Harvard MUN 2016 – Pakistan is proud of you KGS, Lyceum

The Karachi Grammar School (KGS) won the best international delegation award at the Harvard Model United Nations (MUN) 2016 held in Boston, United States.

Over 3,000 delegates representing over 199 countries participated to debate issues of international importance.

A 14-member KGS team participated at the MUN in Boston for the first time, the team’s head . . . → Read More: Harvard MUN 2016 – Pakistan is proud of you KGS, Lyceum

A resolve to change Pakistani women’s image, Miss Pakistan USA

It takes more than just tiaras, gowns and stilettos to win hearts and Sarish Khan tells us exactly how she does it.

The 26-year-old American beauty of Pakistani origin is the current title holder of Miss Pakistan USA. A student at George Mason Law School in DC, she not only represents the refined class of . . . → Read More: A resolve to change Pakistani women’s image, Miss Pakistan USA

Pak ticketing start-up reaches Myanmar

Pakistani start-up Bookme, an online booking platform for movies, events, and bus services, announced today that it will be starting operations in Myanmar. The start-up, an alumni of Lahore-based incubator Plan9 and accelerator PlanX, is partnering with local company Lychee Ventures to bring bus and cinema ticketing services to Yangon.

Bookme was valued at $4 . . . → Read More: Pak ticketing start-up reaches Myanmar

Bodybuilding successes from Pakistan

A Pakistani athlete has clinched the Mr Musclemania title at the Mr Musclemania competition in Las Vegas on Sunday.

In a video message posted on his Facebook page, Pakistani bodybuilder Salman Ahmad said after winning the gold medal in the World Men Open in light weight class at the event he became the pro-card holder . . . → Read More: Bodybuilding successes from Pakistan

USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep

Another proud moment for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Pakistani Cinema.

Academy and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Andy Schocken’s documentary “Song of Lahore” premiered in New York City [NYC] on the 3rd of November 2015. The premiere was hosted by legendary Academy Award winning Actress Meryl Streep at the Crosby Street Hotel in . . . → Read More: USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep

USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep

Academy and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Andy Schocken’s documentary “Song of Lahore” premiered in New York City [NYC] on the 3rd of November 2015. The premiere was hosted by legendary Academy Award winning Actress Meryl Streep at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York where a special performance by The Sachal . . . → Read More: USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep

Pakistani students creating waves at CERN

With Pakistan becoming the first associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research among Asian countries this year, young scientists from the country have already started to make their mark.

A graduate of the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) stood first at the summer internship programme at the research facility popularly . . . → Read More: Pakistani students creating waves at CERN

Younis Khan may break Javed Miandad’s test record

Former Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan is poised to surpass compatriot Javed Miandad as the team’s greatest Test match run scorer, but he refuses to be considered the equal of a man he describes as a ‘legend and an idol’.

The 37-year-old needs just 19 more runs in the three-Test series against England starting in . . . → Read More: Younis Khan may break Javed Miandad’s test record

Pakistan is proud of Hadiqa Bashir

Another teenage girl from Swat has done the Pakistani nation proud as she was awarded the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award in the United States Saturday night.

Thirteen-year-old Hadiqa Bashir – whose forerunner was none other than Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai – is the youngest person to receive the award.

The third annual ‘Muhammad Ali Humanitarian . . . → Read More: Pakistan is proud of Hadiqa Bashir

Applying models to eradicate extremism in Pakistan

COUNTERING extremism is a missing link in the National Action Plan (NAP). Apparently, the plan was conceived from a counterterrorism and security perspective to address the immediate need of connecting different responses and putting these in a functional policy framework.

It is expected that the government will come up with a comprehensive counter-extremism strategy to . . . → Read More: Applying models to eradicate extremism in Pakistan