Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pakistani Cover Girls

Here are a few pictures of  sexy Pakistani cover girls:

Pakistani Playboy Girl Tehmeena Afzal:

Playboy Playmate Nadia Moore Ali:

Pakistani Super Model Yasmeen Ghauri:

Pakistani Actress Veena Malik:

Pakistani Model Nargis Fakhari:

Ms. Pakistan Mahleej Sarkari:

Model Shanna Bukhari:

Pakistani Singer Meesha Shafi:

Pakistani Model Amna Ilyas:

Here's a Pakistan Pictorial:

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Here are video shoots of Tehmeena Afzal:


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Hope Wins said...

Dr. Haq,

This is a nice expression of artistic freedom, but I don't think it is going to last very long...

I hear the Taliban are not only bringing Shariah-e-Muhammadi to Pakistan, but also this--

This has nothing to do with Islam.

I pray to Allah to give guidance to these unislamic people.


Data Cruncher said...

"This is a nice expression of artistic freedom"

and so was Salman Taseer's viewpoint on blasphemy for which he paid with his life. Was his killing islamic. It must be, since overwhelming majority of Pakistanis supported him. The lawyers were ready to fight for his case free of cost.

When you apply for Pakistan Passport and sign a declaration that Ahmediyas are non muslims and imposters, that has everything to do with islam.

Hope Wins said...

Datacruncher says ""This is a nice expression of artistic freedom.....and so was Salman Taseer's viewpoint on blasphemy"


Salman Taseer's viewpoint on Blasphemy was not sung or painted or photographed or put into prose of poetry.

Therefore, it does NOT come under the category of 'expression of artistic freedom'.

Taseer's Hate Speech was certainly not artistic and had nothing to do with freedom. There are always limits on Expression of Hate Speech, even in Europe.

As for the passport issue: The Constitution declares the Qadianis/Ahmadiyas as NON-Muslim, so how could that be about Islam?

The law specifically and categorically says that it is NOT about Islam. If fact, that passport issue is about some NON-Islamic cult.

I wish you would stop dragging Islam into all the bad things in Pakistan.

Islam is a innocent, peaceful, tolerant, multicultural, inclusive, live-and-let-live religion. I invite to come to Islam and see for yourself.

Data Cruncher said...

"I invite to come to Islam and see for yourself."

I am already a muslim who has left islam. So stop doing any dawah to

The actions of muslims has proved each and every brag of yours as a lie. Islam is anything than what you claim.

That you are 'hopeless' is proved by your statement that Salman Taseer preached hatred.

Anonymous said...

@Datacruncher, you said “I am already a muslim who has left islam. So stop doing any dawah to “

No you are not, here you were an Indian.
“And BTW I am an Indian too.”
you are an Indian who came to US in 90s, then migrated to Canada and went back to NJ. Still own that Camery? Was unpaid bill ever paid? Would you like me to provide your SS#?

Riaz Haq said...

Here's an interesting take on Pakistan by Aziz Nayani as published in Foreign Policy Magazine:

Since its establishment, Pakistan has fostered a sociocentric culture - one that emphasizes the role of community and groupthink, and encourages its members to act in a way that is best for the community or institution they belong to. It is no surprise then that Pakistanis have deep ethnic allegiances that spill over into politics. Ethnic groups, political parties, and even political institutions, as we have seen with the military and more recently with the Supreme Court, require a deeply imbedded sociocentric approach from all of its members.

On the polar end of a sociocentric perspective of society is the individualistic viewpoint - people examine issues and make moral decisions based on what is best for the individual and individual rights and liberties, and not necessarily that of the group. Individualism is much more common amongst people who can be classified as W.E.I.R.D - Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic - a recently coined term to classify a distinct group of people.
At the center of this shift are an increasing number of western educated liberals who find themselves contributing to the national dialogue for a host of issues, thanks to an emerging, robust media. Browsing through the Opinion pages of Pakistan's leading national publications, the Express Tribune, Dawn, and The News International, amongst others, one will find no shortage of liberal viewpoints from a very educated, nearly WEIRD pool of authors - perspectives that are not representative of the population at large, and come from writers who have backgrounds that are not indicative of that of the average Pakistani.

A more ubiquitous media presence, coupled with greater access to information mediums such as televisions and Internet, has contributed to a stronger dissemination of these progressive views. As Pakistan's Internet users approaches 20% of the population, a 66% increase in just four years, and television viewing continues to rise, educated, progressive intellectuals have been able to draw attention to small, yet meaningful issues that display the changing attitudes in the country. This past January, the outrage over Maya Khan and her "Vigil-Aunties," a group of women who swarmed a public park to confront unmarried couples on live TV, exemplified the potential Pakistan's media has in mobilizing and creating outcry over practices that damage individual autonomy. It is not hard to imagine a time recently where such practices may have gone overlooked in Pakistan by the masses.

The rise of a liberal media in Pakistan is a significant trend in the country's ideological development. Individuals like Mir Ibrahim Rahman, the former Goldman Sachs Investment Banker and Harvard educated founder of GeoTV, have created a landscape that, while still nascent, has recently become formidable. Despite its other travails, the democracy that has remained in the country over the past five years has allowed the media to become a more impressive institution capable of catalyzing a paradigm shift in the country.
But not all WEIRD Pakistanis find themselves channeling the media as their primary vehicle for progress. Members of civil society, like Ali Dayan Hassan of Human Rights Watch who was educated at Oxford, businessmen such as Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi, who has served as the President of the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce-USA, and the hoard of Western-educated employees of companies like the Acumen Fund, have a much more subtle way of spreading a philosophy that is starkly different from the sociocentric approach that Pakistanis are accustomed to....

HopeWins Junior said...

Dr. Haq,

Here is a Makkah-educated Pakistani Maulvi speaking on the conditions in Jannah. I found it fascinating, not only from a psychological viewpoint of the individual Muslim Pakistani, but also from the sociological viewpoint of our whole Muslim society in Pakistan.

Please watch the whole 5 minutes and listen very carefully to each word what he says.

I found this line EXTREMELY interesting at 3:27: "Ek-Ek mard kau sau-sau Mardon ki quwwat ata ki jayay gee"

I suppose believers get the real thing in Jannah, while non-believers will just have to settle for Pfizer's Viagra here on earth?

Thank you.

HopeWins Junior said...

QUE SERA SARI: The Whole Six Yards
By Aamna Haider Isani

Tall, statuesque and intelligent, Nusrat Bhutto was one of the few First Ladies of Pakistan who were of any consequence to their powerful husbands. And she was one of the fewer still who dressed in silk saris, a strand of classic white pearls around her neck, while Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was in office. It was a choice her daughter chose not to make. Benazir opted for the salwar kameez, teamed up always with a green jacket and a white chiffon dupatta, pinned properly to her head. A fashion statement it certainly was not, but choosing the salwar kameez over the sari has its uses: it was preferring nationalism over elegance. It was as if Benazir was dressing herself up in the national flag. But once upon a time, Pakistani women didn’t need to wear their nationalism literally on their sleeves.

There was a time when high-profile Pakistani women like Fatima Jinnah, Naheed Mirza and Begum Liaquat Ali Khan, as well as Nusrat Bhutto, wore the sari unapologetically, and with elan. But then that was before General Zia came along and officially announced the sari to be “un-Islamic”. Politically, thanks to Zia, the sari in Pakistan belongs to a bygone era—it’s too much of an expression of “enlightened moderation”, as President Musharraf would put it. The sari is a “softer” image of Pakistan that reveals too much of a woman’s body for an Islamic republic. It also connotes too much tolerance for India, for political or public figures to be seen in one. Definitely not in election year at least, which is why no woman parliamentarian today goes to the assembly in a sari. However, politics hasn’t stopped fashionable Pakistani women from once again expressing allegiance to the six yards of fabric that manages to stir up enough controversy amongst right-wing zealots and nationalists alike. After all, there’s nothing like a bare midriff to get the mullahs up in arms.

While it will never replace the salwar kameez in mass popularity, the sari most certainly does not face the risk of extinction either. Apart from being worn by Parsis and Hindus in Pakistan, it is also donned by women from (non-Punjabi) Urdu-speaking families. “My mother still doesn’t own a formal salwar kameez,” says Amna Jamot, who belongs to a family of middle-class Urdu-speaking migrants. “She wore only saris and it comes naturally to her generation.” But, she admits, it doesn’t come naturally to hers, though she has promised her mother that she’ll “familiarise” herself with the sari soon. That ‘soon’ will probably be somewhere close to the time she gets married.

Not that young girls in Pakistan don’t fantasise about their first sari. The sari has been elevated to the level of the ball gown—the formal dress without which no wedding is complete. For many modern, educated girls, the sari symbolises independence and individuality. Often at the age of 18 they are allowed to wear one to their graduation party, Pakistan’s equivalent of prom night. It’s a sign that they’ve made the transition from school to college and from girlhood to womanhood. The sari fulfils in them the urge to be different, as well as to look mature and elegant. It’s also become an expression of freedom and rebellion for celebrities like Ali Saleem, Pakistan’s most famous cross-dresser. Better known as the persona of Begum Nawazish Ali who hosts a popular talk show on AAJ TV, Ali in his element wears nothing but designer saris with exotic, revealing and fully embellished blouses while he flirts with his guests. The sari becomes a vehicle of exhibitionism for Ali who confesses that his ultimate fantasy is to “die performing on a glass stage in the middle of a vast sea with the whole world watching”!

HopeWins Junior said...


However, wearing a sari has become a statement that works both ways: you wear a sari to be noticed, and wearing one ensures that you are. This has posed a dilemma for some members of the Hindu minority living in Karachi. “I’ve always worn the sari,” says Ira Bai, a Hindu housemaid working in the city’s posh Bath Island. “But my daughter now wears the salwar kameez. She lives in Hyderabad and commutes a lot between cities. Wearing the sari attracts too much unwanted attention.” It helps explain why the younger generation of Hindu Pakistanis tends to limit wearing saris to family celebrations and festivals. The sari also has to compete with the more ‘globalised’ look that many young Pakistani women favour.

One of Pakistan’s trendiest fashion designers, Deepak Perwani, belongs to a Hindu household but confesses a disinterest in reviving saris in Pakistan. He prefers to make risque and funky western outfits that appeal to the hip and rich elite. “I design for the young, and the young in Pakistan don’t wear saris,” he says. Out of every 100 clients only seven or eight will go for one, he adds. “It’s an extremely elegant garment and the salwar kameez can never replace that elegance and style, but the sari belongs to the gentry of Pakistan or the older generation. The old aunties still wear saris but it’s just not practical for the modern woman.” Nevertheless, he adds, he would want his bride to be married in one, whenever he decides to tie the knot.

That’s just it. To the new generation, while the sari in Pakistan has become defunct as a casual dress, it has at the same time been elevated to the official level of the ball gown—the formal dress without which no wedding can be complete. A couple of saris are de rigueur in a trousseau, which is why Umar Sayeed, one of Pakistan’s top-notch bridal couturiers, claims the sari is making a comeback. According to him, it’s the increasing demand for saris for weddings that allows sari-manufacturing areas like Karachi’s Orangi Town to prosper. “Someone must be buying these saris for the production to be on a constant high,” he says. “As a designer I see a 1:3 ratio (of saris to salwar kameezes) and brides from all over Pakistan are coming to us for saris to wear to their Valimas (a traditional dinner hosted by the groom’s parents one day after the main wedding ceremony). The demand for bridal saris is increasing. They are timeless and people realise the worth of investing in them.” Maheen Khan, chairperson of Fashion Pakistan, one of Pakistan’s fashion councils, is one of the few designers who have modernised the sari in an attempt to revive it. She has created the ‘half-sari’, a two piece combination that tucks a separate dupatta into a folded petticoat.

Designer saris in Pakistan, mostly made of delicate French chiffon and embellished, easily sell for over 50,000 Pakistani rupees. Young girls rarely opt for banarsis or other traditional silk weaves, and prefer to wear simpler chiffons or light silks with stylised sleeveless blouses. Women who wish to pick up cotton saris still look towards India for the ultimate stamp of authenticity. While formal saris are bought for the label they come with, everyday wear must bear the ‘Made in India’ tag for them to be considered authentic. Though the sari has undoubtedly seen a revival in Pakistan, in no small measure thanks to the popularity of Indian soaps, it begins to fade out as you go up north. The sari is strongest in the south—an interesting variety can be seen in Karachi, the cosmopolitan city that is home to several different sects and communities. As you go up towards Punjab it’s worn mainly as an extravagant bridal costume, and further up in the North Western Frontier, it gets lost under the folds of the burqa. And it certainly won’t regain its status of yore until we see Begum Musharraf draped in one.

Riaz Haq said...

HWJ: "To the new generation, while the sari in Pakistan has become defunct as a casual dress, it has at the same time been elevated to the official level of the ball gown—the formal dress without which no wedding can be complete."

Sari sales down in India too.

In his 2007 Times Of India op-ed column, Shashi Tharoor wrote that the sari was going the way of the kimono.

“What will happen once the generation of women who grew up routinely wearing a sari every day dies out? The warning signs are all around us now. It would be sad indeed if, like the Japanese kimono, the sari becomes a rare and exotic garment in its own land, worn only to temples and weddings. Perhaps it’s time to appeal to the women of India to save the sari from a sorry fate.”

Riaz Haq said...

FHM magazine readers vote Veena Malik for the top 100 sexiest list, reports TOI:

According to the buzz doing the rounds, Bollywood starlet Veena Malik leaves behind Hollywood hotties in world sexiest women list. She broke all the past record and makes her mark in the list. She beat Hollywood Babes like Kim Kardasian, Britney Spears, Anjelina Jolie, Camaron Diaz, Megan Fox, Paris Hilton as well as her bollywood contemporizes like Poonam Pandey , Sonam Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty in a magazine poll.

Veena Malik said, "I am really excited with the news since it means people are not voting for me only based on my physical looks. They are looking at me in entirety".

Bollywood Bombshell Veena Malik fans from across the globe have voted to make her the sexiest woman in the world. She has been crowned the sexiest woman in the world by a leading men's fashion magazine.

Riaz Haq said...

Here's an ET report on Veena Malik stopping traffic in Bangalore:

Pakistani actor Veena Malik recently caused a traffic jam in Bangalore when she stepped out to shoot her debut Kannada film, Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga on Friday. When the beauty appeared on the sets, the gathering crowd caused a traffic jam, affecting several of the neighbouring business districts.

Although Malik’s presence was kept secret by film-makers, the masses caught a glimpse of her when she first arrived. Around 20,000 screaming fans started congregating around the area, making it impossible for security personnel to manage the crowd or control the traffic. When the solution got completely out of control, the film’s producer called in the police to handle the fans.

Despite the hoards of people surrounding her, Malik seemed to be in high spirits, enjoying all the attention coming her way. The actor, who first became famous from a stint on the Indian version of “Big Boss”, made her way around the crowd gracefully, waving to all her fans and signing autographs.

“This response is unbelievable. I am sure the movie will be a hit,” she later commented.

The film, which also stars Akshay and Anitha Bhat, is a regional remake of Milan Luthria’s blockbuster Dirty Picture released in 2011. Shooting for Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga officially began in studios last week.

This was the second time Malik has been mobbed by her fans. Before this, the actor attracted a large crowd on Fiji Beach, Australia, proving that she has a great fan following all over the world.

Her crazy fans

“I think I have been appreciated a lot. A Pakistani guy wanted to kidnap and marry me – but he was a kid back then,” Veena told The Express Tribune. “Another Pakistani fan used to send me flowers every day. There’s a guy on Twitter who calls himself Mr Veena Malik; I consider him a psycho, for he has hacked my Twitter and email account,” she said.

Riaz Haq said...

Here's a CNN report on first Indian-born playmate whose father is Christian and mother Muslim:

Sherlyn Chopra, the controversial, unstoppable and very expressive Indian model has now beaten them all to be the best thing someone with her ambitions could wish for- being a Playmate!
Sherlyn's all ready to be featured on the worldwide leader of men's erotic magazines, Playboy. So her hiatus from the Bollywood scene isn't because she's on a break- but because she's about to get the biggest break someone with a body like that could wish for. Not just that, she's bonded with the founder of the magazine, Hugh Hefner over the weekend. Don't believe us? Check out Hugh and Sherlyn's Twitter timelines, to be flooded with not only their photo together, but also photos of Sherlyn hanging out with other playmates.
"Playing dominoes with @CrystalHarris @trishafrick @ChelseaRyan_pb @cristalcamden @missashleyhobbs @sherlynchopra," tweeted Hugh, and Sherlyn went on to call Hefner “The most compassionate man on planet Earth!” in her tweet, tagged along with a picture of both of them.
So what most of our Kingfisher babes actually talk about has been achieved by Ms Chopra, whose limited stint in Bollywood shouldn't bother her anymore now. We suppose directors and producers will now line up to sign the lady for their films. Are you listening, Pooja Bhatt and Poonam Pandey?
Also, the unabashed lady is all out with images of her, in the nude- shot during her shoot there. She calls it a liberating experience.
Well, way to go, we say!

Riaz Haq said...

Here's an India Today story on a Canadian-Indian porn star Sunny Leone:

Here's some good news for the fans of Sunny Leone in Pakistan. Her debut Bollywod film Jism 2 will release on Eid in the country.

The official Twitter handle of the film shared the news on the micro-blogging site and wrote, "#Jism2 will release on Eid in Pakistan! :)(sic)."

However, she has no regrets for what she does, and knows her work as a porn star goes against Indian culture. But Sunny Leone says its because the country's younger generation is willing to accept all kinds of people that she has been able to make inroads into the Hindi film industry.

"I did not think that people will like me because of my background, like what I do for my living in the US. I was not sure if it would be accepted here," Sunny, who has made her Bollywood debut with erotic thriller Jism 2 said.

What set the ball rolling for the 31-year-old, Indo-Canadian adult star here was her participation in reality show Bigg Boss 5. She received the offer for Jism 2 via acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, and the spotlight has been on her ever since.

Sunny, who was named among top 12 porn stars of the world by Maxim magazine in 2010, says the prejudices for people in her profession seem to be diminishing in the minds of the youth.

"I think the young generation of people are ready to see someone like me on TV. Otherwise I would not be here. I think one should live life the way they want regardless of what people think about you," she added.

Jism 2, which released Friday, has proved to be beyond just a bold attempt to show skin and sex. Sunny, who is paired with Arunoday Singh and Randeep Hooda in the movie, says she had fallen in love with its script.

"It's been almost 12 years or so... I have done everything under the sun, did everything that is wrong as per Indian culture. (For 'Jism 2'), I fell in love with the story. I loved reading it again and again, and this film will always be special for me," she added.

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Riaz Haq said...

Here's a Reuters' story on underground parties in Pakistan:

Women in short skirts and men with gelled hair bump and grind on a dance floor as a disc jockey pumps up the volume. The air is thick with illicit smoke and shots of hard liquor are being passed around. Couples cuddle and kiss in a lounge.

This is not Saturday night at a club in New York, London or Paris. It is the secret side of Pakistan, a Muslim nation often described in the West as a land of bearded, Islamic hardmen and repressed, veiled women.

Pakistan was created out of Muslim-majority areas in colonial India 65 years ago, and for decades portrayed itself as a progressive Islamic nation. Starting in the 1980s, however, it has been drifting towards a more conservative interpretation of Islam that has reshaped the political landscape, fuelled militancy and cowed champions of tolerance into silence.

But the country remains home to a large wealthy and Westernized elite that, in private, lives very differently.

Every weekend, fashion designers, photographers, medical students and businessmen gather at dozens of parties in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore to push social boundaries in discreet surroundings that would horrify, and enrage, advocates of the stricter brand of Islam.

"This is just epic," said Numair Shahzada, bobbing his head to the beat at a party in a farmhouse outside Islamabad as fitness instructors moonlighting as bouncers looked on. "The light and smoke show is phenomenal."

Young men and women mix freely, dancing, talking or drinking. Some curl up together in quiet areas.

Although alcohol is prohibited in the country, many have brought their own liquor. Whisky is carried in paper bags and vodka is disguised in water bottles arranged along the dance floor.

The party-goers form only a tiny minority of the country's 180 million people, but overall, Pakistan is not repressive. Women can drive, are enrolled in universities and have played prominent roles in politics. Unmarried men and women can interact without risking the wrath of religious police.

People from its most populous province, Punjab, are renowned for their exuberance.

But a conservative form of Islam is chipping away at the tolerance.

A few hours drive from Islamabad's party circuit, parts of remote tribal regions have fallen under the sway of hardline Taliban militants, who dream of toppling the U.S.-backed government and creating a society where revelers would face flogging, or worse....

Anonymous said...

these pakistani girls are so sexy

Anonymous said...

As with most Pakistan media and issues on the web, 90% of visitors are Indians and not Pakistanis at all. It seems that Indians' obsession and hatred for Pakistan is alive and well. They hide behind the anonymity of the internet and pretend. Nothing new here: as a patriotic Pakistani my dream is to seal the Indian border and to awaken my country to make it realize that there are 200 countries in the world today and not just one! I don't want war with India: I don't want anything to do with India and I don't want Indians to do anything with my country!
Pakistan Zinda-Abad!
India - In...who?