Taxila boy sets world record, scores 28 A's in O levels
A screenshot of Syed Zohaib Asad.
A Pakistani student from Beaconhouse has set a new world record by achieving 28 A’s in the University of Cambridge’s O-level examinations.
Nineteen-year-old Syed Zohaib Asad who belongs to Wah Cantonment in Taxilla aced in subjects like world geography and travel tourism in Pakistan.
He had to gather content all by himself, given the reason that these subjects were unique and are not covered well.
Zohaib expressed his concern for Pakistan and said that he’s worried about the rough phase that Pakistan is going through.
But Zohaib is hopeful and holds a belief that the country can be steered out of crisis through hardwork and honesty.
“I see the problems of Pakistan in line with the political scenario, the economic condition and educational structure. I aspire to contribute in the economic sector and will join the ministry of finance one day.”
Zohaib’s father Syed Asad Ali said that he is grateful to Zohaib’s teachers who taught him devotedly.
“It’s a pleasure for me that he has done a great job, not just for our family, Pakistan but the whole Muslim community.”
He further said that Zohaib is going to Canada for pursuing higher studies with an aim of doing something big for his nation when he returns.
Islamabad: A Pakistani political activist plans a fast against corruption and high military spending, mirroring a move in neighbouring India where efforts to stop popular anti-graft activist Anna Hazare from a hunger strike this week sparked national protests.
The protest by Jhangir Ahktar, an Islamabad businessman who has fasted before to draw attention to bad governance, is not slated to begin until after the Muslim fasting month of Ramzan ends.
Pakistan’s army, which ran the country for nearly half of the post-independence period, has come under criticism for eating up to a quarter of each year’s budget, while education and health care spending account for less than two per cent of spending.
He says the campaign is for “Pakistan to bring a bill in the parliament against corruption… And to cut the budget of the army of Pakistan.”
Ahktar says he hopes he will draw enough attention to the issue that an anti-corruption bill will be introduced in Pakistan’s National Assembly, and that funds will be directed away from Pakistan’s military budget and towards tackling issues that effect the population, like the nation’s beleaguered power sector.
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LAHORE: Doctors at the Shaikh Zayed Hospital carried out a successful cadaveric liver transplant on Friday.
The cadaveric liver (a liver from someone who has died) was donated by Mohammad Arsalan, a 16-year-old 10th class student of Muslim Town. He was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries he had suffered in a road accident.
The 12-hour long transplant was done on a 40-year-old patient from Sialkot. His condition is said to be stable.
The surgery was conducted by a team of surgeons headed by Prof Dr Muhammad Tufail. Other members were: Dr Muhammad Shafi, Dr Amir Latif, Dr Tariq Bangash, Dr Haroon Majeed, Dr Umar Ali and Dr Ihtezaz Hussain. Shaikh Zayed Hospital’s former chairman Prof Dr Anwar A. Khan also assisted the surgeons.
The operation had started at 6pm on Thursday and ended at 6am on Friday.
It was the fourth liver transplant performed in Pakistan. The three previous surgeries were carried by foreign doctors — two in Karachi six years ago and one in Lahore in April 2006.
Arsalan had been admitted to the hospital three days ago. He died of his wounds in the hospital’s intensive care unit late on Thursday night.
Arsalan’s father Naveed Anjum told the surgeons that his son had pledged to donate his liver.
Nazia Hassan (April 3, 1965 – August 13, 2000) was an iconic Pakistani pop singer. Her song “Aap Jaisa Koi" from the Indian filmQurbani (1980) made her a legend and pop icon in Pakistan and all of Southern Asia in the 1980s, where she is admired and loved even today, years after her death. Her debut album Disco Deewane (1981) also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record up until that time. Nazia Hassan, along with her brother Zohaib Hassan, went on to sell over 60 million records worldwide.
Besides music, Nazia had the honour of starting the noble trend of working for the under privileged and poor. All the money earned from music was spent on charity. Nazia supported the “Inner Wheel Club” of India and helped raise funds for them. In Pakistan, she established the organization “BAN” to fight against the curse of narcotics . She belonged to many charity organizations and worked with her mother Muniza Basir in the low income areas of Karachi to help the needy and sick. Nazia worked with Javed Jabbar, former Information Minister, to raise funds for children in Rajasthan. She is known as the “Sweetheart of Pakistan”. Nazia Hassan is still the symbol of grace, sacred beauty and innocence and is frequently compared to Princess Diana, as she was known to possess a heart of gold.