Monthly Archives: November 2013


Power: hard, soft and smart

By Ikram Sehgal Power is nothing more than the ability to get others to do what you want. For doing that you require tools of coercion or payment, or ‘hard power’, and tools of attraction, or ‘soft power’. Soft power is when a state, an organisation or even an individual […]


Honda Atlas raises prices by up to Rs 30,000

Daily Times report by Abrar Hamza  While Honda Atlas Cars (HCAR) posted a loss of Rs 13 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013-14 (FY14), it has also increased its vehicles’ prices by up to Rs 30,000 owing to rising dollar value, Daily Times learnt on Tuesday. The […]


Pakistan facing five major risks related to climate change

Associated Press of Pakistan Pakistan is facing existence of five major risks related to climate change including rise in sea level, glacial retreats, floods, higher average temperature and higher frequency of droughts. In addition, being a predominantly agricultural economy, climate change is estimated to decrease crop yields in Pakistan not […]


A CHILD NAMED THROOR

BY PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER “I am going to address a crowd of brainless dummies”, the Indian Union Minister Mr. Shashi Throor might have been thinking when he was getting his video-message recorded for the Young Indo-Pak Entrepreneurs Conference to be held at Jinnah Auditorium Islamabad on 29th October this year. […]


UAE Inching towards winning World EXPO 2020

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Most recently, more than 250 representatives from the 167 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the international organisation that oversees World Expo, visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They inspected the Dubai Expo 2020 Theme Symposium, entitled ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future: Partnerships […]