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.
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) stated that 14,161 babies are expected to be born in Pakistan on New Year’s Day. According to a UNICEF report, 371,504 children are expected to be born worldwide on the first day of 2021, of which 3.8% will be born in Pakistan. Globally, half of all births will be in 10 countries, with Pakistan in fourth place.
A Pakistani born artist, Salman Toor, has sold his painting in the United States at a staggering USD 822,000, probably the highest ever for a Pakistani artist. Toor’s painting “Rooftop Party with Ghosts I” was sold at Christie’s post war & contemporary art sale at USD 822,000 against an estimate of $100,000-150,000 on Dec 3. Measuring at 46.5 inches by 66 inches, the oil on canvas painting was created by the artist in 2015.
Young architect from Lahore, Faiqa Asghar, has made Pakistan proud by representing the nation globally with a ‘Top Talents under 25’ award. Faiqa, 21, was awarded under the category of Innovation by the global body and is the first Pakistan ever to have received this accolade. Faiqa was titled as the ambitious future youngest degree holder Architect of Pakistan by them.
A resident of Sialkot has been labelled ‘talented’ by one of his three wives, as he manages to keep them all happy. 22 year old Adnan, is married to three women and they all live together in the same house. Even so, the wives are now looking for a fourth bride for their husband. Adnan says he spends around 1.5 lacs each month on his family.
Recently, a picture with details of a female cab driver offering pick and drop services in Karachi, took rounds on social media. The courageous woman turns out to be, Haya Faisal, a single mother of four daughters, looking to pave way for the livelihood of her family through her perseverance. She offers the services for women and families of Karachi.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa cabinet has ordered the expulsion of a transgender dancer, Chahat, from district Kohat for being a ‘threat to law and order’. The orders were issued after Chahat was termed responsible for death of five persons during a wedding function. Reportedly, two parties wanted Chahat’s attention, but one of the parties became enraged seeing Chahat spend too much time with the other.
Dressed like Bruce Lee, with hair like The Undertaker and Jackie Chan moves, Kung Fu grandmaster Mubarak Ali Shan has an army of children that he trained for years. Mubarak Ali Shan, a 52-year-old martial artist who belongs to Quetta’s Hazara community, introduced Wushu or Chinese martial arts in Pakistan.