The article will let you know about the top Pakistani people performing at the International Arena, and details about the recent achievement of Pakistan based American scientist Nergis Mavalvala at MIT, US.
Pakistani people are very much involved and engaged in the international scenario whether it is engineering sector, education, Astronomy, sports, Film making and IT etc. Since last decade Pakistanis are emerging drastically at the international stage.
International performers from Pakistani origin
Some of the great Pakistani names the world knows can be read down here.
Aamir Khan (British – Pakistani Boxer) achieved multiple International Boxing Titles, also become very famous in Pakistan to support up the boxing community and social works.
Ali Moeen Nawazish
Ali Moeen Nawazish is a holder of world record for obtaining 22As, 1B and 1C in A Levels, he has become as accomplished entrepreneur and serving Jang News Network right now.
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest noble prize laureate, known for her efforts in promoting freedom and access of education for the females first in Pakistan and now in the entire world.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a renowned Pakistani Filmmaker famous for receiving two Academy Awards, Seven Emmy Awards and a Knight International Journalism award. Sharmeen received these awards on crafting films highlighting the inequality with women and many other important unattended issues of society.
Kumail Nanjiani (Pakistani – American Comedian and actor), there are some people who actually plays role in depicting positive image of something which is used to known with negative perception, Kumail Nanjiani is one of them. He is a successful and loved comedian, actor, screenwriter and podcaster. One of his main highlights is the comic role of Dinesh he did in HBO’s series Silicon Valley, and for his role in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick. As in the upcoming Marvel Studio’s movie “The Eternals” he is going to play the role of “Kingo”.
Arfa Kareem (Computer Scientist) she was the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional and was registered in the Guinness Book of World Record for holding that record. This record was kept by her till 2008. She traveled to the whole world and attended multiple conferences including TechEd Developers Conference. On 14th of January 2012 she passed away in result of a cardiac arrest.
Mustafa Ali (real name Adeeb Alam, Pakistan based American WWE Superstar). Mustafa Ali was born in USA his father is from Karachi, Pakistan. Adeeb Alam Aka Mustafa Ali has emerged to be a famous and only Pakistani Professional Wrestler being signed by WWE right now.
Shahid Rafiq Khan (Pakistani – American Businessman) Shahid Khan is an American business tycoon, having net worth of $8 billion. He is the owner Jacksonville Jaguars franchise of National Football League (NFL), he also has been declared as the 2nd richest owner of NFL franchise.
Nauman Sikandar (Pakistani Entrepreneur) Nauman is heading one of the largest E-Commerce industries of Pakistan. He is leading Foodpanda (Food Delivery Service) as its CEO and Co-Chairman, a well known food service which is being widely used in Pakistan. And had been a role model for many entrepreneurs trying to accelerate in the ecommerce industry worldwide.
These are very few of thousands of Pakistani people sparkling on the international stage right now. I specially have mentioned Arfa Karim in the list though now she is not with us unfortunately, but it would be very unfair I was don’t mentions her achievement in this list.
Nergis Mavalvala new Dean of MIT’s School of Sciences
The main scope for writing this article was to highlight the huge achievement of another Pakistani Based American who is a Quantum Astrophysicist Scientist and researcher named Nergis Mavalvala. She has been nominated as the new dean of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Science.
That is a moment of honour for all the Pakistani people that a Pakistan based woman has been designated on such a senior position in the top technology research institute of the world.
MIT News stated that Nergis Mavalvala is going to be seated on the position of dean on 1st of September 2020, right now it has been chaired by Michael Sipser. Nergis Mavalvala is going to be the first female dean in the history of MIT’s School of Science. Isn’t that great!
Tweeted by MIT:
Nergis Mavalvala named School of Science dean 👏🏻: Astrophysicist and associate head of the physics department will succeed Michael Sipser. https://t.co/ZqXQukyB6A @ScienceMIT pic.twitter.com/Q780QX3xpk— Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (@MIT) August 17, 2020
Contribution of Nergis Mavalvala in the field of scientific research
Mavalvala is renowned for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection, which she conducted as a leading member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the report said.
“She has received numerous awards and honor for her research and teaching, and since 2015 has been the associate head of the Department of Physics.
Mavalvala’s brilliance as a researcher and educator speaks expressively for itself, stated by MIT President L. Rafael Reif.
Nergis Mavalvala’s origin in Pakistan
Nergis Mavalvala was borne to a Parsi Family in the city of Karachi. She obtained her early education from Convent of Jesus and Mary School. Afterwards she moved to US for attending Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She completed her BA from Wellesley College in Physics and Astronomy in 1990. She pursued her PhD in Physics in 1997 from MIT.
Awards and titles she banked in her career
She achieved multiple awards and titles throughout her sparkling career as she received prestigious MacArthur Foundation Award in 2010. Afterwards she became part of a team of scientists who contributed and discovered the gravitational waves.
MTD wishes best of luck to Nergis Mavalvala for her upcoming contributions to the world in discovering new technologies in Gravitational Waves and other valuable discoveries in Quantum Astrophysics Science.
Potential of Pakistani people in the need of a launching pad
Pakistani people are really performing well at the international stage. It is appreciable that Pakistanis are banking the achievements with minimum resources. Pakistan is a developing country which is having great potential in it. Pakistanis are serving all around the globe, and many of them are holding responsible positions in the big banners of world.
The only thing which they seriously required at the moment is government’s attention. Programs may be started by the government to support the ideas and utilize the potential of Pakistani Youth. Youth of Pakistan can provide enormous benefits to the country. Today’s world is having a very rushing scenario where if you don’t compete hard then you would brutally throw behind, and Pakistan cannot afford to be left even a step behind in this fast forwarding world. Government of Pakistan in the leadership of Imran Khan is continuously working to find those ideas but the pace is not coping with the velocity of the world. They need to bring their focus on it to get extraordinary results and reveal the potential of the talented Pakistani people.
Story by: Talha Ali Hashmi (Creative Head, MTD), he is a researcher possessing a degree in Environmental Studies and a certified Environmentalist from Technical University of Denmark. He is writing on Current Affairs, Environmental Management, Education and Technology since last 8 years