Monthly Archives: February 2011

Islamic Democracy

By Qaisar Sultan A white horse is not a horse, an old Chinese logic. Since horse is a shape and white is a color; something that denotes color cannot designate a shape.  On the similar lines, Islamic democracy is neither Islamic nor democracy. The enlightenment period changed the autocratic rules […]

Raymond was ‘giving N-material to terrorists’

A foreign website has claimed that “top-secret CIA documents found in Raymond Davis’s possession point to his links with ATF 373 – American Task Force 373 – and plotting to provide to al Qaeda terrorists ‘nuclear fissile material’ and ‘biological agents’ they claim are to be used against the United […]

Two Pakistani universities ranked among top 200 1

Two Pakistani universities ranked among the top 200 Technology Universities of the World, one of them is Federal Government University, according to Quality Standard World University Ranking 2010. However, another five Pakistani universities including Quaid-i-Azam University, National University of Science & Technology, University of Karachi, University of Engineering & Technology, […]

Defence Showcase IDEX 2011 officially inaugurates today

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan Abu Dhabi, February 20, 2011-Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the 10TH International Defence Exhibition and Conference IDEX 2011 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday February 20, 2011. His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin […]

Islamabad: Applications for 2011-12 British Chevening Scholarships 8

Applications for the 2011-12 ‘British Chevening Scholarships’ programme in Pakistan are now open. The Chevening scheme offers successful candidates one year fully funded post graduate scholarships for study in the UK. For the 2011-12 programme scholarships are offered in the following areas of study: Security and Counter Terrorism, Governance and […]


ALI SUKHANVER  It is something very positive and encouraging that India has a very neat and clean judicial system. If on one hand, the non-Hindu minorities are being maltreated by the Indian security forces, on the other hand marvelously judicious courts of India are providing relief to the crushed ones. […]

China 2nd largest global economy and opportunities for Pakistan

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan According to recent official figures of the Japanese government and the IMF (2011), China has surpassed Japan and succeeded to become world second largest economy after the US. The country of 1.4 billion souls has achieved it after three decades of spectacular socio-economic growth. During this period […]

Pride of a Nation

Qaisar Sultan The Egyptians have finally found the dignity as people. One Egyptian woman put it bluntly that she was not proud to be an Egyptian before; and now she is. A poster read, “We are writing the history of a free Egypt”. It is important to read these messages […]


ABU DHABI // The UAE has become the Arab world’s biggest contributor to the International Monetary Fund after increasing its US$611 million (Dh2.2 billion) stake. Cabinet members agreed yesterday to raise the country’s share in the capital of the Washington-based fund. Under existing arrangements, it contributes $611.7m in special drawing […]