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Transforming Mind and Body

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Losing weight can seem like an enormous task, so how does on begin this journey to transform their mind and body? We sat face to face with blogger Hadiyya Aazer and asked her what motivated to take on the task to transform her lifestyle.

Working out at Evolution Fitness

Whats inspired you to begin this transformation journey? 

I have been overweight my entire life. When I turned 30 last year, it hit me that if I dont control it now, my health issues could become a serious problem. What can I say, I decided to change my habits and put my hundred percent into evolving my lifestyle.

Where have you been training?

My personal trainer is Haseeb Mirza at Evolution fitness. He is amazing and has a certain rhythm in the gym. He has been a great supporter and motivator through all of this.

Before and After


What does your usual workout routine look like?

It is a mix of weight training, cardio and Abs, which is necessary for me. It is essential to work according to your bodies needs and stamina and create a tailor made workout to assure its effectiveness.

What kind of a diet do you follow?

 My diet is eating in small portions after every 2 hours. All in all 5 controlled meals over the day.

What is your goal ? 

I am aiming to reach 65kgs soon!

March 2018 v March 2019


What advice would you give to someone struggling with weight issues? 

Don’t give up! Will power is key and once you’ve decided to take the necessary steps, nothing can stop you. Take it step by step, but eat healthy and work out. Ive lost almost 40 kg in a years time, slow and steady wins the race!

March 2019


How does it feel losing so many dress sizes?

One can only imagine fantastic! I have never imagined myself wearing jeans and dresses. It feels so good to wear clothes that I’d never imagined I could.

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P.F. Chang’s Introduces Lunch Bowls

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After opening it first outlet in Karachi in November last year and making much hype, PF Chang’s just introduced it special distinctive lunch bowls menu.

Initially, the restaurant has introduced seven flavours made out of chicken, beef, shrimps, rice, noodles and assorted vegetables. Here’s what each bowl is named and contained.  

Spicy Chicken Bowl

Chang’s special chicken marinated in sweet spicy chilli sauce with green onion, served with the choice of white or fried rice.

Crispy Honey Chicken

Chicken balls in lightly battered tangy honey sauce with green onion served with the choice of white or fried rice.

Mongolian Beef (also served with chicken on demand)

Sweet soy glaze, flank steak, garlic and snipped green onion served with white or fried rice.  

Korean Bibimbap Bowl

A delicious bowl of chicken, fresh greens, Asian mushrooms and assorted vegetable on rice topped with fried egg and kimchi slaw

Chiang Mai Noodle Bowl

A nutritious bowl of marinated chicken, egg noodles, coconut curry broth, grape tomatoes and wanton crisps.  

Tokyo Udon Noodle Bowl

Served in both chicken and beef with special Japanese wheat flour udon noodles, the other ingredients of this bowl are fresno peppers, green onion, mushrooms and fresh basil.

Tempura Bowl

A spicy and crunchy shrimp and vegetable tempura spread on the bed of fried rice serve with sweet chilli dipping sauce.

Claimed to be the Asian-American restaurant, and famous all over the world because of its distinctive taste and ambience, the first PF. Chang in Pakistan was opened in Lahore’s M. M. Alam Road in the summer of 2018.

The overall experience at P.F. Chang’s was quite different from the usual restaurants. The prices were a bit on the higher side but the quantity of meal in bowls is enough for a person even having a big appetite and it can serve to two with an average appetite. Also, the combination of Asian American taste and texture of the food give it a flavour, which grabs the taste buds of Pakistanis quickly who are usually fond of Chinese cuisine and American fast food.  

P. F. Chang’s is an American-based, Asian-themed, casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1993 by Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang. The name “P. F. Chang’s” is derived from those of Paul Fleming (P. F.) and Philip Chiang (whose surname was simplified to Chang).The restaurant has its headquarter in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The chain specializes in American Chinese cuisine, plus other Asian dishes. Besides 208 restaurants in the United States Chang has more than 100 in international markets including Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Turkey, Lebanon, Philippines, South Korea, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and United Kingdom.

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Money Back Guarantee To Be Released on Eid-ul-Fitr

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The only Pakistani film which has confirmed its release on this eid-ul-fitr yet is Money Back Guarantee. Produced by Zashko Films, and penned, directed, and co-produced by actor/director Faisal Qureshi of Game Over Productions, MBG is said to be larger than life with names such as Fawad Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Waseem Akram, Aisha Omar, Hina Dilpazeer, Shaniera Thompson, Mani, Gohar Rasheed, Shafaat ALI, and more. The film is also the second venture of Na Band Na Barati famed actor Shayan Khan, who is to be a part of the stellar cast of this all-out comedy entertainer this time. Besides this, many additional surprises are awaiting in guest appearances of other stars.

Zain Farooqi of Zashko Films views, “Pakistani Cinema will see exponential growth, we will continue our efforts to invest and globally support Pakistani films”

If ‘The Legend Of Maula Jatt’ doesn’t make to hit the screens of local cinemas before or on eid, Money Back Guarantee will prove to be the first Pakistani release of super star Fawad Khan after his debut, Khuda Kay Liye 13 years back.

So, all these facts have made the MBG one of the most anticipated Pakistani films this year.

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No Show Of Witnesses From Meesha Shafi In Court

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The Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar legal battle, which started in April 2018, regarding accusation of sexual harassment by the former on latter, takes a new turn in 2020.  

In the hundred crore defamation case filed against Meesha Shafi by singer actor Ali Zafar, the court was adjourned to 17th of January after a no show from Shafi or any of her witnesses.

Prior to this, Shafi was summoned to appear for her cross examination, however Shafi’s team requested adjournments on three occasions prior to this pleading that they would not be able to appear for cross examination due to lawyer’s strike as Zafar’s lawyers waited in court. The judge had granted request and summoned Shafi’s witnesses on the 7th of January, however her lawyer Saqib Jillani once again asked for adjournment.

Earlier, The Lahore High Court had dismissed Shafi’s case against Zafar in a 15 page long judgment. Zafar is now seeking damages for loss of reputation and mental trauma caused by allegations of harassment tweeted by Shafi on 19th April 2018. Zafar has reportedly also filed a criminal case in the FIA with evidence of a conspiracy against him by “closely related” individuals.

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