February 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Pakistani-American Engineer Buys America's NFL Football Team

What is NFL? It is America's National Football League, the biggest sports franchise business in the world. It's much bigger the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket franchise which is much better known to South Asians. The IPL has particularly been in the news lately for its controversial exclusion of Pakistani cricket players. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, who criticized Pakistanis' exclusion from IPL, has come under attack by right-wing Hindu extremists who are rampaging through the streets in… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on February 12, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Should Competence Trump Honesty in Pakistan?

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues" is a quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, also known as Honest Abe.



I do not entirely agree with Honest Abe, but what does it mean in Pakistan's context, given the extraordinary and often hypocritical incessant demands for honesty by the nation's TV talking heads? Is competence not as big or bigger virtue than honesty? Is it not Utopia to expect angels to rise to leadership positions in a nation that… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on February 1, 2010 at 8:47am — No Comments

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    PM Khan meets Azerbaijan president, Singapore PM on sidelines of Davos summit



    Prime Minister Imran Khan met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, discussed all aspects of bilateral relations based on mutual trust and brotherhood.

    The commitment to continue supporting one another in national affairs was…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on January 22, 2020 at 3:13am

    First polio case of 2020 reported in Tando Allahyar



    The first polio case of Sindh in 2020 has on Wednesday been reported in Tando Allahyar.

    According to details, the experts have verified that seven-month-old Komal Ayaz is diagnosed with poliomyelitis.Polio cases from other provinces were also reported after the new year began.

    It…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on January 22, 2020 at 3:06am

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