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Young Pakistani Group Sets Example by Picking Up Garbage

An almost revolutionary group of middle-class, well-to-do young Lahoris has had enough, so they have set an example by picking up garbage themselves every Sunday. “The rich don’t care, the poor can’t do anything, so it’s up to the middle class to make the change.” The idea was simple, Pakistan is a country full of [...]

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Suggested by Khurram

Pakistan Study Shows Cloves Good for Diabetes

A small study out of Pakistan found extracts of cloves might be beneficial to people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers say the benefits lasted at least 10 days after the patients stopped taking the cloves. Patients who took the equivalent of one to two cloves a day for a month saw improvements in insulin function, [...]

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9,000 Year Old Dentistry Evidence Found in Pakistan

Researchers were impressed by how advanced the society was in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. Primitive dentists drilled nearly perfect holes into live but undoubtedly unhappy patients between 5500 B.C. and 7000 B.C., an article in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature reports. Researchers carbon-dated at least nine skulls with 11 drill holes found in a Pakistan [...]

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Also pointed by Nadeem

Hunza Mountain Guides Indispensable to UN Quake Relief

The mountain guides are indispensable for reaching areas that aid workers cannot access. Road assessments by the mountain guides show that many roads are still blocked by landslides and rockfalls, or are too dangerous to negotiate. The guides say that the situation will only worsen with the onset of the rainy season.The fabled Hunza Valley [...]

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American MASH Unit in Pakistan Leaves Fond Memories Behind

On Thursday, US forces handed over the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, stationed in the earthquake-devastated city of Muzaffarabad, to the Pakistan army’s Medical Battalion. Major Piotrowski said the Americans were leaving with lasting memories. The MASH spent their last few days training Pakistanis to use the stuff they are leaving behind. MASH officials say [...]

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Pakistan Human Genome Project Drafted

A visiting scientist of Pakistani origin, US-based Dr Hameedullah, from the National Institute of Health, Maryland, USA, presented his paper, “Genome to life project: the impact of the genetic revolution on our lives during the 21st century and beyond”, in the auditorium of DUHS organised by the Department of Community Medicine on Wednesday. The Dow [...]

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Unique Rapid-Response Idea for Kashmir Quake Survivors

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) came up with a novel idea to provide extra support for quake survivors during the inclement weather. The organisation has enlisted 100 volunteers to staff rapid response teams in Muzaffarabad to answer calls for urgent assistance. For example, through round-the-clock announcements on Power99 FM and Azad Kashmir Radio, IOM [...]

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US Pakistani Lottery Winner Helps Earthquake Victims

For years, the slightly built Khan, who worked as a cabbie in Washington, D.C., had regularly played the lottery. He sometimes slept in his cab, but Khan never gave up hope. He kept a fortune cookie prediction that read, “Among winners, you are the chosen one.” He played numbers that came to him in a [...]

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Also pointed by Imran

American Volunteers Find Pakistan Friendlier than Expected

“Like most Americans, I had the idea that this is a pretty dangerous place to be,” she says, adding that she had never known any Pakistanis. What she discovered, however, is a country whose beauty and hospitality she is now reluctant to leave. “This totally changed my concept of Pakistan.” Other Americans have come on [...]

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Also pointed by Huma

Pakistanis Continue Extraordinary Philanthropy Spirit

Pakistan has one of the highest rates of philanthropy in the world, with studies showing that 58 percent of Pakistanis volunteer their time to needy causes, giving nearly $700 million a year in charity. Alms giving is built into the very social and economic fabric of the state, with some $70 million automatically deducted each [...]

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