Pakistan’s Ayla Majid was elected as the vice president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) on Wednesday. With the appointment, Majid has made history as she is the first South Asian woman to be elected for this global position in ACCA’s 118-year history. Former foreign office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri shared the news on his official Twitter handle and congratulated Majid for the achievement.
Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi’s career might be in jeopardy. The left-armer was forced to abort his third over — the 15th of the innings — in the T20 World Cup final loss against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday after an awkward landing on his right knee while taking a catch to dismiss Harry Brook.
Pakistani cueist Babar Masih won bronze medal in the World Amateur Snooker Championship 2022 in Turkey. Masih could not make it to the final round as he was defeated by Japan’s player Lim Kok Leong by 5-3 in semi-final of the championship played in Antalya city. Earlier this week, the Pakistan player defeated the Indian player Brijesh Damani to qualify for the semi-final round.
Pakistan’s Asim Khan on Sunday won the silver medal in Asian Pacific MMA Championship 2022, held in Pattaya, Thailand. He won the medal in 57kg category. On the other hand, Pakistan Shahzaib khan got bronze medal in 77 kg. This is one of the biggest MMA Championship in Asia. Asim Khan defeated the Thailand fighter in the semi-final.
The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), and Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) are the two Pakistani universities to be ranked among the top 100 varsities from the Asia region. According to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2023, Islamabad-based public research university NUST moved up seven places to secure the 67th spot. NUST is followed by Quaid-i-Azam University which makes it to the 95th spot.
A young Pakistani athlete, Sarooj Sajid, had won a gold medal for table tennis in the prestigious Saudi Games 2022. The biggest national sporting event of the kingdom, the games were launched under the Vision 2030 program which, among other things, also places significant emphasis on sports and physical activities to produce a new generation of athletes.
Two Pakistani players — pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and all-rounder Shadab Khan, have been shortlisted for the T20 World Cup 2022 Player of the Tournament award. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has nominated nine exceptional performers for the award. Shadab is the joint highest wicket-taker along with Shaheen for Pakistan with 10 wickets in hand in the mega tournament.
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza, one of the most loved couples in South Asia, have reportedly parted ways after 12 years of marriage. Their divorce rumours have sparked debates on the internet. However, according to Geo News, Sania and Shoaib might make an official announcement of their divorce after the resolution of legal complications.
The federal government has issued a diplomatic passport to PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif after clearance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The passport has been issued for a period of five years and was sent to the PML-N leader through the Passport and Immigration Office. The PTI government had cancelled Nawaz’s diplomatic passport after he was declared proclaimed offender by the court.
The army has put to rest all speculations of yet another extension for the incumbent chief, as its official media wing confirmed that General Qamar Javed Bajwa has kicked off farewell visits. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Sialkot and Mangla garrisons as part of his farewell visits to various formations.