Riaz Haq's Blog – July 2013 Archive (6)

Shale Revolution, Saudi Arabia, USA and Pakistan

The rise of the West was driven by the Industrial Revolution beginning in the 18th century. It has since been fueled by fossil fuels--initially coal and later with oil and gas. Coal was indigenous in Britain and America but it is highly polluting and left much of London and New York with a thick coat of soot on everything in sight. Oil burns relatively cleaner but much of it is in the Middle East,…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 30, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Stopping Power Theft in Pakistan



"Do your fasting, pay zakat (charitable donations) and serve your parents, but do these things by the light of legal electricity." Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO)


Peshawar's electric utility has published full page advertisements in major Peshawar newspapers to appeal to its customers' religiosity in the holy month of Ramadan to stop stealing… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on July 27, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Burka Avenger - Pakistan's Female Superhero to Air on GeoTV

Pantheon of women superheros has a new entry from Pakistan - the Burka Avenger, a mild mannered school-teacher who fights feudal villains and terrorists getting in the way of girls' education.







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Added by Riaz Haq on July 24, 2013 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Unconventional Gas Production Marks New Milestone For Pakistan

First tight gas well  producing 15 million cubic feet per day of natural gas is on line at Sajawal gas field in Kirthar block in Sindh province, according to a report in Express Tribune. This marks a major milestone in development of unconventional hydrocarbon energy sources in Pakistan. Sajawal gas field is located 110 km south east of Karachi, Pakistan. It puts…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 18, 2013 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Ending IMF Bailouts and Electricity Blackouts in Energy-Rich Pakistan

Frequent IMF bailouts and power blackouts in energy-rich Pakistan are closely tied. One of the key reasons for recurring balance-of-payment crises is the country's rapidly rising oil import bill. The lack of sufficient fuel exacerbates load shedding, negatively impacts economy, reduces tax revenue growth and worsens current account and budget deficits. This requires repeated injections of IMF loans in US dollars to meet import requirements and deal with budget shortfalls.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on July 11, 2013 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Emphasizing Huqooq-ul-Ibad (Rights of Others) in Ramadan



Muslims around the world have begun observing the holy month of Ramadan with long hours of fasting during daylight and by flocking to the mosques everywhere for taraveeh (extra prayers) after sundown. The imams are delivering khutbas and making television presentations on the blessings of Ramadan and emphasizing extra rewards for praying during the month. Meanwhile, the Taliban have refused to agree to a ceasefire by claiming that the “reward of fighting is much higher…
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Added by Riaz Haq on July 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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    The WWF Championship Belt: From Canvas to Canvas

    The WWF Championship belt, beyond its status as a coveted prize in the world of professional wrestling, has also transcended the ring to become a source of inspiration for various art forms. Its iconic design elements and rich history have served as a muse for painters, sculptors, and even digital artists, transforming the championship belt into a canvas for artistic expression.



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    Global Baby Bust: Pakistan is A Rare Bright Spot Among Most Populous Nations in Asia

    There is an alarming rapid decline in fertility rates in both developed and developing nations, according to the United Nations.  Here is how the Wall Street Journal describes it: "The world is at a startling demographic milestone. Sometime soon, the global fertility rate will drop below the point needed to keep the population constant. It may have already happened". …

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