NASA names asteroid after Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala

The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls’ education campaigner in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai, now has an asteroid named after her, the Malala Fund announced through its blog on Wednesday. Dr. Amy Mainzer, astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, USA, named Asteroid 316201 after Malala.

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Young Pakistani among top global ethical hackers of 2014

Hackers are often viewed as modern-day pirates. While mostly true due to the security hazards they create, ethical hackers actually are very helpful in actually improving security standards. Most of these security experts perform these actions simply for the benefit of the community. Rafay Baloch is one such ethical hacker. Baloch, also known as Pakistan’s…

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Pakistani Youth – Most Effective Force for Development

Pakistan, a country with youth bulge, has an opportunity of a lifetime to plan a healthy and prosperous future by transforming the youth potential into a driving force of development. Yet this prospect of a demographic dividend must be realized swiftly. Because a large cohort of frustrated young people would lead to social and political instability.

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School Kids plea to protect the Trees

Standing alongside the trees like old friends, a group of children pledged their affection for the trees of great age by appealing the city administrators to protect the trees. The students of Khaldunia High School learned about the significant role of trees in our lives on a cultural caravan. The caravan was organised by the…

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CRM stresses for Commission on Rights of Children

Islamabad – To observe and protect the rights of the millions of ill-fated children across the country, Child Rights Movement (CRM) has demanded the government to establish National Commission on the Rights of Children, since “there is nobody with a statutory status for the protection of their rights at federal level.” CRM has appealed to the Parliamentarians…

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Unknown heroes of Pakistani Youth

“Change Our World” – the message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for World Youth Day (Aug 12), is more than a theme; it is an idea to inspire young people at all times. The theme rightly befits the young Pakistani men and women who comprise of more than 60 per cent of the total population…

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Child speakers’ visions – an eye opener for elders

Published in Pakistan Observer (18 May 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Visionary speeches and suggestions laid down by child speakers of Children Association on Tuesday reaffirmed that future of Pakistan is as bright as their thoughts. The young leaders delivered speeches on child rights at a public awareness seminar on ‘Children’s Right to Participation: Building a Children’s…

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4-day International Youth Conference in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan’s first International Youth Conference & Festival (IYCF) kicked off Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad on Monday which seeks to bring together 300 Pakistani and international delegates to inspire, encourage and empower the youth. The festival has been organised by Miradore Production and Khudi Pakistan in collaboration with the…

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