April 22nd, 2017, posted in ChARACtERs, PAKiSTAN, POEPLes
Dr. Soran Singh was a Pakistani Sikh doctor, TV anchor, politician and Minister of Minorities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Before joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2011 he was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan for nine years. He was also member of Tehsil council, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and Evacuee Trust Property Board. Soran Singh also hosted programme Za Hum Pakistani Yam for three and a half years with Khyber News.
He was gunned down in a targeted attack by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan near his house on Friday, 22 April 2016.
April 3rd, 2017, posted in DAtEs iN a YeAR, Ink On PAPER, PAKiSTAN, POEPLes
Hassan Ali Sadpara was from a small village of Sadpara in Skardu region of Gilgit-Baltistan.
He was the first Pakistani mountaineer to have climbed six high mountains, including the world’s highest peak Everest (8848m), K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II(8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m) and Broad Peak (8051m).
Sadpara, who ran a small shop in a flea market in Skardu, said it was sheer patriotism that helped him achieve his goal. He claimed that the one thought that kept his ambition alive during the deadly mission, was that of hoisting the Pakistani flag atop the Everest.
Inspired by his father and uncle, Sadpara started mountain-climbing in 1999 and the same year conquered Nanga Parbat. He climbed K-2 in 2004 and two years later reached the peaks of Gasherbrum 1 and Gasherbrum 2 within a week of each other in July 2006. In 2007, he made it to the Broad Peak to become the first Pakistani to scale the tallest five mountains of the country.
April 1st, 2017, posted in PAKiSTAN
The State Bank of Pakistan issued commemorative new Edhi coin worth Rs. 50. The Chairman of Edhi Foundation Abdul Sattar Edhi, the late philanthropist made up the largest ambulance network in the world and now the Edhi coins will be issued through the exchange counters of all the field offices of SBP Banking Services.
Keeping in mind the honorable services of Edhi Sahb, the government had decided to issue the new Edhi coin in a cabinet meeting held on July 2016. The coin features the face of Abdul Sattar Edhi on the backside and the front face will depict the star and crescent just like the normal Pakistani coins.
This commemorative coin is presented to Faisal Edhi in order to pay tribute to late Edhi. Pakistan had only issued five commemorative coins for the famous personalities. Including Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, and now Abdul Sattar Edhi.
Speaking at the event, Faisal Edhi, the son of Abdul Sattar Edhi shared his views. He said,
“ I intend to continue the mission of Edhi sahib, and I believe that it should be carried on until the end of times. Everyone should help take this mission forward, and partake in all services for the humanity. ”
December 16th, 2015, posted in DAtEs iN a YeAR, PAKiSTAN, Words
On December 16th 2014, we vowed to #neverforget the incident that shook us all.
The 3rd year Communication Design students at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture have taken initiative and designed a series of posters that aim to question our indifference and numbness towards violence. A reminder of the brutal attack on APS Peshawar and an eye-opener for us to never forget and to never get used to any kind of violence around us.