There are so many good things happening around us in Pakistan but all we do is focus on the negative news. Therefore, we are highlighting positive Pakistan for you in this article by mentioning all the good things that happened in Pakistan on August 11. Let’s spread positivity!
1. Pakistan Navy Saves 9 Indian Crew Members After Ship Drowns
Jamna Sagar, the Indian sailing boat sank with 10 crew members on board. The Pakistan Maritime Information Centre asked the neighbouring merchant ship “MT KRUIBEKE” to aid the stranded crew of the sinking sailing vessel when the Pakistan Navy responded to a distress signal as the ship sank.
The statement stated that “the merchant ship eventually recovered nine crew members and resumed sail to its next port Dubai and onward personnel departed.” At the same moment, a ship from the Pakistani navy and two helicopters arrived in the region and discovered the body of a crew member who had gone missing after the sailing vessel drowned. When the body was found and located, it was handed over to the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) officials to handle further legal action in future.
2. PIA Decides to Provide Internet Facility During Flights
Details indicate that the national carrier has begun installing Wi-Fi equipment and will soon offer passengers internet access. Companies that are offering to install the in-flight entertainment system have been asked for recommendations by the PIA management. The internet service will first be available on 10 of PIA’s Boeing 777s, which have been used on lengthier journeys, and 14 AIRBUS A320. The choice was made in consideration of Khawaja Saad Rafique, Minister of Federal Aviation, special directives.
3. Hockey High Performance Centre to be Established in Pakistan
With the Punjab government taking considerable steps to raise the level of hockey in the nation, Pakistan will finally put the plans for the construction of a Hockey High Performance Centre into action. The National Hockey Stadium in Lahore would reportedly become the centre of all hockey-related activities after the construction of the high performance centre. like the cricket venue at the Gaddafi Stadium. Furthermore, the astroturf of the National Hockey Stadium will be replaced soon. These initiatives would undoubtedly raise the level of hockey in Pakistan, which has slipped in recent years despite being the nation’s national sport due to horrible conditions.
4. PTCL to Run 4 Educational Channels on PTCL Smart TV App
At a ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) signed a contract for the provision of 04 educational OTT channels to provide instructional content to students throughout the nation. The channels will increase access to high-quality educational materials to promote learning and development among students of various age groups.
Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister of Federal Education & Professional Training, attended as the main guest. Both Federal Secretary IT Mohsin Mushtaq and Federal Secretary MOFEPT Aamir Ashraf Khawaja were present. Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary, additional secretary for MoFEPT, and Zarrar Hasham Khan, group chief business solutions officer for PTCL and Ufone, signed the contract. The digital channels will be accessible everywhere for free. The project will assist MoFEPT in moving closer to digitalizing the educational system for increased effectiveness and enhanced learning.
5. Shajar Abbas Sets New Record to Qualify for Semi-Finals at Islamic Solidarity Games
Shajar Abbas continued his great performance at the Islamic Solidarity Games, where he set a new national record by covering the distance in 20.68 seconds. Shajar Abbas had performed at the just completed Commonwealth Games. The national athlete had previously set a record of 20.87 seconds in the XXXII Kosanov Memorial in Almaty, and he also held an unofficial record of 20.7 seconds from the 2015 National Games.
With this accomplishment, he shattered his own record. In the 200-metre sprint, Shajar Abbas advanced to the semi-final round of the ongoing Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey, after winning his heat. Notably, less than a week after running the 100 metres in 10.38 seconds in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games, the national athlete ran the 100 metres in 10.25 seconds in the Islamic Solidarity Games, setting a new national record.
6. SBP Announces Media Campaign to Promote Asaan Mobile Account
As a centrepiece of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy, the Asaan Mobile Account (AMA) was officially launched by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office of the UK. To commemorate this occasion, a media campaign was unveiled. By giving the unbanked sectors simple, affordable, digital access to financial services by dialling the USSD code *2262# AMA seeks to solve the difficulties of financial exclusion they experience. By launching a massive media effort, SBP hopes to bring the unbanked segments into the official financial network by raising public awareness of the AMA, its simplicity, and its related advantages.
7. Haris Ahmed Won Medal for Pakistan in King’s World Championship Sepaktakraw
Pakistan has competed against Vietnam, India, and many other nations, and Pakistan has managed to win Pakistan the Bronze medal at the 35th King’s World Championship Sepaktakraw in 2022. Most of the talented players were unable to compete in the Championship due to a lack of resources.
Otherwise, Pakistan may have won this Championship with the correct tools and direction. Along with being supported by the government, individuals from nearby nations also received coaching from foreign trainers. Our competitors were honing their talents while the Pakistani team was hunting for sponsors. But one thing that never ceases to astound me is Pakistan’s ability to affect global change.
8. Sindh Intends to Instruct Female College Students in Bike Riding
According to various sources it has been claimed that the department has requested a list of female students who desire to ride motorcycles from the government colleges. Along with a letter from the respective college department, students will receive guidance in motorcycle riding in colleges in collaboration with the Sindh Women Development Department. It has been stated by the officials of the Sindh Women Development Department that this training’s goal is to empower independent women.
Positive Aspect of Pakistan!
Pakistan has so many positive aspects, let’s put the negative aspects aside and focus on bringing the light to a positive Pakistan.