KU professor Dr Iqbal Choudhary honoured with top Muslim world science award
Pakistani Professor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary has been named a 2021 Mustafa Prize Laureate for his services in the field of bio-organic chemistry, it emerged on Wednesday. The Mustafa Prize, a top science and technology award, is granted biennially to the top researchers and scientists from the Islamic world in four categories: Life and Medical Science and Technology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Information and Communication Science and Technology, and all areas of science…
Pakistani athletes shine in Asian Ju-Jitsu C’ship with 8 medals
LAHORE – Pakistani athletes have demonstrated their skills by winning eight bronze medals during the 5th Asian Ju-Jitsu Championship 2021 held from September 13-16, 2021 at Abu Dhabi, UAE under the aegis of Ju-Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU).  According to Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation (PJJF) official, there were total 468 entries from 18 countries in this mega event, whereas, Pakistan just fielded only 8 players due to paucity of funds. It is remarkable…
Eight Pakistanis win prestigious Diana Award
This year, eight young Pakistanis have bagged the prestigious Diana Award, given to young humanitarians across the world. Eight Pakistanis have won prestigious Diana Award. The awardees include three girls – Eiman Jawwad, Ayesha Shaikh and Yumna Majeed – and five boys – Izat Ullah, Zubair Junjunia, Muhammad Asim Masoom Zubair, Muhammad Hamza Waseem and Hassan Ashraf.  The award is considered the “highest accolade” a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts, established in memory of Diana.  According to the media spokesperson, with these…
Inam Butt wins gold medal at World Beach Wrestling
Just a day after Pakistan made history at the Paralympics, wrestler Inam Butt also kept the country’s flag rising high by winning gold medal at the World Beach Wrestling Series in Rome, Italy on Saturday. The other day, Haider Ali became the first Pakistani to win a gold medal at the Summer Paralympics as he hit 55.26m in Tokyo during his F37 discus throw final. Butt, who contested in the…
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Pakistani microfinance pioneer wins Asia’s ‘Nobel Prize’
A microfinance pioneer from Pakistan — who developed an interest-free microfinance programme — was among Tuesday’s winners of Asia’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize. Muhammad Amjad Saqib, 64, won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his “first-of-its-kind” interest- and collateral-free microfinance programme that catalysed scores of poor households. Nearly two decades after its launch, Akhuwat — founded by Dr Saqib — has grown into the nation’s largest microfinance institution, distributing the…
Dr Jaffar Khan wins 2018 Young Investigators Award
Dr Jaffar Khan wins 2018 Young Investigators Award
A young Pakistani cardiologist, Dr. Jaffar Khan, has been recognised for the invention of a procedure that has helped in the advancement of cardiac surgery techniques. According to media reports, Dr Khan was honoured by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society when he was declared the winner of its prestigious 2018 Young Investigators Award in January. The procedure that Dr. Jaffar Khan has invented was recently used to conduct a set…
three Pakistani students commended for remarkable space research
Pakistani students commended for remarkable space research
Pakistan is generally not known for any cutting edge achievement in international space research. The country’s space programme has had a chequered history with only a handful of accomplishments to its name. Now, however, the future of space research in the country looks bright with three Pakistani students, belonging to the Space Science Department of the Institute of Space Technology in Islamabad, receiving much international acclaim for their research on…
Pakistani Startup Cricingif wins Best Startup Award at APICTA 2017
Popular Pakistani cricket app Cringif made the country proud when it won the award for Best Startup at the 17th Asia Pacific ICT Awards APICTA 2017. The prestigious technology awards were held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from December 7-10, where delegations from 16 countries of the Asia Pacific region participated. Around 400 participants with 180 projects competed in 17 different categories at the event. The Pakistani delegation, represented by the Pakistan…