Category: Lifestyle

Kindness that transcends politics: Pakistani man in UAE devoted to care of blind Indian neighbor

In a touching story of kindness that transcends politics, a Pakistani man living in Dubai has been the primary, live-in caregiver to his former neighbor, an Indian who is blind. For a year and a half, the two friends, Tomichan Puthuparambil Thomas, 63, from Kerala and Mohammed Asad, 36, from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, have been sharing a tiny room with a bunk bed.

Instagram famous Turkish chef Burak Ozdemir, to open restaurant in Pakistan

Globally renowned Turkish chef, Burak Ozdemir, who arrived in Islamabad on Saturday, has announced that he will opening his restaurant in Pakistan. The message he has received from Pakistan is ‘we are together,’ Burak says, adding that he is opening his restaurant in the spirit of Pak-Turk friendship, where he invited everyone to come to eat good food.

Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer makes her way from the streets to court

Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer, Nisha Rao, has made the country proud with her incredible journey from begging on the streets to the court room. Nisha, 28, escaped an abusive home in Lahore and came to Karachi but had to resort to begging. However, after observing the police’s brutality towards her community, Nisha decided to take up the profession of law. 

Pakistan introduces law to give one month paternity leave to fathers, but only in Islamabad

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice approved a bill allowing one-month paternity leave to fathers on the birth of their new child. The father will be eligible to get a one-month leave for first three children only. The law will apply to all government and non-government institutions, but only in the federal capital.

Two sisters from Gujrat undergo sex-reassignment surgery at PIMS

Two of nine sisters from Gujrat were turned boys after going through sex reassignment procedure at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad. Sex-change is considered a taboo in Pakistan, however, on the appearance of natural signs of the opposite gender, doctors do perform such procedures. The girls, aged 13 and 15, were brought from Gujrat due to their unusual physical constitution.

Pakistani woman uses AI to add colors to black and white historical images

Maheen Sohail, a product designer at Facebook, is celebrating classics images from the past and re-touching them to fit to the present. Whether its cricket, politics, fashion or marketing – Sohail is putting in extra effort to manually improve colors, trying in to fill the gap artificial intelligence leaves. Despite their efficiency, AI models fail to recognize colors accurately. 

Scientists reply to fourth graders questions to NASA on Twitter posted by teacher in Karachi

A teacher from Karachi, Aimun Faisal on Wednesday posted her students’ questions to NASA on Twitter and her post went viral after scientists and astronauts responded to the queries.  It all began with a class activity where the fourth grade teacher at Karachi’s Cornerstones School asked her students to write down questions about the solar system.

Faisalabadi couple beats the odds by wearing same shalwar qameez since 37 years

A couple from Faisalabad, Pakistan, has beaten all odds by wearing matching shalwar qameez since last 37 years of marriage. No matter what the color and pattern. Muhammad Nasir and his wife Shagufta have dressed up alike. After one year of the wedding, the couple decided to do something unique which had not been done before.

Pakistani entrepreneur turns UK’s iconic red phone box into takeaway restaurant

Pakistani entrepreneur, Tayyab Shafiq, has launched the smallest takeaway serving delicious Pakistani food in three used London phone booths with plans to open new franchises across the United Kingdom. Tayyab, 25, rented the booths from the Red Kiosk Company which reuses old phone booths by way of which he wants promote Pakistani traditions and bring back the golden sparrow image of Pakistan.

14-year-old becomes first British-Pakistani to reach ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-finals

14-year-old, Sirine Jahangir has reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, becoming the first ever British-Pakistani to enter the show’s semi-finals. The visually impaired singer left everyone stunned with her powerful performance.  The young starlet, who lost her vision at the age of nine, sent shivers down spines with an incredibly moving and personal rendition of Ruelle’s Carry You.