Monthly Archives: January 2014


Facebook unveils social ‘newspaper’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook unveiled its new app called “Paper,” which serves as an online newspaper for viewing and sharing articles and other content from a Smartphone. “Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts, ” Facebook said in a blog post announcing the new […]


The institutional imperative

Article by Maleeha Lodhi published in “The News” on 28th January, 2014. The eroding institutional capacity of the state has emerged in recent years as one of the most critical challenges facing the country. This has affected the performance of the core functions of state and is most tellingly reflected […]


Plan to establish Islamabad Industrial Park 1

By Noor Aftab (The News) Ministry of Finance is giving a serious thought to a proposal for establishment of Islamabad Industrial Park near Motorway, M-2, on a land measuring 5,000 kanals at a cost of Rs13.2 billion that would have 380 developed plots of one acre each for industry and […]


Sales of local car assemblers fall 22% in 2013

KARACHI: Unfavorable economic conditions and mounting inflation coupled with unavailability of affordable cars restrained Pakistanis from buying new cars during the year 2013. Overall situation of all business sectors in the country remained middling in the calendar year 2013 (CY13), thus the auto sector which was still dominated by three […]


Basant at Changa Manga 2

LAHORE: The Punjab government has announced to hold Basant festival at the Changa Manga forest from February 21 to March 5, and a formal notification in this regard has already been issued. This notification has been issued on the continued pressure from the kite-flying association of the provincial metropolis, as […]


ELECTIONS IN BANGLADESH

ALI SUKHANVER More than 20 people died and more than 200 poling stations burnt to ashes; that is what happened there in Bangladesh on the Election Day. The opposition party BNP remained all aloof from the election process Today Bangladesh is passing through the ever worst phase of its history. […]