Jul 282012

Gold Prices in PKR from January 1995 onward. Per Gram prices are aproximate. Prices are based on data from Index Mundi. Troy ounce= 31.1034 Grams Gold – Monthly Price (Pakistan Rupee per Troy ounce & per Gram) Month Price Troy ounce Change Price per gram Jan-95 11,705.85 – Rs. 376 Feb-95 11,663.14 -0.36% Rs.375 Mar-95 […]

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 […]

Jan 262015

Pakistan is facing shortage of over 9 million housing units as formal financial sector caters only up to 2 per cent of all housing transactions, the lowest ratio in the region. The State Bank’s Quarterly Housing Finance Review, released on Friday, stated that there was shortage of around 8 million housing units in 2009, which […]

Jan 252015

ALI SUKHANVER The whole of the Indian society is under a cloud of fear and horror, every one forecasting some drastic terrorist activity during President Obama’s visit to India in the last week of this January. It is being apprehended that the terrorists would give a ‘warm welcome’ to President Obama on the Indian lands. […]

Jan 252015

By Adnan Adil In the absence of any regulatory mechanism by the government and a dysfunctional judicial system, the land property mafia has ripped off the middle-class Our newly rich property magnates keep making quite a splash by building grand mosques and flaunting their charity works. These shows of riches and piety mock the misery […]

Jan 192015
United Arab Emirates Federal Budget 2015

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The United Arab Emirates (UAE) budget 2015 (49.1 billion-dirham) up 6.5 per cent from 2014 has been approved by the government. It is a balanced budget. It is a development oriented budget. It is also business and investment friendly. No new tax has been levied. Despite ongoing fall in international oil […]

Jan 172015
COMSATS Students manufacture aerodynamic car

 SAHIWAL: around five months of extensive labor, collective team efforts, Rs350000 collection on a self-help basis and the outcome is the emergence of a blue aerodynamic environment-friendly one-seated small car. The car was jointly manufactured by students and faculty members of the Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) of a public sector university COMSATS, Sahiwal campus. It […]

Jan 162015

ISPR released a song to give tribute to the martyrs of Peshawar school attack. سانحہء پشاور کے شہدا کو خراج تحسين This song is an answer to the cowards who came heavily armed to kill innocent children. Lyrics of the song are so heart touching that no one can refuse to feel the depth of this tragedy and […]

Jan 142015
Uzbekistan's Day of Motherland Defenders

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan “We must always remember that the well-being of servicemen is the brightest indicator of the high authority of military service in our country”. H.E. Islam Kairmov, the President of Uzbekistan The Republic of Uzbekistan proudly celebrates its “Day of Motherland Defenders” on January 14 every year. This day the Armed Forces […]

Jan 122015
UAE Defence Strategy

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Security strategy and policy are among the most important issues any state confronts, especially in a time of war. It is a continuous process which operates even in the age of peace. It guarantees country’s national sovereignty. It protects country’s pride and people’s dignity too. It speeds up socio-economic prosperity by […]

Jan 092015

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER The Boston Review published an article of C. Christine Fair on 16th of last October with the title, Is Pakistan in ISIS’ Crosshairs? C. Christine Fair is a well known American analyst on South Asian political and military affairs and a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies as well as […]

Jan 072015

Amid a worsening energy crisis, Pakistan has approved the use of grid-connected solar energy, rooftop solar installations and mortgage financing for home solar panels to boost uptake of clean energy in the country. The government has also reversed course and eliminated a 32.5 percent tax imposed on imported solar equipment in the country´s 2014-2015 budget. […]

Jan 052015
Uzbekistan’s Parliamentary Elections 2014:  A Fair Assessment

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The Parliamentary Elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan, regional, district and city Kengashes (Councils) of people’s deputies were held on December 21, 2014. Elections were conducted in free, fair and transparent manners. Elections 2014 met all the international standards relating to electoral system. Voters and Candidates […]

Jan 022015
Five New Year Car Resolutions

Save hundreds of bucks on car maintenance costs with these 2015 car resolutions January 2, 2014, Lahore, Pakistan : As we ring in the New Year and close the book on 2014, it is time for us to reflect on the car resolutions most of us never kept. Car owners set goals but often neglect getting […]

Dec 312014
Afridi: Cricket will never see a performer quite like him

  AFP If fan following was a yardstick of greatness in cricket, Pakistan’s colourful all-rounder Shahid Afridi would probably be ranked his country’s greatest ever player. Ever since he hit a 37-ball hundred in only his second one-day international — against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996 — Afridi has been a cult figure in […]

Dec 202014

Article by Ayaz Amir published in “The News” on 19th December 2014 The country’s two leading politicians are now Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan (mercifully not anymore Asif Zardari, and even more mercifully not the likes of Khursheed Shah). Nawaz Sharif is terrified of the Taliban and not in a hundred years can have his […]

Dec 192014
Imran Khan pushes Pakistan to unlock hydropower potential

Reuters MATTA: Standing on the balcony of his two-story riverside hotel, Bilal Mustafa enthuses about the inauguration of a micro-hydroelectric power station in his scenic town. “The cheap electricity from the station will boost the hotel industry in the area and slash the cost of running hotels and motels,” Mustafa predicted. “Escalating fuel wood prices […]

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