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WikiGap Challenge Pakistan 2020 builds on last year’s event to increase the number and quality of articles, primarily biographies of Pakistani women on Wikipedia. Unlike last year however, this year’s event will be run on both the English Wikipedia and Urdu Wikipedia. The Challenge is being organised by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs through its Embassy in Islamabad as part of the global WikiGap campaign. Its local and international partners are the same as last year’s: UN Women, Digital Rights Foundation and Media Matters for Democracy. This Challenge is a public writing competition which employs the KISS point system to determine the winner.


  1. To strengthen Wikipedia’s coverage of Pakistani women related articles.
  2. To narrow the gender gap in articles that exists on both the English and Urdu Wikipedias.


  • Event dates: Thursday 5 November 2020 0:01PST to Monday 30 November 2020 23:59PST
  • Venue: Online (every editor will contribute from their own space)
  • Languages: English and Urdu
  • Central information page: WikiGap Pakistan Online Challenge
  • Participants: This competition is open to editors from all over the world, irrespective of their age, sex, gender, orientation, religion, race, ethnicity or origin. All editors, irrespective of their language, must however, register their username on the English Wikimedia page here and Dashboard here.
  • Training: To familiarise new editors with the requirements for the creation and editing of articles at least one webinar will be conducted before the start of the Challenge.
  • Scoring system: Using the KISS point system, every editor will provide points for their own work on the main Challenge page. Judges will then verify these points and make a final decision regarding the winners.
  • Prizes: The top 10 Pakistan resident editors will receive prizes.
  • Judging: Every editor will count their own points. Members of the jury will recheck them to ensure they are in line with the point system. All new articles must be available until 10 December 2020. Decision of the judges is final.

Rules and Regulation[edit]

Editors are free to create and editor any article as long as it relates to Pakistani women. However, the following rules and regulations need to be kept in mind.

  • Only participants registered in Wikimedia projects are allowed to participate in the Contest.
  • Each participant takes part in the Competition with only one account which must be registered on the Challenge page and Dashboard.
  • A new article must be written in Urdu or English from 5 to 30 November 2020 inclusive.
  • The created article must have at least 150 words.
  • Contest entries must not contain copyright infringement. Participants may be disqualified for massive copyright violations .
  • The jury may disqualify a participant for violating the principle of "fair play", in particular for using botanicals, for not adding articles to the list within a reasonable time, for bulk uploading pre-prepared articles at any stage, as well as for any actions that hinder fair competition or introduce other participants misleading.
  • When summing up the results, the quality and quantity of works created by the participant of the Competition are taken into account . Quality means the volume and a reasonable degree of illustration, completeness of disclosure, the degree of supporting materials with links to authoritative sources , design.
  • For each article created that meets the requirements , the participant receives 1 point. The jury can mark the volume and quality (style of presentation, design, illustration, etc.) of the article with one or two additional points.
  • Nomination "Outstanding Women of the World": For the creation of an article about a person already described in the Swedish Wikipedia , but not described in the Russian Wikipedia, points are awarded with a double coefficient. That is, for such an article, a contestant can receive from 2 to 6 points.
  • When creating articles, you can use the vocabulary .
  • An article should be remain online till at least 10 December 2020 otherwise no points are awarded to its editor.

Point System[edit]

Please calculate your own points using the following system. All points are cumulative.

  • +0.5 point for every new category added to an article
  • +0.5 point for every new WikiProject added to an article (old or new)
  • +1 point for each image added to an article (new or old) (including your own photos).
  • +1 point for each +1,000 bytes of added content to an article, in either language
  • +1 point for each new source you add to an existing Wikipedia article
  • +5 points for each new article created in either language
  • +25 points for a Good Article in any language.
  • +50 points for a Featured Article in any language.

New article created - +5
2500 bytes of content - + 2
Image - + 1
3 Categories added - + 1.5
3 WikiProjects added - + 1.5 Total: 11 points


Biographies need significant coverage in reliable secondary sources (newspapers, magazines, books, academic journal articles) or tertiary sources (encyclopedias, etc). Check out Wikipedia guidelines on it.

The following are some useful pages on Wikipedia:

Naming articles[edit]

Please ensure that the spelling of the individual's name is correct. If possible use an official source for it. Additionally, Syeda, Dr, Mrs, Ms, Justice, etc should not be used to create an article since they are not the individual's name but her title.

Article Categories[edit]

Government Officials

  1. Ambassadors/Permanent Representative to the UN
  2. Spokeswomen
  3. Special Assistants to Prime Minister
  4. Government Secretaries (Grade 21/22)

Parliamentarians/Politicians This includes MPA, MNA and other politicians. Elected and those on reserve seats for women.


  1. Scientists
  2. Sociologists
  3. Historians
  4. Archaeologists
  5. Linguists and philologists
  6. Biologists, Physicists, chemists

Suggested Articles[edit]

Articles needing improvement
No Name Introduction Improvements
1. Abida Hussain Politician, diplomat, socialite Update required as well as additional references needed
2. Adeela Suleman Artist, sculptor and activist References needed for notability
3. Amar Sindhu Writer, poet (Sindh) & academic Expansion needed. Add references, related categories and info box (biography)
4. Anis Haroon Women’s rights activist Expansion with references
5. Asma Ibrahim Archaeologist and museumologist Expansions with references
6. Atiya Dawood Sindhi poet, writer and activist Update required, additional references and add relatives
7. Durdana Butt Actress Expansion of article with information on recent work
. Hina Khawaja Bayat Tv actress Expansion of article
. Begum Jahanara Shahnawaz Politician, women’s rights activist Role in getting women the right to vote in British India (India/Pakistan), Depicted on stamp – Pioneers of Pakistan series (1990)
. Khalida Riyasat Actress Expansion of article
Khawar Mumtaz Women's rights activist Expansion of article. Add current information
. Mahtab Akbar Rashidi Politician, actress and bureaucrat. Expansion of article.
Masuma Hasan Diplomat, Chairperson, PIIA Expansion of article
. Moni Mohsin Writer Additional information needed, Info box – Relatives
Muneeza Hashmi Broadcasters, tv producer and GM, PTV Lahore Expansion of article. Info box and additional categories required
. Muneeza Shamsie Writer, critic, literary journalist, bibliographer and editor. Rewrite required. Additional references needed
. Noor ul Huda Shah Scriptwriter and novelist. Dramas: Jungle, Marvi, Bebak Expansion of article and additional references required

The following are some suggestions for new articles. However, before creating one please ensure that the person's notability can be established by the references you use.

Suggestions for new articles
No Name Introduction Awards (won/nominated)
1. Ambareen Haseeb Amber Urdu poet and critic, TV anchor and analyst -
2. Amra Alam Children’s writer in Urdu. Written more than 80 books -
3. Asma Nabeel Scriptwriter (tv), producer, poet, creative consultant, motivational speaker.
written: Khuda Mera Bhi Hai, Khaani, Dil Kiya Karay
Nominated: Lux Style Award for Best TV Writer
4. Ayesha Tammy Haq Tv anchor and barrister -
5. Azra Abbas Urdu poet, literary personality -
6. Baela Raza Jamil Public policy specialist and an activist. Founder, Children’s Literature Festival and Teacher’s Literature Festival. Commissioner, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission) -
7. Hijab Imtiaz Ali Pilot, fiction writer (urdu), editor. 1st Muslim woman in British Empire to become a pilot (4th Indian) (1936). Editor: ‘Tehzeeb-e-Nizwaan’ Wife of Imtiaz Ali Taj (writer) and mother of Naeem Tahir (actor) and grand mother of Farhan Tahir (actor). -
8. Hoori Noorani Artist, linguist and publisher. Owns Maktaba-e-Danyal. Speaks Russian. -
9. Manizeh Zainli 1st Women to become General Secretary of Pakistan Football Federation. -
10. Ronak Lakhani Chairperson, Special Olympics Pakistan; Member, BOD, Special Olympics International Sitar-e-Imtiaz (SI)
11. Rumana Husain Author, illustrator and educator. Book: Karachiwala: A Subcontinent within a City (2010). 50 plus children’s books

4th UBL-Jang Literary Excellence Award (2014) (children’s books) for her graphic story Dr Akhtar Hameed Khan, OUP


Before creating new articles please check to see if they haven't already been created. You can check the following links to see some of the pages related to a category. The absence of a page from a category does not always mean that the article has not been created. Additionally, once you have created a page, please put as many categories as possible for it.

Category Wikipedia page
Women in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women_in_Pakistan
Pakistani Women https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Pakistani_women
Pakistani Women by Occupation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Pakistani_women_by_occupation
Women's Sports in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women%27s_sport_in_Pakistan
Women's Movements based in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women%27s_movements_based_in_Pakistan
Girls schools in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Girls%27_schools_in_Pakistan
University and Colleges in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Universities_and_colleges_in_Pakistan
Women's Universities and Colleges in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women%27s_universities_and_colleges_in_Pakistan
Women's Organisations based in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women%27s_organisations_based_in_Pakistan
Women's Magazines published in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women%27s_magazines_published_in_Pakistan
Feminism in Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Feminism_in_Pakistan


Please add the appropriate Project tag to each article's talk page.
Use can use the following page to locate a related Project: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Directory

Projects for WikiGap articles include:


The following sources may be consulted for writing articles:

Name Website address Type of material
National Assembly of Pakistan http://na.gov.pk/ Information on MNAs
Balochistan Provincial Assembly http://pabalochistan.gov.pk/new/ Information on MPAs
KP Provincial Assembly https://www.pakp.gov.pk Information on MPAs
Punjab Provincial Assembly https://www.pap.gov.pk/ Information on MPAs
Sindh Provincial Assembly http://www.pas.gov.pk/index.php/home/en Information on MPAs
Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly https://pmajk.gov.pk/legislative-assembly Legislators
Databases of Laws of Punjab http://punjablaws.gov.pk/ Laws applicable in the province only
Newspapers (Pakistani): Dawn https://www.dawn.com/ current and archives available
Newspapers (Pakistani): The News https://www.thenews.com.pk/ news
Newspapers (Pakistani): Express Tribune https://tribune.com.pk/ news
Newspapers (Pakistani): The Nation https://nation.com.pk/ news
Academic journals: Jstor https://www.jstor.org/ academic articles available from worldwide journals from 100+ years
Special Olympics Pakistan (SOP) http://www.specialolympics.pk/ Information on the organisation
Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi (2019) https://www.abudhabi2019.org/ information on Pakistani athletes
Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) http://www.afp.com.pk/index.php National Records - Women
Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) http://www.sports.gov.pk/ Information on sports in country
Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) https://www.nocpakistan.org/ information on Olympic related sports in the country
Football Pakistan https://www.footballpakistan.com/ Information related to football in the country including a section for women.
Cricket - Records Cricinfo Statistics for test matches (women)
Cricket - Records Cricinfo Statistics for one-day internationals matches (women)
Cricket - Records Cricinfo Statistics for Twenty20 International matches (women)
Pakistan Cricket Board https://www.pcb.com.pk/ Records for domestic and international matches.
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) https://pakhockey.org/ Women's hockey
Khilari https://www.khilari.com.pk/ Website covers all sports