January 2016 Blog Posts (6)

Pak-China Defense Collaboration Yields Results

Growing defense collaboration between China and Pakistan irks the West, according to a report in the UK's Financial Times newspaper.  The paper specifically cites joint JF-17 Thunder fighter jet, armed drone Burraq and custom AIP-equipped submarines as examples of close cooperation between the two nations.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 24, 2016 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Terror at Bacha Khan U; Pakistan & China Leaders Visit Iran & Saudi Arabia

Who attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda? Is this a failure of Pakistan’s anti-terror campaign? Or just a phase of Pakistan’s campaign to end terror? How long will it take to prevent such attacks? What role do the regional dynamics of Afghan-Pakistan and India-Pakistan ties play in such attacks? Would it require a… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on January 23, 2016 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Dalit Suicide Brings Focus to India's Caste Apartheid

"Democracy in India is only a top dressing on an Indian soil which is essentially undemocratic"

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Father of India's Constitution

What Dr. Ambedkar said decades ago about the inherent inequality of Indian society continues to be true today. The latest manifestation of it is the suicide of a Dalit Ph.D. scholar Rohith Vermula in the southern Indian state of Telangana.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 21, 2016 at 4:30pm — 20 Comments

Gallup Survey Says Pakistan Among Top Nations For Optimism

The results of the 2015 WIN/Gallup International survey of 68 countries across the globe show Pakistan ranking 5th on economic optimism and 10th on overall optimism.

The World Bank reporting the tailwinds pushing Pakistan's economic growth seems to support the optimism in Pakistan.  Most observers believe that the year 2015 has turned out to be a good…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 9, 2016 at 10:19pm — 12 Comments

UAE Eyes Pakistan's Water Resources

A top UAE businessman has proposed building a 500 kilometer long pipeline to bring Pakistan's Dasht River water from the Makran coast to Fujaira for United Arab Emirates' water security.

Water-scarce Pakistan itself needs to store and use the Dasht River water for development of Balochistan, particularly Gwadar and other…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 6, 2016 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

Pakistan's Year 2015 in Review

A Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year to all my readers.

The year 2015 turned out to be a good year for Pakistan with the return of general optimism among businessmen, investors and consumers. Economic recovery continued as Pakistan Army's efforts, including its Operation Zarb e Arb and Karachi…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 1, 2016 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

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    Nawaz Sharif's Anti-Military Rhetoric; Moeed Yusuf on Indian Sponsored Terror in Pakistan

    Former Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif has alleged that the Pakistan Army Chief and the ISI leader orchestrated his conviction on corruption charges and his subsequent ouster. In a clear departure from prior allegations against "the establishment", Mr. Sharif has named names of the chiefs of the Army and the ISI in his anti-military address over the telephone from London to a joint opposition rally in Gujranwala. Where does he go from here? Is he following in the footsteps of MQM founder…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 19, 2020 at 1:50pm

    Ex Treasury Sec Summers: US Would Have Saved $10 Trillion If We Handled COVID Pandemic Like Pakistan

    Speaking with Fareed Zakaria on US cable news network CNN, former US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers told Zakaria's audience that "if the US had handled the pandemic as well as Pakistan,  we would have saved around $10 trillion ". 

    Ex US Treasury…
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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 18, 2020 at 9:00am

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