Karachi (Cliff News)Pakistan is a country with nearly half the population using mobile phones. There are approximately 150 million mobile users, of which 56 million are 3G/4G subscribers. To ensure that the users are provided a better visual of the Elections, Dawn.com and TPL maps have designed a map which ensure updates in real time.Keeping in mind the surge in the voter bank for this year’s election, of which the demographics show are smart phone users. To adhere to the need of this demographic to stay up to date with the election results, Dawn.com and TPL Maps together built a real time election map which also doubles as a tool which provides a complete analysis of the elections.This tool by TPL Maps provides accurate NA seats constituency’s demarcation. Which allows the results of the last three elections to be compared with the current elections results along with the party positions. The live map provides the voter turnout according to the constituency you select, along with providing the number of votes each candidate has won.For die hard election followers, this map will show them the results using different search criteria. It provides results based on political parties contesting in a specific constituency, which can be compared to previous election results of the same. Another analysis criteria it allows users to enjoy is to compare results of candidates as per their current election and their previous election.Speaking at the Launch of TPL Maps on Dawn.com, Jahanzaib Haque the Chief Digital Strategist & Editor at DAWN.com said,“Our experience with TPL Maps has been exceptional – we could not have asked for a better partner for this project. They managed to deliver an interactive map that not only surpassed other local efforts, but also matched if not exceeded election maps produced by some of the best news organizations globally. And all this was done in record time with multiple iterations sometimes delivered within hours based on editorial requirements and feedback”“In particular we were happy to have found a Pakistani maps company to work with us as they understood the local context and needs”The election maps can easily be accessed at: http://www.dawn.com/elections/map/
About TPL Maps:
Pakistan’s first and most comprehensive digital mapping solution, TPL Maps was launched in 2016 for mobile and web interface. The free app is available on Android and iOS store and so far 150,000+ users have downloaded and experienced the digital Maps of Pakistan. For further information: http://www.tplmaps.com
Karachi(Cliff News)ALITA – Battle Angel is an upcoming movie of 20th Century Fox slated for release onDecember 21, 2018 in Pakistan as well as internationally. The trailer launch of the movie was held at Cinepax on July 23, 2018. The trailer has also been launched globally on the same day followed by a Live Q&A session with the entire team of the movie.The iconic filmmakers, James Cameron who has given magnificent movies like Titanic and Avatar and Robert Rodriguez known for his blockbuster film Sin City, are ready to take cinema fanatics by storm with their upcoming venture ALITA: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. The movie will see a worldwide release in 3D & IMAX and it will be released in Pakistan by Footprint Entertainment.ALITA – Battle Angel is produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The stellar cast of the movie includes Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and KeeanJohnson.The story rotates around Alita (Rosa Salazar) who awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world that she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido(Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (KeeanJohnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
Karachi (Cliff News)ARY Films is all set for the release of their much anticipated sequel, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2. The film is a romantic comedy with a powerhouse cast, and is releasing this Eid-ul-Azha.The film is produced under the banner of Salman Iqbal Films and ARY Films along with Six Sigma Plus. Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 is written by Vasay Chaudhry and directed by the talented, Nadeem Baig, the man behind the biggest blockbusters of Pakistan, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Punjab Nahi Jaungi of ARY Films.The awe-inspiring cast includes Kubra Khan, Humayun Saeed, Fahad Mustafa, Mawra Hocane, Vasay Chaudhry, Ahmed Ali Butt, Sarwat Gillani, Uzma Khan in lead roles. While Safina Behroz, Kunika Lall, Shehzad Khan, Kanwaljit Singh, Sohail Ahmed and Omer Shahzad will be seen as supporting characters.Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 is shot in most beautiful and exotic locations of Turkey and Dubai. The story of the film revolves around the lives of four men that is full of comical situations. The audiences can expect a fun-filled roller coaster ride and full-fledged family entertainment.Behind the scenes of the romantic song,Behka Re have been taking social media by the storm where the new couple Humayun Saeed and Kubra Khan, Fahad Mustafa and Mawra Hocane are seen in a romantic setting in scenic locations of Turkey. The song’s music and vocals are by Shiraz Uppal while the mesmerizing lyrics are by Shakeel Sohail.The song “Behka Re” has become the new love anthem for 2018 and is already a hit amongst the audiences.
About ARY Films
ARY Films is a film distribution and production company in Pakistan, part of ARY Digital Network. ARY Digital Network has started up a company with the name of ‘ARY Films’. It has taken its first step towards becoming the premium entertainment provider in the region with the first commercial release ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’ which was successfully running nationwide.ARY Films is the only Brand in Pakistan which is not only releasing films in Pakistan but also worldwide in countries which include UK, USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
Karachi(Cliff News)Ahsan Khan, renowned Pakistani celebrity, joins hands with Harpic, the leading toilet cleaning brand of Pakistan, to promote toilet hygiene across the country. This shared vision was exhibitedby Ahsan and Harpicrecently at an activity at The Garage School in Karachi.According to a report by WaterAid, 79 million people in Pakistan lack decent toilet facilities. Based on this report, Pakistan is the seventh worst country in the world in terms of basic sanitation; a number aggravated by the lack of education around maintaining toilet hygiene. According to a report by UNICEF, in Pakistan, 110 children under the age of five die from Diarrheal-related diseases every day, often attributed to poor sanitation. While work needs to be done around ensuring that toilet facilities are accessible to everyone, many of these deaths are preventable by simply creating basic education around keeping toilets and bathrooms clean.Harpic’s aim is to raise awareness around the importance of toilet cleaning across the country as part of a mission to achieve a cleaner Pakistan. Ahsanengaged with the kids at The Garage School to emphasize the importance of cleaning in schools and homes, especially ensuring cleanliness in the bathroom.Ahsan Khan, the brand ambassador for Harpic, said “It deeply grieves me to see that the kids in Pakistan face different health issues which can easily be prevented with basic education around toilet hygiene. All it takes is awareness around the fact that clean toilets and bathrooms are critical in ensuring health and hygiene. With Harpic’s mission, we want to reach out to the people with the objective of educating them on toilet hygiene, thus, gradually moving closer to the vision of a cleaner Pakistan; a cause very close to my heart”.Talking about this initiative, Akbar Ali Shah, Country Manager RB Pakistan, said, “As a company, we have aligned our corporate goal of spreading health and hygiene with the aim to create a cleaner and healthier Pakistan. Harpic is committed towards achieving this goal by spreading the critical message of toilet hygiene.”
About RB Pakistan:
RB (formerly called Reckitt & Coleman) is the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company. It has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK and sales in almost 200 countries. RB Pakistan (through an Associated Company) began operations in the late ’50s. The Company invested $23 millionin 2013 and continues to further invest in areas including manufacturing, factory expansion, education programs, and communication along with consumer coordination.
Karachi(Cliff News) In a grand event held earlier today at Mehran Town, Korangi, Martin Dow Group inaugurated the new purpose built Hilal Public School, Martin Dow Campus of Green Crescent Trust (GCT) in the presence of numerous leading businessmen and donors.Group Chairman Martin Dow Group, Mr. A. Sattar Akhai, Zahid Saeed CEO, Green Crescent Trust along with Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, VC, NED University, Prof. Dr. Akhtar Baloch, VC, Benazir Shaheed University, Lyari, Mr. Tariq Malik, Chairman KATI and other notables formally inaugurated the Hilal Public School – Martin Dow Campus.Speaking at the event Martin Dow Group Chairman, Mr. Jawed Akhai, said “On behalf of Martin Dow Group, which is one of the leading donors of Green Crescent Trust (GCT), I feel honored that our company is a supporting partner of this important event. This new purpose built school is the 6th project of Green Crescent Trust (GCT) in Mehran Town and the 154th in total of Green Crescent Trust’s network based in remote and rural areas of Karachi and interior Sindh. The purpose-built state of the art building is equipped with all mandatory science laboratories and smart classes.”These six schools cater to the families of labourers and workers who are associated with the industries of Korangi Industrial area.
Karachi (Cliff News)Malaysia sees China-Pakistan EconomicCorridor as a big opportunity for South Asia region , especially forPakistan. We can partner with Pakistan in potential projects in various sectors, if invited.Malaysia has extended big support to Pakistan in education. At present, 1600 Pakistani students were studying there in different faculties. There is big scope for Pakistani students to get higher education there.This was stated by Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi.Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman, while talking to a group of journalists at the conclusion session of two-day 20th Study Malaysia Expo at a local hotel. Besides more cooperation and support in education sector.Malaysia wanted to increase bilateral trade with Pakistan– which was dollars 1.34 billion and was in favour of Malaysia. Pakistan exported to Malaysia textiles, vegetable and fruit and Malaysia’s major export to Pakistan was palm oil, he said.The Malaysian envoy said his country also wanted to promote tourism in Pakistan.Last year 39,000 Pakistani visited to Malaysia.He mentioned that 30 Malaysian students were getting Islamic education in Pakistan.Being Muslim brotherly country, Malaysia intended to build strong relationship with Pakististan. The two countries also had defence collaboration including joint trainings of forces.Some Malaysian officers were receiving training in Pakistan Air Force,he said.Malaysian Consul General , who have taken the charge just two weeks back, felt very comfortable and happy with Karachiites whom he described as very friendly and hospital.He liked spicy food, mostlymutton items and the seafood.In addition, he said, Pakistani Basmati rice and mango were his favourite food items.
Karachi(CliffNews)Filmwala Picturesis proud to announce the first ever collaboration with one of the most reputable and biggest media houses in Asia: Zee Studios International for the global release of their film – Load Wedding – all set to release this Eid ul Azha.The film stars one of the most loved couple of the Pakistani film industry – Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat in the lead roles and is directed by Nabeel Qureshi.Speaking about this momentous partnership Fizza Ali Meerza, CEO Filmwala Pictures said, “This is a great moment for Pakistani Cinema & FilmwalaPictures – and it just feels phenomenal to be able to take Load Wedding to so many new markets with this amazing collaboration. Zee Studios International has an immense reach across the globe, we are just honoured that they felt Load Wedding was the right Pakistani film for them to come on board with their support and help us reach new territories, markets and audiences – helping us make Pakistani Cinema global.”Teaming up with Zee Studios International, Load Wedding is going to be released in USA, Canada, UK, GCC, Singapore, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand/ Fiji and Mauritius in addition to Pakistan where it is being distributed by IMGC.Nabeel Qureshi, Director Load Wedding stated, “Load Wedding is already creating immense excitement within the audiences in Pakistan and going global with Zee Studios International could be the best thing possible for this project. Filmwala Pictures is on the verge of creating history and we need love and support from our well-wishers.”Zee Entertainment launched in 1992 by Dr Subhash Chandra, has made a mark for itself not only in South Asia but worldwide. They embarked on their dominance in cinema with the release of Gadar – Ek Prem Katha in 2001 and since then have released some of the biggest hits such as Rustom, Jazbaa, Qarib QaribSingle, Hindi Medium and Secret Superstar to name a few.Load Wedding will be hitting the cinemas in Pakistan and worldwide on Eid ul Azha.
About FIlmwala Pictures:
Filmwala Pictures is a one of the biggest Pakistani Film Production Company founded by Fizza Ali Meerza who has proven to be a pioneer in the film business and contributed immensely in the revival of the Pakistani Film industry. The dream team of Fizza Ali Meerzaalong with Nabeel Quershi; director and co-writer, have managed to give back to back block buster hits since 2014.Filmwala Pictures acknowledges films as a medium, as a tool to change, hence they aim to create entertaining films on a good scale that showcases the problems faced by our people at a grass root level while also giving a positive message for the society.
Karachi(Cliff News)After establishing a strong foothold within the real estate industry of Pakistan and across the globe, Eighteen has stepped up its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities by announcing its presence on the football field.This CSR activity comes in as the latest addition to a long line of planned CSR initiatives by Eighteen, with an aim to foster the enthusiastic and spirited talent which the youth of Pakistan possesses, especially within the field of football, which is the second most loved sport after cricket.While the purpose of this CSR initiative is to promote the talented youth who possess unmatched passion for the game, this may also pave the ways for other industries and organizations to step in and contribute in best possible way to unearth the talent of the energetic youth. It is also pertinent to mention that this is just the first step from Eighteen, as some bigger announcements, in form of signing with football clubs and 5-aside tournament is expected in near future.Team Eighteen as debutants, announced their arrival in an auspicious style at the ninth season of PGF Series 2018 – Pakistan’s biggest futsal tournament, where teams from all over the country go head to head in an attempt to win this prestigious league title under strict code of conduct.Furthermore, after being placed in the group alongside Chitral United, Manchester FC and Kazimabad United, registered a promising start against Chitral United as the match ended in a draw after some high level of brilliance shown by the players of both teams.Later, Eighteen up their game by comprehensively winning the next threegames in style and qualified for the grand finale of the PGF series after beating the last year champions, Falcon FC, with a score line of 2-0 in the semifinal.Team Eighteen along with 111 other teams participating in PGF Series IX, are classified into two major categories; Under-16 category which comprises 48 teams, and senior category which has 64 teams contesting for the grand title.The previous eight seasons of PGF series have been a success, and have succeeded to provide a fantastic platform for the young emerging players to showcase their talent and skills, while also managing to sustain the pressure in some hard-fought competitive matches throughout the season.
About Eighteen Islamabad:
EIGHTEEN Islamabad is an OraDevelopers 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 sq m) 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. 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.
Islamabad(Cliff News)Special Communication Organization (SCO) and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) have signed an agreement to provide connectivity between China and major international destinations transiting through Pakistan.The signing ceremony was held at Pak-China Friendship Center during the inauguration of Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) laid by SCO. Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan Justice (Retd.)Nasirul Mulk, Major General Amir Azeem Bajwa, Director General, SCO, HI (M), Dr. Daniel Ritz, President &CEO,PTCL, Yao Jing, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Deng Xiao Feng, CEO, China Telecom Global Limitedand other dignitaries attended the prestigious ceremony. SCOs Pakistan-China OFC is 820-kilometre-long stretching from Rawalpindi to Khunjerab establishing new cross border connectivity with China and is part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project led by Government of Pakistan and China.Col. Waseem Ahmad (Retd.), DirectorPak-China OFCSCO and Adil Rashid, Chief Business Services Officer, PTCLsigned SCO and PTCLagreement.As part of this agreement, SCO shall provide capacities on its OFC network between Pak-China Khunjrab border and Rawalpindi, whereas PTCL shall provide connectivity from Rawalpindi to major international destinations through Karachi and Gwadar using its long-haul network infrastructure and PTCL submarine cable network.On the occasion, Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO, PTCL said, “PTCL has been connecting the nation since 1947 and we are glad to be part of this important initiative creating a positive regional impact. With the signing of Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable agreement, PTCL will contribute further to the economic development and prosperity of Pakistan.”Major General Amir Azeem Bajwa, Director General, SCO, also sharing his views, expressed that “Pakistan & China have a long history of friendship and brotherhood. We are happy to see that we have taken this major step to further strengthen our relationship by connecting the world through our respective countries.”SCO and PTCL collaboration will allow Chinese Carriers to connect to neighboring countries including Iran and Afghanistan through terrestrial OFC link and major African and European destinations through PTCL submarine cables infrastructure.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) Company of Pakistan. With a humble start from a telephone and telegraph department in 1947, it has evolved to offer latest digital and telecommunication technologies today. It acts as the communication backbone for the country with the largest fiber cable network that spans from Khyber to Karachi and submarine cables connecting Pakistan.
Karachi (Cliff News)The Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair Umar, was the Chief Guest at the launch yesterday of the Ilm Association, a newly formed trade association founded by 11 of Pakistan’s most notable education innovation enterprises.The event was attended by more than 200 representatives from government, private schools, business and corporate CSR and the education and startup communities in Pakistan. Speaking at the launch event, the Governor noted that “It is time to decide how important education is to our nation’s narrative. The Ilm Association can play a critical role as the go-to platform for home grownsolutions to help improve education in Pakistan”. He went on to encourage the business community to invest in education and graciously offered to be an ambassador for the Ilm Association.The Ilm Association aims to innovate, collaborate and educate. It will focus on market development, promoting innovative education products and services and on building support for education innovation in Pakistan from the public and private sector. Membership is open to a wide range of organisations interested who want to innovate and collaborate to create sustainable change in education in Pakistan.The founding members of the llmAssociation are all graduates of the Ilm Ideas 2, a programme in Pakistan funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and managed by Cambridge Education, a member of the Mott MacDonald group. Chris Carter, DFID’s education programme team attended the event and shared his remarks; “Innovation must be at the heart of development if we are to achieve the Global Goals. The formation of the Ilm Association, bringing together enterprises that improve education for the poor, is a step forward and an opportunity for Pakistan to lead the way in this field”.
About ILM Association
The Ilm Association is a pioneer trade association formed to represent Pakistan’s growing domestic education innovation industry. The mandate of IlmA is to become the collective platform for innovative, home grown solutions that improve education in Pakistan.