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Funny One Liner SMS/Tweets V

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
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Well done is better than well said.
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Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make them when nobody is looking.
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Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY, Where there is MONEY, there are many WAYS.
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Where there is MONEY, there are many FRIENDS and RELATIVES.
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Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
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Nuclear Power Plant - An Attempt to Solve Energy Crisis in Pakistan

China is a time tested friend of Pakistan. This time China has come forward to help Pakistan combat energy crisis. China in collaboration with Pakistan has already build two nuclear reactors of about 300 megawatts near Chashma whereas two more are to come in the near future.

Now, China's main nuclear energy corporation is in the process of finalizing talks to build a 1-gigawatt atomic power plant in Pakistan.This step by China will greatly help Pakistan in resolving energy crisis, although it definitely has the potential to intensify international unease regarding safety of our nuclear capability.

Credits: Daily Dawn

Read Pakistani Newspapers Online for Free

I personally like reading Newspaper online. Here are my favorite newspapers, which are available free for reading:

If you have some other favorite online newspapers, do share with us.

Funny One Liner SMS/Tweets IV

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide whether you need more.
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There are three sides to every argument: your side, my side and the right side.
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An expert is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.
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Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them.
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Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.
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When you're right, no one remembers. When you're wrong, no one forgets.
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Funny One Liner SMS/Tweets III

If you have paper, you don't have a pen. If you have a pen, you don't have paper. If you have both, no one calls.
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You will pick up maximum wrong numbers when on roaming.
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The door bell or your mobile will always ring when you are in the bathroom.
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After a long wait for bus no.20, two 20 number buses will always pull in together and the bus which you get in will be crowded than the other.
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If your exam is tomorrow, there will be a power cut tonight.
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Irrespective of the direction of the wind, the smoke from the cigarette will always tend to go to the non-smoker
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Funny One Liner SMS/Tweets II

You can never determine which side of the bread to butter. If it falls down, it will always land on the buttered side.
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Anything dropped on the floor will roll over to the most inaccessible corner.
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As soon as you mention something?? If it is good, it is taken?. If it is bad, it happens.
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He who has the gold, makes the rules ---- Murphy's golden rule.
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If you come early, the bus is late. If you come late?? The bus is still late.
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Once you have bought something, you will find the same item being sold somewhere else at a cheaper rate.
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When in a queue, the other line always moves faster and the person in front of you will always have the most complex of transactions.
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Funny One Liner SMS/Tweets

Whenever you find the key to success, someone changes the lock.
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To Err is human, but to forgive is not a COMPANY policy.
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The road to success??.. Is always under construction.
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Alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but if you think again, neither does Milk.
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In order to get a Loan, you first need to prove that you have ability to repay back.
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All the desirable things in life are either illegal, expensive or fattening.
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Since Light travels faster than Sound, people appear brighter before you hear them speak.
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Everyone has a scheme of getting rich?.. Which never works.
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Where Did All of My Intelligence Come From?

A little boy went up to his father and asked : "Dad, where did all of my intelligence come from ?"

His father replied : "Well, son, you must have gotten it from your mother, because I still have mine."

TweetDeck – Stay in Touch With Your Contacts on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace

TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Buzz and more.
TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organised and up to date.
Some of the important features of TweetDeck are:
  • Update Twitter, Facebook, Buzz and MySpace in a click
  • Manage conversations with @replies and direct messages
  • Stay organized with Groups
  • Manage multiple Twitter accounts easily
Hurry up to download TweetDeck. It’s free.

How to Mass Unfollow Twitter Users Who are Not Following You Back

ManageFlitter is an easy to use Twitter follower management tool and in my opinion is the best among its competitors. If you want to clean up those twitter accounts who are not following you back, its a breeze at ManageFlitter. All you have to do is to locate the expendable overview. 






Once you have found it, just drag your mouse across the avatars of accounts to select them for unfollowing and click the unfollow option (upper right corner). I have included a screenshot for your convenience. It's really a great free tool that makes it easy to get rid of the spam crap that always creeps back in.

Non-Muslims Bias towards Islam and Muslims


  • Why a Jew can grow his beard in order to practice his faith, b ut when Muslim does the same, he is an extremist and terrorist?

  • Why a nun can be covered from head to toe in order to devote herself to God, but when a muslim women does the same she is oppressed?

  • Any girl can go to university wearing what she wills and have her rights and freedom. But when muslim girl wears a Hijab, they prevent her from entering her university?

  • When a Christian or a Jew kills someone, religion is not mentioned. But when Muslim is charged with a crime, it is Islam and Muhammad that goes to trial!

  • When someone sacrfices himself to keep others alive, he is noble and all respect him. But when a Muslim does that in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestinian  and Kashmir to save his son from being killed, his brother's arm being broken, his mother being raped, his home being destroyed, and his mosque being violated -- He gets the title of a terrorist! Why? Because he is a Muslim!

BISE Peshawar Has Announced Results of SSC 2010 Annual Exams

Are you in search of results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC, Matric) Peshawar Board? Simply click here to find online result. 

List of Pakistani Politicians on Twitter

Pakistani Politician are also hit by Twitter Fever. They are slowly and gradually embracing Twitter, a microblogging network. 

Here is a list of Pakistani Politicians on Twitter network.

It is good omen that politicians are approaching educated Pakistanis through internet. These educated masses not only follow them but are commenting on their views. Actually, Twitter has provided the medium where Pakistani People can contact their representative and get replies from them.

Note: The list will be updated on regular basis. If you have a link of Twitter Profile of Pakistani Politician which is not linked here, kindly mention it in your comments.

Real Salaat (Prayer)

Salaat is a practice that takes a person closer to his soul. When a person is acquainted with the knowledge of his soul it becomes clear to him that it is Allah Himself who is guiding him. Just think what our life would be like if Allah Himself was guiding us and just how close we would be to Allah. Truly, with this course of conduct our every movement would become based upon Allah's movement. If we contemplate on the psychological depths of this course of conduct we find that whenever we do a good deed for Allah's sake, we find great satisfaction and happiness in it. That happiness penetrates deep within and illuminates every part of the soul. With that joy the soul becomes so light that it forgets about its physical body.


If we look into the lives of saints we realise that they spent their lives in the same way as an ordinary person spends his life. The only difference is that they were acquainted with the pleasures of a good course of conduct whereas we are not. How is it not possible for every descendant of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) to achieve what was possible for the saints? Certainly it is possible for us all but we are careless and ignorant.


The saints, after acquainting themselves with this pleasure and with the blessings of real Salaat managed to gather people to perform congregational Salaat . The congregational Salaat of those few people managed to change the condition and structure of the whole world. But when Muslims stopped performing Salaat in the way it should be performed and turned this sacred alchemic worship into a ritual, as a punishment nature took all kinds of leadership and authority away from us. There was no warmth left in our hearts. We became deprived of softness, passion, humility, modesty, tolerance, knowledge, intellect, understanding and a healthy mind.


// This is an excerpt from the Book "Roohani Nimaaz" written By Alsheikh Khwaja Shamsud Din Azeemi.

Pakistan: Yearly Salat (Namaz) Time and Qibla Direction

Salat Time of Pakistan, Namaz, Salah

If you are interested in finding the Yearly Salat (Namaz) times of Pakistan's Cities or their Qibla direction, simply click here.

P.S.: All salat times are calculated according to Fiqh Hanfi and are verified against the US Naval Observatory's data.

How to Change Your Blog’s Template on Blogger

Are you fed up with your blog’s template hosted on Blogger? But you are afraid that you will loss your widgets or even worse mess up all the settings of your blog. Don’t worry, this tutorial is for you. It will guide you step by step, how to change your blog’s template safely.

In fact changing your blog’s template on Blogger is very easy, all you have to do is to make sure you follow these 7 steps:

Step #1. Log in to your Blogger account. This will take you to Dashboard.

Step #2. Click “Layout” link of the blog for which you want to change the template. This will take you to the page shown below.
Change Your Blog Template, Blogger
Step #3. Next click on the “Edit” link on the widgets and back up their contents in note pad. This step is very important because during the changing of template process these widgets will be lost. So it is a good practice to save them at this stage.

Step #4. Click on the “Edit HTML” link in the top menu, Blogger will take you to the screen shown below.
Change Your Blog Template, Blogger
Step #5. Now is the time to download the existing template. This will make restoring the existing template easier, in case some thing went wrong during changing the template. Click "Download Template" and follow the instructions to save a copy of the template.

Step #6. Click browse and select the template from your PC which you want to upload and click “Upload”. In case a message is displayed asking you to confirm to remove any widget, select “Remove”. After uploading the template click “Save”.

Step #7. Add widgets which you have saved in notepad file one by one and start using your newly uploaded template.

How to Start a Blog at Blogger

If you are new to blogging and you are planning to start your own blog, I would suggest you to sign up for an account at Blogger. Blogging at Blogger is easy and fun to do. Blogger has some great features and above all it is free. So you have nothing to lose. To start a blog at Blogger, follow following four easy steps, which can easily be completed within a couple of minutes.

Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide to help you to get started:

Step #1: Go to Blogger and click “CREATE YOUR BLOG NOW” option near bottom right corner of the page. How to Start a Blogger Blog Image 1 Step #2: You will be asked to create a user name and choose a password that you will require to access your Blogger account. Type a display name that will be used to sign your posts and provide an email address. Blogger accepts other email addresses besides Google/Gmail ones.

Don’t forget to check the box that say you accept Blogger’s Terms of Service  and click “CONTINUE” to go to the next screen.

How to Start a Blogger Blog Image 2

Step #3: Give a descriptive title and web address to your blog. It will be better if you use relevant keyword phrases in your blog’s title and its web address. It will help in search engine optimization and you will be able to get a relatively higher page rank in searches. Click “CONTINUE” to go to next window.How to Start a Blogger Blog Image 3
Step #4: You are required to select a template for your blog. This is the style and look of your blog. Blogger already has some preset designs that you can use. Select a template and click “CONTINUE”.How to Start a Blogger Blog Image 4
Your new blog is created and is ready for posting. Click on “Start Posting” to write your first post for the world to see. After you have finished writing your first post, click on “Publish post”. Within a few seconds Blogger will tell you that it has published your post and you have officially joined blogger’s community. 

If you are new to blogging and want to know more about it, read my post “What is a Blog / Weblog?


// Image Credits: Vance’s Homestead

What is a Blog / Weblog?

You might be thinking, it is April 2010, blog (a contraction of the term weblog) and blogging have become a buzz word. Every body knows about it. What is the point of posting a post about What is a Blog?
 
You are right, if you are thinking in this way. But, it is also a fact that there are people even now, who don’t know much about Blogs and Blogging. They have just heard its name and they want to start their own blog. This post is aimed at people like these and to help them start a blog of their own.

So let us come back to the topic of this post, what is a blog? I could answer it in many ways but the best way is to see what experts are saying about blogs and blogging:

“A weblog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, that can be viewed in an HTML browser.” Harvard Law

“A blog is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order”. Wikipedia

“A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.” Blogger

In a nutshell, a blog is website, where you post your entries in reverse chronological order. Readers of the blog visit your blog posts and they comment on your posts, if they wished so.

Now you have understood what a blog is, the next step before starting a blog is to select your niche (thematic topic of your blog). I would suggest you to select a niche (the more narrow your niche, the better), for which you have a passion. This will keep your interest in the blogging and secondly you will have enough motivation to update your knowledge about your niche a write a quality post.

Once you have selected your niche, it is time to opt a blogging platform. I would recommend you to go to Blogger and start your blog. It has a better platform and besides, it is a free service.

If you have difficulty in starting a blog at blogger, see my next post about step by step tutorial on “How to Start a Blog at Blogger”.

If you have your own working definition of a blog or you want to comment on my post “What is a Blog/Weblog?”, feel free to post your comment.

Wrong Direction

A father and his son, a young adult, were driving to the cottage. The father was worried, because his son had fallen into companionship with people who might lead him astray, and he was trying to help his son see that it was time for him to take his life a little more seriously.


“Aw, dad, I know you mean well, and I know I’m not really doing you proud, but I like to party. I’ll get on the right track some day. I don’t need to worry.”
They drove a little further, when suddenly the son said, “Hey dad, that was the turnoff for the cottage. You missed the turnoff.”


“I know,” said the father. “I think I’ll just keep driving this way for a while. I can always go back later to take the right road.”


A few more minutes – and a couple turnoffs – passed. The son began to think of the swimming he would miss if they arrived too late. “Dad, the farther you go down this road, the longer it will take to get back.”


The father replied, “That’s true. The further you go down the wrong track, the harder it is to get back. So when were you thinking of turning your life around to head down the right track?”


Where do you want to go? What do you want out of life? Most importantly, what are you waiting for?


// Credits: Taken from Self - Help Happiness Blog.

Classic Qawali: Saaqia Aur Pila By Sabri Brothers

This is one of my favourite Qawali. I hope you will enjoy it.

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