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January 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Fashion Week in Karachi 2013

Karachi Fashion Week 2013 is yet another illustration of the fact that life goes on in Pakistan in spite of the terror and violence that makes daily headlines. It's a testament to Pakistanis' extraordinary resilience and great capacity to take it all stride. Here are a few pictures of…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Pakistan On Track to End Polio in 2013

In spite of setbacks from the US CIA's fake vaccination scheme in 2011 and the killing of polio workers by the Taliban in 2012, the WHO says Pakistan is on track to be declared polio free in April this year.…





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Added by Riaz Haq on January 28, 2013 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

Pakistan Should Hope For the Best and Prepare For the Worst With India

Deadly skirmishes started between Indian and Pakistani forces along LoC in the disputed territory of Kashmir in early January 2013, barely weeks after Pakistan Army doctrine acknowledged domestic militancy as the biggest threat to national security.…





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Added by Riaz Haq on January 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — 18 Comments

Bloody Start of Year 2013 in Pakistan

What has caused a sudden and tragic jump in mass casualty attacks in Pakistan with over 200 deaths, mostly of Hazara Shias, in a single day on January 10, 2013? Is it just impunity or blow back from intensified US drone attacks early in 2013 as President Barack Obama accelerates US pull-out from Afghanistan? Or is it lack of national political consensus in…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 16, 2013 at 10:00pm — 24 Comments

How Did Pakistan Do in Year 2012?

The year 2012 was a mixed bag. Economy continued its modest recovery with the stock market hitting new records but it was marred by rising civilian casualties and the worsening energy crisis. The coalition government led by the Pakistan Peoples' Party is nearing its full term with a new prime minister and the political parties have begun campaigning for general elections in the first half of 2013.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 8, 2013 at 8:00am — 30 Comments

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    India's Retired Justice Katju at Interfaith Event in Silicon Valley

    Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of Supreme Court of India, talked of "dark clouds over India" in a speech to about 200 people of all faiths at an interfaith event in Silicon Valley.  He said "Muslims making up only 15% of the population are on the receiving end" but the rest of India is also paying the price. India's economy is in serious trouble. There is rampant poverty…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on December 10, 2019 at 12:00pm

    AdAsia 2019: Asia's Biggest Advertising Industry Conference in Lahore, Pakistan

    On December 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2019,  Pakistan played host to AdAsia 2019 after a gap of 30 years. It is the largest and most prestigious advertising industry conference in Asia – organized bi-annually by the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA). It drew attendees from all over the world to Lahore, Pakistan.  This conference has taken place at a time when Pakistan's 88 billion rupee media industry is in the midst of a major shakeout after a long period of rapid double-digit growth…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on December 8, 2019 at 4:03pm

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