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Targeted Operation

They came—- they searched my home

And they found a love letter

From one of my very old books

And torn to shreds, rose flower!

That got crushed under a long boot

A list of household things

from my old diary

of the last days of the month

that couldn’t be bought;

this list was ironically laughed at

and torn into pieces;

my genuine brilliant dated prose

was taken into custody!

I’m imprisoned now

For the crime of not having

Any ammo for self defense

My children are witnesses against me

And so are my neighbors

Shabeer Soomro

Translated by Tanveer Rauf



11643_176745566931_8316683_n (1)With P732bda8e6cde0e3d51879825a2f6b388rime Minister of Nepal Mr. Munmohan Adhaikari (late)

I have the honor to step on the land of mountains the Nepal. the airport of Kathmandu is not very big so very professional pilots fly and land there. When the plane lands safely the passengers applaud the pilot with non stop cheers and clapping. It’s breathtaking to see the gigantic Himalaya range from the plane’s window.

I went there to represent my beloved country Pakistan to attend SAARC Teachers’ Conference in 1993

( South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) is an economic and political organization of eight countries in Southern Asia)

The people of Nepal are very friendly cooperating and simple. Nepal is a beautiful picturesque. We went to almost all sight seeing places and enjoyed. I bought gold rings for my daughter. It was amazing to see that the jewelry was made in three metals like gold, silver and copper. all metals could be seen and identified. The Prime Minister invites all delegates from SAARC countries in his official house. he enjoyed tea and refreshments with us. he was very simple and easy to talk to. I got his autograph too in my diary. I have very good memories of Nepal.

We feel very upset and depressed to see Nepal in earthquake and its after disastrous effects. We pray for the innocent people who lost their lives and for them also who lost their property. Our best and cordial prayers to endure the great loss. I find no words to express my true feelings. Love you our Nepali friends

We have been through this unbearable agony and natural disaster in 2005 so are well aware how it feels 😦

Pakistan – The Largest Land of Glaciers. 282724_255665761125564_591477_n
Glaciers serve as a natural regulator of regional water supplies. Pakistan’s glaciers are spread over an area of about 16933 Km².
Pakistan is a home of 108 peaks above 6000m, and numerous peaks above 5000 and 4000. Five of the 14 highest independent peaks in the world are here


Fairy Meadows has been a source of enchantment since long for back packers, climbers, wildlife researchers, photographers, painters & geologists, besides nature lovers.

The pine forests skirting Fairy Meadows are perhaps one of the virgin forests in the north of Pakistan, and are home to a number of species of birds and wildlife! Picture: Danish Farid Khan

. Lake Saiful Muluk, Pakistan. 253306_256196527739154_7655163_n
A fairy tale called Saiful Muluk, written by the famous sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, is associated with the lake.
It is the story of prince of Persia who fell in love with a fairy princess at the lake.The impact of the lake beauty is of such extent that people believe that fairies come down to lake in full moon.

The Baltoro Glacier, Pakistan. 267730_251026764922797_5357551_n
Small valley glaciers form icefalls where they meet the trunk glacier. The sidewalls vary from very steep to precipitous. The glacier has carved striations on the surrounding country rocks. Moving ice has formed depressions, which serve as basins for numerous glacial lakes.
Gwadar Bay, Pakistan. 283005_249782921713848_3511904_n
Gwadar Bay is located in the Gulf of Oman on the maritime border of Pakistan and Iran. It is an inlet of the Arabian Sea indenting the sandy Makran coast at the Iran–Pakistan border.
Gwadar’s location and history have given it a unique blend of cultures. The Arabic influence upon Gwadar is strong as a consequence of the Omani era and its close proximity to the Arabian peninsula.

Derawar Fort, Pakistan. 263552_250364061655734_2151769_n
It is an ancient fort located in Cholistan Desert in Pakistan. The Fort was built by Deoraj, a prince of Jaisalmer. The forty bastions of Derawar are visible for many miles in Cholistan Desert. The walls have a circumference of 1500 metres and stand up to thirty metres high!
The first fort on the site was built by Hindu Rajput, Rai Jajja Bhati of Jaisalmer. It remained in the hands of the royal family of Jaisalmer until captured and completely rebuilt by the nawabs of Bahawalpur in 1733. Picture Credit: Yasir Nisar.

Lulusar Lake, Pakistan. 282495_250005318358275_2126981_n (1)
At 3,410 m [11,190 ft], it is the primary headwaters of the Kunhar River. It flows southwest through the entire length of Kaghan Valley and the Naran Valley, passing Jalkhand, Kaghan, Jared, Paras and Balakot until its confluence with the Jhelum River.
Lulusar Lake marks the historic place where fifty-five participants of the 1857 Indian war of independence were arrested.
The lake is much larger than other lakes in the Kaghan Valley, and has mirror-like water reflecting the surrounding snow capped Lulusar mountains, creating a natural tourist attraction.

Hanna Lake,270461_250845358274271_4945437_n

Pakistan.It is a beautiful lake near Quetta city in Pakistan. Hanna Lake is very attractive for holidaymakers, and is crowded with hikers and campers in holidays. You can hire a boat and paddle on the lake and round the island in the middle!

K 27, Pakistan. 268169_251331238225683_4167925_n
Trek or trekking is a long journey undertaken on foot in areas where common means of transport is generally not available. Trekking is not mountaineering; it is days of walking, along with adventure.The Himalayan routes are famous for attracting a large number of trekkers!

Shah Jahan Mosque, Pakistan. 252949_255599287798878_2823215_n
This beautiful mosque was built in the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is located in Thatta, Sindh province, Pakistan.
This mosque was built in 1647 during the reign of Mughal King Shah Jahan, also known as the builder King. The mosque is built with red bricks with blue coloured glaze tiles probably imported from another Sindh’s town of Hala. The mosque has overall 100 domes and it is world’s largest mosque having such number of domes. It has been built keeping acoustics in mind. A person speaking inside one end of the dome can be heard at the other end!

Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. 281557_258043267554480_6710163_n
Mound of the Dead, situated in the province of Sindh, Pakistan, was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization!
Built around 2600 BC, it was one of the world’s earliest major urban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. The archaeological ruins of the city are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Picture Credit: Hugo R

Biafo Bridge, Pakistan. 184069_258085414216932_6945130_n (1)
Biafo Hisper trek starts from Skardu – Askoli, which lies on the right bank of Biafo Glacier.
Over the angry river, crossing the hanging bridge can be the adventure of your life!
Picture Credit: Stu Remensnyder.

Fairy Meadows, Pakistan. 285126_262414673784006_6606381_n (1)
Star trails and milky way trailing in the backdrop of Nanga Parbat – Raikot face from Fairy Meadows.It’s a single 30 minute exposure!
Picture Credit: Danish Khan

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Actions are judged by their intention

and every man shall be judged accordingly.

Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His Messenger;

and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit

or to take some women in marriage,

his migration was for that for which he migrated


  • If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side.If you are left handed, you will chew your food on your left side
  • If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying
  • Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink.If it is white there’s a thin film of bacteria on it
  • The Titanic was the first ship to use the ‘SOS’ signal
  • The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 % when a person  looks at something pleasing
  • Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.Six year olds laugh an average of 300 times a day.Adults laugh 15 to 100 times a day
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
  • The roar that we hear when place a sea-shell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear
  • Dalmatians are born without spots

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I experienced different moods of Dubai like; The sand storm,  the drizzle, the dense fog, the heat, the cleanliness, the fashion, International brands, different cultures, the movies, the cruise, the dancing fountains, the global village, the security, the excellent management, tasted food, fruits and veggies of different countries. I enjoyed everything to the fullest but the gift I brought from there is painful and will take time to make me forget it J I got flu and chest congestion so much so that I had to cut short my visit and came back home. Not back home but straight to the family doctor from the airport. All through night I coughed with fever and body pain. I smile to myself when I hear my own husky sexy voice J I got so much love and care from my niece and daughter and their families. They did whatever they could to soothe my pain. I was treated like a princess or to say queen is better because of my ageJ I got so many precious gifts from them. To be honest it’s all part of adventure!

 I’m honored to have met my dear sister in law, my nephews and their families after 15 long years. They spent thousands of dollars just to meet me. I’m humbly grateful. I learnt that love is supreme and most powerful!


dust storm

dust storm

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I came to Dubai on 20th of March with my son Ali for a one month visit. We are staying at my youngest daughter and her family. She lives in a 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor. She has maintained it very well. Very clean and comfortable!

Dubai is famous for its biggest artificial beach Jumeirah, tallest building Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, biggest shopping Dubai Mall, most modern and expensive cars on the roads, chain of all brands available, and you name and you have it. It is most secured and looked after country. Pavements, railings are dust freed after midnight and not only that but the beaches are constantly cleaned by the sweepers. Sand is sifted by the machines so nothing unwanted thing is left behind on the beaches. A woman is safe in Dubai. She can wear jewels and gold and carry as much cash as she likes and go by taxi and any hour of night. She won’t be robbed, raped or kidnapped.  Dubai is amazing, safe, peaceful and harmonious——-but—–

There’s no cross ventilation as far as I know in the malls. I may definitely be wrong, but every time I go to any mall I feel suffocated. I caught cold, sore throat and congestion. It may be due to air-conditioning as Dubai is advanced in all respects so they must have thought about it too. Being old having weak resistance and not used to live in air-condition rooms most of the time. I like to breathe in fresh air and have cross ventilation in my home so maybe it’s my outlook!

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