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Pakistan Fashion Is Stronger Than Its Sports: Fashion Summit Shaan-e-Pakistan



Shaan-e-Pakistan, a recognised Fashion Summit of the country held in Karachi with an exclusive list of fashion icons. The first of 2021, Karachi leg of the Summit took place on the ground at Dolce Vita Lounge.

With an air of luxury, style, fashion and beauty, Shaan-e-Pakistan’s first ever Phygital Fashion Summit officially commenced with a red carpet graced by Karachi’s glitterati and fashion fraternity.

After the National Anthem, the attendees were warmly welcomed via an opening address by Anoushey Ashraf and a performance by Ali Tariq.

Huma Nassr, CEO and Founder of Shaan-e-Pakistan, unveiled the memento of the Fashion Summit 2021 – ‘PAKISTAN KAY DHAAGAY’. Elaborating on the philosophy behind this, Ms. Nassr stated, “Pakistan is known for its top-notch textiles. We cater to fashion giants around the globe and thus, textile builds ties for this country with the rest of the world. As a director of Shaan-e-Pakistan, we will continue to bring cultures together while also showcasing our country’s hospitality. Our aim is to use this medium of textile to connect people, exchange visions of iconic visionaries for the betterment of Pakistan.”

Talking at the Summit, Ms. Nassr commented, “Giving back to my community is my priority and has been a personal responsibility. However, I strongly feel that together via collaborations and unity, we can rise higher every passing day. From an economic perspective this will not only help provide opportunities for various artists (including musicians, fashion, art, etc.) but will also open more avenues for the industry as whole. I, Huma Nassr, am creating a fashion ring and proudly claim that fashion is a stronger subject than sports.

She added, “We at Shaan-e-Pakistan aim to continue this Fashion Summit not just in every city of Pakistan but also explore cross-cultural collaborations with countries like Turkey, Sri Lanka and Dubai where we will be inviting maestros from the international world of fashion to our beautiful county!”

The event included insightful fashion discourses included subjects like, ‘The In’s and Out’s of Fashion & Design’, ‘Fashion in the Digital World’, ‘The Business, Crafts and Showmanship of Fashion’ and ‘Fashion (Now & Then)’.

Notable speakers from the Summit included iconic personalities; the likes of Yousuf Bashir Qureshi (Designer), Humayun Alamgir (Designer), Maliha Rehman (Journalist), Tabish Khoja (Stylist), Sadaf Malaterre (Designer), Shamaeel Ansari (Designer), Huma Adnan (Designer), Farah Talib Aziz (Designer), Buraq Shabbir (Journalist), Mushk Kaleem (Model), Umar Sayeed (Designer), Nadia Hussain (Model), Zoha Danial (representing Ansab Jahangir Studio), Asad Hussain (Director AIFD), Mishayl Naek (Founder Pinky Gul), Sidra Khalid (representing Ideas by Gul Ahmed), Tanveel Azam (representing Urban Textile), Anisa Rashid Khan (representing Raka Events), Ayesha Fahd and Fahd Nassr (Creators of Social Squad), Imran Kureishi (Choreographer) and Amal Qadri (Stylist). Each discussion was followed by an interactive Question & Answer session. Anoushey Ashraf and Hira Hussain were moderators for the panel discussions.

Event also saw a unique fashion presentation curated by Designer Huma Adnan.

The setup for the Fashion Summit was specifically developed keeping all COVID SOPs in check, including social distancing in an outdoor venue with ample room for guests. Wearing masks was made mandatory for all attendees.

The official music score for the Fashion Summit titled ‘Chalta Ja’ has been created by Hussain Dossa featuring Shehroze Hussain. Official partners for SEP Fashion Summit 2021 include Novacolor by Nasr Khan, Dolce Vita Home and Aaj Tv. The event is scheduled to be broadcasted exclusively on Aaj Network.

Shaan-e-Pakistan (Pvt) Limited aims at creating a cultural exchange between countries through Art, Music, Fashion, and Food to ensure an added value on-board and a positive image of Pakistan globally.

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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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