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UK Bans PIA

UK bans PIA and so has the European Union. PIA flights to USA and Canada are also in doubt now as more and more countries are raising questions about the fake licenses of PIA pilots. Pakistani government is still silent on this issue.

Unbelievable! First, Pakistanis not allowed to enter various countries. Then Gulf Airlines refusing to come to Pakistan. Now PIA not allowed into EU! Thank you Selectors and Captain of Team Pakistan!, Najam Sethi has opined on social media.

Travellers who have bought PIA tickets from UK, Italy, Spain, France, USA, Canada, and other places are anxious as whats the status of their PIA flights. Overseas Pakistanis and their families who are ready to fly out of Pakistan on PIA flights are also very confused. There is no information from PIA help line on this.

Unbelievable! 30% of PIA’s pilots had FAKE Licenses but kept flying, endangering millions of precious lives shamelessly, for years. Firstly MQM filled PIA later on PPP tried to privatize it but couldn’t due to over staffing pressure even chairman replacement became an issue should. Well who were the responsible for hiring Piolts into PIA with the fake License. They are the actual resposible for this. The Karachi plane crash reports shows how much they give the importance to the merit.

On another note, it is thousand times better to be banned till we sort out the cases of dubious licences/fake degrees rather than having air crashes, killing hundreds of people, every alternate year. For how long we will be sweeping everything under the carpet. The better would have been if this decision is taken by pakistani Government to stop operations until rectification as imposition of a ban by others is a global shame. If ego of government is hurt then it means it felt nothing for the ones who died in the crash.

This is how minister aviation was busy in taking credit and making headlines even without finalising the investigation on suspected licenses. He accepted tht 100 pilots have not even been traced but still did 2 pressers and 2 speeches.Even PIA was unaware about the list of pilots. PIA’s six-month suspension by EU is the opportunity to fix the airline. I’m in favour of a complete shutdown of PIA for elimination of all its logistical, infrastructural & human flaws, & to have long-term, transparent restructuring. PIA bleeds money, close all its operations and fix it.

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Lt.-Gen Nigar Johar : Pride of Pakistan

There is a very graceful lady Nigar Johar, I follow on social media. Her tweets, her personality has always inspired me to aim for high. I was so glad to hear that she was promoted to become Lieutenant General and now she is Lt.-Gen Nigar Johar.

In her beautiful social media message she announced, “Alhamdulillah. With the grace of Almighty Allah I have been promoted as Lieutenant General. & I have become the 1st female officer to be promoted as Lieutenant General. I have no words to express my happiness. Thanks For all your prayers and best wishes.”

MashaAllah a proud moment for all the women and swabiwals. Evil eyes off ma’am. May Allah keep you safe. Hailing from Swabi, this is awesome news for all the women of KP and Pakistan at large. If you keep working hard and if you keep your intentions clear and neat, you will be the victor and you can do anything.

Becoming a high ranking officer in esteemed Pakistan Army is in itself a great feat. It takes mettle, midnight oil, sheer hardwork, consistency and intelligence to reach this position. Being a lady, it becomes more hard, but she has done and we are so much proud of her. One hopes that other ladies also follow her example and they also rise and shine. I look forward hearing more from her as my guiding light.

High Rank Female Army officers can really make a difference in male dominated army office holder’s society. Its on record female bureaucrats are doing wonders bringing in transition in Pakistan civil services. Pakistan Army really bring in more and more female Army officers.

The whole nation is proud of your accomplishments which indeed is a result of your dedicated services for Pakistan.

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Youthia Logic

Following is a typical youthia logic in response to whatever you say about Imran Khan:

Khan didn’t say that.
And if he did, he didn’t mean that.
And if he did, you didn’t understand it.
And if you did, it’s not a big deal.
And if it is, others have said worse.

The surprising thing is this response doesn’t just come from young and inexperienced youthias, rather the educated, experienced and erudite youthias would say the same thing. They would refuse to listen to any reason and logic. Majority of them would start foaming at their mouths if you keep pestering them about one failure after another about Khan.

Khan is like a pseudo-prophet for them. Khan can do no wrong. Khan can never go wrong. Khan will always be right. Khan has a plan. Khan has support of forces meremortals cannot fathom and understand. Khan is Khan and haters will be haters.

I have learned the hard way, after loosing many friends and after antagonizing many relatives that its better to not lock horns with a youthia in debate. Just listen and ignore. Yes most of youthias would take it for granted that you would have to concur about what they are saying about Khan, but you need to learn to keep your cool if you want to keep the relationship.

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Investing in Mutual Funds, ETF, and Index Funds in Pakistan Stock Exchange

Following is a step by step guide for investing in mutual funds, ETF, and index funds in Pakistan stock exchange for new investors.

You would need following items to open PSX account:

  • Attested copies of National Identity Card of the applicant.
  • Attested copies of National Identity Card of the Joint Holders and or Nominee(s) (if applicable)
  • Attested copies of passports of the applicant, Joint Holders and or Nominee(s) (in case of non-residents)
  • Copy of the letter of authorization from the Account Holder(s) of the person authorized to trade in my/our accounts (if other than the account holder).
  • A list of Transaction fee, Commission to be charged by the Broker and other CDC charges to be levied.

One thing I don’t like about investing in PSX is a long drawn process of providing above document and then going through cumbersome brokerage firms. You can invest and trade in the stock market through TREC (Trading Rights Entitlement Certificate) holders/ brokerage firms recognised by PSX and licensed by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). Now we can understand that this is requirement in a developing country like Pakistan, but I would I could invest in PSX online from my own linked bank account. Opening a brokerage account at PSX should be made easy. Because after this brokerage account, you will get a client id number and then you will get a CDC sub account. The CDC Sub Account is the account through which you can actually trade in the stock market.

The story doesn’t end here. You are also supposed to open a CDC Investor Account. This account is opened at the CDC, thereby adding to greater safety and individual custody of your shares. You must make sure that you are assigned a Unique Identity Number (UIN). It is this number against which all your brokerage accounts and transactions will be recorded. You will also need to deposit initial funds to purchase shares. Make sure that it is not a cash deposit.

For Pakistani investors, another diversified low risk investment option could be PSX ETFs. An ETF is a tradable fund that has the risk and return characteristics of a portfolio of shares whilst having the diversity inherent in a mutual fund. In recent times, ETFs which track indeces have become quite popular due to their long term nature and low risk profile, the world over. In PSX, you can start with these ETFs, even with a small amount, such as Rs 5000/- to Rs 10,000/. An ETF can be purchased in a lot of 500 units in the regular market or even one unit can be purchased in the odd lot market. You can then do ruppee cost averaging every month into these ETFs for long term to build your wealth.

Pakistan Stock Exchange has launched its first two ETFs on March 24, 2020, namely the UBL Pakistan Enterprise ETF (UBLP-ETF) and the NIT Pakistan Gateway ETF (NITG-ETF). The investment strategy of UBL Pakistan Enterprise ETF is to provide long term capital appreciation and dividend yield to investors. The fund aims to track 9 companies with highest free float market capitalization of KSE 100 Index (excluding Oil & Gas related sectors). The investment strategy of NIT Pakistan Gateway ETF (NITG-ETF) aims to track the underlying NIT Pakistan Gateway Index (NITPGI). The ETF includes the largest stocks forming part of the KSE 100 Index so as to cover atleast 50% of the total market capitalization of the KSE 100 Index at all times.

Well after selecting which shares to buy, you should place your orders through your stock-broker (or through the online application provided by your brokerage firm). After placing the order and execution of the same, you should get a Trade Confirmation against your executed order.

Now one question I often get as which is the best brokerage firm in Pakistan for investing in PSX? Especially overseas Pakistanis ask this question a lot. I would say that do your own due diligence and look at the ones which are for a long time with management of integrity.

Investing in Pakistan is not easy, but when done right, the rewards are very high.

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Chuckla in Karachi

Chuckla in Karachi is not a new thing. As we know it, its the oldest profession in the human history, and a taboo too. From the days of yore, these chucklas are part of sub-continent history. Even with the arrival of outside conquerors, they keep flourishing in one form or another.

If you look at the history of India, you would see that many cities in Northern and Southern part of India were famous for dancing girls and other skin business. For example, Luchnow was and probably still is famous for its singing and dancing families and has produced some of the best singers and dancers out there. Yes, chucklas are bit shadier than those dancing kothas but at the end of day, they all originate from the same needs.

Not only in India, but in Pakistan too this is quite common. Chuckla in Karachi are not the only one, rather they are present in every cities like Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Multan and everywhere. Some are known to the authorities and some pop up here and there. Online chuklas are also quite common now as its easier, quicker and perhaps bit safer rather than standing on the road side or waiting in dark alleys.

Of course its a social taboo and illegal too in Pakistan. But then everyone knows it and they just turn a blind eye. Bribes and other clout also plays a massive part here and no one really bothers afterwards. Even in small cities like Wah Cantt, Mardan, Quetta, Hyderabad these things are quite common and readily available. May be its time that government regulates this for the safety of everyone involved.

But I don’t think that our hypocrisy would allows us to do that. We all like to read about it. We search about it online for hours. We can talk freely about it among friends but when it comes to recognizing it, we all become conservative and start foaming at our mouths. These double standards have become part of our decaying society.

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Pakistan Stock Exchange Latest Attack Status

Pakistan stock exchange latest attack status is that number of people have been killed and the security forces have killed the gunmen who stormed the building and opened fire.

This story is still evolving and identities of the attackers are still unknown. It is being said that intelligence reports were already present that something could happen in the volatile port city of Pakistan. Pakistan stock exchange or formerly Karachi stock exchange is not something which could be deemed a target so its bit surprising and shocking for everyone.

Pakistani media is reporting that intermittent firing could still be heard. Pakistan stock exchange latest attack status is being updated second by second as situation is still sensitive and uncertainty is shrouding everything including the latest news.

Channels are also reporting that sorrounding area is being evacuated. Emergency has been enforced in the major hospitals and injured are being rushed to the nearby hospitals. Helpline has been established to get the latest news about this gruesome attack. The purpose seems to be anarchy and confusion spread among the citizen.

The federal government is as muffed as always and don’t know how to tackle the situation. That is why the security agencies have taken the control in their hands.

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نالائق_اعظم

اس سے پہلے جو یہاں تخت نشین تھآ
اس کو بھی خدا ہونے کا اتنا ہی یقیں تھ

.مرحوم عباس اطہر نے ایک مرتبہ کالم میں لکھا تھا کہ جب قمیض لگی پھٹنے تو خیرات لگی پھٹنے آج شاہ جی بہت یاد آئ

حکومت کو گھر بھیجنے کے لئے تمام آئینی آپشنز استعمال کریں گے کوئی غیر جمہوری طریقہ اختیار نہیں کریں گے ، ملکی مسائل کا حل نئے مینڈیٹ میں ہے ، خواجہ آصف

ویسے کسی کو خبر ہے کہ پی ٹی آئی کی حکومت کے دور میں تیار ہونے والی پہلی آڈٹ رپورٹ میں وفاقی وزارتوں اور محکموں میں 270 ارب روپے کی بدعنوانیوں اور بے ضابطگیوں کا انکشاف ہوا ہے؟ جعلی رسیدوں کی مد میں بھی 12 ارب 56 کروڑ روپے ایماندار ٹیم نے ہڑپ کیے ہیں۔ نیب کہاں ہے؟
وہ کپتان جو چائے پلانے کا روادار نہ تھا کھانا کھلانے پر آگیا ہے ،کئی ڈشیں تیار مگر اپوزیشن رہنما دعوت قبول نہیں کر رہے۔کپتان ہے “مشتاق” اور اپوزیشن بیزار الہی ماجرا کیا ہے؟ ماجرا یہ ہے کہ بجٹ پاس کروانے کے لئے کپتان کواپوزیشن سے این آر او درکار ہے

.کاآئیگا PMLN صدارتی نظام کی بات ہورہی ہےاس نظام میں صدربراہ راست عوام منتخب کرینگےموجودہ حالات میں عوامی رائےلی گئی توصدر

پی ٹی آئی حکومت کے 18 MNA نے مسلم لیگ ن سے رابطہ کیا ہے ہم بجٹ میں حکومت کو ووٹ دینے نہیں آئیں گےمسلم لیگ ن کے سینئر رہنما نے میاں محمد نواز شریف سے رابط کیا کہ 18 لوگ بجٹ میں ووٹ نہیں دیں گے تو میاں محمد نواز شریف نے کہا ابھی اور بھی لوگ اپ سے رابط کر ینگے

اگر پپو وزیراعظم نہ بنتا تو…
نا اہلیت اور قابلیت میں فرق کی کبھی پہچان نہ ہوتی۔ اس ملک سے کھلواڑ کرنے والوں کے چہروں سے نقاب نہ سرکتے، اقتدار کی غلام گردشوں میں سازشوں کی ریشہ دوانیاں کرنے والے بوالہوس ہمیشہ پردوں کے پیچھے ہی چھپے رہتے.

اپوزیشن اراکین نے جس طرح اسمبلی میں اس بجٹ کو مسترد کیا ہے وہ خوش آئندہ ہے
حکومت کے اتحادی اس کو چھوڑ کر جارہے ہیں
حکومتی ادارے اپوزیشن کو دبانے کیلئے استعمال کئے جارہے ہیں
اپنی انا کی خاطر حکومتی ادارے استعمال کئے جارہے ہیں

حکومت نے عالمی منڈی میں تیل کی قیمتوں میں تاریخی کمی پر انتہائی ناکافی اور معمولی ریلیف عوام کودیا اعلان ہوتے ہی پٹرول مارکیٹ سے غائب اور اب سود سمیت وصولی شروع کردی ہے

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Prime Minister Afridi

Our punishment is not finished yet. After Imran Khan, the new low will be Shahid Afridi or is it equal embarrassment? Just imagine Shahid Afridi as contender of premiership and Imran Khan trying to save hist. Comedy of grave errors is our future, it seems.

Prime Minister Afridi not only sounds comical, it is. Just to get rid of established political leaders, the establishment propped up Imran Khan Niazi and now country’s survival as viable state is at stake. Economy is down the drain; unemployment is touching sky; businesses are virtually dead; neither media nor any genuine political activity is allowed, and we are doomed as a nation.

The perpetrators who brought Niazi clan are also under the fire from within but its perhaps too late. That, and the same perpetrators are now trying to bring in some balance by introducing yet another idiotic person in the fray. Shahid Khan Afridi, the fiery so-called batsman who never really made it to the quality is now being touted as Prime Minister of future. His philanthropy photos, religious postures, well-crafted statements and timed appearances are now making rounds on electronic and social media.

Shahid Afridi destroyed Pakistani cricket by his slogging and then occupying the space for too long. He always promised skies but never delivered even dust. Out of every 50 or so matches, he hardly made any mark ever and that was just by fluke. Expect even less from him in politics as we already have seen that cricketers never make any reasonable politicians. With no political background whatsoever, Shahid Afridi won’t be even able to win his own street if elections are held freely and fairly. He will be a disaster all in all if he is brought in through fake mandate just like Imran Niazi. Prime Minister Afridi will be a folly which might be the last for all of us.

It’s the time of hour that we as masses should say no to this experimentation. We must ensure that politics take natural course of action in Pakistan. Its in our best interest that democracy flourishes in the country and people’s will prevail.

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SMQ Opens Kartarpur in Coronavirus

The two-tongue foreign minister of Pakistan, who is always on the look out to become next Prime Minister has started another stunt for cheap publicity. He is now trying to present soft image by saying that Pakistan is opening up Sih worship place so that yatris from outside can visit it.

As places of worship open up across the world, Pakistan prepares to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for all Sikh pilgrims, conveying to the Indian side our readiness to reopen the corridor on 29 June 2020, the occasion of the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh.

Social media is outraged. People are asking him why first he doesn’t open up Mosques in the country and then think about opening other worship places for visitors? Even Saudia Arabia isn’t opening Hajj, yet this SMQ is opening Kartarpur gurdawara. He already know that railway and airports of India are shutdown and international travel is banned for next 2months. Just a stunt to show how much they care for sikhs.

The thing is that no one is against opening any worship place for anyone. But no dramas please. We all know that Coronavirus pandemic is raging on both sides of border. People are dying and its now matter of survival. This is no time for political dramas. International travel is banned, trains and airports are shutdown for 2months in India. Just a stunt nothing more. He already know not a single sikh could cross border.

Why we are so bothered about Ranjeet Singh. Kashmir was annexed by Gulab Singh who was at the service of Ranjeet Singh, if I’m not wrong? First of all its #COVID19 and secondly India’s saber rattling at LOC and the region’s tense security environment that shud make us think why when we are loathe of opening even mosques..when Saudi Arab hasn’t opened Haj for foreigners , we are willing to open Kartarpur .

We should just ignore this useless statement by useless FM.

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How to See Deleted Messages from Whatsapp Pakistan

Here is step by step guide as how to see deleted messages from whatsapp:

Step 1: Enter the notification log manually.
Step 2: Long press on your home screen and select widgets.
Step 3: Scroll until you find settings widget.
Step 4: Pull that on your home screen.
Step 5: A new option will open with various options to choose from
Step 6: Select Notification log.
Step 7: From now on, this setting widget will directly lead you to your notification history.
Step 8: After the notification log is opened, you can see all your notification there.

Also you need to keep in perspective that you need to follow above steps in order and if you miss any steps you have to start all over again. Try it few times and you will get it right eventually. Also beware that opening a notification here will load all the intricate details of that particular notification, not just the text.

There is another method to see deleted messages from whatsapp. First, one can install Notification History application from Google Play Store, if you are using the Android phone. For Apple phones, its little bit tricky but you can still find the similar app in Apple store. After installing it successfully open the app and look for WhatsApp icon and you will be able to see those messages.

I also noticed that after restoring the deleted messages, only about first 100 characters of the message were visible. You can only retrieve messages from the last previous hours and not longer than that. Also only text can be restored and not any video or photo.

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