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As it says,
“If a man owns land, the land owns him”, we have owned land
of pure 'Pakistan' and the land has owned us because we are
Pakistanis. Obligations are always honored particularly
those which feed and bring up the roots so hard as to face
and struggle against all those hurdles which come in the way
of progress. Our land obliges us and now it’s our duty to
pay honor and respect in return with all the efforts that we
can make. Though land never speaks but sometime cries and
bursts out, especially when its owner adopts ignorance.
Present situation of our Pak land demands from us a force of
unity to protect it from the steps of the enemy, who always
dream to spoil its beauty. It demands sacrifices and full
support on the basis of moral, social, economic and
political ground. We must stand shoulder to shoulder with our defense forces to
safeguard the integrity and sovereignty of our land. We
should not forget or forgive all those elements that are
waiting for a chance to disgrace and degrade the status of
our Pak land. Let us be the sons of our Pak land. Let us be
guards of our land and its apparent and hidden resources.
This can be done with single word “Together”, and of course
‘Together we can make the
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working for Computer World Technologies weds Nida. The wedding
was held in December at Jona Garh Lawn Karachi. Irfan Rana
is a well-known singer in the Eastern Province.
Ali who is studying in the US secured A+ in International
Relations in the first semester of his second year of CPA. Mom
and Dad who are in Riyadh, are proud of him.
Iqbal has passed her final year
examination of MSc in
Related Arts from
Karachi University Faculty of Home
Economics. She did
complete some very creative Projects during her Masters Degree
Course on Embroidery, Textile Designing and Group Intership from
Moonlight Textile Mills in Karachi.
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Dr. Chughtai’s (CP
Father Dies (I.Rana. Jan,
2002) Dr. Sohail Chughatai’s father Dr. Mohammad Yousef died
of Lung cancer in Lahore. May Allah bless his soul in peace.
He was the author of a poetry book “ PAT JAR K BAAD”. Entire
CP team shares the grief and would like to offer its condolence while the relatives and friends offered “Fatiha”.
10th day prayers will be held on coming Thursday.
Jan, 2002) An eminent literary, social and religious
personality Abdul Khaliq Hashmi passed away due to liver
cancer. He was 55 years old and has been living in Riyadh for
the last 30 years. He was laid for rest in Al-Mansooria
graveyard. CP and various organizations of Riyadh offered
condolence on his sudden death. May God rest his soul in
2002) The mother in law of Engr. Mohammed Naeem Awan died
in Karachi due to heart attack in the age of 65 years.
Literary forums and social group offered condolence to Naeem
Awan. May God rest her soul in peace.
2002) A naturalized Saudi Pakistani known as Rafique
Thaikaidar died of heart attack in Khobar last week. May Allah
bless his soul in peace. CP offered condolence on his sudden
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Consulate has announced visits of their teams visiting
various parts of Western region of K.S.A
Between January to June 2002.
Abha 3-4 Jan & 25-26 April
Jizan 24-25 Jan & 15-16 May
Medina 28-29 Mar & 22-23 May
Albhah 21-22 Mar & 12-13 June
Yunbu 10-11 Jan & 18-19 April
Taif 11-12 April & 19-20 June
Najran 14-15 Mar & 26-27 June
Bisha 17-18 Jan & 05- 06 June
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PISR holds annual quiz
Jan, 2002) An Inter-houses quiz competition among senior and
junior boys wings held at Pakistan International School Riyadh
(PISR) on 9th of Jan. Prof. Javaid Iqbal was the
chief guest. Prof. Yousaf Ghori who conducted the competition
the chief guest and announced the rules and regulations of the
competition. All the six houses participated in the
competition. Azmat Ullah Bhuttah, Mazher Hussain, Yousaf Ghori,
Nisar Ayub and Iqbal Ejaz asked the questions of Islamic
Studies, Science, Pakistan Studies, Urdu and Current affairs.
The chief guest in his address appreciated the standard of
quiz competition and congratulated the winners. He further
added that students should adopt the books reading as a hobby
along with their textbooks to increase their knowledge. He
advised students to be good Pakistanis while achieving a
distinguish position in their academic carrier. According to
the score Adnan Zaheer of 2nd
year secured the first position as a quizmaster, Atif Tariq of
2nd year secured the second position. Houses
position were declared as follow:
1st, Fahd house 2nd, Iqbal house 3rd,
Tipu house 4th, Abdul Aziz and Jinnah houses 5th.
holds discussion on “Defense of Pakistan”
2002) Majlus-a-Pakistan Riyadh held a discussion forum on
‘Defense of Pakistan’ in the Embassy hall Riyadh on 11th
of Jan. The meeting was presided over by
the Engr. Rana Rauf,
while ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Lt.Gen. (R)
Asad Durrani graced the occasion as chief guest. Qari Inam
Ullah recited the Holy Quara’an and Arshad Jamal conducted the
event. A large number from Pakistani community in Riyadh
attended the function. Sajjad Zaheer addressing the community
on present situation of Pak-India said that It’s on record
that whenever GNP of Pakistan increases and gets better than
India, it tries to destabilize our country. It happened in
1965, 1984 and during present times. India never tried to
escalate the tension during the entire period when sanctions
were put on Pakistan. This shows it’s negative approach
towards Pakistan. Dr. Asif Quarshi said that once again we are
in need of unanimous unity of all the political, social and
economic groups against India. It is the time for all the
Muslim countries to show brotherhood and extend cooperation
towards Pakistan against India. Every Pakistani living inside
Pakistan or abroad has one common and supreme motto and that
is Defense of Pakistan. He added it is a duty of every
Pakistani to tell the world about India’s state terrorism in
occupied Kashmir. Abdul Qadeer Mirza said that we must promote
the national unity as a symbol of our integrity and
sovereignty. The chief guest urged that India has created war
phobia to mobilize the opinion of its people against Pakistan.
The truth is that ruling party wants to achieve its own
interest inside India during forthcoming elections. Due to
this fact India is building pressure on Pakistan on one hand
and spreading negative propaganda against Pakistan on the
forty million people of Pakistan know
how to defend their homeland, if India takes any initiative of
aggression against Pakistan. Saeed Javaid Moughal (CP Team
Member) presented a resolution, which was unanimously approved
by the house, that we fully support the steps taken by the
government of Pakistan and demand that government should send
delegates to international forums, to mobilize the opinion of
Pakistan and to make the Indian propagandas ineffective.
President of Majlus-a-Pakistan thanked the chief guest and the
audience. The evening ended with prayers for the harmony and
integrity of Pakistan.
Welfare Attaché inaugurates new
(T.Awan. Jan, 2002) Welfare
attaché Nadeem Asghar Kiyani inaugurated a new Pakistani
restaurant “Mata ‘am Khalid” in new Shamasi. Talking to the
guests he commented that
Pakistani Cuisine is becoming very popular not only in
the citizens of this country but worldwide.
Singers Society nominates Office bearers
(T.Awan. Jan, 2002)Maliyar
Malung as President and Nasim Ghurf Gul as Secretary were
announced by the Pattern and founder of Pushtoh Literary
Singers Society Haji Ahmed Lohar for the period of three
month as care taker office bearers. It is reported by media
(S.Taqi. Jan 2002) Power Horse / Arab News inter schools
tourney will commence from 10th January 2002 under
the auspices of Riyadh Cricket Association (RCA). Taking into
considering the enthusiasm and interest shown by the schools,
RCA has decided to organize the tournament for two age groups
under –14 years and under – 17 years. RCA has constituted
different committees consisting of veteran cricketer’s for
smooth and successful conduct of the tournaments. The
inaugural match for U-14 is between Al-Momin International
School and Pakistan International School and for U-17 between
Pakistan International School (Urdu Section) and Bangladesh
International School (English Section).
U-14 Years British International School,
Multi-National International School, Pakistan International
School (Urdu Section), Pakistan International School (English
Section), Bangladesh International School (English Section),
Al-Momin International School and Minaret Al-Riyadh
U-17 Years Pakistan International School (Urdu
Section), International Indian School, Pakistan International
School (English Section), Bangladesh International School,
Jawahir Al-Riyadh School and Minaret Al-Riyadh School.
SAUDI FRANSI BANK TO SPONSOR RCA 40 OVER TOURNAMENTS
(S.Taqi. Jan, 2002) Asif Saleem
senior vice president RCA in a press release stated that Saudi
French Bank will sponsor the RCA 40 over tournaments, which
will commence from 28/12/2001. RCA president Qadeer Mirza
applauded and thanked Saudi French Bank for their continuous
support to RCA and hoped SFB & RCA will continue their
association in future to promote cricket in Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. Twenty teams are taking part in the tournament, which
is divided, into two divisions A and B. Eight teams are
placed in Division A and twelve teams in Division B.
A Division Teams
Saudia Milk, Friends C.C.,
Fighters C.C., Saudi Ericsson, Mehran, Pak Shaheen, Indo-Pak
XI and Carrier.
B Division Teams
Pathfinders, A.S. Young, Kashmir
XI, Meezan, PIA Young, Young Friends, Young Stars, KFSH RC,
Al-Eid XI, SAMBA XI, Saqib C.C. and Challengers XI.
Overseas Pakistani Advisory Consul (OPAC) nominates members in
(Amir Khan. Jan, 2002) Consul General Ch. Mohammed Nawaz has
announced that Overseas Pakistani Advisory Consul has
nominated Ehsan Rasheed, a well known Pakistani executive in
executive banker in Riyadh as members of OPAC from Saudi
While Qadeer Mirza from Riyadh, Abdul Rehman Alibhai form
Jeddah and Azmat Amin Khawaja for Dammam are appointed as
“Investment Consolers”. The Consul General was addressing in a
dinner hosted with the cooperation of Pakistan Journalists
Forum Jeddah. He said, at present situation as India has
mounted an all out war on our western borders, it’s the duty
of every Pakistani living outside Pakistan to de-politicize
himself and be united towards the defense of our homeland. He
urged that overseas Pakistanis should extend full economic,
moral and image wise support toward Pakistan to show India
that in the matter of our national integrity and solidarity
we are one. One hundred and forty million people of
Pakistan know how to teach a lesson to any aggressor, who even
wish to try to step in our beloved homeland. Speaking on OPAC
manifestos, he recall the policy of President of Pakistan
General Pervaiz Mushraf to facilitate and immediate and
appropriate solution to the problems of overseas Pakistanis.
Furthermore OPAC will introduce different policies for the
welfare of overseas Pakistanis and their families.
the community Investment consular Abdul Rehman Alibhai
appealed Pakistanis to act as ambassador irrespective of their
jobs and status and told that Pakistanis executive has
published a magazine “Investment news of Pakistan” and efforts
are under way to make it comprehensive and to be distributed
worldwide. Executive member of OPAC Ehsan Rasheed told
community that a high level delegation for small scale
industries will visit Kingdom of Saudi Arabia soon to sort out
the Pakistanis and Saudis investors to invest in Pakistan.
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MEENA BAZAAR AT SAIS Al-KHOBAR
(I.Rana. Jan, 2002) A Meena Bazaar
with good cause was held for third consecutive year in the
girl’s section of Saudi Arabian International Schools
(Pakistan Section) known as Pakistani Community School, Al-Khobar.
Principal girls section Miss Rahat Parveen with the help of
lady teachers organized this beautiful bazaar. Large number of children and their mothers visited and enjoyed the whole
day activities. The teachers jointly put the stalls of
Pakistani dishes including but not limited to
Goal gappay, home made
sweets and biscuits. Also there were quiz competitions,
lotteries. In short there was fun for every one. A Books and
Science exhibition was organized by 2nd year college
students. The sale proceeds about fifty thousands Saudi
Riyals after deducting expenses were donated to School
Management for tuition fee concessions to the poor and needy
students. The Board of Directors and the Principal Miss Rahat
Parveen admired the teachers for their cooperation and time
spent for this good cause that has not helped the deserving students but has also provided opportunity to the
children to enjoy and take part in extra curricular
EASTERN PROVINCE IN THE
GRIP OF COLD WEATHER
(I.Rana. Jan, 2002) Due to heavy rain during this week a cold
wave has taken EP in its grip. The temperature in the morning
and evening hours is dropping to single digit. The wind has
added to the severity of penetrating cold. The ready made
garments shop who were not anticipating cold weather this
winter finally has to take out the woolen clothes.
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during Summer when I used to come back from primary school having my
school bag on my shoulder and my "Tahkhti" in one hand. As
soon as I would enter in the hours Ami ji would say "Son
before lunch why don't you quickly go and bring some ice for
drinking water". I would put my bag down get the ice bag "Thela"
and come out of our house. I hear a voice while just stepping
down of outside stairs "Taray going to market, why not bring
me some fresh dhania "Coriander", Ji zaroor Khala ji, I reply.
She would give me 5 paisa to bring dhania for her. While
singing "Aye murday mujahid jag zara ub waqt e shahadut hey
aya - Allah o Akbar", I turn from our street to the street
that leads to our community market. Azhar bhai's mother who
would normally sit on the entrance steps of their house
waiting for Azhar bhai to come from college has seen me. I
would ask her if she needed any thing from the market? She
says son why not some Ice for me as well.
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shopping list were heavy to carry on my shoulders and not for
sure because I was hungry but simply because Azhar bhai must
be back soon from college which is couple of miles bicycle
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do I need to make my elders happy?
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