Pizza Hut Offerings Affordable WoW Deals

Karachi(Cliff News)Having made a place for themselves in their consumer’s hearts, Pizza Hut continues to grow as Pakistan’s largest international restaurant chain, most recently opening doors to its new outlet in Clifton Block 2, Karachi.Now, Pizza Hut takes its value offerings to a whole new level by introducing the ‘WoW! Deals’ – 3 new and affordable nationwide deals guaranteed not to put a dent in your pocket.
The first deal has one Personal Pan Pizza, 2 pieces of Garlic Bread and 345ml soft drink, a perfect meal for one. For a party of two, the deal has one Regular Pizza, four pieces of Garlic Bread and two 345 ml soft drink bottles. For a larger gathering, the third WoW deal includes one Large Pizza, six pieces of Garlic Bread and a 1.75 liter soft drink.All of the deals can be customized to one’s preferences with the following toppings: Cheeky Chicken, Classic Pepperoni, Chicken Supreme, Fajita Sicilian, Chicken Fajita, Hot Stuff, Chicken Tikka, Very Veggie, Margherita, Tropical Hawaiian, Chicken Behari and Afghani Tikka.And if that’s not enough, the deals also include options to upgrade your meals with the following discounted add-ons: Potato Wedges, 6 pcs of Chicken Wings, and Salad.“We continuously strive to stay a step ahead of the industry by giving our consumers new and relevant experiences built around food. With the new WOW! Deals, Pizza Hut brings to its customers signature pizzas and some of the most loved sides at highly affordable prices! The deals are so attractive that we guarantee consumers will be stacking up pizza boxes in no time.” expressed Marya Khan, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer (CMIO) MCR PVT LTD.All of the deals are so economical you cannot help but keep on buying more and more and stacking ’em up!

About Pizza Hut:

Pizza Hut is proud to be known as the first International franchise to introduce standards for casual dining restaurants and oven hot, quick delivery in Pakistan. It also has the privilege of enjoying tremendous brand loyalty from its customers over a span of 25 years.

 

 

 

Ahmed Abbas and Janet Sheikh Conquered 3rd Saldera Open Tenpin Bowling Championship

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Karachi (Cliff News)Ahmer Abbas won the Master Event & Janet Shaikhwon the Women’s Singles Title of 3rd Saldera Open Tenpin Bowling Championship 2016.Over 150 Male & Female Bowlers played the Finals of 3rd Saldera Open Tenpin Bowling Championship 2016 that was organized by Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association on 9th to 18th December 2016 at the Royal Rodale Club, DHA, Karachi. The Championship lasted for 10 days with participants in    Masters, Open / Graded Singles, Women’s, Under 24, Under 12, NOVICE/Beginners, Doubles & Team Event & Inter-Media categories with Participants from Japan, Malaysia, Peshawar, Islamabad & Karachi. Majority of young players took part actively in NOVICE, Under 12 & Under 24 category. The championship marked a noteworthy effort to enhance the performances of players in National Ranking Event and it received healthy appreciation from the players that resulted in record participation.The event is to acknowledge the emerging world class talent “Ahmer Abbas Saldera”, titled with ‘Saldera’, an amazing 19-year-old talented player who scored the Perfect Game of 300 three  times in Hostory of Pakistan Bowling and currently leading the chart in Pakistan amongst Master and experienced players.MASTER SINGLES: in Finals of Master Event Ahmer Abbass Saldera beat Ali Suria with 71 lead (222, 151) and won the Championship and received PKR 75,000 cash award along with a TITLE Trophy, while Ali Suria was the Runners-up and received PKR 30,000 with a Runner up trophy, whereas Daniyal Shah secured 3rd position  and he was awarded PKR 15,000 cash along with a trophy.OPEN SINGLES: Ali Suria win the Open single Tile with outstanding performance and beat top seeded Ahmer Abbass Saldera with close match in step leader Final  185 ,183, Ali Suria received PKR 40,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, while Ahmer Abbas Saldera was the Runners-up received PKR 20,000 with a Runner up trophy, whereas Daniyal Shah secured 3rd position and he was awarded PKR 10,000 cash along with a trophy.WOMEN’S SINGLES: Janet Shaikh lead the Women Category with the average of 162 Average Score and received 10,000 Cash Award along with Winning Trophy, Ayesha Abbas Saldera was the runners-up with average 135 Average and receivedRs.5,000 cash prize with a Runners up Trophies . Noor Haironi from malaysia secured 3rd position with 128 Avg received 2,500 rupees and trophies.GRADED SINGLES:  Sarim Kazim with stunning performance secured 1st position received PKR 25,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, Taha Muzamil was the Runners-up and  received PKR 15,000 and a Runners up Trophy,Abdul Hye earned 3rd position  and he received  PKR 7,500 and trophy.NOVICE (Beginners SINGLES):  Abdula Tahir with striking performance scored 1st position (171 Avg. received  PKR 6,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, young Unaib Shafi a 13 yr old was the Runners-up (168 Avg), received PKR 4,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Shazeb Memon took 3rd Position (161 Avg) and he received PKR  2,000 and trophy.UNDER 12:  Ibrahim Aziz with stunning performance secured 1st position (146 Avg pts), received PKR 5,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, Amna Saldera was the Runners-up (118 avg), received PKR 3,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Abdur Rehman earned 3rd position (83 avg) and he received  PKR 2,000 and trophy.UNDER 24:  Ahmer Abbas with injured Thumb showed a stunning performance secured 1st position with a 216 Average pts, received PKR 10,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, Daniyal Shah was the Runners-up with average of 200, received PKR 5,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Ali Suria the defending Champion of under 24 earned 3rd position with average of 161 and he received  PKR 2,500 and trophy. and jawad Usman on 4th Position with 147 average.DOUBLE: After the aggressive game play Shabbir Lahkarwala & Imran Bapra secured 1st position and received Rs.20,000 and a Winning Trophies. The 2nd Position was obtained by Ashiq Ali & Haroon Anwer  received Rs.16,000 cash prize with Runners up Trophies.  The 3rd Position was secured by Danyal Shah & Aleem Agha received 6,000 rupees and trophies.DOUBLES GRADED: After the aggressive game play Taha Mazumal & Asfand yar Younas secured 1st position and received Rs.10,000 and a Winning Trophies. The 2nd Position was obtained by Danish Bakshi & Abdul Hye and received Rs.6,000 cash prize with Runners up Trophies.  The 3rd Position was secured by Osama Ayoub & Abid Ahmedreceived 4,000 rupees and trophies.MIX TEAM: In team events Category Janet ShaikhTeam secured the place in final by defeating the Muhammad Fazil team. The players of Winning Team Janet Shaikh, Ahmed Shakhani, Danish Bakshi & Abdul Hye grabbed the Winning Trophy and were awarded Rs 24,000 , while team Mohammad Fazil, Farhan Mania, Jawwad Usman & Dr Ali Mohsin won Runners-up Trophy and a Rs 16000.while Ahmer Abbas Saldera, Afzal Akhtar, Waqas Ali & Farhaj Ahmed secure 3rd position and received Rs.12,000 Cash Award with Trophy.Sardar Farooq Khan Saldera, Chief of Salderahonoured the Award Ceremony as a Chief Guestaccompanied by    Mr. Muzamil Qurashi, CEO, Taha Ibrahim Taxtile Mill, Ahmed Ali Rajpoot, Secretary, Sindh Olympic Association, Chairman Organizing Committee – Abbass Khas Saldera &The CEO of Royal Rodale expressed their support to promotion of this sport. The STBA Management Team, Mr Aleem Agha President and Romis Ali– Founder General Secretary welcomed the worthy Guests. The Chief Guest distributed Cash Awards & Trophies to winning participants. Mr. Aleem Agha concluded the ceremony by giving a note of thank to the participants, honorable guests and media for their dedicated support which resulted in the success of the event.Sardar Farooq Khan Saldera, Chief of Salderaaccompanied by    Mr. Muzamil Qurashi, CEO, Taha Ibrahim Taxtile Mill while talking to media, during honouring the 3rd Saldera Open All Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Championship 2016 as Chief Guest stated”“It is encouraging and surprising that we have the Bowling skills of international standards in our youth and the event conducted and witnessed by me is an evidence to the fact. I am quite impressed from STBA Officials and appreciate their way to promote the youth talent and their promotion.”At the end he expressed his feelings and said I can see bright future of sport, while seeing the dedication and devotion of STBA Officials.While talking to Media, Romis Ali, Founder General Secretary of STBA said “Federation is taking serious steps to promote bowling in Pakistan.  Time is not far away when we will truly enlighten the name of our country across the world. He said Government should take keen interest to promote bowling in Pakistan and come forward to establish Bowling Alleys in every Province Capital of Pakistan. 

CPHGC honoured for CSR work in Balochistan

CPHGC CSR Award

Karachi(Cliff News)China Power Hub Generation Company (Pvt.) Ltd was recognized for its outstanding commitment to local communities in Hub, Lasbella, Balochistan through sustainable CSR initiatives, at the recently held 12th CSR Summit 2020, in Islamabad. Honourable Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, on Climate Change, Ms. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Mr. Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, graced the occasion.The following Awards were received on behalf of CPHGC by Ms. Ambreen Shah, Vice President Legal & Corporate Affairs, Mr. Yin Jiangang, Head of Human Resources and Mr. Feng Xiaobin, Senior Manager, Administration, respectively:

  1. Community Development & Services (Floating Fishermen-Jetty at Allana Goth)
  2. Education (TCF School and Apprentices from Lasbella)
  3. Fund Raising & Disaster Management (Lasbella Flood Relief).

Speaking at the occasion, Ms. Ambreen Shah, Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs reiterated CPHGC’s commitment to the local communities. She said that despite CPHGC being a young company as we recently went into commercial operations in August 2019, we have been doing CSR Projects from the first year we started the Plant construction and did as much as possible even though the Company was not in commercial operations and not earning. We believe that one should not wait for the perfect moment but do whatever is possible at all stages.CSR and environment protection are both important to CPHGC. We came up with our community projects as per our assessment of what is required in that area based on our interactions with locals and the local Authorities.We respect diversity and equality. We have Chinese, Pakistanis and a sizable number of women employees in our Company. Like Chairman Mao said, “Women hold up half the sky.” This is true and we ensure recruitments only on merit and competence and not on gender or nationality basis.CPHGC has an active CSR program. Since 2016 the company has spent PKR 124 million on various sustainable CSR initiatives. These include the Floating Fishermen-Jetty at Allana Goth; the Clean Hub City program; training of local students and provided them with employment at the Plant; providing relief supplies to the flood affected people of District Lasbella and a school with The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF) in Gaddani area of Lasbella.

About CPHGC

China Power Hub Generation Company (Pvt.) Ltd. is a 1320 MW power plant located in Hub, Lasbella in the province of Balochistan. A project of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor it will produce 9 billion kWh of electricity the national grid every year meeting electricity needs of approximately 4 million households in the country.

Teacher’s Literature Festival encourages the learning Pakistan needs

 

Photo Release Day-3 TLF - Teacher’s Literature Festival encourages the learning Pakistan needs (23 Jan,2020)Lahore(Cliff News)The 6th Teacher’s Literature Festival (TLF) was held at the Children’s Library Complex by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA). TLF, a tribute to International Education day 2020. With the attendance of over 2000 teachers, the festival was filled with excitement and eagerness to learn different ways of teaching and delivering material effectively during classes. TLF started in 2014 with the Board of Directors of CLF wanting to engage teachers in the process of loving literature as well. 70% of the teachers attending TLF were from primary classes of government schools travelling from all over Lahore.CLF Advisor of the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), Rumana Husain expressed her enthusiasm saying “We hope that teachers will take what they learn today and implement it to create a more inclusive and creative learning environment for our children.”“This is such a fruitful platform to train the teachers and encourage them to pass on the information, not only to students but other teachers and school management as well,” said the teachers attending from Government Islamia Higher Secondary School. Sessions from the day included; theater and learning by Atif Badar, how to make book launches more impactful by OUP, a source of learning for students by Khaled Anam, Sarwat Mohiuddin and Raheela Baqai, connecting nature to reading for ECE teachers, the art of bookmaking, how to do a CLF in your school by CLF/ITA team, sign language workshop, critical thinking: 3Cs by TCF, understanding language for literature by Fiona Robertson, Suno Kahani Kaho Kahani by Rumana Husain and OloTatolo, digital learning by Edkasa, Cinema Ghar;what films can do for our children’s learning, and Science Tunnel by Khawarizimi Science.Other resource persons from the day included; Dr Arfa Syeda Zehra, Sadia Sarmad, Akbar Zia, Batool Nasir, Bina Jawwad, Tooba Malik and Ayesha Kitchlew.CLF Advisor and CEO ITA Dr Baela Raza Jamil said, “TLF is a critical part of the social movement on reframing education and learning as well as creating content for meaningful education in Pakistan.”With the ending of such lively two days of the Children’s Literature Festival, the Teacher’s Literature Festival ensured an even more inspiring closing to the festivities of learning. With that, the CLF team leaves Lahore in hope of a change in thinking and systems of education with an emphasis on literature.

Huawei founder and CEO downplays the US ban at Davos 2020

Huawei Photo Release - Huawei Founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei

Karachi(Cliff News)Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei believes his company has withstood the challenges posed by a US entity list ban last year, emerging as a stronger organization and one committed to international cooperation. The CEO’s comments were made around a panel session held at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, which began on January 21 under the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”.Zhengfei said his company has “basically stood the challenges” posed by the current US administration, including being placed on an export black list and targeted on various fronts in recent months. “This year the US might further escalate their campaign against Huawei, but I feel the impact against Huawei would not be very significant,” he said. “I am confident we can survive future attacks.” Zhengfei added that Huawei has spent billions to prepare a “plan B,” which has allowed the company to survive the US entity ban. “This year in 2020, since we already gained experience from last year and we got a stronger team, I think we are more confident that we can survive even further attacks,” he added. The executive’s comments come at a time when Huawei leadership estimates that its global sales revenue will have topped USD122 billion in 2019, an increase of roughly 18% year-on-year.Speaking at Davos, the CEO also made note of his respect for American companies and championed international cooperation. “Huawei used to be an admirer of the US, we learned a lot from them. We hired dozens of American consulting firms to learn how to manage our business. The US should feel proud of [Huawei], they have the US management system exported and implemented. They should not be overly concerned about Huawei and our position in the world.”
Huawei was recently ranked fifth on the 2019 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard as one of the biggest investors in research and development worldwide.As a result of its R&D investment focus, Huawei has been able to leadthe development of 5G technologies globally, and more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

  Seeme Productions opens doors to offices in the UK and UAE

Seeme Productions opens doors to offices in the UK and UAE.

Karachi(Cliff News)One of the largest independent production houses in Pakistan, Seeme Productions, has expanded its business and creative services to the international market, now operating in the UK and UAE.This expansion comes intending to take this independent business venture to the next step portraying Pakistan on the production map worldwide and introduce Pakistani industry talent to the world. Seeme is now providing enhanced production facilities in the UK and UAE as part of its strategy to promote the production of global content, bringing work opportunities to Pakistan, and also providing the directors with the opportunity to deliver on the international market.Speaking about this new step, the CEO, Mr. Naveed Arshad, said, “Seeme has always been aspirational, and going international is a part of that aspiration. The UK and UAE market is flourishing, and this provides the perfect opportunity for us to create a customer base abroad as well. At the start of this new decade, we hope that we can continue to deliver the same high standard of quality and reliability we are known for in Pakistan and take our vision abroad.”Seeme’s step also opens doors for Pakistan to become a production hub, and to prove its mettle and potential in the international market. Seeme’s new premise will strengthen its operations and create an even more comprehensive business offering for the production specialists.

About Seeme:

Seeme Productions was the brain-child of Seemeen and Naveed Arshad. It started as a small production house with a core team of six individuals. Still, despite its humble beginnings, today, Seeme Production is ranked as one of the most highly esteemed companies in Pakistan. At See’Me, we believe in providing solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

Children’s agency remains at full swing at CLF Lahore

CLF Lahore Photo Release 2 (Day 2) - Children’s agency remains at full swing at CLF Lahore (Jan 22, 2020)

Lahore(Cliff News)After the two exhilarating days of literature celebrations of Lahore, the 64thChildren’s Literature Festival (CLF) wrapped up at Children’s Library Complex on Wednesday with children’s participation and agency being the most vibrant aspects of the fun-filled event.The two-day event organized by civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and sponsored by Oxford University Press (OUP) Pakistan, Open Society Foundations (OSF), Oxfam, British Council, Life Skills for Kids (LSK), Lahore Grammar School and Roots Millennium School.The co-hosts, sponsors and partners of CLF Lahore were also pleased to see such a great turnout in the event held in the capital. They all pledged to continue their efforts in improving the means and outcomes of learning for the children.On the second day, Amjad Islam Amjad visited CLF as a special guest and engaged with the kids on the importance of literature and creative writing. He also distributed his signature pens as a souvenir for young writers and encouraged all the aspirants to use the power of pen to change the world.Children’s agency remained at full swing at CLF Lahore 2020 as they were at the center of the two-day festivities at the Children’s Library Complex. The literature festival received a huge response from students, teachers and the general public as over 30,000 children attended the event. Schools from distant districts like Kasur, Faislabad, Gujrat and Sheikhupura also participated in the event.“This is not co-curricular activity but Children’s Literature Festival is Mainstream Curriculum,” said the Minister Food Punjab Sami Ullah Chaudhary, as he heard the young authors and read their writings. This was the best tribute to the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF). He further said that “CLF is indeed mainstream curriculum where reading, creativity, Science, Math, heritage, technology, theatre, music and movement is being promoted for making “Learning” happen. He said ‘when a child learns in this mode, she/he never forgets, the dots begin to connect – the truth begins to illuminate. This is an unforgettable and largest learning event for children that I have ever seen!”At least 80 sessions were held at CLF Lahore with over 125 resource persons and 36 partner institutions who were a part of the learning activities. Learning was at the heart of the two-day festival, CLF was packed with Augment reality sessions, robotics, pottery making from Harrapa, toy making, Science Fuse, Kitabgari, Alif Laila Book Bus activities, theatre workshops, open mic sessions, Cinema Ghar, Dastan-Goi, puppet shows, book launches, science activities, STEM workshops and experiments and exhibition, panel discussions, history of coins by State Bank of Pakistan and many more activities organized for the children. Child poets from Sanjan Nagar schools impressed the audience with an energetic Moshaira. Moreover, there were insightful and thought provoking panel discussions on topics concerning children’s literature, heritage and child rights.The second day’s morning session saw the main ground packed with children who were being entertained by non-verbal storytelling session through animations by Fauzia Minallah followed by sing-along session with Khaled Anam, a wonderful puppet show by Rafi Peer that was the main attraction of children and theater workshop by Atif Badar.Bano Qudsia room had several panel discussions in which one of the session was about Child Protection “Hamari Hifazat Kaun Karay Ga”. During the discussion CLF Ambassador, famous host and panelist of the session Juggun Kazim, ardently stressed on the rising concerns and alarming cases of child abuse and how we all need to knit together against it. There was a unanimous spirit of spreading maximum awareness and fighting this evil to make the society more amicable for our younger generation. CLF Advisor, Rumana Husain had wonderful session on history of Lahore and its heritage, creative writing and also she launched a book named “The Winged One”.The room titled Karwan-e-Iqbal had sessions through the day varying from storytelling to talks on Truck Art, Craft and Literature and innovative approaches to learn poetry. Suno Kahani Meri Zubaani was also there that was the main attraction to promote Urdu as a language alongside giving children valuable input on morals and ethics. Iqbal Shah from Shaman family of Kailsah joined CLF to narrate stories from the children’s literature from Kailaash.Faiz Ghar Auditorium had theater performances by Sanjan Nagar School, puppet show by Alif Laila, drum circle, theater performances by kids, theater competition by Khaled Anam. The CLF also gave special tribute to Fehmida Riaz, the poet-author who had been associated with CLF since its inception in 2011 and wrote many beautiful books for children. While in Waris Shah ki Baithak OUP had a full-day activity on the art of bookmaking.In other spaces CLF was packed with Augment reality sessions, robotics, pottery making from Harrapa, toy making, Science Fuse, Kitabgari and Alif Laila Book Bus activities.ITA CEO and CLF founder Baela Raza Jamil expressed great delight over the successful event. She said that it is very encouraging to see all these young faces excited to broaden their knowledge. “This is a dream come true that we have managed two amazing days in Lahore. We encourage and celebrate the joy of literacy and welcome anyone with an interest in children’s literature to join us. The festival went really well and I am thankful to all of the sponsors and partners for their support and love,” she added.With the success of 64th CLF held in Lahore, it has become the largest social movement for children’s learning in Pakistan. Through these interesting and interactive activities, CLF Lahore promoted the ideas of multilingualism, girls’ education, children’s literature, multiculturalism, diversity, sustainable lifestyles, tolerance, and gender equality, among others. Having a nationwide footprint with a reach of over 1.4 million children, CLFs continue to promote a culture of learning, focusing on creativity, imagination and multi-sensory stimulation, and not just on school textbooks, tests and examinations.

Hamid Ismail Foundation organised Tape Ball Cricket Tournament

Presenting awards to the winners and runner up of Tape Ball Tournament

Karachi(Cliff News)The closing ceremony of the Tape Ball Cricket Tournament presented by Hamid Ismail Foundation (HIF) took place on Saturday at the Annu Bhai Park in Nazimabad, Karachi. The ceremony included an award distribution to the winning teams and a musical performance by a renown music artist, AsimAzhar.Many notable personalities attended the ceremony including Mr. Hamid M. Ismail, Founder of HIF,Dr. Farooq Sattar, Head of MQM Organization Restoration Committee; and Firdous Shameem Naqvi, Member National Assembly.The Tape Ball Tournament had commenced on November 30, 2019 and welcomed 48 teams from all over the city. The winner and runners-up of the tournament were awarded prizes worth Rs. 100,000. The aim of this initiative was to engage the youth of Pakistan in healthy sports activities and to provide them with a platform to display their talent.Hamid Ismail Foundation is a non-profit organization which was founded by Mr. Hamid Ismail. The aim of the foundation is to work towards quality education, environmental sustainability, healthy entertainment opportunities, and women empowerment. HIF has been actively involved in organizing activities and implementing projects that reflect their values.

CPEC first phase completed while second is underway:Chinese Envoy

chinese cg welcome dinner

Karachi(Cliff News)Newly appointed Consul General of People’s Republic of China Li Bijian, has said that China-Pakistan enjoy long history of bilateral relations. Talking to media at the welcome dinner hosted in his honour by the management of Avari Group of Hotels at Beach Luxury Hotel, The dinner was largely attended by diplomats, businessmen, industrialists, journalists and elite of City.Mr. Li Bijian said that Work on the first phase of the CPEC has been completed while the second phase is underway and the people of both countries will get benefit after the completion of the project.Li Bijian found the people of Karachi very friendly and loving, as he looks forward to further strengthen the relations of two neighbouring friendly countries as both hold a similar stance on important issues. To a question, he said that enhancing the bilateral trade and investments would be his prime focus during his assignment.He further said that Pakistan is the Seventh country where he gets the opportunity to work and after full completion of coal-fired power plant by China in Thar interior of Sindh the load shedding of power will be overcome.Mr. Azeem Qureshi, Corporate Director Sales Avari Group of Hotels said that after the completion of CPEC project the tourism can enjoy the maximum traditional food festivals.