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September 2015 Blog Posts (7)

Pakistan to Launch T20 Cricket League

Pakistan will soon be starting its first professional sports league along the lines of for-profit sports leagues like Major League Baseball (MLB) or National Football League (NFL) in the United States.

 India's …

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 29, 2015 at 8:01am — 12 Comments

Silicon Valley Unwelcomes Modi

"The 21st century belongs to India', declared Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thousands of his adoring fans at SAP Center in San Jose, California. As he spoke inside the Arena, protestors carrying anti-Modi posters condemned the presence in Silicon Valley of the person they choose to describe as the "Butcher of Gujarat".

My Invitation and Ticket:

I had received an invitation and a ticket to attend Prime Minister Modi's reception at SAP Center. I…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 28, 2015 at 4:32pm — 13 Comments

How to Prevent Recurring Hajj Tragedies?

My friend Khan is in Makkah for Hajj yet again. He says he was in Mina for Ramy al-Jamarat (Ritual Stoning of the Devil) when a tragic stampede claimed nearly a thousand lives this year. Besides those killed, more than 800 were reported injured. It was the deadliest day for the Hajj since more than 1,400 pilgrims suffocated in a crowded tunnel near Mecca in 1990, also on the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 26, 2015 at 12:55pm — 2 Comments

Hinduization of India Under Modi

There have been serious questions raised about India's secularism since its independence in 1947. Such questions have gained new urgency with the rapid rise of Hindu Nationalists and the election of BJP leader Narendra Modi in 2014.

Serious doubts…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 20, 2015 at 10:00am — 59 Comments

Silicon Valley Supports Texas Teen Ahmed Mohamad

A 14-year-old Muslim teenager Ahmed Mohammad was arrested in Texas when he showed his teacher a clock he had built at home. The teacher mistook the student's invention for a bomb and called in the police who handcuffed the Sudanese-American teen and escorted him down the hallway, out the school building and to a juvenile detention center.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on September 17, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Pakistan Introduces Net Metering Policy For Rooftop Solar Panels

Pakistani power regulators have approved a regulatory framework for solar and wind energy for both commercial and residential installations. The framework includes feed-in tariffs for commercial power producers and net metering for …

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 14, 2015 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

NED Alumni Convention 2015 Concludes in Toronto Canada

Over 600 NEDians and their families from all over North America and other parts of the world converged on Toronto to attend the Karachi-based engineering university's 11th international alumni convention for the year 2015.  It was organized by the NED Alumni Association of Canada over the Labor Day weekend (September 4-6, 2015) at the Mississauga Hilton.  Last year, the NED Alumni convention was held in …

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 12, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

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    Asad Umar's Exit: Causes and Effects on Pakistan Economy

    Who removed Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar and why? What was expected of him? Did he fail to deliver it? What are the qualifications of Dr. Hafeez Shaikh who has been picked to replace Asad Umar? Is he better suited to deliver a deal with IMF and other international financial institutions?…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

    OPEN Forum 2019: Pakistani Entrepreneurs Summit in Silicon Valley

    OPEN Forum 2019 drew hundreds of Pakistanis and Pakistani-Americans to Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley on Saturday April 20, 2019.  This year's conference featured a keynote by Karachi-born Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder of …

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 21, 2019 at 9:00am

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