By Ayesha Siddiqa The Pakistani media is playing its role by informing citizens about the threat posed by the American security contractor Blackwater. Every other day there is some news of suspicious cars being stopped by the Punjab police and the passengers being interrogated and then released under pressure from […]
HUZAIMA BUKHARI AND DR IKRAMUL HAQ The process of accountability must start from those who judge and adjudge others. Any process of accountability that lacks confidence, transparency and consensus is bound to fail, even bounce back. For sustainable democracy, accountability of an all – through independent judiciary – is sine […]
Rashid Naeem Khan With the recent surge in the suicidal attacks in Pakistan, fears have been raised about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear assets. The way these terrorists have carried out terrorist attacks all over the country, shows that they have the capability and can strike at will. However there […]
Controversies rage about democracy and economic growth and development from time to time and it becomes difficult to decide which is more important. However, there is no denying that, without governance there can neither be true democracy nor real economic growth By Dr. Noor Fatima
Ayaz Amir We have a developed talent, honed over the years, for counting the trees and missing the larger picture. We see things in one dimension and forget that there may be other sides to reality. This leads to false conclusions and the begetting of great tragedies.
By Umer Bhatti THE Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) commissioned only one pilot project of producing electricity from wind energy in 2009 in collaboration with SUNEC China at Kalarkahar, having a capacity of 10x2KW while no practical steps were taken for power generation from solar energy.
BEIJING: China is set to become the world’s third largest wind power producer in 2009, state media reported, as the Asian giant seeks various ways to expand energy supply to power its economic boom.
* Madrassas, schools, public places all attacked by terrorists * Provincial govt adds to fear with over-the-top ‘security measures’ * All entry points into city monitored, vehicles checked * Defence analyst says govt’s measures adding to insecurity among masses * Psychologist says child trauma cases doubled in 2009
* Theatres targeted, World Performing Arts festival cancelled * No Lollywood film released on Eid for the first time * Ali Zafar weds, Meera’s ‘marriage’ rules gossip columns By Ali Usman In terms of arts and culture, the year 2009 can almost be classified as “forgettable”, since most such activities […]
Rashid Naeem Khan Pakistan is passing through the most critical juncture of its history. The economy is in shambles and terrorism is shaking the very foundations of the country. In the last two and a half years Pakistan has witnessed dozens of suicidal attacks in which thousands of innocent people […]