From a waiter at a restaurant in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to a university graduate of SZABIST himself, Ansar Ali’s story is a perfect example of the power of community and how little efforts can go a long way. Ansar, who had a liking for education, was forced to drop out from high school and work after his father’s sudden demise.
Two decades ago, an abandoned old bus that stood on top of a mound of scrap was home to Rozina Naz and her two children. Today, she is an accomplished artist, known as Ustad Rozi Khan, who paints buses and trucks in the very same neighborhood on the outskirts of Karachi.
A day ago, a video went viral on social media, where a girl can be seen proposing a boy at the University of Lahore. The video took social media by storm, with most users questioning the couple’s actions. The video was also not taken well by the administration of the university, who have now decided to expel the students after calling a Special Disciplinary Committee.
Looks like students at IBA Karachi are having a hard time finding their soulmates, and hence, have retorted to a fun way of matchmaking. This weekend social media was set ablaze by news of a dating app, called ‘The Uni Dating’, which has been designed exclusively for students of IBA. Believe it or not, students of IBA lamented they have been ‘extremely single’ and were in desperate need of the app.
Social media in Pakistan, and even our neighboring country India, has been taken over by another viral meme. From national cricket team to actors in Pakistan, remakes of the viral #Pawrihorahihai have been shared all over the internet. Even Indian music producer Yashraj Mukhate created a mix from the viral clip. But who is the girl behind the meme and why did she make it?
With more than TikTok 800,000 followers in just two months, Pakistan’s Charlie Chaplin in a bowtie, bowler hat and a cane has risen to success. Usman Khan, 28, from Peshawar, used to sell children’s toys from a roadside stand but during the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed himself into Charlie Chaplin, a century after the silent comedian was propelled to global fame with his slapstick antics.
A developer is launching a ‘complete’ replica of Europe’s popular city of Paris outside Gujranwala—but five times smaller. Le Paris Housing Scheme is being planned by a sister company of Master
Tiles and Ceramics. The scheme is spread over 4,800 acres or 19.4 square kilometres. The original Paris, in contrast, is spread over 105 square kilometres.
38-year-old Pakistani stuntman, Muhammad Usman, who was paralyzed at the age of six with the crippling polio virus can jump over five cars on a motorcycle and pull a car with a chain tied to a sharp knife hung around his neck. There are many showmen in Pakistan who can perform such stunts, but Usman, from Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, is special due to his disability.
An international animal rights group, the Pro Elephant Network, has written an appeal for emergency medical assistance for African elephants caged at Safari Park, and Karachi Zoo. Earlier this month, a number of activists highlighted the dire condition of four elephants, Noor Jehan, Madhu Bala, Malika and Sonu. The animals were suffering from multiple injuries on their feet and other parts of their bodies.
Two young brother from Karachi, Mustafa Haroon and Moosa Haroon, have given an important lesson of recycling to the nation, through their creativity with plumbing pipes. Moosa, 12, and Mustafa, 11, have filled their room with DIY projects such as lamps, robots, dinosaurs, warriors and other strange instruments, all put together using plumbing pipes. The boys learned the art through YouTube tutorials.