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nishat linen summer collection 2016

Redah Misbah shares her quick beauty tips with us Issue 131, 06-12 Mar, 2016

Book Club

the s prin g loo k boo k

Transformative works by women unafraid of imagining a brave new world


Ready, set, style

Anaam Chaudhry styles four Zainab Salman outfits

Shahzia Sikander

We celebrate Shahzia Sikander's hybrid & hypnotic works


women of inspiration



Salina's top 5 tips to being fit, healthy & happy

Issue 131, 06-12 Mar, 2016




14 Find your happiness The Nescafe Launch 22 Dream Big Khaadi open their Karachi flagship store 26 Cover Shoot By Nishat Linen 52 Blog on: Montreal Mahnoor Iftikhar writes to us from Canada 54 Get the look Be inspired by our fav. street style celebrities 56 Get the look Be inspired by our fav. street style celebrities 64 About Me We feature the very talented Shahzia Sikander! 68 Bridelicious Soha Zubair breaks down her wedding looks



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Sumayrah Khan

find your happiness

Rutaba Muhammad Yaqub

Zahra Zaidi & Habiba Zaidi

The launch of Nescafe Basement's fourth season was a huge success! We've been hearing these tracks on repeat and can't wait to hear more.

Aatekah Mir Khan

Samer Ashfaq & Shahzad Akhtar

Saad Khan & Hifsa Khan 14



Amal Nadeem

Munib Nawaz & Rabia

Anoushay & Rumaisa




Mr. & Mrs Xulfi

Nouman Javed

Parizae Azhar Malik

Farhan Hafeez, Arsalan Zaki & Raja Babar Mehmood

Nadia Omer & Omer Malik 16


Mr & Mrs Asad Sheikh


Mehak Ali

Bilal Lashari

Hassan Abbas & Zain Madni





Madiha Qaiser

Saira, Seema, Yasmeen & Fauzia

LALA and BIG FILM hosted star studded premieres of #BACHAANA, presented by Cadbury Dairy Milk, in Lahore and Karachi. Featuring Sanam Saeed, Mohib Mirza and Adeel Hashmi, #BACHAANA is now playing in cinemas!

Mohib Mirza & Sanam Saeed

Aden & Rehan Babar 18



Saad Azhar


Ayesha Sana & Aamna Sheikh

Mahnam Ansar, Zain Ansar & Shehrazade Sheikh




Adnan & Hira Hussain Adnan Hanif & Mariam Yaqub

Tehmina Khaled & Nazneen Tariq

Ahmer Farooq & Imtisal Zafar 20


Adeel Hashmi

Tara Mahmood

Zara Tareen 2016

Fia & Qasim Ali

Saba Qamar & Yasir Hussain

Sunita Marshall

dream big

Sadaf Kanwal

Vasia Fatima & Hanish Qureshi

Khaadi opened its largest ever store in Karachi this past week. Live performances by Sara Haider and Zoe Viccaji made this event super memorable. The Event PR was handled by Catalyst PR.

Shamaeel Ansari & Andleeb Rana

Farashteh Aslam

Shamoon Sultan & Maheen Khan 22


Sharmila Farooqui 2016

Zurain Imam & Neera Sheikh

Ghazala Humayun & Neelo Pasha

Frieha Altaf & Shaniera Akram

Anam Tanveer

Zoe Viccaji, Shamoon Sultan & Sara Haider

Areeba Habib

Andleeb Rana 24


Anusheh Shahid

Fia Khan 2016

Anam Saleem

Nazneen Tariq

zar aslam

women of inspiration


Environmentalist and founder & CEO of The Environment Protection Fund (TEPF), Zar Aslam left her successful career in San Francisco to add positive change in Pakistan. Her Pink Rickshaw Project aims to provide safe transportation for women by women.


Two-time Academy Award and Emmy winner, activist and filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy holds the vision that created Saving Face (2012), Song Of Lahore (2015) and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015). Her work is brave and true to the reality of our country and we couldn’t be more proud. We must also add that Sharmeen was the only woman of colour to win an Oscar this year!


khadijah shah

sharmeen obaid-chinoy

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masarrat misbah Philanthropist, owner of over 34 Depilex salons in the country and founder of Pakistan's first halal makeup brand, Masarrat Misbah is truly one of a kind. Her organization Smile Again Foundation helps survivors of acid attacks get reconstructive surgery, learn a skill and find a job. Her efforts were rewarded by the President’s Pride of Performance Award. We salute her!

Managing Director of Sefam Pvt Limited, Pakistan's largest fashion retailer and founder of the world's second largest school system, CARE Foundation, Seema Aziz needs no introduction. Today, CARE Foundation provides education to 195,000 underpriveliged children in schools across Pakistan.


roshaneh zafar


ronak lakhani Ronak Lakhani is one of the pioneers of social service in Pakistan and the force behind the Special Olympics of Pakistan. Her efforts have enabled Pakistan to win 33 medals in 2015. In recognition of her selfless dedication to the cause, Ronak was awarded the Sitara-eImtiaz last year. The mastermind behind Kashf Foundation, Roshaneh Zafar, is a Tamgha-eImtiaz recipient and a Wharton School graduate in Economics and Finance. Her organisation is Pakistan's first specialized and women focused microfinance institution and has positively impacted the lives of over 1.7 million low-income women.


The Pakistani fashion powerhouse and the visionary behind luxury label Elan and retail outlet Sapphire, Khadijah Shah is a name synonymous with success, style and glamour. In a short period of time, her label has turned into one of Pakistan’s leading fashion houses.


ayesha chundrigar Ayesha heads a non-profit organization, Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation, which rescues and rehabilitates injured animals and works with other marginalized communities normally ignored by society. With limited resources and a handful of volunteers, she has been very successful in providing shelter and medical care to hundreds of injured animals.


noreena shams

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Noreena Shams, an international triathlete, holds a national record of 63 gold, 24 silver and 5 bronze medals. She is the youngest cyclist from the country to make it to the Junior Olympics, returning with glory. She has also been declared the fastest junior spin bowler and has represented Pakistan in international Squash tournaments. She is an embodiment of passion, determination, and hard work.

asma jahangir


hina rabbani khar



Hina Rabbani Khar served as Pakistan's first female Foreign Minister. Her demanding presence and strong persona has captured international newswaves. In her political career, she has also served as the Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs. She is the first woman to have presented the national budget.

ayesha mumtaz


jugnu mohsin

saba gul

Saba Gul is an engineer turned entrepreneur with a passion for female empowerment. Her artisan-made handbag label enables livelihoods for underprivileged female artisans by creating a hand-made product that revives ancient craft techniques


imrana tiwana

Director of Operations at Punjab Food Authority, Ayesha Mumtaz rose to fame after raiding various restaurants and hotels to ensure the quality of food and hygiene. We’d like to see more people in the government take notes from her on how to do their job.


Pakistani Human Rights lawyer and activist, Asma Jahangir co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on Freedom of Religion/Belief. She is also a former President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. Her work has been acknowledged with multiple awards and accolades both locally and internationally. She has braved police harassment, assaults and arrests to stand up for her work.


sana mir

Sana Mir, captain of the Pakistan national women’s cricket team, is ranked amongst the top 10 ODI bowlers in the world. In 2010 and 2014, she led Pakistan to two gold medals at the Asian Games.She makes us so proud!

Jugnu Mohsin is the publisher and editor of The Friday Times, Pakistan’s first English language independent news weekly. She has been awarded the International Press Freedom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists after her successful international campaign for her husband Najam Sethi’s release when he was kidnapped by the government. Known for her wit and great sense of humour, Jugnu writes a satire column and is also the host of her own television show.

An architect by profession and an environmentalist by heart, Imrana Tiwana was the leader of the Lahore Bachao Tehreek that pushed for Smart Integrated Sustainable Management of Cities. The Tehreek succeeded in pushing the Chief Justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, to take suo moto notice of the issue. We salute her for all her time, effort and dedication towards the urban planning of our beautiful Lahore.


muniba mazari The United Nations named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador to advance gender equality and empowerment of women. She is an inspiration to many through her talks and art as she shines bright despite being wheelchair bound. Her spirit and artistry are limitless!

ayesha jalal


women of inspiration


sherry rehman Sherry Rehman, a politician, political journalist and diplomat, was the first Pakistani to be recognised with an award for independent journalism by the UK House of Lords. Holding down a strong political career and having had many bills approved for the protection of women, Sherry Rehman has also been a past editor of Herald. She currently heads the Jinnah Institute, a non-profit public policy organisation.


malala yousafzai A Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai received a bullet in her head as a result of her blog post about girl's education. The international media went into a frenzy and Malala has ever since responsibly handled all the publicity to use her voice to raise awareness about the importance of education for girls.


sehyr saigol

22 faiza butt Faiza Butt's art bursts with meaning and political commentary and is highly reflective of her charismatic, passionate and witty personality. A graduate of NCA in Lahore and Slade School of Arts in London, Faiza tackles global concerns and has been successful in spreading awareness on many sensitive issues.



nasreen kasuri

Ayesha Jalal is a prominent Pakistani American historian and is currently a Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University, USA. Her work deals with the creation of Muslim identities in modern South Asia. Ayesha has received numerous awards and acknowledgements including the Prize Fellowship, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz.

21 ayesha farooq Hailing from the city of Bahawalpur, Flight Lieutenant Ayesha Farooq is the first of six female pilots of the Pakistan Air Force. She is Pakistan's only female war-ready pilot. Thank you for challenging the norms and succeeding in an unconventional role!

Sehyr Saigol, the backbone behind the fashion platform PFDC has remained strongly committed to Pakistan's fashion industry. Known for nurturing talent, Sehyr encourages and provides a springboard for promising designers to gain the outreach they deserve. She is also the creative force behind the popular design label Libas. Nasreen Kasuri, the chairperson of Beaconhouse School System, has played a pivotal role in women’s empowerment in the country resulting in sixty-two percent of Beaconhouse employees being women. With a presence in nine countries, Beaconhouse has spearheaded the introduction of a progressive, broad-based approach to education and the concept of global citizens, besides making a significant contribution to the transformation of private education in Pakistan.


Mira Phailbus

Dr. Mira Phailbus remained the principal of Kinnaird College Lahore for over forty years. She has also served as the Minister for Education and Minority Affairs in the Punjab government and was the first woman appointed Punjab Ombudswoman in Pakistan.

An activist and social entrepreneur, Zehra Abbas has started a sustainable and ethical fashion venture by the name of Aasra.Co that aims to retail beautiful and ethical fashion pieces created by the marginalised women in our society. Her venture aims to help the women by providing them with income in a safe and fair working environment.

zehra Abbas


selina rashid khan


mashall chaudhri

The inspiring and effortlessly stylish Karachiite, Mashall Chaudhri is the Founder and Director of Operations of Reading Room Project (RRP), which uses the Internet and blended learning to teach Pakistani low-income students how to self-learn. Her initiative, RRP, is an example of how small steps in the education sector could lead to a brighter future for Pakistan.


mehreen syed CEO of the International Fashion Academy Pakistan, Pakistan's first modeling agency, Mehreen Syed is one of Pakistan's most talented models. She was the first Pakistani model to appear on the cover of the popular Middle Eastern fashion magazine Alamra. Mehreen has served as a mentor to many newbies, many of whom owe their success and fame to her.

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farida khanum The legendary Pakistani classical singer Farida Khanum needs no introduction. Known for her elegance, poise and beautiful voice, Farida Khanum is truly one of a kind. Being a recipient of the Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2005, it is hard to capture the many facets of Khanum's career or to romanticize her contribution to the genre.

The current managing director of Oxford University Press (OUP), Ameena became the first Pakistani woman to be awarded the Order of the British Empire for her services to women's rights, education, and intellectual property rights in Pakistan, and to Anglo-Pakistan relations. She is also the founder of the Karachi Literature Festival.


Sheba Najmi works as a Growth Hacker at Tradecraft, a Consultant at the World Bank, User Experience Design Consultant at Cloudwords, Inc. and is on the Board of Advisors of Go-Fig Solutions. Her aim is to create the “Code For Pakistan”, a non-profit building a non-partisan civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life across Pakistan.


sheba najmi

women of inspiration



The pioneer of PR in the Pakistani fashion industry, founder of Lotus PR and one half of the two forces behind the newly opened talent agency The One Lotus, Selina Rashid Khan is known for her professionalism, progressive thinking and dedication to her job. She serves as an inspiration to us all.


bano qudsia

Fareshteh Aslam, GollinHarris’s Pakistan country head, has played an institutional role in helping markets realise the value of public relations when integrated with corporate marketing strategies. We thank her for her unwavering support and her commitment to the growth of Pakistan's fashion industry.

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One of Pakistan's most renowned writers, Bano Qudsia is most famously known for her masterpiece novel “Raja Gidh”. Wife of famous writer, Late Ashfaq Ahmad, Bano Qudsia has introduced a unique style of writing involving human emotions, psychology and scientific principles into a single genre. She has more than two dozen literary novels, short story collections and dramas to her name.


fareshteh aslam

Musharaf Hai was first woman who was appointed as the head of a multinational company in Pakistan. Currently the CEO of L’oreal Pakistan, Musharaf has also served as the CEO of Unilever Pakistan and the Head of Consumer banking, Citibank Pakistan. She is definitely one of the most prominent businesswomen in the country and has played a major role in the economic development of Pakistan.


women of inspiration


muneeze khalid Muneeze Khalid is the name synonymous with anything sweet. The young, professional chef started her business at the early age of 12 without any formal training. She recently opened her own culinary school and also hosts her own TV show. She makes us so proud!


nilofer shahid

fatima bhutto Fatima Bhutto, a brilliant writer, poet and journalist, came to fame after the release of her first book, a collection of poems titled Whispers of the Desert. Her wit and intellect paired with her fearless decision to voice her thoughts regarding dynastic politics has gained her both global admiration and support.


shahzia sikander Shahzia Sikander has been regarded as one of the most important South Asians transforming the American cultural landscape. Sikander's pioneering practice takes Indo-Persian miniature painting as a point of departure while challenging the strict formal tropes of miniature painting as well as its medium-based restrictions by experimenting with scale and media. Her work has inspired many others to examine the miniature tradition.



dr. ruth pfau

Dr. Ruth Pfau's fight against leprosy in Pakistan and her lifetime commitment to this cause helped Pakistan be announced free from leprosy in 1996. Her efforts have been acknowledged with multiple awards and accolades. She is a prime example of a single person being able to make a difference.

Nilofer Shahid, the driving force behind the label House of Meeras, is one of Pakistan's most respected and experienced haute couturiers. From the Louvre in Paris to Royal Albert Hall in London, from Prague to Zurich, from Hollywood to the Middle East and from India to Central Asia, Nilofer Shahid has exhibited all over the world. She has also been awarded the Le Grade De Chevalier Dan L’ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres by the French Government.

41 sana rubab Sana started her first campaign, ‘Ba Himmat Aurat, Mustehkum Moashra’, which gave women a voice against sexual harassment at workplaces and public transport. She also created Aurat Bhaithak, where women talk about the solutions of girls’ education, early child marriages and create awareness. Her efforts towards Women Empowerment earned her the prestigious 'Chanan’s Young Girl Leadership Award 2015'.

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suraiya anwar

Samina Baig is the first Pakistani woman and the youngest Muslim to scale Mount Everest. She has set the record of capturing the seven summits at a record age of 23 years and record time. We're huge fans of women like her who break taboos and challenge stereotypes!

Suraiya Anwar is the President and Founder of SOS Children’s Village Pakistan. Her resilience, elegant determination and strong willpower have ensured that many hundreds of children live a good, comfortable life. We salute her and thank her for serving the children of Pakistan!

kamila shamsie


samar Minallah Khan

An anthropologist and documentary film-maker, Samar has been a pioneer in using film and other innovative mediums of communication for social change in Pakistan. Her work focuses on a culturally sensitive approach to development and the media usually terms her as ’The Crusader With The Camera’. Her film ‘Swara—A Bridge over Troubled Waters’ has won several national and international awards for breaking the silence around practices that violate rights of the girl child.


nigar ahmad One of the 1000 women proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, Nigar Ahmad is also a nominee from Pakistan of the Global Sisterhood Network. Her brainchild, the Aurat Foundation, has taken up provocative issues, from mobilizing women candidates for local government elections to generating debate on intellectual property rights.

46 zoe viccaji Zoe Viccaji is a Pakistani actress, model, singer, song writer and music producer from Karachi. Zoe has released one studio album “Dareeche” for which she won a Lux Style Award for album of the Year. She has also appeared multiple times on the popular music show Coke Studio and has been actively involved in playing numerous shows for charity and social causes.

50 sarah zaman Sarah Zaman is one of Pakistan's best classical singers. She is also a distinguished senior Professor of Musicology at the National College of Arts. She has versatile experience and is trained in many different musical schools.

women of inspiration



The Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie has many novels to her name, including Burnt Shadows, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and has been translated into over 20 languages. Her novels Kartography and Broken Verses, have both won the Patras Bokhari Award from the Academy of Letters in Pakistan.


naseem hameed

47 maryam nasim Maryam Nasim is the Founder and Managing Director of I’mFit and has established herself as a qualified personal trainer in Melbourne, Australia and more recently as a Fitness Blogger. She is one of the very few aualified female muslim personal trainers around the world.

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Dr. Nafis Sadiq has been called one of the most powerful women in the world. Sadiq is an obstetrician, author and global thought leader. She is currently the special advisor to the UN Secretary General with additional responsibilities as Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia. Sadiq was the first female leader to direct a UN agency as the Executive Director of the UNFPA and is also a former Pathfinder International board member.

Naseem Hameed is a Pakistani track and field athlete. Her consistent effort and training earned her a place to represent Pakistan at the 2010 SAF Games in Dhaka where she won the coveted gold in 100m clocking in at 11.81 and gaining the title of the fastest woman in South Asia. She has also been appointed as Ambassador of Sports by the government.


maria umar Maria Umar is the founder and president of the first all-female virtual start-up, Women's Digital League. Her start-up aims to provide women who are unable to work due to socio-economic reasons in full time jobs and to get paid via online jobs at Odesk. We hope she is successful in introducing taking Women's Digital League to far flung areas of Pakistan.


women of inspiration


kishwer naheed Born in 1940, Kishwar Naheed is a feminist Urdu poet from Pakistan. She has written several poetry books and has also received awards including Sitara-e-lmtiaz for her contributions towards Urdu literature. Naheed has served as Director General of Pakistan National Council of the Arts. She established Hawwa organisation, providing women financial opportunities to start up their small scale businesses.

mehnaz aziz Mehnaz Aziz founded Children’s Global Network Pakistan (formerly known as Children’s Resources International Pakistan) with the mission to provide the best to the poorest. Mehnaz is bringing about a quiet revolution in Pakistan’s education sector through large-scale implementation of a much needed modern global teaching and learning methodology into thousands of classrooms across Pakistan.




ayla majid

Ayla was elected to join ACCA’s governing body in the year 2014. Ayla has been actively engaging with the Market Oversight Committee as the Vice Chair as well as chairing the MNP Pakistan (2010–2012) and the ACCA Taxation Committee, Pakistan (2012). She is being honoured as the Young Global Leader 2015 by the World Economic Forum.

syeda ghulam fatima

General Secretary of Lahorebased Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan (BLLF), Fatima helped to release more than 80,000 bonded laborers in Pakistan from all provinces since her engagement, and trained more than 600 women in alternative skills for poverty reduction. In September 2015, Fatima was awarded a Clinton Global Citizen Award for “leadership in civil society” in New York.


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maryam bibi Maryam is the Chief Executive of Khwendo Khor (Sister’s Home), an organization that focuses on the development of women, children, and strong families in the remote areas of NWFP and FATA. Her passion for philanthropy has been recognised globally with one of her many accolades being the Human Rights Award presented to her by I.L.O.

A renowned folk singer admired all around the world, Abida Parveen is considered to be one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era with a career spanning over four decades. Her songs Dhundoge Ager Mulko, Dil-e-Nadan, Main Naraye Mastaana, Gharoli, Raqs e Bismil are some of her eternal legends. Pakistan’s second highest civilian award the Hilal-e-lmtiaz has also been awarded to her.

zahida hina


Zahida Hina, the literary goddess, was nominated for the Pride of Performance award to which she declined as a protest against the military regime at the time. She is one woman who sure stands her ground!


farhat ishtiaq

Farhat Ishtiaq, a Pakistani writer, author and screenwriter, is best known for her romantic novels Humsafar, Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu, Diyar-e-Dil, Dil se Nikle Hain jo Lafz and Woh Jo Qarz Rakhty Thay Jaan Per. Her scripts focus on Pakistani societies and the multiple social exchanges we engage in.

yasmeen lari


bapsi sidhwa Bapsi Sidhwa's five novels: Cracking India, The Pakistani Bride, The Crow Eaters, An American Brat and Water, have been translated and published in several languages. Her books have also been adapted into films. She was awarded the Sitara-e-lmtiaz by the Government of Pakistan and has also received awards from America, Germany, England and Italy. We're so proud of her.


fayeeza naqvi

Co-founder and Chairman of the Aman Foundation, Fayeeza accepted the BNP Paribas annual Grand Prix award, commending the organization’s philanthropic activity. Fayeeza is a well-known collector of art. Through her patronage and expertise, she has raised the profile of many emerging artists amongst global exhibitors and major collections, also playing a leading role in Art Dubai since its inception in 2007.


fiza farhan Fiza Farhan, CEO of the Buksh Foundation, brings clean energy projects to poor, rural areas of Pakistan. The foundation has trained 135 women as energy entrepreneurs bringing solar-powered lights to thousands of households. She has also been listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2015 under the Social Entrepreneur Category.

66 meesha shafi Meesha Shafi shines in all her versatility. She’s broken records with her Coke Studio hit duet Jugni with Arif Lohar, worked in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Waar and even crossed borders as Peerizad, Farhan Akhtar’s love interest in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. She’s never failed to receive praise for all her work and the media always has an eye out watching what next project will she break the media with next.

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Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first woman architect, graduated from the Oxford School of Architecture, U.K. in 1963, and was elected Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1969. In 2006, in recognition of her services to the architectural profession and heritage conservation, she was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz. In August 2014, Hilal-i-Imtiaz award was conferred on her! She has also been the cofounder of Heritage Foundation since 1980 and has been undertaking research and safeguarding Pakistan’s heritage sites since then.


nergis mavalvala Karachi-born quantum astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala, Associate Department Head of Physics at MIT is a member of the team of scientists that announced the scientific milestone of detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago. Professor Mavalvala, whose career spans 20 years, has published extensively in her field and has been working with MIT since 2002.

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The first woman cartoonist of Pakistan has for over 30 years rendered pictorial humour with a down to earth pragmatism. These highly expressive cartoons attempt to beat the hypocrisy of society. Gogi cartoons have appeared in newspapers, magazines and television around the world. For her charitable work, Nigar has received many commendations and honours from large reputable organizations.

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Vida, a San Francisco technology startup co-founded by Umaimah Mendhro from Akri village in Sindh, Pakistan, has received $1.3 million funding from Google Ventures, Universal Music Group and others, according to Tech Crunch. This e-commerce company brings mindful global citizenship and an impeccable sense of taste to style-seekers around the world through carefully selected artistic partnerships and responsibly sourced, beautiful products.


women of inspiration


maheen rahman Named on Forbes “Top 40 Under 40,” Maheen Rehman is a force to be reckoned. She is not only the youngest head of an asset management company, but also the only woman. In an industry that has been dominated by men, she is clearly making waves by increasing client assets and turning around the loss making company into a profitable acquisition target. With the title of CEO of Alfalah GHP Investment Management, Rahman shows us all that the glass ceilings can be shattered.


jehan ara President of Pakistan Software House Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA), Jehan led the association to play an active role in the support and development of the tech community in Pakistan. While the internet has permeated Pakistani’s lives without a doubt, Ara started the incubator The Nest I/O with financial backing from the likes of Google and Samsung. The incubator hosts competitions, mentor opportunities and speaker sessions to help budding startups and have done so successfully.

maheen khan Maheen, Pakistan's foremost fashion designer, has embellished & designed many costumes for Hollywood films like Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and many others. She is also the CEO of Fashion Pakistan Week and has showcased her collection at the Milan Fashion Week where she got the title of Coco Chanel of the East.


sheema kirmani

Famed as a classical dancer and artist, Sheema Kirmani has been a great proponent of women’s rights since the early 1980’s when she started the Tehrik-e-Niswan, a platform for women to raise their voice. She has been teaching various forms of classical dance since then and till this date stands as one of Pakistan’s leading art performers.



champa Chola Adi

Champa, an illiterate rural woman from Mirpurkhas, Sindh has become a master trainer and a role model for local communities in Sindh. She received green skills training from Heritage Foundation of Pakistan (HF) in 2014 for building fuel efficient, smokeless earthen stove-kitchens known as Karavan PakoSwiss Chulahs. Her success story demonstrates the value of a strategy of low-cost no-cost sustainable techniques and training for improved technical competency among marginalized communities.

74 mehreen jabbar Mehreen Jabbar started off her career through small screen and carved a niche for herself and even won hearts through her silver screen debut - Ramchand Pakistani. She began her career in TV under the banner of Tasveer Productions, giving Pakistani TV some of its best plays to date. She has also been a member of the National Board of Film Censors in Karachi and is also a part of the advisory board of South Asian Academy of Motion Picture and Television (SAAMPT).

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Known for her sense and sensibility, Kiran is a renowned publisher of Markings Publishing. Their publishing was awarded the Best Pastry Sweets Cookbook title at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in May 2015, from 187 other nominations. Kiran is also renowned for her fine gold jewellery established since 2003 and received the Nesvita Women of Strength award for best jewellery designer in 2010.


aasia saail

Recipient of the esteemed Chevening Scholarship, Aasia Saail is a huge advocate of women's entreprenuership and human rights in Pakistan. A pharmacist by education, Aasia serves on the board of the Lahore Chamber Commerce Industry and powers the WomenX program in collaboration with the World Bank helping women entreprenuers achieve significant improvement in business performance. .

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Sultana Siddiqui

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Shahnaz Ramsi, a freelance journalist, authored a bestselling book Food Prints, published by OUP. She was nominated twice for Gender in Journalism Award by UNESCO and best Journalism Award by Mandoob. She has also served as the Head of PR and Publications of HUM TV and was the editor for GLAM and Masala TV's food magazines. She is now running her newly established PR company Starlinks PR.

Sultana Siddiqui or better known as Sultana Apa is the only female in Asia to start her own TV channel. Not only is she a film director and and producer, she is the director of Hum Network Limited, which is acknowledged by the Karachi Stock Exchange as one of the top 25 companies in Pakistan.

sania saeed istani Sania Saeed is a Pakistani actor and host. Anwar Maqsood's Sitara Aur Mehrunissa shot Sania to her stardom in the Pakistani television industry. Sania has been working in theatre and television for over two decades. She won the PTV Award for Best Actress in 1991 as well as in 2011 and received four Lux Style Awards in the Best Actress category.


zenith irfan Crossing the boundaries, a young Zenith Irfan girl dared to set on a journey through the Kashmir belt on her bike. Fulfilling an unaccomplished dream of her deceased father who wanted to travel the world on a bike, the courageous Lahore Zenith Irfan travelled through Kashmir, riding various bikes including Honda 125, Honda CD-70, and Suzuki GS-150 on her 6 day journey.

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Dr. Maleeha Lodhi is the Permanent Representatitive of Pakistan to the United Nations, a former High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom and Former Ambassador to the United States of America. She has also been a journalist and a member of the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament. Dr. Lodhi has a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and has served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US under two different presidents. She is a recipient of the prestigious Hilal-i-lmtiaz award.

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Laila Nusrat, founder of Bali Memorial Trust, currently runs schools, hospitals, old people's homes, girl's shelters, numerous dispensarie, an orphanage, a women's crisis centre, an eye hospital and an all purpose helpline center. She liaisons with various organisations to eradicate poverty by ensuring that they are provided basic necessities and a strong support system, especially for women, children and the elderly. Her utmost dedication and selfless service to the cause of others is remarkable.

80 bilquis edhi The name Bilquis Edhi is synonymous with philanthropy and humanitarian work. Wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi and recipient of Hilale-lmtiaz., Bilquis Edhi is a professional nurse and runs the Bilquis Edhi Foundation. Her charity runs many services in Pakistan including a hospital and emergency service in Karachi. Together with her husband their charity has saved over 16,000 unwanted babies. She has been recognized by a number of governments and has been praised for her selfless contributions towards the society.

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Advocate Rahila Kanwal is the first and only licensed female lawyer from the picturesque Chitral district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa province. She works in her home town to support and resolve the cases within her community. She reported in some cases she has been threatened by male members, particularly in cases related to transfer of inheritance, or child custody.


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85 salaina haroon Playing a vital role in the telecom and technology sector, Salaina is the Editor-in-chief of CIO Pakistan magazine. CIO is the World’s largest business technology leadership magazine. She is also the founder and director of Communique Collective. It is a marketing firm that deals with small and medium enterprises both in Pakistan and abroad.


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sadia gul “An Inspiration for Girls’ award was handed to her during the same ceremony where Malala Yousafzai was given the UN Peace Award. She is a Pakistan colour holder and gold medallist of the National Games 2013. Gul has represented Pakistan in Jordan, South Korea, Iran and India.

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A fearless journalist, Saima Mohsin is an international correspondent for CNN based in Bangkok, Thailand. In a career spanning more than 17 years, Mohsin has covered some of the world's biggest stories. She travelled to the Netherlands to report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and covered the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370..

Shamim Akhtar set a new record in what has purely been a masculine field and became the first ever female truck driver of Pakistan. Breaking stereotypes and driving through gender-based obstacles, Shamim shares this piece of wisdom, “Nothing is too difficult if you have the will, however if women make themselves believe that they can’t do certain tasks then nothing works for them.”


kalsoom lakhani Kalsoom Lakhani launched Invest2Innovate, also called i2i, in 2011. Invest2Innovate links budding business owners with investors and support, in keeping with their thought that “entrepreneurs have the power to change the world”. They have an i2i accelerator, which gives support to online companies and matches them with i2i Angels.


raheela zarmeen Raheela Zarmeen was the only female at the Sheikh Kamal International Club Championship in Bangladesh after she was made a part of K-Electric’s (KE) coaching staff. It is a first for a Pakistani woman to step into the men’s game in such a capacity. Raheela at 22 years of age is also the National Women Football Team’s Manager and is currently pursuing a FIFA’s Masters Degree.

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Laraib Atta is a professional VFX artist who hails from Isakhel. She worked as a visual effects artist for several Hollywood films which include 10,000 BC, The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince of Persia, Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also worked for BBC, Glassworks Barcelona and MPC. Laraib has also worked her magic in advertisements for George Micheal, Rolling Stones and Disney and promos including Olympics in China and Nike Football World Cup.

Almas Zaka ur Rehman, founder of the Almas Zaka Ur Rehman Foundation, assists hundreds of Hajj & Umra pilgrims each year while also running a free school that educates over 400 children in Kalalwaka. Her foundation is also running a free dispensary and will be opening a hospital later this year.

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rehana hakim She is the editor-in-chief of Newsline, a news magazine known for its incisive journalism, which is owned and run by the only journalists’ cooperative in Pakistan. Additionally, Rehana is the President of the Pakistan Chapter of SAWM-South Asian Women in the Media - an association of women journalists aimed at advancing female journalists and highlighting women's issues in the media.

zehra nigah Zehra Nigah, an Urdu poet and scriptwriter, was one of two female poets to gain prominence in the 1950s when the scene was dominated by men. Inspired by classical tradition of Urdu poetry, she has also written many television serials.


farzana bari An activist for women’s rights since 1986, she was the first female union leader elected in KPK, and did so with a determination to improve the conditions of marginalized groups, especially women. The organization provides free legal, psychological, and capacity building support to women facing any kind of violence, and to those who have been displaced from the conflict-affected regions of Pakistan.


abia akram Abia is the chair of the Youth Council of UNICEF and the co-chair of Asia Pacific Women with Disabilities United. The first female with disabilities from Pakistan to win the much sought after U.K. Government’s Chevening scholarship, she was also the first lady from Pakistan to be nominated as the Coordinator for Commonwealth Young Disabled People’s Forum. She started the National Forum of Women with Disabilities in Pakistan.

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Fajer moved to Manchester at the age of 18, and set up a LearnDirect Centre, to help women learn in a women only environment and overcome the cultural barriers Muslim women were facing in England. In the first year alone she had a turnover of over £800 K and employed over 30 staff with a supporting network of 50 volunteers. Her excellent social entrepreneurship skills won her The Future 100 Social Entrepreneur Award in 2011.

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14-year-old Mighty Girl Hadiqa Bashir is fighting to end child marriage in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. In this rural region where many girls still struggle for basic rights, the young activist goes to local neighborhoods after school to talk directly to girls and their parents about child marriage and the benefits of allowing girls to finish their education. Hadiqa hopes that she can save at least some girls in her area from early marriage and give them the gift of a normal childhood and the hope for a better future.

Nahid Siddiqui is one of Pakistan's most renowned Kathak dancers and choreographers. Her work has been recognized and acclaimed internationally. Nahid’s creations blend traditional and contemporary techniques extending Kathak’s repertory.

100 shazia perveen The graceful 25 year old is the first woman from Pakistan to become a qualified firefighter. Her perseverance during training inspired not just women but men who were about to give up on the course. Fighting stereotypes Shazia says, “It is believed that women are only able to start fires, whereas I have disproved this old adage and now I extinguish fires,”.

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Moving to Montreal has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. With temperatures falling to -32 degrees Celsius, I have unfortunately learnt to plan my outfits around boots and a thick fur jacket. Since I’m stuck with these two essentials for a while I turn to accessories to change up my look. I like to keep things casual and add something of my own to every look of mine, be it when I’m going to class or going out with friends. I am currently obsessing over my big Turkish rings, which go with any outfit. I have also started experimenting with things outside my comfort zone such as wearing white nail polish! It is all the rage here in Montreal and I have finally given it. Essie’s ‘Private Weekend’ does the trick!


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La Distillerie If you want a fun yet relaxed weekend, this place is the perfect place for you. Its drinks are so appealing to the eye that you almost don’t want to drink them! Served in mason jars these drinks are concoctions made in heaven! Most of their drinks are fruit based but if that’s not your thing, the people there are very welcoming and will make sure that your drink is exactly what you want it to be.

Deville Deville is definitely one of Montreal’s best restaurants. Apart from its unbelievably delicious food, I love its diner-cum-fancy restaurant feel. Whether you’re in the mood for some tune tacos, beef BBQ ribs, cotton candy milkshake or a succulent burger, they have it all! They are known for their ‘matchstick’ fries and inside out burger, which is exactly what you think it is!

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we show you what your favourite street style celebrities are wearing. look no further, find your style inspiration right here!

Sameen Kasuri Sameen wears a trendy kurta from her latest collection.

Cybil Chowdhry Cybil stands tall in a Saira Shakira ensemble. We love the hot pink accents.

Freida Pinto Sanam Saeed Wows in a Sania Maskatiya lengha choli.

Syra Shahroz Wears an Alkaram lawn suit!




Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Sports a customized Apteat SanaRadhika Safinaz outfit the Academy Awards.

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Ruche, Stole, Rs. 1,999


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Ottoman Jewels, Bracelet, Rs. 1,450

Jaipur & Co., Earrings, Rs. 22,000 Print Shrint, Magic Mug, Rs. 750 Iris Clothing, Ear Cuff, Rs. 450 Voila, Heels, Rs. 2,100

Ministry of T-shirts Affair, Rs. 800

Address, Mirrored Sidetable, Rs. 175,000




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what we fancy! From the makers of Paperazzi! Find out what tickles our fancy!

food! Definitely one of the most popular stalls at Lahore Eat, Awesamosa's were actually awesome! The popular winner seems to be the Caramelized Onion samosas, with the Dum Qeema and the Apple samosas not far behind. We were lucky enough to meet the proud owners - Daniyal Noorani and Seemi Arif and wish them all the luck with this fabulous new venture.

hot couple! Mohib Mirza & Aamina Sheikh are on our hot couple list this week!

on the playlist Work by Rihanna ft. Drake is playing on repeat this week!


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Inspired by her father who "sowed the seeds of his revolutionary ideas", Shakila Hyder's work caught our eye. Embedded within images nostalgic of her father’s life and intricate patterns reminiscent of her tribal values, Hyder created absolutely stunning pieces of art. 62



Arjumad Bano is one hilarious girl. We promise you will never have a dull moment with this girl around! Super talented, great company and amazing style, Arjumand Bano makes us proud.

hot stuff Bakhtawar Malik has been caught on Paperazzi. Beautiful, extremely talented and super stylish, the young Bakhtawar is one to look out for. We love her warm personality and great sense of humor.

Sharmeen ObaidChinoy’s documentary, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has won an Oscar in the Best Documentary - Short subject category at the 88th Academy Awards. She is one of only eleven female directors who have ever won an Oscar for a non-fiction film and the only Pakistani to win two Academy Awards.


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Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan Lives in: New York, NY Website: www.shahzia

UPCOMING SHOWS: - 'Apparatus of Power' opens March 14th, 2016 in Hong Kong at the Asia Society - MAXXI museum in Rome, June 2016

What advice would you give to a younger you? To any young artist in the early stages of her career I would say, follow your instinct. Establish and express your own narrative. Do not follow the herd. Aspire to lead from the heart. Live for your pursuit of truth, which should be the burden of your calling.

Is there any country you haven't been and would love to display your work in? Of course but Pakistan is pretty high on my list.

Has growing up in Pakistan shaped your identity as an artist? Of course! Consequences of partition have fed my practice for years as have questions concerning labels of the region’s traditional aesthetic. When did you receive your first formal training in art? I always experimented with drawing as a child and adolescent. I loved creating portraits for friends and family members but my first experiences with formal training from official, professional artists came in the late 1980s at the National College of Art in Lahore. Can you walk us through the process of developing your work? 64



Sometimes ideas come from things I’m reading at a given time, inspiring me to either outline something from ground zero or to develop concepts that allow the continuation or evolution of something I’m already working on. I also collaborate with other artists and experts in other fields. Critical thinking, creativity and collaboration are the three tenets on which I have built my entire understanding of being an artist. What influences you? Literature, biographies and historical writings influence me. I’ve always been an avid reader and reading is a fundamental part of the process of my work. Manto, Ghalib, Faiz, Derek Walcott, Gabriel García Márquez, Kafka, Susan Sontag, Qurratulain Hyder, Wisawa Szymborska, Ismat Chughtai, Homi Bhabha, Bell Hooks and of course Ibn Arabi are some of the thinkers who continue to influence ideas in my own work. Your approach to miniature painting challenged the conventional Indo-Persian miniature painting. How did your audience respond to that? I think they were pretty excited by it, based on the recognition it received early in my career. My NCA thesis painting ‘The Scroll’ (1989-90) was the first time anyone had created a 5+ feet ‘miniature’ painting with a deeply personal exploration of the ‘self’ and ‘identity’, launching thus a trend for ‘large-scale contemporary miniature paintings’ in Pakistan. I also won all the awards ever given to a student in the history of the National College of Arts. I was asked to teach which marked the first time a ‘woman’ student right out of graduation was asked to teach miniature painting, alongside the master teacher Bashir Ahmed who had taught miniature painting single handedly since 1976. The response to my thesis in Pakistani Press was superlative which directly signified an enthusiasm for, and a desire to be recognized by many other students of miniature painting who came after me as contributors to contemporary art. In 1993-97 my work took the international art world by storm. I was the first Pakistani to ever be included in the Whitney biennial, which was traditionally a platform for US and European artists. By 1999, I had solo survey exhibitions on my practice at the Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian in Washington DC, the Whitney Museum, New York with flurry of reviews by Michael Kimmelman and Roberta Smith of New York Times. That period of mid-late nineties my work showed in over 200 exhibitions around the world and throughout the international arena, inspiring transnational attention on the idiom of miniature painting as a form of contemporary expression. Can you tell us about the progression from miniature paintings to animated films and projections? On that note, please tell us more about Gopi-Contagion. My work in miniature, murals, installations and animations is all rooted in drawing. Throughout the early to mid-late nineties,+ I created large-scale wall murals and wall drawings as a counter discussion to the small 2016



miniature paintings I was making. My exhibition in NYC in 1997-98 titled ‘Miniatures to Murals’ was very well received in press. In 2001 I shifted the wall murals to large-scale projections and digital animation exploring not just scale but introducing kinetic to miniature. Gopi Contagion emphasizes one of my signature forms as a particle within a group that has reached selforganized criticality. The work was on view on more than 50 state of the art digital billboards all over Times Square in the heart of New York city. It was unbelievable an experience. To have ones’s work in Times Square, take over all the commercial mega branding advertising giants, it does not get better than that! It was a very subversive exploration of art and context. Who is your target audience? What is one thing you would like viewers to take away from your work? Imagination and intuition inform my process. My practice is my language. Art engages the heart, and the heart functions as a filter for truth. Within the work of art, the elasticity of the form is its ability to remain relevant over its various iterations within geographical, historical, sociopolitical, cultural, gendered, and psychological transformations. I aim to create work that can reach mainstream with its mystery intact. Obviously heritage and cultural identity play a role in any artist’s work but its one of several. I’d love audiences to be deeply moved with the work, to be inspired at a level that cultivates a desire to feed imagination and the soaring human spirit with creativity, compassion and search for own personal truths. Did you ever think you would get this far as an artist? I focused on developing my language and articulating to my satisfaction with hard work, sincerity and humility. I embraced failure at all steps of life to guide me to the next level. My career’s trajectory is a result of that. Are they any female artists who inspire you today? What about their work inspires you? Women inspire me deeply. Some of my mentors and closest friends are women. In 1993 when I moved from




Lahore to Providence, USA to do masters in Art I became ever more deeply invested in creating a personal vocabulary. The late artist Eva Hesse resonated as a big influence. Her work offered a female artist’s perspective on interventions into minimalism and allowed me to trace my own relationship with the male-dominated miniature painting field. In addition, I felt an eerie connection with her exploration of the female form and possible diversities within a feminine space, independent of its representation by patriarchal histories. What has been the highlight of your artistic career? Winning the highly acclaimed Mac Arthur Genius award in 2006 was a highlight of my artistic path. The only other Pakistani to date who has won the award is the Professor and historian Ayesha Jalal. The award is given to people from all fields not just the arts that have invented new ways of thinking and being contributing to the over all progress of human identity. I also won the inaugural Medal of Art given by Hillary Clinton in 2012-13. Only 5 Gold medals were given. Other artist who received the medal alongside myself were the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang as well as Jeff Koons. What advice would you give to a younger you? To any young artist in the early stages of her career I would say, follow your instinct. Establish and express your own narrative. Do not follow the herd. Aspire to lead from the heart. Live for your pursuit of truth, which should be the burden of your calling. Did you ever think you would get this far as an artist? Why not? I focused on developing my language and articulating to my satisfaction with hard work, sincerity and humility. I embraced failure at all steps of life to guide me to the next level. My career’s trajectory is a result of that. Is there any country you haven't been and would love to display your work in? Of course but Pakistan is pretty high on my list.





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I had always wanted to wear a ghagra choli and my dream came true when Nomi customised a ghagra choli for me. It really went well with my Cinderella themed Mehndi. Once again my hair and makeup was done by Raana Khan. She gave me a fun messy braid to complete my look.

Being a bride is possibly one of the most difficult processes one goes through! We plan our wedding day and what we will wear years before the actual wedding. Meticulous planning goes into each look from the colour combinations and embellishment of the outfits to the jewellery, hair and makeup. Here we feature some of our favourite brides and show you what they wore to their special days. Find out what they have to say!

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My dress was designed by Dr Haroon who made a beautiful dress perfect for the occasion. My hair and makeup was done by Huma Naqvi, a talented makeup artist from Dubai.

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I chose to wear a traditional farshi gharara by Bunto Kazmi. I wanted a classic timeless piece which she customized. Bunto Aunty was an absolute sweetheart and she treated me like a princess. My makeup and hair was done by the very talented Shamain. I chose to make a low bun which went really well with my dress. My mother specially designed this jewellery set. It was a heavy pure gold necklace studded with rubies, emeralds and pearls with a long handcrafted gold mala.


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what’s happening!

Your weekly entertainment guide plus all the upcoming events and much much more! Paperazzi gives you the latest scoop! pakistan derby

Pakistan's largest event in Thoroughbred Horseracing is today at the Lahore Racecourse. We've been waiting all year for this event and can't believe it's finally here. Tickets are for Rs. 300 (entry is free for women!). See you there!

#psfw16 The 9th consecutive season of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2016 (#PSFW16) is to take place from 10th till 13th March in Lahore. We're super excited and can't wait to see what all the designers have in store for us.

in stores

birthdays Beenish Taimur, Amina Sibtain & Rimmel Mohydin have birthdays this week! Here’s to wishing them a great year ahead.




The much-awaited Rungrez lawn will hit stores on 7th March. We cant get enough of the super refreshing & breathtaking feminine prints from their collection! Log onto their website to order online: http:// www.rungrez.

in the capital After the success of its store in Lahore, Armani Collezioni is set to open its second official store in Islamabad. Visit the store to take a look at the Armani Collezioni Spring/ Summer 2016 collection for men.

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Our fab astrologer Zahid Haider, styles up your stars. Find out what’s in store for you this week!

For your in-depth weekly forecast call 0322-757-5219 E-mail:





Make a big splash as the week begins! Monday is an excellent day for pioneering ideas and activities, and all eyes are on you as you forge a new path. On Tuesday and Wednesday, count on your ambition and enthusiasm to drive you ahead, and don't get too preoccupied with how your actions might be taken by others. You just need to focus on getting things done. Thursday and Friday are likewise great days for action and advancement, but that focus will shift slightly to include getting help from (giving help to) other likeminded people. That karmic trend continues into the weekend, and you can help yourself best by helping others.

You might have a hard time trusting others on Monday, and you should pay heed to that hesitance. Risks right now probably won't pay off, and you need watch out for your own priorities. On Tuesday and Wednesday, make people plans. You'll be energized by socializing, and you'll learn a lot by mixing up ideas and activities with likeminded people. On Thursday and Friday, forge ahead on your own plans and don't get distracted -- especially by anyone who's just looking to get a rise out of you for their own entertainment. This weekend, don't go solo. You'll have the best time if you can team up with friends -- and the crazier your plans, the better.

You just can't beat teamwork, at least not on Monday. You'll get the most done (and have the most fun) if you can partner up with others and work towards a common goal. On Tuesday and Wednesday, though, those alliances could become troubled (maybe someone else is trying to take charge?), and you might have trouble making sense of someone's agenda. On Thursday and Friday, expect an unusual influence -- probably from a conversation with someone charismatic. You'll see things differently and could be inspired to take radical action. This weekend, focus on the big picture and your own creativity, and don't fret just because things aren't crystal clear.



You just can't beat teamwork, at least not on Monday. You'll get the most done (and have the most fun) if you can partner up with others and work towards a common goal. On Tuesday and Wednesday, though, those alliances could become troubled (maybe someone else is trying to take charge?), and you might have trouble making sense of someone's agenda. On Thursday and Friday, expect an unusual influence -- probably from a conversation with someone charismatic. You'll see things differently and could be inspired to take radical action. This weekend, focus on the big picture and your own creativity, and don't fret just because things aren't crystal clear.

Romance is on the rise on Monday! You're full of fire and flirtatiousness as the week begins, and your energy knows no bounds -- expect others (naturally) to fall smitten at your feet. That confidence and charisma continues into Tuesday and Wednesday, and you'll have the drive to get what you want, provided you're willing to help others get what they want, too. On Thursday and Friday, beware of potential conflicts and clashes. Your ego could get the better of you right now, and you may need to let go rather than cling too tightly. On Saturday and Sunday, avoid any interaction involving money. This time is better spent making art and getting in touch with your instincts.

You'll want to rush ahead on Monday, but you can't. Obligations and obstacles block your way as the week begins, and you'll need to just go with the flow. On Tuesday and Wednesday, all that hard work and planning you did will finally pay off. Your ambitions will be satisfied right now -- in your work and maybe even in your love life. On Thursday and Friday, you might need to take a new approach. Keep an open mind and consider conducting an unusual experiment. This weekend, you'll need to make peace with other people's pace -- no amount of heckling will hurry them up.





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It's a red-letter Monday! Ah, if only all your weeks could start out this way. All your best qualities -- your playfulness, optimism and good-natured charm -- are doubled for the day. People, predictably, just can't stay away from you. On Tuesday and Wednesday, you might find yourself feeling a little more conservative. Satisfy this unusual obsession with details and penny pinching by dreaming up original ways to save (like packing your own gourmet lunch). Thursday and Friday are both great days for trying new things and meeting new people. Explore with creativity and confidence. This weekend, you can accomplish a lot (mentally, at least) by just staying in bed and daydreaming.

Anything is possible on Monday with a little perseverance. You just need to dig in and stick to your plans to make things happen as the week begins. On Tuesday and Wednesday, your amazing proficiency for planning continues to save the day, and others will be impressed and amazed by how much you're able to get done. On Thursday and Friday, you might want to switch things up a little -- try some spontaneous solutions and ad hoc approaches to the problems at hand. This weekend, make close connections with others. Use your charm and creativity to communicate clearly.





You can communicate with unusual quickness and clarity as the week begins. Use your excellent articulation to explore big ideas and let others know what you're really thinking. On Tuesday and Wednesday, you'll feel the depressing pressure of old problems and issues, but don't give into that maudlin mood -- you're too affable and easygoing for such self-indulgent whining. On Thursday and Friday, it's time to take on something (or someone) new. Variety will spice up your state of mind, and that novelty could even bring some romance along with it. This weekend, look for harmony and beauty in life's little things -- and share your perspective with someone else.

Go on and get up caught up in the moment on Monday! Your week begins with an overdue surge of impulsiveness -- although beware that someone influential might encourage you to take a clearly unreasonable risk. (Find the balance between being brave and being foolhardy.) On Tuesday and Wednesday, hit up the boss (or some other authority figure) to get what you want. Opportunities have finally aligned themselves to match your ambitions, and you need to strike while the iron is hot. On Thursday and Friday, harmony in your home could be threatened by unexpected outbursts. Keep a cool head and find creative ways to calm the conflict. This weekend, indulge your imagination and playfulness.



Find a common cause on Monday. You'll do your best work -- and have the most fun, too! -- if you can connect with others who want the same things you do. On Tuesday and Wednesday, you'll need to buckle down a little if you're hoping to make the same progress. That rebel spirit of yours has you champing at the bit, but fighting the flow will only leave you feeling worn out. On Thursday and Friday, a big boost of energy and inspiration will instigate a change. You've got a radical new take on things, and others want to hear your vision. This weekend, put yourself first and don't let anybody else get you sidetracked.

Luck is on your side on Monday! Fortune favors you as the week begins, provided you're smart and attentive about how you press your advantage. (One tip: Just be sure to think before you speak.) On Tuesday and Wednesday, lead the way. Others will look to you to guide the group, and you'll have no problem picking the proper path. On Thursday and Friday, you'll want to help everyone you meet -- and you just might be able to pull it off. Remember that all you need to do sometimes is point people in the direction of what they need. This weekend, indulge yourself. The more lavish the activity, the better.





Pakistan Today Paperazzi issue N 131 March 06th 2016  

Weekly magazine of Pakistan Today. Published every Sunday, Paperazzi performs a roundup of the weeks latest events & reviews in Arts, Entert...

Pakistan Today Paperazzi issue N 131 March 06th 2016  

Weekly magazine of Pakistan Today. Published every Sunday, Paperazzi performs a roundup of the weeks latest events & reviews in Arts, Entert...