BASF Promotes sustainable construction during World Green Building Week

Karachi(Cliff News)Starting today, the World Green Building Council is celebrating World Green Building Week. BASF also provides solutions that support sustainable building and contribute to climate protection. During the week, BASF will showcase a range of these solutions online under the hashtags #WGBW2017 and #OurHeroIsZero. These include insulation systems, solutions to optimize the concrete mix so that it can contain a higher proportion of recycled materials, ways to reduce impact sound, and more. Interested stakeholders can join the conversation from September 25 to October 1, 2017 by following BASF on Facebook, Twitter, or WeChat (@BASF_in_Action). BASF has been present in Pakistan for more than four decades. With production in Karachi, BASF offers innovative solutions for key local business sectors. BASF maintains offices in Karachi, Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, and Islamabad. BASF also supports education and community development projects in Pakistan. In 2016, BASF posted sales of approximately €110 million to customers in Pakistan and had 74 employees in Pakistan.
About BASF: At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).

Industries and People of Hub suffering shortage of Water,Ismail Suttar

Karachi (Cliff News) “A separate Department is needed to create awareness among the public regarding the benefits of entering into tax net and having registration of various facilitating government institutions”, this was stated by Asim Tiwana, Director, Domestic Commerce Wing, Ministry of Commerce, Islamabad, during a meeting with the members of Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), The Managing Director, LIEDA and other stakeholders held in the Office of the Lasbela Chamber to discuss the issues being faced by them all and to find a possible solution.
Earlier, the LCCI President, Ismail Suttar while welcoming the guests from federal and provincial governments gave a briefing about the Hub industrial Area having about 200 industries including those operating in Marble City and the some of big industries in Pakistan and the multinationals. He pointed out that the industries and the people of Hub are suffering from the shortage of water and the distribution formula for the supply of water to Karachi and Hub should be reviewed keeping in view the increasing needs of Hub. He also pointed out that proper sewerage system is needed for outside industries and up-coming localities at Hub for which the local government should submit a comprehensive proposal to provincial government.
He also pointed out that due to shortage of electricity load; it has become difficult to set up new industries and to expand the existing ones. Bashir Ahmed Bazai, The Managing Director, LIEDA informed that immediately at-least 10-15 Mega Watt load of electricity from K-Electric is required to cater to the needs of the existing and up-coming industries. Ismail Suttar also proposed that the HITE Phase – II should be declared as SEZs keeping in view the investment potential of the area particularly in the wake of CPEC. Asim Tiwana noted the proposals for taking up the same with relevant authorities to resolve the same. In response to a question from Muhammad Siddiq Rafee, V.P. LCCI regarding the formulation of Labour laws in Balochistan. He informed that at federal government level, the uniformity of these laws in all the provinces is being ensured. Regarding the availability of skilled labour at Hub, he proposed that the existing technical institutions should be upgraded in order to produce the skilled workers in accordance with the need of the industries.

Geo Tv Drama “Malkin” highlights Selfish aspects of Women’s Personality will on-air on 25th Sep 2017

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.

Naval Commander Karachi Inaugurated the Agha Steel Monument

Karachi(Cliff News)Naval Commander Karachi Real Admiral Ather Mukhtar along with Mr. Hussain Agha, Executive Director, Agha Steel Industries inaugurated the monument SHAN-E-BAHR at main Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi.The Flag Lane of Commander Karachi’s Residency was adapted and beautified with a very creative piece-of-art which symbolizes the shan and dignity of Pakistan Navy. The said development has been proudly accolated to Pakistan Naval Forces by Agha Steel Industries to strengthen the relationship of the two institutes in order to make Pakistan stronger.“This monument indeed shows that Agha Steel has done justice to its slogan “Defining Quality”. This monument could not have had a better name than Shan-e-Bahr and it just adds to the beauty of Shahra-e-Faisal. There is no looking back and Pakistan is only going to go forward in the future” said Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Ather Mukhtar.Mr. Hussain Agha, Executive Director, Agha Steel Industries said “It is a very big achievement as this monument was built and setup in a record time of seven days. Never underestimate the power of Pakistanis as they can do anything with their will and commitment. Pakistan Navy has served this nation day and night and only through this way we can serve them back as civilians.”Agha Steel Picture EnglishIn the final part of the ceremony, the monument was inaugurated which marked the beginning of the relationship between Pakistan Navy and Agha Steel Industries.

Meezan Bank retains top position as the “Best Islamic Bank” in Pakistan

Karachi(Cliff News)Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s first and largest Islamic bank, has been awarded ‘Best Islamic Bank’ at the second Pakistan Banking Awards, 2017, the highest accolade in Pakistan’s banking sector, that recognize excellence across the Banking industry in Pakistan. This marks the second year that Meezan Bank has received the ‘Best Islamic Bank’ award. Mr. Irfan Siddiqui – Founding President & CEO, Meezan Bank received the award on behalf of the Bank at a ceremony held recently at a local hotel in Karachi.As a major contributor in establishing the industry of Islamic banking in Pakistan, Meezan Bank has been recognized for transforming the Islamic financial landscape in the country by both catering to the Halal banking needs of the masses as well as structuring and delivering innovative Islamic financial solutions for specialized needs of its corporate customers. The Bank’s dedicated focus on Shariah-compliance and its strong business acumen have won it numerous local and international awards over the last decade.Commenting at this occasion, Mr. Irfan Siddiqui thanked the organizers for acknowledging  the Bank’s position as the leading player in Pakistan’s Islamic finance industry. He expressed his gratitude to the Bank’s partners, customers and teams who contributed towards the cause of Islamic banking. He pledged that Meezan Bank shall continue to provide Shariah-compliant alternatives to conventional banking products while maintaining its passion for great customer service.Pakistan Banking Awards were held for the first time in 2016 and are recognized as the leading platform in the country to recognise excellence in various categories of the financial services industry.

Cultural Activities Create and Produce Stars for the Society says Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan 

Karachi(Cliff News)President Cliff Pakistan Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan said that Cultural Activities Create and produce  stars for the Society. Strong Media, Educational and Literary activities are essential to take out our country from prevailing critical situation. He was addressing the dinner Reception in the honor of Controller FM 101 PAKISTAN Mr. Noorullah Bughio Organised by Cliff Pakistan. On this Occasion former International Hockey Player Muhammad Ali,Syed Mahfooz ul Haq,Miss Wafa and Syed Qalbe Muhammad were also present. He further added that we can’t forget the services of Mr.Noorullah Bughio in Radio Broadcasting field as he has Introduced lot of famous and notables names in Media. He remained helpful to build the interest of Youth in Music,,Information sector and Sports activities. Syed Mahfooz ul Haq said that FM Radio Stations will play better role to promote Peaceful and Healthy Society.Radio has been  Part of my Golden Memories, Senior Broadcaster Noorullah Bughio said that Cliff Pakistan Aims and Objectives are very good for the Country.Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan through platform of CLIFF Pakistan  focusing Middle Class in this Valuable Project. There is dire need to Play our Role for Promoting Pakistani Music, literature and culture.Former International Hockey Player Muhammad Ali said Radio always highlights the true issues of society and Sports activities. He hoped that as Mr.Noorullah Bughio got the Country wide Responsibilities of a very strong and popular FM 101  He will work more for the Betterment of the Society and we all pray for his success in future. At the end traditional Sindhi Ajrak was presented to honorable Guest. Syed Qalbe Muhammad concluded the meeting by rich appreciation of the remarkable services of Mr. Noorullah Bughio in the field of broadcasting.

Mujeebur Rehman Khan Presents Ajrak to Mr.Noorullah Bughio

Caption: President Cliff Pakistan Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan along with Former International Hockey Player Muhammad Ali Presents Ajrak to Senior Broadcaster Noorullah Bughio.Syed Mehfooz ul Haq,Miss Wafa also Present.