What no one told you about Pakistan

Sep 02

gumwouldbeperfection said: There is no such thing as a muslim name there are arabic namesor arabuc pronunciations

Aug 12

becauseithrewgasandamatchonher said: Hello! So I hope this is the right blog to ask this question. I'm an author and one of my main characters is a Pakistani woman who was adopted by white parents in the 30s when she was about 6 months old. They name her Laila (I found it on a Pakistani naming sight which I hope was appropriate.) I was wondering if there was a specific way to pronounce her name according to Pakistani customs and whatnot? And if this is even an appropriate Pakistani name. If you guys can't answer I understand thanks

Hey, sure. Leila/Laila would be quite literally said (sung) like this: Laila O Laila, Coke Studio Pakistan. Best of luck with the novel though, do share when you are done or wish to spread some of it. However in name of factual significance, in 30s should not be a Pakistani woman rather a British India’s citizen. Pakistan was formed 17 years later in 1947. Plus chances of a white couple adopting a Muslim child in those times would be even more slimmer because majority of Muslims did not believe in adoption especially by an outsider and that too by a gora (white). Most of Pakistani orphans usually find home within their own relatives, others who make it to orphanage are usually with strong religious inclination (both in India and Pakistan) and adoption outside the country, to another religion is quite impossible. 

And yes Laila is a very appropriate Pakistani or Muslim name for that matter given to girls all over the Muslim world. 

Best of luck again! :)

Jul 30

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Jul 29

#Lahore at 6am. (Taxali Gate)
38/6/2014
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#Lahore at 6am. (Taxali Gate)

38/6/2014

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Jul 28

A truck workshop on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) near Diamir.
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A truck workshop on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) near Diamir.

3/5/2014 
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Jul 27

Aurat - woman
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Aurat - woman

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Jul 26

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Jul 24

Sad news: Plane of Pakistani father-son duo flying around the world crashes into the Pacific
The plane of father-son duo attempting to fly around the world in 30 days, crashed into the Pacific near the American Samoa Islands,
The father-son duo of Babar Suleman and Haris Suleman were flying from American Samoa Island to Hawaii in their Hawker Beechcraft Bonanza when their plane crashed shortly after taking off from Pago Pago International Airport.
Hiba Suleman, Haris’s sister, confirmed on her Facebook account that the body of her brother had been recovered, while rescue teams are still searching for her father. (more)
We blogged about it before when they touched down in Pakistan here. Our prayers are with the family, they had an amazing son and father who went on an epic adventure with the goal of raising funds for Education in Pakistan. 

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Sad news: Plane of Pakistani father-son duo flying around the world crashes into the Pacific

The plane of father-son duo attempting to fly around the world in 30 days, crashed into the Pacific near the American Samoa Islands,

The father-son duo of Babar Suleman and Haris Suleman were flying from American Samoa Island to Hawaii in their Hawker Beechcraft Bonanza when their plane crashed shortly after taking off from Pago Pago International Airport.

Hiba Suleman, Haris’s sister, confirmed on her Facebook account that the body of her brother had been recovered, while rescue teams are still searching for her father. (more)

We blogged about it before when they touched down in Pakistan here. Our prayers are with the family, they had an amazing son and father who went on an epic adventure with the goal of raising funds for Education in Pakistan. 

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