The same old song

By Kamran Shafi

Courtesy: dawn, 12 Jan, 2010

There goes Amreeka Bahadur, once again doing exactly the wrong thing. As quoted in this newspaper of record Richard Holbrooke, the czar of American policy planning for Afghanistan and Pakistan (Afpak) who will soon be in Islamabad the Beautiful, has recently said: “Political instability is always a concern in any country … but if we are asked, and people think it will help, as in the past, we will (help).”

He then went and really put his foot in it: “We are watching (the situation) with sympathy and support for the elected government.”

While he did try and retrieve the situation by adding the word ‘support’ and by further saying: “… but we are friends of the Pakistani people and of the elected government”, he went and did it again: the United States, he said, also had good relations and respect for the Pakistani military which had taken actions in difficult conditions.

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Diet may help to control Aids!

Why are some people with Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) actually HIV- negative? The old traditional wisdom tells that a healthy person easily resists foreign invaders, while a weak one is susceptible to almost every thing. Based on this philosophy a healthy diet is an important to control the Aids.
Fresh washed vegetables are rich in several vitamins, mineral and antioxidants. Raw vegetable and fruits are good source of enzymes. Vitamin C and E work together as a team to fight with free radicals to save us from a damage to our system. Aids patients need considerable amounts of vitamin C to build immunity to protect against the infection. Vitamin C stimulates white cell activity and helps the cells to surround viruses, different studies supports vitamin Cs ability to inhibit the replication of HIV and other pathogenic microorganisms. This may help: Taking 1 gram (1000 mg) vitamin C five times a day everyday may helps not to spread Aids quickly. The human friendly bacteria which found in yogurt help rebuild the micro flora in the intestine that have been weakened by repeated antibiotic. Therefore, yogurt has immune- boosting effects. Garlic has great antiviral properties; it works as a natural antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal. It has proven effectiveness again viruses such as herpes I, II, and shingles because of its ability to suppress human cytomegalovirus in vitro it may work against HIV virus. Garlic helps to protect from free radical damage and it eliminate toxins from the system. Garlic is contains allicin. Allicin compound is an antibacterial and antiviral agent. Vitamin B complex  daily is important for building up red blood cells and activating natural killer cells. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant to help increase the cell’s antiviral capabilities. Magnesium and Zinc are trace minerals. Several studies show that the supplement of 10 mg of Magnesium and 05 mg of Zinc improves immune function of the body.  And the juice of greens or fresh vegetables such as Carrots, beets, garlic, ginger, lemons, and bitter melon is a good and may help to reduce spreading Aids. Try not to consume sugar and sugar products, Cake and cookie products, and white flour products because it literally feed the virus to grow quickly. Eat deep water fish. Drink 8 to 12 glasses of crystal clean fresh water.

An apologist and fearful PPP

by: Khalid Hashmani, USA

An apologist, fearful, and hapless PPP

1. PPP appears to be unsure about its future. Their actions reflect uncertainties and the actions of its leaders tend to focus on short term personal gains rather than securing strategic and long-term gains for their constituents as opposed to MQM that is constantly striving to please its community. PPP spends more time in apologizing to other parties (PML-N or MQM) instead of thinking about how to make their rule more effective to serve their constituencies and Pakistan.

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