Pakistan Observer

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Child labour a serious crime

There is no universally accepted definition of child labour. Different international organizations think about this in different ways. In my opinion definition of child labour is work done by children under age of 18, that exploits them or harm them ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Karachiites without water

The citizens of Karachi have been exposed to several crises that include insecurity, bhatta mafia, tanker mafia, power shortage, traffic problems, price hikes and others. But today, the most serious crisis is that of non-availability of drinking wate ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Respect of women

Woman is one of the important part of any society and genuinely deserves to be treated with respect. However, in our social set up a large number of men treat them as second rate human beings. This however is a very wrong perception. We all are made ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

English in govt schools

A language is tool to communicate one’s feelings to another person. So, for the purpose of communication, a language is necessary. Nowadays, English language is being spoken by half of the population of the world. The importance of English language c ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

The continuing CNG crisis

Modern fuel for vehicles - CNG - is not only environment friendly but also cheaper than petrol. However, recent crisis has hit the masses very hard due to its almost permanent closure. Those who invested millions on establishing CNG stations are not ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Domestic violence on women

Violence against women by an intimate partner has serious implications for women’s physical, mental and social well being in Pakistan. Domestic violence has become a major issue these days, especially, with young girls. Violence alongside women and g ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Value of cleanliness

As a concerned Pakistani, I want to draw attention of my fellow countrymen towards a least discussed but the most important issue - Cleanliness. Majority of population do not maintain any discipline in cleanliness, this discipline of hygiene does not ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

The Kashmir issue

Kashmir conflict is still an unsettled issue of the partition of sub-continent. People of different areas were allowed to join either India or Pakistan, the areas where the Muslims were in majority opted for Pakistan, but the will of the people of Ka ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Decline in reading habits

Reading has at all times and in all ages been a great source of knowledge. Today the ability to read is highly valued and is very important for social and economic advancement. In today’s world when there is so much to know and learn, the importance of reading has increased. In the olden days, if one could not read or write, there was a substitute for it in the religious sermon and in the oral tradition. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Bitter gourd: Unique vegetable

Bitter gourd also known as bitter melon or kerala is a unique vegetable –fruit that can be used as food or medicine. It is the edible part of the plant Momordicacharantia, which is a vine of Cucurbitaceae family and is considered the most bitter among all of the fruits and vegetables. Similar to a cucumber in appearance, bitter gourd is distinguished by ugly gourd-like bumps all over its body. There are two varieties: one that is oblong, pale green and grows to 20cm in length, and the other which is relatively smaller, measuring 10 cm, oval and dark green in colour. Since these vegetables can thrive in hot and humid climates, they are mostly cultivated in the tropical parts of the world such as Africa, Asia and South America. Although it has a bitter taste, this vegetable is enriched with several nutritious benefits that improve overall health. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Poor education system

Pakistan celebrated education and Malala Day with the hope that the government will provide the equal education opportunities for every one. Unfortunately, despite declining graph of education system, the government is just doing cosmetic steps to satisfy people, original conditions of education are far from ideal of Pakistan. Only 20 percent of girls complete primary level schooling in rural areas of Pakistan. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

A city of mixed culture

The city of lights, the city of Quaid, and the brides of the cities are the second names of Pakistan’s cosmopolitan city, Karachi. It is capital of Sindh with the main seaport of Pakistan. Karachi is one of the strongest pillar and economic hub with the population of 23.5 million estimated in 2013. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Cooking oils’ impact on human health

Remember that oil is a fat, and fat calories are still fat calories, no matter which type of oil you use. So, you should use the least amount of fat possible to prepare your foods while still getting the greatest amount of taste and health benefits. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Stringent cyber crimes law needed

The scandal detected by an American journalist about Axact, an enterprise that is selling fake degrees worldwide for huge amounts of money, again sheds a very unfavourable light on Pakistan internationally. That is visible from the reaction of the Pa ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Schizophrenia treatment

Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic and challenging mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behaviour and failure to recognized reality. Schizophrenia appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, it can emerge at any time in life. ... Monday, May 25, 2015 Details