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Mangrove degradation and conservation planning in Coastal area of Sindh Pakistan

By Farzana Panhwar • Apr 15th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Pakistan‘s Coastal area is an arid- Sub-tropical desert. (1). the mangrove forest lies between 240 10’ and 250 37’ latitude north and 610 38’ and 680 10’ longitude east. (2).The mangroves thrive at the mouth of Indus- the sixth largest river and the Indus Delta- the fifth largest Delta. The Indus Delta is spread over [...]

2009 T20 World Cup Triumph

By Dawar Naqvi • Apr 13th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Pakistan won the T20 World Cup in 2009. It was a great victory under the astute leadership of Younis Khan. I am surprised to see newspapers comparing Pakistan’s triumph in World Cup 92 with the recent T20 performance of our team. They seem to completely ignore Pakistan’s victory in the 2009 [...]

Pakistani Investors Look Towards Solar

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Apr 12th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The equation is simple. Solar is the cleanest and least expensive energy source. Pakistan has plenty of it. Sun shines here in every part every day all the year. The colder countries of Europe and even Arctic region are going solar and investing heavily, but Pakistan despite of having enormous solar potential is lagging way [...]

Jasmine, micro-propagation and the production of essential oil

By Farzana Panhwar • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Jasminum officinale belongs to family. Oleaceae, Genus, Jasminum, species- Officinale.
Jasminum grandiflorum.
Jasminum officinale var. Grandiflorum.
Jasminum officinale var. Affine.
Jasminum affine. (1)
Jasminum officinale known as common jasmine or just jasmine is a species of flowering plant in the olive family. Native to Caucasus, northern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Himalayas, India, Nepal and western China (2).It is also known [...]

Rashid Latif Says No to PCB

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Politics

After a month-long deliberation, over the offer made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former captain, Rashid Latif has refused to take on as the new chief selector. Brushing aside any friction between him and the PCB, Latif categorically added that he didn’t want to instigate a controversy with uncalled for remarks. “The PCB considered [...]

Yeah Mera Desh Hai

By Rizwan Nasar • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Unsurprisingly, In Pakistan, it is a normal day when you see these headlines:
•    Nine-month-old boy charged with attempted murder in Pakistan, granted bail by judge
•    Court orders police to investigate Meera tape
•    TTP are not terrorists but government’s angry brothers
•    Former President and COAS charged with treason
•    Mr. 10% is now the President of Pakistan
•    [...]

Pakistan performance in the World T20

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Describing Pakistan performance in the World T20 cup as ‘satisfactory’, former test fast bowler Aqib Javed smelled a rat in Muhammad Hafeez’s call to step down as skipper. “I don’t know why he [Hafeez] resigned after just one bad match. He should not have done so. It seems that Hafeez was pressurised”, said Aqib Javed [...]

BCB keen to rope-in Akram as bowling consultant

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The legendary former captain of Pakistan, Wasim Akram will probably land in Bangladesh soon, as the bowling consult, if things worked out between him and the Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB]. According to the BCB media committee chairman, Jalal Yunus the initial contact has been made, however they are now looking forward to hearing from the [...]

Education Tsunami for Pakistan

By Maria Sultan • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Need I say it again for the umpteenth time that education is the key in this world and the worlds which will come after this one in the future? Every era is shaped by the volume of information, and this age is all about information. Information comes from education and that is what is the [...]

Mortgaging House Not Popular in Pakistan

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Apr 10th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Home loans and home mortgages are not a common phenomenon in the Pakistan. Quite contrary to the West, where 99% of the people cannot even imagine to own a house without taking a home loan from the bank or from the brokers; Pakistanis tend to save the money (often throughout their working lives) and then [...]