Tag Archives: Standards

‘England set standards now’

Australia legend Steve Waugh admits old enemies England are setting standards that the rest of the world has to aspire to match in Test cricket. Waugh captained Australia during his country’s dominant

AIOU standards going downhill

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is the country’s first correspondence learning institution with a network of 32 regional campuses and over 1.4 million enrolled students across Pakistan. In terms of enrolment, it

LUMS parking affecting DHA’s elite standards

LAHORE – Defence Housing Authority (DHA) residents and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) students are facing immense problems as the LUMS administration forces cars without parking stickers to be parked outside the campus and in front of houses, Pakistan Today has learnt. More than 150 cars are parked outside the campus on a daily basis irking residents of around 70 to 100 houses located opposite the varsity. Residents claim that the parking is affecting the beauty of

France proposes G20 meeting on nuclear safety standards

TOKYO – French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday proposed a meeting of G20 nuclear industry officials in May to start hammering out new global safety standards in the wake of the power plant disaster in Japan.
Japan’s battle to avert a catastrophic meltdown of fuel rods at the earthquake-wrecked facility north of Tokyo has triggered alarm and safety reviews in nuclear-powered countries around the world. Sarkozy, the first foreign leader to visit Japan since the March 11

Maintenance standards plummet in private airlines

KARACHI – Private airlines are not adhering to the standards of maintenance as cannibalisation of parts (switching components from one machine to another) has become increasingly prevalent with the ratio now standing at 50 percent against the standard of 10 percent determined by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Poor maintenance standards pose a clear and present danger and could result in another catastrophic air disaster in the country as happened only recently due to poor

Refereeing standards on the road to improvement

LAHORE – “Football is a global sport and its rules must be interpreted and applied with absolute consistency, wherever the game is played. PFF therefore has devised a policy of training its referees to ensure that refereeing standards continue to improve and the laws of the game are applied the same way everywhere.”
This was stated by Pakistan Football Federation President Faisal Saleh Hayat on the eve of the two editions of PFF Grass Root Referees Course, that become part of

Raymond Davis case – We can’t afford double standards, say senators

ISLAMABAD – Urging the government to convey to the United States that the issue of Raymond Davis would be decided in accordance with the law of the state, senators on Tuesday said Pakistan could not afford discriminatory double standards.
“The US should be given the message that Pakistan cannot afford double standards and all people, including foreigners, are equal before law of the state and the issue of the US citizen, who allegedly killed two persons in Lahore, will be decided