Although travel through any place (I repeat Any place) of Pakistan, as of 2019, is safe, for locals and foreigners alike. 

On the media, it may look as though war is on in Pakistan, it is not the case. A few times in a year, terrorist attacks do occur, but these happen mostly where the defense forces are deployed or at their buildings. Attacks at public places or at tourist sites is very very rare.

Places for Natural Sightseeing

Do not underestimate the natural beauty that is found in Pakistan. The northern areas of Pakistan offers highly beautiful sightseeing, literally that would amaze anyone. The Pakistan's natural beauty is incomparable with natural beauty in other countries.

You will find rivers, lakes, glaciers, mountains and many more places in Pakistan to enjoy and feel afresh. The following is the list of must-must-see places in Pakistan for natural sightseeing as well as for other activities like trekking, walking and relaxing.

Hunza

Hunza is 600kms from Islamabad, the capital. Hunza offers highly beautiful natural sightseeing. Other than that, there are beautiful rivers, villages, fortresses, glaciers and more. This is also a great place for walks, cycling and trekking.

I recommend you to Google these cities one by one and see how these places look in real.

Islamabad

This is the capital and Pakistan and is a highly beautiful city. Whether you are from US, Nigeria or Japan, you are bound to like it. It is also a well-known fact that Islamabad is considered 2nd most beautiful city in the world, after London.

In Islamabad, you will find plenty of dining places, places for hiking, cycling, walking, and relaxing. Not to miss the mention of Monal restaurant at Pir Sohawa, located on Margalla Hills, should also be in your must-go places in Islamabad.

Murree

This hilly station is only 50-kms from Islamabad. It is a cold city that also gets plenty of snow during winters. In Murree you can enjoy the natural sigh-seeing, walk through 'The Mall Road' for shopping, dining, horse-riding and more.

From Murree, you can further travel 70 kms to arrive Muzaffarabad. Around this small city you will find heavenly places like Neelum Valley, Chakothi and more.

Kaghan, Naran

These two twin cities are home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, including 'Saif ul Malook lake', 'Aanso lake', 'Lulu sar', 'Dudi patsar', 'Saral lake'. Each of these lakes should be in your must-must-see places list. In Kaghan, Naran, you will also find plenty of places for walking and trekking.

Chitral

This beautiful city is located at North West of Pakistan. You can get here by taking a flight from Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi.

Chitral comprises many beautiful valleys like 'Kalash Valley'. You have the opportunity for trekking, gliding, rock climbing, walks and trekking.

These were the top must go and safe places to visit in Pakistan.

Islamabad                                                                Hunza                                                                          Passu Cones
    
Karachi

We read here advantages of plastic bags. Now let's find out what are the disadvantages of these bags.  Plastic bags have a habit of flying everywhere. Not only does this look horrific and untidy but they pose a serious danger to birds and other animals that often mistake them for food. Thousands die after swallowing or choking on discarded plastic bags each year and the worst about plastic bag is that they are not biodegradable. They clog water ways, spoil the landscape and may take 1000 years or more to break down in to small particles.

So will banning them make cities and oceans cleaner and help the environment? This question is common these days and in discussion by several. Some cities have already banned plastic bags while others have adopted taxes on them.

Plastic bags are source to carry purchases mostly. Once they have been used they became part of trash. The real problem is lack of awareness of dealing with them. Before Olympics 2008, china cracked down on plastic bags by banning ultra thin bags. This was a positive step taken in favor of environment. A number of European countries have bag taxes in some form and policies are there to reduce the use of plastic bags.

Imposing taxes, or pricing plastic bags at retail store and other markets affect not only the retailers and big markets but also the consumer behavior. On a daily routine, plastic bags play an important role and help carry things bought. Though paper bags are also in use but comparatively plastic bags' usage is still at large and approximately 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year.

One thing that goes in the environment favor is many stores and markets introduced green bag policy where buyer purchases the bag and can reuse it by bring it again. More and more people around the world are getting aware of environmental issues surrounding plastic bags. The only thing is how best countries can create awareness of minimizing or recycling of plastic bags use and introducing the best alternates.

You have heard about disadvantages of plastic bags, but you have never known advantages of plastic bags. Here I list plastic bags advantages to consumers, retailers and manufacturers.

2. These are easy to use.  (Much stronger than paper bags and hold much more weight)

3. These are available in bulk easily.

4. These are convenient to store in bulk. (Requires less space to store than paper bags)

5. No cutting of trees is required to make plastic bags

6. Paper bags are less prone to tearing.

7. Plastic bags require 40% less energy to produce than paper bags.

8. These can be rinsed out and reused instantly.

9. Recycling of plastic bags is easier than paper bags.

10. Plastic bags are multi-purpose and are also waterproof

These were advantages of plastic bags. These advantages are overlooked because of the common perception globally that these bags are too bad for environment.

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Positive parenting is a technique invented by psychologists to help parents connect with their children in a unique affectionate manner. Positive parenting is focused at empathy and understandability, communication and discipline strategies rather than just go with the flow kind of attitude. In order to be a positive parent one needs to invest in a lot of patience and common sense. You need to think before you act on any miss doing that the child commits and not just think but think from the child's perspective.

Being human beings, parents can also make mistakes like children but as a parent you are responsible for building good behaviors in your children. Children are like monkeys, they observe you and then repeat your actions, words and gestures so when spending time with them be sure to be at your best behavior.

Positive parenting talks about being positive even when you train manners and discipline to your children and no matter what mood you are in your child wants parent to remain patient and handle it. As positive parents you need to:

  • Keep the communication flow on a 24 hour service pattern. Listen to them, talk to them, laugh with them but don't cry with them. When children cry you need to change your role from a parent to mother Teresa and show all your love and affection to help your child gain confidence in you and talk out his problem to you.

  • Make an effort to discipline your child positively. As a human nature orders and force is not welcomed so rather than being a strict ordering parent try using a convincing, requesting tone for ordering like' Sweet heart can you help mom clean your toys away'. A positive attitude in speaking will show your love and your child will respond in the desired way.

  • Try to fight negative behaviors positively and use disagreements as a time to negotiate rather than punish. Set clear rules for misbehaving. Tell your kid that if he misbehaves he will make you sad and you will go away or that he will have to bear a punishment. Talk it out calmly and try to tell the child the benefits of listening to the parents. Find some good solutions that the child gets attracted to, like behaving will lead to an ice-cream after dinner or a weekend picnic etc.

  • Now if your child has completely stopped listening to you then the best practice is to sit on your knees and hold the child with his shoulders firmly, make an eye contact and then request in a firm tone but with words like please, thank you, sweetheart etc. Keep doing this till the child starts responding and if his response is according to what you want praise him, give him a hug or say thank you with a smile etc.

  • Praising your child is a must to do. Find options to praise your child like when he finishes his food, when he washes his hands himself, when he completes a given task, when he obeys you, when he performs well etc. There are ample opportunities in a day for praising you just need to figure them out.

Children are the most important asset for any parents and you should be able to tell them this fact. Being positive is the keyword to work with. Positive parenting is not rocket science but a common sense technique that works well in almost all situations. I have tried it and now it's your turn.