Humans Of Pakistan (HOP)

Humans Of Pakistan is inspired by the awesome work and effort of Brandon from New York. The author is solely responsible for introducing Humans of New York and has started a chain of good will. HOP is one of them.

HOP has two agendas; one is to showcase every individual possible from the north of the country to the south while the second agenda is to inspire everyone or anyone who reads or sees it.

Pakistan has been through a lot of turmoil and everyone is contributing one way or the other. Some use humor others write, all that we are trying to do is give HOPe. A small step for a better grander future.

Another world record for Pakistan!!

Hasham Hadi Khan, the youngest member of the Pakistani team taking part in the 6th International Scrabble Championship, has made a world record by scoring en eye-popping 878 points against Matheesha De Silva of Sri Lanka.

Around 80 of the world’s best players were in the arena of the spectacular show of vocabulary and tactical skills where the Hasham Hadi Khan, just 9-year old, emerged as the next big thing in the world of Scrabble.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest score ever recorded in a scrabble match was made by Toh Wei Bin of Singapore who scored 850 against Rick Kennedy of Scotland in 2012.

Until now, no score of 800 plus had been witnessed in an international tournament of Scrabble.

Resource: Pakistani youth creates world record in Scrabble

The blanket seller, Gilgit, Pakistan

"So are these made here? In Pakistan?" 
"No everything is made in China these days." 
"Oh ok so should we buy them?" 
"Ok here is the deal they are cheaper than anything else you would find in the market of the same quality.” 
"So are they good? At keeping one warm in the long winter nights of Gilgit." 
"Sure they are, honestly they are value for money. You won’t feel like you have wasted your money on these plus it isn’t a lot of money anyway!!!" 
"Ok maybe next time I will buy a few, right now let me take your picture." 
"Sure sure, let me strike a pose!!!"

Photographer: Afrazov


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Boat ride, Attabad lake, Gilgit, Pakistan.

"Are you enjoying the ride?" 
Nods in the affirmative. 
"Do you come here often." 
Nods in the affirmative. 
I let the man enjoy rest of his boat ride.

Photographer: Afrazov

Remembering Rashid Minhas Shaheed
Today is the death anniversary of the youngest person and the shortest serving officer to recieve the highest valour award of Pakistan “Nishan e haider”. 
Rashid Minhas was born on February 17, 1951, in Karachi. Minhas was fascinated with aviation history and technology. He used to collect different models of aircraft and jets. 
Having joined the air force, Minhas was commissioned on March 13, 1971, in the 51st GD(P) Course. He began training to become a pilot. On August 20 of that year, in the hour before noon, he was getting ready to take off in a T-33 jet trainer in Karachi, his second solo flight in that type of aircraft. Minhas was taxiing toward the runway when a Bengali instructor pilot, Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman, signalled him to stop and then climbed into the instructor’s seat. The jet took off and turned toward India.
Minhas radioed PAF Base Masroor with the message that he was being hijacked. The air controller requested that he resend his message, and he confirmed the hijacking. Later investigation showed that Rahman intended to defect to India to join his compatriots in the BangladeshLiberation War, along with the jet trainer. In the air, Minhas struggled physically to wrest control from Rahman; each man tried to overpower the other through the mechanically linked flight controls. Some 32 miles (51 km) from the Indian border, the jet crashed near Thatta. Both men were killed.
Minhas was posthumously awarded Pakistan’s top military honour, the Nishan-E-Haider, and became the youngest man and the only member of the Pakistan Air Force to win the award.
Resource: Rashid Minhas

Remembering Rashid Minhas Shaheed

Today is the death anniversary of the youngest person and the shortest serving officer to recieve the highest valour award of Pakistan “Nishan e haider”. 

Rashid Minhas was born on February 17, 1951, in Karachi. Minhas was fascinated with aviation history and technology. He used to collect different models of aircraft and jets.

Having joined the air force, Minhas was commissioned on March 13, 1971, in the 51st GD(P) Course. He began training to become a pilot. On August 20 of that year, in the hour before noon, he was getting ready to take off in a T-33 jet trainer in Karachi, his second solo flight in that type of aircraft. Minhas was taxiing toward the runway when a Bengali instructor pilot, Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman, signalled him to stop and then climbed into the instructor’s seat. The jet took off and turned toward India.

Minhas radioed PAF Base Masroor with the message that he was being hijacked. The air controller requested that he resend his message, and he confirmed the hijacking. Later investigation showed that Rahman intended to defect to India to join his compatriots in the BangladeshLiberation War, along with the jet trainer. In the air, Minhas struggled physically to wrest control from Rahman; each man tried to overpower the other through the mechanically linked flight controls. Some 32 miles (51 km) from the Indian border, the jet crashed near Thatta. Both men were killed.

Minhas was posthumously awarded Pakistan’s top military honour, the Nishan-E-Haider, and became the youngest man and the only member of the Pakistan Air Force to win the award.

Resource: Rashid Minhas

RIP Hasim Khan!

Hashim Khan was born in Nawakille (sometimes spelled “Noakili”), a small village near Peshawar in modern-day Pakistan. He won the British Open seven times between 1951 and 1958.

“Within the game, he was an iconic player, arguably the greatest player ever,” said James Zug, a leading historian of the sport. In Pakistan, Mr. Khan became a folk hero and a symbol of national pride soon after the bloody partition from India.

Likening him to baseball’s Jackie Robinson, Zug said that Mr. Khan, “broke a lot of barriers for a sport that for that time in the U.S. was an elite country-club sport. Here was this guy who was a Muslim, from Asia, and hanging out with white players off the court and working at their clubs. That was a watershed moment for the game of squash and in American society.”He was 11 when his father died in a car accident, and Mr. Khan left school to work full time as a ball boy and cleaning the courts. “For sweeping the place, they paid me four annas a day,” he told the New York Times in 1957. “One anna is a sixteenth part of a rupee. Five rupees equals one American dollar.”

On the side, he apprenticed for five years under an assistant pro at the club willing to show him the proper way to hold a racket, the way not to exhaust oneself, how to bend for the ball and when to snap one’s wrist. He got good fast.

He was in his late 30s when the new government of Pakistan — specifically its air force — sponsored him for the British Open in 1951.  At the age when many players retire, he bested the world’s reigning champion, Mahmoud El Karim of Egypt, 9-5, 9-0, 9-0.

Herbert Warren Wind, said, “The more I think about it the more convinced I am that the greatest athlete for his age the world has ever seen may well be Hashim Khan.”

Resource: Hashim Khan

"I know a Pakistani Who has seen Pakistan from another Perspective"
a Pakiography 2013 Video
Directed: Zaheed Elahi
In collaboration with Soaring Obsession Paragliding Club,Islamabad-Pakistan
Presented By: Shaoor Pakistan
Shooting location: Tarbela Dam

Jashn e Azadi Mubarak!! God bless Pakistan!!

Jashn e Azadi Mubarak!! God bless Pakistan!!

With final score of 7 925.77 points in 6th PLACE in the World 2014, 
Continental WINNER for the Middle East and 
WINNER of Fans Favorites Awards, 
Special Worldwide Awards for Unique Guinness Acknowledgement and Philanthropy by Fashion Charity and Humanitarian support, of the international Bulgarian Fashion Award Eirene 2014 is DEEPAK PERWANY, Pakistan.
Congratulations Deepak Perwany!!

With final score of 7 925.77 points in 6th PLACE in the World 2014,

Continental WINNER for the Middle East and

WINNER of Fans Favorites Awards,

Special Worldwide Awards for Unique Guinness Acknowledgement and Philanthropy by Fashion Charity and Humanitarian support, of the international Bulgarian Fashion Award Eirene 2014 is DEEPAK PERWANY, Pakistan.

Congratulations Deepak Perwany!!

14th death anniversary of Pop legend Nazia Hassan. 

"Her debut album, Disco Deewane (1981), also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record up until that time. She, along with her brother Zohaib Hassan, went on to sell over 60 million records worldwide.

Hassan was the first Pakistani to win a Filmfare Award and remains the youngest winner of a Filmfare Award in the category of Best Female Playback Singer to date when she was 15. Hassan is a recipient of the Pride of Performance, Double Platinum Award and Golden Discs Awards. After the huge success of their music, Nazia and Zoheb were signed by EMI Group and were the first South Asian singers to be signed by an international music company.”

She had a degree in law and worked in UN in the security council. She specially worked for children, youth and women in distress residing in the underprivileged areas of Karachi. She supported the “Inner Wheel Club” of India and helped raise funds for it. In Pakistan, she established the organization BAN (Battle Against Narcotics) and became an active member of organizations such as Voice of Women, National Youth Council of Pakistan.

Picture credits: Namaloom Afraad