What no one told you about Pakistan
Honoured: Arfa Karim’s birthplace a model village
As many as eight development projects have been planned to turn the ancestral village of Arfa Karim into a model village, District Coordination Officer Najam Ahmad Shah said on Saturday.
He was speaking at a meeting to review the projects. The DCO was told that a monument would be built at Arfa Karim’s grave to pay tribute to her services in the information technology sector. In addition to the monument, a girl’s degree college, up-grade of girls’ schools and basic health units and construction of roads are planned. (complete news)
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Honoured: Arfa Karim’s birthplace a model village

As many as eight development projects have been planned to turn the ancestral village of Arfa Karim into a model village, District Coordination Officer Najam Ahmad Shah said on Saturday.

He was speaking at a meeting to review the projects. The DCO was told that a monument would be built at Arfa Karim’s grave to pay tribute to her services in the information technology sector. In addition to the monument, a girl’s degree college, up-grade of girls’ schools and basic health units and construction of roads are planned. (complete news)

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Child prodigy: Lights dim on a beautiful mind
FAISALABAD: In 2004, Aarifa  Karim Randhawa was the youngest ever Microsoft certified professional  in the world. Born in 1995, she received the prestigious title at the  age of nine.
On December 22, Aarifa was admitted to Lahore’s CMH hospital after  suffering cardiac arrest. On Thursday, doctors said there is no hope for  her survival, and that her life support could be switched off ‘at any  time’.
Aarifa’s father, Lt Col (Retd) Amjad Karim Randhawa told The Express Tribune that she had suffered an epileptic attack, which caused severe brain  and heart damage. Randhawa said “only a miracle will allow my brilliant,  genius daughter to live now”. (complete news, previous post on her)
 
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Child prodigy: Lights dim on a beautiful mind

FAISALABAD: In 2004, Aarifa Karim Randhawa was the youngest ever Microsoft certified professional in the world. Born in 1995, she received the prestigious title at the age of nine.

On December 22, Aarifa was admitted to Lahore’s CMH hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. On Thursday, doctors said there is no hope for her survival, and that her life support could be switched off ‘at any time’.

Aarifa’s father, Lt Col (Retd) Amjad Karim Randhawa told The Express Tribune that she had suffered an epileptic attack, which caused severe brain and heart damage. Randhawa said “only a miracle will allow my brilliant, genius daughter to live now”. (complete news, previous post on her)

 

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World’s youngest MCP Aarifa Karim hospitalised

Aarifa Karim, a Pakistani girl from Faisalabad who became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in 2004 at the age of nine, is in a critical condition in a hospital, Express News reported on Thursday.

The doctors say that Karim had a heart attack which affected her brain, causing her to slip into a coma.

Karim had earned the Fatima Jinnah gold medal and Salam Pakistan Youth Award in 2005 over her achievement.

She was also invited to the Microsoft Headquarters in the US by Bill Gates for being the World’s youngest MCP.

Karim also earned her first flight certificate by flying a plane at a flying club in Dubai at the age of 10, and was invited by Microsoft in 2006 to be a key-note speaker at the Tech-Ed Developers Conference, where she was the only Pakistani among over 5,000 developers.

She is currently 16 years old and is studying at Lahore Grammar School Paragon Campus. (News)

Pakistani: We posted on her before 2 years ago here. We wish her a speedy recovery!

 

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City of the Oppressed (via azspot)

Directed, edited and shot by Ammar Aziz

For a related initiative in Pakistan check Education Emergency Pakistan / March for Education and get involved.

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Jashn-e-Bahaaran (trans. Spring Festival and aptly called Basant). The celebrations of spring known as ‘Jashn-e-baharaan’ in Urdu, are carried on in the entire country for almost a month. Basant, in particular, is celebrated in eastern Pakistani Punjab especially Lahore. Lahore being the historic capital of Punjab celebrates Basant with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm. Although traditionally it was a festival confined to the old-walled city it has spread all through out the city. Other cities in which Basant is mainly celebrated are Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum, Kasur, Sialkot and Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

It was for many years officially backed by the government and sponsored by multinational corporations. Although Basant is celebrated throughout Pakistani Punjab, it is Lahore which made it popular not only in Pakistan but all over the world as the largest kite festival. Over the years, the Basant festival has drawn thousands of revellers to Lahore from all over the world. (via pakistank2)

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Rural Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Rural Faisalabad, Pakistan

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A man arranges clothes to dry outside a textile factory in Faisalabad, the textile capital of Pakistan.

A man arranges clothes to dry outside a textile factory in Faisalabad, the textile capital of Pakistan.

A laborer works on a loom in a textile factory in Faisalabad, Pakistan, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. (Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg)

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A laborer works on a loom in a textile factory in Faisalabad, Pakistan, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. (Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg)

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A health worker supervises polio drops to a child at Faisalabad Railway Station.–APP Photo

A health worker supervises polio drops to a child at Faisalabad Railway Station.–APP Photo

Football in Pakistan

Football in Pakistan has very promising potential but lacks any Governmental or major commercial backing, which are all glued to Cricket at the moment.

But with all the difficulties, Pakistani Football has come a long way.

Recently with induction of a new coach, things are looking even more promissing.

Here we are sharing some of the resources which will enable you to know more about Football in Pakistan.


FootballPakistan.comPakistan’s major and perhaps only proper Football News source since 2003.

Visit: www.footballPakistan.com

Athletico FC (Faisalabad): www.AthleticoFC.com