Need for accountability in Pakistan

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Pakistan faces the menace of corruption in all spheres of human activity. The campaign against corruption in Pakistan is one in which we all have a direct and important stake. Large scale petty corruption involving small amounts of grease money or speed payments for minor service deliveries to grand corruption including hefty kickbacks in government Projects, are clearly the nation’s most formidable challenges.Read More »Need for accountability in Pakistan

Gwadar port: ‘history-making milestones’

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Gwadar Port finally making history by beginning its cargo handling from March 15, 2008,” says a newspaper report.

And the port is certainly making history. This is perhaps the first port in the annals of the history of port development which could not receive the first commercial ship specifically chartered to use the port on its inauguration. Somebody just forgot to check the draft of the ship against the depth available at the port. The ship had to be partially unloaded at the anchorage to MV Hyderabad, engaged from PNSC, before the ship was able to enter the port.Read More »Gwadar port: ‘history-making milestones’

Lahore: Generators and UPS batteries selling like hot cakes

* Retailers say prices have doubled due to increase in demand
* Say people prefer UPS batteries to generators
By Hasan Ali

LAHORE: The sale of generators and Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) batteries has increased in city as people are going for alternate modes of electricity to offset massive load-shedding, expected in the coming summer.Read More »Lahore: Generators and UPS batteries selling like hot cakes

Poverty reduction strategy in Pakistan

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by Rahila Shabbir
Poverty reduction has become a great challenge for every Government of Pakistan. As a matter of fact, poverty itself is a challenge which is undefined as well as vague, as the roots of poverty lies scattered in the society like the ends of confused pieces of strings, the end of which is difficult rather impossible to pick out. Read More »Poverty reduction strategy in Pakistan

Pakistan in historical perspective

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Nabeel Ahmed Sheikh

Pakistan came into being as a result of a long and relentless struggle of the Muslims of the subcontinent for a separate homeland. The Muslims under the dynamic leadership of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had to struggle hard and gave tremendous sacrifices. This demand was made by the Muslims only when it seemed to them that the Hindu majority was absolutely determined to deny to the Muslims their due rights within a unitedIndia.Read More »Pakistan in historical perspective