Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Muhammad Asif victorious in World Snooker Championship final

Published: December 2, 2012
Muhammad Asif holds his Trophy after winning the IBSF World Snooker Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria. PHOTO: IBSF
BULGARIA: “I have been dethroned,” were the first words that came out of former world snooker champion Mohammad Yousaf over Muhammad Asif’s victory at the IBSF World Championship, when he became the first Pakistani after 1994 to win the title after defeating England’s Gary Wilson 10-8 in Sofia, Bulgaria on Sunday.
Asif is the third Pakistani to reach the final of the amateur World Championship; earlier Yousaf won the title in 1994, whereas Mohammad Saleh lost to India’s Pankaj Advani in 2004.
This was Asif’s fourth appearance in the World Championships, and his best run at the event has been reaching among the top 32 players last year.
However, he began his campaign in Bulgaria with confidence defeating Australia’s Vinnie Calabrese 5-0 in the first round. He overcame Egypt’s Wael Talaat 5-2 in the pre-quarterfinal, crushed Syria’s Mer Alkojah 6-2 in the quarterfinal and outclassed Malta’s Alex Borg 7-1 in the semifinal to make his way to the trophy.
Asif began the match with confidence and took the lead 6-3 at the end of the first session in the best of 19-frame final.
The 30-year-old continued to lead the match 7-5 despite Wilson’s break of 111 in the 12th frame.
However, Wilson regained his focus in the following two frames and equalised the score 7-7. The two battled in the 14th frame as Asif took it only to lose the next one when Wilson forced the break of 59 in the 16th frame.
Asif, however, bounced back into the match leading 9-8 and sealed the victory in the 17th frame 64-0 to clinch the trophy.
“It’s unbelievable, I’m just counting my breath, its I have been chasing for the past 10 year,” Asif told The Express Tribune. “I can’t believe that I have achieved what Yousaf bhai achieved so many years ago.”
Meanwhile, according to the 60-year-old former world champion Yousaf, who was following Asif’s match online back at his home in Rawalpindi, said that he feels he has been dethroned by Asif.
“Now I can’t say that I am the only Snooker World Champion from Pakistan, I feel a little jealous now,” said Yousaf.
“But I am happy, Asif’s win is more than that, it is good news for Pakistanis in the middle of so much bad that is going on in the country. Asif has just opened the door for other players in Pakistan.”
Asif is the third Pakistani to reach final of the world event. Before him, Mohammad Yousuf had won it in 1994 while, in 2003, Saleh Mohammad was defeated by Pankaj Advani of India.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CJP Iftikhar – International Jurist 2012

CJP Iftikhar – Int’l Jurist 2012
The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has been awarded with the prestigious International Jurist Award 2012. The CJP Iftikhar was awarded the international award in recognition to his unmatched role towards dispensation of justice.

Sitara Akber – A Pakistani Girl sets New World record in G.C.E O’levels

Eleven years old Sitara Akbar set new world record in O levels and also holds the title of the youngest Pakistani candidate in IELTS.
A Pakistani girl has become the youngest student in the world to have passed the British Ordinary Level (O’Level) examination. Sitara Brooj Akbar, at the age of 11, passed six O’level subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
In addition to this honour, Sitara also holds the title of being the youngest Pakistani candidate of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and successfully attained seven bands out of nine, scoring 7.5 in the testing system. The little genius from Chiniot (Punjab) has been making headlines across local media but is yet to receive any recognition from the Government of Pakistan.
“We don’t need any sort of monetary aid from the government, we just want the government to recognise that Sitara has made a shining example for Pakistan on the international stage and she is the daughter of Pakistan,” Sitara’s father Ali Akbar told Dawn.com. Ali Akbar added that the British Council has declared and recognised Sitara’s feat as the world’s youngest student to have passed O’level exams. However, she has only been declared the youngest IELTS candidate in Pakistan, and not across the world, as the British Council is yet to confirm her feat globally.
Speaking to Dawn.com, Sitara’s mother mentioned that her daughter is a great fan of Dr Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s sole Nobel laurete and aims to become a top researcher in the field of biochemistry.
by Ahmad Ladhani (courtesy)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Care Foundation – 150,000 students educated for free!,

Established in 1988, CARE Foundation is dedicated to providing 
a better future to the children of Pakistan by empowering them 
through education. CARE started with just one school with 250 
students. Through the support and dedication of our donors and supporters, we are currently running 225 schools nation-wide, 
providing free quality education to more than 150,000 students.
Not only that, CARE continues to expand to cater to all the needs
of our students, providing them with guidance for higher 
education, technical training, job placements and entrepreneur 

Every single paisa sent our way is important to us since we 
want to be able to reach the maximum number of children. Thus
 CARE aims to keep infrastructure costs at a minimum without compromising on quality. On average, building costs for a 
well-equipped CARE school, providing primary and secondary 
education, are nearly half that of other organizations. The 
demand for the schools is so high that some schools have to run
 double shifts to accommodate all the students wishing to enroll.
 This practice also maximizes the utility of the school buildings.

CARE, the pioneer of public-private partnership, further 
minimizes expenses by adopting public schools. The buildings
 are refurbished and the facilities are brought up to CARE 
standards. CARE then proceeds to provide the schools with 
trained teachers and conducts trainings for the existing teachers.
 Since CARE started adopting public schools, enrollment in these 
schools have seen a rise of 500% and there has been a marked improvement in grades by all children. 
We at CARE value each paisa sent our way and try our best to 
maximize the efficiency of our system. CARE reaches 5 times 
more children per donor amount than any other recognized 
charity in Pakistan. The results of CARE Foundation over the 
past 20 years speak for themselves. 

Care Story

History - 20 Years of Care
CARE Foundation came into being in 1988 following the 
devastating floods in the Sheikhupura district of Punjab. A group
 of concerned citizens came together to help rebuild homes for 
these flood victims. While helping to rebuild, they would always 
have children following them and realized that there were no 
schools in the area. It was shocking to realize that at the very 
doorstep of the cultural and education centre of the nation, there
were children who were deprived of even primary education. 
Thus, the first CARE school was established through generous 
donations from our supporters. 250 children registered on the 
very first day and since then CARE has evolved to provide free 
quality education to over 150,000 students in 225 schools across 
the nation. CARE has been able to make this astounding leap with overwhelming support of the community, private individuals, 
corporations and government organizations striving to eliminate 
illiteracy and poverty in Pakistan.

Adopting Government Schools
CARE Foundation has pioneered a unique private public sector 
concept for providing free quality education to the masses. In 
1998 stemming from the success achieved by CARE private 
schools, the city-district government of Lahore offered CARE 
to adopt 10 of it's failed government run schools. This pilot 
project was a huge undertaking for CARE's limited resources. 
The condition of these schools was shocking to say the least. 
However, CARE accepted this monumental challenge and 
decided to adopt these schools by providing a two stage 
approach; first refurbishing and renovating existing buildings 
that included science laboratories, libraries, computer rooms, 
desks, blackboards, clean drinking water supply as well as 
construction of additional classrooms. In the second stage 
CARE provided these schools with trained teachers 
supplementing existing government teachers. Most 
importantly CARE brought about a cultural change in both 
methodology and academics and the enrollment rate in these
 schools increased by 500%. This increase is testament to the improvement brought about by the CARE administration. CARE
 also took-on the task of training existing government teachers
 in order to improve their skills and overall capabilities with 
modern teaching methods. These measures resulted in the 
matriculation pass percentage to increase from 15% to 85% 
within a year. 

The CARE model of adopting government schools has proven 
that a cost effective sustainable model can be put in place for 
rapidly improving quality of education amongst a greater 
number of students. During the past ten years these students 
have proven to be a beacon of hope for our society, many of 
them graduating with honors in the board matriculation 

Please join hands with CARE to alleviate illiteracy and realize 
the dream of an educated and prosperous Pakistan.
All CARE Graduates are a pride and joy of a successful program run with your help for the children of Pakistan. Without your help
these children may never have had the opportunity of a better future. 

courtesy : carepakistan.org

Did you know that?

Footballs to be used in London Olympics 2012 are proudly made in Pakistan.

Throughout the history of football world cups and other major FIFA events, the world has seen one brand deliver the most astounding soccer balls, carved to perfection and tested in adverse conditions to exceed all FIFA standards for an ‘Official Match Ball’.
Yes, we’re talking about the German brand, Adidas.
But what lies behind the Adidas logo on these soccer gems is the sweat and blood of hard-working rural women, belonging to the city of Sialkot, Pakistan – an effort concealed in disguise, under a dangerous quilt of consumerism.
Courtesy : pakistanheroes.pk

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Researcher of the Year 2012 by ICAC

ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2012
Dr. Yusuf Zafar

A Pakistan-based scientist has been honoured by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), the body said in a statement released recently. Dr Yusuf Zafar, who is the director general agriculture and biotechnology at the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission was declared ‘Scientist of the Year-2012’ for his pioneering work in the cotton biotechnology sector. Zafar has over 110 scientific papers (published in national and international journals) to his name.
According to ICAC, “in cotton virology his group covers nearly 90 per cent of the global published literature.”The Faisalabad-based scientist played a key role in bringing together the world’s major cotton groups, including Australia, China, UK and USA, for the purpose of conducting joint research. Heading the National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Faisalabad, Zafar and his team have contributed helped produce nearly 100 M. Phil and 30 Ph. D Pakistan-based students, focussing on various aspects of research and development in cotton. He has, meanwhile, remained in the front line to establish Biosafety Protocols, Plant Breeder Rights, Intellectual Property Rights/Patents and ISO certification in Pakistan.
In 2001, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission awarded him Best Scientist of the Year Award. The President of Pakistan awarded him ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction) in 2004, the highest recognition for a researcher. In other honours, Zafar has also won the Rockefeller Foundation and UNESCO Research Awards on Agri-Biotechnology, and is member of the USDA Cochran Fellow on Agriculture Biotechnology.
Apart from leading the Faisalabad institute, he is on the Board of Governors of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology-ICGEB (Italy), FAO country focal person on agriculture biotechnology and member of the Cotton Policy Committee of the government.
ICAC is an intergovernmental body with 54 members and provides services to Common Funds for Commodity (CFC), an organisation of UNCTAD-UN family. Applications for the award are invited each year by the Washington DC-based institute and the selection committee comprises five anonymous judges outside the ICAC Secretariat.
Courtesy : pakistanheroes.pk

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pakistan – UN Peace Missions

Pakistan is largest contributor to UN Peace Missions. Pakistan is contributing to UN peacekeeping since 1960 and is the single largest contributor of UN peacekeeping forces, with more than 11,000 Pakistani military personnel serving in UN peacekeeping operations worldwide.
The Pakistan contingent for the UN Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone in 1999-2005 has been cited by the UN Peacekeeping Headquarters as a “Role Model for all UN Missions.”

Courtesy : pakistanheroes.pk

Math Ambassador

Math Ambassador
13 year old, Moosa Feroz surpassed 1.4 million children from across the globe and came first in the Online World Mathematics Competition held in Australia.
Moosa had bagged first position in an online World Mathematics Competition held in Australia. He secured the first spot among 1.4 million students across the world. The Australian government on Thursday made Moosa Firoz, a 13-year old student from Phalia district of Punjab, a ‘Math Ambassador’.
Moosa secured 4,405 points and got the first place while another Pakistani student Hasnain got second position in the competition with 4,303 points in 11-13 years age category.
In the category of age 14-18 years, the country’s another student named Osama secured second place with 3,318 points. The math wizard said that he had been trying to win world math competition since 2009. “I had also clinched 5th spot in 2011.”
Dr Khaliq Dad Tararr (Father of Moosa Feroz)
“I am proud of my son who made Pakistan proud across the world with his untiring efforts and hard work.”
Courtesy : pakistanheroes.pk

Monday, October 29, 2012

Budding Talent: Arooj Aftab

Born in Ryadh, Saudi Arabia, Arooj Aftab was gifted with a captivating voice, that was nurtured in the arms of her music-loving parents. The family moved to Lahore, Pakistan for her education. At school she marveled the audience by showing her skills at the traditional Tabla. After completing her O-level from Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore, she decided to make the Guitar her signature style. She chose accounting and finance as her professional interests, but the love for music was never to die. During her A-level years at Lahore Grammar School, Arooj simultaneously took on line music classes offered by Berklee School of Music. Her song “Walking”, that she wrote at the age of fourteen, won the hearts of the jury of the college, and she won the first Steve Vai scholarships distributed by the college to a total of five candidates in year 2004.

Hence started her beautiful journey of music making, experimenting and engineering. Instead of her bedroom, boom-box, a couple of editing programs and home pc, she moved on to a real time studio with professional audio equipment. Along the way, she found perfect band members that shared the same dream: Brighu Sahni, Jorn Bielfeldt, Mario Carrillo, Stelios Michas and other friendly collaborators.
She wrote and composed melodious tracks that suited her soft personality. Her vision became clearer when merciless waters flooded her homeland in 2010, and sorrow-struck people were drowning in depths of despair. The patriotic voice inside her spoke out loud and she came up with a dutiful cause. For the purpose, she struck nostalgic cords for the people of the Green Land, to wind the clocks and take them back to an old chapter of their history. They had fought bravely against dark times, struggled out of chains of hopelessness and embraced enlightenment. They had built a country that earned the name “The Land of the Pure”. Thus her cause “Rebuild Pakistan” emerged as the voice of the Green Land in the US, and was devotedly supported by her band members. Now she is an internationally acclaimed Sufi singer, based in New York. Recently, Arooj Aftab has been mentioned in the top hundred composers under forty by NPR Music.

Arooj continues to enliven her heritage, re-singing old Pakistani numbers in her smooth, low voice, peppered with an air of acoustic instrumentation. She is indeed, by God's grace, on her way pursuing big dreams.

Her official website: www.aroojaftabmusic.com
Her youtube channel: www.youtube.com/rebuildpakistan

(Images courtesy of www.aroojaftabmusic.com)

ISI-The Best Intelligence Agency in the World

ISI is the best intelligence agency in world.Every year very small changes occur in rating of these agencies(rated by different institutions).But ISI is still occupying its first position.According to almost all ranking giving institution it occupies first position.

Intelligence agency is an official agency which works for own homeland.Basic purpose of this is get information for security and defence of own country. Intelligence agencies provide analysis in areas relevant to national security and give early warning of impending crises. The distinctive meaning of national security means freedom from foreign dictation. National security is the requirement to maintain the survival of the state through the use of economic, diplomacy, power projection and political power.

10. ASIS, Australia

Asis australia intelligence
Australian Secret Intelligence Service was created in 13 May 1952. Nick Warner is executive of ASIS. This is Australian government intelligence agency responsible for undertaking counter-intelligence activities and cooperation with other intelligence agencies overseas. Annual budget of ASIS is $263.3 Million.

9. RAW, India

Raw india intelligence
Research and Analysis Wing was formed 21 September 1968. After the poor performance of the Intelligence Bureau in the war of 1962 and 1965 convinced then government of India that a independent agency was required for competent external intelligence gathering.

8. MOSSAD, Israel

MOSSAD israel intelligence
It was created December 13, 1949 as the Central Institute for Coordination at the recommendation of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to Reuven Shiloah.

7. CSIS, Canada

csis picture
CSIS was formed in June 21, 1984, by Act of Parliament (Bill C-9). Richard Fadden is agency executive. CSIS is responsible to Parliament through the Minister of Public Safety, but is also overseen by the Federal Court system, the Inspector General of CSIS, and the Security Intelligence Review Committee.

6.  BND, Germany

bnd germany intelligence agency

This intelligence agency was formed on 1st April 1956. The 6050 officers are offering their services to BND. They are highly dependent on latest technology to share the secret information’s the national security.

5. DGSE, France

dgsce france intelligence
This secret agency was formed on 2nd April 1982. This ministry is under the General Lounquet. Their employees provide the secret information to the country.

4. FSB, Russia

fsb russia intelligence agency
This was formed on 3rd April 1995. Their employees are round about 300,000. They are responsible of their information about national matters, political, military, border security and other matters.

3. MI6, United kingdom

Mi6 intelligence agency
Mi6 was created on 1909 this ministry is under RT hon, William Hogue. Their headquarters are in vaxuall cross London. This is equal ant to CIA.

2. CIA, United states

CIA intelligence agency
CIA was formed on 18th September 1947. Their officers are almost 20,000. They are responsible to collect information from the inner state and foreign countries. They also responsible about policy decision.

1. ISI, Pakistan

isi intelligence agency of pakistan
This was formed in 1948 and their headquarters are in Islamabad, Pakistan.ISI has the lengthiest record of success, After the Indo-Pakistan war of 1947 this was formed in 1948. ISI have won more GOLD MEDALS than any other intelligence agency.They have the highest number of agents all over the world, almost 10,000, ISI is one of the strongest intelligence agencies of the world.ISI is under the lieutenant general Zaheer-ul-Islam.Pakistan is really proud of it!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Selena Gomez Honours Malala Yousafzai

A very popular American teenager pop-singer Selena Gomez honours Malala Yousafzai and she writes about her on her official website www.selenagomez.com

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Malala Yousafzai was shot and on Tuesday was getting treatment for serious wounds, but thousands of miles away it appears that Selena Gomez is looking to raise awareness for the issues. The young woman laying in the hospital is known for her education and women’s rights activism.

“Please honor Malala Yousafzai by spreading her message of children's right to an education,” tweeted Selena Gomez from her official Twitter account. The entertainer is a UNICEF spokeswoman and shared a UNICEF page where the fans could read about the young girl.

As Selena Gomez definitely is impacted by the tragedy, it was obvious she wanted to make a difference. Changing the icon on her page to Malala Yousafzai’s face and sharing more about the girl on her Facebook page, thousands of Selena Gomez fans couldn't miss the message.

“Our hearts are with Malala and her family at this time, and our foremost concern is for her full recovery,” reads the UNICEF page honoring the young woman.

Malala Yousafzai is currently in Britain receiving treatment. Hopeful to make a full recovery, the young woman has been outspoken in wanting education in her country and continued to do so, even laying on a gurney recovering.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pakistan ready for internationals: World XI players

KARACHI: Players from the visiting International World XI Monday said overseas teams should return to tour Pakistan soon, after two Twenty20s against an all-star home side passed off successfully at the weekend.
The exhibition games were the first appearances by high-profile foreign players in Pakistan since deadly militant attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009 led to the suspension of international matches in the country.
The visitors’ captain Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka said international cricket should return to Pakistan.
“After these two matches I hope people will believe that Pakistan is a safe country for cricket,” he told reporters on his departure.
“We had two great days with good crowds coming and I am sure that with more efforts international cricket will return to Pakistan.”
Security was tight as capacity crowds of 32,000 packed into Karachi’s National Stadium – evidence, if it were needed, of the Pakistani public’s desperation to see top level cricket at home.
Jayasuriya, the dashing left-hander who was instrumental in Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup win, said he felt sad for the deprived people of Pakistan.
“It is unfortunate that the people of Pakistan are not getting international cricket on their grounds, but I am sure they will get it sooner than later,” he said.
Former South African Test bowler Andre Nel said Pakistan was ready to host foreign teams again.
“I was initially hesitant on touring,” said Nel, who played 36 Tests and 79 one-day internationals for South Africa until 2008.
“After these two well-organised matches I am sure Pakistan cannot be denied international cricket for long.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board, which distanced itself from the matches initially, said it hoped a platform had been set for the revival of the game.
“I hope these matches, despite being private, are a good step,” board chairman Zaka Ashraf told reporters on Sunday night. “We are doing our efforts and hope that we are able to convince teams to tour us.”
Zaka Ashraf said his board was in talks with Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and two other boards and hoped international cricket would be revived by as soon as next year.
Courtesy: The Express Tribune

Pakistan Stars XI beat International World XI series of T-20 by 2-0

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pakistanis make world’s largest human flag to set world record

LAHORE: More than 24,000 Pakistanis Monday formed the world’s largest “human national flag” in the eastern city of Lahore, smashing a five-year-old record set in Hong Kong, officials said.

A total of 24,200 people stood up in the national hockey stadium to make the green and white Pakistani standard, smashing the 2007 record set by 21,726 people in Hong Kong.
“It’s amazing, amazing display of unity of 24,200 people here in Lahore tonight,” Guinness World Records adjudicator Gareth Deaves told a cheering crowd.
“Every single one of you holds this record,” he said, handing over the certificate to Punjab provincial government representative Hamza Shahbaz Sharif.
On Saturday night 42,813 people in the national hockey stadium sang the national anthem together, smashing the previous best of 15,243 held by India.
On Sunday total 8 records has been set by Pakistanis in a day and a record of most records in day has also been broken.

Courtesy:Dawn News

Pakistanis Set 8 World Records in a Day (21 October 2012)

On Sunday(21 October 2012)....New world records were set in most martial arts kicks in three minutes, plug wiring, fastest chess set up, fastest time for cooking three chapattis (bread), pulling a truck by a mustache, fastest time for wearing a cricket kit, longest frog jump and most football headers.
The record for most kicks was set by Ahmad Amin Bodla, while the record of chess setup was broken by Mehek Gul. Mohammad Mansha broke the chappati making record.
Noman Anjum set the new world record in plug wiring. Mohammad Sadi a resident of Faisalabad set the world record of pulling a truck by a mustache. The record for football headers was set by Daniyal Gill and Qamar Zaman.
Jaleel-ul-Ehasan sets world record in fastest time wearing a cricket kit. The longest frog jump record was broken by Nauman Rafique and Shiraz.

A team from the Guinness Book of World Records is present at the festival to verify the records.

On Saturday(20 October 2012).... The record for most people singing a national anthem was broken by 42,813 peoples.

Courtesy:The News

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pakistan National Anthem World Record

It's now official 42813 people sang the national anthem at Lahore, breaking Indian record to make it into the Guinness world record. Congratulations Pakistan, a great moment.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chacha Cricket

Chaudhry Abdul Jalil aka Chacha Cricket is one of Pakistans most ardent and famous cricket mascots and fans. Translated from Urdu Chacha Cricket literally means Uncle Cricket. He was born in Sialkot Punjab on October 8 1949.
Jalil is regularly seen as a spectator at cricket matches involving Pakistan. He is easily recognized by his white beard, his full green shalwar kameez dress and his white cap decorated with a sequined star and crescent moon. He is always armed with a Pakistani flag and initiates many crowd chants.

is second name is Chacha Zaheer In the 1980s Jalil used to work in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. He gained popularity by regularly attending cricket matches held in Sharjah wearing a green dress with a white star and crescent on it. He later resigned from his job and began to follow the Pakistan national team around the world on a full-time basis. Fellow Pakistan fans began to recognise him and he came to be known as Chacha Cricket. As his fame increased the Pakistan Cricket Board hired him and currently sponsor him to travel around the world following the Pakistan team.

While his support for Pakistan is very strong he remains good-natured and is also a popular figure amongst opposition fans such as Englands Barmy Army.