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May 30, 2015

How to Detect Fake/ Counterfeit Currency Notes

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Everyone must know how to check the fake currency notes in Pakistan. Recently, the State Bank of Pakistan gave a statement about the existence of fake currency notes in the market. According to them some anti-state elements are involved in this illegal practice to harm the national economy. Pakistani currency notes have world’s best security features including geometrical features, electrotype watermarks, rainbow printing, anti-scan areas, cylinder mold and several other hidden features.

Detection of Fake Currency Notes
Image Source: www.dawnnews.tv/news/1014914

Pakistani currency notes have a number of security features. All the original banknotes have various security features that you can check easily and quickly. Below are few easy methods to check that either the bank note is original or fake.

UV Light Detection

Genuine currency notes will not change color when viewed under Ultraviolet Light. This is one of the foremost and quickest ways to detect a counterfeit currency note in a bundle. Pass Black light or UV light over currency notes and if you notice a note that is glowing with a bluish tinge, reject that note. Genuine currency note will not change its color. 

Security thread of Rs.5000 note, on viewing through ultra violet light yellow and blue fluorescent bands may be viewed.

Check Watermark

Watermark image of Quaid-e-Azam is found on front left side of the notes when viewed under light behind it. Denomination of note can also be found written in the watermark. This type of watermark is not printed but created by changing the thickness of the paper.

In fake notes the watermark is created with opaque ink or stamping a die etc which can be easily checked.

Security thread

In genuine currency notes, the security thread is partially embedded in the banknote paper at the front left side of the note. This thread can never be pulled out. The thread appears a continuous dark line at Rs10, Rs.50 and Rs.100 old design notes; the word ‘State Bank of Pakistan’ may be checked in the thread of Rs.500 and Rs.1000. The words ‘State Bank of Pakistan’ along with ‘denomination numeral’ may be checked at the new design banknotes of Rs.10 and Rs.20 whereas this appears as silver dashes at Rs 5000 banknotes.
Counterfeiters either print a dark strip or put a complete strip inside two sheets of paper.

Optical Variable Ink (OVI)

There is a flag with crescent moon and a star at front right side of 500, 1,000 and 5,000 currency notes. This is printed with Optical variable Ink (OVI) and changes color from green to magenta and magenta to green, when the note is viewed from different angles. If the flag doesn’t change color when the note is viewed from different angles, the note is fake.

Intaglio (raised) Printing

The portrait of Quaid-e-Azam and denomination numeral at the obverse is printed in intaglio (raised printing). The tactile lines at the extreme left and right are printed in intaglio. One can easily feel the raised printing by touch at the obverse on each banknote except Rs.10 banknote.

The Quaid’s jacket/sherwani will always leave a trace of roughness no matter how old the note is despite wear and tear, though it does become faint with older notes.

See Through

It comprises of 2 different images, one on the front and the other on the back. Denomination figure of the note in Urdu script appears partly at the obverse left top and partly at reverse right top giving a perfect look when viewed through light.

Counterfeiters imitate this feature quite often by printing in a dark and light shade to produce the impact when the note is viewed placed on a surface. However lifting the note for light to stream through will show no change unlike in the genuine note.

Check the Paper

The paper of Pakistani currency notes is 100% cotton based. The paper will never split in two at the edges like tissue paper does. If you notice that a currency note is splitting at the edges then reject it. 


Anti-scan and Anti-photocopy Lines

The area to the front left side of the note has fine anti-scan and anti-copy lines. These lines can not be scanned or photocopied thus prevent scanning and photo copying of the exact note. These lines magically vanish when the note is photocopied or scanned and then printed. Therefore, if the lines aren’t there you know it’s a fake.


Printing Color

Specialized ink is used for printing, which will never smear/ smudge or wipe even if wet. The ink of counterfeit notes generally smudge when wet.





May 29, 2015

Telenor launched Free Internet in Pakistan in collaboration with Internet.org

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Telenor has launched free but limited internet facility in Pakistan in collaboration with Facebook's Internet.org. Internet.org is a worldwide program by Facebook where selected websites are made available to users for free. Pakistan became the 11th country to have internet.org, with Facebook’s aim to spread the project to 100 countries by the year end. This free service has already been launched in following countries; Ghana (Airtel), Kenya (Airtel), Zambia (Airtel), Indonesia (Indosat), India (Reliance),  Bangladesh (Robi), Philippines (SMART), Colombia (Tigo), Guatemala (Tigo) and Tanzania (Tigo).

Users can browse 17 websites free of cost. Unlimited browsing within internet.org or its app will be free, however external links, if any, will be charged as per usual tariffs.



How Telenor Customers can browse Free Websites/ Services on Internet.org

Following websites can be accessed by logging on to www.internet.org. You can also install Android app for browsing. While accessing, users will be presented with the above mentioned websites that can be surfed for free, irrespective of location, connection type (prepaid or postpaid) or available internet service (GPRS, EDGE, 2G or 3G). No need to subscribe to the offer.

Local Services

1. IlmKiDuniya
2. Mustakbil.com
3. OLX
4. Telenor News / Mobile Portal
5. Urdu Point Cooking

International Services

6. Facebook
7. Facebook Messenger
8. Malaria No More
9. BBC Urdu / BBC News
10. AccuWeather
11. Baby Center & MAMA
12. BBC News English
13. Microsoft Bing
14. ESPN Cricinfo
15. Facts for Life
16. Girl Effect
17. Wikipedia

Mark Zuckerberg's posts about launch of Free Internet in Pakistan

Owner of Facebook and Internet.org, Mark Zuckerberg announced the availability of internet.org on his Facebook wall on Thursday

Internet.org is now live in Pakistan for people on the Telenor Pakistan network!Before today, only ~15% of Pakistan's...
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, May 28, 2015


Here's another photo from Pakistan after our launch of Internet.org, bringing us one more step closer to connecting the...
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 15, 2015

Ufone brings Mini Super Card for Rs. 275

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After huge success of Super Card, Ufone now brought to you Mini Super Card for only Rs.275. Mini Super Card will give you peace of mind from all your communication needs for 15 days. You will get 500 on-net minutes, 75 minutes for other local mobile networks, 500 SMS for all local mobile networks and 500 MB mobile Internet. 


Upon loading Mini Super Card, U will get 500 minutes to Ufone, PTCL and Vfone numbers, 75 minutes to other local mobile networks, 500 SMS to all local mobile networks, 500 MB Mobile internet for both 2G and 3G customers with a validity period of 15 days, without any additional taxes, call charges or any kind of rates calculation. Mini Super Card Offer can also be availed through Uload.

There are no other daily or weekly or call setup charges. Upon multiple subscriptions, the previous resources (Minutes/SMS/MBs) will be accumulated and validity will be extended by 15 days from the last subscription.

The Mini Super Card is here to make your days hassle free and proves once again that we back our words with actions when we say that it’s all about U!

Promotion Details

Resources:

  • 500 Minutes (Ufone, PTCL, Vfone)
  • 75 Minutes (Other local Mobile Networks)
  • 500 SMS (Any network)
  • 500 MBs of internet

Card Price: Rs. 275 (including taxes)
Validity: 15 Days

How to find remaining Minutes/ SMS/ MBs?

Dial *706# to find out remaining minutes, SMS and Mobile Internet MBs. 

Super Card vs Mini Super Card


Super Card
Mini Super Card
Price (PKR)
499
275
On-Net Minutes
1000
500
Off-Net Minutes
150
75
SMS
1000
500
Internet MBs
1000
500
Validity (Days)
30
15

Terms and Conditions


  • This offer is for all prepaid customers.
  • The price of the card is inclusive of all taxes and additional charges.
  • This offer can also be availed through ULoad.
  • Validity of Minutes, SMS and Mobile Internet is 15 days.
  • To find out remaining minutes, SMS and Mobile Internet MBs, dial *706#.
  • On loading the Minni Super Card, instead of balance customers will receive 500 minutes (Ufone to Ufone, PTCL and Vfone), 75 minutes for other local mobile networks, 500 SMS for all local mobile networks and 500 MB mobile Internet for 2G and 3G customers.

May 13, 2015

Browse Daily Pakistan and Dawn Websites Free on Mobilink

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Mobilink has partnered with Daily Pakistan and Daily Dawn newspapers including Dawn mobile application free of data charges to its prepaid customers. Mobilink prepaid users can now browse www.dailypakistan.com.pk , www.dawn.com and Dawn mobile applications available on Android and iOS free.

DailyPakistan.com.pk free on Mobilink

Read all the latest Urdu news about sports, politics and entertainment on Daily Pakistan newspaper on your mobile phone absolutely FREE of data charges by simply visiting www.dailypakistan.com.pk from your Mobilink SIM.

Terms

  • Service is active by default, No subscription is required,
  • Service available for all 2G and 3G customers
  • Offer valid for prepaid users only
  • All external pages outside www.dailypakistan.com.pk will be charged as per standard data rate
  • Limited time offer

Dawn.com free on Mobilink

Mobilink prepaid users will now be able to browse dawn.com (all variants of the website) free. Furthermore, the Dawn applications available on Android and iOS are also zero rated and usage of these applications for Mobilink prepaid subscribers is free.

Access:

www.Dawn.com through feature phone or smart phone on both 2G or 3G. Dawn application on Play store or Apple store.

Terms

  • User can open Dawn.com to browse any link on the www.dawn.com. Any content available on Dawn.com (including images, e-paper, video etc) is free and user won’t be charged for usage.
  • On Dawn applications, all usage is free whether it’s downloading or browsing images or videos through the applications available for Android and iOS.
  • No subscription is required for this offer.
  • This offer is for prepaid subscribers and it’s limited to 3 months.

May 9, 2015

10 Pakistanis are now Members of British Parliament

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Ten people of Pakistani origin are now members of the British House of Commons. Pakistani-origin MPs have improved their count in Britain's House of Commons with a total of 10 elected candidates, drawing level with their Indian colleagues.
Cameron’s Conservative Party won the recent general election in UK with majority. 

About 1.2 million British Pakistanis live in UK, which is 1.8 percent of total population.
According to Wikipedia: British Pakistanis (Urdu: پاکستانی نزاد برطانوی‎; also known as Pakistani British people or Pakistani Britons) are citizens of the United Kingdom whose ancestral roots lie in Pakistan. This includes people born in the UK who are of Pakistani descent, and Pakistani-born people who have migrated to the UK.

1. Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan of the British Labour Party was elected from Tooting with 25,263 votes. Khan was re-elected for his third term as the MP for Tooting.

2. Tasmeena Sheikh

Tasmeena Shaikh, representing the Scottish National Party, was elected as an MP with 26,620 votes. She is Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire. Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh was born in Chelsea in 1970, and raised in Edinburgh. Her mother is half-Welsh and half-Czech, and her father was a Pakistani.

3. Yasmin Qureshi

Labour Party's Yasmin Qureshi is a Pakistani-born British politician and Barrister. Yasmin Qureshi of the was elected with 20,520 votes from Bolton South East. She was born in Gujrat City, Pakistan and moved to Watford, Britain when she was nine. Her father was an engineer in UK.

4. Naseem Naz Shah

Labour Party’s Naseem Naz Shah, a 41-year-old disability rights campaigner who beat out her left-wing rival George Galloway in Bradford West.

5. Imran Hussain 

Labour Party’s Imran Hussain was also elected from Bradford East.

6. Shabana Mahmood

Shabana Mahmood is a Labor Party politician and Barrister. Shabbana is a Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood. Her family roots are from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir. Her father is Chairman of Birmingham Labour Party. Shabana, Rushanara Ali and Yasmin Qureshi are the UK's first female Muslim MPs.


7. Khalid Mehmood

Khalid Mahmood is elected as Member of Parliament for Birmingham Perry Barr. 


8. Nusrat Ghani

Weldone's Conservative candidate Nusrat Ghani is also a British Pakistani who is now Member of Parliament.

9. Sajid Javed

Sajid Javed was re-elected as Bromsgrove MP with huge 28,133 votes. Sajid Javid is the Conservative Party's first Muslim cabinet minister, who served as culture, media and sports secretary in Prime Minister David Cameron's first Cabinet.
Javid’s father arrived from rural Pakistan in the 1960s and worked as a bus conductor and driver in the UK.

10. Rehman Chishti

Conservative Party candidate Rehman Chishti is elected as Member of Parliament for Gillingham and Rainham.


Model Ayyan Ali Biography and Exclusive Photos

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Model Ayyan Ali Biography 

Pakistani Super Model Ayyan Ali was born on 30 July 1993 in Dubai. Her height is 5'9". She started modeling at the age of just 16 years in 2010. She has participated in 1500 print campaigns and 35 commercials.She was Brand Ambassador of many world renowned brands including Samsung, Honda, Toyota, Sunsilk, L’Oreal, Calvin Klein, Magnum and Coca-Cola.

Ayyan Ali has also sung few songs. Her track "Making Dollars" was No.1 on Soundcloud and charts in Greece.

She has won many awards:
  • U.S. Consulate General ‘Women’s Day Best Model Award 2009
  • Miss Calvin Klein Beauty Award 2011
  • Best Female Model Pakistan Media Awards 2012
  • Best Female Model Hum Awards 2013
  • Veet Award 2013
  • Best Female Model Express Tribune Awards 2013
  • Beauty icon of the year Pakistan Media Awards 2014
  • Best Female Model Pakistan Media Awards 2014
  • Woman’s Day Beauty Icon of the Year 2014
She has also been nominated four times for the Lux Style Awards.
Ayyan Ali was arrested by Airport Security Force (ASF) for money laundering on 14 March 2015 while she was boarding a flight through a private airline to UAE from Benazir International Airport Islamabad. An amount of US$ 506,800 was found from her luggage while checking. Legal limit of cash that can be carried out of Pakistan is US$ 10,000.

Ayyan Ali Exclusive Photos while Police Custody during Judicial Remand

Here are photos of Model Ayyan Ali during Police custody.























Sources:
http://www.express.pk/slideshows/351847/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayyan_(model)
http://www.ayyanworld.com/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1176240
http://tribune.com.pk/story/860555/not-entitled-court-sets-aside-ayyans-request-for-vip-facilities/
http://nation.com.pk/editors-picks/29-Mar-2015/ayyan-ali-s-father-shot-injured
http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Pakistan/267450-Supermodel-Ayyan-sent-on-14day-judicial-remand-in

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