Pakiography- An illustration of Pakistan (Feb - 2011)

In the forgotten times when the mist of chaos and confusion captivates every young mind, Sha’oor-The society Air University has taken an initiative to revive the spirit of Patriotism and has launched a new project called PAKIOGRAPHY - An illustration of Pakistan. As the name suggests Pakiography is an all Pakistan photography and video making competition. The society has brought in a platform for the youth of Pakistan to exhibit their love, commitment, dedication and patriotism through their creative eye.

After 3 months of consistent struggle and teamwork, the first Pakiography took place on February 20th at Sir Syed memorial hall Islamabad. The themes given to participants were Meray Quaid, Pakistan-as I see it and Pakistan ka matlab kiya. Sha’oor received amazing and breathtaking photographs/videos from 50 institutes of Pakistan. A total of 11 videos and 140 photographs were received which were highly appreciated and loved by the audience and our judge panel. The event was attended by some noticeable personalities including MD shaheen---- who was also the chief guest of the event, Director Student affairs Air University AVM Tariq Mateen, Senior Dean Dr. Zafar Koreshi, Dean social sciences madam Abida Hassan, honourable faculty of social sciences AU, Proctor Chairman Nadra Mr. Tariq Malik, Deputy Director CDA Mr. Choudhary Saleem and teams from Nadra, CDA and Zong attended the event.

The event was anchored by the famous former student of AU Hasan Akbar and NUPSA’s official Fatima Rizwi. The event formally began with the welcome address by vice president Sha’oor society Sapna Jawid after which the photography and video slideshow began. Not to forget the wonderful team of AUMS (Air University Music Society) that not only entertained the audience by singing nationalistic songs but also proved to be active organizers of the event. Our judge panel consisted some top ranked photographers of Pakistan M.Ehtesham, Ahmed Jalbani and Awais Yaqoob. The event was attended by a famous photographer and canon ambassador Pakistan Dodi Baba. The students who won are:-


Short Filming

1st prize (30,000 Rs/-)
Samina Farooq, Bahria University
1st prize (40,000 Rs/-)
Air/Bahria joint Venture
2nd prize (15,000 Rs/-)
Aleem Ahmed, IM sciences, Peshawer
2nd prize (25,000 Rs/-)
Fatima Jinnah Women University

Sha’oor society is very thankful to its sponsors NADRA, CDA, EMP and FM 89. The administration of Air university has been very supportive in the event. Pakiography has really evoked the youth to critically analyze the vision of the creation of Pakistan, moreover it has tried to empower youth’s point of view internationally. In addition to this it has not only invested tremendous efforts to promote positive image of Pakistan but it has revived love for the motherland through revitalizing its history from the lens of Pakiography.

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Event Pictures :

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