Tremendous Response Received by “Bol”

A long awaited Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol was released on 24 June, 2011 throughout the country. The audience gave a tremendous response to the film and it can be seen through long quos for advance bookings. Many cinema houses found with house full boards in all shows at the third day of release.

Atif Aslam, Humema Malik, Eman Ali, Mahira and entire cast acted wonderfully. Story of the film is very close to reality which gives a serious message to the nation that let the people to think about the importance of women’s right. It has depicted many odds in the society and the subject matter of the film is to raise voice against these odds. Film is picturised in various locations of Lahore and people can watch the actual beauty of city.

It is not only a piece of entertainment but it has some flaming issues and every Pakistani should watch it. And after coming out of cinema hall you will surely say “Bol is Bold”.


Trek to Ansoo Lake..

The name “Ansoo” comes from its tear-like shape (the Urdu word Ansoo means teardrop). This lake also resembles Human Eye with central ice land resembling Iris of Human Eye and a ridge resembling Eyebrow becoming even more prominent when ice melts on the Eyebrow in summers.

Ansoo Lake is a high-altitude lake (elevation 16,492 feet or 5,027 metres) in the Kaghan Valley in the Mansehra District of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is near Malika Parbat in the Himalayan range.

This lake can be reached by two different routes. First one is short but steeper trek from Saiful Mulook Lake. Reach Saiful Mulook then crossing towards Malka Parbat. It takes more than 12 hours for a round trip to Ansoo lake starting from lake Saiful Mulook. The trek is covered with snow in most parts of the year. The best time to trek is from July 10 to August 15. The optimal time to set off for the lake from Saiful Mulook is around 06:00 in the morning. Horses can also be hired from the Lake Saiful Mulook along with a guide who will take you to Ansoo Lake. It costs almost PKR 1200-1500 per horse and PKR 1000 additional for the guide but one still has to walk more than 35% of the distance by himself. This trek can be further divided into two part. First half, which is towards Saiful Malook, is valley along the river and it goes up to Malika Parbat base camp. Second half is steeper starting from Malika Parbat base camp and ends with Ansoo Lake. This part is all about climbing on the mountain.

Second trek to reach Ansoo Lake starts from the village Mahandri, which is 40 km south to Naran Village, and it goes through Manoor Gali and Kach Gali. This trek takes at least three days of 12 hour trekking to get to Ansoo Lake. Steepness of this trek may be the same as of other one but travel in the valley is lot more. This gives an opportunity to camp along the rivers, in jungles, on the top of mountains and in abandoned towns.

Both of above mentioned treks run in opposite direction from Ansoo lake and are connected via mountains top forming half circle 300–400 feet above the lake waters. From this altitude, there is an amazing vista of lake on one side and top of Malika Parbat and beautiful skyline of high altitude mountains covered with snow on the other side. There is no risk free way to reach lake waters because it lies in the crater with steep, snow covered walls. There is no apparent drainage of lake water and no one ever tried to explore it because of its dangerous approach and limited resources in that area.

Workshop on High Impact Front-Line “Supervisory Skills” by R-Act

Workshop Overview

This workshop is designed to support new (or relatively new) supervisor in creating a work environment that enhances productivity, teamwork, and the achievement of business results. This will quip supervisors to gain the most from their team as well as learn new tips and techniques. Participants will refreshed, recharged and prepared, after this one day learning experience.

Who Can Benefit

  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Shift In-charges
  • Sales Supervisors
  • Assistant Managers
  • Junior Managers
  • Administration In-charge

Workshop Outline

  • Understand Organizational Structure / Supervisors Responsibilities
  • What are the key tasks of an effective Supervisor?
  • Effective Communications – Understanding the communication process
  • Experience the impact of non-verbal communications
  • Learn effective delegating techniques
  • Understand your own coaching style
  • Understand leadership and leadership style
  • Understand key principles of Managing time effectively
  • Your action plan for continued growth


8000 per participant

(Including course material, certificate, lunch, Tea & professional networking)

Date & Venue

19 July, 2011

Hotel One, Lahore


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Suite # 5, 3rd floor, Al-Hafiz Trade Center, 110 Link road, Model Town Lahore

Deadline: July 16, 2011





World’s Fastest Computer by Japan

The title of World’s fastest machine is given to a Supercomputer manufactured by Fujitsu Company in Japan. K supercomputer is 3 times faster than the previous title-holder and is capable of performing eight quadrillion calculations each second. A quadrillion is one followed by 15 zeroes and in computer jargon the speed is known as 8.2 petaflops.

The previous fastest machine was the Chinese computer Tianhe-1A, which was clocked at 2.507 petaflops and highlighted the emergence of China’s growing technological and economic power.

The K Computer is also more powerful than the next five systems on the list combined. The system is deployed across 672 computer racks and has a power consumption of 9.89 megawatts.


Pakistani Snooker Players in World Cup

World Snooker Championship is going to start in Thailand from July 11 to 17. It is the leading professional snooker tournament in terms of both prize money and ranking points. Players from 20 countries will participate. Pakistan Billiard and Snooker Association has named a two-member Pakistan team to feature in World Snooker championship.

Shahid Aftab and Mohammad Sajid from Pakistan will be taking part in the game. Aftab has good prospects in the event as he had earlier reached the quarter finals of the Asian snooker championship held in India.


Ali Zafar trying to get close to Katrina…

Ali Zafar , who after getting fame from Tere Bin Laden is working in his upcoming film “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan” under the banner of Yash Raj Films. Through some sources, it was reported that Ali Zafar is trying to be very close to Katrina Kaif off screen. Ali Zafar has been telling people that he and Katrina are not just co stars but they are good friend also. It is also said that the couple were spotted spending some time at Ali’s apartment.

Ali Zafar is playing the fiancee of Katrina Kaif in the musical romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. It is not clear why he is getting more close to actress Katrina. But the actress’ friends think that the budding Bollywood actor is just trying to use her as a ladder to fame.


Snap Shots of True Pakistan & Pakistanis

Iqbal, 42, is framed through a cane stool as he makes a stool in Karachi.

A labourer sleeps on a pile of cement bags in Lahore

A labourer loads bricks onto a mule to transport them to be baked in a kiln at a brick factory in Islamabad

A man polishes brass cooking pots at a workshop in the old city of Lahore

Children enjoying the street rides and swings


Photographs by Reuters

58th birth anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto

The 58th birth anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto will be marked in a befitting manner on June 21. The ‘Quran Khawani’ would be held on this very occasion and the ceremony would be held in Naudero. Blood donation camps would also be organized and the birthday functions would also be organized at the district level.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has paid rich tributes to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. He said that Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto always remained committed to the welfare of the poor people. and President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani are carrying forward the mission of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.

Sindh Women Development Minister Taqueer Fatima Bhutto and Sindh Electric Power Minister Shazia Marri also paid rich tributes to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.


Shahid Afridi Is Back In Ground

Former captain Pakistan cricket team Shahid Afridi after resolving disputes with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ,will leave for London on Wednesday to represent Hampshire in the English Twenty20 event. He is scheduled to make his first appearance for the side in Thursday’s encounter against Essex.

The PCB restored Afridi’s no-objection certificate (NOC) to clear the way for him to play abroad but levied a heavy fine. But now eagerly awaiting fans of Shahid will watch him playing again.


100th Anniversary of IBM

US technology pioneer IBM turns 100 years old on Thursday. With a market capitalisation of $197 billion, IBM is the world’s 14th most valuable technology company. IBM claims to hold more US patents than any other company and five of its employees have won Nobel prizes for physics.

Over the years, rivals have mocked IBM’s corporate culture of conformity but that has not stopped the Armonk, New York, company from being at the forefront of technological innovation.

The celebration was aptly held at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center — named after IBM’s founder and initial CEO – because research and innovation has been such a driving factor for IBM over its 100 years. And more than 30 members of the Watson family were in attendance at the event. IBM also debuted its “Wild Ducks” film, a tribute to IBM clients who have defied conventional wisdom through new approaches to building their businesses.

At the event, Hamm reiterated his position. He said IBM’s is “an intentionally created culture. For any company to survive for 50 years you have to have a set of beliefs you hold dear. And you have to be willing to change everything else in the company.”

Ken Chenault summed it up best when he said: “Even at 100 years old IBM will remain one of the youngest companies on this ever smarter planet.”