A remarkable police officer – Remembering Safwat Ghayur

August 04 was the fifth death anniversary of Safwat Ghayur. An army officer who met Safwat first time described him as “a lean man, with loosely fitted clothes, a hint of pattas (a pushtu word for hair coming down over the neck) peeping out from behind his beret, with a swagger in his gait, a . . . → Read More: A remarkable police officer – Remembering Safwat Ghayur

A mega talented father’s talented daughter

There really is no end to Pakistani talent and a young lady by the name of Laraib Atta is sure-fire proof of that. This is the daughter of acclaimed Pakistani musical legend Atta Ullah Khan Esakhelvi and she has created a career for herself of her own accord as a Visual Effects Artist in Hollywood.

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Pakistan women like no other

1. Zahra Afridi

(By Zermina Naveed) This hard-core Interior Designer runs her own company with her latest project being the Classic Rock Coffee Café in Islamabad. She also happens to have kick-boxing training, which is a very unconventional field for Pakistani women to be in. Are all the Afridis this talented?

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General Hamid Gul – A tribute

An extremely sad, painful and soul searing event took place on the night of August 15, 2015. Renowned Gen Hamid Gul left this mortal world never to return. He was at Murree with his wife and other family members for recreation. While watching the TV program, at about 2030 hours he developed headache and his . . . → Read More: General Hamid Gul – A tribute

Half the CPEC constructed in record time

“The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) has built roads with 502 kilometers length on the western alignment of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to link Gwadar with other parts of the country. The FWO took up the challenge to extend the benefits of Gwadar port to rest of the country by building roads in rugged mountainous . . . → Read More: Half the CPEC constructed in record time

From terrorists to healthy citizens

BARA, Pakistan — The whitewashed mansion once housed a millionaire — but these days its marbled halls are home to a military experiment on returning former Taliban fighters to mainstream society.

The deradicalization center in war-torn Bara resembles a typical elite boarding school: there’s a library, dormitory, canteen, recess and different sports teams. Its . . . → Read More: From terrorists to healthy citizens

World Bank team expresses

World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati has appreciated the efforts of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in running a successful cash transfer scheme targeting the poor through a scientific (PMT-based) method.

She was heading a delegation of the bank that called on the BISP Tehsil Officer Saddar in Lahore on Sunday, said a . . . → Read More: World Bank team expresses

Terry Tao: The story behind one of the most brilliant 21st century minds

This April, as undergraduates strolled along the street outside his modest office on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, the mathematician Terence Tao mused about the possibility that water could spontaneously explode. A widely used set of equations describes the behavior of fluids like water, but there . . . → Read More: Terry Tao: The story behind one of the most brilliant 21st century minds

Well done Ali Zafar for helping Pakistani Squash player

Noorena Shams could not believe the fact that it was her ‘real hero’ Ali Zafar who helped her out with sponsorship, so that she could take part in the Asian Squash Tournament.

Apparently, Ali Zafar is not only a versatile, talented artist of note but he also has a big heart and tends to help . . . → Read More: Well done Ali Zafar for helping Pakistani Squash player

Minority persecution in South Asia is often exaggerated

I had written in an article on this very forum some time back that many Indians and Pakistanis validate their deep-rooted nationalist prejudices by exaggerating the problems of the religious minorities on the other side of the border.

As an Indian, I have written articles informing my fellow countrymen that Pakistan has had a Christian . . . → Read More: Minority persecution in South Asia is often exaggerated