Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shining Star of Pakistan: Jawad Nazir Scored Highest Marks in Pearson PTE Exam

“Zara num ho tou yeh matti barri zarkhez hai Saqi” (this land is very fertile, it just need a bit of raindrop/water) - this is absolutely true for the Pakistanis especially the youth of my beloved homeland.

Jawad Nazir Scored Highest Marks in Pearson PTE Exam 
I have shared here few of the achievements of Pakistani students which are not less than international standards by any means. For example, Arfa Karim Randhawa, the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the time of certification, and Babar Iqbal, the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). 

Another bright student from Pakistan hits a record in educational field. Jawad Nazir, a student from Rawalpindi, neighboring city of Islamabad - the capital of Pakistan, has scored 73 points overall in Pearson PTE examination.

Pearson examination is a new form of exam introduced in Pakistan after TOFEL and IELTS. It is on record that Jawad Nazir has scored maximum in Pearson PTE examination since it has been started in Pakistan.

Jawad Nazir told media that it was not an easy task to go for such an examination which is not popular and does not have enough awareness in masses. He said that online examination system is not very common in Pakistan so it is always a hard task to go for.

Pakistan has the traditional education system in place for decades; although the government is determined to improve the educational systems according to the international standards. Jawad Nazir also said on this that with less then 5% of the budget allocated towards the educational setup each year we can only dream of having enhanced educational system in Pakistan.

Jawad Nazir is also a youth activist and is a founder of local youth managed NGO “Jawad Nazir Trust”. He is working as a professional social worker for last 3 years and has heaps of experience in the field.

Know more about Jawad Nazir and Jawad Nazir Trust.

Monday, December 19, 2011

7th Karachi International Book Fair at Expo Centre, Karachi -- Book Lovers Showed Great Interest in 5-Day Event

KARACHI, Pakistan (Dec. 19) – More than 100,000 people swarmed into the 7th Karachi International Book Fair at the Karachi Expo Centre on Sunday. The 5-day book fair is being organized by the Pakistan Publishers and Book Sellers Association from December 16 to 20, 2011.

7th Karachi International Book Fair at Expo Centre, Karachi
The third day of the 5-day book fair was unbelievably crowded by the book-lover people of Karachi, said PPBA Chairman Aziz Khalid. Despite a weekly holiday, the roads around the venue of Expo Centre were jammed due to the huge traffic, while the parking lot of the venue was also packed to its full capacity. He said that the citizens had taken an advantage of Sunday and participated in the fare, showing their passion and love for books.

He said, “We are thankful to people of the metropolis who have given great response to the international event and proved that they are real lover of books.” In the event, Sindh Information Minister Shazia Mari, Matric Board Chairman Anzar Hussain Zaidi also participated. The information minister also launched a book on Habib Jalib, written by Mujahid Barelvi.

Publishers from America, India, Iran, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey and England are participating in this exhibition at Expo Centre’s hall No. 1, 2 and 3. Around 290 stalls have been set up there. However, Readings Group - a big books’ publisher and seller in Pakistan - has displayed more than 100,000 books on general topics in the fair.

Chairman Readings Group Rana Saeed said, “We have set up the largest book display here with 30 stalls. Readings have a large variety of books in English language, while Readings’ publications are in both English and Urdu languages. We also have imported-books at a nominal price. The largest books’ display covers nearly all topics, such as natural sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, literature, philosophy, poetry, sports, journalism, history, astronomy, geology.”

Talking about the vision of the Readings Group, he said, “We have introduced a new trend of selling and publishing books in the country by starting our journey from Lahore.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Treat for Art Lovers -- ‘Travel Pakistan’ Themed Art Exhibition at NUML, Islamabad

‘Travel Pakistan’ themed art exhibition was held on Monday at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad. The exhibition pleased the art lovers with its exclusive show of latest graphics, traditional art and calligraphy.

‘Travel Pakistan’: Art Exhibition at NUML, Islamabad 
The exhibition, organized by the students of Mass Communication department from NUML, reflecting their talent and showing the amateur strokes of brushes, calligraphy and imagination could become professional with little more effort and guidance. Young artists used the graphics and latest tools of digital media aiming to provide hues and colors of all provinces of Pakistan. The students contributed a number of paintings, calligraphy, posters and photographs.

Wasif Shahid’s beautiful oil paintings of interior Lahore and traditional Islamic calligraphy in medium of gold were also displayed in the exhibition. Moreover, Mass Communication student Noor-e-Sehr published the pictorial illustration of Sufi Tabsum’s poem “Taut Batot”.

Some students appreciated the idea of establishing such exhibition within departments as it would lead them displaying their talent at larger platform.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Eid al-Adha will be celebrated tomorrow (Monday, Nov 07) -- EID MUBARAK to All: Watch video of the biggest cow of Asia

KARACHI, Pakistan (Nov. 06) – Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival which is celebrated to commemorate the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim towards Allah (S.W.T).

Prophet Ibrahim who was a very aged man had only one son named Ismaeel who was born to him only in his old age. When Allah (S.W.T) commanded him to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ibrahim didn’t hesitate and was about to do so. Allah (S.W.T) accepted his sacrifice and exchanged a goat with his son Ismaeel.

Today Eid al-Adha was celebragted in Middle East, central and far-east Asia and Europe.

Muslims residing in UK and other European countries were also among those who made the day by sacrificing animals. In United States, public slaughter of animals is banned; therefore, people perform the religious duty at Slaughter House.

In addition, Eid is being observed in Philippine, Indonesia, Malaysia and other far-east Asian countries.

In subcontinent, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, Eid al-Adha 2011 will be celebrated tomorrow (Monday, Nov. 07). People are ready to celebrate the big eve with scarifying their animals.

I found the video, shared below, while searching for some material on Eid al-Adha and want to share here with my readers and friends across the globe. Watch video and enjoy!

In the end ….. Wish Happy Eid to All Muslims. EID MUBARAK and …. Don’t forget each other in your supplications and do remember those who need your support the most.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Hajj (Pilgrimage) – Fifth Pillar of Islam: Watch Hajj 2011 Live From Saudi Arabia on Youtube

The Hajj (Pilgrimage) – Fifth Pillar of Islam:

Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a mandatory act of worship (Ibadat); means to visit the Kaa'ba in Makkah on the specified dates in the month of Zul-Hijjah (Dhul-Hijjah) and perform the religious rites in accordance with the Islamic Laws.

In the forenoon of the eighth day of Zul-Hijjah (Dhul-Hijjah), a pilgrim purifies himself once again by bathing as he did before ‘Umrah in the place in which he is staying, if convenient. He puts on his Ihram and recites few Arabic verses called Talbeeh:

"Labbaik, Allahumma Labbaik. Labbaik La Shareeka-lak Labbaik. Innal hamdah wan-naimatah laka walmulk. La Shareeka-lak."

The above verses translate as…

"Here I am, oh Allah, here I am. Here I am. You have no partner. Here I am. Surely all praise, grace and dominion is yours, and you have no partners."

This year Hajj will begin from 5th November and approximately 2.5 million Muslims from around the globe have reached Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. Only Muslims are allowed to enter these sacred areas, Mina’, Muzdalifah, Arafat but now everyone can watch it live on YouTube.

Here’s the link to watch Hajj live from Saudi Arabia.

To read on more about Hajj related issues .... Click HERE.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Zul-Hijjah Moon Sighted in Pakistan -- Eid al-Adha (Eid-ul-Azha) 2011 will be on Monday (November 07)

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (Oct. 28) – According to news aired on private TV channels; the moon for Islamic month of Zul-Hijjah (also called as Dhul-Hijjah in Arabic accent) has been sighted today; therefore, Eid al-Adha (Eid-ul-Azha/Bakra Eid) will be celebrated on Monday, 7th November 2011.

Zul-hijjah Moon Sighted in Pakistan Today - Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman to Announce Officially

The Central Moon Sighting Committee led by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will announce it officially very shortly.

Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is the second of the two major Islamic festivals. The other is Eid al-Fitr which follows Ramadan, a lunar month of partial fasting. 

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Photo Gallery: Karachi Fashion Week Oct. 6-9, 2011 -- Featuring at least 32 Pakistani and International designers

KARACHI, Pakistan (Oct. 9) – Karachi Fashion Week Oct. 6-9, 2011: Today is the final day of the Karachi Fashion Week’s third edition for Spring/Summer 2012 collection being organised by the Excellent Events and Entertainment (Triple-E) under the Pakistan Fashion Council (PFC), with support from both the International and National Chapter Pakistan of the World Fashion Organization (WFO).

Karachi Fashion Week Oct. 6-9, 2011 featuring at least 32 Pakistani and International designers
Several celebrities and designers appreciated the healthy activity and termed it the need of the hour so as to encourage not only local designers at the international level but also to support Pakistan’s export sector. In the present situation, especially in Karachi, they termed the event as a “breath of fresh air”.

At least 32 Pakistani and International designers and 70 Pakistani male and female models, are participating in the four-day “Fashion Week”.

Watch photo gallery below for very few selected designers.

Karachi Fashion Week Oct. 6-9, 2011 featuring at least 32 Pakistani and International designers
Karachi Fashion Week Oct. 6-9, 2011 featuring at least 32 Pakistani and International designers
Karachi Fashion Week Oct. 6-9, 2011 featuring at least 32 Pakistani and International designers

Karachi Fashion Week Oct. 6-9, 2011 featuring at least 32 Pakistani and International designers

Karachi Fashion Week Oct. 6-9, 2011 featuring at least 32 Pakistani and International designers
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Eid-ul-Fitr 2011 (Eid al-Fitr 1432 AH) - - Will it be on same day as in Saudi Arabia..??

Eid ul-Fitr is one of the most significant festivals among the Muslims. It marks the end of the month of Ramazan also known as Ramadan, the month of fasting. In Arabic language Eid means festivity. Eid ul-Fitr means Festival of Breaking the Fast. This festival falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the tenth month according to the Islamic Calendar. 

Eid Mubarak: Eid ul-Fitr Likely on Wednesday (August 31)

If not impossible then it is very rare that majority of the Muslims across the globe celebrating Eid ul-Fitr on the same day and this rarity is just about to happen this year.

Reportedly, astronomical data hints that there is a possibility for sighting the new moon of Shawwal, 1432 AH in Pakistan on the evening of August 30, stated Pakistan Meteorological Office. 

On the other hand; the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP) is expecting that Eid-ul-Fitr this year will be celebrated in most of the Muslim countries on August 31 (Wednesday), a UAE-based newspaper reported. Although ICOP excluded few Muslim countries from this assumption based on the starting of Ramadan in these countries on August 1, including some countries in the Middle East, north and central Asia and northern Africa; but even then most of the Muslims will be celebrating Eid ul-Fitr on the same day, Wednesday (August 31).  

The basis of this conclusion is mentioned as the relatively shorter period of sighting the moon in most of the Muslim countries on August 29. 

According to Pakistan Met office the weather will be clear in most parts of the country on Tuesday (August 30) evening with only partially cloudy southern parts; therefore, the moon can be sighted on Tuesday (August 30) resulting in Eid ul-Fitr falling on Wednesday (August 31).

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chand Raat 2011: A Festival Night before Eid-ul-Fitr - Shopping, Bangles, Mehndi, Fun and Celebrations

For Muslims across the globe, Eid-ul-Fitr, or Meethi (Sweet) Eid as it is known in Pakistan and India, is one of the favourite celebrations of the Muslim calendar.

1st Shawwal: Muslims Mark the End of Holy Ramadan and Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr
Eid-ul-Fitr, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fitr means “charity” and so the holiday symbolises the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated starting on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

New Dresses, Matching Shoes, Mehndi (Henna), Bangles (Churiyan) All Are Part of Eid and Chand Raat Festivities

Festival before Eid-ul-Fitr – Chand Raat:

'Chand Raat' is considered to be the eve of Eid Moon or the night of the sighting of the new moon. The term Chand Raat refers to the evening on which first lunar crescent of the month of Shawwal is sighted. Chand Raat (pre-Eid night) is celebrated as a very special occasion by Muslims all over the world.

Chand Raat: A Festival Night Before Eid-ul-Fitr
Chand Raat (pre-Eid night) is a multicultural Islamic celebration/event. Chand Raat which means 'night of the moon ' in the Urdu language marks the end of Ramadan and the start of month of Shawwal and Eid-ul-Fitr falls on 1st of Shawwal (10th month of Islamic/lunar calendar).

Activities and Celebrations on Chand Raat:

Chand Raat activities and festivities start with the first sighting of the moon. Children, adults, young, old, ladies and gents all celebrate the Eid moon sighting with passion and zeal. 

Wish Each Other Chand Raat Mubarak
As children we used to wait for the sighting of the moon and the announcement after it was seen. What a frenzy when all the family members would be on the roofs of their houses to see the new crescent emerge once the last fast (or 'Roza' in Urdi and ‘Soam’ in Arabic) had been finished with dates, cold drink and 'pakoras' and samosas. Every body without any age limit, full of enthusiasm, wishes each other Chand mubarak or Eid ka Chand mubarak .

"Chand Raat" ... Markets and Bazaars:
On this special night, City streets, markets, shopping malls gives a look of a festival. They are decorated very brightly. Markets and shopping malls remain open till late night. 

Chand Raat: Bazaars and markets will remain open almost all the night

This is the eve on which gifts are exchanged among friends, family and loved ones. People wear their best dresses to celebrate and enjoy this eve. Parents try their best to get the best clothes and Eid gifts for their children so that they can enjoy the full excitement of Eid day.

"Chand Raat" ... And Bangles (Churiyan):

Chand Raat: Every female wants beautiful  bangles matching with dress and shoes
Woman always inclined towards jewellery on special occasions like Eid and hardly imagine about Eid celebration without jewellery and makeup. Colourful and Bright Churiyan (bangles) lit the whole market with its beauty and vibrant colours. 

Chand Raat: Ladies concentrate on matching jewellery and accessories
People from all age groups can be seen in the markets buying Bangles for themselves or their loved ones. The tradition of buying bangles for Eid on the “Chand Raat” (The night before Eid) is still a much practiced Eid ritual.

Chand Raat: A night with colors and brightness visible in eyes
The young girls would take to the markets on the night before Eid where they would buy colourful bangles and specially prepared ‘bangle sets’ to be worn on Eid Day. Bangles have been an integral part of a women’s life since her childhood in the subcontinent.

"Chand Raat" ... And Mehndi (Henna):

Chand Raat: Celebrations are incomplete without Mehndi (Henna)
Shiny bangles, jewellery, bright clothes with matching footwear are part and parcel of the Eid festivities but applying glittering henna on hands and feet bring real fun for the young girls on “Chand Raat”.

Chand Raat: Beautiful Mehndi designs are made on hands and feet
Now the henna tattoos are also available in markets and are easy to paste on hands and feet and can be removed easily. The young girls admire henna tattoos associated with celebrations of Eid specifically.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pakistan Zindabad (August 14, 2011) 64th Anniversary - - Was Pakistan really inevitable?

Some people still question, “Was Pakistan really inevitable?” 

Why was Pakistan really inevitable...

Yes, it was really inevitable because the moment Pakistan came into existence oppressed Muslims of the South Asia got a place, where they could live freely and mould their lives in accordance with the principles of Quran and Sunnah.

If Pakistan had not been created, the Muslims in India would have remained there as a nameless nation or a religious minority. Pakistan is a great gift of Allah, which came into being on 27th Ramzan-ul-Mubarak, Yaum-al-Juma (Friday, 27th of Ramadan), so that the Muslims should bow before Allah for this great favour of a sovereign state.

Quaid-e-Azam said, on the occasion of Independence Day, in his message to the nation, "It is with the feelings of the greatest happiness and emotion that I send you my greetings. August 14 is the birthday of the independent and sovereign state of Pakistan. It marks the fulfilment of the destiny of the Muslim nation which made great sacrifices in the past few years to have its homeland." 

He added: "Today is Jumma-tul-wida, last Friday of the Holy month of Ramazan, a day of rejoicing for all of us wherever we may be in this vast Sub-continent and for the matter of that throughout the world. Let the Muslim congregations in their thousands, in all the mosques, bow in all humility before the Allah Almighty and thank Him of His eternal kindness and generosity seeking His guidance and assistance in the task of making Pakistan to a great state and themselves into its worthy citizens".

"Finally, let me tell you, fellow citizens, Pakistan is a land of great potential resources. But to build it up into a country worthy of the Muslim nation we shall require every once of energy that we possess and I am confident that it will come from all whole-heartedly. Pakistan Zindabad".

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 9, 1947 - Quaid-e-Azam Addressed the Participants of Dinner Party Given by Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah at Karachi Club

Quaid-e-Azam addressed the participants at the dinner party given by Mr Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah at the Karachi Club on August 9, 1947.

Quaid-e-Azam Addressing at the Dinner Party Given by Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah, governor designate of Sindh

Quaid-e-Azam proudly revealed saying, “Yes, I am Karachi-born, and it was the sands of Karachi that I played marbles in my boyhood, I was schooled at Karachi”.

He further added, “Let us judge by results, not by theories. With the help of every section – I see that every class is represented in this huge gathering – let us work in double shift, if necessary, to make the sovereign State of Pakistan really happy, relly united and really powerful”.

At the end of his address, Quaid-e-Azam acknowledged the help and assistance he got from his younger sister Fatima Jinnah. He said, “Miss Fatima Jinnah is a constant source of help and encouragement for me. In the days when I was expecting to be taken as aprisioner by the British Government, it was my sister who encouraged me, and said hopeful things when revolution was starting me in the face. Her constant care is about my health”

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tehrik-e-Pakistan: Just a Week Before Pakistan came into Existence as on August 8, 1947

Quaid-i-Azam, Liaquat Ali Khan and Nawab Muhammad Iftikhar Hussain Khan of Mamdot at the Lahore Session, March 1940

A week before Pakistan came into being, in a letter dated August 8, 1947 to Sir Zafrullah Khan by the then President of the Punjab Muslim League Mr. Iftikhar Hussain Khan, Nawab of Mamdot wrote:

"Now that the Boundary Commission has concluded its hearings. I wish to express deep sense of gratitude which I and all other Muslims of Punjab feel towards you. Your unremitting toil in collection of material, your brilliant presentation of our case and your profound interpretation of law and history have won universal admiration. In this most critical hour of our history you have rendered an inestimable service to the Millat and created a lasting place in the hearts of all Muslims. We can never forget how willingly you agreed to interrupt your important discussions in London, and to return and fulfil this private mission. The knowledge that your zeal was inspired solely by your love for Islam fill our hearts with pride and gratitude."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pakistan Independence Day (August 14, 2011) - - Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Message on Auggust 7, 1947

Message of Founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah on August 7, 1947

Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the eve of his departure for Karachi said on August 7, 1947.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Message on Auggust 7, 1947

“I am grateful to all our friends and those who have sent me their kind messages of greetings and good wishes on the establishment of Pakistan.

I bid farewell to the citizens of Delhi, amongst whom I have many friends of all communities and I earnestly appeal to everyone to live in this great and historic city with peace. The past must be buried and let us start afresh as two independent sovereign States of Hindustan and Pakistan. I wish Hindustan prosperity and peace”. When the Quaid entered the Government House, Karachi, while going upstairs he spoke to his Naval A.D.C. Mr. Syed M. Ahsan, “I did not hope to get Pakistan in my life. We should be thankful to God for whatever we have achieved”.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ramzan (Ramadan) 2011: Starting Tomorrow (Tuesday/August 2, 2011) - Scientific and Medical Prespective of Ramadan Fasting

Ramadan Fasting : Scientific Perspective

The Holy month of Ramadan (Ramzan) Starting from tomorrow (Tuesday/02 August 2011). I wish Happy Ramadan to all of the Muslims in the world and wish the holy month full of peace and serenity.

The Holy Month of Ramzan (Ramadan) Starting Tomorrow

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. The word Ramadan meant "great heat" as this occurred in the pre-Islamic solar calendar. Fasting in this month is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

We read in the Qur'an: ....the month of Ramadan, wherein the Qur'an was sent down to be a guidance to the people, and as clear signs of the Guidance and the Salvation. So let those of you, who are present at the month, fast it; and if any of you be sick, or if he be on a journey, then a number of other days; Allah desires ease for you, and desires not hardship for you; and that you fulfill the number, and magnify Allah that He has guided you, and perchance you will be thankful. (Surah Baqara, 2: 185)

One can ask what are the benefits of fasting?

People have fast for health reasons. Scientists have studied the effects of fasting on the body and found that the intake of food increases the body's metabolism. After fasting, metabolism can become as much as 22 per cent lower than the normal rate. But research also has shown that after long periods of fasting, the body tends to adjust itself by lowering the rate of metabolism itself. After fasting, a person should gradually resume eating.

In some studies performed on fasting Muslims and Muslimah, it was observed that there was a slight loss of weight both in the males and the females. Their blood glucose levels increased significantly. Other parameters such as blood levels of cortisol, testosterone, Na, K, urea, total cholesterol, HDL (high density lipoprotein), LDL (low density lipoprotein), TG (triglycerides) and serum osmolality did not show notable variations.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shandur Polo Festival Kicked Off Today - - Inaugurated by Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah

Shandur Polo Festival Kicked Off Today (Thursday/July 7)
The annual Shandur polo festival kicked off today which has attracted large number of tourists after many years of tourism slump due to security concerns in the whole region. 

Syed Mehdi Shah, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, inaugurated the event while Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani would be chief guest at the concluding session.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar, Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Sports Minister Syed Aqil Shah besides other ministers and lawmakers would also attend the event.

Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti on behalf of TCKP and people of the province had already invited the newly-wed royal couple, Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton, to watch the final of the polo tournament.

Large number of local tourists mostly from down country (Punjab and Sindh), besides local polo fans are heading for the hot spot on the cool plateau at 12000 ft above sea level where traditional rivals Gilgit and Chitral will match their horse and man skill in a three day trial of Istor Ghal (polo) competitition. Other side shows like para gliding, tug of war, cultural shows etc have also been added to keep the visitors entertained.

For the first time Gilgit has been given rights over sharing arrangements of the festival and CM GB is scheduled to inaugurate the festival today. Though no official announcement has been made on the who will be the chief guest on the final day, but it is speculated that either the President or the PM would attend the closing day ceremony on Saturday.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Picture Gallery: Tooba Siddiqui - - The Young Face of Pakistan Fashion Industry

Tooba Siddiqui: The Young Face of Pakistan Fashion Industry
Tooba Siddiqui, sometimes known as Tuba Siddiqui, is the face of young Pakistani fashion industry and is one of top models who rule the ramp. 

Tooba Siddiqui set off her career from a charity show; but she started to be known as a promising youngster in the industry after she starred in a music video of a Pakistani pop singer Yasir Akhtar. Realizing the better opportunities in fashion industry, she decided to shift to ‘City of Lights’ Karachi from Islamabad.
The biggest break for Tooba Siddiqui came when she did photo shoot with famous fashion photographer Ather Shahzad and there’s no looking back for her since then. Her best photo shoot till date is done by Deevees and Diva. 

Tooba Siddiqui, like her other colleagues, has also ventured into cinema, making her debut in Saqib Malik film titled “Ajnabee Shehr Main”, alongside Shaan, Ali Zafar, Nadeem, Veena Malik, Samina Peerzada, and Ali Saleem as main cast of the film. The film is set to release in early 2012.

Tooba has also shown her acting abilities in several Pakistani Television serials, short plays and telefilms. Some of her notable work is ‘Koi To Barish’, ‘Vanee’ and ‘Bol Meri Machli’ on Geo TV and ‘Noor Bano’ as ‘Alvina’ on Hum TV. Her drama ‘Aey Ishq Hamain Barbad Na Ker’ aired on ARY digital. She stars alongside Suneeta Marshall, Maria Wasti and Azfar Rehman.

With her passionate, hard working and dedicated nature Tooba Siddiqui is believed to change face of Pakistani fashion industry.

See the picture gallery of ravaging beauty of 'Pakistan Fashion Industry': 

Tooba Siddiqui: The Young Face of Pakistan Fashion Industry

Tooba Siddiqui: The Young Face of Pakistan Fashion Industry

Tooba Siddiqui: The Young Face of Pakistan Fashion Industry

Tooba Siddiqui: The Young Face of Pakistan Fashion Industry

Tooba Siddiqui: The Young Face of Pakistan Fashion Industry

Tooba Siddiqui: The Young Face of Pakistan Fashion Industry

Chand Grahan (Total Lunar Eclipse) in Faisalabad, Pakistan - - Exclusive Pictures of 'Red Moon'

MAD NEWS: Exclusive Picture Gallery (More Than 10 Photos) - ...: "Total Lunar Eclipse (Chand Grahan) on June 15-16, 2011 in Pakistan FAISALABAD, Pakistan (June 16) – People watched the spectacular scene..."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Veteran TV and Film Actor Jameel Fakhri Passed Away in Lahore: Son Nawaz Fakhri Confirmed

Jameel Fakhri Died in Lahore Thursday/June 09
LAHORE, Pakistan (June 09) - - Veteran television actor Jammel Fakhir passed away in Lahore today (Thursday/June 09) after a long suffering with paralysis and other serious health issues.

Reportedly, Jameel Fakhri was having serious health problems after the sudden news his son’s death in United States. His son Ayaz Fakhri had been missing for 22 months and Pakistan Embassy in U.S. confirmed his murder after the issue was highlighted by media.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

'Lok Mela' Oepns Today (June 4, 2011) in Islamabad - - Cultural Entertainment with an Opportunity to Buy Handcrafts from All of Four Provinces

Lok Mela 2011 Opens June 4, 2011 in Islamabad
The artisans-at-work festival popularly known as ‘Lok Mela’ will formally open today (Saturday, June 4) in a prestigious ceremony to be held at Garden Avenue, Shakarparian. 

Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan will inaugurate the festival at Lok Virsa Open Air Theatre.

According to Lok Virsa traditions, the festival will open with a ‘Dastarbandi/Chadarposhi’ of an established master artisan.

Hundreds of craftsmen, folk artists, rural musicians and dance groups have already arrived in Islamabad from all the provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir to demonstrate their skills for 10 days.

From Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa, a contingent of over 60 people is participating in the festival. They include Khattak dance group, master artisans in specialised craft fields such as embroidery, metal work, wax printing, Shawl weaving, Khes weaving and wood works and a number of folk artists. KPK musical night will be held at Lok Virsa open air theatre on June 10. Leading folk singers and musicians such as Gulraiz Khan, Bakhtiar Khattak, Salma Naz, Ahmed Gul, Rafia Bano, Israr Khan, comedian Saeed Rehman Sheno, Khalida Yasmin, Shazma Haleem, Sher Muhammad (rubab nawaz), Khan Muhammad (tabla nawaz) and Ali (harmonium player) would perform during the Lok Mela.

Besides Khattak dancers from KPK, other folk dance groups who would entertainment visitors during the festival are Multani raqs party ‘Gatta Ghora’, Leva dance group from Balochistan and Sheedi dancers from Sindh.

The festival would provide an opportunity to the diplomatic community and residents of the twin cities to have cultural entertainment and to buy handcrafts at reasonable prices.

The craftsmen would also get a chance to sell their products.

Source: Dawn
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