Saturday, August 28, 2010

Apna hai tau doosron ko kyun copy karta hai? Hai koi jawab iss sawaal ka?


Wow, has it really come down to this, Mobilink? You were once the leading mobile operator in Pakistan but (No More) after seeing your latest few ads which were copycat approach of ufone,I would like to ask simple questions:

where is the leadership?
What is UP with your advertising style?
Where is the uniqueness?
When will you decide what you want your communication to be like?

Within a year you swings from Aur sunao to No Samjhota to Jazz On Hai, and now Apna hai  made us confused about what message has been conveyed till now. One day you have us in near tears with an emotional apna hai song about the climb to fame and accomplishment of a local sports hero, then you try to get us all warm and fuzzy inside with very family oriented ads showing a father daughter and now after a span of almost a year you decide, hey lets be funny again with those two cheap funny chaps, only because they seem so blunt and seem like they are trying a bit too hard to make us laugh. But you know what we ARE doing? For Gods sake cant you at least TRY to be original? I just think youre becoming lame and confusing and you
need to stop give us peace of mind, and then maybe perhaps everyone else
will hopefully follow suit.

Please, AUR MUT SUNAO!

Monday, August 23, 2010

CEO Vs. Teacher: Interesting Dialogue.

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education.

He argued, 'What a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?'

He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: 'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.'

To emphasize his point he said to another guest; 'You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?'

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, 'You want to know what I make?'

(She paused for a second, then began...)

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental."

You want to know what I make?' (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.)

''I make kids wonder.

I make them question.

I make them apologize and mean it.

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't everything.

I make them read, read, read.

I make them show all their work in math. They use their God-given brain, not the man-made calculator.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life."

(Bonnie paused one last time, then continued.)

"Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything,
I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant..."

You want to know what I make?

I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

'What do you make, Mr. CEO?'

His jaw dropped, he went silent.

Courtesy: Ashraf Chaudhry's Blog

Nisaar teri galiyon k

Nisaar  teri  galiyo'n  k ae watan k jahan
Chli hai rasam ke koi naa sar utha k jiye

Jo   koi  chahnay  wala   twaf  ko   niklay
Nazar jhuka k chalay jism bcha k chaleay


(Faiz Ahmed Faiz)

Monday, August 16, 2010


کیا بیت گئی دیس پہ سیلاب کے ہاتھوں .. ..

کیسے کوئی اس کرب کو الفاظ میں ڈھالے

انساں بھی،فصلیں بھی،مو یشی بھی،مکاں بھی .. ..
...
ہر چیز ہے بپھرے ہوۓ پانی کے حوالے .. !!

- انور مسعود-

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A moment of pride for Pakistan

Ufone has proved true its claim. “The only Pakistani from the region and the only CEO from the telecom industry in Asia has been shortlisted”. It’s President & CEO Mr. Abdul Aziz has been shortlisted among the top 20 nominees for the CEO of the year award at the World Communication Awards 2010. This is indeed a great moment of pride for each & every Pakistani as this is one of the most esteemed telecom awards around the globe.

The top 20 nominees have been shortlisted from more than a hundred nominations that were sent in for the CEO of the year award. Out of the 20 nominated CEO’s, 10 will be short listed based on votes and then the winner of the award will be announced in a grand ceremony which will be held in November 2010.

Click the following link to vote for a great Pakistani.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Be an ICON!

Ufone Uth segment now brings an outstanding and eye-catching offer for its users. Now you can buy a new generation’s handset for a low price. You can buy Ufone Icon Handset online by logging in to your Uth segment from the Ufone’s official website. This time you will get built in social media networking, instant messaging molded, Full QWERTY keyboard, ultra slim and many other spectacular features in one handset with low price of Rs.6,500. More over free 30 MB data bucket will be activated for 30 days. Now what are you waiting for just order you handset online and get it in 48 hours at your doorstep.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ufone FUTSAL KICKOFFS!

Get ready for the new change in football. Ufone is about to launch a new experience of ball played with feet called as FOOTSAl KICKOFFS. This new experience will cover the whole Pakistan with its new features. There will be 5 players in each team including goal keeper. This game would not be played as the traditional football. New changes will be superior in terms of establishing player’s touch and technique as the weight of the ball is more and size is less then the official football. The length of FOOSAL ground is approximately like basketball court. Wows of this game are not so far because FOOTSAL KICKOFFS is coming soon!

Ufone Kismat ki dastak

What if your Luck is knocking at your door and waiting for you to open the lucky door? Ufone now brings for its valuable customers a stunning and surprising offer to win unmatchable prizes through participating in a dream weaver lucky draw. Dial *728# and start playing the SMS quiz you will get a ring tone worth Rs. 10+tax for every entry! All correct entries will automatically be entered into a lucky draw to win Grand prizes. You can also participate in the quiz by sending start to 728. More you participate, more the chances to win dream prizes. Winner will be awarded with daily free 100 minutes, 40 mobile handsets, 6 Toyota Corolla GLi 1300 cc Cars and a super bumper prize of fully furnished house. So what are you waiting for? Start trembling your luck by daily participating. 


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ufone's offer for existing customers

Now you can get staggering number of free SMS and free Minutes by availing Ufone’ Sim Lagao Offer. Customers who have not used their Sim since 15th March are eligible to this offer. Now start using your Ufone sim by today and get astounding 1000 free minutes and 10,000 free sms. There is also a dream Lucky draw of 1,000,000 free minutes. You can participate in this lucky draw and get a chance to win limitless free minutes. So what are you waiting for? Just put your Ufone sim back in your mobile in today and send ‘FREE’ in an SMS to 234.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mobilink - Reshaping India


MOBILINK, so called Pakistan’s favorite company, has taken a heinous step. Mobilink has started giving advertising contracts to INDIAN ad agency. It means the shift of MOBILINK’s revenue from Pakistan to INDIA. Indeed it’s a shameful act because we have a lot of creative and innovative ad agencies here in Pakistan. INDIANs have never ever lost a chance to demoralize and disturb our economy in this way or that way but we are trying to give benefits to an INDIAN ad agency. Now tagline of MOBILINK must be RESHAPING INDIA instead of RESHAPING LIVES.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cyclon-- Precautionary Measures



Tropical Storm Phet is at a distance of few hours from Pakistan. It is expected to make landfall and can affect 1000 km coastline area with the wind of 80 kilometers per hour. About 43 people got death penalty, as the weather is being affected by it. According to The National Disaster Management Authority 7,000 have been moved to safe areas from low-lying areas of Karachi

I would like to share (specially for citizens of Karachi) some precautionary measures that must be taken before the storm hits. 

• Have a list of emergency phone numbers is an easily accessible position
• Determine which is the strongest, most secure room in your house
• Pack an Emergency kit which includes items such as first aid, torch and portable radio with spare batteries, gloves, candles, matches, copies of important documents e.g. birth certificates, essential medications, canned foods
• Have an evacuation plan ready, including evacuation routes, spare fuel, and listen to Community Service Announcements so you are familiar with what is happening
• Check your roof condition beforehand, and ensure all loose tiles, iron sheeting, etc is secured and repaired
• Trim overhanging branches to keep them well away from the house
• Fill buckets and bath with water in case the drinking water supply is compromised
• Have sufficient cash on hand for emergencies
• Tape windows in criss-cross fashion using strong packing tape if you do not have shutters

Once a cyclone hits:
• Turn off electricity, gas and water, and unplug all appliances
• Ensure everyone, including pets, are inside
• Move your family to the strongest room
• Keep your emergency kit with you at all times
• Keep listening to the radio for updates
• If your house begins to break apart, shelter under a really strong table or a mattress
• During the calm eye, do not venture outdoors. Stay where you are, as the other side of the cyclone is often more intense than before the eye. Wait for the all-clear announced on the radio.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Facebook returns!

After about two weeks, Lahore High Court has lifted ban on Facebook. Internet service providers will get directive from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and PTA from Ministry of IT & Telecom. It is expected that Facebook will be accessible by today evening.

Court warns that ban can be imposed if facebook will publish blasphemous content again. Government officials said that they got confirmations from facebook owners that they will not be accused of any activity that can hurt Muslims sentiments.

Bangladesh also banned facebook yesterday. Officials said that ban longs until they block the related links.

Remember, facebook and many other social networking websites promoted content against Muslims.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Soch hai aap ki

Ufone brings an exiting and unbelievable offer for youth of the country. It’s so attractive and economical k soch hai aap ki. Through this offer Ufone has left far behind its competitors. It’s 360 degree communication solution for you guys. Whether one is interested in daily sms bucket , has passion for late night calls  or wants to enjoy the luxury of calling friends & family on very low rates, Uth package is the best choice.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blasphemy: Why Facebook is Culprit and How Best to React?

We have witnessed internet users in Muslim world adopting different strategies in reaction to “Draw Mohammad” (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa-aal-hi-Wasallam). Millions of Muslims are protesting against the intents of a community on Facebook that is planning to conduct a contest for Prophet Mohammad’s Drawings.


Background of Draw Day


To discuss it further, it is necessary to understand how and why this Draw Day came into existence.


The Idea to make funny cartoons of Prophet Mohammed [PBUH] came from a Seattle Cartoonist Molly Norris who thought of this campaign in reaction to Comedy Central’s decision to censor an episode of South Park with depictions of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH].


South Park was threatened by Muslims if it showcased Prophet Mohammad’s depictions.


Supporters of Draw Mohammad day say that the campaign is in reaction to killing threats by Muslims; however, they ignore the fact that Muslims’ threats were actually the reaction of South Part depictions. If Draw Mohammad Day supports want to react on reactions, then this chain is not going to stop anytime soon.


Later, on 27th April after a wave of anger from Muslims around the world, she decided to withdraw this activity justifying that she didn’t intend to hurt or disgrace some particular religion.


As always there is a third party to take advantage of a situation so here as well. A page was created on Facebook to continue the similar activity. Owner identity is unknown. The page created even more response than the original activity since page owners put completely disgracing sketches on it.


Supposedly and apparently, admins of this page, allegedly the jewish, created hundreds of groups and pages in order to help removing that page. This advertised the page even in thousand more way in result.


Freedom of Speech and Mohammad’s Depictions


Many argue over this fact that depicting Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] is their basic human right, given to masses by the law of many countries. But, this freedom of speech comes with limitations – Wikipedia Notes:


Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws.


There are exceptions to these general protection, including the Miller test for obscenity, child pornography laws, speech that incites imminent danger, and regulation of commercial speech such as advertising.


Within these limited areas, other limitations on free speech balance rights to free speech and other rights, such as protection from imminent or potential violence against particular persons (restrictions on fighting words), or the use of untruths to harm others (slander). Distinctions are often made between speech and other acts which may have symbolic significance.


Now for those who are depicting Prophet Mohammad [PBUH], they clearly know that this will create hatred, mass violence and worst possible impact on Muslims’ feelings.


How Muslims are Reacting?




•Some go to said Fan page and they abuse the owners and non-Muslims there
•Some go to Fan page in question and argues on different topics giving their logics to prove the Fan Page unnecessary and indecent
•Some users are creating their Fan-Pages either opposing the fan page in question or otherwise for Prophet Mohammad praise (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa-aal-hi-Wasallam)
•There are people who are ignoring the situation but are feeling really bad in their hearts, and are unable to do anything
•There are people who are just not only ignoring all the happenings but they are not even concerned about the outcomes
•There are people who are sad over the incident but accepting it as they can’t do anything
Facebook’s Role in Promoting Draw Day [Allegations]


Facebook, allegedly, is supporting the Draw Day, and here are our arguments:


•Facebook is governed under its Terms of Services. Item 3.7 of Facebook TOS says “You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence”
•“Draw Mohammad Day” was reported by at least 35,000 Facebook users, however, page is still live – giving the page a direct support (while it is spreading hatred – a violation of Facebook TOS)
•During the campaign, Facebook is banning pages created by Muslims against Jews. In this one example, Facebook banned a Page with-in 20 minutes of its reporting by jews
The people from all over the world have reported the page but even after thousands of reports, Facebook hasn’t removed the page, giving its indirect support for the cause.


For instance one may think that it may be Facebook itself! And why not, while controversy will result in clicks, impressions, visits to this page making them earn more as well as the creation of hundreds of other new pages and groups with lot more activity as an investment for future.


Facebook is bone of contention: Because its only the Facebook that could create such an impact. With power, there was responsibility on Facebook, which it never met.


If Facebook had banned the Draw Mohammad page, in early days – none of this could have happened.


What will happen on Draw Day?


On the 20th, people will post pictures on Blogger, LiveJournal, wordpress.com, vox.com, TypePad, Flickr, Picasa, imgur, yfrog, twitpic, and of course, on their own blogs and in videos on Youtube and elsewhere. But again, Facebook is the root cause.


Why Draw Day is Worst than Previous Blasphemous Acts?


This instance of blasphemy is not like what it had happened before in Sweden and Norway. We know that there are websites that spreads blasphemous content across the web.


But, in this instance, Web Giant Facebook is part of the game, and while Facebook has roots to each corner of the world, you can calculate the scale of blasphemy on May 20th, 2010.


What Best we can do?


Unity, under one leader!


Large scale ridicule on May 20th will ignite worldwide riots and unrest. Even worst, anti-Islam elements now have found a way to tease Muslims.


As initial response: Pakistan government has reacted and banned said Fan Page (only one URL), under Pakistan Penal Code, article 295 and 298 that is related to blasphemy law.


Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom decides on what to ban and not to, based on the rules of the land.


It merits mentioning here that MoIT has already banned around 8 million pages on internet (As per Jang News) that has any in-appropriate content and which comes under blasphemy.


On 20th, MoIT will ban as much URLs as possible.


But, let’s go bigger – governments and Media from Muslim countries must unite at this time.


This war can’t be won on roads and battlefields; instead a strategic media campaign is needed to make the western world realize that they are acting in uncivilized manner. It is them who are creating unrest and doing extremist activities.


To Boycott or Not to Boycott


There are opinions for and against boycotting the Facebook. There are people who think boycotting the Facebook is a form of protest, while others think they will stay on Facebook and will fight on the platform.


ProPakistani’s Stance


We are Boycotting the Facebook on May 20th, 2010 and we will abandon all our activities on Facebook ever after.




Note: This blog was posted on propakistani.pk on 19th May, 2010.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dreams & Desires-- The Guiding Light To Pursue


We only live one life. There are no do-overs. If we let time slip by without pursuing our desires, then we may miss our true calling in life. How does one start to pursue their desires? I want to share some thoughts today related to this.


1. Unleash your dreams.
Stop holding back on thinking about the desire that is deep in your heart. It may have been there for a long time or it could be brand new. It may be a quiet little whisper telling you to start your own business or it may be a roaring lion urging you to go back to school. However your dream speaks to you right now, stop and listen. Give it a chance. There are seasons in our lives for everything. Your desires may be telling you of a new season ready to spring forth in your life if you are willing to listen to it. Don’t squelch your desires without even giving them a chance to blossom!


2. Stop thinking so small.
The desires of our heart usually seem big to us. They challenge and stretch our thinking. This is what is meant by being outside our comfort zone. Dreams and desires often make us uncomfortable. They are a little scary, but we have to stop thinking small. Let your dream expand. Unpack your desires and let them grow on paper and in your mind. Start getting some ideas out and let them simmer for awhile. Discuss your dream with a trusted friend. It is amazing how something as simple as this often becomes the first step toward realizing progress toward a suppressed desire.


3. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Why are we so afraid of failure? if we let it fear will rob us of our greatest potential in life. It will stunt our growth. Don’t let it. Put failure away. Dorothea Brande tells us to, “Act as if it were impossible to fail.” in her book titled “Wake Up and Live”. What would you do today if you knew without a doubt that it was impossible to fail? It is a compelling question, isn’t it? Fear is often hard to overcome. However, the killer part is that we have so much more to lose by not trying at all. The consequences of a setback in our efforts is usually minimal compared to total inaction. Fear is all in our mind. We cannot let it rob us of our dreams! Starting acting as if you cannot fail.


4. Believe that dreams will pay the bills.
This is a specific fear that I think is very common. Most of us believe that we cannot make a living at our dream. However, there are a ton of people that have. In fact, we usually make more money by doing something we love. Of course, you have to pursue things in a thoughtful way. If you are supporting your family, please don’t quit your job to pursue your dream without an alternate source of income. However, it is possible to start taking action today to begin changing your course in life. It is possible. In fact, you need to keep telling yourself that it is possible until you start believing it. A few years from now, you will wonder why it took you so long to start working in the area of your passion.
5. Help others get what they want.
Helping others bring their dreams into reality is a great way to jumpstart your own desires. I believe that the more you give in life, the more you get. Pour yourself out in serving others. Structure your dream in such a way that it helps other people and then really go the extra mile in serving them. You may need to start working toward your dream as if it were a hobby. The best way to do this is to let your passion shine.

6. Don’t give up.
We often expect too much too soon. We are like fireworks, we shoot up with a dazzling bright sparkle, make a nice pop at the top, and then fizzle and fall. Slow and steady wins the race. Pace yourself. Don’t burnout and give up. This is the biggest danger to our success. Keep trucking even when you don’t feel like it. It is okay to take a break, but don’t quit. It is when you most feel like quitting that your biggest success is waiting just around the corner!

Follow your guiding light to live the life of your dreams!
The dreams and desires you have in life are there for a reason. They are your guiding light. They want to lead you to the life you most desire. Your job is to follow them. Put your heart and reputation on the line. Nothing in life is achieved without risk. Don’t be foolhardy, but don’t wait another minute to start pursuing what you most desire. Start taking the simplest steps and see where that leads you. You will be amazed at how fast your dream builds up momentum. Follow Nike’s slogan and “Just Do It!”

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Young blogger's Introduction


It is bit odd to think in a age when people not only abhor to think but also victimize those who dare to think. However, one lesson history teaches us is that this world is made for those people who have courage and ability to think. Socrates and Aristotle were not kings or millionaires rather street thinkers. They are remembered because they thought loudly in advance. They outdid their time and thought out of conventional domains. They unstripped stereotypes of their age and embraced all evil rewards which that time human societies reserved for them. The praise and worship which human beings rendered from centuries at their thresh-hold ease is indeed debt which we are paying. Aim is to pay this debt which we owe to these great men.

I am 23 years old energetic guy fascinated with the degree of Masters in Business & Information Technology. My hometown is Nankana Sahib (City famous for Sikhism), staying in Lahore since 2002 due to my studies & now I started my professional career here. So, Lahore is blessed city for me. Although I don't belong to a much literary family, yet I was amongst the top grade holders all over the Punjab in my matriculation. I dared to gate-crash the most prestigious college of the country, Government College University, Lahore. Afterwards, Sir Syed Ali Khan's Muhammadan Angelo Oriental College, Lahore & Historical University of The Punjab welcomed me to earn my B. Com & MBIT(Marketing) degree respectively.

Achievements for a boy from a middle class family of the country:


Member of Old Ravians Union.
Member of Lahore Aman Committee.
Organized a Blood Donor Society.
Chief organizer of Bazm e Adab Committee Quaied e Azam Hostel, GCU, Lahore.
House Representative of Blood Donor Society of Quaid e Azam Hostel, GCU, Lahore.
Member of Environmental Protection Society, GCU.
More than 1 dozen gold medals during my student & sports career.

To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did. I believe in motivation, inspiration, passion, hard working and continuous learning.
Looking forward for your kind words, suggestions, feedback and guidance.

Passionately,

Ahmad Jamal Chowdrey

92-300-880-2799
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