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Most conflicts we see in the Middle East are projected as disputes between Sunnis and Shias by the Western media. In Yemen also the media generally labels it as a Sunni-Shia conflict. In fact, Yemen is more nuanced than just Sunni and Shia. Religion, just like most things in Yemen is often confusing to the outside observer.

April 6 marks the 125th birthday of Jigar Muradabadi. He was born in Muradabad to a family of Moulvis who were also poets. This humble, intellectual setting endowed him with the golden values of compassion and consideration, for which he was admired by his contemporaries. My late father, who had known Jigar from the pre-partition days, often recalled instances of Jigar's large-heartedness and exemplary compassion.
Earth Hour was officially observed in Karachi. At 8:30 pm on Saturday March 28, the Sindh Assembly Building, CM House, Governor House, Sindh High Court, the Quaid's Mazar and Karachi airport switched off lights for 60 minutes to mark Earth Hour, an event designed to create world-wide awareness of climate change. Officialdom in other parts of the country also participated. But the gradiose claim that people had thus become part of a global movement started by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) were aware of climate change is just not true.
Karachi's public transport has literally gone to the dogs as it could be gauged from the fact that only 4.5 percent public transport vehicles carry 42pc of total people travelling in the metropolis as against private cars, which constitutes 36pc of the city's total vehicle population, carry only 21pc people.
Due to his versatile nature Ali Shah keep changing his themes and medium of paintings throughout his long career as an artist. After graduating in Fine Arts from Karachi School of Arts in 1984 he continued his art journey experimenting with watercolours, oil painting, pastel, mixed media, pen and ink drawings, miniatures and sculptures. He used various mediums to convey his message to the society through his artworks.
Our country has all seasons, winter brings chill, spring covers with flowers, autumn has beauty of falling leaves, and summer comes with clear sunny blue sky. All seasons have their charm, but one aspect that makes the summer season so attractive involves vivid, vibrant and lively clothing.
Feet are a part of the anatomy many exercisers ignore while pounding the treadmill or honing a headstand, but fitness experts say they are the very foundation of physical well-being.


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