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January 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Rising Incomes in Agriculture Sector Boost Pakistan's Rural Economy

Since taking the reins of power almost three years ago, the coalition government in Islamabad, which is led by the Pakistan Peoples' Party, has been increasing the support prices of wheat and other agricultural commodities every year. This policy has had the following effects:



1. It is transfering the additional new income of about Rs. 300 billion in the current fiscal year alone to the ruling… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — 45 Comments

Gold, Copper and Rare Earths at Pakistan's Reko Diq Could Exceed $500 Billion



The sale of Reko Diq mining rights is currently being reviewed by Pakistan Supreme Court in response to allegations of lack of transprarency. The entire discussion in the courtroom is primarily centered on valuations and estimates…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — 16 Comments

Celebrating the Life of a Genuine Pakistani-American Hero

My friend Tariq Khanzada died in a tragic accident in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 12, 2011. He is survived by his wife Ruby, two sons and a daughter.







I knew Tariq to be a genuinely friendly and helpful individual. I will always remember his beautiful smile. His death is a real shock to me and the rest of the Pakistani-American… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Pakistani-American's 3D Sensor Technology Wows Xbox Gamers

Walking into the local Fry's stores in Silicon Valley during Christmas shopping season, I was fascinated by the latest Xbox 360 demo complete with excited kids dancing in front of a big screen wth a 3D sensor mounted on top of it.



Upon closer examination, I learned that Microsoft Xbox 360 has acquired a few new game-changing tricks thanks to the use of the amazing 3D gensture recognition technology from Canesta, a company co-founded in 2002 by my… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 6, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Pakistan's Other Story: Explosion in Arts and Literature in 2010

Have you ever wondered if Pakistan is really as one-dimensional a country as stereotyped by the negative torrent of international media coverage that dominated the news headlines in 2010?



Have you ever thought that Pakistanis engage in any pursuits other than as perpetrators or victims of terror that the journalists find the most newsworthy about the world's sixth most populous South Asian nation?



Well, an Indian-American producer Madhlika Sikka on NPR's Talk of the Nation… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 1, 2011 at 9:47am — 21 Comments

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    Karachi's Bahria Town Private City is Bigger Than San Francisco

    Karachi's Bahria Town being built on the outskirts of Pakistan's financial capital is among the world's largest privately developed and managed cities.  It is spread over an area of a little over 70 square miles, larger than the 49 square miles area of San Francisco. When completed, Bahria Town will house over a million people, more than the entire population of San Francisco.…

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    Truth is Lived Not Taught

    Hermann Karl Hesse was a German born poet, author and painter. He believed that the deity is within a person, not in books or ideas. Almost all of his works explored an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He acknowledged publicly that the truth must be experienced, not just taught. His books included Siddhartha,…
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