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April 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Gallup Poll: Resilient Pakistan Happier Than India and China

You wouldn't know from the headlines what… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 24, 2011 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

HEC Must Retain Central Role to Help Build Pakistan's Human Capital

Those who cite the 1986 World Bank study to argue that the social rates of return for h

igher education are 13 percent lower than return on basic education must remember the following: Hundreds of millions of lives in Asia were saved as a result of the success of the Green Revolution that was enabled by a combination of US aid, and the capacity of the recipient nations to absorb it by virtue of the availability of local college graduates in agriculture and engineering.



The…

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Added by Riaz Haq on April 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Geo Super Ban Hurts Pakistan's Youth

The reason most frequently cited for Pakistan's poor performance at international sporting events is the lack of funding, especially when compared with nations where the state or private sector sponsors spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on their athletes and sports teams.



For example, the Johnson-Ali model which was developed by the duo to predict participating nations' Olympics success,… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 16, 2011 at 10:39pm — 10 Comments

US Policy Contradictions on Social Media Versus Wikileaks

Why does the US government love social media and hate Wikileaks?



The answer is simple: Unlike Wikileaks that reveals unflattering information about its inner workings, the US government sees a treasure trove of detailed data on Facebook, twitter, blogs and other social media...particularly in Urdu and Arabic in light… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 11, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Pakistan Renames Sesame Street Sim Sim Humara

SimSim Humara ("Ours"), the new Pakistani edition of the original American TV classic Sesame Street, is expected to be launched this year for Pakistan's pre-school children, according to the Guardian newspaper.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on April 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

British Aid For Education in Pakistan

A new British aid package for Pakistan, announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in Islamabad, is worth $1,055 million over four years. The money will fund education for up to 4 million students, train 9,000 teachers, purchase 6 million new text books and build 8,000 schools by 2015, according to various media reports.



Announcing new aid, Cameron said, “I struggle to find a… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 5, 2011 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Why Pakistan ? - Commemorating 23rd March

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Added by Munib Ullah on April 3, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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    Dr. Asad Qamar, a graduate of Lahore's King Edwards Medical College, received $18.2 million in payments from US Medicare program in 2012, making him the second highest billing doctor in America. Dr. Qamar is a member of APPNA, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America. He was a candidate for the presidency of APPNA in… Continue

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    Pakistan's Umar Saif in Silicon Valley

    Umar Saif was invited by Organization of Pakistani-American Entrepreneurs (OPEN) to an event yesterday at the Palo Alto offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman Law Firm  in Silicon Valley to talk about the state of technology in Pakistan. The event was appropriately titled: "Presenting Umar-The Force Behind Plan 09- Pakistan's Leading Incubator For… Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 8, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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