“It is very inspiring to witness first-hand, a truly world-class Liberal Arts institution in Pakistan that is addressing the intellectual gap in our society. Institutions like Habib University in that respect are the need of the hour.” said Sultana Siddiqui, who was hosted by Habib University on 1st September, 2022. No less than a media personality herself, Ms. Siddiqui is the founding name behind the successful HUM TV network.
In an interactive session titled “Charting a Journey of Success”, Sultana Apa, as she is popularly referred to, engaged with the HU community, speaking about her career trajectory, life struggles and achieving success in her field.”
She was led by Mr. Wasif Rizvi, President, Habib University for a campus tour and later was accompanied by Zain Saeed, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Communication and Design, Habib University, she was given a tour of Habib University’s Film Studio.
While taking impressions from the staff as to what is Habib University all about and sharing thought-provoking ideas about how important education is for an individual, in this day and age, she showed deeper understanding of what Liberal Arts and their progenies like Literature and Film making. She was inspired by the film projects of the young students and profound they had done.
In this same context, she viewed the fact that young students can most definitely add more values to the fact they are capable of thinking and gearing up for a better future. As a great opportunity was being provided by Habib University.
At the Tariq Rafi Hall, at Habib University, she was introduced to the crowded room filled with students wherein by Ashahad Jokhio, President, Habib University Student Government. The talk titled, ‘Charting a Journey of Success,’ she stated about her own career growth.
From leading a reigning role at PTV, taking challenges on and proving them as major opportunities, she never allowed them to succumb to the outside interference, rather her work ethics stayed strong. So much so that opening up a production house called Moomal Productions she launched her career on a better footing.
But the accolade from the outside work, was a major setback for her at her work station where men felt threatened, and tried to rebuff her progress and growth. She took up the challenge. She made sure, she performed better via hard-work and professionalism. She acknowledges herself, truly humbly and says, “When you are really talented and good at what you do, you eventually shine.”
Most certainly her own story was truly inspiring and she was the one who really inspired the young crowd at Habib University.
Amna Jafarani, Vice President, Habib University Student Government gave a Vote of Thanks, in Siddiqui’s honor and a Memento was given by Mr. Wasif Rizvi, President, Habib University.