We were the first to inform you
Daily National Courier is celebrating its 10th anniversary today with pride and satisfaction. The decade-long uninterrupted publication became possible with a team of dedicated workers who put in their best efforts on daily basis to improve the contents and look of the newspaper.
Well-read and appreciated for its exclusive news items as well as variety of pages, National Courier earned a sizeable readership in all quarters from businessmen to bureaucrats and from elite to student
Well-read and appreciated for its exclusive news items as well as variety of pages, National Courier earned a sizeable readership in all quarters from businessmen to bureaucrats and from elite to students. Besides the editorial staff, supporting staff too deserves a special mention and recognition in taking the newspaper to new heights.
National Courier has created a niche in the newspaper industry and now heading to achieve new goals and success under a new management of Ziauddin Enterprise led by Dr Asim Hussain and its Publisher Faizan S Syed under whose guidance and valuable ideas new frontiers of success are opening with every passing day.
National Courier expects continued support from its readers and also welcomes suggestions and contributions. I take this opportunity to assure our readers of our sincere efforts to provide them with more informative material with a view to keeping them informed.
Congratulations again with reassurance of ever-improving editions.
A Time To Reflect!
Syed M. Aslam
Life is but bursts of small doses of hours that change into days that jumbles into weeks that accumulate into months that turn into years that one could not hold into hands to get a feel? Life is nothing but ice that continues melting though we remain absolutely oblivious that by each passing day it is getting short.
In essence life is funny mathematics because no matter how ‘extended’ it may be in the end our hands remain as empty as they were when we forced our way into this world.
We erroneously measure time in years- the most obvious proof of which is our fondness for birthdays- though as someone said it should be measured in terms of accomplishment and any difference and any contribution that we have made for the betterment of ourselves and the world.
All of us are consuming about the same quantity of life-maintaining oxygen and yet most of us are not even consciously aware that sharing the same oxygen binds us into one single bond of humanity that demands consideration and human love to do good to others- or at the least refrain from harming others. In our drive to succeed we forget the most basic principles of ethics and that has turned the world into the mess that it’s in today.
Isn’t it time to take a deep hard look within ourselves to see if we have been an asset or a liability to the society we inhabit. Hasn’t the time come for us to start measuring success in terms of accomplishments, no matter how small they may be, and difference that we have made to our family, acquaintances, and friends and then to people that we come in contact frequently, casually, and by chance.
When was the last time you conceded to an otherwise meaningless argument with a smile knowing that you were right? How much time has passed since you last paid for the meal that a destitute approached you for? Have you passed off that I-care smile to a total stranger lately? How long has it been to vacate a seat to an elderly or a sick person? When was the last time you honestly uttered I-love-you to your parents, wife, husband, son, daughter, brother, sister, nephew, niece, or a friend? How much time has elapsed since you uttered I-am-sorrow with that I-really-mean-it tone? When did you last sincerely thanked someone for taking time out of his busy schedule to discuss an issue which was important to you?
My colleagues are celebrating the 10th birthday of this newspaper. I share their happiness and pray that ten years from now their joy would be just as double as the 20th Birthday. Allow me to close this write-up with two of my most favorite quotes: The first is attributed to George Bernard Shaw, “Some people look at things as they are and say why. I look at things that never were and ask, ‘why not’?” I do not know the name of the second one: “The biggest temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The biggest defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.”
I leave you with the thought that you will try to truly understand what Shaw really means by “why” and “why not” and what it requires to make a clear distinction between the two. Take time out also to avoid confusing dreams with reality so as to help avert the biggest defeat when dreams are surrendered to reality”
Anniversary and Celebrations to all.