Shehzad Ghias Shaikh

Actor. Director. Stand up Comedian. Improviser. Lawyer. Writer. TV anchor. Trainer. Journalistic scholar.

Shehzad Ghias Shaikh, the founder of Cogito Productions and Room for Improv-ment, has a decade of experience working in the theatre and television industry of Pakistan. He is also a journalistic scholar on theatre in Pakistan.

Shehzad performs stand up comedy all over Pakistan, the United States and Canada. He also tours with his improvisational comedy troupe and writes comedy and satire for various organizations.

Shehzad has degrees in law, arts and theatre. He offers workshops, trainings and speaking sessions on confidence building, communication, personality development, idea generation, team building, writing, acting, directing, improvisational and performing.

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Best of Pakistani Politics 2014

Originally appeared here:

It’s December, which means it is awards season. It has been a roller coaster year filled with action, romance, suspense and adventure. The Academy of Pakistani Politics has had a particularly tough time shortlisting the nominations this year.

However, after much thought, we are finally ready to declare the following winners:


Murad Saeed for Fight Club

Also, Arsalan Iftikhar for Father of the Pride.



Sheikh Rasheed.

Sheikh Rasheed:

Jab doodh ghar araha ho toh award lenay kee kya zaroorat hai?”

Photo: File


Gulu Butt for Terminator: Model Town

Gulu Butt:

Hor hor dabang dabang… I mean I apologise to the glass I broke.”

Photo: File



Aitzaz Ahsan for:

“Take me to court; I’ll take you to the cleaners.”


“Chaudhry Nisar, kaisa diya?”



DJ Butt for Ho Jamalo Go Nawaz Go

DJ Butt:

“Once a butt, always a butt.”

Photo: File

And now for the big ones, with their nominations!



Muhammad Afzal Khan for 28 Weeks Later

Raheel Sharif for Ender’s Game: August 28th

Hamid Mir for Bullets over Sharhah-e-Faisal

Mamnoon Hussain for I am not there: a biopic

Najam Sethi for Jurassic Parrot



Raheel Sharif for Ender’s Game: August 28th

Raheel Sharif:

“Just Because.”

Photo: File



Ataullah Essakhelvi for Naya Pakistan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Saaf Chalee Shafaf Chalee

Altaf Hussain for Bambino Bambino

Shahbaz Sharif for Dastoor

Tahirul Qadri for Go Nawaz Go


Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Saaf Chalee Shafaf Chalee tum say apna ye wada hai.


“God willing I will sing the song for the PPP too next year.”

Altaf Hussain:

“Iskee bohri tayar karo.” (Prepare his body bag)




Tahirul Qadri for Dharna Hum Le Jaye Ge

Pervez Musharraf for Shawshank Redemption: Chak Shehzad

Asif Ali Zardari for The Godfather: You Don’t Go Against Democracy

Shahbaz Sharif for Lagay Raho Baray Bhai

Qaim Ali Shah for Hunger Games: Thar



Asif Ali Zardari for The Godfather

Asif Ali Zardari:

“Next year Bilawal will win everything! I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.”

Photo: File



Home Alone: Bilawal House Edition

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Sher, the Teer and the Balla

James Bond 007: The World Cup is not enough

Green, White and Orange is the New Black

From China with Love


Raheel Sharif.

Raheel Sharif:

“Just because.”



Sharmila Farooqi for X-men: Days of Future Past

Maryam Nawaz Sharif for Youth in Revolt

Naz Baloch for Legally Blonde: Hair Colour Counts

Hina Rabbani Khar for Gone Girl

Asma Jahangir for Angry Birds



Sharmila Farooqi.

Sharmila Farooqi:

“I do not look like Kareena Kapoor.”



1.       Imran Khan for Titanic: Hashmi come back

2.       Imran Khan for Kuch Kuch Dhandlee Hai

3.       Imran Khan for Billwale Civil Disobedience Karjayein Ge

4.       Imran Khan for 12 months a dharna

5.       Imran Khan for The Wolf of D-Chowk

Photo: File


Javed Hashmi for Gharwali Baharwali

Javed Hashmi,

“I got this award from the people and I would like to return it to them. “

Imran Khan:


Photo: File

The Academy refuses any inquiry into its completely fair and impartial process of selecting the winners in every category.