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On 28th April about more than 10 days back – ARY hosted a recording program “Eidi Sab Kay Liyae by Fiza Ali” at Baharia Town Islamabad – during the recording the scaffolding holding the stands collapsed – Many people were injured and I think one lady succumbed to injuries – imagine it’s been over a week not a whimper of a news from any media outlet even #GEO maintained a pin drop silence even against their arch nemesis #ARY
Read the narration of one victim published in The Nation a few days back
… The “improbable” happened. The stalls beneath us collapsed like a house of cards, through a height roughly the equivalent of two and a half floors. In the first 10 seconds following the incident, we were too dazed to notice anything but the sudden change of scenery in our immediate vicinity; from a stepped structure with seats bolted into it, to flat wreckage on the ground.
It took us a moment to acknowledge our injuries: our bleeding feet, our bruised skin, our misshapen limbs. Our first instinct was to cry out for help to those around us. That was until we realised that everyone around us was struggling through the same wreckage that we were….
I guess Malik Riaz ka paisa Bolta hai – so much for independent media ! This letter by Baharia Town confirms the incident and the videos I have received lends us a shocking reminder of what the people of Pakistan NEVER saw on TV being reported
Working hard to develop a future strategy at the World Dental Federation – the goal is to provide Optimal Oral Health to the global population
Many obstacles exist but how to overcome them so that each of the 8+ billion global population either keeps his/her teeth clean or has easy / better access to dental care
Today at CBC office MPA Samar Ali Khan and his team went to strongly argue for the water supply in this area, There is already a water crisis in the area, to make matters worse CBC has decided to charge an additional Rs 500 from all water tankers coming into the area, taxpayers, who already are paying water tax for “no-water” have the right to protest this
The Additional CEO was very abusive to all attendees including to the MPA, and asked them to immediately leave his offices, all stood their ground, the CFO then scampered off to the CEO’s office claiming that 100’s of people have ransacked his offices, the video will show a normal number of people peacefully arguing the issue of water.
After a few hours of stand-off PTI has decided to launch a stronger protest on Thursday morning 8:30am at CBC offices
If YOU care for water in your area, then make your voice heard, it is not politics but it is about standing for your cause, unless you dont come out, no one will care
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Water supply is a menace, a constant battle with the crooks from PPP and KW&SB (fully infused with PPP & MQM bhartis) they run this tanker mafia to make millions each day depriving genuine Pakistanis from the basic fundamental rights of water.
Dr Arif Alvi along with Samar Khan and Khurrum Sher Zaman with their entire team who visited Dhabeji and Pipri last week to see the situation there – water supply is “a bit better” from their previous visits but ironically not much of a difference is seen in our areas – because these hydrants siphon off the water well before it reaches the city
To simply shut down these hydrants is not the entire solution as the problem will persist, as previously with efforts of Dr Arif and his team of MP’s they had shut down (via SHC) a few hydrants – but quite immediately more propped up further up the line (like this one) & immediately drove the prices upwards – this vicious cycle shall continue, since the PPP Looters and the Miskeen MQM (despite all their crying wolf & screams) contribute to making themselves millions, help protect this mafia, while depriving Karachiites of their basic human necessity of water.
Its a frustrating issue, but constant highlighting of this corruption is needed – I’m also quite sure naming and shaming will not affect these crooks, but unless the affected come out of their comfort zones and stand up, sadly nothing will happen, we are so comfortable commenting on social media and within our drawing rooms, that we feel we have done our part in the protest…. but my question to all those being deprived of this water –
WE’RE YOU AT THIS PROTEST AT LALABAD HYDRANT? – I GUESS NO … therein sadly lies – one part of the problem
Watched Kong at Capri Cinema #Karachi, it was a top class experience, a huge screen with an amazing surround sound & comfortable seats – tickets were about 300-400 & an affordable concession stand probably making the whole experience more affordable – I think this is where the mass market potential lies – strongly suggest to try this more often.
Lets not forget a few years back, a mob protesting in Karachi against the Blasphemous cartoons published in Netherlands mobbed and burnt this place down, it has taken years to rebuild from scratch but I must say, a job well done
Must admit the songs being played over the PA system brought back some fun fond memories of college days 😆 — only in Pakistan can the crowd yell “once more” and the song is re-played
World Oral Health Day is today – the global focus is to create awareness of the importance of your oral health by brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day and have a dental checkup every 6 months
Dr. Arif Alvi pioneered this at the FDI World Dental Federation while he was a councillor there and mashallah this continues – it is estimated that millions of people around the world will be made aware of the importance of brushing and keeping their teeth clean
Will have ZERO impact on election – as it will ONLY benefit the future generations of the people of KP (Likewise PTI’s focus on Health and Education) – even meeting the requirements of the Bonn Challenge to reforest the entire world
All these are nowhere near the billions spent for cosmetic projects spent by the so-called economic experts (PML) where our generation and the future generations will have pay-back billions in loans and compounded interest for many many years to come
this is no small feat …. #Proud
My mother Samina Alvi distributing clothes to Footpath School children — a school established during the day under the Abdullah shah Ghazi / Bahria Town flyover for local street children
She’s been amazing force along with the amazing volunteers of the NA250 education team on rebuilding many govt schools – her next series of projects is to adopt dilapidated govt hospital / medical centres and allow donors to adopt and run them — connect with her if you would like to pitch In for fixing the education or health infrastructure of the area
All this being done ZERO govt / public money and totally on good faith philanthropy to fix Public Schools and Hospitals
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Last night we were at Xander’s when the Waqar Zaka incident happened – the story as much as we could figure out.
Waqar Zaka may have passed some loose comments on the other person’s Girlfriend – which may have resulted in some argument – the other guy dropped his girlfriend home (was visibly drunk) and came back to confront Waqar Zaka – commotion erupted in the outside area the Xanders staff quickly escorted the tussle outside and there it continued.
The thrashing was bad as you may have seen in some videos floating around – when things calmed down – we left – but it was awkward as both parties were still abusing and arguing (the visibly drunk individual was on a different logic spree of an argument) while Waqar Zaka was arguing away as well – but was bruised
Xander’s staff during the tussle did say that it is a routine for Waqar Zaka, he comes to the place sits plays with his phone, records videos and passes comments on other people —which has occasionally resulted in various tiffs – to them this was just another tiff of Waqar Zaka
It’s sad — I think in all this both parties are to blame and the misunderstanding just got out of hand
Proud of the work done by NA250 Education Team – this is another example of the constant effort to improve various schools in the area – On a total self-help basis – each team raises funds for their adopted schools and they slowly repair the schools – If you see the other pictures of the two other school they visited in Qayyumabad you would be shocked at the state of affairs are at the moment –
This is probably a shining example of Govt of Sindh and their billions earmarked for Education ….