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Pakistani-Kashmiri Doctor Wins MasterChef UK
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British-Pakistani Saliha Ahmed wins MasterChef UK 2017
A British doctor of Pakistani origin, Saliha Ahmed, has won the 2017 edition of MasterChef UK, overcoming the challenge put up by 64 amateur cooks who were competing with her. In the popular show’s finale, Ahmed trumped the efforts of music teacher Giovanna Ryan and DJ Steve Kielty, relying on her Pakistani culinary heritage to be crowned champion, as a record six million viewers saw her cook her way to…
Malala Yousafzai made an honorary Canadian citizen
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Malala Yousafzai given honorary Canadian citizenship
Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person, and the youngest, to receive honorary Canadian citizenship. The 19-year-old was bestowed with the honour in a ceremony held in the Canadian capital of Ottawa on April 12. Following the ceremony Malala also had the unique honour of addressing the Canadian Parliament where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced her in a glowing tribute. He recounted her achievements in the…
Malala Yousafzai Named UN Messenger of Peace
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Malala Yousafzai Named UN Messenger of Peace
UNITED NATIONS —  Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has been named as a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. During a ceremony at U.N. headquarters Monday, and streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the 19-year-old, saying, “I am a frustrated ex-physics professor … facing the most famous student in the world. You are not only a hero, but you are a…
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Pakistan’s Middle Class Soars as Stability Returns
Motorcycles, seen here recently in Rawalpindi, are considered a bellwether for a growing middle class in Pakistan. PHOTO: QASIM NAUMAN ISLAMABAD—Pakistan, often in the headlines for terrorism, coups and poverty, has developed something else in recent years: a burgeoning middle class that is fueling economic growth and bolstering a fragile democracy. The transformation is evident in Jamil Abbas, a tailor of women’s clothing whose 15 years of work has paid…
Dr Abdus Salam’s Nobel diploma sits proudly at GCU - Pakistan Shining
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Dr Abdus Salam’s Nobel diploma sits proudly at GCU
LAHORE: The diploma which Dr Abdus Salam received with his Nobel Prize in 1979 proudly sits at the Government College University Lahore. The historic document was gifted to the university by Professor Dr Katepalli R Steenivasan, the then director of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Italy, says GCU Salam Chair Professor Dr G Murtaza. While talking to The Express Tribune, Dr Murtaza says Dr Steenivasan had…
Hunain Zia, Pakistani Kid Who Scored 42 A In O/A Levels Pakistan Shining
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LIFE Meet Hunain Zia, The Kid Who Scored 42 As In O/A Levels And Plans To Establish Free Education
Education in Pakistan is a very ambiguous and perplexing game altogether, some say that Pakistanis have mastered the art of acquiring the best education there is, while others opine that the people of the country are opposite to the basic demands of education. Breaking all stereotypes, one student named Hunain Zia achieved 42 As in his O/A Levels and IGCSE combined. Hunain’s achievement comes on the back of his predecessors like…
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has won the Nobel Peace Prize Pakistan Shining
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Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has won the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Kailash Satyarthi of India Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was awarded jointly to Malala and Kailash Satyarthi from India, “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the…