Public Holidays 2017 in Pakistan

Public Holidays 2017 in Pakistan

Date Day Holiday
5 Feb Sun Kashmir Day
23 Mar Thu Pakistan Day
1 May Mon Labour Day
26 Jun Mon Eid ul-Fitr *
27 Jun Tue Eid ul-Fitr *
28 Jun Wed Eid ul-Fitr *
14 Aug Mon Independence Day
2 Sep Sat Eid ul-Azha
3 Sep Sun Eid ul-Azha
30 Sep Sat Ashura
1 Oct Sun Ashura
1 Dec Fri Eid Milad-un-Nabi
25 Dec Mon Quiad-e-Azam Day /
Christmas Day

I am Malala Book for Free Download Pdf Version

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
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Pakistan Budget 2013-2014 in Brief

Budget in Pakistan 2013 2014

Highlights of Budget 2013-2014

  1. GST increased from 16% to 17%
  2. Pensions to be increased by 10%. No raise in salaries.
  3. Minimum pension raised from Rs 3000 to Rs 5000
  4. Tax holiday in Special Economic Zones enhanced from 5 to 10 years.
  5. Rs 59 billion allocated for new water reservoirs
  6. Rs 225 billion allocated for energy projects
  7. Pakistan Railways to be converted into a corporation
  8. 1000 Colonies for low income groups; each with 500 houses
  9. Corporate tax to be reduced in 5 years from 35% to 30%
  10. Adjustable withholding tax to be imposed on marriages in halls, dramas, entertainment
  11. Tax slab on salaries up from 25% on Rs 2.5 million to 35% on Rs 6.5 million
  12. Rs 3 billion allocated for Laptop Scheme for HEC recognised institutions
  13. Expenditure of PM Office reduced from Rs 726 million to Rs 396 million
  14. Students with 16 years education to get internship, Rs 10,000 stipend
  15. Free 6 months vocational training for up to 25 year youth
  16. 57 Billion for Free Student Laptop
  17. Tax on Hybrid vehicles reduced by 100% up to 1200cc; 50% on 1200-1800cc; 25% pm 1801-2500cc
  18. Rs 2 billion Ramzan package to be offered at Utility Store
  19. Ban on purchase of new vehicles in government department
  20. Benazir Income Support Program to be renamed as Income Support Program; up from Rs 40 billion to Rs 75 billion; stipend increased to Rs 1200
  21. Number of federal ministries to be reduced to 40
  22. Ban on purchase of new vehicles for Prime Minister office
  23. Ministers discretionary funds abolished
  24. Tax exemption of luxury cars to be abolished

Do you Know how Pencil is Made

One of the oldest and most widely used writing utensils, the pencil
 originated in pre-historic times when chalky rocks and charred sticks were used to draw on surfaces as varied as animal hides and cave walls. The Greeks and Romans used flat pieces of lead to draw faint lines on papyrus, but it was not until the late 1400s that the earliest direct ancestor of today’s pencil was developed. About one hundred years later graphite, a common mineral occurring as soft, lustrous veins in rocks, was discovered near Borrowdale in northwestern England. The Borrowdale mine supplied Europe with graphite for several hundred years; however, because people could not then differentiate between graphite and lead, they referred to the former as “black lead.” Cut into rods or strips, graphite was heavily wrapped in twine to provide strength and a comfortable handle. The finished product, called a lead pencil, was quite popular. In the late sixteenth century, a method forgluing strips of wood around graphite was discovered in Germany, and the modern pencil began to take form. In 1779, scientists determined that the material they had previously thought was lead was actually a form of microcrystalline carbon that they named graphite (from the Greek “graphein” meaning “to write”). Graphite is one of the three natural forms of pure carbon—the others are coal and diamond.

In the late eighteenth century the Borrowdale mine was depleted, and, as graphite was now less plentiful, other materials had to be mixed with it to create pencils. A Frenchman chemist, Nicolas Jacques Conte, discovered that when powdered graphite, powdered clay, and water were mixed, molded, and baked, the finished product wrote as smoothly as pure graphite. Conte also discovered that a harder or softer writing core could be produced by varying the proportion of clay and graphite—the more graphite, the blacker and softer the pencil. In 1839, Lothar von Faber of Germany developed a method of making graphite paste into rods of the same thickness. He later invented a machine to cut and groove the pencil wood. Following the depletion of the once-abundant graphite source at Borrowdale, other graphite mines were gradually established around the world.

A number of these mines were set up in the United States, and the first American pencils were manufactured in 1812, after the War of 1812 ended English imports. William Monroe, a cabinet maker in Concord, Massachusetts, invented a machine that cut and grooved wood slats precisely enough to make pencils. Around that time, American inventor Joseph Dixon developed a method of cutting single cedar cylinders in half, placing the graphite core in one of the halves, and then gluing the two halves back together. In 1861, Eberhard Faber built the United States’ first pencil-making factory in New York City.

Google Pakistan get Hacked

Google Pakistan got hacked. It is mostly the home page of the browser and at the moment the page is not loading or you will get the below screenshot.

No one has claimed the responsibility for the incident, but a message appearing on defaced homepage of is displaying a message in Turkish language, hinting that the hacker could be Turkish in origin.

Hacker hasn’t left any message for anyone, unlike the norm that hackers follow to convey their message through such defacements.

However, there is a phrase saying “Downed Pakistan”, a sign of victory for hackers when the deface a website.

Check below the screenshot of hacked – which is still in-tact (till the filling of this post).

Pakistani Hackers hacked Israeli Bing, BBC, CNN, Coke, Amazon, CitiBank and Others Websites

Pakistani Hackers hacked Israeli Bing, BBC, CNN, Coke, Amazon, CitiBank and Others Websites

Pakistani as well as Palestine hackers went ahead and defaced over three dozen Israeli websites of world’s top brands, including all Microsoft controlled domains of Israel including Skype, Bing, Live, MSN and more.

Pakistani hackers stepped ahead and defaced all these large scale websites, owned by top brands, to represent support for Gaza on behalf of all Muslims in general and Pakistanis in particular.

It is unclear so far that which Pakistani group actually defaced the website, because ZombiE_KsA (one of the name appearing on the hacked pages) has declined to take the responsibility for the defacements. He told TheHackerNews that other Pakistani hackers are using his name without permission in these defacements.

The cyber onslaught began after Israel launched air strikes against Gaza last week following persistent rocket fire.

Others have joined into what has effectively become a free-for-all attack on Israel. One group, which called itself the Pakistani Cyber Army, claimed responsibility for having hijacked roughly two dozen Israeli-registered sites, including one belonging to Coca-Cola.

One of its members, who identified himself only as a Pakistani Muslim, told The Associated Press that more was on the way.

“We won’t stop until they stop killing innocent kids and people,” he said.

Much of the online onslaught has come in the form of denial-of-service attacks, a technique that works by overloading a website with traffic.

Tel Aviv-based security company Radware said the attacks against Israel first began surging across the web on Thursday, describing some as well coordinated denial-of-service attacks. Although such attacks can effectively knock their targets off the web, they’re usually temporary and rarely do lasting damage.

Radware said the targets included the Israel Defense Forces, the prime minister’s office, Israeli banks, the Tel Aviv city government, airlines, infrastructure and business sites.

Ronen Kenig, a Radware analyst, said the flow of rogue traffic wasn’t as powerful as attacks that hit the U.S. banking sector two months ago.

“In terms of the amount of traffic, it’s not massive,” he said, explaining that the attackers were yet to draw on networks of infected computers _ known as botnets _ to mount their attacks. Botnets are amassed by hackers and can grow to include thousands of compromised computers, giving them much more firepower than a few dozen online activists acting in tandem.

Government sites aren’t the only ones targeted. Many other apparently randomly chosen Israeli sites have been hit, including an Israeli massage parlor, an obscure luxury car site, an accountancy practice and a university website.

Erel Margalit, chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading Israeli venture capital firm, has invested significantly in Israel’s cybersecurity system but said more must be done.

“Israel has the Iron Dome system (to intercept incoming rockets), but it needs a cyberdome,” he said, noting the government just approved collaboration on the first-ever private cybersecurity incubator to further invest in the industry.

Check below the list of all hacked websites:


Here is the Zone-H mirror of all defaced websites.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Box Office Review

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Box Office Review

The Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan has set the ticket windows buzzing and had an excellent opening across India with 70% occupancy and went even housefull in some part of India.

Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie

Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie

The movie performed excellent in Mysore and West Bengal and took a bumper opening in Noida. JTHJ may even manage a record opening day total in Mysore. But, the single screens, though are showing strong opening indications, are comparatively earning lesser than the Multiplexes. The multiplexes are doing quite a good business.

However, the collections might see a drop in the late afternoon and evening shows due to Diwali Puja’s.

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Waiting for all your comments. Did anyone watched this movie.

PTCL Offers 3G EVO Tab for 12,000 Rs Only

Now Get your 3G EVO Tab with 3 Months Unlimited Internet for Rs. 12,000 Only

Key Product Attributes

  • Pakistan’s First 3G enabled Smartphone Android tablet with in-built EVO Wireless broadband.
  • Powered by Google Android Froyo 2.2 Operating system.
  • Supports both 3G & Wi-Fi for un-interrupted On-the-Go connectivity.
  • 7” TFT LCD with a multi-gestures capacitive touch screen.
  • 5MP rear autofocus camera and front digital camera
  • Supports GSM and CDMA SIMS with support for voice as well as SMS.
  • Coverage in 250+ cities across Pakistan at EVO Rev A speeds of up to 3.1Mbps
  • Nationwide roaming capabilities excluding Peshawar and Abbottabad.
  • Universal Wi-Fi compatibility
  • 2GB Micro SD card included; Supports Micro SD up to 32GB
  • Up to 7hours usage & 140hrs standby time

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  • This offer is valid for new EVO Tab customers only.
  • Promotion is valid for sales through PTCL OSS & Distributors
  • Upfront payment shall be valid for 3 months only
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Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

Samsung vs Apple


This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived atApple’s headquarters in California. Initially,  the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that  they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best.

Lee Kun-Hee

This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Appleexecutives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.

Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.

A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.

Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

9th July Internet Doom Day Malware Attack – Protect your System

9th July Internet Doom Day, Malware Attack – Protect your System

Yes, 9th July is the Internet Doom Day as DNSchanger malware is going to attack in probably less than 24 hours. DNSChanger Malware is going to affect all the system in the world. More than one in 10 Fortune 500 companies still have computers infected with DNSChanger malware, according to estimates by Internet security firm IID.

History of DNSChanger Malware

DNSchanger is a malware discovered in 2007 which went on to infect millions of computer systems worldwide. It was released by cybercriminals to take control of your web server. The Malware intercepts websites visited by your web browser and redirect you to other sites they had prepared, so you will then use the server under their control. Once you are infected, you are set to use only their server every time you go online. This DNS server will alter every user searches, giving fake and malicious answers as well as promoting fake and dangerous products. It is showing users the altered version of the Internet.

july 9 dnschanger malware attack

The main idea of this server is so they can easily push web ads to you, earning themselves millions of dollars. You can still surf the Internet like normal if the server keeps running.

How to Find Out If Your System Is Infected

Firstly, you must find out if your system is among the still affected 277,000 systems. Since May 2012, Google has taken the initiative to inform you if they found the DNSChanger Malware in your system, by giving you an alert on their website. When you see the alert, click on the link ‘Learn how to remove this software’ and Google will guide you on the steps to remove the malware.

If you don’t see the warning on Google’s site, you can also visit DCWG’s official website to find out if your system is one of the victim, and if it is, follow the guide to removing it.

Alternatively, There’s action you may need to take even if you’ve checked and your computer is free of the virus. First, go to the FBI site where they check your computer automatically to make sure it doesn’t have the virus itself.

How To Remove DNSChanger Malware

If your have been affected by the DNSChanger Malware, you need to fix your computer system. The only way researchers would suggest to fix your computer is to reformat your hard drive and reinstall the Operating System from scratch. Reverting your OS to a prior backup is not enough since the malware will be able to reclaim your system.

As suggested by DCWG, there are few steps to follow if you are infected:

1. Backup all your important files.

2. Follow the self-help guide as provided by the ‘free tools’ in the list below.

3. Once your computer is clean, follow instructions to ensure your DNS settings are correct.

4. After fixing your computer, make sure your router (if you are using) use the DNS settings provided by the ISP.

5. Changing DNS is only one of the functions of the malware kit. The malware could have captured some of your important information so it is a good idea to check your bank statements and credit reports as well as to take precaution by changing your passwords on any online accounts.

There are a number of free tools with self-help guides available to help you remove the DNSChanger and related threats;

How To Protect Yourself

To learn how to protect yourself from malware infections check out the following web references which guide you in protecting yourself from DNSChanger and many other Malware.