Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Civil Discourse

By Qaisar Sultan The brittleness of our thought process, especially in the matters of faith, makes us to suffer from an impenetrable barrier to reason. Instead of being tolerant to other faiths, there is a common desire to prove them wrong. We have witnessed the clashes of faith, resulting in […]

UAE growth domestic product reaches Dh1tr landmark

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The United Arab Emirates GDP has crossed Dh1 trillion mark in 2010 due to rigorous diversification of macro-economy, rapid industrialization, small and medium enterprises contributory role, infrastructure, trade, service sector and tourism. It also highlights the UAE government’s strong commitment as in the last year in November, […]


ALI SUKHANVER Every year on 15 January, the Indian Army celebrates Army Day to commemorate the appointment of Lt Gen (later Field Marshal) KM Kariappa as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in place of Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander in 1949.  Since then it has been a tradition […]

Burkan Munitions Systems: Icon of reliability and deterrence

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The United Arab Emirates indigenous defence production industry is creating its market niche in the competitive markets of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Burkan Munitions Systems, one of largest arms manufacturers, is contributing to achieve the regional strategic security balance, marinating self-reliance and above all earning foreign exchange through […]


ALI SUKHANVER “It’s not Muslims, but Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists who planned and executed the bomb blasts at Malegaon in 2006, on the Samjhauta Express in 2007, in Ajmer Sharif in 2007 and Mecca Masjid in 2007,” confessed Swami Aseemanand, the main accused of 2007 Samjhauta Express blast in […]

Tolerance 1

By Qaisar Sultan The religious fervor finds solace in murdering and maiming the voice of reason; and that was the cause of murder of the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, a true liberal and secular leader- Is there any place safe in Pakistan for an enlightened man like him? Why […]