August 10, 2009

Britain launches points-based system to ‘earn’ citizenship

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ANNA TOMFORDE

The British government has come up with a new idea on how to tailor citizenship to political loyalty and the country’s economic needs. Under a new points system, an applicant’s skills and respect for British values will count in his/her favour, while those showing an “active disregard” for these values will be penalised by having points taken away.
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Pakistan’s first clean coal power plant likely by November 2010

BY ALI KHIZAR ASLAM AND AYESHA NADEEM RAHMAN

 Pakistan will have its first clean coal power generation facility by the end of next year, said Hillard Herzog, the CEO of a US-based energy firm Bergamo E&A in an interview with BR Research of Business Recorder. “Ours is a 544 megawatt clean coal energy project to be set up in Jamshoro, under the terms of your government’s rental (power) programme” said Herzog, who oversees the firm’s energy business in Pakistan.
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Islamabad: HEC comes up with 1,500 scholarships

By Jamila Achakzai
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has planned 1,500 scholarships for meritorious students wanting to pursue higher education in nursing and midwifery.

This was announced by HEC In-charge Shehnaz Wazir Ali at a seminar on ‘Making a Difference: Image Building of Nursing & Midwifery Professionals’ at the National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS).Read More »Islamabad: HEC comes up with 1,500 scholarships