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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 — 13 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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    Doctors strike continues on 3rd day in Punjab



    Doctors protest against Medical Teaching Institutions (MTI) act is continued on third day in all over Punjab, today (on Saturday).…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on October 12, 2019 at 4:54am

    Invest in Pakistan Summit: Can Pakistan Benefit From US-China Tech War?

    About 200 Pakistani-American and other American investors met at Invest in Pakistan Summit in Silicon Valley on October 3, 2019 at San Jose Sheraton. It was hosted by the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC. One of the sessions I found interesting dealt with the opportunities presented to Pakistan by US-China technology war sparked by US…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 11, 2019 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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