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Awab Alvi
Works at Alvi Dental Hospital
Attended Saint Louis University
Lived in Karachi, Pakistan
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#NotABugSplat - http://NotABugSplat.com/

In military slang, Drone Operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.

To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of innocent civilian casualties killed as collateral damage, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed area

Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face. 

No longer should any child be a Bug Splat - join the campaign #NotABugSplat to speak up against drones
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Edward Snowden's on #TED2014 http://on.ted.com/qknI

which was later followed by a lame interview of NSA #Fail http://on.ted.com/f07DO 
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It's a matter of great pride for PTI supporters to see that KP Government cares about professionals and has met their demands. Last year, there was a huge tussle between Punjab Government and Doctors Association, which turned into a strike and affected innocent patients. It is good to see KP Govt giving doctors the due value. 
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Fulfilling its commitment to Persons with Disabilities, the KPK government lead by the +Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  has approved a budget of over Rs 59 Million initially to help provide rehabilitation services to handicapped people at the local hospital near to their area, it is initially slated to be launched in all 25 districts of the province but will expand further with additional budgetary provisions
Project aimed at providing services to victims of violence, stroke and polio
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"To discourage classed-based education system in the province KPK government is going to introduce English as medium of instruction from the upcoming academic year, starting from April-2014"
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For the first time in the history of the country the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) led provincial government has initiated a financial assistance scheme for the welfare of widows hailing from the minority Hindu community.
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#SehatKaInsaf: 650,405 children vaccinated yesterday 

Shaheen Muslim Town and Larma UCs were high-risk areas for polio & had been testing positive for the wild poliovirus type-1, on the basis of which the WHO had declared Peshawar a global polio reservoir in January this year.

It is after almost TWO years that sewage samples from both UC's were tested NEGATIVE
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The Peshawar High Court has introduced E-Citizens Grievance Redressal System — a unique justice system in Pakistan through which the people of KPK and tribal areas, especially the distressed and poor segment of society, would get justice within hours.

The PHC would now receive complaints and applications just on a phone call, SMS or email through the Human Rights Directorate. The litigants would also receive reports on progress in their cases through phone, email or SMS. The HRD mostly deals with the cases of violation of basic human rights.
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Dentist / Orthodontist - TED Senior Fellow
Introduction
Dr. Awab Alvi is a dentist by profession practicing in Karachi at Alvi Dental Hospital, he has specialized in the field of Orthodontics (Saint Louis Univ) & Microscopic Root Canal Treatment (Univ of Pennsylvania). He is also a TED Senior Fellow & a co-curator of TEDxKarachi

Over the past many years he has maintained a political blog under the pen-name Teeth Maestro, which has become a tool challenging the rampant corruption & terrorism that has plagued Pakistan this last decade. Awab has emerged as a very committed civil society activist in Pakistan being the founding member of Peoples Resistance which was at the forefront challenging the martial law in 2007. Awab has used online social media platform, blogtwitter and facebook to spread the message for a positive change in Pakistan.

Dr. Awab has been a very active struggling for online freedom of expression in Pakistan. He raised funds for the 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan online via Help-Pakistan. In 2009 he collected over Rs. 30,00,000 to take 5 trucks of relief goods to Swat for providing relief to the IDP people and in the 2010 devastating floods in Pakistan, Awab and the OffroadPakistan team mobilized to raise Rs. 160,00,000 to provide immediate food and emergency relief to over 200,000 flood affected people

Dr. Alvi has attended a number of dental conferences, while on the activism front he Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace, Asia 21 in 2006, Global Voices Summits in 2008 & 2010 the TEDIndia in 2009, TED 2011TED 2012TEDGlobal 2011 & TEDGlobal 2012. He also has had the honor to speak at the 2011 UK Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. He is also the co-curator of TEDxKarachi
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TED Senior Fellow 2011, TEDIndia Fellow 2009
Education
  • Saint Louis University
    Orthodontics, 2001 - 2003
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Microscopic Root Canal, 2004 - 2005
  • de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore
    BDS, 1995 - 1999
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    Orthodontist, present
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A must watch show when in Phuket. Buffet dinner is decent, but get there by 7:30 not the suggested 6 PM you would end up twirling your thumbs waiting. Select good seats - gold seats not worth the extra cash Cameras not allowed but the camera deposit return has a lazy 10 min extra line not exciting. Try to pack it in and don't open it anywhere. All said it's a must watch show
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An over rated hotel - it's nice but overall I'd rate it as average resort - for the price rooms are average, they lack the finesse of a high standard resort - even the Movenpick ice cream served in their hotel is 3x the cost and stale - that fact alone was a shocker
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Am a regular at Espresso - its got decent coffee
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