Monthly Archives: January 2009


Outsourcing security-Ayesha Siddiqa

  THE lashkars in the tribal areas are being touted as a great military plan to counter the Taliban. The governor of the Frontier province, Owais Ghani, for instance, was of the view that the lashkars would create minimal social disturbance, because the battle would appear to be waged by […]


Heavy costs of a dirty war

By Dushka H. Saiyid  THAT the world changed with the departure of Bush was borne out by Obama’s words at his inaugural address when he said, “Our founding fathers … drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man … those ideals still light the […]


Eat less to remember more

Cutting calories may improve memory among healthy elderly men and women, a new study from Germany hints. In the study, researchers found that people who cut their calorie intake by approximately 30 percent performed better on standard memory tests after just three months. “Our study may help to generate novel […]


Focus on dilemma of Pakistani students in UK 1

By Murtaza Ali Shah LONDON: A crucial conference here today (Friday) will highlight the daunting problems Pakistani students face in relation to obtaining entry clearance and new Points Based System (PBS) for studies in the United Kingdom universities. Thousands of Pakistani students aspiring further education in various disciplines apply every […]