Daily Archives: May 18, 2009


Persistent untruths —Syed Mansoor Hussain

The Ottoman Empire, the Safavids in Iran and, of course, the Mughals in India were all undone after the discovery of electricity. Clearly, electricity is responsible for the end of all great Muslim empires   We in Lahore are having what in the US are called ‘triple-digit’ temperatures. The US […]


Highlights of Musharraf Interview with CNN 3

Musharraf open to return to politics * Former president blames Afghanistan for Pakistan’s problems * Says there is no support for Taliban in Pakistan Army Former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf has refused to rule out a return to public life saying he is ready to offer his services if […]


Pakistan Budget 2009-10 and IMF conditionalities 2

We need to take decisions to achieve long-term economic sustainability, otherwise we will get to a stage where debt servicing payments will wipe out everything else By Dr. Noor Fatima The budget for the fiscal 2009-10 is due to be announced in June this year. It remained a question whether […]