President Mamnoon Hussain underlined the need for promotion of education to address the root causes of extremism and terrorism

Addressing a function at IBA in Karachi today, President says situation started returning to normalcy as a result of successful operation launched by the armed forces in tribal areas and other parts of the country. He emphasizes that there is a need to address the causes that actually give birth to extremism and terrorism. Government is alive to the situation and has firmed up policies to equip the youth with contemporary education. Schemes such as distribution of Laptops amongst the students are part of efforts to promote the standard of education in the country. He said given the opportunities created by the implementation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, there is need to train the youth in different demand driven skills so that they could fully benefit from the multibillion dollar project

Pakistan is actively pursuing the issue of Kashmir at various world forums: Maleeha Lodhi
UN has to fulfill its 68 year-old promise to the Kashmiri people.Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi says Pakistan is actively pursuing the issue of Kashmir at various world forums. This was stated while briefing representatives of the Kashmiri Diasporas in New York on the evolving situation in the backdrop of the grave human rights violations committed by India in Occupied Kashmir. She said Pakistan stands firm in its principled policy of providing moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause. She calls for the UN to fulfill its 68 year-old promise to the Kashmiri people and stresses the importance of an independent inquiry into the extra judicial killing of Burhan Wani and innocent protestors.The plight of unarmed Kashmiri civilians, killed, blinded and maimed was forcefully brought to the attention of the international. community.Ambassador Lodhi highlighted this latest escalation during her statement at the General Assembly in a debate on human rights. She also raised this during meetings with the UN leadership as well as with the President of the Security. Council.Ambassador Lodhi tells participants’ denial of the right of self-determination to the people of occupied Kashmir through an independent plebiscite, promised to them by various Security Council resolutions, was at the heart of the current flare up, which threatened regional peace and security.
Pakistan Thailand likely to sign FTA by year end
Pakistan is holding negotiations with different countries including Thailand, Turkey, South Korea and Iran for signing of Free Trade Agreements. According to officials, the FTAs will not only help promote our trade relations but also strengthen ties with these countries. According to officials Thailand is already investing in Pakistan and more Thai companies are keen to start their operations in the country. As regards Turkey, the officials say that the two countries had already signed an FTA framework agreement earlier this year.  Talks between the two countries on a comprehensive FTA covering trade in goods, services and investments are moving forward. Pakistan is also holding negotiations with China to revise the FTA which was first implemented in July 2007. The revision of the FTA will help further augment Pakistan's trade relations with the time tested friend.
All national institutions need to continue the reform process in order to consolidate the economic gains of last 3 years: Ishaq Dar
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says all national institutions need to continue the reform process in order to consolidate the economic gains of last 3 years. He was chairing a meeting at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in Karachi today. Meeting reviewed the macroeconomic situation with special reference to the monetary side, in the context of upcoming 12th IMF Review, scheduled to commence in Dubai in the last week of this month.It was noted that the performance of monetary side during the quarter that ended in June this year remained satisfactory. The forex reserves reached the highest level of $23 billion. Senior officials of State Bank of Pakistan also attended the meeting.
International Monetary Fund warned risks to the global economy are growing
The International Monetary Fund warned risks to the global economy are growing, as it called on some G20 nations to boost government spending.  Central bank chiefs and finance ministers from the world’s top 20 economies gathered in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu today to tackle a slowing global economy facing new uncertainties with Britain voting to leave the European Union (EU).Global growth remains weak, and downside risks have become more salient. Growth could be even lower if the current increases in economic and political uncertainty in the wake of the 'Brexit' vote continue. The recent attack in the French city of Nice which killed 84 people, the third major incident in the European country over the past 18 months, has rattled financial markets, and a gunman in the German city of Munich killed nine people. A failed coup in Turkey which has aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has alarmed Ankara's Western allies.Speaking at a G20-linked tax seminar today, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek sought to reassure other countries. Despite what happened a week ago in Turkey “we will continue to strongly adhere to democratic principles and apply rule of law, and not much really has changed”.Tycoon Donald Trump sealing the Republican Party nomination in the US presidential race, where he will face Democrat Hillary Clinton, could add uncertainty if the contest is closeAt an earlier G20 meeting in February, finance ministers vowed to use "all policy tools" -- monetary, fiscal and structural to support economic growth.
German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich, then himself
The suspect an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual national who lived in Munich,but his motive is unclear. Nine people have been killed and sixteen others injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in the city of Munich, three are critically. A huge manhunt is launched following reports that up to three gunmen have been involved in the attack. The body of the suspect is found about 1km (0.6 miles) from the Olympia shopping centre in the north-western suburb of Moosach. Munich police Chief Hubertus Andrae tells the news conference today that the suspect has not been known to police and there are no known links to terror groups, although investigations are continuing.
Aleppo rebel tunnel blast kills 38 regime forces
Nearly 40 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel under a government position in Aleppo city. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 38 members of government forces are killed in blast, which brought down a building used by the regime in Aleppo’s Old City. Aleppo was once Syria’s economic powerhouse, but it has been ravaged by the conflict that began in March 2011. The city has been roughly divided between government control in the west and rebel control in the east since shortly after fighting began there in mid-2012. The east of the city has been under siege for the past two weeks, since government forces severed the only remaining supply route into rebel-held districts. The government advance raised fears for more than 200,000 people who remain in the east of the city, where food shortages and spiraling prices have already been reported.
News in Brief
  •  Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Asif Kirmani says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will himself monitor the development activities in Azad Kashmir after the new government is in place    
  •  One hundred and two suspects are arrested in different areas of Peshawar
  • In occupied Kashmir, Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyet leaders have called for observing complete shutter down today (Saturday) and a march towards Islamabad town in the Valley on Monday  
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov next week in Laos on the war in Syria
  • US President Barack Obama says evidence of the US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen's involvement in the failed coup attempt in Turkey would be taken seriously
  • Heavy rain in China has killed at least 24 people and forced 16 million from their home
  • The United States Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine as her running mate
  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned that global warming is happening much faster than was predicted  
  • In Nigeria, nineteen government soldiers have gone missing after they were ambushed by Boko Haram at Alagarno town in the restive northeast of the country
  • The UN Security Council has called on Libya to restore oil production to enable the government provide essential services in the country

Young Pakistani aims to promote a positive Pakistan among the global community by interviewing the Famous & Influential; Adam Jbr.

During turbulent times in the country, when the youth lost hope and many leaving the country in order to build their career and transferring themselves in foreign universities , this young man came back leaving a handsome amount of salary  being offered and his growing career from United Arab Emirates back to Pakistan where he started working on a project in order to bring back the lost identity of its nation and took one of the greatest step in history which the country desperately needed currently; A step towards building a positive image of Pakistan.

The 23 year old, popularly known as Adam Jbr. is a young entrepreneur, perfume designer and now one of the youngest Editor in the history of Pakistan of one of the most anticipated book. He is the Managing Editor & Co-Founder of THE 100 PAKISTANIS – The Famous & Influential, published by UNIVERSAL OXFORD PUBLICATIONS and with editor in chief M.A.J.J. – A list of prominent, talented and distinguished Pakistanis.  Along with his team and support of M.A.J.J., with 2 years of Struggle, Adam managed to contact and interview the prominent and deserving Pakistanis gathering their views and opinions, their inspirational biographical stories and aimed at uniting them portraying the positive aspects and showing that Pakistanis are not only stereotyped as a negative (complete sentence grammar), in fact they are the most talented and brightest nation in the entire world!  Adam has met and interviewed one of the top influential personalities of the country from entrepreneurs, to social workers, politicians, celebrities, anchors, fashion icons and various other prominent personalities including Dr. A.Q. Khan (Scientist), Jahangir Khan (Former World Squash Champion), Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain (Religious Scholar and popular media personality), Gen Hamid Gul (former DG ISI),  Muhammad Zubair (Chairman BOI), S. M. Munir (Business Tycoon), Ali Moen Nawazish (Educationist) and various other well known profiles and published their interviews and inspirational stories of their life in the 100 Pakistanis – The famous & influential,  so that the world reads the other side of Pakistan as well not just the negative side and read about the legends produced by Pakistan’s who should never be forgotten
He says that during the initial stage of this project, he found it very hard to get in touch with the prominent Pakistanis but looking at his noble message, his patriotism and hard work, he got support from everyone and he his highly grateful for everyone’s support as he believed it seemed impossible to meet and interview the honored profiles in the beginning and now the well known profiles are part of his book and wished him good luck for this noble project.

After graduating, at the age of 21, from one of the top business schools in Dubai, Adam J. opted to work in the perfume industry which was one of his passion and a family business. However, living in a different country, he saw that Pakistanis were in deep complexity due to the instable image of the country as a result of terrorism etc and were losing their real positive identity thus building a crucial negative image. He even met Pakistani expatriates who did not introduced themselves as PAKISTANIS as being labeled corrupt/terrorist/poor etc (grammar) and used to change their identity being afraid that they would not be respected if they call themselves as Pakistanis, and this is true which is unfortunately happening at the moment. This really disturbed Adam while he was also writing a blog to empower Pakistani youth (CAFÉYOUTH; a popular Pakistani Blog) since his teenage, he decided to go back to his country and decided to take a major step to change the image by spotlighting the PAKISTANIS who have an influence and have made positive changes in the society. He has also promoted and highlighted prominent and deserving Pakistani women in order to empower them by including Samina Khayal Baig (Mountaineer), Namira Salim (Astronaut) and Amna Taseer (Entrepreneur) that Pakistani women are equally dynamic and should never be left behind.
He is promoting a message of peace and through this book he emphasizes that all PAKISTANIS should come out of complexity, bring out their talent, do not criticize the nation and the leaders, in fact bring a positive change do something yourself whether in sports, education, business, community service and come out and show the world how great PAKISTANIS are. Some Pakistanis view the other prominent negatively and are suspicious, however he comments that influence can be both positive and negative but he forwards positivity as He believes and mentions that if positivity is promoted it can kill negativity and hatred and the entire nation is the ambassador of their country thus building a positive image and respected image of the country is in their own hands.

Adam. is currently working on the development of upcoming projects which aim at providing free education to those in need and providing free job solutions, teaching new skills, further developing cottage industry as the country is currently a victim of high unemployment and low literacy rate in the country and urges the nation and political leaders to give support.

The 100 PAKISTANIS  - The Famous & Influential will soon be available in stores . Part of the revenue from the sale of every copy would be forwarded to a NGO as a support to a social cause.

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Using the Pakistan Railway from Islamabad to Lahore in the year 2014 - and it has improved!

I realized we're all in this together when an elderly gentleman along with his wife and kids opens a suitcase and I notice it is tightly packed with clothes, medicines and some paper documents. I observe him carefully if he has any sign of illness but he looks fit.

At 6:45am My brother and I are at the Rawalpindi Train station, waiting for the 7am departure of The Subak Kharam, a train which is to travel from Rawalpindi to Lahore, more than 290 KM and approximately 4 hours away. I look around at my fellow travelers and put my glasses on. I needn't have worried; I fit right in. Couple of tea stalls on the station attract me to buy a packet a cookies ; snack for my way.

In the dark and cold cloudy weather early morning, the train looks like a green-steel serpent with a massive locomotives at the head when it arrives on the platform, vibrating and shaking the ground. It is so long the last coach disappears in the murk, a quarter of a kilometer away.

I rush to find the right cabin in which my seat had been assigned according to the ticket. My brother waves me good bye and i enter the Air Condition Standard cabin and find a window seat to enjoy the view throughout the journey. (Kooli coming in to leave luggages) I can here the announcement from the stations loudspeaker inside the train of informing the departure to Lahore on the given time. The whistle blows and the train starts moving. Late passengers run while their handbags falling while rushing that they dont miss the train and jump inside and here the journey begins! The same elderly man sits besides me and his family on the opp side of the window.The platform of the station finishes and we start crossing the railway Saddar road, Rawalpindi which seems to be one tarmac road with a several dirt road and dogs sitting besides. I wonder what life is like here in winter and receive a small answer when I notice everyone has been wearing sweaters and jackets. The ticket collector comes and asks for ticket and re-checks if everyone is sitting accordingly as per the assigned seats of the passengers. Beautiful scenery on way and started passing the highway. At 8:30 served with delicious meal; a sandwich + chicken piece+fries+ketchup. Enjoy the meal and then served with tea and cold drinks. Everyone freshes a bit after having the meal. The man sitting next to me shares the fries with his kids . Before reaching the next station the waitor collects the plates and charges 190rs for the delicious meal and collecting bills from rest of the passengers which everyone happily gives.

First station - Jhelum - 8:50 am,
whistle blowing, passengers from Jhelum hopping in. Can see couple of food stands and tea stalls offering garma garam chai and samosas. After a 5-6 min stop, the train continues its journey.  And here we approach the great daryae jhelum which is full of water and is a beautiful scenery..going on a high rise bridge over the darya...the view is so magnificent seems as if im flying over the water. The bridge ends and we are now Having a sneak peak of Jhelum seeing through the window, houses and their walls painted with various advertisements , restaurants and a main road passing next to the track.

Next station 9am Choakariala
Behind in the kitchen attached in the end of cabin can find the staff yelling at each other in punjabi language 'chai sahi tarhan kiun ni ditti?' in order to serve the passengers in a better way. Train at this stop standing idle and the kids in the cabin roam around to move their legs around. Suddenly on the next track a train passes by rapidly and the kids shockingly but excited watch it pass by. At 9:10 am the whistle once again blows and the train starts moving again.

9:24am Kharian. Cows nd donkeys ..water puddles, lots of eucluptus trees and seems as if it rained just a while ago ..mobile telecom towers...cross a sign board chak pirna..One could only see farming lands throughout the scenic view.

10 am Gujrat..A populated city..crowded railway station..and we start moving again..my seat was so relaxing that i dozed took a short nap and reached wazirabad station at 10:15am i could hear the kids yelling with excitement that we had crosssed the Chenab river 5 mins earlier.

The relaxing chair could not let me stop dozing and unfortunately i take a long nap missing the gorgeous views until i open my eyes at 1145 am that we are about to reach Lahore in a couple of minutes. The speed of the train slows a bit and hereby excited to reach one of the most beautiful historic city of the country; :Lahore.

Finally at 12:05 pm we reached the Lahore Railway station. The passengers rush towards the trains cabin exit. I thank the train cabin crew for providing a wonderful service in a 4 Hour 15 Minutes trip and i hereby finish my article, highly impressed with the Pakistan Railway with an improved and outstanding service making travelling easier from the Capital to the Historic City.

I thank the current administrator of the Pakistan Railway whose efforts are quite evident in order to have a perfect railway system which may encourage the tourists, youth and business professionals to use the train as a tool of travel as per their needs.

how is the movie waar?

So the movie WAAR is out, how was the movie? up to your expectations or not. Should pappu bacha and pappu bachi be working in a pol force haha?
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Congratulations! 70,000 Pakistanis set Guinness World Record yesterday in Lahore..

At least 70,000 Pakistanis sang the national anthem together in Lahore on October 20, to set a new world record  India’s record.
The previous record was set by India when 15,243 people sang the national anthem simultaneously earlier this year, AFP reports.
A two- member team of the Guinness World Records was present to monitor the event.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif also attended the event and sang the national anthem along with the huge crowd.In his speech on the occasion, he said this was not a Punjab festival, but instead a Pakistan festival – AFP/PPI

Sources: dawn.combreaking
Photo AFP

An amazing achievement by Pakistanis, this shows the Jazba of us which is not n in any other nation in the entire world. The last record was made by India with 15243 people whereas 70000 Pakistanis broke this record.
The world record has been Officially approved by Guinness World Records

Congratulations Pakistan keep it up and lets work together to build the best image in the world and proud to call ourselves as 'Pakistanis' in the entire world. (SHARE THIS STORY ON FACEBOOK)

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WAAR..as impressive as the trailer?

The first look trailer of the upcoming Pakistani movie WAAR
The trailer looks quite impressive, is the movie going to be the same?

Starring: Shaan Shahid, Aisha Khan, Shamoon Abbasi, Meesha Shafi, Ali Azmat & Hamza Abbasi.

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Atif Aslam and Guns n Roses together!

Atif and Roses! 
Pakistan's top singer Atif Aslam and Guns n roses(you know all) together with a new project have started jamming together and coming up with new tracks 

More details soon for this breaking news!

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