Hadiqa Kiani Walks For Indian Designer Charu Parashar @ B.C.W 2012

Hadiqa Kiani Walks For Indian Designer Charu Parashar @ B.C.W 2012
Pakistani pop singer Hadiqa Kiani walks for Charu Parashar's show at the Bridal Couture Week 2012 in Lahore. Indian designer Charu Parashar opened the Bridal Couture Week 2012 at Lahore by showcasing her dazzling collection of bridal lehnagas and saris on the Day 1 of the show. She displayed her latest collection of bridal couture that left the audience spellbound. Renowned Pakistani singer, songwriter and model Hadiqa Kiani was the showstopper of the show and was seen confidently walking the ramp wearing a green lehanga. At the end of the show, Hadiqa spoke to DT from Lahore and shared her experience of walking the ramp, "I was introduced to Charu through an Indian friend. When I met Charu first time I found her to be an extremely calm and collective person and her work is not only embellished with intricate designs but also with sheer honesty and purity. It is needless to say, that its clear reflection of her humble down to earth personality. To me , green is one of the colours of spirituality and I couldnt have felt this humbled. Wearing Charu's finely crafted work of art was a highly overwhelming experience. It was a wonderful experience to walk the ramp as showstopper and the non stop applause throughout by the crowd was a proof of its own. Finally, I 'm really glad that my song kamlee'' gelled well while I walked the ramp . Overall it was a moving experience."Charu who got back home on Sunday from Lahore shared with us,'It was one of the most memorable moment of my life to visit Pakistan.I never imagined that I shall ever get the opportunity to showcase my collection across the border. The response was stupendous. I was so touched with the hospitality, warmth and love people showed towards me.It was a different experience for me and my husband Anupam who had also accompanied with me for the show at Lahore. It was a very short trip so we could hardly go around teh city but we did meet lot of people from the fashion fraternity and everyone appreciated my collection. Hadiqa and the models did a very good job on the ramp , the show was a hit because of the entire team work. I personally thank Sultana Siddique, president of HUM TV channel for hosting such a grand event and making it so special for us. I strongly believe that sometimes when you perform beyond everyones expectations its seriously overwhelming and you feel more estatic about it."
Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Hadiqa Kiani Performs At World Polio Day - In Association with UNICEF

LAHORE: A musical concert was arranged in connection with World Polio Day on Wednesday to pay tributes to individuals, partners of the government, international organisations and community members who have contributed in the fight against the disease. Hadiqa Kiani and Noori Group performed at the concert, organised at Royal Palm Country Club by the city district government in collaboration with UNICEF. Speaking on the occasion, UNICEF official Rana Mushtaq said that the fight against polio could not be considered over until the last child has been immunised against the disease. He said the year 2012 has shown an improvement with regard to controlling polio cases as compared to 2011. Health Director General Inamul Haq said that World Polio Day provides an opportunity to renew the promise of achieving a world free of polio.
“With 99 percent of the work done, it is more important than ever that we remain committed to eradicating the disease,” he said.Hadiqa Kiani and Noori Group said that this was honour for them to perform at this concert and to extend their support for polio-eradication initiatives.
Source: www.dailytimes.com.pk
Here are some photos from the event.

Jab Say Tum - Hadiqa Kiani feat Irfan Kiani

The brother-sister duo, comes out with a smash hit soothing romantic single called, "Jab Say Tum"
The music video directed by Sohail Javed is a performance based video that has been shot in a simple way yet very appealing way. Hadiqa Kiani & Irfan Kiani look amazing in the video where hadiqa is looking younger than ever. This woman never ages and the overall look seems priceless. 
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=f8gZCKc_cmU
Video/Song- Review: http://www.pakium.com/2012/09/07/jab-sey-tum-hadiqa-kiani-feat-irfan-review
Following are some Video Stills From the Video:

Hadiqa Kiani UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Visits Thatta, Sindh (for post flood relief efforts)

Karachi: United Nations Development Programme’s National Goodwill Ambassador, Hadiqa Kiani visited communities of district Thatta of Sindh Province and interacted with village women, children, elders and other beneficiaries of UNDP support in restoring their socio-economic conditions with enhanced sustainability and disaster-resilience. 

Hadiqa was accompanied by the UNDP team led by the Country Director, Toshihiro Tanaka as well as local implementing partner representatives from Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) Pakistan and Sindh Rural Support Program (SRSP). The localities visited included Makli, Allahdino Khaskheli and Suleman Jutt village. Thatta is among the 29 districts affected by floods in 2010 where UNDP has implemented an Early Recovery programme through financial support from the Government of Japan, EU, USAID, AusAid, Government of Italy, Government of Kuwait and COFRA foundation. Hadiqa visited the display centre for handicrafts produced by beneficiaries of Makli. The centre was established through HANDS for enhancing the linkages of local village women groups with the main markets of Thatta city. Hadiqa and the UNDP team were also welcomed by the children, members of community and disaster risk management committee of the village Suleman Jutt supported through SRSP. One of the main objectives of the visit was to highlight the importance of linking Early Recovery interventions with climate change mitigation, adaptation strategy and disaster management at the community level. In this regard, Hadiqa visited the biogas plants established through WWF which provide rural poor families with sustainable access to alternate renewable energy, which is clean and requires no running cost. She also interacted with the staff of Disaster Management Center established by HANDS.  
This center has provided capacity building support to the communities and strengthened the preparedness and ability to respond to any possible disasters. Addressing a community gathering, Hadiqa said, “I am pleased to meet all of you. I appreciate UNDP’s efforts in introducing environmental awareness and the ability to respond to any future disasters.” She also underlined the importance of disaster risk reduction and environment. “I am impressed by the efforts of the communities which have shown resilience and cooperation in rebuilding their lives”. Hadiqa previously led the campaign with UNDP to raise awareness about environmental issues. “We are grateful to Hadiqa for her personal commitment and selfless efforts in helping the disaster-hit communities. She is a wonderful and admirable person and demonstrates a role model for Pakistani youth to follow,” said Toshihiro Tanaka, UNDP Country Director. “In partnership with UN agencies, NGOs, donors and the Government, we will continue to give support to local and national capacity building in creating more resilient and sustainable society that adapt and mitigate climate change risks through community based disaster risk management and providing sustainable renewable energy.”
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LIVE in Amsterdam 2012 - Hadiqa Kiani

The third Pakistan Cultural and Sports Festival (Mela-2012) was held in Amsterdam on 3rd June 2012. Organized by the Pakistani Dutch community with the support of the Embassy of Pakistan, Mela 2012 was a sequel to the earlier two festivals held in The Hague in 2010 and 2011. Mela 2012 presented a welcome opportunity to Pakistani and other communities living in the Netherlands to come together and promote inter-cultural understanding through a fun-full day of cultural hues, sports, music and lots of delicious Pakistani food. The event attracted thousands from various communities living in The Netherlands. The event was inaugurated by Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Stadsdeelvoorzitter Achmad Baadoud of Gemeente Amsterdam. In his address, Ambassador Chaudhry greatly appreciated the positive spirit and energy displayed at the Mela by Pakistani Dutch community. He also presented shields to the organizing committee and sponsors.

Mela 2012 showcased rich Pakistani culture: sports, music, cuisine, and attractions for children and women. A fashion show exhibited Pakistani banarsi dresses. Music was played throughout the day, culminating in a musical evening featuring the leading singer Hadiqa Kiani. Despite the intermittent showers, the Festival venue remained jam packed with audience throughout the day. Families turned out in large numbers to feast themselves on the Pakistani food and enjoy traditional sports. The Mela reached its climax in the evening when Hadiqa Kiani enthralled the audience with her popular and hit national and regional songs. Imran Khan (a popular local singer) also fascinated the audience with his popular songs. The other local music talent also entertained the audience throughout the day.

The Pakistani Dutch community has welcomed the support of the Embassy of Pakistan in organizing Mela 2012 in Amsterdam. 

The Hague
3 June 2012.

Hadiqa Kiani's Wardrobe was done by famous Pakistani Fashion Designer: Ali Xeeshan.
(Courtesy: embassyofpakistan.com)

Hadiqa Kiani - New Brand Ambassador of Quiz

Pop singer Hadiqa Kiani has signed in to become the new face to leading UK retailer brand QUIZ. UK based fashion label Quiz offers stylish clothing to women. Recently the brand has introduced its new summer collection of outfit, shoes and accessories at its stores at Vogue Towers MM Alam Road Lahore and Mall of Lahore. The launch was marked by Pakistan’s style icon Hadiqa Kiani who is a loyal client of the QUIZ and now its brand ambassador as well. Hadiqa Kiani was officially introduced to the media with a press conference held in Quiz outlet Mall of Lahore.Hadiqa Kayani told, “I have always shopped at Quiz since 2010 and the reason behind my affiliation with Quiz is that I can easily relate to myself with the designs. They are trendy, stylish and easy to wear. As I call myself a free spirit and love to play with colours, therefore, I prefer to wear those outfits that exhibit my personality and Quiz is the brand that I can always bank upon.” Many media personalities also attended the Quiz event that was managed and covered by Encyclomedia PR.

Video Courtesy E-News (link): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQZXDa0fYKk

Hadiqa Kiani in COKE STUDIO (Season5)

Hadiqa Kiani performed Bulleh Shah's poetry in her melodic heart wrenching vocals and showed her true vocal abilities in Coke Studio Season 5. We humbly thank Coke Studio & Rohail Hayatt for the wise decision of picking hadiqa kiani's, "kamli" to start of this season. Could it get any better than this? But wait! Is there more of Hadiqa Kiani to come in Coke Studio season 5? 
The answer is definitely YES and as much as people seem to love Kamli, it is without a doubt that Hadiqa herself has set her stakes higher and we all would be expecting another soul touching song produced within the musical vicinity of Coke Studio through Hadiqa Kiani's voice. In case you all missed out Coke Studio 5 episode1, here it is:
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oGSq6iGSjQ


People have been highly anticipating this and so it is, here - finally. 
Hadiqa Kiani Signature Salon. NOW OPEN!


Hadiqa Kiani - Hamid Mir Show

Hadiqa's brief comments on the state of Pakistan in 2012 and the revolution that may soon come on Capital Talk (Hadiqa@1minute). For those of you who have missed out on this. Here is the link:

Hadiqa Kiani L'Oreal Paris Fashion Show, Pakistan

Hadiqa Kiani walked the ramp as the showstopper alongside famous ufone TVC star ADEEL AT THE BRIDAL COUTURE  L’Oréal Paris - Pakistan Fashion show FOR THE DESIGNER SONIA AZHAR.

Hadiqa Kiani Set to Launch Her Salon

After having a successful singing career in Pakistan, famous Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiani has geared up to launch a beauty salon. The multi-linguist versatile singer of the hit song Buhay Barian,Hadiqa Kiani has also decided to set her own business in world of fashion. She is about to launch her own beauty salon very soon. Reportedly, Hadiqa Kiani is at her full endeavors to launch beauty salon in January 2012. We wish best of luck to Hadiqa Kiani for opening her beauty salon.

Hadiqa in -50 Most Desirable Women Of South Asia

This year, South Asia’s most desirable women’s list came up with three most charming and dashing celebrities of Pakistan. The name of these glamorous models and actresses were Humaima Malick, renowned model, Mehreen Syed and the stylish singer Hadiqa Kiani who won the 8th, 18th and 30th position respectively. As Asia’s most desirable women’s list is always assembled by Asjad Nazir, he made this year’s too by the polling method. The amazing thing about this rating was that beautiful Humaima Malick maintained eighth position by beating Bollywood’s renowned stars Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Jacqueline Fernandez Anushka Sharma, Malika Sherawat, and Lara Dutta. They were the only 3 Pakistanis to make the list. Congratulations to all the ladies!

Hadiqa Kiani (Khi concert) 2011

hadiqa kiani rocked the crowd at a concert held in khi, maritime 2011.

Cynosure - Hadiqa Kiani (2011)

Hadiqa Kiani branding for CYNOSURE (Eid-ul-Azha 2011 collection)

Cynosure choses the versatile Hadiqa Kiani for their Eid ul Azha, winter collection 2011
and celebrated its 20th Anniversary.  
The Photo shoot was done by, Khawar Riaz. 

HADIQA Showstops - BRIDAL Couture Week 2011

Designer: Rabani & Rakha
Bridal Couture Week, 2011, Lahore.
Location: Pearl Continental, Lahore.

Hadiqa Kiani On the show, "Khawar'n'Law"

Hadiqa Kiani appeared on the show, "Khawar n Law (episode3)", 
hosted by the famous Pakistani photographer, Khawar Riaz on A-Plus, Channel. 

For the full episode click the link, below: ♥

Green Scarf Campaign

Global celebrities wear green scarves in solidarity with Afghan women

Published: 6 October 2011

Famous women and men from throughout the world including British actress Helen Mirren and Pakistani singer and songwriter Hadiqa Kiani are backing the new Green Scarves for Solidarity campaign, which calls on world leaders to keep their promises to Afghan women 10 years since the start of military intervention in Afghanistan.

The campaign calls on people around the world to wear a green scarf to show their support for Afghan women. Green scarves are the symbol of the Afghan Women’s Network, a leading women’s organization in Afghanistan, whose members wear green scarves as a show of strength and unity.
Other famous supporters include German-born television presenter Kristiane Backer, Iranian film directors Samira, Hana, Mohsen and Marziyeh Makhmalbaf, Spain’s Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, and Nashwa Al Ruwaini, who has been dubbed the “Oprah of the Middle East.”
The protection of women’s rights was promoted as a positive outcome of the international intervention which began on 7 October 2001, but the campaign says that there are mounting fears that the gains women have made are in danger of slipping away. There are now 2.7 million girls in school and women are back at work. But the number of women in the civil service has dropped from 31 percent in 2006 to 18.5 percent in 2010 and more than 87 percent of Afghan women have experienced some form of violence.
The Green Scarves campaign calls on world leaders to renew their promises to Afghan women at December’s Bonn Conference, which will set the course for Afghanistan beyond the withdrawal of international troops by the end of 2014. The campaign calls on world leaders to pledge that any political settlement with the Taliban and other armed groups will explicitly guarantee women’s rights; to ensure that women play an active role in any peace negotiations, and to renew efforts to improve women’s access to basic services, such as health and education.