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Pakistani health startup bridges doctor-patient gap

EzPz Sehat, a startup technology company, started its operations in Pakistan Sunday by launching a powerful online data platform where patients can, within minutes, find the right doctor from over five major cities and 30 plus specialisations, and get an appointment online, thereby simplifying one of the tedious processes in patient-doctor consultation.

US-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference concludes in New York

Hundreds of US and Pakistani business leaders joined government officials to explore commercial opportunities and expand business-to-business linkages. The 2016 conference, the first to be held in the United States, built upon President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s October 2015 commitment to expand bilateral trade and investment.

UN Pakistani Peacekeepers Day celebrated in Islamabad

June 5 is observed as Pakistani Peacekeepers Day and it marks an important event to pay homage to Pakistani martyrs who made supreme sacrifices for noble cause of international peace and security.

Humayun Saeed’s Collaboration with Riphah International University

Humayun Saeed has signed on with Max Production (Riphah International University) for a collaboration to scout emerging talent from Pakistan to promote local cinema and enhance the country’s image globally. The official signing ceremony of this collaboration took place in Karachi on 25th May’16.

Breaking Stereotypes, Building Bridges

‘Do you study that Earth is flat?’, was the question of a class IX student of Pardada Pardadi Inter College (Bulandshehar, U.P.) when the students got an opportunity to talk with their counterparts in Pakistan during the classroom to classroom connect program of Aaghaz-e-Dosti. Aaghaz-e-Dosti Karachi coordinator, Suraya Islam asked students there in Pakistan, ‘What is the shape of Earth?’ to which students replied together, ‘Golhai’ (Earth is round).

Maria Toorpakai: Pakistani squash player who defied the Taliban

In a telling tale of courage and resolve, a young girl from the northwestern region of Pakistan braved through primitive, cultural, and social barriers to become one of the most renowned figures of the region. Maria Toorpakai grew up in Waziristan, hitherto the hotbed of terrorist activities and termed one of the “most dangerous places on earth”. Home to the Taliban, it is a place where girls are often deprived of schooling, where extremists denounce women’s sports for being un-Islamic. “I could feel that girls enslaved are not equally treated as boys,” Toorpakai said.