Archive for April, 2006

Net cafe of an ‘influential’ person sealed

Police Wednesday have recovered narcotics from a net cafe in F-8 Markaz by conducting a raid on the complaint of a mother and arrested two employees while the owner managed to escape from the scene leaving his 10-year-old son behind, police said.

Wanna Share :)


Plenty of water around for the swans to swim but the crow is interested in the leak only … Everyone has a right to choose :)

Play Time

A leopard plays with her cub in the Capital Zoo … cute naaa :)

Damn-e-Koh at night

Using slow shutter speed to capture the night scene. Visit Damn-e-Koh to get away from city life and look at Islamabad laid out in front of you. You will be pleasantly surprised on the improvements made in the past few months. Larger version of the above image is at

What makes Islamabad, Islamabad?

Besides me, The Margallah Hills :)!!!

I went to Shadrah, day before yesterday. It is in Margallah hills, in the neighbourhood of Quad-e-Azam university, and it was a perfect trip.

I hope you enjoy watching the pics as much as I enjoyed taking the snaps, if not more!!!

Cherie’s Visit

Cherie Blair, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair gestures to a lady doctor who takes her blood pressure at Bissian village near Balakot

Besakhi festival starts

A view of Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassanabdal on Wednesday where Sikhs from around the globe gathered to celebrate their religious Besakhi festival
Besakhi festival started on Wednesday at Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Hassanabdal, the third sacred city of Sikh religion.

Thousands of Sikh pilgrims from across the world, including India, Britain, Canada, Afghanistan, Germany and Switzerland, arrived early in the morning to participate in the three-day celebrations.

Yatrees also arrived from NWFP, Tribal Areas, Sindh and Lahore.

Besakhi is celebrated throughout the world, but its celebrations in Pakistan bears special significance for being the birthplace of founder of the Sikh religion, Baba Guru Nanak, at Nankana Sahib near Lahore, and the last abode of their last leader, Guru Govind, in Hassanabdal.

The festival is celebrated on the first day of Besakh, the fifth month of the Bikrami calendar at the beginning of the wheat harvesting season.

Seminar on Entrepreneurship…

From here

Riphah University is holding a free seminar on Thursday 13th April, 2006 at 10 am.

Who should attend this Seminar? (Audience Profile)

1) Banking institutions offering micro finances for entrepreneurs.

2) Graduates who are interested to incorporate small business.

3) Students and faculty of Business and Management Sciences.

4) Head of Institution & Deans of Business and Management Schools.

5) Visionaries & Corporate Organization staff.

Guest Speaker:

Mr. Surbuland (Sammy) Haroon

Associate Director-Innovation Proctor & Gamble.

Founder/Board Member at WPRCo.

Founder/Board Member at Texila, Inc.


Riphah School of Leadership

Old Supreme Court Building, 274, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi Cantt.

UAN: 111-510-510


Kick off Session 10:00 AM. – 12:00 PM.

Refreshment 12:00 PM. – 12:30 PM.

Interactive Session 12:30 PM. – 01:30 PM.

For further details please contact

Mr. Muhammad Anwaar


Changing face of Islamabad

I got my hand on a beautiful rendering by an islamabadiite ….!

Back in mid sixties and till past seventies, there was so much to boast about Islamabad while describing it to our relatives back in the village that after each summer holidays one or the other ‘fascinated’ cousin would tag along with us on our return ‘home’ at the end of the summer school holidays.

We used to rent a bicycle from the shop in G-7 for the whole day and take the cousin from the village to a ‘guided tour’ of ‘my city’. It would invariably start from the Pakistan Secretariat (very proud for my father working there!) and it always gave us such pleasure to see the awestricken look on his face on seeing the blue tiled watercourses with mini cascades.

Then the next stop would be Saidpur village to show him the clay train that was made by a potter who was so thrilled when he saw a train for the first time in his life that he put all his skills to work to create that ‘masterpiece’. Again the visit always proved ‘very satisfactory’ to see the excitement on the face of the cousin from the village!

While back tracking it always gave us add pleasure to feel important while taking him to visit the water treatment plant (in Saidpur village). We drink treated water and not that drawn directly from the ‘dirty canal’ in which people and animals are bathing at the same time!


Serene Practice

An old Hindu temple at Saidpur Village … and it’s even more beautiful when you see it … amongst the calmness and natural beautify and greenery of islamabad’s very own village :)

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