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Taking A lead From The Start



Maya Ali is one of those stars of our industry, who has gained name and fame in a very short span of time. Started her career as a video jockey, she entered into the field of acting on 2012 from drama serial ‘Durre Shehwar’ as Mahnoor, and got the lead in ‘Aik Nayee Cinderella’ same year. Maya became a household name in just three years when she played role of Faraah, a disturbed child of alienated parents. Maya debuted in film industry last year as Aanya in ‘Teefa In Trouble’ and amazed her fans with her wonderful avatar as a movie star. Her upcoming film ‘Parey Hut Love’ has already created too much buzz and film goers are eagerly waiting to watch this beautiful lady improvising her acting skills and dancing on melodious tunes.  Here is a little chit chat with Maya Ali, who is also very excited about her new project.

How was the experience of doing second film in a year?

It was wonderful. I worked hard for a year for Parey Hut Love. In fact everybody in the project was so committed. The trailer shows an extract of our hard work and commitment. But the whole picture will be revealed this week when it is released.  

From your two films, which character was closer to your heart and had more margin to perform?

Fortunately, both!  In my both the films, I got best of directors, who know how to extract from an actor. So, my character of Anya in ‘Teefa In Trouble’ and of Sanya in ‘Parey Hut Love’ gave me the maximum margin to perform. Both characters are very different from each other.  So, I hope that I will not disappoint my audience.

What is the experience of working with Asim Raza?

Asim Raza made me to do anything which I had never done before in my life. I think it is good in way that it gives you the chance to explore yourself that how much potential you have to perform different things and he gave me that chance to explore myself as an actor.

You are wearing all the typical eastern clothes like lehnga and choli with heavy embellishments in the film? How did you carry them all?

I had a desire to dance in lehnga choli from my childhood and Asim made it done. And you have seen just a glimpse of it in trailer. Film has a lot more in it.

In your previous film, you somehow did an item number (though you didn’t want to do). What is the surprise in this film?

I think that was not the item number exactly. What I believe that our every feature film has a dance number or song, on which you have to perform. So, this film also has many of them with some surprises as well.

How was the experience of working with Sheheryar Munawar?

If I start talking about Sheheryar, hours would be gone and I will not get it finished. Working with him was a wonderful experience. It is not very often that you develop a perfect chemistry with your co-star so quickly. I have learned a lot from him and came to know him as an actor and a producer, but most of all I have gained a wonderful person as my friend.  I must say this to those, who have seen Sheheryar in his previous projects, would see him totally different and amazing in this film.

 Tell us about any of your favourite dialogues or line from Parey Hut Love?

My All scenes and dialogues are my babies. But this line has clicked me a lot and I loved performing on it which is “Sheeshay mein utarna koi tum se seekhe Sheheryar” (Sheheryar, you exactly know how to tame a spirit).

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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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