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November 2014 Blog Posts (10)

US Govt Exposes 20X Exaggeration in India's IT Exports to US

A GAO study showed that U.S. data on offshoring of services to India are more than 20 times smaller than India’s data. What’s the story?

The GAO study showed that U.S. imports from India of…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 28, 2014 at 5:17pm — 5 Comments

Pakistan Designers Fall and Winter Collections 2014 Shown in Karachi

Pakistan fashion industry put on a great annual show  under the banner of Fashion Pakistan Week with several designers showing off their Fall and Winter creations for 2014 over the last three days in Karachi. Here are a few glimpses of it:…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 28, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments

Health TV Takes On Taboo Subjects in Pakistan

Taboo subjects ranging from sex drive to abortion to breast cancer are being addressed on air by call-in show hosts on Health TV channel in conservative Muslim Pakistan, according to an AFP report.…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 26, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Chinese FDI to Solve Energy Crisis, Revive Economy in Pakistan

China's state-owed banks will finance Chinese companies to fund, build and operate $45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to Reuters.

Major Chinese companies investing in Pakistan's energy sector will include China's Three Gorges Corp which built the world's biggest hydro power project, and China Power International…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — 52 Comments

Pakistani-American Student Entrepreneur Takes On World Hunger

Hannah Dehradunwala, a Pakistani-American student at New York University, has co-founded Transfernation, a nonprofit startup with the aim of alleviating hunger beginning with New York City and Karachi. She has partnered with a fellow NYU student Samir Goel, an American of Indian descent. It's essentially an app and a… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 18, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Pakistani Village Girl Launches Fashion Tech Startup in San Francisco

Vida, a  San Francisco technology startup co-founded by Umaimah Mendhro from Akri village in Sindh, Pakistan, has received $1.3 million funding from Google Ventures, Universal Music Group and others, according to Tech Crunch.…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

World's Youngest IT Expert is a 5-year-old from Pakistan

5-year-old British Pakistani Ayan Qureshi is now the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in he world, according to the BBC. Ayan takes the title of world's youngest techie from Shafay Thobani of Karachi who was the youngest known Pakistani  to…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 14, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Stories of Successful Pakistani-American Women

Shama Zehra, Shaan Kandawalla, Shahzia Sikandar and Fatima Ali are among the many Pakistani-American women making their mark in America.

Shama Zehra is in finance, Shaan Kandawalla in technology, Shazia Sikandar in the Arts and Fatima Ali in fine cuisine.…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 10, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Pakistanis Report Increasing Sense of Well-being, Future Pessimism

The number of Pakistanis reporting they are better off now has increased from 25% in 2002 to 51% in 2014, according to Pew Research Center report from its 43-nation survey on life satisfaction around the world. However, only 36% of those surveyed in Pakistan express personal optimism over the nest five years.…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 6, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Farhan Zaidi is First Pakistani-American GM in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers franchise will name Pakistani-American Farhan Zaidi, an MIT and Berkeley-educated economist, as their next General Manager, baseball sources confirmed to Tuesday night. The news will be officially announced later this week.…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 5, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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    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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