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With an Outpour of Reviews for the Movies Released in Pakistan this Eid, Heer Maan Ja Clearly Wins Over the Masses!



Our social media handles have been filled with pictures and videos of Ali Rehman Khan and Hareem Farooq for weeks now and we knew what the hype was all about – the hugely awaited film Heer Maan Ja was ready to hit the cinemas and we couldn’t have been more excited about it.

The film finally got released along with the other two Eid movie releases in Pakistan last week and Heer Maan Ja, despite of being assumed as the underdog among the three, soared through! Even though critics from the film industry had been expecting the other two movies to give it a tough competition, Heer Maan Ja received an overwhelming response from the crowds that was evident with all the reviews that began pouring in all over the internet from the very first night of its release.

Not just the reviews, but the film has also gotten great ratings from different online forums and is clearly taking the lead there. They crossed Rs. 3.5+ crores within three days of the release, and the numbers keep rising each passing day, since the cinema houses are mostly running houseful.

Heer Maan Ja is a project of IRK Films and Arif Lakhani Films and features Ali Rehman Khan and Hareem Farooq in the lead as Heer and Kabeer – the duo that falls in love during their college years but have to separate under the pressure of family and ambitions. However, many years later, and under odd circumstances, they cross each other’s paths again and their reunion is followed by a series of complications that showcase a whole lot of comedy, romance and thrill.

The film also includes Faizan Sheikh as the infamous Wajdaan, the villain in the movie who creates all kinds of problems for the two. Mojiz Hasan plays Jerry, Kabeer’s adorable side-kick who tries his best to make the people around him happy, while Shumayale Khattak has given an intriguing personality to the character of Ramsey.

From the cinematography of the film, the music featured in it, the dresses, makeup and outlook of the characters, to the fantastic storyline, the pacing and script of the film and the way it has been directed and shot – Heer Maan Ja has received multitudes of praises in all aspects and it seems like it has become a incredible success within no time.

Heer Maan Ja has increased industry benchmarks when it comes to Pakistani films. It is a valuable contribution to the local film industry, and it would surely play a huge role in helping it advance further by leaps and bounds.


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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