The organizers of the 2nd annual Pakistan International Screen Awards (PISA’21) to take place at the stunning Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, on November 5, 2021 have revealed the names of its prestigious Jury members for PISA ’21.
The impetus of the annual PISA is to honour excellence of Pakistan’s most celebrated artists from the Entertainment, Music, Fashion and Social Media industries; and Mesmerize Events’ commitment under the aegis of its CEO and Founder Mr. Faisal Khan to celebrate Pakistan’s leading talent on an international platform.
One of the strengths of PISA is its autonomous and transparent approach with the selection of its renowned and respected Jury members who have carved a credible niche in their respective fields.
This year’s prestigious seven-member Jury includes leading veteran actors; fashion, music and entertainment journalists, critics, researchers, analysts and celebrity social media influencers.
THE JURY MEMBERS of PISA ’21
Heading the pack is much-acclaimed veteran actor, director, producer and writer JAVED SHEIKH who in his close to five decades-long career has created a palpable impact; while continuing to contribute to the entertainment industry and remaining supremely viable and relevant.
Critic and analyst AAMNA HAIDER ISANI, Publisher and Editor-at-Large at ‘Something Haute’ and Editor ‘Instep’ The News, brings over 20 years of experience in covering Fashion and Entertainment, giving her an intimate and circumspect purview of the inner workings of the industries she expertly covers.
HASSAN CHOUDARY, Managing Editor and Co-Publisher of ‘Something Haute’ is a widely recognized TV critic and well-respected talk show host whose easy banter with celebrities is countered with objective professionalism.
Leading Fashion and Entertainment Journalist MALIHA REHMAN who works for the Dawn Media Group brings an astute sharp eye and a balanced equanimity, rendering her one of the most prominent and credible journalists in her fields, particularly indispensable with regards to the Fashion category.
Quetta-based journalist RAFAY MAHMOOD’s work and expertise has revolved around the creative industries and the study of celebrity culture and fandom; giving him a deep insight into Viewer’s Choice popularity in the myriad genres
Musician and writer ALI RAJ brings an unique perspective with his research studies on North Indian musical traditions and the relationship with Indo-Islamic aesthetics and technology, offering stellar discernment and appreciation with regards to the Music category.
WAQAR ZAKA is regarded as one of the most pervasive and inspiring social media influencers as well as being a lively entertainer and popular TV show host whose experience will be invaluable in the Best YouTuber and Best Influencer categories respectively.
The seven-member jury will help nominate and finalize the myriad of Critics’ Choice and Viewers’ Choice winners in the categories of Film; Television; Music; Fashion and Best YouTuber and Best Influencer as well as awarding The Life Time Achievement Award to a male and female honouree respectively.