February 2013 Blog Posts (5)

World's Tallest Commercial & Office Tower Planned For Karachi, Pakistan

Bahria Town and Abu Dhabi Group agreed to invest $45 billion in real estate in Pakistan. After signing the investment deal, Malik Riaz and Shaikh al-Nahyan announced that Karachi, not Dubai nor Shanghai, will soon boast having the world's tallest building.…





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Added by Riaz Haq on February 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Eating Grass- The Insider Story of Pakistani Bomb

Unlike most western accounts of Pakistani nuclear program which begin and end with A.Q. Khan's network,  Brig Feroz H. Khan's  scholarly work "Eating Grass" offers a very comprehensive story of the "Making of The Pakistani Bomb". Feroz Khan takes the reader through the interdisciplinary nature and the inherent complexity of what it takes to develop, build and operationalize a nuclear weapons arsenal.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on February 11, 2013 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

Pakistan Sees Double Digit Cement Consumption Growth in January 2013

Domestic cement consumption surged 10.10% in Pakistan in January 2013, according to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association. On top of 8% increase in Fiscal Year 2011-12, it jumped another 8% for the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on February 6, 2013 at 7:30am — 12 Comments

12 Year-old Khadija Niazi Takes AI and Physics MOOCs Online

Khadija Niazi, a 12-year old from Lahore, Pakistan, is taking online courses offered by a new wave of cyber-based educational platforms like Coursera and Udacity.  She was recently interviewed by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman at World Economic Forum 2013 at Davos, Switzerland.…





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Added by Riaz Haq on February 3, 2013 at 11:30pm — 13 Comments

High-Tech Pakistani-American Entrepreneurs Top Venture Capital Deals

Latest funding of Ashar Aziz's FireEye and Zia Yusuf's Streetline rank #1 and #4 among top 5 VC deals in Silicon Valley announced in January 2013, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal.…





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Added by Riaz Haq on February 2, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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    Sindh govt to lift 10-year ban on college lecturers recruitment, to appoint 1500 teachers

    Sindh government on Monday has decided to lift the 10-year ban on the recruitment of colleges lecturers across the province. 

    Ending the shortage of teachers, Sindh Education Department has decided to recruit 1500 lecturers of various subjects in colleges.  

    According to the College Education Department, the ban on…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on January 20, 2020 at 5:01am

    Pakistan's Middle Class Consumer Population Among World's Fastest Growing

    Although the rate of growth has slowed since 2018, Pakistan's middle class consumer population still remains among the fastest growing in the world. In a report titled "Emerging Markets Transforming As Velocity Markets", Ogilvy and Mather, a global market communications firm, has put Pakistan among what it calls "Velocity 12" group of economies that include Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico,…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on January 14, 2020 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

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