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Pakistan women’s cricket team outclass Bangladesh, claim T20 series
Pakistan women’s cricket team outclassed Bangladesh to win the third and final T20 at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium by 28, claiming the series 3-0. According to a press release, issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the host team won the toss and opted to bat first and made 117 for seven backed by Javeria Khan’s half-century. Khan, who was first to bat, cracked a 48-ball 54, hitting seven fours during her innings.…
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Pakistan’s first female machine learning expert Aqsa Kausar breaks Stereotypes
Aqsa, An engineering graduate from the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) broke all stereotypes regarding Women and technology. Machine Learning is the use of Artificial Intelligence that encourages the PC framework to anticipate the result and make a move that is required without being explicitly programmed. Aqsa Kausar has become Pakistan’s first female Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning. Aqsa got a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from NUST with…
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Rising star Rabia makes Pakistan proud in weightlifting
Pakistan’s rising star in the sport of weightlifting, Rabia Shehzad, grabbed another honor for the country after winning a gold medal at the Hampshire Weightlifting Championship. As no category was placed in the event, Rabia took first position on the basis of points system. Just a day earlier, Rabia took home a silver medal at the Welsh Open Weightlifting Championship. At Clean and Jerk, Rabia won the silver medal by…
kamila shamsi wins award 2018 for her book home fire
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Kamila Shamsie wins 2018 Women’s prize for fiction
Renowned Pakistani-British author Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s prize for fiction for her seventh novel Home Fire. Published in 2017, Home Fire was a reworking of Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy Antigone, and told the story of a British Muslim family’s connection to Islamic State. Shamsie was announced as the winner of the prestigious award at a ceremony in London on June 6, and took home £30,000. According to…
dania hasan, US State Department honours Pakistani teenager with Emerging Young Leaders Award 2018
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Pakistani teenager Dania Hassan receives Emerging Young Leaders Award 2018
Eighteen-year-old Dania Hassan made the country proud on May 2 when the US Department of State honoured her in recognition of her efforts to promote positive social change in the Pakistani education sector. She was awarded the Emerging Young Leaders Award for 2018 along with nine other outstanding youngsters from around the world. Dania had displayed her flair for leadership by setting up an organisation called “Fun to Learn”, which…
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Women in technology: How Pakistan fares
Like the rest of the world, there is a growing realization in Pakistan as well about the huge positive impact women can have in the technology space. With each passing year, the number of women working for the technology sector is going up. Despite this emerging awareness of the significance of having more gender-diverse workspaces, there is still a long way to go before the country’s technology sector can be…
Pakistani DSP Shahida Nasreen wins 1st position at International Women in Policing Conference 2018
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Pakistani DSP Shahida Nasreen wins 1st position at International Women in Policing Conference 2018
Shahida Nasreen, Lady Police Officer Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Investigations in Multan, made the country proud recently by securing the first position at the 7th International Women in Policing Conference 2018 held in Georgia. The conference was organised to commemorate International Women’s Day. DSP Nasreen successfully made her presence felt at the annual conference, which was attended by 300 female police officers from 13 countries, by coming out first…
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Harpers Bazaar names Malala Yousafzai among UK’s 150 most influential women
Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai added yet another feather to her cap when she was included among the UK’s 150 most influential women in a list published by the famed fashion magazine Harpers Bazaar on November 15. The list titled ‘Bazaar 150 Visionary Women’ has been published as part of the magazine’s celebrations marking 150 years since its launch and consists of the most powerful female leaders of the UK.…