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Women in STEM: NUST student lands job at Fortune 500 firm after winning competition in Hungary
Twenty-year old Misbah Hamid, a final year student at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad, will get a job at one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, MOL Group, after winning a competition for female engineering students in Budapest. She also won over half a million rupees (€3,000) in prize money along with future trips to the Hungarian capital for training and development, and…
Business & Commerce Technology Women in Limelight
‘Full potential of youth, women will be unleashed,’ says PM on launch of Digital Pakistan Vision
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that with the introduction of the ‘Digital Pakistan Vision’, the full potential of the contribution of youth and the women to the economy will be unleashed. According to a press release from the Prime Minister Office: “The Vision sets Pakistan’s digital ambition and has been designed for the government and the private sector to work towards a digitally progressive and inclusive Pakistan.” Speaking…
Sports Women in Limelight
This 12-year-old girl is the first Pakistani to win at figure skating
12-year-old Mallak Faisal Zafar became the first Pakistani to win first-place laurels for figure skating this week at the 24th International Eiscup Inssbruck, Austria’s largest figure skating competition in the Basic Novice Girls II category. Mallak came out ahead in the two-day competition, where she represented Spain, against 22 skaters from Italy and Austria, among other countries. Mallak, who is currently based in Dubai, only started skating at the age of five…
Social & Political Women in Limelight
Queen Maxima of Netherlands to start her three-day Pakistan’s visit on Nov 25
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will arrive in Pakistan on 25th of this month for a three-day visit in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. During the visit, the Queen will call on the President and the Prime Minister, besides engagements with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors. According to a press release issued by the foreign office,…
Sports Women in Limelight
Olympic swimmer Kiran Khan cinches 10 medals at National Games
Olympian swimmer Kiran Khan has left no stone unturned in the ongoing National Games in Peshawar , cinching 10 gold medals so far for her team Army. The Lahore-born athlete had achieved a similar feat in the 28th National Games in 2001, which garnered national attention when she won 13 medals; 7 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.  Since then, Khan went on to compete in many competitions including the…
Sports Women in Limelight
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.…
Technology Women in Limelight
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…