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شہداء کی سرزمین

Posted: November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
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A must read article about the current debate on ‘Shahadat’.

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شہداء کی سرزمین.

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Another great initiative by KFC Pakistan

Posted: July 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Blessed are those who bless others.

In life, small initiatives make big difference.

KFC Pakistan opens its 6th Special Restaurant run by Speech & Hearing impaired staff at Khayaban-e-Rahat.

This is another great initiative by KFC Pakistan.

The management is very thankful to all its customers for the support and patronage.

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A worth reading peace of write up by Progressive Pakistan.

Think positive and we can surely bring change.

It was April 1st, yes April 1st, the day when every second person tries to fool someone around…but Djuice Pakistan made this day a memorable one and announced the launch of Apportunity-2012, “App Mein Kitna Hai Dum”, a competition for the Pakistani students and software developers to create mobile phone applications (apps). The aim is to promote app development in Pakistan on platforms such as Apple IOS, Google Android and Nokia’s Symbian among others.

The launch of the competition was announced at a bloggers meetup in Karachi, which was attended by representatives from Telenor Pakistan and Djuice including Ahmed Nadeem Pasha, Telenor Pakistan’s Regional Director South-1 region. Nokia’s Rabia Nizami, Head of Ecosystem Developer Experience in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran; and Google Pakistan’s Badar Khushnud.

A large number of bloggers, students and apps developers were also present at the launching ceremony.

Usman Javaid, Director Marketing Djuice & Telenor Pakistan in a message at the launch said, “Djuice Apportunity, which is now in its 2nd year, is fast becoming the platform of choice for amateur Pakistani app developers to exhibit their talent.” He also said that we hope to continue providing opportunities to the talented youth of Pakistan to enable them to excel in their fields.

Last year, 460 apps were registered by developers in 63 cities. This year Djuice Apportunity team in partnership with Nokia, Google and Qualcomm will conduct app development workshops in 60 colleges and universities in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Prizes for the winning developers include Laptops, Smartphones and free air-time. Participating universities with the most apps developed and the highest number of apps downloaded will be able to win Djuice Mobile Labs set up with Apple hardware, shields and gold medals for their app developers who will also get preferred internships at Djuice/Telenor Pakistan offices.
Apps will be published by Djuice on global websites such as Apple’s App Store, Google Play and Nokia Store from where they can be downloaded by anyone, anywhere in the world.

App developers can register for the contest “App Mein Kitna Hai Dum” through the Djuice website http://www.djuice.com.pk/apportunity or through their mobile phones on m.djuice.com.pk

About Djuice
Djuice is Telenor’s mobile phone plan brand for youth and is available in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hungary, Montenegro, Norway, Sweden and Ukraine. It is the world’s No.1 mobile youth brand. Djuice Pakistan is the first in the industry to recognize the potential in the youth by providing them a platform to showcase their talent to the world.

Help Us

Posted: April 3, 2012 in Help, Pakistan, World
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Please Help Us! The below charity account has been set up to collect funds for the release of the 23 crew members taken hostage.

Bank Name: NIB BANK LTD.
Branch Name: UNIVERSITY ROAD BRANCH, KARACHI, PAKISTAN
Account Name: Shahnaz Jawaid & Neelam Mujtaba
Account No. (PKR): 10052-10653622
Account No. (USD): 10052-10653789
Account No. (GBP) :10052-10653808
Swift Code: NIBPPKKA

*You will not be charged for transferring the donation by NIB Bank.*

You may contact us at savemvalbedo@gmail.com for any questions or comments.

Help Us.

In continuation to my posts about “The One Rupee Project”, I am delighted to reproduce hereunder another post written by Mrs. Oana Ali who also graced the Launching ceremony by her presence. We are highly grateful for her kind contribution and support.

Here it goes:

My Journey to Pakistan Part 10: The One Rupee Project

On Sunday, March 24th, I had the privilege of meeting some great people and find out more about their commitment in making Pakistan a better place through a new project called The One Rupee Project.

It was presented as a project of the community for the community. Anyone can join in and lend a helping hand and through the power of the many, offer education to the people who can’t afford it and reach the goal of making everyone in Pakistan self-sustainable.
What I love most about this project is that anyone who wants to help can actually do it by joining the One Rupee Project. You don’t have to be rich, you only need to care. You can contribute with as little as you can afford (1 rupee is the equivalent of USD 1 cent), but for a country with over 170 million people, 1+1 could make millions. If one quarter of the population contributed with 1 rupee per day, that would make 42 million rupees per day and would pay for one full year of studies for thousands of Pakistanis. It may seem difficult, but it is not impossible. With the support from media and few corporations, this project can shape a new future for a country who needs it so desperately and who is struggling to make a change.
I will keep my eyes on the people behind the One Rupee Project (Abdul Hameed Kath, Sarfaraz M Khan and Sarosh Waiz) as they have many other ideas worth fighting for and they have the energy and determination to see them come to life.

Conclusions of the day:
There are people in this country who studied at the most prestigious universities from UK, US and elsewhere and who came back to help their homeland make a turn for a better future
People with normal jobs, businesses, families take time to think about the country’s welfare instead of sitting back and enjoying their own success.

Posted by Oana Ali at 10:46 AM

Source: My Journey to Pakistan Part 10: The One Rupee Project


The 24th March, 2012, a day which was long awaited and we all the teammates were quite tensed until the official launch of our project called “The One Rupee Project – TORP”, a project to make “Khudmukhtaar Pakistan” finally took place.

The event was held at T2F with a great support of all our friends, colleagues, family members, supporters and followers. Our special thanks goes to Radio 1 FM91, for their support in organizing the Launch meetup. We’re highly indebted to PeaceNiche (T2F) for their support for the cause of making Pakistan self-sustainable. We are also grateful to Djuice Pakistan who became the 1st Corporate supporter of TORP.

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Almighty Allah, the event went successful and the entire team of TORP was overwhelmed by the phenomenal response from the participants.

My purpose of posting this blog is just to let people of Pakistan know what people are talking about this project. Hence, here I will be reproducing the testimonials, comments and feedback from all our supporters, members, well wishers and off course the critics.

Below is a worth mentioning write up by Mr. Ali Rahman about the Launch event. Here it goes:

The name, “One Rupee Project”, being quite appealing, made it simply irresistible as I came across it initially on Dr. Awab Alvi’s facebook page and twitter. The project, from whatever was shared of it initially, seemed to be a very simple initiative and was able to capture my attention. One Rupee?, I thought to myself, and thought how it is not a problem for many others. An almost immediate virtual calculator was turned on and I concluded within myself how easily this One Rupee can be millions and billions.
The desire to learn more about the project kicked in and I got to the initiators of the “One Rupee Project”. The Tremendous Trio as I would like to refer to them, Sarfaraz Khan, Abdul Hameed Kath and Sarosh Waiz. Initial contact was established with Mr. Sarfaraz Khan through twitter which got on to personal email correspondence. At this time, I must extend my gratitude towards his humble replies to my incessant questioning. The more I communicated, the more I thought, how doable, how easy, how simple, yet how magnificent this can be.
I then learnt about the launch event which took place a little while back (March 24, 2012 1600 hrs) at T2F (The Second Floor), DHA Phase 2 Extension, Karachi. I, along with my brother and a friend, made it a point that we all be present at the event to gather as much information as possible in order to be able to tell more and more people about it. The event started quite aptly started with Mehdi Maloof’s 1947 which set the much desired focus and direction towards what the “One Rupee Project” aims to achieve. A detailed presentation on the overall concept was conducted by Sarosh Waiz, a young man whose passion about the project was evident even when he was silent.
In a nutshell, the project aims at raising funds and channelizing these funds towards the areas which, otherwise may be state responsibility. A few areas highlighted include education, vocational training, poverty alleviation, all this to an eventual self sustaining, self relying nation at an individual level. From what I understood, the main objective of the program is capacity building which can be related to an old adage “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. This project certainly aims at “teaching people how to fish”.
It was heart-warming to learn the pledges already made by Dr. Awab (Awab Dental Clinic) and a few others. From the perspective of a common man, I salute FM 91 and Djuice for recognizing the potential of this project and sponsoring the launch event. Presence of Faisal Kapadia (award winner Azmeaalishan 2012 for his selfless services) was also much more than pleasant.
What this means to me? Well the answer is very simple. I have spent many hours discussing issues with my brother, my wife, my friends on what or how wrong things are in my part of the world and in our dear Pakistan. Being a banker by profession, somehow, as much as I desired, it was always difficult to come together and do something concrete, to add value, or to do something about all the problems and issues that I spend hours, just discussing. “One Rupee Project” has given me a very easy solution. From now on, I don’t have to spend time complaining or discussing the issues. I have found a forum which I can be a part of by paying just “One Rupee” a day and be a part of the much needed change. I take it as a responsibility to talk about this initiative to people, to spread the word, to make sure that people become a part of it.
The project is in a nascent stage at this time. However, from the charge and passion which was witnessed in the hall of T2F today, it can be safely said that this humble beginning can and will end up in pure magnificence. It will provide that much needed impetus needed for overall amelioration. The reasons why I have such strong belief in this project are: 1) In that hall at T2F, I met with Pakistanis, not Sindhis, Punjabis, Mohajirs, Balochis or Pakhtoons, just Pakistanis. 2) It is of utmost convenience to be a part of this at just “One Rupee” per day. Therefore, I expect it, hope and pray for it to grow to monumental levels. Anyone and everyone can and should be a part of this.
Undoubtedly, a great beginning! All the best to the “One Rupee project”.
Hasti ke is saraab mein, raat ki raat bas rahi
Subh e adam hua numoon, paun utha jo ho so ho
Let us all make this happen, because together we can and we will!
Ali Rahman
Email: ali.sher.rahman@gmail.com
Twitter: @Baahirezaman
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ali.sher.rahman