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Lahore doctors operate child weighing 200 kg for weight loss

LAHORE: Doctors in Lahore on Thursday operated a 12-year-old from Gujrat, currently weighing about 200 kilogrammes, for a reduction in his weight, ARY News reported. Abrar, a teenager from Gujrat, has seen a rapid gain in his weight which has made it difficult for him to even walk and do mundane tasks. Doctors performed a Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Laparoscopic surgery on him, a minimally invasive procedure performed worldwide for weight reduction. The surgery was performed at a private hospital in Lahore. Dr Muaz,…

World Labour Day being observed today

Labour day is being observed across the world including Pakistan on Wednesday (today) to highlight sacrifices and rights of labourers The theme of this year Labour Day is “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”. Labour unions will organize seminars, rallies and parades where union leaders will throw light on the importance of Labour Day. Pakistan’s first labour policy was devised in 1972, in which May 1 was declared an official holiday. This policy also formulated the creation of the Social Security…

This German-Pakistani girl has espoused Islam after years of research

Sonia is a Muslim Pakistani of German descent who had studied about various religions and embraced Islam after five-year extensive research. Talking about her journey to Islam she says, "It was a logical decision for me. I studied religion a lot and finally I reached to Islam and I was so fascinated by it." Named by her mother-in-law as Sonia Jannat, she married Imran and shifted to Pakistan wholeheartedly. The newlywed has completely adopted Pakistani lifestyle and cooks traditional cuisine, especially Biryani. A…

Why should you turn off the lights during Earth Hour 2019

Like other parts of the world, Earth Hour is being observed across Pakistan where major cities are witnessing symbolic blackouts to raise awareness against global warming. Earth Hour is celebrated every year across the world during which unnecessary lights and electric appliances are turned off for one hour between 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The event is aimed at increasing awareness about how excessive and unneeded electricity usage drives the demand for more electricity, the production of which contributes significantly to…

Meet Hidayat Ali Khan, an enchanting classical singer from Sanghar

Hidayat Ali Khan, Sindh’s teenage classical singer with surprising mellifluous voice has a clear message for the music world – a future star is knocking the doors. 18-years-old Sanghar resident Hidayat sings a wide variety of raagas and distinct forms of melodies including Thumri, Raag Yaman Kalian, Ghazal and others sung by classical singers. Budding artist belongs to a musical family. His grandfather late UstadGulzar Ali Khan was a renowned classical singer. Ustad Gulzar Ali Khan was award holder artist who also…

Gender reassignment surgery remains successful in Lahore

LAHORE: A teen with indeterminate sex underwent successful gender-change surgery in Lahore to become a male, ARY News reported on Friday. 13-year-old Kinza, named Abdullah after the procedure, was operated by a specialist surgeon Dr Afzal Shaikh in Pakistan’s first-ever dedicated centre for treatment of indeterminate sex. Kinza was provided free-of-cost treatment at the centre built in Aghaz Trust Hospital in Punjab’s provincial capital. Talking about the case, Dr Shaikh said Kinza was diagnosed with indeterminate…

Hindu community holds special ‘puja’ to pray for Pakistan’s progress; rejects ‘Indian’ propaganda about…

KARACHI: Whereas the start of the new year 2019 was marked with pomp and parties across the world, the Hindu community in Karachi uniquely celebrated the event. By holding a Satyanarayan Puja, the community prayed for peace, security and progress of Pakistan in 2019. The puja, however, was not limited to this year only; instead, the community observes every new year with special prayers for their beloved country. Speaking to ARY News at the congregation, community members said they never felt insecure or were harassed…

DHA’s ‘Rahim Mama’ among crystal meth dealers arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi police have arrested at least three drug peddlers involved in supplying crystal meth to a number of drug addicts during three separate raids in Karachi. The highly dangerous drug, also known as “ice”, t is associated with serious health conditions, including memory loss, aggression, psychotic behavior and potential heart and brain damage. The three raids conducted last month and shown on ARY News’ Zimmedar Kaun’s December 23 episode, saw arrest of three drug peddlers dealing in the drug in three separate …