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December 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Muslims Better Off in Jinnah's Pakistan



As Pakistanis celebrate Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's birthday today on Christmas Day, there are some who are questioning the founder's wisdom in seeking partition of India to carve out Pakistan as an independent nation.  The doubters justifiably point to the rising tide of intolerance and increasing… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 25, 2012 at 9:30pm — 20 Comments

Violent Opposition to Social Change in Pakistan

Whether it was the bloody Civil War to abolish slavery in America or the Meiji Restoration that transformed feudal Japan into an industrial giant, history tells us that violent conflict has been an integral part of the process of social change.  Pakistan, too, is experiencing a similar violent social revolution. It started well before the terrorist attacks  of 911 and the subsequent US invasions of…

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Added by Riaz Haq on December 18, 2012 at 10:30am — 38 Comments

Eclipse of Feudalism in Pakistan

Eclipse of Feudalism in Pakistan



By Arif Hasan

 

Mechanisation and middlemen: A customised tractor with a trailer full of harvested sugarcane, in Pakistan.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on December 14, 2012 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Rural Support Programs Network Completes 30 Years of Self-Help Efforts in Pakistan



 "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime".


Rural Support Network, now a large collection of local NGOs, was founded by Dr. Shoaib Sultan Khan of the Agha

Khan

Network in December 1982. Over the last… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 8, 2012 at 10:13pm — 9 Comments

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    Inspirational Story of University-Going Daughters of Karachi's Rickshaw Driver

    Three daughters of a Karachi rickshaw driver named Amjad Ali are attending top universities in Pakistan. All three graduated from The Citizens Foundation's K-12 schools located across Pakistan, including poor districts of Pakistan's megacity of nearly 20 million residents. Amina Amjad, the eldest is studying at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) to become a medical doctor, the second daughter is enrolled in Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZBIST) to…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 23, 2019 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

    Vehicles in Pakistan: Over Half of All Households Own Motorcycles in 2019

    Private vehicle ownership in Pakistan has risen sharply over the last 4 years. More than 9% of households now own cars, up from 6% in 2015. Motorcycle ownership has jumped from 41% of households in 2015 to 53% now, according to data released by Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) recently. There are …

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 17, 2019 at 10:57am — 5 Comments

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