How the Name ?

In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’

Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden’…and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

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Quotes from American History

The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American history.

“Who said ‘Give me Liberty , or give me Death’?”

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Hodaiki, a bright foreign exchange student from Japan, who had his hand up, “Patrick Henry, 1775”, he said.

Teacher: “Very good!’

“Who said, ‘Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth’?”

Again, no response except from Little Hodaiki: “Abraham Lincoln, 1863”.

“Excellent!” said the teacher continuing, “let’s try one a bit more difficult…who said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country’?”

Once again, Hodaiki’s was the only hand in the air and he said: “John F. Kennedy, 1961”.

The teacher snapped at the class, “Class, you should be ashamed of yourselves, Little Hodaiki isn’t from this country and he knows more about our history than you do.”

She heard a loud whisper: “F . . . k the Japs”

“Who said that? I want to know right now!” she angrily demanded.

Little Hodaiki put his hand up, “General MacArthur, 1945.”

At that point, a student in the back said, “I’m gonna puke.”

The teacher glared around and asks, “All right! Now who said that!?”

Again, Little Hodaiki said, “George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.”

Now furious, another student yelled, “Oh yeah? Suck this!”

Little Hodaiki jumped out of his chair waving his hand and shouted to the teacher, “Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky 1997!”

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said, “You little shit. If you say anything else, I’ll kill you.”

Little Hodaiki frantically yelled at the top of his voice, “Michael Jackson to the child witness testifying against him, 2004.”

The teacher fainted.

As the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, “Oh shit, we’re fucked!”

Little Hodaiki said quietly, “Bob Diamond, Barclays Bank, 2012.”

Dreams

“Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.” (Marsha Norman)

“We all have our time machines, some take us back they’re called memories, some take us forward they’re called dreams.” (Jeremy Irons)

“All I know is that you love me….. in my dreams.”

Facilitations

On the auspicious day of Eid ul Fitr, heart-felt sincere facilitations from me and my family to all Muslims, especially of Pakistan origin. May Allah grant your fasts and prayers and bless you with everlasting good health, happiness and prosperity. Amen.

Vexing new crescent could not be sighted on August 17, 2012 anywhere on earth. According to scientific calculations, it will be 1 % visible at sunset on August 18, 2012 in Afghanistan and countries to the west of it but not in the countries to east of Afghanistan, and in the countries on east of Afghanistan 3 % will be visible at sunset on August 19, 2012. Thus, Eid-ul- Fitr falls on August 19, 2012 in Afghanistan and the counties on it’s east and on August 20, 2012 in Pakistan and the countries on the east of it.

Let us pray that sense prevails in power corridors of the Super Power and they stop killing innocent men, women and children in the world, specially, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

Long Live Pakistan

Felicitations to all people of Pakistan on 14th August, 2012, the 65th anniversary of creation of Pakistan

LONG LIVE PAKISTAN

Speech of Founder of Pakistan, Mr Muhammad Ali Jinnah on August 15, 1947, the first day of independence / foundation of Pakistan

Text of the speech

It is with feelings of greatest happiness and emotion that I send you my greetings. August 15 is the birthday of the independent and sovereign State of Pakistan. It marks the fulfillment of the destiny of the Muslim nation which made great sacrifices in the past few years to have its homeland.

At this supreme moment my thoughts are with those valiant fighters in our cause. Pakistan will remain grateful to them and cherish the memory of those who are no more.

The creation of the new State has placed a tremendous responsibility on the citizens of Pakistan. It gives them an opportunity to demonstrate to the world how can a nation, containing many elements, live in peace and amity and work for the betterment of all its citizens, irrespective of caste or creed.

Our object should be peace within and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial and friendly relations with our immediate neighbors and with the world at large. We have no aggressive designs against any one. We stand by the United Nations Charter and will gladly make our full contribution to the peace and prosperity of the world.

Muslims of India have shown to the world that they are a united nation, their cause is just and righteous which cannot be denied. Let us, on this day, humbly thank God for His bounty and pray that we might be able to prove that we are worthy of it.

This day marks the end of a poignant phase in our national history and it should also be the beginning of a new and a noble era. Let us impress the minorities by word, deed and thought that as long as they fulfill their duties and obligations as loyal citizens of Pakistan, they have nothing to fear.

To the freedom loving tribes on our borders and the States beyond our borders, we send our greetings and assure that Pakistan will respect their status and will extend to them its most friendly co-operation in preserving peace. We have no ambition beyond the desire to live honorably and let others live honorably.

Today is Jummat-ul-Wida, last Friday of the holy month of Ramazan, a day of rejoicing for all of us wherever we may be in this vast sub-continent and for the matter of that throughout the world. Let the Muslim congregations in their thousands, in all the mosques, bow in all humility before the Almighty and thank Him for His eternal kindness and generosity, seeking His guidance and assistance in the task of making Pakistan into a great State and themselves into its worthy citizens.

Finally, let me tell you, fellow citizens, Pakistan is a land of great potential resources. But to build it up into a country worthy of the Muslim nation, we shall require every ounce of energy that we possess and I am confident that it will come from all whole-heartedly.”

Pakistan Zindabad!

Happy Independence Day!