Kids discover Joys of Reading & Writing at Literary Fest

First-ever Children’s Literature Festival in Islamabad  Braving a burning sun and intense heat wave, hundreds of children arrived at the first-ever Islamabad Children’s Literary Festival to celebrate the wonders of literature. Tales of remarkable characters and traditions, playful puppets, ancient art of pottery Making as well as films, music and theatre shows took the kids…

Pakistani Youth – Most Effective Force for Development

Pakistan, a country with youth bulge, has an opportunity of a lifetime to plan a healthy and prosperous future by transforming the youth potential into a driving force of development. Yet this prospect of a demographic dividend must be realized swiftly. Because a large cohort of frustrated young people would lead to social and political instability.

First day of life most risky for Newborns: new Report

Pakistan among 10 countries with high newborn death rate The day a newborn open eyes to world is the most anticipated one for the mother and a blissful moment for the whole family. But the first day of life is a delicate time for a newborn as it is often the most risky day of a…

Chambaili to overwhelm Pakistan with fragrance of Hope

‘Chambaili: The Fragrance of Freedom’ – New movie is expected to spark a wave of Patriotism & mark a new beginning for Pakistani film industry After decades of absence, seeds of new initiative has been planted in Pakistan’s fading film industry. Chambaili, the sweet-scented flower from the seeds, is all set to bloom on 26…

Effective Policing to prevent Extremism

Reforming Pakistan’s Police can help curb Extremism  Sana Jamal  ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive state policy along with mechanism to strengthen the police force of Pakistan are the key solutions to tackle extremism, according to a Report launched here on Wednesday. “Despite the surge in terrorist attacks in Pakistan since 2005, there has been no consistent…

Cure for Silent Killer ‘Hypertension’ is better lifestyle

Children’s Health Conference in Islamabad  Sana Jamal Exposing the face of society’s silent killer in their revealing and detailed speeches, the brilliant kids at the Children’s Health Conference in Islamabad, seemed more knowledgeable about hypertension than the adults sitting in the audience. Adopting a healthy lifestyle with emphasis on proper nutrition, reducing salt and total…

Efforts to uplift Environment on Political Agenda

Sana Jamal Islamabad – To break the silence of political parties on environmental issues, an interesting dialogue was held in Islamabad that concluded on a hopeful note. The discourse, bringing together top environmental experts and politicians and media representatives, was termed as the beginning of a new era, as all the participants, despite of their…

Web Information portal for Citizens launched before Elections

Sana Jamal Islamabad – As Pakistan prepares for momentous general elections, with extended media hype, there are high hopes for the young voter turnout in upcoming elections that will witness country’s first transfer of power between civilian governments. At this decisive time, a unique learning and advocacy campaign on democracy, constitution and general elections has…

Hope, Love and Care can cure cancer

Cancer is a small word that develops a big shock in the mind of the patient. The shock then becomes obvious in patient’s fearful eyes and desperate behaviour, which turns into a nightmare for the whole family. Later the pressure to start a medical treatment that involves surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, is itself frightening enough.…

Pakistani Rural Women help revitalize Economy

Out of great disasters come great opportunities. This notion has fascinated and revived the humanity out of hardships since the earliest days. As Pakistan shifts from relief to recovery phase in the post-flood scenario, the focus was the rebuilding livelihoods. During these hard times, Pakistani women have emerged as the strength of the economy and…

Celebrating the importance of Mountains to life

International Mountain Day A number of exciting activities were held in the city on the eve of International Mountain Day with intent to share knowledge among the people about the importance of mountains. Pakistan is home to some of the world’s highest mountains and most magnificent mountain ranges: Himalayas, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Sulaiman, Salt range.…

Japanese Martial Arts Exhibit opens in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – Most Pakistanis may be familiar with the martial arts of Judo, Karate, and Kendo but it was a surprising moment for many to learn about Budo, a renowned Japanese martial arts, at an exhibition that opened here on Monday. The exhibition “Spirit of Budo”, focusing on the history of Japan’s Martial Arts, is…

School Kids plea to protect the Trees

Standing alongside the trees like old friends, a group of children pledged their affection for the trees of great age by appealing the city administrators to protect the trees. The students of Khaldunia High School learned about the significant role of trees in our lives on a cultural caravan. The caravan was organised by the…

Early Screening of Infants advised to minimize Disability

Medical experts advised the parents that early screening of infants with disability can help them recover to a great extent and improve their abilities to full potential. “Early treatment with a loving, stimulating environment can prevent the more severe disabilities and also foster independence in the child with learning disabilities” informed Dr. Irfan Ahmad, Senior…