Category Archives: Health

First Ever #HakimSaeedAwards by #Hamdard Pakistan held in Karachi

Hakim Muhammad Saeed was a significant part of childhood of 80’s & 90’s kids through his urdu publication Naunehal. With his services for educational institutions and language Urdu itself, he use to visit schools and meet students and encourage them to participate in extra curricular activities. If you were a Naunehal reader you might be familiar with those photographs of different school functions and gatherings by Hamdard Pakistan itself. The brand has always been keen to serve people in Pakistan with best health care and educational services.

After serving us for more than a century, Hamdard Pakistan decided to change their corporate identity in order to connect with the younger audience more. Their new logo was revealed in an amazingly grand event at Mohatta Palace on Tuesday, 23rd January. Keeping the value of the brand in mind the event was a classy one with legendary guests and very dignified execution. To celebrate the re-branding, Hamdard Pakistan unveiled their new logo followed by first ever Hakim Saeed Awards. The awards were a tribute to Hakim Muhammad Saeed, founder Hamdard Pakistan. Governor Sindh was the chief guest of the event and Hakim Saeed’s Daughter, Saadia Rashid was also there to grace the occasion. Muzna Ibrahim hosted the event beautifully along with Talat Hussain.

Hakim Saeed Awards were given to following legendary Pakistanis. Shaheed Aitazaz Hasan’s father received his award with a standing ovation by the audience while late Mr. Masood Ahmed Barkati was awarded a lifetime achievement award. It was an honor to be among the best of the talent from Arts, culture, sports, literature and social change makers of Pakistan.

Hamdard Pakistan further went on to win hearts with Ishq Pakistan Qawaali and New TVC celebrating Pakistani heroes with the legacy of Hakim Saeed. Hamdard I’d tye word we can associate with one who is concerned about us, wants us to be well and truly the brand has been one. Wishing all the best to Hamdard Pakistan with hope that they continue inspiring generations.


Cabbage soup diet helps in fat burning and weight loss 

Disclaimer: Weight loss and diets are subject to your health and wellness plus the amount of workout. Don’t opt for any dietary supplement or strict diet plan without consulting a nutritionist. 

This is a true story of a (famous) guy from Karachi named Abdul Majid.  Yes, he’s the famous comics by Majid walay Majid bhai and he’s kind enough to share his journey when I asked in response to his absolutely incredible transformation from 84Kgs to 73kgs in just 60 days. That’s an incredible 11Kgs gone with cabbage soup diet.  

His daily meals for 60 days:


  • 4 egg whites and 1 yolk
  • Half slice of brown bread


Green salad with 1tsp olive oil dressing 


Cabbage soup everyday. 

His story:

Majid explains that he was in depression and overeating due to it before Ramazan. Then his friends motivated him to join a boot camp where his trainer encouraged him to go for cabbage soup diet (please consult a dietician before going for such diet). 

Majid started workout and diet side by side this June. He followed the diet plan mentioned above for 60 days and the results are quite motivating. It is also important to remember that exercise is a must to keep yourself fit alongwith diet. 

Here’s the recipe of fat burning cabbage soup that he uses to make daily. This soup recipe is believed to melt thighs btw. 

Picture provided by Majid Khan

Recipe source Allrecipes


  • 5 carrots, chopped
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 large head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained
  • 2 quarts tomato juice
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 10 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth


Place carrots, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, and celery in a large pot. Add onion soup mix, tomato juice, beef broth, and enough water to cover vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are tender. May be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

PS: This is a set recipe for diet purpose. Any modifications might change its nutritional values but Majid didn’t add onion soup packet. You can add an egg instead in the end. 

Have you been on diet? What’s your secret to a healthy weight loss? Do share. 

Follow him @comicsbymajid of Twitter to know more. 

Millions of smiles saved with Shield this world oral health day

If there’s any doctor whom I don’t want to go to, it has to be a dentist. Dreaded root canals and the painful grindings whenever you get a toothache.. Ufff. I don’t want to reimagine the wisdom toothache and the root canal pain. No. Not again. Now I definitely know how important it is to take care of your oral health to avoid such dental problems. 

Thanks to Shield Pakistan’s countrywide #ShieldYourSmile activity that I gotta know that there’s actually a day of celebration- WOHD (World Oral Health Day) every year to raise awareness about the importance of brushing and flossing. To make the most of the occasion Shield Pakistan has made it possible for millions of people across Pakistan at 47 Dental institutions to get Free dental checkups and oral health awareness. The best part kf the activity was that it was very well organized and even better executed. 

Also, the Facebook page of shield Pakistan put up some useful info regarding the importance of brushing and I must say I’ve learned a lot. Here’s some of the reasons to shield your smile. 

  • Oral health is extremely important and getting regular professional checkup will help remove plaque, tartar and staining of teeth.
  • Brushing 3 times a day for atleast 3 minutes should be made a habit.
  • Flossing is as important as brushing. If you avoid it then your oral health is at risk as flossing contributes towards 35% of brushing and cleaning teeth.
  • Prevention is better than cure. So it is better to adapt healthy oral care activities before getting into the mess of toothaches.
  • Of course you’ll be more lovable with fresh breath. Don’t get others awkward in your company. 
  • Toothpaste contains minerals which helps teeth shine and stay healthy for a longer time. 

Do yourself a favor by adapting better oral health care habits and don’t forget to thanks shield for making you realize how important it is to brush and take care of your smile. Shield it now. 


Hashmanis can make your life Chashma Free

Chashma – An accessory that you have to sport if you’re suffering from refractive errors like short & longsightedness. Ever since I’ve been diagnosed with shortsightedness a pair of glasses reside on my nose permanently. There’s no turning back whether you like a chashma or not, you have to flaunt it. Be called by your peers as chishmish or nerd, chashmulli or whatever. Chashma has to be there with you. Sometimes I really wonder how many glasses I’ve broken so far? For the past 15 years of my chashma life, there’s an average of 6-8 pair of glasses per year. Since birth of my kids the number of broken glasses has exponentially increased, like seriously. Now imagine the cost of maintaining a chashma in your life.

Sometimes I really wonder how to get rid of this thing. Like can u ever live a chashma free life? Luckily I found the answer to be Yes & maybe. Confused? Let me explain it to you. Hashmanis in Pakistan are the only one to offer the most advanced laser guided eye surgeries like Femto(Blade less) or Lasik and they’re the most recommended hospital if you ask anyone around for eye care treatment suggestions. Hashmanis Topo-guided LASIK surgery is the most trusted one as the hospital has performed it considerable number of times. The procedure needs extremely efficient advanced equipment and technical expertise of surgeons and Hashmanis really ace in it (50K Lasik surgeries is a huge number). Clearly the best in ophthalmology in Pakistan are The Hashmanis.img-20170218-wa0025.jpg

Luckily, I was part of a bunch of people being invited by Dr. Sharif Hashmani to demonstrate the most advanced refractive error surgery called Topo-guided Lasik surgery. The procedure is the most advanced eye surgery that only Hashmanis are offering in Pakistan and guarantees to make your life CHASHMA FREE. You only need to go through certain tests like topography before the procedure to know if your cornea qualifies for the surgery or not. 30% population won’t be able to go through the procedure for various medical reasons.


Keep in mind that Topo Guided Lasik surgery is a cosmetic procedure and not everybody needs it but it definitely is an option to live life Chashma Free, if you’re like me who is fed up of buying new glasses every month or so. So, yeah why not?

Live Topo Guided Lasik surgery at Hashmanis Hospital

First, I was kinda excited to see the procedure. Then I got a bit scared and watched it on screen instead of going inside the theater and then I got so mesmerized by the skill of the Dr. Hashmani that the procedure was being done with such precision. It took only 3-6 minutes to finish the surgery and you’re good to go home (certain precautions though).

Isn’t it amazing? How fascinating is the idea of having a clear vision again after all those Chashma years. Can’t wait to get myself under the knife and live a Chashma free life.


#ReliableHaiMustaqbil with Dawlance Kitchen & Dawlance Care Apps

Kyun k Dawlance reliable hai. How many times have you heard that? I am sure so many times as reliability has become synonymous to Dawlance over the years, making it one of the leading Pakistani appliances company. Being a consumer & user of Dawlance appliances like refrigerator & microwaves, I am a fan of their innovative products over the years.

Like what was the worst thing that could happen to a refrigerator? Seeing roaches around but Dawlance came to the rescue with an insect repellent technology equipped refrigerator. Then you have the Cook King microwave series of the stylishly smart ovens with built in recipe manuals & grill etc. Dawlance has become a household name for every Pakistani. 

With advancing times, Dawlance Pakistan decided to come up with smart solutions for consumers. In today’s digital world when everything is just about your smartphone, Dawlance decided to stay with you via their new Android apps. They have launched two extremely useful & easy apps for Pakistani consumers. 

Dawlance Care app will tell you about each and every product of Dawlance along with connecting you to their retailers & customer service representatives within no time. Download the Dawlance Care app here. 

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What got me more excited is the Dawlance Kitchen app. A voice navigated step-by-step guide to almost 50+ recipes that you can use to cook within minutes in a Dawlance microwave oven. The app is so smart that you don’t even have to touch the phone scree while cooking & following instructions from it. Just say next & the app will start guiding you for the next step of the recipe. Sounds fun. No? Download Dawlance Kitchen app to experience the fun of smart cooking yourself. Anyone can be a chef with Dawlance Kitchen.The app smartly connects the model of your Dawlance microwave oven with the recipes & tune them accordingly. No fuss, just good food in no time. 

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The best part is that the apps are made in Pakistan & Dawlance is proud to be the leading appliances manufacturer to step into app world. Glad to see brands making such digital landmark achievements to connect with consumers and offer them convenience. 

Way to go Dawlance Pakistan. I am so looking forward to the Air fryer that Dawlance has come up with. Can’t wait to see that in the market soon. The sound of oil less French Fries makes me already excited.