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September 2008 Blog Posts (6)

US-Pakistan FATA Face Off Fears

"I've been to Waziristan. I can see how tough that terrain is. It's ruled by a handful of tribes", said Senator John S. McCain in a recent presidential debate referring to Waziristan "agency" in Pakistan's FATA region.



Often described in the world media as "lawless" and "a terrorists sanctuary", Pakistan's FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area) region, particularly Waziristan, has been the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 30, 2008 at 7:59am — 18 Comments

McCain and Obama Debate Pakistan Policy



By various estimates, there are about 1.5 million to 2 million American Muslim voters, including several hundred thousand Pakistanis, in the United States. There is a significant concentration of Muslim vote in Florida and Michigan. If, as the anecdotal evidence suggests, Obama gets the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 26, 2008 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Renewable Energy to Tackle Pakistan's Electricity Crisis

In June 2007, the power cuts in Pakistan lasted no more than 3 or 4 hours a day. Today, in extremely hot weather, Pakistanis have to endure without electricity for 8 to 10 hours a day. Industrial production is suffering, exports are down, jobs are being lost, and the national economy is in a downward spiral. By all indications, the power crisis in Pakistan is getting worse than ever.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on September 17, 2008 at 9:00am — 27 Comments

Light a Candle, Don't Curse the Darkness



"It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Adlai Stevenson, 1962



It is important to repeat these golden words to exhort people to positive action. But it takes more than words to make social service and volunteerism become normal part of every day life for ordinary citizens. The message to be proactive to solve society's problems has to be… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 11, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments

Can American Muslims Swing US Presidential Race?



The presidential contest between Barack H. Obama and John S. McCain is now even at 42 percent, according to a new CBS News poll conducted Monday-Wednesday of this week. Twelve percent are undecided according to the poll, and one percent said they

wouldn't vote.



The Race Tied:

The two main presidential… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 8, 2008 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Expect More Economic Woes Under President Zardari



As Pakistan finds itself in the midst of arguably the worst economic crisis in its sixty one year history, the recent accounts of Mr. Zardari's understanding of the economy are not particularly encouraging. It is certainly a huge letdown after Prime Minister… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 5, 2008 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

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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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    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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