Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi said he was trying to bring international cricket back to Pakistan and a number of foreign stars have shown an interest. Afridi said New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori and Jacob Oram, West Indian Chris Gayle and some Australian players including paceman Shaun Tait were among those with whom he had discussed the proposal.
The Pakistan-born Danish orthopaedic surgeon Sajida Afzal has been awarded “Hero of the Year Award 2011” in Denmark for building an orthopaedic children’s hospital in Pakistan.
She left her prestigious job in Denmark to pursue her dream of building a quality children hospital in Pakistan. Sajida’s first experience of working in Pakistan was during the 2005 earthquake when she volunteered to help operate on thousands of people who had been injured during the disastrous earthquake. “I was deeply affected by seeing all these people in pain and agony and I got a feeling that people in Pakistan needed me and how much one could accomplish with few resources,” said Sajida while talking to this scribe.
“Sajida Afzal is an inspiration to others with her efforts, and she is a hero in the true sense, because she has put her own comfort and needs aside to step up and help where need is greatest,” said Hanne Bech Hansen, former police director in Copenhagen and jury member, when she handed Sajida flowers, diploma, silver bowl and the award money. Sajida Afzal was nominated for the ‘Year 2011 Hero award’ along with nine other people who in various ways have put themselves at the expense of others either by saving lives, or by making an extraordinary contribution to society.
Dr. M. Naeem Taj, a talented general and laparoscopic surgeon currently heading the Department of Surgery at Islamabad’s Capital Hospital, has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records by successfully removing the world’s longest gall bladder through a 1 centimetre umbilical incision.
We love shouting out load “Pakistan Zindabaad” But there are few who are working on a far extent on branding/improving the image of Pakistan. Today I came across Another reason to be a proud Pakistani. Read about such a person who is a well aged guy but his effort for Improving the image of…
In our few years of operating of this tumblog we have only received three hate messages, two of which were posted in last two days (proud enough?).
We are really grateful to the hatemail senders for the time they took to send those messages even if they showed lack of vocabulary or in latest case total lack of knowledge about even basic history. Reasons why we are not going to publish them are:
1. Profanity 2. Lack of knowledge: Wish we could teach basic anthropology and history here. 3. Anonymous: Why even honour someone’s ill-informed criticism when they cannot even tell who they are?
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…the night guard comes around on his cycle with a loud whistle to scare away burglars. He goes through about a dozen or half a dozen streets. I’ve questioned my cousin about it but she can’t figure out the logistics either. Like, where does he come from and who pays him? The concept seems naive to me. Wouldn’t you just wait for him to pass and then carry on with your burglarizing? I want to know more.
Pakistani: It is an age old tradition of sub-continent. The night guard known as “Chowkidar” will make rounds on his bicycle or on foot (hitting a staff on ground to make noise along with whistling), hoping to instil a sense of someone present in any opportunist burglar. It used to work in the old simpler days, but now it is more like just a formality or a practice to comfort ones own self. They are paid by the housing societies or the plain good residents who find it still helpful, or people like myself who find it as an interesting tradition.
If they snatch my ink and pen, I should not complain, For I have dipped my fingers In the blood of my heart. I should not complain Even if they seal my tongue, For every ring of my chain Is a tongue ready to speak.