Pakistan recorded their first win in the hockey tournament at the London Olympics on Wednesday as they beat Argentina 2-0.
Mohammad Imran and captain Sohail Abbas scored as Pakistan swept past Argentina at the Riverbank Arena in London. Argentina, on the other hand, maintained a good rhythm but could not convert their chances into goals. (complete news)
Pakistan’s flag was raised at the Olympic village on Wednesday, July 25, two days before the London Olympics officially start. Officials and athletes from Pakistan participated in the flag raising ceremony where flags of other participating countries were also hoisted. -Photos by AFP
‘Thirty seven plays in 37 languages. Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is a polyglot’s paradise this summer as thirty seven theatre troupes from around the world will adapt and interpret one of Shakespeare’s plays for a performance in their national language as part of Globe to Globe, kicking off on April 21 in London. Taking part in this celebration of the Bard’s 448th birthday is a Pakistani theatre company, Theatre Wallay, staging The Taming of the Shrew. Starring Nadia Jamil and Omair Rana, directed by Haissam Hussain and featuring music by Mekaal Hasan, the play will be performed in Urdu on May 25 and 26, 2012.’ - from Sanam Maher’s write-up in HERALD [February 16, 2012]
This is it, people. Five months of rigorous rehearsals have led to this moment. Am leaving for England tomorrow on a 4-city tour of The Taming of the Shrew - in Urdu, including a performance at the prestigious Globe in London [as part of the Cultural Olympiad!] Please pray that the team makes Pakistan proud! And a special shout-out to ALL the actors and crew members of the production. Fingers, toes, everything crossed! [For more information on just what we’re up to, click here: http://globetoglobe.shakespearesglobe.com/]
Pakistanis have been ranked the fourth most intelligent people across the world in a globally-held survey. “Pakistanis are equal to the people of developed and industrialised countries when it comes to intelligence,” the survey report said. The poll was organised by the Institute of European Business Administration in 125 countries. The survey quantifies various aspects of brilliance and intellectual work in the nations of the surveyed countries. “Pakistanis outshine in the field of intelligence despite a dearth of required resources and opportunities,” the poll inferred.
BBC journalist exclusive on Pakistan’s socio-political climate
We cordially invite you to attend a book reading with distinguished author and BBC journalist, Owen Bennett Jones on Thursday 8th October 2009. Bennett Jones will provide a candid overview of his book, Eye of The Storm (3rd Edition), based on Pakistan and the current socio-political climate. The event will be chaired by esteemed writer Moni Mohsin, author of The End of Innocence and The Diary of a Social Butterfly.
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Bennett Jones’s market leading account of the critical modern state includes fresh material on the Taliban insurgency, the Musharraf years, the return and subsequent assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and the election as president of Asif Ali Zardari.
Owen Bennett Jones was BBC correspondent in Pakistan and is now Asia correspondent for the BBC World Service. He has written for the Guardian, Financial Times, and Independent newspapers, the London Review of Books and Prospect magazine.
Praise for the first edition: “The world has a stake in what happens in Pakistan. How great a stake, this book makes compellingly clear.”—Robert M. Hathaway, Wilson Quarterly
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