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A facebook page/event has been set up for May the 20th, and this event has been called draw Muhammad day. So as a response, this page has been created, for Muslims to come and defend the honour of Muhammad peace be upon him. The way we shall respond is not by violence, or threats, or insults. No, we shall respond back with wisdom, and with the most important tool we have, the truth.
The prophet Muhammad himself stated that the strong Muslim was the one who could control his anger, and control his emotions, therefore all Muslims should follow this example.
Responding with threats does not defend the prophet, rather it simply feeds the propaganda, and makes them say ‘look! You see , we are right, the Muslims are violent!’ Therefore as Muslims we should be better.
On May 20th we shall release our own video, a video which shall compile some of the greatest examples of the prophet Muhammad. You to can take part, by posting several Islamic narrations that showed the kindness, mercy, humbleness, generosity, and sincerity of the prophet Muhammad. If you choose to do more, and want to make your own video, then do so!
Let us show everyone what a great man Muhammad (S.A.W) was, and rather than mocking him, he should be praised and given the utmost respect. So join up, and forward this group to your friends, so they join as well.
So come, let us defend the honour of Muhammad peace be upon him, and let us do this with dignity, respect, and wisdom
:: Join & invite your friends to [ Honour The Prophet Muhammad Campaign ] ::

I feel stressed when …..

Posted: May 13, 2010 in Unsorted

Dear PYRians,

We are pleased to inform you that our PYR MEMBER and LEAD ORGANIZER of our “Thalassemia Free Pakistan” campaign, Miss Ayesha Mehmood has been invited by GEO NEWS, Lahore as a guest to talk on Thalassemia on the occasion of World Thalassemia Day.

She will be on GEO NEWS live at 10:00 AM till 10:30 AM on May 8, 2010 (Today).

We wish her all the best.

For and on behalf of the entire PYR Team,

Abdul Hameed Kath

An amazing video clip !!!

Posted: April 26, 2010 in Unsorted

An amazing video clip !!!

A Norwegian ad… for what we have no idea. But a bunch of kids weld a loop into a train track:

Seeing is believing !!!

The Rule of Sanity

Posted: April 20, 2010 in Unsorted

It is a hysterical watching how our stock market has been performing for the past over a year and other money market players are going insane every day. Yes, everything has gone out of order and the masks for many ugly faces have been unveiled, but the world has not come to an end. While dinosaurs had no one to rescue them from extinction, the global financial system has world governments leaping to keep it alive and breeding.

So how did everything get out of order? I have lately come to the conclusion that there must be a benchmark to doing everything, a benchmark which I call the “Rule of Sanity”, a benchmark where the standards are levelheaded. For example, you go to work and you get paid. You work harder and smarter and you should get paid more. You would not expect to go to work late every day, spend your hours gazing out of the windows doing nothing and still get a promotion.

But investors, who are no longer investing in stocks, but indeed traded their stocks in the stock market and expected their money to double within three months without making any effort. They would expect to beat the market by taking profit and avoiding losses by exiting at just the right time, while giant world renowned companies like CITIC Pacific and Lehman Brothers had a hard enough time knowing what’s going on in their organizations. Depositors expect a much higher return on TDRs and deposits from their banks with a gig of higher yield. Investors today have bought into extreme greed and have abandoned the rule of sanity – and the people (our so-called brokers and port-folio managers) who were preying on these investors have gone even more insane over the years.

Well, it is time to go back to basics and give your battered portfolio a gentle massage. Good companies are still expected to trade at unbelievable discounts and our portfolio managers are there to spot them. It is also time to take your advisor for hairy crabs (to help boost the economy if you will), and see how you can benefit from the current market with the sort of good quality investments that Warren Buffett wouldn’t mind holding for a lifetime. Revise your investment pattern to a more disciplined and committed one, one with strategy, and one that goes by the rule of sanity.

It is high time we approach positively while looking at the current financial crisis, because life goes on. Unless you are a professional investor or a fund manager whose mandate is to make money responsibly for your clients all day long, then find yourself a trustworthy advisor, stick with a mutually agreeable strategy, and let him do the work for you.

The next time you see something that is too good to be true… it probably is!
Never give up living a life you love, even under these extreme circumstances.

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This story is about a man who once upon a time was selling hot dogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hot dogs. He was smart enough to offer some attractive schemes to increase his sales. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more a more raw material and buns and used to sell more. He recruited few more supporting staff to serve more customers. He started offering home deliveries. Eventually he got himself a bigger and better stove. As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from College, joined his father.

Then something strange happened.

The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” The father replied, “No, but tell me about it.” The son said, “The international situation is terrible. The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times.”

The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, listened to the radio and watched TV. He ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly.

So the next day onwards, the father cut down the his raw material order and buns, took down the colourful signboard, removed all the special schemes he was offering to the customers and was no longer as enthusiastic. He reduced his staff strength by giving lay-off s. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly, same is the profit. The father said to his son, “Son, you were right”. “We are in the middle of a recession and crisis. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.”

Moral of The Story: It’s all in your MIND! And we actually FUEL this recession much more than we think.

Courtesy Dr. Sikandar Ali Ph.D

[1] Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving.

[2] Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.

[3] Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband.

[4] I believe we should all pay our tax with a smile. I tried – but they wanted cash.

[5] A child’s greatest period of growth is the month after you’ve purchased new school uniforms.

[6] Don’t feel bad. A lot of people have no talent.

[7] Don’t marry the person you want to live with, marry the one you cannot live without, but whatever you do, you’ll regret it later.

[8] You can’t buy love, but you pay heavily for it.

[9] Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

[10] Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

[11] Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway.

[12] My wife and I always compromise. I admit I’m wrong and she agrees with me.

[13] Those who can’t laugh at themselves leave the job to others.

[14] Ladies first. Pretty ladies sooner.

[15] A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

[16] You’re getting old when you enjoy remembering things more than doing them.

[17] It doesn’t matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.

[18] Real friends are the ones who survive transitions between address books.

[19] Saving is the best thing. Especially , when your parents have done it for you.

[20] Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something

[21] They call our language the mother tongue because the father seldom gets to speak!

[22] Man: Is there any way for long life?

Dr: Get married.

Man: Will it help?

Dr: No, but then the thought of long life will never come.

[23] Why do couples hold hands during their wedding?

It’s a formality just like two boxers shaking hands before the fight begins!

[24] Wife: Darling today is our anniversary, what should we do?

Husband: Let us stand in silence for 2 minutes.

[25] It’s funny when people discuss Love Marriage vs Arranged.

It’s like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered.

[26] There is only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it.

[27] There is only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbor has it!

Last one: Every eligible bachelor should marry,

because he cannot be happy forever.

Scars of the heart

Posted: April 11, 2010 in Unsorted

How would it be?

If I were you
And you were me
What you did then
I would now
While you slept I would creep
Slowly you would cry
Then would you scream?
The pain and shame
What would you gain?
Your tears and pleads
Who is it that will hear?
The animal within me
More human am I than you
Who ever possesses me to do
Cares not that you withdrew
I need no consent
Nor need any reason
I do what I want
Because I have the urge to do
The hunger in me strikes
Whenever I smell the young
So young you are
Not touched you are
But that all changes
Tonight you change

Stop! I say
My mind still does not understand
What made u do
What u did then?
So sad I was
So lost I was
You had been my guide
You had been my sight
But all that changes
That night you changed
You had been a father
Now you are a sinner

Courtesy: Farah Mirza

When it comes to getting along with your parents, the single most important word is please. The two most important words are thank you. The three most important words are I love you. The four most important words are How can I help? There is power and magic in each.

Saying please is polite and shows respect. The same goes for thank you. Nothing perturbs parents more than ingratitude. So look for ways to say thank you, whenever you can.

“Thanks Mom. Dinner was yummy.”

“Dad thanks a lot for letting me use the car last night. I had a great time.”

I love you is the next most important phrase. In some homes, hugs and sure love yas (yous) are passed around freely. In others, it’s not so warm and fuzzy. If that’s your lot, try being a cycle breaker and starting a new trend in your home, where you express love and affection in one way or another. It only takes one person to get started.

How can I help? is the next most important phrase. Caution: Make sure your parents are sitting down when you try this out on them because it might give ’em a stroke.

“Mom, I know you’re totally stressed right now. How can I help?”

“Oh, no! Look at the garage. It looks like a tornado hit it,” says your dad.

“How can I help, Dad?” you say back.

~Compiled From: “The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make” – Sean Covey, pp. 135, 136

The term – nation building – is usually used to refer to a constructive process of engaging all citizens in building social cohesion, economic prosperity and political stability in an inclusive and democratic way. It is important to note that the priceless resource of any country is its human resource. There is no other resource that matches the human being, because mankind is the foundation or the corner stone of any development and civilization. Out of the human intellect a nation is built. This can be confirmed by the fact that many countries are able to attain steady growth and development with limited natural resources through the intelligence of their people and the labor force. Young people are a crucial segment of a nation’s development. Their contribution therefore is highly needed. Young people are social actors of change and as the saying goes

“Youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today. ’’
As scholars have stated, “time is not evaluated by what has been harvested, but what has been planted”. The government and society at large have equal responsibility to provide the youth with suitable grounds and thereby bringing about a matured and responsible population for the coming generation to lead a better life. As such the establishment of a Department of Youth Affairs, the development of a comprehensive National Youth Policy, the establishment of National Youth Service Scheme etc under the Provincial and Federal Ministries both.

Meanwhile, it is good to have these structures in place but if the youths do not make the best use of them no beneficial result will be realized. As young people we must be ready and willing to take advantage of any opportunity that comes our way. It’s important to note that we can’t all work in offices; therefore some of us would have to train ourselves to be welders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, craftsmen, farmers, and mechanics and so on.

This is what is chosen by the Chinese nation especially their Youth that has now made China the second largest economy of the World after USA and this is not all, their target is to beat USA in economy, can you believe it?

So now let’s rise and follow these nations to become a Nation who is respected, valued, given importance and above all is proud to be self reliant.

Pakistan Zindabad
http://www.pyr.org.pk