Kashmiri Chai – Gulabi Chai

Occasion: Any Number of persons this dish serves.Total servings: 8-10
What international cuisine this dish belongs to.Cuisine: Pakistani Number of Calories in dish.Calories: 35 k/cal
How much effort it takes to make this dish.Effort: Average Pre-Preparation time. For example marinating etc.Pre-Prep time:
This dish is best suited for. For example Diabetes, Cholestrol reducing etc.Best for: All Time it takes to prepare the dish.Preperation time: 1 hour
How is this dish served.How to serve: Hot

recipe by Kishwar.

Kashmiri Chai is prepared by green tea with a required quantity of milk. Kashmiri tea is a favorite tea in Pakistan. It looks more delicious when serves with crushed Almonds and Pistachio.

Ingredients
6 tsp. green tea leaves
15-20 seeds of green cardamomClick to find more about cardamom plus 1-2 tsp. ground cardamomClick to find more about cardamom
1-2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
1-2 ltr. full cream milk e)Fresh cream ( malai)
6 tsp. ground pistachio/almondsClick to find more about almonds
6 cups water
SaltClick to find more about Salt to taste


Preparation
Pour water in a heavy based large pan. Add tea leaves,saltClick to find more about salt, seeds of greencardamomClick to find more about cardamom and bicarbonate of soda.
Bring to boil reduce heat and simmer briskly for 4-5 minutes or until it reduces to 13 its quantity.
While it is still boiling pour in it about 2-3 cups of cold water or enough water to make four cups in all.
Bring to boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from heat, strain and keep aside.
Boil the milk with ground cardamomClick to find more about cardamom over low heat.
Pour prepared tea water (Qahwa) in the milk.
Bring to boil, add saltClick to find more about salt and simmer for 3-5 minutes over low heat.
Remove from heat and pour into 6 cups.
Pour 1 tablespoon of cream or malai.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of pistachio/almondsClick to find more about almonds over it.

Pakistani Zoha Abdullah Malik Topped In Biology O Level All Over The World

Islamabad: Pakistani Student Zoha Abdullah Malik from Beacon House School System Islamabad Topped in O Level examination in Biology all over the World.

PML-F chief Pir Pagara passes away

Spiritual Leader of Hur Community and Chief of Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) Pir Mardan Shah-II, more commonly known as Pir Pagara, breathed his last at the age of 83 here on Tuesday, Geo News reported.

Pir Pagara was flown to London’s Wellington Hospital in an air-ambulance after suffering from an infection following his surgery in Karachi a few days ago, where he, reportedly, had shown some signs of improvement before his death.

Doctors at Wellington Hospital said the cause of death was cardiac arrest.

His funeral prayer will be offered here in London on Wednesday.

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight would fly his dead body back home on the same day.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have telephoned Pir Pagaro’s sons in London and registered their condolences.

Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced three-day mourning in Sindh.

Governor Sindh, Dr Isharat-ul-Ibad has also condoled with his heirs.

Pir Pagara spent a major part of his life being actively engaged in Pakistan’s politics.

He was born in Pir Jo Goth on November 22, 1928. He had his primary education at his birth-town. While his his father was under arrest, Khalifas at Dargah Sharif looked after his education.

In 1946 he was kept under house arrest along with his younger brother and family members in Karachi. He stayed for three years in Aligrah from 1943 to 1946. In 1946 he was shifted to Liverpool, England, where he was admitted in Majiour Davis Private School but was kept school-bound.

In 1949 Prime Minister Liaqut Ali Khan met him in England and assured him of restoration of his Status. On 4th February 1952 his status as Pir Pagara was officially restored with Dasterbandi.

Immediately after restoration of Gadi he had many challenges to face. Most important challenge was to restore the image of Hur Jamat. British during those last 30 years had tarnished the image of Jamat and projected the Jamat as terrorist. It was a big task to clarify the position of the Jamat and reorganize it, which he did with all his might.

Pir Sahib was very fond of hunting and horseracing. He owned many race-winning horses of rare pedigree. The credit of Karachi racecourse club’s restoration also goes to only Pir Sahib. Forecasting was also one of his hobbies. His political forecasts often came true. On top of all these, he was a first class cricketer as well.

During the colonial rule, his forebear Pir Syed Sibghtullah Shah Shaheed started armed struggle against the British in the form of Hur movement. The rulers were so scared of the movement that they assassinated Sibghtullah Shah Shaheed to control the movement. Thus Sibghtullah Shah Shaheed gave his life independence.

Pir Sahib also felt it was his duty to safeguard & maintain the sovereignty, integrity and independence of the homeland. In 1965, when India attacked Pakistan, Pir Sahib asked his followers to serve the country. About 20,000 volunteers came out and fought very bravely and captured many posts of India.

Similarly in 1971 by order of Pir sahib his followers volunteered and fought very bravely.

As far as his political party is concerned, in fifties, after the defeat of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah at the hands of Field Marshall Ayub Khan in presidential run, Mohtarma declared the Muslim League as Functional and made Pir Pagaro the head of this faction of Pakistan Muslim League, which he led with grace till his death.

Memogate Scandal: How BlackBerry Set Works

blackberry Memogate Scandal: How BlackBerry Set Works

WOODBRIDGE, VA: As the memogate commission issued notices to various parties in the memogate investigation in Islamabad on Monday it will not be the testimony of ex-ambassador Husain Haqqani or the contents of the affidavit of former US national security adviser Gen James Jones or even the in-person testimony of American businessman Mansoor Ijaz that would matter.

It will be the forensic analysis of telephone records, e-mail exchanges and BlackBerry chats
that allegedly took place between Ijaz and Haqqani from May 9 to May 11. Phone records will be the easiest to ascertain and provide direct evidence and confirmation. But for most Pakistanis, the internal workings of a BlackBerry device are not that well understood. The forensic testing of Ijaz’s devices, which apparently still hold the original exchanges with Haqqani, and the ability to retrieve such data independently from Research In Motion Limited (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry devices, will be the key determining factor in whether memogate is consigned to the dustbin of history or is the hammer that nails the coffin shut of those who stand accused of committing such heinous crimes against the state.

Every BlackBerry device has a unique identifier called a PIN CODE. This PIN is an eight-digit alphanumeric which registers a particular handset for use on the RIM servers so that any user can reach any other user of BB services for minimal monthly cost.

Messages sent by BB Messenger are encrypted and cannot be seen by others in real time. Every BlackBerry device has a PIN, exactly like a fingerprint identifying the DNA of that particular handset. BBs are the device of choice among the professional class because a BlackBerry handset can exchange not only secure, encrypted chats between its users, but can also receive and send e-mails, SMS, MMS in addition to being utilized as a normal telephone.

BBs have the added feature of a PIN message that shows up in bright red font on a BB screen, that is only seen between two users chatting with each other (like a highly encrypted e-mail message from one mailbox to another). PIN messages appeared in the list of exchanges between Ijaz and Haqqani, according to Ijaz’s SC statement.

In the memogate case, some complex issues arise if there was an intent on the part of one or the other, or even both, protagonists (Ijaz and Haqqani) to delete, erase or modify the data in their handsets. Let’s start with what we know.

Ijaz has made publicly available 31 screen shots of his BB handset as part of his witness statement to the SC. If those screen shots reflect real data, then his handset holds sufficient evidence to be forensically examined and demonstrate that those conversations he claims took place between him and Haqqani were in fact real. Why so? Because Ijaz’s PIN is verifiable as belonging to him, and the incoming messages would have to have been received by the sender’s PIN, which is also recorded in Ijaz’s handset.

The harder part will be to ascertain whether the PIN associated with incoming BB messages sent to Ijaz’s device belonged to a handset used by Haqqani. The PIN is unique to the handset. The SIM card (and therefore the phone number that belongs to that particular SIM card) is not.

A SIM card for a telephone number belonging to Haqqani could theoretically be installed in a different handset than the one he was sending his BB chats from. Once used for the purpose intended, he could discard that BB handset, never to be seen again, and only RIM could confirm using Ijaz’s handset whether the chats did take place or not.

If, on the other hand, Haqqani used one of his two normal phone numbers to send BB chats to Ijaz (one issued for official use as ambassador – a 202 number, and one privately kept by Haqqani – a 617 number from his old days in Boston University’s employ that he used for non-government work), then RIM would have evidence of which SIM card, and therefore telephone number, was used to transmit the BB chats by that specific PIN code.

Commission investigators will have a tough time getting to the bottom of what phones Haqqani did or did not actually use.

He will have to be asked to produce the two handsets that had the PIN numbers disclosed by Ijaz as belonging to Haqqani on the days in May and in October/November when they allegedly exchanged large numbers of chat messages.

If he refuses, or cannot because the devices have been disposed of, the only other certain way to ascertain whether Haqqani sent the messages would be an unlikely confession or a Commission subpoena of data from RIM. This is being apparently done by the Commission. It may be hard to get but possible.

One other possibility exists. RIM could be subpoenaed to hand over all messages associated with the PIN codes allegedly used by Haqqani. Those messages would then identify PIN codes other than Ijaz’s, which would then confirm that Haqqani was in fact the sender because his chat list of contacts would be unique to him, and the PIN codes of others with whom he communicated could not be set aside so easily.

If history is any guide, the Commission will have its work cut out to demand anything from BB maker RIM. In August 2011, as youthful rioters were blackening the streets of Britain in a dramatic popular uprising, BBs were the communication tool of choice. As police work started and arrests were made, RIM pre-empted a move by Metropolitan Police authorities to get ahead of an onslaught of subpoenas by tweeting at the time: “We feel for those impacted by the riots in London. We have engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can.”

With RIM’s cooperation, police would have been able to read and record in real time encrypted BBM messages between riot conspirators, pinpointing individuals and building evidence against them for use in court. Unlike the use of publicly available communication tools such as Facebook and Twitter during the “Arab Spring” uprisings, BB’s prominence as a person-to-person technology whose encrypted messages cannot be monitored in real time posed a great barrier to the police trying to stop Britain’s riots.

While privacy advocates may have come down on RIM for invasion of privacy with its offer to assist British police, the larger problem was, and for the memogate commission’s forensic investigators is, posed by Britain’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. Its stringent provisions for protecting user rights would make it nearly impossible without long court battles to obtain RIM data even on national security grounds.

One way to resolve the legality issue and avoid subpoenas, etc would be for the commission to ask Ijaz, who has publicly committed his unfettered support to the investigation, to authorize RIM to release his records so that one side of this two-party equation is known with absolute certainty.

If the RIM-provided evidence shows that the telephone numbers (i.e., SIM card data) which conveyed BB chats received on his device belonged to Haqqani, the case is solved and the results are known with 100 pc accuracy regardless of whether Haqqani makes a single device or PIN or anything available to the Commission.

The Commission’s investigators will then have to make sure the SIM card data for BB chats verified by access to Ijaz’s handset is the same as it was then, that Haqqani did not somehow report his phones as lost or stolen only to bring his telephone numbers up on different SIM cards.

As a desperate act of last resort, is it possible that BB chat exchanges could be created, existing ones distorted or modified, or even permanently deleted from RIM servers?

Experts interviewed for this article said all were possible, but highly unlikely given the stakes of being discovered as evidence tampering.

Modification software on a device or computer holding backup records is easily detected and determined as to load time and keystrokes. Permanent deletion or any other manipulation of records on RIM’s servers would imply very high level complicity at a government and legal/judiciary level.

And if found out, would paralyse not just Pakistan, but also perhaps the US and UK governments as well.

RIM’s encrypted communications have ruffled feathers, particularly in repressive governments interested in stopping unwanted political speech. Several countries in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, threatened to ban BlackBerry services altogether if RIM didn’t give them access to BB chat exchanges, ostensibly for “counter-terrorism purposes”.
RIM reportedly agreed to provide access after a drawn out battle – time that the Pakistan Memogate Commission simply does not have.

via, thenews

Pakistan Launched Its First Search Engine “Raftaar”

 Pakistan Launched its First Search Engine Raftaar

Karachi: Pakistan’s first local search Engine “Raftaar Pakistan” has been launched in the country with the aim to facilitate internet users to explore filtered and Pakistan-based content rapidly.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has designed this online search engine (www.pakistan.pk/search) that will entertain a particular search string by fetching the relevant information from websites registered under .pk ccTLD.

Raftaar Pakistan is expected to catch the attraction of broadband internet service providers in order to encourage and promote local search facility.

PTA would welcome to work with Broadband services providers to host Raftaar. Besides, PTA launched various application services on its online national rabta portal (www.pakistan.pk). The primary focus behind the launch is to assist local Internet users in retrieving various information specific to Internet resource information and content of the country.

National Whois application will help the user to access ownership and management information of an IP address of Pakistan. The Whois service is linked up with APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center) database.

ICT rabta pages service will assist a user to retrieve contact and general information about ICT industry of the country whereas educational portal service will help the students and general community to access information regarding public & private educational institutes, scholarships and skill development programs available in the country.

Link: Raftaar Search