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Riaz Haq
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan Garment Industry Becoming More Cost Competitive With Bangladesh's?
"#Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris offers to build 100,000 housing units in #Pakistan as part of #PMImranKhan’s Naya Pakistan #housing initiative. http://www.arabnews.pk/node/1437706/pakistanEgyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Construction Boom Resumes in Pakistan
"#Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris offers to build 100,000 housing units in #Pakistan as part of #PMImranKhan’s Naya Pakistan #housing initiative. http://www.arabnews.pk/node/1437706/pakistanEgyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Rise of Gated Communities in Pakistan
"#Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris offers to build 100,000 housing units in #Pakistan as part of #PMImranKhan’s Naya Pakistan #housing initiative. http://www.arabnews.pk/node/1437706/pakistanEgyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan Tops South Asia in Agriculture Value Addition
"Cargill details major investment in Pakistan https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/13172-cargill-details-major-investment-in-pakistan Cargill has announced plans to invest more than $200 million in Pakistan over the next three to five years. The…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan Agribusiness Investments in Dairy & Livestock
"Cargill details major investment in Pakistan https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/13172-cargill-details-major-investment-in-pakistan Cargill has announced plans to invest more than $200 million in Pakistan over the next three to five years. The…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Ignite: Pakistan Federal Government Fund to Promote Tech R&D
"Pakistani start-ups: The next innovation districtNabeel QadeerPakistan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has made immense strides, but this is only the beginning, writes Nabeel…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Opportunities to Invest in Pakistani High-Tech Startups
"Pakistani start-ups: The next innovation districtNabeel QadeerPakistan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has made immense strides, but this is only the beginning, writes Nabeel…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Independence Day: Furies of 1947 in South Asia
"The Malign Incompetence of the #British Ruling Class. "Even a columnist for The Economist, an organ of the British elite, now professes dismay over “Oxford chums” who coast through life on “bluff rather than expertise.”…"
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Profile Information

Where do you live?
Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Your real name? (No pseudonyms, please)
Riaz Haq
Which college or university?
NED University and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Any fellow Pakistani Alumni living near you?
Yes, many.
Your graduation date?
1974
Your major?
Electrical Engineering
What do you do for a living?
Start-up business consulting
Any professional affiliations? Memberships in professional orgs?
TIE Charter member, NED Alumni Association of Silicon Valley
What have you done for your alma mater lately?
Organized NEDians Convention 2007. Started NEDians Worldwide.
Tell us about you:
I am the Founder & President of PaAlumni . In addition to being a high-tech executive, I am an entrepreneur, an investor, and an avid watcher of South Asia and financial markets, I have more than 25 years experience in the hi-tech industry. I have co-founded two high-tech startups and managed multi-million dollar business. I am a pioneer of the PC and mobile businesses and I have held senior management positions in hardware and software development of Intel’s microprocessor product line from 8086 to Pentium processors. My experience includes senior roles in marketing, engineering and business management. I was recognized as “Person of the Year” by PC Magazine for my contribution to 80386 program. I have an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. I have two blogs: http://riazhaq.blogspot.com, http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com
What are your hobbies?
Reading, travel, blogging, community service.
Your favorite books?
1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Long Tail, Wikinomics, Blue Oceans Strategy, The Buffet Way
Website:
http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com
Favorite Music:
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, U2, Cat Stevens, Ghazals, Nusrat Fateh Ali
Favorite TV Shows:
60 Minutes, The Simpsons, Aaj with Kamran Khan,Pak Music on Geo & ARY, CNBC Squawk Box.

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Pakistan Garment Industry Becoming More Cost Competitive With Bangladesh's?

Low wages and trade deals with Western nations have helped Bangladesh build a $30 billion ready-made garments (RMG) industry that accounts for 80% of country's exports. Bangladesh is the world's second largest RMG exporter after China. Rising monthly wages of Bangladesh garment worker in terms of US dollars are now catching up with the minimum wage in Pakistan, especially after recent Pakistani rupee devaluation. Minimum monthly wage in Pakistan has declined from $136 last year to $107 now…

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Posted on January 12, 2019 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

Pakistani Mini Invasion of China?

Mid-1960s America saw a phenomenon called the "British Invasion". Anecdotal evidence suggests similar phenomenon, albeit on a smaller scale, is occurring in China with about 100,000 Pakistanis arriving there in recent years. While the growing presence of the Chinese in Pakistan gets a lot of press, there has been relatively little coverage of the movement of people in the other direction---from…

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Posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Global Cyber Arms Race Heating Up?

The United States has launched successful cyber attacks against Iran and North Korea in recent years, according to multiple credible reports. These cyber attacks have caused physical destruction of thousands of Iranian nuclear centrifuges and disrupted North Korean missiles on launchpads or shortly after takeoff. Some of the code and developer tools used in the attacks have leaked out. These leaks are enabling other nations to learn and develop their own offensive cyber weapons. The United…

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Posted on January 5, 2019 at 9:26pm — 2 Comments

2018 Review: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and United States

How did Pakistan's political landscape change in 2018? Have the Sharif family and the PMLN been marginalized? How was the security situation after continuing decline of terror fatalities since 2013? How has PTI done so far? Will NAB-led accountability of politicians continue or intensify in 2019? How will Imran Khan's government deal with the fact that the…

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Posted on December 31, 2018 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

Pakistan Among Top 10 Countries With Fastest Growing Ultra-Rich Population

Pakistan is among the countries with top 10 fastest growing population of ultra-high net-worth  (UHNW) individuals over the last 5 years. Bangladesh with 17.3% UHNW growth tops the list followed by China (13.4%), Vietnam (12.7%), Kenya (11.7%), India (10.7%), Hong Kong (9.3%), Ireland (9.1%), Israel (8.6%), Pakistan (8.4%) and United States (8.1%), according to World Ultra…

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Posted on December 29, 2018 at 12:18pm

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At 7:08pm on October 30, 2007, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
Thanks for your comments, certainly you have experienced these kinda forumns more closely.....but let me share couple of points...

1) we have couple of mailing lists for NEDians to say in touch but most of the students are not aware of dat

2) web is the most effective way to share our thoughts (scholarship program: transactions can be made onlilne etc, mentoring forum: detailed profile of alumni with search capabilities and students can contact us)

3) online books, resources that can be added later....in fact that should be done by NED Admin but I dont think daz gonna happen in next decade

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So, my point is if we can create a web its easy to share with students and they can get any info they want from there (just one platform)

I know its a lot of effort and you are right you wanna figure out if its worthit.....which is perfectly alright BUT I THINK its worth trying

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Solution::: Can we suggest the web development as final year project for NED students?? Do you think this can do??

When I had time, I worked on that but I was depending on folks in karachi to register NGO / NPO but no one really wanted to do all the paper work and therefore I almost had to quit the idea....

Couple of students contacted me for scholarship but I really didnt have any good answer for them

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Bottomline::: These ideas are not new, all we need is a proper representation, that is accessible to students [we dont need to depend on any mailing lists, any other mode of communication, like notice board :) etc......just one single platform]

Looking forward to hear from you more on this

Take care,

Regards,
At 11:21am on November 12, 2007, Syed Qasim Bukhari said…
thnx for the informative links sir !! they r really of my great interest & i would give some thoughtful time in reading those articles butttttttt actually they are not related to the problem em facing....... em having difficulties regarding the stereo vision algorithms ... 8 point algorithm n others.. how to aply them.. what if I ve a pair of images what to do next ?? what problem i might face when working underwater . etc
At 9:47pm on December 13, 2007, Riaz Qamar said…
Thanks for your appreciation. Sadly, I don't see revival of cricket in Pakistan :'(
At 10:35pm on December 18, 2007, Syed Zulfiqar Yezdan said…
Thanks. I will try to get the source files and upload again
At 5:12pm on December 29, 2007, Dilara Hafiz said…
Thanks Riaz Bhai - this looks like a great website. I always enjoy your opinions in Pakistan Link - keep up the thoughtful, analytical writing - we need it!
At 12:33pm on January 17, 2008, Ameer Alam said…
Thanks Riaz Bhai. I will post more material as soon as I can find some time. Allah Hafiz
At 12:42pm on January 17, 2008, Ameer Alam said…
Inshallah very soon, I need a recent potrait made.
At 8:50pm on January 18, 2008, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
Thanks sir...what are your plans for de long weekend?
At 9:49pm on January 18, 2008, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
i will relax ...daz all i want...might look into office stuff on sunday and monday though....tried to implement something, somehow it didnt work as expected, have a deadline to meet (feb mid)....daz about it..
At 5:10pm on February 24, 2008, Muhammad Riaz said…
Thanks

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    Pakistan Garment Industry Becoming More Cost Competitive With Bangladesh's?

    Low wages and trade deals with Western nations have helped Bangladesh build a $30 billion ready-made garments (RMG) industry that accounts for 80% of country's exports. Bangladesh is the world's second largest RMG exporter after China. Rising monthly wages of Bangladesh garment worker in terms of US dollars are now catching up with the minimum wage in Pakistan, especially after recent Pakistani rupee devaluation. Minimum monthly wage in Pakistan has declined from $136 last year to $107 now…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on January 12, 2019 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

    Pakistani Mini Invasion of China?

    Mid-1960s America saw a phenomenon called the "British Invasion". Anecdotal evidence suggests similar phenomenon, albeit on a smaller scale, is occurring in China with about 100,000 Pakistanis arriving there in recent years. While the growing presence of the Chinese in Pakistan gets a lot of press, there has been relatively little coverage of the movement of people in the other direction---from…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on January 10, 2019 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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