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The 18th edition of the country’s biggest bridal extravaganza, HUM Bridal Couture Week (PHBCW) happened in the City of Gardens on February on  4th, 5th and 6th February  2021.

Organized under the banner of Pakistan’s numero uno entertainment network HUM Network Limited, the event is considered a highest profile bridal show in Pakistan. This year, , PHBCW showcased 35 designers with Pantene as its title sponsor. The three-day bridal extravaganza had also an amazing line-up of celebrities walking for the designers.

Here is a little detail of each day’s collection and celebrities walked on the ramp.  


Show one of the day 1 of bridal gala kicked off with a special hair show by Pantene where the brand unveiled their new bottle. Models sashayed down the ramp showing off their shiny, bouncy, healthy hair. Film actor and brand ambassador of Pantene Maya Ali also walked the ramp.

Fahad Hussayn presented an avant-garde collection of custom made woven Banarsi bridal dresses with Sao Banjara – The Couture Edit, – Ushna Shah closed the show for Fahad Hussayn,

Uniworth Dress Co.’s groom collection The Luxe Edit celebrated brand’s 25th Anniversary. The father son duo Nauman Ijaz and Zaviyar Ijaz showstopped for Uniworth Dress & Co.,

Next was Nauman & Bhaiya who debuted with their bright lehngas and cholis in hues of scarlet with their collection Gurya. The gorgeous Nimra Khan walked the ramp for Nauman & Bhaiya.

Alishba and Nabeel’s Sakhiyaan was an ode to the bridesmaids who bring life, joy, colour and lifelong memories to the weddings. Affan Waheed and Hira Mani graced the ramp for Alishba & Nabeel.

Next in line was Naushad Imdad’s Subh e Nau (The Way Forward) inspired by Pak-western culture, using hand paint art and hand embroidery together in menswear. The debonair Salman Saeed walked the ramp for Naushad Imdad

Haris Shakeel with his collection Ghazal which drew its inspiration from the colours of poetry ended his show with Saboor Aly.

Madeeha Shoaib was next with her signature collection ‘The Enchanted Island’ inspired by marine life, encapsulating the true essence of haute couture. The gorgeous Sarah Khan and Falak Shabbir added grandeur to Madeeha Shoaib’s collection.

The day came to end with Munib Nawaz’s collection Sakal Ban which paid tribute to Ameer Khusro’s famous poem Sakal Ban. The collection presented love, joy and passion in the words of Amir Khusro. Usman Mukhtar showstopped for Munib Nawaz.


Show One on Day Two of the bridal extravaganza kicked off with ‘Mata-e –Jaan’ (Sweetheart) by ‘The House of Arsalan Iqbal’. The ceremonial collection was inspired by the 11th century Muslim culture of Granada. Ace designer Munib Nawaz walked the ramp for THOAI.

Ayesha Rehman’s Peony Dreams. Her collection incorporated timeless styles with modern cuts and applications. The stunning Ayesha Omer graced the runway for Rehman.

The next showcase was by Karismash by Ahson Shoaib with his Dastaan-e-Mohabbat collection which was based on the endless tales and endeavours of love and pain. Hira Mani showstopped for Ahson Shoaib.

Show One of Day Two came to a close with Tabya’s Khaas-Mahal, a collection which was a tribute to our diverse heritage from the Mughal Era and the artisans that have preserved the treasures of the craftsmanship for generations to come. Gorgeous Mawra Hocane and Ameer Gilani walked for Tabya Official.

Show Two started with the debutant Kashee’s collection Parihaan with beautiful patterns of embroidery, embellishments and motifs. Kashee had an array of artists walking down the ramp for the brand’s first showcase including Sana Fakhar, Fizza Ali, Shaista Lodhi, Sahiba, Alizeh Shah and Urwa Hocane.

This was followed by a special segment titled The Gentlemen’s Club featuring capsule collections of J., Almirah and Diner’s. The very charming Aijaz Aslam walked the ramp for J.

Day Two of PHBCW came to an end with Umsha by Uzma Babar’s Zeenat which embodied the poise, regality and grace a bride of today possesses. Umsha brought Pakistan television’s most followed and loved artists Imran Ashraf and Yumna Zaidi to close the show for her.


Show One on Day Three of the bridal extravaganza kicked off with the designer extraordinaire Ali Xeeshan’s Numaish. His collection was a pledge against the old-age tradition of dowry and an effort to educate today’s youth to say no to dowry.

This was followed by Sable Vogue Atelier’s Mussarat Sultana featuring exquisitely handcrafted renaissance pieces that were cut to perfection and intricately detailed in Swarovski, zari, tilla, marori, hand-worked pearls and Mukesh.

Next in line was Jermyn Street’s Shab-e-Vasl which was a fine blend of sequins, pearls, tilla, zardozi, dabka and embroidery. The dashing Muneeb Butt showstopped for Jermyn Street.

Ayesha & Usman’s Riwaayat showcased a harmonious blend of beloved tradition and timeless stories. The gorgeous Zubab Rana graced the ramp for Ayesha & Usman.

Show One of PHBCW concluded with One of Pakistan’s rising fashion brands, Nisa Hussain’s debut bridal collection. Her collection reflected the brand’s take on traditional sub continental bridal wear, infused with the designer’s signature silhouettes and embellishments. The legendary Arif Lohar performed for Nisa Hussain, whereas the evergreen Resham and the beautiful Hareem Farooq walked for the brand.

Show Two f Day three commenced with the Grand Couturiers’ segment featuring bridal dresses by Pakistan’s most loved designers Amir Adnan, Mahgul, Sania Maskatiya, Rizwan Beyg, Nilofer Shahid, Faiza Samee, Zara Shahjahan, Elan, HSY, Omer Farooq by Republic and Sana Safinaz.

Highlight of the segment was Azaan Sami Khan’s performance on his song Main Tera from his debut album by the same title, which is set to release under HUM Music on February 10, 2021.

Next was a special performance by the gorgeous Amar Khan and Hammad Shoaib on The Wedding Song of the Year by Telenor.

Ahsan’s Menswear was next to showcase his collection ‘Rive’r which was a culmination of bespoke fabric, prints and the designer’s master craftsmanship. The charming Azfar Rehman showstopped for Ahsan’s Menswear

The Pantene HUM Bridal Couture Week 2020 came to an end with Zaha Couture’s Rashk-e-Qamar. The inimitable Khadijah Shah brought her signature design flair and opulent finesse to Zaha’s luxurious debut bridal collection. The finale for the day by Zaha Couture featured the sensational Sonya Hussayn as showstopper.

Hair and makeup for the show was done by N-Pro and N-Gents. All public relations operations and media liaison were carried out by the in-house team of the Special Projects & Events at HUM Network Limited in collaboration with Moiz Kazmi and his team at MK Digital PR.

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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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