Comments on: Pakistan’s economy, the hidden threat http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Genie Steffy http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/comment-page-1/#comment-53987 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:20:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9124#comment-53987 Aw, this became quite a excellent publish. In theory Let me produce like this furthermore getting moment and also actual effort to manufacture a beneficial post… nevertheless what can When i state… My spouse and i procrastinate much and don’t seem to find something carried out.

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By: kEiThZ http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/comment-page-1/#comment-51568 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 06:23:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9124#comment-51568 They always said they’d eat grass to get the bomb. Now they have a chance to demonstrate if that was bluster or sincerity.

Pakistanis talk of wanting their country to be like Turkey, but they have set themselves up to be the next North Korea.

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By: kEiThZ http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/comment-page-1/#comment-51186 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:24:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9124#comment-51186 Mr. Haq. Could you please explain to us why the Government of Pakistan is lying to make economic growth look poor?

I’d be curious to know their motivation.

I have no doubt some sectors are doing well. But overall, I have no doubt that agencies like the UN are right about their assessments of Pakistan.

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By: kEiThZ http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/comment-page-1/#comment-51185 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:13:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9124#comment-51185 This is the real tragedy of Pakistan. They squandered all they had just so they could keep up some pathetic struggle over a pile of Himalayan rocks….and all that so they could get revenge for some the departure of an ethnically non-related part of the country that they treated as second class citizens.

Looks like they haven’t learned their lessons and are destined to repeat them.

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By: HaqsMusings http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/comment-page-1/#comment-50460 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 01:42:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9124#comment-50460 Sanjeev,

Thanks again for your new comment on my blog post at

http://www.riazhaq.com/2012/07/indians-s hare-eye-opening-stories-of.html

In your comment, you say that “I think you have been swallowing the GOP propaganda of rosy figures.”

The fact is that I am not a passive consumer news or propaganda from any source. I do not rely exclusively on govt figures for my analysis.

The auto sales and cement sales figures I quoted are not government figures…these are industry figures released by industry groups.

The FMCG growth figures are from companies like Nestle, Engro, Unilever, etc….not from govt.

The revenue and profit growth figures of KSE listed companies are also not from the government but from company reports.

Last qurater, KSE-listed Indus Motors announced 57% jump in profits on record sales of Toyota Corolla cars. It was followed by Lucky Cement Ltd. (LUCK), Pakistan’s largest producer of the building material, announcing 71 percent surge in profits to a record as an increase in domestic sales offset a decline in exports. Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), the country’s second largest oil and gas explorer, said its profits soared 30% to Rs40.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Strong earnings have also been reported by Unilever Foods and Bata shoes in the last few days.

http://www.riazhaq.com/2012/08/strong-ea rnings-propel-pak-shares-index.html

The KSE investors are not being fooled by govt figures when they choose to invest…they are too savvy for that.

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By: HaqsMusings http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/comment-page-1/#comment-50446 Sat, 27 Oct 2012 02:45:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9124#comment-50446 Mr. Miglani,

Thank you for your comment on my blog. You argue that “I have personally witnessed the total collapse of real industry” in Pakistan in the last ten years.

If it’s really true that the “real industry” has totally collapsed in Pakistan, I wonder who at Pak auto factories is producing more and more cars, tractors and motorcycles every year to respond to double digit annual increases in demand?

If the “real industry” has really collapsed, where’s the increasing cement production coming from to build all the real estate needed for ” excellent malls, shopping centers and restaurants” that you have seen in Pakistan?

I wonder who’s manufacturing to respond to the bulk of the growing middle-class demand for home appliances and air-conditioners if not companies like PEL and Dawlance?

I wonder how Pakistani companies are making record profits in both durable and non-durable goods sectors, and pushing Pakistan’s KSE-100 index to new highs, making it one of the best performing markets in the world?

http://www.riazhaq.com/2012/08/strong-ea rnings-propel-pak-shares-index.html

Mr. Miglani,

The picture in your article tells volumes about your ingrained bias…the picture of a camel herder that could have been anywhere in Dubai, Australia or India to suggest “backwadness” of these countries.

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By: HaqsMusings http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/comment-page-1/#comment-50405 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:21:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9124#comment-50405 I suggest that Mr. Miglani read several prominent Indian journalists and writers who have visited Pakistan in recent years for the first time in their lives and shared their “eye-opening” stories.

http://www.riazhaq.com/2012/07/indians-s hare-eye-opening-stories-of.html

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By: ChAliGhafoor http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/10/18/pakistans-economy-the-hidden-threat/comment-page-1/#comment-50299 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:55:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9124#comment-50299 all resources are there but our govts are not sincere with the country.as we have almost 50,000MW generation capacity only from hydro but our politicians are not sincere with dual nationalities.

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