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5 Streaming Services to Subscribe During Quarantine

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Across the world, quarantine has expanded over the past few months. To keep busy, here are the top 5 streaming services paid or free that you can access. Binge-watch your favorite tv shows and films while you practice social distance back home.

Popcorn Time 

Popcorn Time provides a free alternative to subscription-based video streaming services. It is a multi-platform, free software BitTorrent client that includes an integrated media player.

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Netflix

Netflix is a subscription-based streaming service that offers online streaming of films and television programs, including those produced in-house. Sign up today and start your 30-day free trial.

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Apple TV

Apple TV is a small entertainment device that can receive digital data for visual and audio content such as music, video, video games, and play it on a connected television set or other video display.

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Disney Plus

Disney+ is the exclusive home for your favorite movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Best streaming service for your children!

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Prime Video

Prime Video, also marketed as Amazon Prime Video, is an American Internet video-on-demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon. You can start your 7-day free trial any day.

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7 Mouth-Watering Biryani Recipes You Must Try

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7 Mouth-Watering Biryani Recipes You Must Try

There’s hardly anyone who’d say no to a plate of flavourful Biryani. Biryani is an all-time favorite. It’s delicious, it’s aahhhh-mazing, and it is one of the most treasured delicacies of Pakistan and India.

There are ample biryani recipes out there, all thanks to Pakistanis and Indians. We love Biryani so much; we take its methods along with us wherever we go.

Here we have put together a list of Biryani recipes that will suit all your occasions. Whether you are cooking for something festive or just want to enjoy a lovely Sunday night dinner with your family, our handpicked recipes will encourage your inner cook.

1. Mughlai Biryani

The Spruce

For double richness, double taste, and double flavor, you must try Mughlai Biryani. The main ingredients of Mughlai biryani are chicken, potatoes, and rice.

Here is the recipe: https://www.thespruce.com/mughlai-biryani-recipe-1957724 

2. Lucknowi Murg Biryani

Archana’s Kitchen

Lucknow Biryani is also known as  Pukka biryani. Biryani itself is a treat, but when it is Lucknowi Biryani, it is a double threat.

Here is the recipe: https://www.archanaskitchen.com/lucknowi-murg-biryani-awadhi-chicken-biryani-recipe 

3. Kachey Gosht Ki Biryani

Sindhi Dunya

Kacha Gosht ki Biryani is cooked a bit differently from the others. Instead of preparing Chicken curry first, it first requires marinating chicken separately, and then it cooked with boiled rice.

Here is the recipe: https://www.sindhidunya.com/kachche-gosht-ki-biryani-unique-sindh/

4. Sindhi Biryani

Dawn

The famous Sindhi biryani is one of Pakistan’s specialty and is everyone’s favorite. The recipe includes yogurt along with other ingredients.

Here is a quick method: http://www.pakirecipes.com/recipe/Basic-Sindhi-Biryani

5. Chicken Biryani With Coconut Milk

Bawarchi

If you want to enjoy a creamy, aromatic treat, then you must try Coconut Milk Biryani.

Here is the recipe: http://www.bawarchi.com/recipe/chicken-biryani-in-coconut-milk-oestE2ecgccgf.html

6. Dum Pukht Biryani

One How-To

Dum Pukht biryani is famous worldwide for its unique combination of spices and taste

Here is the recipe. https://www.thespruce.com/dum-pukht-biryani-slow-cooked-biryani-1957709

7. Makhni Paneer Biryani

Tine In Radio

There’s nothing tastier than tender paneer pieces cooked with rice and a unique mix of spices.

Here is the recipe: http://www.cookshideout.com/makhani-paneer-biryani-recipe

So there a  few recipes we think that everyone should try once. Try these recipes and give us your feedback.

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Top 10 Highest-Rated Pakistani Movies You Need To Watch!

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Raise your hand if you’re dreading being in isolation. Due to COVID 19, people are struggling with keeping themselves not just occupied but also entertained. Well, we’ve got you covered! With so many movies to pick and choose from, it can be challenging to know what to watch and which film has high ratings.

That’s why we’re here, breaking down the ten best Pakistani movies with high ratings solely for you. We’ve done the hard work for you, so now the only thing you have to do is sit back and, uh, watch all ten movies while you sip on some OJ and snack on butter popcorns in this current situation.

1. Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 

With 7.5/10 on IMDB, this movie is packed with fun and entertainment. Humayun Saeed and Shahzad Nasib produced this film under Six Sigma Plus Entertainment. The film was shooting Istanbul, Turkey, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, so it is the highest-grossing Pakistani movies ever made at the Pakistani box office. It stars Humayun Saeed, Ahmed Ali Butt, Vasay Chaudhry, Uzma Khan, Fahad Mustafa, Kubra Khan, and Mawra Hocane in lead roles.

2. Punjabi Nahi Jaungi 

This movie has a decent rating of 7.3/10 on IMDB and was produced by Humayun Saeed and Salman Iqbal. The film stars Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat, Sohail Ahmed, Saba Hameed, Urwa Hocane, and Ahmad Ali Butt in the leading roles.

3. Waar 

Waar is the best Pakistani action and thriller film directed by Bilal Lashari, and the leading stars are Shaan Shahid, Meesha Shafi, Ali Azmat, Shamoon Abbasi, Ayesha Khan, and Kamran Lashari. The movie has a whopping rate of 7.9/10.

4. Teefa in Trouble

Teefa in Trouble is a superhit Pakistani romantic, action, and comedy base film. This was one of the most expensive movies made in Pakistan that is available on Netflix in Pakistan. Ali Zafar, Maya Ali, Faisal Qureshi, Javed Sheikh, and Mehmood Aslam in the lead role. The film has an excellent 7.3/10 on IMDB.

5. Cake

With a great 7.6/10 on IMDB –  Cake is directed by Asim Abbasi. Syed Zulfikar Bukhari produces the film. The film stars Sanam Saeed and Aamina Sheikh as lead characters alongside Adnan Malik.

6. Laal Kabootar

Laal Kabootar is produced by Hania Cheema and Kamil Cheema and penned by Ali Abbas Naqvi. The movie features Ahmed Ali Akbar, Mansha Pasha, Rashid Farooqui, Raza Gillani, Syed Mohammad Ahmed, Ali Kazmi, and many others. Kamal Khan directs it, and the film rates a good 7.9/10 on IMDB.

7. BOL 

With 8.2/10, Shoaib Mansoor’s own directed and produced Pakistani movie Bol is one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time. The movie stars Humaima Malik, Atif Aslam, Mahira Khan, Iman Ali, Shafqat Cheema, and Zaib Rehman in the leading roles.

8. Parwaaz Hai Junoon

This film was directed by Haseeb Hassan, released by Ary films on 22 August 2018 (Eid al-Adha). It has Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahad Raza Mir, Hania Amir, Kubra Khan, Shamoon Abbasi, and Adnan Jaffar in the leading roles and has an 8.3/10 on IMDB.

9. Bin Roye

Momina Duraid directs bin Roye and the plot of the movie revolves around the love story of Saba Shafiq (Mahira Khan) and Irtaza (Humayun Saeed). It is based on the original novel of Farhat Ishtiaq ‘Bin Roye Ansoo’ and has a 7.0/10 on IMDB.

10. Khuda Kay Liye

Having a high 8.2/10 on IMDB, this movie is directed by Shoaib Mansoor. It stars Shaan Shahid, Fawad Khan, and Iman Ali in pivotal roles, with a cameo appearance by Naseeruddin Shah.

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5 Money Hacks That Will Make You Rich!

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5 Money Hacks That Will Make You Rich!
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Inflation, limited job opportunities, and risks have all contributed to making it extremely hard to save money.

Some people feel that managing finances is a difficult task. However, with a little guidance, there are many ways in which individuals can make money and grow it if they know how to invest their money in the right direction.

If you are looking for the fast-track to becoming rich, we can help with some useful tips.

Here are five money hacks that will make you rich!

1. Make a Pocket-Friendly Budget Planner

Firstly, cross out all the extra expenses from your life. We often tell ourselves we don’t spend on anything extra, but that’s not true.

There are mainly two types of expenses we have, fixed and variable. Fixed costs are considered in the form of bills and rent and transport, whereas variable includes tours, travel, entertainment, luxury, etc.

Why spend Rs.300 or more on outdoor coffee every day when you can buy a packet worth Rs.50 (or less)? Similarly, cutting back on such small things will help you save a lot of money each month, which will multiply over the years.

2. Invest in Mutual Funds

Money does not grow in value if you throw it inside a bank vault. If the currency depreciates or if there is a high inflation rate, then cash loses its value.

If you want your earnings to grow, the best way to ensure this is by investing in mutual funds.

A mutual fund is a company that pools money from many investors and invests the money in securities such as stocks, bonds, and short-term debt. Investors buy shares in mutual funds. Each share represents an investor’s part ownership in the fund and the income it generates.

One of the best and most experienced Asset Management Company in Pakistan is offering a comprehensive range of Investment Solutions that have been specially designed to help you achieve your financial goals!

MCB-Arif Habib’s iSave is a digital savings solution through which you can create your mutual funds account online, and invest to earn a profit.

With a service like iSave, you no longer need to worry about paper hassles, no painful registration process, no hidden fees, or charges; you get Shariah-compliant returns and an iSave debit card for easy withdrawals.

The best part is that MCB-Arif Habib’s iSave is also an application, which means you can keep a close track of your investment anytime, anywhere.

It typically works like a regular bank account, where you can deposit and withdraw money via ATM, online, or cheque anytime and also earn a daily profit.

3. Generate Multiple Income Streams

Instead of sticking to one means of income, it is always a great idea to create multiple avenues. How you use your 24 hours is very important. No one is asking you to work 24/7, but to develop more methods of income will surely increase your revenue, making you a lot of good money. You can start a small business from home, work a part-time job, do freelancing projects, and much more.

4. Follow the Self-Pay Ideology

It’s always good to pay yourself. First, this does not mean you have to pay yourself with money or buy material goods to make you feel happy. It means to save an amount each week or month. This could be Rs. 3,000 for some or less or more depending on your earnings. That money will come in handy when you are financially constrained, and if you are worried you will spend the money, opt for a non-accessible account like a long term savings account.

5. Bid Farewell to Easy-Paying Credit Cards

Credit Cards are very tricky. You are easily tempted to purchase everything with it, including a pack of gum. Purchasing unnecessary stuff ends up landing you in debt, which has to be paid. Try to minimize or regulate your use of the cards, and you’ll be able to save yourself from high-interest and debt altogether.

Have any other cool tricks? Share them with us in the comments below.

Easypaisa Joins Hands with Daraz to Convert Eidi in Shopping This Eid Through Their Eidipaisa Campaign

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The rapid increase in the number of players entering the technology industry in Pakistan has opened more opportunities for collaboration between tech brands looking to enhance customer experience.

An example of these partnerships is the collaboration between Daraz and Easypaisa: the result of a short interaction on Facebook between the two brands.

Minutes after Easypaisa published an ad on Facebook regarding their recent Eidipaisa campaign – which allows customers to send Eidi to their loved ones during this period of social distancing – Daraz responded which resulted in an interesting cross promotion between the two platforms.

Now Daraz is offering easypaisa customers access to many products – priced under Rs5,000 – that they could purchase on the platform with the Eidi their loved ones sent them through Eidipaisa using the Easypaisa app.

The idea is simple: the value of Eidi can only be actualized when it can be used to buy something.

Moreover, Receivers of Eidi through Eidipaisa can win an “iPhone” as an eidi gift from Daraz if they shop on Daraz through the eidi. The agility of the two brands has been the key to a unique partnership that will help make Eids across the country more joyous!

With families choosing to stay at home this Eid and restricting their visits to shops to buy presents or make purchases with their Eidi, the combination of the services being offered by Easypaisa and Daraz is the perfect solution.

We Asked Pakistanis How They Will Be Celebrating Eid 2020

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We Asked Pakistanis How They Will Be Celebrating Eid 2020
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There were times when there one thing we used to look forward to after fasting the whole month of Ramadan. However, this year, the situation is different. Why? It’s because the novel coronavirus pandemic has dampened the festive spirit that the holy month of Ramadan brings with it every year.

The positive energies, the vibes, and all the excitement are nowhere to be seen. This year, the month of Ramadan wasn’t as charming as it is supposed to be. The Iftar parties, celebrations, and other social gatherings have all been put to a halt. This Ramadan, people decided to sit at home to help curb the spread of this dangerous virus.

Some are still super excited to celebrate Eid, whereas, on the other hand, people are just depressed. How ARE we going to spend Eid during a lockdown?

Did you ever imagine a thing like this could happen? Celebrating Eid during a pandemic? Considering the situation, it seems like most of us will be spending time at home with our families. Maybe this year, we would spend more time with each other, finally.

An Eid like this has never been celebrated before.

So, the on-going pandemic made us curious to ask people how they will celebrate their Eid. Well, here’s what they had to say!

1. “Farmhouse party with friends & family keeping in mind all the SOP’s.”

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2. “I have planned for ration distribution in remote areas of Karachi.”

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3. “I’ll get ready super early in the morning to take lots of pictures and later, study.” 

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4. “Lost my grandmother this year, so, there will be no joy like we had!”

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5. “Staying at home with hubby and in-laws- cooking, binge-watching and sleeping.”

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6. “Get ready in the morning, eat and have long sessions of a video call with friends & cousins.”

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7. “Since they’re not much to do, I’ll take some time off, chill and just binge-watch some series.”

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Let us know in the comments how you will be celebrating Eid 2020. If you’re not planning on celebrating it, let us know why.

Eid Mubarak, everyone! Stay home & stay safe!

5 Fun Activities You Can Do With Your Children On Eid

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The best way of making Eid memorable for your children is to spend it together as a family, remembering Allah (SWT) and reviving the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw). By celebrating Eid, you are following in the way of the Prophet and his righteous followers.

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr is also one way you can nurture your child’s Muslim identity while strengthening family and community ties.

So much emphasis is placed on Christmas in Western culture by the media, and even in schools that many Muslim parents feel that they need to compensate by making Eid special. It was the Prophetic practice to celebrate Eid, so for this reason, it is worthwhile to make the Eid celebration something memorable for your children.

Here are five things you can do with your children on Eid:

1. Making Eid Cards

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Let your kid write some Eid messages and make posters in three or four different languages. You can help your kid write Urdu, English, and Arabic messages. If you or your kids are not fluent in the same, you can also help find some meaningful words from the internet. You can also hang those cards at your home.

2. Envelopes Made For Eid

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When having guests, relatives, or friends over, gifting them a card or take away items or money in an envelope is a nice gesture. You can purchase plain white envelopes from the store and let your kid decorate them in the vein of Eid. This could include writing Eid Mubarak in Arabic script or decorating the cards with the colors of Islam and other positive messages.

3. Enlighten Them With Muslim Culture

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To make the day more special for your kids, teach them about various fun facts that are related to the Muslim culture. Tell them about the many facts and things related to the celebration and occasion of Eid.

4. Children In The Kitchen 

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While preparing a meal, you can ask your child to do little things such as setting up the table, handing you the ingredients like leafy greens and maybe even washing fruits. This way they’ll learn a sense of responsibility, and they’ll certainly be proud of themselves that they were a help to you.

5. Share The Joy 

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In the true spirit of celebrating Eid, help your kid share some joy with those who are lesser fortunate. You can involve your kids in making some food donations to a nearby shelter or orphanage.

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5 Things You Should Strictly Avoid This Eid Amid Coronavirus

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5 Things You Should Strictly Avoid This Eid Amid Coronavirus
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We all know Eid will not be the same as it was in previous years. Things will be different this time around due to the ongoing pandemic. Grand celebrations will not be taking place in so many families as their loved ones are either sick or have passed away due to the virus.

The government has recently eased the lockdown in the country, but that doesn’t mean the deadly virus is not here anymore. On the occasion of Eid, we must refrain from engaging in certain activities that involve going out, coming in contact with others, etc. All precautionary measures must be taken the same way as before.

1. Hugging and Shaking Hands 

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As much as we want to hug our loved ones on the occasion of Eid, you must not. Wish Eid this year to each other Eid while maintaining distance. Try not to shake hands either. Any physical contact is not okay.

2. Dawats, Unnecessary Gatherings 

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We all know how we love our lunches and dinners with the extended family, but not this year. You must not invite people over to your place or go to someone’s home to meet. If you are, you are responsible for your actions.

3.  Skip Eidi this Year

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Eidi is so essential on meethi Eid, but maybe not this time. Currency notes can carry virus, and you don’t want to hand your kids cash on the day of Eid for this very reason. Refrain from handling money, and if in case you do, sanitize frequently.

4. Hoard Groceries and Crowd Super Markets 

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If you’re not inviting people, you do not need tons of ingredients sitting in your pantry. Avoid crowding supermarkets for hoarding purposes. You can survive in a little amount. Instead, if you have the means, help people who require resources.

5. Eid Namaz 

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Even though the government has allowed Eid Namaz to take place, attending huge gatherings is not ideal, considering the virus spreads like wildfire person to person. Currently, Pakistan has more than 50,000 coronavirus cases, with 3,300 new cases today.

5 Eid Desserts You Should Definitely Try This Year

Remember, all you have to do to fight this virus is by staying home. Let us know if you have something to add?

Stay home. Stay safe!

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3 iPhone Photography Tricks To Get Professional Clicks!

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3 iPhone Photography Tricks To Get Professional Clicks!

If you are willing to make a strong brand or starting a business, pairing information with imagery is crucial to your success. Most people will forget the information within a few days, but the image will last in their memory for a long time.

From content marketing to social media and website graphics, high-quality photos are the need of the hour. However, you do not need to hire a professional photographer; your phone is good enough, but how? Here’s how:

1. Purchase a Photography App for your iPhone

Several professional photo apps are available for iPhone with incredible features:

CAMERA + ($ 0.99) 

This app has received high praise, and it can be used to take photos and then use the Camera+ to edit as they have a vast array of filters that will make any picture look professional. It also features such as sharpness, saturation, exposure, and more.

VSCO (FREE + IN-APP PURCHASES)

VSCO has a ton of ‘Advanced’ camera features, various filter options, and the ability to connect with their community of iPhone photographers.

PRO HDR ($1.99)

This particular app allows you to take HDR pictures and adjust their light and color tones by merely tapping the screen. After the photo is received, you can adjust the brightness, saturation, warmth, and tint.

2. Utilize iPhone Photography Features

The iPhone itself has a set of top-notch photographic options that you can use to take better photos. These tips might be useful:

LENSES

The lens, as we know, is the most critical aspect of choosing a picture, however carrying your phone in the pocket or the purse could damage the glass, so make sure the lens is clean at all times.

GRID

The iPhone camera has a grid feature that helps you aligning pictures, ensuring that the position of your photo remains. It also helps you in utilizing the ‘Rule of thirds,’ which means breaking the photo down vertically and horizontally.

This will enable you to use a grid with nine squares that you could use to place the visual elements that you need. To turn the grid feature on Setting>Photos>Camera>Turn Grid On.

FOCUS AND EXPOSURE

The iPhone itself has an autofocus feature, and to focus on something, the user must tap the screen twice. To lock in the focus, press and hold it, and an AE/AF LOCK will appear.

BURST 

If there is a movable object and you want to capture it, use burst by holding on the capture button, and your phone will take multiple shots at the same time. You check these shots later in your images gallery.

FLASH

The flash of the phone can be troublesome at times, so it is highly recommended to use the natural light while capturing photos.

3. Pay Attention to your Composition

USE A SIMPLE OBJECT

Don’t confuse yourself by adding different details in your picture; focus on what is necessary and the essence of what you’re trying to capture and then surround that object with an interesting background.

PLAY WITH ANGLES

If you want your photos to have that professional ‘feel,’ then you will need to get creative and play with angles. Stand on a chair, get on your knees, take shots from different positions, it will surely give a more dramatic look to your pictures.

PLAY AROUND WITH REFLECTIONS, SILHOUETTES, AND SHADOWS

These techniques will add quality to your pictures, e.g., use a reflection on water or take your photo in high contrast lighting or shoot your subject when the sun is low, creating dramatic shadows and effects.

Hopefully, this guide will prove useful and will ensure that you’ve used the iPhone camera to its fullest. Please do give us your feedback!!

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7 Movies on Netflix & Amazon Prime by Brilliant Directors

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Finished watching trending tv shows and movies? How about giving a chance to brilliant directors that have proved themselves over the years? Many critically acclaimed films are available on online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

If you’ve missed your chance to catch up with these brilliant movies in cinemas, now is the opportunity to sit down and enjoy the excellence of film and tv.

We assure you that at least one out of seven movies on this list will be right up your ally. Here’s the list of our top picks.

1. Perks of Being A Wallflower  

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Featuring: Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller

Release Date: November 2012

Platform: Netflix

Director: Kenneth Lonergan

2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 

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Featuring:  Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin

Release Date: 2011

Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Director: Zoya Akhtar

3. Manchester by Sea 

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Featuring: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, and C. J. Wilson.

Release Date: November 14, 2016

Platform: Amazon Prime

Director: Kenneth Lonergan

4. Moonstruck

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Featuring: Cher. Loretta Castorini. Nicolas Cage. Ronny Cammareri. Vincent Gardenia. Cosmo Castorini. Olympia Dukakis.

Release Date: December 16, 1987

Platform: Amazon Prime

Director: Norman Jewison

5. Joker

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Featuring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz

Release Date: October 4, 2019

Platform: Amazon Prime

Director: Todd Phillips

6. Inception 

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Featuring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger.

Release Date: July 30, 1970

Platform: Netflix

Director: Christopher Nolan

7. The Matrix

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Featuring: Keanu Reeves. Neo. Laurence Fishburne. Morpheus. Carrie-Anne Moss. Trinity. Hugo Weaving. Gloria Foster

Release Date:  March 31, 1999

Platform: Netflix

Director: Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski

If you have not watched these movies, now is the time to watch. For people who have already watched these might as well want to watch them again because of their brilliant storyline and mesmerizing cast.

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5 Eid Desserts You Should Definitely Try This Year

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Eid is never complete without a huge bowl of dessert, sitting in the fridge to be devoured. Meethi eid pay meetha is essential! We understand that the circumstances are not the best, but let us try to make the most of it by doing our part.

Eid will be either on the 24th or 25th of May, which means you have plenty of time to make up your mind of which dessert you want to prepare. Collect all the ingredients you want, better hurry up because of the lockdown; people will flood out in the last Ashra of Ramadan. You would want to avoid that and maintain social distancing.

Here are our top 5 picks for you to try out this Eid!

  1. Pineapple Cream Dessert

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    Pineapple cream dessert is somewhat like a cheesecake in a glass. Given the temperature, these individual servings will lighten up your mood after Eid lunch. Chill them up to 4 hours in the fridge before serving.

    You can find the recipe here

  2. Shahi Tukray Roll-Ups

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    Shahi Tukray is a traditional dessert eaten on special occasions in Pakistan. On the special occasion of Eid, make Shahi Tukray from scratch. You can try the Food fusion recipe for Shahi Tukray on Youtube.

    Warning: Extremely addictive and high in calories.

  3. Chocolate Cake
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    Given the circumstances, buying a cake from a bakery isn’t the safest choice. Make it at home! Bake a delicious chocolate cake with your siblings or parents.

    Collect all the ingredients you need to bake a cake. Hit the kitchen on Chand Raat or Eid. Best served with breakfast.

  4.  Sheer Khurma

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    Eid festivities are incomplete without Sheer Khurma! The dish means milk with dates. It is a creamy vermicelli pudding made with milk, lots of nuts, dates, and sugar!

    It is often made during Eid in the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan, and also parts of central Asia.

  5. Kheer

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    Kheer is everyone’s favorite. Easy to make with ingredients you already have back home. You just need rice, sugar, and milk, and you’re good to go.

    You can either use the instant mix from the market, which will be easier to make, or you can follow a traditional recipe.

    Let us know which one will you try in the comment section below. We can’t wait for Eid to try these delicious desserts out!

    Remember to stay home and take care of others.

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6 Lip-Smacking Dishes That Will Make Your Eid Perfect

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One of the most important festivals for Muslims, Eid al-Fitr, is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and the food at the feast is usually legendary.

From plates brimming with juicy, meaty starters to pots overflowing with slow-cooked rice and mutton dishes and some heavenly desserts, Meethi Eid feasts are hard to resist. Families gather to enjoy food and sweets on this auspicious occasion.

However, this year, Eid will be different since the Coronavirus pandemic has to lead the world to remain in quarantine and maintain social distance. The social distancing doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t create some magic in your kitchen and cook delicious dishes.

So, here are a few signature items that you ought to make this year!

1. Haleem

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The meaty lentil soup-like dish is next-to-none when it comes to comfort food for non-vegetarians. The rich mutton stew is cooked with broken wheat and made with a delicious mix of spices. The dish is slow-cooked and usually served during the Eid feast with naan or as it is.

2. Sheer Khorma

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Sheer khurma is the king of desserts when it comes to Eid feasts. The flavourful vermicelli and milk pudding are prepared, especially during Ramadan and Eid, and are relished by the young and the old with equal delight. Would it even be Eid without sheer khorma? We thin not.

3. Kimami Sewaiyan

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Just like sheer khurma, the star ingredients of this dessert are vermicelli and milk, but this one is slightly thicker inconsistency. Lotus seeds, almond, coconut, cashews, and raisins are also added in the tasty mix of milk, khoya, sugar and vermicelli to make it richer.

4. Mutton Korma

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This robust mutton curry is teeming with aromatic masalas, cashew nut paste, rose water, and saffron. The delicious and spicy mutton pieces pair very well with sheermal and bakarkhani. So, are you hungry yet?

5. Biryani

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This was a given! How is Eid even complete without a good scrumptious Biryani? A quintessential Eid spread is incomplete without biryani. Fragrant rice dish layered with succulent pieces of your favorite meat, biryani is hit across ages. Team it with raita or spicy salan and you would know what we mean.

6. Seekh Kebab

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You can’t go wrong with these. These babies are a treat for every food lover! Smoky, tasty and delectable; this delicacy made with spicy minced meat mixture is a must in any Eid spread.

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Eid Mubarak everyone! Stay home & stay safe.

This Eid, We’re Forever Grateful To Our Frontline Hereos For Fighting COVID-19

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Amidst the ongoing pandemic caused by COVID-19, our frontline heroes are out on the battlefield risking their lives for the rest of us. Frontline workers are working day and night to help save the lives of those affected by coronavirus.

This Eid, we must be forever grateful to our frontline heroes! It is due to them that we are celebrating this joyous occasion with our loved ones at home. Tributes have been made to the doctors, nurses, paramedics, and police across the world by individuals and organizations.

While someone is giving out free breakfast, another is giving out free air tickets to them. Why do you ask? Well, if it weren’t for them, you wouldn’t be sitting at home peacefully at the moment. As they put their lives on the line for us, we remain indoors.

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Here are a few reasons on why we should be forever grateful to our frontline heroes:

  1. Their tireless dedication to fighting coronavirus

In-country like ours, these doctors, medical staff, and law enforcement officers are highly underpaid. If they’re still willing to work day and night tirelessly, then we should count ourselves pretty lucky. Doctors, nurses, and other frontline heroes have been working around the clock, going to work daily in a battle environment with an invisible enemy.

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2. Risking their lives to save ours

With a shortage of personal protective equipment, masks, and other life-saving items, doctors in Pakistan are risking their lives to save ours. It has been reported that a total of about ten doctors have succumbed to coronavirus in Pakistan.

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3. Pushing away their families so we can be with ours this Eid

The frontline heroes are doing their job, but at what cost? Due to fears of contamination, many doctors have separated themselves from their loving families to save them from the virus in case they were to catch it from work. Countless families will be spending Eid without their loved one as they would be performing their duty during that time.

What Can You Do for These Heroes?

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The best way to help them effectively beat Covid-19 is by staying indoors as much as possible. Spend Eid at home this year, do it to have many more Eids together in the future.

We wish you all a happy Eid Mubarak! Stay home & stay safe!

6 Pakistani Dramas Based On Spirituality You Should Really Watch

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As we’re all locked in our homes amid this pandemic, most of us don’t have much to do and are spending time contemplating about life or just procrastinating. We know the situation doesn’t seem to end anytime soon, but we can try to make the most of this time sitting at home.

However, there’s nothing more beautiful than spending so much time with your family knowing that you’re indoors and safe. Also, what better way to spend some time together by binge-watching some thought-provoking Pakistani dramas? Dramas that are based on Islam and spirituality that would change the meaning of life?

Most of us know that Pakistani dramas often end up disappointing the viewers due to their weak and pointless storylines. Some Pakistani dramas serve a higher purpose. Some of these dramas are focus on portraying what goes on our society while others promote religion. As tricky as this may sound, some Pakistani dramas have done exceptionally well and have won the hearts of viewers and proved to be inspirational.

Here is a list of six Pakistani dramas that are based on Islam and spirituality. These dramas would no doubt change the way you perceive life. Have a look.

1. Main Abdul Qadir Hoon

Written by Sarwat Nazir and directed by Babar Javed, Mein Abdul Qadir was an absolute hit among the view. Featuring Fahad Mustafa in the lead, the drama showed how a mentally disturbed young man finds solace in religion. Mein Abdul Qadir Hoon highlighted how turning towards religion can change your life.

2. Shehr e Zaat

Written by Umera Ahmed and directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, Shehr-e-Zaat showed how the journey of a young woman. She goes from being extremely materialistic to being entirely spiritual. Another fantastic thing about this drama was its meaningful dialogues.

3. Alif Allah Aur Insaan

Written by Qaisra Hayat and directed by Ahson Talish, Alif Allah Aur Insaan stole our hearts. The drama helps the viewers explore and understand the true meaning of religion and the concept of surrendering oneself to Allah’s will. Moreover, the conversations between Shahzeb and Baba Sain were also significant.

4. Alif

Written by Umera Ahmed and directed by Haseeb Hassan, the story of Alif revolves around a hardworking filmmaker named Momin, who is shown to be stuck between his spirituality and the glamorous life that he leads. The drama is full of emotions that surround family values, and it also shows the journey of a man who gives up his exciting life to opt for spirituality.

5. Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan

Written by Umera Ahmed and directed by Babar Javed, Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan was a drama of all time. This drama showed how a woman who has the utmost faith in Allah and her decision to put her beliefs before everything else made her more reliable than those who tried to ruin her life. The drama mainly highlights how an individual’s strong faith in Allah can help them get through any obstacle in life, and those who question Him will be punished.

6. Parsa

Written by Tahira Wasti and directed by Siraj-ul-Haque, Parsa follows the controversy surrounding half-hearted conversions to Islam. This drama has highlights people tend to convert from one religion to another to marry the one they love, but not for the sake of God.

Which one of these have you watched? Let us know in the comments below.

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6 Celebrities Who Are Also Amazing Cooks

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Every day when you log on to Instagram, you get to see your favorite celebrities posting pictures of them enjoying delicious food, and just like the rest of us, they even look adorable while indulging in their favorite dishes.

Then again, do you know them all that well?

Even though most of the celebrities we know are die-hard food addicts, but some of them are excellent cooks! Here we have put together a list of celebs who are not only good at acting or singing but are also amazing cooks.

Ali Zafar

The singer has described cooking to have a very calming therapeutic effect. Ali Zafar calls himself to be a food-addict, and although he can whip out a delicious omelet in minutes, he says that his favorite dish is Aloo ka paratha with Garam Chai.

Anoushey Ashraf

Anoushey calls herself the “Asal foodie.” She can cook fantastic food, and with her extreme knowledge of a different variety of foods, she is better than most of us.

Farhan Saeed

Yup! The amazing Pakistani singer is an excellent cook. His wife, Urwa Hocane, also posted a video of him making her a mouth-watering breakfast in the morning, and we couldn’t help but love the fact that he is not only a good cook but also a perfect hubby!

Mahira Khan

In an interview, Mahira Khan said that she eats “like there’s no tomorrow.” and loves eating “everything!” She can cook almost anything to perfection!

Ayesha Omer

The Bulbulay starlet loves cooking as much as she loves eating it.  She once said that she could eat 5-6 times a day!

Although you might be familiar with some of them, we bet you’re glad to know about this side of these beautiful celebs.

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7 Pretty Hairstyles You Can Rock This Eid!

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Eid is an event in which girls of all ages want to look JUST PERFECT! Stalking celebrity profiles for the latest trends starts at least a month before Eid.

Be it shoes, dresses, make-over, or hairstyles; everything has to be according to the latest trend. Therefore, we have sorted out some of the simplest yet amazing hairstyles for you to carry out on this Eid.

1. Loose Fishtail

Since short shirts with shalwars are in fashion again, this hairstyle will look perfect if you are planning to go for a complete desi look.

Tie a fishtail braid first. Then start pulling out the strands of the braid. Pull them out until the braid looks thick and loose. Wear matching jhumkhas and add hair accessories like flowers to enhance your look. Voila!

2. Double Twist

Look how stunning, elegant, and graceful Urwa looks in this simple hairstyle. This perfect pick-me-up look is suitable for both wavy as well as straight hair.

Simply twist your hair on both the sides of your head in the front and pin them up with bobby pins at the back of your head. It’s that simple!

3Bouncing Curls

This hairstyle will be number one on your list if you want to look trendy on Eid without tying them up.

If you have wavy hair, all you need to do is blow-dry them and set your hairstyle. If you have straight hair, grab a curler, curl your hair to the mid-length of your hair and watch the bouncy curls rock your look like a diva.

4. Halo Braid

This simple yet elegant look has always been in fashion. It hairstyle goes out on all outfits and makes your face look tidier. It is effortless to make too.

Start making French braids on both sides of your head in the front and pin them up with bobby pins at the back of your head.

5. The Triplets

This hairstyle goes the best with boat-neck and off-shoulder dresses. Divide your hair into 2 sections, one greater than the other. On the smaller part, start making 3 twisters parallel to each other in the front. Pin them at the back of your head with bobby pins. Put all the remaining hair on the other side of your shoulder.

6. Volumised Ponytail

Tired of making the same boring ponytail? How about a volumized ponytail that the Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone truly rocks like a real star? It’s not too complicated, if you are short on time, here’s what you need to do:

7. Halo & Bun

This is an exquisite hairstyle that makes your face look tidy. Twist 2 strands of hair in the front and pin them at the back of your head with bobby pins. With the remaining hair, make a low bun and lo! You’re ready to go!

Which hairstyle will you rock this year?

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We Asked Pakistanis The First Thing They’ll Do After Quarantine

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Being stuck at home for an extended period certainly has its sets of challenges. However, most of us have gotten used to it whereas, some are still struggling. As people are now practicing social-distancing, they’re also missing the good old days. The majority of the people, however, are losing their favorite eateries!

We decided to ask our followers what they want to do when the lockdown ends and when the quarantine life is finally over. The results were hilarious, but some made so much sense! And yes, let’s face it, we’re all dying to meet our friends, party, and whatnot.

Check out what our followers had to say!

1.” Pray Shukrana ki nafil.”

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Absolutely.

2. “Long drive with friends.”

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Trips to Hyderabad or probably Karachi to Hyderabad! Soon!

3. “Repair my gaming PC.”

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People with broken laptops, PCs, and phones are struggling. We feel you, man!

4. “Travel to northern areas.”

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YASSSSS. Who doesn’t miss traveling? Such good old days!

5. “Eat Bahir se every single day!”

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The one discussion you have every single day. Missing your favorite eateries every single day! By the way, what are you missing?

6. “Go to the library and continue studies.”

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Such restrictions. We hope all of it ends soon.

7. “Go shop my heart out!”

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Of course! How can we forget the shopping sprees? Do any of you miss grocery shopping as well?

Let us know what you’ll do after quarantine in the comments below!

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How the Coronavirus is Affecting the Automotive Industry in Pakistan & Worldwide

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has made economies and industries all over the world suffer!

Businesses have temporarily shut down; people are afraid to leave homes, lockdowns have been initiated in at least 35 countries worldwide!

With more than 1,000 cases, Pakistan has also taken the needed measures to contain the situation without having to place a complete lockdown.

Unfortunately, in this case, not only has it caused the auto industry in Pakistan to suffer, but all the markets around the world have met their doom.

Global Impact of Coronavirus 

When the virus first surfaced in Wuhan, China, all the factories in the city had to be shut down as it has spread faster than one could have anticipated. When it spread through other cities, more and more factories had to close down.

It is essential to add here that cities like Wuhan are known as the ‘motor city’ as they have some of the largest factories. China is the world’s biggest auto market, and Wuhan is home to auto-giants, including General Motors, Nissan, Peugeot Group, and Renault.

In just the first half of February, sales have fallen my a lump sum of 92%, according to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). As the virus spread across borders, more factories had to shut their doors, and sales continued to fall.

Now, this effect of the COVID-19 virus multiplied across borders. Shortages of cars, parts, and other supplies impacted all countries. Because China was no longer the production capital, and the virus was spreading across borders, many automotive giants had to find alternatives.

Hyundai and Kia recently stopped several assembly lines in Korea, and Nissan announced it would suspend its auto production in Japan. General Motors suggested that production outages could affect plants in Michigan and Texas, Jaguar Land Rover warned the virus could create problems at its assembly plants in Britain, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO’s Mike Manley said that the end of February might suspend production at one of the European plants.

Toyota Yaris Production Halted, Soft Launch Postponed in Pakistan!

Impact of Coronavirus in Pakistan

Long before the emerging of the pandemic, Pakistan’s automotive industry was already suffering. The country’s economic situation, the rise of the Dollar against the Rupee, and the excessive amount of taxes had the industry gasping for air.

Sales declined, automotive parts became expensive, customers hesitated in purchasing cars by looking at the price tags, not to forget the mass population consists of middle-class to lower class families as at least 25% of the population is under the poverty line.

Because of Coronavirus now in Pakistan, strict actions had to be implemented by the government. Provinces were announced to go into lockdown, some for 15 days while others for 7 depending on the situation.

To comply with the orders, companies like Toyota Pakistan and many others shut down their production factories as well as their dealerships and other operations.

Hence, the already suffering market was now faced with yet another complicated situation. Coronavirus has caused billions of losses to these automotive industries and is feared that it may cost many their jobs.

What do you think? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Here’s How Automotive Manufacturers Are Fighting COVID-19 with #FlattenTheCurve!

Pakistanis Show The World What Generosity Looks Like During COVID-19

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The Coronavirus pandemic has got the world in a state of chaos and despair. To flatten the curve, meaning curb the spread of the virus, various countries, including Pakistan, have ordered a lockdown. A massive loss of economy follows the lockdown, but to save the people from getting infected by COVID-19, this measure has been implemented.

In a country like Pakistan, a considerable chunk of the population is working on a daily wage basis; however, due to the lockdown, these people are not able to earn and are therefore at a complete loss.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also mentioned in a recent address, “25% of the population cannot afford to eat two meals a day.”

This is where the Pakistani population, that can afford to sit at home during a lockdown rise. From celebrities, NGOs to countless individuals, everybody is working towards ensuring that all those who are unable to fend for themselves during this crisis receive a regular supply of food, water, and other essentials to survive through the pandemic. This sense of unity is a welcomed sight for the sore eyes.


Pakistanis have shown the world that even though we may not have the resources to match a first world country during this crisis, we have ample of hope, empathy, and positivity that will sail us through this turbulent time.

The generosity Pakistani people have shown in this critical time is true, worth applauding.

The I-Care Foundation, headed by two individuals, has been working towards helping people with whatever necessities they need. They collect donations and then pass it on to the needy. To get in touch with them, please visit www.i-care-foundation.org.

The Kiran Foundation has collaborated with ECC to empower the minorities affected during the pandemic through the ‘Dosti Ration Campaign.’ The areas they are working in are Lyari and beyond. Kudos to them for especially thinking about those who are often neglected.

Saylani Welfare Trust is offering the underprivileged suffering due to the virus the service of Roti Bank, where they can acquire cooked food free of cost. It’s an excellent initiative from Saylani Welfare.

 

Robin Hood Army has partnered with Orange Tree that seems to be set up with a Dubai bank for donations with IBAN codes. This collaboration can bring funds internationally, as well.

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Small home owned businesses are playing a considerable part in battling coronavirus in Pakistan. This home-based confectioner, “A whisk come true,” has decided to donate all proceeds from sales for ration.

 

Aamir Liaquat making food and distributing to the frontline workers helping keep us safe! Our people are full of beautiful surprises!

Maya Ali, a famous Pakistani actress, began giving out ‘ration’ bags to the needy and urged her followers to do the same. She says, “Humanity comes first.”

It is eminent to say that everyone is working together as a community to make sure no-one is left out without the necessities. Apart from ration bags, renowned designer Asim Jofa and Sweettooth owner, Umer Hussain, are both making protective gear and masks for our courageous frontline workers.

These doctors, nurses, and paramedics have been treating patients for COVID-19 with the bare essentials in some regions causing infections to spread in the medical community itself.

 

Are you aware of anyone working for the underprivileged during the Coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan? Share their details in the comments below.

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14 Times Edhi Proved That He is the Biggest Humanitarian of the World

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A hallmark of humanity and a charitable crusader Pakistan’s prominent philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi runs the nation’s most revered social organization and charity center, “The Edhi Foundation.” No one can doubt the tenacity of Edhi’s spirit to help fellow beings.

Down-to-earth, humble, and dedicated to the cause, the contributions of the social entrepreneur for the country and beyond are uncountable. With his iconic long beard, plain kurta pajama, and the signature Jinnah cap, he is titled as the Santa Clause of the East and a universal representative of human rights.

An online petition organized by Change.org is now to nominate Abdul Sattar Edhi for the Nobel Peace Prize.  Here are a few reminders of the many times when Edhi proved that he deserves the Nobel Peace accolade, making our heads bow in respect, and our hearts swell with pride.

  1. The journey of building the largest ambulance service started 60 years back in Karachi when Edhi Sahab begged for humanity, turned a Hilma pick-up truck into an ambulance, and saved countless lives in it.

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  1. Over the years, he has built a sanctuary for the abused, unwanted, homeless, and needy. Even hungry animals are not turned away at Edhi Foundation.

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  1. The philanthropist, along with his wife, wandered city’s street to collect abandoned infants and have provided shelter to more than 35,000 discarded babies to date.

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  1. Even the robbers who looted an office at Edhi Foundation in 2014 returned him the money, being guilt-stricken for stealing Pakistan’s most nobleman.

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  1. The living saint has extended the warmth of Pakistani hospitality globally via Edhi Foundation, spreading its roots as far as the USA, England, Japan, UAE, Canada, and Australia.

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  1. For him,” No Religion is Higher than Humanity.” When asked by religious radicals that why he even picks up Christians and Hindus in his ambulance, Edhi Sahab replied, “My ambulance is more Musalmaan than yours.”

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  1. There hasn’t been a single global crisis to which Edhi has not extended his support. Be it the 1985 famine in Ethiopia or the Gulf War 1991; his relief team has reached every corner of the earth.

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  1. Fearless as a lion, he went to Beirut, Lebanon, in 2006 and set up a camp to help the refugees of the appalling war. “I knew I would have to be in Lebanon,” Edhi told Arab News in 2006. “I just can’t sit back and watch humanity suffer. I am not made that way. I have been engaged in this kind of social work for the last six decades. I am 82 now. Allah has always helped me.”

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  1. When New Orleans, USA, was hit by the hurricane Katrina in 2005, Edhi rose to their aid and denoted $100,000 for the victims of the natural tragedy.

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  1. Even, the Bengalis found a friend in Edhi when he raised $200,000 for the affectees of the Bangladesh cyclone, 2007.

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  1. Sitting in his wheelchair, he led a peace rally from Karachi’s Bolton Market to Mazar-e-Quaid in protest of Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza Strip.

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  1. Ever- ready to serve humanity, his concerns were low about his deteriorating health and more for Karachi’s heatwave victims as he raised funds for them under the scorching sun.


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  1. When selected for the Nobel Peace Laureate, the modest humanitarian claimed he was not worthy of so much honor as he is nothing but a mere “Faqeer.”

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  1. Despite leading the world’s largest fleet of ambulances, Edhi humbly lives in a two-bedroom apartment, owns two pairs of clothes, and loves the simple combo of roti and achaar.

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Time and time again, Edhi teaches us that the world can be a happy place if we come together to make it one. While he rose above all differences and embraced all of humanity in his haven, we sincerely can never thank the honorable saint enough for his efforts.

Yet, we can take a leaf out of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s book- unite, work hard, and devote our lives for a better, peaceful world!

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