Drop the Debt not Health

The way the epidemic of Covid 19 engulfed the whole world, future generations will surely learn lessons by reading about this epidemic and its catastrophe. Covid 19 not only did claim human lives but also wreaked havoc on world economies. The economies of the Third World countries were already in shambles and this epidemic made it even worse. Continuous lockdowns, business shutdowns, domestic and foreign travel and import and export restrictions have weakened the economies.

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Emotional Training

Our learning begins with our advent in this world. We start learning firstly through our senses, our experiences, and then through what we are taught. Our parents and teachers want us to learn the best they want us to know what they like us to know and vice versa. The latest scientific researches show that our minds are 90 to 95% subconscious (our auto-function), and this subconscious runs from birth to 6-7 years of age when we roughly begin to develop our conscious minds (that controls our willpower).

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The Pandemic: After the Last Chapter

The light wind was continuously whispering from her room’s window. The whistles of breeze were mesmerizing and assisting her to a world of calmness and spiritual pleasure. Suddenly a random gust knocked the niche of the window compelling her to leave the couch and look at the scenery outdoor.
It was the sixth month now, that she quarantined herself. This was an absolute quarantine not merely from people but from everything which may let her connect to the outside world. She always felt guilty and puny and lost all the guts to face life outside her room. Yet she made an all-new space for her and put life in it, a life which she lost in a horrible pandemic by losing the loved ones.

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Sheep Minds and Puppet Approaches!

I want to become an engineer! I want to be a doctor! I want to be a teacher! I want to be a pilot! I want to be a singer! I want to become an actor! These are not simply the statements that children usually state nor have the real desires in them. However, these are only the reflections of what is in their surroundings and something that is taken too fancy so helplessly bounded by society’s norms and human cliché psyche; children are unable to think out of the box.

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Sex Education in Pakistan – A Necessity

“What cannot be talked about cannot be put to rest. And if it is not, the wounds will fester from generation to generation”. Sex education has long since been a controversial topic in Pakistan. The word ‘sex’ is enough to make the common man perceive you as an abomination of society, someone from whom your children should be kept away. It is therefore unsurprising that sexual health education is not part of the educational curriculum. However, I believe it is time to take the bull by the horns and address this topic in light of recent rape and sexual assault cases which have made frequent headlines over the past month.

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The Tragedy that Struck Pakistan on 8th October: Some Personal Recollections

It was 8.50 am, 8th October 2005, when my husband and I were playing comfortably with my 2-3 years old daughter, who was awake. I had to go to the office a little late. Suddenly I heard the news about a powerful earthquake with a magnitude Mw = 7.6 e which struck the Himalayan region of northern Pakistan and Kashmir.

It was centred near the city of Muzaffarabad and also affected Balakot city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and some areas of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. In Kashmir, the three main districts were badly affected and Muzaffarabad, the state capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, was hardest hit in terms of casualties and destruction. Hospitals, schools, and rescue services including police and armed forces were paralysed. Infrastructure and communication were badly destroyed. More than 70% of all casualties were estimated to have occurred in Muzaffarabad. Bagh, the second-most-affected district, accounted for 15% of the total casualties. It is considered the deadliest earthquake to hit South Asia since the 1935 Quetta earthquake.

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CPC—99 not out

In cricket, scoring a hundred is a major feat while at 99 the batsman is apprehensive about scoring the single which will enable him to cross the threshold. This year the Communist Party of China (CPC) completed 99 years but is going strong to go beyond one hundred. It has come a long way since its inception under humble circumstances at Shanghai. This scribe was invited as the only journalist from Pakistan to witness the 18th National Congress during which Xi Jinping was nominated as the Chairman of CPC and President of China.

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SDGs: Creating Global Harmony

Five years ago, on September 25, 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted ‘Transforming our world: The 2030 agenda for sustainable development’ which is also universally recognized by the world as the New Agenda or the 2030 Agenda.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are basically ‘the plan of action for people, planet and prosperity’ for achieving global peace with the support of the global partnership. These are commonly known as Global Goals. These goals are the pledge of all the nations of the world so that No One is Left Behind on the way towards development & progress. It also reflects that no state can make development or even sustain it without the active & collective participation of all the nations of this planet which substantiate that we all are one.

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