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December 2014 Blog Posts (7)

India's Exploding Book Market Rewards Anti-Pakistan Authors, Publishers

Have you ever wondered why the publication of anti-Pakistan books has become a major growth industry today? The answer is simple: Authors and publishers of books about Pakistan know where the money is. It's in India where the book sales are rising rapidly in the midst of continuing global decline. Strong profit motive drives them to write what Indians want to read. Those, like …

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Added by Riaz Haq on December 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — 19 Comments

India Financing Trouble in Pakistan?

"India has always used Afghanistan as a second front against Pakistan. India has over the years been financing problems in Pakistan".  US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel



Chuck Hagel should know what he's talking about when it comes to intelligence. He served on the US Senate Intelligence Committee before he became the Pentagon… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 22, 2014 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

E-Commerce Starting to Take Off in Pakistan

Guest Post by Monis Rahman

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Rozee.pk



Pakistan is late to the party. E-commerce is booming throughout our immediate region. India's leading e-commerce website, Flipkart, recently raised a record $1 Billion in new investment, handling 5 Million shipments each month. The website sees so much potential… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 17, 2014 at 10:00am — 42 Comments

Opportunities to Invest in Pakistani High-Tech Startups

Guest Post by Khurram Zafar

I believe that the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem in Pakistan is at a tipping point! There are a number of factors at play that make Pakistan so ripe for both local and international investors looking to invest in the tech space:

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Added by Riaz Haq on December 11, 2014 at 8:30pm — 33 Comments

Pak-China Industrial Corridor to Spark Industrial Revolution in Pakistan

Industrial parks and special economic zones are part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor memoranda of understanding recently agreed between the leaders of the two countries. The key pre-requisites for  the establishment of these zones are resolution of the energy crisis and building of a competitive infrastructure in Pakistan.

Energy and Infrastructure:

The first…

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Added by Riaz Haq on December 10, 2014 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

IDEAS 2014: Pakistan's Biggest Arms Show in Karachi

International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS), Pakistan biannual arms show, made a modest beginning in year 2000 on President Musharraf's directive. It has since grown into a major international event with hundreds of exhibitors and delegates attending from several dozen countries. It has also served to help highlight and promote Pakistan's… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 5, 2014 at 11:00pm — 18 Comments

Apple iPhone 6, 6Plus Launched in Pakistan

Pakistani cell phone service operator Ufone has partnered with Apple to launch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus smartphones in Pakistan. Ufone customers can register online for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the company’s website.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on December 3, 2014 at 9:41pm — 8 Comments

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    Asad Umar's Exit: Causes and Effects on Pakistan Economy

    Who removed Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar and why? What was expected of him? Did he fail to deliver it? What are the qualifications of Dr. Hafeez Shaikh who has been picked to replace Asad Umar? Is he better suited to deliver a deal with IMF and other international financial institutions?…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

    OPEN Forum 2019: Pakistani Entrepreneurs Summit in Silicon Valley

    OPEN Forum 2019 drew hundreds of Pakistanis and Pakistani-Americans to Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley on Saturday April 20, 2019.  This year's conference featured a keynote by Karachi-born Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder of …

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 21, 2019 at 9:00am

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