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May 2019 Blog Posts (11)

Pakistan's Latest Health Emergency: HIV/AIDS Outbreak in Sind

Pakistan is dealing with a new health emergency with the HIV/AIDS outbreak. Nearly 700 people, most of them children, have so far tested HIV positive in Ratodero, Sindh, according to Pakistan's health officials. Authorities allege that this HIV outbreak started when local doctor Muzaffar Ghangharo, who has AIDS, infected patients in early April.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 28, 2019 at 10:19am — 5 Comments

The History of South Asians in America

It was in early 1980s when I was driving through Yuba City with a couple of friends. It was lunch time and we were looking for a halal restaurant when we spotted Rasul's. At the restaurant we met a man who introduced himself as Mohammad Ali Rasul. He spoke in Mexican accented English but he told us his father came from the Punjab region now in Pakistan and his mother was of Mexican ancestry.  There were 400 such marriages between Punjabi men and Mexican women by 1940, according to Professor…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 27, 2019 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Pakistani Family From Karachi Wins AI Championship in Silicon Valley

The Mayet Family from Karachi, Pakistan has won AI Family Challenge World Championship held in Silicon Valley, California on May 20, 2019.  The family's entry called "Cavity Crusher" uses artificial intelligence algorithm to monitor a child's brush time and determine their oral health habits to notify…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 20, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Growing China-Pakistan Collaboration in Science and Technology

With 6,000 Pakistanis working on their PhDs in China, the two countries are enjoying rapid growth in scientific and technological collaboration, according to Journal Nature. Pakistan's scientific output is now growing at the fastest rate in the world. With nearly 3,000 papers jointly…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 17, 2019 at 10:15pm — 5 Comments

Pakistan Ranks Among World's Top 3 Nations For New Hydroelectric Capacity Added in 2018

Pakistan ranked third in the world by adding nearly 2,500 MW of hydropower in 2018, according to Hydropower Status Report 2019.  China added the most capacity with the installation of 8,540 megawatts, followed by Brazil (3,866 MW), Pakistan (2,487 MW), Turkey (1,085 MW), Angola (668 MW), Tajikistan (605 MW), Ecuador (556 MW), India (535 MW), Norway (419 MW) and Canada (401 MW).…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 13, 2019 at 8:06pm — 16 Comments

PTI's New Economic Team Line-Up in Pakistan

Who are the members of Pakistan's top new economic leadership team? Who's Reza Baqir? Who's Shabbar Zaidi? Why were the changes necessary? Were the latest changes made to remove previous PMLN government's loyalists considered to be responsible for the current economic crisis? Did their policies and actions contribute to large twin deficits? Did the International Monetary Fund (IMF) force these changes…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 8, 2019 at 11:30pm — 11 Comments

Pakistan ISPR On Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM)

Who is Manzoor Pashteen? What is Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM)?  What is Pashtun Nationalism?  Why did Pakistan ISPR spokesman Gen Asif Ghafoor warn them in a recent press conference? What are PTM demands? Did the Pakistani military action in FATA help or hurt the vast majority of FATA residents? Who…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 8, 2019 at 8:58am — 3 Comments

Pew Research: Fewer Pray in Islamic Republic of Pakistan Than in India, Iran

Pew Religious Landscape Study has revealed that 67% of the people in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan pray daily. This figure of 67% in Pakistan is lower than neighboring India's 75%, Iran's 87% and Afghanistan's 97%. Other Muslim majority …

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 3, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Matric Result for this Year 2019

All the boards of Punjab are judicious for engaging in the checks in an open and crystal-clean environment so that every human can get the whole outcomes of his hardworking. These Boards additionally consolidate the exams of Certificate packages. All those boards are performing their obligations in a nicely-mannered way. The extremum principal responsibilities of Punjab forums allow the association of educational institutes, enrollment of candidates to regarded in 9th and ordinal brilliance…

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Added by Asad Ali on May 2, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Massive Oil Discovery in Pakistan: Hype vs Reality

Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently raised Pakistanis' hopes of ExxonMobil and ENI being on the verge of a massive discovery of offshore oil and gas reserves in Pakistan. Is this real? Or mostly hype? What is the size of these reserves? Will it be more than sufficient to meet Pakistan's current needs of over 200 million barrels of oil per year? Will Pakistan become a net…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 1, 2019 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka; Belt Road Forum 2019 in Beijing

Who carried out the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka? Why? Is it a domestic group with outside help? What is India's role in it? Why did the attackers use India as their training base? Did ISIS inspire the attackers? With Muslims facing revenge…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 1, 2019 at 9:31am — 3 Comments

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    20-year-old Pakistani girl ties the knot with 49-year-old Chinese man

    A 20-year-old Pakistani girl married a 49-year-old Chinese man and changed her love three years ago with all ages. 

    Wang Shinqai, a Chinese and Pakistani girl Samreen, worked together in the same factory, and they both chose each other as their live partner.  

    Samreen and Wang Shinqai tied the knot on September 3 in…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on September 23, 2019 at 3:18am

    Drone Swarms: Saudi Oil Fields Attack Shows Their Destructive Power

    Dozens of cheap drones were deployed against Abqaiq and Khurais oil fields to cut Saudi Aramco's production by half, according to multiple media reports. Saudi and US officials have blamed Iran for the destructive hit. This is the first time that cheap drone swarms loaded with explosives have dodged sophisticated air defense systems to hit critical infrastructure targets in the history of warfare.  And it is not likely to be the last time as more nations and non-state terror groups are…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on September 22, 2019 at 8:30pm

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