By Isbah Khalid: The veteran anchor person and a respected analyst has surprised the nation- no, not by breaking any news or coming up with a commentary but by taking a mic! Yes! That is true. Standing in the blue hazy light, with those cool sun glasses shading his eyes, the anchor sings Summer Vines and has us swaying and lip singing along with him. Kind of a shock really, but a really good one I must say. And what’s more is that he is good! Since it has gone viral people have shared it over and over and have great stuff to say about it.
This came about as his contribution to the social cause of cancer awareness. Luqman isn’t new to all this; earlier this year he helped raise funds for Shaukat Khanam Memorial Hospital along with other well-known artists like Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ali Zafar, Fawad Khan and the founder Imran Khan himself. Shaukat Khanam is all set to be built in Peshawar. A state of the art cancer institute that treats 75% of its patients free of cost has launched this awareness campaign titled “Sing A Son, Save A Life” of which Luqman is an active member now. Not only did he help generate funds but this time he took a mic and actually sang for the cause. Way to go! We need more people like him around.
This campaign has a special focus on children. Each year 150,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in Pakistan and many lose the battle due to lack of awareness and resources and Shaukat Khanam has done us all proud yet again by not only generating funds but this time creating awareness which is need of the hour. That’s all ladies and gentleman! Stay tuned for more news, maybe next time it’s another surprising personality taking the mic; Imran Khan maybe?