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March 2017 Blog Posts (11)

H-1B Visa Abuse; Flynn's Immunity Request; Muslim NATO's Pakistani Commander

Why is H-1B visa abuse in the news? Why are Indian companies under suspicion as the chief abusers? Why does the lion's share of H-1B visas goes to Indians? Are H-1B visa holders replacing higher-paid ($95,000+ per year) American tech workers at significantly lower pay ($60,000 per year)? What proposals are under discussion to control this abuse?…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 31, 2017 at 10:56pm — 10 Comments

Nielsen: Pakistan Consumer Confidence Highest Since 2008

Consumer confidence index in Pakistan jumped five point from the prior quarter to reach 106 in Q4/2016, according to Nielsen’s global survey of consumer confidence for 63 countries released recently.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 28, 2017 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Pakistan Day; Adityanath as UP CM; London Terror; FBI Trump Probe

What is the significance of March 23 for Pakistanis? How did Pakistan celebrate its National Day? What does the participation of friendly nations China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey in the parade mean?…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 24, 2017 at 9:25pm — 17 Comments

H1B Visa Abuse: What Do Software Engineers Earn in India and Pakistan?

A segment of CBS 60 Minutes, top rated American newsmagazine on television, has recently brought sharp focus on H1B visa abuse. It alleges that the H1B visas are being misused by Indian body shops to bring low-cost Indian software engineers to the United States to replace higher-paid American…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 24, 2017 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Dutch & Indian Elections; Trump Travel Ban 2; Pakistan Census

What does the Dutch election result say about the right-wing populism wave in Europe? Is it a setback for anti-Muslim Geert Wilders, known as Dutch Trump, after Brexit and Trump wins? How will it impact the upcoming French presidential election? Will it help or hurt Marine Le Penn's chances?



What does the BJP sweep in UP elections mean for India and Indian politics? How did the BJP manage it? Did the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on March 21, 2017 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

World Happiness Report 2017: Pakistan Tops South Asian Nations

World Happiness Report 2017 ranks Pakistan (score 5.269) at 80, well ahead of the rest of South Asia.

The latest world happiness report released on March 20, 2017 ranks Bhutan (score 5.011) at 97, Nepal (4.962) at 99, Bangladesh (4.608) at 110, Sri Lanka (4.44) at 120, India (4.315) at 122 and Afghanistan (3.794) at 141 among…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 20, 2017 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Is Husain Haqqani a Traitor?

It is well-known that Mr. Husain Haqqani, who served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011, has a long history of  opportunism.  He has switched loyalties many times since he began his career in Karachi, Pakistan in 1980s.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 13, 2017 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Trump Slump in Tourism; Corruption in South Asia; Imran Khan on PSL Final

How does President Trump's latest travel ban on citizens of 6 Muslim nations differ from his earlier executive order blocked by courts? Will the new order face similar block? What is the economic impact of Trump's travel ban on US travel and tourism industry? Will it lead to increased trade deficit and job…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 12, 2017 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

Does Pakistan Have Cyber Warfare Capability?

Recent reports of Russian hacks of the American Democratic Party's election campaign staff to influence the outcome of US elections have brought international cyber espionage in sharp focus once again. How many nations have such capabilities? What are their names? Are India and Pakistan among them?…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 9, 2017 at 6:42pm — 16 Comments

Transparency International Says India Most Corrupt Country in Asia

A Transparency International (TI) study of 16 Asian countries, including India and Pakistan, has found that India has the highest bribery rate.  69% of survey respondents in India said they have paid a bribe, given a gift or done a favor to receive government services like education and health care. Vietnam follows with…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 8, 2017 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

Trump Slump: Muslim Ban Hurts American Travel & Tourism Industry

U.S. President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority countries will not reduce its impact on tourism, according to Taleb Rifai,  the head of UN World Tourism Organization. "People don't go to places where…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 7, 2017 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

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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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