Sunday, January 22, 2012

Salim Bokhari

Salim Bokhari is presently working as Editor of TheNation. Salim Bokhari is a seasoned journalist and has seen it all in a career spanning more than four decades. He co-hosted Bolta Pakistan programme on Aaj TV. In his lengthy career, Bokhari was also associated with The Sun and The Muslim (both defunct), The News and The National. He has been a regular feature on several talk shows on television and is well -respected in the profession to which he has given his best years. He received President’s Pride of Performance Award in 2005 and the Best English Reporting Award of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society in 1984-85. He is a widely travelled journalist and has on his credit interviews of international personalitie.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Farida Gul Haroon

Farida Gul Haroon is a self taught artist who attended Art College in Lahore, Pakistan.
But the muse that inspired her creativity was the experiences and the tribulations that she witnessed.
Oppression, misery and suppression make the silent tales of the inner world of women.
It is an indelible stain on humanity void of compassion, dehumanizing both the oppressed and the oppressor, and the evidence of it is so offensive to modern sensibilities and sensitivities that we preserve proof of it as lessons for the coming generations.
She tried to put on to canvas what she felt and by not taking the “side road”. She is more interested in the philosophy of life and the struggle of the feminine role. Farida has a unique perception which some refer to as mysticism. This is the spiritual influence that greatly impacts her work.
She paints in different mediums at different times,although she loves gold leaf addition to her work!!!
Website: www.karmaartgallery.org

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mazhar Barlas

TV Anchor
Columnist
Poet, Political Analyst, Media consultant
Chairman Media Art Group
President MAPAA
President Samaj (NGO)
Sec Gen. SOCH, UK
Director Medis & Publication (IBHI & ICIHI)
Member Seminar Committee, National Press Club, Islamabad.
Chairman Media Committee, BARDASHT
Published a book titled: "Shaheed-e-Mashriq" about Benazir Bhutto Shaheed in 2009 on her birthday.
Member Film Censor Board, Government of Pakistan
Old Ravian

Shaheen Atiq-ur-Rehman

Shaheen Atiq-ur-Rehman is a social worker and politician. She was born in April 1948 at Sialkot.
She obtained the degree of M.A (Administrative Sciences) in 1971 and that of LL.B. in 1975 from University of the Punjab, Lahore.
She also remained  Member, Punjab Assembly during 1985-88 and also functioned as Minister for Social Welfare & Womenรข€™s Development during 1985-87. She has returned to Punjab Assembly for the second term in General Elections 2002 against one of the seats reserved for women.
Shaeen atiq ur Rehman was awarded Communes Medal in 1998, by UNESCO in Paris for getting international recognition for her work in literacy.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Javed Choudhry

Born on January 1, 1968, Javed Choudhry is undoubtedly one of the most prominent journalists of Pakistan. Many domestic and international surveys have established that his column titled Zero Point is the most read column in Pakistan. A proof of his popularity is that ?Zero Point-I,? the first collection-book of his columns has been reprinted in 72 editions since 2000 while the second book, "Zero Point-II, published in 2005, has already gone through 37 editions. Both these books and also Zero Point-III and IV are the current best sellers in Pakistan, which is another acid test of Mr. Choudhry's popularity among the masses.

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) declared him the Best Columnist in 1997 and 1998. The Government of Pakistan awarded him with an ?Excellency Award? in 1998 for his outstanding performance in national journalism. He has, over the years, emerged as one of the most popular opinion makers in Pakistan and has been contributing his intellects to the vernacular press. With his distinctive writing style, he has raised many issues of social, political and economic importance and succeeded in leaving a mark on the thinking of his readers.

He holds a master degree in Mass Communication from Islamia University, Bahawalpur (1991) and the university awarded him a gold medal for his excellent academic performance.

A career journalist, Javed Choudhry has held many positions in the national press. In 1997, he joined Daily Jang, as a columnist. In 2006, Javed Choudhry joined Daily Express and is one of the leading members of the daily newspaper's team of Columnists. He is also the anchor of a popular TV current affairs programme "Kal Tak". According to latest opinion poll surveys, the TV programme Kal Tak ranks among the top three current affairs programmes in Pakistan. He has also attended prestigious institutions like Columbia University and John Hopkins University for courses on Media Management, Creative Writing, and Opinion Building. Mr. Chaudhary is also a personal trainer and delivers lectures on talent discovery and modern media related fields. He is on the panel of many national universities to hone the leadership skills among the youth. Many apex national institutions, including National Police Academy and Civil Services Academy, regularly invite him for his lectures and analyses on matters of national and international importance. He likes to read, travel and socialize. Mr. Chaudhary is married with four children. He lives in Islamabad.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ahmer Bilal Soofi

Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi did his graduation from Government College Lahore and his LLM from the University of Cambridge in 1988. He was enrolled as an Advocate of High Court in 1988 and as an Advocate of Supreme Court in 2000.
 
His areas of expertise include High Courts and Supreme Court litigation and also transactional work. Mr. Soofi has appeared in several cases before the Supreme Court of Pakistan having national importance. He has also advised Government of Pakistan on several important legal issues.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Anis Shiekh

Anis Shiekh heads the business desk at dunya Television, also the host for the daily business program NafaNuqsan. Mr. Shiekh is a seasoned journalist with over 10 years of experience in Media Industry, having contributed for National and International News Media in the capacity of Columnist, Reporter, Editor and Anchor. For the last five years he is working as a Television journalist. He is a technical analyst for Equities and Commodities and has written many articles based on his research. Previously he has worked as a software developer and designed financial applications for Companies working with Kuwait and NewYork Stock Exchanges. He is MS (Computer Science),BSc., MCSD, MCSE, CCNA and DCS.

Asma Chaudhry

Asma Chaudhry has been associated with the field of journalism for 10 years. She started her career as Sub Editor in Jang Group of News papers, Asma soon got associated with the state television and worked there as a producer. She was the recipient of PTV award for program Vision Pakistan in 2003. 
Later she worked with the top rated channels of Pakistan as a producer and then anchored Program �Parliament Cafeteria� from parliament with prominent political personalities of Pakistan. As special diplomatic correspondent she covered the AGRA summit, SAARC summit, us presidential elections 2008 and also visited for special assignments in USA, UK, India, Germany, Srilanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh. 
Ms Chaudhry has also participated in IVL program by state department USA on Documentary Productions and Film Making.