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Dual Degree Programme is the vision of Dr Junaid Zaidi

Kindly throw light on your education and achievements. I started my career as lecturer at University of Balochistan. Later on, I went to the US for studying PhD. By profession, I am a Petroleum Geologist.  In 2007, Dr Junaid Zaidi, the Rector of the university, requested me to start Earth Sciences Programme in Abbotabad. I established the project and when ... Read More »

Economic Damage Caused by Flood

Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir is a doctorate from Kansas University USA. He currently holds the position of Chief of Research and Dean/Head, Department of Business Studies, PIDE. A forum was organised under the auspices of World Times in which students of Business Studies Department of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Islamabad, expressed their views on ‘Economic damage caused by ... Read More »

Asean and Saarc

The South Asia Association of Regional Cooperation (Saarc) has been formed for more than two decades. It has in the recent past, in addition to expanding its membership, also taken the positive step of widening its engagement by allowing many countries into its fold as observers. This was undertaken as a constructive measure. It would be meaningful to compare Saarc ... Read More »

Solution of Intellectual Problems of Human Beings through sources of knowledge

Almighty God comes to our rescue and bestows upon us a blessing in the form of Revelation. When we look at the universe ‘its features, complex nature and different aspects of human life’ various questions arise in our mind which needs immediate answers. These queries are about the beginning’ end of the universe, distinct qualities of the Creator of the ... Read More »

Tragedy is that people never read my book and they comment on it without reading it properly.

Please tell us about your educational background I did my bachelor’s in English Literature and History as main subjects from Kinnaird College, Lahore, and then masters in Political Science from University of the Punjab as an external student. After masters, I went to Kings College, London, for my PhD in War Studies. First you join Civil Service then left it, ... Read More »

The role of India in the South Asia region China

China’s increasing trade and investment relations with South Asian countries should be a point of irritation for India as, in a globalised world, economic relations play a major role in deciding political relations and multilateral collaborations The concept of Asia has ever been fluid and elusive, for outsiders as much as within the region. The Romans invented the name to ... Read More »

As China’s prime minister visits India, the host’s attitude towards its bigger neighbour is hardening

The Indians’ increasingly strong ties with America are bolstering their confidence in dealing with China. President Barack Obama visited Delhi a month ago and earned much goodwill by offering hearty support for India’s bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council (China is distinctly lukewarm). Count the ways in which India’s handling of China is quietly growing firmer. Relations ... Read More »

Economic Cooperation Organisation

The Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) is an intergovernmental organisation involving seven Asian and three Eurasian nations. The Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade, and investment opportunities. The ECO is an ad hoc organisation under the United Nations Charter (Chap. VIII). The common objective is to establish a single market for ... Read More »