PAKISTAN IN FIFA WORLD CUP 2014

 

Yes you will be surprised by reading the title but its true, Pakistan is still present on the fields of Brazil in every football world cup match of the tournament, because of “Adidas Brazuca” which is official match ball for Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. These official balls are made and produced by Pakistani sports factory in the eastern town of Sialkot, Pakistan.

Even though Pakistan has never played in a football world cup, no other team would have had the chance to play it, if Pakistan did not produce the ball.These balls were assembled by Pakistani women paid 10,000 Pakistani rupees a month ($101), less than the price of a single ball. Ninety percent of workers in the factory are women. From flat panel to finished product, the process takes up to 40 minutes. The factory produces up to 100 balls per hour and despite witnessing financial crisis in the past, the football industry in Sialkot is going strong. Over Forty million foot balls, worth about $210 million are produced in Sialkot every year.

 

The Adidas Brazuca balls in Sialkot, Pakistan
The Adidas Brazuca balls in Sialkot, Pakistan

Sialkot is known as one of the leading sports goods industries in the world. This factory can produce over 30,000 footballs in a single day.

Brazilian Ambassador Alfredo Leoni said, “It was a matter of great pride that the World Cup [soccer balls] were provided by a Pakistani company, giving Pakistan a connection with the global contest.”

 

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Pakistan role in Brazil Worldcup- Taimur Wali Article
Pakistan role in Brazil World cup – Taimur Wali  Urdu Article for Daily Ajj NewsPaper

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP UPSETS AND TEAM PERFORMANCES IN FIRST ROUND

It’s been the most interesting world cup with some huge upsets and last minutes equalizers so far, the defending champions Spain are the first team in the history of world cup who were playing as defending champions and are now out of world cup just after playing their  first two games, Spaniards who are at 4th position in Group B lost both of their first matches against Netherlands and Chile and now out of world cup , the world of football is still amazed on their performance, and few of Spanish players have already announced their retirement which include  xabi Alonso, xavi Hernández and captain iker casillas  name is also in rumors, other than Spain another team England who are known as the pioneers of football also frustrated their fans and are out of world cup just after playing  two games and Italy are out after losing to Uruguay.

Argentina leo Messi Celebrating after scoring a crucial goal against iran
Argentine Leo Messi celebrating after scoring a crucial goal against Iran

Another upset which was about to happened by the brilliant play till 90 minute by Iranian team was blush by the Argentina little man Leo Messi, Lionel Messi curled a stunning 91st-minute winner to send Argentina through to the World Cup knockout stage and rob the excellence Iran of a deserved point. Before that in the initial stages of world cup Germany’s 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal in the Group G also frustrated many portages and Cristiano Ronaldo fans.

Brazil who are hosting the world cup and are one of the favourites of winning the world cup, Brazil played their first games against the Croatia which ended as 3-1 win for brazil, and in their second game against the Mexicans the match ended as a goal less draw in which the Mexican goalkeeper performance was worth watching. Brazil won their third game easily by four goals to one victory over Cameroon and is now top of group A and qualified for knockout stages along with Mexico from Group A, Other than these teams the good performances in world cup so far are of Colombian team who are 1st in Group C, Costa Rica 1st in Group D beating Italy and Uruguay in their important matches. France are at top of group E having 5 goals victory over Switzerland in their second game and qualified for the round of 16.Nigeria having second position in group F but yet to win an important game against Iran to qualify for next round. Germany and Belgium are at top of group G and H respectively till the current date standings.

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Cover photo of World Cup album ONE LOVE,ONE RHYTHM

Now let’s talk something beside the matches been played ,  Football World Cup 2014 theme Song Ole Ola has been officially up in which the American rapper Pitbull, the multi-talented personality Jennifer Lopez and the Colombian singer, song writer Shakira put the magic with their voices.Goal-line technology (GLT) is set to feature at the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time as a support for match officials.

 

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TAIMUR WALI-DAILY AJJ NEWSPAPER
TAIMUR WALI-DAILY AJJ NEWSPAPER URDU ARTICLE

I Found Out That I Am Lost

The Lost souls are now found.

A Shade Of Pen

Just the other day, I was talking with a friend, Taimur on my blog and the chat drifted and we spoke of “FINDING THAT YOU ARE A LOST SOUL”. This gave birth to this post because we were both confused as we discussed more and more about finding out when you’re lost.

I used to be a free bird

I laughed the wildest laugh

I was in tune with nature

There was nothing I really lacked

No one rolls the happy lane

For times longer than you should

I too got trapped

And I too was lost

a little

I wandered aimlessly, here and there

I looked for me in unseen eyes

I stared in the abyss of my own eye

And found a stranger living there

Everytime I stole a glance

The mirror showed a person

Who looked somewhat like me

And there was noting more in between

Gone was the…

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We don’t need more, What we need is the worth of one we lost. (Aitzaz Hasan, 15-Year-Old Martyr)

Yes of course I’m in rights of giving Nishan-i-Haider to late Aitizaz Hasan, who sacrifices his life while trying to prevent a suicide attack on his school. As the rounds of giving him award (Nishan-i-Haider) got the top place in our social media; but now it’s time for the government of Pakistan to seriously think on this issue, What if this young man wasn’t there? We could have lost many innocent souls at Government High School Ibrahimzai in Hangu.

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State of Pakistan must award Nishan-i-Haider to brave Shaheed Aitezaz, but now it’s time to take some serious action about war on terrorism in Pakistan, we have already lost millions of Muslims, majority of innocent kids in suicide bombing. Aitizaz Hassan stood his ground and got hold of the bomber who then detonated his vest and save around 500 of his fellows at school, A true hero died yesterday protecting his classmates but is there anyone in Pk government who can play the same role for the rest of our country and saves us from this difficult time. I saw lots of people on our social media saying “we have million Aitizaz” but the point is we don’t need more Aitzazs, Not one or one million. What we need is the worth of the one we lost.

Chapter 7: The Child is Grown,The Dream is Gone

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The chirp was loud enough to make him beat the devil and be in love with devil inside angel

He was trying to get over everyone around him, was trying to understand people, now the only way he had is killing everyone else or killing himself but guess what, “People are people no wonder they are Miserable Bastards”, He was trying everything to get his mind off and it was like Digging in dirt for him. When he used to saw the mirror it was a Negative Creep in front of him and he was the child who feared demons saw demons everywhere from the start but it just took a walk with a Bird to lose them all. The chirp was loud enough to make him beat the devil and be in love with devil inside angel. The Bird who? 
let me summarize this in a line ”It was just lie chirp from her and it  faded his dream away”, He felt for the wrong one and it was no surprise perhaps life is too short to kick the bucket and the dream is gone too but child is now grown up.

2013 in review ( A gifted post)

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 920 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.

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