Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sonya Jehan

She was born to Noor Jehan's eldest son, Akbar Hussain Rizvi and Florence Rizvi who is French. Her mother owns a French restaurant named Cafe Flo in
Karachi, Pakistan. She finished her A-Level study from The Lyceum School and O-levels from Centre of Advanced Studies. From St. Martin's College of Art and Design she received a degree.

Sonya married an Indian banker named Vivek Narain. 

She changed her name from Sonya Rizvi to Sonya Jehan after her grandmother Noor Jehan's name. 

In 2005 she did an advertisment for Lux Soap. She started her film career as Mumtaaj mahal in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story (2005). Actor and model Zulfi Sayed played the role of Shah Jahan opposite her. In 2007 she appeared in Shiney Ahuja and Soha Ali Khan starring Khoya Khoya Chand where she played a character named Ratanbala. 

Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan (2010) is her upcoming release. Superstar Shahrukh Khan and Kajol are playing the lead roles in this film.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Laiba Yousafzai

Ms Laiba Yousafzai has M.A Journalism and MA English Literature & Language from University of Peshawar.  She has an extensive background of print and electronic media where she worked as Programme Director, producer, scriptwriter and anchor with different National and International TV Channels  including  Current Affairs, Parliamentary News, Khost based local TV namely Ghorghst TV, Zuban-e-Khalq and Nan Saba on PTV Channels.  During this period, she continued to produce and directed about 350 programmes on various subject like social issues, literature, political and social discussion. More significantly, she has presented documentaries on Kalash and Ghandara Civilization in three languages i.e. Urdu, Pushtu and English. While working for Community Infrastructure Project( CIP) she was engaged in  13 documentaries. She has also worked for Radio Pakistan,  Radio Mashal, Free Europe, Pushtu Radio “ Buraq” and also worked with BBC during Floods in Pakistan as an anchor and editor.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Aftab Anwar Baloch

Mr. Aftab Anwar Baloch an officer of Pakistan Customs Service belongs to Seventh Common Training Programme.  He joined service of Government of Pakistan during  1980 and possesses 32 years of rich experience both in formulation and implementation of fiscal policy relating to levy  charge and collection of Federal Taxes i.e. Customs Duty, Sales Tax, Federal Excise Duty etc.
He belongs to Sindh Province and has served on various positions throughout Pakistan under the  Federal Board of Revenue.  He has also served as Minister (Trade) in the Embassy of Pakistan, Moscow (Russian Federation) during 2005 to 2008 with accreditation to Belarus.
He has extensively travelled abroad and has been instrumental  in the compilation of WHO Technical Manual on Tobacco Tax Administration published by World Health Organization and has attended various meetings/seminars  in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, America on Tobacco Taxation and FCTC besides attending Seminar on Revised Kyoto Convention in Maldives under World Custom  Organization and  Course on Tax Administration in USA.
He also possesses research experience in introduction of Sales Tax under  VAT Mode and Tobacco Taxation  Joint Research Study Project under  FBR-WHO Collaboration.
At present he is working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Finance looking after Internal Finance and Investment Wing.