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10 young Pakistanis win Diana Award 2022

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Ten young Pakistanis have made the country proud after being recognised by the Diana Awards this year.

The Diana Award honours those aged between nine to 25 working for the betterment of the community in any way.

The award was established in 1999 after the name of the late Princess of Wales, Diana. It is one of the most prestigious awards a youngster can receive for their humanitarian work.

The 10 Diana awardees from Pakistan are Alizey Khan, Arqam Al-Hadee, Iqra Bisma, Faryal Ashfaq, Muhammad Amir Khoso, Moazzam Shah Bukhari Syed, Moiz Lakhani, Aiza Abid, Ramna Saeed, and Sikander Khan.

The youngest awardee is 18-year-old Iqra Bisma who is from Islamabad. She is a mental health activist who started volunteering from the age of 8. She developed a listeners’ society called “TALK” where 50 fully trained listeners volunteer. 

Moazzam Shah Bukhari Syed, who is a 24-year-old from Hyderabad, received the award for providing sustainable education to children. He recently opened several schools for more than 1,500 children in remote villages. 

“It’s such an honour to carry this prestigious award in memory of Princess Diana. I know it will inspire me to do even more. I know there are many young people, like me, who could benefit from the support of The Diana Award,” Moazzam told Geo.tv

Twenty-year-old Ramna Saeed has worked against sexual harassment. The Diana Award Roll of Honour 2022 site reports that she created a safe space for women in her community to talk about sexual harassment and bullying they face on a daily basis. 

Faryal Ashfaq from Lahore has been fighting against gender-based violence. She started her own NGO “The Mirror” at just 17 years of age.

Muhammad Amir Khoso, 22, bagged the award for providing water facilities, food, and education in the underprivileged areas of Pakistan. Khoso has provided food to 700 families during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Alizey Khan, a 24 year old from Lahore, got the award for focusing on food poverty. The Diana Award Roll of Honour 2022 website said that she started “Ruhil foundation” in 2016 to fight food poverty. Under its name, she was able to delivery 5,500 meal parcels monthly.

Arqam Al-Hadeed, 21, is a young leader who currently lives in Leeds, England. He is an international award-winning youth leader. He has represented 180,000 youngsters of Leeds in the House of Commons. 

Moiz Lakhani, a 20-year-old who currently lives in Toronto, Canada, taught women self defence techniques, empowering and training them. He received seed funding and mentorship for his project “Ninja Girls”, a non-profit organisation. 

Aiza Abid, 23, has been a life-long advocate of children’s rights. She established “Aiza’s Teddybear Foundation” in 2013 to provide emotional and physical support to children worldwide.

Sikandar (Sonny) Khan, also 23, currently lives in the US. He received the awarded for founding an organisation called “Paani” which builds water wells in Pakistan. Apart from providing clean water in the affected areas of Pakistan, the awardee’s organisation has also donated over $500,000 in medical supplies during the pandemic.

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Kubra Khan expressed her annoyance within the initial 15 minutes of watching the new television series ‘Noor Jahan’.

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In a recent interview with a digital magazine, Kubra Khan delved into her character development in the television series ‘Noor Jahan’ and openly admitted to feeling vexed and exasperated while watching the initial episode of the show. She expressed sympathy towards women, such as Safeena [Alina Abbas], who are disregarded by their spouses.

“Initially, it was vexing to observe.” Upon viewing the initial episode, specifically the first 15 minutes, she confessed to feeling irritated.

Khan expressed his annoyance, stating that despite his involvement in the production and participation in the shoot, he found himself angry due to his prior observations of similar occurrences in real life.

“Furthermore, Musaddiq Malek, the director, has skillfully woven the elements of the film together. His work is truly remarkable and clever,” she commented, specifically referring to the opening scene in which Hunaid, played by Noor Hassan, forgets his wife Safeena’s birthday but manages to organize a lavish celebration for his mother, portrayed by Saba Hamid, on the same evening.

“The ‘Sinf-e-Aahan’ actor stated that people perceive the story as relevant and relatable, with each individual feeling a personal connection to it,” the actor shared. “Men who are overly dependent on their mothers should refrain from getting married until they are capable of assuming the responsibilities associated with being a husband.”

Khan, known for his discerning project choices and avoidance of clichéd roles, affirmed that ‘Noor Jahan’ stands apart from conventional ‘saas bahu’ dramas.

Continuing to hint at her character’s growth, she stated, “You will have to wait and observe the drama to find out if she will testify, join the villainous side, or alter the dynamics of the family.”

In addition to Khan playing the role of Noor Bano, the film ‘Noor Jahan’ features a talented cast including Saba Hamid, Ali Rehman Khan, Noor Hassan, Zoya Nasir, Hajra Yamin, Ali Raza, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, Mahmood Aslam, and Alina Abbas, among others.

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Sania Mirza humbly seeks forgiveness as she begins her pilgrimage to Hajj.

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Sania Mirza revealed on Sunday afternoon that she was lucky enough to start her Hajj journey this year in a fresh post on her Instagram account.

“My beloveds and friends, I am extremely fortunate to have the chance to travel the holy Hajj,” she declared.

As she got ready for this life-changing encounter, she wrote, “I humbly ask for your forgiveness for any wrongdoings and shortcomings.” This opportunity to pursue spiritual restoration and atonement fills my heart with immense gratitude. Please hear my request and lead me down the path of blessings, Allah. I am quite thankful and consider myself very fortunate.

As she started this once-in-a-lifetime voyage, she pleaded, “Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.” “With a humble heart and a stronger imaan, I hope to return as a better human being.”

Millions of fans on social media, including her close pals and members of the entertainment and sports industries, sent their best wishes to the star, asking her to keep them in mind while she prays.

It is noteworthy to mention here that in March of last year, before to Ramadan, Sania Mirza conducted the Umrah alongside her son Izhaan and other family members.

For those who don’t know, Mirza and Malik were wed from 2010 until January of this year, when it was revealed that she had petitioned Khula for a divorce.

With Shoaib Malik’s divorce, Sania Mirza is searching for love.

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“Where is the hate?” is how Vivek Oberoi answers Pakistan’s affection.

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During a recent interview with a YouTube channel, Vivek Oberoi was filmed in a touching exchange with his Pakistani fans, who applauded the Bollywood actor as they passed his elegant Bentley while strolling around Dubai.

Oberoi responded to the affection by saying, “No matter how strongly Indian you are, you come here and you see the way the Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalis, and Sri Lankans love you.”

The “Bollywood villain,” who lives on the other side of the border, and your sense of borders begin to fade. The question, “Does hate exist?” begins to creep in. He went on.

The “Saathiya” actor went on, “I know this is highly controversial, but when you consider how much they value our food, culture, movies, and overall way of being, how can there possibly be hate for us?”

“In general, people love us, but I’m sure there are a few people who might be like that,” he said in closing.

Notably, Oberoi moved to the United Arab Emirates from India with his wife and two children in search of a better life.

Vivek Oberoi’s most recent appearance on screen was in Rohit Shetty’s police drama “Indian Police Force” on Amazon Prime Video.

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