26-year-old, Imaad Khan has become the first Pakistani to enroll for a master’s degree at the prestigious Real Madrid Graduate School in Spain this year. Khan, a skilled football player himself since the age of ten, was on the national team in 2016 during Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka. Today he runs a sports club and football academy called ‘Baseline’ in Islamabad.
Pakistani mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Uloomi Karim has become the “first” Pakistani to win a title fight at an Indian MMA promotion, after he knocked out his Indian opponent at the Matrix Fight Night (MFN) in Dubai. Karim showcased his class by knocking out his opponent in the first round of the match, bringing the highly-anticipated clash to an end within a few minutes.
Pakistan’s renowned martial artist Irfan Mehsood has achieved another milestone after his 60th Guinness World Record was approved for the highest standing jump carrying a 60lb pack. The previous record for the highest standing jump was held by Silvio Sabba of Italy. Irfan said the highest standing jump he did carrying a 60 Ib pack was 96 cm (3 ft 1.79 in).
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.