Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi becomes the founder member of Naya Nazimabad Gymkhana.

Karachi (Muhammad Yasir)

Renowned businessman Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi, Founding Chairman of AKD Group and Mr. Yaqoob Habib visited Naya Nazimabad Gymkhana hosted by Mr. Arif Habib and became the founding member of Naya Nazimabad Gymkhana. They visited the sales center as well as the construction sites of commercial and apartment projects being developed in Naya Nazimabad. They also visited Naya Nazimabad Jama Masjid and praised the magnificent architecture of the mosque and also appreciated the fast paced and remarkable developments inside Naya Nazimabad. They also expressed their gratification on development of uplift projects outside Naya Nazimabad as well as the speedy construction of flyover which will lead to ease the access to the Naya Nazimabad in near future. Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi congratulated Gymkhana Management for establishing the International standard sporting & recreational club for the people of Karachi which is a model of modern architectural design and added that he would definitely recommend his friends and family members to take membership of this international standard club as the introductory lifetime membership fee is very low as compared to other clubs.

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Ajoka remembers its late founder on her 5th Anniversary.

Lahore (Qasim Ali)

Rich tributes were paid to the theatre icon and founder of Ajoka Theatre Madeeha Gauhar at a memorial meeting held on the 5th anniversary of her passing away. Those who shared their memories included playwright and Madeeha’s husband Shahid Nadeem, her son Nirvaan Nadeem, actress Samia Mumtaz, theatre activist Rukhsana Kazmi, filmmaker Shoaib Sultan, stage and TV actress Razia Malik, actors Sarfraz Ansari and Umar Bhatti. They praised Madeeha’s passion and commitment to theatre and peace.

The programme included reading of extracts from Madeeha’s diaries and other writings by Nirvaan Nadeem, Arzoo Ali Gauhar, Fizza Jamal, Mohammad Qaisar and Usman Zia. The extracts related to Madeeha’s growth as  a socially aware artist and activist. A TV interview of Madeeha was also screened in which she talked about her artistic journey and her work for theatre for peace.

Shahid Nadeem said that Ajoka cherishes Madeeha’s legacy and is carrying on with her mission of spreading the message of  peace and social awareness through entertaining theatre. He also revealed  that Ajoka to mark its 40th anniversary with year- long activities and the details will be announced on 5 May before the performance of its new play “Uddanhaare”at Alhamra.