Issue#121 15 April 2007
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Ali Asif bhai, Allah SWT has rewarded him and sister Narjis 2nd son.
Hassan Asghar Ali
was born in Riyadh on 24th of Feb. 2007.
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- 400 g. packet filo pastry,
- 350 g. chopped pistachio nuts or walnuts
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. cardamom powder
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
1 tbsp. rose water
- juice of half a lemon

Brush a baking dish, the same size as the pastry, with butter. Place 1 sheet of filo pastry in the dish.
Brush the pastry in the dish with butter, then layer half of the filo sheets in this way.
Mix the nuts with sugar and cardamom powder and spread this over the Filo Layers, then cover with the remaining sheets, brushing butter between them as before.
3. With a sharp knife, cut through the layers into diamond shapes or squares.
Heat the butter, until very hot, pour this evenly over the pastry, the top layers will crinkle.
5. Bake at 375f (190C), mark 5 for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes.
6. To make the syrup, Place water and sugar
in a saucepan over high heat; bring to boil, reduce heat to low  and allow to boil for 5 minutes, removing the froth as it appears. Add the lemon juice and leave to simmer for 5-8  minutes; add the rose water and remove form heat. Keep aside to cool.
7. Pour the syrup evenly over the Baklava and cut into the marks to separate the shapes.
Serves: 6

Make a soft fluffy omelet
Heat a non-stick pan and add a little more butter than usual. Now beat the egg and stir briskly (even while frying) with a fork. This way more air goes in your omelet, making it light and fluffy. Fry till done and serve hot.

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Billions face climate change risk


Billions of people face shortages of food and water and increased risk of flooding, experts at a major climate change conference have warned. The bleak conclusion came ahead of the publication of a key report by hundreds of international environmental experts. Agreement on the final wording of the report was reached after a marathon debate through the night in Brussels. People living in poverty would be worst affected by the effects of climate change, the gathered experts said. "It's the poorest of the poor in the world, and this includes poor people even in prosperous societies, who are going to be the worst hit," said Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Mr Pachauri said those people were also the least equipped to deal with the effects of such changes. Objections
Outlining the report's findings, Dr Martin Parry, co-chairman of IPCC Working Group II, said evidence showed climate change was having a direct effect on animals, plants and water. "For the first time, we are no longer arm-waving with models; this is empirical data, we can actually measure it," he told a news conference.
Dr Parry outlined the four areas of the world now thought to be the most vulnerable to climate change:
  • the arctic, where temperatures are rising fast and ice is melting
  • sub-Saharan Africa, where dry areas are forecast to get dryer
  • small islands, because of their inherent lack of capacity to adapt
  • Asian mega-deltas, where billions of people will be at increased risk of flooding

In Europe, scientists had previously warned about the long term dangers of the collapse of the Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current that makes its way from the Caribbean towards Europe's west coast. A huge injection of freshwater from the melting of Greenland's icecap could interfere with the current, causing Europe's temperatures to plunge, they said. But recent observations suggest that if it does happen, it will not be any time soon.
"It is very unlikely that the Gulf Stream will shut down during this century," said Dr Parry. "Even if it does, Europe will still become warmer."
Year of reports

Scientists and politicians have welcomed the report. "This further underlines both how urgent it is to reach global agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and how important it is for us all to adapt to the climate change that is already under way," European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas told the Reuters news agency.
"This is another wake up call for governments, industry and individuals. We now have a clearer indication of the potential impact of global warming, some of which is already inevitable," said Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society. "The challenge is now to support those people living in the most vulnerable areas so that they are able to adapt and improve their ways of life."
The wording of the summary of the report, which will be sent to world leaders in time for a G8 summit of industrialised nations in June, was finally decided after scientists and government officials from more than 100 countries worked through the night. Several delegations, including the US, Saudi Arabia, China and India, had asked for the final version to reflect less certainty than the draft. It is the second in a series of IPCC reports coming out this year, together making up its fourth global climate assessment.
The first element, on the science of climate change, released in February, concluded it is at least 90% likely that human activities are principally responsible for the warming observed since 1950.
The third part, due in May, will focus on ways of curbing the rise in greenhouse gas concentrations and temperature. A fourth report in November will sum up all the findings.



I would like to once again thank  all  who have shown their love and concern over my illness. Also I must not forget to thank CP KSA Medical team Dr. Usmani, Dr. Irfan, Dr. Nasir for their efforts in making sure that I get my surgery performed by the best surgeon in the best hospital. May Allah bless you and reward you all. Also my prayers go to all the CP KSA team who have been responding to your calls and also helping me out to go through this surgery.

I am now 100% functional and here is the April 15th newsletter. Perhaps it is the first time since 2001 that KSA newsletter is not published for 45 days. I am responsible for this delay and apologies to those who eagerly wait for the newsletter.

I would like to take this opportunity and request that we always like our community to participate in the newsletter by sending write ups, interesting articles and poetry. Surely we will not accept any content that is political or represent any group or school of thought. Any thing that unites the community is welcomed!
Please do not send internet copied articles unless you have permission from the operators of the particular site to do so. Same applies to chain mails, unless you are sure what you are sending will be helpful to the community, don' t bother.

Thank you once again dear brothers and sisters, may Allah SWT reward you for your wishful thoughts, prayers, phone calls, emails and SMS. I am in debt for all what you have done for me. Allah SWT has listened to your prayers and rewarded me with 2nd life. 
Thank you so much.
Tahir Butt

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It is very common that we have spare / not required medicines at home that are left with us after the treatment. Such medicines are normally kept in the medicine drawer till expire and then thrown in the bin. Why not help those community members who might be buying these medicines from their own pocket? It could be due to the fact that their company is not paying for their medical bills or paying for the staff but not paying for the families. This community service can greatly help such community members. Knowing the issue CP has started a new service of posting names of such spare medicines with your contact details. These posting will be released with KSA newsletter so members could read if there is any medicine that they can utilize. First list is now published and available to you. Should you have any spare medicine then click here to post the name. This little effort can help someone so much!
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May Allah SWT reward you for this community service

Service is now online and you may post your spare medicine but it will be published on public domain as soon as we have received NOC from Ministry of Health KSA


PMG and DIVA JNX are organizing ‘APRIL SYMPHONY’ a musical event on
Thursday, 26th April 2007 @ Pakistan Embassy Hall Riyadh.
We are offering a special discount on tickets for Contact Pakistan members.
Program includes gala dinner and musical program.
The discounted prices are as follows:

Guest Type Regular Ticket SR: CP Discounted Ticket
Adult 95 85
Children 9 - 15
Ticket priced reduced
70 50
VIP 150 120
Children less than 9 Free Free

For booking and ticket purchase, the following numbers can be contacted:
0569 694 940 0r o5o2 44o 262 0r o555 8o8 792


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Embassy has launched its website in Saudi Arabia. Following are forms that you can download and with a PDF reader load and then print. For further details visit embassy site.

Downloadable Public Forms
New Passport/Addition Copy
Report of Loss of Passport

National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistani’s
Visa Application Form
Passport Renewal
Affidavit of Loss of Passport
Pakistan Origin Card  
Life Certificate Letter of Authority

So many of our members send us Job ads to share with the community. Please note certain guidelines to follow!
We thank all our members who forward us or sent us emails or even filled out our online form for job ads. Please note there are few rules that are to be followed before a job ad is included in community job alert mail. All these rules are put in place to make sure that we bring you job information first hand and only from good reputed companies.
1) We only accept job ads that are sent to CP by using our online form. For your convenience here is the link. (Certain Consultant and employment agencies are exempted from this)
2) Job ads are delivered via mail alert to our KSA or other communities without any charge.
3) Please post the job alert if you are authorized by your company to do so. 
4) Copying job ads from forwarded emails and then inserting using our online form is NOT allowed and may result in cancellation of CP membership.
5) Job alerts for both companies and other resources is a free of charge service provided by Contact Pakistan.
6) Do not post an ad if it has already appeared in any other public domain. We like to give first hand information about jobs to our community.
7) While posting an opening, please make sure that you provide enough details of the job so only interested community members communicate with the company. It is a good practice to lay down all the terms and conditions to avoid any confusion.
8) Always mention if there is visa opening for a job, this helps CP to take your message to outside world and not to limit it to only KSA community.
9) Always read our job alerts regardless you are not looking for a better opportunity. Some times such alerts can be forwarded to friends who might be interested in the job. Secondly most of the time job alert mails also contain other valuable information that you may miss and regret later!
10) In most cases all job alerts are verified before an alert is sent.

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Protecting Your Newborn From Disease

Immunization is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your baby's current and future health. Since immunization was first invented, it has saved hundreds of thousands of children's lives. This simple procedure involves the use of vaccines, which protect children from serious, and sometimes fatal infectious diseases by strengthening their immunity (their body's ability to fight off these diseases).

Children are born with a degree of natural, inherited immunity which they acquired in the womb from their mothers' blood. That immunity is reinforced during breastfeeding, as breastmilk is rich in antibodies, especially in the first few days after birth. But this type of passive, inherited immunity is only temporary - it wears off during a child's first year of life. This leaves the child vulnerable to a host of serious diseases. But with the help of vaccinations, children can develop protective immunity against these diseases. Vaccines have proven extremely effective in controlling and even eradicating some major childhood diseases. Indeed, smallpox - a severe and often fatal disease which used to be common among children - has been entirely wiped out by worldwide immunization.

Vaccines are currently available to protect against the following serious illnesses: diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, rubella (German measles), mumps, and hemophilus influenza b. Chicken pox (varicella) vaccines are currently being tested and developed, and will be available on the market in the near future.

How do vaccines work?
Vaccines are oral or injected preparations made up of dead or weakened disease organisms (bacteria or viruses). When living disease organisms enter a person's system, the body fights infection by producing antibodies which attack and kill the organisms. In a similar fashion, vaccines stimulate the production of antibodies, but without causing the serious symptoms which occur during infection with living disease organisms. The result is that the body develops immunity to that particular disease, and is protected for several months or for a lifetime, depending on the vaccine.
Some vaccines induce prolonged or even lifelong immunity to certain diseases, and can be given just once. But others, such as pertussis or diphtheria, only induce a temporary immunity. These vaccines require repeat injections (called boosters) in order to maintain protection against such diseases.

Are vaccines safe?
Generally, vaccines are safe and very effective. The benefits of immunization far outweigh any risks. Typical side-effects may include a mild fever or slight rash, depending on the vaccine. Your child's physician may recommend acetaminophen to treat mild fever. More serious side effects are rare, but if other symptoms develop or fever is high, consult your child's physician.

Keeping an immunization record
It's a good idea to keep a record of immunizations received. Record sheets are often provided by doctors or clinics. They're valuable if your family moves or changes doctors, and are a handy reminder of upcoming vaccines or boosters. They are also proof of your child's protection against certain infectious diseases - proof which you may need to enrol your child in school or to travel overseas.
Your child's immunization record should specify the types of vaccine, and be dated and signed by the doctor each time an immunization is given. The record should be kept at home in a safe, accessible place, and should be taken with the family on trips away from home.
To determine the best schedule for your child's immunizations, consult a health care professional.


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 Guardians of Public Property 
Dear friends,
It made me very sad when during a visit to a school here, I saw the deplorable state of its furniture. The chairs and desks were not in bad shape because the school authorities had not provided with the good ones, but they were so because of mishandling by the students. The once smooth and clean surface of student's desks gave a dull appearance because of the innumerable number of scribblings done on them. Some of them had been chipped of by the use of sharp instruments from geometry box. Some of the desks had remarks written on them I marker and white liquid. While some of these remarks were obscene, they also reflected the lack of mannerism.
Dear students, the school furniture is not your property but of school's. It has been given to you for use for a limited time. You have to safeguard it as you would take care of a trust. While in student's use, he/she is responsible for this property and its appropriate use and maintenance.
The habits that we adopt during our school life often extend to the later part of our life. We all feel bad when we see the torn seats of public transport, the paint scribbling on the bus station and the chalking on walls. Just like we wish for a comfortable and neat seat on the public bus, so do others. We all have got a role to play here. While in our use, we have to take care of public property. We are the guardians. The public parks are also public property.  When we go there, we have to take care of everything there. Children are often seen plucking flowers, walking on green belt. The visitors seldom dispose garbage in the garbage cans and litter the clean place with waste. All these activities mar the beauty of these public recreational places, and hence deprive others of their right to enjoy the clean place. Dear Children, we are the caretakers of the world. We have to mend our behaviour for the good of tomorrow. By talking care of public property just as we take care of our personal belongings,  we can set an example for others.
May Allah guide us and help us become better human beings.

Ms. Amna Tariq Holy City of Makkah-Ul-Mukarrama

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