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Faisal Qureshi

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Profile
Faisal Qureshi (born 16 August, 1964 in Karachi) is a Pakistani entrepreneur, electrical engineer, and a founder chair person of a non-profit organization Loose Ends Pakistan, anchor person of several TV talk shows, currently including Loose Ends on Business Plus and Ankahi on Samaa TV, and formerly Breakfast at Dawn on Dawn News, and founder chairperson of the high IQ society Mensa Pakistan, along with being the ex-Chairman of P@SHA - the Pakistan Software Houses Association.

Family
Faisal lives in Karachi with his wife and parents. He is married to Reema Siddiqui, an event planner and partner in J&S3 Communications. He has two elder siblings.

Education
Faisal attended Christ the King School and Saint Paul's English High School in Karachi, for his primary education. He then attended Habib Public School from 1973 to 1979, from where he passed his matric. He then attended Dayaram Jethamal Science College between 1979 and 1982 for his F.Sc.After completing his secondary education in Pakistan, from 1979 to 1981 he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical engineering. During this time he was active with various student organizations like The Union International Committee and the International Students Association, of which he was also the chair person for one year.

Occupation
Faisal is the Chief Executive of Kolachi Advanced Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner that provides ISV/Software and Mobility solutions. Kolachi specialists in trading technologies and order management systems;its customized trading suite XTreme consists of comprehensive order and execution management, routing and reporting suites for hedge funds, investment managers and brokerages, along with buy side and sell side FIX engines.Faisal is also the Managing Director of Blue Ice Technologies Television personality, Pakistani Businessman, Motivator, Life Coach, Micro blogger, electrical engineer

Bange Dara
Faisal has launched his new show Bange Dara on News One. The show started on Monday 29-June-2009. Bange Dara "The call of the marching bell" or "The call of the caravan" was the first Urdu philosophical poetry book by Allama Iqbal. Bange Dara will air every week-night at 11:00PM Pakistan Time and rerun Tuesday-Saturday at 7:10AM and 02:05PM.

Ankahi
Faisal Qureshi anchored a talk show "Ankahi" on Samaa TV, between April 2008 and June 2009. Ankahi gained tremendous popularity among the educated middle class, students, youth, and the general population of Pakistan, because this was the only show that addressed their REAL PROBLEMS, at a time when prime-time media was obsessed with taking the easy way out, i.e. political argument shows. Ankahi was a platform for the patriot in all of us and focuses on varying subjects which can be candidly discussed for the much needed re-education of today’s misinformed Pakistani. Ankahi ended on 05-June-2009. Ankahi shows can be downloaded from The Ankahi Library and www.pkaffairs.com

Breakfast At Dawn
Faisal hosted the morning show on Dawn News TV, Breakfast at Dawn with co-host Ayeshah Alam. The casual yet crisp talk show focused on current affairs, sport, business, health, etc. and was aired on weekdays on Dawn News, a Pakistani News Channel run by the Dawn Group of Newspapers.

Loose Ends TV Show
Faisal co-hosted the popular TV show Loose Ends aired on Business Plus every weekend from 19 May 2006 to 31 March 2007. Loose Ends highlighted common issues often neglected in Pakistan and tried to give encouragement to people to make a difference in their lives and their environment. The show gained immense popularity due to Faisal's cynical style and quick wit. Its increasing viewership was evident from the presence on its website's discussion forums. His co-hosts on the show were Umar Sheikh, Tania Khan and Reema Faisal.

Various appearances
Faisal Qureshi keeps appearing as a guest on various TV shows, in his capacity as a social-worker, reformer, youth-leader, and thinker.

Organizations


Personality Quotient
Faisal is an experienced trainer in public speaking, presentation and communication skills that made him start his personal training venture Personality Quotient. Personality Quotient training workshops are either open house public workshops or are customized and developed for a specific organization to cater to specific objectives, be it communication, Selling techniques, Delegation skills or simply team building amongst members.Faisal likes to travel around the country on his own expense, to motivate the youth at schools, colleges, and universities. He believes in inspiring the future leaders of Pakistan to prepare themselves and be motivated for this inevitable duty that awaits them.

People's Action Movement
P.A.M. is the culmination of all of Faisal's efforts so far, to motivate Pakistan's bourgeois to become an active stake-holder in the country's future. Details can be found on the P.A.M. Website or the P.A.M. Forum.

Mensa Pakistan

Faisal was the founder chair person of Mensa Pakistan from 1995 to 1998. Mensa is an international society whose only qualification for membership is a score in the top 2% of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. Faisal became a member of Mensa International and started the Pakistan chapter of the organization in 1995.

Loose Ends Pakistan
Faisal is a founding member of Loose Ends Pakistan, a non-profit organization targeted towards arousing a desire to change among the youth in Pakistan. Loose Ends Pakistan, a by-product of the TV show Loose Ends, was registered in January 2007, and aims to identify and foster capabilities of socially aware people for the benefit of society and humanity. The increasing popularity of the talk show gathered together a group of followers on Loose Ends website forum, who decided to create a platform for channelizing their energies into something positive, giving birth to the society.

Social Media
Faisal has the most popular and active profile on facebook, with "almost" 5000 friends, which is FB's upper limit. He microblogs prolifically on facebook, Twitter as well as on his LifeStream. Faisal also authors a more detailed blog.

Faisal's social media footprint can be found on dandyid.
 
 
 
 
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