Monthly Archives: September 2010


Stuxnet — a cyber “cold start”?

Ikram Sehgal  Very recently a security firm in Belarus discovered a “malware” which they called Stuxnet, a worm that spies on and reprograms industrial systems, the very first to successfully target critical industrial infrastructure. Specifically meant to attack “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition” (SCADA) systems used to control and monitor […]


What do Pakistani generals want?

By Farrukh Saleem  ISLAMABAD: It’s the economy, plain and simple. Pakistani generals want Pakistani economy to grow and to grow at the fastest pace possible. Here’s why. The total length of Pakistan’s boundaries is 6,774 km — India 2,912 km, Afghanistan 2,430 km, China 523 km and Iran 909 km. […]


ISLAMABAD: Agricultural scientists working on ‘sugar alternative’ 5

By Ijaz Kakakhel Researchers and agricultural scientists are experimenting on commercial production of a plant (Stevia) as alternate to sugar at National Agriculture Research Council (NARC), which will enable the country to get rid of sugar crises permanently. The plant was imported from Canada on experimental basis, which is 300 […]


UNITED EMIRATES ARMY RELIEF FORCE’S HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN FLOOD HIT AREAS, PAKISTAN 3

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The Commander of the Army Relief Force, of the United Arab Emirates, Brigadier Abdul Rahman Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz, has been wholeheartedly engaged with rescue and relief operations in the most affected areas of flood in Pakistan and started rehabilitation phase. He always speaks about high philosophies of […]


BLACK WATER IN ACTION 1

ALI SUKHANVER The western forces have succeeded in depriving Taliban of public support in Pakistan; surely a difficult question to be answered. For the last many years the reality of the Taliban has been a matter of confusions and misunderstandings. Since its beginning, the Taliban movement was simply and purely […]


Punjab’s 200 megawatts coal-based power project 1

ENGR HUSSAIN AHMAD SIDDIQUI The planners have put in a spanner, as it appears, in the whole process of utilising Punjab’s indigenous large coal reserves for power generation that was launched last year on a fast-track basis. In a major policy shift, the government of Punjab has now announced to […]


October –By Bushra Zulfiqar

The news that GHQ was under attack literally shocked everyone in and out of the country. As a child, I was a regular visitor of the venue because at that time it happened to be my father’s office. As someone with so many childhood memories associated with that place, I […]