In this era of chaos and turbulence where Pakistan is accused of terrorist activities and the tribal areas near the Pak-Afghan border is considered to be the haven for terrorism; we must not forget the numerous blessings of our motherland, the pride of our nation, the unsung heroes, the sacrifices of martyrs, the people who made us proud around the world not as Sindhi, Balochi, Punjabi or Pathan but as a Pakistani.
Pakistanis Who Made Us Proud In August 2016
Here, Yum to Yikes continues to highlight the Pakistanis who made us proud last month:
1. Sidratul Muntaha
Sidratul Muntaha, a girl from Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made Pakistan proud by scoring 100 percent marks in the MA-1 (Management Accounting) paper of ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants). A UK-based university has declared her as the worldwide topper from Pakistan competing with 180 countries of the world. The online paper is conducted by the local British council officials in Pakistan.
2. Pakistan Army Soldiers
Brave Army soldiers, made us proud once again by winning an international sniping and shooting competition in Beijing. They secured 1st position in all team/individual events of the competition. Naik Arshad of Pakistan Army was declared the Best Sniper of the competition. Around 21 teams belonging to 14 different countries were a part of the competition.
3. Rabia Shakir
Rabia Shakir, a lecturer of Economics department, Karachi University got the best research paper award at the 8th Annual International Conference “Research for Change”, USA. Her paper was on “Pakistan’s Monetary Policy”. It will be published in the journals of World Business Institute Australia.
4. Mariam Malik
Mariam Atta Malik, a bright Pakistani student topped the Bar Professional Training Course (BTC) across Commonwealth and received Lincolns Inn’s Joan Denning Prize. The proud Pakistani girl wanted to be a lawyer since the age of 13 and is a barrister today.
5. Fahad Kahut
Fahad Kahut, a Karachi-based film-maker, has won an award of merit at the IndieFEST Film Awards. He got this award for his short film FARYAD. FARYAD movie has a strong story line based on the ongoing oppression and violence in Kashmir. The story moves around a journalist who works in favor of the Kashmir people and the government is against him. Pakistanis love their Kashmiri brothers and will always support them in their struggle for freedom.
6-7. Waqas Ali and Shahzaib Ishaq
Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a worldwide competition that tests students expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint (2010 and 2013). The competition was held in Orlando, Florida from 7th-10th August. Six students from Pakistan participated in the international competition. Waqas Ali, a Pakistani student won $1500 prize money along with a bronze medal for Office 2013. Another Pakistani student Shahzaib Ishaq also won $1000 prize money and a bronze medal for his skills in Office 2010. Keep making us proud boys.
8-10. Ikra Saleem, Muhammad Kazim and Rubab Tariq
Ikra Saleem, a Pakistani student of University College Lahore has made us proud Pakistani by securing highest aggregate marks in the University of London LLB exam. Not only Ikra held our heads high, two other Pakistanis Muhammad Kazim and Rubab Tariq also earned a first class degree in LLB (Bachelor of Laws).
11. Sharmeen Obaid
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy the Oscar-winning Pakistani has won “The Sabeen Mahmud” award for courage in August 2016. She received the award at Mosaic International Film Festival for her movie “A Girl in the River”. Mosaic International Film Festival, is a pioneering festival which acknowledges all the filmmakers and artists of South Asia.
12. Patari – Music Startup
Pakistani music startup “Patari” got 2nd position at World Startup Cup 2016, in Washington DC. Around 1000 startups participated in various country level competitions before qualifying for the finals held in August. Patari music store is also available as an Application on both Android and IOS devices. Indeed their achievement has made Pakistanis proud.
13. Shabir Ahmed
Shabir Ahmed, a Pakistani businessman was honored with French Medal ‘Chevalier De L’Ordre National Du Merite. Shabir Ahmed is the Chief Executive of D.L.Nash and was honored for his trade services between Pakistan and France. The award was given by the French Ambassador Martine Dorance to the businessman at a dinner reception.
14. Women Engineers
Women Engineers Pakistan got 2nd position at the Buffalo Student Sandbox contest and received $1500 prize money. The sandbox contest was held in New York. Women Engineers Pakistan is a leadership development organization which encourages females to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematical) fields in Pakistan. The organization was founded by Ramla Qureshi, a civil engineer graduate of UB (university of Buffalo) and Jaganathan Raghupathy, a UB graduate student in supply chains and operations management.
Wake up and Work hard to explore new avenues of success and make Pakistan a dream place to live in. Keep making us proud Pakistanis!