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China-India Standoff; Panama JIT; Indian Asylum Seekers

What is India-China standoff in Bhutan's Doklam about? What are the risks of either side miscalculating? Can this border conflict spiral out of control and escalate into a full-scale war like the the 1962 war? Can it lead to a wider regional conflict? How would such a war conclude?



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Added by Riaz Haq on July 22, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Indians Among Top Asylum Seekers in OECD Countries

India is among the the top 5 sources of migrants seeking asylum in OECD countries, according to OECD's International Migration Outlook 2017. The other four are: China, Syria,…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 18, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

Mascarenhas' 1971 "GENOCIDE" Story Biased All Media Coverage of East Pakistan

Pakistani journalist Anthony Mascarenhas' sensational story headlined "GENOCIDE", published by London's Sunday Times on June 13 1971,  had a profound effect on all subsequent media coverage of East Pakistan, according to veteran BBC South Asia correspondent Mark Tully.



Mascarenhas (1928-1986) worked for "Morning News", a Karachi-based English language daily, when he was sent to report on East Pakistan in 1971. It's not clear how he ended up reporting for Sunday Times (now owned by… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on July 17, 2017 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

India Cattle Slaughter Ban; Panama JIT Report; Trump Russia Collusion

Why did the Modi government ban cattle slaughter across India? Why did the Indian Supreme Court block it nationally? Was Modi government targeting India's Muslim minority that depends on the $16 billion meat and leather industry? Are such steps consistent with the constitution of a "secular democracy"?…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 16, 2017 at 10:29am — 3 Comments

Hindutva: Legacy of the British Raj?

Colonial-era British historians deliberately distorted the history of Indian Muslim rule to vilify Muslim rulers as part of the British policy to divide and conquer India, says American history professor Audrey Truschke, in her recently published book "Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King". These misrepresentations of Muslim rule made during the British Raj appear to have been accepted as fact not just by Islamophobic Hindu Nationalists but also by at least some…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 14, 2017 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Fact-Checking Farahnaz Ispahani's Claims in "Purifying the Land of the Pure"

In "Purifying the Land of the Pure", the author Ms. Farahnaz Ispahani, the wife of Mr. Husain Haqqani who served as Pakistan's Ambassador in Washington from 2008 to 2011, …

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 11, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Lynchistan: India is the Lynching Capital of the World

A spate of lynchings of Indian Muslims has highlighted the religious violence that has been rampant in India for decades. The 2014 election of Hindu Nationalist leader Narendra Modi to the office of Indian Prime Minister has further emboldened the Hindu Nationalists who have been the main planners, instigators and…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 9, 2017 at 6:57pm — 6 Comments

Modi in Israel and G20; North Korean ICBM; Panama JIT

What were the objectives of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visits to US, Israel and his attendance of G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany? Is it all about India's quest for more and better weapons from the US and Israel to "bolster Indian military against arch-rival Pakistan" as CNN reported it? Is it part of his campaign to slander and isolate Pakistan? Why is Modi so obsessed with Pakistan? Is it his… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on July 8, 2017 at 10:13pm — 6 Comments

Harvard Kennedy School CID Projects Pakistan GDP Growth to Average 5.97% Till 2025

In its latest economic growth projections, Kennedy School's Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University expects Pakistan's annual GDP growth to average 5.97% over the next 8 years, ranking it as the world's 6th fastest growing economy.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 8, 2017 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Karan Thapar Debunks India's Narrative on Kulbhushan Jadhav

Highly respected Indian journalist Karan Thapar has picked apart the Indian narrative on Kulbhushan Jadhav arrested by Pakistan while engaging in orchestrating terror attacks for RAW in Balochistan.



Writing for the Indian Express, Thapar has questioned the entire official story from New Delhi that…
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Added by Riaz Haq on July 7, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Political Patronage: Pakistan School Enrollment Rate Flat Despite Increased Education Spending

Data shows that Pakistan's literacy and enrollment rates are not rising in spite of significantly increased education spending over the last several years. Education budgets at federal and provincial levels have seen double digit increase of 17.5% a year on average since 2010. And yet, school enrollment and literacy…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 6, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Pakistan's 4G Speeds More Than Twice Faster Than India's

Pakistan's mobile broadband operators are offering download speeds of 11.7 Mbps, more than twice faster than neighboring India's 5.14 Mbps as measured. 3G/4G/LTE Subscriptions are rising rapidly at a rate of about a million a month since the initial rollout in late 2014 brining the total number of subscribers to 41.72 million as of May, 2017.  Growing availability and rising speeds are enabling many new Internet applications that are increasing access to education/training, financial…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 3, 2017 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Why Social Media is the Future of Customer Service

It’s 2017 and isn’t it obvious that all big and small companies have social media presence and offer customer support? Haven’t all of them boarded the social media bandwagon already? Well, yes and no. It’s true that a lot of companies offer social media customer support to some extent and satisfaction but not all of them yet consider it their primary source of customer support.

Who uses Social Media for Customer Support?

Facebook has 1.86 billion monthly active users,…

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Added by Amna Sheikh on July 1, 2017 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Pakistan is the 7th Largest Source of Foreign-Born Citizens of Rich OECD Nations

Nearly 100,000 Pakistanis migrated to and another 50,000 acquired citizenship of the rich industrialized nations of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2015, according to International Migration Outlook 2017 released by the Organization.



OECD Migration Report 2017: 

Nearly 50,000 Pakistani immigrants became citizens of the rich industrialized countries of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 30, 2017 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

US News Ranks Pakistan Among World's 20 Most Powerful Nations

American journal US News & World Report (USNWR), known for its university rankings, has ranked Pakistan as the 20th most powerful country in the world in 2017. The United States tops the list followed by Russia at number 2 and China at number 3. Among Pakistan's neighbors, Iran ranks 14th and India 16th on the list.  This latest ranking by an international publication is yet another indication of the failure of Indian leader Narendra Modi's sustained efforts to i…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 28, 2017 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

World Champ Pakistan; Modi in Washington; Jadhav's Video

How did bottom-ranked Pakistan defeat higher-ranked teams, including the defending champion India, to win the Campions Trophy? Did the Pakistan Super League contribute to it? How did Mohammad Amir's return help Pakistan cricket? Who deserves credit and why? PSL Chief Najam Sethi? Captain Sarfaraz Ahmad? Coach Mickey Arthur? Aggressive new youngsters emerging from PSL?



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Added by Riaz Haq on June 25, 2017 at 8:03am — 4 Comments

PSL's Role in Pakistan's Meteoric Rise to ICC Championship 2017

Pakistan's national cricket team scored a historic win in Champions Trophy 2017 final against defending champions India on June 18th by the highest-ever margin of 180 runs in any ICC international tournament final. New players emerging from Pakistan Super League and the return of players like Mohammad Amir significantly strengthened the bottom-ranked Pakistan side to beat much higher-ranked teams, including India.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 19, 2017 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Riaz Haq vs Cemendtaur on Merits of Civilian vs Military Rule in Pakistan

Pakistan has been ruled by the nation's military for about half of its existence since independence from Britain in 1947. The experience and data from the civilian and military rule has often been the subject of debate in Pakistan. Here are some of the key points of this debate:



1. What are the origins of… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on June 18, 2017 at 9:01pm — No Comments

India-Pakistan Champions Final; Panama JIT; Trump Under Investigation

What is so special about India-Pakistan final in Champions Trophy at the Oval in London? How did 8th ranked Pakistan succeed in making it to the final after the team in green was written off at the early stages of the tournament? Why is it likely to be one of the most watched televised sports events in the world? Will there be corruption and payoffs… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on June 17, 2017 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Dozen British Pakistanis Elected to UK Parliament in Elections 2017

Twelve British Pakistanis, including 5 women, have been elected members of parliament (MPs) in recent elections held in the United Kingdom, according to media reports.  Seven of them are members of the Labor Party and three belong to the Conservative Party. This sets a new record with the increase of two MPs from the May 2012…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 11, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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    China-India Standoff; Panama JIT; Indian Asylum Seekers

    What is India-China standoff in Bhutan's Doklam about? What are the risks of either side miscalculating? Can this border conflict spiral out of control and escalate into a full-scale war like the the 1962 war? Can it lead to a wider regional conflict? How would such a war conclude?



    What are the political… Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 22, 2017 at 7:30am

    Indians Among Top Asylum Seekers in OECD Countries

    India is among the the top 5 sources of migrants seeking asylum in OECD countries, according to OECD's International Migration Outlook 2017. The other four are: China, Syria,…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 18, 2017 at 9:59am

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