Spot rates for public per unit of currency November 11, 2008
By AZAM KHAN ISLAMABAD – HEC is at the brink of collapse. After shelving the scholarship scheme, the Commission is likely to close some more operations due to stoppage of funds, well-placed sources told TheNation. “Survival of HEC at stake, as its second quarter of operational expanses, amounting to Rs […]
By Mubarak Zeb Khan ISLAMABAD: The ‘legal’ transfer outside Pakistan of over four billion dollars in the last few months, or the so-called flight of capital from the country, through normal banking channels or authorised dealers, was made possible because of an amendment made in the foreign exchange law during […]
Kya puchhe hai mujh say meri khamoshi ka baais/ Kuchh to sabab aisa hai kay mein kuchh nahi kehta. When I was leaving for Germany in August 1961 to study at the Technical University of Berlin, I thought of writing from there to inform people in Pakistan in general, and […]
Shireen M Mazari It is sad to see how desperate we are to get any friendly vibes from the US! That is why there has been an inexplicable euphoria over Obama’s election – as if to say suddenly the US will become benevolent and humane towards Pakistan! Certainly, within the […]
Accreditation Councils constituted by Higher Education Commission (HEC) that are mandated to accord accreditation of degree programmes being offered by Pakistani universities met here with the HEC representatives, says a press release.
Milk may be a treatment for milk allergy. In a carefully controlled study, researchers from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Duke University found that giving milk-allergic children milk in increasingly higher doses over time eased their allergic reactions to milk and even helped some of the children completely overcome their […]
Everyone knows smoking and being obese is not healthy for you, but now a new study shows the odds of dying early are highest among obese smokers. “We know that obesity and smoking by themselves are important health risk factors,” said lead researcher Annemarie Koster, an epidemiologist at the U.S. […]
LAHORE A COSULTATIVE seminar for a comprehensive educational policy was held on Tuesday in which the participants came up with various suggestions for uplift of the provincial education system. Seven different groups, assigned to give recommendations for the educational policy also presented their findings in the seminar.
Maybe legislation is too serious a business for our legislators and maybe its time we lowered our expectations, or even better, dropped them altogether. How else do you rationalise the behaviour of our elected reps when on a private members day in the National Assembly (of all the days) the […]