Articles and Letters

Articles  Letters

Electricity trading dynamics

Published on May 06, 2015Ministry of Water and Power is stated to have prepared the Electricity Act 2015, according to which private electricity market will be developed for trading, generation and distribution of electricity across Pakistan. This is indeed a right step in the right direction. But, the challenge is the implementation of the concept into reality in a given time frame and its sustainability which has always been a major issue in Pakistan.Read full story

French fighter jets find takers in a worried world

Published on May 06, 2015After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more. Global appetite for the jets has surged as a result of the United States' diminishing influence in the Arab world along with wider security concerns over the rise of Islamic State insurgents - which Paris is more than happy to assuage. Egypt, India and Qatar have all just signed contracts.Read full story

Desilting of waterways: need of the hour

Published on May 06, 2015Agriculture has traditionally been a source of economic growth in Pakistan. It provides employment to 65% population and accounts for approximately 22% and 70% of the country's GDP and its export earnings, respectively. It also contributes to the industrial base of the country and produces 90% of Pakistan's food and fibre requirements. With three earth filled dams, 19 barrages, 12 link canals, 43 irrigation canals extending over a length of 58,500 kilometers and nearly 100,000 water courses, Pakistan has a huge irrigation system.Read full story

Partly Facetious: A 'Sad' Rafiq

Published on May 06, 2015"I am so very, very disappointed."Read full story