Saturday, April 24, 2010

Syed Babar Ali - An entrepreneur and industrialist of Pakistan

Syed Babar AliSyed Babar Ali is the man behind Packages, Milkpak, LUMS and Ali Institute. He is a great industrialist and a most successful entrepreneur of Pakistan. After completing his graduate degree, Babar Ali got admission in the University of Michigan, United States. He was spending a year there and came back to Pakistan on his parents demand. He has a great passion for getting knowledge. So after coming to Pakistan, he started working on the development of a great education institute in Pakistan, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). 
LUMS and Ali Institute of Education are the two great ventures of Babar Ali as he thinks. LUMS is the pioneer institute of business education in Pakistan. LUMS produces the lots of economists, mathematicians, entrepreneurs, marketers and accountants each year. Ali institute of education focuses on training of teachers, so they able to groom our young generation.
Syed Babar AliSyed Babar Ali envisioned and set up the great businesses in Pakistan including;
  • Packages Ltd. – one of the most recognized company worldwide
  • Milkpak Ltd. – now Nestle Milkpak Limited
  • Tetra Pak Pakistan Limited
  • International General Insurance Company of Pakistan Limited
  • Tri-Pack Films Limited
  • First International Investment Bank and Systems Private Limited 
  Achievements and Honors:
Syed Babar Ali
  • Served as the Minister of Pakistan – Finance and Economic Affairs in 1993
  • An International President of WWF (1996-1999)
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree of Laws from McGill University, Canada (1997)
  • An OBE from Britain (1997)
  • Receive many awards from the Government of Sweden and the Netherlands.
Syed Babar Ali
"Haste does not bring success. Hard work, persistent hard work, is the key." Babar Ali's massage for youth.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Know Yourself - Critically Analyze Your Personality.

People always attracted to things they personally like. Actually they get the inner satisfaction - a psychological process runs behind. In the similar way, we easily get attached to other people, if they match with our chemistry, think like us, caring, give importance and share ideas openly, without having some interest behind. We take decisions on our own perceptions, most of the time it happens that we like the person not having good repo in the society, the reason is he/she actually sincere with us and show very open and clear relationship with us.
Thinking and perceptions are developed through many ways; first of all the environment we live in, our family and relatives, own experiences by the times and from the nature - there are some natural abilities have by birth. All these shape us a human being with having a unique personality. Whenever we find other person having similar qualities, as us, the good relationship builds. Religion has much influence on our lives. But the most important influential is our own nature - God gifted and experiences - how we feel, how we take things and how we perceive. That's why people having different backgrounds and religious concepts come very close to each other.
So try to find what are your inner qualities, what you actually get from nature. This will help you lot in making best decisions in life. If you want others like and praise you 10 % more, start praising yourself 15 % more. Praising self not means liking without judgment, but finding of what you have well and bad.
You do many critical analyses in life on many things, so now try to do analysis on yourself. Must think on yourself at least 15 minutes daily and find out what you do right – personally satisfied from and what is happening wrong – you feel disturbance from. Start focusing more on doing things you get satisfaction and try to eliminate those make you uncomfortable or disturbing you. After few days all bad habits and the things you not actually want to do or results tension and anxiety automatically start removing from yourself. And you will feel better and more satisfied.
Think positively and always make choices not depend on one single solution. Thanks to Allah for the beautiful life you have.

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan - The Great Scientist and Hero of Pakistan

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the great scientist, is the founder of the Pakistan’s Nuclear Program. He initiated and led the Pakistan’s effort to enrich uranium with gas centrifuges.

A.Q. Khan says, “Western governments continually tried to stop Pakistan from developing a nuclear weapon capability, but they were frustrated by the greed of their own companies: many suppliers approached us with the details of figures and numbers of instruments and materials ... in the true sense of the word, they begged us to pay for their goods.”

Abdul Qadeer Khan is born in Bhopal, India in 1936 and emigrated from India to Pakistan in 1947 with his family. He got an engineer's degree (Technology) in 1967 from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and the Doctorate degree in metallurgical engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Khan then joined the staff of the Physical Dynamics Research Laboratory (FDO) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
After India's first successful Nuclear test, Khan began to approach Pakistani government representatives - especially Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and PAEC (Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission) chairman, Munir Ahmad Khan  and offer his help for the Pakistan's nuclear program. The prime minister Bhutto accepted Khan's offer and took him charge of the uranium program.
With the consistent efforts of Abdul Qadeer Khan at Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL), Pakistan finally got the Nuclear device and tested it on May, 1998. Under the supervision of Khan, KRL also develped many other weapons - nuclear-capable weapons including Ghauri missile, the best waepon ever.
Khan's other contributions to Pakistan
  • Dr. A. Q. Khan Department of Metallurgical Engineering and material sciences at GIK institute of Engineering sciences and Technology.
  • Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering at Karachi University.
  • Introduce Metallurgical engineering cources in many universities and colleges on Pakistan.
  • Established Kahuta Research Laboratories.
  • Write many columns on engineering disciplines and importance of Education.
Honors & Recognitions 
  • Hilal-e-Imtiaz - civilian award by former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
  • Nishan-e-Imtiaz by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
  • Awarded honorary Doctorates degrees by many top universities of Pakistan
Abdul Qadeer Khan is the most intellectual and talented scientist, Pakistan produced ever, We are proud to have a great scientist, A.Q.Khan. May Allah give him a good health and happy life.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Water and Power Crisis in Pakistan- The Reason Behind

There are lots of challenges faced by Pakistan but the most hot issue now days is shortage of water and power crisis that need to be solved right now. You can imagine, a country having Nuclear Technology and world's best irrigation and canal system, still not able to fullfil energy and water demands of their people. Who is responsible - not Pakistan but its people; rulers, bureaucrats and politicians.
We have resources, the problem is with system not with resources. I have been surprising, the way Pakistani Government - every political era - make decisions and do nothing. Are they never intellectual, lacking wisdom or get confused or individualists. They don't even know, their reputation is lowering day by day. They even unware about themselves too, Allah has give them the power so they can show how much potential and abilities they have but they never think on it. Must know who you are.
It is pre-planned thinking of those want to unstable Pakistan and they even control our government. However everybody knows what is right and wrong. We have to work for the betterment of Pakistan mutually, first of all develop positive thinkings and take the water and energy issue more important your personal matters. There is a need to implement strategies now, planning face is passed now - Every child of Pakistan knows that we need more dams and related projects. I don't understand, why 'KALA BAAG Dam' not made, what's the reason. Every Pakistani knows that this is our basic necessity, eliminate poor and negative thinkings - those against this mega project.
Actually, the energy crisis is generated artificially by our government. The reason is same 'greediness' and corruption. A great amount of money has to be paid by Pakistan Government to Private companies - energy suppliers and that's why many private sectors partnered with WAPDA (Water & Power Development Authority) temporary stop the supply of electricity. We have paid the taxes, electricity bills, the fault is again with our politicians who have fulfilled thie own desires and spent the whole money in their own interests (worthless). 
Now we as a Pakistani - youth of Pakistan - has to take the decisions. Thank to Allah, that give Pakistan,  great human assests with all the abilities, the youth of Pakistan. They have feelings about their beloved country, they always thinking how to change Pakistan, they always struggling. They represent the great future of Pakistan. They have the ability to talk on our own interests, negociate in a way that ends in a conclusion. 
Pakistan's government still has time to show improvement. They must take water and energy related issues seriously and find out the best solution. If they don't think then ultimately, change will be happened. Inshallah, Pakistan will prosperous (Ameen).  

Friday, April 16, 2010

How to Get the Peace of Mind

Instead of thinking and planning always for future, look at present too - is there missing something or happening wrong, are the people around you satisfied with you or their expectations meet or you response well to those who care and love you without any reason. Feel the moments your are in and try to make these moments memorable, you will get peace in life.
Many times it happens that we have become so busy in our lives and even forget that there are people attached with us who need our care and have much importance. After losing something, we get realised that actually we did nothing and spent the time in useless activities. Make priorities in life, struggling for better future is not bad but forgetting present is wrong, every moment you have spend has value and time that had gone never came back. 
Be sincere with yourself, there are lots of things you can't do in life but there are many others that you don't try to focus or think on. Know youself, and know your abilities, put efforts where you are strong - have knowledge and desire too and feel good while doing.
Instead of eliminating weaknesses, it is better to strengthen those areas where we are good. Your one good habbit or quality can hide your all weaknesses. Develop yourself more loving and caring, wealth is not only solution of peace and better living, but just one necessity. There are lots of people who are financially too strong but still running for peace and comforts.
I am responsible for anything happens with me not anyother, think like that and you will get peace of mind. And when you develop such thinkings, all your problems would be solved. Life is so beautiful and charming never waste it. Care your relations and spend most of the time with those who have passions for you.
             Whenever you feel that your prayer not accepted never lose hope beacuse Allah has something better for you. Thanks to Allah for such a beautiful life you have.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Muhammad Ali Jinnah – The Founder of Pakistan

Pakistan, the major Muslim state in the world, is an alive and exemplary tribute of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. With Jinnah’s persistent efforts, spirited will along with the consistent struggles of All India Muslim League, Pakistan - the best nation came into existence. He is known as Quaid-e-Azam (Leader of the nation).
Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three.’ - Stanley Wolpert
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) was born in Karachi. After completing the law degree at Lincoln‘s Inn, England, he called to the bar in England in 1897. During his student life, he got the exposure to the idea of democratic nation and progressive politics.
After returning to India, he started his political career through All India National Congress in 1906. He wanted to work for the people of Indian rather than only for Muslims and raised his voice for the rights of Indians. But soon he realized that Congress favored only Hindus and not represented Indian Muslims. He also realized that there is a huge difference in the culture and values of Hindu and Muslims. So, he joined All India Muslim League in 1913. He became president of Muslim League at Lucknow session in 1916.
Jinnah reorganized Muslim League and united the Indian Muslims. In 1920, Jinnah resigned from the Congress; the reason was Gandhi's (Congress leader) method of struggle that would lead to divisions between Hindus and Muslims. He presented the Two Nations Ideology - Hindu-Muslim separation, Hindu and Muslims are the two separate nations with having opposite values, different in cultures & traditions. He developed a rational formula for the Hindu Muslim settlement which was considered as the primary condition for Indian freedom.
In 1940, in the Muslim League’s annual session at Lahore, the demand for Pakistan was formally put forward. Congress and British rulers try their best to refuse the Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s demand but did not succeed. Quaid-e-Azam never lost hope and firmly determined on his demand, as a separate Muslim nation. Finally, British cabinet had accepted Jinnah’s demand and in 14 August 1947, Pakistan cam into existence. Muhammad Ali Jinnah became the first Governor Journal of Pakistan.
                         Faith, Unity & Discipline (Jinnah’s motto)
Jinnah’s Golden Words:

  • The constitution of Pakistan has yet to be framed by the Pakistan Constituent Assembly. I do not know what the ultimate shape of this constitution is going to be, but I am sure that it will be of a democratic type, embodying the essential principle of Islam. Today, they are as applicable in actual life as they were 1,300 years ago. Islam and its idealism have taught us democracy. It has taught equality of man, justice and fair play to everybody. We are the inheritors of these glorious traditions and are fully alive to our responsibilities and obligations as framers of the future constitution of Pakistan. In any case Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic State to be ruled by priests with a divine mission. We have many non-Muslims --Hindus, Christians, and Parsis --but they are all Pakistanis. They will enjoy the same rights and privileges as any other citizens and will play their rightful part in the affairs of Pakistan. Broadcast talk to the people of the United States of America on Pakistan recorded February, 1948.

  • We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind. Speech at the opening ceremony of State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi July 1, 1948

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mian Muhammad Mansha – The Successful Entrepreneur

Mian Muhammad Mansha – a name suggestive of continuous struggle, hard slog and a faith so firm in his Almighty Allah that nothing on the face of earth ever stopped him from attaining the heights of glory.
“I have had many lucky breaks. Lady Luck has always been on my side. New projects just crop up before I stop doing the old ones" (Mian Muhammad Mansha)

Mian Muhammad Mansha is the Chairman of the Nishat Group – the largest industrial and fiscal corporation of Pakistan. He is regarded as the richest man in Pakistan and biggest single exporter. Mansha is born in Lahore to a wealthy Chiniot family. After completing his studies in UK, he joined the family business.
Mian Mansha's business significantly benefited from the privatization impel of the 1990s. He made a number of acquisitions and overthrows throughout this period. Mansha had get hold on a controlling position in Adamjee Insurance, the country's largest non-life insurer. Then he acquired D.G. Khan Cement, previously owned by the Saigol family. He was concurrently expanding his renowned Nishat Textiles while going through big acquisitions.
The acquisition of MCB, Pakistan’s most profitable bank is the master-stroke of Mian Mansha. MCB has newly connected hands with Maybank of Malaysia which has a 20% controlling share in the bank.
Nishat Group includes; Nishat Textiles, Nishat Power, Omer Fabrics, Nishat Chemical Industries, Raza textiles and some other.

Mian Mansha is the most successful entrepreneur in Pakistan. He contributes much in the exports of Pakistan. He is a true Pakistani and has the vision to see Pakistan, the most developed nation. And Inshallah Pakistan will.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Allama Iqbal - The Great Philosopher and Poet

Allama Iqbal, the Poet of East, first gave the idea of Pakistan. Through his poetry, all the Muslims of Indo-Pak got the courage and started struggling for their separate Muslim identity, and had become successful in 1947 in the form of Pakistan.
Allama Iqbal said, ‘if we are resolved to describe Islam as a system of superior values, we are obliged, first of all, to acknowledge that we are not the true representatives of Islam’

Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (Nov, 1877 – April 1938) was a great poet (Persian and Urdu), a philosopher and a politician. He was studied in Cambridge, Munich and Heidelberg and got degrees in law, politics, history and Philosophy. Allama means ‘Scholar’ is the surname given to Iqbal due to his wisdom. Besides practicing law, Iqbal concentrated primarily on writing scholarly works on politics, economics and religion. He is best known for his renowned poetry.
Iqbal did a lot of work on Islamic civilization across the world and delivered many lectors especially in South Asia. After joining All India Muslim League, Iqbal raised his voice for the separate identity of Muslims of India, after realizing that Hindus and Muslims are two different nations with having their own culture, traditions and beliefs. In his presidential address in 1930, Iqbal encouraged the creation of a state in northwestern India for Muslims. Iqbal worked closely with Muhammad Ali Jinnah – the founder of Pakistan. Pakistan is the Iqbal’s dream that completed by Muhammad Ali Jinnah along with the lots of Muslims who did struggle for their freedom.
Iqbal’s poetry gave unity to Muslims of India and provided a destination. They inspired much by the Iqbal’s poetry and developed strong passions for achievement and finally got the success in the form of Pakistan.
Iqbal is also know as the poet of East, Muffakir-e-Pakistan (The Thinker of Pakistan) and Hakeem-ul-Ummat (The Sage of Ummah)
Poetic Works of Iqbal
- Asrar-e-Khudi (Secrets of the Self) – Persian
- Rumuz-e-Bekhudi (Hints of Selflessness) – Persian
- Zabur-e-Ajam (Persian Psalms) – Persian
- Bang-e-Dara (The Call of the Marching Bell) – Urdu
- Tarana-e-Hind (The Song of India) – Urdu
- Tarana-e-Milli (Anthem of the Muslim Community) – Urdu
- Bal-e-Jibril (Wings of Gabriel) – Urdu
- Armughan-e-Hijaz (The Gift of Hijaz) – Urdu

Book and Journal
- The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam
- The Journal Tolu-e-Islam

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Imran Khan – The Great Leader

Imran Khan, The Chair Person of Tehreek-e-Insaf, is one of the great leaders of Pakistan. He try to bring change in the current political situation of Pakistan and hope will succeed. The true Pakistani has the passion to develop Pakistan and make Pakistan more prosperous and nonviolent.

Imran Khan (born 25 November 1952) is a retired Pakistani cricketer – Played international cricket from 1971 to 1992 and served as a captain throughout 1982-1992. In his captainship, Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992. He is an Oxford graduate and got a degree in politics and economics from Keble College, Oxford.

He has been a politician since the mid of 1990s. In April 1996, Khan founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), a political party and became the chairperson of it. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from 2002-2007. He entered into the political environment of Pakistan in order to bring change. His political objectives include; deregulation of economy and creation of welfare society, modification in bureaucracy and anti-corruption laws, an anti-militant vision for a democratic Pakistan. Khan, in an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph, told, ‘I Want Pakistan to be a welfare state and a genuine democracy with a rule of law and an independent judiciary’. He said, we want decentralization, empowering people at the grass roots.
Besides His political activism, Khan is also a social worker and cricket commentator. Through worldwide fundraising, Khan established the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center, inspiration of memory of his mother, who died of cancer. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center is a charitable cancer hospital with 75 free Care. In April 2008, Khan also established a Namal college in Mianwali District.
Major Achievements and Awards :

  • As a Captain of Pakistani cricket team, won the World Cup in 1992.

  • Established a political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and became Chair     Person of it.

  • As a Social worker, he led the foundation of Pakistan’s first charitable cancer hospital, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center.

  • Established a technical college n Mianwali district, Namal college

  • Recognized Cricket Commentator in the world.

  • Get Pakistan's civil award, the Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 1992.

  • President’s Pride of Performance award in 1983

  • Awarded Cricket Society Wetherall award for being the leading all-rounder in 1980.

  • Featured in the University of Oxford’s Hall of Fame

  • Appointed the fifth Chancellor of the University of Bradford, in 2005.

  • Ranked no. 8 on the all-time list of the ESPN Legends of cricket.

  • Lifetime Achievement award in 2004 at Asian Jewel awards in London.

  • Received the Humanitarian Award at the Asian Sports awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2007.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto – The Great Politician

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the great politician ever in the history of Pakistan. He was at age of 16 when he wrote a letter to Quid-e-Azam and said, I will sacrifice for Pakistan if Pakistan needs me in future.

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was born on January 5, 1928. After completing his early education from Bombay, he joined University of Southern California and then get the degree in political science with honored at Barkley. Then he was got admission in Oxford. At the student level, he raised the voice for the freedom of Philistine and did a lot for Muslims.

After returning to Pakistan, he joined President Sikander Mrza’s Cabinet as a Commerce Minister in 1958. In 1963, he took over the post of Foreign Minister from Muhammad Ali Bogra. In mid 1964, Bhutto helped convinced General Ayub of the wisdom of establishing closer economic and diplomatic links with Iran, Turkey and other Muslim countries. Then in 1966, Bhutto left Ayub’s cabinet due to different opinions related with Tashkent agreement. After leaving Ayub’s cabinet Bhutto launched Pakistan People Party (PPP) that won elections with a large majority held in December, 1970.

Major Achievements of Bhutto:

• Signed Simla Agreement with India, 1972

• Gave the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 – which is valid till now

• Laid the foundation of Pakistan ‘s first steel mill, Karachi, 1973

• Nationalized all the banks, 1974

• Arranged Islamic International Conference in Lahore, 1974