PAKISTAN SETS WORLD RECORD BY PLANTING HALF A MILLION TREES IN A DAY

A new world record is set by volunteers in Sindh by planting 541,176 trees in a single day, according to the Guinness World Records. The record-breaking tree planting marathon was witnessed by representatives of Guinness World Records and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Some 300 volunteers, working in groups, planted mangrove saplings in the 750 acres of the Indus river delta region. Mangroves growRead More

YOUR RIGHT TO RIGHTS

The talk about right to rights is not a new phenomenon. For decades, Australia has resisted enacting Bill of Rights at Federal level due to fear of transfer of political power to unelected judges . Australia is probably the only common law country in the world that does not have a Bill of Rights. While we are continuously reminded about our obligations andRead More

FEMALE SQUASH PLAYER FROM WAZIRISTAN DEFIES THE ODDS

Both Aamir and Maria belong to the North West Frontier Province, home also to Pakistan squash legends Jahangir and Jansher Khan, where they train amidst constant threats from the Taliban. While it has been a comparatively easy ride for Aamir, by virtue of being a male in a part of the country where residents adhere to strict Islamic law, for the 19-year-old Maria it has been a journey of immense courage and perseverance. Growing up in South Waziristan,Read More

PAKISTAN RUGBY TEAM WIN IN “CARLTON SRILANKAN 7S TOURNAMENT”

Pakistan Rugby team win in “Carlton Srilankan 7s Tournament” LAHORE, Dec 2 (APP): Pakistan 7s Rugby Team won the Bowl Championship beating Iran 19-17 in the semi-final and then defeating Brunei in the Final 24-12 at Colombo, Sri Lanka this week. Pakistan Rugby Union’s spokesman Bakht Baidar said here Wednesday, Pakistan captain Kashif Khawaja, Sair Riaz, Khalid Bhatti and Shakeel all ran in tries in the Final,Read More

WORLD’S BIGGEST RING’ FOR PEACE

‘Seven goldsmiths toiled for 577 days to create 50 x 57 inches ‘The Global Peace Ring’, weighing 74 kilograms,’ Amin Saleem said at a news conference at the Lahore Press Club. ‘The ring bears flags of 120 countries and its prominent white colour is a symbol of peace. It has a 4.650 gram crystal, while 80 per cent of the ring’s mass has been prepared manually by SalahuddinRead More

Adnan Khwaja

During the first weekend of cricket this 2009/10 season, Adnan made the incredible score of 222 runs in a 40 over game for Pakistan Eagles. This score is a record for the VSCA competition which has been going for over 70 years in Melbourne. The double century included 31 fours and 7 sixes in a scintillating display of batting. An interview which Adnan did withRead More

Health Alert! Five Minutes with Dr. Sohail Siddiqui

Smoking Stinks An old Arab proverb ‘Smoking is good for you’, ‘The dogs will not bite you because you smell so bad; thieves will not rob you at night because you cough in your sleep and you will not suffer the indignities of old age because you will die when you are relatively young.’ WhatRead More

Your Right to Rights

The talk about right to rights is not a new phenomenon. For decades, Australia has resisted enacting Bill of Rights at Federal level due to fear of transfer of political power to unelected judges1. Australia is probably the only common law country in the world that does not have a Bill of Rights. While weRead More