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Malik Muhammad Ashraf Sitting governments all over the world, for real or perceived reasons, lack credibility and their performance invariably remains under strict scrutiny by the media, its political opponents and the elements within the society who have an irresistible propensity to look askance at every thing done and said by them. Therefore, the widely accepted barometer for judging their claims in regards to performance and good governance is the endorsement of their authenticity by independent national and international entities. The PML (N) government in Pakistan is in the saddle for almost a year, trying to grapple with formidable inherited challenges like terrorism, energy crisis, an economy in shambles and the negative fall ...

June 11, 2014 at 11:54 pm | News Desk

Feature Story for World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy

Don’t forget the mountains Solutions to pressing issues must recognize mountains’ integral role in the water-energy-food nexus Aditi Mukherji Mountains are the water towers and storehouses of energy for our world, yet very little thought is given to the mountains and the people who live in mountain areas. Especially considering this year’s theme of Water and Energy, this is a big mistake. Take for example the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region which is the source of ten large Asian river systems and provides water, energy, and ecosystem services to more than 210 million people directly and indirectly to 1.3 billion people living in downstream areas. This region also has a huge hydropower potential of 500 GW, of which only a ...

April 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm | News Desk