April 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Karachi Tops List of Fastest Growing World Cities

Karachi's population has grown 80.5% in the last decade, making it the world's fastest growing megacity, according to  recently released Demographia World Urban Areas Report.  Karachi is followed by Shenzhen, Lagos, Beijing, Bangkok, Dhaka, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Delhi, Jakarta and Istanbul.…


Added by Riaz Haq on April 27, 2013 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Heli Skiing in Pakistan

The Karakoram is home to the highest concentration of peaks over 8,000 meters high to be found anywhere on earth, including K2, the second highest peak of the world (8,611 m/28,251 ft). K2 is just 237 m (778 ft) lower than the 8,848 m (29,029 ft) tall Mount Everest. The range is about 500 km (311 mi) in length, and is the most heavily glaciated part of the world outside the polar regions.…


Added by Riaz Haq on April 19, 2013 at 8:57am — 3 Comments

Book Review: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

It's a story of a sickly little village boy's rise in Pakistan from abject rural poverty to great urban wealth as a young man who falls in love with "the pretty girl", an equally ambitious fellow slum-dweller in the city. …


Added by Riaz Haq on April 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Pakistan Fashion Week 2013 in Karachi

Two-day Pakistan Fashion Week 2013 held April 9 and 10 in Karachi  is yet another illustration of the fact that life goes on in Pakistan in spite of the terror and violence that makes daily headlines. It's a testament to… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Pakistan Elections 2013: Impact of Youth Vote and Taliban

There are reports of Taliban targeting candidates of ANP, MQM, PPP and other political parties in the country, including in Karachi, the economic hub of the nation. There's also talk of millions of new young men and women voters who may tip the balance in PTI's favor if they do turn out to vote. Who will be the winners and losers in the coming elections? Watch the show to find out!…


Added by Riaz Haq on April 8, 2013 at 11:24am — 14 Comments

World Health Day 2013: Pakistan Report Card

Years of life lost due to violence have more than doubled (up 109%) in Pakistan since 1990. Violence now ranks 20 among various causes of premature death, up from 34 in 1990. Other major killer diseases which claimed more lives include lifestyle diseases like heart disease (up 103%), cirrhosis (105% up) and diabetes (up 157%).  Overall, age-adjusted death rate in the country has declined from 1,120 per 100,000 in 1990 to 982 per 100,000 now, according to…


Added by Riaz Haq on April 7, 2013 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Pakistan's Urban Middle Class's Appetite For International Brand Name Products

Consumer spending in Pakistan has increased at a 26 percent average pace the past three years, compared with 7.7 percent for Asia, according to data compiled by Euromonitor International, a consumer research firm. Pakistan's rising middle class consumers  in major cities like Karachi,…


Added by Riaz Haq on April 3, 2013 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

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    According to details, preparations for Eid Milad un Nabi of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are in full swing in Hyderabad, adjoining areas.

    The city is beautifully being decorated and all the…


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    ECC to meet today to discuss five-point agenda

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    The meeting of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) will be held today (Wednesday) to discuss a five-point agenda.

    According to sources,…


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