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October 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Demography is Destiny

Pakistan has the world’s sixth largest population, seventh largest diaspora and the ninth largest labor force. With rapidly declining fertility and aging populations in the industrialized world, Pakistan's growing talent pool is likely to play a much bigger role to satisfy global demand for workers in the 21st century and contribute to the well-being of Pakistan as well as other parts of the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on October 27, 2011 at 8:30pm — 42 Comments

High-Speed Broadband Growth Augers Well For Business, Education and Entertainment in Pakistan

High-speed broadband expansion led by PTCL has propelled Pakistan to become the fourth fastest growing broadband market in the world and the second fastest in Asia, according to a recent industry report. Serbia leads all countries surveyed with a 68% annual growth rate from Q1 2010 to Q1 2011. Thailand (67%), Belarus (50%), Pakistan (46%), and Jordan (44%) follow Serbia. India is in 14th place worldwide with a 35% annual growth… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — 18 Comments

The Bhutto Clan





The Bhutto family, sitting left to right in back row: Nusrat, Shahnawaz, Zulifiqar Ali, Sanam. In front, Murtaza and… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 23, 2011 at 6:33pm — No Comments

More Pakistani Students Studying Abroad

Although the growth in the total number Pakistanis studying abroad has slowed since the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001 in the United States, the world's sixth most populous nation continues to be among the leading sources of foreign students in America, Europe, Australia and new emerging higher education destinations in Asia.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on October 21, 2011 at 10:30pm — 30 Comments

America's High-Tech Warfare Against Pakistan?

After a reportedly successful US-Israeli stux-net cyber attack on Iranian nuclear installations last year, there is now a report in the New York Times that the Obama administration has considered deploying cyber warfare against Pakistan as well.



The New York Times quotes unnamed US… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 19, 2011 at 10:57am — 12 Comments

India Lags Sub-Saharan Africa in Public Hygiene

India's rivers have been turned into open sewers by 638 million Indians without access to toilets, according to rural development minister Jairam Ramesh. He was reacting a UNICEF report that says Indians make up 58% of the world population which… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 7, 2011 at 10:53am — 35 Comments

High Quality Stanford Education Via Internet

Here's a NY Times opinion piece by Bill Keller on technology disrupting the higher education model of elite brick-and-mortar universities like Stanford:



...one of Stanford’s most inventive professors, Sebastian Thrun, is making an alternative claim on the future. Thrun, a German-born and largely self-taught expert in… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 3, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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    AdAsia 2019: Asia's Biggest Advertising Industry Conference in Lahore, Pakistan

    On December 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2019,  Pakistan played host to AdAsia 2019 after a gap of 30 years. It is the largest and most prestigious advertising industry conference in Asia – organized bi-annually by the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA). It drew attendees from all over the world to Lahore, Pakistan.  This conference has taken place at a time when Pakistan's 88 billion rupee media industry is in the midst of a major shakeout after a long period of rapid double-digit growth…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on December 8, 2019 at 4:03pm

    Pakistan to Become World's 6th Largest Cement Producer By 2030

    Pakistan's rank as world's leading cement producer will rise from 12th in 2018 to 6th by 2030. It will replace Japan among the world's top 10 cement producing nations in 2030, according to World Cement Association forecast. Cement consumption is an important indicator of development activity and economic growth. Pakistan's domestic cement sales are continuing to grow, up 9.2% in…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on December 3, 2019 at 7:30pm

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