Up, close and personal with Bilal Mukhtar
What is your biggest motivation?
Since I belong to Faisalabad my biggest motivation was to stand on my own feet, knowing that my hard work and dedication will help me achieve greater success.
If you weren’t a PR Guru, what would you be?
I would have been into politics, for sure!
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Umm! I’m human, a go-getter, loyal, passionate and creative.
What would you like to be remembered as?
I want to be remembered as somebody who achieved everything by being genuine to everyone. It’s better to be true to your client from the start and for me it has always been loyalty over money.
What’s your favorite holiday station?
It’s either New York or my own room without cell phone and social media.
Who would you look up to as your competition in the PR
I think there’s no stop, everyone is in a race and this makes me drive more. There will be no fun left if I start thinking I have achieved everything plus keeping up with this new lot is more fun because of their energy but experience counts I guess.
What is your greatest professional achievement?
My greatest achievement so far was working as an official PR Company in Berlin for Pakistan Fashion Show. It’s always a great pleasure to represent your country and of course your company abroad. Also to represent HSY Solo Fashion show 2018 in USA was amazing. I look forward to more achievements as I don’t think I have achieved the mark yet.
Who inspired you join this field?
My friends and family especially Khalid Sulman who has been my biggest source of Inspiration and my strongest supporter from Day 1, followed by genuine friends starting from Sabina Pasha, to Salma Turab, Hamza Tarar, Maheen Kardar, HSY, Kamiar Rokni , Maria B and Aamir Mazhar to name a few.
What do you do in your free time?
I spend time with my family and watch Netflix. I don’t look at my phone, I give time to myself and this is my 2019 resolution to have more me time and it has been going great so far.
Where do you see yourself in next 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself being updated with more PR objectives because I think the new era is all about PR so here is to more energetic work, coming up with more creative ideas where people enjoy coming to my events.
How do you feel as Bilal Mukhtar events & PR complete its 10th anniversary?
Of course, I feel great because I have achieved something which I could have never imagined in 10 years because I could have never imagined a small guy from a small city like Faisalabad making it in Lahore, where stars like Maria B were super supportive and I managed to make a lot of best friends. I think all these people have made it really easy for me that’s why I am looking forward to what the future holds!
Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability
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.
Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day
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!
5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq
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:
- 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”!
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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”.
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