You can make an intersting excursions from Bahawalpur, full day trip requiring a four-wheel drive vehicle to Derawar Fort (Qila Derawar), through the semi-desert of cholistan. You need a guide to take you to Derawar, and also permission from the present Amir of Bahawalpur to get inside the fort.
The MIT Technology Review, one of the world’s most prestigious technology publications, included Pakistani Dr Umar Saif, in their global list of the top 35 innovators under 35. He now shares this honour with an elite club including, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. Saif was propped into the limelight for creating BitMate, which he calls the “poor man’s broadband system” and SMSall.pk, which enables mass SMSes to be sent out.
Ahmed Yastoor Mirza is the first Ever Pakistani to win a Formula BMW Race in Madrid Spain (2011). Mirza has been taking part in different racing events since he was five years. He is currently participating in 2012 Formula BMW in Spain.
Bilquis Edhi born 1947 A professional nurse and one of the most active philanthropists in Pakistan. She has been nicknamed, The Mother of Pakistan. She heads the Bilquis Edhi Foundation, and with her husband received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. Her charity runs many services in Pakistan including a hospital and emergency service in Karachi. Together with her husband their charity has saved over 16,000 unwanted babies.
Wasim Akram born in Lahore is a former Pakistani cricketer. Wasim is broadly regarded as top of the supreme fast bowlers ever. He has world records of most wickets taker in both ODIs (502) and Test Cricket, & was one of the pioneers of Reverse Swing bowling, that’s why people call him Shehansha of Swing.