Maha Shafqat Khan

  • TIslamabad - The benefits of playing sports, especially its positive impact on mental health have been well documented. According to a number of studies, teenagers who play sports tend to experience less stress and better mental health, but what about those athletes who actually develop mental ...

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  • TIslamabad-Today, people are more connected than they have ever been, due to advancements in technology and the influential presence of social media. Earlier, only mass media was the main source of import and export of different ideas, culture and trends, but in today’s globalised era, we have ...

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  • TIslamabad-Historically, only war veterans were said to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Various terms were used to describe this disorder such as battle fatigue, soldier’s heart and shell shock but in the early 80’s, the term ‘PTSD’ was conceived to describe ...

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  • TIslamabad-Bipolar disorder is like a tempest blowing away your life violently in a very dark direction. Patients suffering from this disorder go through emotional transitions between severe depression and and mania (elevated or irritable mood) coupled with paranoia and anxiety. It causes ...

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  • Tislamabad - Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. However, contrary to how this illness is portrayed in mainstream media, a person suffering from schizophrenia can lead a somewhat normal life. According to common misconceptions, schizophrenics are violent people who are hooked to alcohol, and ...

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  • TIslamabad-In today’s world people casually throw around the term ‘depressed’, if they’ve had a fight with a loved one or if they didn’t do well on an exam, as if depression was synonymous with mere sadness. When the word ‘depression’ is used so carelessly ...

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  • TIslamabad  -  “Deafness is a cultural identity, merely not a matter of hearing loss”, reads a poster that is adorning the wall of a tiny but mighty eatery in Islamabad called “Abey Khao”. Sheikh Faizan Raza started off Abey Khao, along with his siblings Syed Jawad ...

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  • TIslamabad-Back in 2007, underground bands in Islamabad were booming, there were regular gigs and a concert happening every fortnight, a regular feature of the underground music scene was the battle of the bands. It was also a time in the Pakistani music industry when bands like Jal, Aaroh, and many ...

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  • Tislamabad - As the name suggests, Auratnaak is an amalgamation of aurat and khatarnaak, the word was penned down by Faiza Saleem, one of Pakistan’s most talented comediennes. This weekend, the all-girls troupe with a bombastic humour brought their totes full of PG13 jokes and ...

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  • TMENTAL HEALTH islamabad - A young boy jumped from the third floor of a mall in Islamabad on Thursday, the CCTV recording of which went viral on social media this week, the apparent suicide is a wakeup call not just for the society but the government as well. Mental health remains one of the ...

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  • TIslamabad-I once read somewhere that the word photography comes from the Greek language and it means to draw with light.That is what Waliya does: she draws with light, whether it is daylight or artificial light.   Waliya, is one of the most sought-after photographers in the twin cities ...

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  • T        maha shafqat khan islamabad At 24, Hajra Khan has achieved what most girls in Pakistan can only dream of. Not only is she the captain of Pakistan’s national football team but has also played for international football clubs. She is the highest scoring female ...

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  • Tislamabad - I sat down with Orooj at a beautiful coffee shop to have a chat about books, life, feminism and so much more. At 22, this girl has made a big name for herself in the poetry circle around the world. Looking back at how she began writing under a pseudonym that led to the birth of an ...

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  • TMaha shafqat khan - “The great majority of us are Muslims. We follow the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity and self-respect. Consequently, we have a special and a very deep sense of unity. But make no ...

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  • T“Religion is the opium of the masses.” –Karl Marx   A picture of Che Guevara and Karl Marx hangs in room number 73, hostel # 1 where a bright, young student once lived amongst his vibrant books and ambitious dreams. “Allah ‘O Akbar” (God is great) chants the ...

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  • TIslamabad-Every girl doesn’t have to become a fighter, but every girl can see that, even if something is perceived as a guy’s thing, it doesn’t mean it isn’t for them — Ronda Rousey. Back in the day when MMA legend Ronda Rousey debuted in the UFC, She became a poster ...

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  • Tislamabad - A large chunk of women and children in Pakistan are working as domestic workers. The two most common types of domestic workers are child domestic labour and bonded/forced labour.   According to an ILO study (2004), there were 264,000 child domestic workers in Pakistan. ...

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  • TIslamabad-Aisha* and Rehan*, two 24-year-old students of a medical school in Islamabad, were recently stopped by two policemen in H-8 neighbourhood. Both were perplexed as there was no traffic violation, they did not jump a red signal or drove rashly. To their utter shock, the policemen asked them ...

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  • TIslamabad - Javed, a 17-year-old student, currently enrolled in a prestigious school in Islamabad, started smoking weed at the age of 14 as a way to kill time outside his academy in F-8. Since then he has tried almost every drug available in the market. He has been in and out of rehabs but ends up ...

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