“Teri Meri Love Story”releasing officially on 2nd September 2016

Karachi(Cliff News)”Teri Meri Love Stroy”(TMLS),a directorial knack from Jawad Bashir manages to enthrall and entertain audiences at its premiere in Karachi.The film is now scheduled to hit cinemas across the country on 2nd September 2016.A quirky and upbeat rom-com,the movie revolves around Esha(played by Ushna Shah)a beautiful,stylish Tv Host who is on an exciting shooting assignment accompained by her crew and friends including the goofy and mischievous Sherry (played by Mohsin Abbas),Mona (played by Uzma Khan)and Danish (played by Ahmad Abdul Rehman).Esha wants to marry her true love Ramis,(played by Omer Shahzad),but her father(played by Salman Shahid)is adamant that she marries her childhood family friend Nael,(who is being played by the drama industry superstar Mohib Mirza.What follows is an adventurous and hilarious journey to finding true love.Produced and distributed by Summit Entertainment and with a strong cast,the movie is all set to entertain audiences of all ages,adding a new flavor to the Pakistani Film industry.While talking at the premiere,Wasay Nabi,Director of Summit Entertainment,said,”Pakistani film projects like this are a reason of immense pride and joy for us all”.On the other hand Rafay Nabi,who is also a director in the same company added “Like all the previous milesstones we have achieved as a company,TMLS will also be a trendsetter based on its action sequences,humorous one-liners and a strong story line.I am sure we shall be able true audiences to theatres for a fun-filled experience.Speaking at the Occasion,Writer and Director of TMLS,Jawwad Bashir said “The movie is a sincere attempt to add a new flavor to the local industry.The idea was to create something exciting that would entertain and capture the attention of our audiences worldwide.I m grateful to all my supporters who waited patiently for the movie and can only hope my work and efforts are witnessed through this film and are truly enjoyed.”

Huawei & Mobilink Launches the new Toolbar

Karachi(Cliff News)Recently, Huawei Technologies Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd has come up with a joint-venture with the largest cellular service provider in Pakistan –Mobilink, to launch an all new service for their customers and the service is named as Mobilink Toolbar. The Mobilink Toolbar does not require any download or installation instead it is available on all the http websites where customer can buy data bundles instantly with just one click, provided that the user has a Mobilink SIM card and the Mobilink data package is being used. The concept of Mobilink Toolbar is that it facilitates the user with the easy and smooth subscription to data bundles.The launching ceremony was held at the Marriot Hotel, Islamabad, where a large number of media representatives, Huawei and Mobilink officials and customers were present. The ceremony was started with an opening speech of VP Huawei Pakistan –Mr. Xiao Gang, saying, “The topic of the workshop is quite aligned with the Viplecom’s vision. The slogan of Viplecom is –Excelerate is centered around transformation program across whole group. I hope that this conference could help more common ground in digital service roadmap and video domain, laying a solid foundation for future cooperation.”Huawei has always been bringing innovations to develop the ever-changing technology world. It has introduced a number of user friendly applications and provided with enormous software upgradation programs across the borders. The core value for Huawei is the customer satisfaction and catering to customer demand on the highest possible priority while focusing on the modern innovative technology simultaneously.The new Mobilink Toolbar is another such initiative by the company in collaboration of Mobilink. This service does not levy any subscription charges, but, can readily be used if the user has a smart phone with a Mobilink SIM card. Initially the service has been provided to the users of Islamabad only, which soon will be extended to the other big cities like Karachi and Lahore.

Samsung Invites Unity Devs to take on US$185,000 ‘Tizen App Challenge’

Karachi(Cliff News)Any developer who has designed a game with Unity that has reached more than 10,000 installs in the Google Play or Apple App Store may enter the challenge. Simply port the existing app to Tizen and start selling it in the Tizen Store. The first 50 apps can get US$3,000 each, and the entrant with the most popular app (attaining the highest number of Tizen Store installations) will win the grand prize of US$20,000.Samsung Electronics has announced that the Tizen App Challenge for Unity developers commenced on August 18th, 2016—prior to the launch of the Samsung Z2, a new smartphone running on the Tizen operating system. If you are a developer who has made a Unity-based game that has reached more than 10,000 installs, you’re eligible to enter the challenge.The contest will run from August 18 to November 21, with a total amount of US$185,000 in prizes up for grabs. The first 50 apps can get US$3,000 each when the apps are started to be for sale in Tizen Store. Additionally, top prizes will be awarded to three participants whose games reach the highest number of downloads during the contest period, in the amount of US$20,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.The challenge consists of two steps. Contestants must complete both in order to register their app and secure a chance to win the prizes.

  Step 1: You’ll need to show that your game has been made with Unity and has reached at least 10,000 downloads in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

Once you complete Step 1, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Samsung. Then you’ll be able to port your app to Tizen and register it in the Tizen Store.

  To complete Step 2, you must submit the unique Content ID you’ll receive once you’ve registered your app in the Tizen Store.

President KCCI asks Ishaq Dar to withdraw Property Valuation Tables

Karachi(Cliff News)President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Younus Muhammad Bashir has requested Federal Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar to immediately withdraw Property Valuation Tables whereas the old system of collector’s value should continue.The provincial and federal governments along with all stakeholders must jointly decide the increase in collector’s value which can be raised up to 3 to 5 times according to the location of the property, he said in a communique issued to Ishaq Dar. “These rates should be acceptable by both federal and provincial governments for registration, provincial taxes and Capital Gain Tax etc.”, he added.Seeking Finance Minister’s attention towards the recent slump being suffered by the real estate and construction sector due to implementation of unrealistic Property Valuation Tables issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Younus Bashir pointed out that these tables have been finalized without taking inputs from all the stakeholders. The situation has resulted in creating an extremely disturbing atmosphere which is likely to have a deep impact on some of the key economic indicators of the country, he opined.President KCCI was of the opinion that it is totally unworkable to have two rates of same property for Provincial and Federal taxation purposes, creating hurdles in accounting procedures, besides paving way for corrupt elements to benefit from the situation.He said that uncertainty prevails in the entire real estate & construction sector, which has terribly affected the performance of this particular sector during the last couple of months as it has been observed that transactions have hardly taken place during this period and the real estate & construction sector has come under tremendous pressure.Younus Bashir feared that if situation goes on like this, the aftermaths will soon depict in key economic indicators as dozens of allied industries across Pakistan are likely to suffer.He further noted that the decisions on these Property Valuation Tables were implemented after consultation with some real estate agents and a committee of FPCCI only whereas many genuine representatives including Industrial States and major Chambers of the country were not taken on board. “Consequently, after consultation with KCCI, even FPCCI has now rejected FBR’s Property Valuation Tables as these are not workable”, he added.He said that there was absolutely no solution to deal with the situation emerging after the issuance of Property Valuation Tables except withdrawal of the same.President KCCI hoped that Finance Minister would issue prompt directives as per the aspirations of the Business and Industrial Community which will help restore the confidence of local and foreign investors of real estate sector which was performing exceptionally well and it also attracted a sizeable amount of foreign investment prior to implementation of Property Valuation Tables.

Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Dacor as Part of Home Appliance PortfolioExpansionin to Luxury Market

Karachi(Cliff News)Samsung Electronics America today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquireDacor®, a leading American brand in the luxury home appliance category. The acquisition marks Samsung’s continued investment in the home appliance market and an expansion of its portfolio to include ultra-premium home appliances under the Dacor brand.Founded by Stanley M. Joseph, the California-based company has been designing and manufacturing American-made luxury kitchen appliances since 1965 and has emerged as a trusted industry leader. Upon completion of the acquisition, Dacor will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics America. Dacor will maintain its corporate identity and brand, with no changes to its operations and US-based manufacturing.“Dacor has been delivering innovative products to the luxury home appliance market for more than 50 years,” said Boo-Keun Yoon, CEO of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics. “We welcome the Dacor team to the Samsung family and look forward to leveraging their expertise in the luxury home appliance market while scaling their continued success in North America.”“Samsung is a world-renowned organization and we could not be more delighted to share our family company with them. We are thrilled to be a part of a truly great global company,” said Michael Joseph, Chairman of the Board.“The entire Dacor family is very excited to be joining Samsung,” said Dacor President and CEO, Chuck Huebner. “We expect that, with Samsung’s global scale, financial strength and market leadership, we will be able to accelerate our growth as we better meet the needs of both our high-end consumers and our retail partners.”As a leader in the ultra-premium kitchen appliance market, Dacor’s innovative, high-quality products have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards including GOOD DESIGN™, Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Best in Show, Digital Trends Best of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Home Award, and many more.    Dacor is also the first and only major appliance brand to be recommended by the Master Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu, the premier culinary institute headquartered in Paris. Dacor products include ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, refrigeration, ventilation and wine preservation. To learn more about Dacor and its selection of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, visit www.dacor.com.Samsung is America’s fastest growing home appliance brand and continues to deliver products with premium design and exemplary performance. With a deep understanding of the consumer marketplace, Samsung is redefining the appliance category with innovations that bring convenience into the modern lifestyle of consumers for a truly connected experience in the home.

Huawei Y5 II available in LTE version for the brand lovers

Karachi(Cliff News)Finally, Huawei has launched a new LTE version of its bestselling Huawei Y5 II smart phone in Pakistan. Apart from the high-speed LTE and superior quality display Huawei offers an extraordinary camera features in the new smart phone Huawei Y5 II (LTE). It has a combination of 8MP rear and 2MP front camera that enhances the experience of selfies and photography at its best. Huawei has also provided the camera with amazing specification that it performs outstanding even in low lights. Moreover, the autofocus and the F2.0 aperture of the rear camera give complete professional touch to photographs.However, on the other hand 2MP front camera is perfect for selfies. Front camera is provided with LED flash light to enhance the quality of selfies that can furnish the social media accounts and make the snap chat real fun.Huawei Y5 II (LTE) also comes with an appealing easy key function that gives user a shorter path to favorite content. With a simple press, double-press, or press-and-hold user can launch the application or feature assigned to each gesture.Huawei Y5 II (LTE) is a smart device with the high speed internet supporting features. The sales record for the previous version of Huawei Y5 II also predicts the overwhelming response to the LTE version of the smart phone. The new smart phone is available against the best price of only Rs. 15,499/- , along with an adding exciting offer of 3000MB free Zong internet for 6 months.Huawei Y5 II LTE is an incredible smart-phone that offers a crystal clear display quality and it has 5 inches large HD Display. A large display screen is required by the young generation who love to watch videos on internet and swap among their best captured snaps, while browsing high speed internet on Huawei Y5 II (LTE).Huawei Y5 II (LTE) is fitted with high performing quad 1.0 GHz CPU, that enables smooth performance of the smart phone. Further, Huawei Y5 II (LTE) has 1 GB RAM and 8GB large volume of ROM. The storage is no doubt enough to store favorite playlists and videos.The all new Huawei Y5 II (LTE) is available in three classic colors i.e. black, white and Golden. Huawei is offering the best of its products with a marvelous 6 months free Zong internet package of 3000MB volume. So hurry to the Huawei brand outlets to grab the all new Huawei Y5 II (LTE).

Gazprom Neft upgrades loyalty and prepaid fuel cards with Gemalto

AMSTERDAM(Cliff News) (GLOBE NEWSWIRE/Knowledge Bylanes) — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been chosen by Gazprom Neft to increase the security and user convenience of their loyalty and prepaid fuel cards using the white label EMV-based Gemalto Optelio PURE dual interface solution. Gazprom Neft is one of the largest oil producers in Russia and CIS with more than 1,700 filling stations. New contactless cards are accepted in GazProm Neft’s up-to-date terminals supplied by Ingenico and are supported in GazProm Neft’s fleet card processing solution supplied by OpenWay.Gazprom Neft’s ‘On our way/Going the same way’ loyalty and prepaid fuel cards have successfully attracted more than 6.7 million members across 29 different regions. The new cards have been deployed since early 2016 and enable Gazprom Neft to leverage the optimized, banking-level security of the internationally recognized EMV standard, reducing the risk of fraud. This future-proof, scalable solution establishes a clear road map for the adoption of enhanced card functionality, and the roll-out of further value-added benefits for their customers.The cards are fully compliant with the EMV standard for financial cards and are used within Gazprom Neft’s private acceptance network, thus saving on fees induced by traditional card schemes. Gazprom Neft retains complete control over its own and proprietary deployment. In addition to core EMV benefits, the introduction of contactless transactions delivers optimal speed and convenience for the card holders.“Embracing the EMV ecosystem and contactless technology provides Gazprom Neft with a clear road map for future business development,” said Philippe Cambriel, President for Europe, Mediterranean and CIS at Gemalto. “The introduction of contactless cards and terminals offers a significant step forward in speed, convenience and durability. They have also laid the foundations for the adoption of mobile payments and are now ideally placed to serve and support a fast-emerging generation of smartphone-centric consumers.”  

Pakistan under 21 won the Second Hockey test

Terrassa, Spain(Cliff News)Pakistan under 21 won the second hockey test against Spain’s Junior side on penalty shoot out after 3-3 draw in the stipulated time. Spain had won the first match 3-2. Interestingly, Pakistan thrice went ahead but Spain equalised every time.
Dilber scored two goals while Atiq Arshad found the target once for Pakistan.

The last test is scheduled on Thursday.

Abdul Rauf Alam, President FPCCI and ECO Chamber of Commerce & Industry condemns the fatal bomb attack in Kyrgyzstan

Karachi(Cliff News)The President FPCCI and ECO Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ECO-CCI) Abdul Rauf Alam, has vehemently condemned the coward attack of the terrorists near Chines Embassy in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan resulting in loss of precious life of innocent people.Rauf Alam further said that Kyrgyzstan is an important member of ECO bloc and locates in the heart of Central Asia and its territory has the utmost importance on the Silk Road of China because of its convenient position on the way between Europe and Asia.He further said that such act of terrorism is only to damage the growing economy of Kyrgyzstan which can play a positive role in the integration of Central Asian member countries of ECO. He expressed his firm believe that such act of terrorism would not deteriorate Kyrgyz future growth and improvement in its economy, restructuring of their domestic industry and policies to attract FDIs.He further expressed his profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the incident and wished for quick recovery to those injured in the said bomb explosion.