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#India might cause the collapse our economy as the #US did with the #USSR- #Alarm bells are ringing.We have no choice but to #beg.I fear starvation, #poverty and unemployment.” Dr #KaiserBengali, Dean of Science and Tech in #Karachi Warned #Pakistan 😏🇵🇰
Pak Economy dead!
2: Dr Bengali, a former advisor for Planning and Development to the Chief Minister of #Sindh province, spoke yesterday at a hotel in #Lahore at the launching of his research titled State of the Economy 1990-2015; Economy on a Roller Coaster –And Stuck in the Mud
3: #Pakistan’s economy over a quarter of a century, examined three sectors: major crops, minor crops and large-scale manufacturing.
“Average #GDP growth of 4 per cent cannot be expected to raise the per capita income sufficiently to reduce poverty,” the study states.
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While *most* South Asian Muslims use #Persian terms for religious concepts, Muslims in #TamilNadu & #Kerala (who trace their roots to Arab trading communities) have distinct traditions also reflected in their terminology, which freely draws from #Tamil/#Malayalam & #Sanskrit.
Instead of rozā, the #Persian term for Islamic fasting (itself a translation of #Arabic ṣawm) used in #Urdu, #Bengali, #Gujarati etc, #Tamil & #Malayalam speaking Muslims use nōmpu, lit. ceremonial fasting. The word is from a proto #Dravidian root meaning to do penance. #Ramadan
Sanskrit is used too. #Malayalam speaking Muslims commonly refer to #Ramzan as puṇya māsam, #Sanskrit for month of good merit. Nimskāram, the Malayalam counterpart of the #Persian namāz (Islamic prayer), is from #Sanskrit namaskāra (lit. prostratration, here, to a god). #Ramadan
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