Electricity bills are so high in Pakistan that some have been driven to suicide. Comment: After the privatization of the electricity sector, bills are high to ensure profits for the private companies. The bills include capacity charges that are paid to the companies, even when they are not producing electricity.
On Wednesday, popular demonstrations and protests began for the second day in a row in Aden Governorate. Protesters blocked the streets in the Mansoura and Sheikh Othman suburbs. The protests included the neighboring governorates of Lahj and Abyan, over the deteriorating living conditions and the increasing high prices, with the absence of basic services such […]
Antidepressant use per capita in Türkiye increased by 76 percent in 12 years. In the last 2 years, sales increased by 10 million boxes. Sales of 49 million 857 thousand boxes of antidepressants in 2019 increased to 54 million 625 thousand boxes in 2020 and 59 million 641 thousand boxes in 2021.
Pakistan’s foreign minister says he hopes the country will build stronger ties with Russia, as the South Asian country grapples with economic turmoil. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari made the remark in an exclusive interview with NHK in Tokyo on Sunday, 2 July 2023. Last month, Pakistan began importing crude oil from Russia. Bhutto said the aim […]
Congratulations to the Muslims of Britain! The British government has been forced YET AGAIN to review its shameful Prevent policy shows that it is not fit for purpose. Your adherence to the sublime Islamic values and your good character has exposed the lie at the heart of the Prevent policy, and forced it back to […]
Bangladesh Bank created fresh money of more than Taka 500 billion in the July-December period in the name of budget support, the highest in recent history (The Business Standard, January 03, 2023), to compensate the money looted from the banks by the Capitalists elites. The default loans of the commercial banks have already reached Taka […]
Strategic Estimate is an annual report that looks at the global balance of power Download Strategic Estimate 2023 In Strategic Estimate 2023 we assess the Ukraine war from a European perspective and the EU’s energy strategy to move away from Russian energy. Germany, Europe’s industrial power-house, now finds itself wedged between the US and Russia […]
On December 14, 2022, Radio Liberty published an article about the statements of Imam Rahmatulloh Sayfutdinov: “In the first decade of December, Uzbekistan was gripped by an energy crisis. Hour-long blackouts and long lines at gas stations were observed throughout the country. In a moment of public tension, the chief imam of Tashkent, Rakhmatullo Sayfutdinov, […]
As expected, with the onset of the cold weather in our country, the malfunction of the power system reoccurred. But this year’s energy crisis is deeper than ever because there is news that the number of people who died from carbon monoxide increased before the onset of winter. The people’s cup of patience is full […]
Amid public suffering due to the price hike of essentials and hampering of industrial production due to the power crisis, the deceitful Hasina government has decided to increase the bulk electricity prices by 19.92% to Tk6.20 kWh from the previous price of Tk5.17 kWh in compliance with the prescription of International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The United Kingdom has had 3 Prime Ministers (PM) and 4 Chancellors of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) over the past 3 months. The ruling Conservative Party (Tories) are languishing in the opinion polls as much as 30% behind the opposition Labour Party which itself is populated by politicians lacking in experience and standing to lead […]
Details: US Attempts to Further Entrap Russia through Saudi and Turkey US Apparent Conflict with Saudi Arabia over OPEC+ Turkey Inserting Itself between Russia and Europe
The recent floods in Pakistan have not only wreaked havoc but the scale of the disaster has surpassed the previous floods of 2010 and the earthquake in 2004. Just over a third of the country is under water and more than 33m people are displaced. [CNN] The death toll has already crossed the 1000 mark […]
Headlines: • UK: Secret Papers Show Extent of Senior Royals’ Veto Over Bills • Will Europe’s Economic Crisis Lead to Global Recession? • $450m Package to Maintain Pakistan’s F-16s UK: Secret Papers Show Extent of Senior Royals’ Veto Over Bills The extent of the Queen and Prince Charles’s secretive power of veto over new laws […]
Entire crops of grains, fruits and vegetables have been lost due to the devastating floods in Pakistan, causing dramatic rises in food prices. Of course, it is the duty of the government to scrutinize the supply and demand of essential food supplies, importing them, if required, to keep prices stable. However, Pakistan’s political and military […]
A major crisis is said to be looming for Bangladesh’s energy security as the country is heading towards a total depletion of its natural gas reserves. Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) said that the country has gas reserves for nine to 10 years, assuming a consumption of around 1 trillion cubic feet every […]
Through democracy’s implementation of Capitalism, the government is responsible for Pakistan’s electricity crisis. The present capitalist system ensures that through privatization a few private owners, foreign and local, fully benefit from electricity resources whilst the public faces hardship. Privatization raises electricity prices so that the private owners can profit in their business. As an example […]
Headlines: China to Establish Base North of Australia Moscow Expects Europe to Pay in Roubles for Gas Russia says it will ‘Fundamentally Cut Back Military Activity’ China to Establish Base North of Australia The Solomon Islands has confirmed it is drafting a security deal with China – a move that’s triggered alarm in neighbouring Australia […]
Question: All indications suggests that the current crisis in Ukraine is in fact a crisis between Russia and the West, and it is not just a dispute between Russia and Ukraine. Some compare it to Nazi Germany’s occupation of Czechoslovakia: piece by piece in 1939, followed by the occupation of Poland, until the outbreak of […]
America Talks Big but Limits its Response to Russian Invasion of Ukraine After months of baiting by America, Russian President Vladimir Putin finally took the decision this week to invade Ukraine after declaring Russian recognition for Ukraine’s eastern provinces as independent states. But the practical American response has been controlled, limited and carefully calibrated despite […]