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 Continue Reading
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 …. Continue Reading
My Analysis – Imran Khan’s only crime is that he hypes up his momentum to such an extent that for the followers there is possibly no turning back – that is his style of aggressive politics – he believes in it truly down to his heart and then shares it with us all so convincingly, looking straight into the camera that the people love him for that…
He advocated “Investigate or Resign” from the very start – he got investigate – I think that was good … for Pakistan – because choosing the last resort of “resignation” … means bloodshed, military finger, unrest etc etc you can list out a gazillions more items – but to push the resignation button you have to be convincing enough of your threat to make that threat & its softer alternate a viable option – and he did that convincing enough
Who buckled – I think it was Sharif who buckled, as he has now been forced to let the SC take a sneak peak into his Panama Cleavage, which he was trying to hide for 7+ months and would played the tippy toe for another few years
Perhaps there was no better time to pen this down. With the rising tensions between India and Pakistan lately, the ‘online’ soldiers from both sides have grabbed their keyboards to administer the proceedings between both countries. As the DSL connections became more and more common, there emerged a whole new generation of political supporters. The generation for who the internet revolved around MIRC, msn etc was slowly but gradually politicized. Even at a time when ORKUT was creating a buzz in the online community of Pakistan, no one ever thought that this online space will once become a battleground for future political zealots. But then, they choose sides. Skip to 2015 and no one would have in their wildest imaginations thought that many political parties would have dedicated social media cells managing their online presence. Whether it’s good or bad, is a completely different debate? Just for the sake of argument, greater participation in the political process ensures a more vibrant political canvas. And yes politics is actually about influencing your thought process in some way, so it’s kind of fair too. Having said that, there is still something immensely wrong with this ‘participatory’ element in Pakistan?
“Developing your own honest, genuine political beliefs. Not because you want to sound smart at parties, but because as you get older, you’re starting to become less naive and more concerned about important issues that your country faces.”
Take a moment to vote for Nighat Dad as she has been honored with a nomination for the Dutch Human Rights Tulip Award.
With the grant she hopes to build a helpline for Cyber crime and Harassment, which is an ongoing issue and will continue to haunt us in the times to come – take a moment to support Pakistan – each vote brings Pakistan closer to a much needed Cyber Crime & Harassment center
She needs our help. We have to vote for her all this week to make sure she gets into the shortlist. Go to this link and press VOTE. Then wait for the validation email to come to you and follow the instructions. It’s that simple, but we don’t have much time to help her win. It would be a great honor for Pakistan if she does, and a way of saying thank you to Nighat Dad for all the work she does on our behalf.
Pakistan lost a legend on 22nd June 2016 – Amjad Sabri – it was even suspected back then that MQM was involved, yet they came in hordes to mourn with the Sabri family – little did they know then (many did suspect it at that time) but now some of the sector incharges have confessed to having killed this singing legend as he had refused to pay extortion money to MQM – Im at a loss for words !!!
ARY:Sources told ARY News that Shehzad Mulla, a sector incharge of MQM, confessed that six teams were constituted to murder Amjad Sabri. Four killers were involved in recce and target killing, according to Mulla.
MQM has assassinated thousands of people but they seem to be above the law – its finally time to hold these murdering hypocrites accountable for each drop of blood they have spilt on the streets of Karachi
General Raheel Sharif
Chief of Army Staff
Islamic Republic of Pakistan General Sahib
I write to you directly, as you are duty bound not only to protect the physical frontiers of this country but also the ideological frontiers, which are currently under threat.
It is also not a hidden secret that MQM was created by former President General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq and further aided/facilitated by former President General Pervez Musharraf. Therefore, by default, the responsibility to clean up the mess created by your predecessors sadly falls on your shoulders.
There is no doubt, that recently Sind Rangers under the leadership of Maj. Gen Bilal Akbar has done a tremendous job in restoring relative peace to Karachi and apprehended miscreants and criminals of MQM and all other parties plus banned religious outfits. However, in the wake of Altaf Hussain’s speeches and Dr. Farooq Sattar’s press conferences thereafter, time has come to take serious action against MQM that includes a ban and to hold accountable all those who are still supporting them.
In today’s round of breaking news from Pakistan features a sad suicide bomb explosion in Quetta, Pakistan – where first the President of Balochistan Bar Association was assassinated and as he was shifted to Civil Hospital, Quetta where e succumbed to his injures, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the hospital taking the lives of 60+ more people.
Sadly we will never come to terms with the horrific attacks on the people of Pakistan. each incident is as tragic as the next – we mourn, with time we lift our souls and move on with life… until … we repeat again & sadly again
Today’s Quetta attack is horrific example of a Double Tap attack scene
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.
It 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
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
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 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