February is always known as the month of Valentine’s Day. However, for Pakistan, it held many glad tidings. The month brought smiles to our faces, and also delivered some of the most shocking news (the Russia-Ukraine War). We also saw some of the price hikes in petroleum prices, and then the government handed us relief once more. At this point, we want a year without adding anything of significance to the history books. Considering how February went for Pakistan, we will like to list all the significant events that happened in Pakistan.
- Bill Gates Visited Pakistan
One of the key highlights of February was the visit by the American billionaire, Bill Gates who is also the founder of Microsoft. Bill Gates had shown a heavy desire to invest in the emerging IT sector of Pakistan, and he had also greatly applauded the efforts of PM in restricting the spread of Covid-19 and eradicating Polio. His visit brings glad tidings for Pakistanis, as the IT industry of Pakistan will bloom to the next level.
- Imran Khan Launched E-Tijarat
Prime Minister Imran Khan launched E-Tijarat portal. It is one-window information and facilitation platform that provides e-Commerce related government regulations, procedures, trends, and updates in one place. This web portal is a big boost to the country’s digital economy. Imran Khan’s E-tijarat initiative puts Pakistan on the roadmap to prosperity and progress.
- PSL Got a Surprising Ending
PSL finally came to an unexpected end in February. Nobody expected Lahore Qalanders to win in the end. They performed amazingly well and defeated Multan Sultans by 42 runs. Muhammad Hafeez shed his past skin and emerged as a brilliant player. Half his foes were taken by surprise. Some channels like Geo TV went as far as claiming it to be a fairytale ending.
- Petrol Ups and Downs
One of the most unexpected things in Pakistan was the petrol prices. At first, they were increased by PKR 10, and it led to the highest price ever in the country’s history with PKR 160 per liter. It became a bit overwhelming for the common man to drive a car. However, the prices have recently been wavered off by the same amount, and that is indeed a piece of good news for Pakistan.
- Archbishop of Canterbury Visited Pakistan
In an amazing showcase of religious harmony which was the dire need of the hour, the archbishop of Canterbury visited Pakistan on a three-day trip and met with prominent religious leaders here. He exchanged dialogues of peace and harmony and gave sermons on responding to the crisis with peace.
- Overseas Pakistanis Got the Right to Vote
In an exciting development in the voting policies of Pakistan, the Pakistanis living overseas have been given the right to vote. There would be no separate seats in the parliament, and they would have to vote from the constituency they belong to in Pakistan. Nadra has also launched a digital portal to facilitate them in voting.
- Pakistani Students Developed a Portable Microscope
The students of a Pakistani university MUET (Mehran University of Engineering and Technology) have invented the portable microscope. This portable device can collect contaminated water samples and give accurate results. Considering how we are always reliant on the gigantic microscopes in laboratories, testing a sample of water with this portable and palm-sized microscope has become much easier.
- Another Para-Olympics Champion
We have another gold medalist in our line of capable sportsmen. Haider Ali, a visually impaired person has just won a gold medal in the archery championship at Dubai Club for People of Determination. Haider Ali further revealed that there are 60 visually impaired archers in Pakistan, and this speaks volumes about the presence of raw untapped potential in this country.
- Rowing Competition Winner
Pakistan participated in the Virtual Indoor World Rowing Championship. It was a highly competitive tournament with experts participating from all over the world. In an exciting turn of events, Ali Suleman, a Pakistani rower made the country proud by winning the bronze medal in the lightweight men category.
Hopefully, the next month also brings good tidings for Pakistan. Until then, stay tuned for more amazing content and keep following Neemopani.