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March 2018 Blog Posts (13)

India-Pakistan Nuclear Arms Race

Why has Pakistan developed and successfully tested nuclear-capable MIRV (Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicles) and SLCM (Submarine Launched Cruise Missile)? How do these additions to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal enhance its nuclear deterrence against India? Was Pakistan forced into these technologies by India's development of anti-ballistic missiles and nuclear triad? How will India respond to…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 31, 2018 at 4:54pm — 10 Comments

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Boom in Pakistan's $152 Billion Retail Market

Surging demand for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Pakistan is attracting hundreds of millions of dollars of new investments. Expanding middle class, particularly millennials with rising disposable incomes, is demanding branded and packaged consumer goods ranging from personal and baby care items to food and beverage products.  Rapid growth in sales of consumer products and services is driving other…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 27, 2018 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

New US NSC Impact on South Asia; US-China Trade War; Afghan Talks Offer

Why were Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor General HR McMaster fired? Why is there so much turnover is US National Security Council and White House staff? How will the selection of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State and John Bolton as National Security Advisor impact policies vis-a-vis Afghanistan, India, …

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 25, 2018 at 8:06am — No Comments

Bumper Crops And Soaring Credit Drive Pakistan's Tractor Sales Boom

First seven months of the current fiscal year have seen tractor sales soar 45% to 38,173 units, according to data of the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association. It is driven by a combination of soaring credit availability and bumper harvests of Pakistan's top three crops by area: wheat, cotton and rice.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — 18 Comments

Requesting support for: - DRYLANDS RESTORATION IN PAKISTAN

I teach investments at the Lahore School of Economics and am also the founder of Combating Poverty and Climate Change Foundation (CPCCF), the Accredited Hub in Pakistan of the Savory Institute of USA, one of 11 finalists for the $ 25 million Virgin Earth Prize for whoever develops a safe, credible method on a meaningful scale to remove carbon from the atmosphere in the battle against climate change.



In Pakistan, we at…

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Added by Ahsan Rashid on March 24, 2018 at 2:35am — 2 Comments

In Memory of UC Berkeley's Pakistani-American Professor Saba Mahmood (1962-2018)

Dr. Saba Mahmood, professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, passed away on March 10, 2018.  She was only 56 years old when her life was cut short by pancreatic cancer.  She is survived by her husband Professor Charles Hirschkind and son Nameer Hirschkind. Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1962, she came to the United States in 1981. She received her PhD in anthropology…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 19, 2018 at 11:02am — 3 Comments

World Happiness Report 2018: Pakistan Jumps 5 Places to 75 Among 156 Nations

Pakistanis are happier than all of their neighbors, according to the World Happiness Report 2018. Pakistan rose from 80th place in 2017 to 75th place this year while all of its neighbors slid from last year's happiness rankings.

Comparison With Neighbors:

Bangladesh dropped 5 spots to 115 while India slid 11 places to 133 among 156 nations…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 14, 2018 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Globalization Index: How Connected is Pakistan?

Pakistan ranks 32nd in breadth and 99th overall among 140 countries in terms of globalization, according to DHL Global Connectedness Index compiled by professors at NYU Stern School of Business and IESE Business School. Pakistan ranks 137 on…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 13, 2018 at 10:42am — No Comments

BTW New Arrivals Are All About Giving You Vibrant and Trendy Look

Beautiful women should always wear beautiful dresses. BTW are what women should always wear. What a waste if a woman wears just shalwar kameez all the time, agree? You cannot choose a rich dad, but you can choose a beautiful dress from BTW to wear. BTW brings you a newly added collection of just-arrived new dresses. This new collection focuses on vibrant, printed Eastern Shirts, casual, high casual, semi formals and bottoms for this year’s spring and summer season.

 

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Added by Aisha Imran on March 12, 2018 at 6:02am — No Comments

Rise of Islam in Arabian Peninsula

Arab-Israel Conflict - Part-1

Rise of Islam in Arabian Peninsula

By Ehtesham Anwar

The successful unification of the Arabian Peninsula under Islam by the first Caliph, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique RA (632–634), who made it possible to channel the expansion of the Arab Muslims into new directions and those…

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Added by Ehtesham Anwar on March 10, 2018 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Is Pakistan's Global Diplomacy Working?

Diplomacy underlies all ties between nations. Diplomatic relations form the basis of travel, trade and investment between countries. The probability of armed conflict increases in the absence of diplomacy. In light of the recent failure to keep Pakistan off the terror financing watch list, the following question is being asked by political commentators and pundits: Is Pakistan's diplomacy…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 5, 2018 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

Pakistan is the World's Fastest Growing Steel Producer

Steel production in Pakistan jumped 39.3% to 5 million tons last year, according to World Steel Association. Earlier, Pakistan steel industry ramped up its output from 2.9 million tons in 2015 to 3.6 million tons in 2016.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 3, 2018 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

Hindu Dalit Woman Elected to Pakistan Senate

Krishna Kumari Kohli today made history by becoming the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in the upper house of Pakistan, according to media reports.  Her election represents a major milestone for women and minority rights in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 3, 2018 at 10:50am — 5 Comments

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    Inspirational Story of University-Going Daughters of Karachi's Rickshaw Driver

    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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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 23, 2019 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

    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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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 17, 2019 at 10:57am — 5 Comments

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