August 2014 Blog Posts (7)

PPP and PMLN Kleptocrats Bring Neither Democracy Nor Development in Pakistan

“Na Khuda hi mila, na visaal-e-sanam/Na udhar kay rahay, na idhar kay rahe (I found neither faith, nor union with my lover/And now I belong neither there nor here).”


Pakistan's quest for democracy under civilian rule has produced neither democracy nor development in the Islamic country of over 180 million people. Currently, Pakistan is experiencing… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on August 29, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Pakistani Media Drones Provide Live Coverage of PTI-PAT Sit-in Protest

Since tens of thousands of supporters of Imran Khan and Allama Tahir ul Qadri marched into Islamabad a few days ago, there have been continuous live aerial images and spectacular videos of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf's and Pakistan Awami Tehrik's massive but peaceful…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 22, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Pakistani School Kids Perform Better on Math and Reading Tests Than Indian School Kids

Recent World Bank report on student learning in South Asia is depressing. Sri Lanka is the sole exception to the overall low levels of achievement for primary and secondary school kids in the region.  The report documents with ample data from various assessments to conclude that "learning outcomes and the average level of skill acquisition in the region are low in both absolute and relative terms". The report covers education from primary through upper secondary schools.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 20, 2014 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Encouraging Innovation Culture in Pakistan

Culture of innovation has enabled huge productivity increases and major improvements in peoples' living standards since the advent of the Industrial Revolution in Europe in the 18th century. It has resulted in a monumental power shift from the East to the West and led to the European colonization of the rest of the world.



Countries in the East have finally begun to understand the value of…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 19, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Pakistani-Americans Celebrate Eid with Food, Fashion and Music

It was food for the body and soul and feast for the eyes at a Silicon Valley Pakistani-American event called The Stage is All Yours. Dozens of Pakistanis took to the stage to show off their talents at this open mic function inspired by Waldo Emerson's quote: "Every artist was first an amateur". There were aspiring singers, musicians,…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Pakistani Woman Engineer Honored With America's Grace Hopper Award

Dr. Durdana Habib, senior faculty member at the School of Electrical Engineering, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan is the recipient of the prestigious Grace Hopper ABIE Award for 2014 from Anita Borg Institute in the United States.

The award is named after Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 5, 2014 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Confident Consumers Push Pakistan Eid Sales Up by Double Digits

Eid and Ramzan sales, making up over 40% of annual revenue of retailers in Pakistan, are estimated to have jumped 10-15% this year, according to early data reported in the news media.



Nielsen, a global provider of… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on August 1, 2014 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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    Declining COVID19 Reproduction Rate in Pakistan Now Among the World's Lowest

    London's Imperial College estimates that COVID19 pandemic in Pakistan is "on course to fade out", a testimony to Prime Minister Imran Khan's government's effective handling of the the ongoing global health crisis.  At just 0.74, the effective coronavirus reproduction rate (Rt) in Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. An Rt of less than 1 indicates each infected person is infecting fewer than one person.  Only Italy (0.63), Netherlands (0.62), Canada (0.50) and Spain (0.02) have lower…

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    Pakistan Pharma Among World's Top 3 Fastest Growing

    Pakistan pharmaceutical industry and market are among the world's top 3 fastest growing, according to IQVIA health market research firm based in the United States. Pakistan’s domestic pharmaceutical firms sales have grown 13.1% compounded annually in the last 4 years, outperforming multinational companies (MNCs), which saw global growth of 9.34% CAGR. Pakistan's pharma sector is growing faster than in other emerging markets like Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Russia and…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 5, 2020 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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