Monthly Archives: November 2010


ALI SUKHANVER Park51, originally named Cordoba House, is a planned 13-story Muslim community center to be located two blocks from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The major part of the center will be open to the general public. It will contain a Muslim prayer space that has […]

Interview with Honorable Mr. LIu Jian Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan 1. What have been contributions of the government of China to flood relief activities so far? As Pakistan’s close neighbor and all-weather friend, China empathizes with Pakistan for its great loss of life and property inflicted by the severe natural disaster. To help the Pakistani government and people […]

21st century ‘Great Game’

Ikram Sehgal Rudyard Kipling’s 19th-century “Great Game” encompassed mostly the region mow comprising Pakistan and Afghanistan and adjacent areas. It remained an area of turmoil in the 20th century. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the subsequent events that led to the ouster of Soviet forces and the […]

Strength of Marco-economy and Banking Prospects of UAE

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan Despite ongoing global financial meltdown and increasing of public debts ratios around the world, UAE economy achieves sustainable growth. According to the latest Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), UAE has been included in the most advanced stage of ‘innovation-driven economies’ in the world for […]


ALI SUKHANVER “Go India! Go back! We want freedom!” the charismatically enchanting valley of    Srinagar was resonating with the ear-piercing slogans raised by the hundreds of protesters who had gathered there after the Eid prayers. The Indian security forces started firing shots in the air and used teargas to disperse […]

Pakistan: a forgotten economy

Dr Ashfaque H Khan Until 2007, Pakistan was regarded as one of the four fastest growing economies in Asia, the others being China, India and Vietnam. Goldman Sachs, an international investment bank, included Pakistan, along with Mexico, South Korea and Vietnam, in the club of the “Next Eleven” (N-11), on […]

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs: Man of Letters 2

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs is a man of letters. He is visionary with so many solutions to achieve regional peace and global harmony. He has pragmatic personality and always ready to produce sustainable results. Most recently, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed […]