By Shahid Javed Burki PAKISTAN’S new political masters are now convinced that urgent action is required to secure the funds needed to keep the country afloat. The country’s own resources will not take it much beyond the early months of 2009. Perhaps by the spring of next year, foreign exchange […]
By Pervez Hoodbhoy THE exit of Dr Atta-ur-Rahman as chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) closes a unique period in Pakistan’s education system. His endless stories of success were accompanied by a flood of half-truths. But on the other hand Dr Rahman led the first serious effort to rescue […]
SIALKOT: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has finalised all arrangements to start three more direct flights starting from October 26 from Sialkot to three new destinations viz., Abu Dhabi, Doha and Muscat.
ISLAMABAD: Al-Minhal Group, a leading telecommunication investment company of Dubai and Sports Star International (SSI) reached an agreement to launch state of the art mobile technology in Pakistan. According to a company statement issued here on Monday, the signing ceremony in this regard has taken place at the occasion of […]
KARACHI: National Investment Trust (NIT) has earned a net profit of Rs 149 million and Rs 142 million in respect of LOC-Fund and Non-LOC Fund, this was stated by Chairman and MD – NIT in a press release issued on October 20, 2008.
By Anjum Niaz After China’s reluctance to bail us out, what next? The Saudis were shy to say they will give us oil on deferred payment; they have since gone silent. The Americans did promise us some millions but are today scurrying like scared rabbits stopping their own economy from […]
Of all the problems besetting us today nothing is more critical than the economy, particularly the rapid evaporation of our foreign exchange reserves into thin air. We were on the verge of defaulting when 9/11 made us the temporary darling of the West. While prudent economic polices did contribute to […]
Dr. Fouzia Saeed has been given the ‘Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals 2008’ by the University of Minnesota, USA, on September 30, says a press release.
Sinus infections may be on the rise in the United States, and many of them creep up on us as a cold or an allergy, a survey shows. According to a survey of doctors and patients, 42 percent of those surveyed said they suffered through at least one sinus infection […]