1254 Railway Stations in Pakistan – The List

Owais Mughal

I’ve done a mini research on finding the number of railway stations in Pakistan and the number of stations I’ve found so far is 1254. I believe this number is accurate but there is a possibility of a few more stations – which are not there any more – and therefore are not included in the following list. My compilation of the complete index of stations is given below.

The list of stations is interesting to view, if only because you would read so many place names that you might never have heard of.
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Pakistan – 2nd Spot in ICC T20I Rankings

Owais Mughal

After beating West Indies 2-0 in the T20I series the concluded on July 28, 2013, Pakistan climbed up to spot number two in ICC’s Twenty20 Championship. Pakistan held this spot for 110 days till Nov 15 when they were beaten by South Africa in a T20I match and pushed down the rankings.

Following is the snap shot of ICC ranking of T20Is as they stood on July 29, 2013.

Teams Matches Points Rating
1. Sri Lanka 18 1875 134
2. Pakistan 31 2599 124
3. India 18 1689 121
4. West Indies 22 2041 120
5. England 26 2148 113
6. South Africa 22 1795 112
7. Australia 23 1753 103
8. New Zealand 25 1937 102
9. Ireland 12 568 81
10. Bangladesh 14 739 74
11. Scotland 9 435 62
12. Zimbabwe 14 478 48
13. Netherlands 8 181 36
14. Kenya 11 309 34

Shahid Afridi’s 375 ODI Wickets

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On July 14, 2013 Shahid Afridi took his 350th ODI wicket when he had K. Pollard caught by Wahab Riaz on long off. Afridi thus became Pakistan’s 3rd and World’s 8th bowler to complete this feat. As of today – i.e. Jan 20, 2014 his wicket tally stands at 375.

Following is the list of 350 or more ODI wicket takers in the World.

1. M. Muralitharan (SL) 534 wickets at 23.04 in 350 matches.
2. Wasim Akram (Pak) 502 wickets at 23.52 in 356 matches.
3. Waqar Younis (Pak) 416 wickets at 23.84 in 262 matches
4. VPUJC. Vaas (SL) 400 wickets at 27.53 in 322 matches
5. SM Pollock (SA) 393 wickets at 24.5 in 303 matches.
6. GD McGrath (Aus) 381 wickets at 22.02 in 250 matches
7. B Lee (Aus) 380 wickets at 23.36 in 221 matches
8. Shahid Afridi (Pak) 375 wickets at 33.57 in 373 matches.

Shahid Afridi 8000

Owais Mughal Shahid Afridi completed 8000 ODI runs during the 2014 World Cup He thus became 26th batsman in the World and 6th from Pak to achieve this milestone. Following is the list of all Pak batsmen with atleast 5000 runs in ODIs. The list is updated on May 11, 2015.

The number in parenthesis is their world ranking in terms of highest career runs in ODIs.

1st (6th): Inzamam-ul-Haq 11739 runs at 39.52

2nd( 12th): M Yousuf 9720 runs at 41.71

3rd (17th): Saeed Anwar 8824 runs at 39.21

4th (26th): Shahid Afridi 8064 runs at 23.57

5th (32nd): Javed Miandad 7381 runs at 41.70

6th (33rd): Younis Khan 7240 runs at 31.34

7th (34th): Salim Malik 7170 runs at 32.88

8th (42nd): Ijaz Ahmed 6564 runs at 32.33

9th (50th): Ramiz Raja 5841 runs at 32.09

10th (57th): Shoaib Malik 5490 runs at 32.67

11th (70th): Misbah-ul-Haq 5122 runs at 43.4

(12th) (73rd): Abdul Razzak 5080 runs at 29.70

Views on News

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Photobucket Do you read news? Do you watch news? Do you listen to news? What do you get from all the news sources? In my opinion. these days news only mean reporting of crime, disasters, accidents and all the bad happenings in the World. The constant barrage of negative news from all around the world and through all major news outlets means making all human race paranoid. I am not a psychologist but still I can say with confidence that constant feeding of bad news is not good for our collective mental health. Why do news channels concentrate on negative news? My thinking is because fear sells. People get hooked to bad news even if not wanting to watch it. It is like this bitter pill which you can neither swallow nor spit.

There is another dimension to it. That is of time. With distances shrinking and communications improving a bad happening in a remote corner of the World can be broadcasted all across the globe in real time. People who listen or watch it get affected by it in real time while they cannot do much to control or improve the situation. In olden days when news travelled slow people in one part of the World would not have been affected by happenings across continents away.
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hum bhi to paray haiN raahoN meiN

Owais Mughal

A common happening in street cricket is that there are usually more players than a street can accomodate or more than eleven that are allowed by cricket rules. In such case all the aspiring junior players line up and the ‘khalifa’ captain chooses his pick according to match situation or his likeness.

Many a times I’d found myself in this line hoping to get picked up by the seniors.

Once i got picked up over a player who was 2 years my senior. To this the guy said aloud:

“dil toRne waale dekh ke chal……hum bhi to paray hain raahoN maiN.”
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Abdul Waheed Khan and Hockey

Owais Mughal

ONE: Let us go back to 1978

2008-08-16-1541-45Let us go back in time. In 1978, Argentina was hosting two World Cup Tournaments. Hockey World Cup started at Buenos Aires in March 1978 and Soccer World Cup in June 1978. Pakistan won the hockey World Cup by defeating Holland in the final.

Throughout the hockey world cup, a wonderful Pakistan team managed by Abdul Waheed Khan and capatined by Islahuddin displayed a breathtaking attacking game. Crowd and connoisseurs got attracted alike.

Argentina’s soccer manager Cesar Luis Menotti became intrigued by Pakistan’s sublime technical skills. Midway through the hockey world cup, on a rest day, Pakistan manager Abdul Waheed Khan was informed that the manager of Argentine soccer team, Menotti, had arrived on his personal plane to see him. The Argentine chain-smoking coach always favored a stylish, attacking game based on skill and technique.Menotti

Menotti wanted to discuss in detail with Waheed, the tactics to penetrate packed defences. He watched a training session of Pakistan team with Abdul Waheed.
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