Author Archives: Abdulrahman Rafiq

The New Hire

With immense trepidation I gear up to invite a new employee into my company, I’ve met the candidate more than once, he has the necessary technical skills and acumen. More over he seems to have the right attitude. Continue reading

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KLF’18, Opening Night

My poem inspired from KLF’18 opening night Continue reading

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The term “Interior Sindh” a Misnomer – DAWN Letter from June 6, 2009

Dawn, June 26, 2009 Term ‘interior Sindh’ a misnomer Friday, 26 Jun, 2009 | 02:55 AM PST ON June 18 Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro commented on the unbridled usage of the terms ‘Interior Sindh’ and ‘Karachi and Sindh’ … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics – a call for practicality and pragmatism #AR4Pakl

بنیادی طور پر واپس Getting Back to Basics My campaign slogan for AR4Pakistan – a movement is a movement unlike any other to serve the people's most basic needs, no I don't promise Roti, Kapra, Makan nor do I promise Insaaf … Continue reading

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The1st Pakistani Passenger Liners ‘Safina-e-Hujjaj’ former WWII Troop Carrier

The purchase of Safina-e-Hujjaj was made by the visionary entrepreneurs and founders of The Pan Islamic Steamship Co, Mr A.K. Rafiq and Mr A.H. Ismail. Continue reading

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Keep it Simple

Earlier today I was talking to friend who was describing the recent OPEN Forum 2017 conference in Silicon Valley and how inspiring it was to meet all the wonderful speakers – entrepreneurs and investors.  After listening to her narrate her … Continue reading

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IT and the critical role it plays for your business

It is appalling how many businesses treat the Information Technology part of their business. More often than not,  despite IT playing a dominant role in the business the IT department is seen as a mere support service rather than as … Continue reading

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No Taxation without Representation – Witholding Tax

13% SST or Service Sales Tax and 10% WHT or witholding Tax need to be renamed to 13% Provincial Service Tax and 10% Federal Service Tax in Pakistan. According to the tax lawyers I’ve dealt with the past many years … Continue reading

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بنیادی طور پر واپسُ – Getting Back to Basics #AR4Pak

I’m not going to share any long boring manifesto that nobody will read. We all know what’s wrong, politicians and the political pundits have and continue to discuss the wrongs to death, without ever showing real and sustained results that … Continue reading

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Platformization of the Web – Yahoo, Google, Facebook…

Recalling back in 2006 the talk around Silicon Valley was about the web as a platform connecting platforms, and how it would ultimately shape the web. In fact I helped organize a panel along those lines as part of OPEN … Continue reading

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