December 2019

Great Recital

Coke Studio Season 12, with Rohail Hyatt directing, presented Atif Aslam and his ‘Wohi Khuda Hai’ – the acclaimed hamd written by late poet Muzzafar Warsi. It was also earlier recited by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. There were some who criticised Atif Aslam for his wrong pronunciation of certain words. But the recital is great and all praise for Atif.

Fashion for Whom?

Fashion thrives in a poor country like Pakistan.  The designers at Karachi’s Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) 2019 put their best foot forward. Their emphasis seemed to be on bridal wear and a few winter clothes thrown in. The money that goes into organizing a fashion event can perhaps be better spent in langars for the poor and giving them winter clothes to fight the cold.

Now She Quits!

Rabi Pirzada is in the news. She was earlier hauled in for keeping exotic animals as pets. These included pythons, alligators and snakes. Now she has decided to quit showbiz and was reported to be in Saudi Arabia for Umrah. She said she was leaving showbiz because her private videos showing her stripping before cameras went viral. Now people are even waiting for her ‘Istighfaar’ show, like the one Meera did.

Publicity Stunt

The TikTok girl Hareem Shah became famous after her video at Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs went viral. People wondered how she got into the ministry’s conference room. The Prime Minister’s office also took notice and wanted to know how the breach occurred. Hareem Shah became an internet sensation after her videos with influential political people were released on the net.