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What is Buraq?

Buraq Planetary Society was initiated in 1993. Buraq's first accomplishment was that of immediately receiving international recognition by sending three of its members to the Uzbekistan Space Camp. In 1994, Buraq held its first Pakistani Space Camp in Murree and has held nine camps since then. Graduate Buraqians play a key role in the organization of Space Camps, creating a self-supporting hierarchy of individuals who understand the Buraq experience firsthand. Dr Shahid Mahmud, the Chairman of Buraq, originally came up with the idea of forming a society that focused on the exploration of space sciences. Along with co-founder Sameer Qureshi, they studied and adapted the Space Camp pattern that already existed in Uzbekistan and integrated that into what came to be known as the Buraq Space Camp. Buraq Planetary Society is a CSR project of Interactive Group of Companies (www.iacgrp.com) and our Patron-in-Chief is the Pakistan Air Force. Dr Shahid Mahmud is one of the leading telecommunication experts in Pakistan. He is the CEO of Interactive Communications and has been on the board of directors of companies such as Paktel, Askari Bank and Indus Vision. Sameer Qureshi completed his Bachelors in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and his Masters from Stanford University. He is currently working at Intel.
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Who We Are
Buraq Planetary Society is the first and foremost organization completely dedicated to giving the next generation of Pakistan a chance to experience new concepts and ideas in an open and dynamic environment. Started on January 1, 1993.
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What We Do
The students with the Top 40 scores for the entrance test are selected to attend. Squads work together in almost all activities and compete for the final prize over the course of the camp. Cadets interact with leaders in academia, science, business, technology and social services
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How We Do It?
By gathering deserving Pakistani students from all walks of life on a single platform and instill into them a sense of patriotism, national unity, empowerment, social responsibility & the ability to think outside the box.

History

Buraq Planetary Society was initiated in 1993 under the leadership of Mr. Shahid Mahmud & Mrs. Naureen Mahmud. Our first accomplishment was when we received international recognition by sending our top three cadets to the Uzbekistan Space Camp. In 1994, Buraq Planetary Society held its first Pakistani Space Camp in Murree and has held thirteen camps since then. All of the camps are lead & organized by the Buraq Planetary Society Board of Directors and graduate Buraqians from previous years, who were selected as top cadets from amongst their batch.
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