Thank You MAG
I would really like to thank the team of MAG for two wonderful consecutive editions. The last issue of 2011 had a lot of exclusive reading material that was a treat for a regular MAG fan like me. The article on inventions, the review of 2011 and the piece on predictions kept me engrossed the whole week. Furthermore the New Year issue was bright and lively with exclusive interviews and articles on fashion. I would really like to appreciate the hard work put by the editorial team for publishing such an excellent content. Let's hope MAG continues to keep its readers entertained in 2012 as well, just like how it did in 2011. Happy New Year to all.
Nowadays young children are getting lot of homework because of which they do not get sufficient time for physical activities. Moreover, homework is a burden for parents as well, which many parents cater to by sending their children for tuitions. Instead of giving children excessive homework, school hours should be increased like in foreign countries. This would help children balance their studies with healthy playtime and physical activity. It would also reduce the tuition culture that is now a permanent fixture in many kids' everyday schedules.
Benazir Bhutto's fourth death anniversary was commemorated with a provincial holiday and an anti-hepatitis camp that was organised at Garhi Khuda Bux near the Bhutto Mausoleum. Almost five thousand and three hundred people were tested for hepatitis and out of this number forty-one were found positive. I must laud the efforts put by the volunteers who were present at the camp to test the poor people. In a country where the healthcare sector has been in shambles, it was a good initiative taken by the government and I hope such camps are set-up regularly for those who cannot afford good healthcare.
PTI's Rally In Karachi
Imran Khan's recent rally in Karachi is a proof that Pakistan's political clout is in hot waters. The turnout in the event was remarkable as people from all age groups turned up to show support for a leader who has given so much to this country. The rally also marked the emergence of a new political entity in Pakistan that is vying for change.
I must praise the way the entire event was handled, be it security or the discipline of the crowd. Even the show of rhetoric by party leaders was devoid of personal attacks and criticism of others. Imran Khan's approach has been praised by many, the way he is canvassing for the upcoming elections, for example the use of social media and telecommunication services, is laudable and it is evident from these ways that an educated forward looking politician is campaigning.
Life & Death
It is very sad to know that world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arifa Karim from Faisalabad is in critical condition and battling for survival at CMH hospital in Lahore. This young talented girl received the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal and Salam Pakistan Youth Award in 2005 and was later invited by Microsoft in 2006 to be a key-note speaker at the Tech-Ed Developers Conference, where she was the only Pakistani among over 5,000 developers. Youngsters like her are an asset for the country and the future of this nation. We must pray for the betterment of her health and hope that she recovers soon.
To prevent any illegal means of voting in the coming elections NADRA is launching a voter verification SMS facility, unlike previous elections when people were involved in illegitimate voting. This time NADRA aims to address this problem by their electronic softwares. This service will not only be an easy way to verify and register votes, but also be of great convenience to the citizens who will be able to check the status of their votes through state-of-the-art technology for the first time in the Pakistan. Let's hope all these efforts by governmental organisations facilitate free and fair elections in 2013.