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- Fresh Lasagne or 225 gm
oven dried or 12 - 15 sheets
- 900 ml Béchamel Sauce
- 3 tbs. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 Onion peeled
- 1 carrot peeled
- 1 celery stick
- 125gm mushrooms optional
- 1 tbs. olive oil
- 1 large garlic clove crushed
- 450 gm lean mince beef
- 2 tbs. tomato puree
- 300 ml beef stock
- 400 gm can or fresh chopped tomatoes.
- Salt per taste
- Pepper per taste
- 1 tsp. red chille powder
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- 900 ml milk
- 3 slice of a onion
- 2 bay leaf
- 10 peppercorns
- 2 bade of mace
- 45 gm butter
- 45 gm plain flower
- salt & pepper
- Freshly grated nutmeg
1. Spread 1/3 of Bolognese sauce into the base of a
2.5 lt. oven proof dish. Cover with a layer of lasagne then
spread over enough béchamel sauce to cover the pasta. Repeat
this layers twice more finishing with a layer of béchamel
sauce to cover the Lasagne completely.
2. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top and
stand the dish on a baking sheet. Bake at 180c / 350F or mark
4 for about 45 minutes or until well brown and bubbling. Leave
to stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
If using oven ready dried lasagne, add a little
extra stock or water to the sauce.
Instead of béchamel sauce you may like to use
500 gm of cottage cheese.
Chopped onion, carrot and celery very finely.
Chop the mushroom finely.
Heat the oil in a large sauce pan, add onion,
garlic, carrot, celery and mushroom
cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion is soften.
Stirring all the time.
Add beef with tomato puree and cook until the
meat changes its colour, keep
Add the stock and tomato with salt, pepper and
nutmeg. Bring to boil. Lower the heat, simmer gently for about
1 hour or until the meat is tender and sauce is well reduced.
Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
Pour milk into a sauce pan, add onion, bay leaf,
peppercorns and mace. Bring to scalding point, remove from
heat cover infuse for 10 - 15 minutes. Strain.
Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in the flower
and cook stirring for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and gently pour on the warm
milk, whisking constantly. Season lightly with salt, pepper
Return to the heat and bring to boil, whisking
constantly until the sauce thickens and is smooth. Simmer for
two to three minutes.
You can water your plants while
you are away by placing one end of string in a bucket of water
and the other in the plant’s soil. As long as the bucket is
positioned higher than the plant, the string will soak up the
water and keep the soil moist.
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Signs of Suicide
be prevented. In most cases, there are warning signs that
someone you know is contemplating a suicide attempt. The
most effective way to prevent suicide is to recognize the
warning signs, take them seriously and know how to respond
warning signs are:
about suicide (killing one's self)
talking or thinking about death
comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
things like "It would be better if I wasn't here" or "I
(deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and
eating) that gets worse
switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing
to be happy
"death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could
lead to death, like driving through red lights
interest in things one used to care about
calling people one cares about
affairs in order, tying up lose ends, changing a will
concerned if a person is exhibiting any of these warning
signs and has attempted suicide in the past. According to
the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, between
20-50% of people who commit suicide have had a previous
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5 Pieces of Fruit
To meet your
"five to nine pieces of fresh fruits a day" you can squeeze
the fruits instead of peeling them and eating them by hand.
is much more efficient: one glass of 2 squeezed oranges, 2
mandarins and 1 grapefruit can be squeezed in 5 minutes. If
you eat 1 banana afterwards you already have consumed 6 pieces
of fresh fruits! This also means that you can consume the
largest part of the required nutritional elements you need for
a day in just 10 minutes...
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Qazi Visits Sacramento California
(CP. NY,Feb 2004) The
Ambassador of Pakistan to the
States of America visited Sacramento on Jan, 12th
2004. The Ambassador accompanied by his wife and Consul
General Jadmani, was warmly welcome by the various city,
county, State Government officials and different communities
representatives, media and Television representatives as well.
In the second segment, while addressing to Pakistani community
he said that we were also all ambassadors here, from our
country of origin, Pakistan, to our country of adoption, the
United States. He also announced the proposed setup of future
Pakistan Consulates in Chicago and Houston to help the growing
numbers of Pakistan-origin people in this country. He said
that the Embassy website has been upgraded and that
communication links have been expanded via email.
Detailed report and Pictorial Click here
Safeer e Pakistan (PTVprime)
Awards Night in California
(Jan. 2004) The “Safeer e Pakistan” television program
which airs regularly on the PTV Prime television channel on
the Dish Network here in North America held its 4th.
Annual Gala Dinner and “Pride of Performance” Awards Night” on
Saturday, January 24th, 2004 at the Hilton Hotel in
Oakland, California. And it certainly turned out to be an
evening of pride for our community from all across America
since Safeer has been instrumental in providing a visual
window via the medium of television to many
Detailed report and Pictorial Click here
California Celebrate Z. A. Bhutto's Birthday
(CP.NY, Feb, 2004) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of
California in the San Francisco Bay Area celebrated the 76th
birthday of party founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) in
with a great deal of enthusiasm and somber reflection. Close
to a hundred people gathered at a local residence. The event
started off with a recitation from the Holy Quran. Najma
Bhutto of the PPP women’s wing welcomed everyone and rekindled
some memories of the legacy left behind by ZAB. Chief Guest
Syed M. Hasanain followed by thanking Khuda Bux “KB” Bhutto
for organizing this event and his efforts on behalf of the PPP
America and invited him to
speak. K.B. Bhutto, Najma Bhutoo, Zahid Saif and M. Ashraf
delivered the speeches. A cake was cut in PPP colors with
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s picture, with the numbers “76” in
candles lighted and a dinner of traditional and delicious
Pakistani food accompanied by Afghan bread was served as all
gathered to recall their memories of their leader.
Detailed report and Pictorial Click here
Appoints New Coordinator
(CP,NY. Feb, 2004)
Dr. Lukman and Amjad Nawaz were congratulated and offered full
support by the members of the league as they were appointed as
coordinator and vice president of Pakistan Muslim League (N)
respectively, in a meeting presided over by Ch. Mustaq Jillani
of Gujar Khan the president of PML(N) of New York city held at
New York. In his presidential address he said that the new
leadership will steal the show and will unite all the
PML(N) supporters throughout United
States. He offered his full support and confidence in newly
appointed officials. M. Afzal Butt, Nadeem Sindu, Tariq Butt,
Imtiaz Choudhary and Tariq Sheikh also delivered speeches.
They declared their full confidence in the above said official
and offered their services to coordinator and vice president.
Operate New flights
Pakistan International Airlines is going to operate new
flights form Houston to Pakistan twice a week, according to
general manager of PIA Salah-ud-Din. In an awards giving
ceremony to travel agencies held a Houston, he said that the
new flights will take commence from 28th of March
this year. These flights will carry the passengers from
Houston to Karachi and Islamabad via Manchester. PIA recovered
the record profit of 73 Millions with the partnership of
travel agencies, he added. He urged that PIA earned 13% more
sale than targeted and exceeded 21% then the last year sales.
Shouket Haroon the consular general of Pakistan consulate New
York was the honorable chief guest at the ceremony. The
consular in his address appreciated the performance of PIA and
declared that it has contributed 52 Million as a foreign
exchange to the government of Pakistan this year from the
Pak-US rout. The new consulate will be operating very soon. He
added also. Various travel agencies were awarded best
performances certificates and awards. Shahid Afzal Khan
marketing manager of PIA compared the program. Mushtaq Qaim
Khani manager sales office was awarded a special award for his
best performance. Prizes were given away to the travel agents
by the Riffle draws.
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Success is not a
It is a choice that is made over and over again. Success is
not something that can be denied to you. It is something that
you can always choose to accept. How do you accept success?
You accept success by making the effort instead of making
excuses. You accept success by taking responsibility instead
of counting on someone else to do it for you. You accept
success by being truthful with others and, just as
importantly, with yourself. You accept success when things get
tough, by being positive and innovative instead of becoming
despondent. You accept success by being who you are and by
contributing what you can, rather than pretending to be
someone else. Every day you can choose either to accept
success of to just let it pass you by. With each thought, each
word, each action, choose to accept success.
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TO INVESTMENT IN PAKISTANI STOCK MARKET
by our expert in Pakistani Stock Market
Earlier I asked you a question regarding
moving back to Pakistan. Although I'm still planning to do
that, but for now I would like invest in equity of some good
Pakistani companies. I have done some research and I am ready
to jump in. Could you advise me how to purchase Pakistani
stocks while living in the USA. Will I be double taxed if I
have capital gains. Thanks in advance for your reply. M.
Usmani Bhai, It's good
to have some investment in Stocks. We believe that now
Pakistani Economy is right on the track and investing in Stock
market would be beneficial. Pakistani Stock Market had made a
tremendous growth technology wise as well as performance wise.
This year Pakistani Stock Market declared best performer stock
market in the world. So now a days buy/sell shares in
Pakistani stock market is very simple and easy. Its paper less
trading like any other developed countries. Live rates and
Quotes are available at Karachi Stock Exchange Site. For more
and valuable information please visit
www.kse.net.pk. Further some
Stock Brokers/Members have started online trading through any
communication means like msn messenger, e-mail, sms messages
and through there website. Further let me introduce myself
that, I am also the member of Islamabad Stock Exchange and
providing services to overseas Pakistanis through Internet.
For more information please visit
www.way2stock.com. For any
further help or information don't hesitate to write. There
will be not no tax if you have capital gain in Pakistan stock
market but i have no idea of USA tax procedure if you show
this income over there.
Regards, Qaiser Mushtaq Member, Islamabad Stock Exchange
Doubling your Money and Rule of 72
Have you always wanted to be able to do compound interest
problems in your head? Probably not, unless you're a finance
nut, but it's a very useful skill to have because it gives you
a lightning fast benchmark to determine how good (or not so
good) a potential investment is likely to be.
The rule says that to find the number of years required to
double your money at a given interest rate, you just divide
the interest rate into 72. For example, if you want to know
how long it will take to double your money at eight percent
interest, divide 8 into 72 and get 9 years. Exact answer is
As you can see, the "rule" is remarkably accurate, as long as
the interest rate is less than about twenty percent; at higher
rates the error starts to become significant.
You can also run it backwards: if you want to double your
money in six years, just divide 6 into 72 to find that it will
require an interest rate of about 12 percent. Exact Answer is
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Rights of Neighbors in
Assalam-O-Alaikum. Hope you all are doing well by the grace of
Allah Almighty. Today we will take an important topic from
social conduct for pondering …and that is Relationship with
neighbors. Respect for the rights of each other form an
important part of social conduct. In our society we observe
that apart from our own family and relatives, there is a
permanent association between a man and his neighbors. Need
for mutually affectionate, cooperative relationship with
neighbors is thus an integral part of prospering society.
Religion, Islam has laid great stress on preserving the rights
Quran calls upon us to be good and courteous in our behavior
towards our neighbor. Good conduct with neighbours is highly
appreciated such that there is a hadith that a man, whose
neighbor is not safe from his misdeeds, is not a true
believer in Islam.
The holy Prophet (peace be upon him) has said that Angel
Jibrael so overwhelmingly emphasized the rights of the
neighbor that the Prophet feared that neighbors might be
made partakers (participant) of one's inheritance. The prophet
has also said that he shall not go to Heaven from whose
mischief his neighbor does not feel secure.
Emphasizing on rights of neighbors, the holy Prophet advised
that whenever a Muslim brings fruits for his children he
should either send some to his neighbors as a gift or at
least not throw the peelings outside his house. This would
prevent the neighbor from feeling deprived. Again, he says
that a person who enjoys a full meal while his neighbor is
starving really has no faith in Islam. On one occasion, the
holy Prophet said that a man is really good if his neighbors
regard him as such and he is bad if they consider him so.
Imagine neighbors living right next door to each other for
years and yet not being aware of each other. How can such
society where the people have no confidence in their next-door
neighbor prosper? On the contrary, imagine a society with all
neighbors that are loving and cooperative with one another,
sharing each others sorrows and happiness... such behavior
would result in having social relations in which one can rely
upon the other and regard his life, honor and property safe
among his neighbors.
Now let us take a look at our society and ask ourselves “Are
we practicing these commandments of Allah regarding neighbors
rights?” Complaints about disturbance from neighbors like
noise, barking dogs, loud music or TV’s uproar and banging
doors are commonly heard. This annoyance can be a real pain in
the neck. So how do we resolve this? To start the reformation,
we must start from ourselves. We shall first try to correct
ourselves. We shall make every possible effort to avoid
causing any disturbances for those residing around our homes.
Garbage thrown out of the home on the road is also a causes
unease to neighbors. We shall make sure to dump them in
Having good relationships with neighbors is great virtue.
Here, when we are not in our county, and are miles apart from
our relatives, it is our neighbors who we come across most.
In our sorrows and happiness they are the first to come. Good
neighborhood is a great blessing.
Here are few tips to start off with developing good relations
with neighbors especially if they are not Pakistanis. If we
have non-Pakistani neighbors, one can initiate by sending
them our typical Pakistani foods…and extending it by
presenting them with hadyas (gifts). For example, when we
return from vacations from Pakistan, we can bring them gifts
from the wide products of our typical heritage. We can tell
them about our country and its God-gifted beautiful lands and
hence promote tourism. Similarly, through neighbors you can
get familiarization with various cultures of other nations.
Summing up, rights of neighbors involve being kind and
considerate towards them, safeguarding the honor of neighbor’s
household and family, occasionally sending gift especially
when they are needy (Sending food items if they are
poverty-stricken ) and not cause them trouble by getting angry
and quarrelsome on minor things.
May Allah help us in fulfilling the rights others have on us?
Hadiths from Mishkat
Mrs. Amna Tariq, Makkah
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