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June 2010

UAE Economy: Signs of Dynamics and Diversity

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

Under the visionary leadership of UAE the economy is strong, stable and sustainable. Now, UAE is considered one of the advanced open-economy states in the world where golden principles of free market and fair competition principles really exist. Moreover, the UAE’s economy is the second largest in the Arab World. The country was ranked 14 out of 181 countries in the World Bank report on trade across borders. The UAE also ranked ahead in terms of technological readiness and innovation. The report ranked the UAE 6th, 9th, 10th, 21st and 25th in terms of infrastructure, institutions, market efficiency, competence and innovation respectively. The Index of Economic Freedom ranks the UAE as the 46th most economically free country higher than countries like France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and China.Read More »UAE Economy: Signs of Dynamics and Diversity


Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

By virtue of visionary leadership and successive political leaders, now United Arab Emirates has become icon of progress, prosperity and persuasion. It is sign of success, excel and pride too. Successful introduction of knowledge based economy and institutionalization of financial reforms has become hub of trade and commerce, knowledge and research, finances and services, tourism and recreation and the last not the least, international brands and multinational companies. Moreover, it has been ideal destination for foreign direct investment.

According to the latest Global report released by the World Economic Forum with local partners, the International Research Foundation and Arabian Research Bureau LLC. (May, 2010) UAE ranked highest in region for outlook that encourages trade. The UAE, with a score of 5.12 and a global rank of 16th, has topped the Gulf region. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade said, “under the directives of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE adopts a balanced foreign trade policy built on the economic liberalization having a balanced approach in international trade and economy system with the aim of promoting investment relations between the UAE and other regional and countries around the globe, to build effective strategic trade partnerships that are mutually beneficial, and to achieve common goals with other international trading partners.”

Sheikha Lubna further said, the outcome of the Global Enabling Trade Report (May, 2010) has indicated that the emirates is rapidly growing in Read More »UAE: ICON OF PROGRESS, PROSPERITY AND PERSUASION

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan now verifying faculty degrees

* Many administrative officials at universities have fake degrees
* Move is logical next step of HEC’s drive to root out the fake degrees of parliamentarians

By Adnan Lodhi

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has asked universities to verify the degrees of their faculty members, creating a tense situation.Read More »Higher Education Commission of Pakistan now verifying faculty degrees


Desire for peace is the first step leading to the struggle for peace. The people of Pakistan and India are certainly lucky enough to have this desire in abundance. Although the relationship between the two countries at state-level has never been very much amiable and cordial yet the people have always made sincere efforts to breach these artificially developed distances between the two countries. Last Friday, the same passion for peace gave a new color to the morning at the Wagah border when baton for the XIX Commonwealth Games reached India from Pakistan. Almost Read More »THE FIRST STEP TO PEACE – BY ALI SUKHANVER

HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital, Muzaffarabad, Centre of Life

Mahmoud Al Ansari
Mehmood-ul-Hassan Khan

A group of journalists from Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates yesterday visited HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital in Muzaffarabad, capital of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on the first anniversary of its establishment.

The hospital is an extension of the humanitarian assistance donated by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , the President of the United Arab Emirates to alleviate the sufferings of the kashmiri people who were incalculably affected from the devastated earthquake of 2005. It is a part of his contribution to the reconstruction and rehabilitation phases.

The hospital complex was designed, constructed and equipped by the Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi Municipality under the supervision of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation in accordance with the established international standards most befitting to earthquakes fault line areas or prone to deadly natural disasters. The hospital, the only one of its kind has brought new hopes for better healthy life and has become a landmark in the history of AJK. Free health services are provided to the people of the city and the surrounding villages.

The hospital which costs 28 million US dollars is centrally located, spreading on 70 thousand square meters, replacing totally the destroyed Combined Military Hospital (CMH ) by the disastrous earthquake and stands now as the state of art complex with 250 bed capacity. The Hospital complex covers an area of around 15,000 square meters. A similar hospital has been commissioned in Rawalakot city too.Read More »HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital, Muzaffarabad, Centre of Life

Pakistan to become 4th largest nation by 2050

Pakistan will become fourth largest nation on earth in population terms by 2050, says Economic Survey 2009-10.

With a median age of around 20 years, Pakistan is also a ‘young’ country. It is estimated that currently there are approximately 104 million Pakistanis below 30 years. The proportion of population residing in urban centres has risen to 36 per cent. Since 1950, it is estimated that Pakistan’s urban population has expanded over seven fold.Read More »Pakistan to become 4th largest nation by 2050

Magician Terrorists in Karachi کراچی کے جادوگر دہشت گرد

کراچی میں دہشت گردی پر واویلا مچایا جارہا ہے۔
دہشت گرد جادوئی ٹوپی پہنے، ہماری اور آپ کی نظروں سے بچ نکلتے ہیں۔
مگر کیمرے کی آنکھ کچھ اور ہی کہتی ہے۔ کیونکہ وہ ہماری پولیس اور رینجرز کے عقل و شعور سے پیدل ہے۔