Sunday, August 23, 2015

Qeesa Zama da Adabi jund by Ajmal Khatak


Ajmal Khattak Born in Akora Khattak on 15 September 1925, as a child he was greatly influenced by Bacha Khan. By the time he turned 17, he was already an active member of the Quit India Movement. He was a student then at the Government High School, Peshawar, but he left to contribute more to the movement. It was the beginning of a political career that stretched over five decades during which his literary pursuits and education took several painful turns. However, he did return to his studies completing a masters in Persian from Peshawar University. At Islamia College, Peshawar, he was among the pioneers who put Pushto literature on the 'modern' track. Linking it to European literature, particularly English, he was able to give it new direction and was acclaimed as a progressive poet
In the 1993 general elections, Ajmal Khattak lost his re-election bid in Nowshera to the PPP candidate Major General Naseerullah Babar. As a leading critic of the PPP, it was important for the ANP – IJI alliance to have Ajmal Khattak in parliament, and he was therefore nominated to the Senate of Pakistan in March 1994. His two terms as President of the Awami National Party were noted primarily for the close alliance with former opponents, the Muslim League, after the alliance collapsed in January 1998 over the renaming of the province of NWFP to Pakthunkhwa and Khattak role in leading the Awami National party briefly into joining an alliance known as the Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement (PONM). The decision to join PONM was made despite strong pressure from party critics who preferred the ANP to ally themselves with a Federal party like the Peoples Party. Eventually, Khattak succumbed to party pressure and the Awami National Party left PONM,  joining the Grand Democratic Alliance which included the Pakistan People’s Party.
He was ousted as ANP President in 2000, after a protracted power struggle with Nasim Wali Khan, wife of Khan Abdul Wali Khan, triggered by accusations of his closeness to Pervez Musharraf and his criticism of corrupt politicians in a press conference. Deciding to leave the party he briefly led a splinter group called National Awami Party of Pakistan. His Party was routed in the 2002 general elections amidst the religio-political parties alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), sweep of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. After the shock victory of the MMA, he rejoined the Awami National Party after efforts by Khan Wali Khan. He retired from active politics in 2003 and was given the title of party patron in Chief

Khattak died at a local hospital in Peshawar on Sunday, 7 February 2010. He was 85. He had left politics years earlier and had been residing at his native village, Akora Khattak. He was laid to rest a day after his death.  On 12 May 2012, Khattak's shrine was blown up by unknown militants in Akora Khattak village

Here is Ajmal Khattak’s life story in his own words for online reading or downloading free.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Ghazi Ilm Deen Shaheed by Zafar Iqbal


Ilm-ud-din (4 December 1908 – 31 October 1929) was a Muslim who murdered a book publisher named Mahashe Rajpal for publishing the book Rangila Rasul, that supposedly offended religious values of Muslims. For this his name is often mentioned in Muslim sources with the honorifics Ghazi and Shaheed.
Here is a complete life story of Ghazi Ilm Deen Shaheed by Zafar Iqbal Nagina for free downloading or online reading.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Nemgarey Arman by Ahad Amin Khaki


Pashtun culture  is based on Bani Israel God and Pashtunwali, which is an ancient way of life, as well as speaking of the Pashto language and wearing Pashtun dress. The culture of the Pashtun people is highlighted since at least the time of Herodotus (484-425 BC) or Alexander the Great, when he explored the Afghanistan and Pakistan region in 330 BC. The Pashtun culture has little outside influence and, over the ages, has retained a great degree of purity.
Afghanistan and K.P.K was noted for its poetic language even before the Islamic conquest of Afghanistan. The Pata Khazana contains Pashto poetry written as far back as the 8th Century. Some notable poets from the region of Afghanistan-Pakistan include Amir Kror Suri, Khushal Khan Khattak, Rahman Baba, Nazo Tokhi, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Timur Shah Durrani, Shuja Shah Durrani, Ghulam Muhammad Tarzi, Khan Abdul Ghani Khan, and many others.
Pashtun men usually gather at special events and listen to Pashto poetry. There are TV programs which broadcast such events to the wider Pashtun audiences.
There are hundreds and thousands of anonymous pashto language poets, although they are great poets but because of their crucial financial condition they could't get their right place in pashto society.

Indeed there is a very small part of pashto literature and pashto books available on the net,and if there is some books or documents, they are bound with strong copyright notices.
Library of Peshawar is proudly presenting pashto books completely free of cost and copyrights with a humble request of not using in commercial ways.
Nemgarey Arman is a collection of pashto poetry by Ahad Amin Khaki, available for free download only at the Library of Peshawar.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Pakhwaney Qissay by Gul Umar Umar Afridi

The vast majority of Pashtuns are found in the traditional Pashtun homeland, located in an area south of the Amu Darya in Afghanistan and west of the Indus River in Pakistan, which includes Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and part of Balochistan. Additional Pashtun communities are located in western and northern Afghanistan, the Gilgit–Baltistan and Kashmir regions and northwestern Punjab province of Pakistan. There are also sizeable Muslim communities in India, which are of largely Pashtun ancestry. Throughout the Indian subcontinent, they are often referred to as Pathans. Smaller Pashtun communities are found in the countries of the Middle East, such as in the Khorasan Province of Iran, the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, and the Americas, particularly in North America.
Important metropolitan centres of Pashtun culture include  Peshawar, Quetta,  Kandahar, Jalalabad, Kunduz, and Lashkar Gah. There are a number of smaller Pashtun-dominated towns such as Swat, Khost, Mardan, Asadabad, Gard─ôz, Farah, Pul-i-Alam, Mingora, Bannu, Parachinar, Swabi, Maidan Shar, Tarinkot, Sibi, zhob, Loralai, and others. The cities of Kabul and Ghazni in Afghanistan are home to around 25% Pashtun population while Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif each has at least 10%. With as high as 7 million by some estimates, the city of Karachi in Sindh, Pakistan has the largest concentration of urban Pashtuns in the world. In addition, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and Lahore also have sizeable Pashtun populations.
About 15%  of Pakistan's nearly 200 million population is Pashtun. In Afghanistan, they are the largest ethnic group and make up between 42-60% of the 32.5 million population. The exact figure remains uncertain in Afghanistan, which is also affected by the 1.5 million or more Afghan refugees that remain in Pakistan, a majority of which are Pashtuns. Another one million or more Afghans live in Iran. A cumulative population assessment suggests a total of around 49 million individuals all across the world.

In fact this book contains on stories which nearly every pashtoon have heard in their childhood.
I am also a pathan, in my case, i had heard some of them in a time, when there were only three televisions in our whole village ( 1988). 
This book is a part of Pashtoon Culture, its available only at the 
Library of Peshawar.
Read it online or download for free. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Learn MS Office 2010 by Zahid Sharjeel



A complete illustrated guide for those who want to learn complete ms office in urdu. step by step learning tutorials explained in friendly manner.as we know the importance of ms office in every office, shop or general use.
Read it online or download for free.
New features also include a built-in screen capture tool, a background removal tool, new SmartArt templates and author permissions. The 2007 "Office Button" was replaced with a menu button that leads to a full-window file menu, known as Backstage View, giving easy access to task-centered functions such as printing and sharing. A notable accessibility regression from 2007 is that the menu button scores worse with the Fitts's law accessibility calculation than previous versions. A modified Ribbon interface is present in all Office applications, including Office Outlook, Visio, OneNote, Project, and Publisher. Office applications also have functional jump lists in Windows 7, which would allow easy access to recent items and tasks relevant to the application. Features of Office 2010 include: 
  
  Ribbon interface and Backstage View across all applications

      Background Removal Tool

      Letter Styling

      The Word 2007 Equation editor is common to all applications, replacing             Microsoft Equation Editor 3.0

      New SmartArt templates

      New text and image editing effects

      Screen Capturing and Clipping tools

      Live collaboration functions

      Jump lists in Windows 7

      New animations and transitions in PowerPoint 2010

      View Side by Side/Synchronous Scrolling in Word 2010


A new feature in Microsoft Office 2010 is Outlook Social Connector, which allows users to connect to and receive updates from their social network inside Microsoft Outlook. When users view their emails a name, picture, and title is available for the person they are contacting. Upcoming appointments can also be viewed with this new feature and users can request friends. Outlook Social Connector currently supports Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Windows Live Messenger.

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