March 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Pakistan's Human Development in Musharraf Years- Highest in Pakistan's History



Pakistan's HDI grew an average rate of 2.7% per year under President Musharraf from 2000 to 2007, and then its pace slowed to 0.7% per year in 2008 to 2012 under elected politicians, according to the 2013 Human Development Report titled “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World”.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 31, 2013 at 6:30pm — 25 Comments

Pakistan Day 2013

As Pakistanis celebrate Pakistan Day today, March 23, 2013,  there are some who are questioning the founder's

wisdom in seeking partition of India to carve out Pakistan as an

independent nation.  They do not recognize today's Pakistan as Jinnah's Pakistan. The doubters justifiably point to the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 23, 2013 at 10:00am — 16 Comments

Turkish Invasion Intensifies Culture War in Pakistan

Cultural invasion of Pakistan is in full swing with Turkish schools and soap operas finding broad acceptance across the country. Local TV channels are airing soap operas dubbed in Urdu and Gülen movement is operating over a dozen schools in different parts of the country.…





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Added by Riaz Haq on March 21, 2013 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

Learntive: Education Initiative of NEDUET's Silicon Valley Alumni

DVDs and YouTube videos are at the heart of Learntive, a Silicon Valley NEDians' initiative to promote better learning among school students in Pakistan.…







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Added by Riaz Haq on March 16, 2013 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Florida Real Estate Developer Plans World's Tallest Building on Karachi Islands

World's tallest building for Karachi is back on track with Bahria Town's Malik Riaz signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with German-American real estate tycoon Thomas Kramer. Riaz brought in Kramer after his earlier deal with Abu Dhabi Group collapsed soon after signing about three weeks ago. Both Riaz and Kramer have an established track record for…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 12, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

World Health Study Shows Pakistan Doing Better Than India



Pakistan ranks in the middle among 15 similar countries compared by the

Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010).  Other countries in this group include India, Djibouti, Kyrgyzstan, Laos,…
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Added by Riaz Haq on March 10, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Pakistan Ranks Among World's Top Outsourcing Destination Countries

Pakistan ranks number 3, after US (#1) and India (#2), in terms of freelancers doing outsourced IT work on contract. Bangladesh ranks fourth, according to data from four biggest online outsourcing sites:  Elance.com, oDesk.com, Freelancer.com, and Guru.com.…





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Added by Riaz Haq on March 7, 2013 at 10:19am — 15 Comments

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    Nawaz Sharif's Anti-Military Rhetoric; Moeed Yusuf on Indian Sponsored Terror in Pakistan

    Former Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif has alleged that the Pakistan Army Chief and the ISI leader orchestrated his conviction on corruption charges and his subsequent ouster. In a clear departure from prior allegations against "the establishment", Mr. Sharif has named names of the chiefs of the Army and the ISI in his anti-military address over the telephone from London to a joint opposition rally in Gujranwala. Where does he go from here? Is he following in the footsteps of MQM founder…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 19, 2020 at 1:50pm

    Ex Treasury Sec Summers: US Would Have Saved $10 Trillion If We Handled COVID Pandemic Like Pakistan

    Speaking with Fareed Zakaria on US cable news network CNN, former US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers told Zakaria's audience that "if the US had handled the pandemic as well as Pakistan,  we would have saved around $10 trillion ". 

    Ex US Treasury…
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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 18, 2020 at 9:00am

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