Thursday, 31 October 2013

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Full Movie HD -"Pakistani Super Hit Movie" 2013 Ary Movie

Friday, 1 March 2013

Apple's Problem Is America's Problem is Apple's Problem

Apple‘s problem is it doesn't know how to grow its business. Not with respect to the huge chunk of money sitting in its various bank accounts ($137 billion). In that sense Apple is the story of American capitalism gone wrong.
The company has become an accumulation machine and reflects the problems of the American economy – hugely innovative and successful but paralyzed in the face of the 21st century’s investment needs.
Last week’s report from Bain and Co shows that the sheer level of capital accumulation is now a fundamental of the global economy. Though there is growth in underlying GDP around the world, the growth of financial assets is much faster.
But the irony in this is that the majority of assets still reside in the US and Europe. They are not finding their way to investment projects in emerging markets and are tending instead to inflate asset prices.
There are two clear lessons just from that report – American and European companies are under-serving real economic growth, and we will pay for that neglect in the long term. And investment horizons need to be longer term anyway – there is so much cash to burn that the time is ideal for long imaginative projects..
Companies like Apple, GooglePhilips need to be evolving new paradigms in new economies not just trying to sell them on high margin devices or new ad mechanisms.  Apple in fact needs to being painting a picture of itself as the post-device company, as Google might well do with Project Glass.
But this is Samsung’s CEO on Jan 2, 2013 having climbed to the top of the tree in smartphones.
“Forget about the past and start anew,” Lee exhorted employees in his New Year’s address on Jan. 2. “We must search out new businesses that Samsung’s survival depends on.”
What would a post-iPhone Apple look like? If you are an investor you have a right to know.
Anything that needs a liberating interface could be an Apple product or service. And the real economic needs of the growing world do not fit into the palm of your hand.
It needs to engage in whatever this crazy, chaotic, fast changing world wants of it because for as long as Americans sit back and congratulate themselves on their innovativeness, China will mop up the loyalties and markets of emerging market after emerging market. Apple has a role to play in imagining how these economies will benefit from its ingenuity. And time is tight.
News that China’s trade in goods now exceeds that of the United States is no surprise but it comes with some reassuring qualifiers. Add in services and the USA is still top. The US economy is still twice the size of the Chinese and per capita income is five times that of China’s.
The problem though is that nobody outside of the USA is looking for caveats when they observe the relative decline of American power. It feels like a result.
Yet, the USA still has the best and richest tech companies – yes, look at Apple and Google, just ahead of Samsung and likely to be overwhelmed by the new generation of Chinese tech companies that enter new markets with a development agenda as well as a product to sell.
The problem for America is not knowing how to use these great companies and their gifts, brains, and resource in strategic ways for the US economy. The problem for Apple is strangling itself with its device-focus and its inability to graft a development role onto its bank account.
Of course it is their market-given right not to spend its money but I am 100% sure that the US economy cannot prosper if its best companies hoard cash on this scale and I am as sure that competitor regions are happy to see them idle that cash away.
The cash hoards in fact are beyond imagination – can you conceive of how to spend $137 billion? Here is the crux of it, I think. Apple, like America, cannot conceive of its responsibilities in the wider world.
America and its companies lack a capitalist-driven agenda to participate in the great economic battles taking place in Africa and India and maybe that’s because they can skim decent margins on devices in China. According to The Guardian:
Three years ago China surpassed the United States as Africa’s biggest trading partner. Bilateral trade grew from $10.6bn (£6.67bn) in 2000 to $160bn in 2011, according to Chinese state media and Chinese investment totals $13bn. China says it has also provided tens of millions of dollars in food aid. The new $200m headquarters of the Africa Union in Addis Ababa was a gift from China as a “symbol of deepening relations”.
Mid-2012 Hillary Clinton toured Africa and assured her hosts the US would stand up for human rights, a statement seen as a swipe against China.
“America will stand up for democracy and universal human rights even when it might be easier to look the other way and keep the resources flowing.”
Well ok, you might say but where is America’s agenda for accelerating balanced development, for securing water for all or for promoting clean air, for involving its companies in the real economic needs of the day rather than selling to high end device markets?
It’s hard to escape the impression that in America the rest of the world is perceived as a potential labor force either for building devices cheaply or for importing as brains who might then become entrepreneurs who rescue the American economy.
This implicit narrative of America’s place in the world is reflected in comments about Apple. It’s only responsibility is is customers and fashioning products that delight them. Give me a break. A cash pile of $137 billion carries huge responsibilities especially if your culture lies at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.
And what about the other side of the coin – America entrepreneurs settling in Africa or India and building new companies there that promote an American cultural ideal?
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Punjab & Fedral Government Pressure on Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri #Pakistan #TUQ #LongMarch #PTI

On 23 Dec TUQ Adressd with Public & Call for the LongMarch At 14Jan And then Rehman Malik Starts Giving Threats to TUQ, Because Fedral & Punjab Govt Don't Want to see TUQ in islamabad and then;

1st Step By Punjab & fedreal Govt:
They Submit the application against this Protest 1st aplication submit in Lahore High Court, 2nd Submit in Karachi High Court & 3rd in Suprem Court All Application Rejected by Court because this protest is according to the constitution.

2nd Step By Punjab & Fedral Govt:
Rehman Malik say to terrorist attacked on TUQ because Terriost don't want to see him in islamabad indrect rehman malik givenn him threats and then Quetta terriosm attack to show TUQ is this sucide bomber attack in quetta then it would be on you.

3rd Step By Punjab & Fedral Government:
They Send Malik Riaz For Table Talk Mean malik riaz come to buy TUQ but again TUQ Disagree to talk in front of Malik Riaz.

4th Step By Punjab & Fedral Government:
They Say if TUQ come in Islamabad then they will pay the rent of Islamabad and is any voilation in islmabad happen then FIR is against the TUQ.

5th  Step By Punjab & Fedral Government:
They Stop The Buses of TUQ and send them back police take the license of the driver & not giving diesel to their bud driver.

6th Step By Punjab & Fedral Government:
When TUQ Said Assambly dissolved and make caretaker then police attacked on TUQ on the order of Rehman Malik but when protester going in front of police then they going back and leave TUQ.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Violence against minorities: ‘Religious harmony must be taught in schools’

Pakistanis need to stop targeting their countrymen belonging to religious minorities whenever there is a perceived crime against Islam or Muslims elsewhere in the world, said speakers at a seminar at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday.
Members of minority faiths feel increasingly insecure in Pakistan, particularly when someone makes blasphemous caricatures or movies in the West, said the speakers. Reacting to insults to Islam by resorting to lawlessness and destroying the properties of Pakistanis, both Muslim and non-Muslim, made no sense, they said.
The seminar, titled Interfaith and Intra-faith Harmony, was organised by the Working Women’s Development Foundation (WWDF) with the support of the Christian Study Centre.
“We need to … stop making the lives of minorities miserable. The basic agent of change in this regard could be schools, where the curriculum should stop teaching hate against different religions,” said human rights activist Tariq Awan.
He suggested that the school curriculum include more about non-Muslims who had played a positive role in the creation of Pakistan, such as SP Singha, the speaker of the Punjab Assembly in 1947. Singha supported the Quaid-i-Azam and cast the deciding vote in the assembly on the question of whether Punjab should become part of Pakistan, he said.
“Punjab was given to Pakistan … and this couldn’t have happed without Mr Singha’s support,” said Tanveer Haider, another human rights activist speaking at the seminar.
Bishop Samuel Lal said religious leaders of all faiths had a duty to promote interfaith harmony. He said all religions preached love for humanity and this common ground should be highlighted by religious scholars.
WWDF President Shumaila Firdous spoke about her organisation’s work for women domestic workers. She said such workers weren’t even considered as working women in Pakistan, but they made up a large chunk of the informal economy.
Tariq Awan
She said that these women could play a vita role in promoting interfaith harmony. “Quite often, domestic women workers working at one place together develop differences of opinion on religion. Often Christian women don’t like to eat with Muslims and vice-versa. If they are told that all religions preach love for humanity, they can take the message home and spread it broadly. That’s what we are trying to do by the platform of our organisation,” she said.
16 Days of Activism
Also on Tuesday, the Mumkin Alliance, a grouping of civil society organisations, organised a panel discussion and theatre performance at the Forman Christian College as part of an international campaign to highlight violence against women. The participants included 230 students.
Speaking on the occasion, Neelam Hussain from Simorgh said that the women’s rights movement in Pakistan began during the dictatorship of Gen Ziaul Haq from the platform of the Women’s Action Forum. She said violence in the name of religion still affected a lot of women.
Suneha Theater presented a play to highlight various types of discrimination and violence against women in Pakistani society and the importance of resistance against violence at all levels.
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign starting on November 25, the International Day Against Violence against Women, and ending on December 10, International Human Rights Day.

Attacking humanity

We are forced to wonder what has gone wrong with us as a nation when  someone doing charitable work among the poorest of this nation by trying to ease their misery — something the state should be doing in the first place — is shot at in broad daylight. Yet, this is precisely what happened to Bargeeta Almby, 70, who is widely known as Sister Bargeeta. A charity worker from Sweden, she had devoted 40 years of her life to Pakistan and its people in philanthropic deeds. She was shot in the neck by unknown assailants upon returning from work to her home in Lahore, on December 3. She now struggles for life at Jinnah Hospital, where doctors say her condition is critical.
Almby was associated with a church-based organisation in Lahore. Among the projects she managed was an orphanage in the poverty-stricken, mainly Christian Yohanabad area and a literacy centre in the Kot Lakhpat area. But it was not just Christians that Bargeeta Amby aided. In the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake, she donated Rs30 million to the government for establishing a database centre in Balakot, while her organisation also constructed various shelter homes across the country for earthquake and flood victims.
A case has been registered and the police say investigations are on. Christian and human rights activists have condemned the incident. Past precedent suggests her identity as a westerner that may have been enough to make her a target. There have been other, similar incidents before and the lack of justice served in them has been appalling. Overtime, the UN has been forced to scale down operations in some areas. Other organisations have quit the country as well for safety of life. Under these conditions, the biggest sufferers are the people who are devoid of the generous commitment of such people and with the assailants almost never being caught, it is the victim who pays the price with their life.

Including human rights in school curriculums: SHC seeks comments

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed provincial law officers to furnish comments on a petition seeking inclusion of the subject human rights in school curriculums. 
Petitioner Zubair Ali Khaskheli appealed to the court to direct federal and provincial governments to include human rights related articles of the Constitution in school syllabi to instill harmony and peace in society, particularly for the benefit of future generations.
He submitted that many first world countries such as America, France, Ireland, Spain, Finland, Norway, keeping in view the importance of educating its citizens about their fundamental rights, have introduced citizenship subjects at the primary level.
After conducting the hearing of the petition, the SHC’s division bench headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam directed provincial law officers to file comments.
Khaskheli cited the Federation of Pakistan through Ministry of Education, Province of Sindh through Chief Secretary, and Secretary of Education and Literary Department as respondents.

International obligations: ‘Human rights defenders’ to be appointed nationwide

In order to meet international obligations, the Ministry of Human Rights is to appoint ‘human rights defenders’ at the union council level (the smallest administrative unit) across the country.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Human Rights Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar confirmed the move and told The Express Tribune that in addition, the government plans to introduce human rights as a subject in school curricula.
He added, however, that since education is a provincial subject, he was not clear as to what grade in school would be agreed upon by the provinces to teach Human Rights to. Khokhar said that at the federal level at least, the subject will be taught at training institutes for civil services, police academies and other institutes. The adviser explained that he has already been given a go-ahead to make a draft law in this regard.
Khokar, who is also hopeful of a PPP ticket for the next general elections, said that the proposed ‘human rights defenders’ will either be lawyers or people who have “knowledge of the subject”, and they will be tasked to keep an eye on human rights violations, especially concerning vulnerable groups like children, women and minorities. Similarly, these ‘vigilantes’ will be empowered to take action against the police for any human rights violations and send such cases to the ministry.
The adviser added that the proposed legislation is in accordance with an international treaty ratified by Pakistan, including the Committee Against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
He said the government has ratified seven international treaties on human rights and the ministry is actively working on necessary legislative and administrative measures to implement the obligations that arise from the ratification of these treaties.