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March 2015 Blog Posts (9)

ICC World Cup: Australia's Discipline and Pakistan's Disappointment

ألم الإنضباط هو شيء مثل الألم من خيبة الأمل    

 

"The pain of discipline is nothing  like the pain of disappointment"



What is the most plausible explanation for the fact that Australian national cricket team is enjoying the thrill of victory while its rivals…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 31, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Pakistan Cyber Cops Catch Multi-Million Dollar Phone Hacker

Pakistan's cyber security chief Mir Mazhar Jabbar tracked down and arrested Noor Aziz Uddin and his accomplices last month in Karachi.  Noor was on FBI's Most Wanted list for stealing $50 million by international phone hacking that targeted small businesses in many countries around the world.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 30, 2015 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Median Incomes and Middle Class in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Pakistan's per capita median income is $73.26 per month in terms of 2005 PPP (purchasing poverty parity) US dollars as of 2010. It is higher than India's $60.48 and Bangladesh's $51.67 per capita per month, according to the World…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 27, 2015 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Pakistan's 2nd Strike Capability and Nuclear Triad

General Khalid Kidwai, the man who headed Pakistan's strategic forces for 15 years, has said his country is close to having nuclear "second strike capability" with a "sea-based platform".



 Kidwai said the 2750 Kilometer range Shaheen 3 ballistic missile has been developed in response to reports of India's plans to locate nuclear bases in Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Indian…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

Wahab Riaz Versus Shane Watson at Cricket World Cup 2015 Quarter Final

Ricky Ponting, the legendary captain of the Australian national cricket team, has described Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz's bowling in Pakistan versus Australia quarter final at the ICC World Cup 2015 as "extraordinary spell" and the contest between Wahab and Watson "cricket at its absolute best".…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 23, 2015 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

Pakistan Middle Class Jumps to 55% of Population

Majority of the households in Pakistan now belong to the middle class, a first in Pakistan's history, according to research by Dr. Jawaid Abdul Ghani of Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL).

It's an important tipping point that puts Pakistan among the top 5 countries with fastest growing middle class population in Asia-Pacific region, according to an Asian Development Bank…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 20, 2015 at 9:00am — 24 Comments

Pakistan's First Armed Drone Will Help Fight Terror

Pakistan has successfully flight-tested Burraq, its first armed drone. The new unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) fired and precisely hit both still and moving targets with Barq, a laser-guided missile it carried under its wings.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 13, 2015 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

Shaheen 3 Can Reach Deep Inside India & Israel and Boost Pakistan's Space Program

Pakistan has successfully tested Shaheen III ballistic missile with 1700 mile range. The intermediate range missile can hit deep inside India and Israel. Its multi-stage solid-fuel technology can also be used to launch satellites into space. It has been jointly developed by the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) and the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). It's the latest…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 10, 2015 at 11:00am — 20 Comments

Pak Senate Elections; ICC World Cup; Rajapaksa on India's RAW; Netanyahu Speech

What is all the controversy surrounding senate elections in Pakistan, especially in KP and Baluchistan? …

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 7, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments

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    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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