Steps needed to overcome energy crisis

IT SEEMS that the government has no short-and long-term solution to the shortage of natural gas. The shortage has paralysed life of the people. The delay in implementing the Pakistan Iran gas pipeline project, which was initiated 10 years ago, will take another four or five years to complete.Owing to the wrong policy of the ministry of petroleum and natural resources, as well as of Ogra, it was not possible for the government to restrict the construction of CNG stations at least five kilometres

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An appeal for free laptop

I AM doing MPhil in International Relations from the University of Sargodha. And also working at the university as an assistant (BPS 14).Being a university employee, I could not avail myself of the facility of a free laptop scheme launched by the Chief Minister of Punjab.Universities are autonomous bodies and owing to this they are not considered government institutions. The Public Service Commission does not consider the university employees government servants.Owing to low salary package I

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Old textbooks in Balochistan

THE ISSUE of Balochistan’s old textbooks is very critical for Baloch students who are not able to get quality education because of obsolete syllabus. Textbooks, published in 1993, have never been revised, though there have been so many changes since then.Therefore, most of the students are unaware of many facts. Besides, all books from primary to matriculation are in Urdu, while in Intermediate students have to read books in English which creates a big problem for students.Furthermore, books

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GM seed can solve world hunger problems or not?

THIS REFERS to the story published in Technology Times, titled "Genetically modified corn, maize damage Pak farming".This is a good article; people both farmers and consumers need to know pros and cons of agriculture biotechnology rather adopting it without knowledge of its long term effects.Monsanto, Pioneer, Syngenta etc are pushing hard to sell its GMO or biotech seeds in developing countries like Pakistan due to poor biosafety regulatory system and it is easy to find ways in

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