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January 2014 Blog Posts (9)

Japanese Plan to Invest to Expand Business in Pakistan

Japanese companies have "strong intentions to expand their business for the reasons of “sales increase” and “high growth potential.” in Pakistan.  JETRO 2013 Report



Japanese companies doing business in Pakistan have ranked the country second in the world in terms of business growth, according to a survey conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).…



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Added by Riaz Haq on January 31, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

"Big 3" Power Grab Will Hurt the Sport of Cricket

Australia, England and India, the three biggest revenue producing nations in the world of cricket, are seeking to remodel International Cricket Council (ICC) along the lines of the UN Security Council. They are making a naked bid to get more money and power for themselves at the expense of the cricket boards of the rest of the ICC member nations including Bangladesh, New Zealand,…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Pakistan's Financial and Human Capital Development 1999-2007

Pakistan experienced rapid economic and human capital growth in years 2000 to 2008 on President Pervez Musharraf's watch. Savings, investments and exports hit new records and the rate of increase in human development reached new highs not seen before…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — 15 Comments

Study Says Pakistanis Are Meat Eaters

A recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Nature magazine reports that Pakistanis are among the most carnivorous people in the world.



The scientists conducting the study  used "trophic levels" to place people in the food chain. The trophic system puts…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Was Musharraf's Rule Legitimate?

Former President Musharraf's detractors argue that he lacked legitimacy because he came to power through a coup which removed a duly elected government in 1999.



Implicit in Musharraf's opponents' argument is the assumption that the electoral process is the only source of legitimacy for a ruler. It ignores the possibility that the will of the people can also be expressed in ways other than elections to confer legitimacy on a leader. It rejects the notion that a leader can earn… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Pakistan Terrorism Deaths in 2013

Total number of deaths in Pakistan terrorist violence declined from 6,211 in 2012 to 5,279 in 2013, the lowest since 11,704 fatalities suffered in 2009, according to figures compiled by South Asia Terrorism Portal.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on January 7, 2014 at 8:03pm — 1 Comment

Karachi's KSE-100 Shares Index Handily Beats Emerging Market Indices in 2013

Karachi's KSE-100 Stock Market Index was up 49.4% (37% in US$ terms) in 2013, beating all but four stock indices in the world. It handily beat Morgan Stanley's MSCI emerging market index which remained essentially flat. By comparison, India's main stock index rose just 8.89% in the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Pakistani-American's Solution For SME Financing in Developing Countries

Pakistani-American Prof. Asim Khwaja and his doctoral student Bailey Klinger at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government observed that banks have money to lend, but even profitable small businesses in developing nations often cannot access it, choking growth.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 1, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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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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