Friday, November 15, 2013

Saba Hamid

Saba Hamid (previously Saba Parvez) is an award winning, renowned and beloved Pakistani Television actress. Arguably the best actress Pakistan Television has ever produced. She has that uncanny ability to melt into the characters she portrays. One can never associate her with a any one of her characters but one always remembers every character she has ever played.

Saba was born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. She is married to Waseem Abbas, has three sisters and one brother. She is the daughter of noted columnist and writer Hamid Akhtar (a famous columnist for Express newspaper) and mother to coveted model, actress and musician Meesha Shafi.

Saba started her career as an actor in 1980 on TV, then worked in theatre from mid 80s to mid 90. She travelled to America, Canada, Europe and India (Rafi Peer Theatre) over the next few years for theatre performances, also attending a theatre conference in Manila in 2005. Her movie/television serial recordings have also taken her to India, Dubai, Japan and USA.

Saba works for Pakistan Television and other private TV channels. She often appears in dramas, long plays, TV shows, sitcoms and talk shows.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Aftab Ahmad Vohra

Aftab Ahmad Vohra belongs to a reputed family of Chiniotee Sheikhs. He is the Chairman of M/s.VOHRA GROUP OF COMPANIES which deals in the Import of INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS mainly Rubber, PVC, Paint & Adhesive Industries as well as in the export of Hand Carved Wooden Handicrafts & Industrial Chemicals. The group is one of the leading distributors of various world renowned Chemicals giants like LANXESS, LGCHEM, ACIDCHEM, etc.
Mr. Aftab A. Vohra
is a former Vice President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI).
is the Life Member of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI).
is Founder Convener of Pak India Business Promotion Committee of LCCI.
is a member of FBR’s “Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee”.
has remained an Executive Committee Member of India-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IPCCI) under the patronage of FPCCI & FICCI.
had been represented Lahore Chamber in many Government’s Advisory Committees / Advisory Committees like Pakistan Railway Advisory Committee, Airport advisory Committee etc.
had served as Convener / Chairman of various Committees at FPCCI and LCCI.
had served LCCI as Executive Committee Member for two times earlier i.e. 1997-2000 & 2004-2007.
had served FPCCI as Member Managing Committee in 2000-2002.
is a member of the Lahore Gymkhana Club and the Defence Club.
had served as Joint Secretary of Chiniot Sheikh Association, Lahore
had served as Joint Secretary of Chiniot Cooperative Housing Society Ltd.
has traveled extensively to Germany, Sweden, UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand. China, S. Arabia, Kenya, Singapore, Hong Kong, Maldives, Sri Lanka, UAE and India.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ammara Farooq Malik

Mrs. Ammara Farooq Malik graduated from Kinnaird College, Lahore in 1997. She got married as a law student, after which she completed not only her law degree and a Masters in Politics from the University of the Punjab but also an LL.M. from the University of London in the midst of having two children, juggling her professional life, her continuing education, her passion for writing, her passion for making a home and above all, her daughter’s severe blood disorder and eventual bone marrow transplants.
In November 2008, she founded the Seeds of Education,Policy & Legal Awareness Association. In January 2010, she became the President and C.E.O. of the SEPLAA Foundation which has its social media think tank: the Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association (SEPLAA), becoming a growing positive institution for bringing Pakistanis together on a global platform to discuss health, environment, empowerment, socio legal reform in Pakistan and for promoting the positive image of Pakistan internationally with chapters in the U.K., U.S, Canada, India and U.A.E.
As a mother,  charged by her daughter Amal’s ordeal and the lack of bone marrow transplant facilities in Lahore, Mrs. Malik collaborated with the San Matteo Hospital in Pavia, Italy to bring the same facilities that saved her daughter, to the leukemia and Thalassemia patients in Lahore. She gives free guidance to patients of blood disorders and those who require bone marrow transplants.
She is also a strong advocate of the SEPLAA health awareness campaign ‘Save a life, save a generation’ in which she coined the slogan promoting the importance of pre marital blood screening in couples to help avoid Thalassemia, HIV and Hepatitis, and speaks on various media channels and educational forums to discuss the same.
Mrs. Malik has over thirteen years of professional experience as a law professor, social entrepreneur, entrepreneur, leadership and communication skills trainer, freelance journalist for The Express Tribune and has free lanced opinion and legal articles to several newspapers. She is also a High Court Advocate who has practiced as a corporate lawyer, is on the Advisory Board of ‘The Jurists’, an Indian Socio Legal academic organization, and is presently the Managing Partner in Wyne Malik Consultants, a development consultancy.
She is also the Editor-in Chief of ‘Impact SEPLAA’ and is on the Advisory Board of the SEPLAA Young Leaders’ Club.
Mrs. Malik is also presently directing the development of the International online training workshop on ‘Peacebuilding and Conflict Management’ in collaboration with the New York University to empower youth in Pakistan.
Mrs. Ammara Malik regularly gives seminars and speeches in conferences on ‘leadership’ and ‘women empowerment’.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Munaza Hussain

Munaza Hussain MNA from Pakistan Tehreek Insaf , who studied at Queen Mary School and Kinniard College, was inspired to enter politics by her father, Sheikh Hamid Mehmood. She joined the PTI in 1996 and, from there, there was no looking back. She served as Imran’s chief polling agent at NA-95 in 1997 and considers her party “a party of transition”.
Currently, she is busy running PTI’s campaign in Lahore.  She recently replaced Dr Fauzia Kasuri in the intra-party elections.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik is an educationist/academician of repute - currently Professor of Biotechnology at Forman Christian [FC] College Lahore. He is member of some outstanding intellectual bodies - Planning Commission of Pakistan, National Commission on Biotechnology, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, National Institute for Biotechnology [also its Founding Director] and Genetic Engineering and Nuclear Institute for Agriculture & Biology.
Besides other national and international distinctions, Government of Pakistan has bestowed him with Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for his meritorious contribution in research and education.
Dr Malik has a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Aston, UK. He joined the LEAD Board in June 2010.
(Last updated: September 30, 2010)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dr Farah Adeeb

Dr Farah Adeeb is an expatriate from Lahore. She studied her PhD at the University of Auckland before taking on a position with the Environment Protection Authority in South Australia. She is now a senior air quality manager with the equivalent organisation in Western Australia. She is also the branch president for Clean Air Society for Australia and New Zealand.

Farah is also a freelance writer and these poems are therefore reflective of the thoughts and feelings of many within the immigrant population within Australia.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Arooj Aftab

Arooj Aftab innovates off classical Pakistani, Sufi & pre-partition South Asian music, creating original compositions honoring ancestral roots,for a sound that is fresh, graceful, and musically complex. Paying homage to classical sufi legends such as Abida Parveen and Reshma; neo-soul and jazz icons such as Sade and Ella Fitzgerald; and contemporary world musicians such as Marisa Monte and Fat Freddy’s Drop, Arooj presents an original, interactive sound embraced by young and old, South Asian and beyond.
Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, Arooj moved to the U.S. in 2005 to study Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music. Having completed her education and now based in New York, Arooj is working as a fulltime performing artist, music composer and sound editor.
Through exposure to diverse musical genres and incredibly talented artists in Boston and in New York City, Arooj is inspired to continuously develop her art and deepen her understanding of the possibilities of music. Layering subtle, intricate, dynamic vocals over acoustic instrumentation, Arooj skillfully re-imagines indigenous soul with signature ‘cool.’
Arooj will soon be releasing her debut album as part of Rebuild Pakistan, an initiative she created to promote a vision of peace and healing for Pakistan, inspiring a global community to rebuild perspective on Pakistan, and urging the people of Pakistan to actively engage in rebuilding their homeland. The album and the initiative harness collective creativity to express solidarity with politically stigmatized, economically marginalized, culturally and spiritually powerful people across the earth.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Najia Baig

Najia Baig is one of the most popular and well known young actress and host in the world of media in Pakistan. She is a popular personality in Pakistani youth. Najia Baig is a very talented and gorgeous actress. She has done numerous memorable roles on television.
Najia performed in many TV Darmas. Most of her TV Dramas are super hit and her acting is great. Najia’s current projects Haasb-e-Haal and few serials and telfilms have become very popular.
Hasb e Haal, a political comedy program has been introduced some years ago. It is getting popular day by day. It is the first program which is watched by adults, housewives and children. Professional artist can make the things happen for them. Najia in one those who has made difference in their lives. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sonya Rehman

Sonya Rehman is a writer/journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan. She has been writing on subjects ranging from local art, culture, fashion, music, lifestyle, cinema and theater since 2002.
A graduate from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism with an MS in Print Journalism, Sonya was not only awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her graduate degree at Columbia, but was also one of four students (from the Journalism School’s Class of ’10) to receive the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Fellowship.
Sonya also served as a a music jury member (from Lahore) for the Lux Style Awards (LSA) in 2010 as well as 2011.
With a portfolio of over 200 published articles, some of the local/foreign publications that she has written for are;
TIME, The Wall Street Journal – Scene Asia, Rolling Stone [Middle East & India], BBC [The Strand], Asia Society [the website], The Hindu, The Huffington Post, The Friday Times, DAWN, The News International, Daily Times, and HELLO! Pakistan, among others.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saiyma Haroon

Saiyma Haroon is a Norwegian born Pakistani brought up in Lahore, Pakistan. Her parents moved back to Lahore when she was around 6 years old and then moved back to Norway right after she completed her GCSE from Lahore Grammar school.  She cherished the time she spent in her hometown Pakistan and that was the most memorable time of her life. She completed her IB from Oslo International School and then got married and settled in Oslo. Since then she has been visiting Lahore for holidays.
Haroon is a qualified skin and beauty therapist, and holds a diploma in Business and administration. She is currently working as a financial advisor in a Scandinavian bank in Norway. She had got a few modelling offers during her stay in Lahore a few years back and face modelled for a magazine called “guysngalz” but never pursued it as a career as she was a busy mom! She is a mother of two precious boys: Saif Haroon and Sahil Haroon.
Saiyma Haroon loves to learn new things, meet new people and craves for intellectual growth and opportunities. She has done a lot of volunteer work for an organization in Norway called IHSG along with being a full time banker, mother and wife. She is a passionate person who loves to do everything with passion, strength & ambition and never gives up. Her other interests are yoga, photography, dancing, poetry and music.
Saiyma Haroon, went on to represent Pakistan in the Mrs. Universe 2012 pageant in August 2012 and won “Best Personality Award,” for Pakistan. This was a tremendous win for Pakistan especially for the married women of Pakistan in beauty pageants. Haroon has gone down in history as a strong achiever for Pakistan in the world of beauty pageants. (MrsPakistan.Com)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saba Qamar

Saba Qamar is of the Pakistan’s emerging fashion models and drama actresses from Lahore, Saba Qamar have got the attractive features. She has also got ideal 5’ 7’’ height and a perfect fashion model figure.

Saba Qamar made her debut in the PTV drama Main Aurat Hoon. She is known for her roles in Dastaan, Pani Jaisa Piyar, Jo Chalay To Jaan Se Guzar Gaye, and Maat. She is also hosting the political satire show Hum Sub Umeed Se Hain.

Saba Qamar won the PTV award for the best TV actress in both public and jury choice categories in the 16th Annual PTV awards on 23 July 2011

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar was born on May 18th, 1980 in Lahore, Pakistan to Mohammad Zafarullah, Professor of Fine Arts and Kanwal Ameen, who worked in the Library Sciences department at Punjab University at the time.

Lahore is not only the place of birth for Ali, but also where he studied. He began his schooling at C.A.A. until 5th standard and excelled in his studies. He then moved to Beaconhouse School where he topped in his matriculate examinations in 1996. He then joined Government College University, where he completed his F.A. in Arts as the class of 1998. After that, Ali pursued his childhood love for painting and went to the “National College of Arts", from where he graduated with honors in 2002. Hence, completing his education.

Ali Zafar hit the music scene in 2003 with his single "Channo" which sold half a million copies in just the first week and ended up selling over 5 million copies of his first album "Huqa Paani". The album went on to become one of the biggest hits the country had ever produced and made him a superstar over night.
Prior to this, Ali was seen acting on television and modeling on the ramp. He also spend his evenings painting live portraits in a lobby of a 5 star hotel to help raise some extra money to produce his music.With his reputation of being a successful model,actor and a painter his move of releasing a dance single left the nation in awe. His tracks pumped up the dance floors at various weddings, balls and parties. This set a trend and the fever spread, increasing his fan following to a global scale. Apart from this his unique style became an inspiration to the youth and put him on a pedestal to becoming a national icon. He was awarded the "Youth Icon" award in 2007, by the biggest award ceremony in Pakistan: the Lux Style Awards. From then on there was no looking back. 

During his career, Ali has managed to win almost all major awards starting from the “Best Album” in 2003 to the "Best Male Artist" at MTV Awards in 2009. He has been on the covers of various style and music magazines and has been the brand ambassador for the most premier companies in Pakistan.
Who can resist Ali Zafar's youthful persona, million-dollar smile and charming looks, assets that give him a solid edge and make him the stand-alone choice for most multinational brands that use his image to sell their products. They couldn’t help signing him up even if in competition with each other. He would perhaps be the only celebrity to have endorsed Pepsi as well as Coke, Sony Ericsson along with LG mobile phones, and Instaphone, Telenor and Mobilink. He was the first male to endorse the biggest brand in soaps, Lux, with his hit single "Dekha" which starred all the big female actresses in Pakistan. He has also endorsed brands such as Head and Shoulders, Close Up, Tapal Tea, Tarang Tea Whitener, Lays Chips, Lu Bakery and many others. As of now, Ali Zafar is heading Mobilink Jazz, the biggest telecommunication brand in the region.

Ali is now set to further enhance his career by becoming an international super star and cross all barriers. Recently his track "Dekha" has been picked up by the international block buster "Wall street part 2". He is in process of working on tracks sung by him in English for the international market and is looking for the best means and avenues to execute his plans.(

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Junaid Saleem

Junaid Saleem's career in the field of journalism spans more than 2 decades. Mr Saleem did his Master's in Mass Communication from Punjab University and has worked with the renowned media groups in the country. He also has had the honour to work abroad for an Urdu Daily of the Arab News Group. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Daily Insaaf. He belongs to Okara.