President Cliff Pakistan Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan Message for New Year


Karachi (Cliff News)President Cliff Forum Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan wishes Warm and Hearty greetings to our Christians brothers all over the world at the auspicious occasion of New Year. May New year 2017 bring more happiness, prosperity and peace to all mankind & help us to make this world a better & peaceful place to live.

Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan
President – Cliff Pakistan
Cultural Literary International Friends Forum

Anaya by Kiran Chaudhry Exhibits her Festive Chiffon Collection

Karachi(Cliff News)KiranChaudhry, recently held an exhibition at Labels Karachi to celebrate the New-year with an Exhibition of Anaya by KiranChaudhry, the collection showcased herlatest Festive Chiffon Collection, in addition to selected styles from their upcoming pret line.After the successful exhibition in Lahorefor Anaya’s Festive Collection theexhibition took place in Karachi at this festive season with their new bestselling Festive Chiffon Collection (Vol. 2)!Talking about the latest collection,Creative Director Kiran Chaudhry shares, “With the wedding season upon us, we wanted to bling thing ups a bit and showcase our signature style with a somewhat bolder style statement.”It’s a fun, feminine and contemporary range in light pastels for daytime affairs and more formal ensembles that are perfect as an evening or wedding wear.Every piece is made with pure finesse and there are subtle elements that are sure to catch your eye.

About Anaya by Kiran Chaudhry

Anaya by Kiran Chaudhry – “Premium fabrics and effortless style at reasonable prices”. The brand continues to showcase their unique color palette and their focus remains on providing high quality luxurious fabrics and a very refined design aesthetic at prices that won’t break the bank.

NBP Rules out Misleading Reports of Rs 1.5 Billion Fraud by the Bank

Karachi (Staff Reporter)Media reports have implied that a fraud of Rupees 1.5 billion was committed at National Bank of Pakistan and that the bank incurred a loss of this amount. National Bank of Pakistan firmly denies these allegations.In some media reports it is also implied that National Bank of Pakistan has caused a loss to our valued client, Abandoned Properties Organization (APO). We again categorically deny these allegations. National Bank of Pakistan has acted upon the client’s instructions with respect to the activities in the APO account.In the course of several banking transactions in 2014-2016, valid instructions were received from APO’s Authorized Signatories. The client’s instructions requested National Bank of Pakistan to remit the funds to Habib Bank Limited (HBL) for onward credit to Abandoned Properties Organization. After carrying out the appropriate level of due diligence, National Bank of Pakistan remitted these funds in accordance with the client’s instructions, using the RTGS system, a secure electronic payment prevalent in the country.However, very recently we received a query from Abandoned Properties Organization concerning their account activity, and within a few days, National Bank of Pakistan completed an investigation which uncovered the fact that Habib Bank did not credit the client with the funds in accordance with the instructions that National Bank of Pakistan provided in the RTGS instructions.National Bank of Pakistan acted swiftly and registered a case with the FIA. Several people have been apprehended by the FIA, including at least 4 past and present senior officials from APO (having the authority to operate their account with National Bank of Pakistan); one or more Habib Bank officials; and a junior executive of National Bank of Pakistan. This lady has been suspended by the bank and does not represent the bank in any capacity. She remains in the FIA’s custody.National Bank of Pakistan is fully cooperating with the regulatory and investigative agencies in this case and is committed to securing the interests of its valued client, Abandoned Properties Organization.

About NBP:

National Bank being the largest bank of Pakistan is operating with more than 1400 branches across Pakistan. In addition to core services being trustee of public funds, bank has diversified its business portfolio and has been competing market in the debt equity market, corporate investment banking, retail & consumer banking including agricultural and government collections & payments. NBP aims to evolve a National Payment Eco-System to facilitate entire population of country through every possible delivery channel 24/7. Under this initiative bank is already in process to enhance digital outreach through all available digital channels in the banking.

Distribution Club Presents “KUNGFUXOGA”


Karachi (Cliff News)Jack (#JackieChan) is a renowned professor of archeology at the #TerracottaWarriorMuseum in #China’s ancient city #Xian. One day, Dr. Ashmita (#DishaPatani), a beautiful Indian archaeologist, arrives to show Jack a map that may present a clue to the long lost treasures of the #MagadhaKingdom. She invites him on an expedition to #Tibet, joined by his teaching assistants Xiaoguang (#LayZhang) and Nuomin (#MuQimiya), and Ashmita’s own teaching assistant Kyra (#AmyraDastur).The group is joined by Jones Lee (@AarifRahman), whose father was Jack’s close friend. Using high-tech GPS and VR imaging, the group locates the frozen cave where the #MagadhaRoyalArmy vanished more than a thousand years ago. Jack seekshelp from Jianguo (#EricTsang), a drilling expert, to open the ice cave underneath. However, they are suddenly ambushed by Randall (#SonuSood), the direct descendant of the rebel army leader, and his team of mercenaries. During the scuffle, Jones snatches a diamond from a mercenary, while the archaeologists are trapped in the ice cave.Employing ancient yoga breathing techniques, Jack and Ashmita manage to escape from the cave and rescue the remainder of their group. Jack traces Jones to Dubai, where he has put the diamond up for auction! Jack secures the diamond only for Randall to ambush him again, snatching it back. This triggers a wild high-speed car chase on the city streets. It concludes when Ashmita, riding a motorbike, grabs the diamond! Jack travels to India to uncover the truth of the Indian archaeologist.Ashmita and Kyra are in fact sisters and descendants of Magadha royalty, who are both determined to restore their family name. Seeing their sincerity, Jack agrees to help them once again. Jack and Ashmita travel to the Sacred Mountain to find the treasure. Meanwhile, Jones and Kyra are kidnapped, with the treasure demanded as their ransom.

Omar Associates Register Another Victory in 18th National Seniour Cup

Karachi (Staff Reporter) Karachi Omar Associates whipped Karachi Haseen Habib by nine wickets in the 18th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament 2016-17 here at theNaya Nazimabad Lawai Stadium the other day.In the other three Southern Zone matches of the tournament held over the weekend at the same venue, Karachi A APakwan overwhelmed Karachi Blues by seven wickets, Karachi Fact Date Engineering defeated Karachi RashidLatif Academy (RLCA) also be seven wickets while Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) overpowered Karachi Development Authority (KDA) by four wickets.A record number of 111 teams from all parts of the country are contesting the tournament, being organized by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) for the eighteenth year running.The Karachi Omar Associates skipper,Jaffer Qureshi, claimed three wickets for 19 runs with his left-arm spin to strict Karachi Haseen Habib to 125 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs.Unbeaten half centuries from NadeemShaikh (62 off 42 balls) and Imran Jawed (56 off 32 balls) 117 for their unbroken second wicket stand to enable Karachi Omar Associates to win the match comfortably by nine wickets with almost six overs to spare.The Karachi A A Pakwan trio of SajidAnsari (3-27), Irfanullah (2-10) and Kamran Umar (2-18) sent Karachi Blues crashing to 114 all out in 17.3 overs despite opener Raees Ahmed’s 37 off 21 balls. Karachi A A Pakwan reached the target of 115 in 13.5 overs with openerWasim Shafaat (38 off 26 balls) being the top scorer.Karachi RLCA could score only 121 for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs against Karachi Fact Date Engineering who reached the target in 17.1 overs, thanks to the unbroken 71-run fourth wicket partnership between Mohammad Javed (54 off 40 balls) and Faisal Waqar (28 off seven balls).Opener Raees Ahmed’s 74 off 52 balls helped KDA post a competitive total of 149 for seven off 20 overs against CAA who chased down the target successfully with just a couple of deliveries remaining. Noor-ul-Wahabplayed the match-winning knock, returning undefeated on 42 off 31 balls, receiving support from MohammadAslam and Shad Hussain.

Zaitoon National Hockey,Army Drew Wapda by 2-2

Lahore (Cliff News)In 63rd Zaitoon National Hockey Championships at National Hockey Stadium, Lahore, three matches were played in the Super League stage.Army drew WAPDA 2-2, Railways beat Police 2-1, SSGC beat SNGPL  4-0
Army Deprived of a Memorable Win by Last Minute goal; Army 2 WAPDA 2
The start of the match between Army and the highly fancied WAPDA was delayed because of the fog.In the very cold, soldiers made the earlier inroads. They availed the first penalty corner in the 8th minute with former Pakistan captain M.Imran converting with a vintage flick high into the top left.
WAPDA stunned by conceding the early goal came back strongly and exerted great pressure. They made several penetrations into the rival circle without making any attempt. Three first half PCs, earned in succession, were also wasted and they entered the second half down by one goal.As in the first half, early minutes saw army entering the WAPDA circle, a couple of times. Then WAPDA regained ascendancy and were well in control for a considerable period but without any success. They also couldn’t make out of another three PCs. In the 42nd minute, Army men, quick on turnovers, attacked  the WAPDA castle and had their second (and last) PC and M.Imran had his second goal. Hence the last quarter started with Army holding to a highly unexpected two goals lead. WAPDA were showing great urgency and threw men forward. Soon, the 7th PC arrived. Having failed with direct attempts, this time they opted for the indirect drill, despite having the services of Sohail Abbas, the most successful drag flicker in the history. Sohail slipped the ball to Tasawwar on his left who flicked the ball into the net.It was game on. WAPDA continued to look for the equaliser. But with increased men in attack, there were gaps in WAPDA’s defence and army entered the circle many a time and had a few good attempts as well. Army were on the verge of the biggest upset of these National Championships when the final minute began.Little Asad Bashir’s fine stick work yielded another PC for WAPDA. They again went for a variation and found the equaliser through Umar Bhutta. A real cliff hanger.
SCORERS: Army: M.Imran (8′ & 42′) WAPDA: (Tasawwar Abbas 46′ & Umar Bhutta 60′)
Railways Unlucky to Lose 1-2 Against Police
Merely creating chances dont win matches; goals have to be scored.This was the story of the Railways/Police fixture.Railways completely dominated the first quarter without availing open play chances and the two penalty corners.Second quarter was the most evenly fought of the entire match and all the three goals arrived in this period.
An entertaining pole to pole game was witnessed. Both the sides had PCs and other chances. In the 21st minute, police broke the ice via who else but Sharjeel, scorer of three hat tricks in these nationals. He found the board  with a first time hit off a good ball sent into the circle. Within four minutes, it was 1-1 when Ahmad Nadeem, the highly talented forward of Pakistan’s under 18 squad, standing close to the goal, flicked in a beautiful ball from right. Last minute of the first half saw the last goal. Tightly marked Sharjeel was brought down in the circle and barrel chested Waseem put Police ahead again with a strong push to the top of the net’s left corner.Railways remained in almost complete control during the last two quarters. Had four more PCs and several other opportunities but the equaliser eluded them. They were far ahead of police on all the counts: circle penetrations, attempts on goal and penalty corners (eight to two). But luck deserted railways.
SCORERS: Police: Sharjeel 21′ & Waseem 30′.  Railways: Ahmad Nadeem 25′
Rana Sohail’s Hattrick as SSGC Outplay SNGPL 4-0
It was a clash between country’s two gas companies: Sui Southern Gas Company and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.
There is a gulf of difference in the experience and composition of the two sister organisations’ teams.SSGC has many junior as well as some senior international in their fold while the SNPL is a newly raised side with no big names. All this told as the SSGC had the better of the exchanges most of the time. They looked more dangerous when moving ahead. The young SNGPL boys also had their moments and were successful in penetrating the other circle quite a few times. In fact, they got six PCs as compared to five obtained by the SSGC. But inexperience let them down while the SSGC availed two penalty corners.A goal came in each quarter.
First came In the 10th minute, when off the second PC, Abbas Haider dispatched the ball into the roof of the net.
The other three goals were all scored by Rana Sohail, SSGC’s hero of the day. In the 21st minute, he reacted quickly to a high rebound off another PC. He was again at the right spot  to first time a long Kashif Shah pass into the goal. In the 45th minute, Zeeshan made a defence splitting run along the right flank. His diagonal pass was expertly flicked in by Rana Sohail, who had positioned himself well on the far post; completing his hat trick in the process.
SCORERS: SSGC: Rana Sohail 3 (21′, 37′, 45′) and Abbas Hyder (10′)
POINTS:  After two rounds of Super League
Pool A: National Bank 4, PIA 4, Police 3, Railways 0
Pool B: SSGC 6, WAPDA 4, Army 1, SSGC 0
2 Matches on Saturday:
PIA vs Railways: 11:30 AM     National Bank vs Police 2:00 PM

PTF AGM Decided to Invite President ATF in Davis Cup Tie

 Islamabad (Cliff News)The Annual General Meeting of the Pakistan Tennis Federation was held at the S. Dilawar Abbas – PTF Tennis complex.  Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan, President of PTF, chaired the meeting, and Kh. Saeed Hai, SEVP, S. Dilawar Abbas, Patron, Iftikhar Rashid, SEVP, Muhammad Khalid Rehmani  Secretary – PTF, members of management Committee and  representatives of PTF affiliated  units, Navy, Airforce, Sindh, KP, ITA , SNGPL, Wapda, PSTA attended the meeting.Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan, while thanking ITF President, David Haggerty, and other ITF Board Directors, and members of the Davis Cup Committee, for allotting the Davis Cup tie to Pakistan, also expressed gratitude to Mr. Anil Khanna, President of Asian Tennis Federation, for his all-out support at all forums to get the Tie for Pakistan.  The PTF will invite Mr. Anil Khanna as a guest of honor at the Davis Cup tie. The President PTF also offered a regional Office for Asian Tennis Federation at PTF, Islamabad.   He informed the House that the tie will be played on Synthetic Hard Courts of PSB.  Additionally, he had asked the IPC Minster to help to build three to four grass courts at PSB, on a war-footing,  so that the next tie, due in April 2017, may be played on grass.  It is pertinent to mention that most of Pakistan’s wins at home, have been on grass, and Aqeel & Aisam are extremely good on grass courts.  Mr. Salim Saifullah informed the house that the President and Prime Minster of Pakistan had conveyed their congratulations to PTF for getting the Davis Cup tie after 12 long years.  Furthermore, he expressed since thanks to the PM and the Government of Pakistan who had approved a Rupees 50 million ‘investment grant’ for the Pakistan Tennis Federation and which we expect to be received soon. Dr. Aamir Murad, President of the POF Sports Control Board (Wah), offered to hold two back-to-back ITF Futures (Men’s Professional Circuit events), with 15000 Us Dollars prize money, each,  sometime in 2017 at the POF facilities in Wah.  This was appreciated by the Council Members as this is expected to bring in more foreign players to Pakistan.
Muhammad Khalid Rehmani informed all present that, after a decade, the Pakistan Tennis Federation was able to hold 10 international Championships in the country during 2016, including four Asian Tennis Tour (ATT) men’s professional Championships.  Moreover, this was first time ever that PTF organized 11 tournaments with cash prizes above five lac rupees.  Before this year, only one or two such events were being held in the country. He was hopeful that in 2017, two to three more 500,000 plus prize money events would be added in 2017.  PTF is also introducing a new circuit for boys and girls of ten and under age groups, with the name of Lobbing Love Tennis Ten Series from Jan 2017, in collaboration with the same named academy in Houston, Texas. It will carry National Ranking points.
The President – PTF informed all that PTF is working on leasing a piece of land at Lahore & Karachi to build PTF’s own Sports Complex at both cities.
The House also approved operational rules on age assessments and eligibility for junior players, to curb the malpractice amongst juniors to conceal their actual age by producing forged documents.From January 2017, there would be no Prize Money for junior events, as per ITF rules.  The same amount shall be spent on Juniors Development program by the sponsors as per PTF rules, and players will get a combination of tennis equipment and Tennis Training Allowance instead.  The sponsorship allocated amount will remain as before so that an incentive to juniors may be secured.  House also approved officiating reforms and enhanced the fee of qualified yellow Badge Umpires from January 2017. Minimum of four qualified Umpires would be required for each national tournament, at least one being from another city. The Cuncil was also informed that trials for selection of the Davis Cup team for the Feb tie would commence at the PTF on the 30th of Dec.
Kh. Saeed hai , SEVP garlended the president for out standing performence  during last two  years  . His achivments in bring in the huge  and record breaking sponsorships from Commercial houses and Government as well.