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August 2012

Islamabad: CDA to develop recreational spot ‘Kalanjar Valley’

Striving to provide more and more recreational places, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to develop new recreational place under the name of Kalanjar Valley near Faisal Mosque in the foot of Margalla Hills.

Moreover, a plan to extend and upgrade present recreational spot at Shakarparian has been made and service of a consultant firm was hired to prepare designs of both places.
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A few weeks back, The Times of India published an article “Shame:DelhistillIndia’s rape capital”. This article by V Narayan says, “Delhicontinues to be the rape capital of the country, followed by Mumbai.Delhiregistered 568 cases of rape, compared to 218 in Mumbai in 2011, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics showed. In the period of 2007-2011,Delhitopped the chart, followed by Mumbai,Bhopal, Pune and Jaipur.” This article was very much shocking and disappointing for me because it reminded me of a renaming ceremony held somewhere in late 2011, in a central Indian district of Mumbai. In that ceremony more than 200 Indian girls chose new names for them just to give a fresh start to their life. These were the girls whose names meant “unwanted” or “disliked” in Hindi language. The Indian media took that event as the beginning of a revolution regarding the sorry plight of women inIndia. Various channels were hopeful that this revolutionary start up would help fight widespread gender discrimination that has givenIndiaa tilted gender ratio; more boys than girls. They were confident that this Read More »THE INDIAN GIRLS IN TROUBLE

No end in sight for energy crisis in Pakistan

Up to 14,000MW being produced despite peek demand of 18,000MW

 Planning Commission’s member for energy terms shortfall a crisis of management

ISLAMABAD: India may claim the world’s biggest blackout, but in neighbouring Pakistan an endemic energy crisis blamed on years of mismanagement cripples the economy and makes millions of lives a daily misery.

Six weeks after the new prime minister in Islamabad promised the shortage would be his top priority, blackouts have reached a peak – reportedly up to 16 hours a day in urban areas and as much as 22 hours a day in the rural areas.

But with political posturing becoming more acute as the weak coalition stutters towards general elections, there is no quick end in sight.Read More »No end in sight for energy crisis in Pakistan

Islamabad: Senator levels allegations against CJ, demands resignation


* Abidi says SC verdict on new contempt law has laid foundation of confrontation between state institutions

* CJP should resign for ‘crime’ of his son

Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Senator Faisal Raza Abidi on Sunday asked the CJP to quit for taking oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) and for alleged involvement of his son in a financial impropriety case.

Addressing a press conference at the PPP Secretariat on Sunday, Abidi alleged that the son of the CJP, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, had misused the Chief Justice House, Islamabad. He questioned if former CJP Dogar was held responsible for the crime of his daughter, referring to the undue increase in marks of Farah Dogar in FBISE exams, why could not the present CJP be held responsible for the crimes of his son. Abidi said the annulment of the contempt of court law had laid a basis for confrontation between two major pillars of the state.
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