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The mission of the American Pakistan Foundation is to catalyze support for projects and initiatives that are important to the future of Pakistan and its relationship with the United States.
The mission of the American Pakistan Foundation is to catalyze support for projects and initiatives that are important to the future of Pakistan and its relationship with the United States.

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Meet the 2018 APF Fellows: Owais Fazal is a social policy analysis and global health technologies B.A. candidate at Rice University. He has co-authored publications on topics such as the recent outbreak of the Zika virus as well as the multi-drug resistant bacteria A. baumannii. Alongside board positions on the Rice Catalyst Science Journal and the Rice Journal of Public Policy, Owais is also a key member of Team Si-Low, an award-winning group that recently designed a novel treatment for gastroschisis in Africa. His long-term career goal is to become a physician and help control the spread of infectious diseases on a global scale, specifically focusing on regions such as Latin and Central America. The APF Fellows Program provides Owais with a distinctive opportunity to observe and help combat the socioeconomic inequalities that promote the prevalence of infectious diseases in developing countries worldwide. Meet all the 2018 APF Fellows: http://ow.ly/c7zO30l2mpr
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"Google is inviting applications in the field of Computer Sciences from women of Asia Pacific countries including Pakistan through its Women Techmakers Program 2018. Women Techmakers Scholars program, initially started as a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program, is now extending its vision of gender equality by accepting applications in the Computer Science department to encourage women in the field of science and technology." http://ow.ly/zdhR30l2mmW
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Meet the 2018 APF Fellows: Meraal Hakeem is an International Relations and Global Studies and Government double major at the University of Texas at Austin, concentrating on international political economy and identity politics. Meraal has always been interested in dissecting the inner workings of globalization and nationalism and hopes to work in public policy fields relating to international development and human rights focusing on South Asia and the Middle East. As part of a Feminist Geography Research Collective on her campus, Meraal studies the different factors that make certain actors and policies dominant in the global arena while exploring the role of women and the aftermath of post-colonialism in societies across the globe. In her free time, Meraal usually finds herself writing short fiction stories, with characters drawing on her own Pakistani identity. Meet all the 2018 APF Fellows: http://ow.ly/DE1w30l18ph
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"A local couple has begun teaching Southwest Virginians about food from around the world. Mohsin and Katlin Kazmi, who own and operate The Pakalachian Food Truck, based in Abingdon, will share their love for rich and flavorful food during a cooking class, “The Cuisine of Pakistan: Flavorful, Colorful, and Robust” on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. Class participants with adventurous taste buds will be introduced to the traditional, fragrant meals of a country that boasts a long historical tradition of cuisine — one that’s evolved since ancient times. The class, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., is part of the “Cooking along the Crooked Road” series, sponsored by the higher education center." http://ow.ly/Lw3C30l18O3
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"Riffat Sheraz stands out in Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, as she rides on her motorcycle with a man seated behind her. Women rarely ride motorcycles here, much less with unknown men. But driving others around is what Sheraz does every day. What was once taboo is now emerging as an employment opportunity for Pakistani women like Sheraz. Their unlikely employer? Ride-hailing apps. Ride-sharing has swept across Pakistan over the past five years as smartphones and high-speed internet have become ubiquitous, with 75 percent of Pakistanis surveyed by employment website Rozee.pk saying that they use a ride-hailing app at least once a month. It’s particularly popular with women. Female users hail 70 percent of the rides using Careem, a Dubai-based service that, along with Uber, dominates ride-sharing in Pakistan. But even as these services liberated women who could afford cabs by offering them a way to get around safely that did not exist before, during the initial wave of the apps, men continued to drive the vast majority of the cars, rickshaws and motorcycles in Pakistan’s sharing economy. That’s now changing: Ride-sharing is offering women in Pakistan more than just a safe transportation option." http://ow.ly/y3aA30l18jK
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Meet the 2018 APF Fellows: Aleeza Ali was born in Washington D.C. and raised with a strong passion for politics, service, and diplomacy. She is currently a B.A. candidate at George Mason University, studying Global Affairs and Conflict Resolution. While at George Mason, Aleeza has served as a Peacebuilding Fellow at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Through her coursework and strong connection with Pakistan, and more broadly South Asia, Aleeza also served as an Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, working specifically with the 6th committee. Her interests include cross-cultural diplomacy, international development, education and gender equality. Aside from her work and school, Aleeza is an art enthusiast and avid reader. Having been apart of APF for the past two years, Aleeza is excited to continue to serve the organization as an APF fellow in Islamabad, where she hopes to combine her school and professional experience while working with http://NRSP. Meet all the 2018 APF Fellows: http://ow.ly/91WK30l025s
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"Google is paying tribute to Pakistan’s legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan with its doodle feature on his 91st birthday (July 18) . Google honours prominent personalities and occasions with special logos that it calls 'doodles'. In the past, Google also paid tribute to Pakistan’s prominent personalities, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan, Nazia Hassan and many others. Shahenshah Ghazal, Mehdi Hassan was born on July 18, 1927 in a village called “Luna” in Rajasthan, India. The legendary Ghazal singer landed his first musical performance on Radio Pakistan in 1957, primarily as a thumri singer, which earned him recognition within the musical fraternity." http://ow.ly/ZXey30l02zI
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"Globally acclaimed women-centric startup competition, She loves Tech 2018 concluded its first local round in Lahore, on 14th of July at Innovation District 92. The competition is happening across eight countries this year, and the main objective of this contest is to bring into limelight the startups founded by women that have the potential to go far ahead in terms of technology and innovation. In Pakistan, the preliminary rounds will be held across Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad with the national finale happening in Karachi. CIRCLE, the local partners for She Loves Tech will fly all the winners of preliminary rounds to participate in the Karachi finale. The national winner who emerges victorious in the finale will make their way to the global competition in Beijing." http://ow.ly/LlYa30l01Ri
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Meet the 2018 APF Fellows: Akber Sheikh is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology - Neurobiology and South Asian Studies. During his undergraduate career, he accumulated a wide array of research, laboratory, clinical, and public health experiences. He has a personal connection to the larger Indian subcontinent and is deeply invested in rural and youth empowerment, human rights, education, social justice, cultural issues, and health education. He aspires to pursue medicine and become more actively involved with global public health initiatives and rural development projects. Through the APF Fellowship, he hopes to see how people are tackling social issues on the ground in Pakistan, and hopes to work to learn from and improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of NRSP's initiatives. Meet all the 2018 APF Fellows: http://ow.ly/LNuO30l01Co
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