Monthly Archives: June 2011


UAE economy moving towards greater diversification

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The UAE being the world’s third-largest oil exporter is now rapidly moving towards greater diversification of the economy. Thanks to the constant policies of market liberalization along with effective banking reforms, the UAE succeeded to mitigate the bad spillovers of global economic recession and financial crunch started […]


No boots on the ground, Pakistan tells America

ISLAMABAD: CIA Director Leon Panetta told Pakistan’s army and intelligence chiefs that he was concerned about a reduction of US troops allowed in the country, but was bluntly told no American boots would be allowed on the ground, Pakistani military officials said on Saturday. Panetta arrived in Pakistan on Friday […]


ISLAMABAD: Finance Bill 2011 amendment

Regulatory authorities to pay tax on income from fee, penalties * Will be required to deposit surplus fund in FCF All regulatory authorities would be required to pay income tax on their entire income from fee charges and penalties—and would be required to deposit this amount in Federal Consolidated Fund […]


Sindh Budget 2011-12

The Sindh Government announced a Rs 391.9 billion revenue-oriented budget here Friday for next fiscal, 2011-12, with revenue expenditures totalled to be around 283.14 billion.The budget was announced by Provincial Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the Sindh Assembly.“Current budget estimates had been around Rs 340 billion in the […]


The prospects of solar energy for power generation

The biggest threat to our economic security today is the non-availability of reliable and continuous power supply. We are fortunate enough to be blessed with unlimited sunshine that can easily meet the national energy needs. Solar energy, being reliable and affordable, will not only help in easing the power crisis […]


FROM PNS MEHRAN TO UPPER DIR

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER Who is responsible for the recent worsening situation along the Pak-Afghan borders; Taliban, NATO forces, the Afghan government or the foreign sponsored miscreants ; surely not a difficult question to be answered. The so-called militant-attacks on a security check post in Upper Dir on the first of […]


Reminiscences of Ilays Kashmiri

By Zafar Iqbal I found Ilyas Kashmiri relatively different from other radical commanders and fighters whom I managed to chat during my journalistic career. Kashmiri was the only prominent militant leader who was always in a commando uniform.  He was not a perfect communicator. Most of his answers, which were […]