From cricket to philanthropy to politics, The Great Khan established himself as a people’s leader. Kaptaan, as he is more fondly known nationwide, is a man who has set standards of dreaming big, managing failure & unmatched resilience.
While the World Cup united the entire nation, the campaign to build SKMCH gave it a common purpose.
Dec 5, 2020 • 34 tweets • 16 min read
The global blockchain market is growing fast & it is expected to grow from USD 3.0B in 2020 to USD 39.7B by 2025 at an impressive CAGR of 67.3% during 2020–2025. The global fintech market has also significantly grown over the past 2 years & so is the case in Southeast Asia. (1/n) 2) Thanks to the increased application of blockchain & cryptocurrency in the region.
With a total pop. of 570M, a young demographic & high Internet usage, Southeast Asia (SEA) is promising for companies & investors in blockchain & crypto.
China is a superpower, economic & political, & also Pak’s time-tested neighbouring friend. By mutually beneficial cooperation, which creates a win-all situation, without putting either at a disadvantage, both 🇵🇰 & China will gain from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).(1/n) 2. Cooperation is a key concept in the global economic world today. The world GDP values $87.8T (2019). However, this has been marked by intricacies. China’s economy has a 16.3% share of the global GDP (pre-COVID), second only to the United States.
Sep 28, 2020 • 39 tweets • 38 min read
Universities play a vital role in developing a nation. It's in environments like these that the future is nurtured. Extra attention needs to be given to the infrastructure, faculty & research.
With over 185 Universities across 4 provinces, here's what they're doing for us. 2. The oldest institute in Pakistan is @gculahore. Established in 1864, it obtained a full University status in 2002.
Notable alumni include Allama Iqbal & Dr. Abdus Salam whose genius changed the world as we know it.
The legacy of this institute has had a lasting impact.
Sep 21, 2020 • 38 tweets • 23 min read
US-Afghan relations have gone through turbulent phases starting from the early 1950s.
Now, the latest peace talks signal a hopeful conclusion by 2021.
Here's a comprehensive look at all that has happened in the last 70 years & how Pakistan's role has changed over time.
2. As the cold war began b/w the Soviet Union & US, Afghanistan became important.
US-Afghanistan contact increased during the Cuban Revolution b/w 1953 & 1959. The Soviet Union was supporting Cuba's Fidel Castro & the US was focusing on Afghanistan for its strategic purposes.
Sep 13, 2020 • 31 tweets • 21 min read
Pakistan was made by the sacrifices of countless brave men, women & children. Among them is the blind, unwavering support of a sister who stood beside her brother like an iron wall.
Fatima Jinnah reflects the strength of our women.
But, what are we doing to them in return? 2. The appalling stats that represent a fraction of the cruelty that’s taking over our streets are a result of a systematic failure.
But, these stats don't represent their potential, it shows our inability to protect and support them.
Aug 31, 2020 • 19 tweets • 8 min read
Pakistan has an IT exports target of $5B for year 2023 and a national exports target of $46B for year 2025. Without making infrastructural changes and providing sector-wide facilitative catalyst, Pakistan will miss out on this opportunity.
This is why #Pakistan needs SEZs... 2. The onset of #COVID has affected the global economy. As a result of the lockdowns imposed to control the spread of the virus, our exports fell March 2020 onwards to as low as $0.96B. A regional comparative view shows a decline of 13.7% & 17% in exports of India & Bangladesh.
Aug 27, 2020 • 15 tweets • 4 min read
If you thought writing a book was difficult, you haven’t tried getting one published - that too during COVID.
So, let's talk about what goes behind publishing a book, especially if you are a first-time author like me.
A thread 🔖
2. Mid of 2018, sitting in my study, going through the evergreen books my dada wrote in his time, I thought of writing one of my own. But, what would it be about?
Dada's words came rushing back, 'Nabeel, live a life such that the impact of your personality reflects in others'.
Aug 13, 2020 • 18 tweets • 13 min read
For as long as people have known of @ImranKhanPTI, they have associated some big milestone for #Pakistan with him. May it be the 1992 World Cup or @SKMCH, his actions for his country have always spoken louder than words. (1/n)
#14thAugust#independencedayPakistan2. He has always branded Pakistan in whatever capacity he could. From 1971-1976 he represented Pakistan through county #cricket at Worcestershire. While studying at @UniofOxford he sowed the seed of a progressive nation in the minds of all those who knew him.
Education reforms have been a pressing issue for as long as we’ve been independent.
As we progress to stand at par with the world, education budgets and curriculums remain major areas which need focus, innovation and strong leadership. (1/n) 2. Single National Curriculum looks like a step in the right direction. Let’s have a look at what all has been done so far.
The 1973 constitution placed Education Policy & Planning, Curriculum & Higher Education under Concurrent Legislative Subjects.
Some words define our reality and these words define mine. For the last 18 months, I have been penning down my thoughts onto these pages. Our lives, our existence started on a ZERO, and so does this book.
Pre-order now: bit.ly/2DYPEy82. Shared in these pages are timeless lessons from my hero - my 'dada'.
His questions made me who I am today, and it's time that I share them with our future, our youth, YOU.
Split into a contract, 3 sections & 11 chapters, your life will define the context of this book.
Jul 24, 2020 • 28 tweets • 19 min read
Pakistan's international positioning has improved multi-folds in the last 2 years under PM @ImranKhanPTI's leadership.
This was a much-needed step to improve peace and prosperity in the area, but like everything this govt. has done, this too did not come easy. (1/n) 2) The govt. inherited the current account deficit of $20B which has been reduced to $3B. The borrowing from the State Bank stood at PKR 6T when @PTIofficial came to power, but it has been brought down to ZERO.
Through carefully curated international relations.
Jul 20, 2020 • 30 tweets • 17 min read
The struggle against #COVID19 in Pakistan is going to touch 6 months. We have lost precious lives in this time & have saved lot more.
PM @ImranKhanPTI's vision to combat the pandemic now stands as an applauded recommendation by @UN & @WHO, but this wasn't always the case...(1/n) 2) The testing efforts caught pace from March and the govt. was quick to take some bold decisions. PM @ImranKhanPTI had been advocating smart lock down long before anyone else, simply because our economy can't support the poor and the homeless. But, this thought was opposed...
Jul 15, 2020 • 33 tweets • 15 min read
یہ کہنا غلط نہ ہو گا کہ موجودہ حکومت اقتدار کے دو سال خاصے دلڄسٻ رہے ہیں۔ جہاں ایک تعاثر یہ ہے کی کارکردگی نہ ہونے کے برابر ہے وہاں اس کے برعکس دوسرا تعاثر حکومت کی کارکردگی کے گن گاتا نظر آتا ہے۔
ان سب میں ایک بات ظاہر ہے کہ ہم جیسے بھی حالات کے باوجود آگے بڑھ رہے ہیں۔ (1/n)
۱۔ یہ ہی وجہ ہے کہ میں نے حالیہ حکومت کی کارکردگی کی جانڄ اور اس کے اب تک کے اقدامات کا خلاصہ مرتب کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا۔ PM @ImranKhanPTI کے شفافیت کے سیاسی نعرے کی طرح ان کی کارکردگی میرے سامنے کھلی اس لیے مجھے جانڄ کرنے میں زیادہ دیر نہیں لگی۔
Jul 13, 2020 • 31 tweets • 19 min read
These last two years have been immensely interesting, to say the least. Where one claim is that the sitting government isn't performing, the other side is all praise for the leadership.
All in all, the conclusion is one - we're moving forward, despite the situations. (1/n) 2) So, I sat down to do some research to draw a quick summary of what's been happening. Since transparency is @ImranKhanPTI's motto, it didn't take very long.
Following is a quick look at what's to be applauded in the last 2 years and especially the last few months.
Jul 10, 2020 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
Most potent lessons in one’s life aren’t taught in school and can’t be learnt through courses. They need to be lived, experienced and reflected upon. Many such moments in my life have opened opportunities for me to truly empathize with people in an unsaid manner. (1/n)
Where making yourself aware of how a certain industry works is important for quality and credibility; true education lies in self-reflection and what you learn from the vulnerabilities of lives around you. For instance... (2/n)
Jul 6, 2020 • 11 tweets • 12 min read
1/ The startup ecosystem in #Pakistan has entered the next phase.
It has moved from being nascent to more indigenous in nature. The sector is now facilitated by more than 35 incubators & accelerators, 20 formal funders & investors, and 80 co-working spaces across the country. 2/ Over the past 5 years, #startups in Pakistan have raised over $190M - these are mostly early-stage deals signalling the still nascent & evolving ecosystem. Last 18 months in particular saw more acquisition & fundraising activities than the previous 10 years combined.
Jun 29, 2020 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
1/ After working with over 1500 founders in the last decade, helping them launch their ideas, set up teams, merge, exit, pivot and more, I’ve reached one solid conclusion – founders need coaches, not mentors.
Where the above statement sounds conclusive, it is not. 2/ Coaching and mentoring is a process that needs to be opened up in parts and through a process. Mentoring primarily focuses on a long term relation formed between two individuals – it is based on respect and commitment.
Mar 22, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
#کورونہ سے احتیاط کرنے کے کچھ آسان طریقے ہیں. آپ سے گزارش ہے کے آپ اپنی ذمےداری اٹھاییں اور اس بیماری کو بڑھنے نہ دیں.
1. صابن سے ہر گھنٹے بعد ہاتھ دھوئیں 2. ملنے جلنے سے گریز کریں 3. زیادہ سے زیادہ وقت گھر میں رہیں
4۔ گھر سے نکلتے وقت ماسک ضرور پہنیں
#COVID19outbreak1. صابن کان ھر کو کلاک بعد ھت توءن
2۔ ڪوشش ڪريون ته جيترو به ھڪٻئي کان وٿيرڪو رھي سگھون ٿا رھون۔
3۔ وتیک کان وتیک گھر مان رستور۔
4۔ گھر کان باھر وچ کان پھریون ماسک یقینا لباس۔