Over 90 million Pakistanis have food insecurity

By Maha Mussadaq

With figures of malnutrition rising every year, 50% of Pakistan’s population remains food insecure, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

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We have been in the pirates’ custody for 17 months now

By Yusra Askari

The MV Albedo and its crew ; 7 Pakistanis, 7 Bangladeshis, 6 Sri Lankans, 2 Indians and 1 Iranian national have been held hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia, for now over 17 months. With the final deadline, fast approaching, last ditch efforts are underway in Pakistan to ensure the . . . → Read More: We have been in the pirates’ custody for 17 months now

Keeping Siachen razor sharp

With the tragic news of 150 Pakistani soldiers  buried alive in an avalanche in the Pakistan base camp at Siachen, it brings back to  memory the bitter truths about this conflict.

The glacier:

Siachen means ‘the place of wild roses’. Siachen glacier is the great Himalayan watershed that demarcates central Asia from the . . . → Read More: Keeping Siachen razor sharp

Stephen Hawking’s most appropriate guest appearance

Stephen Hawking has done several guest appearances on television shows over the years, but perhaps none of them felt quite as right as when he appeared as himself on “The Big Bang Theory” (Thu., 8 p.m. ET on CBS). After all, there is no bigger fan of the brilliant physicist than Sheldon Cooper, who considers himself . . . → Read More: Stephen Hawking’s most appropriate guest appearance

A shopper’s sense of obligation

Over the past couple of weeks my sister was in town,and along with my mother, we spent a good deal of time in shopping malls, taking advantage of discounts during a seasonal sale. Having lost a few pounds in the past couple of months, and after starting a new job in December, I had no . . . → Read More: A shopper’s sense of obligation

Pollen-allergy camps treat over 1000 patients in Islamabad

The 10th free pollen-allergy camp set up at the Aabpara Community Centre is successfully carrying out its operations, and has treated a total of 1,115 patients during the last four days, drug administrator of the camp, Sardar Shabbir Ahmad, said on Sunday.

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Apps for Apes

The young orangutan reaches his hand through the cage and rubs his knuckles over an iPad, drawing wide colors across the screen with his favorite app.

A few minutes later, Mahal presses his face up against the mesh, stretches out his long tongue and taps the screen to make it light up and play his . . . → Read More: Apps for Apes

Pak Red Crescent Society chooses Aisam to be its youth ambassador

By Obaid Abbasi

To give a boost to their humanitarian activities, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Saturday selected top tennis player Aisamul Haq as their youth ambassador.

The announcement was made during the National Youth and Volunteer Camp 2012, which is being attended by volunteers from across the country.

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Headless Chicken Syndrome

A mob is only as smart as its dimmest member. If the political discourse is anything to go by,our society is under attack from “outsiders”hell-bent on “undermining Islam” who we now must destroy. The destructive nature of mob mentality manifests itself every now and then in this country,be it under the banner of religion or . . . → Read More: Headless Chicken Syndrome