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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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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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Malala’s recovering friends
A month after the attack, which sparked a global outcry, young Shazia remained fearless and optimistic.
“Islam gives equal opportunity to males and females to get an education, so we will continue our education. Education is indispensable for both men and women as it gives awareness to mankind. I will become a doctor and serve my nation,” she told The Express Tribune.
Earlier, Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced that he would recommend the Sitara-e-Shujaat for Shazia and Kainat. (complete news)
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Malala’s recovering friends

A month after the attack, which sparked a global outcry, young Shazia remained fearless and optimistic.

“Islam gives equal opportunity to males and females to get an education, so we will continue our education. Education is indispensable for both men and women as it gives awareness to mankind. I will become a doctor and serve my nation,” she told The Express Tribune.

Earlier, Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced that he would recommend the Sitara-e-Shujaat for Shazia and Kainat. (complete news)

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Mehak Gul stands with Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan after setting a record of arranging a chessboard in 45 seconds. 

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Mehak Gul stands with Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan after setting a record of arranging a chessboard in 45 seconds. 

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Thousands of Pakistanis sing national anthem to set world record
Thousands of Pakistanis sang their national anthem together at a ceremony named Punjab Youth Festival 2012 at National Hockey Stadium in Lahore on Saturday to set a world record.
According to the Sports Board Punjab at least 24,000 students and athletes, and 60,000 citizens were invited to sing the national anthem for creating a new record in the Guinness World Records.
At least 70,000 Pakistanis sang the national anthem together in Lahore on October 20, to set a new world record breaking India’s record.
The previous record was set by India when 15,243 people sang the national anthem simultaneously earlier this year, AFP reports. (complete news)
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Thousands of Pakistanis sing national anthem to set world record

Thousands of Pakistanis sang their national anthem together at a ceremony named Punjab Youth Festival 2012 at National Hockey Stadium in Lahore on Saturday to set a world record.

According to the Sports Board Punjab at least 24,000 students and athletes, and 60,000 citizens were invited to sing the national anthem for creating a new record in the Guinness World Records.

At least 70,000 Pakistanis sang the national anthem together in Lahore on October 20, to set a new world record breaking India’s record.

The previous record was set by India when 15,243 people sang the national anthem simultaneously earlier this year, AFP reports. (complete news)

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Team Pakistan sweeps debating competition in Mexico
 For the three 15-year-old students selected to represent Pakistan in one of the largest high school tournaments in the world, The Karl Popper Debating Championship (KPDC), the first-time visit to Mexico became their time to shine.
Not only did the Pakistani team win the final against the team from South Korea, but all three participants were listed in the top 10 speakers of tournament. The titled was achieved after winning through 6 preliminary rounds, 3 elimination rounds and the grand final.
Karachi Grammar School student Zainab Hameed was named the top speaker of the competition while Azeem Liaquat, student of the Salamat International Campus for Advanced Studies in Lahore, came second. Their compatriot, Ahmed Shujaan from the Aitchison College, was not far behind either and bagged the fifth position among more than 200 participants.
Teams from 45 countries came together to debate on a mix of prepared and impromptu motions. The event was a part of the 18th edition of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) Youth Forum held in Mexico from July 2 to 15. (complete news)
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Team Pakistan sweeps debating competition in Mexico

 For the three 15-year-old students selected to represent Pakistan in one of the largest high school tournaments in the world, The Karl Popper Debating Championship (KPDC), the first-time visit to Mexico became their time to shine.

Not only did the Pakistani team win the final against the team from South Korea, but all three participants were listed in the top 10 speakers of tournament. The titled was achieved after winning through 6 preliminary rounds, 3 elimination rounds and the grand final.

Karachi Grammar School student Zainab Hameed was named the top speaker of the competition while Azeem Liaquat, student of the Salamat International Campus for Advanced Studies in Lahore, came second. Their compatriot, Ahmed Shujaan from the Aitchison College, was not far behind either and bagged the fifth position among more than 200 participants.

Teams from 45 countries came together to debate on a mix of prepared and impromptu motions. The event was a part of the 18th edition of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) Youth Forum held in Mexico from July 2 to 15. (complete news)


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Children watch a pool game in progress in a slum outside of Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 24, 2012. The children and their parents fled the 2010 floods that ravaged entire villages in central Pakistan and affected over 20 million people. (Muhammed Muheisen/AP, via delucazade)
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Children watch a pool game in progress in a slum outside of Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 24, 2012. The children and their parents fled the 2010 floods that ravaged entire villages in central Pakistan and affected over 20 million people. (Muhammed Muheisen/AP, via delucazade)


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Shahid Afridi to front Pakistan polio fight
Dashing cricketer Shahid Afridi is to front efforts to eradicate polio from Pakistan, going head-to-head with militants who have banned vaccinations in an al Qaeda-linked stronghold on the Afghan border.
The charismatic former Pakistan captain was born in Khyber district, which is part of the militant-infested tribal belt, and campaigners hope his Pashto credentials can persuade parents to inoculate their children.
“It is a noble cause and I am happy to be part of smashing polio from Pakistan which has crippled many children,” Afridi told AFP.
He said the main target was remote areas of Pakistan, such as the al Qaeda and Taliban infested tribal belt on the Afghan border. (complete news)
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Shahid Afridi to front Pakistan polio fight

Dashing cricketer Shahid Afridi is to front efforts to eradicate polio from Pakistan, going head-to-head with militants who have banned vaccinations in an al Qaeda-linked stronghold on the Afghan border.

The charismatic former Pakistan captain was born in Khyber district, which is part of the militant-infested tribal belt, and campaigners hope his Pashto credentials can persuade parents to inoculate their children.

“It is a noble cause and I am happy to be part of smashing polio from Pakistan which has crippled many children,” Afridi told AFP.

He said the main target was remote areas of Pakistan, such as the al Qaeda and Taliban infested tribal belt on the Afghan border. (complete news)


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In this Nov. 1, 2010 file photo, a Pakistani boy reacts after he caught a fish while fishing with other boys in a flooded field next to their camp in Muzaffargarh in Punjab province, Pakistan. - Photo by AP. (via abustaif)
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In this Nov. 1, 2010 file photo, a Pakistani boy reacts after he caught a fish while fishing with other boys in a flooded field next to their camp in Muzaffargarh in Punjab province, Pakistan. - Photo by AP. (via abustaif)


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KINSHASA, Congo - Jinnah Public School is commonly known as the Jinnah School in this central African country. The Congolese students honor Pakistan once every year at the annual function by reciting the Pakistani national anthem. Some 4000 Pakistani civilians and soldiers are helping Congo-Kinshasa stand on its feet.

The school was established by Pakistan Army officers and soldiers as a gift to the people of Congo.

things like this genuinely make me happy! :’) 


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