Striving for Pakistan

Published December 26, 2011
Saad Shahid, is a first year medical student, and a professional squash player in second position in the world ranking for under 17 squash players. Saad won the Under 15 event in India and grabbed the second ranking in the Under 15 category in Pakistan. Grateful to his parent's support both financially and morally, Saad says he wants to regain the lost glory of Pakistan in Squash. He brought five European titles to Pakistan fetching his ranking to number five in Under 19. Saad's aim is to play at sports and cultura
Saad Shahid, is a first year medical student, and a professional squash player in second position in the world ranking for under 17 squash players. Saad won the Under 15 event in India and grabbed the second ranking in the Under 15 category in Pakistan. Grateful to his parent's support both financially and morally, Saad says he wants to regain the lost glory of Pakistan in Squash. He brought five European titles to Pakistan fetching his ranking to number five in Under 19. Saad's aim is to play at sports and cultura
Hafiz Usman (Right) and Syed Imran Ali (Left) invented the first Pakistani made anti-virus. Known as IVK it is an antivirus, recovery program, with data security and data protection. Since creating IVK in November 2009, they have provided this technology to the coperate sector, educational sector, armed forces as well as home users. They have expanded their reach to 35 cities in Pakistan. They were also invited to Singapore by EAS Maritime and gave a presentation in National University of Singapore on Cyber threats
Hafiz Usman (Right) and Syed Imran Ali (Left) invented the first Pakistani made anti-virus. Known as IVK it is an antivirus, recovery program, with data security and data protection. Since creating IVK in November 2009, they have provided this technology to the coperate sector, educational sector, armed forces as well as home users. They have expanded their reach to 35 cities in Pakistan. They were also invited to Singapore by EAS Maritime and gave a presentation in National University of Singapore on Cyber threats
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. This quote of Rene Descartes can be best applied towards 20-year-old-girl Sadia Shahid. She had the world's highest scores in A-levels biology and chemistry securing a 100 per cent in both of the subjects in 2009 from the Middle East International School, Riyadh. To fulfill her dreams, she earned a scholarship to the Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA). Sadia has also topped the BBA Dean's honour list for four consecutive semeste
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. This quote of Rene Descartes can be best applied towards 20-year-old-girl Sadia Shahid. She had the world's highest scores in A-levels biology and chemistry securing a 100 per cent in both of the subjects in 2009 from the Middle East International School, Riyadh. To fulfill her dreams, she earned a scholarship to the Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA). Sadia has also topped the BBA Dean's honour list for four consecutive semeste
24-year-old Zaid Azam fulfilled his dream of being an entrepreneur by starting ?Sara Solar Pvt Ltd?. As Pakistan is an energy deficient country, Zaid felt his calling towards initiating the solution by using solar power. With the aim to provide better service, long term warrantee and complete solar solutions to its client. He hope to provide solar energy to rural areas. Zaid said that he believes any thing is possible in Pakistan and that Pakistan is not behind any other country in terms of technical knowledge. ? P
24-year-old Zaid Azam fulfilled his dream of being an entrepreneur by starting ?Sara Solar Pvt Ltd?. As Pakistan is an energy deficient country, Zaid felt his calling towards initiating the solution by using solar power. With the aim to provide better service, long term warrantee and complete solar solutions to its client. He hope to provide solar energy to rural areas. Zaid said that he believes any thing is possible in Pakistan and that Pakistan is not behind any other country in terms of technical knowledge. ? P
Taabeer is a philanthropic organization established by young undergrads from various Pakistani universities. Tabeer's motto is ?identifying different ways through which we can fulfill the dreams of the less privileged people around us?. The organization's strategy differs from others since they don?t believe in distributing donations only. The young volunteers at Tabeer first assess a situation then figure out the best way to help. So far they have provided funds for weddings to help young women get married, bought
Taabeer is a philanthropic organization established by young undergrads from various Pakistani universities. Tabeer's motto is ?identifying different ways through which we can fulfill the dreams of the less privileged people around us?. The organization's strategy differs from others since they don?t believe in distributing donations only. The young volunteers at Tabeer first assess a situation then figure out the best way to help. So far they have provided funds for weddings to help young women get married, bought
Twenty-one year old Sarah Nasir (Left) is the only female karateka from Pakistan to have earned a gold medal in karate at a recognised martial arts competition. It was during the South Asian Games in Dhaka that Sarah bagged a gold in the -53kg kumite (sparring) and bronze in kata (imaginary fight routine) events. A student of the Shotokan style, she earned her black belt at the age of eight. Sara started training Karate at the age of three and gives the credit of her success to her mother who enrolled her in Karate
Twenty-one year old Sarah Nasir (Left) is the only female karateka from Pakistan to have earned a gold medal in karate at a recognised martial arts competition. It was during the South Asian Games in Dhaka that Sarah bagged a gold in the -53kg kumite (sparring) and bronze in kata (imaginary fight routine) events. A student of the Shotokan style, she earned her black belt at the age of eight. Sara started training Karate at the age of three and gives the credit of her success to her mother who enrolled her in Karate
Pakistani scientist, Faisal Kashif has devised a non-invasive way to sense brain pressure which could significantly change the current model of neurological care of those suffering from brain injury or disease. He dedicated his Maters thesis entitled ?Modeling and estimation for non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure and cerebrovascular autoregulation? to his parents and to all the martyrs of Independence. April 2011, Faisal won MIT's Helen Carr Peake research prize for his doctoral thesis contributions t
Pakistani scientist, Faisal Kashif has devised a non-invasive way to sense brain pressure which could significantly change the current model of neurological care of those suffering from brain injury or disease. He dedicated his Maters thesis entitled ?Modeling and estimation for non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure and cerebrovascular autoregulation? to his parents and to all the martyrs of Independence. April 2011, Faisal won MIT's Helen Carr Peake research prize for his doctoral thesis contributions t
Eleven year old Sitara Brooj Akbar is the youngest person to have passed the O?level examination.  She said it was the motivation her parents provided her to helped her prove herself. Sitara wants to be a Scientist in a bio-chemistry to boost the research area of Pakistan. She said she believes in honesty and hard work, and would like to dedicate her life work to serving humanity through scientific research. ? Photo courtesy Sitara Brooj Akbar
Eleven year old Sitara Brooj Akbar is the youngest person to have passed the O?level examination. She said it was the motivation her parents provided her to helped her prove herself. Sitara wants to be a Scientist in a bio-chemistry to boost the research area of Pakistan. She said she believes in honesty and hard work, and would like to dedicate her life work to serving humanity through scientific research. ? Photo courtesy Sitara Brooj Akbar
Aware Girls is an organization established by the 25-year-old Gulalai Ismail (Right). Being a student of Quaid-e-Azam University she realized the importance of the role women in society play. Hence with a vision of providing equal right to women and to achieve education, employment, governance, and justice, Gulalai endeavored to set up Aware Girls. The organization is based on a unique strategy, where problems are first discussed then a team is set up and briefed after which several teams are sent to areas requirin
Aware Girls is an organization established by the 25-year-old Gulalai Ismail (Right). Being a student of Quaid-e-Azam University she realized the importance of the role women in society play. Hence with a vision of providing equal right to women and to achieve education, employment, governance, and justice, Gulalai endeavored to set up Aware Girls. The organization is based on a unique strategy, where problems are first discussed then a team is set up and briefed after which several teams are sent to areas requirin
Nixor Hospital is a project managed and run by the students of Nixor College. It is a project under a registered and tax exempted NGO under the ?House of Dreams Community Welfare Society?. This project started in October 2009 to help Pakistan come over one of its major social issue that is of poor healthcare condition. Nixor Hospital provides a platform for students to learn and visualise the real condition of Pakistanis. All together six medical camps have been set up till now in which patients of under privileged
Nixor Hospital is a project managed and run by the students of Nixor College. It is a project under a registered and tax exempted NGO under the ?House of Dreams Community Welfare Society?. This project started in October 2009 to help Pakistan come over one of its major social issue that is of poor healthcare condition. Nixor Hospital provides a platform for students to learn and visualise the real condition of Pakistanis. All together six medical camps have been set up till now in which patients of under privileged

Pakistan may have faced quite the political, economic and social turmoil in 2011, yet talent continues to thrive in this country. With revolutions and occupy movements around the world, Pakistan is seeing a quiet revolution - our youth and their achievements. Here are just a few of the young people, amongst many others, who are striving to reach greater heights for Pakistan and in their own way, are making a difference. – By Anish Alavi/Dawn.com

 

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