Archive for January, 2007

Zidane coming to Pakistan in March :)

This is really cool and I can’t wait for this to happen. According to Aaj TV news and The Nation, legendary soccer player Zinedine Zidane (perhaps the greatest player of modern football) will be visiting Pakistan in March this year. The main purpose of the visit is to raise funds for special children in Pakistan and he will also visit earthquake affected areas. He will be coming to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad for charity dinners. This is part of Zidane’s worldwide charity tours and he visited Algeria recently and now coming to Pakistan and then to Bangladesh.

This vist is being arranged by famous fashion designer Mahmood Bhatti who comes to Pakistan every year only for charity reason. For two years in a row he has been holding shows here to raise funds for charity Umeed-e-Noor that takes care of special children. Btw, the company “Bhatti”, with more than 500 designers, operates in Finland, India, Poland, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, the US and the UK; and through which he has transacted multi-million dollar transatlantic business over more than three decades. According to The Nation, Bhatti said he had planned Zidane’s visit to help improve Pakistan’s image in the world. “We all need to contribute in every way we can to improve Pakistan’s image in the world. There should be no politics when this national interest is at stake.
“I believe all well-known Pakistanis living abroad should be approached by the government and asked to contribute in the development of country. They should be honoured and given recognition for their services,” he said. You can read full story here.

Being a football fan, it has been a pleasure watching Zidane do magic on football pitch. In all those 10 years or so I have watched him play in Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A, I have never seen anyone move with football like Zidane. Its unfortuate that some people remember him because of that head butt incident in world cup final but I will always remember him for the great things he did on the football pitch. Watch this and this clip on youtube and you will agree with me :).

Eid Mubarak & a Happy New Year

As the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated all across the Muslim World, may the sun of 2007 rise with the spirit of love, peace, happiness & harmony for all. Amen!

Lahore Metroblog wishes you a very Happy New Year plus warmest of greetings for those who are celebrating Eid with fervor; Eid Mubarak to you all!

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