Day 1

Monday, 24th February, 2020


5:00 PM Onwards

154 Studio


5:00 – 5:05 PM

Opening Ceremony – Welcome & Introduction


5:10 – 5:15 PM

Speech by President SZABIST, Madam Shahnaz Wazir Ali


5:20 – 5:25 PM

Address by Vice President Academics, Dr. Altaf Mukati


5:30 – 5:35 PM

Opening Remarks by Head of Department of Media Sciences, Mr. Taimur Suri


5:45 – 6:10 PM

Keynote Speech (TBA)


6:30 – 8:30 PM

Screening of Emmy Award Winning Documentary – Armed with Faith by Asad Faruqi

An Internationally acknowledged film, and the winner of News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary in 2019 by SZABIST alumnus, Asad Faruqi, the film will officially open the 2020 edition of the ZAB Media Festival. The film largely focuses on the work of the bomb-disposal units working in Pakistan, and where the nation lies in terms of the war on terror.


8:45 PM Onwards

Cocktails and Canapés