What Pakistan’s most stylish women wore on Eid this year

Mahira Khan (Photo Courtesy: Social Media)
Updated 15 August 2019

What Pakistan’s most stylish women wore on Eid this year

  • Blue, white, black and pink were a fun departure from classic neutrals particularly in the summer months
  • Sarees and ghararas were a classic comeback for the sartorial savvy 

Islamabad, August 13th, 2019 — Eid al Adha, coinciding with Pakistan’s Independence Day on August 14 and giving the country a nice holiday week, has been a breeding ground for inspiration on fashion trends. Here is a round-up of some of the trends flaunted by fashionable women from actors to models and stylists. Eid was about classic styles this year!

The Eid Immortal: White

Mahira Khan

Both the Eids this year have fallen in the warmer months of Pakistan’s climate for several years now (and will continue to do so) making white as one of the leading trending colors for the holiday. Lightweight, summer chic and reminiscent of days of yore when white ghararas were commonly seen on South Asian streets, actors Mahira Khan and Navin Waqar posted their white and gold looks on their Instagram, while stylist Maryam Raja posted a more casual take from high-street brand Generation on hers punctuated with hot pink floral embroidery.

Naveen Waqar

Maryam Raja


Summer Pink

Rehmat Jamal

Pink, in all shades and hues, was another top trend color for Eid al Adha. Model Rehmat Ajmal wore a shiny tea pink look from designer Hussain Rehar while the owner of Sassy and photographer Sophiya Salim Khan went for deeper pink paired with a classic organza dupatta. Stylish influencer Noor ul Ain took a page from the past in an old school style baby pink kameez and pant look.

Sophiya Salim Khan

Noor ul Ain


Pink with A Few Yards Twist

Mehek Saeed

Pink was also spotted in cahoots with another trend of Pakistan’s Eid seasons, the saree. The semi-formal saree has made a come back in the last few years particularly when it comes to Eid. Stylist and fashion editor Mehek Saeed rocked a pink floral saree from Generation and actor Iqra Aziz went for a pink saree with gold and black borders.

Iqra Aziz


Bold in Black

Maya Ali

From touches of black to full-on, black was a striking choice for the hot Eid day by many people who have given evening’s staple color a day time twist. Actor Maya Ali wore a stunning and formal black and gold ensemble by designer Faiza Saqlain. Designer Sarah Cheema wore her own creation from her label Atelier de Frower, a black gharara (another trend revival) with a floral printed shirt and simple gold border.

Sarah Cheema


Shades of Blue

Anam Malik

Blue like white and black and pink was a dominant shade among the sartorial savvy, being a fun departure from classic neutrals particularly in the summer months. Model Anam Malik wore a navy blue Elan kaftan style outfit which like Sarah Cheema’s above featured some printed fauna. Actor Saboor Aly went for a splash of blue in a crisp sea shade dupatta from Hira Ali studios while sports reporter and anchor Zainab Abbas went for a bright blue shade by designer Muse.

Saboor Ali

Zainab Abbas 


Indictment postponed for alleged Mumbai attacks' mastermind

Updated 16 min 54 sec ago

Indictment postponed for alleged Mumbai attacks' mastermind

  • JUD chief's indictment on terror financing charges will now take place on Dec. 11
  • Pakistan is striving to convince FATF it is doing its best to curb illicit financial flows

LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court on Saturday could not indict Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the proscribed Jamaat-ud-Dawa organization, since one of his co-accused, Hafiz Zafar Iqbal, could not be brought before the judge by the authorities.
Saeed’s indictment on terror financing charges was expected on December 7, but the court adjourned the case against him after instructing the authorities to produce all accused individuals on the next hearing.
“Hafiz Saeed was produced before the court but the proceedings were adjourned till December 11,” his lawyer, Imran Fazal Gill, told Arab News. “The prosecution had not attached scrutiny report with the challan. The co-accused, Hafiz Zafar Iqbal, could not be produced in the court since he had to attend the proceedings of another case in Gujranwala. That deferred the indictment process.
Saeed was brought to the court amidt high security from Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. It is worth mentioning that the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police has registered 23 complaints against the JuD chief and his accomplices on terror financing charges in various cities of the province.
According to the authorities, Saeed collected funds using various trusts and non-profit organizations to finance terrorism. Under pressure from the international community, Pakistan has been probing JuD and its affiliate organizations.
Saeed is accused of being the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks that claimed about 160 lives in India’s commercial capital. The United Nations Security Council, through a resolution, put sanctions on his organization and declared its office bearers as terrorists.
Implementing the UN resolution, Prime Minister Imran Khan recently directed the authorities to implement the National Action Plan while chairing the National Security Committee’s meeting. Subsequently, investigations were launched against Saeed and his fellows.
The government also took over the religious seminaries and schools run by the trusts operated by Saeed and the JuD.
Pakistan is striving to come out of the FATF grey list and has told the global watchdog that it is doing everything to curb money laundering and terror financing.