Author Archives: Rabia Ahmed


Rabia Ahmed

Childhood immunisation

Making vaccines compulsory will not work As medical knowledge currently stands, it is clear that immunisation protects the immunised person, and society, from the spread of infectious diseases. Immunisation is, therefore, beneficial


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Pot calling the kettle black?

The Koh-i-Noor isn’t coming here any time soon Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has demanded that Britain should apologise for the 1919 Jalianwala Bagh massacre, and the 1943 Bengal famine. Oh, and as


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The power of symbolism

Whether there is eternal glory is known only to Him People appear to be divided between two opposing camps, one that believes there is eternal glory in store for those who give


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Manipulative advertising

Our country does need us Advertising is not meant to be simply inane jingles and cavorting models, although it often is; there is supposed to be some serious psychology behind the exercise,


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MEOW?

The legal fraternity in Pakistan needs to grow up In Karachi, a car driver – a woman — was recently charged with killing a cat in a road accident. It seems that


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Gender incongruence

There is little point in a ruling unless it is enforced The ICD, International Classification of Diseases, is the ‘standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes,’ directed and coordinated


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QĬNG CHÌ SĀ DÀN

Stop racism please! If Adam and Eve had been Chinese they would have eaten the snake rather than let it live to plague their descendants. Imagine, if you can: no Hitler, no


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The un-breathable air

Burning crops is not the only source of pollution There are several reasons why you’re having a problem breathing in Lahore these days. The air over Pakistan is always polluted, but for


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Too many walls

Not enough bridges It’s an ageless process, building walls in anattempt toprotect oneself from perceived or real external threats, which does not justify the proposed wall between the US and Mexico. It


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Adopt a madrassah?

Good, although these ‘business enterprises’ will need to be monitored The PTI manifesto states as part of a promise to transform education that it will ‘map out and register all seminaries across


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Like sending man to mars?

Pakistan’s record of resettling displaced persons has not been good NASA is preparing to send manned flights to Mars. The pilot of the first human flight to leave earth’s orbit in 1968,

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