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February 2015 Blog Posts (10)

Are Jews Responsible For Lack of Diversity in Hollywood?

''The Hollywood Jews created a powerful cluster of images and ideas - so powerful that, in a sense, they colonized the American imagination.''  Neil Gabler "An Empire of Their Own"

The 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report released this week by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA suggests that the media and entertainment industry is dominated by white men.

The …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 28, 2015 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Pakistan Uses Big Data to Fight Terror

Pakistan has started verifying identities of over 135 million cell phone users through fingerprints. The massive exercise is being described by Washington Post as the "world’s largest — and fastest — efforts to collect biometric information". The deadline for completion is March 14, 2015.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 26, 2015 at 11:30pm — 10 Comments

Dissecting Western Narrative: "India Rising Pakistan Collapsing"

Is it true that "India is rising and Pakistan is rapidly collapsing", the currently accepted western narrative recently re-iterated by Roger Cohen in his New York Times Op Ed from Lahore, Pakistan? Let's examine it by reviewing reports filed by several Indian journalists after their recent visits to Pakistan:





"India is a democracy and a great power rising. Pakistan is a Muslim homeland… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on February 25, 2015 at 2:04pm — 16 Comments

Remember 1992? Can Pakistan Still Win 2015 Cricket World Cup After Badly Losing to India and West Indies?

Pakistan cricket team has drawn widespread derision after performing miserably in its first two matches of World Cup 2015. Many Pakistanis are understandably very angry at the top batting order that fell like flies to create a new world record of the loss of 4 wickets in the first few minutes of the match against West Indies with the score stuck at 1 run.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on February 21, 2015 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

How to Invest in Stocks

How to Invest in stocks

This article/blog post contains details on how you can invest in stocks and what are the best strategies.

Regards,

Muhammad

Added by Muhammad Khurram on February 16, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Construction Boom to Boost Pakistan Economy

Domestic cement sales are up 9% year-over-year for the first 7 months of Pakistan's Fiscal 2014-15, according to media reports.  Overall, cement industry reports cement shipment of over 20 million tons in 7 months, a 6% annual increase with rising domestic demand offsetting falling exports…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 15, 2015 at 11:30pm — 18 Comments

Halal Investment Options in Canada

Financial Advice BlogI've always been a huge advocate of avoiding Riba(Interest), either earning or paying. There are definite financial, social and religious reasons for this and we, as Muslims, are aware of them.

There has always been a concern among the Muslim community in Canada of where…
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Added by Muhammad Khurram on February 12, 2015 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Pakistan Ranks in the Middle on Infrastructure & Logistics

The World Bank’s (WB) Logistics Performance Index (LPI) ranks Pakistan at number 72 for 2014, out of 160 countries.

LPI  is ranking is based the efficiency of customs, border management and clearance as well as the quality of trade…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 10, 2015 at 9:36pm — 13 Comments

India Fudging GDP Figures to Look Better Than China?

Indian government now claims that the country's GDP grew by 6.9% in 2013-14, well above the 4.7% growth the country had announced earlier.

Based on the latest methodology,  it is claimed that the Indian economy expanded 7.5 percent year-on-year during the last quarter, higher than 7.3 percent growth recorded by China in the latest quarter, making it the fastest growing major economy in the world, according to …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 9, 2015 at 10:34am — 12 Comments

Husain Haqqani's Latest Salvo: "Pakistan's Elusive Quest For Parity"

"The alphabet agencies—ISI, RAW, and so forth—are often the chosen instrument of state policy when there is a conventional (and now a nuclear) balance of power, and the diplomatic route seems barren."  Stephen Cohen







"Pakistan is India’s rival in real terms only as much as Belgium could rival France or Germany and Vietnam could hope to be on a par with China. India’s population is six times… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on February 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

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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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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 17, 2019 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

    Trump's China Tariffs Helping Pakistani Garments Exports to America

    Pakistan's garments exports to the United States have jumped 12% in first quarter of 2019 from the same period a year ago, according to USITC Dataweb.  This double digit exports growth is being partly attributed to US President Donald's Trump ongoing trade war with China with the US government imposing 10% to 25% tariffs on certain Chinese goods. Pakistani rupee devaluation has also…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 13, 2019 at 4:59pm — 3 Comments

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