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August 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Reinventing the Toilet to End Open Defecation in South Asia

A team headed by Professor Sohail Khan, a British Pakistani researcher at Loughborough

University
, won $60,000 second place prize for developing a

toilet that converts human waste into biological charcoal, which

can be burned, and clean water. The prize was announced on August 14, Pakistan's…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 18, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Celebrating Upward Mobility on Pakistan's 66th Independence Day

Pakistan has continued to offer much greater upward economic and social mobility

to its citizens than neighboring India over the last… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on August 13, 2012 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

Record Auto Profits and Sales in Pakistan

Indus Motor Company earned Rs. 4.3 billion in net income on sales of Rs. 75 billion in 2011-12, representing an increase 57% in net income and 25% in total revenue over previous year. The company that is 37.5% owned by Japan’s Toyota Motors sold over 55,000 cars during the financial year that ended on June 30, 2012, its highest ever for a single year. Both revenues and profits were the highest in the company’s history in Pakistan, according to…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 10, 2012 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

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    Inspirational Story of University-Going Daughters of Karachi's Rickshaw Driver

    Three daughters of a Karachi rickshaw driver named Amjad Ali are attending top universities in Pakistan. All three graduated from The Citizens Foundation's K-12 schools located across Pakistan, including poor districts of Pakistan's megacity of nearly 20 million residents. Amina Amjad, the eldest is studying at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) to become a medical doctor, the second daughter is enrolled in Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZBIST) to…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 23, 2019 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

    Vehicles in Pakistan: Over Half of All Households Own Motorcycles in 2019

    Private vehicle ownership in Pakistan has risen sharply over the last 4 years. More than 9% of households now own cars, up from 6% in 2015. Motorcycle ownership has jumped from 41% of households in 2015 to 53% now, according to data released by Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) recently. There are …

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 17, 2019 at 10:57am — 5 Comments

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