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Baat naheen ho paati

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Guzar auqaat naheen ho paati
Din say ab raat naheen ho paati

Sari duniya main bus ik tum say hee
Ab mulaqat naheen ho paati

Jo dharakti hay merey dil main kaheen
Ik wohee baat naheen ho paati

Jama karta hoon sar-e-chasham bohat
Phir bhi barsaat naheen ho paati

Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua Banke Tamanna Meri

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Lab Pe Aati Hay Dua Banke Tamanna Meri
– Allama Iqbal

Lab pe aati hai dua banke tamanna meri
Zindagi shama ki surat ho khudaya meri

Door duniya ka mere dam se andhera ho jaaye
Har jagah mere chamakne se ujaala ho jaaye

Ho mere dam se yoon hi mere watan ki zeenat
Jis tarah phool se hoti hai chaman ki zeenat

Zindagi ho meri parwaane ki surat ya rab
Ilm ki shama se ho mujhko mohabbat ya rab

Ho mera kaam garibon ki himaayat karna
Dard-mandon se zaiifon se mohabbat karna

Mere Allah buraai se bachaanaa mujhko
Nek jo raah ho us raah pe chalaanaa mujhko

Chehra

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شائد ہر انسان کی زندگی میں کبھی نا کبھی ایک وقت ایسا آتا ہے، جب اُسّے احساس ہوتا ہے کہ اسکی یادّاشت میں موجود سینکڑوں چہروں میں سے ایک چہرہ ایسا بھی ہے جو اس کو بند آنکھوں سے بھی نظر آتا ہے۔ جو اسوقت بھی قریب نظر آتا ہے جب وہ چہرہ درحقیقت اس سے دور ہو۔ ایک چہرہ جو اسکی گہری نیند کی تاریکی کو بھی چیر کے خوابوں کے پردے پر نظر آتا ہے۔

کچھ لوگوں کی خواہش ہوتی ہے کہ یہ چہرہ آنکھہ کھولنے پر بھی ان کے سامنے ہو۔ ان کے نذدیک ہو۔ اور انہیں اتنی ہی محبت سے دیکھہ رہا ہو جتنی محبت سے وہ اس چہرے کے بارے میں سوچ رہے تھے۔

اِس کے برعکس کچھ لوگ ایسے بھی ہیں جن کے لئے سب سے اہم بس یہ ہوتا ہے کہ یہ چہرہ  جہاں بھی ہو، ان کے پاس ان سے دور، نیند میں ہو یا بیدار، بس خوش ہو۔ بہت خوش ہو۔ اس سے زیادہ نہ تو وہ کچھہ چاہتے ہیں، نا ہی اس سے زیادہ کی کبھی دعا کرتے ہیں۔

مجھے نہیں پتا کے ان دونوں میں سے کون سے لوگ زیادہ بہتر ہیں، وہ جو بس اس چہرے کو خوش دیکھنا چاہتے ہیں، یا وہ جو اس چہرے کو صرف اپنے ساتھہ خوش دیکھنا چاہتے ہیں۔

آپ کیا کہتے ہیں؟

سلمان

Pakistan to require premarital blood screening

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* Draft of law suggests Rs 50,000-100,000 fine, 6 month-one year jail for violators
By Afnan Khan

LAHORE: The National Assembly may soon introduce legislation regarding pre-marital blood screening to control the spread of HIV/AIDS, Thalassemia, Hepatitis and other diseases that are transmitted through genetic abnormalities; blood transmission; and sexual relations, sources within the National Assembly said on Tuesday

They said the government would impose stern punishment to enforce the law, which would be binding on every Pakistani couple The punishments would range from a fine of Rs 50,000 to Rs 100,000; six months to a year’s imprisonment; or both Parliament is also planning on adding a provision to the law to collect the medical history of all Pakistanis deported from foreign countries, especially the Middle East, upon their arrival at airports The sources said this was necessary as many people are deported from Middle Eastern countries after being found positive for HIV, hepatitis C, etc Such people rarely inform the government or their families of these conditions to escape stigma and can thus spread the infections, they added

The parliamentary sources said the law would be implemented through the thousands of basic health units (BHUs) functioning throughout the country They said the officials working in these BHUs to keep a check on people violating the law

The Standing Committee for Health in the National Assembly is due to meet today (Wednesday) to discuss the final timetable for placement of the bill before parliament and conduct a final debate on its pros and cons According to committee Chairman Yasmeen Rehman, they would also discuss the issue of spurious drugs; shortage of life-saving medicine; and the high prices of medicines being sold by multinational companies

She told Daily Times the committee had already drawn up the outline and major clauses of pre-marital blood screening law She said passage of this law would ensure the safety of future generations from several deadly diseases

Source: Daily Times

Happy Birthday Facebook

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Yep, it’s Facebook’s 5th Birthday today, and even though I am not a fan of social network sites and I am not really impressed by facebook’s privacy options I still think that they have done a pretty solid job

It’s great to see how they have stick to one theme from beginning till today, it just got improved every day every week every month I was trying to create a slideshow of how they have progressed from 2005 till today but unfortunately ArchiveORG doesn’t store images that were linked inside a css file, so even though they do have all changes recorded in there database but the layout looks all messed up because of that Otherwise it would have been a real good slide to see and observe the changes Hmm

Anyways here is what  Mark Zuckerberg wrote on facebook’s blog:

Tomorrow is Facebook’s 5th birthday This is a happy occasion for Facebook, but much more significant to the Facebook team is the fact that over 150 million people around the world are using Facebook to connect with the people in their lives Facebook was founded in 2004 to give people the tools to engage and understand the world around them We are glad and humbled that so many people are using Facebook in this way

And here is the Facebook’s design evolution gallery that I have ripped from facebook’s about page:

Kon Ho ga Naujawano Ka Wazeer-e-Azam???

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wwwy.outhparliament.org.pk
Thanks to Yaseen Munshi for the Video 🙂

Introvertism

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As I said last time I know how it feels when you want to say something but you can’t, it sucks it sucks big time

Sometimes being an introvert is useful, you save yourself from guaranteed embarrassments, but otherwise it just keeps getting on your nerves

Maybe it’s not that bad for regular folks, but for me it’s very disturbing There are various things that I think I am not good at so I never try them, so I don’t even get to know if I was right about my assumption or not

I always think and re-think and re-think over everything I do, and sometimes most of the time after all that thinking I just don’t feel like doing whatever I was thinking about

There were times when, I wanted to say “oh just shutup”, but instead I smiled and quitely listened But here is the twist, I don’t regret that I think that was one of the best things that this introvert thing gave me it made me a person who can bear criticsm doesn’t matter if it’s positive or negative

Appearances can be deceiving, I don’t remember where I read that but I realized that when I first analyzed myself Most of the times when something is happening around me I appear totally unaware of it, but it’s not always true At those times I am thinking, as I said above I am thinking and re-thinking about what should I do, what should I say and then I just won’t do or say whatever I was thinking about

Sometimes I think I am thinking too much (I think I have said that before too) <– see just like that, I keep thinking and re-thinking over what I said, what I will say and it just mess up everything

Khair, I assume it has done more right then wrongs for me, so I am not really trying to change this, but I am trying to improve myself I am trying to be more outspoken, more fluent while conversing

It’s January 2009, I will re-visit this topic later in the year to see how well things are with my tries in this regard 😛

-Salman

تعلیم اور میں۔۔

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آج سے دس گیارہ سال پہلے جب کوئی مجھ سے پوچھتا تھا کہ تم (یا آپ) کونسی کلاس میں ہو، تو میں بہت خوش ہو کر کہتا تھا کہ میں ساتویں (یا آٹھویں) کلاس میں ہوں۔ میں نے شائد کبھی سوچا بھی نہیں تھا کہ ایک دن ایسا بھی آئیگا کہ کوئی مجھ سے پوچھے گا کہ تم آج کل کیا پڑھ رہے ہو اور میں شرمندہ ہوجائونگا۔

میں اگر بہت اچھا طالبِعلم نہیں تھا تو بہت زیادہ برا بھی نہیں تھا۔ پھر کیا ہوا کہ آج میں اِنٹر میں پھنسا ہوں؟

کوئی وجہ نہیں، کوئی ٹھوس وجہ تو بالکل بھی نہیں، پر ابھی بھی کچھ دیر نہیں ہوئی، اگر صحت اور ہمارے “استاد صاحب” نے ساتھہ دیا تو انشاءاللہ اس سال انٹر دینے کے بعد پڑھائی جاری رکھیں گے۔ تاکہ آئیندہ کوئی پوچھے تو یہ تو کہ سکیں کی کام جاری ہے :]۔

Thank you Blood Donors :)

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To all friends of FAiTh (Fight Against Thalassemia) Foundation:

We’d like to thank everyone – donors, volunteers, recruiters – who helped with our blood drive

Unfortunately, we fell 51 pints short of our goal of 100 pints However, the 49 pints of blood we did collect will help patients who need them Although we didn’t reach our goal, we had 50% of first-time donors, and they usually become regular donors And we’re confident that at the next drive, we’ll not only meet but exceed our drive goal Please feel free to pass on any comments about the donation process to Salman Mehmood (03323080461)

In the end I am including our donors list here, maybe it will motivate others to donate blood next time 🙂

  1. Saleem Sheikh
  2. Mutee-Ur-Rehman
  3. Abdul Haseeb
  4. Abdul Hameed Kath
  5. Mrs Sehrish
  6. Mairaj Bostan
  7. Navara Afridi Malik Meer
  8. Rameez Abbas
  9. Muneeb Khaliq
  10. Yasir Aslam
  11. Noman Rafiq
  12. Waqar Ibrahim
  13. Yaseen Munshi
  14. Khurram A Hameed
  15. Qasim Qarar
  16. Talha Khan
  17. Mustufa Razzak
  18. Roshan Allah Bux
  19. Faizan Manzoor Ahmed
  20. Umar Farooque
  21. M Sharique
  22. Saad Saleem
  23. Saad Ahmed
  24. Ali Raza Khan
  25. Waqas Saeed
  26. Fawad Afridi
  27. M Saleem Mohammad
  28. Mohsin Adhi
  29. Ahmed Rafiq
  30. Umar Khan Sikander
  31. Shoaib Hussain
  32. Abid
  33. A Basit M Ilyas
  34. Sohail Ahmed
  35. Salik M Iqbal
  36. Fahad A Ghafoor
  37. Marjan Khayal Noor
  38. Faheem A Qadir
  39. M Ali M Shafi
  40. Azhar Afridi
  41. Salma A Sattar
  42. Muzammil Asghar Ali
  43. Abu Bakar
  44. Muhammad Asif Yahya
  45. Muneer Khan Meera Jan
  46. Sagheer M Hussain
  47. A Ghani A Sattar
  48. Muneer Ahmed
  49. Tariq Baig

I can’t forget to mention few people who really wanted to donate blood but doctors refused them because they had donated blood in last 2-3 months

  • Farman Ahmed
  • Major Faisal

Again, many thanks for helping to boost the blood supply for Thalassemic Patients

Sincerely,
Salman Mehmood

Hum hain is pal yahan – Kisna

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KisnaTitle: Hum hain is pal yahan
Album: Kisna
Released: 2005
Singer: Madhushree, Udit Narayan
Download: N/A

Hum hain iss pal yahan, Jaane ho kal kahan
Hum miley na miley, Hum rahey na rahey
Rahegi sadaa yahan, Pyar ki ye dastan
Sunenge sadaa jise,Yeh Zameen asmaan

Hum hain iss pal yahan, Jaane ho kal kahan
Hum miley Na miley, Hum rahey na rahey
Rahegi sadaa yahan, Pyar ki ye dastan
Sunenge sadaa jise,Yeh Zameen asmaan

Rang dhal jaate hai, Din badal jaate hai
Raatein so jati hai, Raahen kho jaati hai
Pyar khota nahin, Pyar sota nahin
Pyar dhalta nahin, Haan badalta nahin

Hum hain iss pal yahan, Jaane ho kal kahan
Hum miley Na miley, Hum rahey na rahey
Rahegi sadaa yahan, Pyar ki ye dastan
Sunenge sadaa jise,Yeh Zameen asmaan

Hum jahan aaye hain, Meherbaan saaye hain
Hum yahaan khwaabon ke, karwaan laaye hain
Dhadkane hain jawaan, Ga raha hain samaa
Pighli pighli si hain, Mehki tanhaiyan

Hum hain iss pal yahan, Jaane ho kal kahan
Hum miley Na miley, Hum rahey na rahey
Rahegi sadaa yahan, Pyar ki ye dastan
Sunenge sadaa jise,Yeh Zameen asmaan

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm