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Amazing Energy

Part - III Wind is an important source of energy. There are about 200,000 wind turbines operating in the world, with the largest of about 75,000MW in China followed by USA (60,000MW), Germany (31,000MW), Spain (21,000MW) and India…

Resurrecting The Dead

Except for the accession of the Russian Federation, nothing of note has come off on the horizon of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for quite some time. Notwithstanding the commitment of WTO members, renewed from time to time, to…

Obsession With Sovereignty

The more we Pakistanis talk about sovereignty, the more they see it violated. Sovereignty, the essential and the exclusive attribute of the state, is the supreme power in a political society free from all internal and external control. It…

Do We Need A Warped Education System?

Here is a question. Should we close down all our schools – or almost all of them, at least those in the public sector? At first this may seem like a totally insane suggestion. There can be no doubt that we need more education and a higher…

Literary Jewels

For the past few years we have heard nothing but sad and painful news. Today I would like to forget all the bad stuff and discuss some good books. The first interesting book is titled My Solo Flight by Mohtarma Kulsoom Saifullah Khan,…

Developing The New Terms Of Engagement

The US-Pakistan relations, to quite an extent, kept on hold till Parliament makes up its mind on the report submitted by its Committee on National Security, have suddenly hit centre stage. Highest level meetings between the US and Pakistan…

The Need For Debate

Don’t throw a monkey-wrench into the machinery.” – Philander Chase Johnson President Asif Zardari recently said: “The parliamentary oversight and democratic accountability was a new and important facet of Pakistan's foreign policy.”…

Rumours of a war

It is one of the worst kept secrets in the world. There is to be an American attack on Iran. But why should it? So far, it has lived with Iran, even though its 1979 revolution converted its policeman in the region into an enemy. However,…

Trouble In Balochistan

The Balochistan situation has been in the news and in people’s minds. This has not been by any action of the government, which is content to leave that province to the tender mercies of the agencies, but because the California Republican…