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Pakistan-India Love Match Captivates South Asians Across the Border

Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik and Indian Sania Mirza finally got married after a long soap opera of desi twists and turns which brought the two nations even closer — to argue and to be entertained while glued to their TVs — by the saga. At last all the papers were in place before the arrival of [...]

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First Pakistani Winter Olympian Brings Pride to a Small Village

Skier Muhammad Abbas made a little sporting history by registering Pakistan in the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The 24-year-old Abbas came in ranked 3,764th in the world in giant slalom. He was hardly a medal threat, and wound up third-to-last among the 81 skiers who finished both runs. But it’s not [...]

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Pakistani Girl Becomes the Fastest Woman in South Asia

Naseem Hameed, a 22-year old girl from Karachi has won the 100-metre race in 11.81 seconds to become the fastest woman sprinter in South Asia. She returned to a tumultuous welcome here after a historic performance at the South Asian Games in Dhaka, Bangladesh and hoped her feat would inspire other female athletes from the [...]

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Pakistani Golf Duo Creates History by Reaching World Cup Finals

Pakistani Golfers Muhammad Shabbir and Muhammad Munir have made golfing history for their country by reaching the finals of World Cup Golf in Malaysia. The have claimed the third and final berth in the Asian qualifying tournament. A country better known for its cricketers than golfers, earned a dream appearance at the Seri Selangor Golf [...]

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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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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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Singapore Archer at Pakistan Wild Hunt Not So Lucky

He tried his luck in the pastures of Gahirait village, some 48km from here, for two days but without success. He then used his rifle and shot the animal finally. The hunted markhore is said to be nine-years-old and measured 39 inches. A Singapore hunter who wanted to hunt a Kashmiri markhore with bow and [...]

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Hamalaya Vintage Car Rally Sets Off for Pakistan-Nepal-India

In Pakistan, the rally would pass through Murree, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Khyber Pass, Jehlum, Rohtas Fort and Lahore. The participants will enter India through Wagah border on March 21. The rally would culminate at Kolkata (India) on April 11 after passing through historical landmarks of Pakistan and Nepal. At least 36 cars have arrived from the [...]

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Pakistan Mountain Climbing Season Heats Up at the Karakorams

Time has come to mark your name on a rock in the “other Himalaya” where the first edition of the Karakoram expedition list is up: 30 expeditions are lined up already for the Pakistan peaks and new ones are listed almost by each day. The great earthquake didn’t scare climbers off from Pakistan and that’s [...]

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