Achievements of Pakistanis in 2018

Since 2018 is nearing its end, it is time to recall some of the major highlights of the year, especially the ones that made Pakistan proud!

Our country is finally emerging out of the darker days and the number of achievements by Pakistanis this year alone speak volumes about it.

From Science and technology to sports, entertainment and politics, the talented and skillful Pakistanis have earned their name on the global platform with their remarkable accomplishments, making us all super proud!

Here’s a Throwback to the Top Achievements by Pakistanis in 2018!

Pakistan’s First Successful Mechanical Heart Transplant

Pakistan’s first-ever mechanical heart transplant was performed at the National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases Karachi, Sindh.

This complicated surgery was performed on a 62-year old Nafeesa Begum, who was transplanted with an artificial heart.

The whole procedure was performed by Dr. Pervez Chaudhry, alongside the Head of NICVD Dr. Nadeem Qamar, along with his team that consisted of eight experts.

IBA Student Rabia Shahzad Wins Gold in Australian Weightlifting Tournament

 3rd Successive Democratic Leadership

The General Elections 2018 proved to be a milestone in the politics of Pakistan for the 3rd time a successive democratic government got elected!

9 Pakistanis Made it to The Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia List 2018

Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia highlights the brilliant young people who have made an influence on the world at a very young age.

The singing sensation Momina Mustehsan was also a part of it for speaking up for women empowerment.

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The other 8 talented Pakistanis who made it to the Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia list are:

  1. Muhammad Asad Raza
  2. Abrahim Shaha
  3. Muhammad Shaheer Niazi
  4. Adnan Shaffi
  5. Adeel Shaffi
  6. Sadia Bashir
  7. Hamza Farrukh
  8. Syed Faizan Hussain

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Fawad Khan and Mehwish Hayat Received Awards at Filmfare Middle East!

The two superstars of our entertainment industry made us all proud when they represented Pakistan in the Filmfare Middle East awards.

Fawad Khan was honored with the award for Best Cinematic Icon Pakistan/India and the gorgeous Mehwish received the Cinematic Icon Pakistan award.

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I was honoured to be awarded the Pakistan Icon Plaque in recognition of my film work over the past few years. I have always said that I do not judge my success by awards, but this one was different because it was international recognition for everything that we have achieved in our industry. To share the platform with members of our fraternity from across the border and to be considered on equal standing with them was very rewarding. It was acknowledgement of how far we have come in such a short time. We no longer have to live in anybody's shadow. We are all very naive if we think that films and artists can overcome 70 years of history and deep politics. True collaboration is much more than casting actors from across the border in each others films. Let them show our drama serials and films first! #MehwishHayat #filmfareme #PakistanIcon🇵🇰 #dubai 🇦🇪 Wearing this beautiful dress by @amatoofficial 🙌🏻 @makeup and hair by @waqar_makeup 💄 A special Thankyou to @danish_hayat and @fahadcitrus for making my evening super special by being there for me ! ♥️ Pc : @ifkhokhar

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Pakistan Launched Two Indigenous Satellites from China

Pakistan launched two indigenously built satellites, Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (PRSS-1) and Pakistan Technology Evaluation Satellite-1a (PakTES-1A), from Jiuquan Satellite Center, China.

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PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A were launched to meet Pakistan’s imagery requirements in the areas of land mapping for water resource management, agricultural plans, and natural disaster management.

Mahira Khan Welcomed at the Google and Facebook Headquarters

The gorgeous Mahira Khan received a warm welcomed at the Google and Facebook Headquarters during her visit to the United States.

Our superstar was there to raise funds for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, as a part of her campaign for the awareness of Breast Cancer in Pakistan.

Pakistan Cricket Team T20 Series Winning Streak!

If we talk about the performance of Pakistan cricket team in the ODIs or Test Matches, the first word that comes to mind is “unpredictable”. But when it comes to T20 matches, the boys in green are always on the crest of the wave!

Sarfraz 11 made a world record after they beat New Zealand, hatching 11th consecutive T20 series victory and holding strong to their no.1 spot in the T20 rankings!

Fakhr-e-Alam’s Tour Around the World in 28 Days

The multitalented star, Fakhr-e-Alam became the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the globe in his solo flight around the world in 28 days. He did this to raise funds for his charity organization I Care Foundation, which also helps other NGOs in the country.

IBA Student Won Gold Medal in Australian Weightlifting Tournament

Making Pakistan proud in front of the whole world, Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad won a gold medal at the Ralph Cashman Open Weightlifting Championship held in New South Wales, Australia.

Pakistani Wrestler Made Historic Achievement in Youth Olympics 2018

Pakistani wrestler Inayat Ullah made history for Pakistan by winning Pakistan’s first ever individual medal in the history of Youth Olympics Games. He defeated his American opponent in the bronze medal bout to ensure the podium finish.

The opening of Kartarpura Corridor between India and Pakistan!

The opening of Kartarpura corridor turned out to be a major development in the intense relationship between India and Pakistan. This step was taken by both governments to facilitate Sikh pilgrims from both sides of the border.

 Teefa in Trouble Got Released on Netflix!

After getting screened in China, Ali Zafar’s Teefa in Trouble got released on Netflix globally just a few days back, and we can’t be more proud!

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Finally we have some Pakistani content on Netflix (if there is more, please guide me). Overall not bad when it comes to not-very-logical-entertainment. Lyrics, moves, teefa’s and the butts’ dialogues and delivery are generally commendable however, lead actress was the major drag factor for me. In today’s fast paced, girl-boss cinema she just didn’t bring in any energy or glamour to the screen. And why so much highlighter on her left cheek bone & nose in particular? 🤔 another thing appalling in this new era of Pakistani cinema was there in this movie too- alcohol! Tsk! Rather irresponsible i’d say. With such creative pedagogy around humour, situations and plot there should not be such accessories required. Anyways, it is otherwise truly a good attempt! #teefaintrouble #netflixmovies #pakistanicinema #alizafar #mayaali

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This blockbuster movie is currently available to Netflix’s subscriber in about 25 different countries including India, except for Pakistan and China.

This major progress in the revival of our film industry is worth all the appreciation!

Careem CEO Made it to the Bloomberg 50 list for 2018!

Careem CEO, Mudassir Sheikha made it to the Bloomberg 50 List for 2018 for his remarkable achievement in the business world.

Not only he is the first Pakistani to make it to the Bloomberg 50, but Mudassir Sheikha is also the first name from the Middle-East region in the Science and Tech category.

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