Monday, July 27, 2015

Dr Juanid's Photography

Sunday, April 12, 2015

When the 'King of Multan' turned it around

Dawn article

Cuts, pulls, a shimmy down the wicket and the most belated of late cuts were executed like only Inzi could. —File


Cuts, pulls, a shimmy down the wicket and the most belated of late cuts were executed like only Inzi could. —File
Sick of being mocked for his burly frame and receding batting form, 'Big Inzi' shed 23 pounds before the 2003 World Cup.
So when he walked out onto the field for Pakistan's World Cup opener against Australia at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, Inzamam-ul-Haq looked like the boy-wonder of 1992; the fearless talent which had propelled Pakistan to glory.
But that was that.
Inzamam scored 19 runs from six matches of the 2003 tournament as Pakistan were knocked out in the first round.
What was being touted as the 'deadliest' XI, put in a dismal performance which saw the end of several celebrated careers. A major shuffle in the side beckoned.
There was no clear leader after the departure of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis and it was under Rashid Latif that Pakistan started a 'new era' much like Azhar Ali's ODI squad in the coming days.
Latif's side saw the induction of many 'new stars' as it lifted the Sharjah Cup right after the World Cup. Though Pakistan managed to win the title, the tournament which included Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Kenya, did not test the new side much.
Latif's real test awaited in England where Pakistan were to play a three one-day internationals' NatWest Challenge. Pakistan lost the series 2-1 and soon enough Latif was under fire from all quarters. Those dropped from the squad after the 2003 World Cup flop, had a few words of advice as well.
This was the same season, the summer of 2003, when Inzamam, also dropped from the side after managing his show at the 2003 World Cup, decided to play league cricket in England in an attempt to salvage his international career.
“Since there is no domestic cricket being played in Pakistan, the only way I can satisfy the selectors about my fitness is to play some league cricket,” Inzamam said of his new venture.
“I am not disheartened at being dropped after the World Cup. It happens to every player. You just have to fight back and make a comeback,” Inzamam added.
As the age-old, over-used cliche goes: “Form is temporary, class is permanent.”
Inzamam finally got a call to play for Pakistan a few months later against a plucky Bangladesh side.
The 'Bengal Tigers' were due in Pakistan to play a series of three Test matches in Karachi, Peshawar and Multan, Inzi's den.
On paper, it may appear Pakistan cruised to victory in the first two Tests but there were moments where Bangladesh demonstrated what they were capable of.
And they nearly pulled it off in the third Test had it not been for the 'King of Multan.'
Inzamam, miserably out of form and struggling to retain his place in the team, walked out on the crease with Pakistan on the verge of a humiliating defeat. The scoreboard read 62/2, with Pakistan chasing a target of 261.
The majestic right-handed batsmen had so far notched up an unimpressive 88 runs from the five innings that preceded and it took Inzamam a jittery six balls to get off the mark.
But once he did, a counter-attack of epic proportions ensued even as Pakistan slipped to 164/7 at one point.
Calculated shot selection and with a great deal of concentration, he shrugged off what was the most terrible time of his career. It wouldn't be wrong to describe the innings as a masterclass in chasing, executed with perfection.
Cuts, pulls, a shimmy down the wicket and the most belated of late cuts were executed like only Inzi could. The clip of the legs towards midwicket, which Steve Smith so efficiently now employs, was brought out too, in that customary languidness.
Inzamam, who batted for five hours 17 minutes, added 93 runs with the eight and ninth wicket of which, his contribution was 74. That should say it all.
Apart from Inzamam, Bangladesh's sloppiness in the field on the fourth morning did not help the cause either.
Hannan Sarkar, right-hand opening batsman, dropped Shabbir Ahmed on nought.
Together, Inzamam and Shabbir added a crucial 41.
This wasn't the crucial moment of the match.
When Pakistan were left to score 49 more runs to win, Umar Gul survived a direct-hit because the Bangladesh veteran Mohammad Rafique had already dislodged the bails in a frenzy.
And when finally Gul was run out courtesy a bad call from Inzamam, the damage had already been done. The Inzamam-Gul partnership had added 52 runs to Pakistan's tally — Gul's contribution was that of five.
Wisden aptly described the nervous final moments of the game: “Four runs were now needed, five balls remained in the over and the No. 11 coming to the striker's end was Yasir Ali — a 17-year-old on first-class debut, with only a handful of junior games and a hurried lunchtime batting lesson from Javed Miandad, the Pakistan coach, behind him.
“But Yasir kept out three balls and then tickled a single into the leg side. Off the last delivery of the over, Inzamam struck the winning boundary. Ramiz Raja, the former Test batsman, called it 'one of the best Test innings of modern times'”.
The close encounter ended in a one-wicket win and Pakistan took away the series 3-0. The Test not only brought out the best from one of the country's great batsman, it also propelled him into the role of a leader.
Following the Multan Test, Pakistan's fortunes fluctuated but Inzi's form did not go.
He was back to his burly-best

Monday, February 9, 2015

Karachi The 7th Largest City of World by Dr Junaid's Camera

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid


Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Photography by Dr Junaid

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Travel Out of Multan - Go Straight to Dubai

You will reach Dubai by direct flight in 3 hrs which is half the time you reach Lahore via Bus. Direct flight return tickets starts with 40,000 PKR
People come to Dubai for Europe and America which has a much longer route. Pakistan is very near to Dubai luckily.





20 Must TO Do Things in Dubai

 

Free best things 

 

 

1- Downtown Dubai Sheik Zayed road (sky scrapers in a line)
2- Burj Khalifa from outside (world tallest building) (going inside is very costly AED 400)
3- Mall of Dubai (world's largest mall) (Mall is free going inside aquarium needs money)
4- Dont miss Dubai's dancing fountains start at evening near mall of dubai and goto souk al Bahar too nearby
(1 2 3 and 4 are in close proximity)
5- Marina Walk an amazing 7km walk with apartment buildings around and at end is world's tallest block. It also has free beach named marina beach.
6- Ibne Batoota Mall (different from Mall of Dubai and Mall of Emirates)
7- Burj Al Arab from outside and its public beach


Now thing with a little amount of money

8- Must travel via Dubai Metro where a train station is better than five star hotel here (though Mono Rail and Tram also run in some areas but metro is metro)
9- Global Village where every country has a huge pavillion and its goods, culture and eatables are found.


 Paid things and heavy prices

10- Atlantis at the Palm island: You must go there via monorail and see their beach, water park (aquaventure water park) and may also visit their aquarium (lost chambers). Everything is highly paid here. Other attractions are Sea lions and dolphin meeting in close proximity
11- Have one day for Desert Safari Package. Its fun. Will take your whole day and yes off course money.
12- Jetski or water sports in Dubai are amazing AED 600 for one hr (Kite surfing I did not avail)
13- Mall of Emirates is just a mall and free entry but inside is an artificial ice rink and skii resort and meet a penguin in close contact (all are highly paid)
14- One day for three things in Abu Dhabi where you must visit SZ mosque and then spend whole the day at Ferrari world and adjoining water park in a single ticket.
15- Bur Dubai Deira Dubai and Gold Souk and Spice Soukes (Affordable things and a different look of city) Ride a boat to cross the sea in just AED 1. On other side see Dubai  museum one of its own kind


 Things I could not make due to limited time but I recomend

16-Wild wadi water park near Burj Al Arab is an alternative to aquaventure (I did not visit)
17- Miracle Garden (I could not visit)
18- Low flight Helicopter tour to down town in just AED 800 (I could not make)
19- Hint Hunt is a popular thing to do with friends, you can google about (I could not make)
20- Last but not least is free fall sky dive is commercial there

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chief secretary for retrieval of Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan's land

 Multan's land



The Punjab government has decided to retrieve 180-acre land of Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan, from the tenants.
This was decided by Punjab Chief Secretary Naveed Akram Cheema in the DCOs conference held a couple of days ago. Showing displeasure over the failure of retrieving the land proposed for Nawaz Sharif Agriculture University extension from tenants, the chief secretary had directed the DCO Multan to get the land vacated from the grabbers. At least, 27 peasant families have been demanding ownership rights to the land, arguing they have tilled it for decades.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif during his visit to Multan here the other day had also sought report from the DCO on the issue. DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal told the CM Punjab that the land owned by the farmers would soon be retrieved, sources in Multan City district government said.
Shahbaz Sharif said that he wanted to change the fate of the neglected region through educational revolution. He said that the Agri University would be a major addition to the development of the region.
Moreover, the CM also showed satisfaction pertaining to the polio eradication, healthcare, land record computerisation, and District Development Programme (DDP) etc, sources said.
The CM’s visit to Multan was to approve the Metro Bus for the city like it was established in Lahore besides judging other development schemes.
The DCO said that the district administration would resolve the issue cordially so that there would be no loss to the farmers. He said that the issue of varsity land had been taken up in the last DCOs conference chaired by the chief secretary and he was directed to settle the issue. By having meetings with the representatives of the peasants, the issue would be settled amicably, the DCO said.
He said the CM had appreciated the efforts of the district administration regarding the development work in the district.
Hoping the issues of the peasants settled amicably, Muhammad Akram who belongs to a tenant family lauded the decision of the PML-N government establishing Agriculture University in the backward region. He said that with the establishment of the varsity and construction of the Metro the longstanding dreams of the residents of Multan came true.

Horse and Buggy at Ghanta Ghar Chowk Multan

Horse and Buggy at Ghanta Ghar Chowk Multan
by Dr Junaid


Monday, November 17, 2014

Pakistan Railways Starts Musa Pak from Multan to Lahore



Pakistan Railways Multan
PR reduces fare of Musa Pak
LAHORE (APP): Pakistan Railways (PR) has decided to reduce the fare of Musa Pak train running between Lahore and Multan to facilitate the passengers of the country. According to a press release issued here on Sunday, the decision will be applicable from November 21. The reduced fare for Air Conditioned business from Lahore to Multan will be Rs 950, Air Conditioned Parlor charges will be Rs 850, fare of economy class seat will be Rs 400 while charges for economy berth will be Rs 400. Charges for Air Conditioned Business from Lahore to Kot Lakhpat will be Rs 270, fare of AC parlor will be Rs 210 and the fare of economy class will be Rs 60.

http://nation.com.pk/business/17-Nov-2014/newsbrief