Newspackage: Problems faced in Charrar Pind

Charrar Pind is a squatter settlement area located next to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore, Pakistan. The village, which currently has no proper sewage system, streetlights or proper access to potable water, was inducted into the DHA fold in a ceremony on December 23. Despite this fact, the residents of DHA and Charrar Pind live a highly contrasting standard of living as no proper developments have taken in the region while the promises made by the MPAs and MNAs have never turned to reality.

Muhammad Abubakar Mourige, Agha Sarmad, Saad Naveed and Ujala Sabir together executed this report to make the people aware of this area and an opportunity for these citizens to voice their concerns:

Problems faced in Charrar Pind from Sarmad Agha on Vimeo.

Resources of Pakistan and its proper Utlization By Saddan Zafar

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, located in South Asia has 650 miles of coastline on the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. Pakistan has large range of natural , cultural and human resources . Its dynamic culture and natural scene beauty impresses people from all the corners of the world. Pakistan is also very rich in its natural resources ranging from large amount of coal, gas, gemstones, copper and gold reserves.

Natural Resources .

Coal                                                                                                        

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  • Pakistan recently discovered one low and four low-to-medium quality coal seams in the Punjab.
  • Low sulfur coal was recently reported at the Baluchistan and near Islamabad. Bituminous, sub-bituminous, and lignite coal have been found in Pakistan. Coal reserves are estimated at 175 billion tons.
  • This would equate to 618 billion barrels of crude oil. When compared to oil reserves this is more than twice the amount of the top four countries.
  • If At KSA’s current usage, the reserves would last more than 200 years.
  • Pakistan has large gold/copper ore deposits at Saindak. Other resources include gypsum, limestone, chromites, iron ore, rock salt,silver, precious stones, gems, marbles, tiles, sulfur, fire clay, and silica sand.

Land

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  • About 28% of Pakistan’s total land area is under cultivation Pakistan holds one of the largest irrigation systems in the world.
  • The main exports includes wheat , rice sugarcane, maize , sorghum, seeds, barley , fruits and vegetables .
  • The fertile lands of Punjab are ready to feed a population twice that of current Pakistan.

 

 

Others

Water :The fishing industry plays a role in the national economy of Pakistan. The coastline is 814km and fishery resources still have room to grow. Fishing in Pakistan is a major source of export earnings. The establishment of gwadar port can further helps to enhance the fishing capacity of Pakistan. Moreover, trade links can be developed to increase trade as Pakistan lies under a strategic location.

 

Human Resources.

The youth of Pakistan : ImageAlthough the overall situation of Pakistan was not stable, however Pakistani is under few countries who are able to produce students of higher intellectual caliber and have represented Pakistan internationally and on global notes. Few of them includes Arfa karim who is the youngest person to develop software and was called by Microsoft soft (Interviewed by Bill Gates) . Mala Yousuf who has been awarded with global peace award and has been highlighted by the international media.

 

 

 

 

The forces of Pakistan

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PMA Academy Kakul Abbottabad

Pakistan has made keen interest in the development of its forces. Pakistan army is one of the most advanced and refined army in the world , Its Academy (Pakistan Military Academy) lies in Abbottabad where students of young age are trained and are refined into military officers . Due to the very high training standards at PMA, cadets of more than 34 countries come here every year as part of their military training schedules.

 

 

The rising trend of customized cakes by Maryam Waheed

Maryam Waheed:

Pictures of 3-D and customized cakes!

Originally posted on Maryam Waheed:

Here are some pictures of cakes that i have taken that signify the emerging and rising of customized cakes specially 3-D and different flavored cakes:

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It is possible to get any sort of cakes made according to specifications.

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Many companies have started these cakes specially 3-D ones

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All sizes and flavors are available such as this strawberry one.

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This cake is for a bridal shower made according to customization

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Cultural Heritage of Pakistan by Muhammad Saqlain

Culture of Pakistan
Punjabis comprises different tribes, clans and communities. In Punjab these clans have more to do with traditional occupations such as blacksmiths or artisans as opposed to rigid social stratifications.
The “biradari” is an important unit of Punjabi society, and includes people claiming descent from a common ancestor. The biradaris collectively form larger units known as tribes.
Kinship plays a very vital role in the social and cultural life of the people because most of the kin have to perform certain specified and obligatory functions on social occasions.
The joint family system having been in vogue for ages, the entire responsibility for the maintenance of the household and of social relations falls upon the father. No one in the family can question his authority.
Punjabis are well known for their zest for life, liveliness and most importantly the mind blowing dance. They celebrate every occasion with lot of pomp and show. Marriage is celebrated in Punjab with great gusto. Marriage in Punjab means rituals and festivity. Of the various considerations that influence the choice of a bride or bridegroom, caste and clan are the most important. Normally out of the caste marriages are not allowed.

Punjabis are famous for their food and love to eat food

 

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MONUMENTS OF PAKISTAN

Mazar e Quaid
It’s situated in Karachi, Mazar-e-Quaid is the tomb of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. And was Established in 1970, the tomb is an iconic representation of the city of Karachi. Every year, on national holidays, the tomb is visited by famous leaders to pray tribute to Jinnah. There are also prominent leaders, namely Liaqat Ali Khan, Abdur Rab Nishtar, Fatima Jinnah, and Nur-ul-Amin are also buried in the same mausoleum.

Minar-e- Pakistan

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The Minar was completed during a span of eight years from 1960 to 1968. The monument is located on the same grounds where the famous Lahore Resolution was passed in 1940. The Resolution demanded separate states for the Muslims and Hindus, thus fusing the creation of Pakistan with the minaret. Such has been its importance that when Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee came to Pakistan, he visited the tower which washed away any misconception of India’s reluctance in accepting Pakistan as a state.

Pakistan Monument
Completed in three years from 2004 to 2007, the Pakistan Monument is a symbolic representation of the four provinces of the country. Situated in Islamabad at a public park, the Monument attracts visitors who are amazed at its architectural brilliance. The interior of its huge petals is decorated with beautiful Islamic murals

Lahore Fort

As the name suggests, this fort is situated in the city of Lahore – in fact, it is one of the prized buildings of the walled-city of Lahore. Although the origins of the fort are older, the present structure is said to have been built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The Fort itself acted as a geo-strategic site that met Kashmir, the Afghan areas, and Multan. Decorated with Mughal architecture, the Fort complex includes such architectural marvels as Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) and Badshahi Mosque.

Shalimar Bagh

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It is one of the most beautiful sites in Pakistan. Its gardens and refreshing fountains attract a large number of visitors. The site consists of three levels of garden terraces which were watered by a canal; which also waters the exquisite marble terrace. It has a total of 410 fountains at all levels and a large variety of fruit trees.

Quaid’s Residency
Situated in Ziarat, a hill station in Balochistan province, the Residency was where Pakistan’s founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last days of his life. The ailing Jinnah was recommended a rest and Ziarat was the best choice for its fragrance and fresh mountain air. There, the Residency, a wooden structure, provided the founder with the perfect retreat.

We can brand Pakistan by sticking to our culture and promoting it to show a positve side of Pakistan to the World

Search for a Better Politics in Pakistan by Muhammad Saqlain Naseer

imagesOnce politicians were seen with utmost respect and their profession was considered one of the best to serve humanity but now its considered as profession to loot and make money for themselves and that’s how politicians nowadays have made it look like.
Corruption is one of the reason that has earned this profession a bad name. Politicians now a days makes promises and break them in a blink of eye not even thinking for the people. They are there to serve themselves and make money to fill their never ending greed for money and leisure.
Though most of the politicians have no interest in the welfare of people and are hollow from inside, there are politicians that are serving the humanity and gives us a light of hope from the dark corrupt politician culture that has rusted Pakistan.

Importance of Politics
We need politics so that we can discuss issues about the economy, and organize government processes and faculty. Politics help people learn about how the government operates.
Politics is not a product of democracy. It expresses the self-interests of the most powerful, and the rest either sign up to those interests or not: hence the evolution of the majority and minority in government.
The most significant purpose of the politics major is to help educate a reflective and activist citizenry capable of sharing power and responsibility in a contemporary democracy.

Ways to Improve

Pakistani-Political-partiesThe most important thing that public can do is vote as that’s the power in their hands. And vote the less corrupt, think for Pakistan not just for yourself.                                                                                                                                                                              We need to make ourselves better if we want a change in the society because politicians do wrong with what’s in their hand and we do wrong with what’s in our hands. We are no different from them if we give it a thought. Politicians are from the public and so there is a need for a change in the society for them to be better                                                                                                                                                                                          Media is so influential it actually doesn’t just affect politics but it is actually one of the most important controlling factor of it. So media can play an important role in shaping a better political system in Pakistan and a vital role in maintaining it.
There are many solutions but the real challenge is of implementing and taking the first step.