KARACHI: The second week of August has been exceptionally good for Pakistanis, as quite a few of them have received international recognition.
Writer and journalist Sanam Maher’s book The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch has been shortlisted for a coveted book prize in India. Pakistani cricketers Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali have bagged national awards.
The right-arm pacer Abbas bagged the Test Cricketer of the Year award at the 2018 Pakistan Cricket Board’s award ceremony, and fast-bowler Hasan Ali bagged the ODI Cricketer of the Year award. Both cricketers are new and have a promising career ahead.
In fact, Pakistani student Muhammed Suleman Thaniana also won a bronze medal in the recently-held 50th International Chemistry Olympiad in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Such achievements are no small feat and should be celebrated.
The more we celebrate these awards the more our youth would be encouraged to make it big in the international arena.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2018.