Pakistan- Sindh: Drought and disaster in Thar

Droughts in Thar

Thar Desert is once again in grip of severe drought, food shortage, mortality and morbidity rate is high …..and there is no way for Thri souls except to migrate …..This is also not a solution but expose innocent Thari to unforeseen troubles …. .. Cold response of authorities concerned and politicians is there……. there is no effective policy to manage the said disaster, calamity  and suffering souls of Thar.
Thar isn’t mean Tharparkar Distt but parts falling in Umerkot Distt, Khipro Tehsil of Sanghar Distt and Nara of Khairpur Distt.

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups, 14 November, 2008

Onion helps reduce allergies and asthma

Raw onion is a good source of Quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavoniod and antioxidant compound. It has anti-inflammatory actions. The compound Quercetin is also helps to reduce the allergies. Quercetin is found naturally in the onion especially in the red outer layers of onion. Quercetin is a compound which counter the allergic chemical histamine. Quercetin has anti-inflammation properties therefore, it helps to reduce the severity of asthma.

Pakistan : Elimination of ‘ideological boundaries’

Dr. Manzur Ejaz

WASHINGTON DIARY: Elimination of ‘ideological boundaries’

—Dr Manzur Ejaz

Courtesy: WICHAAR, January 19th, 2010

For Quaid-e-Azam, Pakistan was just a creation of a nation where the majority of citizens would be Muslims like Algeria, Turkey or Egypt. After their independence none of these countries adopted theocratic rule

A few days back Prime Minister Gilani reiterated that the army is diligently defending Pakistan’s geographical and ideological boundaries. One would like to believe that Mr Gilani is just puttering the oft-repeated cliché of ‘ideological boundaries.’ However, a closer examination shows that the ruling elites, while trying to eliminate armed religious bands, are trying their best to cling to the ‘ideological boundaries’ defined by Ziaul Haq and his pro-theocracy allies led by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).

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Asif Zardari’s eligibility challenged in Supreme Court

Courtesy: Daily Times

LAHORE: Former Inter-Services Intelligence official Khalid Khawaja resubmitted a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the eligibility of President Asif Ali Zardari, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday. According to the channel, the petitioner has challenged President Zardari’s eligibility under Article 248 of the constitution. In his petition, Khawaja argued that he was a direct victim of Article 248, as he had been abducted during former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf’s tenure. Earlier, the apex court had rejected his petition citing a few objections. daily times monitor.

Source – http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\12\31\story_31-12-2009_pg7_7