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.
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
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.
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.
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).