Archives for category: Who is who in Quetta
Ms. Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani, Minister of Prosecution Balochistan is daughter of Mr Hameed Khan Durrani was born in Quetta. She has done her M.A, L.L.B from University of Balochistan and also completed Certificate in Leadership, Environment and Sustainable Development. She is a practicing Lawyer and social worker by profession. She is currently an active member of Public Safety Commission Balochistan, National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW), and Balochistan Olympic Association. She is affiliated with PML(Q). She is General Secretary (Women Wing) PML (Q) Balochistan. In 2002 elections she was elected as a Member of Balochistan Provincial Assembly from W-54 reserved seat. She attended many Forums, Workshops, Seminars and Courses in Pakistan, Bangkok, Egypt, England, Sri Lanka, Nepal and China during the years of 1994,1995,2000,2005.

Dr. Ruqia Saeed Ahmed Hashmi, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Balochistan is wife of Saeed Ahmed Hashmi was born at district Quetta. She has completed Graduation from DAW Medical College in 1976. She got selected on women reserved seat for MPA from W-53 in 2002. She is affiliated with PML (Q). She delivered her services as Chairperson for Standing Committee on Education, Health, and other department. She has been on the Board of Directors of Lady Dufferin Hospital Quetta, SCSPEB, Pakistan Medical Association, Taraquee, CHQ, NATPOW and TVO.
Mrs. Shama Parveen Magsi, Minister of Information Technology & Provincial Coordination on NGOs Program (National / International) & Universities, Law & Parliamentary Affairs Balochistan, is wife of Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi was born in the Quetta District. She is a graduate and is affiliated with PML (Q) was elected from W-52 in the previous tenure. Previously she was a Senator. She has been the Chairperson of the National Crafts Council (NCC), President of Behbud Association Quetta, Convener of Global Commission on Women Health, Member of the Board of Governors for “Women Studies” University of Balochistan, President of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee and Women Cricket Association of Balochistan. She has visited Moscow, Beijing, Colobia, New York, Katmandu, and Bangkok.
Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi (born February 14, 1954 in Jhal Magsi, Baluchistan) is the current Nawab of Magsi Tribe. He is also the current Governor of Balochistan, who has previously served as the Chief Minister of Baluchistan province in the Benazir Bhutto government of 1993–1996.
Nawab Magsi did his schooling from Aitchison College, Lahore. He first came to politics in 1977, when he won as an independent candidate seat from his native constituency in provincial assembly. However, his family was involved in Baluchistan politics before Pakistani independence. He served in many provincial ministries and also worked in the Home Ministry in the 1990s. In 1993, his coalition won majority of seats and he became Chief Minister of Baluchistan.
In February 2008 elections, he again stood as an independent candidate from his native PB-32 Jhal Magsi constituency and won without any opposition. On February 27, 2008, the caretaker Chief Minister Sardar Mohammad Saleh Bhootani announced officially that Nawab Magsi would be the next Governor of Baluchistan province. On February 28, 2008 Nawab Magsi took oath in the Governor House at Quetta. In the ceremony, he promised to resolve the on-going military operation in Baluchistan, missing political workers and bring peace in province.
On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, Nawab Magsi asked Baluchistan Government issue a outstanding bill against federal government and the Sindh Government of 128bn rupees. He is married to his aunt Shama Parveen Magsi.
Jamal Shah is an actor, a director, a painter, and a social worker. He was born in 1956 in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan and is a Pashtun.
Education and career:
In 1984 he established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Balochistan and headed the department for three years. in 1985 he formed the Artists Association of Balochistan and became the first Chairman of Artists Association of Pakistan.
Jamal Shah obtained a Master’s in English literature from Balochistan University, Quetta, Balochistan in 1978 and in 1983 an NDA, National College of Arts, Lahore. He later obtained a Masters in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Art in London.
He is currently the director of HunerKada art academy in Islamabad which he founded in 1992 and Telenor Brand Ambassador doing Television Productions (Hunerkada Productions) his latest upcoming Drama is “Girdaab”.
Being an actor, he performed in TV serials as well as a renowned mini series titled Traffik produced by Britain’s Channel 4 about illegal drugs and the role of Pakistan, Germany and Britain in its production, transportation and usage. Traffik was nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama
He has also starred in the film K2 from 1992, directed by Franc Roddam.
In 2005 Jamal Shah was responsible for the Pavilion in the Pakistan section of the World exposition in Aichi Japan.
In 2007 He became the Executive Director of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
After getting divorced from his 1st wife, Faryal Gohar, he is now married to Amna Shah, a former student and now teacher of Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, they are loving parents of 2 children,daughter Mina Shah and a son Mayyan Mohummed Shah
Jamal Shah is the paternal uncle of the promising young Balochistan based artist Mubarak Shah
Humaima Abaasi is a Pakistani actress and model. She is very conscious about her showbiz work since teenage. Humaima started his career at the age of 14. Since then she is establishing her name in showbiz industry very successfully. Humaima is very successfull in modeling and commercials. She was the campaign girl of some international brand in Pakistan. Family of Humiama is very supportive. This is the main reason that she don’t face any problem to come in the fashion industry and leading towards super model.
Humaima abassi has renowned name in showbiz industry of Pakistan. There are dozens of dramas, commercials and Tele films on her credit. She is very talented actress with a cute smile on her face. Humiama is popular due to her style glamorous looks, acting and dancing. She is married to very well known director/actor Shamoon Abbasi. They appear as a pair in several drama series.
Rabi was born in Quetta on 3rd of February. Her father being an army officer was posted there. Her mother is an educationist and architect. During studies she used to play piano and drums and sing as well. She won many prizes in school and college. She also got gold medal in karate taekwondo. Being a brilliant student she had always topped her class in academics. But her passion for music was there and unchanged. Her main hobbies are painting, horse riding, swimming and music. She has also served as a software engineer in a successful software house during her bachelor studies.
Music Career
Her first album “Jadoo” was released in 2005, with the famous songs daddi kuri and jadoo in it.. Heera released the album with bio amla brand.
Her next album “Mughey ishq hai”… With d famous song rabba rabba and baalma was released in 2006. It was first album released by fire records.
Her third album is almost ready with upbeat latest tunes and lyrics. Aahat, her latest album is to be released by Cd bank of ARY Musik.
Her first ever video dvd is about to be released as well. It has her 14 videos including two latest songs from her upcoming album.
Zeba Bakhtiar, who is the daughter of the former attorney general of Pakistan, Yahya Bakhtiar, hails from Baluchistan , Pakistan. Her mother is of foreign descent. Like Zeba Bakhtiar, her brother also associated himself with Pakistani television.
Equipped with higher educational grades, distinct family background and human values, Zeba Bakhtiar was attracted to show business as a teenager. The tremendous talent of Zeba Bakhtiar was there, just waiting to be used.
Zeba Bakhtiar debuted from the Karachi television’s play ‘Anarkali’, opposite Mehmood Akhtar. In it, she played the title role of ‘Anarkali’. The drama stirs the heart with its story of a girl in a man’s world. Those were moments for wistful looks and glistening eyes.
Back in the late 1980s, Zeba Bakhtiar was a young Pakistani actress of glistening freshness and uncanny intuition. Any one, whose heart does not embrace this gorgeous, gracious, glamorous girl of the yester year, probably does not have one.
Moreover, she often found, of all things, innovation and honor in the television programs. Soon she became the perennial favorite of Pakistani youth. Zeba Bakhtiar’s debut film ‘Hina’ was made and produced by R.K. films in India. She played the lead opposite Rishi Kapoor. Director, Randhir Kapoor, writer, Haseena Moin.
The moral authority she brought to the role in ‘Hina’, without sacrificing a youthful spontaneity, was astounding. Its characters make surprising connections when it comes to team- work.
Zeba Bakhtiar’s first marriage, which took place before the movie shoot of ‘Hina’ ended in divorce.
She often finds, among other things, prestige and challenge in the movie business. During those days, there were rumors circulating in the press of Zeba Bakhtiar’s marriage to Indian actor, Javed Jafri. However, Zeba Bakhtiar vehemently denied those allegations as a conspiracy against her.
In her movies and television plays, Zeba Bakhtiar displayed one of the defining sensibilities of the 1990s and beyond. She has captured the imagination of admiring fans since she was a girl.
The rosy radiance that follows a pleasant encounter with Zeba Bakhtiar is laudable. She reached the pinnacle of a remarkable career by following her own instincts.
In times due course, Zeba Bakhtiar moved to Pakistan and married actor- singer- composer, Adnan Sami, son of Aijaz Sami. Ah, the web of love. How these forces feed the flame of life. She had a son, Azan, from Adnan Sami.
Those were great moments at work, when Zeba Bakhtiar played the lead opposite Adnan Sami in her first Pakistani film ‘Sargam’. Theatrical release was on September 1, 1995. Director, Syed Noor, producer- composer, Adnan Sami.
Additionally, Zeba Bakhtiar’s caricature of lead actress in ‘Sargam’ has won the Nigar Award in her debut Pakistani movie. She seems destined to add more laurels to her celluloid persona. Indeed, she gives a brilliantly restrained performance in ‘Sargam’.
Zeba Bakhtiar’s marriage to Adnan Sami could not stood the test of time, and it resulted in their separation. That occurred after the theatrical release of ‘Sargam’, and Adnan Sami went abroad with his son, Azan.
After a long child custody battle, Zeba Bakhtiar succeeded in getting her son back. Those days Zeba Bakhtiar fielded inquiries about her relationship with Adnan and Azan, and in doing so proved that her heart was loyal.
Zeba Bakhtiar’s greatness shines through in director Sangeeta’s successful film ‘Qaid’ in which she played the lead lady opposite actor Saud. Alternating between television and films, she frequently was cast in major television roles.
She was most memorably cast in writer Rauf Khalid’s drama serial ‘Laag’, which was telecast from Pakistani television. An artist of unusual prowess and grace, Zeba Bakhtiar turned in one of her best performances as leader of Kashmiri independence movement, ‘Dukhtaran-e-Kashmir’ in ‘Laag.’
The drama serial ‘Laag’ made the public realize the deep resonance of her work. A part of her charm derives from the apparent fact that she is working and having fun at the same time.
Zeba Bakhtiar is, indeed, a loveable woman whose hatred of hypocrisy is legendary. She worked in the heartfelt and handsomely made movie, ‘Chief Sahib’ in 1996. In dramatic roles, the movie cast moves effortlessly from one scene to another. Producer- director, Javed Sheikh, stars included Zeba Bakhtiar, Javed Sheikh and Neeli.
Zeba Bakhtiar shone in her directional debut movie ‘Babu’ in 2001. Its story revolves around love, lust, and the well- known adage ‘give respect get respect’ starring Zeba Bakhtiar, dubbed as ‘Ghazal’, Saud Amin, Lehri, Peer Moazzam.
She brings a new level of intensity to her acting in the Pakistan television drama serial ‘Pehli see mohabbat’. Writer, Rafaqat Hayat, director, Najam-Uz- Zaman, executive producer, Ghazanfar Ali. ‘Pehli see mohabbat’ is the Urdu version of the English novel ‘Beware of pity.’ Cast included Zeba Bakhtiar, dubbed as ‘Sofia’ Shahood Alvi, and Shakeel. It is a story of a pretty handicapped girl.
Zeba Bakhtiar’s keenly articulate movie grammar and a tender grasp of human nature have maintained uniformity all through these times. Further, her artistry is worth applauding in television drama ‘Sangam’ Cast includes Zeba Bakhtiar as ‘Farah’, Talat Husain, Qazi Wajid. Written by Zahida Hina, director, Nasir Danawala.
Best known for her splendid direction capability, Zeba Bakhtiar attained major celebrity as an artist also in drama ‘Kundi’. Cast included Zeba Bakhtiar, Firdous Jamal.
She is the source of quite a few exemplary television plays. That said Zeba Bakhtiar’s resplendent career moved on fulfilling her initial promise of consistent hard work.
A quick example is the television drama ‘Kisay apna kahoon’ cast included Zeba Bakhtiar, Noman Aijaz and Talat Husain. Additionally, she emerged as a convincing artist in the television drama ‘Gunah gaar’. Cast included Zeba Bakhtiar, Izhar Qazi and Tahira Wasti.
Overwhelmed by her artistic prowess, the audience always gives her an enthusiastic response, which Zeba Bakhtiar well deserves. In spite of her enormous talents as director, Zeba Bakhtiar still possesses a face made for acting.
Mir Shahjahan Khetran, Ex-diplomat, is a highly qualified, learned and dynamic personality with vast and diverse experience. He belongs to Balochistan. He has served as first Economic Minister of Pakistan at Saudi Arabia from 1995 to 1997. He has expertise in Capital Markets of Pakistan having vast experience in financial products and investments. He is member of the Islamabad Stock Exchange since its inception and is well conversant with various sectors of national economy.

He did his graduation from prestigious Government College (GC) University Lahore. After that he joined Bell College of Cambridge and successfully completed his DEL from there. He has obtained Master degree in Political Science from University of the Punjab.