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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…
Young Pakistani woman tops Britain’s Durham Law School exam - Pakistan Shining
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Pakistani student tops Britain’s Durham Law School exam
Pakistani law student, Maham Malek, has secured the first position in Durham Law School’s 2017 examinations, for which more than 200 students from across the world competed. Durham Law School is part of Durham University and has been ranked by QS world rankings to be amongst the world’s top 40 schools for employability of its graduates by blue-chip companies worldwide. Maham Malek is from Mianwali’s Namal Valley and did her…
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy launches SOC Outreach
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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy launches SOC Outreach
One constantly sees the Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy banner introducing new and innovative ideas to Pakistan and this announcement is no different. The Academy award winning director is launching a new platform, called SOC Outreach that aims to encourage debate and discussions in schools and colleges. The platform will also be focusing on engaging the community at large. One constantly sees the Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy banner introducing new and innovative ideas to Pakistan…
10Pearls University organizes a hackathon for women in tech Pakistan Shining
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10Pearls University organizes a hackathon for women in tech
WomenTechQuest, a community building event for women in tech, comprising of a Hackathon and Testathon was held at 10Pearls University, Karachi. 10Pearls University is a state-of-the-art center for advanced technical learning for 10Pearls employees and other resources in the industry. The event brought together women from diverse technical backgrounds to polish their skills. Hackathons and Testathons create positive experiences where software developers and testers go to brainstorm, grow their coding…