Good luck team Pakistan🇵🇰for #WWC17 🏆

Best wishes to women cricket team who are in England to participate in women world cup 2017. Pakistan will play their first match against South Africa tomorrow. Other group stages for Pakistan are scheduled as follow:

PakW vs EngW – 27 June 2017

PakW vs IndW – 02 July 2017

PakW vs AusW – 05 July 2017

PakW vs NZW – 08 July 2017

PakW vs WI – 11 July 2017

PakW vs SLW – 15 July 2017

Top 4 teams will qualify for semi finals.

For audience in Pakistan, PTV Sports & Ten Sports will telecast matches live.

Best wishes to Sana Mir & team. May the best team win & may the best team be Pakistan🇵🇰

Pakistan women cricket team - Squad for women world cup 2017 #WWC17
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ILMPossible – Take a child to School

Meet Moniba Mustaq from Muzaffargarh, Punjab. When she grows up, she wants to be a doctor and cure the people of her village.

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Meet Waqar Ali from Shikarpur, Sindh. He aims to be a teacher so that he can teach the children of his community.

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They are 2 out of 111,000 children who enrolled in school through project “Take a child to school“. Under this project, the program is named as “ILMPossible“. It is just not a project but a complete vision to make people in rural areas self-sufficient through education. This campaign was launched in 2014, spread wide over 60 districts across Pakistan.These districts were targeted on the basis of low enrollment. Targeting 135000 children to take them to school, British Council has succeeded in enrolling 111000 children in primary schools.

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Hiking on trail 3, Margalla Hills, Islamabad

Make hiking more fun

Being in Islamabad is a treat as we get to hike beautiful trails of Margalla Hills. Last week, I went for hiking on trail 3. I realized that I missed 3 years in Islamabad without exploring lush green trails. I have planned to make this a regular habit. Not only this, I will keep posting my hiking experiences on my blog. Let’s make hiking more fun.

Hiking is one of the economical, beneficial and enjoyable exercise.  People with their friends & families come to hike on these trails. However, there are few do’s & don’t for hiking. If we take care of them, then hiking can be a healthy activity in real.

Do’s:

  1. Take following items with you:
    • Water bottles & ORS: Summers are already here so it’s best way to stay hydrated. There is no question to it.
    • Biscuits/ snacks: Some snacks will help you to stay energized
    • Towel: Small towel to wipe sweat off your face.
    • Comfortable dress, joggers & cap: Wear right dress, socks & shoes. Hiking will be fun.
    • Sun glasses & sunscreen: No summer hiking without them. Use a good sunscreen. You may consult your doctor
    • First aid: Keep a bandage & cotton with you.
    • Camera: Such activities are worth capturing.

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Mission Everest 2017

Today, I went to farewell & well wishing event to mountaineers who are attempting to climb Mount Everest this year. Before going to event, it was just a random plan to meet mountaineers. But, when I reached venue, I realized enthusiasm of people for this expedition. Adventure lovers from various clubs participated in event. Mountaineers, hikers, jeepers, bikers & cyclists were there at the event to show support to team. Among them was Samar Khan who is famous cyclist of Pakistan. Special thanks to Biker & hikers Pakistan for managing it so well.

Best part is, I met Sa’ad who is known as Desi Mountaineer on social media. He is one of the mountaineers for mission Everest 2017. Initially, I thought to give a summary here. But after having conversation with him, I realized that it will be unfair to do so. So, here is the whole interview, i did with him.

Q: Tell us about your passion of mountaineering?
Sa’ad: Traveling runs in my family. I was a member of Adventure Foundation Pakistan since 1996 and in 2006, I went to Shimshal for the first time to attempt MingleegSer. And though it was a failed attempt but I fell in love with the mountains all over again. I have since been to Shimshal 5 times including once in winters.
In 2012, I was selected for Pakistan China Friendship Expedition to Spantik peak (7,027m) by Alpine Club. After having done a 7,000m peak I started planning for Everest. And when Samina Baig climbed it I thought I could do it as well.

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The smallest coffins are the heaviest :(

Yes, this is the darkest day in the history of Pakistan. Words are not enough to express the grief of martyred children. I just took part in Candlelight vigil ceremony in F-9 park Islamabad where there were Muslims and Christians. Because this act of brutality does not belong to any religion or community.
Rest in peace all the departed souls. My thoughts for all the suffering families. In the memory of all innocent children who lost their lives in today’s inhumane attack:

Hasrat mujhe un ghunchun pey hey,
jo bin khile murjha gaye!!

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BroadpeakIT – Cleanliness & Painting Activity – Making the difference :)

Who says, software house is all about sitting in front of computer and working till you die? Who says, IT people are not really social?

Okay, whoever says that, let us have a look at BroadpeakIT employees who gathered in nearby Football ground to clean it where they are playing cricket since 2 years.

Here is how it was, when they reached the ground:

F-7, Cricket Ground, Cleanliness, Social Responsibility
F-7 Ground before the cleanliness activity

 

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