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Pakistani Girl Wins Indian’s Scholarship in US

Graduate Mahwish Yousaf, whose family still has ties to the Punjab city of Lahore, became the first recipient of the S. L. Nanda Math and Science Scholarship in May. This award was established in memory of Sneh Nanda of Charleston, who was born in Lahore when it was part of the British ruled Indian subcontinent. [...]

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9 Year Old Pakistani Girl Wonder Visits Microsoft, Charms Bill Gates

Arfa, a promising software programmer from Faisalabad, Pakistan, is believed to be the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the world. The designation, given to outside experts who prove their ability to work with Microsoft technologies, has also been achieved by some teenagers. She made an impression through a combination of charm, flattery and boldness uncommon [...]

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Fifth Grader Pakistani Girl’s English Poetry Collection Published

Zala Ejaz doesn’t write poems if her father gives an idea because she thinks that she has enough ideas of her own. The class five student at the Siddeeq Public School has so far written around 50 poems out of which the National Book Foundation published 35 in February. When Zala was eight-year-old, she was [...]

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Most Comprehensive Urdu Dictionary Completes in Pakistan

Pakistan has completed the 20th volume of the world’s most comprehensive dictionary of the Urdu language, officials of the Urdu Diction Board of Pakistan said here Wednesday. The Board plans to publish 22 volumes containing 300,000 words, give or take a few hundred words. The Board has modelled its flagship dictionary on the Greater Oxford [...]

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Top-Ranked Pakistani Student Gets US University Invite

While most college-bound students reach out to their university of choice, for Nomeeta Zaheer of Malden, the University of Massachusetts came to her – with a hefty cash prize in tow. “I got a call one day, and they told me that since I was the top-ranked student at Bunker Hill Community College, I was [...]

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Sindh University Opens Multimedia Centre

The University of Sindh on Tuesday launched a multimedia centre at the Institute of Information Technology to facilitate scholars for holding conferences, seminars and workshops at local as well as national and international level and MPhil and PhD seminars. The centre will promote research culture at the campus and inter linkages with universities and research [...]

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Manto’s Historic Typewriter Given to Lahore College

The Urdu typewriter used by legendary Urdu short-story writer Saadat Hasan Manto has been donated to Govt. College Lahore. … this historical typewriter used by two most important literary legends of Urdu literature would be put on display at the Govt. College Lahore. During his controversial two-decade career, the leading Urdu short-story writer of the [...]

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Pakistan Professor Invents Mathematical Formula

Karakuram International University Professor Dr Aftab Khan has become one of the few Pakistanis who invented a formula in the field of physics and the mathematics in recent times. Professor Dr Aftab Khan, who is currently heading Mathematics Department at KIU Gilgit has published several research works, and two of his research papers were published [...]

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Lahore College Plans Women’s FM Station, Gender Studies

Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) hopes to strike a blow for gender equality with its new course in gender and development studies and by starting Pakistan’s first FM radio station run by women. She said the course is being taught by qualified teachers and a Canadian professor is expected to join the university soon. [...]

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Pakistani Tutoring House in US Helps Students Get in the Zone

After running a tutoring business in Pakistan for more than 30 years, Anwar Khan said he decided to develop a similar center here. More than 15,000 students, he says, have gone through his Pakistan tutoring center. Mariyam has worked about five years for Kumon, a well-known tutoring business in the area; Thomas has tutored independently [...]

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