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Birthday special: 5 remarkable roles of the heartthrob



Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan has been stealing hearts for as long as one can remember. From his smouldering looks to his flawless performances, we will never get tired of seeing him on and off screen.

Over the years, the actor-singer has won multiple awards including the much-coveted Filmfare Award, Lux Style Award and Hum Award. Not only that, his music and television career boomed in the late 90s and early 2000s with his band Entity Paradigm and a plethora of television shows. He has also modelled for various designers and started a clothing brand ‘Silk by Fawad’ with his wife Sadaf.

Fawad has, without a doubt, taken the entire entertainment industry by storm and after making a mark in Bollywood with his debut Khoobsurat in which he essays the role of a prince sigh we couldn’t stop swooning over the heartthrob, following which he also became a style icon with his perfectly suited looks and the beard that has always been on-point.

As the heartthrob turns 37 today, we are nothing but excited for our Pakistani superstar and with a plethora of roles to choose from, we know it is difficult to be objective when it comes to Fawad. From comedy to action, this man really knows how to be an all-rounder. Thus, in no particular order here are five of our favourite Fawad Khan roles.

Zindagi Gulzar Hai
There is nothing that cannot be solved with ‘ek chai ki piyali’ (a cup of tea). Zindagi Gulzar Hai gained massive popularity and a lot of credit goes to Fawad, if not all. For a character who initially comes off as rude and obnoxious becomes every girl’s dream in the second half of the show. Its because only Fawad could have made us fall in love with a hated (read disliked) character.

Not only that, if you were observant, Zaroon did look better in the second half of the show; looks like personality does contribute to the looks and that is exactly what happened with Zaroon over the years.

Fawad’s big break in Bollywood was his debut in Khoobsurat and my-my what a royal debut it was. It was not just his performance that stole the show but also his appearance, and it definitely looked like he worked on it because ……WOW… I mean I am sure we all remember the smirk, the beard, the suit and of course the shirtless scene, which made a lot… and I really mean a lot of girls swoon.

A bonus point was that his performance in Khoobsurat made all of India fall in love with him and there has been no looking back since.

This show showed the world the on-screen spark between Mahira Khan and Fawad and had the entire nation was glued to their screens. The show was also a defining point in Fawad [and Mahira’s] career. Their performances were not only magical but so close to reality as well because who didn’t want to marry Ashar.

Kapoor and Sons
Fawad made a mark in this movie for a completely different reason than what he is actually famous for; as most of his fans remember him for his charming personality/looks; this wasn’t the case in Kapoor and Sons. He was seen portraying the role of a hidden homosexual, which is always a challenging one. Not only that, we saw him share screen space with some veteran Bollywood actors as well. The bubbly and cute portrayal of Rahul was done flawlessly by Fawad.

Dastaan was a period drama – the first of its kind project taken up by Pakistani media. Starring alongside Sanam Baloch, Ahsan Khan and Saba Qamar, Fawad made an impact with his role as Hassan. With his perfect gentleman attitude and accent, Hassan did win hearts of many, which of course came as no surprise. Fawad won the award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hassan.

Honourary mention:
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
We were all in another zone when we saw the trailer of ADHM before it released and knew that we instantly fell in love with his DJ look. Fawad’s cameo appearance in ADHM as DJ Ali and Anushka’s ex-lover was just a cherry on top for all them fans.

Fawad Khan has made his place almost all across the globe and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us now. More power to you Fawad!

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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.

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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!

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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:


  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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