General Nigar Johar has become the 3rd woman officer in the history of Pakistan Army to reach the rank of major general. The major general belongs to the Panjpir village in Swabi district. The area of Pakistan that is considered under developed and conservative. Swabi has produced some noticeable male generals in the past but it is the first time that a woman has reached the status of such highly ranked army officer.
Recently, a woman became the 1st Pakistani female to be a part of the bomb disposal uniit. Her example has led 11 others women to join the squad.
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(Continued after January 29, 2017
To avert a similar disaster and to ward off a similar catastrophe, Islam had adopted a progressive and a gradual scheme, fourteen hundred years ago, to do away with the inhuman institution of slavery. Following are some of the measures it took in this regard:
1. In the early Makkan period, it pronounced that slave emancipation was a great deed of piety. The very initial Makkan surahs appealed to the Muslims to liberate as many slaves as they could.
2. The Prophet (sws), unequivocally, directed the Muslims to raise the standard of living of the slaves and bring it equal to their own standard. This, of course, was meant to discourage people from persisting with them.
3. For the atonement of many sins manumission of slaves was divinely ordained.
4. All slave men and women who could support themselves in the society were directed to marry one another, in order to raise their moral and social status.
5. A permanent head in the public treasury was fixed to set free slave men and women.
6. Prostitution, which was largely carried out through slave women, who were mostly forced by their masters do so, was totally prohibited.
7. The affronting names of ‘abd (slave-man) and amah (slave-woman) by which slave men and women were called, were abrogated so that people should stop regarding them as slaves. In their place, the words fata (boy) and fatat (girl) were introduced.
8. Finally, the law of mukatibat provided very easy access for the slaves to the gateway to freedom. Every slave who was capable of supporting himself was allowed by law to free himself, provided that he either gave a certain monetary amount to his master or carried out certain errands for him. After this, he could live as a free man. A special head in the treasury was fixed for this purpose; also, wealthy people were urged to help the slaves in this regard. The net result of this law was that only handicapped and old slaves were left to be provided for by their masters, which not only went in their own favour but also prevented them from becoming an economic burden on the society.
People, in stead of putting themselves on the right track, keep finding faults in others. “What type of clothes you are wearing ?”
“Come on ! lets go to that or that eatery and enjoy food of current century”.
“What are you talking about ? Start living in the present-day-world. That was the time of our forefathers”.
They never have a thought if they have liberty to choose, other do have the same liberty.
All the people across the Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir mark the February 5, as solidarity day in a befitting manner to pay homage to martyrs of state Jammu & Kashmir, and express unity with people of Indian occupied part of the state in their rightful struggle for freedom from Indian subjugation.
Pakistan had been marking the day since 1990 to highlight the plight of people of the State Jammu & Kashmir for their birth-right to self-determination promised to them by the international community through UN Security Council Resolutions of January 17, 1948, April 21 1948, August 13, 1948 and January 05, 1949, and make it realize of its obligation of ensuring a UN sponsored plebiscite in the state according to the wishes of the people of the state.
Solidarity Day was first observed in 1990 when nation collectively prayed for the success of freedom movement of people of Kashmiri.
Symbolically, the Kashmir valley is known as “heaven on earth” which showcases stunning natural beauty, heavenly glimpses of different seasons and popular for its rare arts and crafts. While after the illegal occupation of a big part of Jammu & Kashmir state by Indian army, the heaven of Kashmir valley was enclosed in barbed wires drenched in blood and smell of Gun Powder which raised the issue of mass scale human rights violation committed by Indian Armed Forces in Jammu & Kashmir.
Kashmir problem is unfinished agenda of partition plan of 1947 which librated India from British Crown to make two free states Pakistan and India.
Under the plan the State of Jammu & Kashmir would have become part of Pakistan but unfortunately soon after independence India occupied the state and kept people of the territory under its yoke. However, people of State started freedom movement and liberated part of the State Jammu & Kashmir from Indian occupation which is known as Azad (free) Jammu & Kashmir.
The day protests against Indian occupation and atrocities on the inhabitants of the part of the State Jammu & Kashmir occupied by India using her military might. This issue is a real bone of contention in the relations of Pakistan and India since 1947.
Pity the so-called Flag-Bearers of Humanity, USA, Russia and UK who kill thousands of people in the name of human rights, but dam-care about their own promises given in UNO about seven decades back.
The Indian Express newspaper reported on Sunday that doctors at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Singh hospital have treated at least 446 patients with injuries sustained from being shot at with pellet guns, which have been used against protesters by Indian forces in the region.
A majority of victims have “multiple structural damage” to their eyes, the state government told the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, according to the daily.
Pellet guns have been widely used to quell protests in Kashmir that erupted after a popular rebel commander, Burhan Wani, was killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces last month.
At least 66 people have been killed in the almost daily anti-India protests and rolling curfews prompted by the killing of Wani on July 8.
The Central Reserve Police Force, an Indian paramilitary unit, told the Jammu and Kashmir High Court that it had used 1.3 million pellets in 32 days, adding that “it was difficult to follow the standard operating procedure given the nature of the protests”.