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Doctors, Showbiz Unite to fight against a Skin Disease for the 1st time

The group of prominent doctors and show biz personalities have organized an evening of science and art coming together to spread awareness about a debilitating skin condition known as Urticaria in collaboration with Novartis Pharma Pakistan recently. The presentation had the presence of people from different walks of life including showbiz galaxy, renowned dermatologists across the country, eminent celebrities, social organizations and media personnel. Secretary Information Sindh, Dr Zulfiqar Shalwani was the chief guest while Salma Kausar-Senior Medical Director of KMC, Country President Novartis Shahab Rizvi also graced the occasion. The event aspires to help improve patients’ quality of life via dispersing an understanding of Urticaria through live performances and expert discussion. The live performances, beautifully choreographed to highlight the effects Urticaria has on social and professional lives of the victims, entailed a piece by Joshinder Chabbria, a real doctor patient interaction, and a theatrical ramp show lead by famous Model & Socialist Nadia Hussain. Each segment elaborates various aspects of a typical Urticaria patient’s ordeal. Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU) is a severe form of skin allergy prevalent in Pakistan, which may affect anyone at any time.

It was highlighted that the effects of CSU are more than skin deep. Alongside the distressing physical symptoms, CSU can be a great psychological, social& economic burden.CSU’s spontaneous nature may leave people living in isolation due to fear of unpredictable outbreaks.The highly interactive expert forum included discussions exploring the issues pertaining to Urticaria.Highly respectable dermatologists namely Dr. Shahid Abbas, Dr. Azer Rashid, Dr. Iqbal Tareen, Dr. Pervez Iqbal, Dr. Badar Dhannani , Dr. J I Bhatti, Dr. Afzal Lodhi, Dr.Hatim Ali Shah, Dr. Faisal Khilji, Dr.Sharf Ali Shah, Dr. Atif Kazmi, Dr. Saeed Haneef, Dr.Azeem Jahangeer , Dr. Haseeb Sajjad, Dr. Ijaz, Dr.Uzair Qureshi, Dr. Tariq Zaman, Dr. GM Cheema, Dr.Najia Ashraf,among others shared their valuable insights. The 1st ever patient group – The ‘U within Association’, also attended the event with innovative activities to promote public awareness about urticaria. The evening’s finale was a great song dedicated to the Urticaria patients by the very famous Music Icon Natasha Baig and Pakistan Idol runner-up Sajid Khan. An interactive Q&A session all about Urticaria was also arranged in which eminent dermatologists shared their insights. The evening’s finale was a great song dedicated to the Urticaria patients by Natasha Baig and Sajid Khan.

The event was well-attended by the people from different walks of life including famous film and TV artists, renowned doctors, well known social and health workers besides social organizations and media personnel. Mr. Zulfiqar Shilwani – Information Secretary Sindh and Dr. Salma Kausar – Senior Medical Director KMC participated as the guests of honour on the occasion. Mr. Shahab Rizvi – Country President Novartis welcomed the guests to the show.

Headquartered in Basel (Switzerland), Novartis has core businesses in pharmaceuticals, vaccines, consumer health, generics, eye care and animal health. The company employs nearly 115,000 people in over 140 countries worldwide to help save lives and improve the quality of life. The Group is present in Pakistan through Novartis Pakistan Limited.

The Dolmen Shopping Festival over the past few years has earned the reputation of bringing tremendous bargains to Karachites, at least twice a year. Being in full swing since December 20, 2014 this time it was real crowd puller and brought in throngs of people to the three Dolmen Mall locations in Karachi, Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi. The Festival has over 50 brand partners and 100 participating outlets, offering delightful bargains and discounts to shoppers.


This year the festival started with a candle vigil at laying of flower wreaths and remembrance notes for the 141 martyrs of the Army Public School Peshawar. The management of Dolmen Mall dedicated the entire festival to the children of Pakistan.

Among many attractions of #DSFKHI were a fashion fusion show and a theater play and artwork display by the students of Indus Valley School Of Art & Architecture, Karachi. An amazing feature was a life size game of monopoly where shoppers could spend Rs.5000 at the Dolmen Mall & enjoy a game of Monopoly.


A first of its kind feature of this shoppers’ bonanza was a bloggers’ meet-up-cum-digital treasure hunt. Around 40 bloggers and online influencers were briefed spontaneously at ‘Barrista Lavazza’ about the time barred treasure hunt race, that led to a crazy trip of the Dolmen Mall Clifton by way of completing  9 simple tasks and posting selfies at the completion of each. Some of the fun activities included playing the ‘Raging Ape’ at Sindbad and tweeting a picture doing same and posting selfies from the Instagram booth.  The winner of the Treasure Hunt, blogger Umair Mirza won an ‘HP Elitepad’ as the first prize.


Main crowd puller however still proved to be bargain sales, gift hampers, shopping vouchers and an opportunity to win exciting prizes at the end of the festival. Due to popular demand the festival has now been extended till Friday, January 9, 2015, which will also be the day of the grand lucky draw. So hop on to the nearest Dolmen Mall and shop till you drop 😉


Photo courtesy: Adil Awan @aurdil and Arsalan Muhammad Khan @amk

Veet Miss Super Model 2014

Veet Miss Super Model 2014 competition will likely to be on air on a local channel in mid May 2014 and participants from across Pakistan have already been selected. Model Wiqar Ali Khan accompanying with supermodels Amna Ilyar, Cybil Chaudhry, Sabina Pasha and Nadia Hussain said, “This year many things have been changed in the competition for title.” Many news happenings will be involved in programme and the programme will be showcasing 8 themed episodes and each episode will focus on grooming the models in various aspects of modeling based on beauty, confidence and personality development.

He said programme would be hosted by him and every round would be an eliminating round on criteria level. The winner will be bestowed with the title of Miss Super Model as well as a precious modeling contract. Amna Ilyar, Cybil Chaudhry and Sabina Pasha will coach and mentor a group of contestants. The episode will showcase celebrity appearances from the fashion, TV and film industry besides they will judge the challenges by the aspiring models competing, Khan asserted. A representative of the Veet said, “We have created this platform to allow young women to turn their dreams into reality”. Veet Miss Super Model has established itself as a recognisable and renowned platform.

Association for female journalists launchedAt an event where the audience comprised mostly women, an exclusive association for female journalists was launched at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday.

The Association for Women Journalists promises its members day care centres and life insurance. Its president, Durdana Shahab, said, “The need for this association was felt because even though women journalists form a large part of the print and electronic media workforce, their representation in journalistic associations is negligible.”

Association for female journalists launched


She added that while unemployed men were able to find new jobs through their old boys’ networks, women found it hard to rejoin professional circles after taking a break. “Our association will lend support to all female journalists unemployed for over two months and help them find decent jobs.”

Mehtab Akbar Rashidi, a renowned news anchor famous for her refusal to cover her head during Zia’s dictatorial era, said, “It is a sad fact that, even in this century, we are still discussing whether a woman should step out of her house or not.”

Association for female journalists launchedShe urged all media houses to set up day care centres at their offices as, keeping in view the increasing prevalence of the nuclear family system, it was becoming very difficult for mothers to work.

Rashidi also spoke about the gender bias, stating that when men felt insecure by empowered women, their first instinct was to resort to character assassination. “Do not be disheartened. Hazrat Ayesha (RA) had to face the same troubles. We, after all, are nowhere near her status.”

MPA Erum Farooqi of the MQM said, “Women parliamentarians stand with the female journalists. We always have and will support legislation for women empowerment.”

PTI’s Seema Zia lauded their bravery, stating, “Women journalists are very courageous. They go to places where even we are scared to enter.”

Surat Thebo, an MPA of the PML-N, said, “Whenever women get together, they scare men off. Men feel that women will now rule the workforce and they will have to wash dishes and sweep the floor. My only request to them is that they should help women with the domestic chores.”

Other parliamentarians, including Sharmila Farooqi, Nusrat Sehar Abbasi and Saman Jaffri, and Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui also attended the launch ceremony. The News

arms in karachiGujjar Arts Production is going to make a film on #Karachi situation named Gang War, said CEO Gujjar Arts Production and the Director of film Shahzad Ahmeed Ghujjar at a press conference at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday.

He said that they are going to make a film on the current situation of metropolitan city, Karachi. He said that the film will be based not on any organization, linguistic group and on area, but it will describe the overall situation of whole country because nowadays every area of country is affected from this war. He said that this film is based on the theme of national unity.

He said that the film would be shot in ten places including Karachi and with a cost of Rs 30,000,000. He said that producer of the film is Riaz Gujjar and it is written by Saleem Murrad. Its playback singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the music directed by Ali Afzal.

The director of the film said that the shooting will start within ten days and the movie will be released in six months. He said that they will introduce new artists from television and film industry in this film.

Afreen Baig

Afreen Baig

Sindh High Court’s division bench headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah dismissed the appeal of accused Mohammad Baksh, car driver of Afreen Baig against his conviction by a sessions court. Baksh was found guilty of killing of Afreen Baig in October 2004 in her DHA residence. The trial court had acquitted Farooq Mengal, her husband and co-accused in the case, from the charge of masterminding her murder.

According to the prosecution, her driver Mohammad Baksh and his wife Zahida killed TV Artist and producer Afreen Baig. Her husband Farooq Mengal was alleged to have masterminded the murder of Ms Baig.

Farooq Mengal

Farooq Mengal

However, the seesions court in its judgment announced on June 22, 2009 said that Farooq Mengal was charged with having masterminded the murder of his wife because he was annoyed over her alleged relationship with her ex-husband and had an eye on the wealth of the deceased, but the prosecution had failed to establish that charge against him.

Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Raheem

Main aik sacha musalman hun, aur mere betay ka najaaiz qaatil kiya gaya hai, yeh meri larai nahi hai ab yeh poori qaum ki larai hai. Main apnay beta ki jaan ki koi qeemat nahi laga sakta, aur na hi main kisi se is qism k raabtay main hun. Allah bohot bara hai aur mujhay us par poora aitebaar hai. Main in paison ka kya karunga meri nasal khatum hogai hai.

Karachi Observer Report

The Oscar award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, having created waves of late, has another feather added to her cap with her selection for the Wonder Women of the Year Awards 2012 to be held at Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi, on March 8.

Besides Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, those having been selected for the Wonder Women of the Year Awards 2012 are Nargis Sethi (Civil Service), Salma Ataullah Jan (Politics), Dr Fehmida Mirza (Politics), Fatima Surriya Bajia (Playwright), Nasira Wazir Ali (Educationist), Nusrat Bhutto (Politics), Bushra Ansari (Television), Bushra Rahman (Literature), Sheema Kirmani (Classical Dance), Asma Jahangir (Human Rights), Justice Majida Rizvi (Law & Justice), Musarrat Misbah (Cosmetologist), Salima Hashmey (Artist/Painter), Sofia Qasim Kasuri (Education), Khanum Tayyaba Bukhari (Religious Scholar), Roshan-e-Zafar (Banking), Captain Tarana Saleem (Commercial Flying), Sadia Naveed (Entrepreneur), Nasim Hameed (Athletics), Dr Shahnaz Dar (Medicine) and St Julie Martha Pacheco (Social Services).

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

The award winners of the Wonder Women of the Year Awards 2012 were announced by Shaikh Rashid Alam, Chief Executive Officer, National Hero Foundation (NHF), in a media briefing at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on March 2.

The Najeeb Ahmed Terrace of the KPC was tastefully decorated for the media launch of the second Wonder Women of the Year Awards 2012 with the top officials of the NHF taking the centre-stage. Besides CEO Shaikh Rashid Alam, the NHF Governing Council members present on the occasion were Mohammad Shakil Khan, Syed Khurshid Akbar Shah, Abdul Hafeez Subhani and Huma Bukhari.

Shaikh Rashid Alam explained that the Wonder Women of the Year Awards 2012 have been classified in three different categories namely Women Icon, Women Pride and Women of Inspiration.

He disclosed that Nargis Sethi, Salma Ataullah Jan, Dr Fehmida Mirza have been selected as Women Icons while Fatima Surriya Bajia, Nasira Wazir Ali, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Nusrat Bhutto have been slotted in the category of Women Pride while the others have been classified in the category of Women of Inspiration.

He also revealed that for the first time an overseas Pakistani, Salma Ataullah Jan, Member Canadian Senate, have made it to the list.

Shaikh Rashid Alam

Shaikh Rashid Alam stated that a grand ceremony will be held to present the Wonder Women of the Year Awards 2012 at Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi, on March 8, which is also International Women Day.

The ceremony, he added, will be presided over by Dr Fehimda Mirza, Speaker, National Assembly, while the guests of honour will include Abdul Sattar Edhi, a renowned social worker, Hameedullah Jan Afridi, Member National Assembly from FATA, and Mahmood Sham, a veteran journalist.

The Wonder Women of the Year Awards 2012, being organized by the National Hero Foundation (NHF), is being co-sponsored by Daily Pakistan Observer, while its supporters include Government of Pakistan, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce (FPCCI), Brand of the Year Awards, 3 Woogle and SMS Business Ltd.

Chief  of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that the public meeting being organized by the Women Wing of the MQM on 19th February in Bagh-e-Quaid-e-Azam would be the largest ever public meeting of the women. He said this while talking to the workers of the women wing who were busy in making preparations for the public meeting. A large number of other women were also present on the occasion.

There was big zeal and fervour among the women when Mr Hussain called. They raised loud slogans to express their emotions and sentiments. Mr Hussain said that other parties had held large gatherings at the venue but the historic public meeting of the women on the 19th February would demolish all records and establish that even the women of the MQM were sufficient to take on the challenge posed by the opponents.

Mr Hussain praised the women busy in their work and said wherever there was the flag of the MQM, there would be people having love for the humanity. He said that the women belonging to all faiths and nationalities would be present on the 19th February and demonstrate that they were firmly united despite diversity in their background.

Mr Hussain asked the men to look after the household chores on the 19th February as the women would be busy in their work and attending the meeting at Bagh-e-Quaid-e-Azam. The women agreed with a loud cheer.

Workers and office-bearers of the Women Wing of the MQM apprised Mr Hussain about the preparations and said that there was immense joy and fervour among the women in the city. Women were putting in their heart and soul for making the programme a big success.

Mr Hussain commended Mrs Kishwar Zahra, in-charge central co-ordination committee of the women. He also praised the co-ordination committee, Karachi Tanzimi Committee, zones, sectors and units of the MQM for their untiring work.


Today when I went with the children of my relatives at  a famous park of Karachi on the evening of a working day , I saw there couples who seemed to be on dating because none of them had children with them in that “family park”. None of the bench was vacant there where one can sit on. Its really painful to see the inreasing trend of “dates” in our society. Quran clearly says k jo aurtyein tumhein pasand ho unko hisaaar e nikaah mein lo aur chori chupay aashnaiyan na karo….
If u like any girl, talked to her parents and propose her straight away…make ur connections legal and the lasting one, thts what a girl and her parents desire. All the girls n guys must stay away from such kind of environment/ literature/ videos/ musics that stimulate our feeling  or emotions for the searching of illegal ways….
It is the duty of every “relative” to give “respect” to each girl and guy so she or she cant be forced to use illegal ways to fulfill her/his emotional needs…All the girls and guys go for the physical activities or exercises that make them sweat a lot.
avoid teasing to those girls who r unmarried, widow or divorced. If you cant help them then its better to hold your tounge.
May Allah ease the legal path for all of us…aameen
By U N Barry