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Huma casts a spell on audience with her songs

By a staff reporter / 20 March 2007

DUBAI — Zille Huma, daughter of the late legendary Melody Queen of Pakistan, Noor Jahan, captivated the audience during her live performance held at the Radisson SAS Hotel on March 16.

Organised by the Pakistan Association Ladies Wing, Dubai, the charity event raised an amount of Dh100,000 which will be divided equally among two charity establishments.

“We held the function to raise funds for the Zia Siddiqui and Depilex ‘Smile Again’ Foundations. A total Dh50,000 will be given to each foundation within a week,” said Naheed Nafees, Chairperson of PALW.

The function titled ‘Tribute to Madam Noor Jahan’ was  attended by over 500 people and was compered by renowned Pakistani TV artiste Behroz Sabzwari.

The function was attended by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE Ahsanullah Khan and Consul General Abdul Hameed, as well as representatives of Pakistan Association and students of City School.

Huma sang for over three and a half hours while taking repeating requests for old numbers including Mujh se pehli si mohabbat mere mehboob na mang and Awaaz de kahan hai.

Both the songs are classics rendered for old films by Madam Noor Jehan who breathed her last in Karachi on December 20, 2000.

Says Huma, “I was lucky because I was raised by a mother who had ruled the music industry in Pakistan for almost half a century.” The event was managed by Dream Advertising.

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