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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…
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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.…
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14-year-old Pakistani nominated for 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize
Young Hira Akbar became the second native of Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, after Malala Yousafzai to have been nominated for the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize for 2017. The 14-year-old, who belongs to the town of Saidu Sharif in the Swat district, has been recognised for her efforts to promote children’s rights in her native region, and specifically for her work against corporal punishment in schools and for the prevention of child…
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Pakistani student’s invention to revolutionize treatment for Parkinson’s
A young Pakistani entrepreneur Neha Shahid Chaudhry studying at the University of West England has come up with an invaluable invention that seeks to help improve the quality of life of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The 24-year-old Pakistan-born Neha Shahid Chaudhry saw her late grandfather struggle severely with Parkinson’s for years with his mobility hugely compromised due to the disease. This inspired her to invent a device that helps…
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy bags another international award
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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins Knight International Journalism Award 2017
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won yet another honour when she was conferred with the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award 2017 on May 31. According to the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), under whose aegis the award is given, Obaid-Chinoy was recognised for her reporting across the world over the past two decades, which exposed extremism and inhumanity. Along with the Oscar winner, Syrian photojournalist…