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Shaukat Khanum held its 6th ‘Festival of Life’ : A Celebration of Hope & Life



The Friends of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre organized a successful fundraiser for the cancer patients being treated at the hospital.

The event was a celebration of hope and life featuring activities to engage people of all age groups. Reflecting this spirit, the arena was filled with colorful balloons and palpable energy radiating off the compassionate, wonderful and like minded people.

Many individuals came forward to support the cause by setting up stalls. They included a variety of traditional clothes, jewelry, crafts, furniture, and scrumptious food. A stall was set-up by a cancer survivor as well, testament to the fact that such events provide an opportunity to patients to feel integrated back into the society after battling an illness that tests patients not only physically but also financially and emotionally. There was a special corner for children featuring jumping castles, ball pit, giant snakes and ladders
and other fun activities. The fashion fraternity also played an important role by donating clothes for the Fashion Lounge that generated nearly Rs. 1 million.

The event brought together people from different walks of life to enjoy a beautiful day in Lahore with their families in support of a good cause. The people thoroughly enjoyed the passionate performance by Laal band where Taimur Rahman sang anthems of hope along with his two adorable little girls. There was also a magic show which thrilled children. The lucky draws were conducted by several celebrities including film-star Shan Shahid. Politician Waleed Iqbal, actor Faisal Rahman, motivational speaker Muniba
Mazari, and designer Maheen Kardar were also spotted at the event. The event catered to people of all age groups and it was a delight to see three generations spending quality time together. The organizing committee of the event comprised of passionate and hardworking individuals, headed by Bina Chaudhry, a cancer survivor, whose efforts to celebrate hope, courage and life will help save many more lives. Mrs. Chaudhry is a living example of the fact that cancer is curable and how a second chance at life can inspire hope in many others who are either fighting the same disease,
know a loved one fighting it, or who simply want to support others going through a difficult time. Dr. Muhammad Aasim Yusuf, the Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital, also spoke at the event and shared an update about the third Shaukat Khanum Hospital being constructed in Karachi. The annual operating budget for all project this year is Rs. 13.5 billion. Each year, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust is able to achieve its fundraising
target owing to its supporters and generous donors who believe in the integrity of this institution and value its contribution towards humanity.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital was a dream which seemed impossible two decades ago. However, people from different socio-economic backgrounds contributed in various ways, owned this dream and eventually, turn it into a reality. Today, by supporting the Hospital, people continue to feel as part of a miracle. The construction and functioning of the Hospital were made possible when many friends of Shaukat Khanum Hospital took ownership of the project. This sense of social responsibility and citizenship makes us all proud Pakistanis.


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.

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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.

  1. 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”

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Weekly roundup



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

5 – North west turns 6!

6 – On Saturday, Notre Dame Cathedral held its first mass since the devastating fire that tore through the building two months ago on April 15.

7 – It has been seven years since the Ghazal King Mehdi Hassan passed away but his absence failed to fade away and his ghazals rule over many hearts even today

8 – Mawra Hocane met Rishi Kapoor in New York 

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