Pakistani news for the rest of us

People - 9

Panga, Phadda, Pinki – Karachi Expressing Slangs Via FM Channels

The city is increasingly influenced by the broadcasts of the growing numbers of FM radio channels. These channels have mainly targeted and immensely affected the youngsters. One can hear such expressions in every locality of the city, whether it is upmarket Defence and Clifton, middle-class Gulshan-e- Iqbal and North Nazimabad or slums of Liaquatabad, Lyari [...]

Continue reading »

Japanese Urdu Students on Learning Tour of Pakistan

The group of Japanese students was ever so polite and attentive while communicating with the guests around them. Attired in Pakistani dresses of ‘kameez-shalwar’ suits, the young Japanese students were almost respectful and minded the local cultural sensitivities. Mr Yamane, who brings his students to from the Urdu Department in Osaka University of Foreign Studies [...]

Continue reading »

Pakistani Girl Wonder Bags Yet More Medals

Arfa Karim, the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional, was awarded a gold medal in a reception hosted by Pakistani IT professionals in Dubai. The 10 year old has recently received the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in Science and Technology and the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award 2005. The smart 6th grade student revealed her plans study [...]

Continue reading »

More and More Pakistanis Saying it with Flowers

There was a time when there were not many flower shops in Pakistan and the people would ask the mali working in the garden next door to make a small bouquet. However, times have changed since. Most flowers come from Punjab town of Pattoki and include roses, lilies, irises, tuberoses, daffodils and gladiolas. A few [...]

Continue reading »
Also pointed by Maria

Pakistan Women MPs Ranked Higher Than Most Western Countries’

The parliament of Pakistan includes 21.3% women, placing it at a highly respectable rank of 40, higher than many western countries. The ranking is helped in no small measure by a law in 2002, under which 60 of the 342 seats in the national assembly (17%) are to be allocated to women. Pakistan is the [...]

Continue reading »
Found by Asim

Pakistan’s Favourite Gora Plans to Marry a Pakistani

The premise was simple: could a Gora (white man) become a Pakistani? Over 13 weeks, Fulton, a 27-year-old former public schoolboy, travelled the country to find out. He sampled Pakistan’s many delights – moseying through the tribal areas, dancing at slick Karachi parties, speaking bad Urdu and arguing with his electricity company. It turns out [...]

Continue reading »
Found by Nadeem

Pakistani Gets Walt Disney Biology Award

Muhammad Asim of Pakistan was nominated by Peregrine Fund and chosen by a Walt Disney World panel for one of the six global awards. The programme was created to support the efforts by local residents. In 2000, biologists were trying to determine the cause of a decline in vulture population in South Asia. After 9/11, [...]

Continue reading »

Spunky Pakistani Fashion Models Catwalking Home and Abroad

Spunk and bold moves. That’s the new mantra of the Pakistani ramp. Models from Lahore and Karachi are wooing the world of international fashion. Meet Neha Ahmed. At 23, she’s already catwalked in Paris and Dubai. Sunita Marshall, having done ramp shows in London, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore and Dubai, is one of the most [...]

Continue reading »

Pakistani Girl Wins Poetry Contest in New York

A Pakistani student, Sonia, has won the top honours in the US by winning a US poem competition on water conservation. Sonia, a fifth grade student, participated in a contest across 60 schools of New York. She was awarded the president medal, Pride of Performance and Excellence Award for her creative work.

Continue reading »

Pakistani Wins Citizen of the Year Award in UK

Ijaz Nazir, owner of Jaz Licensed Grocer in Craigmillar, was selected to receive the honour for his active role in building bridges between Asian traders, police and local communities. And the 40-year-old, who moved here from Pakistan 17 years ago, collected his award from Lord Provost Lesley Hinds at a ceremony in the City Chambers [...]

Continue reading »