Monthly Archives: August 2017

A unique tale of land grabbing in Islamabad

Associated Press of Pakistan Residents of Sector I-8/2 of Islamabad, adjacent to a small market and the Abu-Huraira Mosque in street no 58 have expressed concern over the mushroom growth of graves and the lack of action by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) over the illegal graveyard. The practice started […]

A new governance system

By Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman Our country stands at a crossroads of its history. Exports are down to $21.7 billion while imports have risen by 18 percent to $49 billion. The trade deficit has reached an alarming $26.9 billion and it is likely to grow to $30 billion this year. The current […]

KP launches electric, solar rickshaws in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has introduced electric and solar rickshaws in the provincial metropolis. The environment-friendly, comfortable and economic rickshaws meeting the requirements of the modern era have been introduced for first time in Peshawar. The electric and solar rickshaws were inaugurated by the Special Assistant to […]

Allama Iqbal Open University expands its reach to US 1

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in its efforts to expand educational network abroad has registered around thirty students, resident of New York, USA for seeking education in ‘Daras-e-Nazami’, a four-year degree programme. The university’s programme in Islamic studies is getting popular in USA and others countries mainly in the Middle […]

Pakistan census highlights مردم شماری 2017

Census data on the population of the largest cities in Pakistan shows explosive growth in urban canters since the last census, conducted nearly two decades ago. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ data, the two biggest population centers, Karachi and Lahore, have seen some staggering growth since 1998: with […]


ALI SUKHANVER The US president Donald Trump is really a wonderful orator, an excellent speaker and no doubt a master of words. He has an ability of mesmerizing the audience with his magical style of speech and with his outstanding body language. It is also very much true that he […]

AIOU launches technical education courses 1

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched nine six-month short-term certificate courses to promote technical and vocational education in the country. The aspirating candidates have been advised to take admission in these courses by September 5.  The courses are of different nature relating to agriculture, poultry farming, and art designing […]

HEC stops four universities from admitting students

ISLAMABAD: The failure to comply with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) set criteria has resulted in stoppage of admissions at four universities functioning in different parts of the country. The information available suggests that the list of the banded universities now includes Preston Institute of Management Sciences and Technology (PIMSAT) Karachi, […]