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 […]

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 […]


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 […]