Pakistani Achievers - At Home & Abroad

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    Dr Umar Saif is head of PMLN's Social Media team as well.. you dont get a good post without licking noora feet... pity.
     
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    Fatima Jinnah - a devoted sister
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    Fatima Jinnah: The Voice of the People

    She had her hour of loneliness, her hour of despair and her long hour of distress and yet her courage never failed her. Her voice never faltered. Her spirit was never taken by weariness. She had the strength of those who live for the great principles, silent endurance of those whom the world needs.

    And what were the great principles she had lived for and strived after? In a word, she stood for democratic norms and principles. She had strived all through the 1950s and the 1960s to get the people their inalienable democratic rights. She stood for justiceable fundamental rights, for a free press and for the rule of law.
     
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    I have qualms about someone who is in charge of this position - Global Head, Private Banking for Citigroup
    I thought he did not do a bad job as Finance Minister of Pakistan
     
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    Heartening
     
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    Obama invites Pakistani tech entrepreneur to address global summit

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    P@SHA President Jehan Ara who has been invited by The White House at 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, California. PHOTO: FILE

    Pakistani tech entrepreneur Jehan Ara has been invited by The White House to speak at the 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, California.

    Jehan Ara, who is the president of P@SHA and leads its tech incubator The Nest I/O, has been sent a letter on behalf of US President Barrack Obama to attend the event, to be held from June 23 to 24, as a panelist.

    Jehan Ara will speak at the discussion titled ‘Investing in South Asia: What’s next for Entrepreneruship in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh’.

    Ara is vocal on many social issues such as freedom of speech and freedom on internet and has started a campaign named “Bolo Bhi” for that matter, besides being into entrepreneurship and technology.

    “I am always looking for opportunities to share with the world what is happening in the tech sector of the country,” Ara said.

    “I am thankful to them for inviting me for such a great event where more than a thousand people would be in attendance. I am happy because it would be really amazing to let the attendees know about recent developments and innovation in the Pakistan’s tech sector,” she said.

    “When they hear about these happenings, they might be willing to invest in the start-up programmes as we are facing a shortfall of foreign investment,” the tech entrepreneur added.

    Two months ago, Ara also spoke at the Columbia Univeristy, New York on the developments taking place in the tech sector.
     
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    I have a video which describe list of Pakistanis who achieved at international level in 2015.

    I'm a new user and I don't know if I am allowed to share video here or not?

    Have you ever worked with Jehan Ara or listened to her? I worked with her team once to handle social media campaign of OPEN-LHR Anual event. (at that time OPEN LHR's CEO was Zafaryab Ali Khan who is also Member of P@ASHA)

    anyhow, she is a great lady and did alot good for Pakistani IT industry.

    Although I have huge differences with PML-N but I respect Dr. Umar Saif, he is the guy who make Govt. mind to invest in IT and Computerized land records.

    I believe hating someone just because he is not with you or don't understand you is wrong.
     
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    Extraordinary Pakistanis: Imran Shaukat
    By M Bilal Lakhani


    “My mother works as a domestic servant,” shares Imran Shaukat, currently studying in his third year at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA). Imran lives in Orangi town, Karachi. His father is a construction worker but was forced to quit his job because of an asthma problem. Imran’s mother currently works as a house help to support the family and children’s education. “My mother isn’t educated herself but it was her dream to see her children educated,” shares Imran. “She understands that in our society only educated men and women get respect. My life is now dedicated to making her dream come true.”

    “I always wanted to get educated,” shared Imran’s mother. “I wanted to become a doctor and contribute to society, but my father didn’t want his daughters to go to school. Currently, I wash dishes but I want my children to have a better future.” This is a remarkable story about the power and resolve of one woman wanting to see her children educated and the universe conspiring together to make her dream come true. “I want to do my Masters from MIT or Stanford,” says Imran, who is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Computer Science. “Then, I’d like to open my own software house or company. I’ve learned that one should never lose hope in life. One should continue working hard and believe in oneself. If you have the will power, there’s nothing you can’t do.”

    Imran’s journey began at a school run by The Citizens Foundation (TCF). In the last 20 years, TCF has established over 1,000 purpose-built school units nationwide with an enrolment of 165,000 students. TCF was set up by a group of ordinary citizens just like us, but they wanted to bring about positive social change through education. And what a change they’re triggering by educating young boys and girls like Imran across Pakistan. “I passed my matric with 86 per cent marks. Later, I got a call from the TCF Alumni Development Programme (ADP) for a potential scholarship which could enable me to study at IBA. I’m now the team leader for TCF Alumni Development Programme at IBA. I believe it’s very important for us to give back to the community.”

    The ADP tries to help TCF students find placements and funding for top tier universities like IBA, LUMS, NED, FAST-NU and Habib University. Here’s how their team works. First, the team collects data of TCF graduates. These graduates are then educated about the different top tier universities and their programmes. For example, the application process to a top university is in itself so complicated and the application fee so high that it becomes a barrier to the application. The ADP’s team of volunteers mentor the TCF alumni and guide them through the application process while convincing university management to drop the application fees for such underprivileged children. This is a cause all universities should support to give young men and women like Imran a chance at quality education.

    While you wouldn’t be able to tell, thanks to his positivity and zest for life, Imran had to jump a lot of hurdles to get to where he is today. He worked as a welder and as a child, did a part-time job in a clinic because his mother always told her kids that they needed to acquire some skill (hunr). The more skills you have the better qualified you will be to do things, she used to tell them. This attitude towards learning came in handy when Imran joined IBA and experienced problems with English, especially compared to peers who came from ‘O’ and ‘A’ level backgrounds. “I don’t have a problem anymore,” he explains, with the humble assertiveness of a self-made man in the making. “I always focus on my work. If someone else can do something, why can’t I do it if I work hard enough? If we believe in something, there’s no reason it can’t happen.”
     
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    Dr Adib Rizvi honoured

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    KARACHI: The prestigious American College of Surgeons has conferred an honorary fellowship on Dr Adib Rizvi of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation for his services in the field of surgical sciences, public services and pioneering the transplant movement in Pakistan.

    The fellowship was conferred on Dr Rizvi at the annual congress of the college held in Washington DC, according to information reaching here. This year honorary fellowships were awarded to five surgeons hailing from various parts of the world who have made extraordinary contributions to their respective branches of surgery. The globally renowned surgeons who received fellowships were from Australia, Colombia, France and Japan besides Dr Rizvi of Pakistan.

    In its citation the college recounted the meritorious services rendered by Dr Adib Rizvi by setting up the SIUT in Karachi which not only provides free state of the art medical treatment to the people but is also one of the growing urological and transplant centers of the region. The citation also lauded the role Dr Rizvi has played in his country by bringing legislation to prohibit commercial transplantation.

    The American College of Surgeons established in 1903 is the largest professional organisation of surgeons in the world with 80,000 members on its roll.

    Also present at the ceremony was Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.
     
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    Two Pakistani women awarded Chirac Prize in Paris for conflict prevention

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    Gulalai Ismail delivers an acceptance speech after being awarded the Prize for Conflict Prevention for the work of her organisation 'Aware Girls' promoting women's issues and equality. —Reuters
    Two young Pakistani women Gulalai Ismail and Saba Ismail, co-founder of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) "Aware Girls" were conferred with the prestigious Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention” in Paris.

    They have been awarded in recognition of their contributions toward development of a culture of peace and non-violence through the action of women and youth in Pakistan, read a message received from Paris on Thursday .

    The prize was awarded by the Former French Minister for Culture Christine Albanel in an impressive ceremony held in Quai Branly Museum, Paris.

    The ceremony was attended amongst others by French President Francois Hollande, the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin-ul-Haque, intellectuals, members of civil society, diplomats and media persons in large number.

    Gulalai Ismail co-founder of NGO Aware Girls, after receiving the prize, said that their NGO with the help of young women was working successfully for empowerment of the women especially in the conflict zones to bring about qualitative changes in their way of life.

    The French president while speaking on the occasion paid tributes to Aware Girls for empowerment of the women in the conflict zone.

    He said that Aware Girls was giving the women the possibility to participate in and monitor elections, to provide education to women and economically empowering them by providing micro-credit.

    The Ambassador congratulated the recipients on receiving the Chirac Prize and appreciated their work towards empowerment of women in the conflict prone areas.

    The Chirac Foundation was launched by the former French President Jacques Chirac, who served two terms in office between 1995 and 2007.

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    French President Francois Hollande stands next to Gulalai Ismail, winner of the Prize for Conflict Prevention. —Rreuters


    Since 2008, this foundation strives for peace through five advocacy programmes which include Conflict Prevention. The prize for conflict prevention has been awarded every year since 2009.

    The Aware Girls is a young women led organisation, established in 2002 with the aim of strengthening leadership skills of young people especially young women and girls enabling them to act as agents of change for women empowerment and peace building.
     
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    Pakistani student to receive Queen's Young Leaders Award

    Syed Faizan Hussain, one of the winners of Queen's Young Leader Award 2017, is a Pakistani student who used his knowledge in technology to create solutions within our community.

    During his time with the Saylani Welfare Trust, Hussain mentored over 200 students from underprivileged backgrounds, according to his profile on the Queen's Leadership Award website.

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    Faizan Hussain.— Photo courtesy: Linkedin


    He has also developed a number of startups, including Edu-Aid, an app that translates sign language into spoken language and OneHealth, a disease surveillance and tracking system which notifies health institutions about epidemic outbreaks.

    The young entrepreneur is currently looking to develop Venture Dart, a technology consultant and outsourcing company for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

    The Queen's Young Leaders is an annual award that recognises young leadership potential in people between the ages of 18-29 from the Commonwealth of Nations. The program was established by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in 2014.
     
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    Anas Razzaq :- Founder of Scan halal app.
     
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    Interesting write up, we do have brilliant economists and bankers.:tup:


    Young people like Faizan are our capital investment in our future. ! keep the good work up and make us proud.
     
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    This year we lost many big names and Edhi was one of them , he was true human :(
     
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