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 [...]

Oct 262014
 

Following a series of consultative seminars, the Lahore Vision-2035 document was presented at a ceremony held here on Saturday, envisioning sustainable development for the Punjab capital that is people-centric, environment-friendly, equitable and inclusive. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG) of Forman Christian College and the [...]

Oct 262014
 
ARE THE MUSLIMS LOSING THEIR STRENGTH?

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER  Are we trying to disfigure the actual form and shape of the message of Islam; this question really becomes agonizingly painful to me whenever I try to go deep into Allama Iqbal’s concept of the Muslim Community; and this question compels me ponder over the other side of the picture. Allama Iqbal [...]

Oct 242014
 
Kaymu Launches Android App in Pakistan

Kaymu.pk, an online marketplace, has launched its mobile app in Pakistan for Android users. The online shopping app is designed to provide a convenient platform for buyers and seller on the go. The app will further enhance user experience by bringing buying and selling to the fingertips of Kaymu’s users. Pakistan has over 130 million [...]

Oct 222014
 
LUMS hosts Pakistan-India Trade Normalization Conference

 Lahore, 22 October 2014: The Department of Economics Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) held a two day International Conference on Pakistan-India Trade Normalization Issues for the purpose of disseminating the findings of policy papers researched at LUMS over a period of two years. The event explored various aspects of Pakistan-India trade relations and examined [...]

Oct 222014
 
Economics of Politics

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan It is always economics, stupid but in case of Pakistan unfortunately, it is always dirty politics which decides the fate of its people. Ongoing political stalemate has resultant the cancellation of Chinese President Visit to Pakistan which is indeed a great set-back to our strategic interests consisting of energy, military, infrastructure, [...]

Oct 152014
 
Kaymu.pk participates in DigiMark Conference 2014

Lahore, 15th October 2014: Kaymu.pk, an online marketplace, participated in the recently concluded Digital Marketing Conference 2014 (DigiMark 2014) to help promote Pakistan’s digital and e-commerce industry. Kaymu’s Co-Managing Director Asia Region, Mr Ahmed Khan, was part of the panel discussing the role of digital media in retail branding. Speaking at the event Mr. Khan [...]

Oct 102014
 
Uzbekistan’s Parliamentary Elections 2014: A Way of Further Politicization and Democratization

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Elections, political system and democracy are the modern trinity of human survival, human rights, freedom of expression, socio-economic prosperity, national production and people’s prosperity. It is the easiest and smoothest way for power sharing and gross-root participation. It provides political stability and economic sustainability. It stands for political wisdom and hope [...]

Oct 022014
 
DURAND MEANS NO BOUNDRIES

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER Countless questions need serious pondering over the issues along the Durand line. What are the factors which never let Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two Islamic countries, come closer; why has the official relationship between these two Islamic countries never been very cordial and genial; what is the actual nature of conflict between [...]

Sep 242014
 
RESHAPING JOURNALISM

ALI SUKHANVER   Words have ever been very important either they are in written form or in spoken format. This importance of words gave birth to a very useful and influential type of ‘industry’ known as media. The experts and the specialists having an immaculate command and skillful authority on spoken or the written words [...]

Sep 232014
 
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: From memorable past to a bright future

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its 83rd National Day and this article is analyzed its miraculous socio-economic transformation and achievements. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plays a crucial role in global and regional economic developments. It is a leading player in strengthening partnerships with Arab bilateral and multilateral partners for development [...]

Sep 182014
 
THE LANKAN GANGSTER?

ALI SUKHANVER   To the handful unlucky Pakistanis who dream of a very cordial rather brotherly relationship with India, the news of arrest of Arun Selvarajan, a Lankan national, would not be very much pleasing. The Indian media says this Lankan national is a spy working for Pakistan. Selvarajan was carrying two passports when he [...]

Sep 182014
 
United Arab Emirates Leading Competitiveness in the World

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan According to latest World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (September, 2014), United Arab Emirates has tremendously excel in different categories in the world. The UAE jumps 7 ranks in the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 issued by the World Economic Forum. It is the 12th most competitive nation globally ahead of [...]

Sep 112014
 
Uzbekistan’s Future Policy Goals and Priorities

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The Republic of Uzbekistan is celebrating its 23rd Independence Day. Under the visionary leadership of President H.E. Mr. Islam Karimov, it has already achieved high ratios of GDPs, current account surplus, political stability and high ratios of exports. The Republic of Uzbekistan’s future policy, goals and priorities are result oriented and [...]

Sep 102014
 
Uzbekistan’s Priorities for Socio-Economic Transformation

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The Republic of Uzbekistan is applying a holistic policy for the socio-economic transformation of its institutions and common people alike. Economic stability is rated as supreme. Mass industrialization, gradual economic liberalization, banking and financial reforms and the last but not the least, economic diversification are among the top priorities of Uzbekistan. [...]