Women in Limelight

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Young Aerospace Engineer Beats the Odds
KARACHI: Aruba Faridi, 23, a young ambitious woman from Karachi is the youngest female aerospace engineer in Pakistan – a title she earned by beating the barriers presented by both class and gender. Aruba hails from Gulshan-e-Hadid and is the third among five siblings. With both her father and brother affiliated with the field of engineering Aruba was naturally inclined towards the field. “Only tools and electronic devices amused me…
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Pakistan’s Mariam Nusrat Adil Makes It to Forbes Next 1000 List
Each year, Forbes’ lists continue to highlight the potential and achievements of intellectual and brilliant minds from across the globe and introducing them to the entrepreneurial world.  Mariam Nusrat Ali, a Pakistani entrepreneur, with her minimalist yet mind blowing business start up has reached an international level. A resident of Virginia, Mariam has represented Pakistan on a global level. Ali has done her post-graduate degree in economics from Lahore University…
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Pakistan Receives Its First Female Google Developer Expert For Flutter & Dart
With technology advancing exponentially, the developer ecosystem has played a paramount role in those advancements. As of now, women in the tech ecosystem are making their mark in Pakistan and one such woman is Sakina Abbas who has received the honor to become Pakistan’s first female Google Developer Expert for Flutter and Dart. Google Developer Experts is an official program by Google which consists of a network of highly experienced…
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Pakistani Chef Makes It To ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List
A London-based Pakistani culinary artist has made it to the prestigious Forbes list of 30 Under 30. Zahra Khan, in hopes of making it big, moved to London in 2015 to attend celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s culinary school, Tante Marie Culinary Academy. And it seems like she is now well on her way to becoming one of the biggest names globally. Khan owns Feya Café in central London near Bond Street, something…
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Zainab Abbas Becomes First Pakistani Female Presenter to Join Sky Sports
Pakistan’s cricket presenter Zainab Abbas has many jewels to her crown but recently the news of her debut with British sports channel Sky Sports this summer has left the netizens proud. As the first Pakistani female presenter to achieve this accolade in a field helmed by men for decades, the 33-year-old is thrilled to embark on a new journey of her life. Turning to her social media handle, Abbas made…
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Women in Sindh Win Historic Recognition to Manage Water
This week, a landmark amendment passed by the Sindh province’s legislative assembly recognised — for the first time — the role of women farmers in water management. The Sindh Water Management (Amendment) Bill, 2018 now guarantees women’s representation in around 45,000 water course associations, over 350 farmer organisations, and 14 area water boards in the province. It has been a long battle to create an historic change. Dhani Bux, a…
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Pakistan’s first ever female architect wins the Jane Drew Award
Yasmeen Lari becomes Pakistan’s first ever female architect, who has been awarded the prestigious Jane Drew award 2020 for contributing her work to raise women’s profile in design and architecture. The prize is named after Jane Drew, an advocate for women in a male-dominated profession. The previous award winners were Odile Decq, Grafton Architects’ founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Kathryn Findlay of Ushida Findlay and Eva Jiřičná. Yasmeen Lari…
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Pakistani scientist invents world’s first eco-friendly aircraft engine
Pakistan is set to unveil the world’s first-generation contrail-free aircraft engine between mid-to-late 2020, the technological marvel’s inventor Dr Sarah Qureshi revealed on Tuesday. Qureshi has been working on the project since 2018 to eliminate the negative impact of commercial air carriers on the stratosphere that contributes to global warming. The Pakistani scientist explained the contrail phenomenon, a visible white streak of smoke emitted from an aircraft’s jet engines during…