SEED OUT Sufi Night 2019 featuring the legendary Abida Parveen in Lahore
Lahore: SEED OUT, Pakistan’s first interest-free crowd funding platform with Zain Ashraf Mughal at the helm, hosted Pakistan’s most exclusive night of the year, SEED OUT Sufi Night 2019 featuring the legendary Sufi Icon Abida Parveen in Lahore on 22nd March 2019. The attendees showed up in support of alleviating poverty which included representatives from numerous local businesses, companies and organizations, including artists, musicians and celebrities.
The event was hosted by TV and Film Personalities, Ahsan Khan and Ayesha Sana. The grand event highlighted Pride of Performance Award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Imtiaz recipient Abida Parveen as the phenomenal music icon of the night as she gave a rare Lahori performance giving the attendees an emotional and transformative experience, and Zain Ashraf Mughal, CEO of Seed Out as the speaker. Performances featured elegant cultural Sufi dances and together everyone celebrated the remarkable success of 600 entrepreneurs amidst four cities across Pakistan by Seed Out. This annual fundraiser brought the crème de la crème of Lahore all under one roof with an exquisite dinner to conclude the night.
The goal of the night was to inspire everyone to spread the word and donate to alleviate poverty in the country. During the intimate and exclusive event, SEED OUT provided with opportunities for crowd-funding that was well supported by everyone. The revenue generated from the event will help SEED OUT pull thousands of underprivileged Pakistanis out of poverty by setting up small businesses for them. It was a warming atmosphere of lightness in conclusion. The event was managed by Verve with public relations by Lotus PR.
“Seed Out (www.seedout.org) has always been committed to fight against poverty. However, we cannot do it alone. This year we would like to bring all Pakistanis to come together and play their part to lift thousands of families out of poverty.” said president and founder SEED OUT Zain Ashraf Mughal about SEED OUT Sufi Night 2019.
Indeed, Zain Ashraf Mughal founded SEED OUT in 2013 with an aim and a mission to eliminate poverty by establishing micro-entrepreneurs. To further their human development agenda, SEED OUT requires its beneficiaries to send at least two children to school and maintain a minimum hygiene standard at their homes. So far, SEED OUT has managed to raise 600 entrepreneurs with an average financing of PKR. 90,000 per person. 1600 children have gone back to school and left child labour. Their donors are all around the globe and the organization is ensuring the absolute transparency in expediting their donations. Zain, a graduate from University of Miami, is the first Pakistani to achieve the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Award (2018) for excellence in development work through SEED OUT (2018). Apart from being shortlisted by Forbes Asia for the 30 under 30 list for 2019 recently, he was previously also awarded The Pakistani Poverty Alleviation Programme award for Seed Out (2017). Zain has been ranked as Pakistan’s top 25 high achievers under 25 by Tech Juice and is also featured in the 30 under 30 list of University of Miami.
The Best Dressed Celebrities at Paris Haute Couture 2019 Fashion Week
Many of the world’s finest celebrities flew to Paris over the weekend to indulge in some stunning high fashion at Paris Haute Couture 2019 Fashion Week. But they didn’t just observe. Whether they were sitting front row or snapped heading into a show, they also embraced their own eye-catching senses of style and we narrowed it down to the best ones!
Celine Dion is essentially the queen of Paris Fashion Weeks, turning the streets into her own personal runway. Wearing some of her wackiest and coolest looks yet, this year’s Haute Couture week has been no different. Her first official Haute Couture Fashion Week event was Schiaparelli, which would be presenting its first collection under Daniel Roseberry’s creative direction. Dion had a custom look made by Roseberry—a black halter-necked dress with a pleated skirt and matching elbow-length gloves. She finished it off with a headpiece by Stephen Jones, milliner to the stars, and sunglasses by Féroce.
Mandy Moore just made the streets of Paris a real life runaway. The This Is Us actress is most certainly cementing her place in the fashion industry and has proven herself quite the fashionista . Wearing a sheer striking blue cape dress with an embellished golden belt created by designer Peter Dundas, at the Dundas Fall 2020 Haute Couture Fashion show, the brunette beauty bewitched everyone with her outfit and equally mesmerizing makeup look.
Check out the chicest look on our newest MJ: Zendaya. She wore a cropped whitetuxedo shirt with slouchy plain black ankle cut trousers that displayed her tights and stiletto heels. She had her hair slicked back and we just can’t get over how perfectly she pulled this look off at the Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019 show on July 2!
Margot Robbie: For the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter show on July 2, the Once Upon a Time In Hollywood actress rocked a black and white checkered jacket with criss-cross print tweed pants matching with plain back heels and it surprisingly worked! Keeping casual, simple but chic.
This just might be the blonde beauty’s most daring outfit to date. Christina Aguilera dons a vintage tattoo kimono-style dress with a corset (that acts as a belt), black knee-high boots paired with flashy accessories and makes a statement with red lips and nails at the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute show.
MTV Movie and TV Awards 2019 – The winners
The MTV Movie & TV Awards celebrated the best on-screen work of the past year this past Monday night. Netflix had a whopping 14 nominations for its TV shows and films, including the award winning “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” – Noah Centineo & Lana Condor for “Best Kiss”
“It was a who’s who of Hollywood celebrities – stars like Daniel Levy, Dave Bautista, David Spade, Elisabeth Moss, Jameela Jamil, Kumail Nanjiani, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish were all there.
“Shazam” star Zachary Levi hosted the show. “The Rock” was awarded the Generation Award, and Jada Pinkett Smith was honored with the Trailblazer Award.
- Best Movie – “Avengers: Endgame”
2. Best TV Show – “Game of Thrones”
3. Best performance in a movie – Lady Gaga (Ally) – “A Star is Born”
4. Best performance in a show – Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) – “The Handmaid’s Tale”
5. Best Hero – Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) – “Avengers: Endgame”
6. Best Villain – Josh Brolin (Thanos) – “Avengers: Endgame”
7. Best Kiss – Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
8. Reality Royalty – “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”
9. Best Performance – Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
10. Best Fight – “Captain Marvel” – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
11. Best real life Hero – Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “RBG”
12. Most frightened performance – Sandra Bullock (Malorie) – “Bird Box”
13. Best Documentary – “Surviving R. Kelly”
14. Best Host – Nick Cannon – “Wild ‘n Out”
15. Best Meme-able moment – “The Bachelor” – Colton Underwood jumps the fence
16. Best Musical – A Star is Born – “Shallow”
Here’s all the latest scoop you need on what’s been happening around town and across the globe. (June 8th – June 16th)
1 – It’s more than just a game – Fans around the world are tensely hoping the weather stays clear during the most anticipated World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and India
2 – The newlyweds, Iman Ali and hubby Babar Bhatti are on their honeymoon in Istanbul
3 – Photos of KP Minister of Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai and his fellow officials sporting cat ears and whiskers went viral on Friday night after the social media team running the live broadcast on the official PTI KP Facebook page forgot to disable the cat filter
4 – Instagram accounts turn blue as people all around the world Standing in solidarity with the people of Sudan who are being forced to endure countless horrific atrocities
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