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Pakistani Woman Skier Plans to Compete in 2010 Winter Olympics

Anmaar Habib, an 18-year old Pakistani girl trained in California, plans to represent Pakistan in the 2010 Winter Olympic games. In 2002, Anmaar Habib was the first female skier to represent Pakistan in any international ski event. Skiing in Pakistan is not for the faint hearted. AJ describes her voyage to the Karakoram mountain range, [...]

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Pakistani Basketballer Aims High in an American Team

Pakistani-descent Shaan Rahi, a lanky basketball player aiming for college basketball in the United States, could become one of the few of South Asians to do so. Five years ago while visiting his father’s hometown in Pakistan, Shaan had a pleasant experience on a basketball court in Sahiwal, a town just outside Lahore, the capital [...]

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Pakistan’s Hottest Female TV Star and ‘His’ Mission

Ali Saleem, or Begum Nawazish Ali as known to hundreds of thousands of Pakistani television viewers, remains upbeat about what he or she does best. It’s a message Saleem usually delivers swathed in gorgeous saris and thick makeup, with glitter on his hairless arms and a mischievous lipstick smile on his face. Ensconced in the [...]

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Pakistani Men – The Great Attraction for Western Women

What is it about the Pakistani men that attracts such numbers of beautiful western women? Princess Diana, Jemima Khan, and the latest being Britney Spears with her beau Adnan Ghalib. The West acknowledges it. Wonder when the Pakistanis will wake up to this fact. Quite naturally, its people are culturally and socially wealthy. Let us [...]

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Pakistani Woman Adventurer Lands in Antarctica

Namira Salim, the Pakistani explorer and adventurer, and a woman being trained to go into space, landed to a ferocious weather welcoming her in Antarctica. It took more than 40 hours of flights, plane connections and even an emergency landing before she arrived at Punta Arenas, Chile, the southernmost tip of South America. During her [...]

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Mrs Pakistan 2008 Crowned in Toronto

Something cheerful for Pakistanis to begin the new year 2008 with. San Francisco-based Saman Hasnain, a 37-year-old mother of two and real estate agent by profession, was short-listed for the competition and crowned Mrs Pakistan World by voters online. She will now represent Pakistan in Mrs World 2008 and Mrs Globe 2008 pageants. The pageant, [...]

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Pakistani Woman Leaving for South Pole to Hoist Flag

The first Pakistani being trained to go into space, Namira Salim – a well-known artist who will blast off into space in the world’s first commercial space liner in 2008 – is now also set to become the first Pakistani to travel to the North and South Poles when she travels there next month as [...]

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Pakistani Film on Hindu Boy Aims to Bring Nations Closer

‘Ramchand Pakistani’ – a Pakistani film based on the real life drama of a seven-year-old Pakistani Dalit Hindu boy – Rambchand – which is set for an international release early next year, is being critically acclaimed. Written and produced by first-time director Mehreen Jabbar’s father, Javed Jabbar, the film stars Syed Fazal Hussain in the [...]

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An Indian Businessman’s Trip to Mohenjodaro

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Pakistan on business and I grabbed this opportunity to visit Mohenjodaro. I had planned to visit Mohenjodaro on the third day along with one of our local associates. My first destination in Pakistan was Karachi which I found to be quite a pleasant city. I was treated well [...]

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Karachiites Get a Taste of Ice Skating Rink

“Ice-skating in Karachi is a blessing in disguise, especially with the hot weather all year round. There is finally going to be another activity to do in the heat other than eating and shopping at malls,” said Unisia Raza. The Arena, other than a skating rink and a mini golf course, also caters to other [...]

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