Only The Longest Thread – An immersive and riveting journey through the Eureka moments in Physics

Tasneem Zehra Husain is a writer, educator, and Pakistan’s first female string theorist. She holds a PhD from Stockholm University and did post-doctoral research at Harvard University. Husain is fascinated by scientific theories, how we engage with them, and how they change us. She explores these themes in her fiction and nonfiction writing, her popular talks, . . . → Read More: Only The Longest Thread – An immersive and riveting journey through the Eureka moments in Physics

Pakistani filmmaker Shahzad Hameed awarded Prince of Asturias Award

Broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker Shehzad Hameed Ahmad from Pakistan has won the Prince of Asturias Award — Spain’s equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize — for his work during Fulbright scholarship which also included a documentary ‘The Pakistan Four’.

Ahmad received the award from the Spain’s King Felipe Juan on behalf of . . . → Read More: Pakistani filmmaker Shahzad Hameed awarded Prince of Asturias Award

One Young World Dublin first prize goes to Pakistan

(By SYED TALAL) Pakistan has won first prize at the Rwanga Social Startup Competition, which was held at the fifth One Young World summit in Dublin.

Khizr Imran Tajammul represented Pakistan and presented his idea for researching and manufacturing affordable energy solutions for low income communities. His idea taps into the potential of solar energy . . . → Read More: One Young World Dublin first prize goes to Pakistan

Saad Haroon wins runner up position in “Funniest Person in the World”

Pakistani stand-up comedian Saad Haroon secured second position in the final of the first World Famous Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World competition.

The contestants faced off in an online voting competition for the prize.

During the voting, which started at 7pm (US Pacific time) on October 24 and continued till 11am on . . . → Read More: Saad Haroon wins runner up position in “Funniest Person in the World”

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

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

Muslim fighter women who stood up for a cause

This week saw the death of two extraordinarily brave women in the Middle East. The first, in Iraq, was Ummayyah Naji Jabara, the daughter of a Sunni tribal leader who had been assassinated by Al Qaeda seven years ago.

Jabara became a politician herself, an advisor to the governor of Salahuddin province. . . . → Read More: Muslim fighter women who stood up for a cause