Honda Power Product introduce a dodgeball event at Hyderabad


Karachi(Cliff News)Honda Power Product introduce a Dodgeball event at Govt.Noor Muhammad High School Hyderabad.The event was inaugurated by Pir Ghulam Mohiuddin Jeelani District Education Officer Elementry&Higher Secondary Hydrabad.One Day Cocahing Course and Exhibition match played between Karachi and Hyderabad Division.
Shakwat Ali President,Abid Naeem Secretary,Shariq Siddiqui Joint Secretary,Ismail Khan and Khazir also present on the occasion.The purpose to organize this event to promote dodgeball and give chance to our youth to show abilities in the feild of sports says Syed Shakwat Ali.He added my aim to give future stars for our country.I am always willing to groom the school going children because they are our future.Abid Naeem added we always needed a kind support of our sponsors to promote sports culture in the country.I am personally thankful to Honda Power Product for their support.The players are very happy and do extra effort if they get support.We are also give more awareness to our technical team.Sindh Dodgeball team coach Shariq Siddqui given the tips of young players and familiarize the young girls and boys to this sports.The event organizer Hyderabad is Ramiz Raja.Honda Power Product sponsor the T-Shirts of the players.


PM Imran Khan presents PSX top companies award to Arif Habib Limited

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 Habib Limited (AHL), one of Pakistan’s leading and largest Brokerage and Investment Banking Firms has been recognised amongst the Top 25 Companies by the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). AHL is one of the six companies that have been recognised as a Top Company for all of the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018). The PSX Top 25 Companies award is evaluated based on capital efficiency, profitability, free float of shares, transparency, corporate governance & investor relations, compliance with listing of companies & securities regulations and dividend pay-outs. Prime Minister Imran Khan, graced the occasion as Chief Guest and presented the Awards to the winners. Mr. Arif Habib, Chairman, Arif Habib Group received the award on behalf of the company. Mr. Habib appreciated the team of AHL, praising their hard work and dedication which has led to this recognition for the fifth consecutive year. He also said that PSX’s recognition of AHL is a testament of the Company’s excellent financial and managerial performance. 


APPCON motivating young minds to become digital leaders


Karachi(Cliff News)Microfinance Bank’s APPCON 2019 is a digital application development initiative for aspiring individuals in the country. The event invited submissions from leading universities across the country. 3 teams were shortlisted from FAST, IBA and NUST with the winners given cash prizes and an opportunity to qualify for the final round of the Management Trainee/Internship Program 2020.The digital infrastructure of Pakistan is transforming at a rapid pace with the applications market showing the greatest promise. APPCON was organized to promote the young talent in the country and provide them the opportunities that they can’t get from other sources. The competitors were given three categories to submit application proposals on namely Chat, Friend Finders and Task Manager Applications. The competition was judged by senior representatives from Telenor Microfinance Bank. 1st prize was won by the team from FAST which came with prize money of PKR 175,000. The 2nd prize of PKR 125,000 went to ‘Project Sam’ from IBA and the 3rd prize of PKR 75,000 was won by Team Kazam from NUST. The winners were shortlisted from a pool of 45 registrations that came from institutes like LUMS, GIK, IBA and NUST etc.Sharing her thoughts on the APPCON, Pouruchisty Sidhwa, Chief Human Resources Officer, Telenor Microfinance Bank said: “Pakistan is one of the countries in the world that is considered a hub for talented individuals who have the ability to bring revolutionary changes in their relevant fields. We’ve seen glimpses of this potential on numerous international and national stages. This initiative was an effort by Telenor Microfinance Bank to highlight these individuals and provide them with the resources they would need to make their visions a reality. We believe that people make organizations and they are the force that drives countries towards prosperity.”APPCON 2019 provides an effective platform for aspiring individuals to prove their mettle and be part of one of the most respected organizations in the country. It is one of Telenor Microfinance Bank’s many projects for enabling the youth of Pakistan to find their calling in terms of career choices and the fields that interest them the most.


Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performs live at Packages Mall Lahore


Lahore(Cliff News)The internationally recognized singer, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performs LIVE during Packages Mall Winter Shopping Festival. Hosted by Ayesha Sana, the concert was attended by Lahore’s A Listers including celebrities, socialites and influencers. Packages Mall has been previously been credited for always introducing innovative ways to enhance the retail experience for customers.The month-long festival commenced on 30th November 2019 and will continue till 28th December 2019. The winter shopping festival offered customers exciting discounts and the opportunity to enter lucky draws upon shopping for more than PKR 10,000/-. The daily lucky draws are taking place thrice a day where participants are given the opportunity to win television sets, motorbikes, cameras, home theatres, cell phones, tablets, play stations and more. Along with the daily lucky draws, Packages Mall will also be hosting a grand lucky draw on 28th December where one lucky shopper will receive the grand prize – the BMW X-1.Apart from shopping, the mall also showcased several other performances including a Michael Jackson dance, Robotics dance, Joker dance, band performance, glitter performance, LIVE mannequin and instrumental performances.At Packages Mall, we believe in providing all our customers unique experiences rather than just retail outlets. We are honoured to have an icon like Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan be a part of #PSF19. We have more exciting activities and events planned including a LIVE performance by Ali Sethi,” comments Shahzad Anwer, the marketing manager of Packages Mall.Packages Mall will also be hosting another concert on 27th December, details of which will be disclosed at a later date.


Packages Mall is the latest venture of Pakistan’s most prestigious companies, Packages Limited founded in 1956. The Mall has been designed on international standards by a team of foreign and local professionals. The mall offers over 200 brands, a Multiplex cinema, food court, play area, carrefour and more, all under one roof.




Level up to a quality smartphone experience with new Nokia C1

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Karachi(Cliff News)HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia C1, a smartphone designed to entertain – anytime, anywhere. Featuring an impressive 5.45” display, fans can watch their favourite videos and listen to music with ease. With lighter apps and less bloatware, you are able to store up to 3,000 songs or 24 hours of videos for offline consumption, cutting down on data usage. Combined with all-day battery life, you’ll have enough power to keep you watching, listening and talking from sunrise to sunset.Arif Shafique, Head of Near East, HMD Global said: “We are thrilled to welcome Nokia C1 to our fans in Pakistan. Nokia C1 is a smartphone that echoes Nokia brand’s values of quality, reliability and ease of use. This sleek device provides a seamless experience powered by AndroidTM 9 Pie (Go edition) for an optimized storage so our fans can enjoy their favourite content on the go. Nokia C1 is a truly unique affordable 3G alternative that offers a combination of a large 5.45” screen and all-day battery life.

Lasting entertainment

Not only does the impressive 5.45” display let you immerse yourself in your favourite videos anywhere but coming with AndroidTM 9 Pie (Go edition), the Nokia C1 has fewer pre-installed apps and is designed to optimise storage, meaning you can keep more of your favourite content with you. The Nokia C1 comes with enough internal storage for up to 3,000 songs or up to 24 hours’ worth of videos and can be expanded with a micro SD card to up to 64GB for those that need more. Coming with 3G connectivity and all-day battery lifei, the Nokia C1 really is a go-to smartphone for entertainment, allowing you to keep the chat and apps going from sunrise to sunset.

Looks that stand out

The Nokia C1 stands out thanks to its stylish metallic finish. It’s built with a durable polycarbonate cover to withstand the knocks of everyday life and look good doing it. The removable cover gives you access to the battery if needed.

Capture and relive higher quality photos

Raise your selfie game with the front facing flash and 5MP camera, helping you get that perfect shot even after dark. Plus, you can now take and make video calls, be it day or night. Combined with a 5MP rear camera, you can snap memories in the moment. Point and shoot stunning photos with the auto-focus rear camera.View and edit your memories offline with Gallery Go; a light, fast, and offline gallery optimised for your phone. Enjoy one-tap editing and easily relive all your memories with automatic organisation – even offline.

The Google Assistant buttonii – The fastest way to your Google Assistant

The Nokia C1 comes with easy access to helpful innovative services including the Google Assistant, helping you get things done throughout the day, even on the go. To get started, just press the Google Assistant button and you can find out the latest weather, news, sports information, call your family, play videos and more.

Android 9 Pie (Go edition): Ready. Set. Go.

Users can tap into new possibilities with Android 9 Pie (Go edition), enabling easy access to YouTube Go, helping you download, enjoy and share videos with limited storage or slower network speeds. This means you can watch your favourite videos offline, in addition to using helpful apps like Google Maps on the Google Play Store.Android 9 Pie (Go edition) is built leaner, faster, and safer than ever before, so you can go bigger in everything you do. For example, Google Maps Go provides your location, real-time traffic updates and directions, plus train, bus, and city transit information. You can even search and find phone numbers, addresses, and information about millions of places.

Pricing and availability

The Nokia C1 comes with 1GB RAM and 16 GBiii of internal storage and will be available in Black and Red from 1 January at a retail price of PKR 8500.


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About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Android, Google and other related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice. Variations on offering may apply. Check local availability.


Chinese Food Festival brings mouth watering cuisine to Karachi

Mr. Chen Xiaodong, Acting Consul General of the People's Republic of China was the Chief Guest and iaugurated the festival along with the organizers
Mr. Chen Xiaodong,Acting Consul General of the People’s Republic of China was the Chief Guest at Chinese Cultural and Food Festival at Beach Luxury Hotel. Photo Shows Mr. Azeem Qureshi, Corporate Avari Group of Hotels, Barrister Abdul R. Sattar, Syeda Shezah Rizvi, CEO of  Event Crafters, Shahnaz Ramzi CEO of Star Links with other guests. 
Karachi(Cliff News)Chinese cultural and food festival jointly presented by Beach Luxury Hotel & Event Crafters hosted a two-day event at Beach Luxury Hotel, offering Chinese dining on one
platform, hosting 30+ food stalls, live music, fun-filled activities and much more.With an amazing vibe and a lot of finger-licking Chinese food varieties, the event was attended by well-known celebrities, socialites and public.
The festival delivered diverse tastes and featured well-known Chinese eateries as well as those that offer a variety of food, including Chinese cuisine. Some of the participating stalls were:Tiffin n Co, Mr Veg, Lal Qila, Chop Soye, Kowloon, Dip n dough, Cafe Bogie, Maraheb.The evening concluded each day with an entertainment session. The first day session was hosted by Ahmed Godil and the second day session was hosted by Rafia Rafiq and Bilal Khan. Mr. Chen Xiaodong,Acting Consul General of the People’s Republic of China was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the festival. Mesmerizing live musical performances were given by Reath Band, Nimra and Ali Raza on day 1,while day 2 performances featured Ali Asad, Sherry Raza and Ali Raza.The visitors were also treated to traditional dances and fireworks. Free boat rides, and kite flying at the sea front was available for all.Attended by hundreds of food lovers over the two days, the festival was as much appreciated for its food variety and taste as for the nonstop fun it offered both days.The event was organized by Event Crafters and sponsored by 7up and Badar Expo Solutions. Media Partners were 8XM,, Apna channel and Jalwa. Yayvo tickets was the tickets partner while PR was done by Starlinks PR & Events.

Rising talent of OISSA Dodgeball Club Muhammad Saad Siddqui


Karachi(Cliff News)The Dodgeball future is looking bright in Pakistan as young and talented players lot are taking interest in this game.Pakistani players in all levels club, regional,national and international are grooming day by day.The credit goes to organizer’s who are working hard for the promotion of game and find the young talent as well.17 years old Muhammad Saad Siddqui of St.Patrick’s College is a rising talent of OISSA Dodgeball Club is representing Karachi and Sindh Dodgeball Association.He also played for Happy Home School Society Campus.The young boy is keep trying to improve his abilities and aiming to represent him country at International level.He regularly participate in different partice and training sessions to make himself fit and sharping his gaming.So far he participated in Interschool and Karachi Dodgeball Championship as a Captain of his team.He represented East Team at DMC East Mini Olympic Games and attend Dodgeball National Foundation Coaching Course.He try to fulfill all the expectation and perform for his country in future.


Legal Aid Society and Law Department Sindh officially launched Legal Advisory Call Center

Karachi(Cliff News)The Law Department, Government of Sindh and Legal Aid Society (LAS) officially launched their Sindh Legal Advisory Call Centre (SLACC) Annual Report “De-constructing Conjugal Rights in Pakistan Law.”The SLACC is a unique public-private partnership between the Law Department, Government of Sindh and LAS. The SLACCis a toll free call-in number (0800-70806)for the general public to obtain free legal advice and guidance.Its objective is to create greater legal awareness and increased access to justice particularly for underprivileged and marginalized segments of society.On this occasion,the Annual Report authors Maliha Zia and Naima Qamarpresented SLACC’s research on conjugal rights and gender roles within marriage through a legal and feminist Islamic framework. The report included analysis of 233 cases proceeded before Superior Courts and 789 calls received by SLACC on restitution of conjugal rights (RCR). The report highlighted that RCR provisions is gender neutral fulfilling requirement for formal equality but in reality it is being used primarily against women, thus not providing substantive equality. Women, unfortunately, cannot and are unable to successfully use this provision due to social constraints and legal bias.Mr. Shariq Ahmed Secretary, Law Department, Government of Sindh provided the audience with salient feature of the 1-year performance of the SLACC. Since 1st July 2018 till 10th December 2019 SLACC has registered 42,669 queries from more than 45O cities, towns and villages across Pakistan.Mr. Muhammad Zubair Habib, CPLC Chief discussed the importance of access to justice and legal needs. He emphasized that efficient legal aid system can significantly contribute in improving access of vulnerable sections to justice and reduce legal exclusion.Justice ArifKhilji, Chief Legal Advisor of SLACC shared successes and the human impact of SLACC’s provision of free legal advice to those most vulnerable in society. He emphasized the importance of the service, as the average citizen is not aware of his/her legal rights.Barrister MurtazaWahab, Advisor Law, Government of Sindh gave the keynote address, pointing to SLACC as a uniquely effective model of a public-private partnership that provides an invaluable service to civil society in upholding the rule of law.Ms. Mehnaz Rehman, Resident Director,Aurat Foundation appreciated LAS for discussing the important legal issue of conjugal rights on this platform. Justice Nasir AslamZahid, Chairperson,LAS, concluded the event by appreciating the Sindh Government’s efforts to promote the rule of law and for facilitating the unique public-private partnership with LAS.




Metro Pakistan inaugurated its remodeled stargate store

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Karachi(Cliff News)METRO has recently upgraded its existing Stargate Store near Star Gate, Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi with state-of-art facilities to international standards in order to provide the customer a unique and convenience shopping experience with value for money.The upgrades include new fixtures, improved METRO Café with a new bar for organic juices, designated areas for huge range of local products from Sindh and special counter for essential commodities as per government prices.The inauguration ceremony was attended by Top Leadership of METRO Pakistan including Mr. Marek, Minkiewicz (Managing Director METRO Pakistan) along with Ms. Birgit Kuhlmann (Deputy Head of Mission German Consulate) who was invited as chief guest.

About Metro Pakistan:

METRO Pakistan is part of the German-based METRO Wholesale & Food Specialist Group which operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people around the world. In Pakistan, METRO group has so far invested more than 100 million Euros and operating 9 stores in Pakistan in four cities including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Faisalabad. METRO Pakistan also plays it part to strengthens the documented economy and is an important exchequer collector.

Indonesian Women Association and CG visited Al Umeed Rehabilitation


Karachi(Cliff News)As one of their social welfare program on world disable day, the Indonesian Women Association of the Indonesian Consulate General, Karachi (Dharma Wanita Persatuan) visited Al Umeed Rehabilitation Association (AURA), Karachi, the nonprofit charitable organization, on December 12, 2019. This visit is also to commemorate of the 20th anniversary of the Indonesian Women Association.The purpose of Indonesian Women Association to visit Al Umeed is to recognize a non- profit charitable organization that offers specialized interdisciplinary Treatment, Rehabilitation, Special & Inclusive Education services for children and young adults suffering from Cerebral Palsy. The Indonesian Consulate General has sharing the same feelings towards what the children felt made them come to Al-Umeed to share happiness.During the visit Mrs. Ani Totok Prianamto, wife of Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi with other members of the Women Association admired Munizeh Ali Habib, President of AURA and the staff of AURA for their noble work.Mrs. Ani Totok Prianamto on her remarks acknowledged their hard work, passion and appreciated them for their enormous effort which they put in to run this Centre.The members of Women Association visited different sections of AURA such as therapy room, art section, computer section, exercise room, swimming pool and vocational room where children prepare many things with their abilities like paintings, embroidery on cloths, jute bags, hair bands etc., which AURA exhibit on different occasion.The visit reflects social and humanitarian concern of the Indonesian Women Association and is part of their commitment to spread the message of love, care, and benevolence to the disabled community in Pakistan, which in turn will strengthen cordial relations between two brotherly countries.