ASRA ZAFAR The old notion of “Development versus Environment” has given ways to a new view in which better environmental stewardship is essential to sustain development.
India considered using its military might against terrorists operating from Pakistani soil as the year, which also saw the Navy flexing its muscles in the international waters to check piracy, came to a close. Though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh categorically stated that India did not want a war with Pakistan, […]
AS the saying goes, ignorant are those who know the price of everything and the value of nothing — a true reflection of what is going on in the country. We talk about saving, protecting and reforming the country; we put monetary estimates of $5bn to save us from bankruptcy […]
IT all started about 30 years ago when the Russians decided to occupy Afghanistan. President Carter offered some assistance to Gen Ziaul Haq. Without trying to be witty the general said the aid was peanuts and not acceptable. Subsequently, with the change of regime in the US, a combination of […]
Akhtar Jamal Islamabad—An Indian move Sunday to deploy aircraft fighters, surface-to-air missiles and highly-sophisticated ‘Aerostat’ radars to protect New Delhi has alerted many defense observers here. The Indian decision was apparently taken in view of alleged fears about aerial terrorist attacks but observers considered the progress in light of rising […]
WASHINGTON: Those eager to put 2008 behind them will have to hold their good-byes for just a moment this New Year’s Eve. The world’s official timekeepers have added a ‘leap second’ to the last day of the year on Wednesday, to help match clocks to the Earth’s slowing spin on […]
President, PM give go ahead * Amendments to HEC Ordinance in progress By Irfan Ghauri ISLAMABAD: The Education Ministry is likely to get back the administrative control of Higher Education Commission (HEC), it’s learnt. Currently, necessary amendments to the HEC Ordinance, 2002, which places the commission under the prime minister’s […]
Despite Western media prognostication, there is no possibility of an extremist or jihadi government assuming office in Islamabad. Neither the Pakistani electorate nor the Pakistan Army would accept this The India-Pakistan confrontation following the Mumbai attacks is the fourth such crisis in the last two decades. While India says it […]
By Saima Moizuddin Having a mobile phone nowadays is one’s passport to the entire world. Modern day mobile technologies have taken wireless connectivity to a whole new level and now a mobile phone number is a universal identity.
Ahmad Rafay Alam In addressing the problems of the city of Lahore Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif commissioned several task forces to provide immediate solutions. So far this year, the task force on commercialisation has put an end to the LDA’s city-destroying practice of permitting commercial activity in residential areas. The […]