Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Two Idols of the Old Days

Daily Times reported today:
Born-again Muslim singer Junaid Jamshed told a gathering at a girls’ college in Lahore on Monday that the Muslims had reacted to the Danish cartoons in a most “shameful way”. He said the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) would have expected the Muslim to behave as he did in the face of insult, and “not like barbarians”. He was referring to the damage the mobs had inflicted on public property in Pakistan in the wake of the cartoons.

Ironically, the same day Pakistan’s other born-again Muslim hero Imran Khan was actually protesting — in his own words — against Denmark on the streets of Lahore. Imran Khan has supported the MMA-opposition line that Islamabad should have recalled its ambassadors from the offending countries. On the other hand, Junaid Jamshed has focused on the decline in public behaviour that the protest has caused in the country. Instead of blaming the government he has appealed directly to the people to desist from violence. Many among the shopkeepers of Lahore will heed his message.
Imran Khan!! What has become of you? :|

Monday, February 27, 2006

New Map for Kashmir

The Daily Times reports that Pakistani embassies abroad are floating a new map of Kashmir - a map that deviates from the traditional position of Pakistan on the issue:
The map shows the Northern Areas of the state, which have been officially considered an integral part of the former princely state, as a separate entity, identified simply as the “Northern Areas”. The Line of Control, formerly the Ceasefire Line, has been removed on the map. The entire state, both the Indian-held part and Azad Kashmir, has been shown as one, single, undivided entity, identified as ‘Jammu and Kashmir state’ with the words “disputed territory” appearing in very small letters under this appellation.
Two things to be noted: Contrary to Pakistan's age-old stance, the Northern Areas are not being considered as part of Kashmir. But then are the Northern Areas to be treated as another autonomous region or as a federally administered area? Or what? Confusion lingers. Secondly, the whole of Kashmir has been termed as "disputed territory" - a significant deviation. I am not sure, what to make of it. Maybe, this map has been released to test the waters - to gauge how people would react to any major deviation from the hackneyed Pakistani stance. On the other hand, it can be considered as yet another signal to India: that Pakistan is willing to give ground and have some serious discussion over the issue. It may also be an attempt to score a point with the Kashmiris - Pakistan does not want to divide the Kashmiri families.

Or it may just be a simple map. But interesting nonetheless.

Monday, February 13, 2006

All in a Day's Work!

Courtesy BD:

Source: BBC

poor guy.... heheh.

ps. this is from today's Indo-Pak game at Lahore. [which Pak lost! *sigh* :( ]

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Geek or Hack?

I have obviously nothing better to do on this Sunday morning. So here goes:

My computer geek score is greater than 79% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!

I scored as :

20% scored higher (more computer geeky),
1% scored the same, and
79% scored lower (less geeky).
and the verdict was:
Mid-Level Computer Geek. Wow, it seems you spend more time in front of a computer than with people.
But then I am just a mid-rank geek. So maybe there is still some hope. khe khe...