Fashion Pakistan Week Winter Festive highlighted the bold flamboyant designs on day 2

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Karachi(Cliff News)The glitz and glam of Fashion Pakistan Week 2019 Winter/Festive continued on Thursday, 24th October at the grandly appointed Beach Luxury Hotel in Karachi. With 15 designers remaining to showcase their latest semi-formal, formal and bridal collections, seven of them displayed their stellar designs on Day 2 leaving fashion enthusiasts wanting more on the third and last day of the showing.The evening opened with Stella Jean, a Haitian-Italian designer who works in Rome and is considered to be Giorgio Armani’s protégé. Highlighted by the New York Times as the most convincing of all the New Gen designers in Milan, there was much to look forward to as she unveiled her collection ‘Laboratorio Delle Nazioni’ meaning an Italian-Pakistan bridge which was a multicultural collaboration with the local artisans of Chitral, Gilgit and Hunza. Following that was an energetic fashion display by Humayun Alamgir with his collection, ‘Style Mara Tou Darna Kya’ that highlighted the bold, flamboyant designs needed in fashion. The Pink Tree Company showcased, ‘Color in Technicolor’ which was an homage to old movies and the nostalgia that comes with it. Zuria Dor continued the bold take on fashion with ‘Centre of Gravity’, which was a mix of craftsmanship and the artistry of couture on rich, pure fabrics.Fifth designer of the night, Zellbury brought to the ramp their collection ‘Shahi Rendezvous’ which was a 21st century take on the bright flora and fauna of Mughal Art, with an emphasis on inclusivity and independent women. Splash showcased a global ‘Streetwear’ trend with their vibrant, funky, young designs perfect for the trend-following fashionistas. Fashion maestro, Maheen Khan closed the evening with a breathtaking collection titled ‘Something old something new something borrowed something not so blue’ showcasing the intricacy of designs and bold colors perfect for the Winter season. The make-up maestro Nabila from N-Pro and N-Gents, styled the models and showstoppers with her signature finesse and style.

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Celebrity showstoppers ramped up the style quotient, starting off with Karishma Ali for Stella Jean followed by the dapper boys; Shehzad Sheikh, Agha Ali, Fahad Mirza, Ali Safina and Asad Siddiqui for Humayun Alamgir, Navin Waqar for Pink Tree Company, Hina Altaf for Zellbury and Areeba Habib for Maheen Khan’s sumptuous closing.Prior to the show, the purple carpet was abuzz with celebrities, media, stars and fashionistas clicking up a storm, many of whom were seen at the Physiogel booth striking a pose, showing how Physiogel Confident they are. The stylish and light-hearted actor, Ali Safina engaged the audience in conversations revolving around fashion, their personal style, beautiful skin, and the who’s who of fashion. Many also experienced the chocolatey indulgence at the glamorously decked up Chocolatto booth, ultimately walking away with picture perfect moments and decadent desserts.Many prominent personalities attended day two, including Momal Sheikh, Khalid Malik, Zara Noor Abbas, Sarwat Gilani and many Embassy Consulates including The US CG Robert Silberstein, German Consul General Eugen Wollfarth, Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvoste with his wife Lidia Pontecorvoste, Mike Nithavarnkis from the UK Embassy, key TDAP members and Zahir Rahimtoola amongst others.“Fashion Pakistan Council is proud to present a three-day fashion extravaganza and there is definitely much to look forward to at this year’s Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive. We have a perfect mix of many known, upcoming designers from across Pakistan and an international designer, Stella Jean showcasing their creativity in breath-taking ensembles while setting the perfect trends for the season,” said Deepak Perwani, Chairperson of Fashion Pakistan Council.The night would not have been as seamless, without the help of Fashion Pakistan Week’s numerous partners. Fashion Pakistan as the producer of the three-day event, Nubain Ali as the show director, Production 021 as the official event management partner, Nabila and N-Gents as the official stylist, TV-One as the official media partner and Radio FM91 as the radio partner in order to get a nation-wide coverage of greater magnitude. The renowned skincare brand, Physiogel as the official red carpet sponsor. Faisal Farooqui as the official photographer, J. by Junaid Jamshed as the official fragrance partner, and Samsonite as the official luggage partner. foodpanda as the official backstage food partner, Pakola, as the official beverage partner, Bisconni Chocolatto as the snack partner with Red Bull as official energy drink partner and Talking Point as the official PR and Digital partner.

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Discover Wonderful Indonesia by Silk Thai Airways

By: Zahid Hussain Karani
Thai Airlines
The Republic of Indonesia is rich with natural resources. Indonesia is world’s largest Palm oil and second largest coal exporter, with a strong economy of around $188b exports, making it
world’s 25 th  largest exporting country. Recently Indonesian President Joko Widodo emphasized that the tourism industry should become the biggest industry in Indonesia in terms of foreign exchange earnings. Indonesia – a huge archipelago that consists of more than 17,000 islands –has so much to offer to (foreign) tourists, such as beautiful beaches and countryside, flora &fauna,divingspots,wildlife, culture, culinary, historic relics as well as vibrant city life.Thecountry with largest Muslim population is rich of halal tourism and friendly citizens, making it a safe destination for tourists. In many international rankings – such as the Most Beautiful countries in the World Index or the Global Muslim Travel Index – Indonesia is ranked highly. It means that the international community acknowledges Indonesia's beauty. However, despite all Indonesia continues to lag behind its regional counterparts in terms of foreign tourist arrivals
(specifically trailing behind Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore).Taking it into account, Indonesia is taking several steps to enhance tourism in the country,
recently the Government of Indonesia, invited a number of Journalists from Pakistan, in an effort to show it's country's real image to the people of Pakistan especially. A seven member Pakistani media team undertook an eight days tour of Indonesia in an annual Familiarization Trip
Programme 2019 hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia specially Consul General, Mr. Toto Prianamato and Tourism Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia. The
programme is meant to apprise journalists, travel writers, tour operators and opinion builder of
Indonesia most popular tourist destination.The Pakistani delegation was flown to Indonesia by Thai Airways International whose marketing
manager for Pakistan, Rashid Siddiqui, went the extra mile to provide comfort to the Pakistani journalists. The service of the Thai Airways was also world class and deserves praise,the hospitality and services is excellent. During the eight days trip the delegation visited Bali,
Lombok, Jakarta and Bangkok. The delegation landed on Bali Island which is the perfect holidays.Travel to Bali in Business Class and enjoyed World class awarded business lounge at Bangkok airport, Business Class seats and enjoyed, Thai warm and renowned 

hospitality’s and during fights its very comfortable and served fabulous foods etc.Destination as offers everything for all age group be it youth Honey Mooners, families or senior citizens. The tour began with a trip to Ulu Watu Temple as more than 80 percents of Bali Island population practises a.unique brand of Hindu culture. Throughout Bali a tourist gets to see beautiful and Magnificent Temple. The island offers a tantalising blend of rich heritage tastefully weaved into modern Tourist Facilities. There are many water sports "Toya Devasya Water
Sports" like Banana Boat, Donut Slider, Fly Board, Jet Ski, Flying Fish, Natural Hot Spring and Waterpark in Bali. We next visited Lombok Island which is Bali’s neighbour, and very
environment conscious. It is a tropical paradise whose main attraction are three islands known locally as Gili.
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The largest of these island is Gili Trawangan which only allows green transport likes animal horse cart or bicycles which are only mode of transports. Another popular attraction is water sport and snorkeling between the three Gilis which opens a vast and wondrous underwater world. Another must visit site in Lombok is Sukarara village famous for its weaving craft.These textile are much appreciated by women who visited from all over world. Lombok is also the home of a colourful and vibrant Sasak culture, Lush Forests, Scientific waterfalls and
an active volcano, Mount Rinjani. The last two day of the tour were spends in Jakarta,we explored old Batavia, its harbour once was abuzz with ships from the East and the West Batavia
was then known as “The Queen of the East” and as “The Jewel of Asia”. The harbour acted as the meeting points of East and West. The merchants who traded here become the master of
fabulous wealth. The harbour front still reflects those glorious days in the beautiful ancient buildings of the past which have been preserved. During they stay throughout Indonesia our
delegation had authentic Indonesian meals specially Sea Food.On the last day in Indonesia, Pakistan Ambassador Mr. Abdul Salik Khan, his wife invited
journalist delegation for dinner at his official residence. Same night .a Pakistan high Laval Navy delegation headed by Rear Admiral invited by the Ambassador and his wife, some high ranking Indonesian Army officials also invited, we had talk on mutual interest, on the occasion Mr.Sajjad Haider Khan, Minister/ Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Jamal Nasir, Second Secretary of
the Pakistan Embassy were also present. Our return journey began the next day our journey is not ended and we travel from Indonesia to Thailand ” Land of Smile” with the courtesy of the Thai Airways and will write and share our experience in my next article.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT BALI:
Bali is a small island and is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Asia. It is the most wealthy and mostly predominantly tourist island. Bali is one of 17.000 islands of the Indonesian archipelago and
is located just south below the equator between the Bali Sea and the Indian Ocean, and east of Java and west of Lombok. With an area of 5.780 km 2 , the island is the most westerly located island of the Small Sunda Islands, and currently, has more than 4.225 million people who are predominantly
Hindu. The capital of Bali is Denpasar and the most famous places are Seminyak, Kuta, Ubud,Sanur, Nusa Dua, and Canggu.The official language on Bali is Bahasa Indonesia however, the island also has its own language
Balinese (Basa Bali). The distance from Amsterdam is 12.140km and the average travel time by
plane from Amsterdam is 16 hours. The time difference between the Netherlands is 6 hours by the
clock to summer time and 7 hours with the clock to winter and the sun in Bali, at around 6:00 am and
sets around 18:00.Because Hinduism is seen everywhere along the road or in the countryside and at each house
features a temple where many times a day an offering is placed. These offerings are made from natural materials and filled with food, flowers and burning incense, the offerings are used to appease the gods and to keep the evil spirits away. The main and most important temple of Bali is Bali's
mother temple, Pura Besakih, located on the slopes of the sacred volcano Gunung Agung, which,
with its 3031m, is also the highest mountain in Bali and hosts daily ceremonies.The palm-fringed beaches of Bali are predominantly obsidian black or brilliant white and there are
many beautiful coral reefs with colorful fish in the clear blue water all around the island. These places are ideal for snorkeling or diving, these spots over beautiful caves or shipwrecks. The south sea is very suitable for surfing and offers world-class waves. The slopes of the volcanic mountainous
landscape are very famous and offer the characteristic terraced green rice fields (sawah), which are
part of the World Heritage list and make Bali a feast for the eyes for any tourist.

Money
The currency on Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah (Rp abbreviation). Bali is an island where most is paid
in cash. The tourist places have many good exchange offices; it is better to avoid the ones in the
small backwater alleys. Good exchange offices keeping the pricing very good and mostly mention
the rate clearly on digital signs. Everywhere on the island, at gas stations, banks, mini markets,
shopping centers or just along the road, are ATM's where you can withdraw safely. Always stow your
bank cards safely in the safe of your villa or apartment.

Weather
Bali is located just south of the equator and has a dry and wet season (monsoon). The monsoon is
from November to May and The dry season is from May to November. During the day, temperatures are constant around 30 degrees Celsius regardless of the season. There are exceptions in the mountains where it can be considerably cooler and 21 degrees Celsius in the evening.The dry season during the dry (Kite) season it is often cloudy and there is a slight sea breeze from the southeast and the humidity is lower than in the wet season. The days have an average of 9
hours of sunshine and most of the rain that falls is short and in the night. The average water temperature is a lovely 29 degrees.Monsoon season different from areas such as Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Bali is not bothered by cyclones or hurricanes, and the chance of a tropical storm is small. During the months of December and January, prolonged heavy tropical showers can occur during the day or in the evening. Around the months of December and January during the monsoon, there is risk of violent
short rain showers, however, the rain is most experience as very refreshing and welcome.The climate is ideal to enjoy a wonderful holiday. The average temperature on land during the day is
30 degrees with seawater temperature of 29 degrees and the cool sea breeze together with lots of suns forms the ideal weather for a holiday!Many beautiful beaches, great diving sites, restaurants, nature, activities and wide nightlife or just resting further components are why Bali is the ideal holiday destination for young and old, whole year round.

Lombok Indonesia
Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of
the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas
Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a "tail" ( Sekotong Peninsula ) to the southwest, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) across and a total area of about 4,514 square
kilometres (1,743 square miles). The provincial capital and largest city on the island is  Mataram.Lombok is somewhat similar in size and density, and shares some cultural heritage with the
neighboring island of Bali to the west. However, it is administratively part of West Nusa Tenggara,along with the larger and more sparsely populated island of Sumbawa to the east. Lombok is surrounded by a number of smaller islands locally called Gili.The island is home to some 3.35 million Indonesians as recorded in the decennial 2014 census Lombok island is the most popular holiday destination in Indonesia’s among world wide travellers and holiday makers. Lombok located East of Bali, it’s take 25 minutes by flight and taking 1 hour by
fast boat. The fabled Gili Islands drawing visitors for action both in and out of the water, mighty Mount Rinjani luring climbers, and the big breaks on the south coast a magnet for surfers.
About Lombok Island
Lombok Often touted as the ‘next Bali’, Lombok offers its own unique version of Indonesian culture and society at a much slower pace than its more popular neighbor to the west. In Lombok, there are certainly similarities to Indonesia’s other islands, such as volcanoes, beautiful beaches, clear warm waters, jungle terrain and plenty of traditional villages which have yet to be grossly modernised.However, the low-key character of Lombok’s tourism means that visitors need to do more of the legwork to find the really special sights on this island. The island’s major highlights, like the 12,000foot Mount Rinjani and beach resorts at Senggigi and Kuta, are already well into the tourism development phase, making them popular destinations. Yet conditions rarely reach what could be
considered overcrowded and even at the peak of Lombok’s high season, you’ll find far fewer tourists than on neighboring Bali. Most visitors come to Lombok to enjoy the warm weather and lovely beaches. Swimming, snorkelling, diving and surfing are all big activities here, and the sublime Gili Islands just offshore provide even more tropical splendor without the hustle and bustle of other Asian beach resorts. Balancing the natural beauty of Lombok is an interesting cultural scene defined in
part by the traditional Sasak animists which dominated the island before the arrival of Islam in the 18th century. Traditional crafts such as pottery, textile weaving and basket making are practiced with skill and finesse, and a visit to a traditional Sasak village is well worth the effort. Accommodation in
Lombok comes in all classes, from five-star luxury spa resorts, to chain hotels and rustic beach bungalows.Modern and convenient hotel facilities ensure visitor needs are well-catered for.
Lombok makes an ideal destination for travellers who have seen Bali or are tired of Java’s congestion, but aren’t ready to explore the hinterlands of Sulawesi or Flores. If you want to visit
Lombok, don’t wait too long; it is on the fast track to becoming one of Asia’s next great travel
destinations.
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Short History

Lombok’s history began with a group of animist farmers called the Sasak, who created a small
kingdom sometime before the 17th century. The Sasak made their way to Lombok long before most
of Indonesia’s other ethnic groups settled among the 13,000 odd islands of the archipelago. It is
believed that the Sasak migrated from either Burma or northwest India, but few archaeological
remains exist to verify this theory. In the early years, Lombok was made up of dozens of tiny clans,
each ruled by a Sasak prince. There was constant fighting among the clans, which the neighbouring
Balinese princes used to their advantage when they conquered the island. The Balinese ruled
Lombok from the middle of the 1700s until the 1890s, when the Dutch arrived on the scene and
backed the indigenous Sasaks. The Balinese were driven out after a series of bloody fights and
Lombok became part of the group of islands known as the Lesser Sunda Islands.Hefty taxes imposed by the Dutch pushed most of Lombok’s peasants into poverty and opened the
door for Chinese businessmen to exploit the economic vacuum. Things continued in this rather
repressive manner until Indonesia declared its independence in 1945. Sukarno, the first president of
Indonesia, tried to regroup Lombok into a larger cluster of islands known as Nusa Tenggara, but the
island group proved hard to govern.
When Sukarno was ousted in 1965, Lombok was thrust into a dark period of murder and oppression,
along with many other parts of Indonesia. Anyone considered subversive by the new government,
such as communists and ethnic Chinese, was killed or displaced. Initially the new president.Suharto’s rather harsh New Order plan brought growth and stability to the island, until prolonged
famine reached a crippling peak in 1973. Most of the locals moved away from Lombok as part of the
transmigration programme implemented by the government.
With little agricultural work and few resources, Lombok fell into a quiet lull until 1980 when tourism
development began to catch on. Touting itself as a quieter, more natural alternative to Bali, the
tourism industry has slowly but steadily grown. Unfortunately, during the wave of development along
Lombok’s coastline, many traditional landowners were displaced as outside businesses took over
the land.Indonesia was thrust into political turmoil during the late 1990s, in response to widespread
corruption. Lombok was caught up in the civil unrest, and students in Mataram and Praya held
protests resulting in a major drop in the tourism industry.
Since the riots in 2000, tourists have continued to arrive in Lombok. Now considered a safe and
stable travel destination, Lombok is a popular alternative to its more developed neighbour, Bali.

Weather
Lying just south of the equator, Lombok consistently enjoys 12 hours of sunlight a day and warm
temperatures throughout the year. There are two distinct seasons on the island: the rainy season
from October to March and the dry season from May to September. Throughout the year, daytime
temperatures normally remain in the 27°C to 32°C range.
Lombok’s rainy season is also when the island experiences its highest levels of humidity. Rain
showers come in the form of brief but powerful afternoon thunderstorms. If you can bear the hot and
humid conditions, you’ll have the island to yourself as this is Lombok’s low season. As the wet
season tapers off in April, temperatures begin to drop and the countryside becomes lush with green
vegetation. May through June is considered the most pleasant period for a visit, as the days are
reliably sunny and not too hot.
The west coast of Lombok generally experiences the coolest weather on the island, and the inland
regions the hottest. The island’s high season for tourism spans July and August, with equally busy conditions around Christmas and New Year. Hotel rates are higher during these peak months, andpopular destinations like the Gilis and Rinjani can become uncomfortably crowded.

Alkaram Studio hosted an exclusive sundowner at first day of FPWF 19

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Karachi(Cliff News)The pioneering Fashion Pakistan Council (FPC) commenced the first day of Fashion Pakistan Week 2019, Winter/Festive with pomp and grandeur on Wednesday, October 23rd at Beach Luxury Hotel in Karachi. The three-day fashion affair featured some of Pakistan’s most cutting edge designers who showcased their formal, semi-formal and bridal collections, highlighting the latest trends of the season.Prior to the show, Alkaram Studio hosted an exclusive sundowner in collaboration with the Fashion Pakistan Council. The sundowner held at Coté Rotié on the 22nd was a first look at the collection ‘La Vie En Rose’ with hints of pinks, blushes and corals in the chic and luxurious décor. Invitees were designers showcasing at #FPWF19, as well as FPC members, socialites and big names in the fashion industry. The event was also in collaboration with Pink Ribbon Pakistan for Pinktober.This season, Fashion Pakistan Week hosted a line-up of 20 exuberant designers and their ensembles created with impeccable craftsmanship and finesse. Five sent diverse collections down the runway on day one. The show was opened by Alkaram Studio who displayed inclusivity and diversity of cultures in an extravagant hour-long showcase of their Luxury Pret collection titled ‘La Vie En Rose’ followed by ‘Gul-e-Nar’ by Boheme, ‘Lost in my French Garden’ by Gogi Hasan Riaz, ‘Tirana’ by Yasmin Zaman and a grand closing with ‘Mahnoor’ by Ayesha Farook.

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The make-up maestro Nabila from N-Pro and N-Gents, styled the models and showstoppers with her signature finesse and style.Outfits on the ramp saw the use of feminine blush tones, pink roses and an array of different techniques never been seen before. Prints in the form of rich deep bandhani dupattas, traditional Sindhi fashion with a mix of modern techniques and striking colors. The inspiring and enchanting beauty of French gardens was paid homage to where ensembles featured an array of cuts and colors perfect for the modern woman. Sharp silhouettes, vibrant colors, and classic couture to flamboyant looks in silk, organza and old French embellishment techniques were also seen on the runway. Deep colors and rich fabrics of Pakistani formal wear with loose jackets and elaborate sleeve details added a fresh twist to the pieces. Much of the clothing featured flat braid work with a strong emphasis on gold and geometric designs. Men’s clothing was dapper and crisp, and used a clean color palette of muted tones. Celebrity showstoppers added the razzmatazz on the ramp starting off with the Muneeb Butt and Ayeza Khan for Alkaram Studio, Saboor Aly for Boheme, Nimra Khan for Gogi by Hasan Riaz, Sarwat Gilani for Yasmin Zaman and Fauzia Aman for Ayesha Farook’s opulent closing.The evening was all about glamour and style as Karachi turned out to applaud the five opening night designers. The Physiogel Red Carpet was buzzing with celebrities, media, stars and fashionistas clicking up a storm, many of whom were seen at the Physiogel booth striking a pose, showing how Physiogel Confident they are before the collection showcase. The stylish and light-hearted actor, Ali Safina engaged the audience in conversations revolving around fashion, their personal style, beautiful skin, and the who’s who of fashion. Many also experienced the chocolatey indulgence at the glamorously decked up Chocolatto booth, ultimately walking away with picture perfect moments and giveaways.Many prominent personalities attended day one, including Hajra Yamin, Azekah Daniyel, Alishay Adnan, Maheen Khan, Aamna Aqeel and key media personnel amongst others.Deepak Perwani, Chairman of Fashion Pakistan Council stated, “We are thrilled for this year’s Winter Festive collection and you should be too. Fashion has progressed and so has the Council, in so many ways. There is more versatility and adversity this time around and what designers are now coming up with is what we call real fashion. With an exceptional line-up of 20 designers spread out on all three days showcasing the latest trends of the season – this fashion affair will be grander than we’ve seen before.”The night would not have been as seamless, without the help of Fashion Pakistan Week’s numerous partners. Fashion Pakistan as the producer of the three-day event, Nubain Ali as the show director, Production 021 as the official event management partner, Nabila and N-Gents as the official stylist, TV-One as the official media partner and Radio FM91 as the radio partner in order to get a nation-wide coverage of greater magnitude. The renowned skincare brand, Physiogel as the official red carpet sponsor. Faisal Farooqui as the official photographer, J. by Junaid Jamshed as the official fragrance partner, and Samsonite as the official luggage partner. foodpanda as the official backstage food partner, Pakola, as the official beverage partner, Bisconni Chocolatto as the snack partner with Red Bull as official energy drink partner and Talking Point as the official PR and Digital partner.

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Syed Imaad Ali won the Universal Trophy Scrabble Tournament

Karachi(Sports Reporter)The reigning youth world champion Syed Imaad Ali won the Universal Trophy Scrabble Tournament played at the Generation”s School South Campus.The tournament acted as the qualifier to pick the Pakistan team for the WESPA Youth Cup which is being played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November.Imaad who won the WESPA Youth cup last year has a great chance to become the first player in history to defend his title since he is only 14 years old and is eligible to play at least four more years before he turns 18.Imaad dominated proceedings on the second and final day in such a way that he was declared the winner with one match to go. Imaad finished the tournament with a 14-4 win record and a spread of 1710.Reigning national champion Hasham Hadi Khan finished second with 12 wins and a spread of 1004.Ali Rashid made a strong comeback on the second day to clinch the 3rd spot with a 11-7 record and a spread of 770 while Sohaib Sanaullah slipped to the 4th position with the same win record but a lower spread of 493.The rest of the top ten were Saim Waqar, Taha Mirza, Monis Khan, Basil Khan, Misbah ur Rehman and Hamza Naeem.In Division B Azlan Qazi dominated with 14 wins and a spread of 635 while Shan e Abbas was the runner up with 12 wins and Anas Farhan finished 3rd with 11 wins. 7 years old Bilal Asher stunned everyone by clinching a spot in the team while Kamran Ahmed took the 5th and final spot in the team from Division B.The chief guest Mr. Faisal Ashraf of Universal Cables distributed the prizes to the winners.The team will leave for Malaysia at the end of November to defend its title.

Dettol hydrates this winter with launch of new “Soothe” range

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Karachi(Cliff News)Dettol, one of the leading germ protection brands in the country, has launched a new range of personal wash products for the winter season, Dettol Soothe. The products in this range are equipped with 2X moisturizers, powered by Aloe Vera extracts and Green Apple fragrance, ensuring a perfect bath and body solution for this dry season.With the launch of this range, Dettol has entered a new space, whereby providing a solution that is not only antibacterial but also moisturizes and soothes the skin. The collection has three different product formats including the bar soap, handwash and a hand sanitizer.Talking about this new product launch, Humayun Farooq, Director Marketing – Health, Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan Limited (RBPL), makers of Dettol, said “With our long history of innovation in health and hygiene product solutions, we wanted to provide a hydrating and soothing solution for the Fall/Winter season with our promise of protection against 100 illness causing germs. Dettol, which is one of Pakistan’s  most trusted brands, ensures that we provide our consumers with products that cater to their seasonal needs.”Dettol has stayed at the forefront of consumer hygiene by developing innovative ways to protect people against germs. The new product range marks another milestone in providing trusted customer service with a product that has multiple skin protection benefits.

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62nd Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Islamabad

Islamabad(Cliff News)The two-day 62nd Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), a flagship program of civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), will be held on October 23 and 24 at Lok Virsa, Islamabad.The event will be open to all from 9am to 4pm on both the days. At least 70 sessions have been planned for CLF Islamabad with over 105 resource persons and 30 partner institutions participating in the event. Our CLF Goodwill Ambassadors, including Ahsan Khan, Khaled Anam, Juggun Kazim, Sami Khan, Omair Rana, Nadia Jamil, Hasan Khan, Shamyl Khan, Ally Adnan, Syed Nusrat Ali, Atif Badar, singer Ali Hamza and others are actively contributing to the event. The CLF Islamabad 2019 poster has been designed by famous artist and author Fauzia Minallah who is one of the six advisors to the CLF. Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood will inaugurate the two-day event on October 23. Special CLF awards 2019-20 would also be given to eminent resource persons and partners who have supported the movement since 2011 while a tribute would be given to poet and writer Fehmida Riaz at the inaugural ceremony.Renowned writers and poets such as Kishwar Naheed, Zubeida Mustafa, Iftikhar Arif, Sarwat Mohiuddin and Parliamentarians Mehnaz Akbar Aziz, Maleeka Bokhari and Zubaida Jalal will add value to CLF Islamabad as Resource Persons. CLF advisors Ameena Saiyid, Rumana Husain, Baela Raza Jamil and Peter Jacob will participate in panel discussions and different sessions for the children.The two-day event has 16 learning strands, including storytelling with expression and music, creative writing, poetry, Uncle Sargam’s show, book launches, art of book making, STEM workshops, digital and 3D activities, robotics and DIY activities, theatre, Cinema Ghar, Bol Keh Lab Azaad Hain Teray, arts and crafts workshops, and plenaries on subjects such as multi-lingualism and critical thinking in children’s literature, heritage and right to education.Young authors, aged 8 to 18, will be launching their books at the CLF while a climate march to raise awareness about climate emergency will also be carried out by the students. Besides this there will be food stalls, book stalls, interactive stalls, science activities and board games to attract the children.  Day one of the festival will close with a concert by Khumariyaan, the band.CLF Islamabad 2019 is being organized by ITA in sponsorship with Oxford University Press Pakistan (OUP), Open Society Foundations (OSF), Oxfam, British Council, Ittehad Steel Mills, Female Education Trust Balochistan, Sight Savers and Millennium Education. CLF is a social movement founded by Baela Raza Jamil of ITA and co-founded by Ameena Saiyid of Adab Festival in collaboration with a number of private and public organisations. The goal of CLF is to promote a culture of learning, which focuses on creativity, imagination and multi-sensory stimulation, and not just on school textbooks, tests and examinations. The CLF has a nationwide footprint, having completed 61 CLFs in all four provincial capitals, Islamabad and over 25 districts of the country, reaching over 1.4 million children and teachers since its inception in November, 2011.

 

 

 

Universal Trophy Scrabble Tournament kicked off

Karachi(Sports Reporter)The Universal Trophy Scrabble Tournament kicked off at The Generation’s School, South Campus.This tournament serves as the qualifier for the WESPA Youth Cup that will be played at Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia in November. Pakistan is the defending champion of WESPA Youth Championship.Nine matches were played on the opening day. At the end of day one Sohaib Sanaullah was on top in Division A with 7 wins and a spread of 801.The reigning world youth champion S. Imaad Ali is currently second with 6 wins and a spread of 619 while the current national champion Hasham Hadi Khan is 3rd with 6 wins and a spread of 435.Basil Khan, Ali Rashid, Monis Khan, Usman Shaukat, Hamza Naeem, Misbah ur Rehman and Taha Mirza make up the rest of the top ten in division A that consists of all international players.Division B saw a much closer contest on the opening day with the top three players on seven wins each and only the difference of spread separates them. Zehra Zaim is on top with a spread of 705 to go with her 7 wins while Bilal Asher and Azlan Qazi are on 2nd and third with spreads of 559 and 375 with 7 wins each.Shan e Abbas, Mahrukh Zaim, Rumaisa Waseem, Kamran Ahmed, Hamda Adnan, Manamah Mukarram and Huzaifa Faisal occupy 4th to 10th positions.Nine more rounds will be played tomorrow. Team Pakistan will be announced at the end of the tournament.