Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Mubashir Saddique


A Simple Man From a Small Town, Mubashir Saddique recently crossed 3.6 million+ followers on his YouTube channel, Village Food Secrets. The channel has majorly amassed an international following which resurfaces due to the nostalgia that can be observed in Saddique’s videos regarding our very own traditional village life and recipes.

The channel offers an insight into the life of a technology less cooking where simpler and less modern methods are used to prepare delicious continental and traditional dishes. Mubashir shares his story where he was a factory worker and barely earned Rs15,000 per month as his wage. He has a limited educational background that caused various problems but he always felt the need to do better. When he posted his first video it led to an incredible response from the audience. With limited equipment and expertise for Youtube and social media at that time Mubashir was flabbergasted and earned way more than his monthly salary just by posting the single video.

From there on his success journey began. He learned camera and editing skills and to date has posted a total of 1177 videos where each video has above 500k plus views. In his exclusive interview for Page 3, he still remains humble and kind at heart and thanks God for all his blessings. We wish him best of luck for his future and more success to follow for this wonderful youtube star!

(Courtesy : https://page3magazine.com)

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Farrukh H. Khan


Mr. Farrukh Khan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX). He qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, United Kingdom (UK), and also holds a BA (Hons.) in Economics and Finance from the University of Manchester.

With over 30 years of senior management and board-level experience, Farrukh is an experienced entrepreneur, and leading business and financial advisor who has advised on many landmark transactions. Previously he has held senior positions with Acumen in Pakistan & the UK, including Country Director & CEO, Pakistan, Senior Director Business Development, Chief Business Development Officer and member of the Management Committee. Mr. Khan was the founding partner and CEO of BMA Capital Management Limited. Under his stewardship, BMA established itself as the leading investment banking group in Pakistan and received several international awards, including the 2010 Euromoney award for the best investment bank in Pakistan. His experience includes lead managing the US$813 million GDR offering and London listing of OGDCL, Pakistan’s largest listed company, and successfully advising Etisalat on their $2.6 billion acquisition of Pak telecom, the largest mergers and acquisition transaction and the largest foreign direct investment in Pakistan’s history. Other historical transactions include the US$ 1.5 billion privatisation of Kot Addu Power Company and the US$898 million GDR offering for Pak Telecom. He has advised, either on the buy or sell side, on almost 50% of all successful privatisations in Pakistan, totaling over $4 billion in value. He has also worked with American Express Bank in Pakistan and Deloitte in London.

Mr. Khan has an excellent network and deep knowledge of global business and investments. He has previously served as President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI), Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Pakistan Chapter and on the boards of prominent public and private sector organisations. He was also associated with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan as a member of its Policy Board from 2018 to 2019. Mr. Khan was selected by Euromoney as one of the top 50 global financial leaders, below the age of 40 years. His philanthropic interests include children’s health and education.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Dr. Zubaida Sirang


Dr. Zubaida Sirang Eye surgeon and Best-selling author has started doing ophthalmology clinics at the Aga Khan Diagnostic Centre, Jutial main city Gilgit.

The clinic is equipped with state of the art equipments & Lasers for the quality eye care & the following services are being offered: Management of cataract, retinal disease including diabetic retinopathy, pediatric eye diseases, corneal diseases, glaucoma & diseases related to eyelids.
The clinic operates from Mon - Sat, 9 am to 4 pm. For appointments, kindly call at 05811455813.
Ps: Our Ophthalmology services are being expanded to Chitral soon.


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Yousaf Hussain


Mr. Yousaf Hussain, President Faysal Bank has over 26 years of professional experience, primarily at ABN AMRO Bank where he held multiple senior managerial positions including those within the Corporate / Credit and Transaction Banking functions. He has been with Faysal Bank since August 2008, with a significant contribution to the franchise in his previous positions as Chief Risk Officer, Regional Corporate Banking Head-North and Head of Special Assets Management Group. His experience also includes a senior role with Samba Bank and earlier assignments with Mashreq Bank and Mobilink / Motorola. Mr. Yousaf has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and has done his MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Arif Lohar


Arif Lohar is a Punjabi folk singer from Pakistan. He usually sings accompanied by a native musical instrument resembling tongs.
He is the son of the renowned folk singer Alam Lohar, was a renowned Punjabi folk singer widely credited with popularizing the


Jugni style, which involves storytelling through song. Both father and son specialized in performing Sufi devotional music, including poetry and scripture set to traditional compositions.
He also starred in more than 45 pakistani movies.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Asim Buksh

Asim is the CEO of a dynamic, high end, luxury Retail Company, Buksh Group. With its inception in 1993, Buksh Group has repeatedly proven itself with sustained revenue and growth in changing markets. From fashion to sound and technology, jewelry and automation, the company has defined new directions which are both challenging and exciting.
Asim has made the strategic decision to venture into untapped markets in Pakistan and initiate projects which will generate Impact Investment in Pakistan. This includes the formation of Buksh Foundation, where he envisions reaching out to the ‘unbanked’ masses and providing them affordable financial services, which is a niche segment in the financial sector of Pakistan. Also, he initiated an Energy Company, under the Buksh Group banner, Buksh Energy Pvt. Ltd which will be works on the lines of the first ESCO in Pakistan, providing complete energy solutions to the commercial, industrial, domestic as well as agricultural clients. It specializes in the arena of renewable energy solutions. Asim has also been awarded the title of “Heroes of the Environment 2009″by TIME magazine for his efforts to make a difference by initiating a solar energy entrepreneurship in Pakistan.
Also, more recently he has initiated an Energy Company, Buksh Energy Pvt. Ltd which will be working on the lines of the first ESCO in Pakistan, providing complete energy solutions to the commercial, industrial, domestic as well as agricultural clients. It specializes in the arena of renewable energy.
Asim has also been awarded the title of “Heroes of the Environment 2009” by TIME magazine for his efforts to make a difference by initiating a solar energy.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nadeem Malik


Nadeem Malik is a famous Pakistani journalist known for his credible analysis. He has longstanding associations with news organizations and business journals. He has contributed to dozens of local and international news journals as a freelancer, including BBC Online, Asia Times, The News International.
As a host, he has conducted several discussion programs featuring leading politicians; economists and other professionals. In his extensive journalism career he has interviewed almost all Pakistani Presidents and Prime Ministers since 1990 and many international leaders, including American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Afghan President Hamid Karzai etc.
Nadeem Malik is currently hosting his own show on Samaa “Nadeem Malik Live” aired from Monday to Thursday at 20:03-21:00. For any suggestions please email at nml@samaa.tv

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ebrahim Qassim


Mr. Ebrahim Qassim joined the Board of Directors of National Foods Limited in 2000. He served at a British Pharmaceutical Company in Pakistan for 3 years at different capacities finally as Country manager. Later Mr. Ebrahim Qassim set up his own distribution business by the name of Premier Distributors in 1971, which has now a well-established network throughout Pakistan.
He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Karachi Stock Exchange in the year 2000. Presently, he is on the Board of Directors of English Biscuits Private Limited, Coronet Foods Private Limited and is also the Chairman of Shield Corporation Limited.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Ebrahim Qassim has also been part of the National Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) in the past.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tahira Raza


Ms. Tahira Raza, President & CEO First Women Bank Limited (FWBL), assumed office on April 23, 2014. Prior to her appointment as President of FWBL, Ms. Raza was serving the NBP as its SEVP, CRO & Group Chief Risk Management.
A banker par excellence and a mission driven leader for the socio-economic development of the country, Ms. Raza started her career with MCB in 1975. In 1989 Ms. Raza opted to join the First Women Bank and became one of the founding executives of FWBL.
After 14 years she left FWBL and joined NBP. Her interest, persistence, commitment and continuous efforts enabled Ms. Raza to avail opportunities and helped in shaping her into the competent and successful banker. In 2012 she got the honour to be the first woman SEVP in one of the largest bank in the country.
She holds MBA in Banking and Finance degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi and DAIBP from the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan.
Ms Raza has presented numerous papers on Credit, Risk Management and Banking & Finance at national and international conferences/seminars/symposia. Apart from her professional achievements she is a keen Golfer.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Mehmal Sarfraz

Mehmal Sarfraz is the regional Deputy Secretary General of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), an associated media body of SAARC and Joint General Secretary of South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), a platform committed to fight gender-based violence and promote women’s rights in SAARC countries. Previously, she has worked as the Executive Director of Vanguard Books, The Friday Times and Good Times magazine, as lead analyst in a project on child rights violations with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and UNICEF, as the Op-Ed Editor of Daily Times, as Programmes Officer/Principal Information Officer at SAFMA, and as Deputy Editor of The Post. She tweets at: @Mehmal