Pakistani women living on the edge, climbing some of the world’s highest peaks

A group of young girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world’s highest peaks.

This is Shimshal Mountaineering School, tucked away in a remote village in the breathtaking mountains of Pakistan’s far north, . . . → Read More: Pakistani women living on the edge, climbing some of the world’s highest peaks

Malala gets U.S. Liberty Medal

Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday and pledged her $100,000 award to education in Pakistan.

Yousafzai won the annual prize from the National Constitution Center for her “courage and resilience in the face of adversity and for serving as a . . . → Read More: Malala gets U.S. Liberty Medal

The idea marathon to help Pakistan

(By Purvi Thacker ) New York University’s Kimmel Auditorium is usually reserved for award ceremonies, student performances and panel discussions. But on the last weekend of September, the sprawling space was littered with long tables and chairs, multiple power outlets, extension cords, laptops, notebooks, stationary and plenty of coffee. A group of approximately 35 people, . . . → Read More: The idea marathon to help Pakistan

EUEF award nominates Malala

Days after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousufzai has been nominated by the European Union Education Foundation (EUEF) for its annual award.

“The EUEF will award Malala for her contribution in the education field,” said the foundation’s spokesperson Azfar Bukhari on Sunday.

“We have sent a message to . . . → Read More: EUEF award nominates Malala

Can lawyering be used to entrench social and economic rights?

(By CHRIS JOCHNICK) Mahatma Gandhi called poverty the greatest form of violence. The global toll of avoidable, man-made poverty—thousands dead every day, billions sick and hungry—represents a blight on the human rights movement. Yet mainstream human rights have long turned a blind-eye to poverty, focusing instead on a small group of narrowly conceived civil and . . . → Read More: Can lawyering be used to entrench social and economic rights?

The Muslim heroes of World War II

Noor Inayat Khan led a very unusual life. She was born in 1914 to an Indian Sufi mystic of noble lineage and an American half-sister of Perry Baker, often credited with introducing yoga into America. As a child, she and her parents escaped the chaos of revolutionary Moscow in a carriage belonging to Tolstoy’s son. . . . → Read More: The Muslim heroes of World War II

First woman mathematician to win Noble Prize

An Iranian-born mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal, widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Harvard-educated mathematician and professor at Stanford University in California, was one of four winners announced by the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) at its conference in . . . → Read More: First woman mathematician to win Noble Prize

Pakistan’s associate membership to CERN

By Hasan Ehtisham

Pakistan has reached a remarkable milestone in scientific research by becoming an associate member of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN). Pakistan is the first Asian country that became an associate member. Geneva-based CERN is world’s leading physics research centre that was founded in 1953 by twelve European nations. It leads . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s associate membership to CERN

An original Pakistani documentary

A historic documentary about new born nation showing Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah seating cabinet meeting and Mr. Liaqat Ali Khan dictating official about state policy about relationship with world.

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