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In Conversation with Asim Azhar



Asim Azhar is the son of famous Pakistani pianist Azhar Hussain. He made his debut in 2013 after he covered Ed Sheeran’s song ‘A-Team’ and quickly rose to stardom. 

We talked to him about his latest song ‘Jo Tu Na Mila’ as it crossed 10 million views and is set to release in India.

Asim Azhar is referred to as “Pakistans Beiber”

We heard you song is releasing in India? Tell us about that? 

It has been a really great experience of having the song release in India and Pakistan simultaneously. I have always released my music independently in Pakistan and Universal music India through their platform VYRL Originals is really helping and they have supported original music of artists. I believe this is the beginning of many more to come. 

How hard was it for you to put your feelings into words and sing them out loud?

It is always hard to put your feeling into words but this time as I composed the melody of the song and that is the first thing I usually do when I write a song so it just flowed naturally. The lyricist Kunaal Verma who worked on the song with me, he penned sown the words beautifully and understood the melody and where it came from within me as an artist. He really jelled it well together when we discussed the idea and took his time coming up with words when we started doing it. So it all came out nicely in the end. 

Is this song the most personal piece you’ve ever written, if so how close to your heart is it?

I will be honest! I won’t say this is the most personal piece that I have written  but it definitely is close to my heart. This is the most amount of time I have spent on a song altogether. I had been working on the song for 6 months from scratch to finish. Spending so much time with it definitely has made it special plus all the love I have been getting for it just makes it much more exceptional. 

Over time, how do you think you’ve grown as an artist/singer?

I feel like with time I have grown as a human being also along with an artist and a singer. Growing as a human being is the most important way to go, because if I don’t do that then I won’t be able to grow as an artist. With that aspect, my audience is growing as well. I feel like it all comes down to your listening, whatever listening you have and evolve overtime has a huge impact on what you become as an artist. I don’t know if I have grown as an artist/singer but I definitely have tried and hoping that I will keep growing with time.      

Did you have fun shooting the music video? Was it based on real memories?

We had an amazing team, Yasir Jaswal the director, Iqra Aziz, the stylist Ehtesham Ansari and even my friends who accompanied me to the set made it very fun. I think we all made the video fun for each other actually and it wasn’t based on real memories. It was based on what we all go through and something that could be easily related to. That is why maybe people love it as they can relate to it. 

Do you think that writing songs helps a person move on, because it is an expression of some form that lets out one’s feelings?

There are a lot of things that one can do to move on from a person, something in life or any turn. Having the skill or ability to write songs really does help as it takes the weight away from the soul. People who have this skill I believe are blessed as they can bring their feeling out through art rather than bottling them up inside. 

What’s next for you musically? What do you want to do next and how different will it be from your previous work?

At this point I am really focusing on making good content basically. I am not trying to take anything too seriously to the point where it gets serious more than it needs to be. So I am just trying to keep it very balances and to go with the same nature and strategy with which I make music. I am taking one thing at a time and I always hope that my current work is different from the previous one. Only time can tell that as there are points you learn as you go. I am focused on making music at this point and then see how my team at Universal India can bring it out next. 


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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