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Young Mahin creates history for Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): Pakistan’s under 14 player Mahin Aftab Qureshi created history on Tuesday when she annexed the girls singles title of 2nd leg ITF Asian 14 and Under Tennis Championships - Division II in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
 
Sarfraz hopes for Amirís return soon
ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz hopes pacer Muhammad Amir would return to international cricket soon saying  the people who try to lure cricketers on the wrong path should be stopped.
 
Kamran, Faisal hit tons as PIA wins in Presidentís Silver Cup
KARACHI, Jan 28 (APP): Kamran Sajid and Faisal Iqbal hammered centuries as PIA launched their campaign in President’s Silver Cup One-day Cricket Tournament on a winning note beating Quetta by 37 runs here at Aga Khan Gymkhana Ground on Wednesday.
 
Pakistan victorious in Squash Championship
ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): Defending Champion Pakistan won their matches on the first day of the 17th Asian Junior Squash Championship at Malaysia.
 
Army, PIA, NBP, SSGC reach in semifinals of COAS hockey championship
RAWALPINDI, Jan 28 (APP): Army (seniors), Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Si Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Wednesday reached into the semifinals of the First Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Challenge Hockey Cup at the Army Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday.
 
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Pakistani woman hoists national flag at North Pole PDF Print E-mail

ISLAMABAD, Apr 21 (APP): Namira Salim, a Pakistani national, won laurels for the nation when she hoisted Pakistani flag at the North Pole on Saturday morning at 0530 hours (PST). As she also awaits her space flight during the next couple of years, Namira Salim becomes the first Pakistani to reach the top of the world, the Geographic North Pole.

“It is great honor to represent my country as the first Pakistani citizen at the Geographic North Pole during the “International Polar Year’ that marks the challenge of climate change our planet faces,” Namira told APP by satellite phone.

“As I hoist the Pakistan flag at the pinnacle of our planet, I convey a universal message of peace and to assert to the global community that Pakistani nation is peace loving and tolerant nation,” she added.

Based in Southern France, Namira has deep affiliation with innovative art and multi-dimensional mixed media, some created around poetry she writes and some are musical she incorporates into songs in her own voice.

Her collectibles and decorative art objects also come along her to support global causes.

Namira created a specialized line of musical art objects with built-in messages in the voices of renowned altruists, first unveiled at the United Nations in May 2002.

“As a humanitarian artist and a truly global citizen I have also come to hoist a flag of universal peace at the Pole,” she said, adding that this peace flag bears the theme of her United Nations exhibition ‘Peace-Making with Nation-Souls.’

She sees the war and conflict with pain and hopes that tolerance can be inspired through the arts and understanding for the peace and progress of the world.

“The North Pole bears an amazing resemblance to Pakistani’s scenic Northern Ares” said Namira, expressing her sentiments of joy and happiness.

“As Pakistan’s Honorary Ambassador of Tourism, I’d like to invite the world to experience Pakistan’s rich culture and to touch the world’s top most mountain peaks, like the K-2,” she stated.

Namira also praised the 2004 Polar expedition of Anouskha Kachelo, a Pakistan born UK citizen who is known to be the youngest woman to have reached the North Pole.

“My Polar mission is that of a peace ambassador, while Anouska’s expedition was that of a true adventurer, which remains a source of inspiration to this day,” she said.

Namira Saleem had also made an attempt to hoist Pakistani flag at the North Pole on April 14, but could not succeed due to bad weather.

 

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