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  1. Uzair added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    That's all fine. But why couldn't you announce this beforehand? Just silence for however many months is unprofessional.
  2. Z... added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    PakDef Members,
    I just wanted to let you know that I have brought the site/forums back online.  Anyone that has an issue can feel free to contact me if there is any issues with the forums.  I will maintain the digital side of things and make sure we stay up as long as SyedA is okay with it.  Seems like everything is working and functional so far.
    I am sorry that we closed doors but that decision was made because of the fact that participation was falling on the site.  And I was closing down UrbanPK so the site would have needed a new server.  The decision to shut down was a joint decision after I had to take a step back from the digital sphere a little bit for work.  I will keep both UrbanPK and PakDef up despite participation as long as SyedA is okay with it.
  3. TKhan added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    Since the mods are volunteers are running this as a community service, I can't take the strong view for the outage. I did notice that months prior to shut down, the number of postings was going down. I wonder if that may have been as much a contributor factor: community just wasn't very active. Members weren't contributing as much
  4. Khalid A. added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    Zeeshan, I would agree. I've been visiting and using this forum since the late 90s (not under the same username since then). We used to have really critical, in depth discussions. Even before the recent lengthy downtime, it seemed that any critical debate about defence matters was just not tolerated, and there doesn't seem to be any change in the Ostrich mentality of burying one's head to the recent significant developments in the region.
  5. zeeshan added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    Assalamaoalukum
    I am sure I will get permanently banned for saying this but someone has to say it and I will be ok if I get booted out. 
    This forum has gone down the drain over the last year or so. Most of the time it's either down or we are told to shut up and arbitrarily face post removals etc. 
    Who is running this site? What is going on behind the scenes ? Syed when you used to run this site and I joined it almost 20 years ago the quality and quantity was so much better. Over the years I have gotten used to waking up and after namaz visiting this site before anything. I contributed my fair share by putting material on this site, everytime financial contribution was required I did not hesitate and contributed, I posted what ever limited knowledge I had. We come here to read, learn and share. Obviously some of us do not have inside sources and extensive knowledge of the military and depend only on reading what is posted. Some of us are mocked for posting sometimes unverified or even wrong information. I doubt many of us deliberately do that. 
    I wont be shocked if the forum disappears again without warning and members are left wondering what happened. This shows total lack of respect towards members and elite attitude of some moderators. 
    I am ready to say goodbye unless moderators clearly explain what leads to these downtimes . I was told the money is required to move servers and update contacts and I whole heartedly contributed. If there are other issues let's share with the members or let the forum slide to oblivion.
  6. TKhan added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    How long has this site been up for btw?
  7. TKhan added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    I am not sure who brought it back to life and how, but I am thankful. I had already gone through the grief / disappoint phase when this first shut down , I don't know when and didn't realize how long I have been part of the community that i missed the regular reads (and some contributions) . Life wasn't the same for the last however months has been. I tried to join one of the other defense forums but it wasn't the same. Never even got a log-in because I thought it was just not what I wanted. Thats loyalty.
    Thanks to the admin that brought this back to life. And also, if there is anything the community needs to do to crowdfund this so it can stay up, please let me know. Glad to contribute
  8. M Zulfiqar Asad added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    The background image needs to change as well. We don't have A-5s flying around anymore, neither do we have those ships (IIRC).
  9. NoorKashmiri added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    Nice to have it back! 
  10. Mian Ahmed added a post in a topic Migrated From Pakistani Defence Forum   

    ​Off course. 
    I have written a military fiction article, Kindly guide me where I can post.
     
    Thanks and regards,
     
    Mian Ahmed.
  11. H Khan added a post in a topic Migrated From Pakistani Defence Forum   

    ​Welcome, follow the rules you will gain knowledge, and welcome again
  12. zeeshan added a post in a topic Migrated From Pakistani Defence Forum   

    Assalamaoalukum
    i can see why you get thrown out. You show up here and the very first post is based on utter BS and trash magazine level gossip...good start bro.
  13. Mian Ahmed added a post in a topic Migrated From Pakistani Defence Forum   

    Hi,
     
    I was also PDF member but got banned due to personal issues with WebMaster and moderator.
    My ID on PDF was OverLoad
  14. ndad added a post in a topic Forum Downtime   

    Won't bother repeating the above comments again. They're still valid.

    ndad
  15. Ulla added a post in a topic Hello From Old Timer   

     
     
    Thank you for helping, I appreciate it !
  16. mominkhan added a post in a topic Hello From Old Timer   

    Go to your profile page.  Click on the blue button "Edit my Profile" on the right upper corner just below "View New Content".
  17. Ulla added a post in a topic Hello From Old Timer   

     
    Sir, thank you for helping,I have tried that many times, but there is no button or anything like that, here see it by yourself:
     

  18. H Khan added a post in a topic Hello From Old Timer   

     Login and go and click on your avatar and you will be able to edit.
  19. Ulla added a post in a topic Hello From Old Timer   

     
    Sorry for going off topic but wow I can edit my Biography and interests, I have some spelling failures .
  20. H Khan added a post in a topic Hello From Old Timer   


    Please change your avatar
  21. NoorKashmiri added a post in a topic Hello From Old Timer   

    Salams. Aur dosta ke hal hai? Nice to meet a fellow MP.
  22. Tahir added a topic in New Member Introductions   

    Hello From Old Timer
    Hi all

    I'm an old timer visitor to this site.. Used to have an account years ago but it seems to be deleted so I'm logged in using my twitter account.


    Im a patriot from mirpur ak and work in IT in London.

    I've had a doubted on one of the threads so I'm hoping an introduction will help ease suspicion.

    Look forward to debates and general informative reading.

    Regards
    Tahir
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  23. NoorKashmiri added a post in a topic Salams Fellow Patriots   


    You might be privy to more information than I am, but I don't think he was working without state sanction when he did what he did. Remember at the time of the allegations Pakistan was in turbulent financial waters.

    I also think a nuclear armed N. Korea, Libya and Iran might have diverted US aggression from Pakistan (pre 911 we were public enemy number 1).

    I think the way he was publicly pardoned on TV was a bit suspect. I would have expected harsher punishment for someone selling state secrets.

    I also expect the intelligence agencies keep an eye on all people of value, not just our politicians and enemies (hard to distinguish between them these days).

    Mind you it's only a theory. All the hoo haa about house arrest afterwards somewhat undermines my theory.
  24. H Khan added a post in a topic Salams Fellow Patriots   

    Dr AQKhan highly?
  25. NoorKashmiri added a post in a topic Salams Fellow Patriots   

    I'd like to share some more information about my self and my politics and general interests.

    I am a supporter of the Pakistani armed forces and am proud to say I currently have family serving in the army. I firmly believe a strong and capable armed forces are the backbone of any country. Without the ability to protect yourself, your wealth, intellect and good deeds are useless against threats.

    I was a regular contributor on another Pakistani defence forum for over a decade until it fell apart. I won't reveal my former alias as I have grown over the years and my ideas have grown with me. It is nice to see some old faces though and be back amongst people I consider friends.

    My political identity is complex. I cannot justify my political ideas with established western political ideals. At I'm a liberal and a socialist but at times a conservative too. I'm not a capitalist nor am I a Communist. I consider myself to be religious and am exploring what Islamic political identity is, however I am not an Islamist.

    I am a staunch supporter of Pakistan but consider my self to a human and therefore a citizen of Earth before I am a citizen of any of its nation tribes.

    I'm a massive fan of green energy and yet want us to utilise technology as a catalyst to industrialisation.

    People who i currently think highly of;
    Elon Musk
    Abdul Sattar Edhi
    Muhammad Yunus
    Raheel Sharif
    Imran Khan
    Usain Bolt
    Alex Ferguson
    Dr AQ Khan
    Muhammad Ali (the greatest)

    People who I like but consider flawed (in some cases majorly);

    Zia Ul Haq
    Zulfiqar Bhutto
    Gaddafi
    Pervez Musharraf
    Erdogan
    Silvio Berlusconi
    Pablo Escobar
    Ramzan Kadyrov
    Hamid Gul

    People I hate but have some respect for;
    Tony Blair (world's most charismatic war monger)
    Asif Ali Zardari (his rise to power is no less epic than scarface or Escobar. He's probably more criminal than the two of them put together).