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Friday, October 09, 2009

A Brief History of Writing Instruments, Karachi water w/o Chlorine,

Some questions should not be asked, specially by veterans like Ayaz Amir: "True, ISI and MI have made it one of their central tasks to conspire against politics and democracy. But why do politicians make it so easy for such conspiracies to succeed? Why are politicians so often their own worst enemies?" He is a journalist as well as a politician. He should simply provide an answer. ~~t

By 400 A.D. a stable form of ink developed, a composite of iron-salts, nutgalls and gum, the basic formula, which was to remain in use for centuries. Its color when first applied to paper was a bluish-black, rapidly turning into a darker black and then over the years fading to the familiar dull brown color commonly seen in old documents. Wood-fiber paper was invented in China in 105 A.D. but it only became known about (due to Chinese secrecy) in Japan around 700 A.D. and brought to Spain by the Arabs in 711 A.D. Paper was not widely used throughout Europe until paper mills were built in the late 14th century. A Brief History of Writing Instruments

According to the Daily Express, it provides a precise number for a population whose size has long has been a subject of guesswork, with estimates ranging anywhere from one billion to 1.8 billion.
The project, three years in the making, also presents a portrait of the Muslim world that might surprise some. For instance, Germany has more Muslims than Lebanon, China has more Muslims than Syria, Russia has more Muslims than Jordan and Libya combined, and Ethiopia has nearly as many Muslims as Afghanistan. Pew officials call the report the most thorough on the size and distribution of adherents of the world’s second largest religion behind Christianity, which has an estimated 2.1 billion to 2.2 billion followers. One in four people in the world practice Islam: Pew Report

The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has yet to pay its dues to two suppliers of chlorine, who have stopped supplying chlorine to the utility. Consequently, the entire population of the city is being supplied un-chlorinated water for the last one-and-a-half months, The News has reliably learnt.Sources at the KWSB said that the utility was liable to pay Rs20 million to Rs25 million to two industries which produce chlorine in the country.Ittehad Chemical, which is operating in Kala Shah Kako, Lahore, and Sittara Chemical, Faisalabad, are the two industries which solely produce chlorine in the country and the KWSB has not been able to pay its dues to both the industries for the last one year. Karachi Water

Since Bush does not visit Karachi


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