Author Archives: Dr. Afaq Ahmad Qureshi

About Dr. Afaq Ahmad Qureshi

Physician, writer, broadcaster, journalist, translator, free lance writer, poet, political and social analyst and critic. Writes plays and features for electronic media, interested in numerous things from sociology to medicine to history and art. interest in books and internet, writes for http://www.blogcritic.com also; editor for Internet journal; at http://twitter.com; had so many traumatic experiences blah blah blah...

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Freshly Pressed Ideas: (Not a manual for being freshly pressed).


1. Photography: Use the lens to capture the following. A bicycle or its parts. Any other machine / machinery parts are also FP worthy. So take heed and give importance to the old parts lying in and around your dwelling. … Continue reading

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How the time flies. How it stops when it’s a holiday.


I do not make ‘to do’ lists. They scare me as I know I would not be able to place tick marks on at least 90% of the listed items. Remaining 10% to me are never so important and therefore … Continue reading

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On getting up in the morning with a severe headache.


A life experience. Headaches are pretty common on getting up in the morning. An account of a morning like that and what happened to the author on that day. Continue reading

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2. How do I know the Dengue fever has become dangerous? Dengue in Lahore: Serious symptoms.


Dengue fever can become very serious if the element of hemorrhage sets in. If the following symptoms are observed, take immediate steps. SYMPTOMS: 1. Abdominal pain 2. Persistent vomitting 3. Weakness, increasing sleepiness 4. Cold sweats 5. Shortness of breath … Continue reading

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What do I do if I have swelling in the neck: Mumps, Lymph nodes, Goiter, Thyroid enlargement.


A person with neck swelling has enlargement of the soft tissues that covers the neck. A neck swelling can also occur as accumulation of fluid, lymph, or inflammatory, or tumor cells in an area under the skin of the neck. … Continue reading

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How do I know I have Hypothyroidism: (Myxedema).


Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under-active (it is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones). Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. Severe hypothyroidism can lead to a condition called myxedema, characterized by dry, thickened … Continue reading

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How do I know I have Hyperthyroidism: (Grave’s disease or Toxic goiter)?


INTRODUCTION TO THE THYROID GLAND: All of us have a small gland in our necks called the Thyroid gland. Normally it is not visible and we cannot feel its presence inside us. It sits comfortably in its bed and does … Continue reading

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What happened at OJHRI CAMP in Rawalpindi in 1988.


An account of the fateful day of April 10, 1988 when the largest ammunition depot at OJHRI (near Islamabad) was blown & destroyed killing more than 4000 people. A veteran politician, Kalsoom SaifUllah in her latest book has revealed that General Zia ul Haq himself ordered the destruction of the facility so that to avoid American checking of the stocks. American were concerned that Stinger missiles were being sold to Iran. Continue reading

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Dengue Fever in Lahore. What we should know and do about it. How do I know I have Dengue fever.


A brief, concise guide to Dengue fever which is creating havoc in the Punjab province of Pakistan, particularly in Lahore. Prevention, treatment and diagnosis are also discussed.
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