Daily Archives: April 27, 2009


Ice study has good and bad news for planet

A study of Greenland’s icesheet has revealed that a vast store of planet-warming methane appears to be more stable than thought, easing fears of a rapid rise in temperatures, a scientist has said. Methane is about 25 times more powerful at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2) […]


Vitamin deficiency raises asthma risk

A low intake of vitamins A and C could raise the risk of asthma, a team which reviewed 40 studies carried out over the past 30 years has said. A Nottingham University-led team found people with a low intake of vitamin C had a 12% increased risk of asthma, the […]


4th Quarter Monetary Policy Statement. Hopes and Fears 1

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The governor State Bank of Pakistan announced the fourth quarterly Monetary Policy Statement. The SBP reduced the discount rate by 100 basis points to 14 per after a recorded/ reported sharp fall in inflation. According to the statement economy had made a steady progress towards macroeconomic stability. The […]


Friends of Pakistan Donor Conference: Perceptions and Realities 1

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The government of Japan and the World Bank were the co-host of a Pakistan Donors Conference held in Tokyo. Friends of Democratic Pakistan Group Ministerial Meeting was chaired by Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi the foreign minister of Pakistan. He said that Friends of Pakistan (FoDP) have pledged up […]