The Journalists’ Hub to observe World Diabetes Day on November 14

Every year, November 14 marks the World Diabetes Day to increase awareness of diabetes with campaigns and activities around the world.

Introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the alarming rise of diabetes globally, the campaign features a new theme chosen by the IDF each year to address issues faced by people suffering from the disease.

While campaigns last a whole year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

Each year, theme topics covered have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, diabetes in children and adolescents, and talking about Diabetes. The theme for 2014-16 is “Protect our future”.

The campaign has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event to increase awareness about the disease.

Hundreds of campaigns, activities, screenings, lecture, meetings and more are held throughout the world with the day proving internationally effective in spreading the message about diabetes and raising awareness about the condition.

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Bilawal launches political career with first public address

Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in what can be called a move towards launching his political career, gave his first public address to party workers at Bagh-e-Jiannah near the mausoleum of the founding father of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on October 18, 2014 before a huge crowd.

In his speech he vowed to take Kashmir away from India and pledged to defeat extremists. He said, Bhuttoism is the only way to save Pakistan.

The event also marked the seventh anniversary of the day former PM Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan after eight years in exile and a bomb blast hit her convoy near Karsaz, leaving more than 200 people dead.

Earlier, traffic plans for Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) public meeting scheduled for October 18, 2014 at the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum have been finalized. Vehicles will be parked two kilometers away from the venue while open spaces in the area will be used for parking cars.

Separate parking places have been designated for vehicles belonging to each district and district leadership will be informed about their respective parking spaces. Ghaghar Phatak and Kathore are two entry points, which are being set up for vehicles expected from upcountry. Participants will leave their vehicles in the parking lot and walk to the venue of the meeting owing to security reasons. To avoid a gridlock in the city, arrangements have been made so that caravans from upcountry should not reach Karachi all at once.

Special trains have also been engaged for the event while Cantt and City Station areas are expected to face severe traffic disruption.

Residents around the venue have been told not to entertain guests after October 16 for security reasons. All shops within one kilometer radius on MA Jinnah Road and Numaish have also been sealed on October 15.

The PPP, which is the ruling party in the southern Sindh province, is optimistic about a massive turnout for the rally which will be held at Bagh-e-Jinnah, a public park adjacent to the mausoleum.

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Preparations for PPP rally underway in Karachi as Bilawal readies himself for first public gathering

Traffic plans for Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) public meeting scheduled for October 18, 2014 at the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum have been finalized. Vehicles will be parked two kilometers away from the venue while open spaces in the area will be used for parking cars.

Party chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 26, is set to address the party’s first public rally in Karachi. The event is being viewed by some political analysts as the beginning of his political career.                                                           

The event will also mark the seventh anniversary of the day ex-PM Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan from eight years in exile and a bomb blast hit her convoy near Karsaz, leaving more than 200 people dead.

Separate parking places have been designated for vehicles belonging to each district and district leadership will be informed about their respective parking spaces. Ghaghar Phatak and Kathore are two entry points, which are being set up for vehicles expected from upcountry. Participants will leave their vehicles in the parking lot and walk to the venue of the meeting owing to security reasons. To avoid a gridlock in the city, arrangements have been made so that caravans from upcountry should not reach Karachi all at once.

Special trains have also been engaged for the event while Cantt and City Station areas are expected to face severe traffic disruption.

Residents around the venue have been told not to entertain guests after October 16 for security reasons. All shops within one kilometer radius on MA Jinnah Road and Numaish have also been sealed on October 15.

The PPP, which is the ruling party in the southern Sindh province, is optimistic about a massive turnout for the rally which will be held at Bagh-e-Jinnah, a public park adjacent to the mausoleum.

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People in Pakistan observe Eid-ul-Azha with religious zeal and fervour

People of Pakistan observed Eid-ul-Azha with religious zeal and fervour through out the country.

Earlier, the Pakistan government announced three-day holidays on the occasion from October 6-8. 2014 (Monday-Wednesday).

However, government employees were off for five days to include there weekend with Eid holidays.

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PM Nawaz Sharif involved in money laudering

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PTI chief Imran Khan addressing a rally in Lahore

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that Pakista’s Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is involved in money laundering.

Addressing a rally in Lahore on Monday, Khan said that Nawaz Sharif should bring his money back into Pakistan.

He said, “My assets are in Pakistan and on my name,” adding, “I even sold my apartment abroad and brought the money back into the country.”

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PTI supporters stage sit-in at Seaview in port city of Karachi in Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters stage a sit-in at Seaview in Karachi, Pakistan, in support of PTI and Pakisatn Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-ins in Pakistan’s federal capital, Islamabad. The sit-ins were scheduled for 8:00 pm and expected to disrupt traffic in Seaview and Clifton.

Last week on Sunday, Khan urged the people of the nation to unite as one.

Addressing a huge rally near Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum in the business hub of Pakistan, Karachi, on Sunday, he said, “I am here to unite people as one nation.”

He vowed to make Sindhis, Mohajirs, Baloch, Pakhtuns, and Punjabis one nation.

Khan asked the participants of the rally to promise him never to tolerate oppression and pledged to eliminate the politics of extortion and target killings and said that we will make the police nonpolitical.

He said his protest campaign would only end when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns from office.

Khan said all elections except the 1970s were rigged but not a single person had ever been held accountable.

He warned that a corrupt government has no future and promised to bring rule of law in the country.

To the people of Sindh, his message was that false promises were made in the name of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, adding, “Sindhi brothers be ready Imran Khan is coming to you”.

The PTI chief vowed to rid the country of dynastic politics and introduce a system based on merit.

On Friday, Khan burnt his electricity bill while giving his speech at a sit-in at D-Chowk in Pakistan’s federal capital Islamabad as part of a civil disobedience movement to oust Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Numerous PTI workers also burnt their electricity bills at the sit-in.

Khan said that Pakistan’s Rs200 billion stashed away in Swiss banks will be brought back, adding that he will also reopen cases against the corrupt elements who secured their release from accountability courts.

Earlier, PTI and supporters staged a sit-in at Seaview in Karachi in support of the sit-in in Islamabad at 8:00PM. Traffic was expected to be disrupted in the Seaview and Clifton areas due to the sit-in.

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Google celebrates its 16th birthday with special doodle

Search engine giant Google celebrated its 16th birthday with a special doodle to mark the occasion. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997 while still PhD students at Stanford University, US, the American multinational corporation has grown into a huge business venture. The very first doodle appeared in 1998 with a reference to the Burning Man festival that both founders attended.

In 2005, Google chose September 27 to celebrate its birthday to coincide with the announcement of record number of pages indexed by the search engine giant.  However, September 4 was the actual date the corporation was founded.

Google is an Internet-related services and products provider including online advertising, search, cloud computing and software.

The corporation’s revenue for the third quarter in 2013 was to the tune of $14,89 billion.

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PTI chief Imran Khan holds rally in Karachi, says nation must unite as one

PTI chief Imran Khan addressing rally in Karachi

PTI chief Imran Khan addressing rally at Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum in Karachi – Copyright TJH, 2014

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has urged the people of the nation to unite as one.

Addressing a huge rally near Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum in the business hub of Pakistan, Karachi, on Sunday, he said, “I am here to unite people as one nation.”

He vowed to make Sindhis, Mohajirs, Baloch, Pakhtuns, and Punjabis one nation.

Khan asked the participants of the rally to promise him never to tolerate oppression and pledged to eliminate the politics of extortion and target killings and said that we will make the police nonpolitical.

He said his protest campaign would only end when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns from office.

Khan said all elections except the 1970s were rigged but not a single person had ever been held accountable.

He warned that a corrupt government has no future and promised to bring rule of law in the country.

To the people of Sindh, his message was that false promises were made in the name of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, adding, “Sindhi brothers be ready Imran Khan is coming to you”.

The PTI chief vowed to rid the country of dynastic politics and introduce a system based on merit.

On Friday, Khan burnt his electricity bill while giving his speech at a sit-in at D-Chowk in Pakistan’s federal capital Islamabad as part of a civil disobedience movement to oust Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Numerous PTI workers also burnt their electricity bills at the sit-in.

Khan said that Pakistan’s Rs200 billion stashed away in Swiss banks will be brought back, adding that he will also reopen cases against the corrupt elements who secured their release from accountability courts.

Earlier, PTI and supporters staged a sit-in at Seaview in Karachi in support of the sit-in in Islamabad at 8:00PM. Traffic was expected to be disrupted in the Seaview and Clifton areas due to the sit-in.

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PTI chief Imran Khan burns electricity bill during speech at Islamabad sit-in while supporters in Karachi stage sit-in at Seaview

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan burnt his electricity bill while giving his speech at a sit-in at D-Chowk in Pakistan’s federal capital Islamabad as part of a civil disobedience movement to oust Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Numerous PTI workers also burnt their electricity bills at the sit-in.

Khan said that Pakistan’s Rs200 billion stashed away in Swiss banks will be brought back, adding that he will also reopen cases against the corrupt elements who secured their release from accountability courts.

Earlier, PTI and supporters staged a sit-in at Seaview in Karachi in support of the sit-in in Islamabad at 8:00PM. Traffic was expected to be disrupted in the Seaview and Clifton areas due to the sit-in.

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Pakistani-American singer Roomi Khan coming to Pakistan on music tour

Pakistani-American singer Roomi Khan is coming to Pakistan to participate in three concerts.

Khan has a unique style of singing and has also appeared with Meeka Singh.

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