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Riaz Haq's Blog – May 2012 Archive (5)

Educational Attainment in South Asia

As of 2010, there are 380 out of every 1000 Pakistanis age 15 and above who have never had any formal schooling. Of the remaining 620 who enrolled in school, 22 dropped out before finishing primary school, and the remaining 598 completed it. There are 401 out of every 1000 Pakistanis who made it to secondary school. 290 completed secondary school  while 111 dropped out. Only 55 made it to college out of which 39 graduated with a degree.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on May 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — 17 Comments

Silicon Valley's Fast Changing Demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau  has recently reported that the United States has reached a historic tipping point -- with Latino,

Asian, mixed race and African American births constituting a majority of

births for the first time. Minorities made up about 2 million, or 50.4%, of the births in the

12-month period ending July 2011. The

latest figure was up from 49.5% reported in the 2010 census.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on May 24, 2012 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Australia Beckons Growing Numbers of Pakistani Students

While the overall foreign student population in Australia has declined this year, the number of Pakistanis studying in Australia is continuing double-digit growth, according to recent Australian government data on international education. Pakistan has now become the top growth market for Australia's…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Sense of Well-being Declines in Pakistan But Still Higher Than Neighbors

Gallup 2012 Wellbeing survey reports that 20% of Pakistanis say they are "thriving", down from 32% last year. However, the report shows that more of them are still better off than their neighbors in Bangladesh (16% thriving) and India (11% thriving). The number of those "thriving" increased in Bangladesh by 3% and declined in India by 6%.



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Added by Riaz Haq on May 10, 2012 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Multi-Year Bull Market Forecast For Pakistan

Elliot Wave theorist Mark Galasiewski is forecasting continuation of multi-year bull market in Pakistan. This forecasts marks an unusual agreement of  a technical analyst with fundamental research done by  Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs who recently  reiterated Pakistan's place on its growth map. …



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Added by Riaz Haq on May 2, 2012 at 10:02pm — 10 Comments

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    Pakistani-American Dr. Asad Qamar of APPNA Among Highest Paid Doctors in America

    Dr. Asad Qamar, a graduate of Lahore's King Edwards Medical College, received $18.2 million in payments from US Medicare program in 2012, making him the second highest billing doctor in America. Dr. Qamar is a member of APPNA, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America. He was a candidate for the presidency of APPNA in… Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 11, 2014 at 10:37am

    Pakistan's Umar Saif in Silicon Valley

    Umar Saif was invited by Organization of Pakistani-American Entrepreneurs (OPEN) to an event yesterday at the Palo Alto offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman Law Firm  in Silicon Valley to talk about the state of technology in Pakistan. The event was appropriately titled: "Presenting Umar-The Force Behind Plan 09- Pakistan's Leading Incubator For… Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 8, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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