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Notes From North Punjab

Notes from north Punjab

W ater filtration¬†¬† plants. It took a while to figure out what`s going on. Education, health, gas, roads the usual suspects in the list of voters` development demands are all…

Biogas Potential In Pakistan

Biogas potential in Pakistan

For the last five years, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) has been trying to implement a LNG project of a rather small capacity of 400 Billion Cubic Feet…

China Can Teach

China can teach

I have had the considerable good luck to visit China with national and international organisations but the valuable insight into China that one gained on official visits with the Pakistani…

Genetically Intoxicated In Agriculture

Genetically intoxicated in agriculture

Pakistan first started its biogenetics institute at Faisalabad in 1983 as National Institute of Biogenetic Engineering (NIBGE). I was there in the Planning Commission and I was told that to…

Our National Shame

Our national shame

For the last five years a strange drama is being played out by the Election Commission of Pakistan to support the biggest crooks in the land. This relates to supporting…

Smart Grids

Smart grids

Pakistan's electricity infrastructure has served the country well for the past several decades. However, with the passage of time and rapidly increasing demand, it is fast approaching its limitations. This…

The Parting Kick?

The parting kick?

In an editorial about the "long march" on Islamabad, and the approaching (really?) general elections, The Economist said the "transition would be historic: never in Pakistan's violent and unstable history…