Proud To Be A Pakistani

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Pakistan has become synonymous with multipurpose crimes, terrorism and a euphemism for that is dark and grey. There are always two sides to a coin.  Just as there are two sides of a coin, there will always be a good side hidden somewhere, the world needs to explore this side. There are plenty of problems in Pakistan, yet somehow I always get the impression that the media outlets in Pakistan tend to overemphasize the negative aspects of the positives.
Pakistan is one of the amazing jewels on the earth when you will realize this when you visit it, don’t listen to national and international media against Pakistan. Tourists know the reality and beauty of Pakistan. “Visit Pakistan and your perception about the country will change”. A British group of explorers declared that Pakistan is the number 1 adventure destination. Pakistan is the country that has been gifted by Allah so much that we are getting ahead in every field of the world in spite of having so many problems. Pakistanis have been ranked the fourth most intelligent people in the world in a globally-held survey. It has the seventh largest collection of scientists and engineers.

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan:

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan is also known by some in Pakistan as Mohsin-e-Pakistan. He is a Pakistani nuclear scientist and a metallurgical engineer, colloquially regarded as the founder of HEU based Gas-centrifuge uranium enrichment program for Pakistan’s integrated atomic bomb project. He is a true asset of Pakistan.

Dr. Samar Mubarak Mand:

Dr. Samar Mubarak Mand is a Nuclear Physicist known for the Research in Gamma Spectroscopy and Experimental Development of the Linear Accelerator. He came to public attention as the director of the team responsible for performing the country’s first and successful atomic tests in the Chagai weapon-testing laboratories, located in the Baluchistan Province of Pakistan.

Saima Saleem:

Saima Saleem is a first blind CSS officer. She is currently working as the Second Secretary on Human Rights at Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations at Geneva. She joined Foreign Services of Pakistan because she wanted to show the world the brighter image of Pakistan. She obtained the sixth position all over the country and stood first amongst female candidates in CSS-2009. Women like Saima make us a proud nation.

Dr. Abdus Salam:

Dr.  Abdus Salam is a theoretical physicist and first Pakistani Noble Laureate.  In 1979, he got Noble prize in Physics for his contribution to electroweak unification theory.  Dr. Salam made a major contribution in quantum field theory.

Fatima Khulood Zia:

Fatima qualified the MENSA test from Pakistan and she has become the youngest most intelligent person in Pakistan.

Arfa Karim Randhawa:

Arfa Abdul Karim was the Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. She was invited by Bill Gates to visit Microsoft Headquarters in the U.S. She received the President’s Award for Pride of Performance. She passed away on 14, January 2012. A science park in Lahore, the Arfa Software Technology Park was named after her.

Abdul Sattar Edhi:

Abdul Sattar Edhi is a great philanthropist, social activist, and humanitarian. He is the founder of the Edhi Foundation. Edhi Foundation is the largest and the most organized social welfare system in Pakistan. Foundation works round the clock, without any discrimination on the basis of color, race, language, religion or politics.

Unsung heroes:

Soldiers of Pakistan Army are defending Pakistan and many have become “Shaheed”. They lose their lives and limbs and suffer long for Pakistan. As Patriots and warriors with unflinching courage, they willingly sacrifice their lives. Salute to all the unsung heroes who gave their lives for the nation.
This is a never-ending list, but I will summarize my whole discussion here. A country dwindling under the influence of terrorism and unstable politics which lacks resources and lacks opportunities can prove its mettle under such conditions. Think of the horizons we can overcome if we were a stable, peaceful and resourceful country with eyes targeted at nothing but progress. Pakistan has a 2nd largest youth bulge in the world. Youth is the hope of the nation. Proud of the ones mentioned in the article. We need to work on less leg pulling, and proving the other “smart” guy wrong and proving our individual self as always right, and learn to cooperate and work as a TEAM, then and only then we may benefit and prosper as a nation.

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has completed her M.Phil in Physics recently. She has a keen interest in writing on socio-political issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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