Pakistan

Dr Abdus Salam: Pride Pakistan does not deserve

Express Tribune by Anam Khalid Alvi on July 7, 2012

Why take pride in his achievements now when he is gone? What suddenly makes him eligible to be a pride for Pakistan? GRAPHIC: SUNARA NIZAMI

Professor John Womersley, Chief Executive of the Science and technology Facilities Council, told reporters at a briefing in London that they have discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs boson

I’m sure that strikes a nerve with many knowing Pakistani’s. The Higgs’ boson, in Pakistan, is synonymous for Dr Abdus Salam; a scientist who was at the fore of this frontier of discovery in the 1970s. But rather than appreciation for his magnificent achievement, he was shunned and sidelined.

Why?

Dr Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s first and only theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate, was also an Ahmadi. (more…)

How beekeeping pulled a woman from the edge

Beekeeping is a viable business as this story shows. If anyone wishes to start beekeeping then check out this great book: Guide to Bees & Honey: The World’s Best Selling Guide to Beekeeping  by Ted HooperAmazon UK

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How beekeeping pulled a woman from the edge

By Fazal Khaliq

Published: September 26, 2011 in Express Tribune 

Bakhta was on the verge of giving up when the Sarhad Rural Support Programme, under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), reached out to her. PHOTO: EXPRESS

SWAT: Shahi Bakhta has single-handedly steered her life and those of her children out from the depths of poverty and managed to economically stabilise her family. (more…)