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Pakistan Second Strike Capability and Nuclear Triad.
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Does Pakistan Face Debt Crisis?
"How India’s Debt Could Kill Its Growth http://www.cetusnews.com/life/How-India%E2%80%99s-Debt-Could-Kill-Its-Growth---.H18Rnuk7_Z.html India is taking a series of aggressive steps to reduce the mountain of bad debts weighing down its banks…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Bollywood Needs Pakistan Market to Grow Sales
"70 years of Pakistan’s film industry A look at the good old days of the Pakistani film industry, which gave us immortal tunes, self made stars, and award-winning…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post 700,000 Indian Soldiers Versus 10 Million Kashmiris
"#American Sanctions on #Kashmiri militants #Hizbul Mujahideen unjustified: #Pakistan. #India #Kashmir #Terrorismhttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-usa-kashmir-idUSKCN1AX1YUPakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad was…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post American Right-Wing Hindus Defeated in California Textbook Battle
"In the version of history found in #India's new textbooks, #China lost 1962 and #Gandhi wasn't murdered. #BJP…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post 5 Pakistani Companies Among Forbes 200 Best Under $1 Billion in Asia
"#China plans $4 billion petrochemical complex near #Karachi in #Pakistan #CPEChttps://www.dawn.com/news/1351945A Chinese proposal to set up a refinery along with a downstream petrochemical complex near Karachi is advancing steadily as requests for…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan Day: Freeing the Colonized Minds of the Elites
"What if Western media covered #Charlottesville the same way it covers other…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan Day: Freeing the Colonized Minds of the Elites
"How Western media would cover Baltimore if it happened elsewherehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/04/30/how-western-media-would-cover-baltimore-if-it-happened-elsewhere/?utm_term=.9fc9d0cfa6f7If what is happening in…"
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Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan 4th Highest Source of Remittances to India
"Muslims have lowest living standard in India: Govt surveyhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Muslims-have-lowest-living-standard-in-India-Govt-survey/articleshow/21936020.cmsAmong various religious groups, Muslims have the lowest living…"
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Profile Information

Where do you live?
Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Your real name? (No pseudonyms, please)
Riaz Haq
Which college or university?
NED University and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Any fellow Pakistani Alumni living near you?
Yes, many.
Your graduation date?
1974
Your major?
Electrical Engineering
What do you do for a living?
Start-up business consulting
Any professional affiliations? Memberships in professional orgs?
TIE Charter member, NED Alumni Association of Silicon Valley
What have you done for your alma mater lately?
Organized NEDians Convention 2007. Started NEDians Worldwide.
Tell us about you:
I am the Founder & President of PaAlumni . In addition to being a high-tech executive, I am an entrepreneur, an investor, and an avid watcher of South Asia and financial markets, I have more than 25 years experience in the hi-tech industry. I have co-founded two high-tech startups and managed multi-million dollar business. I am a pioneer of the PC and mobile businesses and I have held senior management positions in hardware and software development of Intel’s microprocessor product line from 8086 to Pentium processors. My experience includes senior roles in marketing, engineering and business management. I was recognized as “Person of the Year” by PC Magazine for my contribution to 80386 program. I have an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. I have two blogs: http://riazhaq.blogspot.com, http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com
What are your hobbies?
Reading, travel, blogging, community service.
Your favorite books?
1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Long Tail, Wikinomics, Blue Oceans Strategy, The Buffet Way
Website:
http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com
Favorite Music:
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, U2, Cat Stevens, Ghazals, Nusrat Fateh Ali
Favorite TV Shows:
60 Minutes, The Simpsons, Aaj with Kamran Khan,Pak Music on Geo & ARY, CNBC Squawk Box.

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India and Pakistan at 70; Nawaz Sharif Rallies; Korea Crisis

How are India and Pakistan doing 70 years after independence? What are their successes and failures? What challenges do they face? What does future hold for them? Can Pakistani democracy evolve and grow to serve all of its people? How will Hindu Nationalist Modi's rise impact South Asia? Is India's secular democracy under… Continue

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 6:44pm — 7 Comments

Iran-Pakistan Ties: Friends or Foes?

It is commonly accepted that Iran and Pakistan remained the best of friends until the fall of the Shah. Beginning in 1979, the relations between the two neighbors worsened with Imam Khomeni's Islamic Revolution in Iran and General Zia ul Haq's Islamization in Pakistan.

Opposition to…

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Posted on August 10, 2017 at 8:10am — 2 Comments

Pakistan Day: Freeing the Colonized Minds of the Elites

Pakistan achieved independence from the British colonial rule 70 years ago. However, the minds of most of Pakistan's elites remain colonized to this day.  This seems to be particularly true of the nation's western-educated "liberals" who dominate much of the intellectual discourse in the country. They continue to look at their fellow countrymen through the eyes of the Orientalists who served as tools for…

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Posted on August 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

New Pakistan PM; Trump's Immigration Proposals; Gulalai's Allegations

Who's Pakistan's New PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected after Nawaz Sharif's disqualification? What's his background? Is he just a temporary seat-warmer until another Sharif becomes PM? Will he able to make a difference? Will he be able to act independently of the Sharif family's power and influence? What is the future of Nawaz Sharif and his immediate family? Will NAB pursue charges against them? Will PMLN… Continue

Posted on August 6, 2017 at 2:27pm

Project Azm: Pakistan to Develop 5th Generation Fighter Plane

Pakistan has announced plans to develop and produce 5th generation fighter plane, according to media reports. It's part of Pakistan Air Force's highly ambitious Project Azm that includes building Kamra Aviation City dedicated to education, research and development and manufacturing of advanced fighter jets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and weapon systems.…

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Posted on August 1, 2017 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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At 7:08pm on October 30, 2007, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
Thanks for your comments, certainly you have experienced these kinda forumns more closely.....but let me share couple of points...

1) we have couple of mailing lists for NEDians to say in touch but most of the students are not aware of dat

2) web is the most effective way to share our thoughts (scholarship program: transactions can be made onlilne etc, mentoring forum: detailed profile of alumni with search capabilities and students can contact us)

3) online books, resources that can be added later....in fact that should be done by NED Admin but I dont think daz gonna happen in next decade

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So, my point is if we can create a web its easy to share with students and they can get any info they want from there (just one platform)

I know its a lot of effort and you are right you wanna figure out if its worthit.....which is perfectly alright BUT I THINK its worth trying

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Solution::: Can we suggest the web development as final year project for NED students?? Do you think this can do??

When I had time, I worked on that but I was depending on folks in karachi to register NGO / NPO but no one really wanted to do all the paper work and therefore I almost had to quit the idea....

Couple of students contacted me for scholarship but I really didnt have any good answer for them

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Bottomline::: These ideas are not new, all we need is a proper representation, that is accessible to students [we dont need to depend on any mailing lists, any other mode of communication, like notice board :) etc......just one single platform]

Looking forward to hear from you more on this

Take care,

Regards,
At 11:21am on November 12, 2007, Syed Qasim Bukhari said…
thnx for the informative links sir !! they r really of my great interest & i would give some thoughtful time in reading those articles butttttttt actually they are not related to the problem em facing....... em having difficulties regarding the stereo vision algorithms ... 8 point algorithm n others.. how to aply them.. what if I ve a pair of images what to do next ?? what problem i might face when working underwater . etc
At 9:47pm on December 13, 2007, Riaz Qamar said…
Thanks for your appreciation. Sadly, I don't see revival of cricket in Pakistan :'(
At 10:35pm on December 18, 2007, Syed Zulfiqar Yezdan said…
Thanks. I will try to get the source files and upload again
At 5:12pm on December 29, 2007, Dilara Hafiz said…
Thanks Riaz Bhai - this looks like a great website. I always enjoy your opinions in Pakistan Link - keep up the thoughtful, analytical writing - we need it!
At 12:33pm on January 17, 2008, Ameer Alam said…
Thanks Riaz Bhai. I will post more material as soon as I can find some time. Allah Hafiz
At 12:42pm on January 17, 2008, Ameer Alam said…
Inshallah very soon, I need a recent potrait made.
At 8:50pm on January 18, 2008, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
Thanks sir...what are your plans for de long weekend?
At 9:49pm on January 18, 2008, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
i will relax ...daz all i want...might look into office stuff on sunday and monday though....tried to implement something, somehow it didnt work as expected, have a deadline to meet (feb mid)....daz about it..
At 5:10pm on February 24, 2008, Muhammad Riaz said…
Thanks

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    India and Pakistan at 70; Nawaz Sharif Rallies; Korea Crisis

    How are India and Pakistan doing 70 years after independence? What are their successes and failures? What challenges do they face? What does future hold for them? Can Pakistani democracy evolve and grow to serve all of its people? How will Hindu Nationalist Modi's rise impact South Asia? Is India's secular democracy under… Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on August 13, 2017 at 6:44pm — 7 Comments

    Iran-Pakistan Ties: Friends or Foes?

    It is commonly accepted that Iran and Pakistan remained the best of friends until the fall of the Shah. Beginning in 1979, the relations between the two neighbors worsened with Imam Khomeni's Islamic Revolution in Iran and General Zia ul Haq's Islamization in Pakistan.

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