Founder of Miss Pakistan World pageant unhappy over Musharrafs fall

December 22nd, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): While most people are content with the fall of Pervez Musharraf as Pakistani President, there is someone who seems dejectedits the founder of Miss Pakistan World pageant.

A Toronto entrepreneur, Sonia Ahmed, organises the pageant for Pakistani girls around the world.

She was planning to take the pageant to Pakistan as soon as next year, but changed the idea after the fall of President Musharraf.

She felt that the conditions in Pakistan were relatively favourable for aspiring beauty queens under Musharrafs regime, but has now decided to keep the pageant in Canada owing to the fears over the security of contestants.

It may only be like one per cent of the total population, but the fundamentalist problem is still present in Pakistan, the Dawn quoted Ahmed as saying.

This year none of the Miss Pakistan pageants 12 contestants reside in Pakistan. They instead hail from the United States, Canada and England.

The current reigning Miss Pakistan Natasha Paracha, 24, also hails from New York and works at the United Nations. (ANI)

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