Metro Matters 12-11-2018


PWFP celebrates Iqbal Day

Pakistan Women’s Foundation for Peace (PWFP) celebrated Allama Iqbal’s Day on Friday 9th November 2018 at Beach Luxury Hotel. Nargis Rehman Chairperson of PWFP this year had chosen ‘Allama Iqbal’s “Khudi” is a clarion call to revive a stagnant nation’ as a topic of the seminar. Participating institutions in this prestigious seminar paid homage to the great poet and leader of Pakistan movement, were Karachi University, NED University, Habib University, Hamdard University, SZABIST University, Iqra University, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari, Aga Khan University, S.M. Law College, St Joseph College, and Fatima Jinnah School.

Dr. Pirzada Qasim Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University was the chief guest on this occasion while Justice (Retd) Haziqul Khairi presided over this prestigious ceremony. For the speeches competition among the universities’ students, Dr. Fatima Hassan, Dr. Sabiha Akhlaq, Mubasher Mir were included in the panel of judges. It was a well attended ceremony by the elite of the city and hall of the event was jampacked by wonderful youth and friends despite the protest call by some religious groups on that day.

Pirzada Qasim Siddique, Justice (Retd) Haziqul Khairi, Nargis Rehman the Chairperson of PWFP and other speakers of the seminar in their addresses highlighted the personality, thoughts and philosophy and message of Allama Iqbal for the new generation of Pakistan. Nargis also thanked the speakers and attendees of the event who participated largely in this seminar. Conclusion of the seminar was, need the clarion call of Iqbal’s “Khudi” to ring louder than ever before, as we still remain bound to our stagnant mind sets!

Singer Farzana Mirza

The famous singer Farzana Mirza has said during the reported week in an exclusive meeting that there is a huge musical talent in Pakistan. She said the new upcoming singers have plenty of talent and knowledge about the music and they have all the requisite talents and expertise which is required for the success. Our music is liked by the rest of the world as it is liked in Pakistan. In the neighboring country the Pakistani music and its singers enjoys the most preferred reputation.

She further said that in order to promote the musical industry and its related singers and musicians it is necessary to develop the musical academy in the country where famous singers should provide extensive training to the young boys and girls willing to sing. Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, Madam Noor Jehan, Ali Zafar, and Atif Aslam have devoted their precious time for the music industry which is very much commendable.

She said that recently she has composed a song for Imran Khan “Chaley Hain Sung Sung, Chalegainey Sung Sung”, on the social media. Apart from that she has also sung more than 50 songs which are available on UTube. “Further to pay tribute to Nazia Hassan I also sung her song Bom Bom. I always try to maintain the high standard of lyrics in the song and I compose the song by myself,” she added.

TMP hosts dinner for Murtaza Mughal

Dr. Murtaza Mughal, Patron-in-Chief of Tanzeem-e-Mughalia Pakistan (TMP) visited Karachi on his routine business trip during the reported week. Taking opportunity of the availability of Murtaza Mughal, Tanzeem-e-Mughalia Karachi President Hazrat Khan Mughal & Nau Khan Mughal organised a reception in his honor. Murtaza Mughal came from the capital of Pakistan Islamabad. Speakers of the event on this occasion highlighted aims, objectives and goals of the TMP. They also appreciated meritorious services of Murtaza Mughal for the organization.
The dinner reception was largely attended by members from Quetta and Karachi, including Daud Mughal, Noor Mughal, Abdullah Mughal, Asad Mughal, Sher Samadi Mughal and various other notable personalities.

PIIA organizes a discussion session

Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) organised a discussion session on Pakistan’s Current Economic Predicament during the reported week.
Dr Masooma Hasan on behalf of PIIA was the organizer of this event while Dr. Asad Sayeed, Director, Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi and Ateeq-ur-Rehman, Economic Analyst and Advisor Banking/Insurance, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, participated as speakers. Various dimensions of Pakistan’s current economic situation were discussed and proposals for immediate as well as future approaches to be considered by policy-makers, were suggested.
The session was well attended by prominent personalities, foreign delegates, students and members of the Institute.