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Project Ghazi: A bridge too far



Star Rating 2.5 out of 5.0

I went in to the cinema without any expectations and that is the only reason I was not disappointed with Pakistan’s first super soldier film in decades.

After what happened in 2017, Project Ghazi was hopeless for me. However, after watching it again I feel it has been repaired although when the story is 2 years old, it is very difficult to find relatability with the current situation.

Project Ghazi is Pakistan army’s super soldier programme, where soldiers based on their extraordinary DNA qualities were selected to form an elite group. Salaar Salahuddin (Humayun Saeed) is the last remaining soldier of Project Ghazi who takes Major Zain (Sheheryar Munawar) under his wing. Zain has inherited some extraordinary abilities from his father. Dr. Zara Iftikhar (Syra Shahroz) is responsible for Major Zain’s physical and mental development to help him become the soldier his father used to be. Katan (Adnan Jaffer) is the evil force who wants to take revenge from the society that had once abandoned him.  As expected, in the end, it was all about saving the city from the evil by the group of elite super soldiers.

The surprise package of Project Ghazi is Syra Shahroz. In an unconventional character, she manages to steal every frame she appeared in.  Her persona as a scientist and researcher was refreshing. Even at the end when she had to join field team, she carried it well.  She may remind you of black widow of MCU on several occasions.

Humayoun Saeed carries the almost the entire film from beginning to the end. Although he had few action sequences but he made his mark. He never tried to go overboard and even in the most dramatic scenes, he looked calm as cucumber, and that makes his onscreen appearance immaculate.

Sheharyar Munawar played an emotionless soldier, which is justified according to his character. He looked good and his action scenes were interesting.

The major issue with Project Ghazi is that it leaves the audience with more questions than answers. The director Nadir Shah seems to have forgotten the storyline.

Talat Hussain played a rouge scientist who injected Zain with some kind of a serum but the audience will never know the answer of what that serum was. Is there a link between him and main antagonist Kataan we do not know that as well. Tatmain ul Qalb appeared in a scene, which had no relevance. Humayun recovered a disk from Kharan desert and gave it to Aamir Qureshi who was playing a desi Q for us and then Syra was working on the disk.

It seems that either the plot was too big to handle or the makers were tired after the infamous Project Ghazi debacle in 2017.

This film is 75 per cent better than what we saw in 2017, however it had a lot of room for improvement.

The weak script and thin storyline was not enough in the end although actors tried hard to save the movie

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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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