Friday, 23 October 2009

Today Times-1

‘Pakistan ready to phase out nukes if India does so’

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is willing to phase out its nuclear arsenal only if India agrees to do the same, Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani said on Saturday. “Pakistan is willing to engage with our neighbour for a comprehensive settlement in which the nuclear weapons can be phased out by both countries", he told CNN. Haqqani said Islamabad’s anti-terrorism efforts should not be confused with its nuclear programme but seen and supported in their proper perspective.

MY COMMENT:
This is a hard to avoid trap being laid by and for our sold-out leadership. May God destroy them all.

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Talking to Dunya News, Musharraf said the allegations were baseless and concocted, and that he did not deem it necessary to respond to them.

He denied he had been asked to vacate the Army House, and added that he had moved because the construction of his own house at Chak Shahzad had been completed.

He said he had bought a house in London, but his permanent residence would remain in Pakistan.

COMMENT:
Allegations baseless? Mujhay bohat gudgudi hoti hay aisi batoN say!

He means to say that had that house not been built he would have stayed as an illegal occupant at the Army House. And how was the poor commando able to purchase that London property?

All British agents love London for a reason.

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Plastic bottles release harmful chemical into liquids: study

ISLAMABAD: Plastic drinking and baby bottles can pose serious health risks, as a recent study has revealed that the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) — used to make plastics and linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes — often releases into the liquid contained in such containers. This is the first time any study has conclusively shown that drinking from polycarbonate bottles increases the level of urinary BPA, and that drinking containers made with BPA release the chemical into the liquid in sufficient amounts to endanger health, the BBC has reported. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that participants who drank cold liquids from polycarbonate bottles for a week showed a two-thirds increase of BPA in their urine. They said heating those bottles, as in the case of baby bottles, would raise the levels even more. app

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LAHORE: A petition was moved before the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday against the sale of bottled drinking water.

The petitioner, Watan Party Punjab President Hashim Shaukat Khan claimed that the water is contaminated and causes various diseases to human beings. The petitioner’s counsel Barrister Zafarullah Khan submitted that he felt aggrieved at the supply of bottled water by various companies, which was adulterated, contaminated, stale, and mostly filtered tap water.

Health hazards: He said the plastic bottles in which the water was packed, were made from polyethylene terephthalate, also known as Pet or Pete, which had been linked to breast cancer and uterine cancer. He submitted that the plastic packing was also linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and decreased testosterone levels, and also interfered with the body’s natural hormonal messaging system.

He said most of the companies supplying bottled water did not display on their labels the source from which they got the water. He stated that in the advanced countries like the US, most of the bottled water came from the municipal supply, and the same water was treated, purified, and sold to consumers for hefty prices.

The petitioner stated that in Pakistan, people were actually drinking tap water or ‘glorified’ tap water. He stated that according to scientists, when bottled water was stored in hot or warm temperatures, the plastic released chemicals into the water.

Reliable testing: The petitioner prayed to the court that all bottled water should be tested from reliable laboratories before being supplied in the market. He also prayed that municipal water should be provided to citizens after being treated, and asked that government functionaries be stopped from consuming bottled water as a ‘status symbol’.

The petitioner also requested the court to hear the petition along with his pending petition against the supply of adulterated milk.

COMMENT:

For water, I use a 'mitti ka ghaRa' anyway; down with the plastic age.

Use a speaker phone instead of sticking that cell phone to your ear. 24 hours of use equals 700 X-rays!

Avoid the microwave oven as it creates inside the food what was originally not there! It kills all food. I've been telling this to the Chowq Stuffed but they insist on microwaving my contributions.

Get rid of your deep-frezeers too since they cause cellular damage to fresh foods.

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