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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    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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