Necessity of the National Associations and Organizations in Pakistan

An organization is a group of people whose aim is to serve a particular purpose or purposes. Organizations formulate a constitution, and work accordingly. The leader and the members exhibit the spirit of teamwork, and strive to acquire the goals necessary for the nourishment of the long-term goals of the organization. The roles and duties are assigned to the members, and responsibilities are subdivided. An association is a group of individuals who enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose.

Pakistan is a member of a number of important international organizations solely for political purposes and balance of power phenomenon. Pakistan is, unfortunately, a scale for the superpowers to put into the international organizations such as ASEAN and SCO to outweigh the competitor into the organization currently. In the past, during the course of the cold war, Pakistan was enrolled as an important scale into the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) and Southeast Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO). There are few organizations such as Economic Cooperation Organization and South Asian Regional Cooperation Organization (SAARC), also Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) have been not-good-not-bad for Pakistan. Pakistan does not benefit economically from the international Organizations. Only superpowers have the skills to earn from the international organizations, and double their investment which was put into the formation of the international organization in the first place in order to defend or destroy balance of power (BoP). Pakistan is presently benefiting from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – which is not an international organization. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a collection of infrastructure projects which are presently under construction across Pakistan. Pakistan lacks active national organizations, platforms and active associations which may work for a) what Pakistan may want, b) what Pakistan should do, c) what Pakistan should do to improve the current condition of the economy, politics and society overall.

The lack of international organizations in Pakistan is highlighted by the international and national organizations working in the developed countries, and serving their national and international interests. Pakistan is in dire need of such national organizations which may further its national goals, and improve the regional conditions,  resolve the societal issues that hinder the better economic performance and well-being of the family.

Pakistani society is entangled in a myriad of problems. There are many lingering crisis which are fed well by the ignorance of the government. For example, education is growing expensive. The public schools are dysfunctional, and operate as they are imparting in the 1950. The curriculum is outdated. Women, in great numbers, are sinking deeper into the morass of depression and violence, while a small section is improving a lot. The situation for women is frayed. Terrorism is obstructing day to day lives. The law and order condition is far better today than it was in 2013, before assumption of the office by former Prime Minister Nawaz Shareef. The provincial discrimination, violence against benign citizens of Balochistan, deteriorating condition of the energy infrastructure, the water crisis, the looming rural population plunged into the illiteracy, corruption and feudalism, and many other anguishing issues and taboos that are affecting the Pakistani society and Pakistan. If these issues and taboos are put forward by active national organizations, and cured by the experts one on one, Pakistan can prosper by leap and bounds.

The awareness campaigns for the rights of the women at regional level, the political campaigns for peaceful resolve of the discrimination against provinces, the drawing of the governmental attention to the issues energy infrastructure or utilization of the renewable energy appliances, the non governmental organizations or ministry level committees to work for rural population etc can help Pakistan go a long way in purging Pakistan of these core problem, putting it on fast track to the prosperity. National economic forums, national women rights organization on larger scale (read: not for political purposes only), national organizations vowed to fight corruption and illiteracy, and national forums for betterment of the current existing education system etc are important for amelioration of the Pakistani public today.

 

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Energy Crisis in Pakistan: Causes and Consequences.

Introduction:

Energy is the most essential to ordinary standard of life, economic development; industrial development, agricultural development, sustaining of ongoing development, prosperity of the society, education and for different sectors improvement and survival. Scientific definition of the energy may be, “Energy if the ability to do the work. Energy has different forms. They are (i) Light Energy, (ii) Electrical Energy, (iii) Heat Energy, (iv) Chemical Energy, (v) Magnetic Energy, (vi) Magnetic Energy, (vii) Mechanical Energy, (viii) Atomic Energy. Energy can transfer from one form to another. This Transfer of energy from one form to another creates electricity. Different forms, when employed, creates electricity energy. Electrical Energy is only a kind of energies that can be achieved from experiments on energies.

Electrical Energy is lifeline today. Electrical energy production of any country is the measure of its economy. No country can achieve stupendously blooming economic growth without sufficiency in energy sector. Production of energy reflects the industrial output, agricultural output, transportation etc.

The deficit in supply of electricity to the demand is termed as energy crisis.  Energy crisis are alarming in Pakistan, affecting the growth and output of the industries and agriculture adversely, prevailing unemployment and causing inflation. When energy supply of an industry is restricted, its output decreases and cost of production increases due to which many industries are shut down leaving the labour unemployed. The upsurge in inflation is due to energy shortage in Pakistan. The number of people living under poverty line is increasing due to unemployment and inflation, which are both by products of energy crisis. As the high production cost decrease the rate of output, the exports of Pakistan are declining qualitatively and quantitatively. Our trade deficit is increasing which eventually will result in unstable economy. Severe Load shedding, increasing trade deficit, high inflation, unemployment, depreciation of rupee etc are reducing living standards of people in Pakistan.

Thus, energy crisis is a crisis of human development. Nearly 53% of Pakistanis live without electricity more than 8 hours daily throughout the year. The situation is worse in summer. The multi-dimensional ongoing energy crisis has been having a knock on the door of every Pakistani. Without sufficient energy, the wheel can’t run on roads, industry and agriculture can’t sustain and hospitals and operation theaters can’t function, schools and laboratories can’t work and public and private sectors can’t operate. Electricity, which is lifeblood to modern societies, provides a wide range of services essential to everyday life, including running hospitals, schools, and businesses, heating, cooling and lighting in homes and in work, preserving food commercially, and at home, pumping fresh water supplies and sewage, maintaining the flow of traffic, operating communications systems, internet and information portals and providing power for a wide range of appliances.

Electrical Production and Deficit in Supply

According to Power and Water Authority, the electricity generation in the country stands at 15,886 megawatts against the demand of 19,500 megawatts. As per its details, thermal sector generates 9,900 megawatts, Hydel generates 4,850 and thermal power generates 175 megawatts. The deficit remains 3614 megawatts.

Energy Sectors in Pakistan: 

There are four major power producers in country: WAPDA (Water & Power Development Authority), KESC (Karachi Electric Supply Company), IPPs (Independent Power Producers) and PAEC (Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission). There are around 20 independent power producers that contribute significantly in electricity generation in Pakistan.  

Sources of Energy Production in Pakistan

The energy is produced by Renewable and Exhaustible sources of power. Renewable energy sources include (i) By means of Hydel, (ii), By means of Wind, (iii) By means of Biogas, (iv) By means of Solar Energ. Non renewale sources of energy include (i)By means of fossil fuels and (ii) Nuclear energy.

Electricity – production by source (2003)

  • fossil fuel: 65% of total
  • hydro: 31% of total
  • nuclear: 4% of total

Causes of Energy Crisis: 

The causes of energy crisis are multifaceted, emerging from technical causes as well as political causes. They will be discussed one by one following:

(1) Technical Causes: The major technical causes of the shortfall in the availability of electrical energy in Pakistan are:

(i) Insufficient installed generating capacity. It is unfortunate fact that WAPDA and IPPs thermal power plants are running at an average plant factor of 50%. This means that they are producing only 50% of their capacity. They are not utilizing to the fullest. International, it is usual to have the thermal power plant operating at 75-80% plant factor. Operating the power stations as higher plant factors demands better maintenance procedures here. It is felt that operating plants at a higher plant factor will cause them to deliver 20-30% more energy to the system.

(ii)Aging Equipment: Transmission system unable to transmit the greater load now imposed upon it. This is a very important reason attributed to this energy shortage is the aging of the generating equipment which could not develop the electricity as per the design requirement. This is important to continuously update the equipment and keep the high standards of maintenance. Grid stations and related equipment unable to carry the load imposed. Distribution system was built to carry a smaller power and hence unable to cater to the existing demand.

(iii) High Cost of Fuel: The cost of crude has increased from 40$ to 140$ per barrel. It means that generation from thermal units are causing exorbitant price. WAPDA and Ke Eletric when purchasing power on higher cost are not eager to keep on selling the lectricity on loss. Therefore, they do not move on general complain of loadshedding.

(iv) Line Losses Control: The methodology that will provide immediate relief is the conservation and judicious use of the whatever little energy is being produced in the country. The current losses in the system are 24% of the total power generated. These include losses incurred during transmission and distribution as well as due to theft. Government should enforce shutting down of business, forbidding excessive and unnecessary lighting during late hours.

(v) The major management-related causes of the crisis are:

  • Management Information System not fully utilized.
  • Failure to forecast and plan for the future.
  • Failure to set up new generating stations in time.
  • No new Transmission/Distribution networks and grid stations set-up.
  • Unexpectedly rapid growth of load.

Political Causes

(i) Monopolization: In Pakistan, the government has monopolized the generation, transmission and distribution of the energy. This monopolization has devoured the spirit of competition and entrepreneurship. For example, KESC has been privatized. Its privatization has changed hands and its name merely. The monopoly does not have to worry about competition. Therefore, it continues to operate in neglect and inefficiency. Since the market is guaranteed for the monopoly, it does not have to worry about its customers or their issues. It is simply not answerable to respond to them and their problems. It functions with full-fledged immunity, responding only to the interests of the elite class, their business ventures and sugar mills and largely avoiding the masses. “When the State owns, nobody owns. When nobody owns, nobody cares.”

WAPDA and K-Electric are two generation and dispatch units in Pakistan. Although NEPRA is a government authority to settle the tariff issues but the fact remains that once the question of WAPDA arises, authority has very little influence.

(ii) Political Wrangling and Vested Interests: 

Pakistan is controlled by a cadre of active and retired military and civil personnel in collusion with landlord politicians. This elite class controls the country’s biggest and more important businesses, and holds most of the political power as well. All decisions are based on what serves their interest. Political short term rules, that change the authorities and hands of the ongoing works, impacts the energy sector. For instance, in January 2006, cabinet approved the construction of five large dams by 2016, including kalabagh dam. However, keeping adjourned the construction of Kalabagh as expected, it decided to go for a upstream Diamar-Bhasha which hadn’t even had a feasibility report. The other planned dams were not even ready for construction either. The reason for Diamar-Bhasha dam was to avoid political controversy in Sindh that could adversely affect the re election prospects of the Pakistan Muslim League, the party in power, in the general elections scheduled for late 2007.

(iii) Institutional Decay: There is chronic and persistent lack of planning in Pakistan. Or Alternately there is poor planning. In addition, as they say ‘poor planning leads to poor performance’.Pakistan has a large capacity for hydropower (40,000 MW), Large deposits of coal (185 billion reserves), but Pakistan could not exploit those resources at optimum level. Institutional decay and breakdown is the answer.

For instance, in 1990s when Kalabagh dam construction was delayed successive prime ministers including Benazir Bhutto, did not even order the National Water and Power Development Authority to prepare feasibility studies on other dams proposals. When serious power outages occurred in the 1990s, Bhutto embraced thermal power projects backed by foreign investors. The cost to Pakistani masses had been huge.

Consequences of Energy Crisis :

i). Economic Factors: Energy is pivotal for running all other resources and crisis of energy directly influences all other sectors of the economy. The economic progress is hampered by decline in agricultural productivity as well as by halting in operations of industries. One important factor of lower GDP and inflation of commodity prices in recent years is attributed to shortfalls in energy supply.

ii). Agriculture Sector: Agricultural productivity of Pakistan is decreasing due to provision of energy for running tube wells, agricultural machinery and production of fertilizers and pesticides. Thus higher energy means higher agricultural productivity.

iii). Industrial Sector: Nearly all Industrial units are run with the energy and breakage in energy supply is having dire consequences on industrial growth. As a result of decline in energy supply, industrial units are not only being opened, but also the existing industrial units are gradually closing.

iv). Unemployment: By closure of industrial units and less agricultural productivity, new employment opportunities ceased to exist and already employed manpower is shredded by the employers to increase their profit ratios. Thus energy crisis contributes towards unemployment.

v). Social Issues: This factor is primarily related to the domestic usage of energy (cooking, heating and water provision). Load shedding cause unrest and frustration amongst the people and results in agitation against the government.

vi). Poverty: Declination in economic growth, lower agricultural productivity, unemployment and shackling industrial growth result in increasing poverty. Currently, around forty percent of our population is living beyond poverty line and this ratio is increasing day by day. Ample control of energy crisis will surely yield in curbing the menace of poverty.

6. Conclusion:

Energy Crisis has, more or less, plagued all sectors of Pakistan’s machinery ranging from economy to industry, agriculture to social life, inflation to poverty and it is hampering national progress in a drastic manner. Nonetheless, menace of energy crisis can be overwhelmed by government through making effective policies and its proactive implementation. Simultaneously, it is the responsibility of us, the people of Pakistan, to utilize the available energy astutely and wisely to play our due role for progress of the country.

 

 

 

Warmth of Moments in Winter

Winter is a nostalgia crossing whom becomes unbearable to the breathes and memories; which it carries in its cold pores around. Every season has a unique smell of memories, laughter, cries, tears, heart-wrenching realities which heart recognizes and warmth of good moments works like a blanket rescuing from the bitterness of cold memorial pores of winter.

Sipping tea, eating food, laying in bed and working on assignments, i.e. daily activities, has an significance laid which reaches the inner heart vibrating memories of good and sad moments.

Sad moments, in my experience, occurred in December in my life. December occupies a difficult position. Whenever it reaches me, I ask myself: “Are you ready?”. What follows is leaps from the last year demise of hope into incoming struggle of living a day peacefully without interference of heart and mind, and a struggle which involves the hardening and stiffening of the parts of heart which feel nonetheless of all demises it is challenged by.

Good moments of winter, which are sparkles of footsteps to be followed on a struggle of invigoration of heart and mind, function like a warm blanket rescuing heart from the bitterness and sourness of the winter. Winter is not always bad. Sometimes, it equips with the tools that are helpful in mending the soul, reconstructing the walls of the heart and its tissues and calming down the mind, and its recurring storm of questions and suspicions. Not everything about winter is worst. These are skills and tools which make winter loved, maybe. Winter has a unique quality of remaining cold, just like heart, when it gets injured, distressed and suffers pangs of pain inside heart.

Winter is reminder and remainder of the good and bad memories. Winter is as cold as the injured heart and broken mind. The fatigue of the heart and restlessness of the mind is metaphor of winter in my memories. It has always broken and amended parts of me in its cold days and nights imparting greater charters of life. winter is bearable.  When it grows unbearable, it makes us learn to live the unbearable in the most elegant manner. Winter is all a person live by. Winter is good and bad memories.

The Smile that Sails through Sea of difficulties

The smile is so beautiful that has sailed through the oceans of uncertainty, difficulties, numerous bleak days, thousands moments of loud heartbeats, questioning eyes of everyone, disability of understanding things accurately due to the stress and anxiety, inability to talk to the mind and heart etc. The smiles that bring the numb existence of a person into the lively existence bit by bit. That smile is so beautiful that has sailed through the difficulties.

Unhappiness and failure has a connection that dumps man into the darkest hours of life. Unhappiness extracts all the hope out of a man, and lets him be drunk into the societies of hopelessness, bleakness, dullness, uncertainties, darkness etc in the mind. Externally, the man seems to be nervous and dull loosing all the charm of his personality. Internally, he looses the strings of the hopes he yields to rise upon. Upon loosing the very strings that he prepares since years, he gets into entirely a different personality that exists in dullness and hopelessness.Unhappiness and failure has a reciprocal impact on the man.

The smile on the lips stays silent. Smile struggles through astonishment and amazement of the path which is purely painful in its every essence no matter how much enlightenment it sows in our souls. Day to day seems like a struggle to hike the journey upon. Every work and duty seems like onerous jobs. Morning to nights seems like a laborious, burdensome, strenuous, awkward and heavy. It shifts from laborious to burdensome, from strenuous to heavy in every moment. Living in the moments are difficult when making life less difficult and bearable. The smiles becomes oppressive with passing days that involve oppression and trouble for the soul.

This is the arduous as well as enlightening part of the life. There are a very few persons who choose unhappiness over happiness. Most smiles make it to the shore of seas of the difficulties. Dwelling in hopelessness, dullness, uncertainty and darkness builds up the soul with the bricks of fortitude, mettle, bravery, courage, the skills to live every pain with smiles and constructs the insides of the person into the most beautiful wings that can fly in every storm. It is said that for a rainbow to appear, there has to be a rain. Rainbow is very beautiful once it appears in our souls. Its spectrum installs the wings that can not be dislodged by any attitude of the people around.

It depends on every person how long he takes to reach the show of the sea of the difficulties. Every person has their own paths and roads to achievements. But when it reaches, it seems like the most beautiful gift of the life. Reaching a shore with a fortified soul, inability of people to affect the feelings and emotions of person, is the most beautiful feelings that is felt on a major success.

In the conclusion to every smile of the soul to reach a shore, it requires an inner voice. Everything ensues into positive. Everyone is beautiful. Everything is good and understandable. Your own soul becomes reflection of patience and tolerance. The smile is so beautiful that sails through the seas of difficulties, and shines.

Is Terrorism Only Muslim?

Terrorism may be described as the violent actions which are done in order to terrorize particular targeted populations and governmental authorities to attain religious, political and economic aims. Nonetheless, experts posit that no definition has been agreed upon which can be used internationally to describe terrorism universally. Oxford, Merriam-Webster, and other dictionaries and encyclopedias offer definite description of the word terrorism but scholars and experts on the studies of terrorism and counter terrorism shudder to ratify those definitions. So, terrorism is still left to evolve. Terrorism, in today’s time, can be defined as the use of unauthorized violence against non combatants in order to achieve desired political outcomes.

Historically, Terrorism is not a new phenomenon. The word terrorism has been used in preceding centuries for describing terrorism activity, but in other words. The experts on studies of terrorism and counter terrorism opine that terrorism is not a new phenomenon. It has lived pari passu human history. The actions that define terrorism, have been committed since time immemorial. The word terrorism appeared recently but the attributes and qualifications to reach its intensity  are recurring in human history. The violence had deleterious effects on the human history which includes events like ruthless killings, targeted large masses killings and killings of high profile politicians, militias, organized-crime organizations, separatist violent movements, bloody revolutions and wars, no concept of human rights which led to the infringement of the basic human rights in those days etc.

The international scene regarding terrorism is portrayed just terrorism is predominantly anti western. Is it true? There lie great spectrum and questions to classify and answer. A difference is found in maintenance of opinions of scholars and governmental authorities. It is meant that the governmental authorities frame the propaganda to assert the influence on the individual’s perceptions. The public figures and politicians frame that terrorism is predominantly anti western. The President Bush stated:

“Americans are asking, why do they hate us? They hate what they see right here in this chamber. A democratically elected government. Their leaders are self appointed they hate our freedoms. Our freedom of religion, our freedom speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.”

This statement in 2001 gave impression that terrorism is predominantly Muslim and anti western. But this is not true. Proof is given here under. Let us consider the facts and statistics of which countries are highly affected by the terrorism. According to the Global Terrorism Index – Most Affected Countries by terrorism are following:

1 Iraq 10.00
2 Afghanistan 9.23
3 Nigeria 9.21
4 Pakistan 9.07

It is evident by the above list  that the countries which are most affected by terrorism are Muslim countries and Muslim populations are beheaded by the terrorism. The terrorist groups that live in Islamic countries, beheading Muslim populations on daily basis, ousting them from their homes and infringing very basic human rights are branded Islamic terrorism and terrorists in the west. The idea that west is the target of terrorism is sheer inaccurate.

Are Muslims only Terrorist? Let us look at the facts to answer this question.

Muslims population in the world: 1.6 Billion  (Pew Research Center, 2014).

The adherents of the Terrorist organization Al Qaida that collapsed the World trade center, were created by the United States of America (Evidence: Reagan Doctrine and USA indulgance in Afghanistan in 1979) to fight and collapse USSR, are only handful self-proclaimed Muslims. Is it accurate to call Muslims terrorists for the sake of handful Muslim terrorist organizations? Non-Muslims make up the majority of terrorists in the United States: According to the FBI, 94% of terrorist attacks carried out in the United States from 1980 to 2005 have been by non-Muslims. This means that an American terrorist suspect is over nine times more likely to be a non-Muslim than a Muslim.

All 51 Islamic countries central councils have issued fatwas that person who kills innocents is not a Muslim. The fatwas claim that terrorist, if Muslims previously, are discarded of Islam once they vow to shed innocent blood. The religion, to which terrorist organization pledge, discards them; how entire world is ready to blame the very religious group to be the terrorist?

In the world, there are many other terrorist organizations other than those self-proclaimed Muslims. The example of KKK (Ku Klux Klan) in the United States of America is the most prominent. KKK emerged right after Cvil War in 1865. It has emerged, collapsed and remerged. KKK is a racist movement, that opposed the supermacy of the blacks over whites. From 1865 to 2016, KKK is responsible for mass murdering and killings in the United States of America.

Naxalites in India are another example. Naxalide areas are claimed as its state. Naxalites collect taxes from the private businesses in naxalide areas (which is extortion in a sense). Every year heavy casualties multiply in Naxalide areas (exccept last year 2015).

Aum Shrinkriyo is a japanese doomsday cult who is accused for the Tokyo Subway Sarin attack in 1995 and another smaller attack last year. The attacks resulted in injured person’s disability, blindness, post-traumatic disorder and killings of many at the spot.

The LTTE (Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam – in Sri Lanka) was a secessionist terrorist organization that aimed at creation of a homeland for Tamils at north and east of Sri lanka.  The LTTE handled a well-developed military wings ( Tigers (infantry), Sea Tigers (sea wing) and Air Tigers (Air Wing) carried out many high-profile attacks, including the attacks on several high-ranking Sri Lankan and Indian politicians. The LTTE has been the only militant group to assassinate two world leaders: former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 and Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa in 1993. This group introduced women usage in attacks and warfare, and innovated suicide belts, use of light aircraft in some of its attacks.

Following is a chart that depicts the death tolls caused by terrorism:

 

There has also been gravest violent acts in the history which were not carried out by Muslims. They include World War 1 atrocities, world war II destruction, holocaust, Falun Gong and its followers mass murdering, Khmer Rouge destruction etcetra. The dominant Non Muslim history’s mass murderers names, who have been responsible of mass murdering, are A- Mao Stu Sting (People’s repulic of China – 1940-60), B- Joseph Stalin (1940-30 Sovient Union), C-Pol Pot (Khmer Rouge Cambodia – 1970-80), D- Genghis Khan (He was not a Muslim but a Mongol – 13th century),E- Adolf Eichmen (Right-hand man of Hitler, responsible for Jewish holocaust), F- Adolf Hitler (Gernman national socialism – 1931-45).

In Europe, there have been over one thousand terrorist attacks in Europe in the past five years. Muslim share to this one thousand is only 2%.  A study carried out by the University of North Carolina showed that less than 0.0002% of Americans killed since 9/11 were killed by Muslims. Based on these numbers, and those of the statistics by FBI, Americans are more likely to suffer death by Non-Muslims.

Summing up, we can conclude that terrorism is neither predominantly anti western nor Muslim. Terrorism do not belong the religion of Islam. Muslims are not perpetrators of the mass murdering of people around the globe rather they are themselves victims of the terrorism with highest numbers of causalities and death numbers, daily suicide bombings, bomb blasting, target killings, terrorized and threatened surroundings etc. Terrorism is not new phenomenon and it has existed with different names pari passu human history. Terrorism is, by no means, Muslim.

When Life Hands you Lemons, Make a Lemonade

The making lemonade out of lemons is a phrase which denotes optimism and can-do attitude in times of crisis. At a point in life, the courage gets trapped by the cowardice, exhilaration by the melancholy and optimism by pessimism. The people of great resistance, fortitude and resilience make it to another end fighting and striding with the problem. The Lemonades are just lemons in tough times to be inspired and re energized within.

A post got instantly viral on facebook. A lady, clad in black burqa and white hijab, was seen planting flowers. The uniqueness of the situation was that the lady was a Palestinian and she planted the flowers into the bomb shells which were dropped in their neighborhood by the Israeli troops. It is understood by the idea that why the bomb shells were dropped. Nonetheless, the lady grew beautiful colorful fresh flowers plentifully. It is a point to ponder upon. These utmost levels of positive attitude, valour, mettle had made her sow seeds into the shell which were dropped to eliminate her.

The warriors, legends, inventors, great authors of bestsellers, political leaders who died fighting for humanity and making a change did not attain that glorified position easily. They all fought to situations that compressed them into abundant crisis. For example, the founding fathers of America lived as commodities of the British crown unless they fought revolutionary war (1775-1783). The founding fathers are praised to be the founders of the superpower United States of America. They dealt constitutional drafting, administrative flaws, confederation to federation issues etc meticulously. The USA was extracted from the lemons as the lemonade by their prolonged successful efforts.

Making lemonade from lemons is also about never giving up hopes. Giving up hope extinguishes the last rays of the hope which are always able of inflaming the success and triumph. Psychologically, issues depresses us. The stress, depression, paranoia, anxiety, disorders happen to the victim. They are inevitable in crisis time. Their degree vary person to person. Only hope and willingness can heal the person out of problem psychologically. The recovery of mental illness require will power and hope. These two can go magic together. These are the kit of the survival of the fittest.

In a nutshell, when a Palestinian women in whose country janaza namaz are led on daily basis have a lot of pluck to plant flowers in bomb shells, can’t we have last quarter of her courage to lead our lives in this spirit avoiding all the negativity? The legends, inventors and explorers have bestowed us this modern life ease which we enjoy, can’t we be thankful enough to utilize their can-do attitude to fulfill our daily life duties and help ourselves in becoming vigilant and responsible citizens? So, problems are just fuels to live life more lively, freshly and anew. Problems make us realize the importance of peace and trivia in our life. If there were no problems, there would be no strong person.The problems teach us how to deal with life and its different stages. The times of crisis is a noble time that gives the opportunity to the man to make lemonade out of lemons. 

Muhammad Ali: RIP

I slept last night making dua for Muhammad Ali when I saw a post on Facebook that his health was deteriorating. I woke up to the saddest news that he has passed away. His interviews flashed in front of my eyes in which he talked about life and the hereafter. His religious belief made him fight until his last breath.

I do not possess the courage to watch his videos when he suffered from the Parkinson’s disease and shook. I can not see a legend shaking. It jolts me within insides. It sends shivers to my spine. I am being a bit too emotional but that’s how I truly feel about it.

Every legend, every political figure who voices righteous concerns in the favour of the common mass and posits arguments against the ‘controlled world affairs frame’ (the picture that we see about the international issues and affairs, the set stances in which public around the globe frames their opinion) they get beheaded, put to jail, houses arrested and silenced like Muhammad Ali. This is the history of legends around the globe. Muhammad Ali is matched with the Martin Luther King and how he was assassinated too. The country I live in (Pakistan), this is the conventional tradition of the political system. Every political figure who voices against establishment is trialed, put to jail, confined, executed, silenced, exiled, beheaded and assassinated. The famous case is Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He was executed on false charges and illicitly. In short, that has been the tradition around the globe of burring the legends alive.

A charismatic personality like Muhammad Ali, his rhetoric, his behaviour, his morale, his way of communication and his stances made him distinct in billions. We have lost a legend back in 80s when he was diagnosed mild dementia pugilistica – a condition common among boxers and later deadly Parkinson’s. There are claims that Ali was injected with MTPT methyl phenyl tetrahydropyrinide (MPTP) by the Nixon and Johnson administrations. True or untrue, the sadness of the Ali’s demise has left us with a heavy heart.

You have not known us but you have had a great impact on all of us. You have been my inspiration in my worst times. Rest in peace, Muhammad Ali the Legend. May Allah SWT gather us in Jannah, aameen.

 

International Women’s Day 2016

I see the helplessness, compulsion, dependence converting into self assertiveness, persuasion and independence. The bridge between unaware-dependent-gal and aware-independent-gal is being filled right now in the Pakistani Society. There is so much going on in the society. The best of the best going on is women working and understanding their position in the workplace. The credit goes to men as well. Women haven’t rotten their family lives and just working, it is their brothers and fathers assisting them in their decisions and empowering them to work.

Almost every gal is going to university and joining work field thereafter. The unemployment does not only create hurdles in the career of men’s only now. Now unemployment has its enmity in the ways of the women’s as well.

Girls are becoming independent in a good way. I reckon having boyfriends, partying late, going against parents, not being friendly anymore can in no way be the independence. They might be the symptoms of the depression or mental illness but that is no independence and emancipation for women. Emancipation for women, I reckon, is the ability and independence of taking decisions regarding their lives, choosing what to wear (of course, taking in view what is right and wrong), making friends (of course not friends with benefits; what seems to be when feminists describe emancipation of the women.). I am not in favour of feminism and I am never against feminism. I reside somewhere there as believer of the rights and duties which Islam confers upon women. Personally and officially, I believe that Islam is complete code of life. It offers and has every solution to every problem no matter how complex it sounds. Every problem has its solutions within Islam only.

Historically, Pakistan has such rich history of Pakistani women developing Pakistan and Pakistani women’s rights. Presently, Pakistani women are making nation very proud of themselves. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy winning Oscar seconds time has made the nation very proud of herself compelling everyone to acknowledge the other smaller side of Pakistan in which women is in very destitute condition. Yes, there is a side of Pakistan in which lawlessness prevails. Women’s rights are trampled. Women are only objectification and objects for men. Government and Non governmental organisations are taking steps to tackle these problems vehemently and enthusiastically.

I wish every women in the world 8th March, the day celebrated for the acknowledgement of their rights and celebrations of being a women. Happy International Women’s Day 2016, ladies!

 

The unpredictability of life

Life is very beautiful. Everything about life is elegant. The breaths, the sighs, the walking, the movement of eyes, the movement of feelings, the movement of ears, the movement of hearts and the potentialities to think and write are things that we take for granted by every breath. These little things make life so beautiful. You sit beautifully, you walk elegantly, you talk smartly, you hear carefully, you think wisely, you write wonderfully, you read joyfully and so many things alike keep life so fresh and unpredictable.

Life is everything. It has lessons, it has ups and downs, it has adventures, it has celebrations, it has its own time of relaxations, it pauses then it plays, it forwards itself then rewinds, it makes human live it fully through the unpredictable conditions and situations that it brings.

The unpredictability of life is not only when someone is down in the dumps. It does not only befalls us. It does make us rise and shine. The unpredictability of life can happen in the best of the moments showering smiles, excitement, motivation, happiness, joys, satisfaction, contentment, etc. The unpredictability of life is so mesmerizing that it fills ours hearts with liveliness and fresh air.

Sometimes, the unpredictability gets you done the right job in the time when you are not expecting it. Likewise, the unpredictability erases your mistakes and tells you to rewrite the chapter itself. The unpredictability rebuilds the roads and tells you to walk on them firmly once more. The unpredictability makes you love and live life even more.

I reached a turn in my life where I left there was no way that I could come out. I closed my eyes and whispered prays in my heart. I was relieved of the pain and stress I was compressing myself into. The beautiful unpredictability of the life by the grace of Allah SWT reached me and I live life fully and satisfied. These unpredictable conditions are so beautiful that you fall in love with life. We all grown ups have experienced these conditions and know how helpless we fall at times and rising seems the most difficult task to do. Then, at the time we rise and promise ourselves not to fall again. These situations makes our way through the life.

So, whenever you feel like life is torturing you, take a deep sigh and sit back. Life will make you see another angle to it. If life touches you, think of it pleasantly. Life has its downs. In the deep down, you will find it more interesting to consider in life. Many topics, many things, many unimportant angles, many unpleasant junctures, many undesired conditions, many conflicted situations and many weirdest pauses estranges and befalls you initially but it will make you look at your life as intelligibly beautiful. Love whatever it gives you.

 

I Heart PSL<3

PSL is the abbreviation form of Pakistan Super League. It has been created in 2015. The Pakistan Super League is a professional Twenty20 cricket franchise league in Pakistan. Its Headquartered in Lahore. The PSL is the major professional cricket league in Pakistan. It has 5 member clubs.

PSL is a professional cricket league in nature but it is more than that to Pakistani cricket lovers. The PSL had spread the liveliness everywhere in Pakistan. Pakistani cricket lovers have filled the internet with memes about league, its players, their performance, the victors, the losers, the sixers, the fours, the passion, the gratitude, the harmony between member clubs, the friendliness among the opposing captains and players, everything about PSL is the party to Pakistan cricket lovers.

Every match of PSL is breathtaking. Every catch of PSL has been heart-wrenching. Every four in PSL has ensued among the dances, joyful screaming of the crowd and jumps of the audience in the stadium. PSL has filled the enthusiasts with the joy that we had seen never before. It had brought us a different kind of happiness to the national feelings we possess. I am not exaggerating at all. PSL has done all this most certainly.

The most amazing thing about PSL is that there is no rivalry among the member clubs. The captains of the member clubs are the players in national cricket team resulting in the most amicable environment. The players and captains greet and felicitate each other after each play. Though two players had an assault in the pitch but later they officially apologized each other. These sentiments make the PSL one of a kind.

Another amazing thing about PSL is that the coaches, captains and the players are seem very emotionally attached to their performance. The scenes that displayed on TV when Darren Sammy was run out in the important playoff match, he was seen crying. In the same match, Sir Vivian Richards was seen emotionally disturbed in the last over the match for his team and jumped right after that when team made it to the finals in the very same match. PSL is all about passion. The passion had made PSL very popular and made it to the hearts of the Pakistani Cricket lovers.

PSL is all about the highest quality cricket. Every catch, every fielding, every bowling and every batting had been of the highest quality during the matches.

I have supported Peshawar Zalmis. They have played fantastically during the match and gave us entertainment throughout the matches. They were defeated by the 2nd qualifiers of the finale. Today is the Finale. After Zalmis, I support the Quetta Gladiators. I congratulate the winner in advance. We all wait for PSL till next year.