Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has sanctioned Rs980 million for the first of its kind 50 MW coal-based power plant in Punjab to generate electricity at the rate of Rs3.50 unit. Stating this while talking to the media here on Sunday, Punjab Mines and Minerals secretary Saifullah Chatha said the pilot projcct would be made functional within a year and would...

After an outbreak of ‘swine flu’ in Mexico in which over a 100 people have died, the head of the World Health Organization this week indicated that it is on the verge ofdeclaring a full blown flu pandemic. In light of this situation we look at what Islam says about outbreaks of disease such as ‘swine flu’ and how a...

Pakistan will Not allow Drone Attacks in Balochistan The army chief’s warning was disclosed amid growing tension over American claims that Islamabad was refusing to target the Taliban’s ‘Quetta Shura’ – the leadership council of former Afghan ruler Mullah Omar. Washington believes the ’shura’ is plotting attacks on Nato forces in Afghanistan from ’safe havens’ in South-West Pakistan.US State Department and...

Iran not for the first time is on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism for not being transparent in its nuclear programme. Ever since Barack Obama become US president, Iran has been told to declare all its nuclear sites and halt enrichment activity. Obama under Israeli pressure has reiterated that it will impose crippling sanctions on the...