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

Despite energy woes Pakistan’s economy hits 8-year high

Pakistan plans to boost growth to an eight-year high as the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif battles electricity shortages that have undermined South Asia’s second-biggest economy.

The economy will expand 5.1 percent in the year starting July from an estimated 4.1 percent in the outgoing year, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said in an . . . → Read More: Despite energy woes Pakistan’s economy hits 8-year high

Street footballers make nation proud

ISLAMABAD: It is hard to imagine Pakistan doing great in football at any level. The international sport is among the most popular team sports in the country, but the domestic craze for football is usually visible in front of TV screens than on the pitch.

But the Pakistani street children team proved otherwise, by finishing . . . → Read More: Street footballers make nation proud

How Ron Moreau changed war reporting

We lost Ron Moreau in the spring of 1991. He had gone to Iraqi Kurdistan forNewsweek to cover the panicked flight of hundreds of thousands of people from their homes to the high harsh ice of the mountains on the Turkish border, where they hoped to escape the savagery of Saddam Hussein in the aftermath of . . . → Read More: How Ron Moreau changed war reporting

A Tribute to Army and ISI

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