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By amicus • Jan 29th, 2015 • Category: Features

Part I
The dastardly terror-attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, on 16 December 2014 jolted the country. Along with pain and anguish, the people and the government are determined to confront the terrorists with all the might at their disposal and eliminate the scourge that has so far cost nearly 50,000 lives since 9/11.
In prompt [...]

The Fig Anjeer Suitable for Sindh Climate

By Farzana Panhwar • Jan 23rd, 2015 • Category: Features

The Fig (Ficus Corica) (Anjeer) a drought and salt tolerant tree, suitable for Sindh climate and its benefits.
Fig belongs to mulberry family (Moraceae), of the genus Ficus. Its scientific name is Ficus Carica. It has tropical and sub-tropical origin. Fig tree is a deciduous tree and or fast growing large shrub. The genus Ficus species [...]

The True Love That My Eyes Have Seen

By Shajia Saeed • Jan 21st, 2015 • Category: Features

My paternal grandma died on 12th May 2014. My grandpa got a big shock of his life. He loved his wife so much that after the loss, he got silent as if lost in deep thoughts. On Amijan’s funeral, Abujan went to her coffin and said, “Don’t worry, I will come very soon.”
Then he went [...]

Red seedless grapefruit a solution to saline and drought conditions in Sindh

By Farzana Panhwar • Jan 15th, 2015 • Category: Features

The grapefruit (Citrus x paradise) is a sub-tropical citrus fruit. The citrus fruits include mandarins, oranges, grapefruit, lemon and lime. The grapefruit is a cross between Pomelo and orange. It name is given because it grows in clusters like grapes.
The scientist “Swingle” has classified citrus into three genuses, Citrus, Poncirus and Fortunella. He puts 16 [...]

Reaction of PTI Workers on Reham Imran Marriage

By Sharafat • Jan 8th, 2015 • Category: Features

At last they have made it public. To quash any rumors, after a long friendship Imran Khan and Reham Khan have tied the knot and let the whole world know. The reaction of PTI workers on Reham Imran marriage is mixed as TPS went to the streets and online on social media and asked them [...]

Pearl Millet Cure for Drought, Malnutrition, Food Insecurity in Sindh

By Farzana Panhwar • Jan 4th, 2015 • Category: Features

Thar Desert located at the South-eastern part of Sindh. It is also called Great Indian Desert. It extended from the coastal area of Runn and Kutch along the Southern border with India to Sukkur. It covers an area of 19,000 sq. Kilometer. Khoistan desert start from north of Karachi and move along to the Baluchistan.
The [...]

My Blooming Flowers

By Shajia Saeed • Jan 1st, 2015 • Category: Features

I do not know how to begin this because I am still full of excitement.  The words that I have to arrange here to make you read are buried deep beneath that joy which I got that day. Let’s start from here, I got free from my doctor and on our way back, we went [...]

Journey of Life

By Shajia Saeed • Dec 27th, 2014 • Category: Features

Way back a score and a year, a graceful couple was blessed with a cute little baby girl. The sands of times gradually flew and the little angel grew up. She was not an ordinary girl rather she held some special powers, “POWERS OF IMAGINATION”. Right from her childhood she believed in the vales of [...]

Culturally Neglected Role of rural women in Sindh

By Farzana Panhwar • Dec 24th, 2014 • Category: Features

Sindh is located on the Western corner of South-Asia, bordering the Iranian Plateau in the West. It has Thar Desert to the East, The Kirthar Mountains to the West and Arabian Sea in the South. In the Centre is a fertile plain around the Indus River. Total land area of Sindh is 14.1 mha (or [...]

Hafeez Dedicates Innings to Phil Hughes

By Tazeen • Nov 29th, 2014 • Category: Features

Phil Hughes was a great player and even greater human being. Phil was a fighter cricketer and set a new standards in the game. His tragic and untimely demise has sent large sad shock waves throughout the Cricketing world and every player and cricket fan is sad and heart-wrenched.
Pakistani batsman Muhammad Hafeez almost made a [...]