Social & Political

Social & Political
Pakistan Hires Thousands of Newly-Unemployed Laborers for Ambitious 10 Billion Tree-Planting Initiative
Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has driven thousands of workers into unemployment, the Pakistani government has found a way to provide jobs to their citizens while also reforesting the nation. According to Reuters, Pakistan has created more than 63,000 jobs for unemployed day laborers by relaunching the nation’s ambitious 10 Billion Tree Tsunami campaign. The 5-year initiative, which was started by Prime Minister Imran Khan back in 2018, was temporarily shut…
Social & Political
Over 50 Pakistani artists have donated their artwork to this Covid-19 fundraiser
What isn’t under lockdown— and might yet save us from the worst— is the goodness and charity of those who are able to help and assist in a time when it’s needed the most. This time the art fraternity of Pakistan has stepped up to play its part. Prints for Pandemic Relief, a recent initiative spearheaded and organised by three women, Seyhr Qayum, Zuneera Shah and Naeha Rashid, is an…
Social & Political
Karachi University team identifies potential drugs for Covid-19 treatment
A team of researchers from University of Karachi’s (KU) Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) has identified multiple drugs that could be effective for treating Covid-19. According to a statement issued by KU’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), under which PCMD functions, on Sunday, the team, under the supervision of Dr Zaheerul Haq Qasmi and Dr Reazud Din, employed computational technology and initiated…
Social & Political Technology
Pakistani man wins award for global water crisis solution in UAE
Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, a Pakistani national, has won the Innovative Individual Award and Youth Award category in the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award. His project, ”24/7 Solar Desalination” is a hybrid desalination cycle that combines the adsorption (AD) cycle with conventional multi-effect distillation (MED) system to overcome the operational limitations of MED. Hybrid MEDAD cycle water production is 2-3 times higher than…
Social & Political
Pakistani short film “Darling” wins award at Venice Film Festival
Directed by Saim Sadiq, the Pakistani short film “Darling” has won the award for Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival.The film features upcoming actress Mehar Bano, Abdullah Malik, and Nadia Afgan. Alina Khan, a transgender actress from Lahore, plays a transgender character in the story. This film marks her acting debut. “Darling” tackles the lack of transgender representation in the country’s visual arts, and is bound to engage with…
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Bahrain awards Edhi Foundation for humanitarian services
The Edhi Foundation, Pakistan’s largest charitable organization, has been conferred with prestigious Isa Award for its service to humanity during a ceremony in Bahrain’s capital Manama. According to a press release by the Isa Award for Service to Humanity, the Edhi Foundation was shortlisted along with several other qualifiers from other countries by an international jury. Edhi Foundation has been honoured with a cash amount of USD one million, a gold medal…
Social & Political
Hunza Valley becomes Pakistan’s & Asia’s first plastic free zone
Adviser to the PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said while addressing a ceremony held at Altit Hunza that the scenic Hunza Valley has become Pakistan’s first plastic- bag free district. “The people of Hunza deserve congratulations for implementing the ban. I hope they will continue cooperating with the administration to keep the city clean and free of plastic bags,” he added. The PM’s adviser said that Pakistan would…
Social & Political Women in Limelight
Pakistani-American Rabeea Collier becomes District Court judge in Texas
Pakistani American woman Rabeea Collier has become  judge of the 113th District Court in Harris Country in US state of Taxas. Rabeea Collier, a Democrat,  has practiced law for 12 years. She  is married to Robert Collier, an attorney. They have two sons and live in North Houston. She has served as a board member of the Harris County Democratic Lawyers’ Association and Association of Women Attorneys. Rabeea has also…