BBC Urdu recommends Wali

Who to follow on social media?

In a surprise post, today‘s Socialistan, a weekly feature by BBC Urdu, recommends blogger and futurist Wali Zahid to follow on Twitter and Facebook for economic trends about future.

The BBC Urdu’s Social Media Editor, Tahir Imran Mian, gives Wali’s Twitter handle and mentions his Facebook fan page (with nearly 150,000 likes) which, according to BBC, has useful information on economy and other important issues.


Some posts by Wali on Pakistan

Harvard predicts Pakistan GDP to grow by 5% over next 10 years

Pakistan is the world’s fastest-growing Muslim economy: The Economist

Mass-transit transport in urban Pakistan starting to get a facelift

Worried about Pakistan’s $73B debt? You must see this

CPEC fact sheet: 2013-2017

In a corruption-riddled world, Pakistan is better than one-third countries: TI

Pakistan petrol price 18th lowest in the world


Nothing could be more rewarding for me as I had been a BBC radio listener since my childhood.

In late 1990’s, I was a temporary staff member at BBC Urdu’s London office (many in Pakistan BBC today may not know it).

On an occasion like this, as my kids would say: give thanks to Allah.

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Some more posts by Wali on Pakistan

Pakistani nationality ranks second least valuable in the world

Pakistan’s global competitiveness – in 11 photos

Pakistan ranks 11th worst in Global Hunger Index

Pakistan 11th strongest military in the world

Pakistan 15th most powerful military in the world

Nuclear warheads down worldwide, up in South Asia

Pakistan among top 10 global improvers in World Bank’s 2017 Doing Business rankings

Pakistan at rock bottom in Human Capital Index

Pakistan world’s 14th most fragile country

Pakistan ranks 5th in terrorism-affected countries list

Will Pakistan risk falling behind when S Asia ups economic game

Pakistan #106 in Good Country Index

It’s the economy, stupid

How China overtakes the US economy

China’s world-reshaping One Belt, One Road (OBOR)

Do not miss our Understanding Pakistan Series

What to expect in Pakistan in 2017

Back to the future: Pakistan in 2050

Wali on Pakistan of future

Pakistan is now world’s 40th largest economy

Long Term Orientation in Pakistan: from Zero to 50 in 2 years

Pakistani culture through 6-D Model

Native and first languages in Pakistan

How future oriented are we?

How we messed up Pakistan: A series by Wali

Pakistan’s two value crimes no one talks about

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  • Nadia Ishaque

    Mashallah, congratulations Wali Bhai
    The BBC Urdu has given an absolutely true recommendation. I agree with them that you give very authentic information. Your articles are interesting, informative and motivational for me as I am a Pakistani living abroad and I appreciate your approach of mentioning facts and figures with graphs and pictures. Keep up the good work!