Future of Pakistan Post

Future of Pakistan Post

Earlier in the year, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government tried to initiate a bid to privatize Pakistan Post, even running an advertisement in the papers. Dr Arif Alvi, simply a member of the opposition back then, criticized the government for this initiative, saying, “We want to know why the...

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The 2 words on a menu to avoid if you don’t want to gain weight

The 2 words on a menu to avoid if you don’t want to gain weight

Eating out when you’re trying to be healthy and avoid weight gain is a minefield. For while there are outwardly unhealthy foods – like cheese fries and burgers – there are also unassuming dishes that are laden with calories. To sort how you can read a menu and order food...

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12 Effective ways to suppress anxiety levels

12 Effective ways to suppress anxiety levels

I wasn’t always an anxious person, but after a depression diagnosis six years ago, I was quickly overwhelmed with symptoms that became hard to ignore. As if depression wasn’t enough, my doctor diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder. Soon, it seeped into every aspect of my life, making it impossible to...

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Reflections on ‘Body Dysmorphic Disorder’

Reflections on ‘Body Dysmorphic Disorder’

Most of us have something we don’t like about our appearance — a crooked nose, an uneven smile, or eyes that are too large or too small. And though we may fret about our imperfections, they don’t interfere with our daily lives. But people who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)...

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Pakistan: a cultural corridor and pilgrims’ paradise

Pakistan: a cultural corridor and pilgrims’ paradise

Karachi recently hosted a wonderful international tourism expo. The aim was twofold: promote domestic tourism and portray Pakistan as a cultural corridor and pilgrims’ paradise to the wider world. A number of Asian, Middle Eastern and Persian countries also attended the event to attract potential Pakistani tourists. It was no...

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Never call psychopath a ‘psychopath’ – Here’s what you need to know about them

Never call psychopath a ‘psychopath’ – Here’s what you need to know about them

Most people think they know what a psychopath is: Someone who has no feelings. Someone who probably tortured animals for fun when they were little. But here are five things you probably didn’t know about psychopaths. There’s a bit of a psychopath in all of us. Psychopathy is a spectrum, and...

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Refueling your body post-workout sessions

Refueling your body post-workout sessions

What you eat or drink after hitting the gym may just be the most vital food you eat the whole day. But, it is one of the difficult chores to make a good choice of post-workout foods. During the workout, glucose stored in your muscles as glycogen is used up...

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Irish singer Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has announced her conversion to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada’ Davitt. “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” she wrote on Twitter on October 19. “This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads...

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Effective tips to avoid summertime pests!

Effective tips to avoid summertime pests!

There’s no denying the many wonders of summer: There are also bugs to contend with, and one of them flies above all the rest when it comes to summertime pests: the mosquito. Thanks to Zika and West Nile virus, mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance; they can actually be...

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The city that gives you free ice cream if you travel by bicycle or public transport

The city that gives you free ice cream if you travel by bicycle or public transport

How does the award system used by Bologna work to promote ecological modes of transport? Riding a bicycle has never been so rewarding. Literally. The Italian city of Bologna, in the north of the country, has devised a reward system for its citizens to use the bicycle or public transport instead...

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