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,…
Pakistani-Kashmiri Doctor Wins MasterChef UK
Social & Political
British-Pakistani Saliha Ahmed wins MasterChef UK 2017
A British doctor of Pakistani origin, Saliha Ahmed, has won the 2017 edition of MasterChef UK, overcoming the challenge put up by 64 amateur cooks who were competing with her. In the popular show’s finale, Ahmed trumped the efforts of music teacher Giovanna Ryan and DJ Steve Kielty, relying on her Pakistani culinary heritage to be crowned champion, as a record six million viewers saw her cook her way to…
Pakistan upgraded to MSCI emerging market status
Business & Commerce
MSCI upgrades Pakistan to emerging market status
The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), which was declared the best-performing stock market in Asia in 2016, has more good news in store for it this year with the highly respected Morgan Stanley Composite Index (MSCI) deciding to give it the much-coveted MSCI emerging market index status. This was revealed in the MSCI’s May 2017 Semi-Annual Index Review, published on May 15, where Pakistan’s status was upgraded from a frontier market…
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has won the Nobel Peace Prize Pakistan Shining
Social & Political
Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has won the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Kailash Satyarthi of India Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was awarded jointly to Malala and Kailash Satyarthi from India, “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the…