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February 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Fashion Pakistan Week 2014 in Karachi

Fashion Pakistan Council (FPC) is currently putting on a 3-day fashion week in Karachi.  It is the sixth edition of  Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) showcasing Spring/Summer collections from 24 mainstream and upcoming designers.



Designers at the show include Maheen Khan, Shamaeel Ansari, Nomi Ansari, Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, Deepak Perwani, Fahad Hussayn, Faraz Manan, Amna Aqeel, Jafferjees, Gul Ahmad, Adnan Pardesy, Zainab Chottani, Tapu Javeri, Kamiar Rokni, Maheen Hussain, Nida…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 21, 2014 at 8:17am — 1 Comment

Minorities Contribution to Technology in Silicon Valley

The U.S. Census Bureau  has recently reported that the United States has reached a historic tipping point -- with Latino,

Asian, mixed race and African American births constituting a majority of

births for the first time. Minorities made up about 2 million, or 50.4%, of the births in the

12-month period ending July 2011. The

latest figure was up from 49.5% reported in the 2010 census.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on February 20, 2014 at 8:41am — 2 Comments

Sri Lanka is a Shining Example For India and Pakistan

Since the end of the civil war in 2009, Sri Lanka has been booming even as the rest of South Asia region has lagged.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Hindu Nationalists Force Recall and Destruction of "Anti-Hindu" Book

"If someone makes a cartoon of the prophet Mohammad, Muslims are outraged around the world. So why should anyone write anything against Hinduism and get away with it?" Dinanath Batra



Batra, the man who oversaw revisions in Indian history textbooks for the country's National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT), has forced Penguin India to recall and destroy all copies of "The Hindus: An…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 13, 2014 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Japan Agrees to Finance and Build Modern Mass Transit System in Karachi

Pakistan's federal government and Sindh provincial government are close to a deal with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to finance a modern mass transit system befitting the megacity of Karachi with a population of nearly 20 million, according to a Pakistani TV Channel.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 11, 2014 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

"Last Chance" For Peace in Pakistan Taliban Talks

"I am sure the whole nation would be behind the government if and when we launch a military operation against the terrorists - but I want to give peace a final chance," Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told members of  Pakistan's parliament in a televised speech on January 29, 2014.



So why did Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decide to make the "final chance" offer of talks to the TTP just when it seemed his government was ready to launch a military operation to root out the Pakistani…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 10, 2014 at 10:39pm — 11 Comments

Can India-born CEO Satya Nadella Fix Microsoft?

Microsoft, the world's largest software company, has named Satya Nardella, an Indian-American company veteran of 20 years, as its new CEO to replace its long-time leader and Bill Gates' pal Steve Ballmer. It's clearly a matter of great pride for not only his fellow Indian-Americans in the United States but also in India, Nadella's country of birth. I offer my sincere congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Nadella and his fellow Indians who are celebrating it as their own success. The…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 4, 2014 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

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    Inspirational Story of University-Going Daughters of Karachi's Rickshaw Driver

    Three daughters of a Karachi rickshaw driver named Amjad Ali are attending top universities in Pakistan. All three graduated from The Citizens Foundation's K-12 schools located across Pakistan, including poor districts of Pakistan's megacity of nearly 20 million residents. Amina Amjad, the eldest is studying at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) to become a medical doctor, the second daughter is enrolled in Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZBIST) to…

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    Vehicles in Pakistan: Over Half of All Households Own Motorcycles in 2019

    Private vehicle ownership in Pakistan has risen sharply over the last 4 years. More than 9% of households now own cars, up from 6% in 2015. Motorcycle ownership has jumped from 41% of households in 2015 to 53% now, according to data released by Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) recently. There are …

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