I was blogged it forward by Blog It Forward – Vivek Singh Bhoj  and I would like to thank him for tagging me and giving me opportunity to be a part of this wonderful chain. This is very interesting and creative idea which made it possible for all of us to know more about each other’s personal and professional life. I wanted to publish my BIF from last two months but it was on the back burner just because of my certification exam and some other official commitments.

My Introduction

My complete name is Moazzam Ali and I am from Pakistan. I was born in a village near Faisalabad. My parents shifted from village to Faisalabad city in 1995 for our education. I have completed my school education there and then moved to Lahore in 2005 for graduation. I was graduated in 2009 in business and commerce from Hailey College of Commerce which is part of University of the Punjab Lahore. I was told by my teachers and seniors that this institute is one of the best Commerce institue in Asia and I had enjoyed my university life and hostel life a lot.

I started my career in 2009 as SAP CS Power user when I was hired by Orient Electronics only three weeks after graduating from university. Orient is a manufacturing company here in Lahore. In 2010 I was given the opportunity to handle SD module along with CS and I ramped up my efforts to learn SAP more and more. I worked there for four years and in April 2013 moved in AkzoNobel Pakistan which is part of AkzoNobel Global.

I would like to share some pf my pictures with you guys. I have no more words to write here about myself so here are some pictures.

This picture was taken when we were living in our village house and I was sitting on my father’s bike with my elder brother.

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These are not my kids πŸ˜€ because I am not married yet. These two little princess are my nephews Abdullah and Irtza Ahmad.

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This is me sitting in a pool with my parrot. I love my parrot who speaks my name and some other words πŸ™‚ This pool belongs to my nephews and I was just playing with them πŸ™‚

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I like the nature and for feeling it closely I visit my village often. It was taken in last summer when I went there.

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Following picture was taken in cenima when we went there to see DON2. I am with my DON friend Mohsin Abbasi πŸ˜†

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In below picture I am standing with Atif Farooq FI FM GM and CO consultant πŸ˜› It was taken two years ago in front of Lahore Fort.

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Some fun facts about my home town

Since I was born in Faisalabad so this is my home town but I am living in Lahore from last eight years so I love both the places and will be sharing some facts about both cities.

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Faisalabad is third biggest city in Pakistan, known as Layalpur previously and was renamed in the memories of Shah Faisal (KSA Prince) as Faisalabad. It is also known as Manchester of Pakistan because of its indusries and clock tower which is somehow similar with the clock tower in Manchester in UK. Interesting thing about this clock tower is that it has eight bazaars around it facing towards clock tower.

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Faisalabad has one of the biggest agriculture university in world.

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Lahore

Lahore is capital of Punjab in Pakistan and people say about it “Jinay Lahore ni vekhya! O jammya ni” which means a person who has not visited Lahore is not born yet πŸ™‚ and this is because Lahore is a historical city and it has many old buildings and memories of Mughal Emperors who ruled India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for hundered of years.

This is a night view of Lahore Fort which was the last fort of Mughal Emperors.

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Following is the view of Badshahi Mosque of Lahore which is situated in front of Lahore Fort.

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Questions I was Asked

What is your best moment in life?

May be the moment I opened my eyes very first time in my life on 19th of August 1986 and saw my mother’s smile while she was looking at me and that was the only day when I was crying my mother was smiling. After that it never happend again and she alwasy got worried whenever I cried. There is not any single best moment in my life but whenever I see my parents and the happines on their face because of me, I feel like I am the luckiest person in whole world and my everything is just because of their prayers. May Allah bless them always and give them long life in the best of their health.

How did you get into SAP technology?

I have already shared this in my previous blog that I got in SAP accidentally. After completing my graduation I was hunting for jobs. I got an interview call from one of local company Orient Electronics for the position of CSR. During my interview they told me that they need an experienced guy for this position and offered me MTO position in SAP. I was not familiar at that time that what SAP is and how does it work. I was jobless so I accepted that offer and joined Orient as my first company and I will always be thankful for the company and my boss who gave me a platform where I could show my abilities and strengths.

Blogging it forward

I want to see the blogs from following persons.

TW Typewriter

* Ammarah * (Away)

Moshira Ismail

Atif Farooq

Mohsin Abbasi

My questions from you would be

What do you do in your free time? If you get any πŸ˜›

Name some persons who inspired you here in SCN.

Tell us anything you have done stupid in your childhood πŸ˜€

Thank you for reading my blog and accept my apologies if you think you have wasted your time here. 😐

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  1. Sukant Chakraborthy

    Thanks Moazzam for sharing your personal details. Need to see you share  your real time business process experience so that we the followers can make full use of it. Thanks Sukant

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  2. Jyoti Prakash

    Moazzam,

    First of all, belated happy birthday.

    It really nice effort in putting up this BIF of yours. It is nice know about you & your introduction to SAP.

    You answer for

    What is your best moment in life?

    is very touchy. I can’t recall mine. But, I have my memories with my son. Believe me, it was mesmerising. Now, see him growing each day is even more mesmerising.

    Frankly, if we compare Indian SAP job environment with your start-up in SAP, you are lucky to land up in that job without any formal training or proven business domain experience. With your start-up experience in SAP, I can say one thing, as Paulo Coelho quoted sometimes back, “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.

    All photographs are interesting, particularly, your nephews & condition in which you are holding “bolta popat”, parrot in your hand.

    I still have some memories related to Pakistan through PTV. Which we were able to get on our TV during our 3 years (somewhere in ’90) stay at Pathankot, India. I was very much fond of Mr. Tariq Aziz’s Neelam Ghar & Guest House (particularly, Mr. Afzal Khan character as Rambo – “Rambo Rambo, John Rambo, Silver Stallone, Cockroach Killer”) on PTV.

    Keep the work & word going. πŸ™‚

    Best Wishes, JP

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Dear Sir

      Thank you so much for wishing me my birthday. Wishing a birthday is never late πŸ™‚

      I can’t comment on a relation of father and child becasue I have no experience yet πŸ˜› but I can understand that how it would feel when you see your own child and especially when you touch and feel the softness of your sown son’s skin πŸ™‚ Yesterday I read a blog from Suseelan Hari which you can see here and see how emotionally he has described this relation.

      You are right and I agree that it was my good luck and prayers of my parents that how I got in SAP. In these days people are even willing to work for free only to get a chance in SAP but there are no jobs opening due to industrial and power crises in Pakistan and all other things you know πŸ™

      I was a school going child at that time when “Tariq Aziz Show” and “Guest House” were on aired. I also liked those program and had many memories attached with them. Let me tell you one interesting thing that when we (me and my sibblings) were school going, we used to rotate our antena to catch “Door Darshan” and that was the only channel which out poor antena could catch at that time πŸ˜€ I am surprised to see that you still remember the real name name of Jhon Rambo even in Pakistan people recognise him with Jhon Rambo not with his real name.

      Thank you for comment and appreciating my blog. I also liked the name for my parrot “bolta popat” and may be now I will call him popat not Mian Mithu πŸ˜€ 😘

      Thank$

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      1. Jyoti Prakash

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        rotate our antena to catch “Door Darshan

        Thanks for reminding me that. 😎 B’coz we also use to do same. In addition to that, if I know WWF early in my life that full credit goes to PTV. Which I use to watch my father on Sunday late night.

        Jhon Rambo

        Frankly, I wasn’t aware of Afzal Khan Saab’s name. Even in my friends circle he was popular as Rambo. πŸ˜‰ All credit goes to Google & Wikipedia, who helped me.

        ENJ 😎 Y

        With best wishes,

        JP

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        1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

          Yeah I forgot that we are IT guys and we know how to take benifit of Google and wikipedia πŸ˜€

          I remember that under taker with black hair covering all over his face and he used to enter in arena on a bike but this undertaker which we see now looks fake. I left watching wrestling after that undertaker gone.

          Thank$

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          1. Jyoti Prakash

            Yeah. Very true. I don’t follow that at all. My bother-in law is huge fan of that. I tried my chance to persuade him that it’s all fake & fixed. He is still undeterred.

            Best Wishes, JP

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            1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

              You can take help of google to have some proof to show your brother-in-law. Every person has his own perception but in my opinion the wrestling is scripted but moves and stunts are real. There are a lot of links about it in google πŸ˜‰

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Thank you Vivek. You gave me a chance to be a part of this chain πŸ™‚ and you know what! whenever I see any fort or old buildings especially this main gate of Lahore Fort I always think of the life of “Badshah Slamat” How they lived in these huge walls without electricity and how they managed the land of million acres. In current situation it is difficult for our governments to handle small countries and those people have managed multiple nations and countries under one strong hold 😯

      Thank$

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  3. Moshira Ismail

    Thanks Moazzam for sharing such an amazing pictures , i never know that lahore and pakistan is this beautiful , i loved the fort so much too we have a place like it here in Egypt called Kaitebay citadel in Alexandria city Qaitbay_0005.JPG

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    this place is one of my favourites in Egypt

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Moshira

      Thank you for the nice compliments. Your pictures are not visible. May be for me or for everyone but dont wory, I will google it πŸ™‚

      I always wanted to see the payramids of egypt. Egypt and Italy (Rome) are the oldest countries and there are lot of places to visit there.

      Thank$

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      1. Moshira Ismail

        As you love historical places you must come and visit Egypt specially Luxor and Aswan city , Alexandria and cairo

        here is more pictures about historical places in Egypt :

        Alexandria- Qaitebay Citadel

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        Luxor and Aswan City

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        1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

          These are really attractive places and I wish I could come there on my bike or car πŸ™‚ but you know for visiting another country we have to plan a lot of things and I will inshaAllah visit Egypt and Italy one day and also India. I want to see these places closely. Thank you for sharing the pictures again πŸ™‚

          Thank$

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          1. Moshira Ismail

            i am also have a long wishlist for places i wish to visit one day : Italy , Spain , London, Australia , Far East , Japan . i wish i could visit them all one day inshallah

            wish all the best always Moazzam πŸ™‚

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            1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

              The countries you have in your wish list are the major tourism countries in world so you can say you have a wish to go on a world tour πŸ™‚

              Thank$

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  4. Sai Krishna Sabniveesu

    Dear Moazzam,

    Its very nice to read your blog and to know bit more about you. The pics are awesome. It gives me glimpse of Pakistan. Your childhood photos are very cute.

    All the best for your future endeavors.

    Regards, Sai Krishna.

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Krishna

      Thank you for the compliments. I have seen that you have added your name BIF list but you have not written your blog in this chain. And you are also not contributing actively these days. May be because of your official commitments but I always miss your valueable posts. Keep sharing your knowledge.

      Thank$

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      1. Sai Krishna Sabniveesu

        Hi Moazzam,

        Yes, I indeed miss SCN. I am completely occupied with multiple projects and transitions. The moment I saw your blog, I logged in to respond to you. I will have some free time from October. I will write my BIF and also start responding to posts πŸ™‚

        Regards, Sai Krishna.

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          1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

            Thats because I always found your posts very informative and you have a huge knowledge which can be benificial for persons like me. Will be waiting for your blog and posts. Hope to see you regular on SCN in next month.

            Thank$

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  5. Ravi Sankar Venna

    Hi Moazzam,

    Very well articulated BIF and I like it. πŸ™‚

    Many points taken from your BIF.

    a) Childhood photos are always memorable

    b) How to love birds / animals and nature

    c) Love to see Atif Farooq with you. Only used to interact with him, but never had a chance to see him this closely πŸ™‚

    d) Many good facts about Faisalabad.

    e) Overall, good to know you in detail πŸ™‚

    Best Regards,

    Ravi

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Ravi Sankar Venna

      Thank you so much. I also had my childhood photos when I was just of few hours and then days but I liked this photo because we both looks so innocent in this (In reallity we both are not πŸ˜‰ )

      Me and Atif Farooq are buddies and Orient was our first job. Orient gave us a platform to enter in SAP world and I am glad that Atif is doing very well now. I am going to see him today as he was sick and will ask him to write a blog in this chain and let his followers know more about him.

      Thank$

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  6. Rakesh Kaliyaperumal

    Belated Happy Birthday ‘ MoazzaM ‘.

    By Gods Grace You are really very lucky to get the job in SAP after your graduation and no one can deny your Handwork and efforts you put to learn and master SAP, that very much visible in your contribution as well as your recent Achievement of Passing SAP Certification with flying colors(98%).

    It is indeed a great pleasure to see the Lahore Forts(Built in Mughal’s Era. Forts and other monuments built in Mughal’s were the heritages both India and Pakistan shares Together.  Also Happy to see that those forts are still in good condition.)

    Nicely Presented Blog. Keep up the Spirit.

    Expecting more blogs (SAP with business process  scenarios) from you.

    All the best.

    Regards,

    Rakesh K.

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Hi Rakesh

      Thank you for appreciating and you will be seeing more blogs from myside soon. I am working on it will publish soon. Mughal’s buildings always inspire me and these are in India and Pakistan both and I wish to see Dehli Mosque and Taj Mehal too πŸ™

      Thank$

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  7. G Lakshmipathi

    ‘ MoazzaM ‘

    The way you presented your Blog is nice and as JP said, from my side, I also wish you a belated Happy Birthday.

    Things are going very tight at my end and that is why, I could not respond to this blog immediately.   Keep sharing your knowledge in SCN.

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Sir G Lakshmipathi

      Thank you very much for wishing me and this is an honor for me that you are commenting on my blog. I know you have a busy life and that is why you are also not very active in SD forums like before. Thanks again for appreciating my blog and for being my insipiration πŸ™‚

      Regards

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  8. Priyanka Jain

    Hi Moazzam,

    It was really nice to know about you πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing a bit iof your life with all of us . It was really great to go through it.

    It was exciting to know about your city and seeing picz with your nephew and parrot

    It wa shocking to know that parrots really speak. What all words he speaks and whats his name?

    ALL THE BEST for future πŸ™‚

    Thanks,

    Priyanka

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Priyanka Jain

      Thank you for nice compliments πŸ™‚

      Parrots can speak many words. Even some parrots can recite the verses from Holly Quran and this is based on what we teach him. If we teach him singin he can sing. Check out the videos on youtube. My parrot can speak a few words, infact names only. I am not living with so I couldn’t teach him much. Parrot is at my home with my family and I am in Lahore so thats why. He can speak his own name “Mian Mithu” and names of almost all of my family members. He can speak in different voices and even screams like kids πŸ™‚

      Thank$

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  9. Srinivas Salpala

    Hi Ali,

    Nice to know more about you from your childhood. Pics you added here show your love at nature and family members.

    I wish you all the best for your career and keep sharing the knowledge. πŸ™‚

    BR, Srinivas Salpala

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  10. Harish Kumar

    Hello Moazzam,

    Nice blog and pics..

    am from Punjab (India) , when i read “Jinay Lahore ni vekhya! O jammya ni” dint get first time , becoz not expecting punjabi and was reading continously , but when i read this in english, then understood o its punjabi here 😯 .

    its good to see some punjabi lines here..

    Regards,

    Harish Kumar

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Hey Harish I am wondering you are punjabi and you didnt get this in first sight. This is famous saying about Lahore and everyone knows it even in Indian Punjab πŸ™‚

      Thank$

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  11. Ritesh Dube

    MoazzaM ,,

    How i open the link to your blog i don’t remember, but i can say i am quite impressed by the way you write it and the simplicity.

    Its very touching when you describe your happiest moment and I agree there cant be any thing compare to this moment.

    All the pic’s you attached are wonderful.

    Keep blogging, I hope one day i too create my blog.

    Thanks

    Ritesh

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      I am really obliged for your comments. I will be looking forward for your blog and would like to invite you for BIF chain.

      Thank$

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  12. Suseelan Hari

    Hi Moazzam,

    Thanks for sharing about you and your experience.

    I am happy to know that

    Faisalabad has one of the biggest agriculture university in world.

    Very interesting blog and happy to see some good places in Pakistan!

    Once again thank you so much for sharing.

    Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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    1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

      Thank you so much Suseelan Hari for such nice comments. There are also other fun facts about my home town which I didnt share becuase in that case blog would go so long πŸ˜‰

      Thank$

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        1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

          Hi Suseelan Hari

          Good to know that you are interested in my home town πŸ™‚ Some facts which you might have not known ever are that Amitab is also from Faisalabad. If you have some interest in music then you must know Nusrat and Rahat Fateh Ali Khans and both of them are from Faisalabad.

          Apart from these legends there are also so many others legends who belongs to Faisalabad like Bhaghat Singh, Milkha Singh and Tipu Sultan etc.

          It is also known as city of textile industry in Pakistan and Faislabad is the city which generates most tax revenue for Pakistan.

          Thank$

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          1. Suseelan Hari

            Hi Moazzam,

            Thank you so much for explaining this much! I really appreciate. I am happy to know about textile industry in Pakistan. In South India, Kacheepuram Silks are very famous. Once again thank you so much for sharing interesting things in Pakistan!

            Regards,

            Hari Suseelan

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            1. ' MoazzaM ' Post author

              Hi

              You are always wellcome Suseelan Hari. I know one good thing about South India and that is Kerala, its beauty and its literacy rate.

              Thank$

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