The speech is translated to English by Borzou Daragahi on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:58am. It is Collected from his Facebook Note.
In the name of God, the most compassionate, the most merciful. Thanks be to Allah, prayers and peace be upon the messenger of Allah. Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice. It is better than what they hoard (Quranic verse). Egyptian people, you who today are rejoicing and celebrating the feast of democracy in Egypt, you who are standing in squares, in the Tahrir Square and in all the squares of Egypt, my beloved ones, my family and people, my brethren and my sons, who are looking forward to the future, you who want good, rebirth, development, stability, safety and security for our country of Egypt. My beloved ones, I address you thanks to God Almighty. We all thank God for reaching this historic moment, this moment which represents a landmark that has been written with the hands and wills of the Egyptians, their blood, tears and sacrifices, this moment, which we are all shaping with these sacrifices. I would not have talked to you today as the first president elected by the free will of Egyptians in the first presidential elections after the 25 January revolution, I would not have been here today with you now amid this sweeping joy, which is sweeping all corners of our beloved homeland, I would not have been here but for God’s help and these sacrifices, the precious blood of our honourable martyrs and our great injured men.
Thanks and salute to the martyrs, to the souls of martyrs, to the mothers and fathers of martyrs, to my people who have lost their dear ones and sacrificed them for the sake of Egypt. My supplications go to these martyrs and the injured people, who watered the tree of freedom with their blood and paved the way for us to reach this moment. I again repeat my appreciation and thanks to the families of all of those who taught their children the meaning of martyrdom and true patriotism and who showed patience for the loss of their dear ones as a price for freedom, who showed patience for the loss of their dear ones as a price for freedom (repetition).
Global March to Jerusalem is an initiative carried out by different organizations. More than 25 independent Muslim and Non-Muslim organizations have joined hands to carryout a historical march to show solidarity with Palestinians and Protest against the Israel’s Illegal Occupation of Jerusalem and the brutal killings of the Palestinians.Not Only Organizations but individual personalities are also joining and supporting it.From Pakistan Abdul Ghaffar Aziz ,coordinator of Pakistani NGO’s in Solidarity with Palestine, Mr Liaqat Balauch: A former member of the Parliament (1985 and 1991), Senior Leader of Jamaat Islamia, Raja zafarul Haq, Leader of Pakistan Muslim Leaque (Nawaz Sharif party) and General secretary World Muslim League, Dr. Tanveer Ahmad Zubairi. President, International Organization of Doctors, Hafizullah Niazi. Prominent leader of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (Imran Khan party),Ataur Rehman (Mardan) Ex-member Parliament Pakistan are walking with the Global March To Jerusalem.
Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Through His Daughter’s Eyes.
A very nice example/advice for our Spouses, Mothers, Sisters and Daughters, Please note, even though you have doubt that these words were not spoken by the great boxer Ali, try to grab the message, for moment forget who told and concentrate on the message.
The following incident took place when Muhammad Ali’s (KELAY) daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were not modest. Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:
When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.
My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock.
You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”
He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”
Source: Taken from the book: More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Through His Daughter’s Eyes.
Korea was ruined by Japanese colonization and inter-Korean war. In 1950s, the plight of Koreans was miserable and the nation was extremely poor, with very little food to survive. Harsh winters added to their miseries and ‘food n shelter’ was first priority for all Koreans. Per capita income was $79 in 1960, while that of Pakistan was $91 during the same Year. Koreans studied Pakistani 5-year plan system and adopted it in 1962. They started seeing the results in shape of industrial growth and development of cities, but the rural areas were still lagging far behind.
Koreans soon realized that sustainable growth cannot be achieved without rural development. The standard of life in the villages was very low, with only 20% of the villages having electricity and only 20 % houses having roof. Roads, infrastructure, tools and equipment for farming were missing altogether. The only positive thing was that literacy rate was good and mandatory military service for all men above 18 produced a disciplined workforce.