November 2019 Blog Posts (9)

Pakistani F1 Student Enrollment in US Rising at Slowest Rate in 5 Years

Enrollment of Pakistani students on US F1 visa rose just 5.6% to 7,957 in 2018/19, the slowest rate in 5 years. It's in sharp contrast to 27% jump in Pakistani student enrollment to 28,000 in China this year.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on November 30, 2019 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Brief Overview of Pakistan's Electric Vehicle Policy

Pakistan has a low level of motorization with just 9% of the households owning a car. Nearly half of all households own a motorcycle. Motorization rates in the country have tripled over the last decade and a half, resulting in nearly 40% of all emissions coming from vehicles. Concerns about climate…

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Added by Riaz Haq on November 29, 2019 at 2:12pm — 7 Comments

Pakistan's Longest Motorway M5 to Boost Road Transport Sector

Recent opening of M5, Pakistan's longest access-controlled motorway, is a boost for the nation's fast-growing road transport sector. The 6-lane 392 kilometers long M5 motorway is longer than than the 375 kilometers long 6-lane M2 motorway. After M5 opening, the only missing section in planned 1,694 kilometer long 6-lane Peshawar-Karachi motorway is 296-kilometer Sukkur-Hyderabad M6 motorway. Growing network of high-speed motorways is opening up… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 24, 2019 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Two of 265 India-Linked Anti-Pakistan Fake News Sites Located in Pakistan

Researchers at Europe's Disinfo Lab have uncovered a network of 265 online news sites in 65 countries, including Pakistan, using the names and brands of defunct newspapers from the 20th century to push anti-Pakistan media coverage inside the regular news cycle. Two of these sites are located in Pakistani cities of Karachi and Lahore, according to Disinfo Lab's report. They are linked to …

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Added by Riaz Haq on November 14, 2019 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

South Asian Contrast: Ayodhya and Kartarpur

November 9, 2019 will go down in South Asian history as a day of sharp contrasts: While Pakistan restored and opened Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur for Sikh pilgrims, the Indian Supreme Court ordered the construction of a Hindu temple on the site where Babri Masjid stood for centuries. Can India and its western apologists still claim to have shared values?…

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Added by Riaz Haq on November 12, 2019 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Skills Gap in South Asia: Indian and Pakistani Youth Lack 21st Century Skills

Only 18% of Pakistanis and 19% of Indians under the age of 24 have the skills required for 21st century jobs, according to a United Nations and Business Coalition for Education study. It's the percentage of all school age children on track to complete secondary AND reach the…

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Added by Riaz Haq on November 10, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Pakistani Video Game Player Among World's Top 10 Earners

Karachi-born Pakistani Syed Sumail Hasan, 19, is the world's youngest video gamer to surpass $1 million in earnings in esports. In fact, he has earned $3.6 million so far as an international Dota 2 player, ranking him the 10th biggest winner in the world, according to esportsearnings.com website which tracks players' earnings. Sumail started playing Dota 2 at the age of 7. He now lives in a Chicago…

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Added by Riaz Haq on November 7, 2019 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Only Education can Uplift Masses and Their Future

Alvin Toffler said “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”. Unfortunately he had not imagined that in India, the literates of the 21st century would be the one who virtually cannot read and write. Such is the sad plight and misery of the common man…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on November 7, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

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    PM Khan meets Azerbaijan president, Singapore PM on sidelines of Davos summit



    Prime Minister Imran Khan met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, discussed all aspects of bilateral relations based on mutual trust and brotherhood.

    The commitment to continue supporting one another in national affairs was…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on January 22, 2020 at 3:13am

    First polio case of 2020 reported in Tando Allahyar



    The first polio case of Sindh in 2020 has on Wednesday been reported in Tando Allahyar.

    According to details, the experts have verified that seven-month-old Komal Ayaz is diagnosed with poliomyelitis.Polio cases from other provinces were also reported after the new year began.

    It…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on January 22, 2020 at 3:06am

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