Hot Pursuit

MAG’s favourite picks of the week

Glued to the Screen


This story revolves around a hardworking and honest civil servant, Saadat, and his family. He has always struggled to make both ends meet but has never let go of his honesty and dedication towards his work. His elder son Shuja, in a quest to fulfill his dream of riches, travels illegally to the United Kingdom, leaving his wife and family behind. While his younger son Kamran, who believes in hard work and dedication like his father, works towards achieving his goals with a strong will and family at his support. As the serial progresses, we’ll see how the choices both the sons make will transform their lives.

Around Town

Pakistan books another Guiness World Record

Peek Freans Sooper has officially broken the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Cookie Mosaic in the shape of Pakistan’s flag made with more than 150,000 cookies, measuring 226.51m2 (2,438.15 ft2). The biscuit brand wanted to unite the country under one umbrella with the inspiring and positive message. On the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan last month, the EBM family came together to build the world’s largest cookie mosaic that was completed in six and a half hours.

The record building process was overseen by independent witnesses including a health and hygiene inspector and a surveyor from Islamabad. Upon completion of the cookie mosaic, the biscuits were distributed in custom built containers to notable charities across Pakistan. The event was attended by a number of celebrities like Younis Khan, Shoaib Akhtar, Adnan Siddiqui and Hareem Farooq to name a few.

Treasure Trove

Mahira Khan's first look from Verna stirs up everyone

Many were disappointed when Mahira Khan's next film Verna – didn't come out on Eid ul Fitr as was earlier announced, but at least there is some progress on that front. A movie poster has been revealed that centres on Mahira Khan, establishing that the film is based on a female protagonist. She is an injured woman but stares back at the camera defiantly. According to reports, Mahira plays a rape survivor who seeks justice against her assaulters. Verna is confirmed for release in November this year.

The Right Note

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie Titanic, two independent artistes, Caleb and Kelsey, released their cover of the famous Celine Dion song, My Heart Will Go On. Their duet is a soul-stirring take that has been getting lots of appreciation from different parts of the world.