November 2016 Blog Posts (13)

Gen Petraeus Debunks Allegations of Duplicity Against Pakistan

General David Petraeus, former CIA director and commander of US troops in Afghanistan, has said there is no evidence of Pakistan playing a double game and supporting terrorists in Afghanistan. Petraeus' remarks are now particularly significant given the fact that he is on a short list of President-Elect Donald Trump's… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 28, 2016 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Indo-Pak Two Nation Theory; US Thanksgiving & Vote Recount

What is the origin of the "Two Nation Theory" (TNT) in South Asia? When was it first postulated? Who first proposed it? Was it a Hindu leader or a Muslim leader? Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah? Or Nabagopal Mitra? Or Bhai Paramanand? Or Lala Lajpat Rai? Or VD Savarkar? Or MS Golwalkar?…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 27, 2016 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Child parent relationship in second half of 21st century

Child parent relationship in second half of 21st century

While the world wonders what changes and shifts in economy and military powers are

likely in the second half of the 21st century, I believe a…


Added by Oostur Raza on November 24, 2016 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Militarization of American police

Why american law enforcement is killing blacks

Lately, the country and the world are watching frequent killing of black men by police officers. With the availability of audio/video recording devices and rapid distribution of images and stories through social media, Americans are…


Added by Oostur Raza on November 24, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Credit Suisse Wealth Report: Average Pakistani 20% Richer Than Average Indian

Average Pakistani adult is 20% richer than an average Indian adult and the median wealth of a Pakistani adult is 120% higher than that of his or her Indian counterpart, according to Credit Suisse Wealth Report 2016. Average household wealth in Pakistan has grown 2.1% while it has declined 0.8% in India since the end of last year.…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 24, 2016 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Internet Data Usage Soaring in Pakistan

Soaring broadband subscriptions in Pakistan have helped drive a whopping 35X increase in Internet data usage since January 2014.

Rapid Rise in Broadband Subscription in…

Added by Riaz Haq on November 23, 2016 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Pakistan's Choice: CAREC or SAARC or Both?

Pakistan sits between two economically very dynamic regions: Central Asia (and Western China) and South Asia. Which region is better suited for its economic connectivity and integration? Should Islamabad focus on CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) rather than SAARC (South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation)?

Ideally, Pakistan should be a major player in both vibrant regions. However, Indian Prime Minister Narendra… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 21, 2016 at 8:30pm — 21 Comments

Impact of Trump's Top Appointments on US Domestic & Foreign Policy

Who are President-Elect Donald Trump's top picks for his Cabinet and White House staff positions? What are their views on US domestic and foreign policies? How will they shape US policies on national security, immigration, minority rights and foreign relations?

Are critics right about their reservations regarding… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 20, 2016 at 10:15pm — 4 Comments

World Bank Reports Big Jump in Living Standards of Poor Pakistanis

A November 2016 World Bank report says that Pakistan has successfully translated economic growth into the well-being of its poorest citizens. It says "Pakistan’s recent growth has been accompanied by a staggering fall in poverty".

Rising incomes of the poorest 20% in Pakistan since 2002 have enabled them to enhance their living standards by improving their diets and acquiring television…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 18, 2016 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Pakistan Financial Sector's Strong Performance

Pakistan's banks are showing strong performance with significant growth in deposits, assets and private sector credit.  All areas of banking, including commercial, mobile and Islamic banking, are contributing to it.…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 16, 2016 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Pakistan Army's Strong Commitment to CPEC Success

In July 2016, British newspaper Financial Times report headlined "China urges Pakistan to give army lead role in Silk Road project (CPEC):  Squabbles in Islamabad highlight obstacles to Beijing’s plans for transport and energy corridor" said as follows:

"Frustrated with the slow progress on a sprawling, $46bn…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 14, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Implications of Trump’s Victory for Muslims, India and Pakistan

How did all the pollsters and pundits read the US Presidential Elections 2016 so wrong?

Why did Hillary Clinton fail to get the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 13, 2016 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

South Asians in US Elections; PTI Protest Call-off; Gadani Shipbreak Tragedy

How will FBI’s leaked letter about Huma Abedin emails impact US elections? Why is pro-Trump Hindu group attacking Huma Abedin for her “Pakistan origin”? Who is more likely to win? Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 6, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments

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    Former Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif has alleged that the Pakistan Army Chief and the ISI leader orchestrated his conviction on corruption charges and his subsequent ouster. In a clear departure from prior allegations against "the establishment", Mr. Sharif has named names of the chiefs of the Army and the ISI in his anti-military address over the telephone from London to a joint opposition rally in Gujranwala. Where does he go from here? Is he following in the footsteps of MQM founder…


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    Ex Treasury Sec Summers: US Would Have Saved $10 Trillion If We Handled COVID Pandemic Like Pakistan

    Speaking with Fareed Zakaria on US cable news network CNN, former US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers told Zakaria's audience that "if the US had handled the pandemic as well as Pakistan,  we would have saved around $10 trillion ". 

    Ex US Treasury…

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