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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Danial TAriq
May 6, 2013 7:20 pm

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

K.A.Muhammad, TX, USA.
May 7, 2013 12:53 am
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 7, 2013 1:02 am
Well done Basheer,God bless you
Khuram
May 7, 2013 1:22 am
Masha Allah, Congratulations to Waleed Bashir and his proud parents.
KhanChangezKhan
May 7, 2013 6:17 am
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 7, 2013 5:14 am
Excellent young boy, many congratulations to you and your family. God bless you. Pakistan Zindabad.
Irfan
May 7, 2013 2:20 am
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 6, 2013 9:27 pm
Awesome. Congrats to the boy and his parents. Whole nation is proud of him.
Yasser Bhatti Oxford
May 6, 2013 8:23 pm
Congratulations and many thanks for being passionate about agricultural redevelopment in Pakistan
MOHAMMAD
May 7, 2013 2:56 am
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 7, 2013 2:30 am
That is just awesome... bright kid. Keep up the good work!
eNgR
May 7, 2013 10:23 am
Well done KID ELECTRONICS ENGINEER. Keep it up.
Ali Shah
May 7, 2013 6:45 am
wow....what a pleasant surprise
saima
May 7, 2013 2:46 am
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 7, 2013 3:50 am
WEL DONE LITLE STAR...U R PROUD OF PAKISTAN.... WE LOVE YOU TIGER OF IT...:p
Khota
May 6, 2013 11:18 pm
A good start. Keep it up.
touseef
May 6, 2013 8:43 pm
Best of luck, You are the true face of Pakistan.
S.S.A
May 7, 2013 4:33 am
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 7, 2013 2:54 am
GREAT JOB DONE BY THIS PAKISTANI BOY. MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM...AAAMEEEN
Pakistani
May 6, 2013 9:06 pm
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 6, 2013 8:16 pm
keep it up !!! we need people like you. God bless you!
Rizwan Haider
May 6, 2013 5:25 pm
Well done Waleed Bashir! Let's see if a Pakistani company takes up this project.
nasreentufail
May 6, 2013 6:32 pm
Good luck son of Pakistan. You are a pride of Nation.
Shubs
May 6, 2013 6:35 pm
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 7, 2013 2:54 pm
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 7, 2013 8:50 am
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 6, 2013 4:47 pm
Alhumdulillah
In the know...
May 7, 2013 8:05 am
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 7, 2013 11:08 am
congrats. Happy to see such a bright future of Pakistan
kam
May 6, 2013 3:51 pm
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 6, 2013 3:46 pm
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 6, 2013 3:43 pm
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 7, 2013 7:24 am
Alhamd-o-Lillah, May Allah give you and your family more success in future and always be Pakistani
adam memon
May 6, 2013 2:30 pm
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 7, 2013 8:56 am
WELL DONE.
El Sid
May 7, 2013 9:58 am
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 7, 2013 10:36 am
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 7, 2013 11:47 am
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 7, 2013 11:07 am
Our real hero.
Omar
May 7, 2013 11:10 am
Brilliant!!! Bravo!!!
NR
May 7, 2013 12:54 pm
Well done kid. Keep it up. Do your country proud.
Malik - Australia
May 7, 2013 1:50 pm
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 7, 2013 3:41 pm
Mashallah this is awesome!! Keep it up...Pakistan needs people like you!!
awais_4194@yahoo.com
May 7, 2013 3:13 pm
Well Done ....................
Obaid
May 7, 2013 5:32 pm
Great Pakistani
NewReader
May 7, 2013 6:17 pm
Great news/motivation for all Pakistani students,,Excellent achievement!! Good luck to Waleed Bashir..
Izhar Minhas
May 7, 2013 7:08 pm
shabash sud hazar shabash Pakistan ki ann. GOD Bless Pakistan & every Pakistani. Pakistan Zindabad
S. A. M.
May 7, 2013 9:36 pm
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 8, 2013 12:58 am
Go green go
Syeda Jafri
May 8, 2013 3:44 am
Congratulations! Keep it up. All our prayers are with you :)
Anwar
May 8, 2013 4:35 am
well done young lady. you are pride of the nation.
manghirmalani
May 8, 2013 5:48 am
May God be with you , best of luck
7008-70
May 8, 2013 6:15 am
Congratulations
arif
May 8, 2013 6:24 am
Dear Waleed Bashir will you contact me on my email arifmuqri@hotmail.com.
Rashid
May 8, 2013 6:26 am
ZindaBad
khan@gmail.com
May 8, 2013 6:29 am
if provided with the opportunity the youth of crises stricken province like Baluchistan can do wonders.
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