Monthly Archives: June 2009


20% construction work on new Islamabad airport completed 20

More than 20 per cent construction work of ‘airside infrastructure’ of the new Islamabad International Airport which includes pavement works (Runway, Taxiway, Apron etc.) has already been completed as commenced in August last year and this airport will become functional by the end of 2011. According to a senior official […]


Statement on UK Visa Applications in Pakistan (07/06/2009) 460

The British High Commission yesterday issued a statement about the UK visa application process, including the current processing times, and a warning about the activities of unscrupulous agents. “We decided to make this announcement because we are aware that unscrupulous agents are exploiting some applicants and giving them misleading visa […]


Pakistan’s fragile economy and its paradoxes

If Pakistan has to shed the fragility of its economy, it must be diversified and industrialised on a massive scale. Both the public and the private sectors have to take initiatives towards this end, as it is a critical prerequisite for entering the “take-off” stage which has eluded the country […]


UZBEKISTAN AND SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION 1

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan Annual meeting of SCO was held in Ekaterinburg on June 15-16. Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov participated at the meeting. During his addressed he positively assessed the activity of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization for over the last period. He noted that “a considerable work has been carried out on […]