Dear Colleagues!  This is Pharma Veterans Blog Post #201. Pharma Veterans shares the wealth of knowledge and wisdom of Veterans for the benefit of Pharma Community. Pharma Veterans Blog is published by Asrar Qureshi on WordPress, the top blog site. If you wish to share your stories, ideas and thoughts, please email to for publishing your contributions here.

On Friday, May 10, 2019, I published the 200th Blog Post of Pharma Veterans. It is an important landmark and worth presenting to Pharma Veterans’ readers.

We digress a little from our discussion on Pharma Business in Pakistan for this purpose. We shall return to the topic from the next publication.

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Pharma Veterans Blog was started at the end of 2017. It was slated to publish three blog every week; on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Except on couple of occasions, the publication has been done on time, every time. Allah be Praised.

Pharma Veterans Blog Posts are published on a dedicated URL The publishing site is WordPress which is one of the top blog publishing site.

The concept behind Pharma Veterans was to invite seasoned Pharma professionals to write about their experiences. To this end, the progress has been rather slow. My old Colleague Mr. Hasan Jamal has been contributing occasionally. I am grateful to him and request the other respectable senior professionals to write in this space. Their contributions will be extremely useful for the newer, junior colleagues.

Some more activities are also planned under the Pharma Veterans banner which will be unfolded at appropriate times.

The link to Pharma Veterans Blog Posts are shared on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. There is a dedicated Facebook Page (, a LinkedIn Group (, and @PharmaVeterans dedicated handle on Twitter.

Besides dedicated spaces, Pharma Veterans Blog Post links are also shared in several groups on Facebook, and on my own accounts at LinkedIn and Twitter. Pharma Veterans Blog is also published on Blogger ( The link was automatically shared at Google+, but lately Google+ has been discontinued.

A brief glimpse on the viewership of Pharma Veterans Blog Posts.

  • Views on WordPress 10,154
  • Views on Blogger   1,376
  • Views on LinkedIn Over 120,000 (average 600+ per post)
  • Views on Facebook Over 100,000 (average 500+ per post)

I have received numerous comments which are highly appreciative for the content. I have also received some suggestions about future topics.

Dear Colleagues! This is the snapshot of the journey so far. Allah Willing, we shall continue.

First things First. I want to thank each one of you for taking out time and reading, sharing and commenting on Pharma Veterans Blog. My gratitude is beyond words. I pray for your well-being at all times and request you to continue your patronage.

Secondly, I request you to propose ways to make this effort more useful and worthwhile. You may write an email to or send a WhatsApp, Viber, Zalo, WeChat message to +92 300 8438706.

Thirdly, I ask my time-honored, senior colleagues to contribute posts to Pharma Veterans. I also did Profiles of some Pharma Veterans. A profile would include your bio, your views, your learning and your advice to newer colleagues. Anyone interested in her/his profile, please indicate through any of the above means.

Fourthly, I ask my younger colleagues to send over problems and issues they might be facing in their work. We shall develop a forum and address these matters. Names/ corporates of the persons asking questions will not be mentioned, if they so desire.

Dear All! Ramadan Kareem is here. I pray that you have Allah’s Best Blessings in this auspicious month. Aameen.


Asrar Qureshi

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