Visual effects artist from Pakistan wins third Oscar

KARACHI: Richard Parker swims in the Life of Pi ocean. Afterwards, the 10 million hair on the Bengal tiger’s body are wiped down, his fur gradually morphing from dripping wet to dry.

In Frozen, we watch the little girl Elsa create snowfall and her enchanting ice world emerge. The line between fantasy and reality blurs, so real are . . . → Read More: Visual effects artist from Pakistan wins third Oscar

Towards restoring national self-esteem

By Kamila Hyat

We are a nation locked in a dreamless sleep and a hopeless state of waking. For too many in the country there is nothing to aspire for, and nothing to look forward to.

Only nightmares exist, made up of the desperate struggle to survive, the lack of opportunity and the knowledge, . . . → Read More: Towards restoring national self-esteem

Pakistan’s true heroes

Few Pakistanis command the kind of adulation that social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi does. Pioneer of the world’s largest ambulance service, Mr Edhi has devoted a lifetime tending to the needs of those seized with misfortune — the ailing, the destitute, the orphan. Words fail to catalogue the gargantuan humanitarian work he has done across . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s true heroes

Pakistan’s Maria Toorpakai wins Nash Cup

Pakistan’s squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir put her name in the history books by winning the first ever women’s event in the Nash Cup in Canada by beating Milou van der Heijden of the Netherlands 13-11, 11-3, 11-9.

The victory gave Maria, who hails from South Waziristan, the third title of her WSA career after . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Maria Toorpakai wins Nash Cup

Pakistan Army stuns the world record holders

At the Punjab Youth Festival, officers from the Pakistan Army’s Army’s PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) team did the country proud by breaking previously held world records in various categories of fitness. Our soldiers set 20 new records in total, raising the bar for the rest of the world. Capt . . . → Read More: Pakistan Army stuns the world record holders

Online entrepreneur women of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As many as 6,000 women entrepreneurs in urban and rural areas of Pakistan are now successfully marketing their homemade products online.

This was made possible after they got digital marketing training under the “Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme” offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which started in 2011.

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How we forget to ‘live’

About three years ago now I sat in a New York deli across from a good friend Glen Nelson. I had formed my own company about eight months before, leaving the security of a good job in the corporate world, and I was more than little stressed.

I proceeded to tell Glen my worries. He . . . → Read More: How we forget to ‘live’

Punjab world record attempt postponed due to security threat

LAHORE: The Punjab government’s attempt to set world record of singing national anthem by maximum people has been postponed due to potential security threat.

The provincial government sources revealed that there was red alert threat to easy and soft target of school and college children at the Punjab University New Campus venue.

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Rising from the ashes: Javaid Ali’s success story

KARACHI: Casually flipping through channels on television, he recalls with a nostalgic smile that when he was growing up, the small TV set his parents had at home only aired one station — PTV. “Now, I have been interviewed by two channels. Who would have thought that a small-town village boy would ever be on TV?” . . . → Read More: Rising from the ashes: Javaid Ali’s success story

Pakistan’s sole representative at Sochi 2014

ISLAMABAD: As a young boy, Mohammad Karim taught himself to speed over the snowy slopes of northern Pakistan on home-made skis.

Now he is his country’s sole representative at the Winter Olympics.

Growing up among some of the world’s highest mountains in the northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Karim caught the skiiing bug early — albeit . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s sole representative at Sochi 2014