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Rapid Growth in China-Pakistan Scientific, Educational and Cultural Ties

Pakistan-China ties are rapidly growing well beyond the economy and the military with tens of thousands of Chinese and Pakistani citizens regularly traveling between the two countries.

More Pakistanis than ever are learning the Chinese language. China with its world class educational institutions is…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

History of Pak-Afghan Ties; Afghan War End-Game; Asma Jahangir Tribute

Who was Asma Jahangir? What was her impact on Pakistani society? How did she influence political and legal discourse in Pakistan? How did she defend human rights and rule-of-law in Pakistan? Was she really a foreign agent? Was she serving Indian or western interests in Pakistan? How will she be remembered?…



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Added by Riaz Haq on February 17, 2018 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Pakistan's Saadia Zahidi Leads World Economic Forum's Gender Parity Effort

Pakistan-born, Harvard-educated economist Ms. Saadia Zahidi, author of "50 Million Rising", is currently a member of the executive committee and the head of Education, Gender and Work at the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Checkered History of Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations

Afghanistan has been governed by secular Pashtun Nationalists and their Tajik and Uzbek allies for much of the 20th century. These Afghan rulers and their secular Pashtun allies on the eastern side of the border have been hostile toward Pakistan since 1947 when it became independent. Afghanistan's was the lone vote against the admission of the newly independent state of Pakistan to the United Nations. Since then, the anti-Pakistan campaign by Pashtun Nationalists on both sides of the Durand… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on February 13, 2018 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Steve Coll's "Directorate S" Demonizes Pakistan ISI

"Directorate S: The C. I. A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016" by Steve Coll holds Pakistan ISI's Directorate S primarily responsible for America's longest war.

The author does acknowledge other factors such as Washington's policy failures, Kabul government's corruption,…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 10, 2018 at 11:55pm — 5 Comments

CPEC: Separating Facts From Fiction (Urdu)

Is China using China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to colonize Pakistan just as the British East India company colonized India centuries earlier?

Will Pakistan be caught in a massive Chinese debt trap and eventually become China's colony? What are the terms of …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 9, 2018 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Karachi's Safety Ranking Climbs Amid Declining Crime Rates

Karachi, one of world's fastest growing megacities, has seen its crime index ranking improve dramatically from 6 in 2013 to 50 in 2017, according to a survey of 327 world cities conducted by Numbeo.  Karachi was ranked 47 in 2016.  Reduction in violence is helping revive Pakistan's economy, making it the third…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 7, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

ALKS: Child Pornography Ring in Kasur, Pakistan?

Is the shocking rape-murder of 7-year-old girl Zainab an isolated crime?

Or is it part of a larger organized crime syndicate engaged in highly lucrative global child pornography business in Pakistan?

If so, who else is involved in it?

Powerful politicians? Bureaucrats? Police…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 4, 2018 at 1:09pm — No Comments

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Myths And Facts

Is China using China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to colonize Pakistan just as the British East India company colonized India centuries earlier?

Will Pakistan be caught in a massive Chinese debt trap and eventually become China's colony? What are the terms of …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 3, 2018 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Pakistan Generates Positive Vibes at World Economic Forum in Davos 2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were the stars at Davos, not US President Donald Trump, according to a New York Times report. The geopolitical momentum lay with Beijing, not Washington, the report said. The…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 2, 2018 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Trendy Bridal Dresses Collection 2018-19 from Sania Maskatiya

Every bridal dress by Sania Maskatiya is elegant and consist of regal touch that mesmerizes fashion enthusiasts. Her latest bridal collection for 2018 is definitely something that you will need to look in before going anywhere to shop for your Big Day. Here I added some of her work to help you to get yourself the best dress at your wedding, that not only enhances the glam, but adding charm and elegancy in your personality.

 

Here is a glimpse of her…

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Added by Aysha Khan on February 1, 2018 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Modish Western Wear Dresses VS Ethnic Pakistani Dresses

Every country has its own dress codes where people of different cultures wear various kinds of outfits. Pakistan is a country with diverse cultures and ethnicity. The Pakistani dresses are known to be vibrant and unique. There is a wide array of Pakistani dresses worn by people of different states in Pakistan.

Outfits worn by the people of Punjab are quite different…

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Added by Malaika Khan on February 1, 2018 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Asim Jofa’s Luxury Pret Collection Is Setting the New Trend in Party Wears

Asim Jofa is a well-known Pakistani style clothier. His fits are very famous many of the women of all ages. The new collection of luxury Pret wears is out, which include embroidered organza shirts with lovely colored hand embroidery, jacquard organza shirts, colored peplum tops and lots extra.

 

Comprising to above dialogue, luxury Pret collection 2018-19 by Asim Jofa is interlaced within the…

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Added by Ayesha Ibrar on January 31, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pakistan's Debt Crisis: Fact or Fiction?

Pakistan is taking on significant amounts of domestic and foreign debt to finance its budget deficits and to support major energy and infrastructure development projects as part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).  Over one-third of this public debt is external debt denominated in US dollars, Euros and other hard currencies. At the same time, Pakistan's exports have…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 30, 2018 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Padmaavat Reinforces Negative Stereotypes of Muslim Rule in India

Famed Bollywood producer Sajay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat is a fictionalized portrayal of a Rajput queen Padmavati, played by Deepika Pudokone, whose earliest mention is found in a 16th century epic poem by a Muslim poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. With the movie Padmaavat's (Padmavati's) musical score and the song and dance sequences and the opulence and the splendor of the costumes, the jewelry and the sets, it's safe to say that the fans of Bhansali's earlier Bollywood blockbusters like…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 28, 2018 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Electric Power Rates in India and Pakistan

Pakistan National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has cut electricity price by 2.99 rupees (2.7 U.S. cents) per unit under the fuel adjustment for the month of December, 2017, according to news reports. This reduction brings the price per kilowatt-hour to Rs. 5.11 (4.60 US cents), down from Rs. 8.10 (7.30 US cents).

Power Rate in Pakistan:…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 25, 2018 at 9:40pm — 3 Comments

Madrasa Teacher Inspired Pakistani-American to Transform Medical Education Online

Inspired by a madrasa teacher in Islamabad, Pakistani-American Dr. Husain Sattar is revolutionizing medical education in a similar way that Salman Khan of Khan Academy has transformed K-12 education. Dr. Sattar has written a widely used medical textbook titled "Fundamentals of Pathology" along with a series of videos called Pathoma available…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 24, 2018 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Modi's Hypocrisy on Full Display at Davos 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in support of globalization and talked of his commitment to diversity in his country.

Modi's Rhetoric:

Prime Minister Modi warned that "forces of protectionism are…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 23, 2018 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

WEF Reports More Pakistanis Sharing Fruits of Economic Growth

More and more Pakistanis are sharing in their nation's development, according to World Economic Forum (WEF). Pakistan ranks 47 among 74 emerging economies ranked for inclusive development by WEF released recently at Davos, Switzerland. Inclusive development in the South Asian country has increased 7.56% over the last 5 years. World Economic Forum assesses …

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 22, 2018 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Pakistan Rising or Failing? Reality vs Perception

Pakistan has a population of over 200 million people and a booming trillion dollar economy ranked among the top 25 largest economies of the world.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 20, 2018 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

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    Blog Posts

    Rapid Growth in China-Pakistan Scientific, Educational and Cultural Ties

    Pakistan-China ties are rapidly growing well beyond the economy and the military with tens of thousands of Chinese and Pakistani citizens regularly traveling between the two countries.

    More Pakistanis than ever are learning the Chinese language. China with its world class educational institutions is…

    Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on February 19, 2018 at 1:30pm

    History of Pak-Afghan Ties; Afghan War End-Game; Asma Jahangir Tribute

    Who was Asma Jahangir? What was her impact on Pakistani society? How did she influence political and legal discourse in Pakistan? How did she defend human rights and rule-of-law in Pakistan? Was she really a foreign agent? Was she serving Indian or western interests in Pakistan? How will she be remembered?…



    Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on February 17, 2018 at 5:55pm

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