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Pakistan: CPEC opens doors to Chinese and Korean investors

Pakistan: CPEC opens doors to Chinese and Korean investors

Paul Kagame, the sixth President of Rwanda, took office in the year 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu resigned. Kagame a former commander of the rebels who ended the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, once said: “In Africa today, we recognize that trade and investment, and not aid, are the pillars of development.” In fact, this principle […]

Vanishing Jain Temples of Thar Desert

Vanishing Jain Temples of Thar Desert

It was December 2010 when after a day-long drive and visiting various historical sites on the way from Karachi, the southern port city of Sindh province of Pakistan, me and my friends reached Islamkot, a tinny town located in the center of Thar, one of the largest deserts of world, bordering Indian State of Rajasthan. […]

Pakistan: A nation virtually in state of war since seven decades

Pakistan: A nation virtually in state of war since seven decades

Pakistan completed 69 years of its birth on August 14, 2016. During these seven decades, the country had been experiencing upheavals, and for that it always remained plunged in a state of instability. Since its inception in 1947, the nation was told all the time by the rulers be it a civilian or the military […]

Restoration of Peace and Unification of Korean Peninsula is inevitable

Restoration of Peace and Unification of Korean Peninsula is inevitable

Standing at the observatory atop a hill in demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea, I gazed towards northern part of Korean peninsula, covered with thick mist making it invisible. I recalled the reports of recent nuclear tests by the North Korean regime that proves the old saying that ‘man, not weapons, makes the […]

Samsung Faces Tough Competition in Mobile Phone Market of Pakistan

Samsung Faces Tough Competition in Mobile Phone Market of Pakistan

Since the low cost Chinese mobile phones have stormed the mobile markets and grabbed a huge share of the market, leading mobile phone makers like Samsung, Nokia and Sony are struggling hard to hold tight to what they have of the market share. Last few years have seen a rapid increase in mobile phone usage […]

Gorakh Hill Station – Paradise of Sindh

Gorakh Hill Station – Paradise of Sindh

British General Sir Charles Napier, who conquered Sindh (present-day province of Pakistan) in February 1843, was scared of blazing summer of this country and was in hurry to seize it before the sizzling weather approaches. “The hot season was coming on, and action must be taken at once. I have no time to lose; my […]

Pakistan’s electric company signs $8 million deal with Korean firms

Pakistan’s electric company signs $8 million deal with Korean firms

  In order to continuously upgrade its existing network in Karachi, the capital city of southern Sindh province of Pakistan, the K-Electric has entered into an agreement worth $8 Million with LS Network and LS Cable and System Consortium from Korea. As per this agreement, a new Double Circuit 220 KV Transmission Line would be laid in […]

Over 150 Children die in fresh outbreak of diseases in Thar Desert of Pakistan

Over 150 Children die in fresh outbreak of diseases in Thar Desert of Pakistan

At least 150 children have died of waterborne disease since January this year in Pakistan’s impoverished desert district of Tharparkar, which has been devastated by drought since 2013. The media reports suggest the death toll around 173 but the government authorities have termed it an ‘exaggerated figure’. Civil society groups and opposition politicians say the […]

Pakistan Television airs Korean drama

Pakistan Television airs Korean drama

  The State-owned TV channel Pakistan Television has started airing a Korean drama serial from 4th January 2016. The PTV Home channel is broadcasting the Korean drama series famously known as ‘Jewel in the Palace’ (Dae Jang Geum) from Monday to Saturday. The airing of Jewel in the Palace on PTV Home is a big step forward in promoting cultural ties between Pakistan […]

Pakistan’s Thar Desert – A Symbol of Interfaith Harmony

Pakistan’s Thar Desert – A Symbol of Interfaith Harmony

While travelling across Thar, world’s 7th largest desert divided between Pakistan and India, one would be amazed to know that the vast arid land faced with persisting drought and other natural calamities, is the cradle of interfaith harmony, where the Hindus and the Muslims bury their loved ones in common graveyards. The Thar Desert is […]

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