Young Pakistani IT student wins world challenge

Published May 06, 2013 05:32pm
Illustration by Bilal Brohi / Spider Magazine
Illustration by Bilal Brohi / Spider Magazine

ISLAMABAD, May 6 - A Pakistani student from Balochistan has achieved a grand winner award and a gold medal in an international computer project competition held recently to find world's best young IT wizard.

Waleed Bashir from Khuzdar, who is a class 9 student in PakTurk School, Quetta, won the first prize in the first International Infomatrix Asia and Pacific Project Competition 2013 held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, according to a report from the Technology Times.

Bashir developed a project titled “Green Automation” to win among 100 projects presented by students of twenty countries including Russia, Azerbaijan, India, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Georgia, Somalia and Ukraine.

He developed an automated system that can control a house office or garden through computer and internet without any human attendant. Heat, water level, and humidity were controlled through the sensors while energy required to run the system is derived from movable solar panels that follows the direction of sun automatically.

“I want to serve this largely arid province and turn the whole of Pakistan fertile,” said Bashir while commenting on his achievement. The project which can be used to increase the production of crops in an efficient and economical way without using grid electricity quickly caught the attention of the judges, who declared Bashir the winner and awarded him a prize of USD 600.

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Comments (56) (Closed)


Danial TAriq
May 06, 2013 07:20pm

The idea is good and if properly used can play a part in reviving back our economy..

K.A.Muhammad, TX, USA.
May 07, 2013 12:53am
He developed an automated system that can control a house office or garden through computer and internet without any human attendant. Heat, water level, and humidity were controlled through the sensors while energy required to run the system is derived from movable solar panels that follows the direction of sun automatically. Bhai Bashir, develop something that would bring sense and sensibility to the killer apes causing death and destruction of mankind all over Pakistan. Anyway, heartiest congratulations to you for both, your achievement in IT field and the honor it has brought to you, your family and your educators. God-Allah the Al-Mighty has blessed you with an intellect mind, make positive use of it to best possible extent, we on our part pray for your continued success. A'ameen.
wakar(ca)
May 07, 2013 01:02am
Well done Basheer,God bless you
Khuram
May 07, 2013 01:22am
Masha Allah, Congratulations to Waleed Bashir and his proud parents.
KhanChangezKhan
May 07, 2013 06:17am
Like Waleed Bashir, congratulation to him and his great achievement, we have lot of talents but they are unable to come-up because of our non-screening and poor education systems. We have thousands of schools, colleges and universities where neither the teachers nor the students are available on a maximum level. All the educational institutions are politicized by the groups of politicians for their self and parties interest. There should be political agents in the shape of teachers and students in any educational institutions otherwise GOD bless us.
Asad Rasheed
May 07, 2013 05:14am
Excellent young boy, many congratulations to you and your family. God bless you. Pakistan Zindabad.
Irfan
May 07, 2013 02:20am
Finally, some good news about Pakistan. Thanks to sharp and talented youth of Pakistan. This proves that regardless of how many hurdles you have in your society, one can achieve its goals if focused ... congratulation to entire Pakistan
Asif
May 06, 2013 09:27pm
Awesome. Congrats to the boy and his parents. Whole nation is proud of him.
Yasser Bhatti Oxford
May 06, 2013 08:23pm
Congratulations and many thanks for being passionate about agricultural redevelopment in Pakistan
MOHAMMAD
May 07, 2013 02:56am
PAKISTAN ZINDABAAD.? MASHA ALLAH OUR PAK GREAT. MAY ALLAH BLESS US. OUR ALLAH IS ONE, OUR LEADER(PROPHET) IS ONE, OUR NATION IS ONE(PAKISTAN), OUR BOOK IS ONE(QURAN), OUR GOAL IS ONE(PROSPERITY HERE AND JANNAH HEREAFTER). PAKISTAN IS OUR NATION AND WE NEED TO LIVE FOR ITS PROGESS JOINTLY AND LIVE UNITED AS BROTHERS. MISTAKES BY BROTHERS DO NOT SEPERATE THEM BECAUSE MISTAKES CAN BE FORGIVEN . PROPHET (SALLALAHU ALAIHI WASSALAM) TAUGHT US TO FORGIVE OUR BROTHERS AND LIVE UNITED.LET'S BE LIKE BROTHERS
Imran A.
May 07, 2013 02:30am
That is just awesome... bright kid. Keep up the good work!
eNgR
May 07, 2013 10:23am
Well done KID ELECTRONICS ENGINEER. Keep it up.
Ali Shah
May 07, 2013 06:45am
wow....what a pleasant surprise
saima
May 07, 2013 02:46am
Bashir, you have made us proud. Keep it up, never forget your roots. Youngsters like you will change Pakistan to a developed country,inshallah.
Syedsohail Ahmed Shah
May 07, 2013 03:50am
WEL DONE LITLE STAR...U R PROUD OF PAKISTAN.... WE LOVE YOU TIGER OF IT...:p
Khota
May 06, 2013 11:18pm
A good start. Keep it up.
touseef
May 06, 2013 08:43pm
Best of luck, You are the true face of Pakistan.
S.S.A
May 07, 2013 04:33am
Here is another proof that Allah has bestowed Pakistan with unbelievable human and natural resources! If it wasn't for our corrupt politicians and bureaucracy, Pakistan would have been among the advanced and economical well established nations of the world. This is the last chance for us to elect Imran Khan for a positive change.
MOHAMMAD
May 07, 2013 02:54am
GREAT JOB DONE BY THIS PAKISTANI BOY. MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM...AAAMEEEN
Pakistani
May 06, 2013 09:06pm
here we go a good news and dawn has put it where no one can see and they can claim they love pakistan ...if this was attack of the same boy by some unknown person dawn would have their order to put this on main page with heading talban attack another student ..
azhar
May 06, 2013 08:16pm
keep it up !!! we need people like you. God bless you!
Rizwan Haider
May 06, 2013 05:25pm
Well done Waleed Bashir! Let's see if a Pakistani company takes up this project.
nasreentufail
May 06, 2013 06:32pm
Good luck son of Pakistan. You are a pride of Nation.
Shubs
May 06, 2013 06:35pm
This is exactly the age at which they need encouragement, irrespective of how small it is. Well done Basheer, and well done Infomatrix for providing this platform.
BK
May 07, 2013 02:54pm
Well done Waleed!! Congratulations to you and your family. I wish you all the best for your future and hope your dream of serving Balochistan and increasing agricultural productivity in Pakistan may come true. May Allah be with you.
Shafiq Khan
May 07, 2013 08:50am
There is serious hearing deficit in the upper echelons of the country.I wrote on this subject a while ago and the late Cowasji ,a prominent journalist of Pakistan, passed this piece to those who had the authority to do something about it. But no one but no one could hear this simple suggestion of using Solar power to enrich arid areas Baluchistan. The only reason was that there were no chance of big financial deals with the very rich international companies to enrich the people in the decision making positions. I hope after the election there would be some one, who could hear the voice of the little thoughtful people.
Yawar
May 06, 2013 04:47pm
Alhumdulillah
In the know...
May 07, 2013 08:05am
Extremely appreciable. The project is not only quite advanced but actually addresses a local issue. Very nice indeed. Kudos to the kid. However, I am sad on the standard of reporting of SPIDER. How was this a "world challenge" in which only 20 or so countries were participating. "International Challenge" was more suitable. Calling a spade, a spade is not an unpatriotic act. Winning from out of 20 countries is an amazing achievement in itself. Why would you want to report it as something bigger or something it was not?
mhakhtar@sbgmoi.com
May 07, 2013 11:08am
congrats. Happy to see such a bright future of Pakistan
kam
May 06, 2013 03:51pm
Only the ordinary people of Pakistan are its assets. We need more people like this. God bless. Well done. Shame and curse on useless corrupt politicians.
Qaiser Bakhtiari
May 06, 2013 03:46pm
Congratulations to the winner however word of advice for the event organizers, its a world event and you handing out a measly 600 dollars.
raza
May 06, 2013 03:43pm
What an honor and what an amazing fact that this Individual belongs to such a remote area of Pakistan and not some urban area,if people from such remote areas have the technical acumen and skill to come out and get acclaimed at world level then imagine what we as a nation are capable of. ironically he would be an un known figure here in his own country as the local tribal chief would not even know what he has achieved and he would not see any money making opportunity in this scheme of plans.
Sulman
May 07, 2013 07:24am
Alhamd-o-Lillah, May Allah give you and your family more success in future and always be Pakistani
adam memon
May 06, 2013 02:30pm
Very good.God bless you Basheer.You have brought the name of our beloved country.Keep it up.Our prayers are always with you.
Asif Kahsmiri
May 07, 2013 08:56am
WELL DONE.
El Sid
May 07, 2013 09:58am
Very well done! Young man. You certainly do us proud! it is good to see that your talent was noticed and you were nominated, instead of some high up's incompetent relative who would have just been nominated for "whom he knows" and not "what he knows"
jkjhj
May 07, 2013 10:36am
And Pakistan ignores the Baluchistan as it seems that Pakistan can't use it talented youth in the development of Pakistant. But Pakistan sublimate their talent in raising Terrorist against India. Buck up Waleed Basir for your achievement. Be a good citizen of Pakistan. Let the terrorist down who are downplaying your country on the world map.
ranganath
May 07, 2013 11:47am
Well done kid. Hope to hear more news like this. Hopefully more and more students take inspiration and attempt to contribute in the field of science. Good luck folks.
AHA
May 07, 2013 11:07am
Our real hero.
Omar
May 07, 2013 11:10am
Brilliant!!! Bravo!!!
NR
May 07, 2013 12:54pm
Well done kid. Keep it up. Do your country proud.
Malik - Australia
May 07, 2013 01:50pm
WEll done Bashir.... this is the real talent of Pakistan, its unfortunate our neighbour and other enemies do not potray this side of ours. I wish Bashir and many like him great luck time is coming to turn around Pakistan fate. Inshallah Imran Khan will bring these kids in limelight and brigthen their future and with them of Pakistan......
SFK
May 07, 2013 03:41pm
Mashallah this is awesome!! Keep it up...Pakistan needs people like you!!
awais_4194@yahoo.com
May 07, 2013 03:13pm
Well Done ....................
Obaid
May 07, 2013 05:32pm
Great Pakistani
NewReader
May 07, 2013 06:17pm
Great news/motivation for all Pakistani students,,Excellent achievement!! Good luck to Waleed Bashir..
Izhar Minhas
May 07, 2013 07:08pm
shabash sud hazar shabash Pakistan ki ann. GOD Bless Pakistan & every Pakistani. Pakistan Zindabad
S. A. M.
May 07, 2013 09:36pm
very good. boy from khuzdar winning int'l prize. thats what i call madnus animus. so thankful to young man. keep your focus intact.
Kashaf
May 08, 2013 12:58am
Go green go
Syeda Jafri
May 08, 2013 03:44am
Congratulations! Keep it up. All our prayers are with you :)
Anwar
May 08, 2013 04:35am
well done young lady. you are pride of the nation.
manghirmalani
May 08, 2013 05:48am
May God be with you , best of luck
7008-70
May 08, 2013 06:15am
Congratulations
arif
May 08, 2013 06:24am
Dear Waleed Bashir will you contact me on my email arifmuqri@hotmail.com.
Rashid
May 08, 2013 06:26am
ZindaBad
khan@gmail.com
May 08, 2013 06:29am
if provided with the opportunity the youth of crises stricken province like Baluchistan can do wonders.