April 2015

THE WESTERN DESIRE

ALI SUKHANVER

Ali Sukhanver “Targeting Mecca and Medina is the only way to save US from the attacks of the Muslims”, said Tom Tancredo, the US presidential candidate in Election 2007. Tom Tancredo belonged to the Republican Party. During his election campaign he earned a lot of popularity among the extremist strata of the American society by suggesting that the sacred Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina should be attacked if America is attacked. According to the various media reports published in different western newspapers of those days, it was not for the first time that Tom Tancredo issued such a conflicting statement.  Earlier in 2005 also he had expressed the same kind of opinion regarding attacks on the sacred cities of the Muslims. In May, 2012, the Daily Mail UK published a report with the title, ‘Bomb Mecca’. The report referred to a course organized for the young U.S. Read More »THE WESTERN DESIRE

Pakistan National Saving Schemes rates at 10-year low

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Small savers, who put their money in the National Savings Schemes, have reason to sulk as the rate of returns on NSS has plunged to a 10-year low.

Following the recent cut in policy rate by 50 basis points, the rates that were already on the slide stood further trimmed by 48 to 72bps across all products—Short Term Saving Certificates (STSC) and Regulator Income Certificates (RICs).Read More »Pakistan National Saving Schemes rates at 10-year low