Pakistan – Palwasha Khan


Palwasha Khan was born in Cantonment Military Hospital Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly known as the NWFP. She is the second last child of her family, and has four sisters and no brothers. Her father served as Major in Pakistan Armed Forces and was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz “Star of Excellence”. She has completed a Bachelors of Arts, MSC in Political Studies, she’s a Law graduate and she has just completed Master in Human Rights and Democratisation at Sydney University Australia. If that’s not enough, she also loves travelling and good food – and was also awarded “Best Female Human Rights Lawyer in 2009” from the Ministry of Human Rights Pakistan.

I was born in….the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, I have spent most of my life in….Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, and now I live in…..Islamabad. My favourite local films (films from my country) are….Khuda Kay Liye (2007), which means “In the name of God” and Waar, a Pakistani film. My favourite writer from my country is…. “Ashfaq-ahmad” and his book “Zavia”. When I need a reminder of home, I listen to….Pushto language songs, my mother tongue songs. My favourite day was…. 13th June 2014 – when I graduated from Sydney University. My all-time local hero is…the sports man and politician of Pakistan, Imran Khan. My favourite local phrase is…..”With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve” by Quaid-e-Azam. My favourite words of wisdom/words to live by are…”My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better”, by Marlo Thomas. What I love most about my home (country) is….We are a Muslim country and believe in the one God concept. Quran is the last religious book and Muhammad (PBUH) is last prophet.

Take me to....Australia....Canada….Chile….Indonesia….Iran....Mexico….Myanmar….Nepal...Pakistan....Sri Lanka….Thailand….USA

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