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My father expired in 1990 leaving us the three  daughters behind
and his wife (our mom). my grand dad (father's dad) expired last year December. My grand dad had 4 sons of which only 2 are living and one daughter (still alive). now as per the law of inheritance in Pakistan would my mother get a share or us three (his expired son's granddaughters) in his property and other assets. and if yes
then what will be our share. just a note that my grandmother is
still alive and my grand dad did not leave any will.

According to Shariat, if there is no surviving male heir, the property of the deceased goes to the eldest surviving male heir. In your case the property of the late granddad goes to 2 surviving son. None to you or your mother as per Shariat law in force in Pakistan.

Saeed Ghori,
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Alloo Aur Keema Kay Rolls

Potato rolls stuffed with minced maet
Ingredients:
1\2 kilogram potatoes
2 teaspoon salt
1\2 teaspoon black pepper
250 grams lean minced beef
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1\2 teaspoon chilli powder
1\2 cup water
1\2 teaspoon black pepper, powder
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 large egg, beaten
- - bread crumbs for coating
- - oil for deep frying

How to Cook:
1. In a large saucepan cover potatoes with cold water by 2 inches and simmer until tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
2. Drain potatoes in a colander and cool slightly. While potatoes are still warm, peel and mash with a potato masher or fork and stir in 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Chill mashed potatoes until cold.
3. Meanwhile prepare the stuffing: Place mince in a skillet. Add ginger, garlic, chili powder, black pepper, water and remaining salt to it.
4. Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until mince is tender and water has been completely absorbed. This is very important otherwise rolls will split on frying. Remove from heat; add vinegar and keep aside to cool.
5. Flour your palm and place about 2 tablespoons of the mashed potato and pat it into a round shape. Place a little of the stuffing in the center and fold the potato paste over it, covering the stuffing completely and roll it into an oval shape.
6. Dip rolls first in egg and then roll in bread crumbs to cover completely. Repeat with remaining rolls and place them in a single layer on a baking tray.
7. Heat oil in a karahi or wok over medium heat and fry rolls in batches for 3-5 minutes or until golden. Remove from oil and put them on absorbent kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.

This recipe serves 8 people.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 minutes.

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How can I improve my travel Planning?

Most people don't have any problems when they fly, but it's possible to make airplane travel safer and more comfortable. Here are some tips:
  • Carry enough of all of your medicines in your carry-on luggage. Ask your doctor whether you should change your dosages if your eating and sleeping times will change at your destination. Bring enough medicine to last your whole trip. Take extra medicine with you in case your return trip is delayed.
  • If you have diabetes or epilepsy, carry a notification and identification card (such as the "Diabetes Alert Card" from the American Diabetes Association). Have the name and phone number of your doctor with you in case of an emergency. Remember to bring along the names and dosages of all of your medicines.
  • The air in airplanes is dry, so drink nonalcoholic, decaffeinated beverages and water to avoid becoming dehydrated.

What can I do about jet lag?

  • Get plenty of sleep before you leave.
  • Don't drink a lot of alcohol.
  • Eat well-balanced meals.
  • Avoid overeating.
  • Exercise as much as you can on your trip.
  • Use sleep medicines for only a few days.
  • Get used to a new time zone by going along with the local meal and bedtime schedules.

What about pain in my ears?
If your ears hurt when you fly, try taking a decongestant medicine (such as pseudoephedrine) before you get on the plane. You can also swallow often and chew gum during the flight. Babies can suck on bottles or a pacifiers during the flight.
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Update on Educational Seminar
Glad to announce in Riyadh, Jawahir Al Riyadh & in Jeddah Albiladi International School
will be hosting educational seminar for Pak community.
CP Team would like to thank parents and the schools management for their community service.

Regret none of the parents in Al Khobar are able succeed securing a place for this community project that required parents to help in arranging this seminar which does not require any financial assistance or help from CP community members.
 A simple trip to school would have helped to arrange this seminar.
We are a community driven community and everyone member has to play his/her role for the betterment of the society.
Remember Allah helps those who help themselves
We are sure everyone remembers this from grade 3

As soon as travel arrangements for our educational consultants are final, an invitation to our community in Riyadh and Jeddah will be sent. Thank you.


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Programming Guide
1st December 2006

RCP-1 will be soon equipped with latest digital recording hardware. This means world class professional recording hardware first time used by a Pakistani web cast station on the net.
Gupshup with all new format starts soon and would like to invite community experts in the following fields to be our guest in  forthcoming episodes.
1) Expert on how to legally own your own business in KSA
2) Ophthalmologist to explain eye problems to the community and help all of us taking good care of our eyes.
3) Investment opportunities in KSA stock market and how it can help us make some extra bucks.
4) What to look for when buying new or used cars
5) Have special talent to share with the community
Both Male / Female members are invited. Gupshup is presented in Urdu. Program is presented by Tahir and Dr. Usmani
For further details write to Radio@RadioContactPakistan.com
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Narjis and Asif are here to welcome you in their program. The only radio show that tells you all about Pakistani community in Riyadh. Some thing that you must not miss. Just tune in....
Send your comments to Radio@ContactPakistan.com - Write when you have listened to this program!

Zarori Baat in new format. Enjoy this comedy program that has lots of laughter in it.
This time meet Mr. Shaitan.
Program is produced, directed and presented by Studio-2 team.

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. This issue takes you to Al-Afjah
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RCP Studio-4 presents Chit Chat with Marwa. A presentation from Canada. She invites native Pakistanis youth in RCP Studio 4 and chat with them to share their experience living in Canada. Awais who is in grade 11 shares his life with rest of us and also we listen his favorite songs played by Marwa.

Yousuf's amazing run-spree


 

Mohammad Yousuf
an unbelievable year

The year 2006 has been a spectacular one for Mohammad Yousuf. It started off with a 199-ball 173 against India at Lahore, and since that knock, he hasn't looked back, finishing with an aggregate of 1788, beating Viv Richards's tally of 1710 quite handily to wrest the record of most number of runs in a calendar year.
Begin as you mean to go, they say, and Yousuf has followed that maxim well. After starting off with that hundred at Lahore, he followed it with another hundred at Faisalabad, and only narrowly missed a hat-trick of hundreds, falling for 97 at Karachi.
Just how far ahead Yousuf is from the rest of the pack is evident in the table below, which lists the top run-scorers in 2006. Younis Khan makes it a one-two for Pakistan on the top of the list, but his tally of 1179 is well short of Yousuf's aggregate. Ricky Ponting is in third place, but with three more Tests to go against England, he must fancy his chances of getting the 122 runs he needs to take the second spot.

Most prolific batsmen in 2006
Batsman Tests Runs Average 100s/ 50s
Mohammad Yousuf 11 1788 99.33 9/ 3
Younis Khan 11 1179 65.50 3/ 6
Ricky Ponting 7 1058 105.80 6/ 3
Rahul Dravid 10 1046 74.71 3/ 7
Kevin Pietersen 11 1031 51.55 3/ 4

Yousuf finally ended the year with an amazing nine hundreds from 11 Tests and, with his 124 at Karachi, became only the sixth Pakistan batsman to score a hundred in each innings of a Test, joining Hanif Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Wajahatullah Wasti, Yasir Hameed and Inzamam-ul-Haq.
Yousuf scored plenty of runs in all the series he played in this year, but he saved his best for last - his series aggregate of 665 makes him the third-highest scorer in a three-Test series, behind Graham Gooch and Brian Lara.


 

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 Love for fellow Beings
“The merciful are shown mercy by the All-Merciful. Show mercy to those on earth, and He Who is in heaven will show mercy unto you.”- saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

Dear buddies, love is a universal language. Humans are the epitome of love and compassion. It is sad to see wars and hatred around the world. Such circumstances cause tension and insecurity for everyone. For universal peace to prevail, it is important to show concern and love for fellow beings. The universal principle "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" has turned out to be not only wise and generous, but self-protective as well.
Allah has commanded humans to shower love on their fellow beings. It is this that determines the position of one before Allah in this world and the Hereafter. It is this kindness that determines man’s position amo
ng his fellow human beings as well.
The Messenger of Allah said, “Allah has ordained kindness on everything."
All religions of the world stress the importance of extending kindness to others. Every creed lays the necessary guidelines for its followers instructing them of benevolence towards fellow beings. Loving Fellow beings entails being generous to them and refraining from harming them. In spite of all the cultural and linguistic differences and personal quirks, people on this planet are pretty much alike. People breathe the same air, live under the same sky and on the same earth.  Battles and wars often stem from differences. If we focus on finding similarities, we will be just surprised to see that we share more things that are common. Moreover, wise men show tolerance towards differences.
Love and kindness to our fellow humans and also to other creatures also reveal the extent to which we love God, because in loving our fellows, we are fulfilling His commandment. When a flower blooms, its colour and scent first touch the garden near it, and then spread. In the same way, an act of human kindness by a man should first touch those nearest to him, his family and his neighbors and then travel to others.
There are just innumerous ways through which love for fellow beings can be shown. If a man removes an obstacle from the path, he is doing service to humanity and thus showing his concern for them. By extending friendly hands to those who try to sever ties is another gesture that symbolizes love for fellows.
Human kindness is a very powerful tool in making us better humans and the world a better place. It is true that often the love extended may not be reciprocated right away and a person might feel dejected, but on the first place, the deeds of kindness shall not be done for worldly reward but for Allah's agreement. This rule has been beautifully phrased by Mother Teresa in following verses,

The good you do today,
People will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God;
It never was between you and them anyway.


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

Tips and Techniques for Driving in Rain

1. Exercise extreme caution after a long dry spell. During a dry period, engine oil and grease build up on the road over time. When mixed with water from a new rainfall, the road becomes extremely slick. Continued rainfall will eventually wash away the oil, but the first few hours can be the most dangerous.
2. Allow for more travel time. You should plan to drive at a slower pace than normal when the roads are wet. Keep in mind that traffic is likely to be moving slower as well. There's also the possibility that your preplanned route may be flooded or jammed. Whatever the case, rushing equals higher risk.
3. Brake earlier and with less force than you would normally. Not only does this increase the stopping distance between you and the car in front of you, it also lets the driver behind you know that you're slowing down. Also, be more meticulous about using turn signals, so that other drivers know your intentions, and take turns and curves with less speed than you would in dry conditions.
4. Stay toward the middle of the road to avoid deep standing puddles.
5. Don't use cruise control. If you hydroplane, there's the chance your car could actually accelerate. Cruise control also allows drivers to be less vigilant and to take their foot away from the pedals — not a great idea when reaction time is so important.
6. If you see a large puddle up ahead, drive around it or choose a different route. It could be that it's covering a huge gaping maw into the front door of hell. Well, maybe not, but water splashing up into your car's engine compartment could damage its internal electrical systems. Also, a pothole may be hiding under the water, just waiting in ambush to damage a wheel or knock your suspension out of alignment. If you can't gauge the depth, or if it's covering up the side curb, try to avoid it.
7. Don't attempt to cross running water. Lot of trouble if the force of the water is greater than the weight of your vehicle. All-wheel drive isn't going to be much help if your vehicle is being pushed sideways.
8. After you cross a puddle, tap on your brake pedal lightly to dry off some of the water on your rotors.
9. Turn on your headlights, even when there's a light sprinkle. It helps you see the road, and more importantly, it helps other motorists see you. However, don't blast your high beams in the rain or fog — it'll obscure your view further, as the light will reflect back at you off the water droplets in the air. If your car is equipped with fog lights, you may find it helpful to turn these on, as they throw a little extra light on the road while making your car easier to see.
10. Watch out for pedestrians. An ordinarily observant pedestrian may become distracted by fiddling with an umbrella or a rain slicker. Plus, raindrops deaden sound, so the usual audio clues for measuring car distances become obscured. Keep a sharp lookout for people in the road.
11. If it's raining so hard that you can't see the road or the car in front of you, pull over and wait it out.
12. Track the car ahead of you. Let the car ahead pave a clear path, so to speak, through the water.
13. Give a truck or bus extra distance. Their extra-large tires can create enough spray to block your vision completely. Avoid passing one, but if you must pass, do it as quickly as safety allows.
14. Defog your windows. Rain will quickly cause your windshield to fog up. Switch on both front and rear defrosters and make sure the air conditioning is turned on. Most cars' climate control systems will automatically engage the A/C when the windshield defrosts function is selected.
15. If you start to hydroplane, don't brake suddenly or turn the wheel, or you might spin into a skid. Release the gas pedal slowly and steer straight until the car regains traction. If you must brake, tap the brake pedal (unless you have antilock brakes, in which case you can put your foot down).

WISHING YOU A PLEASANT AND SAFE DRIVE: SAFETY FIRST
Syed Shahid Ahmed
Quality Control And Safety Officer Lab, Saudi German Hospital Riyadh
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