Posts From Sameer

Gaza is Bleeding – Again!

Gaza is bleeding again! More than 159 killed, the majority of the casualties are women and children, about 400 injured and many of those in transition from life to death.  Beginning from the death and abduction of three settlers, followed by revenge killing of a Palestinian and then rockets fired by Hamas into the Israeli settlements and finally the knee-jerk reaction of Israel resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries. Contrary

Are Pakistanis Really That Fat?

Oh yes we are!!! According to a new international study. There are not a lot of studies that cover Pakistan unless they are related to poverty or terrorism or women’s rights. However, recently a very interesting study with a slightly different focus was conducted which also included Pakistan. It was a study on obesity. This the Global Burden of Disease Study, which covered 188 countries, was carried out by and published

The Latest Benefit of Fasting: Stem Cell Regeneration!

Have you ever thought what a blessing it is to be born Muslim? We have literally inherited Islam; The true religion and the path to salvation. ‘But what does that have to do with stem cells?’ you may ask. Well, as Muslims we are required to fast for one month each year in the month of Ramadan and a recent study has found an amazing new benefit to fasting! The

Pakistan’s Latest IDP Challenge!

Since the military operation – code named Zarb-e-Azb – began, more than 350,000 people have left North Waziristan as per the FATA Disaster Management Authority. As the operation continues the IDP situation has gotten worse. The refugees are pouring into Bannu, Peshawar and Kohat and it is estimated that around 4,000 families have crossed into Afghanistan. This exodus is not likely to stop soon as the operation is still ongoing.

This Year Have a Healthy Ramadan!

The traditional Pakistani iftaar is not at all healthy. The way we eat could actually reverse the physical benefits that are derived from fasting, such as detoxification of our body and regulation of our metabolism. To achieve optimum physical benefit from fasting in Ramadan we need to include foods that are low in carbohydrates and rich in proteins, good fats and fiber. In addition, we should opt for plain water

Pakistan and its Polio Problem

Today Pakistan is faced with many challenges. One of these challenges is the un-inhibited spread of Polio in the country. By the end of May 2014, the number of cases of Polio in Pakistan reached approximately 60. Due to this the World Health Organization (WHO) slapped a six month international travel restriction on Pakistanis so as to prevent a possible worldwide spread of the polio. In these circumstances the government

Gullu Butt – Our Political Parties Best Kept Secret Revealed

Everybody is aware of Gullu Butt, the baton-wielding man seen damaging vehicles in Lahore during the clash between the police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek protestors. Mr. Butt, if you remember was filmed vandalizing cars during the clash. What we all also know is that Mr. Gullu Butt is an avid supporter of the PML-N. So if we put two and two together, Mr. Gullu Butt was PML-N’s attempt at hijacking

Operation Zarb-e-Arb – Whats Going On?

After years of deliberation our armed forces have finally moved into the hot bed of ‘terrorism’ in Pakistan, Miranshah in North Waziristan. Miranshah has long served as the center of control for the terrorists and is believed to be the last major militant sanctuary in the border region. Foot soldiers moved into the city a couple of days ago from a nearby garrison after the place was leveled by two

Sneaking in More TV Time During Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! Or Ramadan Kareem! Whichever way you prefer it. Ramadan is here my brothers and sisters! Ramadan, the month of fasting, the month of piety, the month of charity, the month of forgiveness and the month of TELEVISION!!! Very few today can bear Ramadan without their faithful companion…. the cable TV! Sehri begins with guidance from a neatly trimmed beard and ends with the tick-tock of the clock on

How to Make the Most of Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for us to strengthen our faith and purify our character. The spirit of Ramadan encourages all Muslims to better themselves. The Prophet (SAW) tells us: “When the month of Ramadan arrives, the gates of Heaven are opened, the gates of hell are locked, and the devils are chained.” [Sahih Muslim and Sunan al-Tirmidhi] The month of Ramadan brings with it reduced temptation to do wrong as