Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My 100th post! Hurray!

It's taken 2 nearly 3 years to get to my 100th post. Wow.

Here are the most visited pages as stated my statcounter:

Descendants of Mohammed Ali Jinnah

It seems many people wanted to know more about the nation's founder.

How many Pakistanis live in the UK?
This one suprised me a tad as I honestly didn't think this would be popular. So, there is a sense that visitors to this post wanted to know about their roots.

Graves in Karachi
Not much to say about this one, as I was only able to provide a list of cemeteries (not complete). I wonder if any Karachites would be willing to share more information about cemeteries in their city.

I would just like to say, it's not been easy getting to the 100th post certainly because I felt I was a little lost for direction in terms of content. What should I write about? What should I include? All in all, I'm glad to have reached this milestone. It means I've stuck with this blog for some time so I'm pleased. I hope to go on for another 100 posts! So, wish me luck :)

Thanks to all the readers out there (even the quiet ones that don't comment or email).

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Remembering our shaheed .. 15

I'm posting more announcements of our shaheed (martyred) who are fighting for our country, our people and our freedom.

Friday December 25th 2010

'Taliban militants attacked five checkpoints in the troubled Mohmand Agency after Thursday midnight, sparking a clash which left 11 paramilitary soldiers and 24 attackers dead.
They said that 11 soldiers of the Frontier Corps had lost their lives and 12 others suffered injuries in the attacks.' (Dawn)

Note: I can only provide you with names if I find them in the news articles I browse. If you think something needs correcting, please do leave me a message. I try my best.

We should all pray for these men and their families and recognise their courage and sacrifice for their country.

Are you related to a soldier? Do you have memories of a loved one dying in a war? Do you have a message for the soldiers fighting? Leave me a comment.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Aziz Fatma (1914-1993)

For Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting this photograph I came across
of a Muslim tombstone on Flickr. It was taken by CM Fish at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle, Washington so thanks to him/her for letting me share it with you.

'[Arabic script]

Translation of the Arabic script:
"In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate"
"To God we belong and unto Him is our return"

Saturday, January 8, 2011

One year on .. (7)

An unnamed soldier
lost his life in military operations in South Waziristan
on 8th January 2010

Burial: Unknown