Daily Archives: October 21, 2008


Precarious state of Pakistan economy

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 […]


Dubai firm, SSI to launch mobile technology in Pakistan

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 […]


Put your mouth where your money is

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 […]


The ‘hawala’ drain- by Ikram Sehgal

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 […]


Allergies, cold and sinusitis

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 […]