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Returning to Pakistan - Guide (Nauman Sheikh)

I recently received the following email on a research forum. Thought, it might be a good idea to post it here. The email goes as under:


AA All,

After deliberating and planning for several years, I finally moved back to Pakistan in June 2007 from…


Added by Amir Siddiq on October 26, 2007 at 2:27am — 2 Comments

Is Pakistan the Most Dangerous Nation in the World?

The cover of the Oct 29, 2007 issue of Newsweek has a picture of bearded, young, angry Pakistanis with their fists punching the air. The caption says: The Most Dangerous Nation in the World Isn't Iraq. It's Pakistan.

The crux of the argument it offers is captured in a quote from Bruce Riedel, former senior director for South Asia on the US National Security Council. Here's the quote: "If you were to look for where Al Qaeda is going to… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 24, 2007 at 10:36am — 4 Comments

Are people of color less intelligent?

The statement last week by Nobel Laureate geneticist Dr. James Watson regarding Africa as a laggard has slightly re-opened the taboo subject of the link between race and intelligence.

Here's what The Times of London reported: "The scientist, who won the Nobel prize for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, was quoted in an interview in The Sunday Times saying he was…


Added by Riaz Haq on October 21, 2007 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Pakistani Scientist on Nobel Prize Winning Panel

Here's some good news I'd like to share with you:

Pakistani scientist in Nobel team

WASHINGTON, Oct 13: Pakistani professor Adil Najam, now teaching at the Fletcher

School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, US, is amongst the team

of scientists… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 15, 2007 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Pakistan Link publishes a special supplement on NEDians Convention 2007

Pakistan Link, a California weekly published by NEDian Arif Mansuri, has produced a special supplement on the recently concluded NEDians Convention 2007 in Silicon Valley, CA. Please take a look at it. You might recognize some NEDians in the pictures including the Pro VC Dr. Shamsul Haq and several others who have made a name for themselves and for NED in Silicon Valley and the United States.

You may…


Added by Riaz Haq on October 14, 2007 at 9:25am — No Comments

IAC: The Birth of a Powerful Indian Lobby

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Last Saturday on October 6, 2007, I was invited to attend the inaugural conference of Indo-American Council (IAC) by my Indian friend, Dr.

Hasan Kamil, a Silicon Valley venture investor and a graduate of

Aligarh Muslim University, MIT and Berkeley. Dr. Hasan Kamil's wife,

Talat, an accomplished entrepreneur in her own right, was a co-chair of

the conference along… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 10, 2007 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

PakAlumni Worldwide now 500 strong

This blog post is from: Haq's musings

I launched PakAlumni Worldwide just three weeks ago after the successful conclusion of NEDians Convention 2007. PakAlumni Worldwide is a social network to specifically address the needs of Pakistani

university alumni and students by providing them with an international

online platform to… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 10, 2007 at 10:14am — No Comments

job opportunity


Tuwairqi Steel Mills Limited, subsidiary of Altuwairqi Group (ATG) of Saudia Arabia, is currently in the process of construction of state of the art Direct Reduced Iron Plant at their future steel making facility in Karachi, Pakistan.

Currently, we are looking for Mechanical/Civil Engineers preferably with 1/2 years of experience for Engineering Design Cell (EDC – Mechanical). Fresh Engineers having good academic records are also encouraged… Continue

Added by Aliya Idris on October 7, 2007 at 8:45pm — No Comments


It is hard to imagine, but George Bush has an amazing knack of creating humor in the most unsual ways.. Here are some of his funniest quotes:

  • "I heard somebody say, 'Where's (Nelson) Mandela?' Well, Mandela's dead. Because Saddam killed all the Mandelas." --George W. Bush, on the former South African president, who is still very much alive, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 2007
  • "The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in…

Added by Naveed Khan on October 6, 2007 at 10:53am — No Comments

Dawn of Space Age: Sputnik I launched Oct 4, 1957

Russians shocked Americans 50 years ago today by being first in space. The fear of Russian ascendancy and worries about Americans being left behind in Science and Technology goaded US government and people into action and US put a man on the moon in 1969.

Here's a report on Sputnik's launch in InformationWeek:

The space race began 50 years ago this week when the U.S.S.R. launched Sputnik…

Added by Riaz Haq on October 3, 2007 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Alan Greenspan on Iraq and China

Former US Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan has been promoting his book

"The Age of Turbulence" for the last couple of weeks. Among other

things, he is talking about his reasons for supporting the Iraq

invasion and his assessment that the Chinese stock market is a bubble

waiting to burst. On the question of his support for Iraq invasion, he

explains that he was convinced Saddam Husain would block the Strait of

Hormuz if not removed from power and that would have… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 2, 2007 at 9:19am — 1 Comment


Like any other A-1 or A grader, i had the same dreams n thoughts when i entered NED... Dont know if you all wud agree wid me but i thought that ok its like a dream come true!! Lucky ppl get to join or avail such opportunities...but after joining i met different ppl from different backgrounds...some tried to work really hard 2 get on top...the others just had other means to do so...

Anyways...coming back to my topic...justed wanted to ask what difference have u observed in urself after…


Added by Maleeha Syed on September 30, 2007 at 2:52am — 3 Comments

Gone with the wind!

AOA friends! Its amazing that so many years has passed by but still it doesn't feel like. I am not sure about you guys but to me those days were the best of the best & the worst of the worst. Living that carefree life with almost no money in the pocket but still enjoying every minute of it. Tutoring other kids in tuition centers & pretend like "Man (Sir) with all the answers" & struggling in our own…


Added by khalid Hassan on September 29, 2007 at 10:26pm — No Comments

A Poem by Rumi

Come, come, whoever you are.

Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.

It doesn't matter.

Ours is not a caravan of…


Added by Riaz Haq on September 28, 2007 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Zero Point

"Zero Point" by Javed Chaudhry used to be a must read column for me on Jang's web site. Couple of years ago, Jang stopped publishing his columns and i often wondered where he went. Recently, i discovered his columns on online edition of Daily Express. Apparently, he joined Daily Express and is regulary writing for them.


Added by Naveed Khan on September 28, 2007 at 6:57pm — 3 Comments

kisi Roz

Urhne do in parindon ko azaad fiza main

tumahre honge aggr laut ke ayenge kisi roz

Added by stylishscorpion on September 27, 2007 at 8:43pm — No Comments

NEDians Convention 2007 Organizers speak to Pakistan Link's Ras Siddiqui

NED Alumni Convention 2007
Aug 30, 2007

The NED University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi has a special place in the hearts and minds of thousands of its Alumni worldwide. This is certainly true of Pakistani-Americans graduates of this



Added by Riaz Haq on September 27, 2007 at 12:28pm — No Comments

mere humsafar!!!

meRE hUmSaFeR!!!!!

wo jo aik rishta-e-dard tha

mere naam ka tere naam se

teri suboh ka meri shaam se

sar-e-rahguzar hai para hua

wohi khwab-e-jaan

usee rakht-e-jaan ko samait tey

usee khwab-e-jaan ko sambhaltey

mere rastey kai raston main ulajh gaye

wo chiragh jo mere sath they sabhhee bujh gaye

kisi aur manzil-e-benishaan ke

ghubaar-e-rah main wo kho gaye

MeRe hUmSaFeR!!!

tUjHe kyA kHaBeR!!!

ye jo waqt hai


Added by stylishscorpion on September 26, 2007 at 2:29am — No Comments

Training for excellence!!

lft to rgt: umair, hasan(me), Usman(trainer), faisal, danish, rashid(back)…


Added by Hasan Rizvi on September 25, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Pakistan poised for key role in innovation economy

Faruq Ahmad is a friend of NEDians who recently attended NEDians Convention 2007. He wrote the following piece for San Jose Mercury News, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in Silicon Valley, CA

It's reproduced as follows:

Pakistan poised for key role in the innovation economy
By Faruq Ahmad

San Jose Mercury News
Article Launched:09/21/2007 01:36:48 AM PDT…

Added by Riaz Haq on September 25, 2007 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

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