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Smuggling of Foreign Exchange Legalized by Nawaz Sharif in 1992

The bread crumbs of flight of money from Pakistan – aka Tax evasion starts from 1992 – during the 1st premiership of Nawaz Sharif. The act passed on 28th July 1992 – stipulates

4. FREEDOM TO BRING, HOLD, SELL AND TAKE OUT FOREIGN CURRENCY:-- All citizens of Pakistan resident in Pakistan or outside Pakistan and all other persons shall be entitled and free to bring, hold, sell, transfer and take out foreign exchange within or out of Pakistan in any form and shall not be required to make a foreign currency declaration at any stage nor shall any one be questioned in regard to the same. (ref link)

No wonder Ayan Ali was mistakenly caught red handed (or not) walking away with $500,000, and is pleading innocent and shall walk away free as a bird

How perfectly scripted – merely by adding only two words — “take out” — in this law it legitmizes the flight of capital from Pakistan to many offshore locations without paying a dime of tax. All scripted / camouflaged under the garb of “for the economic benefit of Pakistan” – confidence building measures to encourage free trade around the world — yeah right

There is NO DOUBT that all mentioned in the Panama Papers in Pakistan need to come clean on if these offshore accounts are legit or ill legal – it starts from them showing the source of the wealth and if the taxes have been paid for the specified income, as the PML media is trying to portray other individuals also being in the list – that does not in anyway absolve the responsibility of the Head of State to come clean on this and show his innocence as and where possible.


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World Oral Health Day 2016

10392128_10156684578515788_1166576342342787049_nIt is World Oral Health Day 2016 – our message to all from Alvi Dental

Brush Twice a day and for at least two minutes – a good four minutes brushing will keep your teeth health which easily accounts for 90% of the dentistry we do – so do yourself a favour brush and keep away from the dental chair


Dr. Arif Alvi WOHD16 Message (HD)Dr. Arif Alvi’s message on World Oral Health Day 2016.

We’re proud to share that, he was the person, as a leading counsellor for the world dental federation credited with the idea of starting the world oral health day — this public service initiative is in its fifth year running

In 2014 Dr Arif Alvi insisted upon the Govt of Pakistan to adopt 20th March as national oral health day and the resolution was adopted on 25th February 2014 in the National Assembly

Brush twice a day and for at least two minutes using a fluoride based toothpaste

Dr. Arif Alvi WOHD16 Message (HD)

Dr. Arif Alvi's message on World Oral Health Day 2016. We're proud to share that, he was the person, as a leading counsellor for the world dental federation credited with the idea of starting the world oral health day — this public service initiative is in its fifth year runningIn 2014 Dr Arif Alvi insisted upon the Govt of Pakistan to adopt 20th March as national oral health day and the resolution was adopted on 25th February 2014 in the National Assembly Brush twice a day and for atleast two minutes using a flouride based toothpaste#WOHD16 #ItAllStartsHere #AlviDental

Posted by Alvi Dental Hospital on Sunday, March 20, 2016


Dr. Awab Alvi’s message on the World Oral Health Day 2016

Do you know for a fact that 44% of the global population that is 3 billion people across the world suffer from dental cavities – 90% of all dental diseases are preventable by YOU brushing your teeth twice a day and for at least two minutes

Dr. Awab Alvi's WOHD16 Message

Dr. Awab Alvi's message on the World Oral Health Day 2016Do you know for a fact that 44% of the global population that is 3 billion people across the world suffer from dental cavities – 90% of all dental diseases are preventable by YOU brushing your teeth twice a day and for at least two minutes #WOHD16 #ItAllStartsHere #AlviDental

Posted by Alvi Dental Hospital on Sunday, March 20, 2016


Cricket Pitch Curation at Kolkata in Pakistan vs India T20 Match

Shoaib Malik almost says what he wanted to say “it’s not the curators fault — he can’t control the weather ”

But last two matches the ball was coming up and good, for seam, At the toss pundits were saying win the toss and bat first – but dhoni to the surprise of many opts to bowl first

While India plays spinners

It’s a match let’s play it, but historically ground curators have tweaked their pitches ever so gently to favor their own team ;) #PAKvsIND – shared by Awab Alvi on Facebook


Anonymous goes after Trump

In an all out call for battle to save the planet earth – the hacktivists Anonymous have declared an all out war against Donald Trump – to save the cause of humanity

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Congratulations to Team Pakistan

Boom Boom Afridi does these innings once every 50 at-starts – but when he does it, it gives him a longer lease of life :) but we all enjoy it nevertheless – but I just hope and pray he goes ballistic on saturday vs India as well – until then Congrats #TeamPakistan #PakvBan ICC T20 World Cup

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Brioche French Toast at Côte Rôtie is to die for

Brunch at the new restaurant Côte Rôtie which has opened up in Alliance Francaise – the Brioche French Toast is … to die for – a must have delicacy for Karachiites

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Schools being fixed in NA250

Another example of fixing the education system by the NA250 team – Thank you to the numerous volunteers in the PTI NA250 education team – we need to keep highlighting your brilliant and tireless efforts –

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Congratulations Team #Bangladesh for Asia Cup

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Risky Business – Usman Ahmed of Nizam Energy

Though I must admit I was critical of Nizam Energy, a few months back on the solar energy plant to be installed in Sindh.  My argument then, was on PML and the tenured 25 year guaranteed tariff for this solar plant which was exceptionally too high, far beyond other energy resources – at the singing of the contract NEPRA’s published 25 year tenured rate for solar was Rs. 14.8 KwH, while wind was at Rs. 12.1 KwH & furnace oil around Rs 11.2 KwH – this is assured income for a renewable source of energy that the people of Pakistan will pay for the next 25 years

That said, there is nothing to take away from the energy and passion of Usman to do more for the country and I respect that, for his own he pulled out a brilliant deal, but it is probably me to criticise PML which needs to think long term for the people of Pakistan

It was a delight reading his story on the Acumen blog – I wish him all the best – a true Made in Pakistan story to be proud off – I look forward to seeing more of him and his efforts to conquer more insurmountable tasks for the sake of Pakistan



Details of Assistance being provided by KPK Govt to APS Victims

Efforts of the PTI Govt in KPK after APS School AttackThe tragedy of APS Peshawar on 16th December 2014 shocked the entire nation, how could a heartless group of individuals target a school filled with children – the tragedy impacted the lives of 144 innocent people who were killed in the attack with over 124 additional people injured during the carnage.

Since then, the KPK Govt has been doing a lot for the victims and their loved ones, there is no way that the parents can ever be fully compensated for their loss, but some effort has been done to support them, there were still reports of some disgruntled parents who were stil unhappy about their cases, but looking at their genuine pleas it seems they were angry as the perpetrators who had masterminded this carnage have not been caught, during the session even Imran Khan allowed them to voice their concerns and reassured them that all grievances shall be handled immediately

KPK Govt on the 16th Dec 2015 sent out a press statement listing out the assistance given to the victims and their family members – sent to all media outlets but it seems no one cared to report on the facts, I think instead of waiting for a media house to publish these facts even 15 days after the anniversary, I’m reproducing the update from the KPK govt. This is also just a humble reminder that PTI Govt in KPK has taken the full burden of the compensation while the Federal Govt is garlanding the public & media with mere statements of support



Details of Rehabilitation &/or Assistance support given by KPK Govt to the victims & survivors of the APS Carnage on 16th Dec 2014

  • Shuhada Students: 122
  • Shuhada Teaching / Non-teaching staff: 22
    Total Shuhada: 144
  • Seriously Injured: 73
  • Minor Injured: 48
  • Police Personnel Injured: 3
    Total Injured: 124

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A Delighted Mother at Namal College Graduation

A mother ! Delighted to see her son graduate – this is what we need to see more of – more children of Pakistan graduating to take Pakistan forward

Emotional sights at Namal College convocation when a mother comes on Stage to thank Imran Khan for quality education for her son and throws petals on IK and the Namal College team who made the 'Dream come True' for her son!

Posted by Imran Khan (official) on Sunday, December 20, 2015


Depression

DEPRESSION ! it is a disease often undiagnosed or hidden away, specially in Pakistan, as it is considered as taboo to seek help from a Psychiatrist and in the fear of being stigmatize people do not seek counselling.

What is Depression?A must-watch for anyone who has ever suffered from depression, or known someone who has: http://ow.ly/VUyyb

Posted by TED-Ed on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

If I recall the TEDxKarachi 2014 talk by Ahsan Jamil last year – who highlighted the importance of this disease said that over 30 to 40 per cent of the adult population in Karachi may be suffering from common mental disorders. Many people are suffering from common mental disorders, such as anxiety and mild to moderate depression, if solutions, were available and if accessed, would allow the patients to live perfectly functional lives.

“There are only 27 consultant psychiatrists for a population of almost 20 million. This works out to one psychiatrist for every 750,000 individuals,”

Ahsan Jamil predicted that in the next 4-5 years depression would be the most prevalent (yet unrecognised) disease for Pakistanis and there is no consolidated effort to address the concerns of people suffering from depression.


Facebook Mentions Live Stream with Imran Khan – Another First for PTI SMT

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has achieved another first in Social Media – used a very innovative app called Facebook Mentions (launched in Sept by Facebook) to livestream a Q&A with Chairman PTI Imran Khan from his house in Banigala Islamabad – hosted by Faisal Javed Khan and coordinated by the PTI Social Media Team.

The idea was conceived by the entire team and initially tested with Asad Umar a few days earlier after the completing his efforts in the successful Local Body elections in Islamabad.

Imran Khan came live on Facebook on 8th December and started answering questions as fed to him by Faisal Javed Khan, which were being collected live from the social media using the hashtag #IKLiveWithSMT

The urge to deliver newer and better ideas on social media has been primarily the push by the chairman himself.  On many occasions Chairman Imran Khan has applauded the PTI Social Media team for setting examples in social media, but has urged us all to strive for more and better ideas, oft he has said, to stay relevant and ahead you need to stay ahead of the curve and test new ideas and new concepts, failure will only lead to success in the future

Amongst many firsts in Social Media for example PTI Social Media team in September 2012 orchestrated Pakistan’s first ever Google Hangout with any political leader, which was viewed by thousands online and about 20 participants rotated through various cities across the world to personally ask Imran Khan a question or two, to which he responded unfortunately the Google Hangout idea fizzled away since youtube has been blocked now for many years.

Posted by Imran Khan (official) on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The stream touched at one time a concurrent 28,000 live viewers but stats show the views over 300,000 during the hour long stream, it gathered 82,000 comments and was shared over 7,000 times  while the numbers continue to grow – the backend numbers are breathtaking and mind boggling

I’m excited that we have opened the doors to another stream of ideas for PTI (and other parties) and I’m quite sure many other leaders would be invited to host similar sessions.  We’ve learnt a few issues during the session which shall be sorted out in the future of which the biggest concern was a more direct way for social media users to ask questions and have them answered directly.  Inshallah we will iron out the kinks we would love to see a more regular Q&A Session with Chairman Imran Khan interacting with the public on the social media.

It’s fun to be amongst a passionate team of volunteers unified to a cause, I truly am proud of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Social Media team which has yet again delivered another first.


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