With an olive green head scarf poking out from her helmet,Ayesha Farooq flashes a cheeky grin when asked if it is lonely being the only war-ready female fighter pilot in the Islamic republic of Pakistan.
Farooq,from Punjab province’s historic city of Bahawalpur,is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the . . . →Read More:Pakistan flaunts first female fighter pilot ready for war
South Africans prayed for Nelson Mandela’s recovery as the 94-year-old former president spent a second day in hospital with a recurring lung infection.
Mandela was taken to hospital early on Saturday after his already frail health worsened.
Two of Mandela’s daughters visited the former anti-apartheid leader at the hospital in the capital,Pretoria, where is being . . . →Read More:The world prays for Mandela’s health
Celebrity and social activist Madonna announced on Saturday that she is raising money to expand a school in an impoverished area on the outskirts of Karachi,according to a press release on her official website.
On Saturday,Madonna went on stage at a live concert in London and publicised that she is supporting girls’ education in Pakistan . . . →Read More:Mdonna pledges funds for Sharmeen’s project
Amidst the hue and cry about rigging in elections,the political topsy turvy and the mercury rising and crossing the boiling point,there comes good news for Pakistan. Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali made history by climbing the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest without using supplemental oxygen.
. . . →Read More:Samina Baig and Mirza Ali,what Pakistanis need
SYDNEY:A Pakistani-born migrant is set to become the first Muslim woman to serve in Australia’s parliament, Voice of America reported.
Mehreen Faruqi,an environmental engineer,was selected by the New South Wales Greens to fill a vacancy in the upper house of the state legislature.
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If you ever wanted a greenhouse that can literally run on remote control,then you need to talk to Waleed Bashir.
Hailing from Khuzdar,this 15 year old Pakistani recently bagged the Grand Winner position,along with a gold medal,at the International Infomatrix Asia Computer Competition,held between April 18 and 21 in Almaty, . . . →Read More:Waleed Bashir wins gold at Infomatrix Competition
As the twin bombings hit the Boston Marathon,deadlier blasts also ripped through the densely populated Somali capital of Mogadishu. Hours after car bombs and suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside a court complex on Sunday,another car bomb detonated and killed Turkish nationals. In Somalia,unlike Boston,there were no highly trained emergency . . . →Read More:A moment with Somalia’s Hawa Abdi
Much of the news that comes out of Pakistan is about dictators,drones and destruction,but 31-year-old Shehrbano Saiyid is one of the few Pakistanis who is trying to change the narrative of this beleaguered nation. She recently became the first Pakistani to lead an all-female mountaineering expedition through the Shimshal range in the Northern . . . →Read More:Shehrbano Saiyid leads mountaineering expedition through the Shimshal range
By Jody Williams and Leymah Gbowee
In a London boardroom today –on April 10 –a new era in the longstanding fight to stop gender violence in conflict will be ushered in. Eight Foreign Ministers from the wealthiest countries around the world,the G8,will discuss conflict-related sexual violence and –if all goes according . . . →Read More:Are women ready to ‘face’ deeply engrained gender biases?