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FINAL POWER 100 BOOK 2.59 TUE_Layout 1 14/02/2017 13:54 Page 18 the power 100 media, faShion & mUSic THE POWER BROKERS Aaqil Ahmed BBC Abida Parween Singer Amber Haroon Dawn Group Arif Nizami Pakistan Today Art Malik Actor Hameed Haroon Dawn Group Hassan Sheheryar Yasin HSY Imran Aslam GEO Mansoor Shaikh JWT Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Singer Salman Ahmad Junoon Salman Iqbal ARY Sehyr Saigol Libas Shakil ur Rahman Jang Group Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Filmaker Shoaib Mansoor Director Abida Parween Singer abida perveen is one of the most well known names in the music industry, both nationally and internationally. She is of Sindhi descent and started receiving musical training from her father at an early age. She started her professional career in 1973 and is now one of the most sought after singers of this country. her genres include the Ghazal, kafi and Qawwali, and she sings in multiple languages including Urdu, Sindhi and persian. She has had numerous international performances which have led to an avid international fan following. Rizvan Beyg Fashion one of the sparkling names in the list of pakistani fashion designers is rizwan Beyg. he is no doubt one of the top class designers of the pakistani fashion industry. fashion designer Beyg is establishing and creating latest and unique designs on the fabrics since 1986. 18

FINAL POWER 100 BOOK 2.59 TUE_Layout 1 14/02/2017 13:54 Page 19 Aaqil Ahmed BBC aaqil ahmed is the first head of religion and ethics and commissioning editor of religion at the BBc. he runs the in-house department making radio and tV shows such as thought for the day and Songs of praise. he also commissions content from across the BBc and independent producers. prior to this position, aaqil spent six years at channel 4 as commissioning editor of religion and the head of multicultural programming. he commissioned award winning projects such as inside the mind of the Suicide Bomber. Art Malik Actor art malik achieved international fame in the 1980s through his starring and subsidiary roles in assorted British and merchantivory television serials and films. he is especially remembered as the doomed hari kumar in the Jewel in the crown at the outset of his career. the success of these ventures brought malik to hollywood, where he was an afghan rebel leader who teams with James Bond (timothy dalton) in “the living daylights” (1987). in roland Joffe’s “city of Joy” (1992), malik portrayed a brutal gangster who demands graft from the local inhabitants of the area. Arif Nizami Nawa-i-Waqa founder of nawa-i-waqat, arif nizami is the son of a renowned journalist hamid nizami. after being terminated from his father’s company by his own uncle, pakistan today was born. pakistan today uplholds a liberal and moderate editorial policy through its editorial and contents. pakistan today has among other personalities of high net worth, the financial support and backing of the best-known corporate entity in the country . post-modern and contemporary in its outlook, pakistan today espouses core values of independence, authenticity and Mir Shakil ur Rahman Jang Group mir Shakil ur rahman is the part owner of the independent media corporation and Group chief executive and Group editor in chief of Jang Group of companies in pakistan. this media group publishes a number of newspapers and magazines in Urdu and english. today, around 10 top newspapers and the multibillion-rupee Geo tV project are being run by mir Shakeel-urrehman. independent media corporation (imc) also owns the Geo tV network. Business week magazine selected mir Shakil ur rahman in its list of 25 Stars of asia. Mansoor Karim Shaikh JWT currently as Group ceo for Jwt, contract advertising and t-media, mansoor leads a team of 200 plus people in karachi and lahore. an optimist to the core, he believes that for pakistan the best is yet to come. with communication being such a powerful platform to showcase pakistan’s potential, mansoor was also nominated as Vice chairman the advertising association of pakistan (aap) in 2011. the aap serves as the voice of the industry and represents nearly 200 agencies at various forums and platforms. Shoaib Mansoor Film maker Shoaib mansoor is among the most influential and famous figures in the pakistan showbiz scene. he has written, produced and directed hit tV shows such as ankahi and fifty fifty. he has also been a successful songwriter and music composer and, in the 1980s, introduced the then-pop sensation Vital Signs to the mainstream. in 2009, he began directing a big budget film Bol which had atif aslam, mahira khan, humaima abbassi and iman ali playing lead roles. Amber Haroon Dawn media group amber haroon is the chairperson of dawn Group. dawn is one of the widest read english newspapers of pakistan, with a daily circulation of over 30,000 copies. the dawn media Group is the trading name of pakistan herald publications (pvt.) ltd. the karachi based group is owned by the powerful haroon and Saigol families. it’s ceo is hameed haroon, and its chairman is amber haroon Saigol, daughter of the previous chairman mahmoud haroon and the 11th richest individual in pakistan in 1993. Imran Aslam GEO imran aslam is a journalist and media personality from pakistan. imran aslam graduated from Government college lahore, he began his journalistic career as the editor of the Star in the 1980s. in the 1990s he was editor of the news, a karachi english daily. he is currently the president of Geo television, a subsidiary of the Jang Group. aslam has written political satirical plays for television, and for the Gripps theatre, with translations of dario fo’s plays for children, localised for pakistani audiences. 19

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