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Upcoming Mega Event >>> International Association of Disability and Oral Health is convening its 20th Congress at International Convention Center Ghent, Belgium on August 25-28, 2010. Theme will be “Caring For Quality of Life” Hosted by the Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry and Special Care of Ghent University.

Issue: June-July 10


Because we are the future….

Studentfocus Our team >>> Editor, Graphist, Publisher Muhammad Sheraz Alam

PR and Financing, Writer Asber Javaid

Enticing the Sponsors Safa Moeed

Report Writer Gul-e-Rana Khan

Report Writer Mehuk Khan

Fun Writer Marriam Zakria

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Yumna Zaheer

Entertainment Writer Haroon Raza Special Thanks All praises to Almighty Allah, who endowed us with His grace in order to complete this strenuous task in time. And making this concept a reality. Crediting the honor to our parents whose support has always backed us in the hour of need. Mrs. Tamseela Rashid, Deputy Secretary, School Education Department who rendered her invaluable support to make Student focus a practical Newsletter.

Scientific Islam-Medicine Contributions of Islam to modern Science! In Islam, the human body is a source of appreciation, as it is created by Almighty Allah (God). How it functions, how to keep it clean and safe, how to prevent diseases from attacking it or cure those diseases, have been important issues for Muslims. Ibn-e-Sina (d. 1037), better known to the West as Avicenna, was perhaps the greatest physician until the modern era. greatest physicians in the world in the MidThe famous book by Ibn-e-Sina, Al-Qanun fi dle Ages .He stressed empirical observation al-Tibb, remained a standard textbook even and clinical medicine and was unrivalled as a in Europe, s", for over 700 years. Ibn Sina's diagnostician. He also wrote a treatise on work is still studied and built upon in the hygiene in hospitals. Kahaf E a s t . "God created no illness, exAbul-Qasim Al-Sahabi was a Prophet Muhammad himself urged people to cept that He has established very famous surgeon in the "take medicines for your for it a cure, except for old eleventh century, known in diseases", as people at age. When the antidote is ap- Europe for his work, that time were reluctant Concession (Kitab alplied, the patient will recover Tasrif).Other to do so. He also said, significant ”God created no illness, with the permission of God." contributions were made in except that He has espharmacology, such as Ibn tablished for it a cure, except for old age. Sina's Kitab al-Shifa' (Book of Healing), and in public health. Every major city in the When the antidote is applied, the patient will Islamic world had a number of excellent recover with the permission of God.” hospitals, some of them teaching hospitals, Since the religion did not forbid it, Muslim and many of them were specialized for scholars used human cadavers to study anatparticular diseases, including mental and omy and physiology and to help their students emotional. The Ottomans were particularly understand how the body functions. This emnoted for their building of hospitals and for pirical study enabled surgery to develop very the high level of hygiene practiced in them. quickly.Al-Razi, known in the West as Rhazes, the famous physician and scientist, (d. 932) was one of the

Message from our Patron “Our vision of education should be very much clear as to what qualities we must impart to the students and for what purpose we are educating them.”

Tamseela Rashid Deputy Secretary, School Education Department, Punjab.

This Summer >>>

By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

Remember God loves the smile you pass on the sight of your brother, friend or colleague .

“Just call the sun and the sun is there”. No matter how much we resist the dread but it is in time always.The light which pleases in cold become all the more unbearable in Summers. Naturally a change comes to take us down to plains of sweat from the altitudes of shivers. To stay cool in the burning days like of the internal systems by perspiring the skin by everybody I would suggest you to have sweat. The people who have the remnants of a chill with a few prelimiF.Sc in their minds know Joule nary adaptations. The “Just call the sun and Thompson effect. and that prebody temperature is sub- the sun is there”. No cisely applies the same mechanism. ject to rise in order to matter how much we Besides the increment in water keep it down to normal, resist the dread but it intake take light meals, cold drinks, drink a lot of water. It stay in shelter. But that does not is in time always. should be cooler but not mean you do nothing. It aims to freezed which might capkeep you void of over UV-exposure ture your throat. The fact behind our pertaining to the fact that Excess of every thing increased thirst is the excessive loss of is bad. Use sunglasses, caps, umbrellas, scarves. water from our body. The homeostatic machine we call body turns on its exhaustive channels which help prevent the halting

The risk of falling ill to summer flu and throat disease is common in this season. But don't worry Main Hun Na says Shahrukh Khan in his hit movie. Don’t forget to keep a bottle with you which I always miss to keep in my mind but you please make it a habit not forgetting but keeping the bottle. Speak light, stay sprightly even if you don't want to . Remember God loves the smile you pass on the sight of your brother, friend or colleague .

Fun pack >>>

Smile please!!! By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

Sugar-Cane one of the gifts of Summer

Fresh Cane Juice

By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

People suffering from sore throat, cold and flu are recommended cane juice, predominantly because of its preventive and healing benefits. Since cane juice is low in glycemic index, it helps in maintaining general good health. According to the latest study, the alkaline nature of sugarcane juice is highly beneficial in pre- People drinking venting deadly breast and prostate sugar cane juice on a regular cancers. One is recommended to drink a glass of sugar cane juice, when ex- basis have low posed to prolonged heat and physical chances of getactivity. Since sugar cane juice is rich in ting infected carbohydrates, it refreshes and ener- with the probgizes the body. Cane juice helps in the lem of diabetes. smooth functioning of kidneys and keeps the urinary flow clear. Sugar cane juice is a good substitute for aerated drinks. So, when you feel exhausted on a hot sunny day, drinking sugar cane juice would be highly beneficial. Sugar cane juice aids in fast recovery from jaundice. People drinking sugar cane juice on a regular basis have low chances of getting infected with the problem of diabetes. Cane juice is highly beneficial for people who are underweight, as it can help in gaining weight rapidly. Since sugar cane juice is rich in minerals including phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, it should be consumed on a regular basis, especially during summer.

ent argum ed d e t a r pass g a he havin . As the ca t tos a w c i ple icn d ou A cou ing on a p ointe p ere, e f i go ew see th d while g cattle th nd said :” ban e hus als a grazin s”. Th . anim e e v i h t t s la !” ward re your re -laws a es, in e Y s “ o : h d t replie

Artar and kartar used to stay in the same building. Artar on the ground floor and kartar on 25th floor. One day when lift was not working kartar invited Artar for a dinner. Artar trudged up to 25th floor to find kartar’s flat closed from outside and had a note which read “how did you enjoy your dinner?” Note to be outdone, Artar wrote under it “ Sorry I couldn't make it!”

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NEWT ON’S “Ever SECON y boy D in the girl w world LAW OF LO ith a f VE is orce t attrac the be ted to auty o hat is direc w ard tional tly pro f the g to the portio s a i streng rl and inver nal to sely p th of h ropor er bro thers and p y o ” . h a shoe than wit a p h it e n w o e n hit you hit m The One ma him: “Did d e k s a on me?” Phatan d a joke e k c a “That’s r c you Pathan: !” r e g n anger or s”. ith a uch joke lied:” W 't bear s n man rep o d I e rwis ok othe I have two sisters and both are girls! Give me a red pen of any color! Open the window, let the environment come in. Get out in the class! Make a line in a straight circle!

For the Goal, End Child Labor By Mehek khan and Editor


he World Day against Child Labor is celebrated on 12 June 2010. The World Day provides an early opportunity for national and local activities to follow up on the momentum generated by the Global Conference and to scale up the worldwide movement to tackle child labor. Pakistan observed June 12 as ‘World Day against Child Labor’, along with the rest of the world. International Labor Organization has set the theme of this year’s day as “Go for the goal-End child labor”. They aim to eliminate child labor all over the world by 2016.



he darkest category of child labor relates to those children caught up in criminal activities such as prostitution, military enrolment, slavery (such as bonded labor), or trafficking (which involves the removal of a child from its home, often involving deception and payment, for a wide range of exploitative purposes). It is no surprise that the Global Report 2010 warns the international community that “we will not get there with a business-as-usual approach (to child labor)."


overty is the main cause of child labor but it is a symptom as well. Poor parents send their children to work for reasons of economic


he Convention had so far been ratified by over 90 percent of the International Labor Organization's 182 member States. The International Labor Office’s (ILO) quadrennial Global Report on child labor warns that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor are slowing down and calls for a “re-energized” global campaign to end the practice. According to Accelerating action against Child Labor, the global number of child laborers had declined from 222 million to 215 million, or 3 percent, over the period 2004-2008, representing a “slowing down of the global pace of reduction.”

n 2008 there were 215 million children aunched to coincide with The working illegally in the eyes Hague Global Child Labor Conof international law, almost According to Accelerating action against Child Labor, the global ference held in The Netherlands 14% of all the world’s children number of child laborers had declined from 222 million to 215 from 10-11 May, the report exunder 18. This includes 115 million children under that million, or 3 percent, over the period 2004-2008, representing a presses concern that the global economic crisis could “further age engaged in "hazardous “slowing down of the global pace of reduction.” brake” progress toward the goal of work" which could threaten eliminating the worst forms of child their safety or health. such as expediency. But the consequent denial of labor by 2016, a target set by the ILO’s 2006 handling chemicals, heavy loads or endureducation blocks the escape route from povGlobal Action Plan.“Progress is uneven: neiing long hours. The remaining 100 million erty for the next generation of the household. ther fast enough nor comprehensive enough child laborers are those aged under 15 - the to reach the goals that we have set,” ILO international minimum age for legal emther factors may provoke this cycle; for Director-General Juan Somavia warned. ployment – whose tasks are not hazardous example, schools in poor countries are “New and large-scale efforts are needed. but are more substantial than “permitted often inaccessible or prohibitively expensive, The situation calls for a re-energized camlight work.” with inadequate teaching and classroom repaign against child labor. We must scale up sources. Cultural pressures can undermine action and move into a higher gear.” Millions lmost all child labor occurs in developperception of the long term value of educaof child laborers had been benefited from ing countries, with about 60% engaged tion, especially for girl children.It is now althe Convention’s drive against practices such in agriculture. Other occupations include most ten years since the International Labor as the use of children in slavery, forced ladomestic service, factory production and Organization’s Convention came into being on bor, trafficking, debt bondage, serfdom, backstreet workshops. Over 25% of chilthe Worst Forms of Child Labor. prostitution, pornography, forced or compuldren in sub-Saharan Africa and 13% in Asia sory recruitment for armed conflict and all remain trapped within the cycle of poverty forms of work that are likely to harm the of which child labor is part. safety, health or morals of children





he World Day against Child Labor aims to promote awareness and action to tackle child labor. The 2006 Global Action Plan, which established the 2016 goal of eliminating child labor, has a three-pronged approach of supporting national responses; deepening and strengthening the worldwide movement; and promoting further integration of child labor within overall ILO priorities.

Polio Free Pakistan

By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

Poliomyelitis (polio, for short) is caused by a virus. The virus can be spread by drinking water with the polio virus in it. It can also be passed by close contact, such as kissing, with an infected person. Polio is a serious illness. It can cause paralysis (when you can't move your arms and legs) or even death. A vaccine is used to protect you from getting a disease. The polio vaccine, also called IPV, is given by injection (a "shot"). (It used to be given by drops in the mouth.) First dose when they are 2 months old. Second dose when they are 4 months old. Third dose when they are 6 to 18 months old. Last dose when they are 4 to 6 years old. Promote Polio Free Pakistan!

Hollywood Hits : 2010>>>

By Haroon Raza


2010>>> By Haroon Raza

Top 5 Games:2010 >>>

God of Wars III



Inspired !

The way you need to...

By Haroon Raza

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams

If you have done something different or achieved something really special then you can be the part of this Newsletter. See your name with distinction in a distinct way and be an inspiration for others. Send in your inspirations, achievements and distinctions details to the Editor at Tell the people you make difference at your level. Last date of entries is texted at the last page of the Newsletter.


In the memory of the victims of

Karachi massacre

By Mohsin Mirza

It was the evening of 12th May 2007. The reOn the other side in Karachi, MQM delibermarks made by the president of the Islamic ately blocked the roads approaching the republic of Pakistan over the whole episode on main city and also brought in artillery from the same day were that “Today the answer of the near by areas. force has been given by force”. For the people Intensions were clear from their side. The ignorant of this whole event, a gist has been opposing political party workers had alpresented here. ready arrived in the city and were ready to After the uprising of the lawyer community receive the chief justice, when all of a sudover the reference against the chief justice in den the arms were opened by the the supreme judicial council, invitations for equipped personals. The result was obviaddressing the bar councils from all over the ous “bloodshed!” More than 40 people country flooded at Chief’s door which mostly included step. These invitations were After the uprising of the the opposing party workobliged by chief and trips to lawyer community over ers were killed in the various cities were arranged to the reference against the massacre according to the make the whole issue public and official figures but the chief justice in the su- unofficial sources claim of earn the public support. One such invitation came from the preme judicial council, more than 100 deaths bar council of Karachi which invitations for addressing and casualties. At the end chief justice accepted unreservthe bar councils from all of it all, the city was left edly. The date arranged for the devastated and was once chief’s visit was 12th of May. over the country flooded again reminded by the at Chief’s door step. Before this the visit to Lahore ruling party that the right had been a successful and public to protest or support supported the chief justice in bulks across the some anti government rally does not apply whole province of “Punjab”. The expectations to the people of Karachi. Chief Justice of from the visit were high as Karachi is the hub Pakistan was left stranded on the airport of political activities in the country. But as it and had to return to the capital without turned out the main political party of the provaddressing the bar. ince MQM which is famously known for its Who was to be blamed for this incident? In hostility tried to aggravate the issue by taking which country does such lawlessness exist? the law in their hands (they are particularly How far can governments of a country go renowned for this sort of thing). They tactically to keep their power intact? In which civiarranged a procession on the same day and lized countrymen did such a massacre that tried to meddle in the whole visit of the chief occurred to suppress the chief justice of justice. The media covering the proceedings the state to address the bar? was becoming more and more convinced that All these questions are still left unanconfrontation of the two parties could result in swered. No one bothered to give a valid carnage. It was also noticeable how the federal explanation of how the people were murgovernment did not interfere in settling the dered and who was responsible for their issue but was also supporting the MQM’s tacdeaths. Police remained quiet so did the tics of trying to aggravate the issue. Finally the rangers but our president said that “Today day arrived. Chief justice along with his lawyers the answer of force has been given with went ahead with the plan and took a flight to force!” Karachi.

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The brilliant and comprehensive answers will be entertained at their best and the Winners will be entitled as Genius of the Month! More over the best answers will be awarded with the prize money of Rs. 300/- for 1st, Rs. 200/- for second and Rs. 100/- for 3rd question. So hurry up get online and send your answers at Note that the entries will be entertained till 15th of this August only. Do send your Name, Age, Contact. No. (if applicable), Discipline of study/job, Institution and inspiration source of your ideas.

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By Marriam Zakria

It cost 7 million dollars to build the titanic and 200 million to make a film about it. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing. Colgate faced big obstacle in marketing toothpaste in the Spanish countries because in Spanish Colgate translates into the command go hang yourself. A house fly lives only 14 days Everyday 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born and 140,000 people die. There are 1792 steps to the top of the Eiffel tower. A butterfly has 12000 eyes. Jimmy Carter is the first USA president to born in hospital. Snail have 14175 teeth laid along 135 rows on their tongue.


‘3rd Cancer prevention and early detection walk and seminars' held on 31st May 2010,at KEMU Lahore. The seminar was organized by “Dept of Surgery KEMU, SUSPK, WHO, IFMSA and Chest Foundation of Pakistan”. It was sponsored by “World Health Organization and Pfizers Pakistan”. Chief guest was, Mr.Fawad hassan, secretary Health Govt.of Pakistan. Guest of honour was, Prof. Dr. M.Zafar ullah khan, VC of KEMU. ‘Early Detection Walk’ started at ‘Patiala Block,KEMU Lhr and finished at ‘Surgical Tower Mayo Hospital, Lhr. “Early detection and role of surgeon”, conducted by, Prof. Dr.Arshad Cheema. “Tobacco and Cancer in General”, was explained by Prof. Dr.Zafar Ali. Prof. Dr.Javed Akram principle ‘AIMC’, discussed “Hepatitis and Liver Cancer”. Prof. Irfan and Prof.Saulatullah Khan contributed by addressing on ‘Smoking, Heart and blood vessels and Lungs. At the end of seminar, Hamza Hashmi , president IFMA, KEMU focused on “Survey of KEMU, Prevalence of Cancer in Mayo Hospital.

Genius of the Month Contest! By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

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Peace Lake

By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

Scented Park

The first Newsletter of its type launched by the students of KEMU. It is a joint venture of students belonging to different disciplines with no borders of institutions, cities, or even countries. Up-till now the disciplines that have joined hands in this adventure are MBBS, BDS, DPT, B.Sc Ophthalmology etc from KEMU. We aim to deliver you the quality and resourceful infotainment contributing our part to the best of all talent. Sharing the responsibility is the main idea that hit wildly across our mind to set up a common stage for identifying every one of my fellows being unique and competent. We warmly welcome the new joining people and are anxious to get your comment s how did you find our effort. It implies on the readers to DO GOOD and SPREAD GOOD . For sure this what we have been created for! Regards!

Detective of the month

Guess Who Am I ? By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

Light of Hope Blossom bloom

I know what she wants but how can I afIt was dark cloudy outside. The spooky wind ford that all nasty expenses. Everyday she rustle was chasing my heart. There was nohas a new wish! Strange! body in the street. Lamps of all houses were out. The big Become the Detective of Isn’t it ? Yes, it is the girls are always at verge of clock of the big hall struck 1:35 am... I was very nerv- the month by guessing war after marriage even! ous… she came closer and the character told in the ……. closer, at once she grabbed my wings. Suddenly a flash plot given just one cor- Did you got me if yes tell came and she splashed me rect answer and you will me author that who am i? but if not then wait for out on the door. I tried to beg be a detective! the next episode to come but her expressions didn't and then write into editor at seem to spare my blushes. She struck door response_sf with eloquent force on my beak! Ouch ! I felt Become the Detective of the month by helpless and flew out. You tell me is it fair guessing the character told in the plot that after three years of love she said “ I have given just one correct answer and you will far better choices than you! How could she be a detective! do this to me? How dare she…? The correct guessing people will be mentioned in the next issue and will be entitled the Detective of the month!


By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

NON-SURGICAL HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT Patients with congenital heart disease will have a chance at a treatment without a major open heart surgery. Cardiologists at the Rush University Medical Center has developed a minimally-invasive trans-catheter valve replacement. Patients involved in a clinical trial had this implant, and are presently recovering. This gives hope to patients that would otherwise undergo multiple open heart surgeries. The valve replacement procedure uses a bovine pericardial heart valve that is compressed into a balloon as small as a pencil, threaded from a major vein in the leg into the circulatory system, and is deployed across the pulmonary valve.

SPINAL CORD INJURY, STEM CELL AND NANOTECHNOLOGY Scar tissues develop around a spinal cord injury, blocking neuron fibers that are supposed to repair the damaged site. Researchers from Northwestern University developed a nano-engineered gel that prevents the formation of scar tissue, allowing neuron stem cells to penetrate the inured site and grow nerve fibers. The gel also instructs stem cells to produce myelin, instead of producing scar tissues. This technology has shown positive results with mice experiments. A mice that has spinal cord injury was able to use their hind legs in walking six weeks after being injected with the gel. Although not all treatments in mice works in humans, there is still a possibility that it could work.

Dr. Israr Ahmed and KEMU By Asber Javaid

Dr. Israr Ahmad was born on April 26, 1932 in Hisar (a district of East Punjab, now a part of Haryana) in India, the second son of a government servant. He graduated from King Edward Medical College (Lahore) in 1954 and later received his Master's degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Karachi in 1965. He came under the influence of Abul-Ala-Maududi as a young student, worked briefly for Muslim Student's Federation in the Independence Movement and, following the creation of Pakistan in 1947, for the IslamiJamiat-e-Talaba and then for the Jamaat-e-Islami. Dr. Israr Ahmad

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resigned from the Jama`at in April 1957 because of its involvement in the electoral politics, which he believed was irreconcilable with the revolutionary methodology adopted by the Jama'at in the pre-1947 period.Dr. Israr Ahmad first appeared on Pakistan Television in 1978 in a program called Al-Kitab; this was followed by other programs, known as Alif Lam Meem, Rasool-eKamil, Umm-ul-Kitab and the most popular of all He graduated from King EdMedical College religious programs in the history of Pakistan Tele- ward (Lahore) in 1954 and later vision, the Al-Huda, which made him a household received his Master's degree name throughout the country. His television lectures generally focused on the revitalization of in Islamic Studies from the the Islamic faith through studies of the Quran. Dr. University of Karachi in 1965. Israr Ahmad also criticized modern democracy and the electoral system and argued that the head of an Islamic state can reject the majority decisions of an elected assembly. Although he did not like to receive it personally, Dr. Israr Ahmad was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1981. He has to his credit over 60 Urdu books on topics related to Islam and Pakistan, 9 of which have been translated into English and other languages. A man that revolutionized the whole concept of khilafat, died, who was graduate of KEMU, but not a single person took notice. The university must own its alumni because a great student of a great university deserves great respect. May Allah bless him.

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“Save energy and every blow of wind to enhance the resourses and shoulder the responsibility of a good citizen.” Yumna Zaheer


Biotech Updates

By Muhammad Sheraz Alam

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IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers. Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy Might Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease Fighting bull cloned for 1st time in Spain Tibetans' Genes Help Them Thrive at High Altitudes Europe agency prepares to assess first stem cell drug. New Alzheimer's Risk Genes Identified

Tassle your Eyes? >>> >>>

By Marriam Zakria


My “N” is lost can you find it for me please? By Marriam Zakria

A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pullout a gun and points it at the man. The man says thank you and walks out. Why? I’m curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it, it looks so ordinary and plain that you would quickly you can find out what was wrong with it . in fact nothing is wrong with it! But it is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching! What is unusual in above paragraph?


final thought... Think positive is to harmonize the environment â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms, and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Said Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H)

He is not of me who when speaks speaks falsely; who when promises breaks his promises and who when trust is reposed in him fails in his trust. Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) Without knowledge action is useless and without action knowledge is futile. Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) Anger begins with madness and ends in regret. (Hazrat Ali (R.A)

The road to a friends house is never long (Danish proverb) There is no way to peace; peace is the way. (Anonymous)

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