Tag: Future

‘Sustainopreneurship’ is the future

LAHORE - The LUMS Entrepreneurial Society (LES), since its foundation in 2005 has initiated several ambitious projects that inculcate entrepreneurial and leadership abilities amongst members as well as non-members. The most recent of these programmes is the social enterprise project, carrying with it flag of 'Sustainopreneurship,' aiming to create business ventures that turn social problems into businesses that sustain themselves.
Prior to that, LES initiated 'investments,'

Tolerance is the key to the future: Kasuri

LAHORE - Former Foreign Minister and senior leader of PML-Q Likeminded group Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri while condemning the assassination of Governor Salman Taseer said nation must work above the sectarian divide to save the country from extremism.
Recording his reaction over the killing of slain Governor Punjab with Pakistan today here Wednesday, he said that the brutal killing of Punjab Governor was a question mark over the changing mindset of fanatics and if it was not be

OGDC future output set to fall

KARACHI - Oil production of the Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) is forecast to decline at an average rate of two percent annually from 13.34 million barrels in Financial Year 2010 to 13.10 million barrels in Financial Year 2014.
The drop in production is mainly expected as the reserves of major oil fields such as Chanda and Dakhni are depleting at a rapid pace.
However, gas production is projected to register an increase at the three-year compound annual growth rate

Ministry stresses research to avert future disasters

ISLAMABAD - The Ministry for Environment's Core Group on Climate Change held its meeting on Wednesday with Secretary for Environment, Muhammad Javaid Malik in the chair.
Issues pertaining to climate change were deliberated and former state minister for environment Malik Amin Aslam gave a presentation on National Environment and Economic Development and highlighted environmental situation of the country and its impact on the economy. Participants also gave recommendations and

China fans ponder future without Yao

BEIJING - Chinese basketball fans and pundits speculated Saturday about the possible end of an era following NBA superstar Yao Ming's latest injury setback, urging the national sports hero to consider retirement.
The 7ft 6in Houston Rockets centre, who sat out all of last season after reconstructive surgery on a broken left foot, was working to come back from a left ankle injury suffered last month. This week, however, an MRI exam revealed a stress fracture in Yao's ankle, and

BS Hons programme’s future hangs in balance as BoG issue flares...

LAHORE: As the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) are criticising the Punjab government for introducing the board of governors (BoG) and teachers and students are protesting on roads, the future of introducing four-year BS Hons programmes in 26 public-sector colleges of Punjab remains a big challenge for the besieged Punjab government, Pakistan Today has learnt.
As a last ditch effort to calm down the protesting teachers and students who

PCB unhappy with BCCI over Future Tours Program

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board and the BCCI are at loggerheads over the ICC's new Future Tours Program, as PCB claims that the Indian board is reluctant to give definite time frames for upcoming tours.
Reports confirmed that India has agreed to play against Pakistan between 2012 and 2020, but has not given specific dates. "The PCB's biggest issue is that India has said it would play against Pakistan twice, at neutral venues, but has given no dates. Also, BCCI is unwilling to

Haider’s future with Lashings in doubt

LAHORE: Legal issues are delaying runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider's chances of playing for
Club owner David Folb met Zulqarnain for the first time on return from Dubai and said that the legal hitch had put a possible move for the Pakistan wicketkeeper to Lashings on hold.
According to reports, Folb met Zulqarnain after returning from Abu Dhabi, where he was finalising details of the Kent club's 2011 tour.
Although the Lashings chairman says the

US military unveils steps to prevent future leaks

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Sunday condemned the latest release of classified documents by WikiLeaks and unveiled steps designed to prevent future disclosures of secret files.
"As we have in the past, we condemn this reckless disclosure of classified information illegally obtained," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said in a statement.
As WikiLeaks released 250,000 diplomatic cables to The New York Times on Sunday, the Defence Department announced a series of measures

Irregularities in haj affairs – FO to coordinate Haj arrangements in...

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has taken serious notice of below par arrangements made by the Directorate of Haj for Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and ordered an immediate inquiry into the matter.
"The prime minister has also recalled the haj director general to Pakistan," an official statement issued on Saturday said. Gilani said the shifting of responsibility and blame game was unacceptable and ordered that the Foreign Ministry should coordinate all

‘Short-term measures won’t control future floods’

KARACHI: Repeating short-term measures for responding to future floods and rehabilitating flood victims would not be helpful, speakers at a two-day conference titled 'Flood and Beyond: Recovery, Reconstruction and Reforms' observed on Thursday.
The event was jointly organised by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK), Sungi Development Foundation and the Centre for Peace and Civil Society.

IPL fights for its future amid scandals, confusion

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League revolutionised cricket when it burst onto the scene in 2008 with a high-octane blend of international star players, Twenty20 matches and Bollywood glamour.
But the money-spinning tournament faces an uncertain future with some observers predicting its fourth season, due to start in April, hangs in the balance.
The event has been hit by allegations of massive corruption, money-laundering and tax evasion, as well as secret deals to hide

Djokovic cruises as Serbs savour future cup final

BASEL: Holder Novak Djokovic led the way with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of recent training partner Ernests Gulbis as the bulk of Serbia's Davis Cup squad made it to the second round of the Swiss Indoors Tuesday.
World number three Djokovic had practised last week in Geneva with the Latvian, with whom he grew up at tennis school in Munich, and used the fresh experience on court to roll to victory, his third of four in their series.
Gulbis was broken in the final game and ended his

UAE offers Pakistan venues to host future tours

The Pakistan Cricket Board seems to have found a saviour in Emirates Cricket Board, which has promised to provide the venues for Pakitan's future home series.
According to an official of the PCB, ECB Chief Executive Dilawar Mani has shown willingness to give cricket space to PCB to host its home series after the Wales and English Cricket Board pulled out due to the spot-fixing scam.
The ECB expressed its desire to host the two remaining home series that