Islamic Finance has much to learn from the west

An interesting read. Mr Muhammad Saleem quetions the validity of effect of Islamic Finance on the world. He questions whether it is taking Muslims, as a community, forward. He compares it to venture capitralism in the West and its many advantages. I really don’t know too much about Islamic Finance apart from the diffrent products…

Edhi for Nobel Peace Prize 2007

I had already put up the link to the Edhi Foundation website where you could nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize a couple of days ago. However, I thought it would be a good idea to put up a post about him just to give the readers an idea of this man’s great achievements…

Irony

Interesting to compare the two oaths. More importantly the fact that there is a SPECIFIC mention of ‘political activity’ in the Pakistani oath while on the other hand all that US Armed Forces are asked to state is that they will ‘support and defend’ the Constitution. Oh, and the Pakistani oath has been translated from…

Pakistan has 6.5 million out of school children: Unesco

Hmmm. Right. Islamabad, Dec 01: Pakistan is among the few countries where illiteracy is on the rise and it ranked second in the world with 6.5 million out of school children, a Unesco report said. India follows Pakistan at the third spot with 4.5 million such children, Dawn reported quoting Unesco’s education for all global…

Cafe: Where LoC means Lots of Coffee

Where LoC means Lots of Coffee by Vinod Sharma – The Hindustan Times Islamabad One need not travel to Lahore and Karachi any longer for a taste of the Pakistani entrepreneurship, humour and its thinking people’s irrepressible urge for democratic freedom. The proof lies in the pudding served 24X7 at Civil Junction, a thoughtfully named…

Shoaib Akhtar: The best and the worst

Shoaib is a uniquely Dickensian character. He is the best of entertainers, he is the worst of entertainers. He is the best of entertainers because in recent cricket history nobody can match the energy and the excitement that Shoaib brings on to the field. He is the worst because unlike most entertainers he disappoints when…