highest number of downloads) (Rs. 10,000)
  • Highest Rating (Best ratings submitted) (Rs. 10,000)

Exclusive Jury Awards

  • Best concept (Rs. 25,000)
  • Best design and UI (Rs. 25,000)

9 Awards of Rs. 10, 000 for Best of Each Category

Biggest Contributor Institute Award

This Rs.100,000 award will go to an institute with highest number of submissions.

PDC also promises exciting opportunities for developers except above prizes. 

Final Words

If you are a developer or think that you can develop a software or application, you should come forward and must participate in this challenge. May be it can give a boost to your career.
Conducting such a challenge in Pakistan is a very good step and we should appreciate and encourage its organizers.
If you want to share your words with public, write it in the comments box below.

May 10, 2012

Revisiting the Chapter of Osmanistan

Osmanistan Map
Most people who are familiar with the history of Pakistan and Muslims in the Indian Subcontinent must have read or heard about Osmanistan. A little revisit to history’s earlier chapters would remind us that the Princely State of Hyderabad was to be Osmanistan had it succeeded in joining Pakistan or gained a separate statehood. It was a name of the place purposed by none rather than Chaudhary Rahmat Ali, the name-giver of Pakistan. He proposed the idea of dividing the Muslim states into Pakistan, Bangalistan and Osmanistan.

Regardless of who proposed the idea, the British plan of division was adopted and the history was to unfold in a manner where Osmanistan remained only a proposed name and nothing more than this. Surrounded by India on all sides, on September 13, 1948, under Operation Polo – so named because at the time Hyderabad was the place having 17 polo grounds – this Princely state became what it is today with its territories distributed amongst the Indian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The Hyderabad in India that we know today is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and the country’s 4th largest city. It is sometimes known as the City of Pearls as it was once a global center for trade in diamond and pearls. Now, it is recognized more for its information technology industry and the new identity has taken over its appellation as Genome Valley of India. The city is however imprinted with historic and cultural marks of Muslims all over that allude to its real origin.

Buy HTC One V from Ufone in Rs. 28500

Ufone Launched HTC One V

Ufone launched HTC's mid-range Smartphone, HTC One V. You can get this phone from Ufone's Service Centers in just Pak Rupees 28,500. Ufone offers HTC One V with a free car charger and free 30 MB per month data for three months. Ufone also gives 1 year Brightex Pakistan's Warranty for this mobile phone.

HTC One V launched by Yfone in Pakistan

HTC One V Mobile comes with 1Ghz processor, 4GB Internal Memory, 512MB RAM and 3.7" Capacitive Touch Screen with HTC Sense. It has 1500mAh Battery.

This phone is powered by Android OS v.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 5MP Camera with LED Flash and Auto Focus. 

You can connenct it via GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth.

All HTC One V users can also avail free 25 GB of Dropbox space for two years.

May 5, 2012

Zong Daily Unlimited Mobile Internet Package

Zong's Daily Unlimited (50MB) Mobile Internet Package

Many internet packages are already available by Zong to its customers, now Zong announced an unlimited internet package with daily tariff plan.

Update: It is a good news that Zong has eliminated the condition of "50MB limit as per fair use policy". Now this package is truly unlimited. Users can use this package without any data limit. Zong made this decision due to customers requests and criticism by media. Critics' point was that this is not fair to impose a limit on unlimited packages.

It is also worth mentioning that this package is called unlimited but actually it is not totally unlimited, there is a limit of 50MB per day to follow fair use policy. 50MB per day data limit of uploading/downloading is not less for an ordinary internet users but Pro-users may face problem due to this limit. Daily Unlimited Mobile Internet Package is available to all prepaid Zong customers. After the consumption of 50MB, the subscriber will be charged as per his default package.

Zong Internet Package
Zong Daily Mobile Internet

Tariff Details

Subscription/Activation Charges are Rs. 10.
Daily charges are Rs.10 per day.
Daily download/upload data limit is 50MB.
Un-subscription/Deactivation charges are Rs.5.

Subscription and Un-subscription

Dial *909# from your Zong connection to subscribe daily unlimited mobile internet package.
To un-subscribe, SMS "unsubunlimited" to 909.

May 3, 2012

Pakistan’s Food Streets

Pakistan’s Food Streets

Photo of a food Street

Pakistan’s food street is a place unique to the country’s tourist destinations. The whole street is dedicated to food stalls, restaurants, food shops and eateries. Any Pakistani cuisine that you could think of, you can get served there. The first food street came about in Lahore, Gawalmandi Food Street, and after this every major metropolitan city in Pakistan has one of its own. There is Melody Food Street in Blue Area in Islamabad, Burns Road in Karachi, and the food street near Ghanta Ghar in Peshawar.

In fact, Lahorites are known for their love for food that there is another food street in Lahore at Anarkali, a famous and historic place in the city. Pakistan’s food streets have become a social gathering place where one takes guests as well as makes an outing with family. One of the best facilities that these food streets present beside that one can get to explore the cuisines of Pakistan in just one place, is of the cultural exuberance that they show.

There is a charm of eating in a food street itself that one could not get in a typical hotel or a restaurant. The open air, the hustling and bustling place with crowds of people is a sight to witness. The idea of it all however did not come about with any specific planning. It just happened and turned out to be beautiful. Now Pakistani food streets are famous the world over and other major cities have taken inspiration from them.

May 2, 2012

Pakistani Budget 2012 - 2013 News

Pakistani Budget 2012 - 2013

Now a days Federal Budget of Pakistan for fiscal year 2012 - 2013 is being proposed which will be announced in May June. This is the 5th budget of present PPP government. 2012 is an election year, the PPP government is seriously contemplating to give special pay incentives to the government servants in the upcoming budget to win masses support for PPP ahead of elections. 

Everybody, rather he is a businessman or government employee, is interested in this budget. Government servants are those who always wait eagrly for buget every year because generally their salaries are only source of income for them. So they have big hopes from this budget too.

Update: Budget 2012-2013 will be presented in National Assembly on 1 June, 2012.

There are many news and gossips are around about this budget. Somebody says that this is the proposal while other says that followings are being considered and all these have their own resources.

Though the truth is that we have not a reliable source which can share some secrets with surety about this upcoming budget with us but even that we have some very important news to share with you. These news are being propogated by many media personnel so may be these have some truth in  them.

2012-2013 Budget Expectations

According to news, some of the highlights of proposed budget for 2012~2013 are:
  • Adhoc Relief Allowance 2010 will be merged in Basic Pay.
  • An increase of 35% is proposed in salaries
  • A unified pay scale for all departments, ministeries and commissions is also proposed for all federal government employees instead of existing various different type of pay scales. 
  • House Rent will be increased to 50% of basic pay
  • Minimum pay for government employees will be Rs. 9,600
  • Conveyance Allowance will also be increased, different for different pay slabs
  • Salaries of armed forces will also be increased this year
  • No new tax will be imposed and no existing tax will be increased

Government servants want a handsome increase in their salaries so they can meet expanding expenditures due to inflation.

Budget 2012 News team will do every possible effort to keep you updated about budget news so bookmark this website and keep visiting to get latest information.