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On 11th May 2013, Pakistan went to the polls in the first ever general elections to be held after the completion by a democratically elected government of its entire tenure. However, this watershed in the history of Pakistan was marred by these elections being perceived as more controversial than the previous record holder, the 1977 general elections.

M. Abbas Khaskheli of Village Haji Hashim Khaskheli, Badin, humbly requests every citizen of Pakistan to plant as many trees as they can because dense forestation will change the climate; there will be rain, making cities and towns greener. It will also go a long way in resolving the water scarcity issue. We in Karachi salute his noble sentiments, and that is all we can do. Tree plantation on a large scale has proved to be a complete failure in this concrete jungle.
Unique styles of sculptures which are movable as well as workable were revealed in an exhibition at Art Chowk Gallery, Karachi. The first solo show titled "Determination" is the journey of sculptor Muhammad Ismail who transforms his dreams into reality. Using creative imagination and skill, the artist manifested a thought-provoking exhibition. The artworks reflect social responsibility and people concerns through critique of regional politics and its links to global politics.
The rose is the most popular flower in the perfumer's arsenal of fragrances at the moment, with countless cosmetic products on the market containing rose scent as an ingredient. For centuries the rose has been regarded as the queen of flowers around the world. It also has a long history as an ingredient in beauty products. Women in ancient cultures were aware that rose petals were a useful addition to a bath.
From a jade green wool dress suit worn by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the suffragettes' lace blouses, clothes have been a defining feature of women's empowerment, according to a new exhibition in London. "Women Fashion Power" at London's Design Museum features items of clothing from the past 150 years that have come to be associated with key moments in the lives of women in positions of authority.
Nearly eight decades after she became one of the most famous supporting figures in American popular literature, Mammy has become the heroine of her own story in a prequel to "Gone with the Wind." "Ruth's Journey" by novelist and poet Donald McCaig comes 75 years after the film version of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning epic work of fiction set in the Deep South during the US Civil War.
There was a time when people got the latest information from a newspaper in the morning and from the evening news on television before bedtime. Those days are long gone, thanks to the internet, which pushes everything from news items, updates on interesting blog sites and Facebook status changes from friends onto a screen you carry everywhere with you.


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