What no one told you about Pakistan
Going the Oxbridge route? Education City piques top ranking universities’ curiosity
Efforts to attract international universities to the proposed Education City near Swabi seem to have proven fruitful, as four more international universities have expressed an interest in opening their campuses.
In addition to the University of Bradford, the University of Cambridge and University of Nottingham from England, University of Pennsylvania from the United States, and Victoria University from Australia have initiated talks with the Higher Education Department (HED) regarding outposts in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). (more)
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Going the Oxbridge route? Education City piques top ranking universities’ curiosity

Efforts to attract international universities to the proposed Education City near Swabi seem to have proven fruitful, as four more international universities have expressed an interest in opening their campuses.

In addition to the University of Bradford, the University of Cambridge and University of Nottingham from England, University of Pennsylvania from the United States, and Victoria University from Australia have initiated talks with the Higher Education Department (HED) regarding outposts in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). (more)

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Tourism Corporation of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s new train service from Peshawar to Attock passes by many historical sites. (complete slideshow)

Tourism Corporation of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s new train service from Peshawar to Attock passes by many historical sites. (complete slideshow)

It is very difficult to nurture your love for a sport if you are born as a girl in South Waziristan. But Maria Toorpakai Wazir defied all odds by training and competing as a boy in Peshawar until she could not hide her gender any longer. Today she is Pakistan’s top female squash player and is ranked 54th in the world.
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It is very difficult to nurture your love for a sport if you are born as a girl in South Waziristan. But Maria Toorpakai Wazir defied all odds by training and competing as a boy in Peshawar until she could not hide her gender any longer. Today she is Pakistan’s top female squash player and is ranked 54th in the world.

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Aitzaz Hasan: Tributes to Pakistan teenager killed when he stopped a bomber
Tributes have been pouring in for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on Monday when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the Hangu area.
Aitzaz Hasan, 15, was with friends outside school when they spotted a man wearing a suicide vest.
Despite the pleas of his fellow students, he decided to confront and capture the bomber who then detonated his vest, his cousin told the BBC. (news)
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Aitzaz Hasan: Tributes to Pakistan teenager killed when he stopped a bomber

Tributes have been pouring in for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on Monday when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the Hangu area.

Aitzaz Hasan, 15, was with friends outside school when they spotted a man wearing a suicide vest.

Despite the pleas of his fellow students, he decided to confront and capture the bomber who then detonated his vest, his cousin told the BBC. (news)

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Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder aircraft performs during the Dubai Airshow in Dubai. (PHOTO PAF) More than 200 companies from all over the world displayed their aviation products and aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2013.
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Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder aircraft performs during the Dubai Airshow in Dubai. (PHOTO PAF) More than 200 companies from all over the world displayed their aviation products and aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2013.

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Young Entrepreneur Changes the U.S. Cell Phone Market
People who overturn the apple cart don’t ask for permission. But it takes more than audacity for a 26-year-old to challenge an entire industry. For Ahmed Khattak, it was personal: He couldn’t buy a phone. An international student from Peshawar, Pakistan, Khattak arrived at Yale in 2004 at the age of 18 with no social security number and no credit history. That meant no one would sell him a cell phone.
He was appalled at the barriers the U.S. cell phone industry threw in front of consumers at every turn. Restrictive two-year contracts? (complete)
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Young Entrepreneur Changes the U.S. Cell Phone Market

People who overturn the apple cart don’t ask for permission. But it takes more than audacity for a 26-year-old to challenge an entire industry. For Ahmed Khattak, it was personal: He couldn’t buy a phone. An international student from Peshawar, Pakistan, Khattak arrived at Yale in 2004 at the age of 18 with no social security number and no credit history. That meant no one would sell him a cell phone.

He was appalled at the barriers the U.S. cell phone industry threw in front of consumers at every turn. Restrictive two-year contracts? (complete)

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Pakistan’s women police fight criminals, militants and scorn
When Shazadi Gillani, the highest ranking female police officer in Pakistan’s most conservative province, wanted to join the force she had to defy her father, forego marriage and pay for her own basic training.
During the next 19 years, Inspector Gillani and her faithful sidekick Rizwana Zafar, brought up as a boy after becoming her frustrated father’s ninth daughter, have battled bandits, earthquakes and militants. (complete)
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Pakistan’s women police fight criminals, militants and scorn

When Shazadi Gillani, the highest ranking female police officer in Pakistan’s most conservative province, wanted to join the force she had to defy her father, forego marriage and pay for her own basic training.

During the next 19 years, Inspector Gillani and her faithful sidekick Rizwana Zafar, brought up as a boy after becoming her frustrated father’s ninth daughter, have battled bandits, earthquakes and militants. (complete)

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There Must Be A River; the story of Indus, the story of Pakistan

There Must be a River is a journey of the Indus River told through thousands of years of folklore, myths and legends by people living along its banks. This documentary follows this river of antiquity, covering over 3000 km of geography and five millennia of history, back to a time when a string of sophisticated cities flourished along it banks. One of the longest rivers in the world, it rises from Tibet, flows west across India and south through Pakistan, where today it serves as the lifeline for the people living along its banks. This documentary is a journey along Indus River from its source in Tibet, to its final destination into the Arabian Sea. This voyage leads us from the ruins of intricate metropolises, capturing stories of love, war, divinities and human struggle, to the challenges this river and its people face now, through one of the most divers landscapes of the world, where the past still echoes today. (official website)

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Aeisha Gulalai:First Female MNA from FATA
GHALANAI, May 28: A young woman belonged to South Waziristan Agency Aeisha Gulalai vice president of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf become youngest Member of National Assembly on special women seat belonged to tribal area.
She told that there was no representation for FATA women in the parliament while tribal areas have talented women.
“After becoming MNA she will struggle to starts dialogue for peace process in the area keeping all the stakeholders in trust” she said.
“PTI chief Imran Khan has proved the slogans of changed and for the first time he selected a tribal women on special seat belonged to South Waziristan agency which is real changed in the history of country” Aeisha said.
She said that she wants to aware tribal women through education and to motivate for resolution basic issues.
Aiesha told that world consider FATA as terrorists and extremists, in fact tribal’s are talented and peace loving peoples and now they goes to the parliament of Pakistan. (complete article)

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Aeisha Gulalai:First Female MNA from FATA

GHALANAI, May 28: A young woman belonged to South Waziristan Agency Aeisha Gulalai vice president of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf become youngest Member of National Assembly on special women seat belonged to tribal area.

She told that there was no representation for FATA women in the parliament while tribal areas have talented women.

“After becoming MNA she will struggle to starts dialogue for peace process in the area keeping all the stakeholders in trust” she said.

“PTI chief Imran Khan has proved the slogans of changed and for the first time he selected a tribal women on special seat belonged to South Waziristan agency which is real changed in the history of country” Aeisha said.

She said that she wants to aware tribal women through education and to motivate for resolution basic issues.

Aiesha told that world consider FATA as terrorists and extremists, in fact tribal’s are talented and peace loving peoples and now they goes to the parliament of Pakistan. (complete article)

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Return to Innocence
A Portrait from Pakistan by Tabish Naeemi
 
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Return to Innocence

A Portrait from Pakistan by Tabish Naeemi

 

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