Hakim Saeed Awards- Definitely a Night to Remember

Who hasn’t heard of the name ‘Hamdard Pakistan’. The legacy of Hamdard is now 110 years old and the length and breadth of all the milestones achieved so far by this one organization cannot be summed up in a single blog post. The event took place at the breathtaking location of the Mohatta Palace. My first ever visit and that too in a setup arranged at such a massive scale was definitely a worthwhile experience. Properly managed and organized red carpet with ushers that looked after everything and everyone. A custom green bushed wall with Love Pakistan-Build Pakistan written over and the Hakim Saeed Award nestled in between, instantly became my favorite. The route towards the menu venue for the event was also properly decorated with Digital TVs that displayed the upcoming future goals of Hamdard.

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Starting off with the Holy Verses of Quran, Dr. Muzna, our lively host for the night walked us through the entire plan and the cheerful part was that everything went smoothly as per schedule. Starting with the enigmatic voice of Talat Hussain who soulfully walked us through the life and struggles of Late Hakim Mohammed Saeed and his tireless effort and lifelong achievements. With Governor Sindh as the Chief Guest and with company members MD and CEO Hamdard Pakistan Mr. Fahad Qureshi, Mrs. Saima Rashid, Chairperson Hamdard Pakistan, Mr. Zubair and Mr. Farukh Imam on stage revealed the official New Branding of Logo and Corporate Identity of Hamdard Pakistan

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And the way the entire reveal took place was (in the words of Governor Sindh), nothing less than a Bollywood setup. See for yourself:

Alongisde Hamdard Pakistan launched its latest TVC that presented a visual depiction of Hakim Mohammad Saeed in the numeours heart warming ways he had served the nation with his generosity and wisdom.

With this new Corporate Rebranding, Hamdard Pakistan vows to bring explore new horizons and spring new beginnings. To introduce the award recipients Ishq Pakistan was produced as a devoted song sung by none other than legendary Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammed that concluded all the categories and winners for the night and first ever Hakim Saeed Awards.

It was an honor to watch some of the finest and I would undoubtedly say world’s finest talent to step up on the stage and receive the award for the enormous efforts made that definitely don’t need an award to be recognized.

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Having gotten the chance to meet and speak up-close to Legends like Anwar Masood (all credit to this event) there’s not just one thing that I took back from this event but definitely a million other things that dropped inside the box. (cannot contain excitement)

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The event was concluded with a soulful hour and more long Qawwali by unmatchable due Fareed Ayaz and Anu Muhammed, which had been my first ever experience of attending and hearing a live qawwali, ever. So, you can imagine the intensity of overwhelmed emotions I went through in a single night!

With hopes and prayers to look forward to much more in terms of innovation and introductions, and I hope we are going to find new beginnings in every other aspect of Hamdard Pakistan


Star-studded Celebrity Match #JazzT20Cup

It takes 2 to tango but it literally takes 11 celebrities in each team to topple your whole world. Post the press conference and logo reveal for the JazzT20Cup the date for the star-studded battle was set to be the 8th of June, 2017. Keeping Ramadan in mind the matches for the tournament are all set to begin post 11:30 pm. This year, with the unfortunate loss of two of our greatest legends and beautiful voices of Junaid Jamshed and Amjad Sabri, the teams for the 6th T20 Cup Celebrity Match were dedicated to these legends.

The match was in-between Junaid Jamshed XI and Amjad Sabri XI led by Kamran Jillani (replaced by Adnan Siddiqui due to unavailability) and Tehseen  Javed. Both the teams had an amazing line-up of veteran actors Shahzad Ali, Farhan Ali Agha, Film star Saud, evergreen Faisal Qureshi, the handsome Meekal Zulfiqar and Bilal Ashraf playing under Tehseen’s captaincy and Salman Saeed, Noman Habib, Ayaz Samoo, Asim Mehmood, Yasir Mazhar, Agha Sheraz, and Abbas Jaffri playing under Kamran’s leadership.

With a team of bloggers working along with me, it was a treat to cover such a thrilling match with the sweetest cherries on top Shahid Afridi and Wasim Akram attending the event and Afridi to especially play alongside. The bloggers enjoyed a great space meeting and speaking with the celebrities of how they think JazzT20Cup is bringing pure entertainment to Karachi during Ramadan. Enjoying a moment with a fellow blogger below:

Hey @get.magnified! #selfie #jazzt20cup #KhanKaMaidan #Cricket

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And just in case, you had been waiting for it, I DID vlog about the celebrity match and by far it had been one of the most exciting ones in my vlog journey. Watch and enjoy:

Jazzing up Ramadan Cricket with #JazzT20Cup

It’s more like Ramadan and cricket go hand in hand. Right from the beginning of Ramadan, the guys tend to come together in groups and initiate the night cricket challenge in the streets, compounds and even in proper cricket grounds. These night matches are highly taken accord of is nothing less than a battle for many! On a happier note, even corporations had taken up the challenge and as a result the T20Coporate Cup that is organised each year by the Moin Khan Cricket Academy with some of the top names amongst the players in each team. The team lineup is as follows:


While the Press Conference and the logo reveal for #JazzT20Cup took place on the 5th of June, 2017. The celebrity match was disclosed to be on the 8th of June *can’t wait for it to happen’ between two teams which are a tribute to the legends of Pakistan, Junaid Jamshed and Amjad Sabri. With Moin Khan as the commander-in-chief at the conference, it was a pleasure to know what the sponsors had to say regarding bringing back night cricket and entertainment for the families in Karachi. The greatest thing about the tournament is that the entry is Free for families and you come and enjoy as many matches as you wish to! Below is yet another vlog from the event, watch and enjoy: