Riaz Haq's Blog – February 2015 Archive (8)

Are Jews Responsible For Lack of Diversity in Hollywood?

''The Hollywood Jews created a powerful cluster of images and ideas - so powerful that, in a sense, they colonized the American imagination.''  Neil Gabler "An Empire of Their Own"

The 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report released this week by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA suggests that the media and entertainment industry is dominated by white men.

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 28, 2015 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

Pakistan Uses Big Data to Fight Terror

Pakistan has started verifying identities of over 135 million cell phone users through fingerprints. The massive exercise is being described by Washington Post as the "world’s largest — and fastest — efforts to collect biometric information". The deadline for completion is March 14, 2015.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 26, 2015 at 11:30pm — 14 Comments

Dissecting Western Narrative: "India Rising Pakistan Collapsing"

Is it true that "India is rising and Pakistan is rapidly collapsing", the currently accepted western narrative recently re-iterated by Roger Cohen in his New York Times Op Ed from Lahore, Pakistan? Let's examine it by reviewing reports filed by several Indian journalists after their recent visits to Pakistan:



"India is a democracy and a great power rising. …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — 32 Comments

Remember 1992? Can Pakistan Still Win 2015 Cricket World Cup After Badly Losing to India and West Indies?

Pakistan cricket team has drawn widespread derision after performing miserably in its first two matches of World Cup 2015. Many Pakistanis are understandably very angry at the top batting order that fell like flies to create a new world record of the loss of 4 wickets in the first few minutes of the match against West Indies with the score stuck at 1 run.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on February 21, 2015 at 12:05pm — 4 Comments

Construction Boom to Boost Pakistan Economy

Domestic cement sales are up 9% year-over-year for the first 7 months of Pakistan's Fiscal 2014-15, according to media reports.  Overall, cement industry reports cement shipment of over 20 million tons in 7 months, a 6% annual increase with rising domestic demand offsetting falling exports…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 15, 2015 at 11:30pm — 18 Comments

Pakistan Ranks in the Middle on Infrastructure & Logistics

The World Bank’s (WB) Logistics Performance Index (LPI) ranks Pakistan at number 72 for 2014, out of 160 countries.

LPI  is ranking is based the efficiency of customs, border management and clearance as well as the quality of trade…

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 10, 2015 at 9:36pm — 14 Comments

India Fudging GDP Figures to Look Better Than China?

Indian government now claims that the country's GDP grew by 6.9% in 2013-14, well above the 4.7% growth the country had announced earlier.

Based on the latest methodology,  it is claimed that the Indian economy expanded 7.5 percent year-on-year during the last quarter, higher than 7.3 percent growth recorded by China in the latest quarter, making it the fastest growing major economy in the world, according to …

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Added by Riaz Haq on February 9, 2015 at 10:34am — 15 Comments

Husain Haqqani's Latest Salvo: "Pakistan's Elusive Quest For Parity"

"The alphabet agencies—ISI, RAW, and so forth—are often the chosen instrument of state policy when there is a conventional (and now a nuclear) balance of power, and the diplomatic route seems barren."  Stephen Cohen







"Pakistan is India’s rival in real terms only as much as Belgium could rival France or Germany and Vietnam could hope to be on a par with China. India’s population is six times… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on February 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — 13 Comments

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    Are Some Pakistanis Feeding into Indian Delusions of Grandeur?

    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 …

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

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