Daily Archives: May 2, 2009


Karachi: the final frontier? —Rafia Zakaria

The residents of Karachi are entrepreneurial, highly educated and without the feudal connections and conservatism that typify other parts of Pakistan. This makes them most likely to suffer in the event of a pro-Islamist Taliban regime that forces women indoors, shuts down businesses arbitrarily deemed un-Islamic and extracts taxes from […]


The wild side of Islamabad

Myra Imran For people, Margalla Hills is not only an excellent place for hiking but also provides an opportunity to watch rich and diverse flora and fauna of two important bio-ecological regions. Those who prefer to hike before rush hours or early in the morning come across a wide range […]


Islamabad: SalinaWardah’s newest flair in summer lawn 1

Schezee Zaidi An exhibition of SalinaWardah’s exclusive collection of lawn, Swiss voile and chiffon from Lahore opens at the Melange here today (Saturday 02-May-2009). After conquering the fashion market with their contemporary and fresh take on pret and couture, SalinaWardah, spreading their fashion flair even further, have entered the world […]


Historical chart of Pakistan rupee exchange rate vs US dollar 62

Following is the chart of rupee exchange rates against US dollar. It is interesting to see that between 2001 and 2007, the exchange rate remained almost the same but with the start of rise in oil prices and lawyers movement in Pakistan, the rupee totally collapsed.   In my personnel opinion, […]