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Ali Weds Humaira in Lahore on 15th Feb. 2004
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2 kg. loki (marrow) , peeled and finely
- 1\2 tsp. ground cardamom
- 3\4 cup sugar
or according to the taste
- 3\4 cup
- seeds from 8 green cardamoms
- 150 g. condensed milk
- 1 1\2 cup khoya or 1cup powder milk
- 100g. blanched almond, cut into sliver
- 50 g. unsalted pistachio nuts, cut into
- few drops of kewra essence (optional)
1.Place the grated marrow, ground
cardamom and 1\2 cup of water in a large sauce pan over
2. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10-15
minutes or until the marrow is tender and all the water has
3. Add sugar, stir gently and cook uncovered for about 8-12
minutes or until all the moisture has evaporated.
4. Heat ghee in a heavy based pan
and add cardamom seeds. Stirring all the time, fry for few
marrow mixture and fry on medium heat for 5-8 minutes,
until it is light brown.
5. Add condense milk, stirring constantly, cook for 5 minutes.
Then add khoya or powder milk and dry fruit. Stirring
constantly cook for 3-5 minutes. Add kewra stir once, cover
and turn off the heat.
6. Serve warm.
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flu season was scary. But it was only a tiny taste of what
would happen if bird flu spread among humans -- something
that fortunately has not happened. This year's Fujian flu
was just a slightly different kind of flu. But totally new
flu bugs -- such as the 1918-1920 Spanish flu, the 1957-1958
Asian flu, and the 1967-1968 Hong Kong flu -- are major
killers. The 1918 flu killed 500,000 Americans; the Asian
flu, 70,000; the Hong Kong flu, a relatively meager 40,000.
Experts think all of these flu bugs jumped to humans from
birds. Now there's a new flu bug wreaking havoc on poultry
-- and people who come into contact with them -- in East
Asia. It's officially known as H5N1 avian influenza. So far,
the only humans to get it have caught it from infected
chickens or ducks. And among the patients that doctors have
seen, nearly 70% percent of them have died. To date, there
have been 32 lab-confirmed cases and 22 deaths. However,
Tran Tinh Hien, MD, tells WebMD he's sure that some people
have mild or no symptoms and thus are not seen by a doctor.
Perhaps there is only a small number of people with severe
symptoms from bird flu, he says. Hien is lead researcher of
a bird flu study released early today that is scheduled to
appear in the March 18 issue of The New England Journal
of Medicine. During the 1990s, 36,000 Americans (90% of
them elderly) died in a typical flu season. The CDC
estimates that if a new flu were as lethal as the 1957-1958
flu bug, it would kill between 89,000 and 207,000 Americans.
It would sicken 20 million to 47 million people and lead to
some 730,000 hospitalizations. But there's strong evidence
that the bird flu now spreading through East Asia would be
worse. Much worse. Hien's report contains grim findings from
a study of 10 people who caught bird flu directly from
infected poultry. Eight of them died, note Hien and Jeremy
Farrar, MD, PhD, of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and colleagues. "This particular
infection is clearly difficult to catch and seems to come
about following very close contact with poultry. There is no
evidence of human-to-human transmission among our cases,"
Farrar tells WebMD. But there is some hopeful news. "In my
hospital no more confirmed cases have been admitted to the
hospital for two weeks," Hien says. People get bird flu via
close contact with infected birds or their feces. There is
no evidence that people get the infection from eating fully
cooked chicken or eggs. However, tigers in a zoo near
Bangkok appear to have been infected with bird flu by eating
raw chickens. CDC officials recommend fully cooking chicken
and eggs for Americans living or traveling in areas where
there's bird flu.
Can Herbs and Diabetes Drugs Mix?
seem like a big issue with some of the herbs that might be
helpful in diabetes. Garlic and fenugreek (Methi),
of course, are common culinary seasonings. And the studies on
herbs examined in the Diabetes Care review showed no
serious side effects. Nevertheless, it may be possible for
complementary treatments to have bad interactions with
prescription diabetes drugs. For example, if they actually
work, your blood sugar levels could drop too far, causing
hypoglycemia. For that reason, Geil tells people trying out
supplements to test their blood sugar more often than they
would otherwise. And try only one herb at a time. That way,
you'll be better able to judge whether it seems to be working
George B. Kudolo, PhD, a researcher at the University of Texas
Health Sciences Center, is currently researching the
interaction between three prescription diabetes drugs --
Glucotrol, Actos, and Glucophage -- with ginkgo biloba, in a
study funded by the National Center for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
In an earlier study, Kudolo found that ginkgo may be helpful
to people with diabetes because it thins the blood, which can
lower blood pressure and improve circulation. High blood
pressure and poor circulation often accompany type 2 diabetes.
"We found that ginkgo was doing exactly the same thing that
aspirin does," Kudolo says. Aspirin is known to be beneficial
for people with heart disease or at risk for heart disease.
Like aspirin, however, ginkgo may be dangerous when taken with
prescription blood thinners.
Kudolo has also found that ginkgo can cause an increase in the
production of insulin, although it apparently doesn't cause
blood sugar levels to drop as a result. He suspects that the
cause of this imbalance may interfere with the way some
diabetes drugs work.
Accelerated aging tests show that your CD-Rs can last 100
years, CD-RWs will last about 25 years, and store-bought CDs
will last anywhere between 20 and 100 years. Poor-quality
media will deteriorate sooner. Improper handling and storage
will also strip years from a disc's expected life span. On
today's "Call for Help" I'll tell you how to buy CD-Rs that'll
last and show you how to treat them right.
Your basic CD-R has several layers from top to bottom.
- Label (optional)
- Scratch-resistant or printable coating (optional)
- Top UV-cured lacquer coat
- Reflective metal layer (24K gold or a silver alloy)
- Organic polymer dye
- Polycarbonate substrate (the clear plastic part)
Slow down, buddy
A slab of polycarbonate (plastic) about a millimeter thick
makes up the bottom of a CD. The layer is usually transparent,
but some discs use tinted "black" materials to create a snazzy
At high rotational speeds (equal to reading at about 50x at
the outside of a disc) the polycarbonate starts to deform. If
a disc with mild defects spins near this speed, it can
shatter. Color can make a difference The laser in a CD
recorder leaves marks in a CD-R's organic dye that simulate
the pits and lands of a pressed CD. CD-R manufacturers choose
from three different types of dye, each of which has unique
properties, including different life expectancies and slightly
different colors. Changes in maximum recording speed may
require alterations to the dye formulation. Some discs will
work better with certain recorders than with others, which is
why Leo recommends experimenting with different CD-Rs before
you buy in bulk. Beware CD-eating fungus Store-bought
CDs and CD-RWs have an aluminum reflective layer, while CD-Rs
use 24K gold or a silver alloy. Since the reflective layer
should outlive the organic dye, most people shouldn't concern
themselves with the choice. If you live in a part of the world
where the dreaded CD-eating fungus lives, choose gold. Though
slightly less reflective and more expensive than silver, gold
Scratch of death
The top layer of a CD-R is made of a coat of UV-cured lacquer
that seals the disc and holds everything together. Don't
scratch the top of the disc. Damage to the polycarbonate
bottom layer can be fixed, but a small scratch on the top of
the disc will expose the delicate reflective
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Announcement Ceremonies at PISR
(CP, Riyadh)- A prize distribution ceremony was held in
Pakistan International School Riyadh for the students who
performed brilliantly in the annual
2004. The function held at Senior Boys wing – II was chaired
by Kazi Ishaq maimon chief media coordinator and member of
present BOD. Vice Chairman BOD, principal and other senior
members of the staff were also present on the occasion. Mr.
Nadir Alam presided over the ceremony. The ceremony started
with the recitation from the Holy Quran after which Chaudhry
Zahoor ul Haq announced the results. A total of 1211 students
from class V – VII appeared in the examination out of which
1126 passed making over all 92.4%. The chief guest
distributed the prizes and certificates amongst the position
holders. Umer Khalid of class VI took over first position and
Arsalan Iqbal got the second. At the end Nadir alam thanked
the chief guest and congratulated the parents.
Another ceremony was held at Senior Boys wing – I for the
distribution of prizes to class VIII. Guest of the
was Vice Chairman BOD Dr. Mohammad Hanif. Abdul Ghani Head
Master of the wing presided over the ceremony. A total of 333
students appeared in the examination out which 307 were passed
forming the percentage to 92. The chief guest presented the
prizes to the position holders.
Tajamal Umer (VIII-C) secured the first position in all
sections of VIII
Faisal Malik ( VII-A) stood first in all sections of VII
Chief guest in his address conveyed his cordial
congratulations to the parents and especially to those whose
children got the top positions. Principal Fazal Wahid thanked
the honorable guests and parents and appreciated the teachers
for bringing up so nice results.
same kind ceremony was also held at Boys Primary wing. The
stage was decorated beautifully. Wing’s in-charge Mrs. Fatima
Zaheer distributed the prizes amongst the position holders.
She congratulated the parents on the success of their
children. Amongst the position holder were Saim Rauf, Abdul
Mateen, Junaid Nawaz, Zain ul Abdin, Mohammad Nauman Khan and
Hamad Ahmad. The function at Girls Primary wing was organized
by the wing in-charge Mrs. Khawaja. The position holders who
got the prizes were Aisha Rukhsar, Anam, Asra Ehsan, Reehab
Ajum Dar, Areej Arif and Aisha Sadeeq.
Pak Singer Sports Club VolleyBall Tournament
(CP, Riyadh)- “ While residing here we should abide by the
laws of this country”, this was said by Manzar
Mian, welfare attaché Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh who was
chief guest in a prize distribution function arranged by the
Pak Singer sports club in the honor of the teams who got first
three positions in the volley ball tournament 2004. Fiaz Ali
Khan in his inaugural statement told that 11 teams
participated in the tournament. Shakar Garh volleyball club
won the tournament, Sarhad volleyball club ended up as runner
up and Deer volleyball club got the third position. Chief
guest presented the cups and certificates to the Captains of
the winning teams. Abdul Rehman was declared man of the
tournament while Mohammad Khalid was man of the match.
Special prizes were also awarded to the organizing committee.
Haji Ahmad Abid lohar presented the shield to the chief guest
at the end.
Ambassador Chairs Farewell of Outgoing Counselor
Ambassador of Pakistan Admiral (Retd) Abdul
Aziz Mirza has said that Pakistani community living in Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia has reposed full
in its leadership for the ongoing dialogues between Pakistan
and India. They have also expressed solidarity with the
policies of President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minsiter Mir
Zafarullah Khan Jamali. He was addressing a largely attended
community function here in a local hotel, which was arranged
to bid farewell to Malik Tariq Javed Counselor.
Ambassador Mirza said that he interacted with cross currents
of the community and received a number of faxes every day and
invariably all have expressed sentiments of satisfaction over
the sincerity and commitment of its leadership in Pakistan.
Highlighting the role of Pakistani diplomats in Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, he stressed the need for extensive interaction
with the community and they should be at their back and call.
A united and satisfied community is our strength and driving
force as a diplomat and we should not leave any stone unturned
in redressing their grievances. Commenting on the services of
outgoing Counselor Tariq Javed, he expressed satisfaction on
his performance and hoped that his successor will carry on his
duties with same commitment and will maintain good
relationship with the community.
on the occasion Tariq Javed Malik expressed profound gratitude
to the community for arranging such an august gathering and
highlighted various aspects of his interaction with the
community. He urged them to be united and protect their
ideological and geographical identity against all odds. He
said that Kashmir issue will be solved according to the wishes
of people of Kashmir and composite dialogue between Pakistan
and India discusses all issues including Kashmir.
Earlier, people from different walks of life appreciated the
services of Tariq Javed and expressed gratitude for his close
interaction with Pakistani Community. Those who spoke on the
occasion included Engr Aziz Ahmed, Riaz Bukhari, Riaz Ghumman,
Mohyuddin, Jaffar Choudhry and Akram Choudhry. Jameel Athar
read a poem. Renowned Pakistani writer Amir Muhammad Khan
conducted the function.
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Healing cannot be physical alone. Any physical disease is most
probably due to a non-physical cause. Our physical problems
have non-physical roots in our negative thought patterns and
experiences, our social fears, financial insecurities, work
related stress, feeling of rejection, loss or emotional
trauma. Someone has rightly said, “ Our bodies are mirrors of
our souls”. The symptom or disease in the physical body is the
direct expression of what is lacking in our soul. This is
where Reiki helps. It makes us aware of the negative element
causing the physical illness. It interprets what the disease
is trying to tell us. As the body adapts to Reiki, it starts
letting go of the negative element both consciously and
unconsciously. In this and our forthcoming editions, we will
take a look at some illnesses and some probable non-physical
causes of these illnesses.
The first energy center of the body is located at the base of
the spine. It represents ‘Body Support’. Legs, bones, feet,
rectum and the entire immune system are included in this
energy center. Any blockages in this center can surface as
immune related disorders, depression, rectal tumors/cancers,
varicose veins, sciatica, lower back pain etc. The root causes
might be the concern for family’s safety and financial
security, the inability to stand up for one’s rights, the
feeling of alienation, the inability to maintain social/family
order etc. More specifically, if you have, an arthritic,
injured or painful knee, it is very likely that you own
stubborn pride, an inflated ego, fear or inflexibility in
life. Swollen, sprained or painful ankles may reflect your
inability to receive and accept happiness, you might want to
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Muhammad Bin Qasim and Muhammad Bin Haroon were
there; and lately British bureaucrat Sir Robert
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Respect Others While
Disagreeing With Them
Assalam-O-Aliakum. How are you folks? Enjoying the passing
weeks of winters? It is nature of man that he gets tired of
monotony and desires change. Allah has therefore blessed us
with varying seasons and hence we shall be thankful to Him
while we enjoy the changing terms around the year.
So dear ones, are topic today is related to the varying
opinions of individuals, the art of differing and learning how
to disagree significantly.
In this diversified world, every one has his thought process
and opinions. It is unlikely to always come across people who
will agree with our opinion. Rather many a times, such
situations arise where people do not seem to agree with each
other. Disagreement is not harmful. Rather, it can be healthy.
When disagreeing, we aught to bear in mind to avoid situation
and actions that can cause hard feeling to others and can
result in eruption of cold war.
It is sad to see how many of us easily become emotional if one
of our ideas or notions is challenged, or disagreed with. What
starts as a discussion, ends up with participants descending
into either personal attacks or not-so-witty repartee. We need
to recognize that if we offer up an opinion, we will see a
differing viewpoint almost every time. Don’t view
disagreement, as a personal affront .We shall always keep in
mind that a differing opinion exists as this will help reduce
the tension, which arise when one’s opinion is not agreed
with. Avoid belittling others or embarrassing them. The
discussions should not end in mealy-mouthing. Attacking the
differing person rather than his ideas merely indicates a
weakness in your point. Difference in opinion shall be
expressed with dignity. In an interview of a manager who was
popular with his staff and subordinates, when asked the reason
for his good repute…he said that even when you differ with
your junior, do so with dignity and ensure his respect is not
We need to treat each other with respect and allow each other
the right to enjoy their own opinions. We shall acknowledge
the fact that we all have our own opinions and ideas and shall
not feel so furious when confronted with a differing opinion.
It is not always easy. But isn’t it true that differing
viewpoints give us better understanding, increase are
awareness, and broaden horizon for thinking. Think about the
positive things that come with disagreement situations…. They
are not that bad!
If you find other’s opinion persuasive, accept it and not be
the ones who show fragile ego structure…because that can bring
cease our learning. And if you are not convinced and neither
is the other person…making the discussion unproductive, end
gracefully…like by saying "I'm sorry, I’m just not convinced”
etc. Remember, realistic people differ because of their
confidence in their believes and as they learn more, their
opinions and believes also change.
So watch out folks, next time you differ with someone
...disagree in a civil manner. Till next time ...Allah Hafiz.
Mrs. Amna Tariq, Makkah
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