Monthly Archives: February 2014


ILLOGICAL DESIRE

ALI SUKHANVER Separation of Balochistan from Pakistan is a demand of the people of Balochistan or a desire of the international conspirators; certainly not a very confusing question. If it were a demand of the people of Balochistan, they would not have taken a very vibrant part in the previous […]


Firefox aims to introduce $25 smartphone

BARCELONA: Firefox OS, an upstart smartphone operating system aimed at challenging the Apple and Google duopoly, will power a new category of $25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based nonprofit Mozilla Foundation said Sunday. Mozilla sought to show off the success of its system, launched a year ago to prise […]


I don’t trust cards anymore

Muhammad Javed According to a news item of 21 February 2014 the government announced Taxpayer Privileges and Honour Card Scheme for 100 top taxpayers entitling them to use VIP Lounge at airports, fast-track clearance at immigration counters etc. 15 years or so back the then Finance Minister on the august […]


Security failings in home routers exposed

 (BBC News) Serious security failings in home routers are getting more attention from both attackers and researchers. In recent weeks, attacks have been mounted on Linksys and Asus routers via loopholes that thieves could exploit. In Poland, reports suggest one gang has successfully adjusted router settings in a bid to […]


Energy-starved Pakistan sets sights on coal

AFP GADANI: After years of rolling blackouts that have wreaked havoc on industry and fuelled political unrest, energy-starved Pakistan has set its sights on a coal-fired future. Regarded as the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, recent discoveries of untapped coal fields in southern Pakistan have convinced the government they could […]


China Reforms and its Regional and Global Ramifications 2

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan China’s Communist Party (CPC) leaders in 18th Central Committee “Third Plenum” announced diversified revolutionary reforms titled “Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reforms”. It covers 16 areas and 60 individual items. It is the new China national character which creates new chapter in its socio-economic […]


Pak-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have strategic partnership. Both enjoy genealogical relations that are entrenched in common faith, traditions and commonality of views on all issues of mutual interest. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always stood by each other in testing times and the […]