Daily Archives: November 7, 2008


Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) shelves future scholarships: Cut in funds 12

ISLAMABAD, Nov 5: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has shelved all its future scholarships after the government imposed major cuts on its annual budgetary allocations, reliable sources told Dawn. In view of the government’s decision not to provide funds to the HEC, which were promised under the cash plan for […]


A fairy-tale cabinet-By Cyril Almeida

PRIME Minister Gilani’s (or are they President Zardari’s?) ministers are a bit like Snow White’s dwarfs, Santa Claus’s reindeer and Disney’s Dalmatians: you know there’s a lot of ’em but, try as you might, you really can’t name them all. There’s Dopey and Dasher and Chew and Sherry and Zehri […]


Pakistan: Cyber-terrorism will be punishable by death

* President promulgates Cyber Crimes Ord * Death penalty limited to crime that causes death * Criminal access to data, e-fraud, cyber-stalking, spamming made punishable offences By Tahir Niaz ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari promulgated the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance on Thursday, making cyber-terrorism punishable with death or imprisonment […]