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Telenor offers special call rate for UK landline numbers

Telenor is one of the leading network service providers in Pakistan. Telenor has been offering new and exciting offers every now and then which has been greatly appreciated by the public of Pakistan. Telenor provides high quality voice, data and communication services across Europe and Asia Pakistan.

They have introduced lots of packages for nation-wide and international calling.

Recently, Telenor offers special call rate for UK. All prepaid customers can avail a special call rate for calling land line numbers in UK.

According to this promotion, all Djuice and Talkshawk customers can make calls to UK landline numbers for Rs. 7.99 per 15 minutes. Telenor is providing a very affordable offer.

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Telenor is one of the leading Networks in Pakistan, Who Provides high quality voice, data, content and communication services in 11 markets across Europe and Asia Pakistan.

The call rate is Rs. 7.99 plus tax per 15 min and after every fifteen minutes the charges will be deducted. The package will be available on all prepaid plans and would be valid for 24 hours. There is no need of subscription for the package.

Customers have to dial 999 before UK landline number. For example if the user is dialling UK number 0044xxxxx, he/she will have to dial 9990044xxxx to avail the Telenor package offer.

This offer is only available for UK landlines numbers. Customers have to pay regular traffic charges to make a call on mobile phone. The package offer is not applicable for UK mobile numbers.

Telenor Easypaisa offers Easypay Corporate Solution to Bata Pakistan

Telenor is one of the leading network service providers in Pakistan. Telenor has been operating in Pakistan for a very long time now.

This time telenor has introduced “EasyPay” Corporate solution partnered with Bata to satisfy all the buyers of Bata products. Easypaisa has started offering its Easy Pay Corporate Solution to Bata Pakistan’s customers nationwide.

The corporation of Telenor and Bata aims to make the lives easier for the people of Pakistan. Recently, a contract signing ceremony was organized at Bata Pakistan’s headquarters in Lahore.

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Picture shows: Roar Bjaerum, Vice President, Financial Services, Telenor Pakistan shaking hands with Muhammad Imran Malik, Managing Director, Bata Pakistan. Other officials from both the organizations were also present on the occasion.

With Easypay, a payment solution for organizations, customers will be able to pay for the Bata products at easypaisa retailers as well as they can also pay through their mobile accounts. Customers have to pay standard service charges

Fawad Khan in a new TVC/ad of Servis shoes

Famous Pakistani actor, singer and model Fawad Afzal Khan is appeared in a new TVC (television commercial) of Servis winter sale. He can be seen wearing white shirt with red sweater, on a cycle.

In the TVC children can also be seen playing cricket and their ball hits a car’s window.A hear dresser cuts moustaches of a man by mistake that creates fun in the commercial.

We have seen Fawad Khan in a few television commercials for companies like Mobilink, Pepsi and Olpers.

Here is Fawad Khan’s latest commercial for servis shoes. He has appeared with a different look in this ad.

Fawd Khan is inviting everyone with the awareness of up to 75% off sale on Sevice shoes.

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Fawad Khan started his acting career by working in a comedy serial ‘Jutt and Bond’ and found fame at quite an early age – 22 years. His first public performance was in a high school play directed by his friend Manal Butt.

He became quite a star due to his excellent work in showbiz industry. He gained great fame through television serials, specially ‘Humsafar‘.

He acted in various serials such as ‘Dil Dey Kay Jayein Gey’ (2000), ‘Satrangi’ (2008), ‘Jeevan Ki Rahoon Mei’ (2009), ‘Daastaan‘ (2010), ‘Akbari Asghari’ (2010), and the most watched ‘Humsafar’ (2011).  Currently his best acting can be seen in a famous drama serial ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’.

His work in Shoaib Mansoor‘s film, ‘Khuda Kay Liye‘(2007) gave a great boost to his acting career.

 

Image courtesy of servis.com and video courtesy of All Pakistani Drama Page.

Dil-e-Muzter coming soon on Hum TV (Pictures)

A new drama serial Dil e Muzter is going to be on air on Hum TV.  The writer of the story is Aliya Bukhari and Shahzad Kashmiri has directed this serial. The serial is produced by Momina Duraid.

The cast of drama serial Dil e Muzter includes Imran Abbas, Sarwat Gillani, Sanam Jung, Humayon Saeed, Saba Hameed, Ismat Zaidi, Rabia Naureen and others.

Imran Abbas and Sarwat Gilani can be seen together in the upcoming Drama Dil e Muzter. Imran Abbas Naqvi is a Pakistani actor and model, known for his role in the TV drama “Khuda Aur Muhabbat”. He has performed a number of roles in a short span of time.

Syeda Sarwat Gilani is a talented actress and model.

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Imran Abbas and Sarwat Gilani  has worked together in a lot of serials. Mery Paas Paas and Meri Zaat Zaarie Benishan are among the popular serials.

Imran Abbas and Sarwat Gilani can be seen in the upcoming serial Dil-e-Muzter with the names of Adeel and Zoya.

The experienced and talented actor Humayon Saeed is going to perform in the serial after a long time.

Drama serial Dil-e-Muzter will be on air from 26th January 2013 on Hum TV.

The pictures of the cast of drama serial Dil-e-Muzter can be seen below.

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Highlights of Pakistani dramas in 2012

Pakistani showbiz industry remains prosperous in successful drama productions and acting from the old days of Pakistani Television (PTV) to the recent times of private channels. Television has proved as an immense quality amusement for the viewers.

In 2012 so many wonderful dramas has been seen and remained hit among the viewers.

Here is a list of some of the drama serials that deserve the honour for making 2012 the entertaining year.

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Humsafar

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Humsafar remained super hit drama among Pakistani viewers. It started in the last quarter of 2011 and went on until March 2012. This drama serial became so popular that it got major ratings from everywhere in the world.

The serial Humsafar was written by Farhat Ishtiaq and directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat.

Drama serial Humsafar was a story about a forced arranged marriage which turned into a romantic relationship between the couple only to be cruelly destroyed later.

Sarmad Khoosat’s classic direction and the way he merged the words into perfect frames was impeccable. Humsafar was a perfect example of how a simple story can catch the attention of viewers with strong art direction, fantastic acting and wonderful music.

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Maat was another popular drama serial of 2012. It was a story of two sisters, Aiman and Saman who belonged to a low income family. Saba Qamar performed the role of Saman, the younger sister who dreamt of making it big in life, was overconfident and materialistic.

Aamina Sheikh acted as Aiman, the older one was compassionate, loving and believed in sacrificing.

The story was written by Umera Ahmed and Aamina Sheikh was the producer. Adnan Siddiqui’s role with the name Faisal as Aiman and Saman’s cousin was also fabulous. The excellent production and performance of the actors made the story more interesting.

Bilquis Kaur

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Bushra Ansari played the prominent role in drama serial Bilquis Kaur. Bushra Ansari is the first female actress who made her debut on the comical side of local entertainment. She has been in the entertainment industry for over three decades.
Over the years, she has been perfect in all kinds of roles from those she played in fifty fifty to Neeli Dhoop and to the recently popular Bilquis Kaur.

In Bilquis Kaur, with the role of Billo, Bushra Ansari is shown as a strict, humourless woman who is living in New York since 30 years with her family. She depicted a woman who stood by her traditional beliefs and forced them upon the life of her children. Trouble came when her younger son Sultan (Ahsan Khan) married the bold and confident Soha (Syra Yousuf).

The serial was written by Faiza Iftikhar and directed by Adnan Ahmed. The cast of the drama was included Sadia Imam, Saleem Sheikh, Adnan Jillani, Nadia Afghan, Khalid Ahmed and others. With the powerful performance of Bushra Ansari, the other actors made this play a huge success for the audience. The viewers were used to wait every Sunday to find out more about the performance of Billo and her family.

Durre- Shehwar

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In this serial, the story revolved around two couples from different generations exploring the complexities of life, relationships and their share of problems. The cast of the serial included Samina Peerzada, Qavi Khan, Nadia Jamil, Noman Ejaz, Sanam Baloch and others.

This serial is also a writing of Umera Ahmed and Haissam Hussein directed the serial with beautiful depiction about complexities of married life be it in today’s urban setting or yesterday’s traditional times. The serial showed how certain issues are common in every relationship. It also depicted how a woman can play powerful role with patience and determination.

Shehr-e-Zaat

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Shehr-e-Zaat was another super hit serial of 2012. After Humsafar, Mahira Khan was back on screen with her beauty and charm. This time she appeared as Falak in a production called Shehr-e-Zaat. Falak was a beautiful yet unsympathetic character who was shown to be self-centered.

Director Sarmad Sultan Khoosat was clear in what he wanted out of Falak’s character, others character and settings. Mahira Khan (Falak) performed her role as a selfish young girl who was head over heals for Salman Anser (Mikeal) and later as a helpless, dejected woman looking for the help of Allah and guidance in her life.

Umera Ahmed’ writing gave the audience another master piece which made many people to think about the importance of morality and humility in their lives.

Mora Piya

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In drama serial Mora Piya Aamina Sheikh and Adeel Hussain performed the lead roles and brilliantly managed the attention of the viewers. They shined in the whole serial with their performance as a couple in love whose lives were hit by a tragic incident.

Zard Mausam

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The story of drama serial Zard Mausam was about a girl whose life changed after her mother’s death and her step mother (Sania Saeed), who was the actually the first wife of her father (Faisal Rehman), mistreated her and made her life miserable.

Sania Saeed in the step-mother’s role got the attention of viewers and hatred she portrayed along with other dimensions of her character.

Mera Yaqeen

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The drama serial Mera Yaqeen leaves a powerful message: if you believe in God things can turn in your favour, you just need to consistent with a strong faith.

Asfand (Faisal Qureshi) and Maha (Savera Nadeem) is a happily married couple whose lives take a turn for the worse when Maha met with an accident and was left paralysed. She then forced her husband to get remarried to her friend Nazish (Nimra Bucha) who had been divorced twice already.

Nazish kept the house and children together but the problems started when Maha’s jealousy took over. Actors got viewer’s attention with their excellent performance.

The year came to an end with some great performances and outstanding screen plays, but we still have more to look forward to in the form of Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Kahi un kahi and the upcoming play Mirat-ul-Uroos.

These dramas also depict the societal picture and its impact on people. These serials show the real picture of class difference in present society. Pakistan has been successful providing the quality of Pakistani dramas. Hopefully Pakistani showbiz industry will get more progress in 2013.

Alishba, Palwasha and Syra Yousuf photoshoot for Women’s Own Magazine December 2012

Women’s Own Magazine issued in December 2012 features photo shoot of the three sisters Syra Yousuf, Alishba Yousuf & Palwasha Yousuf.

The three sisters with their cute smile can be seen on Women’s Own Magazine December 2012 cover shoot.

Women’s Own is one of Pakistan’s largest circulated monthly fashion magazine providing women all over the country with the latest fashion, trends, beauty, relationships, careers, health and social awareness. It was founded in 1987.

The aim of Women’s Own magazine is to be the complete guide for every Pakistani woman.

Syra, Alishba and Palwasha made a huge name in showbiz industry in a short duration of time. Alishba yousuf is eldest one, Syra Yousuf in on second and Palwasha Yousuf is the youngest one. They started their career as a VJ.

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Alishba Yousuf did many commercials and showed her acting power in many famous dramas. She is also a model. Currently in drama serial Tanhaiyan Naye Silsaley, Alishba Yousuf and Syra Yousuf are performing together.

Syra Yousuf also started her career as VJ at MTV Pakistan and got success with her very first show. Bheja Fry and Most Wanted are her popular shows. She has also appeared in many TV commercials.

The youngest sister Palwasha Yousuf started her career as a VJ on MTV Pakistan and also working hard.

The Photo Shoot of Yousuf sisters can be seen below.

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Images courtesy of friends corner.com and Women’s Own Magazine.

Kiran Chaudhary and Riyaaz Amlani wedding pictures

Pakistani singer Kiran Chaudhary and Riyaaz Amlani got married on 21st December 2012. The couple got engaged on July 9th 2012 almost 6th months back.

Their ceremony of Dholki took place in Manhattan, New York some time ago, at Riyaaz’s brother apartment.
The whole wedding ceremony is being held in Lahore from 20th to 24th December.

Many famous celebrities attended the wedding ceremony.

Riaz Amlani is a restaurateur living in Mumbai, India. The groom is considered one of the rising young entrepreneurs in India. So many guests arrived from India.

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Kiran Chaudhry started her singing career in 2007 with band member and guitarist Adnan Sarwar. She has also worked as a model and actress.

Here are some wedding pictures of Kiran Chaudhary and Riyaaz Amlani.

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Pakistani celebrities who tied the knot in 2012

As 2012 is going to an end and New Year 2013 is going to be start. 2012 remains lucky year for many Pakistani Celebrities and people of showbiz industry.

Many famous and cute Pakistani couples tied the knot in 2012. Here is information of 8 wedding ceremonies of Pakistani celebrities that took place this year (2012).

Atiqa Odho and Samar Ali Khan

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Atiqa Odho and Samar Ali Khan  got married on June 8, 2012. Atiqa Odho is a famous Pakistani actress, host and make-up artist.  She debuted in Anwar Maqsood’s TV series Sitara aur Mehrunissa.

Samar Ali Khan is among the founding members of PTI and is an architect by profession. Their wedding ceremony was attended by so many politicians and celebrities. Click here to see more details.

Azfar Ali and Naveen Waqar

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Azfar Ali and Naveen Waqar tied the knot on 23rd August, 2012. This was shocking news for every one as Azfar was a father of two before this wedding.

In the months before wedding, rumours were making round that the couple (Azfar and Salma) will soon break up and after sometime the rumour turned to reality.

The couple was married for 11 years and has two children. On 23rd August, Azfar Ali tied the knot with Naveen Waqar.  Azfar Ali and Naveen Waqar are famous personalities in Pakistan showbiz industry.

Azfar got fame from the Azfar Mani show late night at radio with Mani that is centre of attraction among youth.

Naveen Waqar started her career with Fm 91, then she hosted on Aag TV. She became popular while working in drama serial “Humsafar”.

Annie Khalid and Malik Noureed Awan

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Annie Khalid and Malik Noureed Awan tied the knot in 2012. Earlier, the couple’s Nikkah ceremony took place and their wedding ceremony which is traditionally called Rukhsati was celebrated on 1st September 2012.

This wedding function was held in Lahore. On the wedding day the bride got hospitalised. In Punjab there is rule to wind up the function before 10:00 pm and because of violating the rule there happened a clash between the groom and police but the matter was settled down with conversation.

Malik Noureed Awan is a UAE based businessman and Annie Khalid is a renowned female Pakistani singers.

These days a rumour is taking rounds that the couple is not happy and their divorce rumours are also coming up. It is not confirmed whether these rumours are true or not.

Sadia Imam and Haider

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The wedding ceremony of Sadia Imam and Haider took place in October 2012. Not so much information is available about the couple. It is being heard that the Nikkah ceremony took place earlier and then remaining wedding ceremony took place.

It is also being heard that Sadia Imam started to wear Hijab after her marriage on her husband’s wish. Famous Pakistani actress Sadia started her career doing radio shows from Islamabad and later appeared on TV.

Fatima Effendi and Kanwar Arsalan

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Fatima Effendi and Kanwar Arsalan got married in November 2012. The couple was engaged to each other for quite a long time. Their Nikkah ceremony has celebrated on the 17th of November 2012 and after 10 days their Rukhsati ceremony took place.

Fatima Effendi is daughter of famous Pakistani actress Fozia Mushtaq. Fatima Effendi is a famous Pakistani model and actress.

On the other hand Kanwar Arsalan is also a new face in Pakistan showbiz industry.  He became a popular actor in Pakistani drama industry in a short duration of time.

Fatima Effendi and Kanwar Arsalan have appeared in many projects together. They appeared together for the very first time in a drama serial Larkiyan Mohallay Ki. Click here to see wedding pictures of the couple. Click here to see the repeated wedding ceremony of the couple in Good Morning Pakistan show with Nida Yasir.

Kiran Chaudhary and Riyaaz Amlani

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Pakistani singer Kiran Chaudhary has tied the knot with Riyaaz Amlani. The couple got engaged on July 9th 2012 almost 6th months back. Their wedding took place on 21st December 2012.

The ceremony of Dholki took place in Manhattan, New York some time ago, at Riyaaz’s brother apartment.

The whole wedding ceremony is being held in Lahore from 20th to 24th December. Many famous celebrities and people belonging to Pakistan’s fashion as well as drama and music industry attended the wedding ceremony.

Riaz Amlani is a restaurateur living in Mumbai, India. The groom is considered one of the rising young entrepreneurs in India. So many guests arrived from India.

Kiran Chaudhary was seen wearing a red lehnga on the wedding day and Riaz Amlani was seemed in Golden Sherwani.

Shehroz Sabzwari and Syra Yousuf

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Shehroz and Syra’s wedding was one of the most awaited weddings of 2012 and it took place at the end of 2012. The wedding ceremony was held on 22nd December, 2012.

Their Nikkah ceremony took place in November in a very decent manner. On the wedding day, the couple looked very charming. Most of the people named it “the perfect match”.

During the wedding ceremony groom’s father, Behroz Sabzwari, and uncle Jawed Sheikh performed. Shahzad Sheikh (Shehroz’s Cousin) also participated as a prominent member of family. A lot of celebrities from the Showbiz industry attended the ceremony including Fawad Khan, Nadeem, Humaiyon Saeed etc.

On the bride’s side, her sisters Palwasha and Alishba remained prominent. Both the bride and groom’s families are very famous and have contributed well in Pakistan’s showbiz industry. Recently, the couple is being seen performing in a famous serial named “Tanhaiyaan: Naye Silsilay”. Click here to see the wedding pictures of Shehroz and Syra.

Image courtesy of Yellow Jacket.

Shahzad sheikh and Hina Mir

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Shahzad sheikh who is son of famous Pakistani actor Javed shikh got married with Hina Mir on 28th of December 2012.

The Mehndi ceremony was celebrated on 27th of December. Shehroz and Syra performed on the Mehndi ceremony of shahzad sheikh on the song ‘Mujh sey shaidi Kero gi’.

Shahzad Sheikh is a talented Pakistani actor who studied acting from New York. He became so popular in showbiz world in a sort duration of time. Click here to see the video of  Shehroz and Syra’s performance on Mehndi ceremony of Shahzad and Hina.

Asad Siddiqui got engaged with Erum

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Pakistani actor Asad Siddiqui got engaged with Erum in November 2012. The date of their wedding ceremony has not been declared till now.  He got great fame with acting in the drama serial Annie Ki Ayegi Barat on Geo TV.

In 2009, Asad Siddiqui started his showbiz career as a model and then turned into an actor. He has been seen in many TV Commercials like Mobilink Jazz Peek Freans and Tapal Tea.

He started his acting career in drama industry with the drama serial Azar Ki Ayegi Barat on Geo TV. Click here to view the details of the couple.

NADRA has launched chip based Smart National ID Card SNIC in Pakistan

The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) is going to issue chip-based Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) in Pakistan. The CNIC will have more information of the card holder and enhanced security features.

NADRA has taken a smart step with the planning to launch Smart ID Cards (SNIC) for Pakistani people.

With the establishment of Smart National ID Card (SNIC), NADRA is going to introduced IT based art to give an experience of Hi-Tech security solution for protection of people’s identity.

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The project of chip based Smart National ID Cards has initiated on August 14 this year as a pilot project and would be completed next year. NADRA’s engineers are being sent to France for training to implement this project. The SNIC would cost Rs80 to per applicant.

Main Features of Smart National ID Card are following:

  • The system will carry out all of the details of the card holder that are related to the past as well.
  • This card will provide security and social convenience to Pakistani people to have an overlook.
  • The Smart National ID Card (SNIC) will be completed with 36 different characteristics.
  • The whole system is computerized as it all the information is filled through technology.
  • For much safety and protection the SNIC will fill the finger prints of the card holder.
  • This system would facilitate the card holder, as the chip would have all the relevant data of the holder, while  could be used for various purposes.
  • The distribution of Pensions will be convenient through this system.

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Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui completed graduation from IBA, Karachi Pakistan

Famous Pakistani actor Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui is now a Graduate, in Finance and Marketing from IBA (Institute of Business Administration).

He attended his convocation on 8th December 2012 and was awarded with degree. The convocation ceremony of IBA took place on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the IBA Main Campus, University Road, Karachi. Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khoro, Speaker of Sindh Assembly, was the chief guest of the ceremony.

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At the event of convocation Mr. Nisar Khoro praised the reliability of the high standard of IBA that had successfully produced exceptional students who are given recognition at home and abroad.

Sheheryar Munawar has done A-level from Southshore School, then completed his Bachelor of Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Zarak Khan (Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui) is a talented actor who is a new face in Pakistan showbiz Industry. He got great fame and recognition within a short span of time. He has worked in several serials and shows.

The most prominent recent show which has got him praise has been Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley serial telecast on Hum TV Network. He is also seen in Tanhayan Naye Silsilay, one of the most popular all time shows on Pakistan television telecast on ARY Digital.

Recently, he is performing an excellent character in drama serial ‘Kahi Un Kahi.’

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Images courtesy of Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui’s Facebook page and iba.edu.pk