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Ramazan moon sighted, 1st roza on Thursday!




KARACHI: According to an official announcement made today by the head of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Ramazan moon has been sighted and month of fasting will commence from tomorrow (17th  of May, 2018). 

Throughout Ramazan, people love to consume deep-fried food-items as those are hard to resist while fasting.

People gulp down beaucoup amount of ghee, oil or butter while consuming these goodies.

 But is it healthy?

Ghee is believed to be a healthy preference (as compared to other options) as it consists of healthy flab that provides innumerable health boons and some of those are:

  • It upholds vascular health due to some properties that help shield the arteries from stiffing. Hardening of arteries arises when fat, cholesterol, and other kinds of stuff upsurge in the walls of arteries.
  • Habitual ingestion of ghee been associated with reduce levels of bad cholesterol and enhance levels of good cholesterol.
  • Also, those people who are allergen of dairy products could swallow ghee as it is lactose as well as casein-free at the same time.
  • Ghee is loaded with butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid, which perks-up the health of the intestinal lining and has the potential to lessen the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • It improves digestion and keep individuals off from constipation.
  • Not to mention that it helps in shedding extra body mass as the sort of saturated fat located in it could flush out the obstinate fat from the body.
  • It is also significant so as to enhance beauty (healthy hair and skin) and eyesight. Not only this but it also reinforces immunity and bones.

It is worth mentioning here that ghee is believed to be healthy. Nevertheless, too much of everything would be detrimental



Therefore, taking ghee in moderate quantity would be fine!

 Karachiites are crazy when it comes to consuming spicy street food particularly during the month of Ramazan.

You can find the carts of such items at almost every hook and nook of this Megapolis.

Not to mention that Eid-ul-Fitr is almost there and it is hard to resist when you go shopping.

But what experts have discovered must be bad news for street food junkies! They warn against imbibing those as these could mount gastrointestinal infections.

A number of items are made up of potatoes and if they place on the carts for too long, they might go off.  However, the oily snacks could cause gastric chaos if left open for a longer period.

Ferment food items like Chana chaat can be destroyed by fungi. Almost all of such items are prepared in an open milieu. And due to the pollution, the food might get contaminated with various detrimental bacteria and if this is the case of coli form bacteria then you might be in trouble because of the graver odds of developing acute diarrhea sickness.

Also, the water used in golgappas could make you sick to the stomach and you might come up

In cholera and typhoid.

The bottom line: Experts suggest that there is nothing wrong in ingesting such street foods but those should be consumed in moderate amount.

Also, not to eat anything excessively particularly during the month of Ramazan.

Our bodies already get dehydrated because of fasting and if you come out with diarrhea, then the situation would go downhill! As the temperature is soaring these days here in this Megapolis, Karachiites are finding it difficult to cope with the depressing state of affairs, particularly in the month of Ramadan.

Apart from severe weather, there are massive concerns such as water and power scarcity throughout the place that used to be called City of Lights.

In addition, now it seems as if we all have to live with such never-ending issues.

Due to severe weather, the odds are high to come up with dehydration. That in turn, triggers acute sickness particularly heat stroke, urinary and kidney chaos, cerebral edema (swelling of

brain), seizures, low blood volume shock (hypovolemic shock) etc.

Therefore, so as to deal with this dilemma, one must be careful pertaining to their health and some symptoms of dehydration.

Keeping this in view, here is equipping its viewers with a list of warning signs of this adverse sickness.

For adults, one should watch out for the signs that incorporate extreme thirst, dark and less frequent urine, light-headedness, exhaustion, headaches, excessive parched mouth, lips and eyes.

Whereas, for little ones, individuals must seek professional advice at once if they notice sunken eyes and cheeks, tearless weeping, swift breathing, dry mouth and tongue, sleepiness and urine troubles.

Is it avertable?

Yes, it certainly is. Connoisseurs reiterate that by imitating the following guidelines people can keep themselves off from this lethal disorder:

  • First thing first, consume lots of fluids, such as water (12 glasses), ORS and coconut water;
  • Mind you! Avoid sugary or fizzy beverages;
  • Prefer imbibing fruits and vegetables over meat;
  • Avoid taking caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea or some other drinks;
  • Do not roam around at the peak hours of sunshine (between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.);
  • Put on loose-fit andlawn clothes.

However, if it is left unnoticed, one would need proper medical attention or else the situation would go downhill!

The month of Ramadan has just begun but the weather is getting wild here in this Megapolis.

Not to mention that karachiites need to deal with the water scarcity and outage stuff throughout this month of blessings.

We can see that the promises of our politicians regarding electricity or water concerns are only meant for media consumption!

So as to deal with this sweltering weather – particularly while fasting – people tend to stay and rest in the AC rooms.

However, do you know this might make you sick to your stomach?

Innumerable folks often complain of being light-headed or that their bodies have started aching all over due to AC.

It is basically AC. If you expose to the AC for too long in one long stretch, you might feel under the weather.

What to do to cope with this dilemma?

Due to the scorching weather, countless people are coming up heat rash and different sorts of skin allergies as well.

Doctors advise such patients to remain in the AC in order to soothe their pain and irritation.

First thing first, individuals make sure that they set their ACs on light to moderate cooling.

In addition, when they need to exit from their chilled cars or rooms, they must switch off the AC and wait for a while. One should not leave the place immediately so that the temperature gets normal.

Whereas, so as to avoid the harmful impacts of hot weather, one must carry parasols (umbrella that protects from UV rays) while roaming around.

It is pertinent to mention here that due to fasting, people cannot drink water, which in turn, makes them dehydrated that could put them in the hospitals.

Keeping this in the view, connoisseurs reiterate that they must consume fluids such as coconut water, ORS, and other fresh juices as much as they can and avoid soft drinks and sodas at Iftaar and Sehri.

Opt for veggies instead of meat particularly redone.

It goes sans saying that people prefer to ingest fry items as those are hard to resist especially in Ramadan. Therefore, instead of frying stuff, they could consume baked ones.

Avoid eating leftovers.


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People urged to vaccinate children Anti-Measles injection



RAWALPINDI: Member Provincial Assembly Chaudhry Amjad Mehmood Friday said a healthy child was essential for a healthy society and this message should be conveyed to every nook and cranny of the district.
Speaking at a seminar as chief guest held in connection with upcoming Measles campaign starting from October 15, he urged the religious scholars, teachers and elected representatives to play their due role in the anti-measles campaign and motivate the people to ensure preventive measures for their children against diseases.
He also underlined the importance of holding such seminars in order to create community awareness about measles. The seminar was organized by B-Malka Welfare society here at Kotha Kalan to create awareness regarding the importance of Measles vaccination for children.
In his address, Assistant Commissioner Iftikhar Sherazi said that a large number of infants were feared left without measles vaccine coverage, whereas in the case of those already vaccinated, the efficacy rate was not up to the mark.
He informed that 884 teams would go door to door under the campaign being launched from October 15,
and administer an anti-measles injection to 874,384 children from six months to seven years of age in all tehsils and union councils of the district. He further said that 221 fixed centers,208 medical officers,1768 Mobilizers and 52 supervisors would be part of the drive in order to facilitate the citizens and serve them at their doorsteps.
Meanwhile, Deputy District Health Officer Dr. Zeeshan in his address said that staff deployed for the campaign has been issued special instructions and informed that no negligence in that regard would be tolerated. He said that all possible steps had been taken by the Health Department to make the campaign a success.
Sufficient quantity of vaccine is available, and no stone will be left unturned in efforts to make the campaign the success.” He said continuous efforts were being made to control measles. Special teams had also been formed to cover areas from where the complaints about unattended children were registered, he said.  Among others, health officials religious scholars, traders, para-medical staff and a large number of citizens attended the seminar.


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Federal govt to construct cancer hospital in Balochistan: PM



ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said that the federal government with the cooperation of Pakistan Army would construct a cancer hospital in Balochistan.
Talking to students of various educational institutions of Balochistan, who called on him here at the Prime Minister Office, he said, the provincial government would provide land to the federal government for the hospital and in this regard, a team of the federal government would visit the province very soon.
The Prime Minister said he had talked to Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the cancer hospital would be built with the cooperation of the army.
To various queries of the students, the Prime Minister said Balochistan was a spread out area and it was very difficult to handle it from a centralized system, adding that an effective local government system would be introduced in the province as it was the best option for resolution of various problems at the grass-root level.
The federal government, he said was going to start one of the biggest job provision programmes in the history of Pakistan by constructing five million houses in the entire country.
He said water was one of the biggest problems of Quetta and added that the federal government was also working on various water projects in the province.
He said the federal government would upgrade Mangi dam to meet water supply requirement of Quetta city and adjoining areas.
The Prime Minister said the dam would not only provide clean drinking water but also raise the water table in the area.
During the tenure of PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Prime Minister said, 70 sports grounds were constructed there.
He said the federal government was planning to locate places for sports grounds because it was right of the youth. The Prime Minister said Balochistan was rich of mineral resources and only four minerals in the province were considered to be worth of $460 billion.
Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the students to fully concentrate on studies, broaden their thinking and avoid selfishness.
He said why the Pakistani nation loved their Quaid because the founder of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah never struggled for his self but his entire efforts were for Muslims of the Sub-Continent.  He said Quaid-i-Azam was a great human being.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Awan-e-Sadr turns pink



ISLAMABAD: First Lady Samina Alvi on Wednesday illuminated the building of Aiwan-e-Sadr with pink light in commemoration of breast cancer awareness in the month of October.
In a ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, she pushed the button to illuminate the building in pink color, thus inaugurating the Pink Ribbon save the 9th campaign.
Addressing the ceremony, Begum Alvi said the month of October was being commemorated worldwide to create awareness about the breast cancer.
She underlined the importance of running an effective breast cancer awareness campaign which could help avoid incidents and deaths related to breast cancer.
The First Lady said the breast cancer had become one of the major female diseases and its exact causes were yet to be ascertained.
In Pakistan, due to lack of awareness, the disease was on the rise among females, she said,  noting that media could play an effective role by creating public awareness.
She opined that doctors and other professional related to the medical field should be invited in the TV morning shows to create awareness about breast cancer.
Begum Alvi said every third woman in Pakistan was at the risk of suffering from the breast cancer, but timely diagnosis could help cure the disease.
Womenfolk should not feel hesitant in getting themselves medically examined to timely detect the symptoms and if anything appeared extraordinary, doctors should be consulted immediately, she advised.
Dr. Umar Aftab, head of cancer awareness programme, on the occasion said about 12 million women in the country could be at the risk of getting breast cancer.


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