Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mehwish Hayat

Mehwish Hayat is a young talented model turned actress from Pakistan who has been voted the ninth sexiest Asian woman in the world by UK's prestigious Eastern Eye magazine in their annual list of the year 2008 and also 2009. As the only Pakistani on the list, this officially makes her the sexiest Pakistani in the world!

Eastern Eye wrote "Mehwish Hayat. Pakistani Princess. If there was a contest to find the most beautiful woman in Pakistan, this model-turned actress would be a front runner. She has announced her arrival with a number of challenging roles in TV dramas and if she doesn't become Pakistan's first international film star we will eat our hats."

This Pakistani Beauty does not rely on her looks alone but is driven by challenging roles. She has already proved her Superb acting skills through some of the most memorable plays of the past few years. Thori si wafa chahiye,telefilm berri,Thori si Khushiyan,Gulaabi Saarhi, Aakhri Saans, Resham si Shaam, Pheeki, Aulaad, Daam-e-Mohabbat, Tohfa, Premlata to name a few. She has several major productions in the pipeline including "Maasi aur malka,Bazaar,Bahu Rani and shehr-e-dil k Darwazey!

As a model she has Also Appeared in Tv Commercials and billboard campaigns for some of the biggest Brands including Habib Oil,COca Cola, Peek Freen (Sooper And CHocolate & Lemon Sandwich Biscuits) ,TANG Juice,Gul-Ahmed,COlgate Toothpaste,Olper's Milk,Brite Total, Dawlance Cook-king Microwave and Dettol Soap.

She is also a part of the "YEH HUM NAHEEN" Anti Terrorism Campaign Representing The Pakistani YOuth All Around The World Through its COmmercials & Interviews, Condemning Terrorism and also putting in her best efforts in bringing Out the Right Image Of her Country And its people in the eyes Of the whole world.

Intensely protective of her privacy Mehwish rarely gives interviews to the press and little is known about her!

Sara Chaudry

Sara Chaudry is a famous Pakistani model and actress born in Lahore in the year 1978. Her real name was Iqra but she changed it to Sara after entering Pakistan fashion industry. She started her career as a model in the year 2000. She also worked in various commercial. She also hosted some programs and awards. Sara is famous for her innocent appearance and cute face. Her debut serial was “behlawa”. Some of her popular serials are “Tareekian”, “malangi”, “Tere janey ke baad”, “dil diya dheleez”, “tere phelo main”, “who rishtey who natay”, “December” and "khuda zameen se gia nahin" . She also works in a comedy program “hum sab umeed se hain”. She also successfully entered the Pakistan film industry and did a film “Uran”.
She entered in Pakistan fashion industry in very early age. According to her she got a chance when she was in 8th grade. She said that she faced a lot of criticism after taking the bold step of actually becoming a model but her parents’ support always helped her to keep on working hard. Later this hard work brought great success for that young lady.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shazia Manzoor

Shazia Manzoor is a Pakistani Singer ..Shazia Manzoor is a very popular playback singer in the film industry in Pakistan.She got lot of success is very short period .She have very sweet voice .Shazia Manzoor is the singing sensation who has captivated the hearts and minds of the whole nation with her lush and vibrant voice .Shazia's entry into the musical limelight came just six yars ago. She first claimed the spotlight with 'Chan Mere Makhna' and it's success saw Sahzia's delicious and soothing voice mesmerize our lives with a warm glow. .Her Punjabi Songs are also very Popular in Punjabi cinema .

Ghulam Ali

Ghulam Ali is Pakistani ghazala singer .He belongs from famous Patiala gharana . He belongs to a musical family, his father was a vocalist and a sarangi player who initiated Ghulam Ali to music from his childhood. He is very popular ghazal singer .He also beautifully sings Punjabi songs too. Most of his Punjabi songs have been extremely popular. Though from Pakistan, .
Ghulam Ali remains as popular in India as in Pakistan He has a large fan following in Pakistan and India . He also sung songs for Bollywood Films.

Liaqat Baloch

Liaqat Baloch hails from a far-flung area of Muzaffar Gar. He was born in December1952 in Multan. He holds Master Degree in Mass Communication in addition to LLB from University of the Punjab. He was attracted to Islami jamaiat Talba (a sister Organization of Jamaat-e-Islami Paksitan) during his school days.
Before his election as Sectary General in May 2009, he had served the Organization in different capacities at District, provincial and central level. Later he was elected as President, Islami jamiat Talaba Pakistan twice. He took active part in the student’s politics, at University of the Punjab Lahore and was elected Secretary General and then President of the Students Union University of the Punjab. He was elected President of the Asian Students Association in 1978 for championing the cause of student’s fraternity. He has served as member of WAMY (World Assembly of Muslim Youth) and that of IFS (International Federation of Islamic Students Organization). He was awarded Gold Medal for standing first in the MA Mass Communication examination.
He did not start his practical life as a Politician and not as a Lawyer or Journalist, but on the contrary, he Jumped in the arena, as a politician so that he could served the people on much larger scale. He is respected in religious and political circles of the country as a cool minded person. He is advocate of Unity and peace among different sects and schools of thought of the Muslims. That is why he was elected chairman, Milli Yakjeti Council and served as such from 1996 to 1997. He remained Secretary of the Political Bureau of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan from 1994 to 1997. He remained member of the Committee of Jamaat-e-Islami on Information as well.
He was elected member National Assembly thrice from Lahore and led Jamaat-e-Islami as its Parliamentary Party on the floor of the house setting good traditions. He was Chairman Standing Committee for Science and Technology. He also remained member of Business and that of the Public Accounts Committee. He played a key role in the establishment of Network for Human Rights, which is instrument of positive changes in the Society. Besides, he is the President of Al Khidmat Foundation Pakistan and sitting vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami Paksitan too. Additionally, he heads the Punjab Chapter of the Party. He has visited Iran, China, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Thai Land, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bangla Desh, Englaind, America, Canada and Norway as a delegate to International Conferences. He was very active in politics from MMA plate-form.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tauqir Zia

Lt. Gen (R) Tauqir Zia completed his out standing meritorious military service on 14 September 2003. In his brilliant military career, spanning over almost four decades, he has had the honor and privilege to hold the most coveted appointments in command, staff and instruction field, excelling at every level-from a Troop Leader in 19th Lancers to Commander of Army Field Headquarters during the crisis with India in 2001-2002.

As the chairman Pakistan Cricket Board for 4 years, he not only introduced the "Vision 2005", paragon for the promotion and development of Cricket in Pakistan but also managed to implement almost 75% of that Project in every part of the country particularly in the far flung areas of Balochistan, Sind and Frontier.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shahid Hafeez Kardar

Shahid Hafeez Kardar Governor State Bank of Pakistan and son of Abdul Hafeez Kardar. He is former finance minister of Punjab during early years of Gen Musharraf’s rule.An economist by profession who has been associated with a number of non-governmental organisations, Mr Kardar was inducted by Gen Musharraf as Punjab finance minister soon after the Nawaz Sharif government was toppled in a military coup in 1999. But he quit without completing his three-year tenure, citing difficulties in getting along with the dictatorial policies of the general.

Nazeer Naji

Nazeer Naji, is a senior news columnist in Pakistan's Urdu press. He frequently writes in the country's largest Daily Jang published from Karachi. Naji has a reputation for his in-depth political analysis and strong criticism of the Pakistani Establishment.

Nazir Naji is also a former chairman of the Pakistan Academy of Letters. He is also famous for his anti mulaism and anti Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan. He is the only writer who speaks frequently about Pakistan Army historical blunders and Jamaat-e-Islami role in those blunders. He is also the first one who pointed towards Red Mosque (fitna) secession.

He is considered as a true journalist in Pakistan and one of few who are not on military establishment payroll. Many of Nazir Naji's predictions have turned out to be true including India and Us nuclear deal.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Juggan Kazim

Juggan Kazim (born Jan 07, 1981) Real name Mehr Bano also known as Jay Kazim, is a Canadian and Pakistani actress, model and a television host. She has worked in numerous Pakistani telefilms and is making a mark on the Canadian film scene. She is recognized for her performance in various drama serials, lively anchoring and being featured in music videos. She was nominated for MTV Model of the Year in 2008.

She grew up in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan with an elder sister and a younger brother. She went to Lahore Grammar School, and then to Kinnaird College to do her FA. After completing that, she briefly attended the Kings College, an affiliate of University of Western Ontario in Canada where she claims to have pursued Bachelor of Arts in Media. Kazim moved to Lahore, Pakistan.

Kazim has been involved in media work, since she was four years old. In 1985-86 she did advertisements with Samsonite and other products. Kazim's first commercial play was when she was fourteen years old, which was directed by Mashal Peerzada. However, she started her professional acting and modeling career under the name ‘Jay Kazim’ in Toronto, Canada. She was approached by Sutherland Models in Canada to work as a petite and commercial model. She did two music videos with them and then was approached by Canadian Agents, The Newton Landry Management. She did a Diet Coke Ad which ran for two seasons. She also then did a few more commercials and theater work.

Upon returning to Pakistan, she started her career again with hosting and modeling. In a television show, she announced that she has signed a contract with Shaan to act in three feature films. She says that her passion is acting and she does not want to be recognized as a model.(Wikipedia)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ayesha Sana

Ayesha Sana is one of the most beautiful,hot and bold compeer,model and TV actress in Pakistan showbiz industry.Ayesha Sana was born in 1972 in Lahore.She graduated from convent of Jesus and Mary in Dehli,India and attended Kinnaird College in Lahore, where she studied law and went on to get an external law degree at the university of London.

“There was a time when I could never take second place to anyone or anything. But now the magic of this person makes me able to just love him from a distance and not even have him reciprocate. It’s like an enchanted spell. I have always believed that what needs to happen happens for the best, so I can only hope”, says Ayesha Sana.

Her first play was a PTV serial based on the story of terrorism, produced by Qaisar Ali Shah which has disputed and never televised. Ayesha never considered acting for television plays as her forte. It was modeling and compering that has caught her imagination. After doing lots of TV commercials it was Hit Sangeet which brought her in the limelight and she was offered lead roles in dramas .So this girl from the mod squad made her first move in show biz .She is one of the rare girls who came from educated families in showbiz world.

Ayesha Sana had participated in different dramas and stage shows in Dubai and European countries. She had preformed in a drama serial ‘Pehli barish’ which has been produced in Germany.It was written by Asghar Nadeem Syed and produced by Zahid Mian and directed by Saleem Tahir .
Her play Aaan was also appreciated which was produced in Dubai directed and produced by Fahim barni in Dubai. My experience as an actress is very nice in abroad. People gave us great honour there we feel happy to see the Pakistani community there. Ayesha’s serial Kanch ke par was a successful one, which had been liked abroad.
She once hosted a television show called Lines of Style. In 2006, she became the host, and member of the board of executives, for PTV’s Morning Show Meena Bazar.Now she has became a popular Icon of show Meena Bazar.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saadia Mirza

Saadia Mirza’s VIRTUES, the label, is boldly quixotic. Unique in its creations, the outfits are like costumes, defining individual women with a raw power of fascination, which is in all essence characteristic of true femininity.
Concentrating on diversity, Saadia Mirza has expanded her creative energies in five different lines: VANITY, VINTAGE, VISION, VOYAGE, and VISAGE. All dramatic and spectacular, each line offers a myriad of choices for those who are more expressive of their own individuality. From vibrant bridal line to flamboyant glamour and classic silhouettes, from innovative and classy western wear to a colorful and bold blend of east and west and finally the hand made accessories that flaunt uniqueness and class, Saadia Mirza offers that rare option of exclusivity and distinctiveness.

Maheen Karim

Maheen Karim is a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. After working with globally acclaimed fashion houses in the west Maheen returned to Pakistan to start her own label in spring 2006.
MAHEEN KARIM is a ready to wear label that is Pakistan’s first to specialise in women’s western eveningwear. It focuses on the creation of eclectic luxury garments with the aide of novel cuts and a silhouette with universal charm.
She was recently awarded the prestigious Lux Style Award 2008 for achievement as best PrĂȘt-a-Porter designer in Pakistan. Whilst still in its infancy this label has already seen immense success and soaring sales in prominent boutiques all over Pakistan as well as UAE.
Maheen aims to use the spectacular raw materials and craftsmanship obtainable to her in Pakistan to its fullest promise in order to create garments of global appeal. The passion to create trendy silhouettes and experiment with shape allows her to furnish the woman of 21st century Pakistan and abroad with a sanctuary where she is able find glamour and glitz in a garment without feeling the need to travel overseas in search of grandeur.
Her Spring Summer 2009 collection is an amalgamation of fun spirited holiday eveningwear and luxury occasion wear for the upcoming celebratory season. The new season brings out a host of ravishing new trends and colour palettes. Here we see a munificent use of vibrant inks and glitzy golds at the same time as maintaining the innocence and chastity of ivory and pure white.
These exquisite pieces not only stand out because of the form they take but they are also galvanized in an immaculate elegance with the use of remarkably unusual methods of embellishment. Swarovki crystals embroidered into a tuxedo top dress shirt or even a tailcoat, hence adorning the chic elegance in the woman of today and styling her dapper.

Kamiar Rokni

I am a fashion designer based in Lahore. I have been in the business for almost ten years. I started the label karma in 2000 and helped establish s a leading brand of couture and prĂȘt a porter until parting ways in 2007 to create my own label" Kamiar Rokni". I am a women's wear designer with a fairly wide range, and am comfortable with many styles and enjoy making eastern, western, bridal, fusion, casual and formal clothes. I am very passionate about what I do and have met with success and recognition early on in my career. I have three Lux Style awards under my belt, an Indus style award and a Maku Hari Grande prix award from Japan from my student days.

I see myself working in fashion for as long as I can however recently I have branched out into the world of media. I am a chat show host for Dawn News, my show "No Reservations" is in its third season and I am also a radio jockey for FM89. I occasionally write as a social commentator. I believe in finding avenues to express myself through. One day I intend to act, sing, dance and sail around the world.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wasim Akram

A dream cricketer. At his best Wasim Akram plays like most of us would wish to. He has complete mastery over swing and seam, and sometimes moves the ball both ways in one delivery. All this comes at high speed from a quick, ball-concealing action, and is backed up by the threat of a dangerous bouncer or deceptive slower delivery. Wasim is rated by many as the best left-arm fast bowler of all time and his career record certainly bears that out - along with the high regard of his contemporaries. 
He hits like a kicking horse, but batsmanship is one skill in which Wasim has underachieved, despite a monumental 257 against Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura in 1996-97. He was the natural successor to Imran Khan as Pakistan's leader and captain, but the match-fixing controversies of the 1990s harmed him, blunting his edge and dimming his lustre. Though he reached the 500-wicket landmark in ODIs in the World Cup, he was among the eight players dumped after Pakistan's miserable performance. He retired shortly after, after a brief spell with Hampshire.

Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi

Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is Pakistan's top professional tennis player and is ranked in top 50 doubles players. He is the only Pakistani tennis player to reach the final of a Grand Slam, which he has done in 2010 competing in both mixed doubles and men's doubles at the US Open

Like other pakistani boys, Aisam used to play cricket and soccer in his school. Along with that he started playing tennis as a hobby. It all started when he was 14 years old when his mother took him to the tennis club and they used to play with each other.

"I never thought I would be a professional tennis player when I started", says Aisam

When he turned to 16, he got into the ITF team which sponsored him for two years. This was the turning point of his life. Later on, he had a successful junior career he managed to get to No.7 (in juniors).

In 1998, Aisamul haq became world number 11 player in junior tennis. This achievement made him Pakistan's highest-ranked tennis player. By the time he had defeated several world junior champions including Andy Roddick (American), Taylor Dent (American), Artem Derepaasco, Simon Dickson (British), Oliver Rochus and Nathan Healy (Australian). After that, he mostly played Pakistan Davis Cup team and ATP tournaments and began appearing ITF tournaments all over the world. After winning plenty of titles, Aisam jumped to top 200 players of the world in men's single and was counted in top 100 in doubles.

In 2002, Aisam played with Israel's Amir Hadad in Wimbledon as well as in US Open. They got eliminated in the 3rd and 2nd round of wimbledon and US open respectively.

In 2007, Aisam became the third tennis player of Pakistan to qualify for the Wimbledon. Khwaja Saeed Hai was the first man to represent Pakistan at Wimbledon singles in 1954, 1955 and 1956. Then it was Haroon Rahim who played at Wimbledon in 1976.

Aisam is not the only Tennis player in his family. His mother Mrs Nausheen Ehtesham was also a tennis player winning Pakistan's several ladies single titles in 1982. She has also represented Pakistan in the Fed Cup, which is women’s version of the Davis Cup. Her father Khawaja Iftikhar Ahmad was also a tennis player who represented both Pakistan as well as India in Davis Cup. In response to the question asked in an interview about his entry into the Tennis, Aisam said, "Tennis is in my blood". It would not be wrong to say that Aisam inherited Tennis from his ancestors.

Khawaja Saad Rafique

Khawaja Saad Rafique(born November 4, 1962 in Lahore) is a Pakistani politician hailing from Punjab. His father Kh Mohammad Rafiq was a renouned Pakistani politician was one of the pioneers of opposition politics in Pakistan. He is an active central leader of PML-N and has been elected as Member of the Pakistan National Assembly since 2002 and was reelected in the Pakistani General Election in 2008. He was the Federal Minister for Culture, with additional portfolio of Youth Affairs for four months in Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani's first cabinet.

He resigned as the minister on May 12, 2008, along with nine other federal ministers of his party under protest for the restoration of deposed judges. He is a graduate of Government M.A.O. College in Lahore and received his masters from University of the Punjab in 1986. He has previously served as Member of the Punjab Assembly. He was also appointed as the special assistant of prime minister for youth affairs with the status of federal minister of state in 1999. He is a former student leader. He is a member of Central Working Committee of PML-N. He was one of the loudest voices in the country raised against the General Mushurruf dictatorship.

Moonis Elahi

Moonis Elahi is a 3rd generation politician. He is the elder son of Ch. Pervaiz Elahi former Chief Minister of Punjab, nephew of Ch. Shujaat Hussain and grandson of Ch. Zahoor Elahi who was a very prominent politician of his time.

Moonis Elahi was born on 12th April 1976 at Lahore. He studied at Lahore American School, where he studied till 10th grade and from there he moved to the London campus of the same school and graduated from there. He went to pursue his higher education from Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania USA and did his BBA from there.

After the completion of his studies he returned to Pakistan in 1999. He took part in the general election held on 18th February 2008 for the first time and elected as MPA from Gujrat.