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Oscars 2012: The woman who renewed Pakistan's Pride - @sharmeenochinoy

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An uncommon Story of Courage..............................An extraordinary woman of Faith
On Monday morning, I woke up to the news that Pakistani Film maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and her co-director Daniel Junge received the award for best documentary in the short-subject category for “Saving Face.” This was the first ever Oscar for Pakistan as a common citizen of the country. It was a pride moment for me and the whole nation. As television channels broadcast footage of Obaid-Chinoy receiving Oscar, I signed in my twitter account to check what was going on in my timeline. #SavingFace was already in world wide trend. Tweeps tweeted and retweeted her acceptance speech, and so as the Facebook pages. The First thing that came to my mind was that it was great to see that someone came up with some thing that will save our faces! As we are all aware, we, Pakistani, are the top news breakers nowadays and most of the news to which Pakistan is linked to is continuous negative report…