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Solar energy strategy for Punjab

By Hassan Siddiq 

With its abundance of land, labour capital and entrepreneurs, Punjab in Pakistan is rich in all four factors of production required for economic growth. With a population approaching 100 million people, majority of which is young, and a GDP (Purchasing Power Parity basis) of nearly $300 billion, it has endless potential to grow exponentially over the next many years. However, the growth is being hampered by one single constraint: lack of energy. With a current demand-supply gap of about 4,000 megawatts (MW) in the province, the problem is expected to continue to exacerbate at the rate of 6.0 percent per annum in the business as usual scenario.Read More »Solar energy strategy for Punjab

Three-day conference on Punjabi history, politics and society

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Study Centre History Department and Pakistan Research Society will organise a three-day international conference on ‘History, Politics and Society: The Punjab’ on December 29, 2008.

A press statement issued by the Punjab University History and Pakistan Studies Department said that 39 delegates from United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, France, Russia and India have agreed to attend the conference. All public sector universities and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will send their delegates to attend the conference.Read More »Three-day conference on Punjabi history, politics and society