Sitara Brooj Akbar, another world record

Sitara brooj Akbar

Sitara brooj Akbar in 2011. Image via blog.britishcouncil.ma

Sitara Brooj Akbar youngest in the world to secure 9 out of 9 bands.
Sitara brooj Akbar had once made her country proud a few years ago. It was 2011 when Sitara a 10 year old girl owned the record of youngest O’Level degree holder in Pakistan as well as in the whole world.
(Read that news here, Sitara, youngest O level in the world. )
Now in 2015 Sitara achieved another distinction. She became the youngest in the world to secure 9 out of 9 Bands in IELTS.

Sitara Barooj Akbar is the young talented girl from Rabwah, a remote city in Punjab Pakistan. In an interview she said that she is inspired of Dr. and she aims to work in the field of research of Chemistry like him and serve Pakistan in the best way for the betterment of the country.

This young girl is the symbol of Education and a motivation for the young girls in Pakistan.
Itspak Media congratulates her on her achievement.


Some Rare Animals Native To Pakistan 

MacQueen’s Bustard

 

MacQueen’s Bustard. image via Wikipedia

 

MacQueen’s bustards or Asian Bustards found mainly in Pakistan, in the deserts of Balochistan. These beautiful birds are hunted since early traditions for meat and as a sport which is the major cause for them to become endangered.


Markhor

Markhor

Markhor captured in Balochistan National park. Image via Wikipedia

 

Markhor is one of the most beautiful wild animals living in Northern areas of Pakistan. Markhor is the National animal of Pakistan. The long curled horns of Markhor give this wild goat a beautiful appearance.

Snow leopard

 

Snow leopard

Snow leopard in Kashmir. image via Wikipedia

 

Snow leopard is a worldwide endangered specie of animals with most number of individuals inhabiting in AJK, NWFP and northern areas of Pakistan. Snow leopard is National heritage animal of Pakistan

This cute orphaned baby leopard was saved by a Villager in Pakistan in 2005.

Pakistani Sand cat ( F. m. scheffeli)

Pakistani sand cat. Image via Wikipedia

Pakistani sand cat. Image via Wikipedia

This sand cat is native only to Pakistan. The cute looking cat is the smallest of all the wild cats in the world which inhabits in deserts of Pakistan

Woolly Flying Squirrel

 

Woolly Flying squirrel

Woolly Flying squirrel image via Wwf.org.pk

 

The Woolly Flying Squirrel is the most interesting animal of this list because it was believed to be extinct since early 21st century until Vladimir Dinets found a couple of them in mountains of Pakistan in 2004. This is the biggest squirrel (1m long) and is found only in Pakistan. It inhabits only in Pakistan.


Stories and Glories from Pakistan and Australia

 

Pakistan is often wrongfully portrayed as a Taliban influenced state by some western Media. The motto of this site has always been to show the world the other bright side of Pakistan which is prosperous and full of life.
The recently published book, “Stories and glories from Pakistan and Australia” has also tried the same what the aim of this site is. So here is a brief review of this book.
The book is written by Dr Wasif Haq is more like a personal experience which he had in different phases of life observing Pakistan. The book comprises of 831 pages and 9 chapters and sub-chapters. The author starts revealing the story in a dramatic way of his journey from Pakistan to Australia when he goes there for higher education.
The book is a comprehensive collection of the achievements, glories, events and praiseworthy stories of Pakistan in recent years. The stories which should be praised and highlighted when talking about Pakistan.
In chapter 5 Author answers the questions and misconceptions in the minds of Australians about Pakistan in quite appropriate and polite manner.

These 800+ pages may look quite long to read at first glimpse but the pictures and their description in a fascinating way made it very interesting to read.

The book glorifies many positive achievements in different fields  whether they be related to education, sports, development, social awareness, current affairs, politics, and many other niche of Nation’s progress. The book is written in simple English for anyone with English as second language can read and understand it easily.

About Author
BDS (Bachelors of Dental surgery), PGD (Postgraduate diploma in professional ethics and teaching methodologies)and MSP (Masters of Speech Pathology)

Download the book for Free.
Stories and glories from Pakistan and Australia


One Legged Insha Competed in Ski Championship

Insha Afsar a Pakistani village girl from Muzaffarabad, a one legged girl competed in US Paralympic Alpine National Championships.

Insha Afsar in America. Pic by Dawn news.

Insha Afsar in America. Pic by Dawn news.

Insha had lost her one leg in 2005 Earthquake.

Insha belongs to an under developed village of Pakistan which is a male dominant society. In 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan tens of thousands of people lost their lives as many as one millions were injured. Among them there was a girl Insha who could easily been destroyed Psycolgically and physically after losing one leg. But this enthusiastic girl never lost hope and reached to such a distinction where world praised her.

Insha competed in US national Ski championship with her one leg bundles of courage.

If such a big tragedy of  witnessing worst natural disaster and the loss of an organ and then the pressure of the society cannot let you down, nothing can be.

Insha Afsar is an inspiration to all the people especially women who want to to something in their lives.


Australia won the WorldCup

It was the Cricket WorldCup since a couple of months, the biggest event of Cricket sport organised by ICC after every four years.

WorldCup 2015
Australia won the WorldCup 2015 and has become the only team to win this title 5 times.

WorldCup Final
WorldCup final was between The host teams Australia and New Zealand which reached WorldCup Final for the first time.

WorldCup 2015 Pics image

Australian Controversial pic viral on social media
Though Australia have won the WorldCup but it left some controversies over host team. As Australian players are well known for their sledging in the game.
The pic which went viral on social media depicts how Australian players making fun of a Kiwi’s batsmen and compared with the attitude and good manners of Kiwis player.

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Australian players making fun of opponent player (right) while New Zealand’s player helping opponent player getting up. (Left)

Here is another thing worth quoting that Earlier in the Quarter final an Australian player S. Watson was charged 15% match fee for the violation of code.

Anyways! Congratulations to Australian team for winning the mega event.


Snow veil mountain of Kashmir

Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, Pic by Abdul Latif

Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, image by Abdul Latif

With the late onset of rains in Asia this year, snowfall in Northern Areas of Pakistan and Kashmir has also adopted this new trend. Kashmir a south Asian region, is famous for it’s beautiful mountains and lush green peaks and meadows and because of this reason Kashmir is known as “Paradise on Earth” and is one of the best tourist spots in South Asia. The paradise is witnessing the snowfall and the image depicts how paralyzed the life there on high roofs of earth these days. But it also has given the tourists from moderate to hot areas to experience the joy of snow.
Can this be a must visit place in your list?
Thanks to Abdul Latif from Kel, Neelum AJK for the image.


Holi in Pakistan

Hindu and Muslim Students celebrating Holi in Pakistan

Hindu and Muslim Students celebrating Holi in Pakistan


When it comes to celebrating cultural and religious eves, Asians are less than no one. And this time it is a colorful event of Holi. Holi is a religious festival which has been celebrated since ancient times by Hindus. Though it has become equally famous in non-Hindus in South Asia. The colors are spitted on one another exhibit the love and peace. It is also a symbol of prosperity as it is celebrated at the end of winter and on the beginning of spring.

This year Holi is celebrated on 6th March in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other regions of South Asia as well as in west. Seeing the minorities rejoicing their events and the people of majorities joining them further increases the passion of the event and a symbol of peace and inter religious harmony among different people. Happy Holi.