Salman Ahmad.

Salman Ahmad.

He is the co-founder and campus lead at Peshawar 2.0. He tweets as @SalmanAhmad (twitter.com/salmanahmad)

Paying homage to the heroics and prowess of Pakhtuns

On July 10, 2015, some of the most illustrious and high achieving Pakhtuns were given a grand tribute by Twitteratis. People on twitter, like minstrels, were praising the heroics and prowess of Pakhtuns as they trended the hashtag #FakhrePakhtoon. It was heartening to see the amalgamation of tradition, bravado, and literature meeting technology, peace and education. Young technology and education activists received as much praise similar to the likes of Bacha Khan, Khushal Khan Khattak, Ghani Khan and Rehman Baba. It turned out to be a refreshing break from the myopic depiction of Pakhtuns in both national and international media. Young Pakhtuns posted updates showing that Pakhtuns are not just about guns and violence but love, peace, poetry, technology, innovation and art as ...

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Digital Youth Summit 2015: Helping Peshawar become more tech-savvy

Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), is gearing up to host the region’s largest gathering of techies, entrepreneurs and designers – the Digital Youth Summit 2015 (DYS). First organised in 2014, it is a joint venture of Peshawar 2.0, World Bank and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board. Popularly known for its hospitality, Peshawar is one of the oldest existing cities in Asia. This tells the story of its resilience, and its ability to survive and stand tall even in the most testing of times. However, this is an age where the most likely cities to survive and remain on the global map would ...

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