Emotional instability, a big problem with Pakistanis

Published on: 02/06/2019 | Comments: No comments 

Chitral: Emotional instability and nervous frailty is a latent weakness in Pakistanis as a nation, and it shows up so many times on so many occasions now and then. Whether it be a cricket match when people loose their cool on watching the game on TV, Jump into rapturous joy when the batsman hits a sixer and the next moment shower him with abuses when he gets out on the next ball.

Similarly when faced with tough times of sorts Pakistanis loose their cool and start behaving erratically. In the current month of fasting when blood sugar levels are low in the day there have been cases reported of a man murdering his brother over a trivial argument while sitting in Etikaf. Similarly there have been reported murder cases during Ramazan when the murderer was fasting. It has nothing to do with religion. All it has to do with is the weak nerves leading to loss of control over emotions due to reduced sugar levels.

The reason for overall weakness of nerves and emotional instability is most related to the overall poor standard of nutrition provided to the people. Adulterated and poor quality foodstuff? have replaced nutritious food and coupled with smoking cigarette and using naswar etc have contributed to weaken the nervous system.

A national study should be conducted by psychologists and nutritionists on the exact causes of the weak emotional health of the nation and suggest measures to address the problem .. CN report, 02 Jun 2019

Chitral to see end to electricity problem soon

Published on: 29/12/2017 | Comments: No comments 

Chitral : The electricity crisis in Chitral seems to be coming to an end (for the time being at least) after the first unit of Golen Gol Hydel station is to start producing electricity in the next two weeks. A meeting of the National Assembly standing committee on power was held at Koghuzi, the village where the power station is located, presided by the MNA Shahzada Iftikharuddin to sort out modalities of power distribution to different parts of Chitral. People watching the development have appreciated efforts of the MNA for his sincere efforts since quite some time in this direction. Prime minister Pakistan is likely to inaugurate the Golen Gole Hydel project in two weeks time. .. CN report, 29 Dec 2017

Who is responsible for our problems?

Published on: 01/12/2017 | Comments: 1 comment 

We are a people beset with myriad of paradoxes. We believe in conspiracy theories and never let a moment go by without holding the Americans and the Jews responsible for our present imbroglio, but never do something tangible to steer out the Ummah of its current catch-22 position. We make ourselves vulnerable to threats both internal and external, but never spare a moment to curse the so called western conspirators. .

?We indulge in frivolities, but at the same time blame ourselves for not utilizing time in a proper way. We talk incessantly about the importance of time, but waste it in futile gossips. We never tire of talking of the golden age of the Muslims, but idle away our precious moments in the present times.

We are a people who never get tired of shifting responsibility for the current instability, but abdicate ourselves from the civic responsibilities.? We blatantly violate the traffic rules, but rile at the traffic police for negligence of duty. We offer kickbacks to officials for getting things done, but generate a debate on the evils of corruption in seminars and talk shows.

We are a people who have a propensity for short-cuts. We go to schools and universities for learning, but at the end we use unfair means to obtain degrees and get employment. We blame others for not lining up in a row outside a public office, but grease someone?s palm inside to relieve ourselves of the burden of prolonged waiting.

We are a people who preach honesty and fair dealing to others, but adopt the crooked ways to earn worldly gains.? We call our homeland the fortress of Islam, but house people like ?Double Shahs? and ?Aga Waqars? to hoodwink the innocent people. We admire people on their face, but talk ill of them at the back.

We are a people who want change in the political system of the country, but use our power of vote in the general elections in favor of the status-quo.? We glorify democracy, but feel nostalgic about dictatorship. We never take to streets in solidarity with a leader passing through hard times, but remember him as a savior of the country after he is hanged or exiled.

We are a people who propagate the teachings of brotherhood, compassion and tolerance, but when it comes to demonstrating such virtues at the opportune occasion we lose temper and publicly humiliate our fellow countryman with impunity. We always talk about presenting a soft image of our country abroad, but bring its name into disrepute by illegal activities.

We always talk tall of being a single Umma, but are divided on the grounds of sectarian, racial and ethnic affiliations. We profess to be Muslims believing in the Islamic brotherhood, but adore and take delight in ethnic and racial supremacy. We proclaim to be the followers of Islam, but never hesitate to slit the throats of the fellow Muslims in the name of Islam like the hardliner extremists who carry out acts terrorism across the country. .. Khalid Pervaiz Raza, Booni, Chitral 01 Dec 2017