One of the top dermatologists currently working in Pakistan, Dr. Zarqa is known for her social work as well. Recently, Dr. Zarqa was awarded a token of appreciation for her applaudable humanitarian services for free health care medical camps in the Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony held at Pakistan Association Dubai.
This is what the brilliantly talented woman has to share about her journey.
What was the inspirational journey behind this award nomination, and was the vision encapsulated precisely?
I lived in Dubai for 10 years; it’s a glamorous city but lacks reality. I started missing Pakistan immensely while I was there. So I thought to get involved with the Pakistani Consulates initiatives for our people in the UAE.
My first really fun endeavor was to start free English classes for Taxi drivers. The dream was to contribute in an impactful manner to our community.
You received an Award from Pakistan association Dubai / Ambassador Ghulam Dastgir for Volunteer service as President Medical Wing PAD. Are you excited about being awarded How was the experience for you?
It was a wonderful experience because for once they remembered my contribution to the initiation of a grand project which has taken 13 yrs to come to fruition.
It was also phenomenal because of being part of a committed team; Dr. Nighat the current President, Dr. Ammara, Dr. Aftab, Dr. Naseem, and their entire team have worked tirelessly to achieve our dream of a free medical service to the needy in the heart of Dubai which is now an extremely expensive city.
We also converted a rundown community hall into a huge and beautiful community center with multiple activities from sports to social affairs.
You were awarded a token of appreciation for your tremendous humanitarian services for free health care medical camps in the Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony held at Pakistan Association Dubai. Why do you think that it’s important to take part in such activities?
Any community to thrive and survive must give back what it received. Giving back is an Expression of Gratitude to the society and the universe. The more you give back the more you receive. So even if you don’t know how just try and see how GIVING can enrich your life and give MEANING to your existence.
Explain briefly about your philanthropic work and how has been the journey so far?
I have idolized Abdul Sattar Edhi since I was a twenty year old. I still wish I could lead a life like his’; it is something I missed. So what I do is nothing, very minimal and there is a long way to go.
What do you think acts as a catalyst in your growth?
I think it is part of my spiritual journey and personal development. What little I do is for myself and makes me happy.
Give us an insight into your Aesthetic and Anti-Aging medicine?
This is a great part of my life, making others happy, meeting some very interesting and nice people, and doing something I enjoy immensely. We are a creative family and sculpting someone’s face is an artistic endeavor that requires competence, skill, experience, and love.
Using the latest techniques of fillers, botox, thread lifts, best products and giving a fantastic experience is my aim.
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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