Packages Mall hosts Pakistan biggest shopping festival

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Lahore(Cliff News)Packages Mall celebrates its biggest annual festival of the year – Packages Mall Shopping Festival 2019 (#PSF19). The month-long festival commenced on 30th November 2019 and went on till 28th December 2019. Along with the festival, Packages Mall also officially launched the Packages Mall magazine and app (available on iOS and Android) on 27th December 2019.Packages Mall Shopping Festival featured LIVE concerts by the iconic singers Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on 21st December and Ali Sethi on 27th December. This was the first time a Pakistani mall had hosted a concert on a big scale. Several other performances also conducted by the mall include a Michael Jackson dance, Robotics dance, Joker dance, band performance, glitter performance, LIVE mannequin and instrumental performances.The winter shopping festival offered customers exciting discounts and the opportunity to enter lucky draws after shopping for more than PKR 10,000/-.  Hosted by the actor, comedian and singer Ahmed Ali Butt, the daily and grand lucky draw gave participants the opportunity to win television sets, motorbikes, cameras, home theatres, cell phones, tablets, play stations and a BMW X-1.Currently Packages Mall is working on more exciting projects, details of which will be disclosed at a later date.

ABOUT PACKAGES MALL

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.

 

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Honda Power Product introduce a dodgeball event at Hyderabad

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

ABOUT PACKAGES MALL

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.

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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, bestsongs.pk, Apna channel and Jalwa. Yayvo tickets was the tickets partner while PR was done by Starlinks PR & Events.