* Punjabi scholar says Punjabi literature comparable to literature of any other language
By Ali Usman
LAHORE: A large number of Punjabis are reluctant to accept Punjabi as their mother tongue, as they fear they will be considered illiterate if they speak the language, Punjabi intellectuals and scholars said on Friday.Read More »International Mother Language Day: ‘Punjabis reluctant to accept Punjabi as mother tongue’
On February 17, 2009, American news outlets took a minute from their seemingly unending sob saga over the economic crisis to ponder a different development. The deal between the leader of Tehreek-e Nifaz-e Shariat-e Muhammadi, Sufi Muhammad, and the NWFP government was cast uniformly as a sign of Islamabad surrendering to the Taliban.Read More »Drones vs sharia —Rafia Zakaria
Following last week’s article, in which I concluded with the necessity of a secretariat that could flesh out policy and highlighted that the current constitutional arrangement was unworkable, a number of readers have wondered why the current arrangement is not workable. Let us consider why modification is needed.Read More »Fleshing out policy —Shaukat Qadir
Notwithstanding the disillusion with government, it is, however, an indisputable fact that a liberal market oriented economy can yield positive results in a milieu characterised by good governance and effective institutions
No theme in contemporary history of man has aroused such debate and controversy as the subject of development. The subject has been explored and examined from every possible angle and in all its dimensions. There are conferences and seminars galore on the subject and every year thousands of entries are added to the bibliography. Read More »Role of institutions in economic development
Last week, I recommended that all power centres should adopt a clear direction and give a mandate to the foreign minister for his visit to the United States to review US policy towards Afghanistan. The general belief, which I shared, was that the army was evolving a new strategy in its war against the insurgents in Swat and that this would reverse the ongoing Talibanisation of the area.Read More »Implications of the Swat deal —Najmuddin A Shaikh
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 progressive declining of brain function including memory lost. In Alzheimer’s, patients first lose their short-term memory and as the disease further develops, they start to lose their long-term memory as well,” said prominent health consultant Dr SM Asrar. Read More »Expert links Alzheimer’s to meat consumption
Those armchair warriors — and there’s no shortage of them out here — who are wringing their hands over the Swat accord should ask themselves whether the government had any alternative. Necessity, and iron necessity at that, is the mother of this accord. The authorities were left with no other option because the Swat Taliban under the command of Maulana Fazlullah had fought the army to a standstill. Read More »Islamabad diary: doctrine of necessity in Swat (in its purest form)
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 by the British Council in partnership with Higher Education Commission (HEC). Read More »Number of Pakistani students in UK ‘has doubled since 2003’