Well done Chief Justice Mr. Saqib Nisar!

I am happy to see that finally common issues of Pakistan are being taken care of by someone at least. Our so called elected members of parliament and the Councillors, who always treat common men like lower class human beings and never allow them to even enter into their offices, have disappointed every single Pakistani.

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Our streets are filled with rubbish and unhygienic wastewater. There is no control on crimes and ever increasing inflation. Private schools are ripping people off by charging them with unjustified fees and donations, whereas government schools have failed in providing quality education. Hospitals are in pathetic condition and have insufficient and damaged machines and equipment. Young doctors and paramedical staff give calls for strike every second day which results in causalities.

Ministers and members of parliament have no feeling for the common men and their issues. They get medical treatment from developed countries and pay no attention to the issues faced by general public.

Chief Justice Mr. Saqib Nisar has started taking action at his own now. He recently snubbed Punjab, Sindh and KPK governments for providing low level facilities to their residents. He also took notice of corruption in many government departments including railways. Of course the federal and provincial governments are not happy with him and their spokespersons are criticising him for his activism.

People have hopes now that at least there is someone who has shown his concern for the their everyday problems. If the politicians have failed in delivering, people will definitely be forced to expect from the judiciary and armed forces for solving their problems. At the same time it is an opportunity for the PTI leadership to learn from their and others’ mistakes and make a strategy to deliver in case they succeed in forming federal and any provincial governments after the upcoming elections. Who delivers; will stay.

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Mehndi Ki Raat – a dancing song for the weddings!

Music is my most favourite hobby. I have been playing keyboards since 1989. 2016 was an important year in my life. I recorded my own composition Jaan-e-Jaan in my voice. My beloved friend, who is a music genius, Mr. Hasan Turk arranged the music for this sweet ballad. I recorded the vocals in Sydney and Hasan mixed and mastered the song in Lahore. I released it on the Valentine’s Day. It got great popularity and demands were high for the video.

In 2017, I managed to shoot the video of Jaan-e-Jaan. Highly talented Mr. Khalid Alvi took his video camera and we both achieved what we could have never imagined. The video was released on 25th of March and once again got everyone’s attention. It was also my first direction venture. Song was played also on TV channels ATV (Pakistan) and TV Arcana (Australian Internet TV). On pubic demand I sent my song to the Music Database Patari management team. They uploaded the audio on their app. It was a great honour for me as they only upload quality songs by Pakistani based artists.

In September 2017 I decided to work on a fast dancing song which could be played in the wedding function Mehndi where cousins and friends of the groom and bride could dance on it. I had a melody in my mind and I discussed the idea with Hasan. He appreciated the idea but offered me to compose the song for me as he had something better in his mind.

However the challenge was not that easy. Songs like ‘Mehndi Ki Ye Raat’ by Jawad and ‘Mehndi Ki Khushbu Se’ by Haroon were already very much popular in Pakistanis. It took us almost six months in getting a final shape of the song. Hasan sent me the amazing composition in March 2018. One of his nice friends, Mr. Irfan Saleem wrote the lyrics on melody. I also had written my own lyrics for the same song.

I matched both sets of lyrics and decided to experience something new. I picked up lines from both sets and made a nice mix. At some points I put completely new words and expressions. When I got satisfied with the words, I recorded the vocals at my own home based music studio (DJazz). My family friend Ghazala added her voice for the chorus. On 29th of March Hasan sent me the final mix. We arranged a small gathering of friends at my place on 30th of March and released the song on social media. At the same time we released the MP3 audio on SoundCloud app. Song has been warmly welcomed by my friends and critics and has got great response.

Video of the launching ceremony

MP3 Audio (SoundCloud)

On this platform I would like to thank all my beloved fans for their continuous support. I will try my best to always create great music for all music lovers.

Time never remains the same

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On 21st February 2018 Supreme Court of Pakistan gave its verdict against Mian Nawaz Sharif once again and banned him from becoming president of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). Once again PMLN leaders and spokespersons have started targeting the Supreme Court and are claiming that decisions against Nawaz Sharif are biased and unjust.

My memory is not very good as I forget dates however I never forget important issues and realities. Two years back I used to say that the Supreme Court had never issued a single decision against Sharif Family or PMLN in the previous 10-12 years. Remember that in Musharraf’s case Sindh High Court had declared Nawaz and Shahbaz guilty of high jacking the plane. Interesting fact is that Sharif’s did not appeal against this decision in the Supreme Court and signed a deal with Musharraf and fled to Jeddah. When they returned back in 2007 and later became parliamentarians once again, they appealed in the Supreme Court and the judges declared them innocent.

During the chief minister ship of Shahbaz Sharif whenever Lahore High Court gave any decision against a government project or decision they appealed in the Supreme Court and got decision in their favour. On this Pakistan People’s Party always raised their voice and objected that the courts had double standards of justice for Punjab and Sindh. This situation remained the same until the Supreme Court disqualified the sitting Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif in July 2017. This was a big jolt for Nawaz Sharif and his party. They had never expected such decision. PMLN government made a change to the constitution that allowed a disqualified person to still lead his/her political party. However this time Supreme Court heard to the petitions filed against this change of act and declared it void.

This verdict is an eye opener for all political leaders that now the courts will give their decisions on merit without any influence, which is good for Pakistan.

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On the other side, PTI lost their national assembly seat in Lodhran after PMLN candidate beat Ali Tareen Khan in the bye election. This is a big jolt for the party and its workers. PMLN candidate was a poor man who got maximum votes. Shahbaz Sharif has recently done lot of development and welfare projects in Lodhran due to which public decided to vote for their candidate.

PTI needs to focus on their mistakes in Lodhran bye election and must start contacting general public from door to door. In Karachi and Urban Sindh, MQM are losing their control after the intraparty conflicts. This is the best time for PTI to target Karachi, Haiderabad and Sukker, because PTI is very popular in these cities. If they do not work hard now, PPP will get control of these areas and in the next election PTI will not be able to make government.

Imran Khan should immediately put emergency in the party and order all PTI members to focus on general public in their areas and convey party’s policies to them for making a better Pakistan in case they get chance of making next government. He himself should target Karachi and Urban Sindh to win seats from there. This is the last chance for Imran Khan to lead Pakistan as he is 65 already. Our sleeping nation must be taught about the better lifestyle and PTI is the only political party that has will and vision for turning Pakistan into a dream land.

Rafi Night 2017 – a beautiful musical evening!

Mohammad Rafi is regarded as one of the most popular playback singers from India. His songs are listened even today, after so many years he passed away.

Riaz Shah is a highly talented Sydney based Pakistani singer who is known as ‘Mohammad Rafi of Australia’. He loves to sing Rafi’s evergreen songs. For last so many years, Shah has been organising a tributary concert every year for Mohammad Rafi sahib. In these concerts, many other singers join always felt that the karaoke music ruined the events. Unbalanced music and vocals never impressed me in spite of the very good voices.

This year Riaz Shah decided to bring real musicians on stage and he and other singers did lot of rehearsals with the band His Master Orchestra. Event was organised in Chester Hill RSL Club. It was attended by a reasonable number of people from Pakistani, Indian, Bangali and Fijian communities. Riaz Shah, Waseem Shah, Tariq Mahmood, Manzar Mirza, Shahid Malik, Priya Das, Razia Sulatana and others sang songs of Mohammad Rafi live with the orchestra on their back.

Event can be simply be regarded as the best musical event of the year. Lot of people danced on the songs and highly appreciated the singers and musicians. Everyone left with a pleasant feeling. We congratulate Riaz Shah and his team for entertaining us in such a wonderful way and we look forward to attend more such evening in the future organised by them.

Top 10 Best Male TV Drama Roles performed by Pakistani Actors

Friends this is just my opinion and choice. You may differ with the list and their rankings, but all of these are the legendary actors.

10. Shakeel for An-Kahi

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9. Kashif Mehmood for Bulandi

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8. Abid Ali for Samundar

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7. Sajid Hassan for Thorri Si Wafa Chahiye

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6. Fawad Khan for Humsafar

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5. Shafi Muhammad for Aanch

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4. Nauman Ejaz for Man-O-Salwa

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3. Asif Raza Mir for Tanhaiyan

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2. Nauman Ejaz for Jackson Heights

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and top of the list is……….

One and only;

1. RAHAT KAZMI (Dr. Ahmar of Dhoop Kinaray)

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Punjab Nahi Jaoongi (Film review in Urdu)

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پنجاب نہیں جاؤں گی ۔ اداکار و پروڈیوسر ہمایوں سعید کی اچھی کاوش

 پاکستانی فلم انڈسٹری کے لئے ۲۰۱۷ ایک بہتر سال ثابت ہو رہا ہے۔ اب تک تین اردو فلمیں یلغار، پنجاب نہیں جاؤں گی اور نا معلوم افراد 2 کامیابی سے ہمکنار ہوئی ہیں۔ خوش قسمتی سے آسٹریلیا میں رہنے والے پاکستانیوں کے لئے یہ فلمیں یہاں کے سینما گھروں میں بھی نمائش پذیر ہیں اور پاکستانی  فیملیز بڑے شوق سے انہیں دیکھنے پہنچیں۔

جب سے فلم انڈسٹری کراچی منتقل ہوئی ہے تکنیکی طور پر بہتر فلم سازی ہو رہی ہے۔ پرنٹ اور آواز کی کوالٹی بہت  بہتر ہو گئی ہے اور نئے اور جدید سینما گھر  بھی تعمیر کئے جا رہے ہیں۔ تاہم دوسری طرف ایک کمی جو نظر آرہی ہے وہ یہ کہ یہ فلمیں ڈراموں کے انداز میں ہی بنائی جا رہی ہیں اور یہی وجہ ہے کہ کافی فلمیں فلاپ بھی ہوئی ہیں۔

خیر، اب آتے ہیں ؛پنجاب نہیں جاؤں گی ؛ کی طرف جو حال ہی میں ریلیز ہوئی ہے اور میں نے خود سڈنی میں ایک سینما میں جا کر یہ فلم دیکھی۔ فلم پنجاب کے پس منظر میں بنائی گئی ہے اور لاہور کے بہترین ٹی وی  اداکاروں سہیل احمد، وسیم عباس،صبا حمید، نوید شہزاد اور ابھرتے ہوئے احمد علی بٹ نے اپنے کرداروں سے فلم میں جان ڈال دی۔

ہمایوں نے ایک پنجابی جوان کا کردار بڑی خوبصورتی سے ادا کیا ہے اور پنجابی تلفظ میں اردو اور انگریزی بولی ہے جو کافی مزیدار لگی۔ مہوش حیات نے کراچی کی ایک ماڈرن لڑکی کا کردار بہت خوبی سے نبھایا ہے، جبکہ عروہ حسین نے پنجابی جٹی کا کردار احسن طریقے سے نبھایا ہے۔ فلم کی خوبیوں میں اچھا مزاح، بہت اچھی موسیقی، عمدہ اداکاری اور اداکاروں کا بہتر انتخاب نمایاں ہیں۔ بہت خوبصورت سیٹ استعمال کئے گئے ہیں اور رائٹر خلیل الرحمان قمر کے ڈائیلاگ بھی بہت متاثر کن ہیں۔ سہیل احمد نے ایک دفعہ پھر ثابت کر دیا ہے کہ وہ ایک زبردست اداکار ہیں، جبکہ نوید شہزاد نے بھی کمال کے ڈائیلاگ بولے ہیں۔ اس فلم میں ایک گانا؛ اے دل ؛ موجود ہے جو آپ کے دل کو چھو جاتا ہے۔ اسے پاکستانی فلم انڈسٹری کے چند بے حد خوبصورت گانوں میں شمار کیا جا سکتا ہے۔ ڈانس بھی کافی بہتر ہیں اور آپ کو بالی وڈ فلموں کے سٹینڈرڈ کے محسوس ہوتے ہیں۔

جہاں فلم میں بہت سی خوبیاں ہیں، وہیں چند معمولی نوعیت کی خامیاں بھی ہیں جن پر توجہ دے کر آنے والے دنوں میں بہتر فلمیں بنائی جا سکتی ہیں۔ پہلی خامی بعض سنجیدہ نوعیت کے سینز میں بلاوجہ مذاق کو گھسیٹنا ہے جو اچھا نہیں لگا۔ دوسرے اس فلم کی کہانی بہت سادہ ہے اور ٹی وی ڈرامہ ؛دل لگی؛ سے متاثر دکھائی دیتی ہے جہاں ہمایوں سعید، مہوش حیات اور صبا حمید انہی کرداروں میں تھےاور میاں، بیوی کی لڑائی ہی موضوع تھا۔ اسی طرح مہوش حیات کو ایک حد تک لالچی دکھایا گیا ہے جو بہت عجیب لگا کہ جائیداد کے لالچ میں آ کر وہ اپنی محبت کو ٹھکرا دیتی ہے اور ایک دیہاتی فواد کگھا (ہمایوں سعید) سے شادی کا فیصلہ کر لیتی ہے۔  آخری خامی بینک الفلاح اور مکڈونلڈز کی بھونڈے طریقے سے تشہیر ہے، جنہوں نے غالباً اس فلم کو سپانسر کیا ہے۔ بہتر ہوتا اگر فلم کے آغاز میں ٹائٹلز میں ان کا بڑے حروف میں نام لکھ کر شکریہ ادا کر دیا جاتا۔

مجموعی طور پر یہ ایک فیملی فلم ہے جسے آپ جا کر اپنے گھر والوں کے ساتھ دیکھ سکتے ہیں اور سینما سے ہنستے ہوئے نکلیں گے۔ ہم اس فلم کی کامیابی پر ہمایوں سعید اور ان کی ٹیم کو مبارک باد پیش کرتے ہیں۔

70th Independence Day of Pakistan celebrated by PTI New South Wales Team

 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf New South Wales chapter under the leadership of president Muhammad Waqas Bashir brought a beautiful national function for the Australian Pakistanis on the 12th of August 2017 in order to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pakistan. A very huge presence of Pakistanis proved that they believe PTI Australia to be the real representatives of their motherland in Australia.

There was no VIP in the function and everyone was treated with respect and dignity. Program was hosted by highly talented and skilled Salik Hameed and Farjad Mehmood. Zahir Hussain, Naeem ul Haq, Imran Mirza, Khursheed Chaudhry, Saeed Chaudhry and others supported them in managing the contents and performances.

In order to appreciate the team efforts and congratulate Australian Pakistanis Mr. Jahangeer Tareen (MNA) and the candidate for NA-120 Dr. Yasmin Rashid also addressed the audience by video link. Program was well structured and did not have too many speeches. Healthy competitions were arranged for the kids and the families.

DJazz (Shahid, Sudais and Shayan) performed three beautiful songs which were highly appreciated by the audience. Rabt band also preformed three beautiful songs including Dil Dil Pakistan and got great appreciation.

President Muhammad Waqas Bashir in his speech highlighted the role of overseas Pakistanis in educating their friends and families in Pakistan so that they could select the honest leadership in the upcoming elections. Documentaries were also shown about the struggle of our founders.

We congratulate PTI NSW team on organising such a beautiful and well organised event.