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Profile and Pictures of Natasha Paracha

By Gul Raiz • Jun 16th, 2008 • Category: Entertainment • 15 Comments

Natasha Paracha from Islamabad has been crowned the new Miss Pakistan World in an annual beauty pageant which, according to its founder, would enable Pakistani women “to stand up for change and progression” in a society that frowns obj2 on such events on its soil. The 23-year-old graduate from the University of California at Berkeley replaces Mahleej Sarkari who created quite a stir last month when she called Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf a hunk and expressed a desire to date him. At the sixth annual beauty pageant at the weekend in Toronto, the gorgeous Paracha beat a bevy of Pakistani beauties to win the crown.

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She will now represent Pakistan at various international beauty pageants. Paracha, who is currently living in New York, founded the Pakistani Student Association at UC Berkley and later a non-profit Vision of Development which works for the uplift of women in rural Pakistan. After her crowning, she said her goal over the next year is not only to represent Pakistan at beauty pageants but also raise awareness that 51 million Pakistanis do not have access to medical care. Tahira Iqbal from Lahore, Nosheen Idrees from Jhelum, Binish Zaidi from Karachi and Samera Bilal from Gujrat (in Pakistan) were declared runners-up at the event.

The pageant brought young Pakistani women from around the world to compete for the crown, which many view as anti-Islamic and an insult to Muslim women. “Pakistan’s slow changing movement to liberate its women forbids such events from taking place on its soil. Thus, women who want to stand up for change and progression have no choice but make a trip to Canada to compete,” said pageant founder Sonia Ahmed. “Pakistani women have always been forced to stay in the background.

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They have never had the opportunities to have their voice heard and stand for what they believe in. It was only after living in Canada that I realised that women really do have the power to make a difference and make a change,”. “We have made history with Pakistan’s 1st Miss Bikini- Mariyah Moten, Pakistan’s youngest Miss Pakistan- Sonya Zia and now Sehr Mahmood going to Miss Earth. Pakistani women are the most beautiful in the world, but since Pakistan is not discovered yet; more emphasis is laid on this issue.” (Source : Wikipedia)
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  1. its a shameful thing think that pakistani women are held back, where they have made many successful progress in differet fields, our country is proud to be an islamic country that implements and follows its religious views, it wont make us go back or to be called backward thinkers, instead women of our country should be proud that our men wont allow or bare to see their country women get nacked in public!
    im sorry to say that supporters of such beauty pageants are the biggest enemies of our country!
    Pakistan isnt the only country who doesnt participates in such shameful competition, the gulf countries also dont allow their women to join such pageant show, so why to attack pakistan and not looking at UAE, KSA or KUWAIT????

  2. You are looking so beautyful.

    Adnan Raja Islamabad.
    adnan.masti@gmail.com

  3. its a shame that these so called “modern” women belong to pakistan! my ALLAH guide these souls going stray !

  4. Mrs Khadija mail me your picture Iwant to see u.

  5. nawabgul@yahoo.com

  6. keep it up sweeet heart

  7. I think the concept of Miss pakistan is a joke because this is not what pakistan represents
    this shd be called body show!

  8. is this pakistan?

  9. im trying to be follower of the final prophet(P.B.U.H) but im sure that she is not the follower may ALLAH guide me her both.

  10. Are you a pakistani and or you a muslim? Shame 4 U.

  11. Please remove the last word from you name.. and do not mind it.

  12. All of them are jealous.. lolzzzzzzz

  13. Whats up, thought I’d stop by and say hello. Came accross this page through Bing and I really did the site. Anyhow I gotta jet for now but I know I’ll be back.

    Have a good one

  14. Being Pakistani, sorry to say that supporters of such beauty pageants are the biggest enemies of our country!

    its a shameful thing think that Pakistani women are held back, where they have made many successful progress in different fields, our country is proud to be an Islamic country that implements and follows its religious values & views, it wont make us go back or to be called backward thinkers, instead women of our country should be proud that our men wont allow or bare to see their country women or you get NAKED in public!

    SHAME ON YOU & YOUR NAKED BEAUTY & ON YOUR SUPPORTERS, Hell is your destiny.

  15. Mariyah Moten SHAME ON YOU & YOUR NAKED BEAUTY & ON YOUR SUPPORTERS for your participation in MISS EARTH 2012 MANILA, Philippine, Hell is your destiny.

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