January 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Carbon Credits Can Fund Clean Energy in Pakistan

Cash poor and energy-starved Pakistan should consider tapping into the London-based global carbon trading market to fund its renewable energy projects. The carbon market is about $6 billion now, and it is projected to exceed 50 billion dollars after the US joins carbon trading. Here is how I understand it:…



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Added by Riaz Haq on January 28, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Empowering Pakistani Women and Poor With Phones, Literacy

A pilot program in Pakistan has demonstrated the effectiveness of pushing mass literacy through the use of cell phone text messaging capability. The five-month experiment, initiated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), targeted 250 females aged 15 to 24 years old in… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 25, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Guns Versus Butter Debate in South Asia

I have just published on my blog, Haq's Musings, a guest post by Colonel Pavan Nair, a retired Indian Army officer, a detailed analysis of the Indian defense spending in the context of the nation's growing needs for social spending on food, education and health care. Col Nair prefaces his analysis by lamenting that "defense economics has not been a subject for serious… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 23, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Gas and Electricity Shortages Hurting Pakistan

Hagler Bailly, a global management consulting firm with an office in Islamabad, warned in a 2006 study that Pakistan is going to witness gas shortage starting in 2007, and the imbalance will grow every year to cripple the economy by 2025, when shortage will be 11,092 MMCFD (Million standard cubic feet per day) against total 13,259 MMCFD production. The Hagler Bailly… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 13, 2010 at 9:57pm — 23 Comments

Comparing India and Pakistan 2010

Making predictions is hazardous business. After all, who would have forecast with any accuracy the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and the fall of the Berlin wall in late 1980s, or the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, or the near-collapse of the US financial markets in 2008, the kind of events that fundamentally changed the world. This new decade of 2010-2020 could also bring long-lasting but hard to… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 7, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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    Sindh govt to lift 10-year ban on college lecturers recruitment, to appoint 1500 teachers

    Sindh government on Monday has decided to lift the 10-year ban on the recruitment of colleges lecturers across the province. 

    Ending the shortage of teachers, Sindh Education Department has decided to recruit 1500 lecturers of various subjects in colleges.  

    According to the College Education Department, the ban on…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on January 20, 2020 at 5:01am

    Pakistan's Middle Class Consumer Population Among World's Fastest Growing

    Although the rate of growth has slowed since 2018, Pakistan's middle class consumer population still remains among the fastest growing in the world. In a report titled "Emerging Markets Transforming As Velocity Markets", Ogilvy and Mather, a global market communications firm, has put Pakistan among what it calls "Velocity 12" group of economies that include Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico,…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on January 14, 2020 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

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