Let’s not forget the man who gave us the reason to celebrate this day as the independence day of Pakistan. On 14th of August we recount 7 facts you probably did not know about Quaid-e-Azam.
In a time when Pakistan is experiencing a brain drain Dr. Salman Hameed is the hero we need probably not the one we deserve (*cough* dark knight reference) Charles Taylor Chair, associate professor of integrated science & humanities in the school of Cognitive Science at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, director of Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies. Why are we telling you all this? Because we want to show you why Dr. Salman deserves the recognition of Pakistan. Despite being a reputed Professor and having an already busy life Dr. Salman takes time out of his schedule, makes videos about Astronomy in Urdu at Hampshire College, visits Pakistan and gives talks about Astronomy. He is spreading whatever he knows to any of us who are willing to listen. A man who is going out of his way to give to the thriving scientific community of Pakistan.
I know most of you would be wondering why we called him the Neil deGrasse Tyson of Pakistan.The answer is pretty simple, both of them have a lot of similarities according to us. Both of them are related with astronomy although Neil is an Astrophysicist while Dr. Salman is an Astronomer. Both of them believe in sharing what they know (mostly through social media platforms) for example Neil deGrasse Tyson is very active on twitter and hosts a science podcast called StarTalk while Dr. Salman writes a blog called Irtiqa and is the host of science vlog Science ka Adda.
Now let’s tell you guys about the interview…
Comic book industry has been renowned and exciting since early 20th century, it has vastly grown since then, producing billion dollar corporations including Marvel, DC Comics and other minor but remunerative companies all across globe.
While comic industry in the west is a billion dollar business, in Pakistan this type of industry appears a bit dormant. Until 2011 there was not a single comic book company in Pakistan!, after which Pakistan’s first Comic book company came into existence “Kachee Golliyan”.
Pakistan successfully has qualified many times as one of the most dangerous countries in the world and has been unpopular for it’s intense terrorist activities.
But today we proudly introduce our readers to Rasoolpur. A village in the province of Punjab where there is an ideal crime and literacy rate. The village is so safe that the residents don’t even lock their homes and their children and young women don’t fear walking around in the open streets.
“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world” -Abdul Sattar Edhi
Abdul Sattar Edhi is the founder and head of Edhi Foundation, the largest welfare organisation of Pakistan that runs the world’s largest ambulance service and operates free nursing homes, orphanages, clinics, women’s shelters, and rehab centers for drug addicts and mentally ill individuals.
Abdul Sattar Edhi is a living legend, a man who inspires the whole nation. He is a hero, who everyday saves millions of lives in Pakistan enlightens many dark homes with the glow of hope and courage. Here are some lesser known facts about this great man:
Shahid Khan is the richest Pakistani, who currently resides in the United States. Once the member of a middle class Pakistani household, today sets his position as one of the richest men in the world and is the executive of one of the America’s largest private company ‘Flex-n-Gate’. And the best part, many of us don’t even know him!
Here are some life lessons that we must learn from his life:
While most of us with all those resources and facilities can’t think of getting admission in colleges like Harvard and Oxford. Anum Fatima, a girl from the slums of Karachi did the Impossible. With her courage and her devotion she traveled from the dirt of poverty to one of the top Universities in the world. Read her astounding story and get inspired.