Riaz Haq's Blog – October 2012 Archive (6)

Construction Boom Resumes in Pakistan

Renewed construction boom in Pakistan has helped the nation's cement producers significantly increase their sales and profits. Year-over-year, income at Lucky Cement, Pakistan's largest producer of building materials,  is up 33% while DG Khan Cement, second largest…

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Added by Riaz Haq on October 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — 59 Comments

Imran Khan's Fund-raising Dinner in San Jose



"We will rid the country of corruption within the first 90 days in office...I condemned the attack on Malala within 48 hours and was the first to visit her in the hospital...Taliban have killed hundreds of ANP workers...If I condemn the Taliban, they'll kill my workers too." PTI Chief Imran Khan in San Jose, CA. Oct 28, 2012

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Added by Riaz Haq on October 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 18 Comments

Eid-al-Adha Meat-Fest in Pakistan

Media coverage of Pakistan's brisk Eid-ul-Azha livestock sales are a reminder that the nation is among the world's top ten consumers of goat meat and beef based on USDA data.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on October 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 19 Comments

Pakistan's Best Runway Models

Mass media revolution and rising consumption in Pakistan have spawned an impressive fashion scene in the last decade. It has given birth to a young and thriving fashion industry and created unprecedented opportunities for beautiful young professional… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 7, 2012 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Pakistanis Among the Happiest in the World

Pakistan ranks 16th among 151 countries of the world on the Happy Planet Index (HPI) 2012, slightly behind Bangladesh in 11th place but well ahead of India in 32nd spot.









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Added by Riaz Haq on October 3, 2012 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

US Promoting Venture Capital for Pakistani Entrepreneurs

US is providing $80 million to create multiple VC and PE funds in Pakistan. These funds will be run by professional fund managers who will be required to manage and raise additional money from other sources to start multiple funds. US Embassy in Islamabad told Express Tribune that they expect that "there will be substantial interest from local, regional and international investors”.



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Added by Riaz Haq on October 1, 2012 at 10:09pm — 9 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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    Posted by Riaz Haq on June 20, 2024 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

    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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