Issue#120 15 February 2007
For previous Issues

Largest virtual Community Welfare Organization  for Pakistanis in the World!
To become CP member
Click here

Sent to 33,508 CP members across KSA and to 85,,000+ members in rest of the MENA region



Credit Rabia Bookstore
Lahore +92-42-7355528

Last Year

15th February 2006

KSA Members
City.....Total Members


If you can not see above
Scrolling list then install
Java software
Click here to install



Central Region
Ali Asif Rasheed

Eastern Region
Looking for replacement

Western Region
Looking for replacement
Designed and published by CP global Team. Contents are verified and approved by Global Content Manager



Excel Sheet VIRUS FREE

Scholarship
Opportunities PDF

Click here for Saudi Govt. Important sites

Embassies Index KSA

Saeed Ghori,
Advocate Supreme Court
Karachi

Click to ask your question


Home Businesses


Special Discounts


Our sincere and dear friend Mohammad Ali Nadeem an employee of state life insurance corporation of Pakistan is seriously ill and struggling for his life,he has been operated upon for Brain Haemmorhage at Noor specialist Hospital in Makkah Al Mukarramah on Tuesday 6th feb 2007 and since then he hasnt regained his consciousness till today, I therefore request all our  Pakistani brothers and sisters to please pray for our brother that Allah Subhanu Taala may give him speedy recovery, your sincere prayers is needed badly at this stage, Jazaak Alallah Khairakum,   Dr Parvez Ahmed

Cooking with BJ.com
Exclusive Recipe

Spaghetti With Spicy Meat
Sauce

- 400 g. dried spaghetti or tagliatelle
- salt and water
Meat sauce
- 1\4 cup oil
- 1 medium onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1\2 kg. lean minced beef
- 1\2 kg. fresh tomatoes
- 2 level tbsp. flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1\2 level tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. red chili powder (optional)
- 1 (3 oz, 70 g. ) can tomato paste
- pinch dried mixed

1. Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes or until al dente ( tender but still firm to bite).
2. Drain the spaghetti and return to the pan with hot meat  sauce. Mix the spaghetti with sauce by lifting and Turing the spaghetti in the sauce with two forks. Never stir or serve the sauce separately. Grated parmesan cheese can be serve separately.                    
Meat sauce for pasta:
1. Heat oil a medium sized sauce pan. Peel and finely chop the onions, peel the garlic and crush to a puree with a little salt. Add onions to the hot oil, cover and cook gently for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft but not brown. Stir in the minced beef and the crushed garlic. Continue to fry gently to brown the meat.
2. Scald the tomatoes and peel away the skins. Cut tomatoes in half and scoop out the seeds.
3. Stir the flour, salt, pepper, tomatoes, tomato puree, red chili powder (optional) and mixed herbs into the meat mixture.
4. Add the stock and bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 40- 45 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the sauce sticking and add a little extra stock if necessary. The final consistency should not be too thick. Check seasoning and use as required.
Note: Make the sauce in advance. Adjust the seasoning  and keep chilled. Reheat when ready to use.
 


To preserve   ginger-garlic paste
Fry them in oil before grinding and store in the same oil.

Sponsored by:
www.CookingWithBj.com
World's Largest Site  on Pakistani Cuisine
Share your recipe with Community


Chopal is a place where you can meet with Pakistanis from your city. You never know if you find a old time friend who is also in KSA and you never knew about him. Simply visit, register and join buddies of your past. Talk to them about your city, its issues and how Together We can make a difference!
www.CPFORA.COM

No sleep means no new brain cells

Man sleeping

Missing out on sleep may cause the brain to stop producing new cells, a study has suggested.
The work on rats, by a team from Princeton University found a lack of sleep affected the hippocampus, a brain region involved in forming memories.
The research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science showed a stress hormone causes the effect. A UK expert said it would be interesting to see if too little rather than no sleep had the same consequence.
Deficits

The researchers compared animals who were deprived of sleep for 72 hours with others who were not.
They found those who missed out on rest had higher levels of the stress hormone corticosterone. They also produced significantly fewer new brain cells in a particular region of the hippocampus.
When the animals' corticosterone levels were kept at a constant level, the reduction in cell proliferation was abolished. The results suggest that elevated stress hormone levels resulting from sleep deprivation could explain the reduction in cell production in the adult brain. Sleep patterns were restored to normal within a week. However levels of nerve cell production (neurogenesis) were not restored for two weeks, and the brain appears to boost its efforts in order to counteract the shortage. Writing in PNAS, the researchers led by Dr Elizabeth Gould, said that although the role of nerve cell production in adults remained unknown, "the suppression of adult neurogenesis may underlie some of the cognitive deficits associated with prolonged sleep deprivation." People who experience a lack of sleep experience concentration problems and other difficulties.
Sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley, based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, said the study's findings could not be directly translated to humans because people did not go without sleep for 72 hours, unless they were in extreme circumstances.
But he added: "It is an interesting finding. It would be interesting to see if partial sleep deprivation - getting a little bit less sleep every night that you need - had the same effect."
Credit BBCNews.com


 



Click to Read All Projects Report

Completed Projects Images
Project 1  | Project 2 | Project 3 | Project 4 | Project 6 
Project 7 | Project 8 | Project 9

Above Projects are sponsored by CP KSA Community

Dr Zakir Naik will deliver a lecture on 15th Feb 2007, Thursday Evening at 7.30pm King Fahd Cultural Center, Riyadh. Open to all - no invitation cards required.  Invite  your friends, collogues and those who are interested to listen a great person  of comparative religions study.
Location - Maazar Street , Riyadh.
For details contact -  0505 247 859, 0507 489 201, 0505 457 342,
0503 155 961  Click for Map

Radio Contact Pakistan

Programming Guide
15th February 2006

Injected with "Tunzo Mazah " Dua talks to a doctor. The program to listen but also carries some messages for those doctors who have forgotton the responsibility they carry towards their community and nation.

Riyadh region has so much to offer to its residents. If you are a person who loves to enjoy weekends by visiting new places that are unique and offer thrilling scenery then Asif and Narjis will bring you each week a new place to explore.

 

 



Till a suitable replacement for regional editor is in place, you may send your reports directly to News@ContactPakisan.com or fax hand written reports on
01 441 4945 - Images can be sent to News@ContactPakistan.com
News sent via email must be in inpage format and accompany images if available.
All reports are subject to editorial review.
Should you like to be our regional editor, drop a line to Iqbal@ContactPakistan.com


 





Till a suitable replacement for regional editor is in place, you may send your reports directly to News@ContactPakisan.com or fax hand written reports on
01 441 4945 - Images can be sent to News@ContactPakistan.com
News sent via email must be in inpage format and accompany images if available.
All reports are subject to editorial review.
Should you like to be our regional editor, drop a line to Iqbal@ContactPakistan.com

Teraflop chip hints at the future
A chip with 80 processing cores and capable of more than a trillion calculations per second has been unveiled by Intel.

The Teraflop chip is not a commercial release but could point the way to more powerful processors, said the firm. The chip achieves performance on a piece of silicon no bigger than a fingernail that 11 years ago required a machine with 10,000 chips inside it. The challenge is to find a way to program the many cores simultaneously. Current desktop machines have up to four separate cores, while the Cell processor inside the PlayStation 3 has eight (seven of them useable). Each core is effectively a programmable chip in its own right.
But to take advantage of the extra processing power, programmers need to give instructions to each core that work in parallel with one another.
There are already specialist chips with multiple cores - such as those used in router hardware and graphics cards - but Dr Mark Bull, at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, said multi-core chips were forcing a sea-change in the programming of desktop applications.
"It's not too difficult to find two or four independent things you can do concurrently, finding 80 or more things is more difficult, especially for desktop applications.
"It is going to require quite a revolution in software programming.
"Massive parallelism has been the preserve of the minority - a few people doing high-performance scientific computing.
"But that sort of thing is going to have to find its way into the mainstream." The first time teraflop performance was achieved was 11 years on the ASCI Red Supercomputer built by Intel for the Sandia National Laboratory.
That machine took up more than 2,000 square feet, was powered by almost 10,000 Pentium Pro processors, and consumed more than 500 kilowatts of electricity.
"Our researchers have achieved a wonderful and key milestone in terms of being able to drive multi-core and parallel computing performance forward," said Justin Rattner, Intel Senior Fellow and chief technology officer.
"It points the way to the near future when teraflops-capable designs will be commonplace and reshape what we can all expect from our computers and the internet at home and in the office."
The Teraflop chip uses less electricity than many current high-end processors, making the design attractive for use in home computers.
It consumes 62 watts, and the cores can power on and off independently, making it more energy efficient.
Intel says that commercial spin-offs of the chip could see it being used in high-definition entertainment PCs, servers and handheld devices. Possible uses include artificial intelligence,
instant video communications, photo-realistic games and real-time speech recognition, the firm.
Credit BBCNews.com

Shoaib, Asif named in Pakistan World Cup squad

Shoaib AkhtarPakistan fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, cleared last month of a doping offence, have been included in a provisional 30-man squad for the 2007 World Cup.
Pakistan officials said they had no concerns over the pair's availability despite the World Anti-Doping Agency challenging their exoneration at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
"We have followed a decision of a proper appeals tribunal which lifted their bans last month after taking into account every aspect of the case. Pakistan has handled the case fairly," Saleem Altaf, director of cricket operations said.
Akhtar was banned for two years and Asif for one after they tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone in October.
They were cleared by a PCB appeals tribunal last month.
Pakistan's provisional squad for the World Cup in the West Indies also included Shabbir Ahmed, who last month completed a 12-month ban for having an illegal bowling action.
Pakistan squad
Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Shahid Nazir, Danish Kaneria, Yasir Hameed, Shabbir Ahmed, Mohammad Sami, Abdul Rehman, Salman Butt, Faisal Iqbal, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Rao Iftikhar, Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Khalil, Bazid Khan, Mansoor Amjad, Zulqarnain Haider, Yasir Arafat, Mohammad Asif, Shoaib Akhtar, Misbah-ul-Haq, Hasan Raza.


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 Pakistaniís
Visa Application Form
Passport Renewal
Affidavit of Loss of Passport
Pakistan Origin Card  
Life Certificate Letter of Authority

BLOOD
You Can Receive

If Your Type Is

O-

O+

B-

B+

A-

A+

AB-

AB+

AB+

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

AB-

YES

 

YES

 

YES

YES

 

 

A+

YES

YES

 

 

YES

YES

 

 

A-

YES

 

 

 

YES

 

 

 

B+

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

 

 

B-

YES

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

O+

YES

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

O-

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution by Ehsanul-Haque bhai from Riyadh

 For CPFora.com Members Only  
Dear Member,
This is the last warning to complete your record by providing correct location and occupation. All records having these fields blank will be deleted. To change your profile visit the following link.
http://www.cpfora.com/forum/profile.php?mode=editprofile 
We would like to advise all those who have zero postings on the forum that you have registered to this forum considering that it will be a place where members would share knowledge, share stories, share experience and either help or get helped. We are really saddened that our extensive efforts in providing you this service did not make you realize the real substance of this service. Therefore, it is decided to delete all members who have zero posting. Next time such members can join again when they would realize the importance of this that is provided to Pakistani community by Contact Pakistan. 
Those who are regular contributors, we thank them for their community service. We request you to pay a bit more attention to Chopal.
Chopal is a project for CP by which what we are trying to achieve is:-
1) Bring community members near to each other who are from the same city. It is natural to have more affection for those who belong to your city. And honestly what could be better in Perdais to have someone from the city that has given you so much. Remember one of the real asset a human has in any age are the golden memories of the past. When we all were young kids!
Ever thought how many of your friends are out there whom you did not meet for quite some time? The experience that you have of your specific city that you have not shared with anyone who belong to same city or any other city?
2) Once we have a virtual community from same city then we will move to next step which is together them in one place and let them enjoy golden memories about their city.
 
Our goal is still the same, inshaAllah one day there will be a physical community from each city which will share and help each other realizing the fact that our survival is in unity and nothing else.
www.CPFora.com Admin

Send your question/suggestion/comment

To post classifieds for next issue click here

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT COMMUNITY OFFERINGS
SOME ARE FREE AND SOME ARE PAID

Hello young Pakistanis, we hope that you would like the new setup of your section. We would like you to participate and make it much bigger than what it is now. Send us your stories, poems and drawings.



Dear Children send us your poems, stories and drawings. We will publish your work along with your picture. Share your talent with rest of the community write to
Uncle@ContactPakistan.com

Some Cool Sites

So Many Math Sites

More Links -  Click here!


Children may share their favorite sites with other by send links to
News@ContactPakistan.com

 The Reminders 
Dear friends, have you ever been to gym? People go there to exercise and make their muscles strong. In gym, the person is made to exert his body and hold weights. Such exertion makes the muscles grow and become well-built. So by exercising we can make our physical body stronger. What about spiritual growth and strength? Development of spirit and soul is equally important. The food of our spirits is remembrance of Allah Almighty. We, being humans, tend to err and forget to nourish our spirit. Then Allah Almighty sends us reminders off and on. Tough situations come and we forget our pleasure and focus on our Lord. The tougher and more unpleasant the situation, the more we focus on our Sustainer. And the more we focus on Allah, the greater is our happiness. And this state of bliss feeds our starved spirit. Aren't our spirits very much like our muscles then; requiring regular remembrance of Allah for their sound health?   
Children are showered by love and attention of their elders and loved ones. They are given most things that they desire of. But no matter how much you fulfill their demands, soon they are clamoring for more. Most of the siblings' fights are because the kids want what the other has. Such fussing habit is not limited to childhood only. Even when we grow up, we tend to show similar behavior pattern. Allah blesses us in so many ways. Yet we rarely thank Him for it. It is not long before we are clamoring for more, wanting what someone else has, and fussing about other things. When we see things going against our wishes, it is then that we stop replying on ourselves and seek Allah. And once we are through the tough time, we again forget the Merciful Lord. How sad! How bad!
It makes sense why we are not allowed to have all that we desire and why we must endure difficulty. Just like a troubled child gets to the feet of his parents, same way we human seek Allah Almighty in adverse situations. And hence these ebbs of life make us return to our Lord, who is ever forgiving and ever embracing. Just imagine a slave who often runs away from his master, and yet wherever he returns, his master forgives him and take him in his care.  No king in this world can ever be so generous. It is only the Kings of kings, our dear Allah, whose mercy is so vast that He forgives the rebels like us.
May Allah save us from going astray. Ameen

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

To post classifieds for next issue click here

We all are waiting for your comment / suggestions. You are our inspiration so don't hesitate to write!
Revenue generated from ads in this newsletter is spent on CP physical projects and on operational cost to provide this free service
Copyrights