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MQM and Jamat-e-Islami side by side – We hope for a Corruption Free Pakistan

MQM and Jamat-e-Islami side by side – We hope for a Corruption Free Pakistan.

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December 22, 2010 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , | Leave a comment

MQM and Jamat-e-Islami side by side – We hope for a Corruption Free Pakistan

This is really good news that long rivals sat together to move forward and erase differences between them. This is real fact that both MQM and Jamat-e-Islami consist of a large number of educated individuals who were groomed and promoted as a party leaders. Their presence in media and solid debate on issue proves that they are prepared and talented individuals.

JI long served Karachi along with MQM and citizens benefit from their rivalry as both tried to excel in their respective tenures in local government. People have no doubt about contribution of Naimatullah Advocate and Syed Mustafa Kamal. This is in the best interest of Pakistan that these two parties resolve their differences and join hands for the betterment of Pakistan. Believe me if these two parties form a major chunk of next government, they have guts and plans to make Pakistan a clean and law abiding country.

Although Jamat-e-Islami is always seen as protesting party, they are also known for their preparedness on different subjects. The party has largest pool of aggressive workers with strong penetration in youths around Pakistan. Nobody in the history blamed JI for corruption and wrong doing. They are only criticized for their bent towards religion and religious parties. This is also known that the party has great penetration in Army since Zia ul Haq days.

MQM has seen lots of ups and downs and were constantly blamed for militancy within their ranks. In early 90s they faces an operation too and still considered by their opponents as a violent and aggressive party. Even then MQM has produced a series of leaders who were never caught on corruption.

I personally feel that this is high time that MQM also resolve its differences with Imran Khan in the best interest of Pakistan.  If MQM – JI and Tehrik-e-Insaf join hands, they can easily make Pakistan a forward looking and corruption free country. I urge all party leaders of MQM JI and TIP to resolve all their differences and prepare them for the next election under one platform. I can bet that they will clean sweep the whole Pakistan.

Pakistanis know that when PPP and PML-N can join hands for all the wrong reasons, why not these parties join hands for a very important cause. A Corruption Free Pakistan.

Reference Dawn News – http://www.dawn.com/2010/12/22/mqm-ji-discuss-political-situation.html

December 22, 2010 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Prediction – Final Four of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

My Prediction – Final Four of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

December 21, 2010 Posted by | Sports | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Prediction – Final Four of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

I am sure people will raise fingers and will not be happy about my comments, but this is my inner feeling that some tournament favorites will not be in final four of World Cup 2011.

Expected Final Four

Group A

1- Sri Lanka              – Highly talented side with balanced combination

2- Pakistan               -They are highly committed to display very good cricketing skills

Group B

1- England                -Their recent performance in T20 indicates that they will reach final 4

2- South Africa       – This Worldcup will bring more happiness to South African as they will excel

Why not India? – Too much money – Too much cricket

I am not predicting because I am from a rival nation, but the ground realities are not in favor of India. All Indian players are swimming deep in money through commercials and domestic tournaments, their urge and eagerness to deliver well in the world cup is doubtful. Players played too much cricket recently which is taking its toll when senior players are showing signs of strain and tiredness. Their recent and untimely trip to South Africa will be final blow to their preparedness as they are well behind the strength and class of South Africa. If they are defeated badly in this tour, they will not be able to come back to their form needed to lift their moral.

Furthermore, the Indian crowd is too hostile, biased and one sided. We cannot forget semifinal of World Cup 1996 when the match was partially abandoned due to violent reaction of Indian crowd. This alone will keep their team under pressure and India might be displaying the worst ever world cup effort.

Why not Australia? – Not consistent – Not in good colors

Australia is also not up to the mark. Their recent performances are far from perfect; even then they will be a good team to play with. They might give tough time to some of the teams, but their possibility of reaching final four is very low.

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December 20, 2010 Posted by | Cricket, Sports | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Regional Police Network – Proposed Security Solution for Pakistan

Regional Police Network – Proposed Security Solution for Pakistan.

December 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Regional Police Network – Proposed Security Solution for Pakistan

Pakistan should really think of Regional Police Network, an easy and applicable solution for current law and order situation of the country. All cities should have their separate Police, recruiting locally available human resource well aware of regional issues and crime centers. These individual regions should be connected through Information Technology with other entities reporting to Central Command and Control System.

Current Police System should be abolished immediately

Since population of Pakistan has increased considerably, the presence of current police system is useless. Presently the police recruits are mostly from one province with most of them not familiar with city life and its demands. The uneducated Police with a large pool of corrupt elements failed to tackle the more scientifically committed crimes creating a great gap of understanding of ground realities. Criminals are well aware of ill preparedness of Police, therefore committing crime with considerable ease and regularity. This is understood that currently Police is mostly used for protocol reasons, not spending required time for the protection and wellbeing of citizens.

Armed Forces should be involved in selection and preparation of RPN

The main success of Pakistan Army is because of its merit based selection. The selection and recruitment process is so strict that there is no leniency or compromise even if someone falls little short of demand. Proper family background, understanding of local population and maps, clear understanding of languages spoken in recruitment area, professional commitment and sincerity should be judged through interviews, tests and assignments. There should be minimum education limit of Matric for entry level positions up to Graduation and Masters for senior positions.

If Armed forces manage to prepare and create effective RPN, they will be relieved from law enforcement duties within cities and other areas. This will help them concentrate of their actual duties of guarding the frontiers of beloved nation.

Involvement of NADRA for recording crimes and FIRs

Due to extra ordinary services of NADRA in CNIC (Computerized National ID Cards) and Machine Readable Passports, NADRA is undisputed choice for automation crimes and criminals database. Furthermore, NADRA should be engaged to automate all jails, courts and related departments for seamless operations with connectivity to all relevant databases being used in other domains. United Nations, United States and other developed countries pushing Pakistan for the fight against terror should seriously convince and fund Pakistan to move in this direction with rapid pace. This is the only way they can make Pakistan safer for them and the whole world.

Construction of Law Enforcing Complex

This is strongly suggested that a unique concept of Law Enforcing Complex should be introduced in every city with main facilities like Police Head Quarter, Secure Lockups, Full fledge Jails, Courts for speedy trials, Hospital, Training Complex, Media Center, Forensic Laboratories, Investigation Center, Public Support Desk, Emergency Response Center, Call Center and IT Departments. The complex should have a nearby residential complex with in a secured compound wall for families of Police Department. All amenities like school, colleges and clinics should be made available for families of Police Department.

Having all facilities under one roof will reduce a lot of expenses especially when convicted persons are moved between lockups/jails and courts. The complex should be made with fool proof security with latest gadgets and tools to ensure safety of facility, inmates and families.

Life insurance and family protection schemes

All those who are appointed in RPN should be given full assurance of ample coverage. Insurance and family protection should be ensured in case of any live threatening incident. Salaries of Police recruits should be similar to Armed Forces with nearly similar facilities and incentives as their job is equally important. Special schools should be established purely for Police staff children with Free/Subsidized education to ensure that staff gives full attention to their tasks.

Meetings and Association with locals

Regular open door sessions should be arranged in all administrative areas and Police Stations nationwide on routine basis to meet with people living around these stations. There should be a drop box in front of every Police Station, Airport, Markets and Parks for anonymous complains and concerns. People in this way may be able to identify suspicious activities in their surroundings and inform Police well in advance for necessary action.

Digital Maps and Numbering of Locations for rapid response

Regional Police should have digital maps with devices like IPhones or otherwise to keep track of areas with in their jurisdictions.  Special mobile teams should be trained for immediate response within the range of their respective police stations in minimal possible time.

Separate Unit for Protocols and Convoy Protection

There should be a separate force within RPN for VIP Protocols and Convoy Protection and for other similar tasks only. These units should not affect normal operations of Police. This will ensure full strength engaged in law enforcing and crime response and tracking duties.

Fenced Cities and Urban Settlements (Katchi Abadis)

Even developed cities like Dubai are fenced to control abnormal movement of people across cities. This helps in tracking spots for movement of criminals and suspects. Especially all Kutchi Abadis / Settlements should be fenced with Police units engaged in monitoring ins and outs. Since these settlements are safe havens for criminals, fencing these will help in coordinated and easy checks. Fences can also be built on routes expected to be used for smuggling and drug/weapon trafficking

Permission of Processions and Rallies on the basis of available strength

Police should not be engaged in unnecessary events like religious or political rallies and gatherings. All such events should be permitted on the basis of available workforce in relevant areas. After careful evaluation of strength a number of persons should be allowed to attend such rallies. In countries like Saudi Arab, United Arab Emirates and other major Islamic countries, there is no permission for such kind of rallies which are not even legal in religion.

This will help country save billions of rupees burned for such unnecessary events. Even if such events are necessary the organizers should be responsible for gathering more than allowed individuals. There should be a short and restricted route not affecting traffic flow and routine of citizens. Any organization or group going against law should be banned immediately and organizers arrested.

Riot Control Force

This has been observed in recent years that public turn violent after tragic incidents. They take law and order in their hands and destroy public and government properties. They also endanger lives of citizen by pelting stones and burning vehicles. A special unit of Riot Force with immediate response and control capabilities should be prepared with Police department. All new equipment like water jets, plastic bullets and bullet proof vests should be provided.

This is understood that every area is special and need utmost attention and preparedness. I tried to put on paper whatever I think for the improvement of Police department in Pakistan. We all being concerned Pakistanis pray for the betterment and wellbeing of our fellow citizens. Our government and their well-wishers should seriously think on these grounds to make Pakistan a safer and prosperous country.

December 12, 2010 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Green Dream Team for Cricket World Cup 2011

With ICC World Cup 2011 fast approaching, this is obvious that all teams are working hard to be the best. The only team which is not focused due to variety of reasons is Pakistan. From last couple of years, non-cricketing incidents, internal rifts, spot fixing and other issues hampered focused approach towards World Cup. Pakistan is under fire on international level and friendly fire from inside which spoiled the very game we all are fond of. Being a Pakistani I am optimistic that our team will come out of it and will perform better than expected.

This is quite true that in last two world cups, Pakistan despite presence of prominent stars failed to perform well. Although on paper our teams were A-One but their internal differences, professional jealousies, in fights and unprofessional approach paid heavy price. We lost key stars in terms of early retirements, our popular coach died and our team lost their association with nation.

In recent past Pakistan was unable to play any international cricket in front of home crowd after major security lapse when Sri Lankan team was attacked. Since then Pakistan is playing international cricket in more hostile environments where Pakistan faces media challenges in terms of negative coverage of their activities.

In my opinion, Pakistan is not under pressure in terms of being considered as favorites, but every team member should realize that our nation needs this cup to lift their moral. After Asian Games win, we can say that Hockey has played its part along with Squash and other sports, but its time for Cricket.

After watching recent series one must say that this is high time to finalize our squad so each member should focus on their preparation and put cent per cent effort. Being a close follower of cricket in all dark and bright days my dream team is as follows.

1-      Muhammad Hafeez – He is a useful all-rounder showed some maturity recently

2-      Taufiq Umar – He has produced some promising opening partnerships with Muhammad Hafeez

3-      Asad Shafiq – Can be used as a wicket keeper. He is a good batsman with excellent technique

4-      Younus Khan – Highly experienced player and motivator plus a reliable slip fielder

5-      Fawad Alam – Played some exciting knocks in Dubai and showed patience on crease

6-      Misbah ul Haq – Highly experienced and senior player can become a backbone of middle order

7-      Umar Akmal – Explosive and Talented player who can lift the game for team

8-      Abdul Razzak – Highly dangerous player who can single handedly win games for Pakistan

9-      Shahid Afridi – Motivator and peaceful captain with all-round capabilities

10-   Abdul Rehman – Showed his strength with ball and bat showed more maturity than Saeed Ajmal

11-   Umer Gul – Highly competitive cricketer. His record is great and bowled exciting spells recently.

12-   Shoaib Akhtar – Not as good as he used to be but still a threat to opponents.

13-   Tanveer Ahmed – Displayed excellent bowling skills in dead pitch of Abu Dhabi recently

14-   Sohail Tanveer – A good player of T20 and One-days and explosive batsman

15-   Wahab Riaz – Emerging all-rounder, little damped by injury and controversies but showed promise

I know that my team might not be the exact one selected by our selection committee but I feel that much of my players will be part of the team. We all should pray for their success and encourage them as they need our faith and support again.

Wish you all the best – My team “Pakistan”.

December 11, 2010 Posted by | Sports | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Career Opportunities in UAE – Way forward

UAE is really a land of opportunities. Whether you are a businessman, student, labor, professional or otherwise, UAE provide extra ordinary opportunities to shine with full concentration on your domain. In recent years Dubai emerged as a key destination constantly visible in business radar of the world. The city is transforming itself into a technically equipped with most of the impressive automates services in the world. On the other hand Abu Dhabi is the most stable city with bustling businesses and career opportunities.  In this write up I will sum up few points for those who are seriously thinking of landing in UAE for career opportunities.

Preparedness

Most of the individuals landing in UAE lack preparedness in terms of qualification, skills and certifications needed to get going in the job market. There are key areas which are constantly in demand of human resource which need to be focused to get jobs on time. A large number of individuals come on tourist visa for minimum 30 days which is really insufficient, especially if one has no prior interview setup or meetings arranged. Breaking ice in UAE market is a tough task. Secondly the prerequisites are so much that one cannot imagine fulfilling all those in 30 days.  

Focus

People who land in UAE for job opportunities don’t focus on certain job titles, instead they start sending and dropping CVs for every job opportunity they read. One must evaluate skills needed for the selected opportunity and change tone of a CV to exactly match the requirement. If a person is over qualified for the position interested in, he/she should draft a summarized version of CV not emphasizing on advanced skills. If you are under qualified then never exaggerate your skills, instead emphasize that you will cover short comings in lesser period of time.

Personal contacts

Before planning your visit for job hunting, sort a list of contacts you already have in UAE in terms of friends, relatives and colleagues who can help you or guide you in the market. Furthermore, if you have residence arrangement with your friends or relatives then you will be able to concentrate more on your job hunting instead of wasting time in finding living place. When you plan to visit ask your relative or friend to arrange a mobile phone + sim for you so that you can use the number in your CV. The mobile-sim can be easily purchased when you land in UAE. This is the first thing you should do before initiating your hunting. Carrying your personal mobile and changing sim is recommended; otherwise you will have to spend a good chunk of your money to buy one from the market.

Applying for the job

When you start applying, first of all create multiple physical copies of your CV especially couple of other versions for different job titles you can handle. Never mess up your application with multiple job titles. The best way to start searching is going through newspapers and classified sections. Furthermore, there are number of websites announcing job openings. You may also contact recruiting firms but be sure as there are quacks around to grab money the moment you walk in to their office. Any recruitment firm claiming even minimal amount in first meeting should be avoided as most of them are fake and simply misguide individuals.

Map of UAE

Wikimapia.org is a best source of getting clear view of UAE. You may browse all major cities, landmarks and locations before landing in UAE. Most of the visitors land in Dubai as the city has more businesses and job opportunities than other states. Google earth can also be checked for proper guidance. Secondly you should visit RTA website which has a feature namely “journey planner” which may be visited to see maps and routes of buses. This is good idea to be prepared regarding roads, markets and business hubs.

Be presentable

Talk nice and dress nice even if you are applying for an ordinary job. Cleanliness is a must and selection of proper dress for relevant job title can also help in attracting your employer. Whenever you are called for an interview, do visit the company’s website and go through the introduction and other information available on the net about the company. During interviews establish proper eye contact and communicate confidently with interviewer(s). Be loud, clear and attentive. Always take your CV in proper file in multiple copies. The copies should be the same you sent via email or courier.  Distribute these copies preferably in plastic file to all interviewers so that they can write their points on it. Convince your interviewer that you are keen to join and work hard for cementing place in the organization. Never plead or degrade yourself, instead communicate with authority and confidence.

Documents Required – Important step never omit to avoid failure

If you have decided to go to UAE you should have proper educational documents properly endorsed from UAE Consulate/Embassy near to you. You can visit Bukhari Travels with your documents to understand current requirements as they provide verification services for UAE Consulate in Pakistan.  To be precise, in Pakistan, educational documents need to be attested from HEC – Higher Education Commission prior to submission to consulate for which service of FedEx courier is required.  After this phase make an Arabic translation of your final educational document. Verified documents along with translation need to be endorsed from Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is a one day process if you reach there on time. In Pakistan we get used to agents who ensure timely completion of formalities with some additional cost if you are in a hurry but make sure you leave documents with proper agent (Get their mobile number and visit their office to be sure you can catch him later). Carrying attested documents with you will help you process your employment visa on time otherwise this may take weeks and may irk your potential employer. This is one of the key reasons candidates fails to materialize job offers due to lack of document preparedness.

All above points are necessary to increase your chances of getting better opportunity in UAE. Job seekers should also visit other cities like Sharjah, Ras Al Khaima and Fujaira to increase chances of getting jobs quickly.

December 7, 2010 Posted by | Current Affairs, General, Human Capital Growth, Professional Training | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment