Daily Archives: January 8, 2009

Economic activities at Gwadar picking up

By Saleem Shahid   QUETTA, Jan 7: More than 100,000 tons of imported fertiliser, unloaded at the Gwadar port, has been dispatched to various parts of the country since the port became functional on Dec 20. The government is importing 350,000 tons of fertiliser through the port. “So far 150,000 […]

Review of 2008: between hope and despair

Dr Maleeha Lodhi Even by the grim standards of Pakistan’s history, 2008 was a tumultuous year. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto cast a pall of gloom at the year’s outset. But the high point of a politically charged year was the February 18 election, which represented a moment of hope […]

How sleep apnea may cause stroke

A dangerous type of snoring known as sleep apnea can cause stroke by decreasing blood flow, raising blood pressure and harming the brain’s ability to modulate these changes, researchers reported. The study may help explain why people with sleep apnea are more likely to have strokes and to die in […]

US report on anti-Muslim long war tactics

Washington advised to support local Jihadis against ‘transnational’ Jihadis and Sunni rulers against Iranian govt RAWALPINDI: The United States is currently engaged in what has been characterised as the “long war”. A comprehensive report by the Rand Corporation, a US based institution that helps improve policy and decision making through […]

Pakistan, Mexico and US nightmares

WASHINGTON: What do Pakistan and Mexico have in common? They figure in the nightmares of US military planners trying to peer into the future and identify the next big threats.