Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Countering Extremism

By: Peace Keeper

A lesson of being patient in every walk of life is one of the most essential lessons in every religion, culture and society, at least on theoretical levels if not implemented practically. However if we look around us in today's societies the level of aggression and extremist attitudes is getting higher as compare to recent past.
Extremism defined
Many experts of terrorism from all around the world have concluded that extremism is one of the many root causes of prevalence of terrorism in many societies. To be factual, there is no single trigger i.e. religion or culture that promotes terrorism. Terrorism has grown to be business franchise for many cruel and ruthless people/organizations and in some cases even for governments. When an individual and/or group of people from any society starts showing aggressive behavior towards any certain group, sect, religion or country we can name it an extremist behavior or in a broader context extremism.
Many pseudo intellectuals and security experts around the world link extremism to a certain religion or country, which is not entirely true in its actual nature. Extremism is a psyche which can be presented and develop in any person, society or country, regardless of the fact that how advanced and developed the country is. Many recent events related to extremism have justified the theory that extremism is not linked to any certain religion or culture altogether. People belonging to different religions, race and creed have been extremist and even terrorists, the incidents gives the proof of allegation. Why does an educated and working class American who is also a white Christian male, started killing people random in the streets? He was neither Muslim, uneducated or belong to certain race as all attributes mentioned latter are normally linked to a perfect profile of an extremist. The answer lies in the mentality and perception which has been created in the minds of general public.
Perception Needs Improvement
So the perception needs a lot improvement and modification to counter the extremism in entirety. We cannot related extremism to a certain religion, race and culture, the responsible quarters of the concerned governments would need to work hard and develop a narrative that does not seem prejudice and biased. Moreover, broader and consistent campaigns to teach general public needs to be kick started in every society, regardless of the fact that how peaceful and far more civilized these societies and countries look.
Essential Implementations
In countries/societies where deprivation is one of the key elements of excessive extremism, the need to address these issues is essential in curbing extremism. Such as under developed countries are lacking basic necessities of providing food, shelter, health, employment and education to its people, there the need to act smartly in all mentioned deprived areas is important. In societies where these basic necessary aspects are abundant or sufficient, the need to create perception of harmony and peace among people is need of the time. For this creation of harmony and peace governments should kick start several psychological campaigns to develop mindset of the public in a way that cater all required elements of peaceful and harmonized society. Proper and strict legislation should be passed against the racism, because racism leads to many extremist views and acts that ended up in violence and/or terrorism. Then comes the issue of sectarianism, again the responsible quarters of every government should pay heed to this issue and devise a proper and consistent policy against the crimes of sectarianism. For this process to be more fruitful the help from all walks of societies, especially from religious scholars, celebrities and politicians should be taken and propagated in smart manners. A man learns a lot from his home, so the parents and family are also an important element in shaping a personality of any person.

Monitoring of Policies
After devising the policies to counter extremism the government and all concerned organizations should follow a strict monitoring and evaluation in order to get required results from their policies. The mechanism of monitoring and evaluation is very essential to counter extremism and any extremist behavior or elements.
n of their income in order to clear the state's debt. These encouraging steps would give sense of confidence to youth of any state and they would be more cordial and stress free in their routine lives.
Every State Belongs To Its People

In order to curb/counter extremism it is important to remember that every state belongs to its people, if the people of any state are not satisfied with their lives and do not get basic facilities from the state, they are likely to be more vulnerable to extremism. Our nation and forthcoming generations are an asset to us, we should not deprive them of their fundamental rights and positive learning. Countering extremism is not a rocket science, all it needs is a proper policy and implementation. Along with mentioned techniques, a thorough and well designed deradicalization program to welcome the disgruntled elements of the society back into the normal lives is important. State institutions should scrutinize the trigger of their extremist behaviors and should work on the basic issue with an intention to not let it emerge again.
Individual Responsibility

Finally every individual is born with common sense and some type of wisdom "more or less". We should think about the consequences of our extremist actions, which are logically, religiously and socially not acceptable and appreciated by any society or culture. Not even a single religion encourages extreme behavior towards any human being, in fact not on any living being. The message of God is loud and clear, and we all are bound to follow and comply with this vary message of spreading love, peace, patience and forgiveness.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Freelance Work From Home A New Trend Setter!

By: Peace Keeper

Professional Approach

To be able to work legitimately from the comfort of your home a person would need to be highly professional in any work he/she intends to freelance i.e. Whether you are a creative designer, content writer, web designer/developer, good at typing hectic and long texts etc, all you need is a professionalism to start with and gradually your work will speak itself and you will attract more and more projects to work as a freelancer.

Meeting Deadline

Always remember to complete the assigned task/project within the given deadline. So the formula is to assess the volume of the work being assigned to you and then give the deadline or accept the deadline by the project assigning individuals/organizations.
Breaking trust even in the general life is considered a lowest degree of being irresponsible and unreliable. So never break trust of any project assigning party, in fact the present system of freelance work (freelance work related popular websites mainly) do not provide space to anybody to commit fraud or break the agreed conditions no matter whatsoever.
It is very useful to advertise your product/service in a proper and professional manner, in order to get attraction of all those who may require your service(s)/product(s) a suitably crafted advertising strategy is essential for any individual and/or business.
Remember to deliver your best possible results while finalizing any given project. The quality of the final product you deliver will speak by itself and will be beneficial in creating a positive PR. Deliver your given task in such an efficient and affordable way that buyers are willing to hand over future similar tasks only to you.

Never Consider Freelance Work As Full Time Employment

For any sane individual it is not recommended to consider any freelance project/opportunity as a full time employment. I would highly recommend to all working individuals that you should keep doing your full time day job while working and building your career as a freelance worker. By doing this you will not land up into a situation where you could rely only on freelance projects and you will not face any financial hardships whatsoever.

Always Trust Your Instinct 

In your field of working as a freelancer you may come across many people who would claim to be earning fortune by only working few hours a day from their homes. But beware! do not consider such claims as a clear truth, even if such claims are legitimate and true in essence you better be aware that every individual has different level of responsibilities and capabilities. One individual could be lucky enough to earn handsome income just by working from home, but these fortunate people would only be handful and may have/had been working hard for years before getting such a privilege of working only from home and earn some good income to meet their expenses.

Things To Remember

So it is pertinent to remember that there are many factors involved in being a successful freelance worker from home. You will need to have multiple of the mentioned necessary tools/capabilities to excel in this field of internet freelance work. However once you give it a professional start up, you will be on the right track to be succeed with some adequate income while working from the comfort of your home. Our best wishes are with all of those freelance workers who wish to establish their rapport while working from home and providing quality services to their clients.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Homage to Junaid (Dil Dil Pakistan)

By: Peace Keeper

On 07 Dec 2016 (06-Rabiul-Awal) PIA flight PK 661 carrying 48 passengers and five crew members and one ground engineer crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral at 04:42pm PST. Until the latest update arrives by midnight, all passengers and crew members on board killed in the crash.

Chairman Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in his press conference confirmed the crash and casualties, explaining the apparent malfunction in the engine(s) of the plane as the cause of the crash.

The ATR-42 aircraft departed from Chitral around 3:30pm PST and was expected to land at Islamabad airport at around 4:40pm PST, however the flight crashed in Havelian near Abbottabad.

Our sincere condolences are with the bereaved families of the deceased!

On board the ill fate flight PK-661 was also a famous media personality and a religious scholar Junaid Jamshed flying with his wife. Junaid had left his pop singing career at the highest peak, after inclination towards the Islamic teachings (Which forbids music/singing) he later joined Tableeghi Jamat (A popular/peace loving Muslims belong to Sunni sect). Since the change of heart and almost all of his lifestyle Junaid has been a preacher/scholar who used to attract Muslims/Non-Muslims towards a peaceful attributes of Islam and he has been very famous for his polite yet attractive style of preaching.

According to close friends/colleagues Junaid Jamshed has always been a polite and peace loving person, especially after the conversion of his past life into the present life which follows all apparent pre-requisites according to the teachings of Islam.

In his journey of preaching true essence of Islam, Junaid has/had gone through rough phases where suddenly certain section of society criticized his way of teachings as well as threatening him. However Junaid has never seemed afraid of threats and criticism, he tried and tried his best to show positive side of his personality as well as true meanings of being Muslim.

A very very famous national song (Dil Dil Pakistan) which often considered to be second national anthem of Pakistan was sung by none other than Junaid Jamshed. This song was recorded and released in late 80s, but the essence and freshness of this patriotic song is still enchanting and mesmerizing for every listener.

It was confirmed by the officials that Junaid was on a trip of preaching Islam (Through platform of Tableeghi Jamat) in the areas of Chitral, alas! what a fortunate man he has been even at the end of his lifetime. He died doing the work he loved the most.... Preaching message of peace and love by Islam. The whole Pakistani nation is saddened by the news of plane crash and the news of Junaid Jamshed on board the same flight made the impact worsened.

Let us all pray for the forgiveness of deceased passengers and let us pay a homage to a beautiful and peace loving person. He has lived his life according to the teachings of Islam and has completed the journey of life while doing the same. Let us spread the message of peace, love and true way of living life which is taught to every Muslim through Quran and Hadith.

In the end I must say that Pakistan has lost yet another famous and pious personalities from the bouquet of shining flowers. May ALLAH forgive Junaid Jamshed and all of the Muslims who have died a tragic/sudden death and may ALLAH bestow patience upon the bereaved families. Aamin!

Junaid you will always be remembered for all of your good deeds, especially the hard work you have done in spreading the message of Islam. May you have the aspiring place in heaven the one which is promised to all Muslims of your kind by the ALLAH almighty.