I got introduced to Allama Iqbal in my mid-20s thanks to a wonderful friend Naseer, a Punjabi poet from Lahore. Before that I had heard about Iqbal as an average Pakistani does from some PTV slots or from a paper here or there. Although my limited knowledge of Urdu did at times confuse me but I always seemed to get the message. (Poetry was/is never my subject of interest)

Iqbal helped me in better understanding of Islam and the philosophy behind the religion. His book, “Reconstruction Of Religious Thoughts In Islam” left an impact on my thinking about Islam. His famous Shikwa-Jawab-E-Shikwa was just the right antidote for stirring the change. My thinking about Islam and the world in general was never the same.

It’s unfortunate that we make sure the portrait of Iqbal hangs on the walls of educational institutes but the generation is never truly indoctrinated with his thoughts. This is one of the reasons Pakistan has a large population but is not yet a nation.

Below are some of Allama Iqbal’s quotes that inspire me.

Har Koi Mast-e-Mai-e-Zauq-e-Tan Asani Hai, 
Tum Musalman Ho? Ye Andaaz-e-Musalmani Hai?
Haidari Faqr Hai Ne Doulat-e-Usmani Hai
Tum Ko Aslaaf Se Kya Nisbat-e-Rohani Hai?
Woh Zamane Mein Mu’azzaz Thay Musalman Ho Kar
Aur Tum Khawar Huwe Taarik-e-Quran Ho Kar


Quran Main Ho Ghota Zan, Aey Mard-E-Musalman
ALLAH Karey TujhKo Ata Jiddat-E-Kirdaar
Jo Harf-E-Qul Il Afw Main Posheeda Hai Ab Tak
Iss Dour Main Shayad Wo Haqeeqat Ho Namudaar


Manfa’at Aik Hai Is Qaum Ki, Nuqsan Bhi Aik
Ek Hi Sab Ka Nabi (S.A.W), Din Bhi, Iman Bhi Aik
Harm-e-Paak Bhi, Allah Bhi, Quran Bhi Aik,
Kuch Bari Baat Thi Hote Jo Musalmaan Bhi Aik!
Firqa Bandi Hai Kahin, Aur Kahin Zaatain Hain
Kya Zamane Mein Panapne Ki Yehi Baatain Hain?


Hai Jo Hangama Bapa Yorish-E-Balghari Ka
Ghafilon Kay Liyey Paigham Hai Baydari Ka
Tu Samjhta Hai, Ye Saman Hai Dil Azaari Ka
Imtihan Hai Terey Eesaar Ka, Khuddari Ka
Kyon Hirasan Hai Saheel-E-Fars-E-Aada Sey?
Noor-E-Haq Bujh Na Sakey Ka Nafs-E-Aada Sey


Uth Kay Ab Bazm-E-Jahan Ka Aur Hi Andaaz Hai
Mashriq-O-Maghrib Main Terey Dour Ka Aghaaz Hai


Baykhabar! Tu Johar-E-Aina-E-Ayyam Hai
Tu Zamaney Main Khuda Ka Aakhri Paighaam Hai


Kitaab-E-Millat-E-Baiza Ki Phir Shiraza Bandi Hai
Ye Shakh-E-Haashmi Kerney Ko Hai Phir Barg-O-Ber Paida
Agar Usmanion Pay Toota Koh-E-Gham, Tou Kya Gham Hai?
Kay Khoon-E-Sad Hazaar Anjum Say Hoti Hai Seher Paida

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The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another
William James


70 days on, the Azadi March is still standing for the rights of the Pakistani people. One may agree or not with the stance, but must appreciate the passion with which these 70 days have gone by. The humid, heat scorching sun, thunderstorms, torrential rains and now the cold could not deter the defiance of those who stood up for a change to the present corrupt, incompetent and outdated system of governance. The system in which the corrupt & wealthy hold all advantages of luxurious living while the poor & weak taste the ruthless bureaucracy & justice system.

I have yet to meet any learned who thinks the present system is good for the country. The only defence most give is “We must protect democracy”. Well to speak the truth, I am against this thing called “democracy” in Pakistan. We have just labelled it as such and there is nothing democratic about it. All those self proclaimed analysts and journalists who support this “democracy” are actually the ones who are benefiting from it in one form or the other.

Change is coming, soon. If Imran Khan doesn’t deliver, he too should be made an example for the future. I trust my instincts that he will deliver.

This movement is at present in financial troubles and Imran Khan has requested the people of Pakistan to contribute in any amount possible.

You can give donations to the following account:

A/c Title: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
A/c No. 06027901051403
HABB 0006 0279 0105 1403
HBL CDA Civic Centre
G-6 Markaz Islamabad


Here are the latest PTV Sports BISS Keys

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The are working fine as of making this post.



1. The Beautiful Ones
One of Prince’s greatest ballads, the song was included in Purple Rain (the album & movie)
It starts out as a slow falsetto ballad, with Prince’s piano and organ-sounding synthesizers providing a lush backdrop, gradually builds in volume and intensity.
Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Prince
All vocals & instruments by Prince

2. Insatiable
Insatiable is a slow simmering ballad from the Diamonds & Pearls album.
Produced, arranged, composed by Prince
Performed by Prince & the New Power Generation

3. Goodbye
One of Prince’s most underrated song because of its non-commercial release on the Crystal Ball album, it has a slow & smooth rhythm accompanied by equally smooth vocals. In fact, all vocals on the song are by Prince.
Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince.
All vocals & instruments by Prince
String arrangements by Claire Fischer

4. Adore
Adore is a long, ornate slow jam from the album Sign O the Times. Although the song was never released as a single, yet it quickly became a fan favorite and a real gem from the treasure that was Sign O The Times.
Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince.
All vocals & instruments by Prince
Saxophone by Eric Leeds
Trumpet by Atlanta Bliss

5. Do me, baby
Do me, baby is another fan favorite from his 4th album, Controversy.
Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince.
All vocals & instruments by Prince

6. Scandalous
The soundtrack from the motion picture Batman, Scandalous is a smooth romantic ballad with a Prince trademark. It is said that the lyrics to the song were co-written with his father, John L. Nelson.
Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince.
All vocals & instruments by Prince

7. When 2 R in Love
Initially configured in The Black Album intended to release in 1987, the album was pulled back just days before its official release. The album however circulated among fans in bootleg form and was commercially released in 1994. The song was later inducted in Lovesexy, released in 1988.
Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince.
All vocals & instruments by Prince

8. Somewhere here on earth
Another beautiful ballad with smooth rhythm and lyrics from the 2007 album Planet Earth.
Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince.

9. Slow Love
Sign O The Times era saw Prince at its peak in creativity. The album itself a masterpiece for music lovers, it showcased the talent that is Prince in different measures. Slow Love just pushes the album to a higher level with Prince singing it in a free style form while Eric Leeds supporting the saxophone and Atlanta Bliss on the trumpet.
Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince

10. Damn U
The song is from the most versatile Love Symbol album released in 1992 with the New Power Generation.
Produced, arranged, composed by Prince
Performed by Prince & the New Power Generation



Your inbox may hit you with a new scam email that probably has your bank name or some other bank from Pakistan.

Basically, this is a phishing email that tries to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Although the email subject makes believe to be from a bank, but the email client is usually an unknown address. For instance, the attached email picture is from Tedchiou(at)saturn.yzu.edu.tw

Please be careful before you click on the link and always check at the sender email address.



Here are the updated PTV Sports BISS keys:

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They are working fine as of making this post.