August 2020 Blog Posts (37)

Have Modi's Misguided Policies Turned India Into A Beggar Nation?

India is set to receive nearly $500 million in emergency aid from Japan to cope with rising covid19 cases and worsening economy, according to Hindustan Times. This is the largest amount of financial assistance announced by any country so far to support India’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, which has had widespread impacts on the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 31, 2020 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments

Is Wudu the Secret of Pakistan's Success Against COVID19?

 الطُّهُورُ شَطْرُ الإِيمَانِ” – “Cleanliness is half the faith [Sahih Muslim Hadith] 

 India is setting new global records in daily COVID19 cases while neighboring Pakistan has seen an…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 30, 2020 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

Is CPEC Authority Chairman Asim Bajwa Guilty as Alleged?

Pakistani reporter …

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 28, 2020 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Pakistan Gig Economy: Women Freelancers Earning 10% More Than Men

A global survey conducted by Payoneer, a global payments platform company based in Silicon Valley, shows that Pakistani women freelancers are earning $22 an hour, 10% more than the $20 an hour earned by men. While Pakistani male freelancers earnings are at par with global average, Pakistani female earnings are higher than the global average for freelancers. Digital gig economy is not only…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 23, 2020 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

ڈاکٹر ماہا علی نے 2018 میں بھی جنید کی وجہ سے خودکشی کی کوشش کی تھی: پولیس

Sindh News

ڈاکٹر ماہا علی نے نومبر 2018 میں اپنی سابقہ رہائشی عمارت کی چھت سے کود کر خودکشی کرنے کی کوشش کی تھی مگر کودنے کیلئے صحیح جگہ نہ ہونے کی وجہ سے ناکام رہی اور اس اقدام کی وجہ بھی دوست جنید خان کا…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 22, 2020 at 11:40pm — No Comments

ڈاکٹر ماہا علی کی موت کو پولیس نے تحقیقات کی بناء پر خودکشی قرار دے دیا

Sindh News

ڈیفنس میں ڈاکٹر ماہا علی کی موت کو پولیس نے اپنی تحقیقات کی بناء پر خودکشی قرار دے دیا۔

سینیئر…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 22, 2020 at 11:24pm — No Comments

لاہور میں پولیس مقابلہ، 2 ڈاکو ہلاک، 2 فرار

Punjab News

لاہور میں پولیس مقابلہ، 2 ڈاکو ہلاک،  2 فرار ہونے میں کامیاب ہوگئے۔

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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 22, 2020 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Is Fareed Zakaria Souring on India?

CNN GPS host Fareed Zakaria is known to be among the loudest cheerleaders for India and a sharp critic of Pakistan. While he still refuses to say anything that could even remotely be considered positive about Pakistan, it seems that he is souring on his native India.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 22, 2020 at 9:00am — 18 Comments

More monsoon rains in Sindh forecast

More monsoon rains are expected in parts of Sindh today (Saturday) as weather forcasters predicted showers in the province from Friday to…
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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 22, 2020 at 12:47am — No Comments

14-year-old girl brutally murdered after being raped in Lahore

Punjab News

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly murdered after being raped by some unidentified men in Rehmat Town, area of Manawan in Lahore, said police on Saturday.
According to sources,…
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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 21, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Karachi's NED University Alum's Startup Has Raised $190 Million to Challenge ARM's Dominance

Silicon Valley based SiFive, a technology startup headed by NED University alumnus Dr. Naveed Sherwani, has raised $60 million in series E round, bringing the total raised to $190 million to date. This round is led by SK Hynix, joined by new investor Prosperity7 Ventures, with…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 20, 2020 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

VOA Urdu Chief Suspended For Covering Pro Biden Muslim American PAC

Voice of America (VOA) Urdu language service chief Kokab Farshori and the managing editor for digital operations Tabinda Naeem have been suspended by VOA CEO Micheal Pack who was recently appointed by President Donald Trump. They are accused of violating a federal law by showing a 2-minute promotional video clip of Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden's speech to Emgage, a pro-Biden Muslim-American Political Action Committee.  The clip shows Biden promising "I will end the Muslim ban on day…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 20, 2020 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

49th martyrdom anniversary of Rashid Minhas being observed today

Pakistan Breaking News

Pakistan's national hero, Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed's 49th martyrdom anniversary is being observed across the country today (Thursday). 

Rashid, who was born on February 17 1951, remains the youngest…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 19, 2020 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Brothers From Rural Pakistan Teaching AI to American High-Schoolers

Haroon and Hamza Choudhry, born in rural Pakistan, are teaching artificial intelligence (AI) American high-schoolers. Twenty-something Choudhry brothers were 8 and 6 when they came from Pakistan to the United States in 1998. They have co-founded "AI For Anyone", a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization that sends volunteers to teach…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 19, 2020 at 12:07pm — 2 Comments

Former president Zardari to appear before AC today

Pakistan Breaking News

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and erstwhile president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari will appear before Accountability Court in Toshakhana case today (Monday) in…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 16, 2020 at 11:24pm — No Comments

ایک بار پھر ایم کیو ایم پاکستان نے نئے صوبوں کے قیام کا مطالبہ کر دیا

Pakistan Urdu News

متحدہ قومی موومنٹ پاکستان (ایم کیو ایم پی) نے ایک بار پھر کراچی سمیت ملک بھر میں نئے صوبوں کے قیام کا مطالبہ کر دیا ہے۔…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 16, 2020 at 1:26am — No Comments

Karachi's NED University Alum Raises $100 Million For Silicon Valley FinTech Startup

Pakistani-American serial entrepreneur and NED alumnus Dr. Safwan Shah has raised $100 million in Series C funding for his financial technology (fintech) startup PayActiv Inc. based in Silicon Valley, California. The round was led by Eldridge Wealth Ltd, a venture capital firm headquartered in…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 15, 2020 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

After 73 Years of Independence, Caste-Ridden India Remains Dominated by Minority Brahmins

After 73 years of independence, a small upper caste Indian minority retains near monopoly of the highest ranks in both the Indian government and the private sector. A few well-educated Indian Muslims and low-caste Hindus can not escape caste-ism even when they move to work in Silicon Valley.  Over two-thirds of low…

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Added by Riaz Haq on August 14, 2020 at 6:22pm — 7 Comments

وزیراعظم عمران خان آج کے پی کے میں میگا پراجیکٹ بی آر ٹی کا افتتاح کریں گے

Pakistan Urdu News

 وزیراعظم عمران خان آج  کے پی کے میں میگا پراجیکٹ بس ریپڈ ٹرانزٹ (بی آر ٹی)   کا افتتاح کریں گے۔

  تفصیلات کے…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 13, 2020 at 12:08am — No Comments

قصور میں سابقہ رنجش پر وکیل 2 دوستوں سمیت 3 افراد قتل

Pakistan Urdu News

قصور میں سابقہ رنجش پر وکیل سمیت 3 افراد کو قتل کردیا گیا۔ 

فتصیلات کے مطابق قصور کےعلاقے سلامت پورہ میں…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on August 12, 2020 at 11:41pm — No Comments

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    Pakistan's Per Capita Milk Consumption Reaches 231 Liters

    Per capita milk consumption in Pakistan reached 231 liters (231 Kg) in 2019, according to a new research report entitled ‘Asia – Whole Fresh Milk – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. It has almost doubled from 119 liters per person in 2011. Milk production in Pakistan is the second…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 22, 2020 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

    لاڑکانہ پولیس مقابلے میں 6 ڈاکو مارے گئے

    Sindh News

    لاڑکانہ میں انتہائی مطلوب 6 ڈاکو پولیس مقابلے میں…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on October 22, 2020 at 1:10am

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