Number of the Day: 15,000,000,000

Posted on December 18, 2010
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Adil Najam A good picture, they say, can be worth a thousand words. A good number can be worth millions. Even billions. In this case, 15 billion. And that is counting dollars, not words. The number, of course, is the value of business deals being finalized during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Pakistan. There […]

Number of the Day: 10,000+ Schools

Posted on September 24, 2010
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Faris Islam In order to really understand the magnitude of what has happened, we need to look at the numbers and what they really signify. This became much more real to me when I read the recent news in Dawn about a press conference where Umar Amal, a UNESCO official describes exactly what this flood […]

Number of the Day: 175,000,000

Posted on August 17, 2010
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Adil Najam The only number more important than the number ‘One’ in Pakistan today is the number 175,000,000. One represents the power of ‘You.’ 175,000,000 represents the power of ‘Us.’ The number for today (see previous numbers here, here, here, here, here) represents the total population of Pakistan. Because either we will all swim out […]