Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ghazal singing maestro Mehdi Hassan passes away at 84

Renowned ghazal singer of subcontinent Mehdi Hassan, also known as the Shahanshah-e-Ghazal (King of Ghazal), died today at 84. He has been under treatment for quite some time in a private hospital in Karachi and was suffering from lung, chest and urinary tract diseases.

Ghazal singing maestro Mehdi Hassan passes away at 84
Mehdi Hassan's son Arif Hassan confirmed the news and added, "My father has been ill for the last 12 years but this year, his condition has deteriorated significantly and in the last one month, he was released from hospital for just one day before being admitted again."

Mehdi Hassan ruled the Pakistani music industry for years. He received a number of awards and honors, including Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Pride of Performance) and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan, Gorkha Dakshina Bahu by the Government of Nepal and the Saigal Award from India.

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Kubaku Phail Gyee Bat ..... - - Mehdi Hassan: The Unparalleled Master of Ghazal

Monday, March 26, 2012

Moosa Feroz (Musa Feroz): Another young bright star who made us proud by winning gold medal in Online World Mathematics Competition (Video)

Lahore, Pakistan (Mon, Mar. 26) – Moosa Feroz (Musa Feroz) is another young bright star who made all Pakistani nation proud in the world by winning a gold medal in an Online World Mathematics Competition held in Australia.

Moosa Feroz (Musa Feroz): Another young bright star who made us proud by winning gold medal in Online World Mathematics Competition held in Australia
 The competition was held in first week of March and approximately 5 million young students took part from 100 countries around almost every part of the world. On Sunday (March 25), he was announced the winner of gold medal by the organizers of the competition.

The 15-year-old Moosa Feroz belongs to a Phalia - a small town in Mandi Bahauddin District - a backward area of the Punjab province.

Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Punjab, hailed the young student on his excellent accomplishment.

Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that the youngster has proved that the Pakistani youth is more talented than other children of the world. Punjab’s Chief Minister said further that the brilliance of such youth shows that the future of Pakistan is bright.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Third Karachi Literary Festival (KLF): February 11 - 12, 2012 -- Announced by Ameena Saiyid

Third Karachi Literary Festival (KLF)
The Third Karachi Literary Festival (KLF) will be held at a local hotel on February 11 and 12. The event is being jointly organized by the Oxford University Press (OUP) Pakistan and British Council.

An announcement to this effect was made at a briefing by the Managing Director of OUP Pakistan, Ms. Ameena Saiyid. It was pointed out that the KLF is a reflection of Pakistan’s historical roots as expressed in a multiplicity of languages and in various forms of writing. At the same time it serves to highlight the contemporary context.

The festival also seeks to broaden the picture and counter-balance the negative depiction of society in Pakistan by celebrating the diversity and dynamism of this society. Asif Farrukhi, literary critic, along with Martin Fryer, Director Programmes, British Council Pakistan, and Shreela Ghosh, Director Arts, British Council South Asia, were also present on the occasion.

Ms. Ameena Saiyid said that through dialogue and discussion, readings and renderings, the Festival is intended to create an intellectual space in which the diversity and pluralism in Pakistan’s society is expressed by authors from traditions both within and beyond Pakistan’s borders. She said that the festival allows these writers to be freely accessible to people in an open and participatory manner.

Source: Pakistan Observer

Saturday, January 14, 2012

RIP: IT Genious Arfa Karim Lost the Battle for Life

The youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Arfa Karim Randhawa passed away in Lahore today (Saturday, January 14). 

RIP: IT Genious Arfa Karim Lost the Battle for Life
The 16-year-old Arfa karim Randhawa was in coma since three weeks after suffering from epileptic attack. She was being treated at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore since December 22. 

According to hospital sources she was suffering from idiopathic epilepsy seizure which led to brain damage.

Arfa Karim became the youngest Microsoft professional after completing her MCP in 2004 at the age of only 9.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Capital Hospital's Dr. Naeem Taj Brings Guinness World Record Honour to Pakistan

Dr. Naeem Taj Brings Guinness World Record Honour to Pakistan
Surgeon Doctor Naeem Taj, the head of Surgical Department at the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Hospital, has brought another honor to Pakistan as he removed the world’s largest gall bladder through laparoscopic surgery.

According to details; Dr Naeem Taj operated the 70-year-old Rasheeda Bibi in CDA Hospital to remove 25.5 cm long gall bladder through as small as one cm slit.

The Guinness Book of World Records has already issued a certificate for the Dr Taj recognizing his recent professional excellence and achievement. The previous record was held by an Indian doctor, who had removed a 24 cm gallbladder through open surgery.

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