Riaz Haq's Blog – November 2011 Archive (9)

Pakistan's Lady Health Workers "Best in the World"

“It’s one of the best community-based health systems in the world,” said Dr. Donald Thea, a Boston University researcher about Pakistan's Lady Health Workers Program. Thea is one of the authors of a recent Lancet study on child pneumonia treatment in Pakistan. He talked with the New York Times about the study.

Published in British medical journal "The Lancet" this month, the…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 29, 2011 at 8:30pm — 32 Comments

America Should Offer Unconditional Apology For Killing Pakistani Soldiers

The recent killings of 24 Pakistani soldiers by US forces have confirmed yet again that the US military tactics continue to undermine the overall strategy that leaders of both countries share. Professor Vali Nasr, former advisor to US State Dept, put it best when he told the New York Times, “It’s a case of the tail wagging the dog. U.S. commanders on the ground…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 28, 2011 at 7:50pm — 24 Comments

Arabs Prefer to See Pakistan as "The Superpower"

Pakistan figured as the only Muslim majority country as a potential superpower in 2011 Arab Public Opinion Poll survey conducted by Professor Shibli Telhami, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution. The poll surveyed 3,000 people in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates in October…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 23, 2011 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments

Pakistan's Extraordinary Resilience in Series Victory Over Sri Lanka in UAE

Still reeling from a cheating scandal in the cricket world and overshadowed by a freshly brewing Memogate political crisis at home, Pakistan's national cricket team bounced back strongly with ODI and Test series wins against Sri Lanka in UAE.

In the One Day…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 20, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Giving Balochis a Stake in Balochistan's Mineral Wealth

The US state of Alaska has a small population of only 680,000 people and vast territory measuring 1.5 million square kilometers. The state is endowed with tremendous mineral wealth--particularly oil and gas. Alaska Permanent Fund was set up in 1976 to ensure that ordinary Alaskans get a share of this natural wealth. Currently the fund has assets of over $38 billion and each Alaskan will receive $1,174.00 in cash from it for…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 15, 2011 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

US Responsible For Nuclear Proliferation to India

The story of how India acquired nuclear weapons gets almost no attention in the Western media as they continue to focus on nuclear proliferation by Pakistan's AQ Khan.

The nuclear proliferation narrative in the mainstream American and European media begins with A.Q. Khan's network rather than the actors in North America and Europe as the original proliferators of nuclear weapons equipment, materials and technology to India in 1960s and 1970s. These nuclear exports from US to India…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 12, 2011 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

Karachi Tops Human Development Charts in Pakistan

While Pakistan's HDI of 0.504 (2011) ranks it among UNDP's low human development countries, its largest city Karachi's HDI of 0.7885 (2005) is closer to the group of nations given high human development rankings.

In a…


Added by Riaz Haq on November 9, 2011 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Stanford University to Promote Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Developing Nations

A big donor is giving $50 million to Stanford to help promote innovation and entrepreneurship for alleviating poverty in the developing world. Here are some excerpts from a Mercury News story:

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist has donated $100 million to Stanford University's Graduate School of Business to establish a new institute to promote entrepreneurship in developing countries and eventually alleviate… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 4, 2011 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Software Expert Helps Karachi Police Investigate Terror

Simulation software developed by Fulbright scholar Zeeshan Usmani is helping investigators analyze bombings and pursue perpetrators of terror in Pakistan. Usmani is the product of currently the world's biggest Fulbright program being offered in Pakistan, with approximately 200 scholarships for advanced degrees in 2011 alone.

Usmani collaborated with Daniel Kirk at Florida Institute of Technology to develop Usmani-Kirk model for analyzing… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 4, 2011 at 9:32am — 7 Comments

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