September 2020 Blog Posts (23)

US Presidential Debate 2020: Trump Attacks India; Biden Says "Inshallah"

The first US presidential debate of Elections 2020 on September 29 was a very chaotic affair. It was characterized by constant interruptions by President Donald J. Trump and exchange of unprecedented insults with Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden. Chris Wallace, the Fox News anchor and moderator, found it impossible to bring order in spite of his best efforts. It resembled Pakistani Talk Shows with all the yelling, screaming, drama and insults. Trump attacked …

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 30, 2020 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Pakistan Digital Gig Economy Surged 69% Amid COVID19 Pandemic

Pakistan's digital gig economy has surged 69% during the COVID19 pandemic, putting the country among the world's top 4 hottest online freelancer markets, reports  Payoneer, a global payments platform company based in Silicon Valley, in its latest report. Payoneer attributes it to government…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 28, 2020 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Middle, primary classes resume in Sindh from today

Sindh News

Middle and primary classes in Sindh resumed from today (Monday) after nearly six months closure due to coronavirus pandemic.

According to details, all public and private schools have reopened for grade…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 27, 2020 at 11:02pm — No Comments

UNIDO 2020: Pakistan Industrial Output Lags Behind Peers in South Asia

Manufacturing in Pakistan lags behind Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in terms of manufacturing value added per capita as well as per capita exports of manufactured products, according to Competitive Industrial Performance Report 2020 released by United Nations Industrial Development Organization…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 27, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FinCEN Files: UK is Global Center For Money Laundering and Pakistan Among its Top 3 Sources

The latest leaks of US FinCEN (Financial Crime Enforcement Network) files show that the United Kingdom (UK) is the biggest global center for money laundering. An earlier report issued by the British Crime Agency put Pakistan among the world's top sources of money laundering in the United Kingdom. The latest FinCEN leaks represent just the tip of an iceberg. The leaked 2,100 FinCEN files covering $2…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 26, 2020 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Substantive speech of PM to UNGA made every Pakistani proud: SAPM Asim Bajwa

Pakistan Breaking News

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman Lieutenant General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday has said that…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 26, 2020 at 12:24am — No Comments

Cases lodged against killing of Additional SHO



Sindh News

Four cases have been lodged on Friday night against killing of Additional Station House Officer (SHO) Raheem Khan who was martyred in gunfight with dacoits in…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 25, 2020 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Secondary classes resume across country except Sindh

Pakistan Breaking News



Secondary schools in Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan reopened today (Wednesday) after nearly six months closure due to coronavirus pandemic. 

In…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 22, 2020 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani: America Does Not Respect India

One hard truth that Indians have to contend with is that America has also had difficulty treating India with respect", writes former Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani in his latest book "Has China Won?". "If America wants to develop a close long-term relationship with India over the long run, it needs to confront the deep roots of its relative lack of respect for India", adds Ambassador…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 21, 2020 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

With Covid19 Under Control, Pakistan Enjoys V-Shaped Recovery in Manufacturing

With coronavirus spread contained, Pakistan economy is rebounding with V-shaped economic recovery.   Pakistanis have once again defied all foreign and domestic doomsayers, including media, activists and think tanks of all varieties. The nation's monthly Quantum Index of Manufacturing (QIM) for July 2020 has returned to where it was a year ago in July 2019, according to data…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 17, 2020 at 7:00pm — 14 Comments

Kasur: Three of a family shot dead at home

Punjab News

Three members of a same family were gunned down in Kasur, Punjab province on Sunday night.

According to details, the firing incident took place…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 13, 2020 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Thirlwall Law: Why Hasn't Pakistan's GDP Grown Faster Than 5% Average Since 1960s?

Pakistan's economy has grown at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 5% since the 1960s. While Pakistan's average 5% annual economic growth rate is faster than the global average, it falls significantly short of its peer group in Asia. The key reason is that, unlike Pakistan's, the East Asian…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 12, 2020 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: One More Step Toward Building Knowledge Economy in Pakistan

Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (PAF-IAST) campus is ready to open in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It represents one more step toward building Pakistan's knowledge economy and growing high-value technology-based exports. Pakistan is collaborating with several countries, including the …

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 9, 2020 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Pakistan to Grow Hemp For Manufacturing & Export of Industrial and Medicinal Products

Pakistan government has decided to permit hemp farming for industrial and medicinal use, according to Mr. Fawad Chaudhry, Minister of Science and Technology. Initially, the government will control hemp production, Chaudhry said, but private businesses and farmers will be allowed to enter the market at a later date, according to the French news…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 6, 2020 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Sindh decides to appoint Iftikhar Ali Shalwani as Administrator Karachi

Sindh Government has decided to appoint Iftikhar Ali Shalwani as Administrator Karachi.

According to sources, notification of his appointment will be issued today (Saturday).

Iftikhar Shalawani is currently posted as Sindh Local Government Secretary.

According to CM House sources, the provincial government has…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 5, 2020 at 1:55am — No Comments

Today, PM will announce to return Karachi its beauty

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Policital Affairs Shahbaz Gill on Saturday has said today is a big day for Karachi when a new era will start.

The Special aide to PM took to Twitter and wrote that PM Imran Khan will announce the return of Karachi to its beauty, lights and grace.

"Today is a big day for Karachi – the…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 5, 2020 at 1:45am — No Comments

Defense of Pakistan Day: Has Pakistan Lost All Wars to India?

As the South Asian nation of 220 million celebrates Defense of Pakistan Day, it is a good time to ask: Has Pakistan lost all wars to India? Indian defense analyst Pravin Sawhney says NO! In fact, Sawhney argues that Pakistan has never lost to India. Not in 1965, nor in 1971 nor Kargil!! Who is Pravin Sawhney? What makes him an authority on such matters?…



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Added by Riaz Haq on September 4, 2020 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Karachi: Large scale anti-encroachment operation starts along nullahs

Large scale anti-encroachment operation on Wednesday launched along drainage nullahs to demolish illegal structures built on government properties in Karachi.

According to sources, on the first day, illegal constructions including shops and shades built near nullahs in Central District will be demolished. 

According to deputy…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 2, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

COVID-19 death toll in Pakistan jumps to 6,318 after 18 fatalities reported

The number of coronavirus cases in the country has mounted to 296,590 on Wenesday after more infections were recorded in different parts of the country.

According to the national database, 441 persons tested positive for the deadly virus in 24 hours.

As per sources, cases in Sindh climbed to 129,615 the highest number so far in the country,…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 1, 2020 at 11:49pm — No Comments

موسميات کاتي ملڪ جي مختلف علائقن ۾ اڄ به برسات جا امڪان ظاهر ڪري ڇڏيا

ملڪ جي مختلف علائقن ۾ اڄ به کنوڻ سان گڏ برسات جو امڪان آهي. موسميات کاتي موجب ملڪ جي مختلف حصن ۾ اڄ به کنوڻ سان گڏ برسات پئجي سگهي ٿي.

گلگت بلتستان ۾ تيز هوائن ۽ کنوڻ سان گڏ برسات جو امڪان آهي. بلوچستان جي مختلف ضلعن ۾ اربع تي موسم گرم ۽ وچولو رهندو. گذريل ڏينهن به ملڪ جي مختلف…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 1, 2020 at 11:26pm — No Comments

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    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

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