Pakistan’s numero uno entertainment network HUM Network Limited celebrated the 16th anniversary of its premier entertainment channel HUM TV, on January 16, 2020 in Islamabad in a special show hosted by the iconic humorist Ahmed Ali Butt and the gorgeous Shifa Yousafzai. The anniversary transmission was attended by prominent faces of the country’s entertainment landscape and dignitaries including DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar, Zulfi Bukhari, Adnan Siddiqui, Bushra Ansari, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Farhan Saeed, Sarah Khan, Vaneeza Ahmed, Momina Duraid, Usman Mukhtar, Sultana Siddiqui President HUM Network Limited and CEO HUM Network Duraid Qureshi. Humayun Saeed, Ali Zafar and others also joined the transmission via video links and congratulated HUM on completing 16 glorious years of pure entertainment. The show simulcasted on HUM TV, HUM Masala and the official YouTube and Facebook pages of HUM, also raised the curtain on HUM TV’s new ID featuring the who’s who of the entertainment industry.
The start of 2021 will witness mega projects by HUM Network that will touch the audiences’ hearts including Raqs-e-Bismil, Raqeeb Se, Phaans, Chupke Chupke, Taana Baan and Sangema to name a few. Through all of its growing years, HUM TV has played a major role in empowering women, showcasing stigmas and issues that people shy away from, presenting them with sensitivity and gaining acceptability with the masses. After the successful inaugural edition of HUM Women Leaders Awards 2020, this year HUM Network will once again celebrate the success stories of our women and women leaders around the world in the second edition.
Most of HUM TV’s content is made to impact the society in a powerful way! The success of its content comes from the subtle ways it approaches taboo topics, creating relatable characters that leave an unforgettable impression, delivering the message while maintaining the essential entertainment factor. It is the uniqueness of the content and the realistic portrayal of the characters, which are loved and followed by a large number of fans, not just in Pakistan but all around the world.
HUM has the credit for being a pioneer in many aspects, be it the first food channel, the first awards show for an entertainment channel, showcasing new talent, creating fashion events on a high scale to taking our industry to the world by organizing awards in different parts of the world.
HUM Women Leaders Award, a first-of-its-kind event to honour and pay tribute to women achievers from Pakistan and abroad will be held on February 19, 2020 at the Governor House, Karachi. The event will be attended by President Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. The announcement was made during a press conference by Sultana Siddiqui, President HUM Network who is also a women’s rights advocate and social activist. She was accompanied by the advisory committee members of HWLA Ameena Saiyid, Rehana Hakim, Amin Hashwani and Dr Huma Baqai.
Speaking on the occasion Sultana Siddiqui said, “Women in Pakistan are not celebrated the way they should be considering their contributions and achievements. HWLA is an effort to project these role models and I would like to thank my esteemed advisory committee, our sponsors and Governor Sindh for making it possible.”
“These awards are being presented to acknowledge and recognize the contributions made by women in Pakistan and abroad to inspire the youth who are waiting in the wings and who can emulate these role models and, in the process, present the real image of Pakistan to the world,” said Ameena Saiyid.
“I am really delighted to be part of this initiative which intends to celebrate and honour women who have made a mark in life and whose stories are very inspiring,” said Rehan Hakim.
“We have a very young population and it is essential to establish role models with diversity and characteristics such as courage and resilience that helps make one successful in life,” said Amin Hashwani.
“Every woman has to put up a fight to achieve success in life. HWLA is an attempt to highlight and present the courage and determination of women achievers to the world and is a huge initiative to inspire young women,” said Dr Huma Baqai.
HUM Women Leaders Award will be held annually and televised on International Women’s Day on HUM globally. HWLA aims to recognize and honour the contributions and achievements of iconic women from Pakistan and around the world who are change makers in their respective fields and a symbol and source of hope, courage, determination and inspiration for women across the globe. These iconic women are mentors and role models for girls who aspire to be achievers. In the words of Melinda Gates ‘Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world’. The aim of these awards is to encourage women to think big and continue the legacy of HUM Network which has always advocated empowerment of women through its content.
The awards ceremony will be preceded by a panel discussion titled ‘Women as Agents of Social Change’ on February 18, 2020 at the Governor House. Moderated by Maria Zulfiqar and Sadaffe Abid, the panel discussion comprises two topics – ‘Women on The Frontlines of a Transforming World’ and ‘Pakistani Women at The Crossroads’. The panelists for the first session include Mehtab Rashdi, Amin Hashwani, Dr Fouzia Saeed and Nazish Brohi, and Samina Baig, Omer Aftab, Khadija Siddiqui and Anis Haroon for the latter.
Photo Credits: Ahsan Qureshy
Pakistan’s numero uno entertainment network HUM Network Limited, celebrated the 15th anniversary of its premier entertainment channel HUM TV, on January 17, 2020 in Karachi in a special transmission of Subh Se Agay. The anniversary transmission was attended by prominent faces of the country’s entertainment landscape including Imran Ashraf, Mawra Hocane, Sami Khan, Danish Nawaz, Khushbakht Shujaat, Mohammad Ehteshamuddin, Usman Mukhtar, Ali Safina, Senator Faisal Javed Khan, Sultana Siddiqui President HUM Network Limited and CEO HUM Network Duraid Qureshi. The veteran Bushra Ansari and Hamza Ali Abbasi participated in the transmission via teleconference.
Congratulating HUM on its 15th anniversary, President Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi said “HUM has always been unique in presenting topics that highlight social issues to bring awareness amongst people. Its approach in presenting such topics while maintaining the entertainment factor makes it popular not only in Pakistan but throughout the world. HUM Network deserves congratulations for maintaining its high standards.”
The start of 2020 will witness mega projects by HUM Network that will touch the audiences’ hearts including HUM Style Awards, HUM Showcase, Pyar Ke Sadqey – a play that brings sensitive issue of mental harassment by family members onto mainstream television, Zebaish, Kashaf and Dilruba to name a few. After the successful shows in Dubai, Canada and U.S.A, this year will also witness Pakistan’s biggest television awards, HUM Awards which will be staged in one of the most iconic destinations – London, England.
Through all of its growing years, Hum TV has played a major role in empowering women, showcasing stigmas and issues that people shy away from, presenting them with sensitivity and gaining acceptability with the masses. This year HUM Network will celebrate success stories of our women and women leaders around the world in a one-of-a-kind awards show, HUM Women Leaders Award, 2020.
Most of HUM TV’s content is made to impact the society in a powerful way! The success of its content comes from the subtle ways it approaches taboo topics, creating relatable characters that leave an unforgettable impression, delivering the message and all the while maintaining their entertainment factor. It is the uniqueness of the content or the truth in the characters, who are loved and followed by a large number of fans, not just in Pakistan but all around the world.
Hum TV has the credit for being a pioneer in many aspects, be it the first food channel, the first awards show for an entertainment channel, showcasing new talent, creating fashion events on a high scale to taking our industry to the world by organizing awards in different parts of the world, or breaking rating records.
Karachi, November 15th 2019: Hum Network Limited proudly announces the 4th edition of Hum Style Awards to take place on 25thJanuary, 2020. HSA being the biggest night of fashion with a focus on style and entertainment that aims to not only showcase the industry in the best light possible, but also to reward excellence.
In 3 short years, Hum Network has established Hum Style Awards as a credible award platform that is both highly coveted and appreciated for their sincerity and focus on quality. This 4th edition aims to be no different by continuing to be a glamorously elegant affair filled with charm, energy, and entertainment.
What further sets HSA apart as a platform amongst a plethora is its relentless focus on showcasing and rewarding deserving individuals from fashion and entertainment, in its entirety. Regardless of them being multifaceted businesses or individual excellence, be it personal style or creative expression in terms of design.
Hum TV’s President Sultana Siddiqui, who is the beacon behind the TV Network’s consistent efforts to redefine and re-articulate the entertainment propositions, said the following with regards to raising the bar for the whole industry by supporting the individuals and brands that make it happen:
“The idea behind these awards primarily is to showcase, acknowledge and reward the most deserving candidates of the entertainment and fashion industry. And we as a network are the sole and proud pioneers of establishing a platform as a credible as HSA, while not neglecting the entertainment needs of our audience. This year with our fourth edition of HSA we aim to continue with our efforts to maintain complete transparency and fairness, with regards to the whole selection criteria and the voting mechanism. Also, ensuring the individuality of HSA’s prestigious jury, because at Hum Network we believe that credibility is the only way to thrive and grow.”
This year awards shall be given out in 19 distinct Categories:
- Best Model Female 2018- 2019
- Best Model Male 2018- 2019
- Hair & Makeup Artist Of The Year 2018 – 2019
- Fashion Photographer Of The Year 2018- 2019
- Rising Star 2018 – 2019
- Retail Label Of The Year – Apparel 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Lawn 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Pret Wear 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Demi-Couture 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Menswear 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Bridal 2018 – 2019
- Most Stylish Television Host
- Most Stylish Performer
- Most Stylish Sports Personality
- Style Icon 2018 – 2019
- Most Stylish Actor Television – Female
- Most Stylish Actor Television – Male
- Most Stylish Actor Film – Female
- Most Stylish Actor Film – Male
HSA’s 4th edition is considering portfolio’s from June, 2018 – May, 2019 for this year. Brands/Individuals who still need to submit their portfolios, can contact Hum Style Awards at email@example.com and deadline is December 20th, 2019.
Besides celebrating great artistry and excellence in Entertainment and Fashion, HSA will feature some great dance and singing performances. The Press and PR for the event itself shall be handled by Take II PR.
About HNL: HUM Network Limited was launched on January 17, 2005, with its flagship channel, HUM TV. In a short span of 11 years, HNL has become the number one general entertainment network of Pakistan by creating a niche for itself with its stellar productions and for highlighting social issues and educating the masses. HNL plays are bagging awards for best TV plays consecutively since its inception and its popularity has gone beyond borders and is being watched all over the world including UK, Middle East, North Africa, North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. HNL also boasts the first 24-hour food channel in South Asia, HUM Masala, the ever popular Style 360 – the most sought after platform for fashion and lifestyle, and HUM Sitaray, a rapidly growing family-based entertainment channel catering to multiple genres of drama serials, soaps, sitcoms, fashion shows, game shows and much more. Other than the channels, HNL also boasts its own publications including the highest circulated culinary magazine, Masala TV Food Mag. HUM Network Limited is Pakistan’s only publicly listed entertainment network on Pakistan Stock Exchange.
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