عام صحت کے لئے خون میں شوگر (گلوکوز) کی مقدار ایک معین سطح پر ہوتی ہے۔ خون میں شوگر کی سطح کو مناسب رکھنے کے لئے لُبلُبے یا پینکریاز نامی غدود سے پیدا کردہ انسولین ضروری ہوتی ہے۔ جب کسی وجہ سے یہ غدود کم انسولین بناتی ہے یا پھر انسولین صحیح طور پر اثر نہیں کرتی تو خون میں گلوکوز کی سطح صحیح طور پر کنٹرول میں نہیں رہتی۔ کھانے کے ساتھ یہ سطح زیادہ ہو جاتی ہے۔ اس عرصے میں جب خون گردوں سے گزرتا ہے تویہ زائد گلوکوز پیشاب کے ذریعے خارج ہوتا ہے اور اسی طرح شوگر کی بیماری کا آغاز ہوتا ہے۔
ذیابیطس کی تشخیص ہونے کا مطلب یہ ہے کہ آپ کو طرح طرح کے کئی صحت مندانہ کھانوں سے بدستور لطف اندوز ہونے کے معاملے میں محتاط ہونا چاہئے۔ شروع میں یہ چیلنج سا لگے گا لیکن آپ کی غذا کے انتخاب اور آپ کے کھانے کی عادتیں آپ کے لئے اپنی ذیابیطس پر قابو پانے اور لمبی مدت کے لئے صحت کے سلسلے میں ضروری ہے۔
ذیابیطس میں خوراک کا اصول ذیابیطس میں ایسی خوراک استعمال کرنی چاہئے جس سے خون میں گلوکوز کی سطح یک دم بہت زیادہ نہ ہو جو متعلقہ غدود یعنی پینکریاز سے سنبھالی نہ جا سکے۔ غذائیں جن سے پرہیز ضروری ہے گڑ‘ چینی‘ بیکری کی اشیاء (کیک‘ پیسٹری‘ بسکٹ) آم‘ انگور‘ کھجور‘ تازہ پھلوں کا رس‘ گنا‘ آئسکریم‘ مشروبات‘ (کولڈڈرنکس‘ ڈبے کا جوس) کشمش‘ انجیر‘ پڈنگ‘ جیلی‘ چاکلیٹ‘ بند ڈبوں والے پھل‘ خشک دودھ اور میٹھی ٹافیاں وغیرہ۔ ان کے علاوہ شہد‘ شکرقندی‘ کیلا‘ خربوزہ‘ تربوزہ‘ انجیر‘ آڑو‘ چقندر‘ مائیونیز‘ سٹرابیری‘ لیچی‘ ٹماٹر اور چاول وغیرہ۔ غذائیں جو حسب ضرورت استعمال کر سکتے ہیں کھیرا‘ گاجر‘ سفید مولی‘ پالک‘ بھنڈیاں‘ چکوترا‘ کینو‘ چیری‘ جامن‘ فالسے‘ ناشپاتی‘ سیب‘ امرود‘ دودھ اور دودھ سے بنی تمام اشیاء (بغیرملائی کے)‘ دالیں‘ سفید چنے‘ بھنے ہوئے چنے‘ تازہ سلاد‘ جو‘ مکئی‘ پاپ کورن‘ بادام‘ اخروٹ اور پستے وغیرہ۔ ضروری ہدایات اپنی خوراک کو بجائے 3دفعہ کھانے کے چار یا چھ دفعہ کھائیں۔ تھوڑی تھوڑی مقدار میں خوارک لیں۔ کھانا پکانے کے لئے سبزیوں والا تیل استعمال کریں۔ مثلاً کینولا آئل‘ سورج مکھی کا تیل‘ زیتون کا تیل وغیرہ پیاس کو بجھانے کے لئے برف کے ٹکڑے یا ٹھنڈے پانی کی کلیاں کریں۔ ہر کھانے کے ساتھ تازہ سبزیوں کا سلاد استعمال کریں۔ روزانہ چہل قدمی اور ہلکی پھلکی ورزش کو اپنے دن بھر کے پروگرام میں شامل کریں۔ وزن ضرورت سے زیادہ ہے تو کھانوں میں چربی‘ آئل‘ گھی‘ مکھن‘ مارجرین‘ مٹھائیاں‘ نمکو‘ خشک میوہ اور بیکری کی کی بنی ہوئی اشیاء سے گریز کریں۔
Pakistan is blessed with enormously rich culture and is gifted with natural and man made assets, rich heritage and hospitable people. Such gifts are spread over the entire country and each province is blessed with natural beauty. Pakistan has attractions for all kinds of tourists. The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) is owned by the Government of The Punjab and its main objectives are to promote and develop tourism industry in Pakistan. Since its establishment in 1987, strenuous efforts have been made to promote tourism and to provide an infrastructure for the facilitation of tourists activities in Pakistan.
Although the desired results in tourism sector have not yet been achieved but despite all difficulties, the TDCP has continued to work for its objectives. Due to its continuous engagement a significant improvement in local tourism trends has been noticed and is being appreciated at local and international level.
In the quest to promote adventure sports, TDCP took several steps and managed to successfully organize Cholistan Jeep Rally for the first time in Pakistan which received tremendous response. Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally is an off road race organized near Derawar Fort in Bahawalpur. Around 100 Drivers and teams from all over Pakistan participate in the rally and approxmately 100,000 visitors witness the rally every year. To keep up the pace in similar direction a, 'Motor Bikes and 4 x 4 Rally' was organized in November 2013 at Kahân River Bed, near Rohtas Fort, Jhelum. This venue was selected due to its historical background and to promote tourism in this part of the country.
The gigantic fort of Rohtas is symbol of strength and determination of its builder Farid Khan who is known in the annals of history as Sher Shah Suri. The Fort was built during 1541 to 1543 to prevent possible return of Mughal emperor Humayun, who after his defeat at Chaunsa (India), had fled to Iran. The other purpose was to subdue the turbulent local Gakkhar tribes who held the control of the valley and were the old friends of the Mughals. Tilla Jogian is located adjacent to Rohtas Fort which was found in 100 BC. For thousands of years, it was place of sun worship for the Hindus. Tilla Jogian in Punjabi means the Hill of Saints. Tilla Jogian also finds mention in the epic love poem Heer Ranjha of Waris Shah.
The 'TDCP 1st Rohtas Motor Bikes / 4x4 Rally' was held on 2nd and 3rd November 2013. Large number of adventure and motor sports lovers from all over the county participated in this rally. It was very successful event, as the participants as well as common people took keen interest in the event and enjoyed the thrilling display of driving. Nadir Magsi (Food Minister Sindh) emerged as victorious in jeep rally along with Asad Khuhro, Mian Shakeel Ahmed and Mian Rafique Ahmed in their respective categories. Similarly, in Motorbikes race, Naeem Ahmed Khan, Mir Waiz, Kamran Sharif and Mian Shakeel won their races in respective categories.
At the end of rally, Chief Guest Mr. Rana Mashhood, Minister for Tourism and Education distributed cash awards and trophies among the winners in a colourful ceremony.
Pakistan has lot of potential for tourism and people are passionate about adventure sports. With more events coming up in future, it shall help to create a soft image of Pakistan inland and abroad.
“Death is not the greatest loss in life; the greatest loss is when relationship dies inside us while we are alive” (Shakespeare)
Believing in what Shakespeare has said, I have no hesitation in adding that good relations never die; rather they get more strength and vigour in the face of any adversity. This relationship can be between two individuals or among nations of the world. These relations are cemented further if two individuals or the people of two nations join their hands together to help each other in the face of any calamity or natural catastrophe. The key in furthering these relations should be the concept of KIZUNA.
KIZUNA is a Japanese word that means “bonds of friendship”, a kind of mental linkage between people. On March 11, 2011 Japan was hit by one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history which is called Great East Japan Earthquake. The disaster left thousands of people dead or missing. After this natural calamity of tremendous magnitude, Japan was strongly supported by the international community including Pakistan. The Japanese people deeply appreciated the KIZUNA that was shown to us by friends around the world and especially the Pakistani government and its people. Pakistani nationals, who are living in Japan, provided relief supplies and Pakistani curry to those affected by that catastrophe. This generous support from people of Pakistan led us to truly understand the meaning of “a friend in need is friend indeed”.
This love-relationship is a two-way traffic between the two nations! Pakistan was recently hit by the earthquake in district Awaran of Balochistan province which caused many casualties and loss of property. Following the essence of Kizuna, Islamabad Japanese Association, which is an association of 165 Japanese people living in Islamabad, made a donation of Rs. 68,830 to the Pakistan Army for assisting the victims of the Balochistan Earthquake. The donation was collected at the occasion of Autumn Sports Day which is the annual feature of our activities and was later handed over by me on behalf of the Islamabad Japanese Association on November 26th. Furthermore, many Japanese nationals resident in Islamabad, alternatively visited collection points in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to contribute food items including sugar, Japanese tea, clothing and money personally.
Though, this may be a very small contribution from the Japanese people living in Islamabad in comparison to the damages and loss of lives, Pakistani people have suffered in Awaran. But I believe it is the sincerity that matters. The Japanese people are determined to stand shoulder to shoulder to Pakistani people in the face of any calamity or challenge they are confronted.
I would like to give a glimpse of this bond of friendship here for the readers. Japan has always stood by Pakistan; no matter it is a natural disaster or economic development of the country. The government of Japan dispatched a disaster relief team to operate six helicopters of the Japan Self-Defence Forces (JSDF) to conduct rescue and transport activities after the heavy floods in 2010. A 23-membered medical team was also dispatched to Pakistan including doctors and nurses to provide medical assistance to the people who were affected by the heavy floods in 2010. The Japanese rescue teams worked closely with Pakistan Army in the Multan region. The Japanese government also extended financial support to the Pakistani government to meet this emergency. Similarly in the deadly earthquake of 2005, the Japanese government and its people were not behind in helping their Pakistani brothers and sisters.
To conclude, I must say that people to people contact is the cornerstone of the modern-day public diplomacy. The people of Pakistan and Japan should interact more actively to understand each other cultures and foster the concept of KIZUNA. The KIZUNA should remain alive in us. I am confident that distance cannot keep us away in the modern-day world. Long Live the Pakistan-Japan Friendship.