Monthly Archives: September 2008


Goodbye Lahore, see you on Monday

City getting deserted as mass exodus begins | Poor security arrangements made at bus stands, railway station Nasir Butt LAHORE: Half of the city has been vacated as Pardesis (those who have migrated to Lahore) have started leaving for their hometowns two days before Eid, while others have reserved their […]


Global financial turmoil and Pakistan

By Nasir Jamal   The financial markets in the United States are in a turmoil of historic proportions, most serious since the Great Depression. The crisis triggered by sub-prime mortgage debts and the unprecedented state intervention to stem the deepening trouble in the financial markets are being viewed by many […]


Wind energy in Pakistan: targets missed 2

By Engr Hussain Ahmad Siddiqui The National Energy Security Plan 2005-2030 envisaged development of renewable energy, with focus on wind-power, to achieve, from almost zero to a five per cent share in national power generation mix by 2025. However, the ground realities do not raise any such hopes.


Antidepressants may damage male fertility

Common antidepressant drugs may reduce some men’s fertility by damaging the DNA in their sperm, according to scientists. A study of 35 healthy men given paroxetine — sold as Paxil or Seroxat by GlaxoSmithKline — found that, on average, the proportion of sperm cells with fragmented DNA rose from 13.8 […]