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Pakistan's Voting Record: How Does Pakistan Vote at the United Nations?

Does US aid to Pakistan buy its vote at the UN? The answer is a resounding NO!!! India votes at UN with the US more often than Pakistan, a…

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1 Dec 5, 2012
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Rising Disposable Incomes of Pakistani Families

Talking about household disposable incomes in South Asia, there were 1.8 million Pakistani households (7.55% of all households) and 7.9 mil…

Started by Riaz Haq

0 Nov 14, 2012

Role of Pakistani Diaspora

Here's an excerpt of an interesting Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry paper regarding Indian diaspora: In the theatre of development, the co…

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0 Oct 23, 2012

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Economic Vision 2012

Here's Pakistan'sExpress Tribune on PTI's Economic Vision: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) announced its Economic Policy Vision on Friday in…

Started by Riaz Haq

0 Aug 26, 2012

Pakistan Economy

The Planning Commission has been charged with developing growth policy and managing the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP). The Frame…

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0 Jan 11, 2012

Inspiring Story of a Hazara Student From Rural Balochistan at Harvard University

Over the last two decades, Pakistan has continued to offer much greater upward economic and social mobility to its citizens than neighborin…

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0 Sep 8, 2011

Pakistani Company Tops Blackberry App Sales

The Lahore-based Pepper.pk and Five Rivers Technologies made it to the number one spot across all categories on BlackBerry’s AppWorld on Au…

Started by Riaz Haq

1 Aug 27, 2011
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Pakistan Independence Day 2011 at PACC San Jose, CA

When: Sunday, August 14 2011 4-6:30PM Where: PACC 1590 Oakland Road, Suite B-213, San Jose, CA, 95131 Celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day…

Started by Riaz Haq

0 Aug 10, 2011

Team Pakistan at Athens Special Olympics Wins 56 Medals

Pakistan's special Olympic athletes at Athens have brought home more medals (56 medals including 17 golds, 25 silvers and 14 bronzes) than…

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0 Jul 4, 2011

Pakistan Maintains Lead in Teledensity in South Asia

Here is the latest teledensity data from ITU : Both Pakistan (50/100) and Bhutan (37/100) are ahead of India (29/100) in mobile. India mig…

Started by Riaz Haq

0 Oct 28, 2009

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