: ثاقب ملک
) is one of the most established directors in Pakistan
, known primarily for his avant-garde music videos
. He has directed numerous successful music videos for many Pakistani pop acts, the more notable among them being Fuzon
, Ali Azmat
's Na Re Na and Ali Zafar
Born in 1966, Saqib grew up in Islamabad
where he received his earlier education. Later he moved abroad to study for a degree in Mass Communications from Syracuse University, UAE.
At the completion of his graduation, he shifted to his mother's home city Karachi amidst the sectarian riots that would devastate the city's state later. This didn't stop him from achieving his goal of becoming a director and he worked with an advertisement agency R-Lintas (now Lowe and Rauf) on a normal nine-to-five basis.
Working for almost seven years in the advertisement business, he took upon direction as a freelance director making commercials for various brands. 1990s brought a revival in the Pakistani music industry where young stars were emerging almost always in dire need of exposure. Saqib chose to work with Asim Reza
on various projects that led them into directing music videos for these very artists. As a director duo, their first break came with the video for the hit single Mr Fraudiyey
by the band Awaz
. The video would later root the careers of the band Awaz, Aminah Haq
and Tariq Amin
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