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August 2011

A Tale of Events

When Pakistan came into being the first national tragedy occurred when Quaid-e-Azam expired in 1948. This resulted in the quick change of governments and we became a laughing stock for other countries. The nation is going to celebrate yet another independence day in August amid enormous difficulties.  We are passing through critical phase of our history. Unending social and economic …

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It’s Never too Late!

After prolonging the military conflict at huge cost in lives and dollars, Obama now admits ‘peace cannot come to a land that has known so much war without a political settlement.’ President Obama, it seems, is beginning to earn his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. His June 22 speech on the US troops’ drawdown was the anticlimax of the one he …

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Pak-German Relations: History of Time-Tested Cooperation

Pak-German Relations: History of Time-Tested Cooperation Pakistan is located in one of the most important economic zones of the world. Being a strategic location, at the crossroads of China, the Middle East and Central Asia, with a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China and Sri Lanka and home to 177 million consumers, Pakistan offers matchless prospects for trade and investment …

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At last South Sudan

South Sudan became a United Nations 193rd member state Full name: Republic of South Sudan Population:7.5-9.7 million (UN estimate, 2006) Capital: Juba Area:619,745 sq km (239,285 sq miles) Major languages: English, Arabic (both official), Juba Arabic, Dinka, others Major religions: Traditional religions, Christianity President: Salva Kiir Mayardiit South Sudan is bordered by Ethiopia to the east; Kenya to the southeast; …

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Could Hiroshima be saved?

By the summer of 1945, the Japanese had virtually lost almost their entire naval and air force and a single air attack on Tokyo had killed around 83,000 people in March. I have become death, the destroyer of the worlds. This line from the famous Hindu poem Bhagvat Gita was recalled by the American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, on witnessing …

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Every Individual Should Strengthen the Education Syste

Arshad Hussain Director, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES – FAST) Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Please tell us something about your education and area of expertise?Arshad Hussain: I got PhD in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. I am an electrical engineer and a graduate of University of Engineering and Technology (UET). I did my …

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All is Not Lost Yet

The armed forces of Pakistan are responsible for our defence and are thus, the symbol of our national pride. Any weakness on their part will jeopardise our national security and integrity and for a nation, there can be no loss worse than this. Criticism in our society is generally treated in negative terms and is often described as a product …

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