Eid and Ramzan sales, making up over 40% of annual revenue of retailers in Pakistan, are estimated to have jumped 10-15% this year, according to early data reported in the news media. Nielsen, a global provider of data on consumers, reports that Pakistan consumer confidence has held steady at 99 for two consecutive quarters. This compares favorably with consumer […]
A couple of years ago, when I was on the board of the Muslims for Progressive Values, I had pushed for a campaign calling for compassion, patience and peace within the Muslim community. You can read the petition and my original blog post here. And please give it a second thought. We all have strong positions and […]
“The conduct represented in recently published article does not meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general. It undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system. And it erodes the trust that’s necessary for our team to work together to achieve our objectives,” President […]
اس دفعہ پھر ٹرین چلنے سے پہلے وکتور نے تمام مسافروں کو تاکید کی کہ وہ اپنی اپنی نشستوں پہ بیٹھ جایں۔ وکتور، ہم سیاحوں کی ٹولی کا رہبر، دراز قد نوجوان تھا جس کے لمبوترے بھرے چہرے پہ چوکور فریم کا سیاہ چشمہ خوب سجتا تھا؛ وکتور کے چہرے پہ سنجیدگی چھای رہتی تھی۔ […]
The essence of one of Shahzad Roy’s famous song is that the time he started to understand the news, he is observing that the leadership – both civilian and military – warns the people that Pakistan is going through the critical turning point of its history. Although the lyric writer seems to be sarcastic by mentioning […]
Sunday, June 8,2014 was quite an unusual day in Silicon Valley. The city witnessed one of its hottest day where the temperature touched almost 100F (38C). Since there was no possibility for hiking, walking or any other outdoor activity so my wife and I decided to rearrange our living room which was overdue for weeks. Around […]
The iKolachi community event for June was held at the WBT-TV Offices as usual. Topics discussed included the events in Karachi, the state of affairs in Israel-Palestine, and updates to our own website. Riaz Haq Saahab also provided insights on the state of the economy. Members benefitted from his exposition of the fundamentals of economic theory […]
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