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Managing a Small Business in a Recession

  It goes without saying that a severe recession means rough sledding for businesses. But small businesses can escape some of the woes plaguing their bigger brethren, and downturns provide opportunities as well as hardship. “While it is true generally that recessions are bad for business, big trees make the most noise when they fall in the forest,” says Adrienne ... Read More »


Majority of the students feel stressed and tensed because of high expectations of their family members, teachers or friends. Stress is indeed one of the most common problems of today’s world, so before discussing exam stress it is important to explain first that ‘what is stress’? The definition says that ‘stress is a dynamic condition in which an individual is ... Read More »

Govt Committed to Welfare of People

President Zardari ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government was committed to women empowerment, improvement in the living standards of the people and to reach out to the poor. He was addressing the launching ceremony of the mobile phone banking for Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) beneficiaries of northern Punjab the other day, the draw of Waseela-e-Haq ... Read More »

Beggars Can’t be Choosers

It is time tested truth in accordance with the political history of Pakistan that the only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn from history. From the drone attacks in our country to the mysterious operation in Abbottabad, from the simmering inflation to the lethargic economy, almost shivering from the fear of a ghost named International ... Read More »

Solutions of the Challenges faced by Pakistan in 21st Century

A rapidly growing population, along with political tensions,both internal and external, and an economy trapped in a cycle of debt, all serve to prevent Pakistan from attaining the progress it needs to advance and perhaps to survive. Pakistan suffers from a number of social, political, and economic problems.  With a population roughly half that of the US, in an area ... Read More »

Grasping the Afghan Nettle

It is in its vital interest to have peace and stability in an independent Afghanistan that is friendly towards Pakistan and is free of foreign influences taking advantage of the transition process. Obama is indeed a miracle man. Getting elected as America’s first-ever black president was in itself a miracle, and then becoming a Nobel peace laureate as head of ... Read More »

PAK-CHINA Trade to Increase

For Pakistan, a window of opportunity came about with the visit of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao during which 22 trade-related agreements worth $15 billion, and 20 other agreements and MoUs worth $20 billion, covering a period of the next five years were signed. During a four-day visit of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to China that started from May 17, ... Read More »

Reduced Burden of Indirect Taxes, Expansion of Tax Net in BUDGET 2011-12

Cut in rate of GST by one per cent: 15 per cent increase in govt employees’ salary: budget fails to address structural weakness of economy. Finance Minister, Dr Hafeez Sheikh presented the federal budget for fiscal year 2011-12 in the National Assembly amidst sloganeering from the opposition benches. A budget which envisages containing fiscal deficit at four per cent, numerous ... Read More »

Charter for Compassions

The western people mistakenly believe that Islam is a violent and cruel religion but the truth is that compassion is absolutely central to the Islamic tradition. Karen Armstrong is one of the most original thinkers and writers on religious and political issues in the modern world. Her primary focus has been to help develop a better understanding of Islam. Karen ... Read More »