Monthly Archives: August 2011


Pakistani student attains 28 A’s in O levels 1

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 […]


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 […]


US DIPLOMATS IN PAKISTAN

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER  You greet someone at your door-steps but he pushes you back and forces himself into your home; what happens next? Surely your reaction would be very much hostile and aggressive. Same must have been the reaction of the security staff when some Americans, posing to be the […]


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 […]


Thar coal project to be operational from Dec 2013

Associated Press of Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Thar coal project will be operational from December 2013 which will bring prosperity in the country, said Dr Samar Mubarakmand member Science and Technology Planning Commission on Thursday. Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan had enough coal reservoirs that could provide electricity […]


UAE Khalifa Foundation continues its charity program in Pakistan

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation has been purposefully engaged in eventful activities of iftrai programs in different areas of Pakistan since the dawn of Ramadan. A large number of needy people, poor families, children of orphanages, blind students, elderly people and […]


UAE Embassy in Pakistan holds iftar program at Red Crescent society

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The UAE Embassy in Pakistan with the collaboration of UAE charities mainly Red Crescent Authority organized series of extended iftari programs in the holy month of Ramadan in different cities of Pakistan especially Islamabad and Rawalpindi, right from the first of Ramadan. Embassy’s envoy said such purposeful […]


Pakistan to become dumping ground of used vehicles if imports relaxed further 2

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 […]


China's first aircraft, “Shi Lang"

China’s First Aircraft Carrier: A Milestone

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan Most recently, China started exercises of its first aircraft carrier “Shi Lang” (larger than the French carrier Charles de Gaulle) in Dalian, with national pride which faced mixed regional reactions and international criticism/concerns. Right form the first day Chinese government claimed its increasingly naval power as defensive […]