A Memorable Art Exhibition in Karachi

Written by Mr.Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan

President Culture Literary International Friends Forum

Social Economical Analyst

Citizens of Karachi really amazed and enjoyed a superb evening in the month of Ramadan when a remarkable calligraphic exhibition starts at Karachi most prestigious place -Frere Hall. This credit goes to renowned promoter of Art and Culture, prominent figure of FPCCI Cultural wing, and CEO of Majmua-Art Gallery with the collaboration of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC- Cultural Department) and CLIFF Pakistan (Cultural Literary International Friends Forum) .The colorful exhibition was attended by large numbers of Art and Culture lovers and dignitaries who showed their keen interest in the artifice and skill of artists in their beautiful paintings. Honorable Consul General of Turkey was also among dignitaries who graced the occasion. All artists, through their paintings, showed their artifice and skill by projecting Quranic -Verses, names of Allah and other ideas in most enchanting and fascinating way.Necessity of such events cannot be denied when whole nation is involve in war against terrorism and extremism since long. On the other hand by organizing such events a soft and peaceful image of Pakistan can be projected locally as well as globally.Print & electronic media gave full coverage to the colorful and memorable event . While addressing the colorful large gathering Ms. Mehreen Ellahi CEO-Majmua, emphasized the need to promote Art & Cultural activities by organizing such events countrywide . She greatly appreciated the artistic work of all artists who demonstrated their work in the exhibition. She announced further programs in near future. Mujeeb-Ur- Rehman Khan, President CLIFF Pakistan (Cultural Literary International Friends Forum) also expressed the importance of promotion of Art & Cultural activities not only in our society but also essential internationally. He appreciated work of all artists and saidthat CLIFF Forum is endeavoring hard to promote Art and Cultural activitieslocally as well as globally to present a soft and peaceful image of Pakistan before the world. He specially stressed youth to join hands with CLIFF Pakistan to promote Art, Cultural and literary activities globally which is essential for peace all over the world.

 

At the end Ms. Mehreen Ellahi thanked all dignitaries, artists and participants who graced the occasion in such a large number even in the month of Ramadan for encouragement of artists and their valuable art work She specially thanked Mr. Tariq Naseer, Director Culture KMC for fascilitating in organizing such a successful and memorable event in the city. In concluding session sets of HolyQuran were distributed among all artists who displayed their valuable work and dignitaries, later a sumptuous Iftar was arranged for all participants from host.

UNIDO Heading to Meet the DeadLine of GCIP 2017 Awards,Starts Applied Now

Karachi (Cliff News)United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is managing a programme called Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP), which includes a global competition aimed at promotion of Innovations in the area of Clean Technologies. This global competition is simultaneously carried out in seven countries around the world, the main aim of this competition is to foster innovations in Renewable energy, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Waste to Energy and Green Building. The target market of Cleantech competition is SMEs and Startup companies. This programme involves extensive mentoring, training, access to investors and opportunities to showcase their innovations. Winners will be given prizes ranging from US$ 15,000 to 20,000 plus mentoring and training in Silicon Valley, USA.This year, the GCIP competition in Pakistan offers an additional opportunity to win a cash prize of $ 15000 for cleantech solutions to industry challenges as “Industry Challenge Award 2017.”The applicants can apply for general categories as mentioned in Page 1 and also for the Industry Challenge Award as mentioned in Page 2.Both competitions are open for applications from SMEs and Startups for their innovative cleantech solutions in response to the current challenges of Pharmaceutical and Steel industries in Pakistan. Leaders of both industries are ready to welcome your creative ideas. The most innovative solution resolving such challenges will receive this award.For more information visit http://www.cleantech.pk & to apply http://www.cleantechopen.com/pakistan

Chairman PSMA Expresses Dismay Over Cumbersome Process for Obtaining Chinese Visa

Karachi (Cliff News)Chairman of Pakistan Soap Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Abdullah Zaki, while expressing sheer dismay over extremely cumbersome and complex process for obtaining Chinese Visa which is issued for a limited period of hardly three months, requested the Chinese Government to review its Visa Policy and grant multiple visas to the business and industrial community for a period of at least one year.In a statement issued, Chairman PSMA said that the business communities of Pakistan and China have been enjoying excellent trade ties which can be gauged from the huge trade volume between the two friendly countries but the business community of Pakistan has been facing immense hardship due to issuance of visa for a limited period of just three months which has to be enhanced to at least one year. “Secondly, the cumbersome and complex procedures for obtaining Chinese visa also has to be simplified which, if done, would certainly take the existing trade volume to record-breaking new heights”, he added.He pointed out that Pakistan’s Embassy in China has been issuing visas to Chinese business community for a period of one year and even more without creating any trouble but this was not being reciprocated by the Chinese Consulates as the Pakistani businessmen, who are intending to meet their counterparts in China to explore trade and investment opportunities, have to go through extremely cumbersome, complex and time-taking procedures to get a visa which is valid for just three months.Abdullah Zaki pointed out that the game-changer project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has opened infinite avenues of economic cooperation and trade enhancement between the two countries but the business and industrial communities of both countries will only be able to benefit from the situation when they are fully facilitated. Therefore, the authorities in China must realize the significance and pave way for closer interaction and cooperation between the business communities of Pakistan and China by easing the visa issuance process and extending visa duration to one year.Keeping in view the close relations between the two countries, Abdullah Zaki hoped that the Chinese government will pay attention to his humble request and accordingly issue directives to its Consulates in Pakistan for timely issuance of visas to Pakistani businessmen and industrialist which should be valid for at least one year.

 

 

Mehreen Ellahi Organised a Great Fantastic Caligraphy Show “Celebration of Ramadan”

 

Photos by :Shahzad Jafri

Karachi (Cliff News)MAJMUA THE ART GALLERY AND THE ART AND HERITAGE COMMITTEE OF FPCCI OF WHICH MEHREEN ILAHI IS THE CEO AND CHAIRPERSON COLLABORATED WITH  KARACHI METROPOLITAN TO Create A GRAND AND FANTASTIC SHOW THIS RAMZAN  ENTITLED : CELEBRATION OF RAMZAN 2017. THE EVENT HAD ABOVE 40 ARTISTS FROM MAINLY KARACHI AND LAHORE. THE WORKS  WERE IN NASTALIQ AND KUFIC, CLASSIC SCRIPTS AS WELL AS ABSTRACT. The  SADEQUAIN  HALL HAD BECOME  FULL OF PEOPLE AND ITS AMBIENCE WAS  ENHANCED BY  THE BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART . THERE WERE ABOVE 100 PAINTINGS. IT IS A TREAT FOR ART LOVERS AND BUYERS AND A MUST SEE EXHIBITION. THE EVENING HAD  SPEAKERS  THAT READ BEAUTIFUL NASR ON RASOOL E PAK  THAT AISHA BELA  SPOKE ABOUT . MEHREEN ILAHI  INTRODUCED AND INAUGURATED THE SHOW WITH HER MOTHER AND SPOKE ABOUT FUTURE PLANS WITH THE KMC.  THE HALL ALREADY HAS  A PAINTED CEILING BY SADEQUAIN AND IT S GRANDEAUR THAT EVENING COULD NOT BE IGNORED.MR. JAVED NASIR AN AVID ART COLLECTOR AND SUPPORTER OF THE ARTS SPOKE  ON THE EVENT . ALSO AMONG SPEAKERS WAS MR. SHAKIL DHINGRA OF FEDERATION CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AS SM MUNEER GOT HELD P. THE LAST SPEAKER WAS MR. MUJEEB UR REHMAN OF CLIFF PAKISTAN. THEIR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE ALL ART ACTIVITIES. THE  THREE ARTISTS DEMONSTRATED  CALLIGRAPHY IN DIFFERENT STYLES ON A CANVAS AND A SEPERATE CANVAS RECORDED ALL ARTISTS  SIGNATRES AS A MEMORABLE RECORD FOR THE GALLERY SADEQUAIN. A SUNPTUOUS AND DELICIOUS IFTAR WAS SERVED  SOON  AND THE INTERESTING THING TO NOTE WAS THE  THAT 200 GUESTS WERE PRESENT WHEN ONLY 100 WERE INVITED TO THE EVENT. THE EVENT WAS HIGHLY APPRECIATED BY THE VISITORS AND ART LOVERS AS WELL AS THE MEDIA.THE SHOW MADE ITS MARK AS AN EXHIBITION TO REMEMBER.THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WERE  MANY AND I WILL NAME A FEW: TARIQ TONKI, ATIF ALI , YASIR, VAMIQ, MARIUM , RUHEEN A MALIK, AKBER, AISHA BELA MALIK, MIAN ASIF , AYESHA KAMAL,  AND MANY MORE.

 

 

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Khaadi Launches its Second Store in Peshawar

Karachi(Cliff News)Started in the year 1998, Khaadi is a name that represents Pakistan at both an international and a local front. The brand now announces the opening of its second outlet in the historic city of Peshawar which today is not only the capital of the province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but also Pakistan’s 9thlargest city.Located in a valley very close to the Khyber Pass, the city’s history dates back to 538 B.C.E hence making it the oldest city in Pakistan too. The new store shall feature a wide range of clothing items for women and children. The opening is scheduled to be on 22ndJune 2017 at 9-Kashmir lodge, Near Abdara Chowk, Main University Road, Peshawar.Realizing the history of this city and promising to keep its traditions alive, this new store is given a rustic warehouse look. Spread across an area of 18,000 square feet, the architecture of the new store presents high ceilings, burnt wood and natural light to emphasize on the historical aspect of the city. On the other hand, the urban warehouse look gives a modern touch to the store reflectingKhaadi’s philosophy which revolves around uniting art, community, culture, and traditions.Khaadi has always focused on its customers and improving their experience. The store will operate throughout the week and continue to provide its customers with the best quality clothing in the best retail landscape of Pakistan.

About Khaadi:

Khaadi first opened its doors in 1998 in Karachi, Pakistan offering customers kurtas and loose fabric made from hand-woven fabric. Shamoon Sultan, the chairman and founder, had the intent of reviving the ancient craft of the handloom and popularizing the traditional medium in a contemporary manner.Khaadi defines its lines as Concepts and initially had Prêt (Ready-to-Wear), Unstitched (Fabric) and Man (Eastern Wear). Over the years, Khaadi has introduced a number of new Concepts including Khaas (feat

uring exclusive and limited-edition pieces), Kids (for 2-12 year olds), Accessories (jewellery, stoles and handbags) and Home (featuring furniture, bedding and bath items).

 

 

Majmua and Sam’s Kitchen Clifton hosted women empowered handicraft exhibition

Karachi (Cliff News)The  women empowerment exhibition was held at sams kitchen on sanday june 18th 2017 with iftar and exhibition by women entreprenaurs and a number of people  who attended the iftar   as well as bought from the exhibition.  This was organised by Majmua for Women and support and development committee of FPCCI , of which Saeeda Bano is the chairperson. The exhibition was also to promote and encourage our women entreprenaurs and Hamida especially travelled from Sindh and earned a reasonable amount in one day. They are mainly Karachi womens chambers members. The food on iftar was the typical pakoras made well. There were the dahi baras made from dal and haleem, samosas , sharbat and lassi  served cold. Tea was served when everyone was also very busy watching the cricket match between INDIA and PAKISTAN.EACH TIME  INDIA GOT BOWLED OUT THE WOMEN CHEERED AND HOOTED FOR THEM.  THE EVENT THOUGH SMALL WAS  SUCCESSFUL AND  MUCH APPRECIATED BY THOSE WHO VISITED  AS THEY  PROGRAM CONTINUED TILL  ALMOST 10 PM. IN THE NIGHT.MANY MORE INTERESTING EVENTS ARE PLANNED AT SAMS KITCHEN FOR LATER ON IN THE YEAR WHICH  WILL BE UNRAVELLED SOON. THERE  IS A  PUPPET SHOW AND  MUSICAL SHOW IN THE PIPELINE.  MS. SAIMA OF SAMS KITCHEN WAS VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE RESPONSE DURING RAMZAN . MR. KHALID AHMED ALSO CAME TO ENJOY THE IFTAR AND ALL THE LADIES TOOK SPECIAL PICTURES WITH HIM.MAJMUA THE ART GALLERY WISHES ALL A VERY HAPPY EID AND  IS PLANNING OTHER EMPOWERMENT EVENTS SOON FROM THE  KARACHI  WOMENS CHAMBERS PLATFORM . AND WILL INVOLVE THE COMMITTEES OF FPCCI AS THEY ARE ALSO PLAYING AN ACTIVE ROLE.On this Occasion CEO Majmua Art Gallery Mehreen Ellahi,President Culture Literary International Friends Forum(Cliff Pakistan) Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan,Saima Saeed,Hameed Bhutto and other Important dignitaries are also Present.Cliff Pakistan is the Digital Partner of theExhibition.

 

ISMAR Financial Offering Foreign Exchange (Forex) Trading Course

Karachi (Cliff News)ISMAR Financial is offering certification courses on foreign exchange where you can get the complete knowledge about Capital market along with online training under Trading professionals .
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National Bank and JazzCash to Facilitate with Driving License Fee Payments

Karachi(Cliff News)National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) along with its strategic partner JazzCash, have introduced digital payment collection facility for driving license fees across Sindh, by partnering with Traffic and Licensing Department of Sindh Police. New drivers applying for their driving licenses in Sindh will pay their fees through a completely new channel built, where JazzCash would the front channel to interface with customer and NBP will settle the funds.A grand signing ceremony took place at the newly renovated Saleem VahidyAuditorium of Sindh Driving License Office in Karachi. Mr. Allah Dino Khawaja, IG Sindh Police, Mr. Saeed Ahmad, President – NBP, Mr. Faisal Sattar – Head of Business Services Division, Jazzcash were present on the occasion along with other senior officials including Mr. Nausherwan Aadil – SEVP/Group Chief CRBG, Mr. Mazhar Nawaz Shaikh – DIG Sindh Driving License, Mr. Shahid Saeed – SEVP/CIO NBP and Mr. Azfar Jamal EVP/Head – Payment Services NBP.Speaking on the occasion Mr. Saeed Ahmed said “This service offers simplification of work, which leads to time saving, and minimizes book entry errors as everything will be done digitally. Leveraging the bank’s financial expertise coupled with the strength of JazzCash’s extensive network, we are continuously striving to provide digital solutions to the financial needs of our customer.”“This solution has been designed to facilitate drivers across Sindh, so they no longer have to stand in long queues to pay license fees as per the previous arrangement at the Pakistan Post counters. Convenience has become a necessity in this digital era, and JazzCash along with its strategic partner – NBP, is taking the lead in ensuring not only our customers, but the entire nation experiences the ease technology offers,” said Faisal Sattar.“As a leading digital company, our customer’s financial services needs take top priority and we continue to strive hard in providing them with the best services. JazzCash remains committed to the digitization of financial services and facilities like these further enhance our digital payments ecosystem.” Said Aniqa Afzal Sandhu – Chief Digital and Financial Services Officer.The solution will also revamp the driving fee financial reporting and reconciliation mechanism at NBP. This service has been directly integrated with Sindh Police’s system & the representative at the counter will use JazzCash’s digital solutions to make the payment.NBP and Jazzcash partnered together in 2015, creating a financial service ecosystem of 1450+ bank branches, 1300+ ATMs and over 70,000 Jazzcashretail outlets across Pakistan. This unique combination of strengths of both organizations creates a vast suite of financial services of both branch as well as branchless banking services.B (133)

GYR Films Unveiled the Trailer of Project Ghazi

IMG_20170620_111115_576Karachi(Cliff News)GYR Films recently hosted a press conference in Karachi for Pakistan’s first superhero film, Project Ghazi set to release on July 14, 2017, where the trailer of the film was showcased to the members of the media for the first time.ProjectGhazi is directed by Nadir H. Shah and produced by Syed Mohammad Ali Raza. The action sci-fi has been completely shot in Pakistan and stars Sheheryar Munawar, Syra Shehroz & Humayun Saeed in pivotal roles. Background score has been composed by Taurees Habib, who has been part of the music team in Hollywood film & television productions like Interstellar, Batman vs Superman, Man of Steel (Superman) to name a few.“I am honoured to have worked with a team of extremely talented individuals who have put their all in the movie.” shared Syed Mohammad Ali Raza, Producer of the movie.“It’s a unique genre for Pakistan and could open doors for new and unexplored stories to reach audiences.” said Nadir H. Shah, Director of Project Ghazi.“Mondelez is committed to supporting talent and we believe that local talent plays a vital role in the development and image building of a nation. We are extremely excited about the rise of new cinema in Pakistan and looking forward to lending our support to such promising initiatives – like Project Ghazi – in the future as well.” Shared Usman Muneer, MD Mondelez PakistanProject Ghazi is being distributed across Pakistan by Distribution Club. 

About Project Ghazi:

Project Ghazi is the first ever super hero movie to be made in Pakistan and the cast includes Syra Shehroz, Sheheryar Munnawar, Humayun Saeed, Aamir Qureshi, Adnan Jaffer, Raza Hyder and Nusrat Hidayutullah. Project Ghazi’s story is all about Pakistan’s super soldier program and it is a battle to defeat a sinister organization bent on creating chaos and mayhem across Pakistan.

 

HMD Global Launches Nokia 3 Premium Design in Pakistan

Karachi(Cliff News)HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces the launch of the Nokia 3 in Pakistan – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value. With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, laminated 5” display with sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. The Nokia 3 delivers Android™ in its pure form, giving you the ability to use your phone, your way.Speaking on the occasion, Kamran Khan, Head of Near East, HMD Global said, “We are thrilled to bring an affordablequality smartphone to all consumers in Pakistan with the launch of the Nokia 3.”“Pakistan is an android ready market and with Nokia smartphones, we bring the best of both worlds. The Nokia 3 is ideal for value-conscious consumers who do not want to compromise on design and performance. It combines the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone with a clean pure Android performance and a new level of craftsmanship. We want to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that premium design, build, and value for money can go hand-in-hand,” he further added.Superior craftsmanship at an affordable priceThe Nokia 3 has looks that will turn heads. With a precision machinedaluminium frame, delivering exceptional structural integrity, and polycarbonate back, the Nokia 3’s robust design provides protection where it counts. Available in four distinct colours – Silver White, Matte Black and Tempered Blue – the Nokia 3 boasts quality craftsmanship at an unprecedented price.

Exceptional viewing experience 

Featuring a fully laminated IPS display with no air gap and sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the Nokia 3 screen offers durability and superb clarity delivering a viewing experience that is second to none. With fewer reflections thanks to the polarised screen, the experience is crisp and clear offering unbeatable visibility even in bright sunlight.

Capture the moment

The Nokia 3 has been designed to give a premium experience at an affordable price. The 8MP autofocus rear and front facing cameras have been balanced with large pixel size and aperture to deliver great images, particularly in low light situations. Combined with the exclusive camera user interface, to provide automatic scene detection, it is easy to take great shots every time. And with unlimited free cloud storage via Google Photos, you can snap all you want safe in the knowledge that every moment you capture can be automatically and securely backed up.“Premium is an experience, not a price point. We’ve been extremely thoughtful about the overall performance of the Nokia 3, to ensure that a premium high quality experience is fully accessible for everyone,” said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global. “We’ve thought hard about how the phone will be used, and then crafted a beautiful device to make sure it looks as good as it performs.”

Always Pure Android

With the Nokia 3 you will have a pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia 3 is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience.  And with the latest Android comes the latest features including Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is stored. The new Nokia 3 features Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.The Nokia 3 will be available in Pakistan in partnership with Jazz and will retail at the price of 16,900/-. Along with the warranty of Advance Telecom, customers will also be given 1 GB of free Jazz Internet for up to six months.

Notes to Editors:

Technical Specifications:

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 5, 8 LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40

Network speed: LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL

Available in dual SIM

OS: Android Nougat

CPU: MTK 6737, Quad-core 1.3Ghz

RAM: 2 GB LPPDDR 3

Storage: 16 GB internal user memorywith MicroSD card slot (support up to 128 GB support)

Form factor: Touch monoblock with capacitive system keys

Display: 5.0” IPS LCD HD (1280 x 720, 16:9), sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, Polariser, 450 nits

Camera: Primary camera: 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, flash, Front facing camera: 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84˚ display flash

Connectivity & Sensors: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, BT 4.2, GPS/AGPS, FM/RDS, NFC, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Micro USB (USB 2.0), OTG, 3.5mm ADJ

Battery: Integrated 2630 mAh battery

Audio: Single speaker

Dimensions: 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm (camera bump: 8.68mm)

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones and tablets. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation.Nokia 3_range