People of Swat, Dir, Buner need our Help

Swat Displaced People

Military operations are taking place in three districts that stretch over some 400 square miles (1036 square kilometers), but most of the fighting has been in the main town of Mingora, which before the insurgency three years ago was home to around 360,000 people. The military claimed to have killed more than 147 militants in Swat and the neighboring Buner region. Officials have said nothing about civilian casualties. But those fleeing the region bore tales of families wiped out by stray shells.

Fazl Hadi, a doctor at another hospital in Mardan, said 45 civilians had been admitted with serious gunshot or shrapnel wounds in recent days and was bracing for many more.

Among the youngest patients was Chaman Ara, a 12-year-old girl with shrapnel wedged in her left leg. She said she was wounded last week when a mortar shell hit the truck taking her family and others out of Buner.

She said seven people died, including one of her cousins, and pointed to a nearby bed where the boy’s wounded mother lay prone. “We mustn’t tell her yet. Please don’t tell her,” she whispered.

Swat RefugeesThis dislocation of more than half a million people has now become world’s biggest displacement crises. Sitara Imran, minister for social welfare in North West Frontier Province, called the exodus “one of the huge displacements, internal displacements in the world”. “We are preparing ourselves with the help of the federal government, we asked international donors,” she told the BBC’s News hour programme.

Yar Mohammad, a 50-year-old stone mason, said he had “poured his blood” and his best years into the development of Swat. “And now I am seeing the buildings that I have helped to construct being blown up and destroyed,” he said, blaming both the Taliban and the authorities.

Some residents complained that the Taliban had blocked their escape.

Ayaz Khan said he loaded his family into his car Thursday in the Kanju area of Swat only to find rocks, boulders and tree trunks laid across the roads, forcing him to turn back.

“I am helpless, frustrated and worried for my family,” he said.

It has also been reported that power and water supply had been shut down and all markets have been closed since Thursday. The situation is becoming Complex day by day. There is a threat of food an medicine shortage in days ahead. The roads also have been blocked or mined by the rebel which is a severe apprehension for the people.

This is the high time to help those who left their homes and now living in tents. We should help them either personally or via NGOs who are working for them like Edhi foundation, Alkhidmat welfare trust etc. The Tarkai family of Swabi has accommodated over 6,000 members of around 1,200 families of Buner and other affected towns after they left their homes in their respective areas, in thier huge house. They are approaching friends and other people to provide them with tents to accommodate hundreds of other families who are still living in the open.

Those wishing to support the affected people can approach Wilayat Tarakai on his cellphone numbers: 0300-5006160 and 0333-9858800

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Meray Watan K log

  • غم زیست سے بے زار ہیں میرے وطن کے لوگ
    مہنگائی کا شکار ہیں میرے وطن کے لوگ
    ہیں منتظر کبھئ تو بدلے گا یھ نظام
    تا عمر انتظار ہیں میرے وطن کے لوگ
    پو چھو تو ان کی داستان غم سے بھری ہوئی
    د یکھو تو خوش گوار ہیں میرے وطن کے لوگ
    میں ا پنے عہد ہ دارو ں سے بس پو چھتا ہوں یھ
    کیوں اس قدر لاچار ہیں میرے وطن کے لوگ
    میلی نظر جو ڈالے گا اس سر زمین پر
    ا س کے لیے تلوار ہیں میرے وطن کے لوگ
    مخلص تمھاری سوچ کی گہرائی د یکھ کر
    ملنےکو بے قرار ہیں میرے وطن کے لوگ

Nail Art Trends

Nail art

We often consider our nails as just a simple part of our hands and feet. But with nail art becoming popular among the middle class, it’s changing everyone’s perspective and ordinary people are beginning to appreciate the artistic beauty of creative nail arts.

Funky Nails

Just paint the town in the color you want to, go ahead and have a blast.

Nail art

First apply a Crystal Clear, (Wear Extraordinaire) shade or Top Coat, this prevents staining the nails.

  • Deeply Red, was used as a base coat for nails on both hands.
  • On the left hand – The thumb is painted with Abrupt, and Jet, the pointer with Jet, the index finger with Brisk. The ring finger with Fatigues, (Wear Extraordinaire) and the little finger with Abrupt, and Brisk.

On the right hand – The thumb is painted with Jet, the pointer with Zippy the index finger with Brisk, the ring finger with Pearly Whites, (Wear Extraordinaire) and the little finger with Boogie, After you’ve adorned your nails, apply Crystal Clear, this prevents your nail colors from chipping and peeling. If your nails are weak, use a nail hardener

Funky Ten Commandments

Here’s a crazy option to contrast the classic look! Paint you nails with any wild color, may be a purple or blue. Or just to be absolutely different and don’t have the patience to create a special look on each nail, take the easy way out. Just paint each nail with a different color.

The Top hand – Starting from the thumb, Jet is painted on, then Departure, Wild Grape, and finishing off with Deeply Red, The Lower hand – Starting from the thumb Departure, Deeply Red.

Purple Maze

Here’s a crazy option to contrast that classic look! Paint your nails in a haze of lilac.

TIP:

Always let the first coat of nail enamel dry and then apply another coat.

You can try some glitter or stars or stickers for funky nail art.

Face Packs for Summer

Face pack for Summers

It is often seen that skin care products we purchase from the market results in lots of side effects. So it is always better to use either homemade beauty recipes or herbal products for skin care. Facial masks offer the best protection in fighting against skin disorders.

Some Useful Homemade Facial Masks for Summer.

1. Avocado Facial Mask– Mash half an avocado and apply it on the face thoroughly everywhere and let it stay till it dries up completely and then wash it off with cold water.

2. Cucumber Yogurt Facial Mask– Make a puree of ½ a cucumber and 1 tablespoon yogurt in a blender and apply it on the face evenly. Leave it on the face for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

3. Banana Honey Yogurt Facial Mask– Mash a banana thoroughly and mix it with 1 teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoons yogurt and apply it on the face evenly. Leave it on the face till the skin absorbs.

4. Egg Almond Facial Mask– This is very good for dry skin. Beat 1 egg and add 1 teaspoon of almond oil to it and mix it thoroughly and apply it on the face evenly and leave it on for around 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off after that with cold water.

5. Cornmeal Facial Mask– Take enough cornmeal which will be required for the face and mix it water and make a thick tight paste and apply it in circular motions to the face and then leave it on for 10-15 minutes.

Disclaimer: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

“United we stand, Divided we fall”

General Ashfaq Kiyani
General Ashfaq Kiyani

At the start of the 118th Corps Commanders’ Conference commenced at the General Headquarters today Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani said that present security situation requires that all elements of national power should work in close harmony to fight the menace of terrorism and extremism. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Chairing the conference, the Chief of Army Staff, said that Pakistan is a sovereign state and the people of Pakistan under a democratic dispensation, supported by the Army, are capable of handling the present crisis in their own national interest.

He expressed his satisfaction at the standard and conduct of on going training in the filed formations as part of ‘Year of Training’. He said that Pakistan Army has developed full scale facilities to focus on Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) related operations.

This statement of Army chief is urging all Pakistanis to be united against all adversities and raises the morals of public. The present uncertainty conditions may be on a relief after this and people will feel them secured at least for the time being it is essential to build the nations moral high and who better than Army could do this.

Need Of Time
Need Of Time

Pakistan is a country where the joint family system still exists. We believe in unity. There is integrity in our country despite the barriers of distance, caste and linguistics. Unity is the binding force, which binds us all as one. There is no force stronger than the power of unity. There is a single spirit, a common intention and a sense of universal brotherhood. Call it human nature or anything else that humans naturally tend to bond with their fellow-men. We have enough reason to be united. The struggle of independence has emphasized the need and importance of unity. It reminds us of the unity and sacrifices of masses

Unity produces synergy, which is the outcome of mutual trust. Unity is our need in today’s state of deterioration. We have to stick together and act as one in order to survive. If we get divided, it will lead to self-deterioration and the deterioration of the society. We have to be united for our progress, for the progress of society and the progress of our motherland. It is the need of the hour.

Unity, Faith and discipline; the forgotten lesson must be reminded and revised to prosper.

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