Ghalib. 18. Founder Of Rescue Pakistan. TEDx Activator. Curator of TEDxSialkot. Blogger at Huffington Post/Express Tribune. The YSA List honoree.
Be afraid taliban be very afraid we will educate every girl in Pakistan
We love shouting out load “Pakistan Zindabaad” But there are few who are working on a far extent on branding/improving the image of Pakistan. Today I came across Another reason to be a proud Pakistani. Read about such a person who is a well aged guy but his effort for Improving the image of Pakistan is great. The guy I am talking about is named as Jamil Ahmad, hes 80 years old and hails from Islamabad. Hes a former civil servant.
This guy had interest in the tales of Long-Forgotten Pakistani Tribes, well the history of tribes that used to exist is quite rich and one could make number of documentaries on them.
This guy almost 40 years back completed his first and last novel called “The Wandering Falcon”. His book, tells the stories of tribal chiefs, political agents and colonial officers in the decades before Pakistan’s tribal regions became synonymous with al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He completed it by hand and his wife typed it up. Later he took the novel to the London publishers but they rejected it and then it was left in a drawer and forgotten. It was when his brother entered the unpublished manuscript in an online competition as his novel was quite rich with a lot of history in it it got shortlisted a week back, he was named on the shortlist for the region’s biggest book prize, the $30,000 Man Asian Literary Prize.
The judges of the competition described the book as a “sensational debut” and a “blistering critique” of misguided attempts to stamp out tribal identity.
So guys this is a new hero made in Pakistan. An author who don’t knows how to type and whose story/novel got rejected by London Publishers is now one of seven writers shortlisted for the Man Asian Prize, which is due to be announced in Hong Kong on 15 March.
What a talented nation we are, lets utilize the talent in the right way and raise the name of Pakistan high in the world. Lets Pray that he brings the award home.
Image from: The Scotsman.
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I was just having some boring time so to kill my time out i started reading about the biographies of many our Leaders of Pakistan and about Pakistan Floods. I took out the following facts which were quite interesting to me. Read them they are just kinda must know facts.
P.S. OMG i did research work for almost 3 hours lol.
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