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Pakistanis did it – Chief Justice restored

March 16, 2009 Leave a comment

In an unprecedented historic development the deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan – Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary and other deposed Senior Judges have been restored by Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani. This was announced in a nation wide TV telecast on morning of March 16th, 2009 , apparently a historic day and beginning.

It took two years of extreme, painful and long struggle of the great and brave Lawyers of Pakistan and their leaders and I salute to their struggle. Lawyers and their leaders Mr. Aitezaz Ahsan, Mr. Ali Ahmad Kud, Mr. Munir A. Malik, Mr. Tariq, Mr. Athar Shams and all other rocks, I would say that this is the only historic moment and movement of our times in Pakistan that has glorified our history to the real extent. In end it was Political Parties like PML-N (Sharif brothers and their workers and other leaders), Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (Imran Khan), Jamat-e-Islami(Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Liaqat Baloch) and some other small parties, who really brought masses on roads especially. Hats off to them (Y). Also a salute to brave officers who did their duty and some courageous who even didn’t obey orders and went with masses.

The Long march’s last day on which Lahoris have to show their vigor and vibrancy and had to move decisively, it’s again proved that Zinda Dilan Lahore can do any thing. I have at-least seen nothing like this. The bravery of masses and leaders and the strength of crowd was amazing, all the time it sounded in my mind that this is historic, this is historic and it should win! I once read in a history book that Lahore decides the decisive fate of movements, yesterday we saw this with our eyes that this is so true. Hundreds and thousands came on roads for a cause and in end we can say that WE DID IT!!

I know some would have many conspiracy theories, reservations and even disappointments over it. Like CJ wont touch NRO or missing persons case, or Musharraf and there are other theories that some superior powers and army is involved, and political parties have their own benefits associated but the bottom line is People, Civil Society, Masses, Lawyers and Political Parties stood for a cause and achieved it well and that’s very rare, so we all proved that Pakistan and Pakistani Rocks!! and time is changing, though a lot more needs to be done and a long long way to go but still now we have a beginning.

Perhaps I will write detailed views and analysis later and I wished I could also be part of this, but as a Pakistani still I feel very happy and proud. Long live Pakistan.

For more details read here and here.


Dr. Stephen R. Covey live in Pakistan

January 27, 2009 2 comments

Dr. Stephen R. Covey the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People will be live in Pakistan via video satellite link. For more information visit Franklincovey Pakistan.


10 Myths about Pakistan

January 12, 2009 Leave a comment

A nice post on All Things Pakistan at here and the article can be read at here.

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Pakistani(s) Contributions in Large Hadron Collider Experiment

September 15, 2008 7 comments

With reference to my previous post, my friend Adil Akhter Mir sent this informational email on Pakistani Contribution in the world’s greatest physics experiment – The Large Hadron Collider.

Here is the e-mail as is..

Large Hadron Collider is a Physicist’s dream come true. Being world’s biggest science apparatus ever built this is a show of science on how far have we come to in our mental and analytical evolution. Today with the LHC we are at brink of understanding the existence of ours from the very basic ground up.

This time we are not even looking at the DNA, neither we are exploring the fossils, we have even gone beyond all that. We are today finding how the Big Bang happened. And there especially to know about that first particle (infamously called, the God Particle) known as Higgs boson.

This LHC spans over an area of 27 KM underground setup spanning over the Swiss-Franco border, with support from thousands of Physicists, scientists and laboratories from over eighty-five countries. It is housed in the same tunnels which were dug in 1989 for Large Electron-Positron Collider, with of course some new specialized construction. With an estimated cost between €3.2–6.4 billion, this machine successfully fired itself up on 10th Septemeber 2008, whereas the full high intensity firing will be done by 21st October. Yet already it has made sensational news world wide.

With reports of people filing a petition against it, to an Indian 16 year old girl who committed suicide as she thought once LHC is fired it will bring end of the world (refer to as Doomsday), to continuous circulating emails and forum postings calling relating it with playing God, to finally sending death threats to some of the leading involved scientists. World has gone paranoid it seems to the frenzy the LHC’s elaborate marketing has caused. Doomsday prophets have suddenly popped out everywhere. Just only tragedy would be that majority of them don’t even know what are they talking about!

In order to help explain the whole process to the common people, perhaps even those who have gone paranoid, a scientist working at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) has even released her own rap! Honestly, if you follow it carefully it explains it way better than most of the texts you will find about it online.

Pakistans Contributon:

Coming back from a brief introduction to the LHC, lets talk about the contribution of Pakistan it. Its a matter of pride for me at least at the moment as a Pakistani is that LHC has been assisted in this by Pakistani wonderful scientists too. Pakistan has a long history of participating with CERN and has a long tradition of wonderful physicists who are working around the world.

A prime example would be Dr Abdul Salam himself who sadly was forgotten by Pakistan just because of his religious preferences. Dr Salam was the first man to be accredited with all the collaboration with CERN which continues till todate when he convinced CERN to give Pakistan stacks of nuclear emulsion exposed for further study of pions, kaons and antiprotons in 1960s.

In 1997 Ishfaq Ahmad (special adviser to the prime minister of Pakistan and former chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission) was able to sign a contract between PAEC and CERN after elaborate discussions an in-kind contribution worth one million Swiss francs for the construction of eight magnet supports for the CMS detector.

In 2000, CERN signed another agreement which doubled the Pakistani contribution from one to two million Swiss francs. And with this new agreement Pakistan started construction of the resistive plate chambers required for the CMS muon system. While more recently, a protocol has been signed enhancing Pakistan ‘s total contribution to the LHC programme to $10 million.

Pakistan with all these efforts is already hoping to become an observer state at CERN.

All in all, Pakistan has contributed the LHC in numerous ways including some of the following in particular:

1. Detector construction

2. Detector simulation

3. Physics analysis

4. Grid computing

5. Different mathematical software developments

6. Manufacturing of mechanical equipment

7. Alignment of the CMS tracker using lasers

8. Testing of electronic equipment

9. Barrel Yoke: 35 Tonn each feet made in Pakistan

10. Assembling of CF Fins for the Silicon Trekker’s TOB

11. Out of the total 300 chambers of CMS 245 were made in Islamabad , out of which 226 are already installed at CERN.

I wonder how many Pakistani news channels picked this positive news coming from Pakistan ? Did you know at least? Why not tell others why you feel proud as a Pakistani on it?


Bombings in D.I.Khan and Wah Cantt.

August 22, 2008 2 comments

To All The Pakistanis,

Dear All, Please take some time from your busy schedules and pray for the ones who lost their lives in bomb blasts in Dera Ismael Khan and Wah Catt.. These (more than 140+ dead in both blasts) are the great martyrs and common heroes who have become victim of this blind animalism. May their souls rest in peace, and their relatives attain patience. These incidents are in fact really shameful, painful and pathetic.

We as a nation should declare it as National Mourning and show condolence in any way possible. I really pray that this suicide bombing ends now in Pakistan.


Pervez Musharraf Resigns as President of Pakistan

August 19, 2008 1 comment

So finally Pervez Musharraf has resigned as President of Pakistan (on 18th August, 2008). He has indeed once again proven himself intelligent than others, the likes of, current in government.

I liked him personally as a person and I have the right to. According to me he is very brave, not a looter to as much extent as like all others in politics and a very very witty person but he made wrong decissions and acts(judges, lal masjid and emergnecy). His only problem(in politics) was he was an army man and I admit that he came to power in wrong way. But he was much better than what the nation has seen in democracy ( big time looters, criminals […]).

Some thing was once written about Ayub Khan that (in urdu: Unke shaksiyat chanaar kay drakht kee tarah hoobsoorat thee but girtay wakat uskaa tanaaa hassa khokhla ho chuka thaa..) this exactly applies to Musharraf as well. Last year(s) of his regime were full of turbulence and wrong decissions due to whatever reasons, and this is the cause of major downfall of him. And he should have resigned to avoid confrontation and he finally did again proving himself better. Another great thing he has done is appointment of Gen. Ashfaque Kyani as Army Chief, who himself sounds to be a savvy in the field and a very better person.

His final address to nation was awesome and great and look the way the nincompoop in assembly speaks, shouts and bark and just compare it with his serene and composed address the difference will be all clear.

For me he was, is and will be a good person, though his wrongs are also bigger but still…:)


Happy Independance Day Pakistanis

August 13, 2008 Leave a comment


To all the Pakistanis in Pakistan and outside so it’s 14th August here and “Happy Independence Day” (but we should celebrate it on 27th Ramadan also).

Just one line to you all, don’t celebrate it as just another day, but just think that it’s only us and us who can make ourselves and this country successful and that is by becoming honest to at-least ourselves :).

May Pakistan and Pakistanis prosper, progress and excel and that day is destined to come.


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