DWP Group and LUMS Signed MoU for National Outreach Program


DWP-LUMS-MOU.jpegKarachi (Cliff News)– DWP Group and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sponsorship of 100% scholarships to the needy students, through the LUMS – National Outreach Program Session 2018. A formal ceremony was organized at LUMS, where the agreement was signed by Mr. Muhammad Farooq Naseem – CEO of DWP Group and Professor DR. S. Sohail H. Naqvi – Vice Chancellor of LUMS in presence of other officials from DWP and LUMS. DWP has committed to support this program, through which LUMS offers a scholarship endowment to those brilliant students, who are determined to enhance their knowledge and further develop their skills for a successful and brighter future. DWP Group, a leading provider of consumer electronics products and LUMS – a top ranking educational institute of the country, have collaborated to contribute and promote this valuable academic initiative on a national basis. The company remains committed to contributing towards enriching the educational programs, which allow competent and enthusiastic youngsters to attain good quality education in Pakistan. The Chief Executive Officer of DWP – Muhammad Farooq Naseem stated that “Education is one of the keys to socio-economic development. We encourage and support such valuable educational programs for bright students, who have the potential to excel and achieve their dreams through higher education. This agreement shall support all the talented youngsters, giving them a chance to study at a prestigious institution like LUMS, on the full scholarship. DWP remains committed to helping deserving students, who excel academically but have financial constraints. The company believes in persuading youngsters to develop a passion for learning through education.”


Cheetay Collaborating with Pepsi as an Official Partner

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Karachi(Cliff News)Cheetay.pk has established a concrete base in the domain of logistics and delivery in Lahore and is actively venturing into multiple business categories. Given our meteoric rise in the tech industry in Pakistan, we have managed to acquire a large customer base and substantial goodwill. Having secured $1.1 million in Series A-1 funding we are expanding our business operations by launching diverse business categories to ensure we are the go-to e-Commerce platform in Pakistan. Being on track to branch out into multiple categories our next aim is to collaborate and partner with multinational companies to establish a brand that ensures trust, quality, and reliability. Cheetay.pk has collaborated with Pepsi as its official beverage partner. Since Pepsi has entered the domain of digital retail and is now actively promoting sales through digital stores they chose to partner with us because of the market share we have acquired in Lahore and are a major player in the e-Commerce industry. According to Ahmed Khan, CEO of Cheetay.pk, “Venturing into multiple categories has always been our business development approach and goal, similarly reaching out and affiliating with trusted multinational brands to create brand equity, recognition and awareness are what we intend to do now. By associating and joining forces with trusted names these corporate partnerships will not only help in creating a positive image but will translate into additional customers and will pave the way for greater opportunities”. Market penetration and focusing on establishing brand identity and recognition is our current priority. According to Zeeshan Ali, Marketing Manager of Cheetay.pk, “Partnering with imminent brands opens countless avenues in terms of creating brand awareness, recognition, and recall. Therefore, this alliance will enable us to make ample deals offering discounted and free beverages with not only regular orders but with specific cheetay.pk deals i.eSasti deals, Hunger Deals, Super Deals, etc. For the company to grow, steps that provide mass reach and recognition are vital” The company since its creation has witnessed rapid expansion in terms of surging daily orders, increased logistics/delivery capacity and having launched new sub-categories. Apart from adding technology and building our logistics base the plan is to focus on unconventional marketing techniques to create a distinct brand image which sets us apart and makes us a dominant force in the industry.


Eighteen - Picture.jpegIslamabad(CliffNews)– The world-class lifestyle destination development, Eighteen Islamabad, was announced today.  The US$2 billion real estate project is a partnership between Ora Developers and Saif Group, in conjunction with Kohistan Builders & Developers.  At an event held in Islamabad, on the 22nd December 2017, the management team introduced the partners, unveiled the branding and confirmed the date of the commercial launch on the 18th January 2018. Eighteen is a 2.77 million sq yard (2.2 million sqm) gated community being developed in the 18th District, to the south-west of downtown Islamabad.  It offers the highest quality of design and construction, which will set new standards for Pakistani real estate. At the announcement Mr. Naguib Sawiris, Chairman of Ora Developers, commented: “Today we have shown a wonderful masterplan for a development which I believe will revolutionize real estate projects in Pakistan.  Ora, working with these highly respected partners, will be creating a new lifestyle destination in a world-class capital City.  I am very pleased to be involved with the project and very excited by what we will achieve.” Eighteen Islamabad has been designed around a championship golf course and will consist of 1100 villas and 900 apartments as well as an iconic Golf Clubhouse, a shopping Mall, 5-Star boutique hotel, medical facilities and a business district. The master plan was conceptualized by Calisson RTKL and developed by renowned architects and urban planners WATG.  The unique and challenging golf course has been designed by IDG in the UK.  The project is being led by CEO, Tarek Hamdy, who explained why the scheme is so unique: “All the villas and apartments have been carefully located with views over the golf course and are linked by wide parkways and open streets.  The feeling is of space and privacy which will give a select group of people the homes they have always dreamt of.  The amenities are second to none, delivered in a safe, secure and exclusive location.” At the event, Mr. Sawiris was joined by Mr. Anwar Saifullah Co-Chairman of the Saif Group and by Mr. Malik Adeel, Chairman of Kohistan Builders & Developers along with the management team from Eighteen Islamabad. Eighteen is ten minutes away from the new Islamabad International Airport and is the ideal development for local and overseas Pakistanis who enjoy luxury living and state of the art amenities.  Eighteen will be the benchmark for all future real estate projects in Pakistan.

Boilerplate: Eighteen Islamabad is an Ora Developers project in partnership with Saif Group and in conjunction with Kohistan Builders & Developers.  Eighteen will cover an area of 2.7 million sq yards (2.2 million sqm) with over 2,000 residential units, a 7,200-yard Championship Golf Course, exceptional amenities, as well as a 5-star hotel, retail and commercial areas.  It is being developed at a cost of US$2 billion, with an estimated completion date of 2023. The concept master plan was prepared by Callison RTKL and developed by renowned architects and urban planners WATG, with interiors by Wimberly.  The golf course has been designed by the International Design Group.


HMD Global celebrates one year as the new home of Nokia phones

Karachi(Cliff News)12 major announcements in just 12 months from HMD Global With the ambition of being truly global from day one, HMD Global has already released its new portfolio of six Nokia smartphones and five feature phones in over 80 markets with activations in 170 countries, delivering websites in 48 languages and setting up solid foundations for future growth.

Fast-paced growth and scale HMD Global arrived on the scene to incredible fanfare, marked by the return of the Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress 2017, and the introduction of its first, global wave of Android smartphones. The new portfolio won over 20 awards at the show and sold out across markets. Today, Nokia phones are on sale across more than 80 countries on 45 local websites across 48 languages. Devices have already been activated in more than 170 countries. During its first year, HMD Global has forged major strategic partnerships with industry leaders, including Nokia, Google, Foxconn, and ZEISS. Over the next year, the company’s commitment to those partnerships aims to deliver purposeful innovation to fans and set new standards for what you can expect from a smartphone.

The overwhelming response from fansDemonstrating incredible passion, engagement, and enthusiasm for the new portfolio, the response from fans around the world has been humbling. More than a million people watched the live stream from the launch of the Nokia 3310 and Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 at MWC 2017. Online, there have been more than 200 million video views and 87 million website visits over the past year. And with a 2.9 million-strong following on Facebook, fans are vocal and engaged.

Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global, said: “After the amazing year we’ve had, I first want to thank our fans for such an incredible response. Their engagement, enthusiasm, and love for our new Nokia phones and what we’re trying to achieve has been what’s made each and every major announcement possible. It really demonstrates the value of reaching out to people, building communities and listening to what they want to see on their phones. With the progress, we’ve made and the response we’ve received, I know I speak for everyone when I say I’m thrilled to see what 2018 holds for us and our fans.”

Kamran Khan, Country Head of HMD Global-Near East said: “The fresh start that we took with Nokia Mobile has to lead us to new peaks in the last 12 months.  We have been successful in providing our customers with a range of rejuvenating devices, equipped with cutting-edge technology. We are thankful to our admirers for welcoming Nokia back home in smartphones category with vigor and robustness. Their appreciation speaks for our success in Pakistan in such a short span. HMD Global strives to deliver quality and reliable products to its Nokia ardent fans. This auspicious occasion marks the first year of a journey, HMD Global has embarked on to become the most cherished brand in the mobile phone industry in the days to come.”

Product commitment and achievements With a comprehensive and differentiated product portfolio delivered in just one year, HMD Global has maintained its commitment to delivering pure Android to all its smartphones. Staying true to the famous design heritage of Nokia phones, each device is crafted with three guiding principles in mind – technology with the purpose, human design, and pure, secure and up-to-date Android. The home of Nokia phones is also delighted to now bring Android OreoTM to its portfolio. Starting with Nokia 8, the update rolls out to fans in even more countries today, complementing the pure Android ethos with features like Android Instant Apps and Background Limits.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said: “We started our journey with huge expectations from fans and a huge responsibility to deliver on the legacy of Nokia phones. True to our Scandinavian roots, we designed beautiful devices adhering to the build-quality you expect from the heritage of Nokia phones.  We took no shortcuts in integrating the latest technology to enhance your real-life experiences. At the same time, we delivered innovative propositions such as the Dual-Sight experience on Nokia 8 and the extraordinary 2-day battery life on Nokia 2.”

Pekka Rantala, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global, said:  “The design and craft of our entire product portfolio are shaped and informed by what our fans want, so it’s hugely gratifying to see them respond so positively. The feedback and engagement we’ve enjoyed in the last 12 months have very much inspired us for what’s to come. All in all, it’s been an exhilarating first year, and we’re already looking ahead to what the next 12 months have in-store for us. We’re confident they will be our best yet.”

HUAWEI welcomes the People of Sargodha to their Branded Outlet

Karachi(Cliff News)HUAWEI – a global leader in technology strengthened its foothold in Pakistan by adding another shining outlet to its network. The brand has opened its doors for the people of Sargodha at the Sargodha Trust Plaza. People thronged Zam Zam Mobile to show their admiration for HUAWEI’s innovative and cutting-edge products. This state-of-the-art brand outlet is poised to showcase HUAWEI’s exciting devices – beginning of course with the revolutionary HUAWEI Mate 10 Series. HUAWEI’s expansion in Sargodha comes at the same time as the entire country is showing a phenomenal response to the HUAWEI Mate 10 lite – which can be aptly called Pakistan’s favorite smartphone. The device’s sales have hit fever pitch as everyone is trying to get their hands on the world’s first smartphone with four cameras. The launch was attended by Blueking, General Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group – Pakistan flanked by the Retail Head, Steven, and Muzaffar Hussain Paracha, CEO, Airlink. Other local representatives of Sargodha’s smartphone trade sector were also present on the occasion. While commenting on the growing footprint of HUAWEI and love for its devices in Pakistan, Blueking remarked: “HUAWEI is fully committed to set innovative benchmarks in the smartphone industry. At the same time, we are opening up exciting avenues for people to experience our cutting-edge devices and revel in the HUAWEI shopping experience. The opening of our outlet in Sargodha is a testimony to the love that people of this beautiful city and the country at large have shown HUAWEI by choosing its devices.” Appreciating the overwhelming response of its customers in Pakistan, HUAWEI seeks to ensure nationwide availability of highly innovative products, along with prompt after-sales service and support, through an increasingly larger network of outlets.


Two day cultural celebration kicks off at 23rd December 2017 at Karachi united ground Clifton                                      

Karachi(Cliff News)The cultural celebration of the year, PAKISTAN CARNIVAL will be held on 23rd and 24th December 2017 from 10:00am to 10:00pm at Karachi United Stadium.  This is organized by SKS in association with MULTAN SULTAN (PSL TEAM) in support of THE AKRAM FOUNDATION (TAF). With Wasim Akram currently backing the organization and Shaniera Akram being the Chief Executive Officer, TAF is quite famous and credible amongst organizations and people of Pakistan. TAF is a pivotal movement for the people of Pakistan which focus on the Health, Education and instill a hope in needy with its Icare programs. The main idea of the carnival is only to promote Pakistan’s positive image to the world and celebrate its culture where we will showcase the beauty of different cultural food and identity. The secondary objective is that all the funds raised will be donated to TAF. TAF will use it to adopt 100 kids in Noor-e-Ilm school in Landhi, set up a computer lab at Maripur for the poor community and donate some amount to Roshan Clinic in Surjani town. TAF is also feeding more than 600 children (poor, needy and orphans) at the event with the help of Robin Hood Army and giving them entertainment with face painting, magic show, puppet shows, kid’s area and much more! On 23rd December 2017, opening ceremony will be inaugurated by Mr. Imran Yaqoob Minhas DIGP Traffic Karachi) at 5:00 pm.  There will be an OATH TAKING CEREMONY lead by Mr. Imran Yaqoob Minhas DIGP TRAFFIC where they will take oath with the public to wear helmet, seat belt, no text/call while driving and give way to ambulance. Program includes Recitation of Holy Folk dance and songs will be presented during the opening ceremony.  On this ceremony the following people will  be also there Mohsin Leghari (Managing Director, The Akram Foundation), Malik Ahmed Jalal (CEO, Aman Foundation), Mr. Abdullah Hassan (Advisory council member, The Akram Foundation), Mr. Amjad Shah (CEO, YES Group of companies), Mr. Anwar Bhatti (CEO, ROSE EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY) and various other people. We invite the whole city to come and take oath with us to adhere to all traffic rules and regulations. Many celebrities are supporting the cause and will be there at the event. Fuzon, Ali Gul Pir, Natasha Baig, Alycia Dias, Ahsan Khan, Neelam Muneer, to name a few. Other activities include Morning show by Mr. Sahir Lodhi, appearances by Fuzon, Natasha Baig, Alycia Dias, Zahrsss musical and theatre acts, Banjo Performance, Performances by folk artists Juman Shah, Shani Baloch, Cultural dances by youth, Dhamaal and Dhol performance, Cultural dances& much more! Pakistan carnival has almost more than 50 partners involved in terms of Food stalls, cultural showcasing, entertainment stalls, Kids stall, Play area and much more! Pakistan Carnival is an event organized by SKS EVENT, presented by ARYOOP Rice/ATTA fine, in associated with MULTAN SULTAN, being done in support for The Akram Foundation and is being co-sponsored by YES Group of Companies, AO Clinic, SAT Links, Multan Sultan, Ashraf Group & BBL, Mora and Chez. The official PR agency for TAF is Keys Productions.


Infinix’s latest flagship smartphone, Zero 5, exclusively available on Daraz.pk

Infinix KV(Cliff News): The Infinix Zero 5 is exclusively available on Daraz.pk at a price of RS.28, 000. A closer look at the hotly anticipated phone’s specs proves it’s a strong middle-range smartphone offering a robust user experience at an affordable price point. The Zero 5 comes packed with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM. Also included is a dedicated microSD card slot.
It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Infinix’s XOS skin with Infinix promising one major OS update for the phone.

A unibody that is sleek yet sturdyThe Zero 5 has a unibody metal design with Corning Gorilla Glass. It has 5.98 inches 1920×1080 IPS display with MediaTek Helio P25 MT6757.

Zero 5 dual camera systems: The dual camera system brings users a primary 12 MP camera and a secondary 13 MP telephoto camera. On the front is a 16 MP camera with flash.

4350mAh battery and Android 7.0 Nougat: For the battery that means business, users need to look no further than the Zero 5. It runs on Infinix’ XOS skin on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. Additional features include a fingerprint sensor, USB-C connector, dual SIM support with separate microSD slot, and 4350mAh battery with fast charging.

Bold in Bordeaux: For a brand whose smartphones never disappoint in the style and aesthetics quotient, the Zero 5 continues Infinix’s winning streak with three eye-catching colors to choose from. The Zero 5  is available in Sandstone Black, Champagne Gold, and Bordeaux Red color.