The Secret Strength of Pakistan's Economy

Apr 6, 2012 Full story: BusinessWeek 25

It's early morning in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, and Muhammad Nasir is outside his makeshift shelter of palm leaves, rags, and bamboo, washing up after breakfast.

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Mary

Toronto, Canada

#1 Apr 6, 2012
Savior

Karachi, Pakistan

#2 Apr 9, 2012
excellent research work
Sal

Leeds, UK

#3 Apr 10, 2012
These people are flourishing at the cost of the country. True patriotism involves taking a share of the burden.

An excellent article none the less.
Clark

Karachi, Pakistan

#4 Apr 10, 2012
right
Savior

Karachi, Pakistan

#6 Jun 9, 2012
un taxed mostly
Don

India

#7 Jun 9, 2012
The secret strength of Pakistan economy is begging and the fund it gets for war against terrorism from US. Pakistani politicians and army generals keep half of the fund in their pockets, one fourth it uses for purchasing arms and rest one fourth they give to terrorists.
lundian

London, UK

#8 Jun 9, 2012
Don wrote:
The secret strength of Pakistan economy is begging and the fund it gets for war against terrorism from US. Pakistani politicians and army generals keep half of the fund in their pockets, one fourth it uses for purchasing arms and rest one fourth they give to terrorists.
and what is the strength of lundia? according to BBC there are more poor in lundia than in Africa?
Pakistani

Karachi, Pakistan

#9 Jun 9, 2012
Pakistan is poor but Pakistanis are certainly not alone Pakistanis has accounts in Swiss banks combine worth 800 Billion $ after the Current ordinance signed by President zardari Pakistanis now can invest with black money in Stocks
Savior

Karachi, Pakistan

#10 Jun 12, 2012
Can Sell Burqa for 'Staute of Liberty too
Savior

Karachi, Pakistan

#11 Jun 12, 2012
lundian wrote:
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and what is the strength of lundia? according to BBC there are more poor in lundia than in Africa?
Pakistan Army debuts in the handheld market
February 7, 2012
By Ghulam Sarwar
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Islamabad –(Express Tribune – Adding from ProPakistani): Pakistan Army is reportedly in process of developing a handheld tablet, a market dominated by the likes of Apple, Amazon and Samsung, reported Express Tribune the other day.

A rather surprising report said that the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra has started up a new commercial venture with a Chinese company to manufacture smart tablets to strengthen national economy.

It is said that venture may produce several products starting with a computing tablet, a notebook and an eBook reader.

Details suggest that products are initially being marketed in Rawalpindi, but modalities needed to be finalized so it could expand to other cities including Lahore and Karachi.

The competitively priced products, he said, have several benefits because they are being manufactured in Kamra.

“It comes with a joint one-year warranty of PAC and Innavtek. Because PAC is producing it, it will ensure quality. We will also provide backup support,” the official said an official.

It is interesting to note here that cpmc.pk, the website for the venture, is currently down for exceeding bandwidth.

We are awaiting response from their sales team on pricing and specification; hence expect more details here soon.

Update:

According to ProPakistani.pk there are two devices (a tablet and e-reader) available for sale. Notebook will be made available in March 2012. Keep reading for more details:
jacinta

Australia

#12 Jun 13, 2012
Begging
Sal

Leeds, UK

#13 Jun 13, 2012
Why is the Army doing things that a strong private sector an do...perhaps too much trouble from the SC?

and how much of the miltary budget (funded by tax revenues) went into this product!
jacinta

Australia

#14 Jun 13, 2012
Stealing from kid's program. Sesame Street
Savior

Karachi, Pakistan

#15 Jun 15, 2012
Priority - Niladri Kumar Music Video

search it n youtube - stay calm (jacinta)
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#16 Jun 15, 2012
Pakistan's entire economy is based on begging from the West.
jacinta

Perth, Australia

#18 Jun 16, 2012
Savior wrote:
<quoted text>Pakistan Army debuts in the handheld market
February 7, 2012
By Ghulam Sarwar
18
share
Islamabad –(Express Tribune – Adding from ProPakistani): Pakistan Army is reportedly in process of developing a handheld tablet, a market dominated by the likes of Apple, Amazon and Samsung, reported Express Tribune the other day.
A rather surprising report said that the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra has started up a new commercial venture with a Chinese company to manufacture smart tablets to strengthen national economy.
It is said that venture may produce several products starting with a computing tablet, a notebook and an eBook reader.
Details suggest that products are initially being marketed in Rawalpindi, but modalities needed to be finalized so it could expand to other cities including Lahore and Karachi.
The competitively priced products, he said, have several benefits because they are being manufactured in Kamra.
“It comes with a joint one-year warranty of PAC and Innavtek. Because PAC is producing it, it will ensure quality. We will also provide backup support,” the official said an official.
It is interesting to note here that cpmc.pk, the website for the venture, is currently down for exceeding bandwidth.
We are awaiting response from their sales team on pricing and specification; hence expect more details here soon.
Update:
According to ProPakistani.pk there are two devices (a tablet and e-reader) available for sale. Notebook will be made available in March 2012. Keep reading for more details:
OH I see the people of the world will give up Apple, Amazon and Samsung to buy pakistan army designed handheld products. Do you think your secrets and passwords will be safe cos its army issue LOL
NITiN

Karachi, Pakistan

#19 Jun 17, 2012
USA too have build world's Largest DATA Center in NEVADA Desert and we heard abt it that its basically is Globally Internet Spy type Thing (Policing the Internet) so in this case if pak Military would do same no problem
jacinta

Perth, Australia

#20 Jun 19, 2012
NITiN wrote:
USA too have build world's Largest DATA Center in NEVADA Desert and we heard abt it that its basically is Globally Internet Spy type Thing (Policing the Internet) so in this case if pak Military would do same no problem
Your a bit slow ever heard of ECHELON LOL google it then
Pak is a bit behind the times. LOL
jacinta

Perth, Australia

#21 Jun 19, 2012
Kayani

Canberra, Australia

#22 Jun 19, 2012
The secret strength of paki economy is the fantastic ability to pass loud and smelly gas from its rear !

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