Branding Pakistan: Northern Beauty By Sultan Shah

1) Attabad Lake

 Also known as the Hunza Lake, situated in the Hunza Valley was created as a result of the landslides in January 2010. It is one of the biggest artificially created lakes of Pakistan.

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2) Muzaffarabad

 

Muzaffarabad is the capital of Azad Kashmir. The city lies in the North of Pakistan. Apart from the promising sceneries and beautiful valleys, the city is home to two historical forts: the Red Fort (also known as the Chak Fort) and the Black Fort.

 

People from the South visit Muzaffarabad in summers to escape away from the heat and enjoy the pleasant weather.

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3) Lake Saif ul Malook

 

Lake Saif Ul Malook is quoted as “Heaven on Earth” by the people who visit this magical place. It is located in the Kaghan Valley near the city of Naran. It is known to be one of the highest situated lakes in Pakistan.

 

Visitors can reach the place by jeeps in summer season, however due to intense snow falls in winters; this place can only be reached through 3-4 hours of trekking.

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4) Concordia

 

One of the  most beautiful place on Earth, Concordia, heart of the Karakoram range in Pakistan. Concordia is home to four of the world’s fourteen ‘Eight-Thousanders’. It is the best place for mountain hikers. The place is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The sight provides breathtaking views of a number of notable peaks of Pakistan, such as the Godwin Austin, Gasherburn I, Broad Peak and others.

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Sultan Shah

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Lahore School Of Economics .

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Xbox 360 Vs PlayStation3 (PS3) By Sultan Shah

Xbox 360 Vs PlayStaion (Ps3)

The Playstation 3 has the decided advantage when it comes to hardware. The CPU, memory, and graphical prowess is roughly a wash on both consoles as they are capable of roughly the same computational and graphical rendering abilities. Still, its evident that there are some issues with the PS3 given the graphical slowdowns and frame rate issues present only in the PS3 versions of multiplatform games. All PS3 models offer a Bluray optical drive, HDMI, gigabit Ethernet, and USB 2.0. In most models it also includes built-in Wifi and Bluetooth capability as well. While the hard drives are roughly the same in size to many Xbox 360 models, the PS3 makes it much easier to expand as it doesn’t require proprietary hard drive preloaded with software as the Xbox 360 does. The Xbox 360, while offering HDMI in its current models, only has a standard dual layer DVD optical drive, 10/100 Ethernet

This is where the Xbox 360 really falls apart. The Xbox 360 had a hardware defect where a heat source within the case causes some internal connections to become disrupted. This would cause a famous red ring to appear on the console indicating a specific hardware failure, hence the “Red Ring of Death”. This hardware issue was so bad that Microsoft extended their warranty for just this issue for a full 3 years after purchase. Aside from the Red Ring of  Death issue, both consoles endured issues from drive failures to the console scratching game discs, however these issues were minor even for a typical console release.

Going in more detail

Versions

The PS3 has been released in several different versions, with varying amounts of hard disk space. Buyers can now choose between a 160 GB system and a 320 GB system. There are no differences except for the amount of hard disk available.

The Xbox is currently available in four different configurations: the Xbox 360 4GB console, the Xbox 360 4GB, the Xbox 360 250GB console, and the Xbox 360 250GB console , all with or without Kinect. There are no differences except for the amount of hard disk available and whether or not it includes the motion control system Kinect.

Update

The 8th generation consoles, Ps4 and Xbox One were released in 2013.

Hardware

Processing Power

The Playstation 3’s CPU is a Sony, Toshiba, IBM-designed Cell microprocessor, with one 3.2 GHz PowerPC-based Power Processing Element .

The Xbox 360 uses the triple-core IBM-designed Xenon as its CPU, and has three 3.2 GHz core processors.

Graphics

The PS3 uses an Nividia Rsx which outputs resolutions from 480i SD up to1080i HD.

The Xbox 360 uses ATI Xenos for its graphics processing, which has 10 MG of eDRAM.

Memory

The PS3 has 256 mb of XDR DRAM main memory and 256 mb of GDDR3 video memory.

The Xbox360 has 512 mb of memory.

Accessories

Accessories for the PS3 include wireless controllers, the Playstation Eye camera, headsets and a motion controller named Playstation Move.

Accessories for the Xbox 360 include a webcam, headsets for chatting, dance mats and Gamercize for exercise, and its motion-control system, Kinect.

Reliability

The PS3 has a two-year failure rate of 10%.

The Xbox 360 has a two-year failure rate of 23.7%.

Price

The price of the Ps3 in Pakistan is around Rs. 32000 but of course it         varies with model to model .

The price of Xbox 360 in Pakistan is around Rs .31000 nut of course it varies with model to model .

 

 Online

The PS3 connects to the Internet for free through the Playstation Network using the homeowner’s high speed Internet  account. You can play free using the PS3.

The Xbox 360 uses Xbox Live, an online gaming service that is available both free and for a subscription. It allows users to join message boards and access the Marketplace to download purchased or promotional content.

 

Thanks for reading please do like and share your thoughts

Sultan Shah

12u00105

Lahore School Of Economics .

 

If Pakistan Was A Person by Eazaz Ali

If Pakistan was a person it would be a he, he would be kind and generous, he would have a true courageous heart, he would be honest but all these qualities wouldn’t make him a sissy or anything they would make him a person that he truly is and not one of those two faced people. He wouldn’t bully be bullied or let anyone else bully others. He may be weak against some but he would have its own way of winning a fight. He would have other friends similar to him, sure he could get a little irritating at some point but he always wants what’s best for him and his friends. Speaking of friends where there are friends there are also enemies but unlike normal enemies his enemies spread rumors about him and like all rumors these are also fake and he doesn’t pay any heed to them. However currently he is sick and that’s why he’s making these poor decisions that are ruining its life but until he can’t cure himself he can’t be the man he was. And though he may currently be under some sort of mind control by its inner conscious which makes him sick and do some very stupid things, I’m sure as I have faith in Pakistan that one day it will stand tall in grace with its other more successful acquaintances. Now just imagine if Pakistan wasn’t a person and would be an actual country, like it is, how great it would be to live in a country like that. I know that I am lucky to be a part of it.

Games vs Traditional Thinkers and Studying by Eazaz Ali

In the past gaming was just used a way to pass the time with consoles like the PS1 or handhelds like gameboy, and hence in the earlier times gaming was thought to be a waste of time. But now things have changed because not only has the maturity level of the game developers evolved but also the gamer’s maturity level has also evolved and with the new console in the market the industry as a whole has taken a huge leap towards improvement. But unfortunately people still think that gaming is a waste of time, and honesty it really irritates me because the people who say these things haven’t played any games and if they would have played any games then they would have thought differently. Gaming has now evolved so much that now it’s not just for fun or passing the time now it can enhance your reflexes increase creativity and is actually a very good factor in fighting depression. But sadly these traditional thinkers don’t want to change their perception about gaming, they see that gaming is actually good, now, but they will always choose not to believe it. Sure excess of everything is bad, but everything is included in it not just gaming but studying and other things. No one stops us when we are studying all night long but play two hours of games and everyone loses their minds, and why because it’s not productive. Who says gaming isn’t productive it’s a lot productive than studying something that is never going to help us in real life. Everyone says that  two hours of study won’t hurt anyone well to them I say this two or even three hours of gaming can kill three days of stress from studying.

Branding Pakistan by Mashal Khanum

imagesLets talk about the era of change, it’s not like you can’t feel it creeping in already. Old things are passing away and new things are coming into reality and you see this in every face of your life. We all want to change a lot of things that are going on but then again we for some reason are scared to do so. We think that we are independent but the reality is not just that.  we are made to believe that our politicians representing the government are familiar with the problems of Pakistani people but as a matter of fact they are just making money. Here the government is playing an important role.

Firstly, the government should focus on different factors such as Health and Education sectors. Secondly, Our media is not playing its part in ‘improving’ Pakistan’s image. Also, we need to create awareness amongst people by introducing different exchange programs with various countries. We should not forget our culture and traditions. We banned “Basant”, (an event that millions of people used to come from all over the world to see), for people were somehow dying, banned late night weddings because somehow that’s how robberies were happening? We have banned every single thing that gave happiness to the people of this city other than finding solutions for it?

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The Province You Didn’t Know About by Agha Sarmad

Gilgit–Baltistan is an autonomous self-governing region which unconstitutionally is often referred to as the 5th province of the State of Pakistan. For many people, this might be just a northern territory with perpetually snow-capped peaks and scenic beauties, but this … Continue reading

Hilt of Passion by Fatema Ahmed

Hilt of Passion img_100100100_0707070720122012020217172727pmpm662 Pakistan, a jewel on the face of the globe is the 7th largest nation, population wise, in the world. With India on the east, China in the north, Afghanistan and the famous Durand line in the North West, Iran on the west and finally the Arabian Sea on the west, Pakistan is blessed with all 4 seasons ranging from the extreme winters of the mighty Karakorum to the pleasant weather at the coastline is a marvel in itself.To see more beauty of Pakistan tourism points check: https://dreamers2016.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/pakistan-our-country-by-amna-abid/

Shandur Polo Festival for sports:Visiting the great Karakuram Range in the summers is a tourist delight.   The Shandur Polo Festival is held every year in the first week of July. The festival is hosted on the highest playground of the world situated at 3700m above the sea level and with gigantic mountains fencing the valley giving a jaw dropping touch to the scenery. The Shandur top is virtually flat with a very gentle gradient. It provides a playing field for a tournament that has been held annually since 1937 when the teams of Chitral and Gilgit invited other teams to come and compete with them on their home ground.

Shandur polo festival for tourism:03 Shandur Polo Festival The Shandur Polo Festival attracts many foreigners and locals every year. The festival apart from the tournament also includes folk music, dance and a makeshift village is setup to accommodate the downpour of the tourists. The polo is played on a free-style format, the teams compete with one and another to claim the winner’s stand. There are no referees to judge the game and the game sometimes become brutal, but the players play in high game spirit exhibiting their outclass skills on the field. To the local teams it is a matter of life and death to win the tournament as it will bring honour to their family and tribe.

The Shandur Polo Festival is a place to spend your summer vacations away from the busy life of the cities in the calm and quite of the Karakoram. The journey can be done on jeeps all the way from Gilgit to the tournament arena. Whereas the KKH can be covered on cars and special buses operated by private operators. Tourists from all over the world come to see these heaven like beauty!

To get to know past stories about Shandur Polo Festival, visit http://www.shandur.com/

To watch a video on the event, visit http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcegaj_shandur-polo-festival_sport