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Ab Buss: Pakistani Filmmaker Climbs On Creating Awareness through Art

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It is heartening that Pakistani entertainment industry has taken a step forward in portraying the real life gruesome incident in their films and dramas to create awareness among general public about the seriousness of the issues. A recent example is of a short film name, Ab Buss on digital platform See Prime that has been shot over the dreadful and unfortunate Lahore-Sialkot motorway incident. The incident that occurred on 9th September, midnight of Tuesday and Wednesday, where two people allegedly dragged a woman waiting for help on the road in her car with two children towards the near-by farms and gang raped her right in front of her children.

The film has been viewed by hundreds and thousands of people have sought an unexpected attention of the audience.

Ab Buss reflecting a dark tone starts with the scene in which a woman practicing with weapons and trying to have command over the use of sharp-pointed knife, having agony and fear in her eyes. All this indicates intent of a murder but as the story proceeds, it is shattered daughter, who has to reach to Lahore with a young daughter to see her near-to-death father but afraid of the fact that she might get caught from the wolves in the disguise of ill intended man roaming free in her way that is why just for the sake of guarding herself

 The film concludes with an eye-opener how unsafe a woman is in Pakistan.

Sanam Saeed, a well-known actor is playing lead role in the nine minutes long movie that has been directed by Mohsin Talat.

Talking about her role in the film, Sanam Saeed said, when she read the script, she considered it her responsibility to do justice to the character, adding that such incidents can only be raised over digital platforms.

“I had never felt such fear in my life before, but my role in ‘Ab Buss’ was enough to frightened and disturb me as I went through the story based on this horrendous incident but at the same time I think I have just paly my part to create awareness among people about the drastic effects of such incidents on society.”

Saeed further said that by doing that role, her mission was to make people think that how such incidents affect the women psychologicallyand expressed a strong will to work on such stories in future too.,

She criticized the conventional media for not addressing such issues through dramas and movies.

The Director of the movie, Mohsin Talat told that the central idea of this short movie was pitched by the Writer, Shahid Dogar and Executive Producer Seemi Naveed.

Mohsin Talat added that it was not an easy job to pen down the incident in to a story, and some scenes were without any communication and speech.

When asked about casting of Sanam Saeed for the leading role, he said that he was in hunt of exceptional actresses as only few actresses show an interest for working on social issues. So he finalized Sanam for the leading character.

“The mission was just to propagate the message that “enough is enough”, it’s time for everyone to speak, cry and yell aloud”, added Mohsin.

The Director Mohsin Talat has also played a short role in the movie. He reasoned his appearance due to the financial or budgetary crisis, with a laugh, saying, it’s good the story reached the climax.

According to Talat, to develop and sustain audience’s interest, he created suspense, and revealed the complete story in the last-minute. The movie ended with a strong message that ” An alone woman is responsibility rather a chance”.

One should not forget the eminent and most popular couple “Naveed Arshad and Seemi Naveed” on which Pakistan’s first find footage film “Aks Band” was released. They own a digital platform that was initiated with a short movie “Article 370” demonstrating the circumstances of the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir after India’s unilateral decision of abrogating article 370 and 35A on 5th August 2019.

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Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability

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An awareness seminar to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was conducted at the Governor house Punjab, with joint collaboration of Arthritis Care Foundation and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here in Lahore on Sunday 21 November.

The seminar was chaired by the honorable Governor of Punjab Chaudry Muhammad Sarwar, with awareness sessions conducted by chairperson Arthritis Care Foundation, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmed, Co-chairperson Prof. Sumaira Farman Raja, and Co-chairperson and General Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, and Dr. Saira E. A. Khan.

According to research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease.  If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. State of the art department of Rheumatology with international standards and equipment has been initiated at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, served by highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services for deserving patients with the support of the Arthritis Care Foundation.

 

The seminar highlighted the role of Vitamin D, diet, and exercise for healthy bones and joints, arthritis in children, young and elderly, and the common causes of back pain.

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Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day

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This Children’s Day, Peng Salon & Spa, one of the leading hair & skin clinics in Karachi came up with a thoughtful initiative for children suffering from cancer. They invited these young cancer warriors from Indus Hospital for a Spa Day at the salon to mark Children’s Day celebrations. The children were treated with professional salon & spa services for a relaxing & refreshing experience.

 

 

Kaneez Fiza & Nafisa Dawood, Incharge at the Psychosocial department at Indus Hospital, who accompanied the children stated that the children were happy and it was an amazing experience for the children as well as their team at the Peng Salon. According to Kaneez, it was the first time for the children that they had visited a salon and they loved every bit of it and were overjoyed with the experience.

These children, fighting their battle against Cancer, are dreamers – full of innocence, hope and happiness. These little angels enjoyed the services of their choice at the salon and they were all smiles with the kind of pampering they were provided with. Services such as Haircut, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, makeup etc. were provided that made their day extra special.

 

After going through months of grueling treatment, giving these brave warriors such a day was a thoughtful initiative by Peng Salon. Arranging a Spa Day on Children’s Day for these young children to give them moments of joy and happiness was a wonderful idea by the team. Their aim to make these children feel valued, loved and special while helping them make cherishing memories.

Children were overwhelmed with the services they were provided and were all smiles as they left for the hospital again. Thumbs up to Peng Salon for initiating such a thoughtful activity to celebrate Children’s Day!

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5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq

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Canadian Pakistani CEO and motivational speaker Muneeb Mushtaq has given us many insightful and empowering thoughts over the years on the basis of his experiences as a young and dynamic businessman. The tech tycoon has been the founder of three tech business ventures and has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. And, he has given back his learning and knowledge by motivating, educating, and mentoring people to be successful in life.

Here are some motivational thoughts by the Forbes awarded entrepreneur Muneeb Mushtaq to get you motivated and beat the Monday blues:

 

  1. Get rid of the useless and negative clutter in your life

 

Muneeb Mushtaq suggests that it is important to subtract some of the unnecessary things from life to realise how insignificant they are. He advises us to get away from the insignificant and negative clutter in order to see an immediate positive impact. Worrying about what others think of us, trying to please everyone are some of the unimportant things we need to remove as soon as possible. According to him “When you remove what’s negative, it’ll add more space for what’s POSITIVE”!

 

  1. Don’t wait, just take the first step

 

The successful entrepreneur recommends us not to wait for other people or for the perfect moment to do what you have always wanted to do. There will never be a perfect time, situation or circumstances that would make you start working on your dreams. He advises us to just take the first step and get started.

 

  1. Failure is the opportunity to start over again, more wisely

 

The dynamic businessman is also of the view that failure provides an invaluable experience that makes it more likely to get success the next time around. He explains: “Till the time you don’t give up, the failures are just learning experiences, helping you to eventually succeed.”

 

  1. Respect the competition

 

Muneeb Mushtaq also shares this motivational thought that competition should be embraced and should be used as a driving force to push you further rather than fearing it. Competition is also a validation that there is a massive market and opportunity in the space to grow further.

 

  1. Change is important

Another motivating thought from Muneeb Mushtaq is that if you want change in life, then you should also be willing to change. He says, “If you are not willing to change, don’t expect your life to either”.

Follow Muneeb Mushtaq on Instagram @MuneebMushtaq for regular motivational posts.

 

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