May 022009

Following is the chart of rupee exchange rates against US dollar. It is interesting to see that between 2001 and 2007, the exchange rate remained almost the same but with the start of rise in oil prices and lawyers movement in Pakistan, the rupee totally collapsed.   In my personnel opinion, the major contributory factor in [...]

Aug 112014

ALI SUKHANVER  What happens when we start glorifying the things which don’t deserve even the slightest attention of us? What happens when we start giving importance to the events and incidents which must not be even note worthy? Nothing certainly nothing but this attitude of us simply distorts the face of facts and realities. It [...]

Aug 062014
Pakistan-China’s Emerging Military Ties

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Military ties between the two strategic partners, Pakistan and China are on the rise. Both countries are extending military cooperation in so many diversified fields of human resource management, training, joint military & air force exercise, infrastructure, joint ventures and the last but not the least Transfer of Technology. Chief of [...]

Aug 042014

Dr. Zarqa Taimur One must wonder at the unprecedented women’s membership of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI). Of course, it goes without saying that they are there because they have faith in Imran Khan’s vision, in his sincerity and commitment towards the cause of a ‘Naya’ Pakistan, and contributions in the fields of healthcare, [...]

Aug 012014

By Dr. Muhammad Yaqub The PML-N government proclaimed, in the words of its finance minister in his first budget speech on June 12, 2013, that it “is inheriting a broken economy” requiring a “comprehensive agenda of reforms” for its turn around. In the same speech, he also made a “declaration of our intent to fulfil [...]

Jul 252014

Global property portal focuses efforts on charity and more during Holy month. JULY 25, 2014: It is the most important month on the Islamic calendar – a time of daily fasting, self-reflection, and acts of charity. Though it is not just individuals who observe the Holy Month of Ramadan, as an increasing number of international [...]

Jul 182014

Reuters A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. If confirmed as having been downed by missile fire, the attack will be the deadliest incident [...]

Jul 172014
Wounded Tiger: A history of Cricket in Pakistan.

Supremely talented teenagers, Javed Miandad’s unappreciated role as a leader and the revolutionary impact of reverse swing on cricket are some of the striking themes of British author Peter Oborne’s insightful new book Wounded Tiger: A history of Cricket in Pakistan. Wounded Tiger, a play on Imran Khan’s almost mythical ‘cornered Tiger’ speech before the 1992 [...]

Jul 162014

Global property portal lists tips to prepare for Eid without leaving home JULY 16, 2014: The global property portal Lamudi has put together a handy guide to help take the stress out of preparing the home for Eid. In this practical guide, Lamudi takes you on a tour of the home, so you can prepare [...]

Jul 112014

Global property portal reaches 500,000 mark less than year after launch LAHORE, 11 JULY, 2014: Fast-growing real estate website Lamudi has reached more than half a million online listings less than a year after the startup launched. Lamudi, the global property website for the emerging markets, launched in October and has since grown to cover [...]

Jul 112014

ALI SUKHANVER   ‘We won’t let you visit the Kashmir valley because we have turned it into a blazing hell of death and horror’, it must have been the honest response to every request presented to the Indian authorities by the international human rights caretakers for the visit of Indian Occupied Kashmir. And this situation [...]

Jul 052014

Muhammad Javed The news item in the Gulf Daily News  on 20th June 2014 that the Bahrain Parliament has approved to strip down the citizenship of those Bahrainis who hold simultaneously, nationality of any other country, has blown out the air from the balloon of the so called (1½ man plus their one go-getter) local [...]

Jul 052014

Muhammad Javed Talking with Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri in his residence on 24 June 2014, Mubashar Luqman the popular Anchor mentioned the general surprise of the masses that while Qadri was very critical of the present rulers during the most critical moments of his confinement in the Emirates plane at Lahore Airport, Qadri accepted the “hand” of [...]