God Will Ask ?

Tomorrow God isn’t going to ask:
What did you dream?
What did you think?
What did you plan?
What did you preach?

He’s going to ask: What did you do?

مندرجہ ذیل یو آر ایل پر کلِک کر کے اُردو میں پڑھيئے ایک دلچسپ اور معلومات کا حامل بلاگ

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Before Nuclear Test – The 1st-time Disclosure

May 28, 1998, when Pakistan detonated its first nuclear device, the then-prime minister of Pakistan Mian Nawaz Sharif through two separate letters informed the then US president and the UN secretary-general about carrying out the tests, a book reveals. “Testing Times as Foreign Minister” authored by Gohar Ayub Khan.

The book carries the facsimiles of the two hitherto undisclosed letters.
“Having exhausted all options and left with no choice, we have in our supreme national interest decided to exercise the nuclear option. This decision, which I have taken with a heavy heart, was necessitated by the imperatives of self-defence and to deter aggression against sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of our country”, One letter said.

The fairly lengthy letter to the then US president further said, “While I was deeply appreciative of your personal understanding of our security concerns, the overall international response to India’s crossing of the nuclear threshold was regrettably deferential, bordering on acquiescence. We saw a familiar pattern whereby India’s incremental steps on the nuclear and ballistic ladder had only generated pressures and even punitive actions against Pakistan.”

In its opening, the letter said,”…our telephonic conversations in the past fortnight convinced me of your sincerity and your genuine concern for Pakistan’s security and the stability of the region”.

“The overt nuclear weaponisation of India has created a strategic imbalance, emboldening Indian leadership to hold out threats of nuclear blackmail against Pakistan and aggression across the line of control in Kashmir,” the letter said.

The letter further said, “At this critical juncture, at which our very life and existence are at stake, the people of Pakistan were unanimous in demanding that we seek to rectify the strategic imbalance resulting from nuclear weaponisation by India.”

“For more than twenty years Pakistan advocated in all earnest the goal of nuclear non-proliferation,” the letter added.

Courtesy: The News

مندرجہ ذیل یو آر ایل پر کلِک کر کے اُردو میں پڑھيئے ایک دلچسپ اور معلومات کا حامل بلاگ

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Some Quotes

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I have done it thousands of times (Mark Twain)

When I was born, I was so surprised that I didn’t talk for a year and a half (Gracie Allen)

“Always” and “Never” are two words you should always remember never to use

Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference

مندرجہ ذیل یو آر ایل پر کلِک کر کے اُردو میں پڑھيئے ایک دلچسپ اور معلومات کا حامل بلاگ

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Day-light Saving or Face-saving ?

Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, announced a good power management programme by advancing the clocks by one hour.

Firstly, being a matter affecting the common man, should be put up for approval to the peoples representatives comprising at least the Parliament.

The system, however, is suited to the developed world because all of their systems, including salaries / wages payment, are computerised. If they change working time, they will have to make changes in all the computer programmes which is a cumbersome and time-consuming exercise and prone to accounting errors. For them therefore, it is better to change the clocks.

No other country neighbouring Pakistan has adopted this so-called light-saving-system. Also our problem is not light saving but electrical power shortage and it should be dealt as such.
In a country like ours, having only around thirty percent literate people that also including persons who can only read and write their names, advancing and retreating of clocks will be a failure.

Eight years back it was tried with great pomp and show and was a total flop. Again it was tried last year by the present government and it could not fully implemented. However, the purpose can be achieved by the method which had been in practice in our country till early 1970s, that is, during summer, all institutions and offices should start and finish their work one hour earlier. For example, from 1st April to 31st September they should start work at 8 AM and from 1st October to 31st March from 9 AM, and all the shops and shopping plazas should close at 9 PM round the year.

It has, however, to be done under a duly enacted law as otherwise it will be a failure practically as had been happening during the past.

Further, all the factories should be encouraged to stagger their working timings so that the over all electricity consumption at any time reduces. This will even benefit the factories owners.

The claim of the worthy minister for water and power that a huge amount of electric power was saved is not based on facts as the reduction in consumption was due to large-scale shut-downs (load-shedding) and not due to change in timings.

The environment aspect has totally been ignored. During the load shedding period consumers use generator sets that mostly work on diesel and kerosene. The smoke emitted by these generators adds to the already excessive pollution. This warrants quickest possible means for generating more electricity.

Thus, for immediate relief,

The first step should be to stop “Kunda System”, that is, supply of electrical power bypassing the energy meter even if Army has to be called in for action. Only in Karachi electricity is being pilfered at a colossal rate. line-man in Karachi openly offers to bypass energy meter of a house or shop if he is paid Rs 1,500. This disease is present all over the country and has not attacked only low-income people but even many among the very rich have their major power consuming apparatus directly connected to the supply lines bypassing the energy meter.

The second step should be lowering of the exorbitant limits of free electric power allowed to all WAPDA employees, ministers, secretaries and other high officials. Who are even otherwise being paid sufficiently high emoluments.

Third step, instead of going for gigantic projects, electricity production from medium and small water turbine projects should be established which will involve much lower cost and will have short completion period. Even projects as small as the one in Shadiwal near Gujrat can be taken up. This can be done along Indus starting from high mountains to the plain area putting up a medium or small power station after every 20 to 30 kimeters.

National Education Policy 2009

The government has omitted the whole chapter of Islamic education and other Islamic provisions from the draft National Education Policy 2009, awaiting the cabinet’s approval for implementation. The draft policy was to be considered by the federal cabinet in its Wednesday’s (April 09) meeting but the prime minister decided to take it up for consideration and approval in its next cabinet as most of the ministers had not read the draft policy.

Comparison between the National Education Policy 1999 and the draft National Education Policy 2009, which would be implemented for another decade, shows that the Chapter III of the 1999 policy that was precisely dedicated for Islamic education is simply excluded from the draft 2009 policy.

Following provisions of Chapter II, Aims and Objectives, of the National Education Policy 1999 have been omitted in the National Education Policy 2009:

The state shall endeavour:

i) to make the teachings of the Holy Qur’aan and Islamiat compulsory;
ii) to encourage and facilitate the learning of Arabic language;
iii) to secure correct and exact printing and publishing of the Holy Qur’aan;
iv) to promote unity and the observance of the Islamic moral standards.

Chapter III of the National Education Policy 1999 which was dedicated to Islamic education, has been totally omitted in the National Education Policy 2009:

Chapter III of the National Education Policy 1999 conveyed that Pakistan is an Islamic ideological state so:

the education policy of the country should secure Islamic ideology,
Qur’aanic teachings,
teachings Sunnah of Prophet (SAWS)
and be spread.

The other provisions of the 1999 policy, which have been omitted in the draft 2009 plicy, discussed in detail how to educate the Muslims of Pakistan so that they could become practising Muslims and could live their lives in line with Qur’aan and Sunnah.
It also said that Pakistan is not a secular state so it’s education system must be focused in line with the teachings of Islam.
It reflected on how the students would be imparted the Qur’aanic education and also suggested a strategy for this.

The top amongst the 1999 policy objectives missing from the draft 2009 policy is:

The draft education policy 2009, having omitted all the above-mentioned clauses, merely includes one Islamic provision in its Chapter II, which reads:

the National Education Policy recognises the importance of Islamic values and adheres to the agreed principles in this regard. All policy interventions shall fall within the parameters identified in the Principles of Policy as laid down in Articles 29, 30, 33, 36, 37 and 40 of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973. These include the need for Muslim children to be provided instructions in Islamiyat to enable them to develop themselves as good Muslims. Similarly, minorities should be provided with facilities to get education of their own religion.

to make the Qur’aanic principles and Islamic practices as an integral part of curricula so that the message of the Holy Qur’aan could be disseminated in the process of education as well as training.
to educate and train future generation of Pakistan as true practising Muslims, who will be able to enter the next millennium with courage, confidence, wisdom and tolerance.

The draft education policy 2009, having omitted all the above-mentioned clauses, merely includes one Islamic provision in its Chapter II, which reads:

the National Education Policy recognises the importance of Islamic values and adheres to the agreed principles in this regard. All policy interventions shall fall within the parameters identified in the Principles of Policy as laid down in Articles 29, 30, 33, 36, 37 and 40 of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973. These include the need for Muslim children to be provided instructions in Islamiyat to enable them to develop themselves as good Muslims. Similarly, minorities should be provided with facilities to get education of their own religion.
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Courtesy:- the News