Historical chart of Pakistan rupee exchange rate vs. US dollar

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, …

PAKISTAN’S FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

ALI SUKHANVER Some people suggest that Pakistan must say good-bye to Afghan affairs. In other words they suggest that Pakistan must let Afghanistan burn in fire of intrigues and conspiracies and must ignore the sorry plight of those whom Pakistan has been entertaining and accommodating for more than thirty years. …

JUST THINK OF KHALISTAN

ALI SUKHANVER The Sikhs and the Muslims were never ever at loggerheads but I personally have never been able to understand why the Sikhs joined hands together with the Hindus at the time of partition in slaughter and slay of the Muslims. It seems they had fallen into the dirty …

TRNC: NEW HOPES & NEW CONFERENCE

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’s hopes for achieving a suitable conflict resolution once again gets momentum. 2nd Geneva Conference to be held on June 28, 2017. Both parties agreed to attend this conference. Turkish Cypriot side’s is ever-ready to attend the Geneva conference in good will as they have in …

Turkmenistan arranged Central Asian International Ecological Forum

By Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Ashgabat (June 12, 2017). Most recently the government of Turkmenistan arranged a well-organized three days’ Central Asian international ecological forum under the slogan “Initiative for cooperation in the field of environmental and sustainable development in the Central Asia”. Most of the Central Asian Countries are …

FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN PAKISTAN

ALI SUKHANVER Terrorism directly damages all type of trade and business activities in a country. For a terrorism-stricken country like Pakistan, it becomes very difficult to keep its economy stable on long-term basis. Business and trade activities bring prosperity not only to the investors or traders at individual level but …

Highlights of Punjab Budget 2017-18

Development in focus with Rs 635bn allocation. Salaries, pension up by 10%. Government to issue Rs 25bn investment bonds. Orange Cab, Hand-Tap schemes to be launched. Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha on Friday presented Rs 1.97 trillion tax-free annual budget of fiscal year 2017-18, with a huge amount …

TERRORIST NOT A SPY

ALI SUKHANVER Those who are interested in the secrets of the hidden world of the intelligence agencies might have read this famous quotation, ‘a spy sitting in the right place saves the life of at least 20,000 soldiers of his nation’. But the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav simply turned this …

پاکستان بجٹ 2017-18-(Pakistan budget)

موبائل کالز، مرغی، کھاد سستی، سیمنٹ، سریا،دودھ مہنگا، تنخواہوں، پنشن میں 10 فیصد اضافہ، کم از کم اجرت 15 ہزار اسلام آباد : آئندہ مالی سال 2017-18ء کا 47؍ کھرب 53؍ ارب روپے حجم پر مشتمل 1480؍ ارب روپے خسارے کاوفاقی بجٹ وزیر خزانہ اسحاق ڈار نے قومی اسمبلی میں …

Highlights of PSDP (2017-18)

ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday unveiled Rs. 2.113 trillion Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the fiscal year 2017-18. Following are the salient features of the PSDP (2017-18). – The PSDP allocations up by 26.14 percent as compared to last fiscal year. – Total National PSDP stands at Rs. 2113 …