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Did Nawaz Sharif Pursue Kim Barker?

Kim Barker, an American reporter who covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for Chicago Tribune starting in 2003, claims that she was proposition…

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1 Jun 6, 2020
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Digital Media in Pakistan

The Open Society Foundations (OSF), an international organization working for shaping public policy to promote issues of democratization, h…

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9 Sep 4, 2019
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Pakistan Media

ISLAMABAD INSIGHT: THE STATE OF THE MEDIAUnlimited Greed BringsPakistan Media UnderOverdue Scrutiny, MuchNeeded AxeShaheen SehbaiTHE LAST D…

Started by Riaz Haq

0 Jan 29, 2019

Silicon Valley Pakistanis

Positive Media Coverage: The mainstream media and the tech press have noticed the contribution of Pakistani-Americans in the Valley. I was…

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4 May 7, 2018
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"Capitalism's Achilles Heel" by Raymond Baker on Pakistan's Political Class

Excerpts related to Pakistan from the book Capitalism's Achilles Heel by Raymond Baker Nawaz Sharif Family Corruption and criminality run f…

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1 Feb 6, 2018
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Sherbaz Khan Mazari on Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: " The Journey to Disillusionment"

http://www.riazhaq.com/2009/08/ode-to-feudal-prince-of-pakistan.html http://www.riazhaq.com/2010/01/bhutto-documentary-at-sundance-film.ht

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11 Nov 12, 2017
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Corruption in South Asia

When Barack Obama was elected president, Governor Blagojevich of Illinois saw opportunity in the vacancy created in the U.S. Senate. "I've…

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4 Jul 10, 2017
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FBI's Islam 101 Training

FBI ‘Islam 101′ Guide Depicted Muslims as 7th-Century Simpletons By Spencer Ackerman   As recently as January 2009, the FBI thought its age…

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9 May 10, 2016
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Hajj tragedy - Muslims need to set up a body to manage

   Time to take Mecca away from Saudis   Given repeated disasters during Hajj at Mecca & Medina and the distortion of Islam by Saudi ru…

Started by Oostur Raza

0 Sep 27, 2015

Pakistan Civil Society

Duke Political Review--Examples of Pakistan's growing civil society:: Humaira Bachal started teaching when she was twelve years old. Backed…

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0 Mar 26, 2015

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    Racial Slurs Hurled at Pakistani-American Doctor in a Public Hearing in St. Louis, Missouri

    St. Louis County Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan, a Pakistani American, was subjected to racial abuse at a St. Louis County Council meeting, according to multiple media reports. He apparently got caught up in the middle of a fierce, angry debate on new mask mandates amid surging infections attributed to the Delta variant of the COVID19 virus that originated in India. The anti-mask crowd is particularly strong in Republican states that voted for former President …

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 29, 2021 at 7:30pm

    US Afghan Pullout: Any Spillover of Possible Afghan Civil War into Pakistan?

    Many fear the return to civil war in Afghanistan after the US pull-out. Are these fears well-founded? If so, who will be the main combatants in such a civil war? The Afghan Taliban? Or notorious warlords of yesteryears like  Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Ismael Khan, Abdur Rashid Dostum and progeny of Ahmad Shah Masood? Or terror groups like ISIS, TTP, ETIM, IMU, etc etc.? …

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on July 25, 2021 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

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