Daily Archives: January 26, 2009


Higher education crisis in Pakistan

By Dr Tariq Rahman  PAKISTAN inherited a colonial university system created by the British. The cardinal features of this system were that it was under-financed, bureaucratic, mediocre and teaching- (rather than research-) oriented. The best graduates entered the colonial bureaucracy and the rest took up teaching. The colleges received the […]


ISLAMABAD: NADRA introduces home delivery service 16

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has launched a new service to deliver Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) and child registration certificates on the doorsteps of the applicants. The applicant will now have to pay Rs 100 for delivery within country and Rs 500 for delivery abroad, officials told […]


New cream disables herpes virus: study

Researchers say they have developed a cream that might prevent herpes infection for as long as a week – a potentially big step in protecting women from the sexually transmitted infection. The cream uses a new kind of therapy called RNA interference to turn off genes that the virus uses […]


Reduced pollution increases life expectancy: study

Reducing pollution produces measurable health gains, according to a study released Wednesday that found cleaner air had lengthened life expectancy by five months in 51 US cities. Researchers at Brigham Young University and Harvard School of Public Health found that average life expectancy increased by three years between 1980 and […]