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Another Pakistani film wins big at Busan International Film Festival

Hamza Bangash’s feature film is called Mariam

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October 16, 2019


Pakistan teacher wins the Cambridge ‘2019 Dedicated Teacher’ award

Ahmed Saya was shortlisted along with five other teachers from across the world by Cambridge last week

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January 31, 2019


Pakistani entrepreneur’s chatbot on women empowerment wins award at BAFTA

The ceremony was held on November 26 in London

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November 28, 2018


Mahira Miyanji wins UNDP award for promoting girls’ education in Lyari

She is one of the 10 recipients of the award

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November 26, 2018


Rani wins Outstanding Writer Award at the NBC Universal Short Film Festival

Rani is a story about a transgender Pakistani woman who sets out to take care of an abandoned child

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October 26, 2018


Calling all writers: Is there still no place like home? Answer and win $100,000

The Nine Dotz prize will be awarded to the best 3,000-word answer to the question

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October 6, 2018


Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player despite being on the losing side to France in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday. Modric was named man-of-the-match three times in Croatia’s seven games in Russia, but even the Real Madrid midfielder was powerless to stop France’s firepower…

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July 15, 2018


Salah wins writers’ footballer of the year award

Mohamed Salah was named as the football writers’ footballer of the year, completing a personal double after winning the players’ award for his incredible goal-scoring feats for Liverpool. The Egypt international narrowly topped the poll of the 400-strong Football Writers’ Association (FWA) membership ahead of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, the margin understood to be less…

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May 6, 2018


Natalie Portman not to accept $2m prize in protest against Netanyahu policies

JERUSALEM: Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel’s prime minister. “I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech…

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April 21, 2018


Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or award

PARIS: Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player on Thursday. The Real Madrid forward’s second successive win drew him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballons d’Or, after the Argentinian took second in the vote, with Brazilian Neymar third. The 32-year-old was the top-scorer…

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December 8, 2017


Watch: Three young Pakistanis among winners of Queen’s Young Leader award 2018

Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi and Mahnoor Syed have been named award winners of the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders in recognition of role they are taking to change lives of people. Haroon Yasin Haroon is dedicated to giving children from underprivileged backgrounds the chance of a good education. He is the founder of Orenda, which…

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December 6, 2017


Ladies and gentlemen, we can have a moment of pride! Documentary film on Perween Rahman has won an award in Turkey

NEWS DESK: Pakistanis can have a moment of pride as a film on the life and work of Pakistani architect and urban planner Perween Rahman won the second prize for best documentary at the 11th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival. According to a press release, the feature length film ‘Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist’…

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October 29, 2017


Shocking image of black rhino killed by poachers wins Wildlife Photograph of the Year

NEWS DESK: A shocking photo of a rhinoceros that was slaughtered for its horns has been named Wildlife Photograph of the Year 2017, reported The Independent. The image was taken by South African photographer Brent Stirton in the luhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve in north-eastern South Africa. It shows a black rhino slumped in the mud…

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October 19, 2017


Fearless Pakistani activist wins joint award with slain Indian journalist

MUMBAI: Two fearless Asian women who have risked their lives campaigning against religious extremism – one of whom was murdered last month – won a joint award on Thursday for their common courage, reported Thomson Reuters Foundation. Gauri Lankesh, 55, a outspoken Indian newspaper editor, was shot dead outside her home by unidentified assailants in…

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October 5, 2017


Wide open field for this year’s Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Hollywood’s elite hits the red carpet Sunday for television’s glittering Emmys, with the race for statuettes wide open as awards juggernaut “Game of Thrones” sits it out this time around, reported AFP. HBO’s fantasy epic about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne raked in a record-breaking 12 awards…

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September 15, 2017


Marvi receives inaugural British speakers democracy award

ISLAMABAD: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon received Speaker’s Democracy Award from the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow MP in Speaker House in London. She won this prestigious award after nomination by Rt Hon Alex Salmond MP in a tough competition with excellent nominations from all across the…

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September 6, 2017


Kendrick Lamar wins MTV Video of the Year

LOS AGENLES: Rapper Kendrick Lamar on Sunday won MTV’s Video of the Year for “HUMBLE.,” his ironic take on fame and fortune, as he became the big winner of the channel’s awards. Lamar, one of the most acclaimed rappers of his time, also took Best Hip-Hop Video and technical awards for the video to the…

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August 28, 2017


NUST students achieve silver award in int’l competition 

ISLAMABAD: National University of Science and Technology (NUST) students team have achieved prestigious silver award in an international competition of “most innovative and technically viable ideas” which held in Hong Kong, China. According to the details, two Pakistani teams from NUST Islamabad and Karachi named “Wise” and “Be Pure” have participated in a series of…

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August 16, 2017


Bob Dylan sends speech for Nobel ceremony

Music icon Bob Dylan won’t be at the Nobel prize ceremony this week to accept his award, but he has sent along a speech to be read aloud, the Nobel foundation said Monday. The 75-year-old, whose lyrics have influenced generations of fans, has had a subdued response to the honour, remaining silent for weeks following…

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December 5, 2016


Govt to announce unanimous, equitable 9th NFC award: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said on Monday reiterated the government’s resolve to announce a unanimous and equitable 9th National Finance Commission (NFC) award soon. Dar stated this while talking to media after holding a meeting as a Chairman regarding the 9th NFC award here at Ministry of Finance. Members of…

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November 28, 2016


Beyonce surprises country awards with fusion gesture

NEW YORK: Beyonce seized the spotlight at the Country Music Association Awards by cheerily performing a fusion song, in a powerful if unstated message on US race relations. The pop superstar, whose appearance at the awards in Nashville had not been previously announced, took the stage without an introduction and sang a track off her…

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November 3, 2016

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