December 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Is Saudi Arabia Ready For Reform?

Saudi society has long been dominated by the overzealous religious police, known as mutawa or mutaween, who strictly enforce the Saudi version of the Islamic Sharia Laws. The most visible manifestations of such enforcement include the almost total gender segregation, conservative dress code in public, and interruption of business for prayers five times a day.



There are some recent signs that the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 14, 2010 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

FBI Framing Young Muslims in Phony Terror Plots?

The FBI has intensified its pursuit of "home-grown" terrorists, allegedly foiling scores of plots around the United States since 9/11 terrorist attacks in America. The question now being increasingly asked is: Would there be many such terror plots to foil without government informants used to create them?



It is believed that foreign-born nationals are easy to recruit as FBI's confidential informats (CIs). If they get reported for any reason by any one and found to have any… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 8, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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    Declining COVID19 Reproduction Rate in Pakistan Now Among the World's Lowest

    London's Imperial College estimates that COVID19 pandemic in Pakistan is "on course to fade out", a testimony to Prime Minister Imran Khan's government's effective handling of the the ongoing global health crisis.  At just 0.74, the effective coronavirus reproduction rate (Rt) in Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. An Rt of less than 1 indicates each infected person is infecting fewer than one person.  Only Italy (0.63), Netherlands (0.62), Canada (0.50) and Spain (0.02) have lower…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 5, 2020 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

    Pakistan Pharma Among World's Top 3 Fastest Growing

    Pakistan pharmaceutical industry and market are among the world's top 3 fastest growing, according to IQVIA health market research firm based in the United States. Pakistan’s domestic pharmaceutical firms sales have grown 13.1% compounded annually in the last 4 years, outperforming multinational companies (MNCs), which saw global growth of 9.34% CAGR. Pakistan's pharma sector is growing faster than in other emerging markets like Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Russia and…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 5, 2020 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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