Issue #74 15th January 2005
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15 January 2004

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Roasted Lamb Leg
B.J's Special

- 2.5 - 3 kg whole leg of lamb
- 250 gm yogurt
- 1\4 cup. lemon juice
- 2 tbs. chili powder
- 1 tbs. ground coriander
- 1 tbs. ground cumin
- 3 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. garam masala
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup cooking oil
1. Trim the meat and cut slits, about 2cm deep at regular intervals over the surface.

2. Spread the lemon juice all over the meat and rub it into the incisions. Put the meat in refrigerator for about 1 hour.
3. Mix chili powder, salt, coriander, nutmeg, cumin and garam masala. Rub the mixture over meat and put it back in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours or preferably over night.
4. Two hours before cooking, spread yogurt all over meat and rub well.
5. Steam the leg in a steamer for 1 hour or until the meat is tender.
6. Heat the oil in a large wok and fry it on high heat for about 5 minutes or until the meat is brown or if you like to BBQ it, then cook over ash layered charcoal till it is brown. Don't forget to brush oil while grilling it.
Serve it with Nan and Chutney.

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What is Atkins Diet


 Since it’s introduction in the middle 1970’s, the Atkins Protein Diet has grown to be one of the most popular methods of weight loss.  It requires a large amount
of self-discipline and dedication but if done properly it seems that people can lose a tremendous amount of weight in short period of time.   There are also claims that Atkins dieters will experience other health benefits as well.  The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine is confident that their diet is the most successful means of weight loss around as they teach patients to determine their personal sensitivity to carbohydrates and manage their weight and health for life.  They have successfully treated over 60,000 patients who followed their diet, which each subject experiencing some of the beneficial health effects as well.
Yet other researchers argue that this diet is incredibly bad for the human body and is not a means of losing weight and especially keeping it off.
This page will discuss
the Atkins diet, how it works, and studies for and against it will be discussed.  

Hold everything but the meat
...What is the Atkins Diet?

The idea of the Atkins Diet is to cut carbohydrates out of one’s diet in order to lose a significant amount of weight.  An Atkins dieter is not to consume starchy foods such as bread, pasta, potatoes, cereal, any foods containing sugar, high sugar fruits and vegetables, and even fruit juices; Thus eliminating many foods one would normally need as a part of the four food groups to stay healthy.  A dieter is allowed no more than 30 carbohydrates a day; the equivalent of a few pieces of lettuce or less than one apple, which is drastically less than the suggested servings for fruits and vegetables.  An Atkins dieter is restricted to eat only meat and dairy products, including chicken, fish, and milk, and even bacon, eggs, cheese, and butter. In other words, one can live on the most fattening foods, eating all the steak and rib dinners that they want, and still lose weight.

Contradiction:  How does a person get thin living on fatty foods?

The Atkins Diet works in two main ways:
    1) Since carbohydrates are the first forms of energy burned in the body, the body goes into ketosis and learns to burn the fat as energy because it has no more carbohydrates to use. Ketosis is when there are no glycogen reserves in the liver so the body breaks down muscle mass in order to make energy that are necessary for brain function.
    2) Because carbohydrates are digested quicker than protein and fat, one can become hungry soon after eating a huge plate of pasta or huge bowl of fruit.  By eating only protein, one will feel fuller, longer, and will have less of an urge to snack in between meals.


Consult your doctor before going for any diet plan - Not all the diet plans are for every one. Atkins diet plan is NOT for Cholesterol patients!

Computer Tips
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A more enjoyable computer lifestyle is possible by adjusting your computing habits. These PC tips will help you find out what the best solutions to common problems are. Many of the tips deal with making computing a more comfortable experience. We're not responsible for any problems as a result of using these computer tips.
Aching wrists
can be caused from resting the "heel" of your palm on a hard surface while operating your mouse for an extended duration. A mouse pad with a gel wrist support has worked very well for me and has certainly made my long term computing sessions much more enjoyable. The gel pad keeps your hand in a more upright position while redistributing the pressure points within the soft gel. There are also keyboard wrist supports available for the heavy duty typist.
Headaches & eye fatigue
may be caused from staring at your monitor for a long period of time. I am not a Doctor these are merely suggestions...

• lower the contrast and brightness settings of your monitor to reduce the bright glare effect of white screens.
• increase the size of the text you are reading, purchase a larger monitor, or reduce your screen to a lower resolution as described in the previous page.
• purchase anti-glare/anti-radiation screens that you place over your monitor that help to protect you from radiation and glare.
• occasionally take a break away from your computer to walk around in the real world. If you're at home - do those agonizing little chores like taking the garbage out. If you're in the office - try to work away from your computer if possible. Don't start using these breaks to start raiding the fridge or you might create another problem ; )

An appeal was made on 27th of December to help a needy Pakistani
We are so proud that members across the Kingdom came forward to help.
We thank you and salute you all. May Allah reward your good deeds.
At the same time CP is thankful to sister Afshan and brother Alam who managed the charity campaign.
Total SR:11,030 were donated to help. Following are all the donation entries into the given bank account to prove the transparency of the charity run. Wonder other organizations learn some lesson from CP.
 Once again we thank all those who even forwarded the alert to their friends.

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Assalam-O-Aliakum! I am just back from Karachi and during these days I have received e-mails, phone calls and personal visits from all friends, relatives and my viewers on the sad demise of my mother on December 19, 2004 in Karachi. I am thankful to you all from the bottom of my heart for the great moral support you have shown to me at this time. I will request you all once again to always remember my mother in all your prayers. We pray and hope from ALMIGHTY that she will be granted good place in Jannah, Ameen. JazakAllah Khair
Iqbal Ahmed Khan
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Don't miss it. Learn about the technology not of future but of today. Easy to understand terminology used in the program to educate our community about this technology. Listen now!

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Just right click and select option
"Save Target as"
This saves the program audio file on your local hard disk. Once file is downloaded simply play the file using your media or real player.

CP internet cards are the cheapest in the market. This we achieved under an agreement with Zajil Internet Co. CP members also enjoy free bonus hours as well when they buy CP internet cards. So next time when you buy your pre-paid card, buy Contact Pakistan Internet card. This way you do your part to support our sponsors who do so much for all of us. We like to thank Zajil once again for their support.

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Just amazing to note that many of the earthquakes that appeared all over the world in the recent past were all on the........ Date 26
       Month and Date        Place of Earthquake
2001       January 26                      Gujarat
2001       September 26                 Chennai
2002       December 26                  China
2003       January 26                      New Zealand
2003       May 26                            Japan / Taiwan
2003       September 26                 Japan (Hokaido)
2003       October 26                      China (Sunsu)
2003       December 26                   Iran
2004       December 26                   Southeast Asia

Pleased to inform you that I myself developed Pakistan Embassy forms for Passport Renewal or addition. Please publish in the website so people can download and print as and when they need.
Regards, Shafiq Ahmad
Dear Bhai, we appreciate your efforts and are proud of you that you spent your time to help the community and thought of saving resources of our beloved country. Unfortunately your forms can not be put online.
Since 2001 we have been trying our best to convince the officials of the embassy to allow us to put public forms (free to obtain) online. This would have not only saved the limited resources of our Pakistan but would have provided convenience to all those who travel all the way to the embassy just to get forms and to know what else they require to renew their passport etc. But we are not even given a reason why every time we were refused.
Give a call to the embassy and if you find someone who could answer then ask the question we have been asking for years...
What really stops the embassy to put forms online when Pakistan embassy in the US has given permission to publish such forms even to a commercial site? We have absolutely no clue!
Send your question/suggestion/comment


Gout is a very painful condition of the joints, especially affecting the joint of the large toe. Excess of uric acid in the body causes the formation of needle- like crystals around the joints. The joints get inflamed making walking and finger movements very painful. The condition, when worsens, leads to swelling and kidney damage. There can be several causes of Gout. It can be a hereditary condition. Intake of foods containing purines like root veggies, potatoes, tomatoes, grapefruits, lemons, limes, dried peas, beans and peanuts, red meats, some seafoods and dairy foods etc., can all raise the body’s uric acid. Another natural reason for Gout can be the body’s malfunction to produce excess uric acid on its own. As I have always recommended, before we begin the Aroma regime, a dietician and a physician must be consulted to bring the necessary changes in diet and to provide the right vitamin/mineral supplements.
Aromatherapy can help in many ways to ease the condition. Appropriate essential oils can help reduce inflammation, swelling, fluid retention and pain. These essential oils can also help reduce toxins from the joints and help cleanse the blood. They can encourage circulation and mobility of the joints. Essential oils to consider are: Cajeput, Lemon,  Rosemary, Pine, Juniper berry, Black Pepper, Fennel, Basil, Thyme and Hyssop. Methods of application can be through baths, foot soaks, compresses, massages or through addition to creams and ointments. When used in baths, the aroma oils dissolve the crystalline formations around the joints. These toxins are then passed out of the body through urine and feces.

Before using any of the above-mentioned essential oils, please consider the contraindications of each oil.

(credit: Valerie Worwood & Green Valley Aromatherapy)
For Reiki/Aromatherapy sessions/products, please contact Lamees at 0506463801 or email:   10% discount for CP members. 15% discount on this month’s special “Aroma Oil for Detox”and “six-week Gout Relief Program” for CP members.

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 What Eid-Ul-Azha Reminds Us Of
A hearty Salam to all my dear friends. It is time for some, long desired vacations from school to celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Azha and Haj. Along with the celebrations of this Eid, comes the reminder of our pledge to Allah AMIGHTY. Eid ul Azha is celebrated as a reminder of the sacrifice which Allah's Apostle, Hazrat Ibrahim made. Hazrat Ibrahim was blessed with a son, named Hazrat Ismial, after many years of his marriage with Hazrat Hajra. No doubt, the pious parents were very attached with their dear son. Of all Allah's men, His apostles are the ones who underwent most tests from Lord. For three nights, Hazrat Ibrahim dreamt that Allah desires from him, the sacrifice of His beloved son. Since Hazrat Ismial, after Allah, was the dearer thing to Hazrat Ibrahim, so he hesitated. But as the dream continued to repeat for three nights, he finally shared his dream with his son. The obedient son replied that this is Allah's commandment and shall be executed without delay. He further told his father that this test is meant to check our devotion to Allah and Holy purpose, and Allah will surely bless them. Hazrat Ibrahim tied a cloth around his eyes so that he may not see his son while moving the knife over his neck, lest the love of father for his child may tempt him to leave Allah's order unperformed. Just as the knife was about to cut through the skin of the son, by Allah's order, a lamb took the place of Hazrat Ismial and it was the lamb that got slaughtered leaving Hazrat Ibrahim unscratched. Allah liked the devotion of the two great apostles so much that he made the act of slaughtering cattle in the path of Allah, a duty for all affording Muslims and hence Eid Ul Azha, a festival for all Muslims to come, till The Final Day.
Islam is a religion of peace. It wants its followers to spread harmony. Since only affordable can manage to sacrifice animal on Eid day, it would mean that poor ones will be left out with nothing to enjoy. Islam has ordered the meat of slaughtered animal to be divided into three equal shares with one meant for home and family, other for relatives and third one for poor. This way, by extending help towards the needy we show them our concern for them and also provide them with a chance to enjoy the day.
So while enjoying the celebrations of big Eid, keep in mind the main idea that is behind it- devotion to Allah with no "Buts" and "Ifs". It means, what is Allah's order has to be performed, whether we find ourselves willing or not, whether the social norms side it or not, whether the social status permit or not. We shall be totally and wholly committed to Allah.
Hope that you have a fun-filled Eid and aroma filled barbeques in this pleasant weather of the year.
See you after a fortnight. Ma'salama.

Mrs Amna Tariq Makkah.-al-Mukarrama January 05, 2005

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 Do you have IGCSE pass papers in Riyadh
I need photocopies of the Past Papers for last ten year of IGCSE Exams for 'O' Level.  Subjects:  Physics, Chemistry and Math.  I shall be grateful to those who can help me providing the same.
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 Shares / Stocks for Sale in Pakistan
Dear members, Greeting.
I like to sale my offered shares of Habib Modarba ( Habib Bank).It is especially offered from my side to only the contact Pakistan members.
The total shares are held with me, 1)Group = 6408 nos 2)Group =4230  nos
In Pakistan each market share value is almost Rps 10 & here from my side it is offered each Rps.7.5 + 20 % of the total amount.
Note :1) Partial share buying is not allowed. One each group must be purchased.
2)The last date of acceptance in Pakistan is January,15.Therefore it must be dispatch from here at least on 10 January. Amil Usmani

 Pet Animal for Sale in Jeddah 
I m selling my pet tarantula (bird eating spider). I got it from north America and now its been a year i have had it. its grown up a bit now, n for the bird eating stuff,; not yet. it only eats cockroaches and crickets but alive ones. its slightly venomous but not toxic to humans and u can put it on your hand n stuff. its really cool. Price is negotiable but the bid price is SR.1000/-.(check pictures of it on

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