Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Charismatic Girl of Swat! Inspiration for all.

Malala Yousufzai is an education activist from the village of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She's know for her education movement along the northern areas of 

Pakistan.On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by 

Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. In the days immediately following the 

attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved 

enough for her to be sent to a hospital in the United Kingdom for intensive rehabilitation. On 12 

October, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwa against those who tried to kill her,

but the Taliban reiterated its intent to kill Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin.

Her BBC blogging identity was being revealed in articles in 2009.She also began appearing on television to publicly advocate for female education.

The day following the attack, Yousafzai was still being treated in the intensive care unit of the military

 hospital in Peshawar, where her part of the skull was removed to allow room  for the brain to swell.

 Before the surgery, Yousafzai was moving her hands and feet, which suggested there was no 

paralysis,  and she verbally responded to a teacher immediately after the shooting.A plane was being

 held on standby at nearby  to move her out of Pakistan for further treatment if  necessary.

The whole of Pakistan is praying for her recovery. The student societies of prestigious universities in 

Pakistan namely LUMS and IBA organized proper praying sessions for her speedy recovery. And we 

all hope that she gets well soon.

Earth Matters : Sandy is the Challenge!

Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record, with its winds stretching about 1,100 miles from end to end,was a late-season tropical cyclone that affected the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the Eastern United States, and Eastern Canada.
 At least 119 people have been confirmed killed across the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States, as a result of the storm.
 Mayor Bloomberg announced New York City public schools will be closed Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday October 3. NYU have cancelled all classes and campus activities for October 30. The New York Stock Exchange was closed for trading for two days, the first weather closure of the exchange since 1985.It was also the first two-day weather closure since the Great Blizzard of 1888.

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Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy near Jamaica landfall : Sourced by Wikipedia.
President Obama approved disaster declarations for New York and New Jersey, making them eligible for federal assistance for rebuilding. “All of us have been shocked by the force of mother nature,” said the president, who plans to visit New Jersey on Wednesday. He promised “all available resources” for recovery efforts.
Hurricane Sandy has done damage on a very a large scale but the process of recovery has been paced up.As it can be seen,  New York region began the daunting process on Tuesday of rebuilding after a storm that remade the landscape.
I personally appeal to everyone who is reading my blog to donate generously on http://www.globalgiving.org/ or any other forum. Each and every penny will contribute towards the rebuilding process.

Traders vs Government!

Traders and businessman have ‘postponed’ the protests plan for November on the  assurance of Governor of Karachi, Dr.Ishratul Ibad that law and order will be improved and have decided to review their decision in the first week of December. This was announced by Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Haroon Agar following meetings of their and FPCCI delegations with Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad at the Governor’s House on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Governor Ishratul Ibad khan is on an official trip to UK to meet his counterpart as well as some important members of European Union (EU).

Traders who came out strongly to the government to provide them with adequate amount of security, incentives to the lower-level workers with improved transportation, government schemes and improved health system.
One could only possibly hope that the business-tycoons can put some pressure on the government to fulfill the necessities of people in terms of law and order so that in turn the revenue cycle keeps on rotating.
ATP : Governor Ishratul Ibad Khan having a meeting with journalists.