The Board of Directors
Hum Network

The Board of Directors

Mr. Mazhar ul Haq Siddiqui (Chairman)

Mr. Siddiqui is one of Pakistan's senior most civil servants and an eminent educationist. He has held many senior positions with the Government of Pakistan.

He has served in the Tax department in various capacities including the Commissioner of Income Tax. He served the Provincial Governments as Secretary Education, Finance and Service and General Administration Departments.

He has served the Federal Government as Secretary Establishment, Economic Affairs, Education, Management Services, Economic Affairs Statistics and Youth Affairs Divisions. He also served as Vice Chancellor of Sindh University during 1984-88 and 2001-2008. He also held the positions of Chairman, National Insurance Corporation and Member, Federal Public Services Commission.

Air Cdre. Munawar Alam Siddiqui, SI (M), TI (M) (Retd.) (Director)

Mr. Munawar Alam Siddiqui retired as an Air Commodore from the Pakistan Air Force in 2003. His last post was Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Administration) at Pakistan Air Force Headquarters. For his meritorious services to the PAF, he was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military).

He was commissioned in the GD(P) Branch of the Pakistan Air Force in 1974. He is a qualified flying instructor and has flown over 8000 hours on different aircraft including C-130, Boeing-707 and Dassault Falcon 20. He has served as a VVIP and Presidential pilot during his tenure of service and has held various key Command and Staff appointments in the PAF. He served as Director of Air Transport at Air Headquarters from 1996 to 1998 and commanded an operational air force base with over 8,500 personnel from 2000 to 2002.

Mr. Siddiqui holds an M. Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, an M. Sc. in Strategic Studies from Karachi University, a B. Sc. (Honours) in War Studies from Karachi University and B. Sc. Avionics from Peshawar University. He is also an alumna of the National Defence College.

Mr. Siddiqui is Advisor JS Investments Limited and currently serves as director on the boards of Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Limited, JS ABAMCO Commodities Limited and Peregrine Aviation (Pvt) Limited.

As part of the CSR initiative, he works as a director on the boards of Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, Fakhr-e-Imdad Foundation and Karachi Education Initiative.

Ms. Sultana Siddiqui (Director)

Ms. Sultana Siddiqui started her career as a producer for PTV, Karachi Studios in 1974 and founded HUM Network (one of the top 25 Companies acknowledged by the Karachi Stock Exchange in 2010) in 2005. Since then, she has been credited as the first woman of South Asia to establish a Television Network and is the recipient of many National and International Awards. Under her supervision, HUM TV’s Serials received numerous awards for Dramas by Pakistan’s prestigious Lux Awards, four years in a row.

Ms. Siddiqui has produced countless programmes for youth and adult audiences alike. Her work has covered children’s programming, musical performances, telefilm, serials, and social and professional documentaries. These productions won her the Best Producer of a Drama Serial (‘Marvi’), Best Producer of a music production (PTV), the Silver Jubilee Award (PTV), the Hazrat Khadijat ulKubra Award, Women of Vision Award, Nigar Award, Gold Medal, Sindh Graduates Association Award and Pride of Performance Award.

Ms. Siddiqui’s forte and personal passion has always been dedicated to bringing public awareness to social issues, such as female empowerment, and the importance of promoting education. Her emphasis on these topics have in turn, created a more positive global image of Pakistan. She has also represented Pakistan in various workshops and seminars abroad and has worked with reputable NGOs to solve women’s issues.

In 1996, Ms. Siddiqui founded a Production House under the name of "Moomal Productions." Since its establishment, the company’s plays have received numerous awards. In 2004, she created "Eye Television Network Ltd" now (HUM Network Ltd) as Chairman and President which spawned three successful Satellite Channels: HUMTV, Masala TV and HUM SITARAY. HUM Network Ltd. In recognition of her outstanding services in the field of Art (TV Production) the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan conferred the President Award of "Pride of Performance" to her in 2008.

Mr. Duraid Qureshi (CEO)

Mr. Qureshi was the Chief Executive of Moomal Productions Private Limited, one of the leading production houses in Pakistan which is producing for private channels and PTV.

He was also the Founder Executive of Eye Entertainment, one of the most successful media marketing companies in Pakistan. Mr. Qureshi also started Advanced Media Marketing as a partnership firm to be the one of the largest advertising revenue-generating firms for television in Pakistan from the programs it marketed. He also acted as Resident Director / Chief Operating Officer of Al-Abbas Sugar Mill Ltd.

Mr. Qureshi completed his Masters in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences in 1997 and also completed an advance management program from Harvard Business School in 2009, and had working experience at Citibank N.A., and Bank of America.

Mr. Shunaid Qureshi (Director)

Mr. Shunaid Qureshi is one of the most prominent industrialists of Pakistan. He is currently the C.E.O/Managing Director of Al-Abbas Sugar Mills public Ltd., Chairman of Falcon-I(Pvt.) Ltd. and Director of Javedan Cement Company Ltd.

He is also the founder of many successful companies including Al-Abbas Sugar Mills Ltd. and Falcon-I (Pvt.) Ltd. Under Mr. Qureshi's leadership, Al-Abbas Sugar Mills has become one of the most successful sugar companies in Pakistan. Mr. Qureshi has made Falcon-I the fastest growing automobile tracking company in the country.

Mr. Qureshi is the Chairman of Pakistan Sugar Mills Association, where he leads the effort of defining the policy for Co-generation by sugar industry in Pakistan. Mr. Qureshi has also served twice as Chairman Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (Sindh Zone).

He received his Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from Mehran University, Sindh where he earned First Position and three Gold Medals.

Mrs. Khush Bakht Shujat (Director)

Mrs. Khush Bakht Shujat, Pakistan's top ranking TV presenter, is known for her chaste style of speech and conduct which gave her a different identity on the small screen. She did her masters in Mass Communications in 1973 from the University of Karachi.

As an anchorperson, Mrs. Khush Bakht Shujat carries a number of distinctions to her credit by conducting TV programmes. Mrs. Khush Bakhat Shujat has been awarded “Pride of Performance”, “Sitara-e-Imtiaz” and “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz”.

Mrs. Khush Bakht Shujat is devoting most of her time and efforts as the Principal of Kid's University, for grooming of children and providing quality education in Pakistan. She has been elected as a MNA from constituency No 250 Karachi-XII in General Election held on February 18, 2008.

Mrs. Mahtab Akbar Rashidi (Director)

Mahtab Akbar Rashidi, a lady with great enthusiasm and spirit came into the education scenario of our system with a will to do something for the young generation of our country. She faced all hurdles so bravely that she doesn't even call it a hurdle.

She made her appearance on media from Radio Pakistan and from there onwards she started her journey towards television. The viewers of PTV remember the days when she appeared on the PTV like a storm and made a respectful space in every heart of the Pakistani viewer by her confident and luminous hosting for the various shows she conducted.

Having experienced all superior designations in Govt. and in education field.

Mr. Muhammad Ayub Younus Adhi (Director)

Mr. Muhammad Ayub Younus Adhi is an imminent investor. He is the member of National Commodity Exchange Limited and also served as the member of Karachi Stock Exchange (Guarantee) Limited.
He also served on the board of many companies including Al-Abbas Sugar Mills Limited, Javedan Corporation Limited, Dawood Equities Limited, Ghani Osman Securities (Pvt.) Ltd and M. Ayub Younus Adhi Securities (Pvt.) Ltd.
He possesses immense knowledge and expertise of diversified industries.