May 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Pakistan's Jang Group Suffers Major Losses of Viewers and Advertisers

Geo TV has lost 80% of its viewers and billions of rupees in advertising revenue since it accused Pakistan's ISI of attempting to assassinate its anchor Hamid Mir last April, according to credible reports in the mainstream media.

Pakistan's once…


Added by Riaz Haq on May 31, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Pakistan's Shadow Entrepreneurs

Pakistan has 109 informal entrepreneurs for every formally documented entrepreneur, ranking the country 4th in the world for the size of its shadow economy, according to a study published by Professor Erkko Autio and Dr. Kun Fu of the Business School of London's Imperial College.

Pakistan's 109 shadow entrepreneurs for every officially registered one rank it 4th…


Added by Riaz Haq on May 27, 2014 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Impact of Modi's Rise on India-Pakistan Relations

BJP leader Narendra Modi has made history as the first low-caste Hindu to be elected prime minister of India. Modi's spectacular rise from being a chai-walla to a major world leader is sure to inspire the world's largest population of poor who call India home.  Before discussing how Modi's rise will impact India-Pakistan ties, let's briefly examine the new man at the helm of affairs of the world's second most… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Ex Attorney General of Pakistan Munir Malik Vs Riaz Haq Debate in Silicon Valley

Viewpoint From Overseas team invited former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and former Attorney General of Pakistan Mr.… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on May 20, 2014 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Pakistani Steel Mill Engineer-Turned-Oligarch Shapes Ukrainian Politics

Oligarchs have shaped politics in post-Soviet Russia and other former Soviet republics including The Ukraine since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. One such oligarch is Karachi-born Pakistani Ukrainian Mohammad Zahoor, a member of growing Pakistani diaspora which is already the world's 7th largest. He owns Kyiv Post… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on May 18, 2014 at 10:29pm — 4 Comments

Pakistan Economy Ranks 23rd in the World

With an estimated $788 billion PPP GDP for 2011, Pakistan's economy is the 23rd largest in the world, according to the World Bank's International Comparison Program (ICP) 2011. Other surprises in the report include the…

Added by Riaz Haq on May 14, 2014 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Pakistani Economy Suffers From Sharp Decline in FDI and Savings Rate

Pakistan needs investment of 20% of GDP to achieve 5% economic growth, a capital-to-output ratio (COR) of four, according to Mohsin Mushtaq Chandna, economic minister at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC.

Major Issues:

In a wide-ranging presentation to the Pakistan Club at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Mr. Chandna,… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on May 13, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Pakistanis Enabling 2nd Machine Age in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is home to 12,000 to 15,000 Pakistani Americans. Thousands of them are working at Apple, Cisco, Google, Intel, Oracle and hundreds of other high-tech companies from small start-ups to large Fortune 500 corporations. Pakistani-Americans are contributing to what Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee describe as… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on May 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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    Many Pakistanis are singing effusive praises of India on social media platforms and racking up millions of views, according to a report in the Indian  mainstream media. These Pakistanis are boosting their earnings by feeding into the Indians' delusions. The "India Today" report claims that, in the last 6…


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    Agriculture: A Rare Bright Spot in Pakistan's Economy

    Pakistan's agriculture sector grew 6.3% in 2023-24, far outpacing the overall economy that grew just 2.38%, according to the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2023-24.  This is good news for about 40% of the country's population working in the agriculture sector. By contrast, India's agriculture growth slowed to …


    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 13, 2024 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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