Talented Pakistanis — 9

Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan.: First Muslim woman ambassador and Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps (while in the Netherlands),
First Muslim woman Governor (of Sindh province in the mid–1970s),
First Muslim woman Chancellor of a university (all the universities in Sindh)
First Muslim woman delegate to the UN, and
First Muslim woman to win the United Nations Human Rights Award,
First Muslim woman to receive the Woman of Achievement Medal, (1950)

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Molana Ilyas Qadri: the founder of Dawat e Islami – which is an international movement aiming for the propagation of the key Islamic sources – the Qur’an and the sunnah.

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Habib Jalib (1928 – March 12, 1993) was one of the renowned Pakistani Urdu poets of 20th century.

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Mushtaq Ahmed: known for his hard-to-pick googly. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in  1997.

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Moin Akter: (24 December 1950 – 22 April 2011) a Television, film and stage actor, as well as a comedian, impersonator, and a host. He was also a play writer, singer, film director and a producer..he has also “Pride of Performance”, “Sitara-e-Imtiaz”.

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Hashim Khan: a former squash player from Pakistan. He won the British Open seven times between  1951 and 1958. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest squash players of all time, and was the first great player to emerge from a Pakistani dynasty of squash players which dominated the international game for decades.

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Shahnaz Sheikh: famous hockey player from Pakistan.Shahnaz Sheikh played between 1969 and 1978, he was capped 68 times and scored 45 goals. He won Silver in the 1972 Olympics and Bronze in the 1976 Olympics . Shahnaz won 1971 World Cup and was runner-up in the 1975 and won1978 World Cups.

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Qudratullah Shahab: was an eminent Urdu writer and civil servant from Pakistan.His masterpiece, Shahab Nama, made him a household name in Pakistan.

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Waqar Younis: widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time.Waqar is the only bowler to have taken 5 wicket hauls in 3 consecutive ODIs. He has taken 4+ wickets on 27 occasions in ODIs, also a record. In terms of balls bowled, he has taken the fastest 50, 300, 350 and 400 wickets in ODI matches and the fastest 150, 200, 250, 300 and 350 wickets in Test matches.

Waqar was the only man to pass the thousand run mark without ever scoring a fifty

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Mohammad Iqbal Qasim: Qasim ended his career with 171 wickets in his 50 Test matches, at approximately 3.5 wickets a match. His accurate bowling saw his economy rate at a low 2.21.

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