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    YOULIN'S EVENTS OF 2013 THAT IMPACTED PAKISTAN

    Written by: Dr. Dushka H. Saiyid - Posted on: December 31, 2013 | Post your comment here Comments

    Google Translation: اُردو | 中文

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    14TH AUGUST SERIES
    The 14th August series of theatre plays took political satire to new levels of popularity. Anwar Maqsood’s sharp script, young Dawar’s direction and a galaxy of talented actors led by Yasir Hussain, resulted in packed halls and long queues.

    14TH AUGUST SERIES
    AYESHA FAROOQ

    AYESHA FAROOQ
    Ayesha Farooq became the first woman war ready fighter pilot in South Asia, striking a blow to stereotyping of Pakistani women as cloistered creatures.

    WAAR
    This was the highest grossing Pakistani movie ever made. The young Bilal Lashari has produced a polished, fast moving, action-packed thriller with outstanding performances by Shaan and Shamoun Abbasi.

    WAAR
    INTIZAAR HUSSAIN

    INTIZAAR HUSSAIN
    Intizar Hussain was the first Pakistani writer to be nominated for the Man Booker International Award. A novelist and short story writer who migrated to Pakistan from UP, he chronicles the trials and tribulations of this land of hope.

    IMRAN QURESHI
    Deutsch Bank Global Art Advisory Council declared Imran Qureshi “Artist of the Year” for 2013. Based in Lahore, where he teaches at the National College of Arts, he has been pushing the boundaries of miniature painting.

    IMRAN QURESHI
    SAMINA BEG

    SAMINA BEG
    Samina Beg was the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest in May 2013. Her brother Ali, and twin sisters accompanied her from India. It was another mountaineering achievement for the Shimshal village in Hunza.

    IFRA AND AMINA WALI
    Ifrah and Amina Wali, hailing from Gilgit and Baltistan, were the first Pakistani women to win the gold and silver medals respectively, in the Giant Slalom event of skiing in the South Asian Winter Games.

    IFRA AND AMINA WALI
    KAMILA SHAMSIE

    KAMILA SHAMSIE
    Kamila Shamsie’s accolades as a novelist piled up as she made it to Granta’s list of 20 best young writers of 2013.

    WOMEN’S BRIDGE COMPETITION
    Women’s bridge team consisting of one family, Fatima Riaz, her mother Rubina Hai and maternal grandmother Qudsia Dosa, won the women’s team event of Bridge Federation of Asia and Middle East Zonal Championship. The beat their hosts and defending champion India.

    WOMEN’S BRIDGE COMPETITION
    PAKISTAN IDOL

    PAKISTAN IDOL
    Pakistan Idol arrived in Pakistan in 2013, and will be a big boost to young talent.

    ZINDA BHAAG
    Zinda Bhaag was the first Pakistani film nominated to compete for Oscars in the foreign film category in 2013. With dialogue in Punjabi, it is based on the theme of Pakistanis wanting to escape to foreign shores in search of Elysium, and at what cost.

    ZINDA BHAAG
    CRICKET REVIVAL

    CRICKET REVIVAL
    Cricket revived in Pakistan after a long spell in the doldrums, and with it the nation’s spirits, for it is no less than a national obsession. Pakistan beat South Africa on its home ground, and a win over Sri Lanka followed.



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