Students demanding closure of all Educational Institutions in Pakistan while Trending Top on Twitter

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As the Covid-19 cases recently risen in Pakistan and also the related death toll, students are now demanding that their schools and universities must be closed. This includes the students of schools and colleges, as well as the student of universities. They demand that right now in the days of pandemic the best way to secure our future is to close down the educational institutions and save our health. If we are healthy, we can cover up on course materials later. Please see the following image where students have trended the topic of #Shutdownallinstitutions as well as #CloseFoundationUniCovid19.

Pakistani students want educational institutions closed

There are hundreds of universities in Pakistan even may be in thousands but the students of Foundation university have made their own trend on twitter in wake of Foundation University announcing exams in which obliviously every one will have to be available in person, unless otherwise in case of normal classes, online education route can be taken.

Being Parent of two school going kids, I personally think that at this current time the number one priority of Pakistani government should be to close down all educational institutions specially the schools to protect the health of our children. They can very well cover up on academics later on. Also, many schools like school of my kids already have everything they need, setup for online classes, with the Microsoft team accounts setup for every student. So that route must be taken instead. Or even hold on for while where such things not possible.

Federal Government of Pakistan is all set to decide on this matter on 23rd of Nov, in just two days, I hope that they make a sane decision and let students sit and study at home for a while, instead of risking their health and in turn their future.

I am the huge advocate of education and education of highest level for everyone without compromise, however there are things which are more important and health is one of those few things. Govt of Pakistan should also acknowledge this is decide soon on closure of Schools, colleges and universities across the country.

PTCL goes Viral on Twitter but it is for All the Wrong Reasons

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PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited) , the biggest landline and internet provider of Pakistan, is talk of the town this evening as its service quality hits rock bottom due to an international Submarine internet cable cut. There are several submarine internet cables which connect Pakistan to the rest of the world, however when the even one of them goes down, PTCL users across the country start feeling the affects.

This means PTCL does not have the right switching capability to efficiently put all internet traffic from the country to backup links or alternate links which are currently active.

This evening same happened, a submarine cable gone down and next thing, the PTCL users all over the country are suffering. Same is the reason, PTCL have just started going viral on twitter and its for all the wrong reason. So PTCL is currently facing lots of criticism for not managing the internet traffic well.

Some people did show off their anger on PTCL service quality by trolling PTCL in their tweets similar to the following.

PTCL however, does put up a notice on their twitter account about the degradation of their services due to issues with the international cable cut. The notice was put up as follows.

Twitter now in transition to offer bigger 280 character tweets #280characters

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More and more users are now seeing the increased character limit on twitter. Instead of older 140 character limit on tweets now twitter is rolling out the new limit of 280 characters. But its not yet available to everyone. However some twitter accounts having considerable fan following are seeing this limit enhanced. Others are still stuck with 140 characters. Twitter would have rolled it out at once for everyone but I guess they are testing on how it goes.

The hash tag #280characters is already trending number one on twitter in Pakistan and yes some accounts from Pakistan as well got the enhanced limit. Example of one such tweet is as follows.

However, in my personal twitter account I am still stuck with older 140 characters limit, which is going to change probably soon.

Previously, twitter had made sure that any media won’t be counted towards the character limit and this was next well awaited, most due step finally taken and being rolled out the masses, slowly :-). Most due in a way that I have seen many government departments, politicians, celebrities, singers and rest of the world conveying their point in more than one tweets even sometimes 5 to 6 easily. New limit will encourage them to stay within one or mostly two tweets.

However, human nature is to never satisfy with anything, well mostly. Same is the reason that many people are now asking for the ability to edit the current tweets. But also other are opposing the addition of edit feature, so it can be misused by making a tweet real popular and than changing its content something really opposite when a certain number of retweets are happened.

Aamir Liaqat Hussain Gives Away Babies in his show Called Amaan Ramzan

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baby given away in amaan ramzanI was really shocked after hearing that to just get the ratings hike for his show Amaan Ramzan the controversial Aamir Liaqat is giving babies to so called un-expecting couples in his show. One such thing happened when Aamir Liaqat just handed over a baby to a couple, they even didn’t knew that its going to happen. Liaqat claims that its for good reason, it is to give the abandoned baby a good family.

Is he serious, I and many others believe its just publicity and show rating stunt, previously he was giving away, bikes, cares and many other gifts like home appliances, suddenly this baby give away thing shocked people. One such family already received a baby and one more baby is in pipeline to be given away.

The baby supplier is an NGO working as Chippa welfare organization. Their opinion is that this will give a good family to baby. How could they just hand over baby, what if the family is not in state of mind of receiving a baby right now, does they have ran some background checks on couple to whom they are offering baby, absolutely no. What if couple goes to have their own baby, what would be status of this given away baby. What would be checks and balance on the couple to whom he just given away baby, well absolutely no. Even if receiving couple in future misuse/abuse baby or sell for some minor price no one would know.

I am angry rather furious about this issue, already in Pakistani hospitals the issue of infants’ theft is on peak and if few other channels start this non-sense, people may be selling them babies, falsely claiming that the baby is taken from a road or bin on roadside.

The channel on which this program was aired is Geo TV, they would have shown some responsibility, well they didn’t, they must be held responsible and should be dealt with according to law. The PML-N lead government should take the notice of the issue and also chief justice should also take notice. If this is allowed, it would be disaster everywhere. Pakistan yet not have any adoption law, this must be address before things get worse.

Recently this issue also caught attention of International media and story was picked up by CNN as well.

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