Daily Archives: January 14, 2009


How do nations fail?

By Irfan Asghar During the last month visit to the states of Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy, the writer had weighty discussions with representatives of various segments of these societies. These discussions were chiefly concentrated on the topic: how do nations fail or collapse. From these animated discussions, the writer […]


Lahore canal to be developed as picnic spot

LAHORE: The Punjab Irrigation Department will rebuild the Lahore Branch Canal (LBC) in coordination with the Parks & Horticulture Authority (PHA) to promote the canal as a picnic spot.The project aims at adding to the natural scenic beauty of the canal, said Senior Minister Raja Riaz Ahmad while inspecting the […]


Remittances from overseas Pakistanis touching new highs

$673.50 million record remittances received in Dec 2008 By Saad Khan KARACHI: Pakistan’s overseas workers sent the highest-ever amount of $673.50 million as remittances in December 2008, beating the previous record of $660.35 million received in September 2008. The amount of $673.50 million received in December 2008 showed an increase […]


Wives are angry

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Zafar Alam Sarwar What we mean by the word ‘woman’ when we say a man and a woman. One can say a woman is a grown-up female of the human race. For centuries, she has played a four-sided righteous role of mother, daughter, sister and wife. […]


Pakistan’s Integrated energy plan in the offing

Aims at increasing share of coal, hydro and renewable resources; self-reliance in energy supplies by 2022 By Saad Hasan KARACHI: Work on Pakistan’s first Integrated Energy Plan is in final stages amid the worst power crisis which has sparked violent protests in recent months, leader of the Economic Advisory Committee’s […]