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Virtual Fashion Show By Catwalk Cares Continues On Second Day



After a successful first day showcase of six designers, Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show Episode Two was also viewed well on Har Pal Geo and Catwalk Cares YouTube and Facebook pages.

On second day also dedicated to the front lines against Covid-19 and all participating designers applauded the efforts of all those advancing in combatting the disease all over the country. Each designer has gifted Eid suits to health workers under the aegis of Catwalk Cares and commissioning a tribute poster by Mariam Ibraaz to thank all the doctors.

The first show of Day Two was Generation’s formal luxury collection ‘Lootera ‘ modelled by veteran supermodel Mehreen Syed and designed and styled by Generation designer Harris Masood. The assemblage comprised of four outfits was a sneak peak of brand’s Monsoon collection for its concept Luxury line Mining. ‘Lootera refers to the beauty and finesse of pre-colonial Sub-Continental fabrics – including Chintz, Bengali Kalamkari block prints and fine muslin that were systematically ‘plundered’ by the British.

Saniya Maskatiya‘s versatile  three looks capsule  collection  ‘Yara’ modelled by Alicia Khan, comprised  of soft pastel ensembles rendered with intricate machine and hand embroideries  further embellished with lace details and elevating fresh floral prints  to uplift  the summer spirits. Using khaddi silk and organza, ‘Yara’ included an eclectic range of classic kurta, corner-dropping poncho, and a front-open shirt paired with a shalwar.

Participating in a fashion show after a long gap, menswear connoisseur Ismail Farid reprises his signature theme of monochromes in the three looks all black ‘Monochrome Memoir’ capsule inspired by Sufism and Bohemia, modelled by edgily bearded supermodel Hasnain Lehri. Using cotton and linen, the capsule included a waistcoat, a suit and a long short sleeved coat endnote with Fedora hats, urban caps. The collection was a mix of classic pieces with an edgy Boho -chic twist.

The maverick Ali Xeeshan’s three looks ‘ Kaafla Zuri and Fame’ capsule collection modelled by statuesque Mushk Kaleem was inspired by Nature, the Subcontinent’s heritage and inner peace. Using solid colours including neutral black and white with bright festive hues in summery and breezy fabrics, included a flowy black and white striped kaftan, slim pants paired with a motiffed white shirt and a floral embroidered lehnhga and sheer embroidered and embellished top.

Elan’s ‘Une Belle Journée ‘ (A Beautiful Journey ) modelled by Rabiya Chaudhry was a three looks capsule collection that is reminiscent of old times charm while retaining modern glamour and revealing women’s inner royalty. This classic collection features hues including cool mint, elegant white and traditional black transposed onto impeccably tailored short flowy kurtas and straight shalwars end noted with elegant tonal embroidery.

Avant-garde Hussain Rehar’s four looks contemporary  eastern fusion capsule collection ‘ The Daughter of the Moon’ modelled by Neha Rajput  in a bucolic outdoor garden-scape comprises of  loose and  flowy silhouettes, suitable for the upcoming summer heat-wave. Using luxurious silk in pastel hues, fused with floral prints that subtly embellished pearl-work and semi-precious stones, was crafted into pieces include blazers, an organza sheer jacket worn with a mid-calf dress and an elegant power suit accessorized with loosely hung head scarves.

Designer and philanthropist Asim Jofa  who has helped to provide protective  equipment to over 400 hospitals all over Pakistan created his three-looks festive collection ‘Mystique’ modelled by Fatima Hasan specially for Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show. Inspired by the voluminous peshwas of the Mughal era  ‘Mystique’ uses pure luxurious fabrics including raw silk, chiffon and organza  in regal  hues including  ivory soft ,mint and  magenta speckled with hints of gold  and silver and transposed onto traditional voluminous and flowy silhouettes  embellished with subtle  delicate thread work zardozi kora, naqshi, pearls and sequins.  

The episode two of the show can be watched here.

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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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