Shahmeer Rafiq of The FIRM
|Complete Name: Shahmeer Rafiq
D.O.B : March 28th, 1982
Favorite color: Black
Bahria University Karachi
|I am pleased to inform you that you're one of the shining stars Bahria.net
team loves to interview and add in the Bahria.net Talent Hunt section. How
does it feel to be interviewed?
It feels great to be interviewed by Bahria.net team as I am a great admirer
of your website.
|By profession, what do you title yourself apart from being a student?
As music is one of my hobbies and my passion as well, so apart from being a
computer science student, I title my self as a Musician too.
The FIRM is a society of Bahria University Karachi, and it does somewhat
Bahria.net does. It provides students a platform to share their work and
talent with other students. We arrange seminars, workshops, and also cover
each event that occurs in BIMCS Karachi, and provide students with a
complete event day report and pictures online through our website.
|The FIRM is quite a famous name among Bahria University students. How did it
It all started with a concept of a website which could work as a platform
for students to share their educational work, their creativeness, and their
ideas. To convert this concept into reality was the main task. I had the
knowledge and tools to build such a website, but that was not enough because
to launch such a type of a website, you need sponsors and people to help
you. So the thing that came to my mind was why not make a society which will
launch this website and also arrange seminars and other events.
Muskuraaiey.. Aap ki
face value barhaygi! ;)
|So you have a dedicated team rite?
Yes, we have a very dedicated team of people working with us in The FIRM. In
fact it is all because of my team that we have accomplished so much and are
one of the leading societies of BIMCS Karachi now.
|How do you see student bodies and societies in Bahria University's both
Karachi Campus is very strong when it comes to Societies, as we have
approximately eight functioning societies present in our campus at the
moment and some new three to four societies are being launched very soon. On
the other hand I have heard that there is only one society present at the
moment working in Islamabad Campus, and I personally think that more
societies should come forward and be approved by the administration which
will all in all benefit Islamabad Campus.
|Do you think there should be more societies and clubs?
Definitely, the more societies and clubs there are in a campus, the more are
seminars and events arranged at that campus.
|What about your studies? I've heard you're a parhaku guy :P
I wont call myself a parhaku guy, I just study a day or two before the
exams, you can just say that I know how to get the marks from the teachers
|How is everything going on in The FIRM ?
Well nowadays the things are going a little slow in The FIRM, but I think
that is just because everybody is busy with their summer session and
internships. As soon as the new semester starts The FIRM will be in action
No competitors for us as we work in collaboration with all the societies,
when we are arranging events, they help us and when they are we help them by
covering their events and also in every other possible way we can, as the
motive of all the societies is the same, which is to promote Bahria
|What are your future plans? if they aren't secret ;)
No, no secrets in our societies, well we are thinking about our Quiz
competition final named Bahria’s Brilliant of the year and after that we are
thinking about launching the first issue of our Magazine “Inspire”
|Any hobbies? or side profession?
My hobbies are swimming, playing the guitar, and reading.
|You're a guitarist too, so when are you launching your first album :P ?
No launching of albums for me as as I m thinking about going abroad for my
|Want to share something regarding your professional life in context of The
FIRM & guitaring?
Everything requires time and sincerity, if you can give these two things to
something then you can accomplish anything in this world.
|Typical questions, any best friend?
Yes, I have one best friend, my brother Ali Noman.
|How do you summarize your life in a sentence or two?
All I can say is that life
does not have to be perfect to be wonderful :)
|Many juniors or new comers would love to be someone like you. Any tips for
Well there is one thing that I always say “Apply yourself and make it
Dining Out :)
|How and when did you come to know about Bahria.net?
I came to know about Bahria.net through my friend Noreen Ruftaj in the last
semester when she asked me if she could post pictures of Eid Mela on a
Islamabad Campus website.
|Any comments or suggestions for Bahria.net?
My suggestion to guys would be to keep on working and doing the great job,
Inshallah one day you will accomplish all you dream of.
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