Monthly Archives: May 2014

Google to build driverless car

Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn’t need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won’t be sold publicly, but Google said on Tuesday it hoped by this time next year, 100 prototypes would be on public roads. Though not driving very […]


PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER This highly civilized, educated and marvelously scientific world of today says that child labour is simply a severe violation of basic human rights; but in spite of this realization, throughout the world more than 215 million children aging from five to seventeen are compelled to work under […]

Going to Pakistan? Check your polio shot status

Asma Ali Zain The advice also applies to frequent travellers who can get the vaccine even before they travel, according to a health ministry official.  Expatriates travelling to Pakistan from the UAE and planning to stay there for more than four weeks should be vaccinated against polio at least four […]

Pakistan urged to develop second strike N-capability strategy

A renowned defence strategist has urged Pakistan to consider developing a second strike nuclear capability strategy to counter rising challenges. Dr. Maria Sultan, Director General of South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) University, Islamabad presented her new theory termed as “Integrated Strategic Equivalence” at the three-day International Conference on Nuclear […]

Course correction for Pakistani democracy

Ayaz Amir The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) report which forms the basis of the Musharraf treason trial would be rejected by an area magistrate (the lowest magistrate in the judicial hierarchy) in the normal course of things. And were even a half-competent high court judge be asked to examine it, […]

Musharraf treason inquiry report remarkable for its omissions 1

After much hesitation, the prosecution in retired general Pervez Musharraf’s high treason case finally submitted the ‘inquiry report’ before the special court on Wednesday, which astounded many for its omissions instead of what it contained. Unpredictably, the report finds that Musharraf was solely responsible for imposing the 2007 emergency; those […]

Saudi Armed Forces Military Exercises “Sword of Abdullah”

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Most recently, Saudi Armed Forces conducted the largest military exercises “Sword of Abdullah” in the Kingdom’s history. It was staged a complete war theater of diversified but interrelated operations to strengthen Saudi armed forces’ combat capability” in both offensive and defensive roles and Electronic Warfare (EW) […]