Showing posts with label Pakistan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pakistan. Show all posts

Monday 10 September 2018


SSG Commando Ali Akbar Satti (Late) of 2nd Commando Rahbar Battalion, one of the most decorated Junior Commissioned Officer of his time, served SSG of Pakistan Army for 28 years, who executed several covert operations inside enemy’s den. 

He was a jump-master with over 300 para jumps, who Represented Pakistan as a member of International free fall teams for 16 years.

Ali Akbar Satti was the member of the SSG team, who conducted operations on the Siachen Glacier against Indian positions at -30 temperatures on Ice covered Peaks, under the command of Brigadier TM Tiger. 

He also Participated in several counter terrorism operations. When PIA Fokker was hijacked, he was among the SSG team, who reclaimed the plane and apprehended all 3 hijackers. None of the passengers were harmed during the assault.

Ali Akbar Satti was known for his close association with Brigadier TM Tiger, a notable commander of SSG. 

Brave heart Commando Ali Akbar Satti hailed from Narrar, Kahuta, who passed away in 2013. May Allah bless his soul. Ameen.

Thursday 6 September 2018


The blood of hundreds of young men should become a guiding light for us Pakistanis to navigate through dark times of anguish. If these young men could offer their very best and even dear lives to serve Pakistan in time of need, so could each one of us in every walk of life.

The service and sacrifice of our soldiers are selfless; they never get to wear their decorations on their uniform. We must draw inspiration from their deeds in our daily lives.

These men in uniform were sons, brothers, husbands and fathers but, above all, they were sons of Pakistan and proudly upheld the obligation to Pakistan above and beyond their personal desires, responsibilities and relationships.

Let’s pray that the families and loved ones of these heroes find peace, happiness and prosperity in this world and the Hereafter.

We owe them this much to make sure that Pakistan for which their loved ones shed their blood prospers forever.

May Allah bless Pakistan. Long live Pakistan Army.

Friday 17 August 2018


Congratulations to Imran on becoming the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. We pray you may deliver to the best interest of Pakistan and it’s people.

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Let’s make some Independence Day Resolutions

We only enjoy Independence Day as a public holiday and are less interested in thinking about building up the country and doing something which can help the country progress. We, as individuals, never make any commitment with ourselves or spare the time to make an Independence Day resolution.

Time demands every individual to make a resolution not only for their own progress and prosperity but also for the country which gave them name, fame and recognition, and we collectively have to brighten its name across the globe. We feel proud of our ancestors, but isn’t it injustice to our children who in the future will have no heroes to feel proud of or look up to? Think for a while and just do it.

We need to reflect deeply and make some Independence Day resolutions. First and foremost we need to make a resolution to put the country first and work for the common good of all people of all religions and races, especially for the thousands who are caught up in a poverty trap to which they have been pushed by a selfish and wicked society.

Another Independence Day resolution could be a commitmen
t to get involved actively in non-party political issues such as poverty alleviation, the battle against climate change and peaceful resolution of conflicts through dialogue instead of resorting to violence. 

Friday 20 July 2018


Events of July 13, 2018 (Mastung Attack and arrival of Sharifs at Lahore) exhibit intelligent design against Pakistan. Sharifs were either complicit or were played like fools by enemy intelligence in this matter. PEMRA head must resign and proper inquiry must ensue. Please watch the video analysis by Zeenia Satti

Wednesday 7 February 2018


Brigadier (R) Javed Ahmed Satti was born in a hilly village of Kahuta hills in Rawalpindi district, who came from a very modest background. He was assisted in his education by Lt. Commander Muhammad Azeem Satti, his relative and an officer from Pakistan Navy, which enabled him to secure commission in the Army. He was a brilliant officer who, besides being talented, extremely motivated, such was the tenor with which he served till his retirement as a Brigadier. He was convinced that access to education made the difference to his life, he decided to repay the debt.

After his retirement, Brig Javed established Al-Azeem Trust with the aim of imparting quality education to deprived children of backward areas so as to enable them to realise their talent, both for livelihood generation and for being socially responsible.

Brigadier Javed, along with his wife, started the first school of Al-Azeem Trust in their village, Behand, Tehsil Kahuta, District Rawalpindi, in April 2002. The Programme aims at grooming talented children up to the time they are able to generate their livelihoods, whether it involves supporting their higher professional studies or exposing them to vocational training. The Children of parents who cannot afford the tuition fees are admitted. Yet, an excellent quality of education is maintained, for which teachers are trained. They display exceptional commitment, are well paid and the academic standards are strictly monitored.
A unique education system has evolved in Kahuta region over the last thirteen years to endow the younger generation and the larger society with hope. The Al-Azeem School System is an outcome of labour of love a son of the soil who rose in his professional pursuits and chose to pay back.
The Al-Azeem School System is dedicated to quality education and brick and mortar figures out as the lesser priority. Education in the English medium is provided at the door steps and beneficiaries pay for the tuition consistent with their capacities. The marginalised access free education.
Al-Azeem School System is now financially self-sustaining. It provides quality education to over seven thousand students studying in twenty-two schools, from the primary level to the twelfth class.
 Quality control figures out as perhaps the most challenging function in a major undertaking. Yet issues like chronic absenteeism, misdemeanours or financial embezzlement rarely figure out. The School System works on a unique ethos that equates commitment to education with core self-interests. In the beneficiary communities, the elders solidly support the programme as they see the future of their children through the Al-Azeem School System. For the senior teachers, delivering quality education derives self-esteem. The younger teachers endeavour to excel the standards that are set.
In a school in village Behand, neatly lined children were seen collecting wrappers and waste. The activity flows from one of the numerous lessons that promote ‘tarbiat’ or civil behaviour, alongside education. Others inculcate the virtues of compassion, sharing, social responsibility and attending to the personal hygiene. What they learn in schools is practised at home, thus bringing about a social change through the process of reverse osmosis.
Local educated women and younger girls practically run the entire School System which includes providing tuition and rendering administrative functions. Al-Azeem School System stands out as a model for women empowerment and sterling performance which is second to none. Its results rank among the best in the Rawalpindi Division and many students are accepted into the quality institutions for higher education.
As part of its social responsibility, Al-Azeem School System has over the years concertedly contributed in restoring the local forests. These efforts range from community based awareness raising, provision of watch and ward services and re-plantation of trees during monsoons. There is evidence of the pine and tree cover gradually reviving in the region and near denial of space for the timber mafias. An effective communities’ driven model is created which may be studied for wider replication. Environmental awareness can be gauged by the fact that even the local streams are cleaner from our standards.
Volunteerism more than anything else reflects social mobility in a society and fosters a sentiment of self-reliance. It is evident from the wider communities’ support for the Al-Azeem School System which includes activities like maintaining the road access to the schools, providing watch and ward functions and diverse services. The School System is being aptly supported by so many voluntary contributions.
An unswerving commitment to the future of the younger generation through quality education has welded together a sustainable bond between the beneficiary communities and the Al-Azeem School System. A situation where everyone stands to gain.
The Azeem Public School System has set high standards for teachers and students. Competent teachers are hired and are paid competitive salaries. Students are exposed to challenging curricula that provides a strong foundation of math and science, and instills confidence in them. During the past two years boys and girls from Azeem Public Schools have secured top positions in the annual board examinations.
Over the past decade, the dedicated educational service provided by the Al-Azeem Trust has raised the standard of primary education in the villages surrounding Islamabad. In future, Al-Azeem Trust plans to build institutions of higher learning to help their students pursue college education after they complete their secondary and higher secondary education.
The model of Azeem Public School System needs to be emulated all over Pakistan to create level playing fields for the poor children. Kudos to Azeem Public School System for illuminating the lives of the poor children with the flames of educational discovery and curiosity.

Recently a new “Taj Mosque” was inaugurated at the main campus of the Azeem Public School system, located in the village of Behand. The mosque, located on the mountain top, is named after Brig. (R) Javed’s mother “Taj.” The design of the building is the brainchild of Air Commodore Ahmed Salam Khan.

Brigadier (R) Javed Ahmed Satti has been awarded the President’s Award for Pride of Performance for excellence for services to Pakistan on 23rd March 2018.

Thursday 18 January 2018


The climate of the Subdivision Kotli Sattian differs considerably on account of differences in altitude and relief on the heights. The climate is cold in winter and mild in summer. In depths and valleys, it is mild in general. On the whole, the subdivision experiences cool and mild summers and cold winters.

Precipitation in winter is normally in the form of snow and sleet. Hailstorms are frequent during the winter and they also occur often during the monsoon season. But the precipitation during the summer is mostly in the form of rain. The subdivision receives a very high amount of rainfall averaging 60.53 inches with the mean annual number of rainy days at 89.3. The rainfall is received both from the monsoon and western disturbances.

July is the wettest month of the year receiving 14.26 inches of rain with a mean number of rain days at 15. It is followed very closely by August, which receives an average rainfall of 14 inches. The driest month of the year is November which receives only 0.87 inches of rainfall with only 1.7 days of rain.

Murree is the rainiest place of Pakistan with mean annual rainfall of about 1,484 mm (164cm). Kotli Sattian is geographically a part of Murree and Kahuta Hills. It was declared a subdivision in 1990 by breaking up 40 villages out of both subdivisions. Patriata is located on almost border of Murree and Kotli Sattian subdivisions. Patriata is the highest point of Murree Hills which consequently is the highest point of Punjab as well. Patriata hills (Including some parts of Kotli Sattian subdivision) are the rainiest region of Pakistan.

Saturday 13 January 2018


Kashif Satti is Vice President of Managed Services Delivery at Dataprise in Washington D.C. area,where he works to influence company strategy around Service Desk and Automation. He is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology.  Mr.Satti received his BS and masters degree from UCLA in Computer Sciences and holds numerous technical certifications including: A+, N+, MCP, CLA, and CLE. He is the recipient of the 2014 Gold Stevie® Award for Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year. He hails from Santh Sarola, Kotli Sattian.
He is a brilliant IT professional with great leadership skills, who successfully managed Global Service Desk Team along with many other departments ( Onboarding, NAS, Remediation and Automation), not many would be able to manage that many departments under one umbrella. However, Kashif always been the person that look for ways to keep the team growing and make the team as the best winner team. He is a person with great expertise and deep experience of modern business solutions and technologies. He is not only a well-educated and independent perfectionist but also an inspiring Manager.

In Jan 2014, Kashif Satti declared as the Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year - Technology Industries. Gold Stevie® award in the “Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year - Technology Industries” category in the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

Thursday 11 January 2018


Saima Satti is currently serving as Head of Business Improvement at British Council in United Kingdom. She has over 15 years of experience working with the British Council, taking up different roles in her tenure. Her parents hailed from union council Bunn, New Murree.

Saima Satti is a focused professional and natural leader. Her ability to sift out extraneous information quickly and anticipate potential problems has helped the British Council to deliver globally.

  • Head Of Business Improvement at British Council, London.
  • Deputy Head Of IELTS at British Council, London.
  • Global IELTS Operations Manager at British Council, London.
  • Regional IELTS Manager - UK, Ireland & Americas, London.
  • Director ELT Pakistan at British Council, Lahore.

  • Charted Institute Of Marketing       PD in Marketing (2007-2008)
  • Regents College London         RSA Cambridge ESOl CELTA (1999)
  • The University Of Reading              BSC (HONS)  1990-1994

Thursday 28 December 2017


Brigadier Fiaz Ahmed Satti is a former Director General of Airports Security Force of Pakistan, he served as General Manager of Fauji Fertilizers company as well. He was awarded peace keeping medal when he was Commanding Officer at United Nation peace keeping mission in Somalia.

He earned degree in Global strategy and leadership from Foster School of Business, University of Washington. He completed his masters in Strategic management and leadership from National Defence University, Islamabad. He obtained Masters degree from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad and he went to Command and staff college, Tokyo for Military science and operational studies. Fiaz Satti attended Cadet College, Hassan Abdal from 1967 to 1972, prior to join Pakistan Army. 

Fiaz Satti was invited to United Nations Global Compact's International conferences as a trainer in New York, Rio de Jeneiro and Indiana. He also attended Aviation Security Conferences in Sydney, Houston, Washington DC, London and Kuala Lumpur.

Brigadier (R) Fiaz Satti is son of Deputy Commissioner Roshan Satti (Late) and nephew of Major Karim Satti (Late) of Dhall (Bunn), New Murree.

Friday 22 December 2017


Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Satti is a professor and HEC approved supervisor from Santh Saroola, Kotli Sattian.

Interest :

  • Biofules production from agricultural crops
  • Toxicological studies of natural compounds in animals models
  • Isolation and Purification of Bio-active compounds
  • Total
    Publications :


    Academics/ Degrees

    • Post Doc. Leibniz Institute Potsdam Germany 2013
    • Post Doc.Reading University UK 2007
    • Short training from Heobei Agricultural University China 2005
    • Post Doct. Umwelt forschgen zentrum 2002
    • Ph.D Quaid –Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan 2002
    • Post Graduation Course University of Saarland Saarbrucken 1993
    • M.phil Quaid –Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan 1990
    • M.Sc University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan 1986

    • April, 2015 Joined as Professor Chemistry COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
    • January 2010 to April 2015 Chairman/ Professor Department of Biochemistry University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    • March 2003 to Jan. 2010 Associate Professor Biochemistry University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    • Feb. 1998 to March. 2003 Assistant Professor Biochemistry University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    • Nov. 1986 to Feb 1998 Lecturer Biochemistry University of Arid Agriculture/ Barani Agriculture College Rawalpindi, Pakistan

    Awards/ Appreciations
    • Awarded POST DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP by UIIB/Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan for study in Leibniz Institute Potsdam Germany 2013.
    • Awarded POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARD 2007 by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan for study in Reading, UK.
    • Awarded Scholarship by Higher Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan to work with a Professor of Heobei Agricultural University boeding, China 2005.
    • Awarded DAAD scholarship for Post Doctoral Study in UFZ Germany 2002.
    • Awarded DAAD scholarship 1992-1993

    MS/PHD Students Supervised

    PhD Students
    • Ph.D students Supervised 10
    MS Students
    • M. Phil students 62

    Journal Publications

    1. Prof. Dr. M. Gulfraz,Muntazir Shah,Hina gul,S. M. Bukhari,Kashif Ashraf,M. Azeem,Farhan Khan "Anti-tuberculosis potential, pharmacological and phytochemical studies of methanolic extracts from selected plant species " , Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica , 2017
    2. H. Ajab,Prof. Dr. M. Gulfraz "Pharmacological and phytochemical analysis of Bergenia ciliata leaf and rhizome extracts" , Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis , 2017
    3. Saiqa Yousaf,Prof. Dr. M. Gulfraz,H. Ajab "Pharmacological and phytochemical analysis of Bergenia ciliata leaf and rhizome extracts" , Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences , 2017
    4. Hina Gul,Mushtaq Ahmad,Muhammad Zafar,Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad,Prof. Dr. M. Gulfraz "The In Vitro and In Vivo Biological Activities of the Leaf of Cape Myrtle, Myrsine africana L." , Phytotherapy Research , 2017
    5. Raja Tahir Mahmood,Muhammad Javaid Asad,Muhammad Asgher,Prof. Dr. M. Gulfraz,Tariq Mukhtar "ANALYSIS OF LINGOLYTIC ENZYMES AND DECOLORIZATION OF DISPERSE VIOLET S3RL, YELLOW BROWN S2RFL, RED W4BS, YELLOW SRLP AND RED S3B BY BROWN ROT FUNGI" , Pak. J. Agri. Sci ,Volume 54 ,Issue 2 ,Page 407-413 , 2017
    6. Nauman Aziz,Abdul Sami,Prof. Dr. M. Gulfraz,Rahmatullah Qureshi,Tanveer Ibrahim,Ammad Ahmad Farooqi,SM Saqlan Naqvi,M Sheeraz Ahmad "Formulation and evaluation of antioxidant and antityrosinase activity of Polygonum amplexicaule herbal gel" , Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 2017
    7. Nyla Jabeen,Zubeda Chaudhary,Prof. Dr. M. Gulfraz,Hamid Rashid,Bushra Mirza "Expression of Rice Chitinase Gene in Genetically Engineered Tomato Confers Enhanced Resistance to Fusarium Wilt and Early Blight" , The Plant Pathology Journal ,Volume 31 ,Issue 3 ,Page 252-258 , 2015

    Thursday 30 November 2017


    Yasir Arafat Satti (born 12 March 1982) is a Pakistani first-class cricketer. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast. He hails from Durnoyian, Kotli Sattian.

    Yasir Arafat Satti is one such name, who has played in almost all the major leagues and created records one after another. Yasir is one of the most successful cricketers in county cricket and one of the few foreign players, who is playing county cricket in England for last 13 years in running.

    He is an all-rounder of typically Pakistani ethos; ideal for ODI cricket but also you suspect capable of occasionally dangerous feats in Test matches. He is handy as a lower-order plunderer - he averages nearly 27 at first-class level though his bowling remains much his stronger suit.His type of straight, full, skiddy bowling politeness a slingy action accounted for Andrew Flintoff's wicket at an ODI in Karachi in December 2005. It has also helped him to nine wickets against England in a warm-up game earlier during the same series and it once accounted for five wickets in six balls in a domestic game in December 2004 (four of the five were either leg-before or bowled), a feat performed by only three other bowlers.

    Apart from Abdul Razzaq and perhaps Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat is the only other genuine all-rounder to be produced by Pakistan in the 21st century. His immediate impact on domestic cricket saw him become a part of the Pakistan cricket team at the age of 17.

    In 2004, Arafat performed the extremely rare feat of taking five wickets in six balls for Rawalpindi against the national champions Faisalabad in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. This had only been achieved three times previously in the entire history of first-class cricket: by Bill Copson in 1937, William Henderson in 1938 and Pat Pocock in 1972. Arafat was the only bowler to take the wickets spread over two innings.

    On 8 December 2007, Arafat made his Test match debut for Pakistan against India in Bangalore in the third and final Test of the series. He displayed his all-round abilities by taking 7 wickets in the match including a 5-wicket haul, and scoring 44 in the first innings.

    He can generate pace and when conditions are helpful, swing.An inspiring start to the 2007 county season with Kent, where he starred with ball as well the bat, saw Arafat being awarded a central contract for the first time. With injuries to Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul, Arafat was called up as replacement and made his Test debut against India at Bangalore in December 2007.He has good knowledge of English conditions, having played league cricket and for Scotland, he was recruited by Sussex in the 2006 Championship season. In his first three games, he took 17 wickets with two five-wicket hauls as well as scoring a couple of fifties. He has been on the fringes of the Pakistan squad for a number of years though given the all rounders ahead of him - Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi and even Shoaib Malik.

    Monday 27 November 2017

    Sunday 26 November 2017


    Kotli Sattian is an extension of the Indo-Himalayan ecological region that falls in the transitional zone of Irano-Saharan ecosystem which extends to the Southwest.This is a very beautiful subdivision of district Rawalpindi (Punjab), Pakistan which is bounded on the east by the river Jhelum, on the southwest by the river soan: an ancient historical river of subcontinent and on the northwest by the Murree subdivision: a scenic hill station of Pakistan. It is also bounded on the south by Kahuta subdivision. Kotli Sattian touches the Kashmir territory on the east by bridging the River Jhelum and on the southwest, it is the next door neighbor of Islamabad, The Federal Capital of Pakistan. The evergreen hills with its gentle and steep slopes, the cool, fresh & health giving fountains, the dancing & singing streams, the winding roads & paths that wind through the lively pine woods and the bracing climate beckon the wanderer to this hilly area. The territorial name is derived from the mountain town of Kotli and the Satti tribe. This subdivision is geographically a part of Murree and Kahuta hills. It was declared a subdivision in 1990 by breaking up 40 villages out of both subdivisions. The subdivision is situated between 33 degrees to 37 degrees and 33 - 35' North Latitude and between 73-26' and 73-27' east longitude. It's length from river Jhelum on the north to Glingali on the south is about 60 km. It's extreme width from river Jhelum on the east to river Soan is the southwest is nearly 40 km. The headquarters of the Subdivision is 45 km from district headquarters and Federal Capital. It stands at 38 km from kahuta town and 36 km from Murree Hill station. The approximate altitude of the subdivision above the sea level is from 1878 feet to 7335 feet. The headquarters of the subdivision is at 4809 feet above sea level. AREA According to the facts collected from administrative records and census (1998) reports, the total area of the subdivision is 83,243 acres out of which 55,590 acres of land is owned by local inhabitants and the remaining 27,653 acres of land is covered by forests and is the property of the government of Punjab and is managed through the Punjab forest department HEADQUARTERS The revenue estate, with the name Kotli Sattian, is the headquarters of the subdivision. The administrative offices, judiciary and major business centers are almost at the center, and is linked to the roads in all directions. The headquarters at present is a rural estate but is rapidly developing into a small town. KOTLI SATTIAN


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