FAME launched at Depilex to help quake victims
By Shoaib Ahmed
LAHORE: Several luminaries from fashion, art, entertainment and media attended the Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment’s (FAME) launching ceremony at Depilex.
The ceremony was a follow up of last week’s meeting and was meant to raise funds for the FAME Relief Fund. Fashion gurus, artists and media representatives attended last week’s meeting to make a strategy to help victims and decided to launch FAME.
FAME will collect donations for victims and help in their rehabilitation in the affected areas. The fashion industry and people from art, media and entertainment will try assisting the victims through the organisation.
Mussarat Misbah of Depilex said that FAME, a welfare organisation, would not only work for the quake victims, but it would participate in relief operations whenever necessary. “Asia Saail, photographer Abdul Qayyum, publisher Shakir Mehmood, Style Duniya’s owner Naeem Qamar, publisher Tahir Saeed, fashion designer Zubair Kumman and my self founded FAME,” she said.
She said FAME had made a six-month plan and it would hold a mega event each month in this regard. She distributed forms among the participants and said that FAME members would be contacted and told about the organization’s schedule, who in return would give their opinions about relief operations.
Former National College of Arts (NCA) principal Saleema Hashmi praised Pakistan’s young people and said, “Hats off to young people for the way they helped quake victims and participated in relief operations.”
TV artist Samina Ahmed said that FAME would initially concentrate on relief operations and then on rehabilitation programmes. She said that FAME had allowed the fashion industry and people from various walks of life to help victims in the affected areas.
Film actress Reema said that he campaign was a wonderful idea and she would always be there to help the organisation. TV personality Naveed Shehzad said that she would try her best to support FAME.
Actress Shehnaz Sheikh said that she had plans to visit the affected areas with volunteers and teach children.
Film actor Faisal Rehman, singer Fareeha Pervaiz, actor Noman Ijaz, singer Waris Baig, TV actor Adeel Hashmi, film actress Laila, writer and journalist Munoo Bhai, poet Amjad Islam Amjad, writer and film producer Asif Ali Pota, actor Usman Peerzada, fashion designer Sara Salman, fashion photographer Abdul Qayum, fashion photographer Tony and fashion designer Zubair Kumman were also there.