The News report
By Hina Mahgul Rind
Car sales in July surged 61 percent to 17,563 units against 10,942 units in the same month of last year.
On month-on-month basis, the sales improved by 134 percent from 7,517 units sold in June 2011, reveals data released by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA).Read More »Car sales on the rise in Pakistan
Islamabad: Sheikh Khalifa Charity Foundation and UAE Red Crescent have been generously funded Iftari programs in the country under the directives and special guidance of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of UAE. Both the organizations arrange these Iftari programs on annual basis with the cooperation of the Social Welfare authorities in Pakistan. These Iftaris are organized for the needy, poor people and marginalized communities during holy month in Muslim countries around the globe. The arrangement and supervision of Iftari programs are assigned to the Embassy of the United Arab EmiratesRead More »UAE charity organizations arranged Iftari programs in the country
Saudi Arabia is our strategic partner which is rooted in culture, shared values and common faith. Close geographical propinquity, historic trade ties, religious acquaintance and the economic support have created a strong ties based on trust and mutual respect between the two countries.
Recently, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani visited to Saudi Arabia and met with the Custodian of two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and discussed on variety of bilateral and regional issues. A broad consensus was reached on enhancing Pakistan-Saudi Arabia partnership based on comprehensive cooperation. Both sides expressed the wish to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation and work closely to safeguard the stability and peace in the region and Islamic world.Read More »Pak-Saudi Arabia Bilateral Relations
By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan
Diplomatic surge is at its peak in Saudi Arabia. Emerging geo-political and geo-strategic trends has forced its leadership to play a contributory and supportive role in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Middle East region. It extended its financial support to many countries in the GCC and MENA. It offered its diplomatic support to Sudan, Egypt and even Yemen to reach at any amicable solution.
Saudi Arabia’s joint venture with UAE to help Bahrain by sending troops in recent times has changed the security dynamics of the region. It encouraged strategic expansion of the GCC by allowing Jordan and Morocco to join the GCC-6. All these proactive endeavors of Saudi Arabia have succeeded to create strategic equilibrium in the region.
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By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The UAE Embassy in Islamabad yesterday organized Iftari meals for the students of International Islamic University in continuation of the charitable work which is sponsored by the UAE Red Crescent Authority and… Read More »UAE Embassy organized Iftari program in International Islamic University
Islamabad Police have introduced a service at Rescue 15 through which one can know about status of vehicle whether it is genuine or stolen by simply sending an sms to 8521.
The formal inaugural of this system was made by Inspector General of Police Islamabad Bani Amin Khan here Saturday here at Rescue 15. SSP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan, SP Industrial Area Ishaq Warraich, ASP Shakir Shahid and other officials were also present on the occasion.Read More »Islamabad Police launch stolen vehicle identification system
By Qaisar Sultan
I have been searching for the answers to the present chaos and corruption in the government, military and judiciary for last three years; somehow we have learnt to live or be complacent with what has been choking and destroying the state. The fact is that the ordinary people do not really get involved as they have too many problems of their own. But what is incredibly uncharacteristic of the precise nature of democracy is the facts that our people vote for bad and corrupt leaders- once elected the elected politicians do not serve the interests of those who elected them. Some may argue that voters are under duress or under some kind of threat to vote for a party or a person; and the leaders they vote for belong to the feudal class who own land and businesses where the voters make their living from. Where there seems to be some truth in this view, there happens to be more than feudal reality of Pakistan- The political equity does not exist in the country. We rightfully argue why we do not have sincere, honest and competent leadership. The idea of the leadership is in the eye of the beholder. There is supposed to be a conscious awareness in the public and their set of values and choices are based on their free will. That idea of free will of people was totally fictional in the social contract that was understood by the rich landowners, military generals, religious politicians and anyone with ten cows (This a reference to Tutsi’s phenomenon where the Belgium declared anyone with ten cows a Tutsi). Right from the start, even before the formation of the country, Pakistani culture was not based on the association on economic concern of the masses; it was traditionally one way street. We can say that it was a political arrangement based on master and slave culture; those were the ways of this part of the sub-continent. The vast majority was not educated and was extremely poor; that allowed the structural basis of a typical tenth century European style aristocracy and feudal set up. Years of practice and acceptance of an unfair society developed a system where they do not seem to have any capacity for a sense of justice and conception of good (Rawl’s mature theory of justice). Off course, the obvious thing for an individual to do is to look out for his welfare and the end that he seeks in his life. But in Slave and Master Culture the loyalties are so lopsided that we wonder why those people would do and support that is not in their best interests.Read More »Vote for Corruption is not democracy-a
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Friday advised parents and students to seek admission only in HEC recognized universities, degree awarding institutes and their approved campuses. HEC alerted the parents so that the students may not fall prey toRead More »ISLAMABAD: HEC warns parents, students against illegally operating varsities
ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has devised a new rating criteria for private sector universities by which all categories X, Y and Z will cease to exist and degrees awarded by universities/degree awarding institutions (DAIs) holding such categories will not be recognized by the HEC.Read More »Higher Education Commission of Pakistan devises new rating criteria for private universities