Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Susan E. Pratt Attar (1948-1992)

Here I have another photograph from CM Fish on flickr for today's Tombstone Tuesday. Thank you once again for letting me use the photograph. It was taken at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.

'[Arabic script]
1948 - 1992'

Unfortunately, I can't translate everything but the top line translates as "In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate" and above the name written in English, its the name written in Arabic script. However, the Arabic name says 'Susan Elaine Attar' which tells me the middle name that's been abbreviated in the English translation.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Look for clues at home

My tip for today is:

Look through old pictures, letters, deeds, wills, military records, family data etc to find clues about your ancestors.

Whilst looking through an old photo album, I came across this:

Now, I already knew about this relative as I had met him and been told stories about him by my Mum, but it's nice to be able to see a photograph of him in his uniform. QH was the youngest of 7 siblings. I was told he worked in the Pakistan Army and went to fight in the war between Pakistan and India, where he was captured and kept prisoner for some time until he was returned.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Urdu word of the month - Post 11

For this week's Urdu word, I'm asking you guys to make up a sentence rather than me providing one as I'm not familiar with the word (yes, I'm learning too).

آ رد
n. m
flour; meal

Please feel free to provide any feedback for this theme. You can even introduce your own Urdu words or even make up sentences with the above word and blog about them on your own blog. Remember to post your links.

Or email me if you're shy: pakistani_g[at]hotmail.co.uk

The next Urdu post will be on the 19th June.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Remembering our shaheed .. 18

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

Sunday May 8th 2011

'Two Frontier Corps personnel were killed in a blast in South Waziristan`s Asman Manza area on Sunday morning.
Sources said that the FC personnel were going from Kaniguram to Laddah when they were hit by an explosive device. The deceased were identified as Shan and Mashan.' (Dawn)

Tuesday May 17th 2011

'Two soldiers were killed and another received injuries in a landmine explosion in upper tehsil of Orakzai Agency on Tuesday...
Two soldiers identified as Basharat and Ajmal were killed in the blast, they added.' (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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

One year on (12)

Hawaldar Gul Mohammad
was killed in Rownyal area of Matta
on 5th May 2010

Burial: Rustam in Mardan

Lance Naik Nooruddin and Naik Rehman Shah
were killed in the Safi tehsil of the Mohmand Agency
on 21st May 2010

Burials: Unknown

Two soldiers
were killed in Orakzai
on 29th May 2010

Burials: Unknown