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August 2011

Pakistani student attains 28 A’s in O levels

Islamabad—Once again a student of Beaconhouse Complex Islamabad, Syed Zohaib Asad astonished every one by acquiring 28 A’s in Cambridge ‘O’ level examination, setting a new record at international level.

Zohaib Asad became an ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award Winner’ after gaining higher marks in June 2010 Cambridge ‘O’ level exams in the course ‘Human and Social Biology’.Read More »Pakistani student attains 28 A’s in O levels

Pakistanis in denial 10 years after 9/11

ABBOTTABAD: The young Pakistani officer sighs when he thinks about what happened to Osama bin Laden. “Was he really here?” he said, adding that “All that, it’s like 9/11, we don’t even know if it really happened.”

Sitting at the end of the track leading to the compound where US Navy SEALs killed the al Qaeda leader on May 2, Abdullah prefers to enjoy the fresh air blowing down from the Himalayas than relive his country’s darkest hour. “This is a holiday compared to Mathani or Charsaddah,” he added, referring to parts of the northwest where Taliban bomb attacks and shootings have killed so many of his colleagues.Read More »Pakistanis in denial 10 years after 9/11

Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project

Thermal power costs 5 times of hydroelectric

During the last eight years hydropower cost remained at Rs 1.08 per unit compared to the thermal generation’s cost of Rs 5.36 per unit, therefore Pakistan needs to focus on hydropower generation to resolve its longstanding power shortfall issue.

Statistics available on the occasion of eight-year completion of 1450 Megawatts (MW) Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHP), reveals that the project contributed about 53 billion units of electricity to the national grid, registering revenues of Rs 226.5 billion to the national exchequer. Read More »Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project

Pakistan to become dumping ground of used vehicles if imports relaxed further

KARACHI: The Federal Cabinet is likely to discuss in its next meeting a proposal from Ministry of Commerce to allow commercial import of used vehicles, which is likely to be opposed by the industry and different government departments including Engineering Development Board fearing a total collapse of not only original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) but allied engineering base as well.

Sources at cabinet division have confirmed that Read More »Pakistan to become dumping ground of used vehicles if imports relaxed further