Christmas day is celebrated on the day, when Jesus Christ was born and one hopes that in Pakistan, the celebrations would, be marked with lights, music, songs, colour and festivity followed by special prayers for the peace and prosperity of the country.
For, Christians everywhere and in Pakistan particularly, is a wonderful time of the year when you feel so special, spiritually and socially. The best part about Christmas is that it knows no bounds, in every country people from all walks of life, whoever they may be, enjoy a slice of the celebration; and in Pakistan too, with the growing number of Christians here and government’s recognition of the festivals of the minorities, Christmas is becoming a great feast for everyone. For Christian community, a special function was arranged at (PNCA) which was graced by Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and a special dinner for Christian community was also held at President House to mark the Christmas celebrations.
Christian community in Pakistan is giving final touches to the preparations. The Christian community in Pakistan is decorating their homes with colourful lights; even the churches are illuminated with golden twilights to celebrate the joy and spirit of Christmas. The aim of Christmas is to spread the message of peace, harmony and unity among the world communities. According to Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, “This time, Christmas will be celebrated in the same old spirit, which kindles love and hope.”
Christian employees working for government and private firms would be getting bonus on their salaries and Christmas perks also, according to the Punjab government notifications. On these celebrations, youth buy cards and gifts and children decorate Christmas trees with their parents. Little boys and girls participate in Christmas plays in schools. Shops are opened till midnight and cakes are being decorated with reference to Christmas celebrations. To add more colour to Christmas, college and university students give donations, help out charities or other activities that calls on people to give their time and share with those who do not have anything.
Newspapers, television and radio print and broadcast special programmes and articles on the importance of Christmas day. Because of wide media activities in Pakistan; channels telecast plays, carol singing and visits to Christian churches and homes are recorded.
“Friendship is the cooperative and supportive relationship between two or more people. Friendship connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis,” this is the definition of friendship that I found in the dictionary but I am more than sure that rather than words friendship is more of a feeling.
Friendship is one of the rare miracles of life which everyone gets to experiene once in his lifetime. Friendship is not something to take for granted as it is as precious as pearl and as sweet as love. Actually for me friendship is love at its best if you take the blood relations out of the equation.
Friendship unlike ralations is one thing you get to choose on your own probably which is why it is more near to heart as every man relishes his own achievements anf finds.
Friendships come along so rarely, and I am so thankful to have met my friend that we must move past anything that threatens our friendship and see the big picture. Without our friendships, we are indeed lost.
friendship is a feeling of belonging and nothing can replace it.
Cell phones are now available in a large variety of fashion designs and functions, including those that allow users to send pictures they drew on their screen. Today’s cell phones are more than just communication devices; they have become indispensable tools of everyday use offering a multitude of functions like text messaging and information downloading and playing games when you have not much to do.
Within a couple of years the cell phones, once an expensive luxury item, found themselves in the hands of everyone from business workers to homemakers to teenagers. Cell phones are ever becoming a fashion statement in our world and it seems to be a race to get the best and the latest cell phone there is.
Many people have been converted to cell phone fashion so much that that they are beginning to identify their personality and individuality with the type of cell phone or model they carry. Just as many plan their wardrobe for the season ahead; they also accessorize their cell phone with accessories to suit their personality.
From an ever-blossoming multitude of functions to their attention-grabbing sounds and fashion designs, cell phones are now much more than just tools for communication. They have become a fashion statement, do-it-all, super devices which are not only communication devices anymore.
Cell phones have become a luxury from a necessity.
We are Pakistanis and this is a fact no man and no land can change. No matter what color we are or how we speak or what we wear and where we live we will always be Pakistanis. But now the question is whether or not we are proud to be a part of Pakistan.
Are we proud to belong to a nation formed by sweat and blood of the freedom fighters? Thanks to those fearless strong headed Pakistanis today we breadth the air of independence and walk the road of evolution.
Pakistan is a land of many miracles and wonders and one should never over look the fact that we are the people of Allah and this land was a gift to us from Him. How we were successful to get Pakistan and how it is still standing with a straight back are things not less than miracles. Many decades have passed but Pakistan managed to stand its ground no matter who ruled it or who bought it! We Pakistanis have a lot to be thankful for and not much to complaint about but sadly Pakistanis do just the opposite.
What really makes a Pakistani? Generations before us and generations after us will probably never know for we have taken Pakistan, the gifted land for granted.
In my opinion on this 14th august we should not pass with some music and good fun but ponder on the question; who a true Pakistani is and try our level best to achieve that goal.
We belong to Pakistan and InshAllah we will prove to be Pakistanis, as well!
Pakistan is the land of many gifts and we as Pakistani should do justice to it.
Life is a blessing, only if health stays associated with it. Exercise is pivotal for health. But then there are other factors important for health as well. Lean, mean, fat-burning machine; happy, content, blissful; cheerful, optimistic, relaxed; then be just that! Acquire health.
For a lifestyle based on health, here are some easy first steps for a beginner:
There’s a definitive connection between living well and living healthy and having a cheerful outlook on life. You can’t be unhappy when you’re smiling, relaxed and thinking happy thoughts.
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