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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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    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 — 1 Comment

    Trump's China Tariffs Helping Pakistani Garments Exports to America

    Pakistan's garments exports to the United States have jumped 12% in first quarter of 2019 from the same period a year ago, according to USITC Dataweb.  This double digit exports growth is being partly attributed to US President Donald's Trump ongoing trade war with China with the US government imposing 10% to 25% tariffs on certain Chinese goods. Pakistani rupee devaluation has also…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 13, 2019 at 4:59pm — 3 Comments

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