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The Pakistani Spectator interviewed Rubab Saleem

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Rubab Saleem was interviewed by The Pakistani Spectator
This was an interesting interview and i was intrigued to get this type of things on my Blog also.
I am grateful to Ghazala Khan for taking this interview.

Could you tell us what made you decide to blog?
I always want my voice to be heard, i have been writing for the National dailies of Pakistan in this connection, thus i have tendency to write. Pakistani Newspapers are though a great tool to reach the Pakistani masses however to reach the world and convey my message to them convinced me to have a blog or two. In my blog i prefer to address such issues that can bring change to Pakistan constructively.

What do you think sets Your blog apart from other blogs?
The news paper format of my blog and its exclusive news coverage with an added factor of opinion and reviews. It is almost an online newspapers that has great readership and contribution from almost every sphere of life within Pakistan. It has potential to provide serve the appetite of readers who needs information about Pakistan. I conduct surveys to pour the opinion of a lay man to the literati..
I have a special section of success stories, where everyone is open to share their personal, professional and spiritual stories.

If you could choose one characteristic you have that brought you success, what would it be?
Hardwork is major factor that i am blessed with to reach any goal in my life i aspired to. I attribute my every success to Hard work come determination.

What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?
Life is intricate web of several relationships and our happiness and gloominess is always associated with most of our relations, While my father passed back in 1988, i probably was unable to understand at that time what his absence can bring to my and my family’s life. But i was extremely despaired. I always become the happiest person while someone appreciates my mom’s efforts to rear me up like a symbolic daughter for so many others.

Urdu Blogs have got huge potential, when do you think they will really take on the online horizon in Pakistan?
Urdu widely understandable not only in Pakistan but in other parts of Asia also. Even huge number of overseas Pakistanis also speak and understand Urdu. I have got a request from one of my journalist friend to develop an Urdu blog for him also. So i find in near future it would be possible for the Bloggers who blog in Urdu can reach to a targeted segment of Urdu speaking audience. Urdu bloggers have a great future provided an Urdu Social Bookmarking Site is established for them.

If you could pick a travel destination, anywhere in the world, with no worries about how it’s
paid for – what would your top 3 choices be?

Ahhh Lovely question! I would want to explore each and every part of the world however being particular and giving three destinations i would want to go to Egypt, Australia and Rome.

What is your favorite book and why?
I am a book worm thus like several books but for one book i always want to stop to refresh myself is Qur’an Kareen. It is a complete “How to” guide to spend life in most righteous manner.

What’s the first thing you notice about a person (whether you know them or not)?
It is the aura that i always feel and notice on meeting anyone stranger or acquaint. In most cases i find myself right and it helps me in defining my level of relationship with people. Aura covers every perspective of somebody’s personality.

Do you think Pakistani politicians could benefit from the social networks and things like twitter?
Frankly speaking, they don’t have knowledge of things like twitter however their PR machineries can surely get benefit out of these sites, Facebook is a worthy tool as more and more people are clinging to FaceBook. Politicians can certainly get help for molding opinion in their favour. I have found US candidates for Presidential Election’s 2008 coming and networking on Digg, it allows them to reach to their people. However politician first need to make Pakistanis addictive of internet to the extent that they could use it as a tool for their political compiegns.

Whose Future is more bright in Pakistan; English blogs or Urdu Blogs?
Yet English, as most of the people who surf internet are able to understand English. They come online with a perception to come accross with English stuff whatever it is blog or other sources. But with the increased ratio of literacy, more population will consutl to internet and can benefit from Urdu also.

How Pakistani bloggers can benefit from blogs financially?
Google AdSence and PPC is the major element that can help these bloggers in earning like so many other bloggers who are getting financial benefit out of Blogs in other parts of the world. Further advertisement from the multinational Companies is another good source provided a blog has good Page Rank. and Alexa and readability.

Do you think Pakistani bloggers tend to remain somewhat self-centered and really don’t go out of their shells? Is it the oriental style of blogging, or they are still unsure about it?
People usually are the products of the societies where do they live and grow, so we can not blame bloggers from Pakistan to be self-centered, it is quite natural. I have found several doctors writing blogs about medicine; health and fitness, many environmentalists who only write about environment not in Pakistan but in every part of the world. So writing depicts anyone’s interests and natural tendency and what things effect them. as far as i know There is no code of conduct yet defined for bloggers to restrict them from writing anything. I have my personal blogs along with the blogs where i write as a professional.

Blogging is still an emerging concept in Pakistan, 2007 has been the year for people all over the world who started blogging but very less number of Pakistanis have gone for Blogs. I believe this is an upcoming strong shape of media so people will start relying upon blogs and mature content will come up. It is in phase one comparing with our neighbors India, so give Pakistanis a cushion to gradually move forward.

Is it true that who has a successful blog has an awful lot of time on their hands?
To reach to some heights is easy but to maintain it is difficult, i am afraid you are partially wrong in saying that successful bloggers have awful lot of time. Success is directly proportional to hard work and hard work is another name of investing time particularly in online entrepreneurship. In many cases bloggers outsource content and social media marketing, even than they have to keep an eye on what is coming on their blogs

What are your thoughts on corporate blogs and what do you think the biggest advantages and disadvantages are?
Corporate blogs are a useful tool to reach organizational goals, a PR technique. Feed back in shape of comments and posts in helpful to determined organizations to redesign their goals in accordance with the demand. Every organization supports internal and external blogs where stakeholders can be the organization’s consultants. Several browsers support RSS technology thats without actually visiting blog one can read what is new to these blogs.
It is an easy access for the prospective public to reach the organizational structures, even CEO.
These logs are an additional source of popularity and image building. These can be use to influence Markets and competitors.
Similarly posts with negative perspectives can destroy the image of organization. For me there are more advantages though I encourage corporate blogs.

Do you think this whole emphasis on blogs and whatever online is a significant indicator to show that the web, the social web, is becoming a very important social force?
I deem it wise to agree, more and more emphasize is on being social on internet. There are so many social media marketing sites that are compelling internet users to be more social particularly bloggers, this is a techniques for search engines also to have more stuff on their engines i order to make their engines full of reliable stuff. Another thing, The information given on the social marketing site is usually shared. and producers of several products also pick targeted users for their products, ideas or content.

What do you think where the Pakistani blogosphere is right now?
It is in emerging phase and in a transitional process from personal to professional usage, i am sure after one or two years Pakistani Blogsphere, if things keep on working with same pace will capture South Asian markets.

Who are your top five favourite bloggers in Pakistan?
I am sure i can refer their blogs
www.dirjournal.com
www.pakspectator.com
www.chowrangi.com
www.pakpositive.com
www.mypakistan.com

Have you ever become stunned by the uniqueness of any blogger in Pakistani blogosphere?
Yes!
dirjournal’s How to guides excellent technique


What is the future of blogging in Pakistan?

I am certain it is bright provided shortage of electricity is not dragging Pakistan to stone age. Blogs are run on unique content and ideas, Pakistan is rich in ideas therefore the future of Pakistan is blogging.

In political respect, can we say blogging a ‘democracy of message’?
Yes it can be, till the ordinance like PEMRA by the Government of Pakistan are up to curb the free expression of opinion on Pakistan’s blogsphere. Well Blog are democratic messages in other parts of the world. Also there are examples of curbed blogs in several regions where people spoke against governments.

Can Pakistani blogosphere play any notable role in the forthcoming elections, if they happen at all?
I am afraid “No”, yet it can not play a noticeable role in the forthcoming Elections. People have strong affiliation with certain ethnic, regional or individualistic political parties thus to change their opinions are a bit difficult. Secondly Electronic Media is now a days more active and building Public Opinions in favour of the politicians who pay them more and small number of masses consult internet to get information, as ratio of literacy is not high and access to resource like computers and internet is yet not in support of this idea.
However in future with UN, West and US aided agencies new era of computers will start and elections would be fought on blogging platform.

You have also got a blogging life, how has it directly affected both your personal and professional life?
It is my life now regardless of personal and professional. I am always on my blogs writing and giving my message to the people. I have got several online friends and contributors for my blog. I am more sociable online and less off line while it was exactly opposite to what is right now.

What are your future plans?
I am interested in starting a Social Media Bookmarking Site for Pakistani Bloggers, great news is i have started with the name of PublicWar
I also intend to come into main stream journalists of Pakistan who have the strength to influence the minds of people.

Any Message you want to give to the readers of The Pakistani Spectator?
Love Pakistan Be Pakistan and visit regularly The Pakistani Spectator.

Interview with Blogger Rubab Saleem

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Rubab Saleem

Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times

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  • Invitation of Humanity
    It is necessary that humanity make its point on the battleground of this bitter struggle of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

    This problem is driving humanity into a long and dangerous struggle in all forms of life. We are no longer human beings in the 21st century religious bonds and religious relations are our identities. We are symbol of religion by names, Groups, Cultures, rituals and Ideals.

    The Satan is playing an important role in exploiting religions in an ugly way by using religious leaders all over the world and all religions. Crimes are committed in the name of religion for the supposed satisfaction of God. It is a tragedy that terrible of faith continues to occur in the 21st century.

    Therefore, that concern us and question arise that what position must we devote our lives to bring humanity back in this century. We do not want our children growing up in an environment in which people are alienated, beaten or killed simply because of their religion. Color of their skin or other such reason. As a strong opponent of discrimination in all forms and all over the world human faith has introduced nine affirmation of human faith for humanity and peace.

    The Human Faith message of life and spreading the understanding of true Human nature can bring peace and goodness in our life and in the life of those who are seeking truth. It advocates spiritual and moral principles on very high scales for the longest term in human history. It is time to modernize our faith by adopting true faith and educate mankind in accordance with International principle of life and they are nine affirmation of human faith. Human Fealty is based on true human nature and choice.

    At this time of age we all should be united by common relations and bonds of Human Faith not with religious rituals.

    Therefore, please join us and take oath of humanity and become member of Human Faith.

    Web Address http://www.humanfealty.com/
    E-mail info@humanfealty.com

    Our Vision is to introduce true human nature by mobilizing communities and Faiths around the world to improve people’s lives. Our mission is to strength the bond of humanity by introducing Human Faith.

    IN GOD WE TRUST. WE HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY.

  • Discrimination

    Human faith religion starts from the premise of humanity which is more than a physical face and biological organism. It is a wisdom that can only be obtained from the nature of God. It is a stage of awareness where purity of living in the physical senses without bias. Today the global women health and education crisis is result of Christian ethics of distributing education unequally. Education for the women’s of the world. We know that the “God Save the Queen and Queen Save the World “ The only way we can treat the world phenomena of poverty, population, Health, war, global warming, earth, children and racial issues and many more by educating the Queen. It is time to break the prison camp of Christianity in order to change system of the world leadership and to stop educational discrimination from developed nations. The problem is when someone uneducated and dust colored like me tries to prove something it is called delusion and the same product gets new name and introduced by some privileged member of Christianity called illusion. The issue we see in many undeveloped nations is that the majority of there best minds and educated people go to the America and European countries for batter life. The undeveloped country gets by one way or other because it must while they live good life comfortably as a modern slave of Christianity. As soon as their successors grow up they will follow them to find best education and work in United State and The United Kingdom. The result of this is that after every twenty or twenty five years undeveloped country goes back to the starting point again this whitish circle of helplessness continues because of Christian ethics of distributing education and keeping educated worker for them self. The easy way to stop vicious circle developed nations must educate citizen of poor and undeveloped countries in order to advance life. It is time to stop educational discrimination for humanity. Thus a free beggar is better then the President of country who is in the prison camp of Christianity. The human faith message of life and spreading the understanding of true human nature can bring peace and goodness in our life and in the life of those who are seeking truth. It is time to introduce human faith religious based on new life shining with light and full of happiness. Human faith is the real message of love and peace in the world. The goal that we set up for human being in their lives is the satisfaction and the moral value by means of which all actions must be measures to save human life. Our vision is to introduce true human nature by mobilizing communities and faiths around the world to improve people’s lives .Our mission is to strength the bond of humanity by introducing human faith religion. The “martial law” such as those operating in dictatorships and monarchies should change their unjust way of monopolizing humanity. It is scares to think that the relationships among people and organizations based on Christian ideology .I would like to request from all these Dictators, Kings, Monarchies, Army Chiefs, Organizations, Government officials, Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Religious leaders to adopt new philosophy of humanity and come out from the prison camp of Christianity .
    Human faith method of teaching moral values and humanity can give realistic purpose of achieving complete fulfillment of internal life. The spiritual change from loneness to loveliness is based on love by giving unlimited trust in God (Rab). Human mind is miracle of Supreme Being when we struggle to boil it at luck warm temperature of wisdom to understand fundamental of life by reading (Rabi). The ever lasting stage of satisfaction for mind is to reach Supreme Being before death. The journey of memories can be pleasant with nine affirmations of human faith. We believe that it is time to joggle every conscious to show them that human mind is superior matter not material. The festival of life can be celebrated with wisdom of human faith knowledge once we realize that we all are part of the superior race. It advocates spiritual and moral principles on very high scales for the longest term in human history. Human faith is Adam’s monotheistic faith and knows that God is the creator and overseer of the universe at all the time and all matters. It is time to modernize our faith by adopting true faith and educate mankind in accordance with basic principle of life. Our vision is to introduce true human religion by mobilizing communities and faiths around the world to improve people’s lives .Our mission is to strength the bond of humanity (Rabi) by introducing human faith religion.

    IN GOD (Rib) WE TRUST WE HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY (Rabi).

  • Human Rights Report 2008
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    Human rights are the inherent dignity and the foundation of fair trade, freedom, justice and peace only for privileged member of a religion whom symbol is sword for humanity. The Greedy 8 nations have set a new standard of humanity in which no one has the right to fair trade, peace in life, liberty of color and security of harassment from the homeland security due to the terrifying policies. Any person of color can be held in slavery or servitude and can be subjected to torture, cruel and inhumane treatment without justice which is philosophically based on certain history. Thus no doubt when culture, religion and nature develop based on symbolism of sword that religious can not be sympathetic to other belief. At this moment on this earth any sober human beings can not seek religious asylum from persecution to a developed country that is based on humanity due to whitish circle of humility. Freedom was the birth right of all living things just before creation of an organization for human rights. It is time to reform colorful humanity based on fair trade, freedom, population and fair mainstream media. Fair trade is the business in which a person travels regularly without thinking of religious, color and country any where but in Greedy 8 Nations. The new policy of fair trade is an organized system which promotes standards for the colorless labor and there social policy. The policies in areas related to the production of private and brand goods such as cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, sex toys and problems to keep them busy in vicious circle. The system focuses in particular on exports from developed nations to poor and developing countries. Fair mainstream media is where educated colorful people or an Independent Association based on humanity ensures the free flow of any report in a true democratic Society. Justice was the ideal, morally correct state of things and persons. It was the social, political movements of humanity for injustice. We Americans are in very difficult position for human rights and justice. Thus, Justice in the Christian America is the fisa act, the patriot act, the religious act, the act of war, the water boarding act, Guantanamo bay act, abu grab act the only act is missing is the act of humanity. The only way of democracy is love of colorful humanity. It is time to start silencing whitish nature to create true nature of human faith by realizing that we all have trust in God (Rab) and faith in humanity (Rabi). Human faith has great respect for all religion especially Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. It is time to stop growing army of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism and select sober spiritual leaders for humanity to dissolve problems .human faith religious members would like to request from all nations and there dictators, kings, monarchies, army chiefs, organizations, government officials, presidents, vice presidents, and religious leaders to arrange dialogue with there major and minority religious leaders to confirm that they are not been used by the third party. The complications of this current method of dividing wealth, education and health and introducing democracy by force are wrong. How could a human being aspire to freedom in any field when he is deprived of the freedom of his life?
    Human faith religious is a public school for humanity .The leisure of learning truth, honesty and freedom. It is the eminent brain for batter society and the library of knowledge. It is the sacred water of life that emerges with the seven colors of human diversity to dissolve racism. Human faith method of teaching moral values and humanity can give realistic purpose of achieving complete fulfillment of internal life. The spiritual change from loneness to loveliness is based on love by giving unlimited trust in God (Rab). Human mind is miracle of Supreme Being when we struggle to boil it at luck warm temperature of wisdom to understand fundamental of life by reading (Rabi). The ever lasting stage of satisfaction for mind is to reach Supreme Being before death. The journey of memories can be pleasant with nine affirmations of human faith. We believe that it is time to joggle every conscious to show them that human mind is superior matter not material. The festival of life can be celebrated with wisdom of human faith knowledge once we realize that we are part of the superior race. It advocates spiritual and moral principles on very high scales for the longest term in human history. Human faith is Adam’s monotheistic faith and knows that God is the creator and overseer of the universe at all the time and all matters. It is time to modernize our faith by adopting true faith and educate mankind in accordance with basic principle of life.
    IN GOD (Rab) WE TRUST WE HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY (Rabi).

    Rabi has many meaning in our language.
    1. Rabi is Book of Human Faith.
    2. Rabi is brain.
    3. Rabi is humanity.
    4. Rabi is our tongue.