April 2013

Pakistani ‘Robin Hood’ aims to wrest election from the rich

 With a flick of the reins, Jamshed Dasti launched his run for Pakistan’s parliament from the back of a donkey cart, cantering through the rutted streets of his home town to file his nomination papers as supporters erupted into cheers.

With the opening act in his campaign unfolding exactly as planned, Dasti beamed the beatific smile of a man who might look like an underdog, but who is sure he has the momentum to humble his wealthy rivals at next month’s general elections.
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The truth about Nawaz Sharif’s exile deal

Following are the details of an article published in the daily THE NEWS written by Aamir Mir regarding Mian Nawaz Sharif’s exile deal in 2000.
PML-N President Nawaz Sharif’s repeated assertion while the general elections are near at hand that he had actually been sent into forced exile to Saudi Arabia by the Musharraf regime runs contrary to an October 2007 verdict passed by a seven-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

The October 17, 2007 SC verdict said: “The former prime minister’s release from prison and his journey to Saudi Arabia after getting a presidential pardon due to an undertaking could not be described as forced exile.”Read More »The truth about Nawaz Sharif’s exile deal

SOLAR POWERED PROTEINS FILTER ANTIBIOTICS FROM WATER

 A tiny solar-powered filter made of two bacterial proteins absorbs more than 50 percent more of the pollutants.

In addition, the filter developed by a team at the University of Cincinnati, can release the captured antibiotics so they can be reused, Voice of America reported.

Antibiotics and chemicals enter waterways through sewage and run-off from yards and farms. They can breed resistant bacteria and kill helpful microorganisms, degrading the health of aquatic ecosystems.Read More »SOLAR POWERED PROTEINS FILTER ANTIBIOTICS FROM WATER

Pakistani student wins silver medal at INEPO

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pakturk-studentA Pakistani student has bagged silver medal in the 7th International Environmental Project Olympiad (INEPO Euroasia) held in Baku, Azerbaijan where students from 47 countries presented 123 projects.

Alvaz Adnan, a student of PakTurk School Lahore, presented her biology project on removal of dyes from effluent of factories and won a silver medal.

Commenting on the success, Chairman PakTurk Unal Tosur and Director Education Kamil Ture said that Pakistan students have been leaving others behind in almost all the international competitions which has encouraged them to boost investment in the future of Pakistan.Read More »Pakistani student wins silver medal at INEPO

Honda City Aspire launched in Pakistan

Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) launched the Honda City Aspire 1.5 at a ceremony held at the Honda Factory in Lahoreon Wednesday.

 

Speaking on the occasion President and CEO Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Takahiro Aoki said that Honda is exploring new horizons of creative technology with a class of exclusivity. He said that the company concentrates on delivering and exceeding customer demands and expectations which has led to its success.

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It’s Nawaz Sharif versus Imran Khan

According to an influential American newspaper Washington Post, the real contest is between them as the race is narrowing down to the respective political parties of the two leaders.

The PPP is trailing after a five-year rule that many Pakistanis say crippled the economy, stoked poverty, failed to solve energy shortages and left the country less secure, The Washington Post, citing analysts, reported from Rawalpindi on Tuesday.Read More »It’s Nawaz Sharif versus Imran Khan

Pakistan Politics: Who is getting how much security at public expense?

A report written by Ahmad Noorani published in today’s “The News” gives details of security arrangements provided to Pakistani politicians;

Unprecedented and overblown protocol in the name of security to political leaders, claiming to bring a change in Pakistan, knows no bounds causing the poor nation to pay Rs407 million per annum only on the Sharifs, Rs56.79 million on Faryal Talpur and Rs24 million on General (R) Musharraf.Read More »Pakistan Politics: Who is getting how much security at public expense?

Envisaging free –economic zone in South Asia

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By Zafar Iqbal

zafar picBarak Obama is not alone when he imagines that cross -border connectivity can lead greater prosperity and understanding in South Asia.  There are some domestic voices that confirm this notion.  Dr. Mubeen, a physician turn entrepreneur, is one of those who advocate that best way forward for India and Pakistan is improved trade relations.

“India and Pakistan should declare Kashmir as free economic zone so the people of the region can gain benefits of grown trade and development.”Read More »Envisaging free –economic zone in South Asia