NEW DELHI: A book by two Delhi-based journalists claims that Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf was involved in planning the Mumbai attacks. The book claims that while the attack was masterminded by Pakistani intelligence, it was implemented by Lashkar-e-Tayyaba after a year-long training. The book, co-authored by Wilson John, who is now a senior fellow with Observer Research Foundation (ORF), and Vishwas Kumar, a senior journalist who specialises in crime and terrorism, mentions several serving and retired Pakistani officials for their involvement in the attacks.Read More »Indian book claims Musharraf involved in Mumbai attacks
By Murtaza Mohsin
In Pakistan, you are damned if you do and you are damned if you don’t. Not always, but more often than not. There is massive power load shedding across the country, factories and plants are closing down, manufacturing businesses and exports are down, unemployment and poverty is increasing, there are riots on the streets, trains and public property are being set on fire. Government’s response? Implement the short-term energy generation project initiated in 2007 through rental power plants to eliminate load shedding by December 2009 and work concurrently on other medium and long term thermal and hydel projects. Sensible indeed but not so to our perpetual doubters.Read More »Rental power plants in Pakistan: myth vs reality
A 12-year-old student Babar Iqbal of DI khan has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and set a new world record, Geo News reported. According to the channel, Iqbal had already set three world records in the field of computer sciences. Read More »12-year-old Pakistani boy gets Microsoft accreditation
Immigration laws within the US already provide avenues for immigrant brides that are brought to America to apply for citizenship even if they divorce their husbands due to abuse. This new direction in asylum law… Read More »Abuse, asylum and America —Rafia Zakaria
The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), in collaboration with mobile phone companies, on Friday launched a service for the instant verification of identity cards via sending of the CNIC number through an SMS. Launching the service, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said no foreigners had direct access to the NADRA database. Read More »ISLAMABAD: CNIC verification through SMS launched
KARACHI: A young scientist from Pakistan has completed the theoretical concept of a unique engine, capable of producing huge amounts of energy, which can run electric generators and machineries without using any fuel. Syed Adnan Subzwari, the young scientist of Karachi, gave details of the invention to the Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Sharmila Farooqui in a meeting here Friday.Read More »Young scientist may solve Pakistan’s energy crisis
Former President General (r) Pervez Musharraf has vowed to return Pakistan to face the trial being carried out by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a case filed against his extra-constitutional steps on November 3, 2007. Musharraf, while talking to newsmen after holding meetings with his legal advisors and former political allies, told the newsmen Thursday that he was ready to appear before the court “if needed”. Read More »Musharraf vows to return back to Pakistan if needed, announces team of defenders
NEW DELHI: Terming Kargil as a “big success”, former President General (r) Pervez Musharraf has said India agreed to discuss Kashmir only because of that war in 1999.
“Yes, indeed, it was a big success because it had (an) impact even on the attitudes of the Indian side. How did we start discussing the Kashmir dispute? How was it that the Indians agreed that we will discuss Kashmir and there must be a negotiated settlement? Before this there was no such thing at all,” Musharraf said in a TV interview.Read More »Musharraf claims to continue presidency, had BB been alive
– Ahmad Rafay Alam
The Lahore Development Authority placed advertisements in national dailies this week of its intention to widen the Canal Bank Road. The decision is another example of how people with good intentions but no relevant experience can lead a city down a path to disaster.
Lahore hit headlines last week, but for altogether the wrong reasons. It is now the most polluted city in the country. The emissions from industry and automobiles have rendered its air un-breathable. It has no waste-treatment plant, so all the raw sewage it produces is happily tossed into the River Ravi. And in the next twenty years, expect its population and size to double.Read More »Singing songs of destruction in Lahore
Brian Sanders, Ambassador of New Zealand, called on Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and incharge, Higher Education Commission (HEC), here on Thursday.
They exchanged views for continuing and expanding the HEC collaboration with the higher education sector of New Zealand as well as its industry.Read More »Pakistan HEC to strengthen higher education links with kiwis