Daily Archives: February 20, 2009


Expert links Alzheimer’s to meat consumption

By Sarwat Ghulam Rasool KARACHI: An expert has said that people who eat meat regularly have a greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s than those who eat vegetables. “Alzheimer’s is basically a neuron degenerative disease, a most common cause of the dementia. Dementia is a word that is used for the […]


Number of Pakistani students in UK ‘has doubled since 2003’

The number of Pakistani students studying in the United Kingdom has doubled since 2003, taking the total to 10,000 in 2009, two thirds of which are postgraduate students. This was stated by Sue Beaumont, Country Director British Council Pakistan, at a press briefing held here to highlight various programmes initiated […]


Pakistan Higher Education Commission launches online system for degrees’ attestation 20

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to facilitate the general public, universities, institutions of higher learning and embassies in Pakistan through the online reservation system for the attestation of degrees of Pakistani students. The decision has been taken keeping in view the hyper increase in degree attestation demand. “The […]


Pakistan expats may soon get voting rights

By Shahid Hussain, Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan’s election commission has initiated steps to evolve a mechanism to enable millions of nationals living abroad to vote in elections in thier homeland. Chief Election Commissioner Qazi Muhammad Farooq has constituted a special committee for the purpose, which is headed by the secretary of […]