July 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Pakistan Opens Indian Visitors' Eyes

Several prominent Indian journalists and writers have visited Pakistan in recent years for the first time in their lives.  I am sharing with my readers selected excerpts of the reports from Mahanth Joishy (USIndiaMonitor.com), Panakaj Mishra (Bloomberg), Hindol Sengupta (The Hindu), Madhulika Sikka (NPR) and Yoginder Sikand (Countercurrents) of what they saw and how they felt in the neighbor's home. My hope is that their stories will help foster close ties between the two estranged South…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 26, 2012 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

World's Population and Impact of Obesity on Planet Earth

As the West frets about population growth in the developing world on World Population Day today,  it's also important to understand the impact of growing obesity on the planet.



Asia has 61 per cent of the world's population but only 13 per cent of the world's weight. In contrast, Americans make up only five per cent of the world's population but account for a third of the world's weight due to obesity, according to a…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 12, 2012 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Industrial Revolution Changed Economic, Political and Military History of the World

The Industrial Revolution marked the beginning of a major shift in economic, military and political power from East to West.





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Added by Riaz Haq on July 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — 20 Comments

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    Nawaz Sharif's Anti-Military Rhetoric; Moeed Yusuf on Indian Sponsored Terror in Pakistan

    Former Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif has alleged that the Pakistan Army Chief and the ISI leader orchestrated his conviction on corruption charges and his subsequent ouster. In a clear departure from prior allegations against "the establishment", Mr. Sharif has named names of the chiefs of the Army and the ISI in his anti-military address over the telephone from London to a joint opposition rally in Gujranwala. Where does he go from here? Is he following in the footsteps of MQM founder…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 19, 2020 at 1:50pm

    Ex Treasury Sec Summers: US Would Have Saved $10 Trillion If We Handled COVID Pandemic Like Pakistan

    Speaking with Fareed Zakaria on US cable news network CNN, former US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers told Zakaria's audience that "if the US had handled the pandemic as well as Pakistan,  we would have saved around $10 trillion ". 

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 18, 2020 at 9:00am

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