UK based Pakistani girl Rucksar Naaz tv debut drama “MainKhayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka”

Brown Girl Problem fame Vlogger, Rucksar Naaz TV debut drama 'Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka!' (2)

Karachi(Cliff News)UK based Pakistani girl Rucksar Naaz, known on the web for her humour acts as BrownGirlProblems1, after garnering praises for her take on the cultural relevant issues, is now all set to make her mainstream debut with IRK Film’s drama “Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka” – that stars Hareem Farooq & Ali Rehmanin lead roles.“Main Khayaal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka” is written by Shabana Ghulam Nabi and directed by Emraan Kaleem Mallick, and promised to be a soft romantic-drama which emphasizes on the sacrifice of love, a broken relationship.“This is a very interesting transition from me from digital media to electronic and I am glad to be working with such a professional team at IRK Films, who give new talent such a fair and equal chance to break into the industry.” Rucksarshared her thoughts on the drama serial.“We have always taken a step forward in promoting new and young talent – from Bilal Ashraf and Hania Aamir in Janaan, to 14 new actors in Parchi.” stated Imran Raza Kazmi, the visionary behind IRK Films. “We are really looking forward to seeing how the Pakistan audience will welcome Rucksar, as she is an integral part of our serial.”“Main Khayaal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka” is expected to go on air after Eid ul Fitr on Hum TV.

Brown Girl Problem fame Vlogger, Rucksar Naaz TV debut drama 'Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka!'

About IRK films: IRK Films was formed by Imran Raza Kazmi in 2012, introducing new faces on the big screen namely Ahmed Ali Akbar (Siyaah),Hareem Farooq (Siyaah), Hania Aamir(Janaan) and 14 theatrical artists including Faiza Saleem in Parchi. IRK films now works as the flagship of ‘IHA ENTERTAINMENT’ which is owned by Imran Raza Kazmi, Hareem Farooq &Arif Lakhani.

Truecaller opens its globally successful ads platform for its brands in Pakistan

Islamabad (Cliff News)Truecaller today announced the launch of its long-awaited advertising platform for brands in Pakistan. Partnering with the Truecaller Ads Platform launch, Sana Safinaz’s Lawn’18 campaign generated 33 million impressions each in two separate week-long roadblocks on the Truecaller inventory. With millions of users in Pakistan, Truecaller will continue to expand its presence in South Asia and Middle East, opening its unique ad inventory to the skyrocketing number of advertisers in the region.  The platform’s unique roadblock format enables brands to achieve 100% share of voice through in-app video ads, banners, and interactive content. Truecaller has also activated its Ads Manager in Pakistan, a self-serving platform for companies and small and medium businesses to manage their ads proactively. Truecaller Ads has witnessed a repeat customer rate of 70% among existing partners and advertisers in other geographies. The fully programmatic advertising platform creates multiple opportunities for a brand to connect with a consumer, with Truecaller receiving seven to eight calls on average per day. Tejinder Gill, Vice President, Global Sales, Truecaller remarked on the announcement, “Our foray into Pakistan with Truecaller Ads has been a highlight for all of us. We see a huge opportunity at the cross-section of the country’s fast-tracked user and consumer growth, and the rise of new-age of programmatic advertising. We are thrilled to be able to deliver a truly unique roadblock experience to brands, which offers brands fully autonomous management and complete share of voice.”Sidrah Ahmed, Digital Marketing Lead, Sana Safinaz, commented that “The transition to Truecaller enabled us to experiment with a unique and immersive mobile advertising platform. The ad-serving strategically fashioned relevant micro-moments, to deliver pertinent and enhanced interactions with consumers for our Lawn’18 campaign, without appearing interruptive or intrusive. Sana Safinaz is ecstatic with the results the campaign generated, and we anticipate even more prolific collaborations in the future.” Faisal Sheikh, Director, Brainchild Communications, said, “Mobile is a significant contributor in reaching our audience in Pakistan. You can only achieve effectiveness of a digital campaign when it is intelligently targeted using innovative platforms that are substantial part of our consumers lifestyle. Truecaller helped us in breaking into a clutter-free space with excellent reach and reap the benefits.” With the launch, Truecaller is expanding its frontiers to add more value to the lives of its customers and partners in Pakistan and beyond.

About Truecaller:

People use Truecaller to stay ahead. It helps them know who’s getting in touch, filter out unwanted calls and SMS, and focus on what really matters. The company provides a suite of unique services such as a dialer that offers caller ID, spam detection, messaging and more. Truecaller’s mission is to build trust everywhere by making communication safe and efficient. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the company was founded in 2009 by Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Atomico and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.

Microsoft Pakistan and P@SHA sign partnership for cloud based trainings

Microsoft & Pasha - Signing
Karachi (Cliff News)As part of Microsoft’s worldwide efforts to empower people along with organizations, across a variety of industries and verticals, it is driving ‘digital transformation’ as a means for achieving economic prosperity. By boosting a company’s productivity through cloud computing, Microsoft believes that organizations that are enabled with cloud computing will be more innovative and capture new business worldwide. Digital transformation is a digital eco-system that can present untapped opportunities for a variety of organizations such as governments, community and business leaders who want to increase their export capabilities along with attracting foreign investment. Microsoft has a long history of partnering with governments, businesses and individuals to make technology accessible to the younger generation. Further to these goals, Microsoft’s vision to use Azure as a way to democratize artificial intelligence (AI) will help companies to build cloud fueled AI based solutions across the globe.Throughout Pakistan, Microsoft has led initiatives to support digital transformation. As a partner led company, Microsoft relies on local economies to create considerable growth across the digital domain. Microsoft Pakistan is steadfastly pursing a cloud readiness strategy for the future within Pakistan. Amongst these initiatives Microsoft Pakistan has signed a partnership with P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association) that will introduce a new universe of cloud computing with specialized courses and certificates. The participants can connect with experts and meet like-minded cloud enthusiasts with the help of these courses specifically designed for them. They can get acquainted with insights on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and opportunities for start-ups plus come to know about the success stories. Microsoft‘s cloud platform can help the participants acquire the tools to achieve Digital transformation. This will enable them to empower their customers and help them grow their business.The courses that will be offered by Microsoft Pakistan for this partnership are: – Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, Migrating Workloads to Azure, Data Science Essentials, DevOps for developers –Getting started and Artificial Intelligence.“Microsoft’s vision is to enable and empower individuals and organizations through technology. We create robust platforms that our partners and customers use to solve business challenges. We are focusing on building a strong ISV and startups ecosystem and ensuring that they are ready on new digital skills including cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, big data and IOT. Partnership with P@SHA is in line with our mutual goal of enabling the ISV ecosystem” said Abid Zaidi, Microsoft Pakistan Country Manager.He then added “In order to scale and have the required impact, we are keen to further collaborate and forge similar partnerships. I see these technology-driven alliances will go a long way in nurturing fresh efforts for nation-building.”P@SHA Secretary General Shehryar Hydri said, “Microsoft Pakistan is very active and committed to the local market and this partnership around their cloud solutions will not only upskill our local workforce but also enable tech companies to expand outside Pakistan and scale aggressively.”
Microsoft Pakistan is on its way to nurture a highly evolved academic culture in the country, by integrating global advancements and cutting-edge tools thus, empowering our students and businesses to contribute and compete in the global workforce. Microsoft Pakistan has worked with all the business sectors and industries in Pakistan and is helping them to attain growth in all dimensions. Microsoft is a global leader in technology and innovation and has over 40k sellers and hundreds of thousands of partners in Pakistan. By plugging ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) into a sales engine, Microsoft Pakistan can connect them directly to customers.Cloud technology is popular throughout the regions and in Pakistan by way of contributing to national development, enhancing socio-economic growth, enabling innovation and improving service delivery. Regardless of these efforts there is still a significant shortage of skilled job candidates to fulfill the demands of cloud related jobs. To full realize the full potential of the cloud Microsoft has launched the ‘Microsoft Cloud Society’ program to offer people working in the technology sector to be trained, certified and work face to face with Microsoft cloud experts.  Microsoft Cloud Society is aimed at equipping IT workers at all levels with Azure based cloud ready skills. The program enables learning at one’s own pace. Allowing one to select a learning program online, or choose from a variety of cloud topics including cloud administration, big data, security, deployment and data science. Each topic provides online courses that allows individual enrollment. As knowledge grows, the individual can also complete exams both through Microsoft or its training partners, to receive official Azure certifications recognized throughout the industry.
 

Pak Qatar Takaful Group bestowed the best brand of the year 2018

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Karachi (Cliff News) Pak-Qatar Takaful Group, which comprises of Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited and Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited was bestowed the Best Brand of the Year 2018 award by FPCCI apex body. Pakistan’s Federal Minister of Finance was the chief guest at the occasion.Pak-Qatar Takaful is Pakistan’s Pioneer and largest Takaful Group operating for more than a decade with the largest branch network nationwide. The Group owns Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited and Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited.Mr. Zahid Awan, CEO of Pak-Qatar General Takaful and Mr. Syed Nasir Ali, CEO of Pak-Qatar Family Takaful were present at the award ceremony organized by the FPCCI in Karachi.Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited (PQFTL), is the first and largest dedicated Family Takaful Company in Islamic Finance industry. PQFTL is a progressive and a technology-driven Shari’a Compliant company providing innovative Takaful solutions in Pakistan since 2007. PQFTL is one of the fastest growing Family Takaful operators in the country with more than 70 branches in over 58 cities, in addition to over 3,500 bank branches in over 200 cities that provide BancaTakaful products.The Company is chaired by Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al-Thani and sponsored by some of the strongest financial institutions from the State of Qatar. An independent Shari’a Advisory Board comprised of world renowned Shari’a scholars and chaired by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani certifies all products and operations for Shari’a compliance.The Company’s paid-up capital is in excess of Pak- Rs. 1.250 billion, with credit rating of ‘A’ (Positive Outlook) by JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited. The company is the recipient of “Best Takaful Operator Award” from the International Takaful Summit, London, as well as from IFN Redmoney, Malaysia and the Best Takaful Company Award by the President of Pakistan from RTC, Islamabad.Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited offers a comprehensive products’ portfolio for the national General (non-life) Takaful market. The Company is chaired by Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al-Thani and sponsored by some of the strongest financial institutions from the State of Qatar.The Company’s paid-up capital is in excess of Pak-Rs. 509 million, with credit rating of ‘A-’ (Stable Outlook) by the JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited and ‘A’ Rating with Stable Outlook by Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited. The company continues to be the recipient of several domestic and international awards.

SBP approves local lending to telecom tower-sharing services company

Islamabad(Cliff News)edotco Pakistan Private Limited (edotco PK) has successfully obtained approval fromthe State Bank of Pakistan (SBP),allowing local lenders to fund the acquisition by edotco PK of Jazz’s portfolio of 13,000 tower assets currently under Deodar Private Limited (Deodar).The above marks another one of the approvals related to the transaction steps on the acquisition. The finalregulatory approvals are in process of being granted by PTA on the change of shareholding structure in Deodar.This positive outcome from the Government is reflective of Pakistan’s push to increase foreign direct investment into the country while fulfilling its digital agenda.

About edotco Group

Established in 2012, edotco is the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M). (Owned by Axiata) edotco operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 27,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with over 16,500 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 10,500 towers managed through a range of services provided.

About DH Corp

Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited (DH Corp) is an investment company listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange, with a market capitalization of approximately USD 580 million. DH Corp’s vision is to make fundamental necessities available, affordable and sustainable for the developing world via pairing capital with capability and with ideas that will have the biggest impact.

 

Waves going strong even after the fire

Karachi (Cliff News) As reported in the media, a tragic fire broke out on Friday, 11th May 2018 at the production facility of Waves factory Pakistan. By the grace of God Almighty and the timely protective measures taken by theadministration, there were no casualties. The initial assessment of the cause of fire outbreak was short circuiting. The fire initiated at the dispatch area and engulfed various parts of the production facility where some of the finishedproducts were placed.Most of the production machinery remained safe. Since raw materials and most of the finished goods inventorywere stored in off-site warehouses, allthese were unharmed. The assets damaged by the fire had been fully insured.According to initial estimate, production of refrigerators will resume in a fewweeks, while that of the deep freezers, in which the company is leading the market, will recommence even earlier. With finished goods inventory of the products in hand, market supplies will not be affected. Therefore, Waves home appliances will be easily available in the market. Production facilities of air conditioners, microwave oven and washing machines remained un-affected and are continuing un-interruptedly.Thanking you for your prayers and cooperation said Waves Spokesperson.

Naya Naziambad Ramzan Cup 2018 begins at Lawai Cricket Stadium

Naya Nazimabad Photo Release - Chief Guest Mr. Saeed Ahmed, President National Bank of Pakistan inaugurated Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup 2018

Karachi(Cliff News)Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup 2018 began at Naya Nazimabad Lawai Stadium. The tournament was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mr. Saeed Ahmed, President National Bank of Pakistan.Chairman of Tournament & Chairman Arif Habib Group, Mr. Arif Habib in his address, shared the vision of his conglomerate which aims to contribute to the promotion of sports in general and cricket in particular in Karachi. “The Lawai Cricket Stadium in Naya Nazimabad, having floodlights and many other facilities, remains occupied throughout the year. “Our objective is to make Sports City at Naya Nazimabad, whose facilities could be utilized by the inhabitants of the city,” he added.The tournament which began on May 14, 2018 will continue till June 04, 2018 where 12 teams will play total 25 thrilling matches. Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup Cricket Tournament 2018 offers record prize money of Rs. 2.085 million, including Rs. 1.2 million for the winners. The runners-up would receive Rs 0.6 million.Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Saeed Ahmed, President National Bank of Pakistan, expressed his delight at the outstanding facilities at the Lawai Stadium. “On behalf of National Bank we wish Mr. Arif Habib and the management of Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup 2018 the very best,” he said.This year, 12 teams have been divided in 3 groups. Group A includes Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Brighto Paints & Rehman Foundation; Group B contains Sui Northern Gas Company Limited (SSGPL), National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Omar Associates & Sindh Police and Group C contains Dollar East, K-Electric, Pakistan Customs & Civil Aviation Authority.

Huawei Technologies successfully organized education summit

Karachi(Cliff News)Huawei Technologies Enterprise Business Group today held the Education Summit in Karachi. The event, which was attended by over 120representatives from the Education Sector of Pakistan, was targeted to deliver the digital transformation of the Education Sector of Pakistan and how focusing on technology based advancements, the Education sector of Pakistan could progress.The event was also attended by the Counsel General of the Karachi Chinese Consulate, Mr. Wang Yu who was the Chief Guest at the event. Mr. Wang Yu while addressing the audience said that, “Huawei Technologies over the past two decades has had some great achievements globally and also in Pakistan. Pakistan and China are brothers, friends through thick and thin.” The Counsel General further stated that, “The Education sector of Pakistan is growing and we hope that this keeps moving further and towards betterment.”The Education Summit had the audience learn about the various ICT Solutions Huawei has to offer for the Education Sector of Pakistan, particularly focusing on the Digital transformation through various steps which were explained by the senior experts who were present from Huawei’s Middle-East Regional Office said that, “Infrastructure development of the Education Sector is a must for delivering quality education to develop the resources for the students which in turn would develop better products for the country’s future.”The event also included demos of various solutions provided by Huawei. The attendees took a keen interest in the latest solutions and products displayed at the venue and the available Huawei Experts were engaged deeply to explain the various products and solutions and how they could benefit the education sector of Pakistan.Speaking on the occasion Senior Representatives of Huawei Technologies mentioned that, “Huawei has already been deeply engaged in the development of the Educational Technical Infrastructure of Pakistan through various programs in the past. We would now like to bring those technologies to the south of the country by focusing on the ICT Infrastructural development of the Educational Institutes of South.”

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 180,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

Pre-Ramzan festivities at UGS launch festival

Karachi (Cliff News)Socialites, media, fashionistas and families thronged the pre-Ramzan Launch Festival organised by United Global Solutions (UGS) here at a local hotel on Friday evening.The Festival was inaugurated by Sohail Shams, CEO of United Marine Agencies (UMA) and Mrs Rahila Sohail. Also present at the occasion were Asna Soban, CEO UGS, Soban Nazir, founder of UGS, Ambreena Rehan, designer Inshal Creations and Rehan Ahmed, jewelry designer.Well-decorated stalls were set up exhibiting a wide variety of products and designer clothes at the Festival.From a brand new organic milk by Asfa Pure Milk to mouth-watering delicacies by Kitchen Corporation, there was something exciting for the attendees of all ages. While guests were offered ice-cold milk shakes to beat the heat, Kitchen Corporation served them with a wide variety of savouries to munch on while they shopped.One of the highlights of the festival was the launch of Asfa Pure Milk. The product is absolutely free from hormones and injections coming from purely organic fed buffaloes which are supervised by professional staff round the clock.“It’s a great beginning to a marvellous future. We at UGS will strive to give our customers the best products keeping in mind their health and well-being,” said Asna Soban.Meanwhile, Inshal Creations had whipped up a gorgeous collection comprising the latest trends in fashion. From tastefully worked ensembles to cotton wraps there was something for everyone.While jewellery by Rehan Ahmed was another attraction at the festival.An event absolutely enjoyed by everyone!

ABOUT United Global Solutions (UGS)

At United Global Solutions (UGS) we are committed to provide our clients with professional, high quality, proficient and stress-free customer experience, which exceeds their expectations in terms of value, service and innovative/creativity.

ASFA PURE MILK:

Asfa Pure Milk, assures the safety of your and your family’s health absolutely free from hormones and injections coming from purely organic fed buffaloes which are supervised by professional staff round the clock.

KITCHEN CORPORATION:

Kitchen Corporation (a UGS company) is a full service catering company. We are specialists in offering quality meals prepared using fresh local ingredients at reasonable prices. We organize all types of Private, Wedding, corporate events, Canteen Lunches and provide full canteen lunch services with multiple menu in economical packages.

INSHAL CREATIONS:

Inshal creations is a hub of quality attire that includes stitched and unstitched women’s clothing, unstitched menswear and Silver jewellery. Providing quality service in a very economical prices and the latest designs as per fashion trends.

IMG_20180513_024904_217 CEO United Marine Agencies Mr Sohail Shams & Mrs Rahila Sohail inaugurate the Pre-Ramzan Launch Festival by United Global Services here at a local hotel on Friday evening. Also present are Asna Soban, CEO UGS, Soban Nazir & Ambreena Rehan at the event.

 

Cricket fever to light up through Naya Naizamabad Ramzan Cup 2018

Naya Nazimabad Photo Release - Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup 2018 (May 09, 2018)

Karachi(Cliff News)“Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup’s cricket fever will light up Ramazan in 2018 and people will get to see quality cricketmarches through thrilling games”. These thoughts were expressed by Samad Habib, CEO Javedan Corporation Limited & Naya Nazimabad while announcing the the tournament details in at the inaugural press conference.The event will be getting underway at the Naya Nazimabad Lawai Stadium on May 14, 2018 and will continue till June 04, 2018 where 12 teams will play total 25 thrilling matches. Samad Habib, in hisaddress, shared the vision of his conglomerate which aims to contribute to the promotion of sports in general and cricket in particular in Karachi. “The Lawai Cricket Stadium in Naya Nazimabad, having floodlights and many other facilities, remains occupied throughout the year. “Our objective is to make Sports City at Naya Nazimabad, whose facilities could be utilized by the inhabitants of the city,” Samad said.The Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup Cricket Tournament 2018 offers record prize money of Rs. 2.085 million, including Rs. 1.2 million for the winners. The runners-up would receive Rs 0.6 million, said Tournament Director Riazuddin, an international umpire, at the Karachi Gymkhana Banquet Hall on Tuesday.Speaking on the occasion, Nadeem Omar, Omar Associates Managing Director, expressed his delight at the outstanding facilities at the Lawai Stadium. “Our team has been playing the Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup since its inception and we are thrilled by the atmosphere at the ground. The cricketers have thoroughly enjoyed playing under floodlights,” he said.This year, 12 teams have been divided in 3 groups. Group A includes Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Brighto Paints & Rehman Foundation; Group B contains Sui Northern Gas Company Limited (SSGPL), National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Omar Associates & Sindh Police and Group C contains Dollar East, K-Electric, Pakistan Customs & Civil Aviation Authority.On this occasion, Mr. Muhammad Ejaz, Director Javedan Corporation Ltd; Mr. Iqbal Qasim, Former Test Player; Mr. Fawad Ejaz, President Pak Veterans Cricket Association; Haji Ghani Osman;Mr. Ejaz Farooqui; Mr. Riazuddin (Test Umpire); Mr. Nadeem Omar, Chairman Omar Associates also addressed the press conference.