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  1. Kabira

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    Zarrar Sehgal to lead Clifford Chance’s Banking, Finance practice in Americas


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    Leading international law firm Clifford Chance, Sunday, announced that Zarrar Sehgal has been named Americas head of the Banking & Finance Practice.

    Sehgal is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top aircraft finance lawyers. As co-head of the Firm’s US Asset Finance group, he has played a lead role in developing and growing a Tier 1 practice that Legal 500 named US Asset Finance and Leasing team of the year in 2014. Sehgal, who is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA and a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 United States, is also Clifford Chance’s global head of the Transport & Logistics sector.
    Along with his new role as Banking & Finance practice area leader, he will continue to lead the Firm’s Diversity Committee in the Americas.

    “Zarrar has distinguished himself as an elite partner and someone who cares deeply about his clients, his colleagues and his community,” said Evan Cohen, Clifford Chance’s regional managing partner for the Americas.
    “He is routinely involved in many of the world’s largest aircraft financing transactions, yet still finds time to serve as President of The Citizens Foundation, USA – a non-profit organization that funds schools and educational programs for tens of thousands of underprivileged children in his native Pakistan. Our highly ranked Banking & Finance practice couldn’t be in better hands going forward.”
    Sehgal, who in 2009 was recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of its Young Global Leaders, is based in New York.
    http://pakobserver.net/zarrar-sehgal-lead-clifford-chances-banking-finance-practice-americas/
     
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    British-Pakistani wins Masterchef 2017
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    Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed wooed judges at the prestigious cookery competition Masterchef with her visually appealing and equally delicious platter in the final round to finally win the competition.

    The British-Pakistan, who is a medical doctor from Waterford, told media she has been cooking since 12 and has also won School Chef on the Year competition at 15.

    Judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode were impressed with her three-course final meal, calling the 29-year-old’s dishes “extraordinarily good” and a “class act.”

    Saliha competed with 64 cooks in the competition, finally winning the prize by beating competitors Giovanna Ryan and Steve Kielty in the final round.

    A mother of one, she had to swap on-call shifts with colleagues to make it to all rounds of the contest.

    Here are the dishes that were part of her final meal:

    Venison shami kebab, with cashew and coriander green chutney, chana dal and a kachumbar salad, which she says is in memory of her grandmother's house in Pakistan.

    Kashmiri-style sous-vide duck breast, with crispy duck skin, spiced with dried barberries, walnuts and coriander, a cherry chutney and a duck and cherry sauce.

    Saffron rosewater and cardamom panna cotta, served with a deconstructed baklava with various condiments—a dessert she says was inspired by her childhood love of baklava.
    https://www.geo.tv/latest/141652-British-Pakistani-wins-Masterchef-2017

    Pak-American prosecutor takes down terrorists far and wide

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    NEW YORK: Zainab Ahmad is one of America’s top counterterrorism prosecutors, specialising in extra-territorial cases, trying bad characters not present in the United States or gathering evidence related to crimes committed in far-off lands to present before juries here.

    Ahmad, 37, was born in New York to immigrant parents from Pakistan, that international slouch on counterterrorism that could not have done more to sully its record on the issue.

    It was her dogged pursuit over years and across time-zones that forced Alhassane Ould Mohamed, a Malian also known as Cheibani, to plead guilty in 2016 to murdering an American diplomat in Niger in 2000. She had 18 witnesses flown in to the US from Niger and Mali.

    In November 2015, a New York jury agreed with Ahmad to convict a Pakistani man, Abid Naseer, who had been arrested in a connection with an al-Qaeda plot in Britain.

    “We were a bit desperate before Zainab showed up here,” a British police officer told The New Yorker. “When Zainab walked in the room, we said, ‘Crikey, she looks awfully young. Is this a junior sent here to fact-find?’

    “Within a few minutes, though, it was, like, ‘Whoa, she knows what she’s doing.’ There was no comparison with UK prosecutors. Zainab stayed four days with us on that first visit, and left us a big list of evidence she wanted, and exactly how she wanted it packaged up.”

    The story was originally published in The News
     
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    Minister of Pakistani-origin takes oath of office on Holy Quran in US

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    The State of Virginia in the United States (US) has decided to appoint the first Muslim minister of Pakistani descent to take over the state’s education portfolio.

    Atif Qarni took oath of office on the Holy Quran to become the secretary of education, according to reports.

    A video on social media shows the new minister performing the constitutional oath to office on the Holy Quran in front of the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, on Monday.

    Qarni is set to oversee an educational policy which supports state schools as well as higher education institutions.


    According to the Richmond Times, the Muslim American is the first Muslim to receive a ministerial post.

    “It’s important that we have a state education secretary who understands the curriculum and classes from kindergarten to high school and has a vision of how to develop education,” Northam State Governor said on the occasion.

    Born in Karachi in 1978, Qarni immigrated to the US with his family at age 10 and grew up in Parkville, Maryland, before moving to Manassas, Virginia in 2005.
     
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