Issue#124 1st June 2007
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- 1 cup whole wheat grain,
- 1 cup oats
- 1cup Channa dal ( split chick peas)
- 1\2 cup Masoor dal (split Egyptian lentils)
- 1\2 cup Moong dal (split moong beans)
- 1\2 cup Mash dal
- 1 1\2  kg. Boneless beef
-  6 cups water
- 1 cup oil
- 3 medium onions, skinned and finely chopped
- 2 garlic bulb, skinned and finely chopped
- 3 inch piece fresh ginger , peeled and finely chopped
- 1 level tsp. black cumin seeds
- 8 Cloves
- 2 tsp. Chilli powder
- 1\2 tsp. Ground turmeric
- 1\2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
- 1 tbsp. Chopped fresh mint leaves
- 2-3 tsp. Salt
- 1\2 cup natural yogurt
- 5 tbsp lemon juice

Washed and soaked all of the dals and grains overnight. Drain the wheat and place in a saucepan. Add 6 cups water and boil gently for about 45 minutes or more until very tender and mushy. Reserve the wheat. Drain the dals and place in a sauce pan with four cups of water. Boil for 30 minutes. Or until tender and mushy. Reserve the dals.
Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan. Add the onion and stirring frequently, fry for about 10 minutes to a deep golden color. Lift out all the onions with a slotted spoon. Put three quarters of them in a blender or food
processor. Add the garlic and the ginger and blend to a smooth paste. Reheat the oil in the pan, add the ground onion mixture and continue frying for another few minutes. Then add the cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, chilli powder, turmeric and the chopped coriander and mint. Stirring frequently, fry for 5 to 10 minutes to a rich golden color; the oil should start to separate. Add the beef and the salt. Stirring frequently, fry until the meat is well
browned and nearly tender, about 40 minutes. Add the yogurt and stirring continuously, fry the beef for another 15 minutes until it is tender and the yogurt is well blended. Add the remaining 300ml water, stir well and simmer for another 10 minutes. Remove the pieces of beef and chop into small pieces. "Ghota". In fact the right way of blending beef with lentils is that all are crushed and mixed together using round wooden spoon.
Add the boiled wheat and the strained lemon juice. Stir well "Ghota" to mix the ingredients. Reheat but do not allow to boil; serve at once, garnished with the reserved onion mixture


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Take baking flour (Maida), sugar, milk powder and boric acid equal in quantity. Add some water in it and knead it. Then make small balls of it and paste it on walls at a number of places in your house.
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Hepatitis C
Drugs provide
"CURE"

Blood cells

 People infected with hepatitis C can be cured with existing treatments, researchers have discovered.
Around 99% of patients successfully treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin had no detectable virus for up to seven years. The treatments were known to work initially but it had been unclear whether the virus would come back.
Experts said it was good news for patients but that some still suffer from painful symptoms. Over the past decade the number of people in the UK diagnosed with hepatitis C has increased because of higher rates of testing.
But many people are still unaware they are carrying the infection.
Hepatitis C, which is contracted through infected blood, can cause cirrhosis, liver failure or cancer. Early treatment is usually effective.
Long-term cure

Professor Mitchell Shiffman, chief of hepatology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, and colleagues carried out a long-term study in 1,000 patients to find out whether the virus would come back. Participants were given a course of injections of pegylated interferon alone or in combination with ribavirin. In those for whom treatment was successful (no detectable virus after six months) only eight patients tested positive for the virus in the following seven years. The researchers pointed out it had not yet been determined if those patients had suffered a relapse or been reinfected. Professor Shiffman said: "We are encouraged by this data because it is rare in the treatment of life-threatening viral diseases that we can tell patients they may be cured. "In hepatitis C today, we are able to help some patients achieve an outcome that effectively enables them to put their disease behind them." It is believed that around 250,000 people in the UK have signs of hepatitis C infection, although some of these will clear it naturally and not become chronically infected. However, the number could actually be as high as half a million and it is estimated that nine out of ten people do not know they are infected.
It can take years or even decades for symptoms to appear but a recent Department of Health campaign has been encouraging those at risk to get tested.
Anyone who ever shared equipment for injecting drugs - even if it was a long time ago, and even if they only did it once or twice - they could be at risk from hepatitis C.
Others could have become infected through a blood transfusion, if they received one before screening was introduced in 1991 - or through sharing banknotes or straws to snort cocaine. Charles Gore, chief executive of the Hepatitis C trust said the results would be reassuring for patients who had to undergo six months to a year of weekly injections and daily tablets. "This data looks incredibly promising and it's extremely good news for patients as they are always concerned that the virus would come back."
"The only thing we would add is that we're talking about a cure for liver disease, which is the thing that kills you, but not everyone feels fantastic at the end of treatment - some people have lingering symptoms such as aches in their joints and feeling tired."

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START OF LEGAL SERVICES KSA
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Contact Pakistan KSA team is proud to announce the commencement of legal services/guidance in KSA.
For the first time in the Kingdom now Pak community can get help on matters related to Saudi laws including labor law from an industry expert.
Javed bhai has joined KSA CP team and will be glad to offer you his volunteered professional advice on legal matters related to KSA laws.
Who is Javaid Bhai:-

MUHAMMAD JAVAID JANJUA M.A (Pol.Sce), M.A (Isl.Std). L.L.B, L.L.M., D.A.E Diploma in Air Lines Contract Law (IATA Geneva)  (Advocate High Court).
He
is engaged in Law practice since 1986. His area of specialization is Contact law, Litigations, Corporate Law, Property law, Aviations & international law. In addition to that immigration Law, and Labor Laws-Arbitration laws are his favorite subject. Presently he is working with an Airlines as Legal Advisor and symbolizes the Airline around the glob in various Legal issues.  Extensively travels around the world and attends the colloquiums to continue enrich his knowledge in Corporate, Aviation & international law. Lifetime member of Sindh Bar Council, (Karachi. Pakistan) Ontario Bar Council & Prospective member of Pakistan Bar Council and the Law Society Of Upper Canada (Toronto).

To ask him questions related to Saudi law including labor law, you will be required to visit our virtual legal chamber.
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Some times being the LARGEST does not matter for some!

There is no 2nd opinion about our being The Largest Pak Community in the Kingdom. We all are proud and sure of that! But sometimes greater numbers do matter, we are living in a strange world huh!
We are working on certain initiatives that are unique and would greatly help us all who are residing in KSA. Projects such as Family health insurance, discounts from major airlines, retail outlets and exclusive financial investment opportunities, to name a few. But it seems that 36,000+ households are not enough for some to offer exclusive service/attention to our united community.

To start with if your other family members have email addresses then why not first register them to make CP community much more stronger.

How do I help?
VERY SIMPLE
Just send the following link to any Pakistani living in KSA whom you know via email and request to join CP community. REMEMBER IT IS FOR OUR OWN GOOD. Thank you
http://www.contactpakistan.com/warnmail.htm

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- Writing Radio Plays
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A comedy show prepared and presented by Narjis and Asif. In this episode a rock singer is interviewed. Should you like to perform in the show then Talk to us

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.

Travelers Must Declare Jewelry, Cash to Customs

Under a new regulation announced by the Ministry of Finance that will take effect on June 2, people coming into and going out of the Kingdom will have to declare to customs officials at exit and entry points the amount of cash, precious stones and jewelry that they carry with them, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
“The regulation stipulates that every passenger going out or coming into the Kingdom declare at the Saudi Customs financial instruments, precious metals or cash exceeding SR60,000 or its equivalent in foreign currency,” said a statement issued yesterday by the Customs Department in Riyadh.
The statement warned that travelers who fail to make the declaration would be liable for punishment and made to pay fines at the time of their return.

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KSA NEW CURRENCY NOTES

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), is pleased to announce its intention to put in circulation the 5th Issue of the Saudi banknotes printed in the reign of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The new issue includes banknotes of the following denominations:

1.      The Five Hundred Saudi Riyal Note.
2.      The One Hundred Saudi Riyal Note.
3.      The Fifty Saudi Riyal Note.
4.      The Ten Saudi Riyal Note.
5.      The Five Saudi Riyal Note.
6.      The One Saudi Riyal Note.

 As scheduled, the new issue will be put in circulation gradually, starting with both the One Hundred and Fifty Saudi Riyal denominations. Both denominations will be available at SAMA branches as of Monday 4/5/1428 H (21/5/2007 G), followed by both the Ten and Five Saudi Riyal denominations as of the beginning of Rajab 1428H (July 2007), followed by the Five Hundred denomination as of the beginning of Ramadan Al Mubarak 1428H (September 2007), followed by the One Riyal after Eid Al Adha Al Mubarak 1428 H (December 2007 G), and will be equally legally binding side by side with the other Saudi banknote denominations currently in circulation. The new issue is characterized by various technical specifications and security features implemented by the most modern techniques used in banknote printing industry.

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How will thirst for biofuels affect global hunger?
Biofuels sound like a good idea -- but they could hike the price of staple grain crops like wheat and corn beyond the reach of the world's poor. What if the defining problem of the 21st century is a showdown between food and fuel?
Using plants to feed our fuel needs sounds like a great idea, and it could be a moneyspinner for some poor countries, but it might well mean people go hungry as food prices rise.
The biofuel boom is only just beginning yet already it has pushed up the cost of staples in places like Mexico where rocketing tortilla prices have sparked angry protests.
Experts are talking about a permanent change in food economics. "We're into a new structure of markets," says British food aid expert Edward Clay. "It could have profound implications on poor people."
So Do we want food or fuel for our cars?
Read another article on the same issue that may become reality in not too far future!


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


 

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 It Concerns YOU! 
Assalam-O-Aliakum,
My dear friends, I hope all of you are braving the scorching heat of summers bravely!
Here is a nice little parable to share with you today…

A farmer showed his wife the mousetrap that he had just brought. This sight upset the mouse who was looking at it through the crack in the wall. He went to the farmyard to announce the news about the mousetrap in the house. The first animal he went to was the hen. The hen sympathized with the mouse and added "… I cannot be bothered by the mousetrap as it is will have no effect on me." The mouse approached the pig and told him the news about the mousetrap in house. The pig said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it" .The mouse moved on to the cow, who showed no worry on hearing the news as it did not matter to her. The distressed mouse returned to the house and felt upset because all the other animals had refused to help him in face of danger.
That night a sound of a mousetrap catching its prey was heard. The farmer's wife rushed to see but in the darkness, she did not see it was a poisonous snake whose tail had got caught in the trap. The snake bit the farmer's wife who had to be rushed to the hospital. When she returned home she still had fever. The farmer butchered the hen to make chicken broth for his wife. To feed the acquaintances that paid visit to the sick woman, farmer butchered the pig. However, the farmer's wife could not get over her sickness and died. So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.
Dear friends, the moral of the story is that we must help others when they are facing problems. Don’t ever think that someone else's problem or trouble will not affect you.  We are safe when everyone around us is secure. If one of us is threatened, we all are exposed to danger.

Watch out for anyone who needs your support and never shy away from extending a help hand. Allah Almighty will reward you for your benevolence.

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

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