Monday, January 17, 2011

Iman Ali

Iman Ali is one of the top Pakistani models. Iman was born in Lahore Punjab (Pakistan). She is daughter of television/film actor Abid Ali and Humaira Ali (first wife of Abid Ali). She has two younger sisters Maryam and Raimah Ali. Her parents divorced when she was young and Ali has confessed to having a ‘distant’ relationship with her father.
Modeling Carrier:
No doubt! That Iman Ali is considered in top Pakistani models. Aman has worked for most of the Pakistani designers. Not only this, she also modeled for Indian designers . She is considered perfect model due to her personality and perfect height.
Acting Carrier:
In 2007, Iman was signed in Shoaib Mansoor’s film Khuda Kay Liye, her acting was met with critical acclaim and earned her the Lux Style Award for ‘Best Actress’ in 2008. However, she, like her father has before acted in drama serials. She will appear next in Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol opposite Atif Aslam, Mahira Khan, Humamima Abbasi and others.
Personal life:
In 2009, Ali confirmed in an interview on the Nadia Khan Show that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Same year she was widely reported to have been to India to find an alternative therapy, citing allopathic treatment ‘too expensive’. Some media outlets covered the trip to India as a career move, but she strongly denied any such plans. She is single, and resides in Lahore. She has mentioned in an interview with Shaista Wahidi on popular morning show Good Morning Pakistan, “I don’t want a Ferrari owner, I just want a guy who can live and is capable of looking after her that’s it. Riches don’t do it for me. Money doesn’t impress me’.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Imran Abbas

Imran Abbas is one of the leading top male model and tv actor of Pakistan. Imran Abbas birthday or date of birth is on 15th october and his height is 6 feet. He is living with his family in Lahore, Pakistan. His personal magnetism and alarming allure are two simple reasons to sell the merchandise he models for, and his amazing potential as an actor and his refined dialogue delivery are certainly what’s the talk of town these days. It would be definitely worth listening as to what actually pulled an NCA student with a sound degree in Architecture on to the glitzy sets. Imran is much loved by the public because of his dashing looks and brilliant acting skills.

Model and Actor Imran Abbas first shoot of Khawar riaz took him to fame and popularity within a short span of period. His success as a model was followed by a brilliant acting career and today, he is widely seen on many soaps and Dramas on many TV channels. In such a short period of time. He worked in different types of projects. His first serial by Sultana Siddiqui was for masses, second serial written by Haseena Moin was for an educated intelligentsia, ‘Umrao Jaan’ is an epic, then his telefilm was for a younger audience and his forthcoming projects are all different and substantial. Imran think that he diligently improving his shortcomings and furbishing his acting skills which is even obvious to the viewers too.

Imran Abbas says,”“I have always tried to strike a balance between acting and modelling. When I was nominated for an LSA I was not an ideal contender because I had not done anything big in that particular year. Besides, I don’t really care about such things. For me, awards and recognition are superficial things and the LSA is more of an event or ad campaign, giving everyone a chance to get dressed up and chill out. I don’t need to comment on the credibility of these awards because everyone already knows about it.”

“I won’t be here for long since I believe in constant exploration of one’s inner self. For me, inner peace and self-fulfillment is my first priority, something which showbiz cannot provide me with. I plan to say farewell to showbiz in the next couple of years and pursue a career in architecture. These days I am planning to go abroad for a degree in architecture and leave Karachi and move to Islamabad. My temperament has some direct conflicts with this ultra fast city, where people literally work like restless juggernauts,” says Imran Abbas.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Munawar Baseer Ahmad

Munawar Baseer Ahmad is a recognized high profile Energy, Management and Technology expert. He has held the position of Managing Director Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) from September 2007 to May 2008, and Chief Executive & Managing Director, SSGC from October 2002 to September 2007 and Chairman and CEO, State Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical Corporation (Pvt.) Limited (PERAC) from July 2005 to June 2008

Before joining PEPCO, he was Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd from October 2002 to September 2007, a public gas utility with revenues of US$ 1.5 billion and over 6000 employees. At SSGC he effectively spearheaded a corporate transformation, Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and change management process based on technology empowered change with focus on corporate governance and industry best practices.

Before joining SSGC he successfully undertook Pakistan Power Sector restructuring under a World Bank programme as CEO of PEPCO from 2000-2002.

Mr. Munawar Baseer Ahmad has 35 years of diversified experience and has held senior management and engineering positions with leading multinationals in the USA, Middle East and Pakistan in the oil, gas, technology and engineering industries such as Fluor Engineers, Shell Engineering, General Signal, Westinghouse Electric, SIP Parsons etc.

He has held positions as CEO / Managing Director / Country Manager from 1984 onwards. As an entrepreneur from 1987 to 2000 he set-up PMEI and EMBA Corp in the USA and CGS (Pvt.) Ltd, EMBA Corporation and PME (Pvt.) Ltd in Pakistan. All the companies achieved notable success and were recognized as market leaders in the Engineering Services and Technology Sectors.

A registered Professional Engineer (PE) in USA (Texas) and Pakistan, he is a member of PIP, MAP, CSP, IEEE and IEEEP. He holds a B.Sc. Engg. degree from UET, Lahore and M.Sc. Engg. and MBA from University of Houston, Texas, USA. He was elected to several engineering and business honor societies in the USA and was appointed as a Member Senate of University of Balochistan in 2007. He is the recipient of the Management Excellence Award 2004-2005 by the 21st Century Business and Economics club.

He is a leading proponent for setting-up an Energy and Trade Corridor in Asia and for implementing technology empowered change and best business practices in the corporate sector. He has received numerous awards and honors at the local and global level. He is a sought after Speaker at National and International conferences and has presented more than 30 papers in the last 10 years on the Power, Gas and Energy Sector, Change Management and Technology Implementation.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hafiz Salman Butt

Hafiz Salman Butt was born on January 17, 1956 in Lahore, Punjab. He was elected for his third term as MNA as an Independent candidate and later joined MMAP. He is politically affiliated with JIP.

businessman by profession, he completed a B.Sc. degree in 1982 from University of the Punjab and was previously elected to the National Assembly during the terms of 1985-1988 and 1990-1993. Active in student politics, he was elected as the Vice President Punjab University Student̢۪s Union. Hafiz Salman Butt has also espoused labour causes and has served as President Prem Union and Vice President of National Labour Federation.

Married with two sons and two daughters, Hafiz Salman Butt has been a member of the Pakistan Football Federation since 1983; the Pakistan Swimming Federation since 1986, and the Lahore District Hockey Association since 1990.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dr Asad Ashraf

Dr Asad Ashraf, member Punjab Assembly son of Mr Hasan Ashraf was born on June 21, 1963 in Lahore. He obtained the degree of MBBS in 1986 from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore and completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Cardiology in 1994 from NICVD, University of Karachi; and served as consultant cardiologist, Services Hospital Lahore. He has participated in various conferences during 1993 and 1994. He functioned as unelected Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab during 1997-99. A physician and a cardiologist, who remained a Member of Punjab Assembly during 2002-07 (functioned as Deputy Parliamentary Leader) and has returned to Punjab Assembly for the second consecutive term in general elections 2008. He has visited UAE, UK, Qatar and Tanzania.

Dr Saeed Elahi

Dr Saeed Elahi, member Punjab Assembly son of Sh Hameed Elahi was born on October 18, 1959 in Lahore. He obtained the degree of MBBS in 1985 from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore. A medical doctor, who has been elected as Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in general elections 2008 and is functioning as Parliamentary Secretary for Health. He has travelled to UK, USA, KSA, UAE, India and Nepal.

Ch Abdul Ghafoor Khan

Ch Abdul Ghafoor Khan, Food Minister Government of Punjab, son of Ch Surjan Khan was born on September 10, 1960 in Lahore. He graduated in 1994 from University of the Punjab, Lahore. An agriculturist, who served as Member, District Council Lahore. He remained Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 1997-99 and 2002-07 and has returned to Punjab Assembly for the third consecutive term in general elections 2008. He has functioned as Minister for Prisons from 27 June 2008 to 29 June 2010 and now is functioning as Minister for Food Punjab.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan

Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Speaker Punjab Assembly, son of Rana Phool Muhammad Khan (former MPA and Minister) was born on April 20, 1945 at Gumthala Garhu, Tehsil Pehowa, District Karnal, . He obtained his early education from D.B. High School, Bhai Pheroo (now Phool Nagar). He graduated from Islamia College, Civil Lines, Lahore in 1968 and obtained the degree of LL.B. from University of the Punjab, Lahore in 1971. He is an advocate and agriculturist. He served as Secretary, Tehsil Bar Associate, Bar Association, Chunian during 1975-76. He started his political career from Markaz Council and served as Chairman Markaz Council and Union Council, Phool Nagar during 1979-83, remained Vice Chairman, Zila Council, Kasur during 1983-87; functioned as Chairman Zila Council Kasur for two consecutive terms during 1987-93. He was first elected unopposed, to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in the bye-election in 1993, but before he could make oath as a Member, the Assembly was dissolved in June 1993. He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab and served as Member during 1993-96. 
He returned again to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for the third consecutive term in 1997 and served as Provincial Minister and held the portfolios of Livestock & Dairy Development, Forest, Wildlife, Fisheries and Tourism during 1997-99. He has returned to the Punjab Assembly for the fourth term and is functioning as Speaker since April 11, 2008, having been elected unopposed as such. He has visited United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, India and France. He belongs to a noble family of politicians. His father was elected as Member for six consecutive terms, to Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan during 1965-69, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 1972-77, 1977, 1985-88, 1988-90 and 1990-93, and also served as Provincial Minister during 1988-90 and 1990-93. His cousin, Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan remained MNA and Parliamentary Secretary during 1990-2007. His another cousin Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan is a sitting MNA.

Salman Taseer

Mr. Salman Taseer is a Chartered Accountant. Early in his career he successfully set up two chartered accountancy and management consultancy firms KPMG , UAE and Taseer Hadi Khalid & Company Chartered Accountants, Pakistan. In 1994, he established First Capital Securities Corporation Limited (FCSC), a full service brokerage house and has been actively involved in establishing other companies in the financial services sector as well as the telecommunications, media, insurance and real estate / property development sectors in Pakistan.
He has now established a strong foothold in the property /real estate development business as well Pace is a multi faceted real estate group building the Hyatt Regency Hotels in Lahore & now Karachi. He has also been an author of a number of articles on investment and Financial subjects. He has participated and spoken at numerous telecommunication and financial conferences within and outside Pakistan. He is the driving force behind the First Capital & World Call group.
The current market capitalization is around US $ 1 billion. He was Federal Minister for industry and production in the interim government in 2007 to 2008. He was member of the Punjab Assembly and Leader of opposition. He owns several media print and electronic networks which include Wikkid Plus, Business Plus and National dailies, The Daily Times & Aaj Kal. As Governor of the Punjab he is committed to bring socio-economic revolution in the province.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Salman Siddique

Mr Salman Siddique is a nominated Director in Pakistan International Airlines Corporation since March, 2009. He holds Masters Degrees in English from Punjab University, Social Sciences and Planning from London School of Economics & Political Science from University of London. He is presently Federal Secretary Finance. He held various senior positions during his service with the Government of Pakistan and Government of Punjab, which include Federal Secretary Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Joint Secretary Cabinet Division, Chief Secretary Punjab, Provincial Census Commissioner Punjab, Commissioner Lahore Division, Secretary S&GA Department. Mr Siddique played a vital role in acquiring World Bank and International Monetary Fund assistance for development of education and health in Punjab. Mr Siddique is also Chairman of Board’s Finance Committee.