Month: July 2013

The untapped blessing of hydropower

RINA SAEED KHAN Hydropower is the cheapest way to generate electricity today and hydroelectric power provides almost one-fifth of the world’s electricity. Pakistan is, of course blessed with an abundance of renewable energy potential, but so far this remains unharnessed, except for a few large hydroelectric projects. After the construction of the Tarbela Dam, not a single big hydropower project has been carried out during the last 40 years, except Ghazi Barotha. According to the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan (WAPDA), two-thirds of the country’s electricity is today produced from fossil fuels, and just one-third from hydro.

Reading and Writing

Humayun Raja One does not need to have Masters Degree to read the sign boards to find ways and get direction. For writing a simple letter or statement to communicate, one does not need to have a bachelor’s degree. And one can run a small shop of his own even if he does not possess a business degree. But all what is needed to do that is ability to read and write and perform basic calculations. And that’s what we, through the SLP, have aimed to start with… heading towards the goal of ‘education for every child’ in Pakistan.

It was the CIA that helped jail Nelson Mandela

Crocodile tears to mask US imperialism’s role as the enemy of African liberation By Brian Becker Nelson Mandela Originally posted on Today is Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, but forget the crocodile tears from the U.S. government about Mandela’s poor health. Imperialist diplomacy with all of its sugar-coated phrases is nothing more than a form of historical perjury.