Saturday, February 26, 2011

Naazish Lutfi

Naazish Lutfi is an economist, currency analyst, financial analyst, stock analyst, intellectual and philanthropist. He is known for his efforts for promoting awareness and education of financial markets especially in Pakistan.

Naazish Lutfi is the CEO and founder of Institute of Securities Management and Research (ISMAR), and Lutfi Financial Services. He has served as a high level executive position in many world renowned organizations. As one of the senior executive of the leading organization like Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brother & Inter Comex, he spent more than 20 years of his career managing some of important corporate functions of these companies. He was associated with the Reuters as a Technical Analyst & also as a contributing writer.

Over the past years Naazish Lutfi has conducted many training programs for the stock exchange investors, traders, brokers, entrepreneurs and students. He is a well known investment guru with years of experience in commodities. His workshops are about financial markets, Trading and Forex.

In the year 2005, Nazish Lutfi founded Institute of Securities Management And Research in Karachi, Pakistan. Soon its branches were extended in Islamabad and Lahore. The purpose of doing so was to promote investor education in Pakistan. He conducts lectures and seminars all across the country.

ISMAR is one of its kind in Pakistan. ISMAR offers a wide variety of developmental programs to build job skills for the role you have and to foster the career we hope you develop. Programs extend to all segments of the workforce. Nazish Lutfi intends to take the investor education to big and small towns of Pakistan and introduce concept of financial supermarkets for promotion of different investment options.

Naazish Lutfi has also founded the Lutfi foundation. Special people should be privileged to lead a life with love and respect. Lutfi Foundation has the mission to Provide opportunities to special people to gain financial independence through our training based projects. Give them training and employ them in the same projects. Enable them to deal with problems due to their handicap. Enable them to bring happiness and satisfaction for their loved ones. The slogan of Lutfi Foundation is 'Love with respect'. Respect depends upon the recognition and effectiveness of an individual. So in order to win respect for these special people there must be some means and resources for financial independence on their own capabilities. Lutfi Foundation has launched a project to provide them opportunities to prosper in life.

Mushtaq Mohammad

Mushtaq Mohammad has been acclaimed as the most inspirational captain to have led the Pakistan team in the cricket field. One of the four Mohammad brothers having played for the country with distinction, he became the youngest Test player at the age of 16, a record broken by Hasan Raza many years later.

Besides being a prolific middle-order batsman, he was a more than useful leg-spinner. He made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1958-59. He galvanized the team into a well-knit unit after taking over as the captain in 1976-77 enabling Pakistan to win Tests abroad besides registering victories at home more frequently than before.

He played in 57 Tests in a career spread over a period of two decades, scoring 3,643 runs at 39.17 with the help of 10 centuries. He also took 79 wickets at 29.22. He got the opportunity of playing only 10 One-day Internationals in which he scored 209 runs at 34.83.

He has had quite a few stints as manager and coach of the national cricket team. He has also brought out his autobiography. Having played county cricket for Northamptonshire for a number of years, he has been living with his family in England for the past many decades.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Iqbal Qasim

Iqbal Qasim was an orthodox left-arm spinner whose forte was control over his line and length. Besides taking the crucial wickets he was mostly very accurate and gave little away to create pressure in the ranks of the opposing teams.

Although he is remembered as the ‘Bangalore Hero’ for having scripted that famous win that helped Pakistan to record their only Test series victory on the Indian soil in 1986-87 he was also the saviour of the team on his Test debut against Australia at Adelaide in 1976-77 where he had hung with the bat on for hours to allow Asif Iqbal to turn it around with flurry of strokes.

He played in 50 Tests, claiming 171 wickets at 28.11. He, however, got limited opportunities in the shorter version of the game, getting to play in only 15 One-day Internationals. He played first-class cricket until 1992-93 while he last played for Pakistan in 1988-89.

He has remained actively involved with the administration of the game after hanging his boots. Besides being the chairman of the national selection committee he has held various other positions over the years. The 57-year-old Iqbal Qasim has been the executive incharge of the sports division of National Bank of Pakistan for a number of years.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mansoor Akhtar

Mansoor Akhtar was a flamboyant top-order batsman whose grace and poise are still talked about with awe. He was held in very high esteem by Imran Khan, who was hugely impressed by his batting skills.

He first came in prominence by having featured in a world record opening partnership of 561 in first-class cricket in 1976-77. Still a teenager, his contribution in the monumental stand was an unbeaten 224 while his partner, Waheed Mirza, scored a triple century.

After having blunted the fearsome West Indian pace battery in a side game, he was rewarded with the Test cap against the same opponents in 1979-80. He went on to play 19 Test matches and 41 One-day Internationals for Pakistan but his record was deemed as modest and many people thought that he didn’t do justice with the loads of talent he possessed.

Although he played his last Test and ODI in 1989-90 but he continued playing first-class cricket for United Bank Limited until 1997-98. He has lost none of his hunger for runs and the 53-year-old Mansoor Akhtar is still scoring heavily in veterans cricket at all levels. He has been the head of sports department of United Bank for over a decade.


Jalaluddin was a lively fast-medium bowler who struck the deck hard and extracted extravagant movement on the most docile of pitches in Karachi and rest of the country. His entry in the international arena was delayed due to injury but he didn’t take long in hitting headlines after wearing the Pakistan cap.

On September 20, 1982, he recorded the first-ever hat-trick in the history of One-day Internationals by dismissing Australia’s trio of Rodney Marsh, Bruce Yardley and Geoff Lawson on successive deliveries on a flat track of Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad, to help Pakistan win the game.

He made his Test debut against Australia at Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore, in the same winter and returned the impressive match figures of five for 92. He could play only four more Tests in the next two years despite consistent performance in national tournaments. He played his last in 1985-86 and that was the end of his international career rather prematurely. He continued playing for Pakistan Customs until 1988-89.

He returned to the scene with a bang after taking various coaching courses. He established Customs Cricket Academy in 1999 where he groomed youngsters besides fine-tuning first-class cricketers. The 51-year-old Jalaluddin is recognized as the highest qualified coach in the country, having undertaken various assignments.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dr. Abdul Samad Musafir

I have done Ph.D in Alternative Medicines from USA. I have done a great deal of research and written a number of books. I have been acknowledged as ‘Prince of Healing’. So far I have written 10 books in this field. I have also received Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal. I am the founder and Chief trainer of World Zheel Sciences located in Pakistan, Russia, Holland, UAE and UK. About 12 years ago I introduced the most powerful healing energies to the world. This includes SAMDA, Zheel Method of Deep Mediation, D.A. Reiki, HMF, D.A Instant Yoga, Pendulum Astrology Reflexology Acupressure Ozone Therapy (PARAZ), PMBL and other such mind powers disciplines. I have been gifted with amazing power of healing and natural ability to impart this knowledge. My students belong to different walks of life. My life and work have been showcased on various TV and Radio channels including GEO, ARY, PTV, HUM TV, Metro 1, Indus TV, CNN, BBC, Radio Pakistan, Tehran and Dushanbe. I want to spread this knowledge as much as I can. I offer free courses regularly on Color Therapy, Out of Body Experiences, Psychic Surgery HSP, All kind of Reiki (Healer-master & grand-master levels), Meditation & free healing. I have now thousands of students and practitioners. I have conducted hundreds of seminars at press clubs, five Stars hotels & multinational companies to spread this knowledge.

Numerous articles have been written in national and international newspapers and magazines on my life and work. I have worked closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF and many doctors without boundaries.

I have always tried to provide free services to the people. I established an institute Zheel Sciences, which is the first of its kind. I was given the title of ‘Musafir’ by my students in Central Asia.

The only objective behind all this struggle of mine is social service. I want to help the humanity and in return I only want people to remember me in their good memories after my death.
Source: Kalpoint

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan is the First "Chairman of World Peace Mission Organization" elected by the Board of Directors in its first ever meeting held at Dubai-UAE on December 21, 2001 and 4th World Chairman of the International Human Rights Commission. The first Muslim and Asian elected from its members in the history of IHRC. His term of service is for ten years that started on February 24, 1996 which extended by the General Assembly for 2nd term on March 21, 2006.

Dr. Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan on June 2, 1966. He studied at Central Model School Lahore and completed his graduation from Government Collage Lahore-Pakistan, in 1984. He did postgraduate studies in Journalism at the Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Khan did Ph.D. in International Cultural & Law from I.A.I France (U.K. Brighton University Campus) in 1996.

Dr. Khan joined "Daily Azad" Lahore as staff reporter in 1980 during his studies at Central Model School Lahore,. Later he joined Weekly Awam Ki Pukkar Lahore as Editor for two years. He is the founder of Daily Jaiza Lahore, Multan & Islamabad and enjoyed the office of Chief Editor in 1985.

Dr. Khan was quite active during his studies and played very important role in Pakistan's active politics. He honoured various chairs during student life such as Secretary General, Vice President of School Student Union, Secretary General and President of College Union, and Secretary General of All Pakistan Students Association.

Dr. Khan was the first Chief Administrator of Pakistan Boy Scouts Open Group and was awarded three times “Quaid-e-Azam Medal ” by President of Pakistan General Muhammad Zia ul Haq for three consecutive years from 1982-1984.

Dr. Khan was honoured by the His Holiness Pope Johan Paul -II with ” Star of Vatican” in October 1999 and honoured with the Hijra Medal by the World Hijra Council at Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Khan joined International Human Rights Commission during 1988 as the Chairman of Jaiza Welfare Trust International-Pakistan as founder Organization. He was later appointed as first Vice Chairman for Asia of IHRC from 1988 to 1993. He performed the duties as Acting World Chairman from 1993 to 1996, after the death of IHRC 3rd World Chairman Mr. Andreessen Brooks and later took over the office of the World Chairman of International Human Rights Commission and Ambassador at Large in 1996.

He is also heading the WMPO, IHRC-RFT as its Chairman and also own the Business Group named Al-Ayesha based in Dubai, London, New York, Kuala Lampur, and Pakistan.

Al-Ayesha Group of Companies formally established by Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan on the name of his daughter Ms. Ayesha Shahid Khan on 11th of June 2007 at Karachi Pakistan. Al- Ayesha Group of Companies having its branches & representative offices in Pakistan, UAE, UK, USA and Malaysia and more in progress.

Dr. Khan has honour to serve its nation once his services were hired by Prime Minister of Pakistan Ms. Benazir Bhutto for a considerable period and also worked with the other Prime Ministers Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Mr. Nawaz Sharief, and Malik Meraj Khalid as close associate, where he utilize his abilities and skills for the betterment of the country.

Ilyas Shakir

Mr. Ilyas Shakir born at Hyderabad on October 26, 1951. He is M.A. (Political Science) from Sindh University. He joined the profession of journalism as correspondent from Hyderabad. Later he shifted to Karachi in 1977 for a job in a newspaper. He performed his duties as reporter, analyst and staff reporter till 1988. He brought out his own newspaper, Qaumi Akhbar, on October ,1988 which has inducted a new trend in the Pakistani Journalism Mr. llyas Shakir has served the APNS Executive Committee for several terms, elected as Convener Regional Committee Sindh for the year 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. He also served as the Secretary General CPNE for the year 1997-98 and as Executive Committee Member and Convener of APNS Sindh Committee for the year 2007, 08 and 2009-2010

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday was born on 13th January, 1945 at Lahore; received early education from Central Model School, Lahore; joined Government College, Lahore from where he migrated to Gordon College, Rawalpindi, on account of his father’s posting in the Federal Ministry of Law; graduated from Gordon College, Rawalpindi; remained the Editor of the College Magazine “Gordonian”; remained the President of the college Minerva Club; remained as best debater of the College. He did L.L.B. from The University of Punjab in the year 1968; remained the Secretary of the Punjab University Law Society; remained the Editor of College Magazine “Al-Mizan”; won a large number of prizes and trophies in the International and All Pakistan Inter-Collegiate Debates; was declared as the best English debater in the year 1968 and won the “Krishnan Kishore Grover Goodwill Gold Medal Declamation Contest”; He remained the visiting Assistant Professor of the University of Punjab; remained a Member of the visiting faculty of the Civil Services Academy of Pakistan and the National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore. He was honoured with a degree of ‘Doctor of Law’ by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on May, 2005 in recognition of services rendered in the field of Education.

He was enrolled as an Advocate of the subordinate Courts in the year 1969; as an Advocate of the High Court in the year 1971 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court in the year 1976. He was appointed as an Assistant Advocate General for the province of Punjab in April, 1976; was promoted as Additional Advocate General in the year 1984 and as the Advocate General in March, 1987.

He was elevated to the bench of Lahore High Court in October, 1988 and to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in January, 2002.

His lordship remained a visiting Assistant Professor at the Punjab University Law College, Lahore and is presently a member of the visiting Faculty of the Civil Services Academy of Pakistan and the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) at Lahore since 1982. Also has the honour of delivering lectures at the National Defence College, Islamabad (now the National Defence University), the Administrative Staff College of Pakistan (now the National School of Public Policy), the Naval War College and the Air Force War College of Pakistan.

His lordship had been on the Board of Governors of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS); of the Lahore School of Economics; of the Air University, Islamabad and of the University of Modern Languages and Disciplines, Islamabad. He has also been a member of the Syndicate of the Islamia University, Bahawalpur; the Agriculture University, Faisalabad and of the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

His lordship has had the honour of addressing the Gurukul Kangri University at Haridewar in India where he had been invited to talk about inter-faith harmony. On the same subject, His lordship addressed the Rotary International South Asia Goodwill Summit, 2007 held at Delhi in February, 2007. On August 12, 2007, His lordship delivered a talk on the ‘FARCICAL NATURE OF THE APPREHENDED CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS’ in Oslo on the occasion of the Pakistan Day celebrations. On the same subject, His lordship also spoke to the Rotarians in Amsterdam on September 3, 2007.

His lordship is the younger brother of (late) Mr. Muhammad Farooq who was, twice, the Attorney General for Pakistan and of Mr. Asad-ur-Rehman who has been a member of the Parliament and a Federal Minister of State. In February, 1971, His lordship was married to the daughter of Mr. Justice Yaqoob Ali Khan who remained the Chief Justice of Pakistan from 1975 till 1977 when he was ousted by General Zia-ul-Haq, the then Chief Martial Law Administrator of the country.

In the year 2007, His lordship presided over a thirteen member Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan which heard a petition filed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan questioning his removal from office by General Pervez Musharraf, the then President of Pakistan and challenging also the validity of the proceedings initiated against him for his alleged misconduct; set aside the said actions of the said General and restored the Chief Justice back to his office through a land-mark judgment of July 20, 2007.

In October 2007, Mr. Justice Ramday was included in an eleven member Bench of the Supreme Court to hear the petition filed by a presidential candidate; Mr. Justice (retired) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmad challenging the eligibility of General Musharraf to contest the election to the office of the President of Pakistan. On November 3, 2007, while this Bench of the Supreme Court was still hearing this case and was about to announce the judgment, General Musharraf, once again, imposed Martial Law in the country; removed Justice Ramday, along with twelve other Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan including the Hon’ble Chief Justice, from office; put him and the other members of his family, including his wife, children and even a grand-child, under house-arrest like the Hon’ble Chief Justice and some other Hon’ble Judges and it was after almost five months of this detention that His lordship was finally released towards the end of March, 2008.

As a result of a long, a hard and a bloody struggle of the people of Pakistan led by the learned members of the National Bar for the constitutionalism, for the rule of law, for the independence of Judiciary and for restoration of the deposed Hon’ble Judges against the said action of the 3rd of November that His lordship got restored to his office on March 16, 2009.

He retired as Judge of the Supreme Court on 12.1.2010. He was appointed as an Adhoc Judge of the Supreme Court on 18.02.2010 for a period of one year.

Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah

Hon'ble Mr Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah has been a practicing advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan and at the High Courts of since 2003 and 1991 respectively (not appearing before the Supreme Court of Pakistan or the High Courts since the illegal action against the judiciary since 3rd November, 2008). He handles both corporate and civil litigation and corporate transactional services with same dexterity. He has argued over 2000 cases at the superior courts in areas of Judicial Review, Constitutional law, Civil law, Corporate Governance, Banking, Arbitration (ADR), Property law, Land Acquisition, Land Revenue, Family law, Privatization, Taxation-Sales Tax, Customs, Excise, Income Tax, Insurance, Environment, Finance, Foreign Investment, Intellectual Property and Public Interest Litigation. He is equally involved in transactional work and policy consultancies for international and local clients. In addition to aforesaid areas he has advised various prominent clients on WTO- Trade Defense Laws i.e., Anti-Dumping, Safeguards, Subsidies and Countervailing, Energy, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Social Sector Development, Empowerment of the Civil Society, Legal Education and Reform, Transparency, Devolution, Tax Reform, Legal & Judicial Reform, Micro Finance & Not-for-Profit Laws. The focus of legal work over the years has been pro development and therefore consultancies and teaching has contributed to the development of law and the society at large.

Professional Qualifications

Licensed to appear as an Advocate in the High Courts in Pakistan, 1991.
Licensed to appear and plead before the Supreme Court of Pakistan, August, 2003
Educational Qualifications

B.A/ M.A. (Law) Cambridge University, U.K. (Downing College), 1989-91.
M.A (Economics)- University of the Punjab, Lahore. 1988.
LL.B - University of the Punjab, Law College, Lahore. 1986-88. (Gold Medal)
B.A (Mathematics and French), University of the Punjab, 1984
High School - Aitchison College, Lahore. 1968-1981
Work Experience

Founding Partner AFRIDI, SHAH & MINALLAH, (Advocates and Legal Consultants) 1997-
Partner, Syed Mansoor Ali Shah & Associates, 1991-1997
PROPERTY LAW AND LAND ACQUISITON Challenged several land acquisitions against public interest before the High Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan and also advised companies on land acquisition. Have been involved in several property transactions.
LEGAL STRUCTURING: Legal Disbursement Structure for UNICEF to disburse funds to Children used as child camel jockeys and now returned by UAE to Government of Pakistan– December, 2007
URBAN PLANNING AND THE SUPREME COURT: petitioned to the Supreme Court of Pakistan (2006) against illegal construction of high rise building in Lahore. This led to development of the High-rise Building Commission and all the multi-storeyed buildings of Lahore under construction were stopped and inspected by the august Court through the Commission (also invoking their suo moto powers). This led to demolition of several illegal buildings and structures. The case is still pending.
PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION AND SAVING OF A PARK: Stopped the conversion and construction of a cineplex in a public park in Gulberg i.e., Doongi Ground. 2006 (case is still pending).
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Sat as Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee-II for Income Tax. 2005-07 and settled a number of disputes. Appointed by the Federal Board of Revenue, Federal Government, Islamabad.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Board Member of Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) largest telecom in the country 2003 to 2006. Was an enriching experience in the area of telecom and related regulatory issues. Helped revamp and restructure the legal cell at PTCL and worked on the Voluntary Severance Scheme (VSS) for 55,000 PTCL employees.2003-2006
LEGAL EDUCATION: Member of the Steering Committee for setting up of Lums Law School. 2001-2005
CONSULTANCY (TAXATION): Lead Consultant in Reforming and Re-Engineering Sales Tax Regime. 1999-2000
COSULATANCY (URBAN PLANNING): Legal design for the urban planning and development of five major cities of Punjab- Urban Unit, Government of Punjab, 2008.
NOT FOR PROFIT SECTOR: Worked for Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) to review and revise the laws relating to philanthropy Pakistan. Also for the first time converted a Public Trust (Brook Hospital for Animals) into a Charitable Company under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance. 1999. Have set up and advise a number of not for profit organizations.
CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION: Argued and won the landmark case against freezing of Foreign Currency Accounts before the Hon’ble Lahore High Court. 1998-1999.
LEGISLATION: Drafted law for the SMEs in the initial stages of formation of SMEDA. 1998
BANKING: Challenged the vires of the 1984 Banking Law, which was struck down by the Lahore High Court as being in violation of the Constitution.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER: Filed the first case under the hostile Take Over law in Pakistan before the SECP and have successfully stalled the take over. The case is pending.
CORPORATE LITIGATION: Are pioneers in filing the first petition for mismanagement and oppression and investigation under the company law before the Lahore High Court (these judgments are reported).

Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, having been sworn in as Chief Justice of Lahore High Court on 9th December, 2010, was born in a noble family of village Jabbal, Tehsil Shakargrarh, District Narowal on 15th December, 1950. After doing Bachelor of Laws, Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry started practicing law in 1975 and was enrolled as an Advocate High Court in 1977. His lordship ascended to be an Advocate Supreme Court in 1992.

By dint of sheer hard work, diligence and quest for learning, Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry acquired laudable legal acumen and professional prowess and before being raised to the Bench served as:

Special Prosecutor, Sessions Court, Lahore (from 1977 to 1979)
Legal Advisor NDFC, various Banks and Companies (1988)
Assistant Advocate General, Punjab (from 1988 to 1995)
Additional Advocate General, Punjab (from 1999 to May 2001)
He has been adorning the Bench at Lahore High Court since 2nd May, 2001 where he made his mark as an untiring Judge and apart from contributing to many celebrated judgments accepted many administrative responsibilities with heart and soul. Some of those are enumerated below:

Inspection Judge, Lahore District.
Member Administration Committee, Lahore High Court, Lahore.
Cooperative Judge, Lahore High Court, Lahore.
Appellate Judge, Customs.
Administrative Judge, Anti Terrorism Courts in Punjab.
Administrative Judge, Anti Corruption Courts in Punjab.
Administrative Judge, Drug Courts in Punjab.
Led a delegation of the Judicial Officers to Vienna and Germany in November 2009 on a study tour on International Cooperative in Terrorism Cases/Drugs and Crimes arranged by the United Nations Office.
Chairman, Committee for Enrollment of Advocates Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Member Syndicate, University of the Punjab.
Member Syndicate Committee, Punjab University Law College.
Member Board of Management, Punjab Judicial Academy.
Some of the land mark judgments delivered by him are (1) Mukhtaran Mai’s Case, (2) Namoos-e-Risalat Case, (3) Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan’s Case and (4) Hafiz Saeed Ahmad’s Case.

Thus having proved his mettle as Judge of this Court for more than 9 years, Hon’ble Mr.Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry was appointed Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and took oath as such on 9th December, 2010. Hon’ble Chief Justice is held in the highest esteem both by the legal fraternity as well as brother Judges and enjoys cordial and harmonious working relationship with the Bar. Last but not the least, Hon’ble Chief Justice was one of those of the inspiring and leading characters of the historic movement for restoration of Judiciary who refused to take oath under the PCO.

Hon’ble Mr.Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry will be serving this Court as Chief Justice till December 14, 2012.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Amanat Ali

Amanat Ali (born on 10 October 1987) was the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Middle East - Pakistan Challenge 2007 and was a finalist on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. He placed 3rd in the competition and garnered 3,34,314,257 votes in the final two weeks. Many respected stars of the Indian entertainment industry such as choreographer Farah Khan and Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh heralded him as a "great discovery" and remarked that he "goes beyond Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007," respectively. Many say that a selection of his performances including 'Hungama Hai Kyon', 'Mitwa' and 'Tujh Se Naraz Nehi Zindagi' were sung in a unique manner, with some claiming that his performances bested the original.

During Ali's teenage years he organized musical shows. Ali once performed with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who paid him five hundred rupees as a reward of his inspiring performance. Amanat is the son of singer Nazakat Ali.

Amanat Ali has sung for the Bollywood music director Bappi Lahiri for the movie Bal Ganesh. He has also sung the title song for K.C. Bokadia's Junoon. Currently, Amanat Ali is working on his first personal album, which is expected to be released soon. He has also sung a song for music directors Vishal-Shekhar in the film Dostana. In August 2008 he toured the US with fellow contestants maulie dave, and emon for a concert called Summer Beats 2008. Amanat Ali also performed the opening act for much hyped 'Unforgettables' concert which showcased the Bachchan family, Preity Zinta and many more huge Bollywood actors. He has sung song "Khabar Nahi" for Dostana released in November 2008. His new album, Kohram, released on April 16, 2009.

Naheed Ansari

Naheed Ansari – needs no introduction amongst females. Cooking, presentation and home making is her forte. With several TV programs under her belt she has become a trademark of taste and fabulous cooking. Naheed Ansari has been associated with Dalda for almost a decade and her experience in cooking and presentation has made are immensely popular among fans in Pakistan and overseas.
One of the secret ingredients to the phenomenal success of TV star chef Naheed Ansari is the little dash of imperfection she adds to most everything she cooks. Naheed Ansari offers recipes and tips to everyday cooks, many of whom are rushing home to prepare no-frill meals for spouses and hungry children. If her popularity is any indication, Naheed’s quick recipes, laid back smile and warm personality and enthusiasm have struck a chord with younger women and stay home moms. Although she has been known as “super chef," Naheed has no formal training as a chef. Instead, she learned to cook at home when living in Dubai in the 80’s by reading cook books and experimenting her own twist to dishes. Her recipes use ingredients found in the typical grocery store, and she steers clear of dishes requiring special foods or equipment.
Naheed’s cooking philosophy is simple: Enjoy it!
"My cooking passion comes from my mother," she says. "She is an amazing cook. I don’t know if she could do everything in 30 minutes or not, but she cooks the traditional way and everything is grinded and done by hand and definitely tastes great, and she knows every dish. “
Naheed mentioned “It’s my job to teach people and appeal to all different lifestyles and age groups."The recipes I write are not always for my own taste," she says. "Not everybody is interested in what I’m interested in. I like to make things simple and delicious”. Naheed Ansari – needs no introduction amongst females. Cooking, presentation and home making is her forte. With several TV programs under her belt she has become a trademark of taste and fabulous cooking. Naheed Ansari has been associated with Dalda for almost a decade and her experience in cooking and presentation has made are immensely popular among fans in Pakistan and overseas.
One of the secret ingredients to the phenomenal success of TV star chef Naheed Ansari is the little dash of imperfection she adds to most everything she cooks. Naheed Ansari offers recipes and tips to everyday cooks, many of whom are rushing home to prepare no-frill meals for spouses and hungry children. If her popularity is any indication, Naheed’s quick recipes, laid back smile and warm personality and enthusiasm have struck a chord with younger women and stay home moms. Although she has been known as “super chef," Naheed has no formal training as a chef. Instead, she learned to cook at home when living in Dubai in the 80’s by reading cook books and experimenting her own twist to dishes. Her recipes use ingredients found in the typical grocery store, and she steers clear of dishes requiring special foods or equipment.
Naheed’s cooking philosophy is simple: Enjoy it!
"My cooking passion comes from my mother," she says. "She is an amazing cook. I don’t know if she could do everything in 30 minutes or not, but she cooks the traditional way and everything is grinded and done by hand and definitely tastes great, and she knows every dish. “
Naheed mentioned “It’s my job to teach people and appeal to all different lifestyles and age groups."The recipes I write are not always for my own taste," she says. "Not everybody is interested in what I’m interested in. I like to make things simple and delicious”.

Rahila Narejo

Rahila Narejo, NAREJO HUMAN RESOURCES’ Lead Consultant and Chief Executive, is a well-known Human Resource Consultant and Trainer. She is a Psychobiologist by education with a degree from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and a Psychometrician by practice, certified by the British Psychological Society. With certification in BarOn EQ testing and consulting, and over a decade of experience in Human Resources, Rahila’s primary aim is to assist companies in maximizing their return from their Human Capital. Rahila is an avid writer on HR and workplace topics and has a weekly Workplace Sanity column in Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper, Sunday’s Careers Section. 
She is also the Chief Editor of HR Toolkit, Pakistan’s only Human Resource Management publication. Rahila is a much sought out key-note speaker and workshop facilitator who is known for giving a personal and humorous touch to all her presentations.

Zubaida Tariq

Zubaida’s full name is Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Apa. Zubaida’s father is from Badayoo, her mother is from Zilabadi. Zubaida tariq was born in 1945 at Hyderabad Dakan, after the 3 years of separation of Pakistan She migrated to Pakistan in Karachi, PIB Colony. She lived up with her 6 sisters and 4 brothers, In 1951 she lost her grand father there after she lost her father in 1953. After the death of father 3 of her sister’s took all the responsibilities of running the house .
Zubaida got married to her first cousin. His name is Tariq Hussain. She met him in 1954. He came to stay over at his auntie’s (dad’s sister’s) house.
Tariq’s mother used to like Zubaida a lot. She expressed her feelings about making Zubaida her daughter-in-law. Then in 1966, they got married. When the marriage was decided, Zubaida lived on Jamshed Road. When she got married she didn’t know how to cook a single thing. She didn’t even know how to cook plain rice. She got married at the age of 21.
“I’ll tell you a story. At first, She cooked curry. She didn’t even know that it is cooked with yogurt in it. She mixed pea flour (besan) with water and it just won’t get thick enough. She didn’t have the courage to ask someone,” says Zubaida.
Her husband was in the “Lever Brothers.” Over the time, she learned how to cook by herself. Then whenever they invited someone over to dinner, Zubaida was the one who cooked all the food for them. When she cooked food for her husband’s lunch, she cooked food for about 7 people, because his friends liked the food cooked by zubaida. Tariq’s friend encouraged her a lot. She didn’t have confidence in her, because she didn’t have any sort of degree. When all these people encouraged her then she realized I Have Taste In My Hands. In the 45 years of married life she might engage only 6 catering services at various gathering and parties, otherwise she love to cook the food by herself.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui

Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, having joined the civil service in 1984, has been hailed as one of the most proactive and efficient government officer. To his credit, he has been successful in making his presence felt in a big way while carrying out every single assignment.

One of his greatest attributes has been the liaison with the media. A firm believer in promoting the soft image by letting the positive word spread to all corners, he has remained instrumental in earning goodwill and recognition for the government.

He had graduated as Civil Engineer before qualifying for the civil service where he has allocated to the District Management Group. He did Masters in Development Administration from the University of Birmingham in England.

He served as Assistant Commissioner and Registrar Cooperative Societies, Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation and Karachi Development Authority. He is believed to be the only officer to serve as Deputy Commissioner in three districts of Karachi. He has also served as Director of Protocol, Government of Sindh. Upon the launching of the Devolution Plan in 2001, he was posted as Executive District Officer, Finance and Planning in the City District Government, Karachi.

He served as Additional Secretary to the Government of Sindh in the Education and Literacy Department. He has also worked as Executive District Officer, Works & Services, City District Government, Karachi and was greatly involved in the development of city infrastructure. He then worked as Additional Secretary, Excise & Taxation Department.

On promotion he was posted as Special Secretary Home Department and then Special Secretary Finance Department. Mr. Siddiqui was then assigned the responsibility of Member Land Utilization from where he was posted as Project Director, Karachi Mega City Programme which was executed with the support of the Asian Development Bank. He was Secretary Livestock and Fisheries Department before taking up the present post of Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sindh.

Prof Syed Zulfiqar Ali

Prof Syed Zulfiqar Ali has been associated with education as well as social sector for over two decades now. Presently he is Head of the Department, Commerce, at Defence Authority Degree College, Karachi.

He had passed his matriculation from St Cathedral High School, Lahore, while he pursued later education at Government College of Commerce and Economics, Karachi. He has been a guest speaker in various sessions of different levels.

Education and social work have remained his forte and the areas of his prime interest from the outset. He has been working in particular educating the youth in their career guidance. Having been an integral part of running The Young Champs, which was one of the most proactive youth clubs in Karachi 1980s, he has recently launched Taleem-o-Agahi Welfare Organization, being its Founder President.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Qamar Zaman Kaira

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira, was born on January 5, 1960 in the district of Gujrat, Pakistan. He obtained his early education from his home town and got Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Starting off as a vocal and prominent student leader in 1970, he was voted in as president of the students’ union at the Federal Government College, Gujrat. Later, he was to be known as one who raised his voice for freedom of speech and democracy during the military government in the country. Due to his work for welfare of the people of his constituency, he was elected Nazim of the Union Council Gujrat.

In 2002, he was elected Member National Assembly. From the beginning of his political career he has worked for the Pakistan People Party. While in the Parliament he became member of the Public Accounts Committee and also the Chairman of Standing Committee for SAFRON.

Mr. Qamar Zaman has visited India, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, United States and United Kingdom to attend conferences and seminars. He is married and has two sons and a daughter. His hobbies include reading. Areas of his interest in the legislature include education, finance, and communication.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tazeen Hassan

Fashion designer Tazeen Hassan started in 1990, with small custom orders from her home. Now she is one among the prominent names of the Pakistani Fashion industry. Tazeen Hassan designs not only for the Fashion oriented people but for the whole society.

All the dresses designed by her are considered simple, elegant, stylish and comfortably wearable. Tazeen Hassan has showcased her collection at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion week 2010, Lahore Pakistan. The fabric used in creating this collection is based in chiffons; the cuts are clean and soft with an extensive use of bugle beads and matte sequins.

Tazeen Hassan deals in:

Pakistani women’s wear
Embroidered dresses
Shalwar kameez
Lehnga choli
Pakistani Bridal
Wedding dresses

The price range of the dresses is start from 8000 or above depending upon the fabric and design. So ladies do visit her and make you more stylish and smart.

Shah Zaman Khan

Shah Zaman Khan an officer of the Information Group assumed the charge of Principal Information Officer on his promotion to BS-21 in the Secretariat Group subsequent to the notification issued by the Establishment Division in this regard.

Shah Zaman Khan has served in an important positions at home and Pakistan missions abroad. He has recently returned from New Delhi where he was posted as Minister Press. Previously he served in Dhaka, Bangla Desh and Jeddah as Press Officer.

Shah Zaman Khan worked as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister Secretariat and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Besides a number of other assignments, he also worked as Director General FATA Secretariat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Huma Amir Shah

HUMA AMIR SHAH is well recognizable as a former newscaster and talk show host, who has extensive experience in investigating, reporting and presenting news-making events, with an insight that comes only with commitment and experience. Currently she is doing THE MORNING SHOW, on Express 24/7, which delivers a mix of news, entertainment and information in a topical and relevant way, without all the unnecessary fuss and trimmings.

Prof Dr Nasim Fatima

Prof Dr Nasim Fatima served as the Chairperson of the Library & Information Science department of University of Karachi until 2004. Since then she has been working as the Principal Research Investigator at the Sindh Archives in Karachi. She has won numerous awards in her career, having authored and co-authored more than 30 books, the majority of whom are classified as worthy reference books all over the world.

Prof Dr Nasim Fatima holds the distinction of being the first lady lecturer to be appointed in the Library & Information Science department of University of Karachi besides being the first lady to earn the doctorate degree in her field from any university of Pakistan.

A 480-paged book with the majority of the pages in Urdu titled ‘Professor Doctor Nasim Fatima: Shakhsiat aur Kaam’ and compiled by Huma Mannan Butt, a Research Assistant at Sindh Archives, was published in 2010. The book covers in detail the monumental contribution made by her in an illustrious career.