Historical chart of Pakistan rupee exchange rate vs. US dollar

Following is the chart of rupee exchange rates against US dollar. It is interesting to see that between 2001 and 2007, the exchange rate remained almost the same but with the start of rise in oil prices and lawyers movement in Pakistan, the rupee totally collapsed.   In my personnel opinion, …

Azerbaijan: The Most Competitive in CIS

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan According to latest published report of the World Economic Forum entitled “Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017”, the Republic of Azerbaijan rated the best among the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). It once again reaffirmed the values of constant economic liberalization, privatization, market economy, reforms in banking and …

Turkmenistan Emphasizes on Global Peace & Security

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Most recently, The Republic of Turkmenistan rigorously participated in the 71th session of the UN General Assembly. H.E. Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan emphamized on world leaders to adhere to and collectively advance the principles …

Uzbekistan’s Political Parties in Presidential Elections 2016

By Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Uzbekistan is a democratic country where it’s all the political parties are rigorously engaged in different kinds of political activities to fully participate in the upcoming Presidential Elections to be held on December 4, 2016 On 16 September 2016, a scheduled plenum of the Central …

UNDERESTIMATING THE SIKH COMMUNITY

ALI SUKHANVER Gurdawara Panja Sahib is a Sikh temple located 48 kilometers away from Pakistan’s very important city Rawalpindi in Hassan Abdal and is considered one of the most sacred places of worship for the Sikhs from all over the world. It is visited by thousands of Sikh and Hindu …

کہ خُوشی سے مر نہ جاتے اگر اعتبار ہوتا

According to a statement on 03rd September 2016 by the Overseas Pakistanis Grievance Commissioner, the Pakistani Ambassadors around the world “have started” listening to the complaints of Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) on weekly basis without any prior appointment.  “Have started”!   Is it just another paper-worth announcement like those often coming from the ruling class or …