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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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    Karachi's Bahria Town Private City is Bigger Than San Francisco

    Karachi's Bahria Town being built on the outskirts of Pakistan's financial capital is among the world's largest privately developed and managed cities.  It is spread over an area of a little over 70 square miles, larger than the 49 square miles area of San Francisco. When completed, Bahria Town will house over a million people, more than the entire population of San Francisco.…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

    Truth is Lived Not Taught

    Hermann Karl Hesse was a German born poet, author and painter. He believed that the deity is within a person, not in books or ideas. Almost all of his works explored an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He acknowledged publicly that the truth must be experienced, not just taught. His books included Siddhartha,…
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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on October 21, 2019 at 4:30am

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