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The Journey

I know its a bit late but I thought I should thank Pakistan Cricket Team and all the players especially Shahid Afridi and the fastest bowler in the world Shoaib Akhter. Since the start of the Cricket World Cup 2011, Pakistan was never considered a favorite to reach even the semi-finals. The win against hot favorites Sri Lanka was termed as a fluke, a shy of good luck. Even Pakistan finishing on top of Group A did not get too much of mention.

The Pakistan Cricket Team for World Cup 2011

The Pakistan Cricket Team for World Cup 2011

We did suffer a huge loss to New Zealand and this really got all the attention that it could have gotten and possibly even more than that and people even forgot the facts that we were under dogs, we had not played any international matches on our home grounds for the last 2 years, it was Pakistan’s first match at Pallekele, our past wins were taken as if we had no efforts of our own and just share luck and then there was one Kamran Akmal. How can we forget him, the official black goat of Pakistan Cricket Team, as he takes all the negative energies sent to the team directly on to himself. I wonder what source he has got behind him that he is still in the team :@.

Pakistan (Shahid Afridi’s Pakistan) beat Australia and ended its 34 match winning streak, which began after the defeat from Wasim Akram’s Pakistan back in World Cup 1999. Even after such a remarkable performance the due credit was not given to Pakistan, instead bias and blind commentators like Ian Chappel either criticized his own team for the loss or started picking on Afridi and Pakistan Team like a five year old cry baby. He seem to have a problem with everything that Pakistan do, well guess what Mr. Chappel we have reinvented Cricket the new way, the Pakistani Way, the green way. So either you learn this new cricket or shut up and go home. With this win we topped Group A, but did not catch the eyes of any one.

Then came the quarter final against the West Indies and we proved yet again that when we are ONE, there is NO ONE ELSE. We made a statement out of the West Indies and silenced our critics. Even then the credit was not properly awarded to us and it was said that it was more due to the West Indians’ disability to play spin then Pakistan’s efforts to lay the perfect trap for the West Indians and trap them and cruse and storm to semis. :)

Thank You

I never had high hopes with Pakistan, just always wanted to give it their best when ever they played and to reach this far in the World Cup is just more than enough for me and instead of putting more pressure on the team by associating more hopes with the team, I would like to say Thank you to them for making us proud, it is all their efforts due to which we are still in the hunt and we are bragging on all forums that how we will make minced meat out of the Indians in the Semi Final at Mohali on March 30, 2011.

People please keep in mind that the pitches and the crowd are in India’s hands, they have been better in batting, bowling and fielding then Pakistan in the last 2-3 years and the Pakistanis are the ultimate under dogs in this match. Having said all that I just expect Pakistan to play like Pakistan, play with their heart and let the mind follow your heart. We got all the motivations we need: the attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team, No international cricket for more than 2 years, the hosting of the world cup being taken away, the humiliation of the Pakistani players at the last IPL auction and the moment to re-write history and beat India in a world cup for the first time.

Go Team, Go Green, Go Go Pakistan Team

Long Live Pakistan and Long Live Pakistan Cricket

We are with you, just play the best that you can play on that day, may Allah guide you to success, Aameen

English Bowling this Time

English Bowling this Time

During the time of writing this post, the fourth ODI between was being played between England and Pakistan at Lords, London, England. Pakistan till the 47th over gad only managed to put 223 runs on the board and James Anderson was being praised by each and every commentator for his line and length and his remarkable change of pace. But then came the 49th over and James Anderson sat out to prove all the commentators and their comments wrong. He gave away 21 runs in his final over of which 20 came of the bat of Abdul Razzaq. The same Abdul Razzaq who Anderson had tied done in his previous over and only 4 runs were scored in the entire over. Then what the hell went wrong this time around?? I can give you a hint “Spot Fixing”. Over number 49 was fixed by the English Team and James Anderson.

Then we come to Over number 50, which was bowled by Tim Bresnan, this was also his last over. before this over he had only given away 41 runs in his 9 overs bowled at 4.5 runs per over. The Pakistan players have found it hard to get him away all summer. But through the history books out of the window cause he too went for exactly 21 runs, just like the previous over by Anderson. Now do you think thats a coincidence? if you do let me give you some more details. Like the last over 20 of the 21 runs came from the bat of Abdul Razzaq and 1 came from Umar Gul just like last time. To make things more interesting Gul was allowed a single on the first ball, even the power play field restrictions failed to stop the single and further more all of the next five balls were dispatched to the boundaries. Clear indications that Over number 50 bowled by England was fixed by Bresnan and the English team.

ICC has been carrying out  investigations based on stories from the media, well I would like the ICC to carry out an investigation against the English Team and players based on my suspicion and based on my article and I too am providing this information before the match, i.e: before the end of the match.

Where is that Mazhar Mahmood now. whats the matter can’t use the camera against your own team? Or is it that no one is paying you to do so, otherwise you would have needed no invitations to crack the story and News of the World would have been the first one to break the news. Whats the matter Mr. Editor not getting even 50 pounds to do so, thats why you are not breaking the news?

Why would they fix it? Well in the last two overs 42 runs were scored, which took the score to 265 runs which made it a fighting and challenging total. So that now every one would watch the match, anticipating that they would get to see a nail bitter. Who would benefit from, who else the Sponsors of the Series NatWest and Sky Sports.

This Time its England

This Time its England

The third ODI between Pakistan and England was played on the 17th of September, 2010 at The Oval. England were the firm favourites to win this match due to the following reasons:

  • They were the Home Team
  • They had been playing (and comprehensively beating) Pakistan the entire summer, first in the tests, then in the T20’s and now in the first 2 ODI’s.
  • The needed just 1 win to pack the series
  • Pakistan was a team amidst Fixing controversies, for which they were proven guilty by the English Media and the International Media even before the start of any investigations (Hats of to all the Media Giants and especially News of the World :P).
  • Pakistan was playing without its recent stars.
  • Pakistan’s batting line was weak as always.
  • Pakistan had no wins behind.
  • Pakistan had no support behind them
  • Pakistan was playing away from home (Thanks to the Indian Terror Attacks at Lahore on the Sri Lankan Team)

England started off well as always. Pakistan has no answer to Strauss as always. Then all of sudden he missed one and lost his wicket (Suspicious). Eoin Morgan then came in and with form that he was in all summer no expected him to find the fielder out in the deep perfectly (Suspicious). Luke Wright had been playing a classic innings but suddenly he started slogging with 2 wickets in hand (Suspicious). Don’t believe me take a look at the first and third wickets falling yourself and decide.

If that was not enough the Umpires also did their level best to help England win or they too were part of this entire fixing :P. Yet against all odds Pakistan won the match due to the 6 wickets by Umar Gul and and all round. team performance. Everyone was backing everyone else. For News of the World Editor Colin Myler, I have just one request, please make sure that Mazhar Mahmood does not have any hidden videos about you and/or your family. Mazhar Mahmood should be tried in court for disturbing people’s privacy and twisting the facts. Waiting for Scotland Yard’s action or better yet The Chief Justice of Pakistan should take action against the Suspicious English players and against Azhar Majeed.

The sponsors NatWest and Sky Sports have mad no returns on the series and it is in the best interest to keep the series alive and what better way to do it then Match/Spot Fixing. Their role should not be out of questioning as well

This is the way to retaliate in a media war. Long Live Islam, Long Live Pakistan, Long Live the People of Pakistan and Long Live Pakistan Cricket. World Cup 2011 is ours. Indians are only good for IPL, ICL and Bollywood. The people of Pakistan are firmly behind the players. In the words of Jawwad Ahmed “Tum jeeto ya haro suno, humain tum se piyar hai“. Waiting for more Pakistanis to join me

Just in case the video gets taken down, I would like to summarize what was described in the video and give a reference to the context as well. We all know that we are living in the end of times. Muslims and others who believe in the one true god  are awaiting the arrival of Imam Al-Mehdi where as the people on the side of Satan are waiting for the Dajjal (The Antichrist, The False Messiah).

The Dajjal in order to completely deceive the people, must rule from Jerusalem as The True Messiah (Jesus Christ) did. This can not happen until and unless Masjid Al-Aqsa gets demolished (by itself, and for that to happen with ease, the base of the Masjid have been dug up, making the Masjid as weak as possible, so that the tiniest of incident/accident can bring It down) and Israel has expanded her boundaries from the River of Egypt to the River Euphrates (i.e. Biblical Boundaries)

But Israel can not do it if there is an Islamic Nuclear Power like Pakistan in its way, so the 9/11 Satanic ritual paved the way not to attack Afghanistan, but it in reality it was to attack Pakistan. The agenda is to have civil war break out in Pakistan so that the US could step in to save the world from a Nuclear Threat, who better to do it than the infamous Xe Services (Black Water).

People of Pakistan, please stay united in this time of need, cause United WE STAND (and they fall). I would also like to bring the attention of people to the recent floods in Pakistan, ones that have never before been seen, just like the Haiti Earthqake, TWA Flight 800 and countless others that could not surface. Such incidents, said to have been carried out by HAARP Technology, lets see if the people out their can find the truth

A friend of mine from the UK came across this article on the Dawn Blog (of the Daily Dawn)  titled: “The worst poster boys for Islam“. After reading this article he became quite upset by the views of Mr. NFP (Nadeem F. Paracha) and one of the friends came with the view that Mr. NFP was a communist. I decided to read the article on my own and create my own personal views and share with the rest. As I began reading the article counter arguments started hitting me one after the other with each passing line, so I decided to write it down in the form of a debate, I have debated on the issues I considered most important and were mis-leading for the rest and needed clarification.
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NFP: Just imagine what the state of the Muslims would have been had they insisted on retaining slavery.
Me: When Islam came on the scene drinking wine was a fashion, but Islam opposed it and yet it flourished like nothing else ever before had (This is just one example, there are countless others). We have abolished slavery but does the world side with Islam? If Islam needs your so called reforms then why is it the fastest growing religion in its current state? Why did the Allah SWT told that this is a religion for all times and all of humans and jinss?
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NFP: There is nothing wrong in asking a person to pray, adorn the hijab or grow a beard, just as there is no harm if that person does not pray, wear a hijab or grow a beard.
Me: If he/she does not pray which is the first step in Islam then its obvious that he/she would no go the subsequent steps i.e. hijab and growing the beard. Such people not behave and act like Muslims or as if they lnow Islam and have a right to share their views on Islam and its rulings
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NFP: It’s a matter between him/her and God. And if he/she does not believe in a God, then it’s a matter that does not concern you, as long as he/she is not imposing his lack of faith.
Me: It is clear that in every Muslim Society there should be a group of people calling the rest to the right path, so in the sentence above, you are directly opposing Dawat and Tabligh of Islam and the Saints. And take a look at this article are you not imposing your lack of faith on others? In order to teach something one needs at least 16 years of formal education and to devise something of your own u need at least three research papers acknowledged internationally. So Mr. NFP where and what are your qualifications to put forward Islamic Reforms?
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NFP: Just imagine what the state of the Muslims would have been had they insisted on retaining slavery.
Me: When Islam came on the scene drinking wine was a fashion, but Islam opposed it and yet it flourished like nothing else ever before had (This is just one example, there are countless others). We have abolished slavery but does the world side with Islam? If Islam needs your so called reforms then why is it the fastest growing religion in its current state? Why did the Allah SWT told that this is a religion for all times and all of humans and jinss?
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NFP: There is nothing wrong in asking a person to pray, adorn the hijab or grow a beard, just as there is no harm if that person does not pray, wear a hijab or grow a beard.
Me: If he/she does not pray which is the first step in Islam then its obvious that he/she would no go the subsequent steps i.e. hijab and growing the beared. Such people not behave and act like Muslims or as if they lnow Islam and have a right to share their views on Islam and its rulings
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NFP: It’s a matter between him/her and God. And if he/she does not believe in a God, then it’s a matter that does not concern you, as long as he/she is not imposing his lack of faith.
Me: It is clear that in every Muslim Society there should be a group of people calling the rest to the right path, so in the sentence above, you are directly opposing Dawat and Tabligh of Islam and the Saints. And take a look at this article are you not imposing your lack of faith on others? In order to teach something one needs at least 16 years of formal education and to devise something of your own u need at least three research papers acknowledged internationally. So Mr. NFP where and what are your qualifications to put farward Islamic Reforms?
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NFP: Democracy (in Muslim countries) is the best system at this point in time.
Me: Democracy is the worst system for any country with a poor literacy rate, why cause If you pose a simple question to the people 2+2 = 3 and 2+2 = 5 and no one knows the real answer is not even an option no matter what they choose they will always be wrong and thus the outcome will always be wrong. Its due to our poor literacy rate that has let us down and have empowered media persons to enforce their wills on the illiterate minds of the common people of Pakistan.
Media People with neither qualification, nor experience and not even any rights, take it as their duty to enforce their will on others and whats the system that gave the right to do so, its Democracy no wonder they love democracy otherwise they will have to shut up (in Dictatorship) or provide proof of everything they say and also prove that they are the subject matter experts (in Caliphate)
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NFP: The whole idea of a so-called ‘Islamic State’ is a twentieth century concoction.
Me: The Ottoman Empire 1299 to 1923 was the Islamic State.
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NFP: There is no official clergy in Islam. In fact, a lack of official clergy in the religion makes it most compatible with secularism.
Me: What are your thoughts about dawat and tabligh and Amar Bil Maroof-o-Naheen Ainul Munkir?
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NFP: The call for a modern caliphate is nothing more than yet another synthetic and fanciful pillar of religious-political officialdom.
Me: “Caliphate will return in its true state as and when Allah SWT wishes“. So you or anyone else has no right to say anything. It has been promised that it will return in its return so it will return. Jews (Zionists) can work for a promised land and seize Gaza and take over Palestine and we can and should not do the same for Caliphate.
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NFP: Belief in God must mean a faith in humanity, justice, mercy, reason, tolerance and spiritual and material well-being.
Me: Seems like you are not sure of your believe, but you are so sure of the reforms you want in Islam. :)
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The Holy Quran has warned about people who only take that much from the Holy Quran which they see fit in order to achieve their goals and discard the rest. Such people have been termed as “Munafiqs” by the Holy Quran. Now I leave it on the readers to decide the weight of Mr. NFP’s Article in their eyes.
This article is not targeted towards any individual but towards the benefit of the common people and to promote healthy discussion. If I am in-correct or mistaken at some place I would like to be corrected.

This Saturday had a fire drill at the office. Though it was not a full fledged fire drill, the basic purpose of the drill was to get the attendants familiar with a Carbon dioxide based fire extinguisher and how to use it.

Carbon dioxide Based Fire Extinguisher

Carbon dioxide Based Fire Extinguisher

We were told by the instructor never to hold the extinguisher from its mouth cause since it contained frozen CO2 it was really easy to get our hand frozen on the mouth and there by easily get our skin damaged, while trying to get the hand separated. We were instructed to use the base of the cylinder itself in order to control the direction of the out flowing foam.

Steps

  1. Remove the pin from the junction of the handle at the top of the extinguisher.
  2. Hold the cylinder firmly.
  3. Point in the direction of the fire.
  4. Press the handle.

Though the above things are simple but another motive behind all this was to get people use fire extinguishers when any situations of sort arrive, rather than resorting to other means or panicking. This drill was just another step towards changing the routine mentality and get people to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

Muhammad Yousuf says Good Bye

Monday March 29, 2010, Muhammad Yousuf (formerly known as Yousuf Youhana) announced his retirement from International Cricket. His decision came after the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) had put him under an indefinite ban. Although both former and current cricketers are regarding his decision as an emotional one and both cricketers and the general public are also anticipating a come back to International Cricket after some time.

Regardless of what happens in the coming times, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Muhammad Yousuf is one of the best middle order batsman of all times.

  • Test Career
    • 88 Matches
    • 152 Innings
    • 7,431 Runs
    • Average: 53.07
    • Strike Rate: 52.38
    • 24 Hundreds
    • 32 Fifties
    • Highest Score: 223
  • One Day Internationals
    • 282 Matches
    • 267 Innings
    • 9,624 Runs
    • Average: 42.39
    • Strike Rate: 75.15
    • 15 Hundreds
    • 64 Fifties
    • Highest Score: 141 (Unbeaten)
  • Stats from CricInfo.
  • Whats really surprising is the fact that he accomplished all this in mere 12 years.
  • The first Pakistani to have scored most runs in a calendar year.
  • 4th Best Middle Order Test Batsman of All time and the Best Test Batsman from 2001 till 2006
  • Who can forget the stunning performances at Sharjah.
  • The Partnership with Shoaib Malik against India in the 2009 Champions Trophy, won the hearts of one and all, and showed the world just a glimpse of the brilliance that was Muhammad Yousuf.
We will Alwasy Remeber the Class and Elegance that Was Muhammad Yousuf

We will Alwasy Remeber the Class and Elegance that Was Muhammad Yousuf

“As long as you have a Why, you can live with any What and any How”

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