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February 2018 Blog Posts (20)

The Skull of Alam Bheg: A Tale of Brutal British Raj in India

Havaldar Alam Baig (Alum Bheg), stationed in Sialkot now in Pakistan, was shot out of a cannon and blown to pieces as punishment by the British colonial rulers of India in 1857. All that was left of him was his severed head that was taken to England by a British officer as a war trophy.  A recently published book …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 28, 2018 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

Pakistani-American Astrophysicist Dr. Nergis Mavalvala in Silicon Valley

Pakistani-American Astrophysicist Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, MIT professor and member of Nobel Prize winner LIGO team, visited Pakistani-American Community Center (PACC) in Silicon Valley on February 24, 2018. She was invited by PACC founder Mr. Mohammad Asghar Aboobaker to talk about her inspirational work and meet with the community members, particularly Pakistani-American children in the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 24, 2018 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

American Bid to Put Pakistan on FATF Watch-List Fails in Paris

Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the financial watchdog group for terror financing, has delayed any decision to put Pakistan on its watch list, according to its spokesperson Alexandra Wijmenga-Daniel.  This move was sponsored by the United States and its European allies.

The FATF statement released after the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 23, 2018 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Pakistan Lived Through the World's Second Deadliest Mass School Shooting

The recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has brought back the horrible memory of the tragic mass shooting at Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 16, 2014.  The Peshawar school mass shooting claimed 149 lives, making it the world's second deadliest mass shooting at Beslan school in Russia where 334 people were killed.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 22, 2018 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

How to Answer Common Job Interview Questions

You feel like your stomach is doing somersaults. Your palms are wet like they have never been before and your legs seem to be made of rubber.

It is common to be nervous before a job interview. In fact, I would consider you abnormal if you did not get nervous. However, there is…

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Added by careerz 360 on February 21, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Why Should Pakistani Students Study Abroad

You must have seen a lot of people these days inquiring about study in UK or US. This is because studying abroad for higher education is trending these days and is rapidly gaining…

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Added by Usman Butt on February 21, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Trendy Bridal Dresses Collection 2018-19 from Sania Maskatiya

Every bridal dress by Sania Maskatiya is elegant and consist of regal touch that mesmerizes fashion enthusiasts. Her latest bridal collection for 2018 is definitely something that you will need to look in before going anywhere to shop for your Big Day. Here I added some of her work to help you to get yourself the best dress at your wedding, that not only enhances the glam, but adding charm and elegancy in your personality.

 

Here is a glimpse of her…

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Added by Aysha Khan on February 20, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

How Can Pakistan Reduce High Rates of Infant Mortality?

Of every 1,000 babies born in Pakistan, 45.6 die before the end of their first month – 1 in 22, the highest infant mortality rate in the world, according to a United Nations Children's Fund report titled "Every Child Alive: The urgent need to end newborn deaths".   Pakistan’s newborn mortality rate has declined by less than one quarter, from 60 in 2000 to 46 in 2016, according to UNICEF.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 20, 2018 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Rapid Growth in China-Pakistan Scientific, Educational and Cultural Ties

Pakistan-China ties are rapidly growing well beyond the economy and the military with tens of thousands of Chinese and Pakistani citizens regularly traveling between the two countries.

More Pakistanis than ever are learning the Chinese language. China with its world class educational institutions is…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

History of Pak-Afghan Ties; Afghan War End-Game; Asma Jahangir Tribute

Who was Asma Jahangir? What was her impact on Pakistani society? How did she influence political and legal discourse in Pakistan? How did she defend human rights and rule-of-law in Pakistan? Was she really a foreign agent? Was she serving Indian or western interests in Pakistan? How will she be remembered?…



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Added by Riaz Haq on February 17, 2018 at 5:55pm — 4 Comments

Pakistan's Saadia Zahidi Leads World Economic Forum's Gender Parity Effort

Pakistan-born, Harvard-educated economist Ms. Saadia Zahidi, author of "50 Million Rising", is currently a member of the executive committee and the head of Education, Gender and Work at the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 15, 2018 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

The Checkered History of Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations

Afghanistan has been governed by secular Pashtun Nationalists and their Tajik and Uzbek allies for much of the 20th century. These Afghan rulers and their secular Pashtun allies on the eastern side of the border have been hostile toward Pakistan since 1947 when it became independent. Afghanistan's was the lone vote against the admission of the newly independent state of Pakistan to the United Nations. Since then, the anti-Pakistan campaign by Pashtun Nationalists on both sides of the Durand… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on February 13, 2018 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Steve Coll's "Directorate S" Demonizes Pakistan ISI

"Directorate S: The C. I. A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016" by Steve Coll holds Pakistan ISI's Directorate S primarily responsible for America's longest war.

The author does acknowledge other factors such as Washington's policy failures, Kabul government's corruption,…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 10, 2018 at 11:55pm — 6 Comments

CPEC: Separating Facts From Fiction (Urdu)

Is China using China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to colonize Pakistan just as the British East India company colonized India centuries earlier?

Will Pakistan be caught in a massive Chinese debt trap and eventually become China's colony? What are the terms of …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 9, 2018 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Karachi's Safety Ranking Climbs Amid Declining Crime Rates

Karachi, one of world's fastest growing megacities, has seen its crime index ranking improve dramatically from 6 in 2013 to 50 in 2017, according to a survey of 327 world cities conducted by Numbeo.  Karachi was ranked 47 in 2016.  Reduction in violence is helping revive Pakistan's economy, making it the third…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 7, 2018 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

ALKS: Child Pornography Ring in Kasur, Pakistan?

Is the shocking rape-murder of 7-year-old girl Zainab an isolated crime?

Or is it part of a larger organized crime syndicate engaged in highly lucrative global child pornography business in Pakistan?

If so, who else is involved in it?

Powerful politicians? Bureaucrats? Police…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 4, 2018 at 1:09pm — No Comments

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Myths And Facts

Is China using China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to colonize Pakistan just as the British East India company colonized India centuries earlier?

Will Pakistan be caught in a massive Chinese debt trap and eventually become China's colony? What are the terms of …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 3, 2018 at 12:54pm — 5 Comments

Pakistan Generates Positive Vibes at World Economic Forum in Davos 2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were the stars at Davos, not US President Donald Trump, according to a New York Times report. The geopolitical momentum lay with Beijing, not Washington, the report said. The…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 2, 2018 at 10:42pm — 3 Comments

Trendy Bridal Dresses Collection 2018-19 from Sania Maskatiya

Every bridal dress by Sania Maskatiya is elegant and consist of regal touch that mesmerizes fashion enthusiasts. Her latest bridal collection for 2018 is definitely something that you will need to look in before going anywhere to shop for your Big Day. Here I added some of her work to help you to get yourself the best dress at your wedding, that not only enhances the glam, but adding charm and elegancy in your personality.

 

Here is a glimpse of her…

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Added by Aysha Khan on February 1, 2018 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Modish Western Wear Dresses VS Ethnic Pakistani Dresses

Every country has its own dress codes where people of different cultures wear various kinds of outfits. Pakistan is a country with diverse cultures and ethnicity. The Pakistani dresses are known to be vibrant and unique. There is a wide array of Pakistani dresses worn by people of different states in Pakistan.

Outfits worn by the people of Punjab are quite different…

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Added by Malaika Khan on February 1, 2018 at 9:38pm — No Comments

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    Asad Umar's Exit: Causes and Effects on Pakistan Economy

    Who removed Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar and why? What was expected of him? Did he fail to deliver it? What are the qualifications of Dr. Hafeez Shaikh who has been picked to replace Asad Umar? Is he better suited to deliver a deal with IMF and other international financial institutions?…

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    OPEN Forum 2019: Pakistani Entrepreneurs Summit in Silicon Valley

    OPEN Forum 2019 drew hundreds of Pakistanis and Pakistani-Americans to Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley on Saturday April 20, 2019.  This year's conference featured a keynote by Karachi-born Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder of …

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