Karachi(Cliff News)A two-day networking event was organized in Karachi to promote the upcoming events; the ‘Pakistan Coating Show 2018’ and the ‘PakLab Equipment Exhibition’ 2017. On 28th of September, the bookings of exhibitors were done for the PAKLAB Exhibition, being held at the Expo Center in Lahore on 9th and 10th December, 2017. On the 29thof September the exhibitors were finalized for the 4th Pakistan Coating Show (PCS-2018) to be held on 18th to 20th January 2018, at the Expo Center Lahore.PakLab is Pakistan’s first international exhibition to feature laboratory and analytical equipment. It will be ideal venue for showcasing the latest products and supplies produced and marketed by instrumentation companies, while sharing technical knowledge through direct contact with customers and suppliers from more than 15 countries. It also features advanced Nano-technology techniques, Bio-pharma research, clinical-diagnostics and Food-Analysis applications, along with Environmental Technology.The annual ‘Pakistan Coating Show’ is a series of mega-events held in the country, to showcase a large variety of products, new technologies and innovations being nurtured for the ‘Coatings Industry’ that produces; Paints, Coatings, Inks, Adhesives, Sealants and other construction chemicals. This is an exclusive initiative, taken by the ‘B2B Media. It promises great new successes for this important industry.Manufacturers, formulators, suppliers, distributors, traders, stockists, dealers, process-engineers and quality managers, dealing in Paints, Resins and Solvents for the packaging, printing, fabrication and chemical industries, participate enthusiastically on this vibrant platform. A large number of buyers, entrepreneurs and investors from Pakistan and abroad also attend the show. The event also enjoys the support and patronage of ‘Coating Association of Pakistan’ and ‘Pakistan Paint Manufacturers Association’.Over the years, PCS has evolved as a one-stop shop for a wide range of products like; Inks, paints, powder-coating, surface-coating, adhesive or sealants industries, where the consumers and buyers can fulfill all their requirements for raw-materials, finished products, instruments, machinery and technical consultancy services. Latest products, tools and innovations can be introduced at this event, through the B2B-networking opportunities and extensive media exposure.The CEO of B2B Media and organizer of these two resourceful events– Mr. Moazzam said,” Since the last three decades, the B2B Media – a team of skilled professionals, has been marketing a wide variety of raw materials through expertise and research in the manufacturing of color Master batches and assortment of additives for the plastic industry.These vibrant exhibitions will showcase more than 225 exhibitor stalls, attracting more than 4000 visitors, in 3 days. An insightful conference is also featured, where renowned experts and learned speakers present their thorough research & analyses of the industry. The events comprise of technological advancements, newer materials and effective methodologies to accelerate productivity, progress and economic growth.
Karachi(Cliff News)The shoot for drama serial Noor-ul-Ain, produced by IDream Entertainment, has begun and it will be airing on ARY Digital, the most watched Entertainment channel in Pakistan.The play is being directed by the award-winning director, Sarmad Khoosat, who has directed many hit serials. Produced by Abdullah Seja, Noor-Ul-Ain has penned down by Edison Idrees Masih, writer of Ghairat currently airing on ARY Digital.Noor-ul-Ain has an ensemble of cast that includes names like Sajal Aly, Imran Abbas, Marina Khan and Iffat Omar – and will be the first time Aly & Abbas have been paired opposite each other.The story revolves around the two characters played, Khizar (Imran Abbas) and Noor (Sajal Aly), and is a beautiful saga of love and family values. The story is relatable to today’s generation as it revolves around making decisions in haste that you later on regret in life.The cast is currently shooting in Lahore and will be going on air on ARY Digital in the last quarter of 2017.
Karachi(Cliff News)Project Dil kay Liye or in short ProjectDKL is an initiative taken by Tabba Heart Institute to create awareness on heart healthcare this World Heart Day. As a part of the project,Tabba Heart Institute conducted an activity at LuckyOne Mall from 22nd to 24thSeptember 2017.Not many people are aware of the fact thatCardiovascular diseases account for nearly half of all non-communicable diseases mortality. Over 17.5 million people die every year due to heart diseases.It is vital for people to know the importance of a healthy heart and thus reduce the risk of heart diseases.World Heart Day is celebrated on 29th of September all over the world to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death.To further amplify this noble cause and continue with their promise to celebrate World Heart Day eachyear, Tabba Heart Institute takes great pride in initiating Project Dil Kay Liyethis time. Tabba Heart Institute is one of the best and most comprehensive cardiology services providing institute in Pakistan, recognized by American College of Cardiovascular Diseases for its efforts and contribution.#ProjectDKL serves as a platform to create awareness about heart diseases encouraging people to focus on their heart’s well-being and keep it healthy and happy.Project DKL is a way of life, it aims to create a healthy environment, encouraging people to switch to a healthier lifestyle through exercising,eating healthy, quitting smoking & getting regular medical check ups done.During the activation of #ProjectDKL at LuckyOne Mall, thousands of people were engaged in healthy activities and games.People were given several giveaways on answering a health-related quiz and playing healthy games.Moreover the hashtag #ProjectDKL was one of the top Twitter trends on Saturday, 23rd September 2013 with Twitteratis, Journalists and even nutritionists like Saddaf Fayyaz sharing positive tweets on the hashtag.
Karachi(Cliff News)Jovago.pk, Pakistan’s first and no.1 online hotel booking website on the occasion of “World Tourism Day” that is celebrated every year on September 27 globally, brings exciting announcement for its travelers. Jovago.pk welcomesPearl-Continental & Marriott PakistanHotels onboard. Building on an existing relationship with Hashoo Group’s Hotel One brand, the new partnership with the country’s largest hotel chain is another milestone achieved by Jovago.pk with an aim to pave ways for travelers across Pakistan including corporate executives, business travelers and tourists. With this venture, Jovago.pk continues to successfully capture majority of hotel partners in Pakistan to facilitate travelers with maximum choices of hotels at affordable rates and luxurious accommodations all over the country when making travelling plans.Under this partnership, travelers of Jovago can access the entire portfolio of Pearl-Continental and Marriott hotels – a total of nine destinations across the country. Travelers are now provided with options in seven different destinations that include Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Muzaffarabad, Bhurban, and Gwadar for Pearl-Continental Hotels and Marriott hotels in Karachi and Islamabad.Customers can now book their desired accommodations across these nine destinations immediately through Jovago.pk’s website. It is an opportunityfor business executives and corporate partners to make their traveling hassle free through Jovago on the best guaranteed prices.Commenting on this great news for the travelers, Nadine Malik, CEO Jovago Asia said, “”Jovago.pk continuously thrives to increase its portfolio of hotel partners to offer more choice to our customers. We are pleased to join hands with PC hotels, one of the most prestigious hotel chains in Pakistan and together hope to make travel easier for all Pakistanis. We guarantee best choices at affordable rates to strengthen domestic tourism.”Sharing her thoughts on this partnership, Ms. Lashley Pulsipher, Chief Marketing, Sales, and Revenue Management OfficerHashoo Group – Hospitality Division said, “We’re seeing a lot of growth in online bookings so partnering with Jovago was an easy decision to make. Our portfolio of hotels covers Pakistan from the mountains in the North to beach in theSouth and featuring our hotels on Pakistan’s top online booking website gives us even more opportunities to reach our customers.”
Jovago, Pakistan’s No.1 hotel booking website, allowing its customers to get the best prices for more than 2,000 hotels across Pakistan and 225,000 hotels around the world. Owned by German Group Rocket Internet, with its headquarters in Berlin. Jovago aims to bring the most convenient accommodation facilities online to create the easiest and cheapest way for its customers to book and enjoy hassle free travel. Its offices are located in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad (Pakistan), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Yangong (Myanmar), Porto (Portugal) and Paris (France). Reachat:https://www.jovago.net/en-gb/about-us
About Hashoo Group- Hospitality division:
Established in 1960 by Mr. SadruddinHashwani, Hashoo Group has emerged as Pakistan’s premium conglomerate with a diversified international business portfolio encompassing hospitality, travel and tourism, real estate, oil and gas, IT, investments, minerals, ceramics, pharmaceuticals and commodity trading businesses. Hashoo Group’s hospitality division includes Hotel One, Pearl-Continental and Marriott Hotels with a presence in all major cities.
Written By Shumaila Aslam
When emperors of old would climb Taishan Mountain, China’s holiest mountain, they’d reach the 1,532-meter peak and kneel before heaven to pray for a more fertile land. Thousands of years later, I cross into the East China province of Shandong at over 300 kilometers per hour aboard a state-of-the-art bullet train with my own mountain to climb. Sadly, not Taishan Mountain. Instead, I want to understand the modern identity of Shandong itself, an area shaped by its spectacular geography and rich cultural heritage and history.
As the train begins its approach, the provincial capital Jinan, factories and oil wells pop up out of the rugged landscape like intricate industrial trinkets of progress across a land that has learned not just to rely on its history, but move with the times too. Today, Shandong is the third-richest province in China, after Guangdong and Jiangsu, and is an industrial leader in oil, minerals and energy.
From the Peak of Taishan Mountain, stretching across expansive plains to the Yellow and Bohai seas, Shandong is a place of contradictions and vast differences which somehow exist in harmony. It is a place where Confucian proverbs stand side by side with high-tech industry and innovation. It is a place of deep natural beauty and fierce industrial competition. And yet, seemingly, a balance is struck between the two sides, like the husky tones of the Yellow River blending with blue water as it empties into the ocean.
Perhaps this see-saw act can best be embodied by Shandong’s two most famous sons, Confucius and Sun Zi. Born in Shandong in the fifth century BC, Confucius was a teacher and philosopher who taught people how to live according to moral virtues and unselfishness — themes which recur in the province’s many temples and historic sites. Sun Ziwas a general and military strategist born 10 years after Confucius and who is famous for writing the widely influential book The Art of War — which today has a deep impact on businesses in the province.
Both men have had a profound influence on Shandong — Confucius’ teachings extolling the benefits of altruistic wisdom and learning, and Sun Zi inspiring businesses in the region to get an edge, push forward, be creative and achieve success in the battlefield of business. After visiting enterprise after enterprise across Shandong, I realize just how important the history and culture of the province have been in the success of many — from heavy vehicle manufacturer Sinotruk’s headquarters in Jinan, where the production line works as efficiently as an army of highly-trained soldiers, to a solar farm in Dongying, where the panels play a symbiotic role with nature, aiding the growth of sea cucumbers.
When those emperors prayed for fertile lands all those centuries ago atop Taishan Mountain, little would they have known just how fertile that land would become.
Karachi (Cliff News)The 3rd Convocation ceremony of COTHM (College of Tourism and Hotel Management) was held on Sunday 17thof September 2017 at FTC auditorium, Karachi.COTHM Karachi came up with a brilliant idea to make the Convocation theme based. The theme was “Take Flight”, golden plane was used as a metaphor to symbolize soaring to newer heights.The Convocation started off with welcome address, Director of COTHM, Mr.Sabir Ahmed praised the efforts of the students and faculty while emphasizing the role of education in the development of Pakistan. He thanked the Chief Guest for his gracious presence Mr.Ahsan Ullah Khan, who is Chairman Skills Development Karachi , was the Chief Guest of the Convocation whileMr.Ahmed Shafiq ( CEO COTHM Pakistan and Dubai), Dr.Masroor Ahmed Shaikh ( Chairman Sindh Board of Technical Education ), Dr.Shahana Uooj Kazmi(Rector at Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education ),Mr.Kaukab Iqbal (Chairman Consumer Association of Pakistan ) & Mr.Asif Javed (Executive Director COTHM Islamabad) were also present on the occasion.The ceremony was marked with deep appreciation from teachers, parents, and friends, high motivation by the Director of COTHM Karachi, catching eye of the corporate sector, patronage by the Chair Person and best wishes for the future.A total of 100 graduates were conferred certificates regarding the discipline related to hospitality.The ceremony was marked with deep appreciation from teachers, parents, and friends, high motivation by the Director of COTHM Karachi, catching eye of the corporate sector, patronage by the Chair Person and best wishes for the future.The convocation ended with a twist where graduand threw paper planes which wrapped up the theme of the convocation- “Take Flight”, where graduand continue to soar high in the industry like the paper planes do.
Muzaffarabad(Cliff News)Jazz Rising Stars (JRS) Cricket Tournament 2017 began in Muzaffarabadtoday. Organised in partnership with Lahore Qalandars – the 13 day tournament will showcase eight teams.Pool A comprises of Muzaffarabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Sargodha – and Pool B – Bahawalpur, Layyah, Faisalabad and Lahore. Matches for Pool A are to take place in MuzaffarabadSports Stadium, while teams in Pool B will play at Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore.Speaking at the opening ceremony, IbrarKhan, VP Corporate Affairs – Jazz, said, “Pakistan is a cricket-loving country, and possesses rich talent but lacks the infrastructure to scout emerging cricketers coming from smaller cities and towns. Jazz Rising Stars is determined to showcase this raw talent by grooming and training these players on international standards.”“With the start of our second season, we have found extremely talented cricketers who are all set to entertain crowds. We encourage everyone to come and watch them play,” he concluded.“Over 160000 participants from 9 cities came for This year’s trials.The numbers speak of both the interest and talent in our country,” added Shahbaz MaqsoodKhan, Director Marketing – Jazz. “The excitement grows every year, not just for the participants, but also for us, as there is always a possibility of unearthing the next international superstar. Last year’s trials saw the rise of Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous fast bowler who is now training in London. While this year we have found Haris Rauf, a wonderful prospect from Gujranwala who can bowl at 92 miles per hour.”The top team from each group will battle it out in the final. The winning team will receive a trophy and prize money worth PKR 200,000/-, while the runner-up shall walk away with PKR 100,000/-. The best Bowler and the best Batsman of the tournament will receive a cash prize of PKR 50,000/- each.Moreover, top 16 players of the tournament will get professional training and international experience under the Sydney Triangular Series and Dubai Emirates Cup – two major cricketing destinations. The best JRS tournament players will represent Lahore Qalandarsin the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).This year’s trials for the JRS tournament included top talent from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), while for the first time in years, a tournament of this magnitude is being played in Muzaffarabad.The JRS initiative is in line with Jazz’s commitment to promote sports as an integral part of Pakistan’s culture and lifestyle.
Jazz builds on Mobilink’s leadership in the telecommunications arena by spearheading a digital revolution in the country through the introduction of innovative services & products. The brand’s ultimate goal is to empower every citizen of Pakistan in today’s fast paced digital economy through its primary products i.e. Jazz Internet, Jazz Voice, JazzCash, and Jazz X.
Karachi(Cliff News)Drama Serial “Malkin” by Ice Media and Entertainment will be going on-air on “Geo Tv” from 25th of September 2017.The Announcement of the drama serial was made at a Promotional event organised by Geo Entertainment Television on today.”Malkin” was directed by Syed Wajahat Hussain and Produced by Aijaz Aslam and written by Sarwat Nazir.The cast of drama play includes,Maria Wasti,Samina Ahmed,Alyy Khan,Natasha Ali,Taifoor Khan,Azra Mansoor,Adnan Shah Tipu,Umar Naru,Minal Khan,Areesha Razi Khan,Mubassira Khan and Azika Daniel.The cast of the drama Serial is amalgamation of a stimulating mix of senior actors and young talented artists.The Premium quality drama “Malkin” has been produced by Aijaz Aslam and tells a story which narrates some of the evil traits all human beings possess.The drama encapsulates theme of selfishness, greediness and insensitivity towards other individuals.The idea that a woman is capable of destroying a perfect happy family owing to her own personal intrest and selfish desires.”Malkin” revolves around the wolfish character,Gulnaz played by none other than the wonderful,Maria Daryl,whose integrity and loyalty doubted and her credibility is shaken.She ties the knot with an unprincipled man.Yawar, played by Alyy Khan,who had been raised within a highly influential family in possession of great wealth,therefore he had grown accustomed to an extravagant lifestyle defined by Luxury.When Yawar introduces his wife to his mother Nafeesa Begum (Samina Ahmed),she instantaneously rejects her and lawfully transfers all her property and assets to her younger son and his wife.Gulnaz,the diabolical character in the play,somehow manages to stay in Yawar’s mansion and begins to conspire and plot against other fellows.Her prime objective is to rule like a queen within that house,and she would go to any lengths in order to achieve the power she desires.”Sarwat Nazir,the writer of the play,has successfully dissected the selfish aspects of a woman’s Personality and what she may be capable of doing in attempts of satisfying her own agenda.The plot sheds light upon the unforgiving social behaviours of people belonging to different family structures whilst exploring the theme of materialism and conspiracy.The first Episode of Drama will be onair 25th of September 2017 at 8 pm every Monday only on GEO TV.