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Umar Farooq

Umer Farooq is a hobbyist British writer and likes to write about Politics, Sports, Fashion and Technology. Having secured a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from University of Ulster UK, he has a firm grip on current issues writing. Research also is one of the his favourite areas and it came natural to him.

November, 2015

  • 15 November

    How to Buy Apps from Google Play in Pakistan?

    3G has arrived and smartphone industry in Pakistan is booming but unfortunately still online payment mechanisms in Pakistan are under dark shadows. I needed to purchase some apps and started a search on how to buy apps from Google’s Play Store in Pakistan but I was shocked to find out that the only way to do that is via a credit card. Everyone knows that getting a credit card is quite a difficult and hectic job. Debit cards issued by Pakistani banks do not work online. After thorough research I found that the only way to purchase apps from Google Play Store in Pakistan is via Google Play Gift Cards that you can redeem in your account. I found that …

October, 2015

  • 28 October

    Receive Money at Home via Easypaisa ‘Doorstep Money Transfer’

    E asypaisa launched back in 2009 to provide money transfer services mainly to those who do not have a bank account. Anyone who possesses a National ID Card can send or receive money through this service. Now another step has been taken by Easypaisa by launching a new service named ‘Doorstep Money Transfer’ enabling the money to be received at your home within a time period of 1 working day. Although the person receiving the money can have the money at the comfort of their home but the person sending the money will still have to go to Easypaisa shop to send the money. If sender wants to have a ‘Doorstep Delivery’, they can call Easypaisa help line (3737 or …

  • 11 October

    Bride and Groom Cast Votes in NA-122 & NA-144

    NA-122 is not the only constituency that is having by-elections today but NA-144 is also having by-elections. Hype has taken over the people of Lahore and Okara. Amir Khan today on his marriage day has stopped by and casted his vote before going to receive his bride. He along with his family members in the car made ready for his baraat casted vote and they said that just like the change is taking place in his life, he wants a change in his constituency as well by voting PTI in NA-122. Similarly in Okara NA-144, just before her baraat, Chandni came to poll her vote for PTI as she said that her rukhsati is soon but vote is too important. …

  • 3 October

    Who Will Win The Re-Election in NA-122 Constituency?

    Who will Win in NA-122 ?? PTI or PMLN ?? Check… by zemtv Whom people are going to vote? The stage is set for re-election in NA-122 on 11th of October 2015. Dawn News during a survey asked many local people of NA-122 who they are going to vote for. The survey turned out to be a tough one with some people vowing to vote for Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and some said that they are going to vote for Abdul Aleem Khan. Why people will vote for Ayaz Sadiq? When asked why they will vote for Ayaz Sadiq, the answers were very narrow. No one had any idea why they are going to vote for Ayaz Sadiq. Some said that he …

September, 2015

  • 11 September

    Siasat.pk Closed By Government Authorities

    Update: www.Siasat.pk is back live now and is unblocked in Pakistan Thank you Pakistan for your support. You deserve all the credit. You raised your voices & they was certainly heard! pic.twitter.com/AElDm0HHHf — Siasat.pk (@siasatpk) September 15, 2015 Siasat.pk is one of the top political forums in Pakistan where people from all political parties discuss issues on daily basis. It now has been closed allegedly by government authorities. As claimed on their Facebook page, the admins of the forum have taken stance that they were not warned before taking down the website. The hosting company however communicated through email that they are asked to take down the website immediately. Nexus is an Islamabad based hosting company and it is registrar …

  • 9 September

    Pakistan Has 2nd Cheapest Mobile Internet In World

    Poverty and load-shedding are two genuine problems of Pakistan that has unarguably set the nation on back foot. Majority of the things are not cheap in Pakistan but there are some which are cheapest than many developed countries of the world. Mobile Internet is one such department in which Pakistan has beaten almost all other nations of the world other than one. According to a Russian Research agency “Content Review”, there are only 8 countries in the world having mobile Internet priced below $3/GB and Pakistan is one of them. Iran has topped this list; Pakistan has occupied 2nd position while Russia is third in the list. In Iran the price of 1 GB mobile Internet data is $0.2 (approx. …

  • 9 September

    Reality of Shahid Afridi’s Sex Scandal with Model Arshi Khan

    India and Pakistan are not going along very well these days and media war is on-the-go. But surprisingly this time, rather than targeting Pakistan Army or Pakistani politicians, Indian media has targeted Shahid Afridi with a sex scandal. Also Read: Shahid Afridi Talked to His Fans on Facebook Shahid Afridi is known for his clean character and as an aggressive cricketer. His career has been a clean slate when it comes to drinking, partying and sex or other kind of relationships with females. An Indian website “IndyaWire” claims that their top source in Dubai has revealed that Pakistani superstar Shahid Afridi and Arshi Khan spent a passionate holiday in Dubai secretly. Initially the website kept saying that Shahid Afridi was …

  • 2 September

    Shahid Afridi Talked to His Fans on Facebook

    Hard-hitting all-rounder and Pakistan T20 International team Captain Shahid Afridi talked to his fans for 30 minutes during which his fans asked him many questions and Afridi replied to them in a good way. The post on his official Fan page on Facebook had a status update. Salaam everyone. I am available for live chat for 30 minutes in this post. Please ask your questions and I will try to answer. SAfridi Fans asked interesting questions showing love, respect and support for Shahid Afridi. Some of the notable questions and answers are given below. Summary of the comments could be that not only Pakistanis love Afridi but there are fans in India and all over the world. Shahid Afridi supports …

August, 2015

  • 30 August

    False Announcements by Punjab Govt. To Withdraw Internet Taxes

    Promise has been rendered several times by the high-ups and official announcement was made by Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif to withdraw 19.5% internet sales tax. This tax was imposed on 28th of May 2015 and due to public unacceptability this tax was withdrawn and Shahbaz Sharif announced it officially on his Facebook account as well as a press release that was picked by media. پورا ایک مہینہ گزرنے کے بعد بھی پنجاب حکومت انٹرنیٹ پر عائد ٹیکس ختم کرنے کے دعوے کو حقیقت میں نہ بدل سکی جو صوبہ مسلم لیگ (ن) کا گڑھ ہے، وہاں انٹرنیٹ پر ٹیکس لگانا سمجھ سے بالاتر ہے پنجاب حکومت ہر گزرتے دن کے ساتھ سیاسی خود کشی کر رہی ہے Finance Minister …

  • 30 August

    Discontinuation of 5000 Currency Note and Issuance of New Ones

    State Bank of Pakistan has rejected the rumors that new currency notes are being designed by the authority. There are a lot of pictures on internet that shows completely redesigned notes of value 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Even a picture of Rs. 10,000 currency note is being circulated all over the internet. The rumors spread out after central bank announcement that older bigger currency notes of value 10, 50, 100 and 1000 will be phased out. Currency notes of value 5 and 500 are already discontinued while currency notes with a value of Rs. 10, 50, 100 and 1000 will expire legally from 1st of December 2016. The new currency notes have improved security, durability and aesthetic qualities. Some …

  • 26 August

    Meera’s Off the Record Clip Released by Geo

    Meera is heard abusing herself and asking the host to put him under the train. Probably talking about her scandalous husband but who knows which one? When asked how many scandals do you have related to marriage, she counts them as 4 to 5 but the fact is that it might even be more because every year comes with a scandal for Meera where a new person claims to be her husband. Off the Record Part of Meera’s Interview Leaked… by zemtv Meera claimed in the clip that she is still unmarried and further tells that she has more than 3000 proposals in her email asking her to marry. She used famous names like Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson and Madonna …

  • 26 August

    Hamza Ali Abbasi’s Bold Reply to Saif Ali Khan

    Hamza Ali Abbasi is famous for his bold replies and this time actor-turned politician hit out at Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan and called him a hateful actor. Saif Ali Khan has been featured in a movie named “Phantom” which is based on the story that Pakistan is a state that harbors terrorists. Hafiz Saeed was shown to be killed in the movie and he approached the court to get the movie banned from showcasing. Saif Ali Khan in response said that he had lost faith in Pakistan because of the fact that a terrorist like Hafiz Saeed has had his say and due to his petition, Phantom was banned. Hamza Ali Abbasi has had enough from the jibes and …

  • 20 August

    Ufone Super Recharge in 35 Rupees Only

    After successful introduction of fixed monthly resources for its customers with Ufone Super Card and Ufone Super Mini Card, now Ufone has introduced Super Recharge offer for 35 Rupees only. The customer will get 500 Ufone to Ufone, PTCL and Vfone minutes, 10 minutes to any local mobile number, 500 SMS for any local mobile number and 100MB 3G/2G mobile internet. Customers do not need to load a card to get this offer and the only way to get this offer is via recharge your mobile account from your nearest retailer. In order to check the status of your free minutes, SMS and mobile internet, dial *706#. The offer is valid for 48 hours after the recharge. Ufone was the …

  • 18 August

    Sexual Harassment Viral Video: Waqar Zaka Announces Reward for Identifier   

    Once again Wakar Zaka has discovered a video showcasing harassing a woman publicly in Pakistan and sadly on 14th of August when the nation was celebrating Independence Day. A group of boys was celebrating on some unknown road where traffic was jammed. Two guys move forward while someone in their friends was recording with his mobile camera. One of the guys sits behind a woman in burqa who was sitting behind her younger one on a motorcycle. He grabs her and makes fun of her. The woman is seen to have been standing near the motorcycle when another guy grabs her and swings her in his arms. Waqar Zaka exposes eve-teaser, announces prize… by Ahmad_Rajput Waqar Zaka has announced 50,000 …

  • 16 August

    Google Offers a Nanodegree in Android Development

    Have you been thinking to develop your own mobile app but due to complexities you have given up? Or you couldn’t get it done because your university was not offering a course in Android development? May be you just realized that Android can get you rich. If you are serious about learning Android development, then you have been given an option by Google. It is very easy to earn a nanodegree in Android development at Udacity and have a career that you have always been dreaming of. All you have to do is to pay a fixed monthly cost of $200 and you can become a certified Android developer in a course of 6 months only. If you happen to …

  • 5 August

    DHA Multan files rates and Location Map

    DHA Lahore management has triggered DHA Multan chapter and it is supervised by DHA Lahore which has already made its mark by delivering impressive housing solutions in Lahore. The people of glorified city of Multan can now have a housing project similar to DHA Lahore Phase 9. DHA Multan Files Rates The project was launched back in 2014 and sale and purchase of files started in 2015. No clear data is available on internet regarding the price and rates of DHA Multan Files Rates however an estimated price range of 5 Marla plots in DHA Multan is 15 to 20 lac rupees while for 1 Kanal residential plot, a print screen from official DHA Multan website is shared below which …

  • 4 August

    Eden Gardens Extension on Lahore Ferozpur Road Review

    Eden Housing is one of the oldest real estate developers in Pakistan having more than 33 years of experience and huge number of satisfied customers. According to their official website www.edenhousing.com.pk, Eden has won many awards including Brand of the Year award in 2010, 2011 and 2012. With a vision of becoming leaders in Housing and Real Estate development and a mission to become best housing developers in Pakistan, the facts and figures on their website claim that they have paid up capital exceeding 6 billion Rupees and delivered more than 30 successful real estate housing projects. Despite these facts and figures mentioned on their website, unfortunately no real information is given on their website regarding the current projects and …

  • 3 August

    Gulberg Islamabad – Payment Schedule Residential with Plots Map

    Gulberg Islamabad housing scheme is also called IBECHS (Intelligence Bureau Cooperative Housing Scheme). It is situated at main Islamabad Expressway near Airport Chowk. IBECHS is a welfare organization that is working to provide shelter to IB employees. Initially the plotting was available to IB employees only but now it is open for general public as well. Gulberg Islamabad Project Location and Master Plan The project is situated only 3 KM away from Benazir International Airport while Islamabad Club is situated 11 KM away. The project Gulberg Residencia consists of 200 square yards, 272 square yards, 365 square yards, 500 square yards and 1000 square yards residential plots and it is located 6 to 7 KM away from Islamabad Highway. Project has …

  • 1 August

    Elite Town Ferozpur Road Lahore Phase 1 and 2 Review

    With the growing population in the capital city of Punjab, prices of lands and houses are on a hike. To solve the problem, different housing schemes are emerging. Elite Town Ferozpur Road is one of such plotting schemes that intend to provide affordable plots to people who wish to build their own house. Ferozpur Road is one of the widest roads in Lahore and Elite Town situated on this road offers 5 marla, 10 marla and 20 marla (1 kanal) plots and it is situated only on 10 minutes’ drive from Kalma Chowk. Due to new Ferozpur rapid bus transit facility, the location of this residential plot scheme is ideal as well as the price. It is a well-planned housing …

  • 1 August

    Mathira Giving Family Priority Over Bollywood

    Mathira who is one of the most controversial VJ turned actress and singer, talked about her unfulfilled projects of Bollywood. She said that she has been offered projects by Bollywood directors but she refused because of her family which is her first priority. She also criticized Pakistani nation as she said that if Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce do dance numbers, people of Pakistan find them sexy but if the same is done by a Pakistani girl, she is titled as vulgar. She added that Ye awam kabhi khush nahi ho sakti یہ عوام کبھی خوش نہیں ہو سکتی Mathira recently finished shooting of two glamor songs including “Butter Jawani” which is an upbeat song and she has been part of …

July, 2015

  • 30 July

    DHA Bahawalpur Status Of Files And Location Map

    Defense Housing Authority (DHA) has announced a housing scheme in Bahawalpur just 4 KM away from Bahawalpur Airport. DHA is very popular as it comes with the idea of building housing communities according to modern living standards, eco-friendly developments having the facilities of better environment, education and entertainment. It is one of the very successful and popular housing schemes in Pakistan. Previously DHA Lahore, DHA Karachi and DHA Islamabad projects successfully completed. These days DHA is focusing on initiating DHA Peshawar, DHA Gujranwala, DHA Multan and DHA Bahawalpur projects and Bahawalpur project is initiated recently. DHA Bahawalpur Location This project is proposed in South Bahawalpur on Main Ahmedpur road which is opposite to Daewoo Bus Terminal. The site is expected …

  • 30 July

    Real life ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is Aamir Liaquat Hussain on Geo TV

    Salman Khan’s latest super hit movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan showcased Munni, a little girl who cannot talk and has somehow crossed the border from Pakistan and has entered India. After Salman Khan realizes that she is from Pakistan, he tells Munni that he will get her back to Pakistan. After facing lot of problems, Salman Khan manages to combine the family once again. Dr. Amir Liaquat and Bajrangi Bhaijaan have something common going on these days. Geeta is an Indian girl that is currently in Pakistan. Dr. Amir Liaquat aims to send her back to her family in India. Aamir Liaquat Hussain a real-life ‘Bajrangi… by GeoNews Amir Liaquat said on Geo TV show that he wants to convey a positive …

  • 29 July

    Top 11 Zubaida Apa k Totkay

    Weight loss, depression, bad skin or anything else, Zubaida Apa has natural remedy tips for everything and this is why people love and trust her. Following are some of the most useful everyday tips from Zubaida Apa. 1. For Healthy Skin According to Zubaida Apa, for healthy skin, one should splash cold rose water on his/her face twice a day at least. If you want to do more, then you can make a mixture of turmeric commonly known as haldi, lemon juice, gram flour commonly known as basin from which pakkora are made mixed with rose water and apply it to the face twice a week. 2. Weight Loss Take 15 small sips from mixture of neem and warm water …

  • 28 July

    EasyPay – First Online Payment Gateway in Pakistan

    EasyPay is a product of EasyPaisa accepting online payments in Pakistan through EasyPaisa channels and it is first of its kind in Pakistan. For over six months, this service remained in beta and was launched in early part of this year. It allowed to accept payments through EasyPaisa initially i.e EasyPaisa wallet account or via EasyPaisa outlets. Now due to the breakthrough in this service, EasyPay has now support for Visa and MasterCard payments thus online sellers have the ability to accept debit and credit card payments on their websites with this service. Freelancers, hosting companies, shoe-sellers or any e-commerce business can now make use of this service via a debit or credit card. Finally a much-awaited service has been …

  • 28 July

    Whatsapp in Urdu is here

    Communication in National language is always a huge thing and usage of Urdu is on the rise. Good news is that now those of you who are fond of communication in Urdu language will be able to communicate on Whatsapp in Urdu. The Urdu version of Whatsapp is going to be available really soon on iOS and Android app stores. Whatsapp is replacing SMS at a rapid pace after the introduction of 3G and 4G technologies in Pakistan. Although most of the users still use Roman Urdu but a dedicated version of Whatsapp will be more than welcome and will make its place really soon. People from Rural areas who don’t know English very well will particularly benefit from Urdu …

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