May 2011

Pakistani makes kinetic-based engine

Breaking new ground in the field of energy, a Pakistani has made an engine that runs on kinetic energy, Khawar, a physicist, told while addressing a press conference on Saturday.
Shedding light on kinetic energy, Khawar said there are always two types of known motions, rotation and straight-line motion.
“Motion is an event happening while changing a specific mechanical wheel’s displacement into rotation,” he added.Read More »Pakistani makes kinetic-based engine

Reasons for disastrous situation of Pakistan

By Altaf Hussain

The factual reasons for the present disastrous situation or the root cause of the present weak scenario of Pakistan

Unfortunately, Pakistan is suffering from a disease known as gangrene. The common cause of either wet or dry gangrene is loss of an effective local blood supply to any tissue. Loss of blood supply means tissues are deprived of oxygen thus causing the cells in the tissue to die. The most common causes of tissue/blood supply loss are infections, trauma and diseases that affect blood vessels (usually arteries). Gangrene is a potentially life-threatening condition that arises when a considerable mass of the body tissue dies (necrosis). As a result of reduced blood supply, the organisms (the saprogenic microorganisms) causes wet gangrene which produces toxins. They spread throughout the body and as a result more parts of the body develop gangrene. And finally a time comes when the total blood flow of the body or blood supply system of the body collapses resulting in the collapse of the body as well. In early stages of gangrene, if diagnosed, could be treated through medicines keeping the fact in mind that you may not expect 100% success results. If any part or area of the body has suffered a lot from gangrene, it is advisable to cut that part of the body or that area of the body completely just to save and protect the remaining parts of the body for survival. This phenomenon of cutting a part is like a bitter pill to swallow. If you want the body to survive and remaining parts of the body which are not affected to be safe then it is better to cut that part or parts whether one or more hands, one or two legs or any other affected part or parts. This occurs within the body.Read More »Reasons for disastrous situation of Pakistan

LAHORE: Unregistered education & visa consultants play with future of youth

* Education consultants deceive unsuspecting students, parents promising visas and admissions in foreign universities

By Arsalan Haider

Although the standard of higher education in Pakistan is much better than it was 10 or 20 years ago with a number of universities, colleges and higher education institutions opening up during the last decade, still a large number of youths prefer to receive education abroad.Read More »LAHORE: Unregistered education & visa consultants play with future of youth

Emerging Socio-Economic, Geo-Political and Geo-Strategic Centers of Power and Associates Policies for Pakistan: A Research Study

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

ABSTRACT

Socio-economic serious problems are gearing to bring changes in the status quo around the world. Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen are passing through difficult times for their national histories. Syria and Bahrain have been selected for proxy wars. Saudi Arabia is confronting with new troublesome events in some tiny parts/factions. Read More »Emerging Socio-Economic, Geo-Political and Geo-Strategic Centers of Power and Associates Policies for Pakistan: A Research Study

ISLAMABAD: Depreciation limit boosted to 60% for import of used trucks and buses

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has enhanced the maximum limit of the depreciation from 50% to 60% on the import of old and used trucks, agricultural tractors, buses and vans.

The decision has been taken in line with a similar decision taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in its meeting held on April 26, 2011 when the apex body while considering the summary regarding “Rationalising the Prices of Locally Manufactured Cars” decided vehicle to enhance the maximum limit of the depreciation to 60 percent on the import of used/secondhand trucks, agricultural tractors, buses and vans. Read More »ISLAMABAD: Depreciation limit boosted to 60% for import of used trucks and buses

People’s Republic of China: A True Strategic Partner

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

In the times of natural calamities, geo-strategic sensitivities, or financial crises, People’s Republic of China always stood first to rescue us from the deep seas of uncertainties to the shores of stability and survival. That is why Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao believed Pak-China friendship as a pine tree that remains evergreen despite the harshest of winters and it has stood the test of time like a strong horse.Read More »People’s Republic of China: A True Strategic Partner

A Great International Conference “Global Strategic Developments: A Futuristic Vision”.

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

Three day 16th Annual regional security conference “Global Strategic Developments: A Futuristic Vision was organised by the prestigious Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR). It was held at the ECSSR Abu Dhabi from 21-23-March 2011. Ministers, high officials, business tycoons, prominent research scholars, think-tanks, heads of the research institutes, politicians, strategists, and intelligentsia rigorously contributed and actively participated in the conference. Read More »A Great International Conference “Global Strategic Developments: A Futuristic Vision”.

Pakistan Budget proposals 2011-12

SECP recommends to reduce WHT rate in budget

* WHT rate on gold at import stage be reduced from 1.0% to 0.1%, if imported through Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited

By Sajid Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in its budget proposals 2011-12 has proposed to the budget makers to reduce the withholding tax (WHT) rate on gold at import stage from 1.0 percent to 0.1 percent, if imported through Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited, tax credit for enlistment on a sock exchange in Pakistan and exemption of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on gain on sale of any instrument of redeemable capital. Read More »Pakistan Budget proposals 2011-12