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.

 

18 member Pakistan’s national team for the 10th Hockey Asia Cup

Lahore(Cliff News)18 member Pakistan’s national team for the 10th Hockey Asia Cup scheduled in Dhaka, Bangladesh from October 11-22, has been announced.Mohammad Irfan is the captain of the team and Rizwan Senior, the vice captain.
TEAM:
Mazhar Abbas (goal keeper), Amjad Ali (goal keeper), Muhammad Irfan (Captain), Atif Mushtaq,
 Mubashar Ali, Ammad Shakeel Butt, Abu Bakar Mahmood, Tasawwar Abbas, Rashid Mahmood, Rizwan Jr,
Arslan Qadir, Azfar Yaqoob, Umar Bhutta, Rizwan Sr (Vice Captain0, Ali Shan, Muhammad Atiq,
 Waqas Akbar and Ajaz Ahmad

STANDBYS:
Junaid Kamal, Ali Hassan Faraz, Irfan Jr, Shan Irshad, Saleem Nazim, Qamar Bukhari, Khizar Akhtar,
Shajeeh Ahmed & Hassan Anwar

OFFICIALS:
Farhat Khan (Manager/Head Coach), Malik Shafqat (Coach) & Muhmmad Sarwar (Coach)
Dr Atif Bashir (Team Doctor) Abuzar Umrao (Video Analyst)

PCB announced itinerary of New Zealand Women Team’s tour to UAE

Lahore(Cliff News)The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today announced the itinerary of New Zealand Women Team’s tour to UAE to play 3 ODIs and 4 T-20Is against Pakistan Women’s team.  The PCB will be hosting the New Zealand Women Cricket Team for the ICC Women Cricket Championship – Round 1 at Sharjah, UAE from October 31, 2017 to November 14, 2017.All the matches will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.  The T-20s will start at 10 am whereas the ODIs will start at 9:30 am. (Itinerary Attached).

 

Date Itinerary Venue
31st Oct ICC Women Championship

1st ODI – Pakistan v New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium
2nd Nov ICC Women Championship

2nd ODI – Pakistan v New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium
5th Nov ICC Women Championship

3rd ODI – Pakistan v New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium
8th Nov ICC Women Championship

1st T20 – Pakistan v New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium
9th Nov ICC Women Championship

2nd T20 – Pakistan v New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium
12th Nov ICC Women Championship

3rd T20 – Pakistan v New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium
14th Nov ICC Women Championship

4th T20 – Pakistan v New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Karachi Central win 4th Pizza Hut Games 2017

Karachi(Cliff News)4th Pizza Hut Karachi Games having all time record number of participants and disciplines concluded at Karachi . Mr. Waseem Akhter , Mayer Karachi was the chief guest who presented the winning Mai Kulachi trophy to the Chef De Mission of Central District Karachi Mr. Azmatullah Khan.Athletes of Central accumulated 1777 points with 44  Gold and finished on top.Mayer Karachi  offered his all support to the organizers, Karachi City sports association  for the promotion of sports in city. He also presented ajraks to all eight Nepalese who took part in Martial art events.Muhammad Khalid Rehmani announced to hold 4th Karachi Beach games in January 2018 . He also announced that they have already secured  major sponsor of that mmega event  ,and Muhammad Aslam Khan said that KCSA will  add at least 25 percent  in daily and organizational allowances of all disciplines in its future event . The  closing ceremony was held at Pizza Hut Shaheed e Millat Restaurant. Mr, Danyal Pizza Hut representative , Avais Asad Khan NBP,  Ghulam Muhammad Khan, Musheer Razik Rabbani of SSB, and huge fraternity of sports were also present.

Final results of Tennis

Karachi  Central won the Gold and Karachi South finished second and won silver medal.

Children’s Urdu Literature Marks 40-Year Celebration

Karachi(Cliff News)Pakistan’s premier children’s monthly, ‘Mahnama Sathee’ is going to celebrate its 40-year anniversary in November 2017, achieving a milestone in the history of Urdu literature produced for schoolchildren and young adults in particular.Started its journey in 1977, Mahnama Sathee happens to be one of the leading literary initiatives taken in the subcontinent for the promotion of children’s literature and family reading and to accelerate the overall literacy drive and education in the country. “The Ruby Year’s Edition of Mahnama Sathee proves the fact the journey of children’s literature in Pakistan has come a long way,” said Tariq Ahmed Khan, Editor, Mahnama Sathee.According to him, despite the fact that the modern, digital age is ruled by smartphones and high-tech telecommunication devices, the incessant efforts being made by Mahnama Sathee, a not-for-profit publication since its inception, deserve appreciation and gratitude for playing a significant role in the promotion of reading habits among the younger generation.The Ruby Year’s Edition of Mahnama Sathee for the month of November, 2017, will contain a literary treasure created by leading writers and poets of the country. Among the most prominent names are: Mir Shahid Hussain, Ather Ali Hashmi, Ahmed Hatib Siddiqui, Hafsa Siddiqui, Bina Siddiqui, Javed Bisam, Hammad Zaheer and many others.

Mastercard and Inov8 boost cashless payments with the launch of Pakistan’s first super app ”FonePay”

Karachi(Cliff News)In a collaboration aimed at driving the wider adoption of cashless payments in Pakistan,Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, and Inov8 Limited, one of the fastest growing financial technology companies in the region, have teamed up to offer Inov8’s shared payments platform, FonePay – Pakistan’s first super app.Powered by Masterpass QR, a quick response (QR) mobile payments solution that allows consumers to make simple and secure digital payments across devices and channels, FonePay combines a user’s bank accounts, mobile wallets and payment cards including debit, credit and prepaid products on one platform. The hassle-free solution significantly increases the speed, convenience and security of day-to-day transactions using the fast, secure and cost-effective solution, allowing users to make purchases by simply scanning a QR code.FonePay provides hundreds of use cases, allowing users to pay at retail locations, on websites, and in-app. Users can also make ticket bookings and pay for buses, movies, ride hail services and events, get vouchers –  for Amazon, Netflix, Xbox, Facebook and dozens of gaming options – pay for utility bills, and mobile top-ups all from the same super app.Aurangzaib Khan, Country Manager, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mastercard, said: “Our collaboration with Inov8 Limited builds on our efforts to launch industry-leading digital payment options that benefit all stakeholders within the industry – from customers and merchants to technology players. The FonePay app brings the convenience of cashless payments to the young, tech-savvy audience of Pakistan for whom smartphones effortlessly double up as commerce devices. Additionally, the greater adoption of Masterpass QR in Pakistan further drives our commitment to delivering the benefits of this innovative and cost-effective technology to merchants in the wider region.”FonePay currently allows over 30 million people in Pakistan, in collaboration with leading financial institutions, to link accounts from Meezan Bank, Soneri Bank, EasyPaisa and JazzCash.  Users can also link any Mastercard credit, debit or prepaid card issued in Pakistan and use the app to pay in seconds.  In addition, users soon will be able to sign up for new accounts/wallets from within the app from multiple banks.Hasnain Sheikh, Co-CEO and Chairman of Inov8 Limited, said: “FonePay will change the way customers transact digitally in Pakistan. We have created the largest ecosystem of services, thousands of physical and online merchants, collaborations with several banks and telecom service providers to ensure wide acceptance of Pakistan’s first super app.  Our strong alliance with Mastercard is particularly driven towards bolstering the security of transactions, interoperability and world class settlement, thanks to the Masterpass QR technology.”

Lucky Cement Holds Dealers Convention 2017

Karachi(Cliff News)Lucky Cement Limited (psx: LUCK), one of the largest producers and leading exporters of quality cement in Pakistan, honored top dealers and retailers during its Annual Dealers Convention held recently at a local convention hall in Karachi. The event was a huge success with over 1,200 guests in attendance, including Lucky Cement senior management along with dealers and sub-dealers from across the country, and retailers from the South.Speaking of the occasion, Syed Noman Hasan, Executive Director Lucky Cement Limited, reiterated, “Lucky Cement concluded its fiscal year 2016-2017 with record dispatches and this would not have been possible without the commitment and hard work put in by our dealers. We are extremely grateful to our stakeholders for their support and hope to continue to build on our strong relationship moving forward.”He added that, “As we grow, Lucky Cement will continue and strive to create value for our stakeholders, keeping their needs as our top priority.”The event included speeches from senior management, honoring dealers and retailers for their efforts in helping Lucky Cement reach its goals. Nearly 1,800 gifts were awarded to the dealers and retailers, ranging from 10gms gold coins and motorcycles to LED televisions, microwave ovens and rechargeable fans. A special segment was celebrated to honor Mr. Muhammad Ashaqeen of Pacific Trading Corporation for 50 years of outstanding performance in the cement industry, and his relationship with Lucky Cement, which spans over a decade. Syed Noman Hasan presented him with a diamond ring, shield and bouquet at the event.Lucky Cement continues to grow substantially and is expanding its business operations with production facilities at strategic locations in Nooriabad (Karachi) and Pezu (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). It also has production footprints in Iraq and DR Congo together with a global customer base.  Lucky Cement is Pakistan’s first company to export sizeable quantities of loose cement being the only cement manufacturer to have its own loading and storage terminal at Karachi Port.Lucky Cement Limited (LCL) is the flagship company of the Yunus Brothers Group, which has a solid history of exceptional growth performance since its inception in 1993. LCL is one of the largest producers and leading exporters of quality cement in Pakistan, with a production capacity of 7.75 million tons per annum. The Company is listed on the Pakistan and London stock exchange.LCL’s manufacturing plants are strategically located in Northern and Southern regions of the country and is the only cement company to have its own loose cement export terminal at Karachi port with storage capacity of 24,000 tons.Lucky Cement is an ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified company and possesses many other international certifications including Bureau of Indian Standards, Sri Lankan Standard Institute, Standards Organization of Nigeria, Kenya Bureau of Standards and South African Bureau of Standards.