Nov 02

KEEP THE CANDLE BURNING (Zahida Parveen’s Operation)

    KEEP THE CANDLE BURNING

By the grace of almighty ALLAH Zahida Parveen has been successfully operated about 03 days back at a local hospital and was discharged after two days indoor treatment.

After discharge again she contacted our motivators at RAZA CHARITY TRUST for the supply of rations and medicines as she was in no way capable of bearing even these trivial expenses, which were again provided to her at her house by our field staff.

MASHALLAH she is doing well and on the way to recovery.

I take this opportunity to thank my Abdalian donors as well as a personal friend of mine who acted like guardian angels and rose to the occasion by contributing funds for her successful operation.

I would also like to thank my Abdalian brother Maj. Gen Khawar Deputy Surgeon general who was also instrumental in getting the hospital charges reduced.

Thank you my friends for KEEPING THE CANDLE OF HOPE BURNING.

GOD Bless you all.

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

Nov 01

OASIS IN AN ISLAND

           OASIS IN AN ISLAND

If you consider Rawalpindi Park area an Island of the elite of Rawalpindi, housing the General’s colony, Army House, GOR –I   and the area of 22 ACRES within this island there is an Oasis called the Murree Brewery (MB) Estate on park road.

For an outsider M.B estate gives a defiant mysterious esoteric bearing & demeanor but this M.B is one of the oldest companies of South Asia with a very rich history corporate diversity and archival heritage.

The history of the company dates back to the year 1860, when there was dearth of supply of good beer to the British troops in Northern India.

The imported beer being costly in those days, hence Pir Panjal Hills Brewery was setup in 1860, and Quetta distillery was part of this setup till 1947.

This GHORA GALI brewery was built in the Gothic style of architecture was vandalized during the riots of Independence of Pakistan in 1947, while the brewery in Quetta was destroyed in 1935 because of the great Quetta earthquake.

In the formative years the Brewery was managed by the family of Edward Dyer, father of Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh massacre fame. He was the man who had supervised the Pir Panjal Brewery construction in the beginning and later on was managed by George Duncun who remained the general manager of Murree Brewery for 40 years.

Murree Brewery is one of the oldest public companies of the South Asia and was registered on the Kolkata Stock Exchange on 18th August 1884 and its shares were traded as early as 1885 and is now the oldest continuing industrial enterprise of Pakistan.

Great progress was made by Murree Brewery Company LTD, after its formation in the year 1860, and the unprecedented demand for their famous ales and stout over a greatly increasing area of the Northern India, encouraged the directors to erect a another branch brewery at Rawalpindi about thirty years later.

 

In the 1940’s, the controlling shares or interests in the brewery were obtained by Peshton Dhanji Bandhara, who used to run a liquor business in Lahore prior to the independence of Pakistan by the name of D.P Edulji & Company (Pvt.) Limited which still has its offices in No. 10 commercial building Shahra – e – Quaid Azam Lahore.

P.D Bhandara at the time of independence had to run from pillar to post in order to purchase the shares of MB from Hindu’s, Sikh’s and British Shareholders. He was given a very tough time by Sayid Saigol who also was interested in hostile takeover of Murree Brewery but P.D Bhandara hired the tops lawyers of that time Sir Abdul Rashid Mr.  M.  Amwar and Justice Shabir Ahmed who won the court cases for P.D Bhandara which got him the hold of the control of the company.

Peshton Dhanji Bandhara was succeeded by his son, late M.P. Bandhara who later on carried on the family business and now it is being run by a grandson, Mr. Isphanyar Bandhara who is also a minority MNA in the N.A of Pakistan.

 

Mr. M.P Bhandara early in 1960 at a young age of 21 years diversified the company in to downstream activity by opening up associated TOPS and Murree Glass in 1969.

 

Keeping in tradition for new avenues M.B in 2008 went for value addition and induction of new technology where R&D became foremost followed by Refinement & Consolidation in glass bottling technology.

TOPS started its operation from Chowburji in Lahore in 1990, but later on shifted to Kot Lakpat on 31st July 1993 but the title deed was transferred on Murree Brewery’s name in 1996 and second plant started in Rawalpindi in 1995 and later on shifted to Hattar in 2004.

Murree Glass plant was imported from Sweden in 1974, first installed at Rawalpindi and later on shifted to Hattar in 1993.

Murree sparklets was purchased by M.P Bhandara from Hashoo Group on 01st April 2011.

Many of the Pindite’s may be unaware that the Army house was gifted by M.P Bhandara in 1982 which was at that time named as Park Lodge. Park Lodge a majestic residential property which was purchased by M.B from Mrs. H. Whimper in 1888.

 

It was the principal residence and the head office of the company till 1959 until it was taken over by Government of Pakistan to house the office of the Prime minister of Pakistan. Sums of Rs. 2.80 Lakhs were paid as lease money for the camp office of Army Chief. This park lodge also used to house the HQ of Anti Narcotics Force, Banazir Bhutto later on made it in to SINDH HOUSE for a short time.

It remained an office of the head of State of Pakistan from 1960 till 2008.

Some very interesting folktales about Murree Brewery is that there was an underground tunnel linking the camp office with M.B estate but on my further sleuthing and investigations of the cellars I did find plastered and closed openings in the cellar hence I could not come to any logical conclusion.

Another historical point of interest which very few Pindite’s are unaware of that a narrow gauge railway track used to come to the Military Diary farms and terminated at Murree Brewery bringing the supplies to Military Diary Farm and Murree Brewery.

As the General’s colony was being built this line was subject to scuttling hence the small gauge locomotives ceased to come to its termination point in the head office of Murree Brewery.

Apart from its corporate diversity M.B is also a very socially conscious corporate citizen and is funding the CSR training institute where the building and Utilities are maintained by M.B.

The Bhandara Foundation with its head quarters in Lahore is headed by Justice Nassira Iqbal and Justice Amer Raza as its trustee and are looking after the poor and down trodden section of the society.

The Murree Brewery Polo Cup and Golf Cup which is an important fixed event in the Rawalpindi Garrison’s Annual Calendar is sponsored by M.B since 1904, under the auspices of the Rawalpindi Polo Club. In spring each year the top polo teams of Pakistan compete and vie for the honor of this cup and the cup is held for safe custody by the president of Rawalpindi Polo Club housed in the Race Course Ground.

The present management of M.B wants to take the company to the pinnacle and zenith for the maximum return to the shareholders but is bogged down by multiple problems like high Utility bills, disruption of gas and Electricity supply and dual taxation.

Such step motherly treatment is being meted out to the company that the company is under litigation with the taxation authorities in various courts of law which are Sub judice.

Now a day’s Murree Brewery is a thriving public limited company where the main share holding rests with the Bhandara family and there are about 1600 share holders including this scribe.

 

The present success story of Murree Brewery is not a bed of roses but a roller coaster ride through ages having survived prohibition and liquor ban by the late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Secondly it had to face shutting down of its operation for 26 days because of the vested interests in collaboration and connivance with the local and political authorities who instigated the worker’s to strike taking the protective umbrella of the environmental protection laws.

 

Despite all these obstacles, hurdles, impediments and adverse scenario M.B has been able to keep its head well above the waters and has come of age. It is now amongst the top 25 award winning companies of the Pakistan Stock Exchange contributing a handsome amount to the national ex-chequer and giving the maximum return to its shareholders.

 

 

BABUR ZAHIRUDDIN

Oct 31

BOTAL GALI

           BOTAL GALI

         THE FADING BAZAR

It was a working day early in the morning when I accompanied my driver in Karachi to go to BOTAL GALI (Bottle Lane) as my previous attempts to enter into this congested and narrow lane proved to be an exercise in futility because I committed the common mistake of accessing this lane during the peak rush hours in the afternoon previously.

It was about 9.00 am the traffic was light and I made my way from D.H.A. Karachi to Bander road. Here again I had to make a double left turn to Hassan Ali Effendi road and crossed Pakistan Chowk to reach BOTAL GALI.

BOTAL GALI at the time of partition was called PARSI GALI as most of the residents at that time were PARSI’s having migrated from India and even some people of British origin also had their residences there.

The street gradually transformed from a thriving residential district to a commercial one, featuring shops selling all kinds of bottles — perfumes, medicines, beverages, you name it.

Later on it was termed as BOTAL GALI because all sorts of bottles whether in glass, ceramic, brass, plastic, pewter and leather could be sold and purchased here. The real fascination of this GALI is that you can find all sorts of fancy, psychedelic empty liquor bottles which have been cleaned and purified for future consumption.

  

BOTAL GALI stands out as a mix of architecture having survived centuries old wear and tear and beyond expectations it gives a very fascinating appeal from a distance but as you come near it and enter the GALI you find surviving blocks of apartments and shops here and there that are in sharp contrast with the monumental ugliness of recent horrendous cement construction which has taken around this place.

Now a day’s BOTAL GALI also is a home for a lot of perfume vendors and their shops glow with the full glitter of the energy savers that are used excessively to highlight and portray the numerous types of perfume bottles which signifies that this business of perfume is better as compared to their neighbors who are selling empty bottles.

In Pakistan there are certain names which click to the mind as if those things are in abundance there but the names are a misnomer as you do not find monkeys on Bandar road, no boat in the boat basin and no female cobra snakes in the NAGIN CHOWRANGI but in BOTAL GALI you do find bottles of all sorts.

BOTAL GALI is surrounded by colonial style buildings which have many stories to tell dating back to pre-partition times and it seems  that this place lives more in the past than in the present and it is more of what it was and not what it is now.

The old residents of BOTAL GALI have slowly faded out along with the colonial style buildings which have fell in to partial ruins and decrepitude probably because of disrepair, neglect apathy and up keep by the lack of sense of ownership of the residents but two important factors are also an aggravating and catalytic for the present dismal state of affairs and responsible for the slow death of BOTAL GALI the first being the excessive sale of plastic bottles and secondly the increasing crime wave in Karachi.

The residents of BOTAL GALI are so akin and used to the common “Robberies, holdup and snatching that they take it as a part of their daily routine.

The irony of fate is that BOTAL GALI could have been preserved as a symbol of national heritage and reverence to our shared past colonial rule and but it seems that BOTAL GALI has been left to fend for itself against all these odds, as the insecure residents and shop keepers have very little resistance to offer and remain there more for their emotional attachment rather than for the business that they are pursuing.

The emotional attachment that the people of the street feel for it is evident in their determination to stick to it, no matter what. It’s almost like they are living in the past as if today doesn’t matter.

Of course there are the national problems of load shedding and water supply which makes the place unfriendly and inhospitable to the new comers despite the fact that this is the problem of the whole country.

BOTAL GALI is a collectors delight where you can find a variety of colorful and beautifully carved bottles available in a range of sizes. The most common ones are the plastic and glass ones, especially the smaller palm-sized bottles used by the local perfume and ITTAR industry.

Of course, many bottles found here are also used solely for decoration purposes. I visited one shop where the shop keeper showed me unique glass bottle and vases which he claimed are more than a century old and has been handed down to him from one generation to another. I jokingly asked him about the price of this decorative long bottle but he proudly shrugged his shoulders and said that these bottles are family heritage and not for sale.

The general impression about the shopkeepers of BOTAL GALI is that they are rude and arrogant but what is really interesting is the stories they have to tell some of which date back to the pre-partition times.

BOTAL GALI is like a small island demarcated by old high rise buildings but it is just a street which has an amalgamation of the past and present, from genie style mysterious colored glass bottles to the present bulk produced plastic bottles where you can see people buying and selling and interacting with one another.

There are certain nooks and corners of BOTAL GALI which give a mysterious look as they do not appear as they used to be, by that I mean closed shops and blank walls which are just used as a support of dump trash. Motorcycles are parked haphazardly in the GALI which makes the flow of traffic and pedestrians difficult causing parking problems which is a nuisance for the shop keepers who by virtue of shared  emotional attachment are sticking to their shops despite the fact that the business in now going downhill.

This is a wakeup call for all the students of fine arts and volunteers who believe in fine artistic values to come forward redesign these shops hand paint these old bottles so that they can be sold at a premium and the money recycled back for the face lift of BOTAL GALI which is much needed otherwise it will sink into oblivion.

I appeal to the governor of SINDH along with the minister of Tourism SINDH to kindly allocate some funds for the rehabilitation and refurbishing of this BOTAL GALI so that it can be preserved as a National Icon for posterity and succeeding generations.

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

 

 

 

Oct 18

KEEP THE CANDLE BURNING

KEEP THE CANDLE BURNING

This lady Zahida Parveen age 33 years, along with her children NIC No. 37405-6630934 – 2, R/O House No. ZB-412, St No. 19, Khayaban – e – Sirsyed, Sector II, Rawalpindi came to our Trust at Raza Eye Clinic with excruciating pain, breathlessness, lassitude and in a very decrepitude condition.

She was crying and wailing because of her leaking gallbladder for which immediate surgery is required.

She was referred to Lt. Col Hanif Abbasi in MH Rawalpindi for the needful who has advised cholecystectomy on emergency basis. For the time being we have put her on symptomatic and palliative treatment on antibiotics and pain killers.

The amount required for this operation is about Rs. 60,000/- as per the demand for cholecystectomy of MH Rawalpindi.

Her husband died longtime back and she has no means of any income to afford surgery at MH Rawalpindi….

 

In view of the above in the name of humanity I make a humble appeal to all of you to contribute for this noble cause so that this life threatening operation of Zahida Parveen can take place as soon as possible less there is permanent damage to her gastro-intestinal tract.

 

 

Kindly send in your contributions ASP in the form of cheques / online transfer of whatever amount you think is possible at your end to my account given below:

The amount will be consolidated and after completion of formalities I hope that the operation which will be a great relief to this lady can take place before 24th of October 2017.

 

 Details of Account are as under:

Account Number                     0471000000357

CIF ID                                       000141750

Swift Code                               ASCMPKKA

IBAN                                        PK69ASCM00004710 0000 0357

Bank                                        Askari Bank Limited

                                                Haider Road Branch Saddar Rawalpindi

 

 

For further details please contact

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

Raza Charity Trust

123/B, Market Road, Saddar,

Rawalpindi.

Ph: 051-5130399,

Cell: 0332-4923235

Oct 13

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Dear Donors,

We received a request from Jalal Welfare Foundation which is a registered social welfare organization located in Peshawar KPK.

They are running a Dialysis centre University road, Peshawar KPK. They had requested us to provide them with the following items for their kidney dialysis

The case has been investigated and found authentic and genuine.

Dialyzer                                 Rs.      950/-

B/T Line                                 Rs.      185/-

A/V Needle                            Rs.      65/-

N / Saline                              Rs.      65/-

Heparin                                  Rs.      450/-

IV Set                                     Rs.      20/-

D/S 10cc                                Rs.      25/-

Solution                                 Rs.      450/-

Nichypore                              Rs.      30/-

Total                                      Rs.      2240/- per Dialysis

 

We provided them with about 15 units of dialysis which will cater for about 15 patients in the first consignment so that we are able to monitor and over see how our funds are being utilized.

Supplies of above items were procured from the local market after much haggling and brought down to the minimum.

Items were handed over to MAJ. JAVED JALAL in our office for onward transportation to Peshawar.

Jalal Welfare Foundation has acknowledged our contributions and we at Raza Charity Trust are happy to be a part of the solution for the general public at large.

No funds are required from the donors as we still have money in our kitty to cater for their requirements.

This has all been possible because of your generous and philanthropic contributions…

Thank you my friends. Keep the fame of hope alive.

If any one of you wants to contribute for this noble cause please forward your contributions to the following.

Details of Account are as under:

Title of Account                                   Zeeshan Raza Alim

Account Number                                04710000003333 

CIF ID                                                 000141750

Bank                                                    Askari Bank Limited

                                                            Haider Road Branch Saddar, Rawalpindi.

Best Regards,

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

Oct 06

LIST OF PRESENTATIONS & TRAININGS

LIST OF PRESENTATIONS & TRAININGS

Specialized Topics for Banking

 

  • Tellers Training
  • Greeters Training
  • Fraud & Fraud Detection
  • Customer Services
  • Quality of Services
  • Service Excellence
  • Ghost Shopping
  • English Grooming and Speaking

 

CONTINGENCY / CRISIS / TROUBLE SHOOTING

  • Disaster Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Fire Fighting
  • Building Emergency Response protocol
  • Parameter Security & Defense

PRESENTATIONS

 

  1. Attitude
  2. Anger Management
  3. Advanced Writing Skills
  4. Advanced Project Management
  5. Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer
  6. Active Listening
  7. Brain Storming
  8. Building Relationships for Success in Sales
  9. Basic Business Management - Boot Camp for Business Owners
  10. Business Writing
  11. Business Etiquette
  12. Business Leadership
  13. Blue Ocean Strategy
  14. Budgets and Managing Money
  15. Building Better Teams
  16. Behavioral Interviewing
  17. Business Succession Planning
  18. Business Ethics
  19. Business Contact Manager
  20. Balanced Scorecard Basics Bullying in the Workplace
  21. Body Language and its interpretation
  22. Business Process Management
  23. Business Contact Manager
  24. Building a Consulting Business
  25. Building a Brand on Social Media
  26. Customers Services
  27. Customer Relationship Management
  28. Call Center Sales
  29. Communication Strategies
  30. Creating a Dynamite Job Portfolio
  31. Conquering Your Fear of Speaking in Public
  32. Coaching: A Leadership Skill
  33. Creating a Top-Notch Talent Management Program
  34. Change Management
  35. Conflict Resolution: Getting Along in the Workplace
  36. Conflict Resolution: Dealing with Difficult People
  37. CSR
  38. Critical Thinking
  39. Corporate Branding
  40. Crisis Management
  41. Creative Thinking and Innovation
  42. Communications for Small Business Owners
  43. Continuous Improvement with Lean( under process)
  44. Conversational Leadership
  45. Creating Winning Proposals
  46. Creating a Positive Work Environment
  47. Disaster Management
  48. Dynamite Sales Presentations
  49. Developing Your Training Program
  50. Disability Awareness
  51. Developing a High Reliability Organization
  52. Developing Your Executive Presence
  53. Developing a Training Needs Analysis
  54. Dealing with the Media: Creating a positive working relationship
  55. Emotional Intelligence
  56. Encouraging Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Business
  57. Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Approach to Greening 
  58. Essentials of Security parameters
  59. Your Organization creating awareness and feedback
  60. Employee Recognition: Appreciating Your Workforce
  61. FATA Crisis post 9/11 Scenario
  62. Fraud & Fraud Detection
  63. Fire Fighting
  64. Facilitation Skills
  65. Greeters Trainings
  66. Getting Your Job Search Started
  67. Generation Gap
  68. Goal Setting
  69. Giving Effective Feedback
  70. Global Business
  71. How to be happy / Quest for happiness (Ikigai)
  72. How not to be a failure
  73. How to be a Buddy Boss
  74. How to be a successful collection agent
  75. Human Resource Applications
  76. How to deal with irritated clients
  77. Human Resources
  78. Inventory Management
  79. Intermediate Project Management
  80. Entreprenuereship
  81. Knowledge Management
  82. Kick starting Your Business with Crowd sourcing
  83. Leadership and Man Management
  84. Leadership Skills for Supervisors
  85. Lean Process Improvement (Under Process)
  86. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  87. Maximizing Strengths for High Performance
  88. Motivation and Job Loyalty
  89. Motivation Training: Motivating Your Workforce
  90. Mastering the Interview to Further your Career
  91. Marketing for Small Businesses
  92. Minute Taking Workshop
  93. Marketing and Sales
  94. Managing Customer Services
  95. Meeting Management
  96. Managing Difficult Conversations
  97. Marketing with Social Media
  98. Managing Pressure and Maintaining Balance
  99. Managing Across Cultures
  100. Making Training Stick
  101. Measuring Training Results
  102. Negotiating for Results
  103. Organizational Development
  104. Overcoming Objections to Nail the Sale
  105. Orientation Handbook
  106. ODDA Loop Strategy
  107. Personal Grooming & Communications Skills
  108. Prospecting for Leads like a Pro
  109. Public Speaking: Speaking Under Pressure
  110. Project Management Fundamentals
  111. Problem Solving and Decision Making
  112. Performance Management
  113. Performance Reviews
  114. Project Management
  115. Personal Development
  116. Personal Branding
  117. Public Relations Boot Camp
  118. Quality of Services
  119. Research Skills
  120. Risk Management
  121. Service Excellence
  122. Stress & its Management
  123. Stress Application
  124. Selling Smarter
  125. Skills for the Administrative Assistant
  126. Self Esteem and Assertiveness Skills
  127. Safety in the Workplace
  128. Survival Skills for the New Trainer
  129. Strategic Planning
  130. Self Leadership
  131. Skills You Need for Workplace Success
  132. Tellers Training
  133. Talent Acquisition and Development
  134. Time Management
  135. Telephone Answering Standards
  136. The power of positive thinking
  137. Telemarketing
  138. Time Management: Get Organized for Peak Performance
  139. The Professional Supervisor
  140. Team Building: Developing High Performance Teams
  141. The Practical Trainer 
  142. Tough Topics: Talking To Employees About Personal Hygiene
  143. Trade Shows: Getting the Most Out Of Your Trade Show 
  144. Transgender Employees: Creating an Inclusive Work 
  145. Using Activities to Make Training Fun
  146. Why Employees Leave organization
  147. WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene)

 

LECTURES:

  • Ecology & Environment
  • Energy Crisis inPakistan
  • The Art of War – Application for Executives
  • Water Crisis ofPakistan

 

Sep 30

KEEPING THE FLAME OF HOPE ALIVE

KEEPING THE FLAME OF HOPE ALIVE

 

More than Sixteen years have passed since I first started my charity and philanthropic work and now RAZA CHARITY TRUST has grown by leaps and bounds.

Certain SOP’s and working parameters have been set by my organization in which the needy and poor come with their requirements / request in the form of a simple application which is filed by my office staff and they are given priority numbers for the completion of their demands.

Usually we have a waiting list of about six months in which we give furniture for dowry on monthly basis.

There are certain exigencies and hard pressed cases that we have to waive off the SOP’s set by us. Keeping in view the need of the recipients.

This lady whose name and identity has been withheld came to us on a gun point that her landlord was going to eject and throw her out of her house along with her children as she had defaulted on rental payments for quite some time.

SOS and emergency response was undertaken at RAZA CHARITY TRUST and rep visited her place of abode after verifying her bona fides settled the rental issue with the landlord.

Another family saved from the onslaught of her landlord.

This has all been possible because of your magnanimous help and contributions towards our crusade against ignorance, poverty disease and hunger.

Thank you my friends and keep the flame of hope alive.   

 

GOD BLESS U.

Best Regards

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

123/B, Market Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 051-5130399

www.drbabur.com

www.mastertrainerhr.com

 

 

 

Dear Friends

Please see the link  http://drbabur.com/?p=418

Regards,

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

 

Aug 16

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2017 (Second Case)

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2017

SECOND CASE

 

Dear Donors,

For the month of May 2017, we had a registered case approved.

It was 03rd May 2017 when Pindi was engulfed with dirt storm and strong gusty winds when I along with my field staff made our way on Motorcycle to Shop No. 200/21 Near Masjid Mai Sharifan Millad Nagar Dhoke Ratta Rawalpindi at about 4.30 pm.

It was quite irksome and tiring journey which Raheel Rustam negotiated the narrow bends and turns and finally we reached at about 5.00 pm at the furniture shop.

Here we had to haggle a lot for payment of furniture for the dowry of one orphan girl whose marriage was due on 05th of May 2017.

Uzma Saleem D/o Zahida Parveen R/o House No. 744, Ratta Amral Rawalpindi NIC No. 37405 – 6932541 – 6.

She was in need of the dowry furniture, which we have funded from our Raza Charity Trust account, but we still have more registered cases in the pipeline.

Arrangements have been made for the following furniture items for Neelum Manzoor dowry which was today handed over to her mother.

  • 01 Double bed
  • 01 dressing table
  • 01 ALMARI for Crockery

The budget for this furniture which has been arranged from funds lying with us while contributions from my friends and donors are eagerly awaited so that we are able to arrange the dowry furniture for other recipients who are waiting for their turn.

Please send in your donation / contributions in the form of cheque or direct online transfer to the following account.

 

Details of Account are as under:

 

Title Of Account                    Zeeshan Raza Alim

Account Number                   0471000003333 

CIF ID                                       000141750

 Bank                                       Askari Bank Limited

                                                Haider Road Branch Saddar, Rawalpindi

 

The pictures of the family along with her mother and furniture in the background are attached herewith.

This has all been possible because you have been sending your donations and contributions regularly over the year.

I pray for all of you and for the Muslim UMMAH in particular.

 

GOD BLESS U,

Best Regards

 

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

123/B, Market Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 051-5130399

www.drbabur.com

www.mastertrainerhr.com

 

Aug 16

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF May 2017

        ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF May 2017

Dear Friends,

For the month of May 2017, we had a registered case approved.

The details are as under:

Faiza Batool D/o SaGhulam Murtaza R/o House No. ZB-134/C, St No. 8, Mohallad Alamabad, Dhoke Hassu, Rawalpindi NIC No. 37405 – 4547831 – 1, who was married on 20th May  2017.

She was in need of the dowry furniture, which we have funded from our Raza Charity Trust account, but we still have more registered cases in the pipeline.

Arrangements have been made for the following furniture items for Zainab Idress dowry which was handed over to her mother.

  • 01 Double bed
  • 01 dressing table
  • 01 ALMARI for Crockery

 

The budget for this furniture which has been arranged from funds lying with us while contributions from my friends and donors are eagerly awaited so that we are able to arrange the dowry furniture for other recipients who are waiting for their turn.

 

Please send in your donation / contributions in the form of cheque or direct online transfer to the following account.

Details of Account are as under:

 

Title Of Account                    Zeeshan Raza Alim

Account Number                   0471000003333 

CIF ID                                       000141750

 Bank                                       Askari Bank Limited

                                                Haider Road Branch Saddar, Rawalpindi

 

The pictures of the family along with her mother and furniture in the background are attached herewith.

I pray for all of you and for the Muslim UMMAH in particular.

Thank you my friends for making this noble effort possible.

GOD BLESS U.

 

Best Regards

 

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin


123/B, Market Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 051-5130399

Cell: 0332-4923235

www.drbabur.com

www.mastertrainerhr.com

 

Jul 08

CATHARSIS

CATHARSIS

The modern era today, despite the vast technological and scientific advancements which has made life easier for the man today but has also complicated his life with multiple multifaceted and multidimensional impediments associated with stress, strain, worries, apprehensions, disdains and regrential fear.

More and more people these days use the word Catharsis without properly understanding its meaning definition, explanation and the implication of this word.

The word catharsis is derived from the Greek word katharsis meaning "purification" or "cleansing".  In Urdu the meaning is: تنقیہ نفس - tanfiea nafas.

The spiritual meaning of catharsis is very much the same: discharging everything harmful from one's mind and heart, so that one can become pure.

In the modern times most of the definitions relate two essential components of catharsis: the emotional aspect and Cognitive Effect.

Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses."

The emotional effect denotes strong emotional expression and processing and the cognitive aspect signifies insight, new realization, and the unconscious becoming consciousness thus resulting in a positive change.

Historically catharsis was first used by Aristotle in the Poetics, (Drama) comparing the effects of tragedy on the mind of spectator to the effect of a cathartic on the body.

Catharsis is often discussed along with Aristotle's concept of anagnorisis.

ANAGNORISIS is a moment in a play or other work when a character makes a critical discovery.

In the modern times this term was first used in  psychology, by Sigmund Freud's colleague Josef Breuer who developed a "cathartic" treatment using hypnosis for persons suffering from extensive hysteria while under hypnosis. Breuer's patients were able to recall traumatic past experiences, and through the process of expressing the original emotions that had been repressed and forgotten, they were relieved of their hysteric symptoms.

The term catharsis has also been adopted by modern psychotherapy, particularly Freudian psychoanalysis, to describe the act of expressing, or more accurately, experiencing the deep emotions often associated with events in the individual's past which had originally been suppressed, repressed or ignored, and had never been adequately addressed or experienced.

Emotional situations can elicit psychological behavior, cognitive, expressive, and subjective changes in individuals. Affected individuals often use social sharing as a cathartic release of emotions.

Collective emotional events share similar responses. When communities are affected by an emotional event, members repetitively share emotional experiences.

According to researchers, every sharing round elicits emotional reactivation in the sender and the receiver. This then reactivates the need to share experiences in both the sender and recipient. Social sharing throughout the community leads to high amounts of emotional recollection and “emotional overheating.”

 

This cathartic release of emotions is often believed to be therapeutic for affected individuals. Many therapeutic mechanisms have been seen to aid in emotional recovery. One example is “interpersonal emotion regulation,” in which listeners help to modify the affected individual’s affective state by using certain strategies.

The idea of catharsis in medicine is similar to that in literature. It means 'purging', 'purification', although in a medical sense this implies a physical release, for example, expectoration of the sputa implies healing of cold. Hippocrates associated catharsis with healing, because it's role as a "purification agent" affecting the course of disease (both physical and mental).

The ritual of purification usually implies that a person had engaged in some prohibited actions or sins. Catharsis helps the effective person to return to the previous status - before the violation of generally accepted rules and norms took place. In various religious practices, the action of purification is fulfilled with the help of Yoga, Calisthenics, water therapy, blood, fire, change of clothes, and sacrifice. The rituals are often considered as part of a person's healing from the devastating effect of guilt.

 

Throughout the history of humanity, catharsis was considered to have a strong healing effect and was applied in medicine, religion, cultural healing rituals, literature, and drama. The concept of catharsis has been widely used in modern psychology. Some modern therapeutic modalities emphasize the value of expression of repressed emotions and use catharsis as the essential tool for the positive therapeutic change.

The complexity of phenomenon of catharsis involves experiencing repressed emotional traumas within safe and supportive environment, involving emotional discharge, as well as an appropriate cognitive processing and insight.

The spread of Islam in the last century and its emergence and proliferation in the European world   coupled with growth of behaviorism, the role of catharsis as a beneficial psychological and spiritual technique to cleanse and purify one’s mind and body has gained momentum in the pan Islamic World.

The recent research on the healing and therapeutic effects of fasting backed by scientific data and its application on day to day life has led people of other faiths also to practice fasting and meditation.

The Saints and religious leaders of the Indo Pak sub continent have practiced meditation in remote Isolated places where they tried to establish a direct link with the creator without any let or hindrance from worldly desire or interference from fellow human beings.

Among the five tenets of Islam Salaat, (Prayers) and Soum (Fasting) are the strongest which one has to practice in day to day life which means making ablution (Wazu) five times a day which cleanses the body of the acolyte of worldly impurities and then standing on the prayer mat and bringing the distance from your forehead to the floor at zero thus purging yourself and bridging the gap of your soul to that of the creator by bowing in complete submission to the will of all mighty ALLAH.

The Holy month of Ramzan is around the corner and this month does not simply imply that the faithfuls should only practice prayers and meditation but the third tenet of Islam which is Zakat (Charity) is also a very important pillar of Islam which means that one should help his fellow human beings who are less fortunate than you are by giving help and alms to the needy and poor and sharing your Dastar khawan (Dining Table) with the less privileged who cannot even afford a single square meal a day.

The true spirit of Islam can be seen and witnessed during the Holy month of Ramzan when the mosques become full with the Namazi’s and way side Aftar Dastar Khawan’s spring up like mushrooms in every nook and corner of the country where the well to do go all out of the way to share their Aftar with the laborers, workers, travelers, sick and homeless people because the return and bounties of rewards promised by Allah during this month multiples each good deeds by 70 times.           

The Islamic month of Ramzan which is due to start from the 7th of June 2016 will give ample chance and opportunities to the faithful’s to purge one’s mind and body of all negative thoughts and impediments and replacing them with positive thoughts and energy by practicing Soum, Salaat and Zakat…..

 

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

 

 

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