Geo TV’s insulting attitude towards legend Anwar Maqsood

Mr. Anwar Maqsood

Mr. Anwar Maqsood

These days Khabarnaak (خبرناک) is one of the most popular comedy show run on Geo TV network. Aftab Iqbal hosts this programme and discusses many issues with a team of six to seven jugglers. One of the jugglers is so called educated Muhammad Ali Mir who has a good talent of getting getup of any popular figure and mimicking their talking style.

It’s a good way without any objection to make people happy who are already having problems in their everyday life. However I have noticed that Geo TV management plays a great role in controlling the script and level of humiliation of the person who Muhammad Ali Mir presents in his mimicry. Anwar Maqsood is one of the most talented media persons of Pakistan. He is a wonderful compere, writer and producer. He has produced many popular comedy programmes with his highly talented colleagues late Moin Akhtar and Bushra Ansari from PTV Karachi centre. He is one of the best comperes/hosts who can be compared only with legendary Zia Muhiuddin, Naeem Bukhari and Tariq Aziz. In addition to comparing he wrote comedy scripts that gave popularity to late Moin Akhtar.

In many episodes of Khabarnaak, Muhammad Ali Mir adopts getup of Anwar Maqsood and is introduced by the host as ‘Danishwar Sahib’ (دانشور صاحب) which means ‘Scholar’ in English. Then he is shown as a very silly person which is a highly condemnable thing. It can be easily judged that this is being done on the orders of Geo TV management because Anwar Maqsood sahib is the recognition of PTV Karachi centre. Geo TV could not hire him perhaps for their channel and that is the main reason that they started humiliating such a nice and talented person.

Muhammad Ali Mir as dummy of Anwar Maqsood

Muhammad Ali Mir as dummy of Anwar Maqsood

Aftab Iqbal is a very rude person, who has attitude problem. He was removed from the Dunya TV’s popular show Hasb-e-Haal. Later he had issues with the senior actor Aman Ullah who was a permanent member of his Khabarnaak team. Because of his negative attitude talented artists Aman Ullah, Iftikhar Thakur and Sakhawat Naz left him and joined Dunya TV show Mazaaq Raat (مذاق رات).

From Sada-e-Shahid we demand Geo TV to stop insulting the national heroes and give them their due respect, because the nations who insult their heroes eventually disappear from the page of history.

Pakistan leading towards peace and prosperity (Allah willing!)

Peace in Pak

Finally after a long tenure of terrorism, fear and disappointment, Pakistan has started gradually improving now. On the precious advice of PTI Chairman Mr. Imran Khan, prime minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif and his team started peace dialogues with the leadership of Taliban. As a good gesture Taliban assured of complete seize fire for one month, which was later extended. Soon after the start of their dialogues, some unknown hands tried to create the misunderstandings between both sides and blasted bombs in different corners of our beloved country. However Taliban leadership not only condemned the attacks but also gave a clear verdict that they were not involved in the blasts at all.

On the other side credit goes to the PML(N) government for somehow convincing the US government on stopping the drone attacks during the peace process. On the economic side, government has made some progress and US$ is now selling around PKR 98.00 in the open market which was selling around PKR 110.00 just a few days back. Recently fuel prices have also been brought down which has given some comfort to the transporters and the common people who drive their vehicles for going to work and meeting their everyday necessities.

However being responsible citizens now Pakistani people must learn from their individual mistakes so that the progress could be sustainable. We must develop habits of honesty, simplicity, hard working, mutual respect, tolerance and helping the people in need around us. We have to be free of any discrimination for others. We need to learn basic manners like how to cross a road, how to make a queue, how to greet others with smile, how to help a disabled person, and how to keep our streets clean. Insha Allah Pakistan will become a heaven then where people will prefer to live rather than immigrating to other countries after getting degrees from Pakistani universities.

پاکستان زندہ باد

Pakistan needs another Omar (RA)

Yesterday’s Pakistani newspapers brought another disturbing story. A mother named Bisma in Johar Town, Lahore killed her 2 year old daughter Minahil and 8 month old son Yousuf by pressing their throats after she had been unable to feed them with anything for 2-3 days. This sad incident took place because her husband has been on illegal drugs for a long time and they did not have enough sources to feed their kids. Police have arrested her. She told the media that she had no other option left for her except killing her kids who had been hungry for 3 days.

Lady who killed her kids due to hunger in Lahore

Lady who killed her kids due to hunger in Lahore (report in Urdu; courtesy of

Today I am thinking that our government has failed in taking care of the basic necessities of their citizens. People are dying because of hunger, but on the other side resourceful corrupt people are just increasing their assets and no one has the right to question them. A few days ago I was watching Geo TV programme “Aik Din Geo Kay Saath” (ایک دن جیو کے ساتھ), in which anchor Sohail Warraich spent a full day with the famous journalist Mr. Hassan Nisar.  I was highly surprised to see the lavish farm house of the later near Lahore which occupied many hectares. On Mr. Warraich question about the source of his income so called honest journalist replied that he made money mostly from the royalty of his books. I have been viewing books of people like Mustansar Hussain Tarrar, Ata ul Haq Qasmi, Perveen Shakir, Amjad Islam Amjad, Umera Ahmed and Bushra Rehman in the big bookstores in Lahore that sell very well but none of them could become rich like Mr. Hassan Nisar, any of whose books I could never find on shelves of the prominent bookshops that I have been visiting. However as he is a big fish, no one can dare to ask him about his source of income.

If we read the Islamic history, Omar (RA) has been the best ruler after Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) established the first ever Islamic government. Omar (RA) introduced stipend for the feeding mothers. He also developed a very good system of charity (through the zakat collection) that no one is his government could complain about the hunger. Omar (RA) was the person who used to say that if a dog died because of hunger, he as the ruler would be answerable to Allah on the day of judgement. However our Pakistani leaders are least bothered about their poor people and they are just busy in working on prolonging their power and transferring the same to their next generations; be it Bilawal Zardari, Mariam Nawaz, Hamza Shahbaz or Moonis Elahi.

Pakistanis now really need another Omar from Allah who could bring some comfort for them and at the same time establish a true system of justice where a common man could have right to question the ruler without any fear.

Respect for Dr. Abdus Salam and Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan

Dr. Abdus Salam, the first Nobel Laureate from Paksitan

Dr. Abdus Salam, the first Nobel Laureate from Paksitan

These days on Facebook and other social media a large number of Pakistani people and groups share the posts for highlighting the wrong attitude adopted towards the only Pakistani Nobel laureate Dr. Abdus Salam by the Pakistani governments. It is really sad that he was never accepted as a great Pakistani scientist in a true sense just because he was a Qadiani (Ahmadi).

I understand that this is of course a blunder and nations who never appreciate their heroes can never make any progress. However we must understand that we must be highlighting these issues without crossing our religious limits. Once such posts are shared many Muslim people start writing, “He was an Ahmadi Muslim”.  Then if you try to tell them that Qadianis/Ahmadis are not Muslims as per the teachings of Islam as they don’t believe that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last prophet of Allah, they start attacking you personally by saying, “People like you promote terrorism”, “Who are you to decide about their not being Muslims”, and many other rude comments.

I must say that Islam teaches us to be moderate. I am never in the favour of attacking physically or verbally on any person who has a different approach to yours. We must respect their way of thinking. However Islam also tells us to never make a compromise in the matters where we have a clear guideline or commandment from Allah SWT and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). So I would request my Muslim friends not to cross their religious limits when appreciating a non-Muslim. Yes Dr. Abdus Salam was our national hero and he deserves lot of respect from all Pakistanis, however he was not a Muslim. Some people after his death and burial damaged his grave title which mentioned him to be the first Muslim Nobel laureate. I personally condemn this action by so called Muslims as we have no right to enter their graveyard and cause any damage to the graves. This is indeed a shameful act.

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, our national hero!

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, our national hero!

Now I come to the issue of Dr. Abdul Qadeer, who is our father of nation after the founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He is the person who played great role in making Pakistan an atomic power. Once I commented in response to the comments under Dr. Abdus Salam’s issue post that our nation also does not acknowledge Dr. Qadeer and he was humiliated by the ex-General Musharraf on the public TV channel, one man started saying that he was a traitor who stole the technology from Netherlands. I was shocked to read such shameful comments from a mature person about our national hero. We as Pakistani nation must respect him for his great efforts in making Pakistan safe from our enemies.

I would just conclude by saying that we must not say anything that we cannot defend in front of Allah SWT on the judgement day. At the same time we need to develop a sense of respecting others’ views and beliefs. Peace is the most important thing we need at this time.

Nawaz Sharif could not learn at all

Attack on Express

Bad governance of PML(N) government has resulted in the further deterioration of Pakistanis’ life. Since the start of 2014 almost every single day terrorists attacked and killed the innocent men, women and children in different corners of Pakistan. Even the Polio workers are unsafe now and recently many of them have been attacked and killed allover Pakistan.

Federal government has always been targeting PTI and Imran Khan on latter’s advice for conducting dialogues with the Taliban terrorists. However they could not come up with any other solution that could help improving the situation. Taliban are now attacking media as well. Last week they attacked on an outdoor satellite vehicle of Express Media Group in which poor workers lost their life. However TTP spokesman Ehsan Ullah Ehsan defended the attack and warned that if media continued ‘propagating’ against them they would attack them again.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif few weeks back had officially authorised Maulana Sami Ul Haq to help government in arranging dialogues with the leadership of TTP so that this turmoil could be finished. Yesterday Maulana announced that he would not be playing any role in this regard. He accused the government of not showing any interest in the peace process. Today Prime Minister House issued an official statement that Mulana was not delegated with any such responsibility. Maulana responded on this that all this process is on record.  Now government is going to have a combat with TTP and Pakistan’s armed forces will soon start an operation in North Waziristan.

If I personally see the present scenario, I feel that Nawaz Sharif has not learnt at all from his past mistakes. He came up with a commitment this time that he would take all government and opposition leaders in confidence before taking any important decisions. However since his coming into the power, he has been visiting different countries and seems to be least bothered about the country’s key issues. He has pulled himself completely out of the issues like missing persons, Dr. Aafia and the worst lawlessness in the country. He does not like to attend the parliamentary sessions at all. KPK Chief Minister Mr. Pervez Khattak has complained that he cannot meet Prime Minister in spite of his best efforts and Mr. Sharif seems to be only Punjab’s Prime Minister.

PTI always has stressed on first having the dialogues with TTP so that they could not make it an excuse for their brutal actions that they were ready for the dialogues and no one came to them. Imran Khan always says that if they do not follow the signed agreement after the dialogues then armed forces must carry out the operation against them. However he says that we are fighting someone else’s war (on terror). If Nawaz Sharif is sincere with the country he must come up with a clear stance for solving the core issues of Pakistan, i.e. terrorism, lawlessness, poverty, inflation, unemployment, and electricity and gas load shedding. Otherwise he must remember that he could be in problem again after this term of PMLN government.

Difference between ‘Bidaa’ and ‘Aqeedat’ (in Urdu)

بدعت اور عقیدت میں فرق کو سمجھنا وقت کی ضرورت ہے

Eid Milad

میں نے جب سے ہوش سنبھالا اور اسلام کو سمجھنے کی صحیح طرح سے کوشش کی، مجھ پر یہ حقیقت کھلی کہ جس دین کو اللہ تعالٰی اور نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ وسلم نے نہایت آسان بتایا، ہمارے مولویوں نے اسے کس قدر مشکل بنا دیا ہے۔

پاکستان میں شیعہ اور سُنیوں کے اختلافات کے علاوہ سُنیوں کے اپنے فرقوں مثلاً دیوبندی، بریلوی، اہل حدیث اور وہابیوں کے اختلافات بھی بہت زیادہ ہیں۔ سب لوگ یہ بھول بیٹھے ہیں کہ دین میانہ روی کا درس دیتا ہے۔ ایک، دوسرے کو غلط اور کافر قرار دینے سے مسائل حل ہونے کی بجائے بڑھ رہے ہیں۔ سب کی مسجدیں علیحدہ ہیں۔ آپ کسی بریلوی مسجد میں امام کی دوران نماز سورۃ فاتحہ کی تلاوت کے بعد اونچی آواز سے آمین نہیں کہہ سکتے۔ اسی طرح آپ رفع یدین کرتے ہوئےبھی گھبراتے ہیں۔ ایسے ہی کسی اہل حدیث کی مسجد میں آپ نماز کے بعد اونچی آواز میں درود نہیں پڑھ سکتے۔

میں نے چند سال متحدہ عرب امارات میں بھی گزارے، جہاں زیادہ تر مساجد میں امام شافع (رح) کے طریقے کو فالو کیا جاتا ہے، لیکن مجھے بڑی مسرت ہوتی تھی کہ کبھی جب میں لیٹ ہو جانے ہر اکیلا نماز پڑھ رہا ہوتا تھا، تو کوئی عرب انسان جو میرے بھی بعد مسجد میں داخل ہوا ہوتا تھا، میرے کندھے کو پیچھے سے ہلکا سا چھو کر مجھے احساس دلاتا تھا کہ اب ہم ایک جماعت میں نماز پڑھ رہے ہیں، اور میں امام ہوتا تھا۔ بعد میں آنے والے بھی جماعت میں شامل ہو جاتے تھے اور یوں ہم سب کو با جماعت نماز کا ثواب مل جاتا تھا۔ وہاں کوئی اس بات کو نہیں دیکھتا کہ امامت کرنے والا رفع یدین کر رہا ہے یا نہیں۔ نماز کے بعد سب لوگ اپنی، اپنی دعا مانگ کر رخصت ہو جاتے ہیں۔

ہم نے دین میں بے پناہ مشکلات پیدا کر دی ہیں۔ میں ایک سُنی مسلمان ہوں اور بدعت سے بچنے کی حتی الوسع کوشش کرتا ہوں۔ ہم نے اپنے چھوٹے بھائی ماجد کی وفات پر اس کے قل اور چہلم نہیں کئے تھے کیونکہ ان چیزوں کا شریعت میں کوئی وجود نہیں اور یہ سراسر بدعت ہیں۔ تاہم یہ بھی سچ ہے کہ انسان ہونے کے ناتے ہمارے جذبات ہمیں مجبور کرتے ہیں کہ اس کی برسی پر ہم ضرور اداس ہوتے ہیں اور اس کی تعزیت کرنے والوں کا شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں۔

اب میں اس موضوع کی طرف آتا ہوں جس نے مجھے یہ بلاگ لکھنے پر مجبور کیا۔ 12 ربیع الاول کی تاریخ کو دنیا کے تمام اسلامی ممالک نبی کریم حضرت محمد صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ وسلم کی تاریخ ولادت کے طور پر مناتے ہیں۔ اس موقع پر لوگ ایک دوسرے کو مبارک باد بھی دیتے ہیں اور پاکستان میں عمارتوں کو خوب سجایا بھی جاتا ہے۔ جبکہ بہت سے لوگ نذر اور نیاز کا بھی اہتمام کرتے ہیں۔

میرے چند دوست اس دن کو عید کہنے کو اور منانے کو بدعت قرار دیتے ہیں۔ ان کی منطق یہ ہوتی ہے کہ 12 ربیع الاول کی تاریخ آپ (ص) کے وصال کی تاریخ ہے اور آپ (ص) کی تاریخ پیدائش پر امت میں اختلاف ہے۔ اسی طرح یہ لوگ کہتے ہیں کہ آپ (ص) کے یوم پیدائش کو منانا یا عید کہنا ہی غلط ہے، کیونکہ یہ صحابہ کرام (رض) سے ثابت نہیں۔ اسی طرح بہت سے دوست 10 محرم کو ایک غم کے دن کے طور پر منانے کے بھی سخت خلاف ہیں۔

میں چونکہ دین میں میانہ روی کا قائل ہوں اور بدعت کو بھی غلط سمجھتا ہوں، لہٰذا میری اس بارے میں رائے یہ ہے کہ ہمیں بدعت اور عقیدت میں فرق کو سمجھنا چاہئیے۔ جیسے آپ اپنی کسی کامیابی یا بیٹے، بیٹی کی سالگرہ پر خوشی مناتے ہیں اور دوستوں اور عزیزوں کو دعوت دیتے ہیں، میں نہیں سمجھتا کہ اس میں کوئی گناہ ہے۔ اسلام ہمیں محبت بڑھانے کا درس دیتا ہے اور دعوت دینے سے آپس میں محبت بڑھتی ہے۔ ہاں یہ لازم ہے کہ ان دعوتوں میں اسلام کے بنیادی اصولوں سے انحراف نہ کیا جائے۔ ناچ، گانے اور شراب جیسی قباحتوں سے بچا جائے اور جہاں تک مناسب ہو، پردے کا بھی اہتمام کیا جائے۔ ہر بات میں بدعت کو گھسیٹ کر لانے سے سانس لینا بھی مشکل ہو جائے گا۔ کیا ایک ماں اپنے بیٹے کا ماتھا چومے یا آپ قرآن کریم کو محبت سے چومیں تو یہ بھی بدعت ہے؟

اب میں آتا ہوں عید میلاد النبی (ص) اور عاشورہ محرم کی طرف۔ نبی کریم حضرت محمد صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ وسلم کو اللہ تعالٰی نے تمام انسانیت کے لئے رحمت بنا کر بھیجا ہے۔ ہم سے زیادہ خوش قسمت امت کوئی نہیں جو آپ (ص) کو اپنا نبی مانتی ہے۔ میں تمام تر توجیہات کے باوجود اس مسلمان کو انتہائی بخیل قرار دوں گا جو آپ (ص) کی پیدائش پر اپنے مسلمان بھائیوں کو مبارک نہ دے۔ اگر 12 ربیع الاول پر اتفاق نہیں ہے تو پھر تمام عرب ممالک کیوں اسی دن کو آپ (ص) کی پیدائش کا دن تصور کرتے ہیں اور تعطیل کرتے ہیں؟ ہمیں اس بات کو سمجھنا ہوگا کہ اسلام کبھی بھی خوشی کے اظہار سے منع نہیں کرتا۔ اگر کوئی اس دن چراغاں یا روشنی کرے تو اس میں ہرگز کوئی بری بات نہیں۔ روایات سے پتا چلتا ہے کہ ابو جہل نے آپ (ص) کی پیدائش کی خوشی منائی تھی، جس کی وجہ سے اسے دوزخ میں سے ہر سال اس دن نکالا جائے گا جس دن آپ (ص) دنیا میں تشریف لائے۔

ہاں جو لوگ نذر، نیاز وغیرہ کا انتظام کرتے ہیں، ان کو چاہئیے کہ وہ سال کے باقی دنوں میں بھی غریبوں کو کھانا کھلانے کا انتظام کرتے رہیں، تاکہ یہ بدعت نہ بن جائے، اور غریب اور مسکین سال بھر صرف ان ہی دنوں کا انتظار نہ کرتے رہیں۔

اسی طرح 10 محرم کی بات ہے۔ یہ وہ دن ہے جس دن اسلام کے دشمنوں نے نبی کریم حضرت محمد صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ وسلم کے خاندان کو مٹانے کی کوشش کی اور آپ (ص) کے چہیتے نواسے امام حسین (رض) کو ان کے پیارے ساتھیوں سمیت پیاس کی حالت میں شہید کیا۔ یہی نہیں بلکہ امام (رض) کا سر مبارک نیزے پر رکھ کر یزید ملعون کے دربار میں پیش کیا۔ اس بات سے قطع نظر کہ میں سُنی ہوں اور شیعہ نہیں، میں اس دن کو ہمیشہ اداس ہوتا ہوں اور میرا دل ہی نہیں چاہتا کہ اس دن میں کوئی خوشی مناؤں، کیونکہ اس دن میرے پیارے نبی (ص) کے گھرانے پر خود کو مسلمان کہنے والوں نے ظلم کے پہاڑ توڑے۔۔۔۔۔۔ البتہ ماتم کرے اور خود کو مارنے سے بہتر ہے کہ ہم اپنے اندر امام عالی مقام (رض) کے اوصاف پیدا کریں اور ظلم کے سامنے ڈٹ جانے کی عادت اپنائیں۔

عیسائی لوگ بیشک آج اپنے مذہب کو بہت زیادہ فالو نہیں کرتے لیکن وہ کرسمس کو حضرت عیسٰی علیہ السلام کی پیدائش کے طور پر بھرپور طریقے سے مناتے ہیں۔ ہمیں بھی ایک باوقار طریقے سے پیغمبر اسلام و انسانیت حضرت محمد صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ وسلم کا یوم پیدائش شایان شان طریقے سے بدعت سے بچتےہوئے منانا چاہئیے اور ساتھ، ساتھ آپ (ص) کی تعلیمات کو بھی اپنانا چاہئیے، تاکہ ہم اپنی بخشش کا سامان کر سکیں۔

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Think before you vote in PTI NSW Intraparty elections 2014

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) New South Wales, Australia chapter is going to have their intraparty elections next week (13-15 January 2014). I have been working with the last winning team as Information Secretary for few months until I resigned from my post as a protest.

This time former President Mr. Waqas Bashir has come up with new candidates for the positions of Vice President, General Secretary and Information Secretary. Here I would just like to mention what were my main reasons of resigning, even though I got great respect from the PTI NSW members and Pakistani community members living in Sydney. I request the readers to think before they vote for the contesting candidates.

On our special request Mr. Muhammad Farooq, a well known solicitor has agreed to contest for the position of President PTI NSW against Mr. Bashir. He is supported by Imtiaz Chaudhry, Dr. Faiza Cheema and Mr. Umer Farooq for the positions of Vice President, General Secretary and Information Secretary respectively.

PTI NSW TeamDesigned by the talented Mr. Shahid Iqbal Ch.

After winning the last intraparty election, Visionaries lead by Waqas, formed a very large working team comprising of several groups. I was interviewed on Skype by the President and his General Secretary Mr. Imran Mirza formally and then was selected as the Information Secretary. My long experience of blog writing helped me in getting this position. After a few weeks we arranged our first big function in November 2012. I came across many hardworking members, i.e. Shahid Iqbal Chaudhry, Waseem Shah, Dr. Faiza, Muhammad Ahmed (Vice President), Tahir Saeed, Zahir Khan, Arfeen, Salik Khawaja and Murtaza Hamid who put best of their efforts under the leadership of Mr. Waqas Bashir. The function was a big success for the newly elected team and it motivated all of us.

Shahid Iqbal especially played a great role as he arranged 20 Kg PTI flag designed cake for the event for free. Not only this, he also designed the beautiful posters and tickets with the coordination of team members. I arranged the chief guests, photography and live music. We all were very happy and satisfied. When it came for the next function on 23rd of March 2013, once again we started our preparations. However we felt that Mr. Bashir started doing very strange things. First of all he and Imran Mirza started keeping the Vice President Muhammad Ahmed out of any decisions. Both strangely gave poster and ticket designing job to some unknown person sitting in Dubai. Highly motivated and talented Mr. Shahid Iqbal was not even asked for once to design the same. This was very strange thing for us. Secondly, they tried keeping me out of the music arrangements and related things. I and Shahid Iqbal together with Muhammad Ahmed had sold out the maximum tickets in the first function. Waqas once again gave us too many tickets, without knowing that we had come to know what he was doing on our back.

When I felt that he was planning to keep me out of any major activity, I resigned from my position. Mr. Shahid Iqbal also announced that he would not sell any ticket and not participate as well. On this our beloved members started contacting us with the requests that we should have been in the programme. Matter was taken up very seriously when some other members also came up with serious concerns about Waqas’s attitude. Everyone was complaining of his dictatorship. We arranged a meeting with him in Lakemba where the complaints were raised up. Waqas could not answer a single allegation and the meeting adjourned without any conclusion.

For the sake of PTI we later decided to participate in the function and joined the team. Waqas welcomed us in a good way. On Imran Mirza’s request I took my resignation back. However later Waqas again started to dictate us like a child. On this I resigned permanently from my post. Due to his behaviour many talented people like Shahid Iqbal, Waseem Shah, Muhammad Ahmed (Vice President), Asim Saleem, Umer Akhlaq, Hussain Chagani and Dr. Faiza Cheema left his team. Imran Mirza came up with a very strong stance against him at the end of their tenure and the matter was referred to the PTI Pakistan for their intervention. Mr. Bashir later apologised Imran in writing on his wrong attitude.

Mr. Bashir’s action demotivated the whole team and caused big damage to the PTI image in Australia. In some protests later and their last program held in August 2013 people’s turnout was very disappointing. Due to his attitude local Urdu meida, i.e. Sada-e-Watan, Raabitah and Pak Link also stopped covering our events properly.

I request all eligible voters not to trust Mr. Bashir at all as he is responsible for the de-motivation of highly talented and patriotic members. I request my PTI NSW member friends to vote for Mr. Muhammad Farooq (presidential candidate), Mr. Imtiaz Chaudhry (candidate for the Vice President), Dr. Faiza Cheema (candidate for the General Secretary) and Mr. Umer Farooq (candidate for the Information Secretary) in the forth coming election so that we could see a real change. UNITED FOR CHANGE!!!

Designed by the talented Mr. Shahid Iqbal Ch.

Designed by the talented Mr. Shahid Iqbal Ch.

Aamir Khan – just a perfect actor!!!

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is one of the most charming personalities from the Indian film industry Bollywood. Since his debut in the super hit film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988, this great actor has shown remarkable improvement and progress in his career. I just watched his latest flick Dhoom 3 on the Christmas day at a Sydney cinema. To my surprise the cinema was jam packed with Aamir’s Indian, Pakistani, Fijian and Arab fans.

This is the film that can be clearly called as Aamir’s film. Khan has played double role in this film for identical twin brothers Sahir and Samar. Both of his characters have total different natures, styles and attitudes toward life. Indian film industry has got great computer mixing technology; and in the film both Sahir and Samar are not only shown together in many scenes but they also interact with each other. Aamir Khan has given wonderful performance in both the roles. You will feel that these roles are being played by the real twin brothers. Aamir from his body language, face gestures and talking styles has successfully delivered the roles and played a great role in moving this film a real block buster beside some technical flaws.

If we look into Aamir Khan’s 25 years plus film career, he has given some wonderful performances. I personally liked his performance in films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Dil, Mann, Raja Hindustani, Dil Chahta Hay, Lagaan, Akailay Hum Akailay Tum, Ghulam, Ishq, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Rangeela, Rung De Basanti, Taaray Zameen Per, Fanaa, Ghajani, 3 Idiots, Talash and now Dhoom 3.

There are many scenes in which Aamir has shown the best of his talent. However scene in film Mann, when Aamir finds his lost beloved Manisha Koirala after a long time and gets to know that she had lost her both legs in an accident, was just great. Similarly his scene in film Rung De Basanti, when he cries over the death of his beloved friend on the dining table, was just superb. As an angry young man in Ghajani, Aamir crosses all levels of perfection.

In the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Aamir Khan performed just great when his cyclist brother gets seriously wounded. Aamir Khan’s performance in the films Raja Hindustani and Dil Chahta Hay is just classical. In Fanaa, Aamir performed against Kajol and did full justice with a very different role. No one can forget Aamir’s performance in film Ghulam. Similarly 3 Idiots was a film in which Aamir played such a great role that could never be forgotten for the ages.

I would conclude by saying that Aamir Khan is a jewel of Bollywood film industry, who has got skills of performing any role. He is just Mr. Perfect and no other actor in the Bollywood can be compared with him.

Some words for the world’s best politician and human rights activist His Excellency Nelson Mandela

I still remember when I was a child and Pakistan Television was the only TV channel available at that time, in the 9:00 pm Urdu news (Khabarnama) there was quite often mentioning of the name Nelson Mandela and his fight for getting the equal rights for black skinned people living in South Africa. Time kept moving on. I also came to know that due to the extreme level of racism in South Africa their sports teams were not allowed to participate in any international event, i.e. Cricket world cup, Soccer world cup, Olympic Games etc.


I moved to Australia in 2010. Here I got an opportunity of working in with RailCorp New South Wales as a Project Engineer. Sunil Mistry was my very nice and friendly colleague. From his name I had an idea that he was from India. One day Sunil surprised me by telling that his origin was India but he and his parental family spent their time in South Africa for many years before migrating to Australia. As mentioned above, I always had heard a lot about the South African apartheid (racism). I asked Sunil about the reality based on his personal experience. Sunil told me that there was such a high level of racism in South Africa that at every place they used to have three types of public toilets, one for the white skinned, second for the migrated Indian origin people, and third and the worst quality ones for the black people.
Sunil also mentioned that except garbage collectors and street cleaners, no black person was allowed to enter the central business district in Cape Town and other cities. Any black found in those areas was immediately arrested and fined.
5 December 2013 was a shocking day for the whole world. Nelson Mandela’s death news made everyone sad. He was the person who started his struggle in South Africa. He was born on 18th of July 1918. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.
Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999. He spent 27 years in prison, out of which 6 years in isolation (قید تنہائی). An international campaign lobbied for his release. He was released in 1990, during a time of escalating civil strife. Mandela joined negotiations with President F. W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory and became South Africa’s first black president.
Unlike Pakistani politicians who always want to rule and damage the country, he did not like to be elected as the president of South Africa for the second term and became an elder statesman, focusing on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
During his life, he gained international acclaim for his activism, having received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the SovietOrder of Lenin and the Bharat Ratna. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata (“Father”); he is often described as “the father of the nation”.
He followed principles of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) after getting the rule and did not take any revenge from those who had made his life like hell. He forgave every one of them. He kept eligible white skinned people in his staff and brought them closer to the black skinned people. Due to his efforts South Africa held the Cricket world cup and their teams were allowed to participate in all international sporting events.
Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu today (Sunday, the 15th of December 2013) marking the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed South Africa.
I wish that our Muslim, especially Pakistani, leaders could learn from Madiba that how they can earn respect in this world.

Insha Jee Utho Ab Kooch Karo……. (انشا جی اٹھو اب کوُچ کرو)

Another news that could not get a reasonable place in today’s Pakistani newspapers because it was not about any actresses, politician or business tycoon. It was about suicide of a helpless 31 year old poor man, father to two daughters. Kaleem who was living in Habib Park, Lahore with his wife after their love marriage and had two daughters committed suicide by eating the mice killing tablets. The reason was his poverty and failure in feeding their daughters. Kaleem was jobless for last few months and the family was running their kitchen with great difficulty. His kids needed milk or something to eat and were crying…… Dejected father couldn’t bear it and chose to die.

I know this blog cannot bring food or milk for the orphan poor girls. Also it cannot bring their father back. In Pakistan poverty is your worst crime. If you don’t have resources to earn enough money for your family, you are left with three to four options. Either you join some terrorist groups, or start corruption wherever possible, or abduct some rich man for heavy ransom, or allow your wife or sister to sell their body at some brothel putting your ego and status aside, or at the end otherwise commit suicide.

People pushing each other for getting charity.

People pushing each other for getting charity.

Like other news this one will also not bother our so called government officials like Chief Minister, Prime Minister, Imran Khan or Munawar Hassan. No one will ever take care of the grieved family who will be facing more difficult times in the future. I love to live in Australia even when I don’t have an engineering job, because their government takes money from the high earning professionals and entrepreneurs and distributes that money in the less privileged families. They give value to every single citizen and permanent resident living here. This is the reason that you will find all the supermarkets flooded with the customers because they can easily afford basic life necessities. This is true Islamic system that Caliph Omar (RA) had introduced during his reign. Everyone one in Australia has free medical insurance. Government pays living allowance to the jobless people after making sure that they are putting their efforts in searching jobs. Jobless people and the students enjoy low railway and bus fares.

I wish that PTI could make the federal government next time and Imran Khan could bring true revolution in Pakistan by implementing the fair tax collection system so that the less privileged families could also at least run their kitchen and their members do not have to commit suicide or adopt unfair means for running their kitchen.


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