Pakistan Super League 2023
From 13th February till 19th March, Pakistanis will be glued to their screens in the evening to watch the Pakistan Super League. PSL has been organised by PCB every year since 2016. For this year’s PSL, who do you think will win?
A Disaster Management Information System (DMIS) in KP
The risk of disaster in Pakistan is among the highest in the world and is primarily fueled by the country’s exposure to earthquakes, high levels of flooding, and drought. The Disaster Management Information System (DMIS) has been introduced in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure that disaster management authorities have quick access to the exact information that can be used to take instant action.
PEDO to Market Its Carbon Credits Via World Bank
The KP government’s Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) has been producing clean energy for three decades now. In view of that, the organization could bring in 60 million USD annually if it were to market its carbon credits through the World Bank.
IMARAT Group Produces Pakistan’s First Unicorn
It seems like the continuous hard work and dedication of the IMARAT Group of Companies is only pushing the company to greater heights. The Group, which has been receiving the ICCI Presidential Awards consecutively during the last three years, has now achieved another massive milestone. Graana.com, a company under the IMARAT Group, is reportedly Pakistan’s smartest property portal. It has become the country’s first homegrown unicorn. That means that the company has reached an investor valuation of $1 billion USD!
Pakistan Wins the 21st Asian Junior Squash Championship
On 12th February, Pakistan’s junior squash team won against India in the finals of the 21st Asian Junior Squash Team Championship with a 2-0 score. The Pakistani team also defeated both South Korea and Malaysia in the semi-finals.
Pakistan Navy Returns with Aman-23
With the rising influence of the Indian Ocean, Aman-23 by the Pakistan Navy is planned with the idea of acting as a conduit between regional and extra-regional navies. The Aman exercise is expected to project a positive image of Pakistan as a country contributing towards regional peace and stability.
A Biographical Sketch of Ashoka the Great
Ashoka the Great was an emperor of great prestige, influence, and cross-continental impact. As the third Mauryan emperor, he was widely known for his two life achievements: the conquest of Kalinga and the preaching of Buddhism.
Inauguration of the Green Line Train
Pakistan Railways started the Green Line Passenger Train from Islamabad to Karachi on January 27th, as a superior service to facilitate passengers and generate increased revenue for the department. According to officials, the Green Line is Pakistan’s first ever modern train which would cover the Karachi-Islamabad route in 22 hours. The new train service provides multiple facilities such as high-quality meals, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioned rooms.
Pink Buses in Karachi
The Government of Sindh has launched another public transport service—the pink bus service. It is exclusively for females, making commuting within Karachi convenient and affordable.
Karachi Goes Green with Electric Buses
People in Karachi now have a greener way of travelling, given that the government of Sindh has launched electric buses in Karachi. Moreover, the Sindh Mass Transit Authority claimed that the electric bus service would be solar-powered, allowing residents to enjoy a comfortable ride with affordable fares.
Astola Island: The Arabian Sea’s Hidden Jewel
Astola Island in Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest offshore island, with a sizeable tilted plateau and seven hillocks. The island has long been a hidden gem of Pakistan, and because of its remote location, the remarkable beauty and serenity of the island have remained unblemished.
Seed Out: A Non-Profit Microfinance Organization in Pakistan
Seed Out is a non-profit organization formed by Zain Ashraf in his attempt to bring sustainable economic stability and progress to underprivileged neighborhoods in Pakistan. It is a crowdfunding platform for budding entrepreneurs in Pakistan, as declared on its website, meaning that it fosters direct relations between the donors and the beneficiaries.
The Hierarchical Structure of the Pakistan Armed Forces
An organisation, especially one as huge as the military, functions better when it has structure and procedures in place. This structure includes distinct hierarchies or systems of people organised in a ranked order within each military branch. Mahnoor Najeeb and Maryam Ibrahim set out the structure and ranking of each of the service branches of Pakistan’s military forces.
Rasool Pur: A Model Village with 100% Literacy
Far in the southwestern part of Punjab lies Rasool Pur village known for its unprecedented 100% literacy rate. Rasool Pur also boasts zero reported crimes in the last 100 years, and they credit these achievements to the cohesion and combined effort of the residents.
Pakistan’s Triumph at the 2022 AFL Asian Championships
Pakistan’s recent victory in the men’s 3rd division of the 2022 AFL Asian Championships has brought much praise and expectations. Pakistan Markhors became the 3rd division champions after beating the Laos Elephants.
Pakistan Railways Gets 46 Modern Coaches from China
Pakistan Railways has received a shipment of 46 high-speed modern coaches from China, paving the way for the country’s population to have access to cutting-edge transportation. Pakistan Railways will also begin to manufacture 184 coaches in collaboration with Chinese engineers as part of the 230-coach purchase contract’s technology-transfer provision.
A Glimpse of History (III): Ancient Dynasties — From Nandas to Khiljis
Muhammad Bilal Farooq chronicles some of the important dynasties that established their empires in the Indian subcontinent. These ancient dynasties include Nanda, Mauryan, Ghaznavid, Ghurid, Mamluk, and Khilji.