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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan's Emerging Market Upgrade
"Pakistan's stock market had its second worst week of 2016. Its still Asia's best market and only to give double digit returns #Brexit"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan's Emerging Market Upgrade
"#Pakistan shares index plummets 848 points ( 2.22%) on #Brexit vote http://reut.rs/28TmOQL via Reuters   Pakistan stocks plunged more than 2 percent and recorded their biggest percentage loss in more than five months as Britain's exit…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Indian River Projects Threaten Bangladesh Water Security
"Excerpts from a right-wing Hindu publication hindunet.org on the history of water issues between India and Pakistan: Following the partition of the sub-continent, India and Pakistan signed a "standstill agreement" on 18 December 1947 which…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan's $8.2 Billion Rail Upgrade to Link with China, Russia, Central Asia & Europe
"THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE > BUSINESSPakistan, China ink agreements worth $4.2b As per the contracts, China would provide a concessionary loan of $1.3 billion for the 120-kilometre long Thakot-Havelian section of Karakoram Highyway-II (KKH-II) and $2.9…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Dissecting Western Narrative: "India Rising Pakistan Collapsing"
"What attracted Columbus and other Europeans to India was its reputation as a "golden bird" built under Muslim rule.Read Paknja Mishra's Op Ed in NY Times:India, V.S. Naipaul declared in 1976, is “a wounded civilization,”…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Does Mr. Zardari Want to Replay the Events of 1971 in Pakistan?
"From Indian Defense Review on 1971 ground war on western front:The major Indian gains claimed in terms of area were about 3,200 square kilometres in the Ladakh region under Lt Gen Sartaj Singh and 1,200 square kilometres. under Lt Gen G G Bewoor in…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Husain Haqqani's Latest Salvo: "Pakistan's Elusive Quest For Parity"
"Former envoy (Husain Haqqani) lobbying against #Pakistan in #Washington: Azizhttp://tribune.com.pk/story/1127824/former-envoy-lobbying-pakistan-aziz/A former Pakistani ambassador in Washington has been lobbying against his own country and creating…"
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    Chicken More Affordable Than Daal in Pakistan?

    Pakistan's finance minister Ishaq Dar has suggested to his countrymen to eat chicken instead of daal (pulses or legumes). Does the minister sound like Queen Marie-Antoinette (wife of France's King Louis XVI) who reportedly said to hungry rioters during the French Revolution:  “Qu'ils mangent de la brioche”—“Let them eat cake”? Let's look into it.

    It is indeed true that some varieties of daal are priced higher than chicken. For example, maash is selling at Rs. 260 per kilo,…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 19, 2016 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

    Orlando Shooting: Is US Gun Lobby Empowering Terrorists?

    Yet another tragic mass shooting in America--this time in an Orlando gay night club with the heaviest recorded death toll in a mass shooting in American history. The culprit: Omar Mateen, a young AR-15 high-powered assault-rifle-wielding American-born Muslim reportedly self-radicalized remotely by ISIS via the Internet.

    Could the Orlando night club tragedy have been prevented if America had fewer Muslims, as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee …

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 18, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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