June 2015 Blog Posts (8)

UK Police Transcripts of Tariq Meer Interrogation on India's RAW's Support of MQM

After the BBC report by Owen Bennett Jones on Indian RAW funding of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) led by Altaf Hussain living in self-exile in London, some of the transcripts of the London Police interrogations of MQM leaders Tariq Meer and Mohammad…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

Karachi Shipbuilding Boom Expected With Pakistan Navy Modernization

Pakistan is launching domestic construction of warships, submarines and missile boats as part of its ambitious naval modernization program in collaboration with China, according to media reports.

Karachi…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 18, 2015 at 9:30pm — 106 Comments

Obama's Trade Deals Will Help Pakistan

US President Barak Obama is pushing legislation to gain fast track authority to negotiate Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) as part of his pivot to Asia. TISA faces stiff opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats and organized labor who fear significant loss of American service sector jobs to other TISA member nations. Pakistan is one of the countries that will likely…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 16, 2015 at 11:08pm — 3 Comments

Pakistan's Fast Growing Hindu Population 5th Largest in the World

Contrary to the sensational media headlines about declining Hindu population in Pakistan, the fact is that Hindu birth rate is significantly higher than the country's national average. Although Hindus make up only 1.9% of Pakistan's population, it is among the worlds fastest growing Hindu communities today, growing faster than the Hindu populations in…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 15, 2015 at 11:00pm — 35 Comments

Is Pakistan India's Real Enemy? Or Is It Hindu Nationalists?

First came "boli nahi, goli"  (Bullets, not talks). Then came "chappan inch ki chhaati" (56 inch chest, 44 actual according to Modi's tailor). It seems that India's Hindu Nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's soaring rhetoric against Pakistan continues to soar ever higher.

Modi's rising rhetoric is now being…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 11, 2015 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Why Are Indians Less Happy Than Pakistanis?

The World Happiness Report 2015 ranks Pakistan at 81, well ahead of India ranked at 117 among 158 countries surveyed.  Not surprisingly,  Switzerland is home to the happiest people in the world. The top 10 on the list are rich industrialized countries of the world.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 10, 2015 at 3:51pm — 6 Comments

Pakistani Politicians Poor Record on Human Development

Data and graphs presented in Economic Survey of Pakistan 2014-15 show that the country has fallen considerably short of achieving UN Millennium Development Goals 2015 (MDG 2015), a set of goals agreed by UN member nations in the year 2000. Key MDG 2015 goals included: halving extreme poverty and hunger from 1990 levels, reducing by two-thirds the child-mortality rate and slashing maternal mortality by three-quarters and achieving universal primary education.

Economic Survey of…

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 8, 2015 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

How Will Robots Impact Employment in India and Pakistan?

Export oriented manufacturing industries have helped a succession of newly industrialized countries like Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong,  Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and China create more and better jobs and rise from low-cost manufacturing base to more advanced, high-end exports.  

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Added by Riaz Haq on June 2, 2015 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

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