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TechLahore’s Predictions for 2012

Tweet 2012 is going to be a very interesting year. Elections are coming up in two very important countries, Pakistan (in early 2013) and the United States (2012). The US’ confrontation with Iran has both countries making threats and accusations and heading in a direction that seems to be escalatory. Further, the US has retreated [...]

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Pakistan’s foreign reserves rise to all time high of $18.25B

Tweet There’s been a flurry of economy related news about Pakistan recently, and we’ve tried to hit the highlights at least. Another positive development is the substantial growth in Pakistan’s foreign reserve position which has now reached an all time historic high of $18.25B. This increase is due to many factors, the two most important [...]

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Karachi Stock Exchange says loud “meh” to the media and closes at 3 1/2 month high

Tweet With all the nonsense in the press since May 2, you would think the world was about to come to an end. But no. As usual, the NY Times and WaPo have about as much credibility on the subject of Pakistan as do the predictions of that nutcase  Denver based right-wing priest, Harold Camping, [...]

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Onward to Greatness!

Tweet Everyone I talk to is coming unglued about what happened in yesterday’s Pakistan-India semi-final. It would seem as if we weren’t talking about a game of Cricket but something of an unfathomable gravity! Look, I’m a huge cricket fan. Bigger than most. And on certain days, I can get down about sports too. But [...]

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TechLahore’s Predictions for 2011

Tweet I just have a good feeling about 2011. I think it’s going to be a great year. I’ve thought a lot about where the optimism is coming from, and I don’t think it’s all subjective. Very important things happened in 2010, such as the incredibly pivotal visit by the Chinese Premier to Pakistan, Pakistan’s [...]

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Lahore's Rachna power plant to produce up to 25MW of energy from… crap!

Tweet Here’s some positive news on the power generation front. On the heels of the 75MW wind based energy project recently commissioned in Sindh, Lahore is now entering the alternate energy race. (I still want to do a post about the wind power project in Sindh, so I guess I shouldn’t steal much of my [...]

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China, Saudi Arabia and IMF appear ready to inject over $10BN into Pakistan's economy

Tweet Details on this shot-in-the-arm package, said to be materializing rapidly, are still sketchy. There have been several reports in the mainstream Pakistani news media that the Finance Ministry is close to announcing a $10BN package being formulated with Saudi Arabia and China. The Saudis will contribute $6BN in the form of deferred oil payments [...]

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The Pakistan/YouTube affair: Media bias, anyone?

Tweet What is up with the extreme media bias against Pakistan? This morning, CNN focused its cover story on Pakistan’s decision to block YouTube due to the presence of content deemed offensive and inciteful. In the past, Brazil, China and Thailand – to name just a few – have blocked YouTube, but CNN has never [...]

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Happy New Year!

Tweet A very happy new year to all our readers! Here’s praying that 2008 is a fabulous year for you, your family and for our beloved Pakistan. Our country is capable of such greatness, and we – you and I – are the keys that will unlock its potential! InshaAllah, 2008 will be absolutely fantastic [...]

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TechLahore and Gartner's Karamouzis are now friends

Tweet Here’s a happy ending to what started off as a rather strained relationship; between Gartner’s Frances Karamouzis and the Pakistan tech industry. To make a long story short, back in 2001 Frances wasn’t, shall we say, too positive on Pakistan’s prospects as an IT outsourcing location. The tech industry in Pakistan disagreed vehemently, and [...]

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