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Eid ul-Fitr

Ramadan is a challenging and rewarding time for Muslims around the world, and they are rewarded for their devotion with a holiday that all but mandates festivity and cheer. Eid ul-Fitr begins the day after Ramadan ends and marks the start of the month Shawwal and, like Ramadan, is officially begun when the moon has […]

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Ramadan: The Holy Month of Revelation

Ramadan is the holiest period for Muslims around the world. This period of sacrifice and reflection can be difficult for an outside observer to fully grasp, but working for Allshore during Ramadan last year with 80+ Pakistani Muslims gave me a unique opportunity to try, and what I learned not only taught me a lot […]

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Islamabad’s Table Tennis Tournament – 2012

Table tennis, also known as Ping Pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using table tennis paddles. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one […]

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Business and the War on Terror

Business has a profound effect on people’s lives, and in our increasingly globalized world, this has never been truer or more important. Business spans great distances overcoming barriers in range and location, yet as the world becomes metaphorically smaller, there is no guarantee the individual pieces will fit together into the new whole with ease. […]

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Cloud Buzzing

Lately, there has been increasingly more buzz about migrating data to cloud servers in order to cut down IT costs, but a technology like cloud computing can also offer many other benefits.  Many think that the cloud was invented to cut down on the ever-rising costs of hardware, when actually it was formed by information […]

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The Birth of Pakistan

Pakistan, or the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as it is officially known, is a relatively young country, emerging on 14 August 1947. Formerly a part of the British Indian Empire, Pakistan gained its independence according to the ideas put forth in the Lahore Resolution authored in March 1940 during a meeting of the All India […]

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PHP Department Trip to Sawabi

After our shift Friday night, the PHP department took a trip to Sawabi in order to relax and have some fun together away from the office. We passed the time as we waited for our transport by playing table tennis and, after offering Fajjar Prayer, began our 1 and a half hour journey to Sawabi […]

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Allshore in Pakistan – Final Days

Sunday, May 27 – Trip to MurreeOn Sunday we visited the Murree Hill Station, a beautiful scenic outlook in the middle of a mountainous region 45 minutes outside of Islamabad. I have heard a lot of good things about this place and it is touted as a popular tourist destination in Pakistan. During our stay […]

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Allshore in Pakistan – Day Six

Friday, May 25:Today was our last day in the office. Before work the managers came to our hotel to take some group photos. The shoot was a lot of fun and we managed to draw quite the audience by the end.On the way to work Bryan and I asked Raheel if we could drive around […]

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Allshore in Pakistan – Day Five

Thursday, May 24: Our day began with the usual eventful ride to the office. Each day Bryan and I sit in the back seat of the car giggling shamelessly at how out of control street traffic feels here. It’s like a near death experience every second of the trip, not for us, but for the […]