Pakistani Engineer Acknowledged For His Contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission
US Embassy Islamabad has acknowledged the contributions of a Pakistani award-winning open-source engineer, Ahmad Awais, on Monday for his contribution in terms of code generation to the software for the helicopter Mars 2020 mission, also known as NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter. “Pakistani developers are truly making their mark in the world. #DidYouKnow Ahmad Awais (@MrAhmadAwais), a Pakistani award-winning open-source engineer, contributed code to the software for the Mars 2020 helicopter mission,…
Business & Commerce
Amazon adds Pakistan to the Approved Selling Countries List
Sellers get excited! Buyers, don’t warm your credit cards up just yet! Pakistan has finally bagged a position in the Amazon approved selling countries. Although it might take 12 – 24 hours for the process to be finalized, up and running. Accounts can be made using Pakistani details. Standing ovation to the efforts of the people behind this incredible achievement, Aisha Moriani (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce), Omer Gajial (Ex…
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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…
Business & Commerce
Pakistan’s Status Grows in Indexes
Pakistan has gotten a leg up from the indexing world and could get more attention from investors because of it. In May, index provider MSCI Inc. decided to give Pakistan emerging-market status and added it to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. MSCI had previously classified the country as a frontier market. Emerging markets are more economically developed than frontier markets by definition and generally are considered less risky by investors. Much more money is…
Victorious Pakistan snooker team members return home
Pakistan win IBSF World 6-Red Team Snooker Championship 2017
Pakistani cueists put up a stupendous show at the IBSF World 6-Red Snooker Championship 2017, winning both the gold and silver medals at the team event, and the bronze medal in the individual championship. The 36-team event, held in Hurghada, Egypt, saw Pakistan fielding two teams, with both the national outfits winning their respective semi-finals to reach the final of the World Team Snooker Championship, held on August 10. This…
History in the making: Pakistan the winners of ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Pakistan stormed their way to a brilliant 180-run victory over archrivals India on Sunday, June 18 in the ICC Champions Trophy final 2017 courtesy a blistering 106-ball 114 by opener Fakhar Zaman and a fiery spell with the new ball by fast bowler Mohammad Amir. The historic win at The Oval marked Pakistan’s maiden ICC Champions Trophy title. Put in to bat first by India captain Virat Kohli, Pakistan blazed…
Raj Kumar, first Pakistani to win US award
Social & Political
Pakistani Raj Kumar Gujar among winners of 2017 Emerging Young Leaders Award
Raj Kumar Gujar, a graduate of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology’s Islamabad campus, won the 2017 Emerging Young Leaders Award in Washington DC on May 4. The prestigious award is given under the aegis of the US State Department to outstanding young leaders, aged 16-24, from across the world. Gujar, originally from Sindh’s Umerkot district, was honoured along with 10 other individuals from different countries for…
Pakistani becomes world number one boxer in flyweight category
Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem tops WBC flyweight rankings
Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem, the current World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion, has become the world’s top-ranked boxer in his category for the month of June. Waseem has become the first Pakistani to top the monthly world rankings. The country’s only professional boxer will now head to Panama to participate in two training fights that will be held under the aegis of the WBC. According to The Express Tribune,…