Bilal Abbas Khan is without a doubt an actor who is in a league of his own. He has always picked roles that challenge him, scare him, and excite him as compared to other television stars who choose to remain in their comfort zone. Unlike them, Bilal didn’t step into the industry with that mindset. He is leaving behind a body of work that inspires and motivates young and upcoming talent.
Khan believes in taking the road less traveled. He never got stuck with a certain brand of acting or entertainment. He proved that with his breakthrough performance in last year’s Cheekh. It was a show where we got to see him in the darkest of shades that we never expected from him. There were no ‘grey shades’ to Wajih, the character he played in the show. He was an out and out negative character that shocked everyone. It was a bone-chilling performance and Abbas Khan deserved every bit of praise and acclaim that came his way.
This year, Bilal managed to surprise us once again by playing the goofy, shy, but extremely good-hearted Abdullah in Pyar Ke Sadqay. He stars opposite Yumna Zaidi on the show and has continued to impress people with his innocent portrayal of an introvert guy who falls in love with Mahjabeen, a livewire of a girl with no filter in her mouth. Bilal adds the much-needed calmness to a frame that is bumbling with Mahjabeen’s chaotic energy.
Abdullah’s character might have been a tricky one on paper. He is gullible, scared, easy to manipulate, and can often become a victim to other’s people’s evil schemes because of his trusting nature. But Bilal excels in every scene while playing him. His nervousness around his strict father, his speechlessness in front of Mahjabeen’s antics, and his love for his mother are all so believable. Everyone can find a bit of themselves in Abdullah because of the conviction and sincerity with which Bilal Abbas essays the role.
In the latest episode, a scared Mahjabeen hugs Abdullah from behind after her encounter with Abdullah’s father. He realizes she’s crying and asks her what’s wrong. Right when she’s about to answer his question, Abdullah’s father enters the room. He tells them that Mahjabeen’s father is sick and she should go see him. Aware of his lecherous ways, she insists on going with the driver and Abdullah agrees but his father insists on dropping her himself. In a matter of few minutes, Abdullah goes through several emotions; from surprised to concerned, to angry to afraid, to putting up a brave front in his father, to being indifferent about the whole thing. It’s all so genuine and relatable, and that’s the genius of Bilal Abbas Khan.
Bilal Abbas Khan steals the show in every scene he’s a part of. Every expression and emotion that he enacts is genuine and earnest. It is safe to say that Bilal Abbas Khan has yet another winner on his hands with Pyar Ke Sadqay.
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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