I am a regular reader of your mag. In fact, I have been in a relationship with Us for over six years. You people rock!! Hey, where is Saad Javed? Long time no see. Guru is doing great. Keep up the good work! Increase the number of pages, pretty please with cherries on top.
Afifa Rashid, Hyderabad
Those foreign words
I’ve been too lazy to write for a while now, but last week’s issue compelled me to. The Quaid’s quotes were inspiring, and Fatima Zakir’s article was simply incredible! I completely agree with her ‘first step’ theory. I absolutely loved Chachi’s column; make her write more often, please! (A pay raise, maybe? :P) ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ was great, too; it could have been handled better, though, in terms of expression and emotion.
All in all, Us was a treat to read :)
Maieda Nadeem Janjua, Rawalpindi
P.S. The foreign words used in Humera Maryam’s letter are neither French nor Latin; they’re Japanese.
Citius, Altius, Fortius were the Latin words meaning ‘faster, higher, stronger’; it was these words Humera had referred to as French:P
That’s exactly what we meant :)
Hola, it’s Friday! The long wait at last comes to an end and Us is in my hands. I just love this magazine. Basically, I am a clumsy type of person who hates to read, but this magazine has made me a regular reader. Mmmm… to be honest, this time it was not the magazine which made me write though the mag was awesome as always. Besides, it provided a lot of info about Pakistan, which was great because now a days very few people are keen to know more about their country. Coming to the point, this time it was a letter in today’s Us (August 10). A letter by Humera Maryam from Islamabad under the title ‘Faster, higher, stronger’. That letter fascinated me a lot because of the Naruto stuff in it. I am a huge Naruto fan and I know there are millions of them out there, but I had never imagined I would find one in Us. I wanted to ask her if she really is a Naruto fan. It seems she is because she knows lot about Naruto. And, dear editor, do you watch Naruto because I wondered why you didn’t ask her what ‘kunais’, ‘shurikens’, ‘the Rasengan’, etc are. I was very excited to read all that, so please reply to my question. Ed, I will await your reply with my letter.
Afaq Ahmad, Rawalpindi
Uh, apologies for not being a Naruto fan, but thanks to Google it wasn’t difficult to understand the terms.:P
I was just tidying up my room when that over-flowing bin of Us lying there tempted me to go through its collection. I couldn’t resist myself and started running my eyes over the good old chubby ad-less issues. This reader knows that its clichéd, too clichéd, in fact, but she can not be proof against her reminiscence. I don’t know if Us would ever say good bye to its fasting, but I still cherish the hope to see it reviving its health someday.
Coming to the feedback, last week’s issue (August 10) was pretty good. Chachi was absorbing; her piece stood out in all the write-ups for she is way too elegant and different when pouring her art into the magazine. But who is she? Will it always remain a mystery? Speaking of which, Us is smart at keeping its ‘special’ employees under cover - with special reference to Guru! *sticks out tongue*
Yumnah Azam, Abbottabad
I’ll just start with my two cents. ‘Be Proud: Pakistan has the sixth largest army in the world’, your Independence Day issue read. I wish we had a better reason to be proud of. I wish we were a Muslim country with the best healthcare system, or the Muslim country with the lowest primary school drop-out rate. But all we have is a stellar army that didn’t know the world’s most wanted person had taken refuge right in the backyard of their military academy.
I adored ‘Chachi Chatters’; it was a heart-warming read, I must say. Pakistan Zindabad by Lubna Jerar Naqvi was great, too.
Warda Ramay, Abbottabad
More advice for PCB and for Shahid Afridi
I am a regular reader of Us for a long time. I wrote once before to you, but my letter didn’t get published. I just wanted to say that I agree with Osama Rashid Qazi except the thing about rating Imran Nazir above Shahid Afridi. Junaid Khan was outstanding in the series against Sri Lanka. The selectors should think about it again. I also hope that this time inshaAllah our team will win the T20 world cup and will make Pakistan proud. Secondly, I want to suggest to Shahid Afridi to please stay calm on the pitch, play a little aggressively and don’t try to finish the game in six hits. I, at least, haven’t seen him for almost a year playing for Pakistan and making us win with his Boom Boom batting. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!
Zarar Mumtaz, Rawalpindi
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (R.A):
A man said to the Prophet (S.A.W), “Shall I participate in Jihad?” The Prophet said, “Are your parents living?” The man said, “Yes.” the Prophet said, “Do Jihad for their benefit.”
- Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 3
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