Dow University wins the best Scientific Poster Award at ABSA Conference, USA

Karachi(Cliff News) Dr. Saeed Khan, Associate Professor in Pathology & Additional Director (DDRL, DRIBBS & IBMS) representing Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) win best Scientific Poster Award at the ABSA 59th Annual Biological Safety Conference organized by American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) at Texas, United States of America.The International Conference comprised of three full-days of intensive pre-conference courses to educate and inspire state-of-the-art keynotes, papers and panels highlighting best practices and hands-on skills crucial for biosafety and biosecurity professionals. Exhibition showcasing latest technology in laboratory of biosafety and biosecurity products and services. Invaluable networking opportunities to share and learn from other biosafety and biosecurity professionals. Hundreds of scientists and biological safety experts from around the world participated in this conference from all over the world to present their research in the form of papers and posters.Dr. Saeed Khan presented poster entitled “Training improves biosafety practices among healthcare workers: A Three years personal experience” was selected as best scientific poster after reviewed by a panel of judges and experts. The poster was visited and very much appreciated by a number of participants and showed keen interest. The participant also asked queries related to the poster and status of biosafety practices in Pakistan. They were glad to know that Dow University is following the international biosafety standards and focusing on the training of the healthcare workers.A certificate and Shield was awarded to Dr. Saeed Khan for winning the best poster award during the award ceremony.  DUHS Founding Vice Chancellor, Prof. D Masood Hameed Khan appreciated Dr. Saeed Khan efforts for this achievement.  

Arcelik is to Finalize Dawlance Acquisition Process Until 7 November


Karachi(Cliff News) Following the disclosure made on 30 June 2016, Arçelik A.Ş., one of the leading global home technologies manufacturers, has disclosed that all closing conditions had been satisfied regarding the acquisition of production and sales companies operating in Pakistan under Dawlance brand.Following the payment of the share purchase price by Arçelik’s 100% subsidiary Ardutch B.V. incorporated in the Netherlands, the share transfer is expected to be completed by 7 November 2016Arçelik pursues leadership along the Silk Road
Arçelik A.Ş., pursuing leadership positions in the Silk Road countries, will incorporate Dawlance’s two manufacturing sites in Karachi and one in Hyderabad.

Dawlance is a leading home appliances brand in Pakistan, a promising market with 200 million people. The addition of Dawlance into Arçelik’s operational network will strengthen the company’s international position thanks to Dawlance’s strong brand awareness, extensive distribution, sales and service network, professional management and competent engineering staff.Dawlance is a leading player in Pakistan in refrigeration, microwaves, air conditioning and laundry categories.Arçelik’s global network will reach 30 thousand employees
Arçelik has a global network of operations and leading brands in a wide geography spanning from Europe to Middle East and Africa to Asia. With the closing of the acquisition of Dawlance in Pakistan, Arçelik will employ a total workforce of 30,000 worldwide and will have a global production base of 18 manufacturing facilities in seven countries including Turkey, Romania, Russia, China, South Africa and Thailand.

Dawlance, established in 1980, is one of the leading manufacturers of household appliances in Pakistan and operates in five categories: refrigerators, air-conditioners, micro-wave ovens, washing machines and freezers. It has been recognized as the 3rd most favorite brand of Pakistan, among all industries, according to an independent consumer survey.

Arçelik operates in 130 countries, and manages 10 core brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Defy, Arctic, Blomberg, Elektrabregenz, Leisure, Flavel and Altus), with sales and marketing offices located in 30 countries. The company has 27.000 employees worldwide and 15 manufacturing facilities in Turkey, Romania, China, South Africa and Thailand.In the international arena Arçelik Group is the third largest player in its industry across Europe. Arçelik recorded a consolidated turnover of USD 5,2 billion in 2015, the highest in its history. 60 percent of this amount was generated through international sales.Arçelik holds the leading R&D position in its sector in Turkey thanks to a total of 11 R&D Centers in 4 countries, more than 1000 R&D staff, and more than 2000 patent applications.


Opening Ceremony of 7th Inter School & Inter College Games 0n 1st November 2016

Lahore(Cliff News) Today full dress rehearsal was held in the Punjab stadium at 3 pm. In this rehearsal about 125 Schools and college based at Lahore took part. Tomorrow on 1st November, 2016 Tuesday InshallAllah opening Ceremony will be held in Punjab Stadium at More the 280 Schools and Colleges are taking part in these Games. Mr Asif saeed Manais Sports Minister Punjab will inaugurate the opening ceremony. Rana Mashud Ahmad Khan Education Minister Punjab, Shaikh Rohail Asghar MNA Chairman Punjab Olympic Association, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Malik, President Punjab Olympic Association and Ch. Zulfiqar Ahmad Ghumman Director General Sports Board Punjab will be Guests of Honor and will received sluts from the contingents in March past.

Inter Region U-19 Final,Rawalpindi 106 for 2 against Faisalabad




October 31, 2016


 Faisalabad Region U-19: (First innings) 133 in 43.3 overs (Muhammad Mishal Khan 35, 6x4s, Nasir Nawaz 3-23, Ibrar Zaman 3-45, Muhammad Waqar 2-21)

 Rawalpindi Region U-19: (First innings) 106-2 in 30 overs (Usman Haider 43*, 7x4s, 89 balls, Nasir Nawaz 38*, 8x4s, 43 balls)

 Toss: Rawalpindi Region U-19

Umpires: Nadeem Iqbal & Farooq Jan

Referee: Tanvir Afzal

Scorer: Waris Bashir   

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy,HBL and SSGC Match Drawn




October 31, 2016



HBL (First innings) 299 in 99 overs (Fakhar Zaman 100, 16x4s, 167 balls, Zohaib Khan 67, 7x4S, 190 balls, Jamal Anwar 25, 3x4s, 66 balls, Usman Shinwari 23, 2x4s, 1×6, 27 balls, Imam-ul-Haq 22, 3x4s, 69 balls, Amir Yamin 3-57, Muhammad Irfan 3-65, Zia-ul-Haq 2-87)

(2nd innings) 210 in 66.1 overs (Fakhar Zaman 98, 13x4s, 147 balls, Imam-ul-Haq 52, 6x4s, 1×6, 124 balls, Azeem Ghumman 24, 5x4s, Muhammad Irfan 5-27, Amir Yamin 2-82)

 SSGC (First innings) 235 in 90.3 overs (Muhammad Irfan 52, 7×4, 1×6, 102 balls, Fawad Alam 44, 6x4s, 86 balls, Umer Amin 31, 3x4s, 1×6, 73 balls, Adil Amin 25, 3x4s, 1×6, 50 balls Usman Shinwari 4-54, Faheem Ashraf 3-34)

(2nd innings) 166-5 in 43 overs (Fawad Alam 35*, 2x4s, 38 balls, Zain Abbas 34, 5x4s, 66 balls, Asif Zakir 32, 2x4s, 34 balls, Amir Yamin 22, 3x4s, 33 balls, Usman Shinwari 3-41, Zohaib Khan 2-42)

Result: Match Drawn

Overnight: HBL (2nd innings) 149-1 in 39 overs

Toss: SSGC

Umpires: Rashid Riaz & Zameer Haider
Iqbal Sheikh

Scorer: Aamer Khan



October 31, 2016


Karachi Region Blues (First innings) 254 in 83.4 overs (Fazal Subhan 79, 11x4s, 162 balls,Basit Ali 33, 6x4s, 63 balls, Adeel Malik 30*, 4x4s, 1×6, 30 balls, Saud Shakeel 27, 5x4s, 54 balls, Jahid Ali 26, 3x4s, 83 balls, Hamza Nadeem 5-67, Zohaib Ahmed 2-44, Shahzad Azam Rana 2-73)

(2nd innings) 174-5 in 65 overs (Jahid Ali 78, 8x4s, 261 balls, Owais Rehman 34, 5x4s, 85 balls, Khalid Latif 23*, 4x4s, 38 balls, Saud Shakeel 21, Zohaib Ahmed 3-39)

 Islamabad Region (First innings) 359 in 104.3 overs (Faizan Riaz 68, 9x4s, 93 balls, Raheel Majeed 58, 7x4s, 126 balls, Zohaib Ahmed 40, 6x4s, 55 balls, Muhammad Irfan 37, 4x4s, 97 balls, Sarmad Bhatti 34, 4x4s, 101 balls, Shahid Yousaf 31, 6x4s, 56 balls, Hamza Nadeem 22*, 2x4s, 38 balls Adeel Malik 5-77, Muhammad Sami 3-88)

 Overnight: Islamabad Region (First innings) 277-6 in 86 overs

Toss: Islamabad Region

Umpires: Aslam Bareach & Saqib Khan
Referee: Ather Laiq

Scorer: Imran Ali


WAPDA (First innings) 227 in 57 overs (Kamran Akmal 94, 14x4s, 95 balls, Adnan Raees 37, 7x4s, 51 balls, Salman Butt 34, 6x4s, 71 balls, Ehsan Adil 3-52, Mir Hamza 3-76, Zohaib Shera 2-34, Hammad Azam 2-52)

(2nd innings) 243 in 75 overs (Salman Butt 57, 9x4s, 84 balls, Khalid Usman 53, 7x4s, 1×6, 53 balls, Ayaz Tasawar 34, 5x4s, 63 balls, Muhammad Saad 31, 3x4s, 58 balls, Adnan Raees 20, 4x4s, 53 balls, Ehsan Adil 5-103, Zohaib Shera 3-63)

 UBL (First innings) 145 in 46.4 overs (Sohaib Maqsood 29, 1×4, 64 balls, Umair Khan 26*, 5x4s, 55 balls, Saeed Bin Nasir 21, 4x4s, 24 balls, Muhammad Irfan 6-66, Azhar Attari 4-55)

(2nd innings) 118-3 in 36 overs (Sohaib Maqsood 52*, 12x4s, 43 balls, Shan Masood 30, 6x4s, 64 balls, Muhammad Asif 2-48)

Overnight: WAPDA (2nd innings) 130-3 in 36 overs

Toss: UBL

Umpires: Shozeb Raza & Alay Haider

Scorer: Farrukh Ilyas    



Karachi Region White (First innings) 198 in 78 overs (Saad Ali 63, 10x4s, 171 balls, Faraz Ali 54, 7x4s, 125 balls, Muhammad Hassan 53, 7x4s, 111 balls, Shadab Khan 3-80, Ataullah 2-27, Abid Hasan 2-37, Kashif Bhatti 2-45)

(2nd innings) 174-3 in 64 overs (Shahzaib Hassan 74, 11x4s, 1×6, 113 balls, Hamza Ghanchi 43, 7x4s, 82 balls, Faraz Ali 27, 4x4s, 102 balls, Behram Khan 22*, 2x4s, 14 balls, Shadab Khan 2-65)

 Rawalpindi Region (First innings) 350 in 120 overs (Mukhtar Ahmed 107, 13x4s, 2x6s, 193 balls, Umer Waheed 120, 12x4s, 1×6, 288 balls, Zeeshan Malik 47, 5×4, 62 balls, Aaqib Shah 25, 1×4, 78 balls, Raza-ul-Hasan 4-67, Tabish Khan 3-68, Ghulam Mudassar 2-80)

Overnight: Rawalpindi Region (First innings) 309-4 in 100 overs

Toss: Karachi Region White

Umpires: Muhammad Asif & Waleed Yaqoob
Masood Anwaar

Scorer: Tariq Noor


FATA Region (First innings) 218 in 72.4 overs (Muhammad Irfan 68, 6x4s, 2x6s, 85 balls, Asif Afridi 33, 4x4s, 72 balls, Muhammad Naeem 32, 4x4s, 87 balls, Rehan Afridi 20, 2×4, 53 balls, Adnan Rasool 4-45, Qaiser Ashraf 4-68)

(2nd innings) 163 in 41.4 overs (Asif Afridi 55, 11x4s, 59 balls, Fawad Khan 29, 4x4s, 1×6, 22 balls, Saif-ur-Rehman 6-44, Adnan Rasool 3-29)

Lahore Region White (First innings) 204 in 59 overs (Umar Akmal 50, 7x4s, 1×6, 54 balls, Anas Mahmood 41, 5x4s, 104 balls, Farhan Khan 34*, 3x4s, 67 balls, Adnan Rasool 20, 3x4s, 26 balls, Asif Afridi 5-62, Saad Altaf 2-63)

(2nd innings) 137 in 47.1 overs (Rizwan Hussain 25, 3x4s, 40 balls, Farhan Khan 23, 1×4, 51 balls, Muhammad Waheed 20, 3x4s, 18 balls, Muhammad Irfan 5-66, Asif Afridi 2-15)

Result: FATA Region won by 57 runs

Overnight: FATA Region (2nd innings) 107-6 in 26 overs

Toss: Lahore Region White

Umpires: Khalid Mahmood Sr. & Shamim Ansari
Muhammad Anees

Scorer: Azhar Hussain


KRL (First innings) 231 in 81.2 overs (Usman Arshad 52, 5x4s, 100 balls, Zulfiqar Jan 51, 7x4s, 1×6, 100 balls, Nawaz Ahmed Jan 4x4s, 110 balls, Nouman Ali 20, 4x4s, 40 balls, Husnain Tallat 3-36, Bilawal Bhatti 2-38, Aziz Ullah 3-42, Ahmed Safi 2-72)

(2nd innings) 182 in 55.1 overs (Saeed Anwar 71*, 9x4s, 1×6, 130 balls, Sardar Hassan 32, 4x4s, 55 balls, Nouman Ali 24, 3x4s, 1×6, 24 balls, Aziz Ullah 6-55Bilawal Bhatti 3-46)

 SNGPL (First innings) 128 in 45.3 overs (Adnan Akmal 43, 5x4s, 71 balls, Hussain Tallat 28, 4x4s, 52 balls, Muhammad Abbas 6-36, Ahmed Bashir 3-38)

(2nd innings) 39-2 in 23 overs

 Overnight: KRL (2nd innings) 55-2 in 17 overs

Toss: KRL

Umpires: Ahsan Raza & Imtiaz Iqbal
Khalid Niazi

Scorer: Noor Nabi


PIA (First innings) 274 in 97.5 overs (Kamran Sajid 58, 9x4s, 125 balls, Anwar Ali 47, 5x4s, 84 balls, Fahad Iqbal 45, 5x4s, 1×6, 129 balls, Najaf Shah 34*, 4x4s, 52 balls, Anop Ravi 28, 1×4, 56 balls, Muhammad Irfan 3-49, Atif Jabbar 3-51, Altaf Ahmed 2-65, Ali Manzoor 2-81) 

 (2nd innings) 107-6 in 37 overs (Fahad Iqbal 52*, 5x4s, 88 balls, Ali Manzoor 2-19)

 NBP (First innings) 475 in 114.3 overs (Ahsaan Ali 156, 23x4s, 141 balls, Naved Yasin 83, 10x4s, 163 balls, Usman Salahuddin 81, 10x4s, 157 balls, Qaiser Abbas 35, 6x4s, 44 balls,, Muhammad Irfan 32, 3x4s, 1×6, 26 balls, Atif Jabbar 32, 2x4s, 1×6, 23 balls, Najaf Shah3-56, Obaid Ullah 2-31, Hazrat Shah 2-65)

 Overnight: NBP (First innings) 322-4 in 72 overs

Toss: PIA

Umpires: Muhammad Sajid & Qaiser Waheed

Referee: Muhammad Aslam

Scorer: Muhammad Akbar

Pakistan Red Crescent Sindh observes International Disaster Risk Reduction Day

Karachi (Cliff News) Pakistan Red Crescent-Sindh, in collaboration with the German Red Cross organized a seminar to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) with the participation of various renowned institutions here on Monday in a local hotel. The focus of this year’s IDDR theme is “Live to Tell: Raising Awareness, reducing mortality”.The seminar has provided a platform to all governments, local governments, disaster management agencies, NGOs, Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies, civil society groups, business, academic, scientific institutions and other interested groups to know how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters through raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.Shamim Mumtaz, Minister Social Welfare Sindh was chief guest in seminar.Urging all stockholders working for public welfare to join hands to deal with natural disasters in future, she said the PRC-Sindh is a humanitarian organisation dedicated to improving lives of vulnerable segments of society.Shamim Mumtaz uttered that responding agencies were always present in urban areas, but their capacity and action had been more effective in rural areas despite complex urban contexts. Now the time has come that all stakeholders should be alert on rural as well as urban disasters, she emphasized.She said that girl guide and civil defence systems should be reinforced and improved to save lives during such calamities. “I will also write an official letter to chief minister sindh in this regard. There should be five to ten trauma centres at super highway and in the city,” she added.Chairperson Pakistan Red Crescent-Sindh, Farzhana Naek said the PRC-Sindh always helped most vulnerable people in time of natural or man-made disasters. In Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Jacobabad, Jamshoro, Sanghar, Tharparkar and other districts, emergency & disaster response teams consisting of trained volunteers had been introduced to deal with any disaster, she added.Farzhana Naek further said that the seminar provided a platform to all agencies of disaster management to prepare them and build safer communities. “Resilience must be about building stronger societies today to prepare for tomorrow and for this, sharing of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge is very important along with advocacy, she added.Chairman Managing Board Trauma Centre Karachi Saeed Qureshi said population is increasing day by day in Pakistan, especially in cities like Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Islamabad, but no planning had been made to resolve issues emerging in cities with the increase of population.He said no mechanism had been introduced in the country to deal with urban disasters and its related challenges. There were different types of disasters, like environmental, natural and man-made in the past too, he added.We made efforts for unified ambulance service in city but only Edhi Foundation and Aman service agreed. “On site triage and first aid until injured is reached hospital is very crucial. For this, there should be mass scale trainings,” he added.PRC-NHQ Secretary General Ghulam Muhammad Awan said, “In the last 20 years the frequency and intensity of floods have comparatively increased due to climate change. Pakistan Red Crescent is playing an important role in raising awareness as well as equipping communities to prepare for these and similar hazards. We need to have collective efforts for awareness of climate change and should place more emphasis on plantation and usage of natural resources for domestic use, he stressed.Provincial Secretary of PRC-Sindh Kanwar Waseem said the field of disaster management was going through a phase of transformation in the world. Due to ever-changing socio-economic and security situation in Pakistan, and particularly in Karachi, it was imperative that emergency response in Pakistan was seriously taken into consideration at policy-making level. PRC-Sindh is implementing Integrated Community based Risk Reduction Program in Sindh in which trained staff are developing and enhancing the skills of community by providing trainings on Disaster Risk Reduction & evacuation plans during hazards, Health & Hygiene and Community based First Aid, he informed.He told that PRC is established an Emergency Operation Centre in its Karachi headquarters to provide city info, preparedness and response in emergency situations. This centre will be activated in March next year, he announced.Seminar invited humanitarian aid practitioners to explore ways to improve actions before and after a disaster.Other speakers included Dean Civil Engineering Department of NED University and Incharge Earthquake Research Center Dr. Sahrosh Lodhi, representative of National Institute of Oceanography Dr. Nuzhut Khan, representatives from other departments.The speakers also applauded services of Pakistan Red Crescent for humanity in Pakistan.Later chief guest Minister Social Welfare and Chairperson PRC-Sindh presented shields to all speakers.

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. It is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing risks to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR. It is also a day to encourage every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.