Attitude

Negative Attitude – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Positive Attitude
Thinks about the problem – – – – – – – – – Thinks about The solution.
Always has excuses – – – – – – – – – – – – -Never short of ideas.
Expects others to help him – – – – – – – – Helps others.
Sees a problem in every solution – – – -Sees a solution for every problem
The solution is possible but difficult – – The solution is difficult but possible.
Accomplishment is not more than a promise – -Considers accomplishment as commitment.
Has illusions and bundles of scattered dreams – -Has dreams to achieve.
His slogan: deceive people before they deceive you – – His slogan: treat people as you like them to treat you.
Sees pain in the work – – – – – – – – – – – – Sees hope in The work.
Looks at the past and thinks of what is impossible – -Looks at the future and thinks of what is possible.
Says what he chooses – – – – – – – – – – – Chooses what he says.
Discusses weakly in a rude language – -Discusses strongly in a delicate language.
Adheres to trivial and gives up values – -Adheres to values and gives up trivial.
Events make him – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – He makes events.

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Beyond Belief

The circumstances which led to copies of the Holy Quran and other religious material being burned at a rubbish-pit in Afghanistan are gradually coming to light. A NATO official has said that it was suspected that some detainees were using religious texts as a means of covert communication and consequently the material was confiscated. This is shamefully lame. Assuming it is true – if the matter had ended there it would have been at least understandable, even if we do not condone the manner in which Afghan people are being detained without trial. But the matter did not end there, and for reasons which have yet to be satisfactorily explained the confiscated material was sent to be burned at a pit used for the incineration of waste from the Bagram base. Locally-employed Afghans spotted the material and pulled some from the fire, but the damage was done and it was revealed that copies of the Holy Quran were indeed burned. (Bagram Base in Afghanistan is in use of US and NATO forces)

NATO apologised for what had happened, but failed to give any explanation as to why the burning was ordered or authorised, and by whom. Violence inevitably followed, with angry protests in Kabul, Jalalabad and other Afghan cities and, as these lines are written, two have died as a result and dozens have been injured. This is a seismic event. There can be few events more likely to arouse anger and outrage in a Muslim country than the burning of the Quran. It would be bad enough, were the desecration committed by a local person, but to have it committed by what is an unwelcome force of occupation heaps indignity upon indignity. There will be anger in the coming days as the story spreads around the world, and the entire affair will enter the iconography of anti-Americanism that pervades here in Pakistan and in varying degrees across the Muslim world generally. No apology is ever likely to appease the feeling of disbelief that an incident such as this could ever have happened in the first place. Nothing can ever justify such a gross, criminal act of desecration. The reverberations and consequences of this are going to echo for long.

Editorial The News International

Pakistani Boy Makes History in Computer Programming

After the late Arfa Karim, living in a suburb of Abbottabad (75 Km by road from Islamabad), raised nation’s pride by becoming the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional after creating 7 Microsoft and Google certified computer operating systems.

The 14-year-old student, Sikandar Mehmood Baloch, lives in Bilal Town, Abbottabad. Sikandar not only became a certified expert of 107 computer engineering languages at a young age but has also received certificates of his achievements from Microsoft and performed work for Google.

He has also received 25 certificates as acknowledgement of his unique work performed for Google, the biggest search engine in the world. Sikandar is studying in 9th grade in a local school and has made many Linux Systems (From VVS1 to VVS7) and developed an indigenous anti-virus system as well.

He had created a world record at the age of 9 after making his first operating system.