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by CalvinH
18 Apr 2019 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1347
Views: 91316

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:What are the exit polls/impressions so far anyway?


I think Exit polls are not allowed till the completion of final phase of elections.
by CalvinH
18 Apr 2019 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1347
Views: 91316

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

For AAP/INC alliance, I think AAP will finally agree to the INC conditions. We have 5 days left for filing nomination papers and AAP is fighting a battle of survival. There is no limits to how low they can go or how many U-turns they can make.
by CalvinH
14 Apr 2019 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 344925

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

To this effect Imran Khan's PTI govt has been tasked with charge of tarring all political parties in opp and all populist leaders. And prepare ground for Presidential System like Egypt, Turkey, Habalji's explanation probably explains best what is going on in Pakistan. I was thinking that getting Na...
by CalvinH
11 Apr 2019 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1347
Views: 91316

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Just watch % of votes. If there is good % of voting chances of BJP will improve. If not, we are in a problem. That hasn't been the case in the recent assembly elections. Assembly elections follow different math. They are less influenced by national politics. Anti-incumbency was a major factor in th...
by CalvinH
11 Apr 2019 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1347
Views: 91316

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

We all need to watch the turnout for the polls.A high turnout favors BJP. Kairana 2018 didn't see significant transfer of votes between mahagathbandhan parties. The heart of the issue is that BJP supporters dont show up to vote. While the core SP/BSP/INC supporter will always vote. BJP need to stren...
by CalvinH
11 Apr 2019 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1768
Views: 166142

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Birather, you need to be back in Madrassa once more for refresher course. Our leader doesnt have to divorce the peerni. He can carry another wife Subahanallah!
by CalvinH
11 Apr 2019 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2699
Views: 373762

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Looks like the nepotism and corruption created a rent seeker trade system that didn't add anything to state income. Since the elite class is all related to each other they helped each other to get rich while keeping state poor. State assets such as Pak steel mills and PIA were slowly degraded to ben...
by CalvinH
08 Apr 2019 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 344925

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Dear Prime Minister - Dr Farrukh Saleem Last week, a friend and I went to a high-end restaurant. The manager came up to our table and began discussing his predicament. Over the past ten months, he said, his daily sale has come down from Rs700,000 to Rs300,000. A waiter at the same restaurant told u...
by CalvinH
07 Apr 2019 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1347
Views: 91316

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Frankly, whenever I've read BR discussions before elections, people have been saying ticket distribution isn't right. The BJP has won some of these elections handsomely, and lost others badly, which leads me to conclude it is all subjective and not a good barometer of what will eventually happen. T...
by CalvinH
07 Apr 2019 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2699
Views: 373762

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Overall Pakistani economy was able to sustain on coalition Military and economic support + remittances between 2004-2014. However, the money wasn't put to productive economical use. After 2014 PMLN government managed using CPEC funds and draining their forex reserve to keep PKR strong while believin...
by CalvinH
07 Apr 2019 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2699
Views: 373762

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I can list few: CPEC projects didn't helped Pakistan much. Major investment was in power generation but its not been able to reduce the circular debt from the private power generation players. I am not sure why this is the case. At least one major plant from CPEC is not functional anymore PKR devalu...
by CalvinH
01 Apr 2019 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 344925

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Looks like establishment is back to its usual games for taming the civilian power in Pakistan. Wonder what happened as Im the dim was placed by them. May be his response to Balakote strike? Establishment got the both Shariff brothers get respite and let the ten percenti or his son evade arrest. This...
by CalvinH
07 Feb 2019 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 344925

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Pakistan is now offerring E Visas to People of Indian Origin, but other nationality. Step two before , their mission, 2020...over Indian Punjab. Ha ha ha ...visit Pakistan once and be ready for special treatment at the immigration counter of every country you visit in future. Wont be able to book t...
by CalvinH
03 Jan 2019 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 344925

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Privatisation gone sour: Govt signed agreement to transfer PTCL properties ‘which don't exist ' - Javed Hussain :rotfl: The 38 properties (that are claimed as non existent) were actually towers on Military/Cantonment land. Army which is the biggest land grabber in pakistan refused to part with thes...
by CalvinH
03 Jan 2019 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2699
Views: 373762

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Vips wrote:Early this year each PSL franchise was comparing its valuation to that of the Mumbai Indians!!!


Lol. IPL sold TV and Digital broadcasting rights for $2.55B for 5 years in 2017 and PSL sold the same rights 2 years later for $36M for 3 years. That should gives some clues on the differences in scale.
by CalvinH
28 Dec 2018 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2699
Views: 373762

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

As usual pakis are lying. They have to get the IMF loans, just released partial information to IMF about the projects with low interests rates. The projects with high rate of returns have been conveniently not mentioned. The railways projects (Karachi Peshawar line, Karachi circular railways and ot...
by CalvinH
10 Dec 2018 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 344925

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Oye hoye! Arthur calls on beaten Pakistan to toughen up for Tests Disgruntled coach Mickey Arthur demanded his players toughen up and seize key moments in Test matches after sloppy batting handed New Zealand an away series win over Pakistan for the first time in 49 years New Zealand pulled off a co...
by CalvinH
02 Dec 2018 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 344925

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

We need to bring back Falijee I loved it that Pakimoron FM exposed himself and his masters. Indian offensive on it has completely shattered the Pakistani advantage. You can see the conversation and build up dying from the Pakistani side. With a counter narrative from India the leverage that could be...
by CalvinH
23 Nov 2018 10:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2929
Views: 257429

Re: Indian Roads Thread

No but you can tell from several youtube videos. WPE, shoulder is good for only motorcyles, will block slow lane if truck stops. Landscaping is incomplete. Finish of road looks ordinary. In contrast EPE which was done by NHAI, I believe, is world std. WPE is only 90% completed., and going by youtub...
by CalvinH
23 Nov 2018 10:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2929
Views: 257429

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I think WPE costs much less than EPE. 2000 cr vs 10000 cr. Where is the 2000 Cr cost for WPE coming from? Government paid 1300 Cr to KMP expressway (the original contract winner) only when the contract was terminated. And even 1/3 of the stretch was not opened by then (opened in 2016 finally) The c...
by CalvinH
01 Oct 2018 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2699
Views: 373762

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Prem wrote:Paki GDp do not exceed 240-250 Billion they are taking 25% of GDP worth loan from single source.


That should worry the lender (China) and not the borrower (Pakistan). With that sum, lender is in trouble, not the borrower.
by CalvinH
01 Oct 2018 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

CPEC news are all planted by Pakis to extract favorable terms from Chinese such as relaxation in payments or more money to fund the national debt. Pakis think they have got the Chinese by the balls. So the statements like "CPEC is start of BR initiative" and so must not fail. You wont find...
by CalvinH
01 Oct 2018 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Nawaz Shariff by coming back has proved that even paki politicians have better spine than Paki Fauji SSG commandos.
by CalvinH
30 Sep 2018 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Plans For Gwadar ( Chini ) City ! https://preview.redd.it/hn1xj1n3i4p11.png?width=1000&s=78fbf0028696590ea6983c0635261f44d21e83a6 Florida City :roll: plus Cantonment Area , next to the airport :roll: Where is the water and the money coming from :roll: Wonderful catch Falijee... No Limit high ri...
by CalvinH
23 Sep 2018 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Because Arabs were weak at that time. Turkey was strong.

He would be singing praises for Arabs now. Which is what Pakistani's are doing.

Thats the nature of Pakis..
by CalvinH
23 Sep 2018 23:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1234
Views: 138440

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Trump vision of trade war is an impulsive behaviour meant for his constituents who will vote for him. For as long as he gets the desired result for 2018 and then in 2020 that is what he is aiming at. The question of course is what does he wants really. And I am sure the answer has changed since thi...
by CalvinH
23 Sep 2018 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

We should use this insult to Indian premier to close doors for any formal talk or cooperation in future.
by CalvinH
23 Sep 2018 07:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1234
Views: 138440

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

There cant be a war. Chinese aint that foolish. Propaganda aside they know they have no capability to wage a war on US. I also don't think that Chinese will back off soon and openly. A large part of their arrogance comes from the fact that they believe that they will be superpower #1. They got high ...
by CalvinH
23 Sep 2018 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

He is is AK of Pakistan. Full of himself with cult like following. Tried on his own for 22 years and was handed over power by PA and ISI finally. Has no idea how to govern. Had made tall promises and u-turns have already started. PA is trying to rule directly through him but he will asset himself an...
by CalvinH
23 Sep 2018 05:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

The guy is good at show. Great politician*. They are trying to build an image of Naya Pakistan. Eventually all these shows will come back to bite them as they wont be able to do this every time. *PS: Switched parties at the right time. Kept it low to switch back if things dont pan out. Built a power...
by CalvinH
23 Sep 2018 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2631
Views: 258013

Re: Understanding the US- Again

OPT can now be extended to 3 years for STEM students giving them enough time to survive the H-1B lottery. I dont think a curb on H visas will come. They are already at the lowest and used by tech industry heavily. L visas can't be abolished too as they are used by MNCs globally. Trump admin is makin...
by CalvinH
23 Sep 2018 04:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Falijee wrote:India Being Shown The "Finger" By "Future Jihadis" :roll:

Pakistani govt responds to India's erratic foreign policy :roll: behavior (2018, colorized).



Falijee,

Thats in Pak-Afg match. Show to Afg team.
by CalvinH
21 Sep 2018 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 170955

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Saudi Arabia ‘to invest $10bn in CPEC’ as Pakistan assures China of corridor’s security Sept 20, 2018 So pakis resold the CPEC assets to Saudis. Assets that China was salivating on expecting Pakis to default. Only Pakis can invite a partner to share the borrowed maal.. Who will be the more senior i...
by CalvinH
20 Sep 2018 01:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1350
Views: 212842

Re: Analyzing CPEC

With such statements Chinese are closing Pakis options for CPEC. Renegotiation on or walkout from CPEC is much harder with each such "invitations" and meetings.

Chinese are giving it back to Pakis the Paki way!
by CalvinH
22 Jul 2018 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 214824

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Justice Shaukat Siddiqui Of Isloo High Court Rants Against ISI In This One Minute Video :shock: https://twitter.com/i/status/1020614684301578240 So deep state is manipulating judiciary big time. No wonder Hanif Abbasi's case was fast tracked for final judgement right before the elections. The guy w...
by CalvinH
22 Jul 2018 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

Hanif Abbasi , the opponent of Sheikh Rashid from Rawalpindi national assembly was sent to 14 years imprisonment. His case was fast tracked in last month, after it was pending for 6 years.

Deep state is ensuring that way is cleared for the favored candidates.
by CalvinH
22 Jul 2018 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

Looks like there is a general gag on Pakistani Media to discuss Reham Khan's book. Deep state manipulating the media to improve chances of victory for Imran Khan.
by CalvinH
20 Jul 2018 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3721
Views: 647443

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

by around 1920 the US was the worlds largest GDP though still lagging behind germany, france and UK in leading edge of STEM. but they had scale. they already had the largest navy , and in post WW1 negotiations got themselves the largest tonnage allowed and chowkidari of the western hemisphere medal...
by CalvinH
14 Jul 2018 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 214824

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Any maulana wanting to comment why ganja and bibi came back to be arrested No options left - Will lose the right to appeal (have to be done within 10 days of verdict). - Party cadre would become hopeless (remember they are punjabis who side with power) - Most importantly, the party will go to young...
by CalvinH
07 Jul 2018 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 214824

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Pakis "Hooked" On Chini Cheap Loans :roll: Pakistan Asks China for More Loans to Avoid Foreign Currency Crisis Pakistan has asked China to keep lending it money to prevent a foreign currency crisis, warning that Beijing’s planned $60bn investment in the South Asian country was at risk if ...

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