Karachi(Cliff News)Umair Jaswal attended the first-ever Pakistan International Screen Awards 2020 at the Coca-Cola Arena located in City Walk, Dubai. The star performer had the audience fascinated as he rocked the whole show through and through.The show started with an incredible upbeat track, just to get the audience going. Umair came out wearing ripped jeans paired with a t-shirt, sunglasses and an epic statement jacket with an electric guitar. We got old king of rock n roll, ‘Elvis Presley’, vibes. His powerful voice took over the whole theatre. The screens switched turning up the entertainment in full swing. The performance was more than just a mini-concert, it was a whole experience. Jaswal’s performance truly embodied the Rockstar demeanor; he jumped around all over the stage and sang closer to the front row for audience engagement.The main focal point of the performance was of course, Jaswal himself singing several different tracks including his goose bump inducing song ‘Chal Raha hoon’, leaving the audience awe-struck and having the crowd cheering all around. The performance was truly a sight to see, however, his voice was unmatched, reaching every note on point. Finally, the cherry on top of the whole show was that the Rockstar won the PISA 2020 award for ‘Best Song’ for his original track ‘Chal Raha Hoon’, a well-deserved win, we couldn’t think of anyone more worthy of the award, as he had made a huge effort to bring the song to life.Apart from the show, Umair Jaswal has multiple projects in pipeline, details of which will be disclosed at a later date.
Karachi(Cliff News)A press conference was held here today at Karachi Press Club to launch a campaign against child abuse initiated by actor/producer Angeline Malik to help create awareness against this evil in our society. The event was marked by the screening of promos in Urdu and English of a short film produced by Malik, on the subject.Video shout-outs by various celebrities who spoke against the cause and also offered solutions to tackle the problem were also shown at the conference. Among those who had recorded their messages were Ushna Shah, Hina Bayat, Saman Ansari, Samina Ahmed, Bushra Ansari, Ahmed Ali Butt, Alyy Khan, Sarwat Gillani, Samiya Mumtaz, Rasikh Ismail, Salma Hasan, Suzain Fatima and Nida Yasir. A number of celebrities were also present in person to raise their voices against this issue and to show solidarity for the cause. Among notable attendees and those who spoke on the occasion other than Malik were Samina Ahmed, Bushra Ansari, Zeba Bakhtiar, Ally Khan, Faraz Khan (Advisory board member of Muhafiz) and Mehnaz Rehman (Auraat Foundation), who strongly advocated that it was everyone’s responsibility to stop child abuse.Child abuse is one of the most ignored issues in Pakistan despite its crippling effects. The number of reported cases has been increasing annually which is why there is a dire need to take on this issue at a national level, and come up with workable solutions.
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.
Oslo(Cliff News)IPPA (International Pakistan Prestige Awards) one of the biggest star-studded Pakistani events taking place internationally for the third time was held here at Oslo, Norway, X-Meeting Point.The award ceremony was well-attended by stars, government officials, media representatives and socialites. The star-studded affair not only brought the giants of the Pakistani entertainment industry under one roof but also served as a great platform to present a soft image of our country.The evening began by welcoming special guests at the star-studded Red Carpet hosted by Zara Fatima and Saim Ali followed by dinner for them. The show opened with the national anthems of both countries – Pakistan and Norway – followed by an AV presentation of the past two IPPA’s. Azfar Rehman and Sarwat Gilani called upon the founders of IPPA Ali Malik and Mukhtar Ahmed to give a speech, during which Aamir J Shiekh, chairman 14th August committee, and partner Hammad were also invited to speak, as was the minister of education.Shehroze Sabzwari and Sadaf Kanwal then took the stage for a powerful dance performance. Yasir Hussain and Moomal Sheikh were the next hosts. The first award they announced was for Best TV Presenter of the Year Viewer’s Choice, which was presented by Mr Zaaem (CEO Opras) & Hania Aamir and went to Yasir Hussain. Next award was for Best Debut female presented by Aima Baig and Mr Arfan CEO Desi Kitchen, which went to Amar Khan and was received by Adnan Siddiqui. Best Debut male presented by Sonia Mishal and Mr Kaiser Ali, CEO Proof Security went to Shayan Khan, while Best Designer of the Year Viewer’s choice, presented by Amy Bernard went to Nomi Ansari. Best Emerging Talent of the Year Viewer’s Choice presented by Sarah Shah of Xpressions & Asad Siddiqui went to Bisha Abbas while Best Model of the Year Viewer’s Choice was presented by Ali Malik and Sonia Mishal and went to Sadaf Kanwal.Next up was a hilarious comedy segment by Yasir Hussain and Adnan Siddiqui that had the audience in stitches.Hira and Mani then came in to host the next set of awards. The first of these was for Ippa Style Icon of the Year Viewer’s Choice which were presented by Nomi Ansari and Maya Ali and went out to Ayesha Omer and Azfer Rehman. IPPA Singer of the Year Viewers’ Choice was presented by Ms. Afshan Oslo parliamentarian Rafiq and Ahmed Ali Butt and went out to Aima Baig. IPPA Star of the Year female and male were presented by Maya Ali and were won by Hania Aamir and Ahsan Khan respectively.Next came a scintillating performance by Zara Noor Abbas brought by Bio Amla, whose amazing moves set the stage on fire.Sarwat Gilani then came to honour Zeba Bakhtiar, the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, and introduce the video presentation on her achievements.
The award was presented by Mr Sabir Godil (GM Marketing Bisconni Chocolatto) and Adnan Siddiqui.The next pair of hosts of the evening were Soniya Mishal and Saim. They announced the award for Best Supporting Actor TV Serial Viewers’ Choice and Best Director TV Serial Viewers’ Choice both of which were presented by Humayun Saeed and went out to Hira Mani and Ahson Talish respectively.Next up was an entertaining performance by Aima Baig, during whose performance stars like Maya Ali also joined in to shake a leg.To host the next segment Shehroze and Sonia Mishal took the stage. Best TV Serial Jury and Viewers’ Choice were presented by Shehzad Sheikh and Kubra Khan and went to Samina Humayun for Dil Maum Ka Diya, received by Humayun received on her behalf, and Suno Chanda, respectively. Best Actor Female TV Serial Jury and Best Actor Male TV Serial Jury were presented by Ayesha Omer and went to Iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed respectively. Best Actor Female TV serial Viewers’ Choice presented by Mr Muhamad Ali (Head of Media The Brand Partnership) and Hania Aamir was received by Neelum Muneer while Best Actor Male TV serial Viewers’ Choice presented by Mr Mazar Jafre (Snr Media Manager The Brand Partnership) and Hania Aamir went to Adnan Siddiqui.After a laughter-filled comedy session by Ahmed Ali Butt in which he interacted with all the stars seated in the front row, the next host to take the stage was Sarwat Gilani. Best Director Film Viewers’ Choice award was presented by Moomal Sheikh and Yasir Husain and went out to Nadeem Baig, while Best Supporting Actor Film Viewers’ Choice was presented by Sadaf Kanwal and Shehroze to Ahmed Ali Butt, Best Film Jury went to Parwaaz Hai Junoon presented by Zara Noor Abbas. Best Film Viewers’ Choice was presented by Ms Shehla Asghar (brand Manager Bisconni Chocolatto) and Ahmed Ali Butt and went to Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2, received by Humayun Saeed.Ayesha Omer and Azfer Rehman stole the show with their amazing and charismatic performance which was followed by the last hosts of the evening, Ahmed Ali Butt and Yasir Husain announcing the final set of awards. Best Actor Female Film Jury and Best Actor Male Film Jury were presented by Fahim Burney and Sarwat Gilani and went to Kubra Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi respectively. Best Actor Female Film Viewers’ Choice and Best Actor Male Film Viewers’ choice awards were presented by Zeba Bakhtiar and Adnan Siddiqui and went to Maya Ali and Humayun Saeed respectively.All in all it was a successful event that concluded on a jubilant note with the audience glued to their seats right till the end, looking forward to more such international awards recognizing Pakistani talent.Like last year, the PR of IPPA Awards 2019 was handled by Starlinks PR & Events and the official media partner was HUM TV while Hello magazine was the magazine partner.IPPA is acclaimed to be the biggest independent international Pakistani Awards to be attended by top celebrities of Pakistan. The first two IPPA Awards events were organised in London, while this third edition took place in Norway.
Karachi(Cliff News)Pakistan’s most sought-after actress Zarnish Khan walks as showstopper for Munib Nawaz at Bridal Couture Week. This marks Khan’s first ever fashion week ramp walk.The versatile actress is currently working on four popular dramas Ishq Zahenaseeb, Jo Tu Chahey, Mohabbat Na Kariyo and Ye Dil Mera. For the bridal week, Khan walked on the third day, alongside her co-star Junaid Khan (from her mega drama serial Mohabbat Na Kariyo). The on-screen couple are already popular among the television viewing audience of Pakistan and recognized by their characters – Rabea (played by Zarnish) and Asad (played by Junaid). As showstopper, Zarnish Khan wore a jacquard saree with a white on white sherwani. This was part of Munib Nawaz’s 2019 wedding collection ‘November Reign’. For the look, styling was done by Arainda Noor and makeup by Nabila Salon.Commenting on the designer and showstopper duo, a notable publication remarks, “his immaculately designed sherwanis need no praise because we have already said enough but the jacquard paired with a white on white sherwani donned by Zarnish Khan just took everything to a whole new level. If I say that’s my favorite look from the whole BCW, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration.”Zarnish Khan is famously known for playing leading roles in various entertaining dramas over the years. Due to her outstanding performance in 2015, she was awarded the Best Soap actress by HUM Awards. The actress recently visited ‘Khel Ghar’ of Imkaan Welfare Organization to spread a plethora of smiles amidst children of Machar colony as well as recognize the great work the Welfare has been doing. During the visit she was joined by the founder of Imkaan Welfare Organization, Taheera Hasan.
Karachi(CliffNews)Musicianand producer, Kashan Admani is scheduled to launch season 1 of ‘Acoustic Station’ unplugged in the studio under the label of his production house Dream Station Productions. The first episode will be released on 11th December 2019.In an era of electronic music, the Dream Station Productions’ Acoustic Station is a web series aimed at reviving and providing Pakistani audience the experience of an acoustic ensemble recorded live in the studio. The unplugged series will feature established acts and also provide a platform for upcoming musicians to showcase their work. Acoustic Station will have a total of 14 episodes featuring renowned and budding musicians. The platform will primarily showcase original music with most arrangements inclining towards jazz and blues.Each session will be based on an unplugged format recorded in the studio. When asked about the concept behind Acoustic Station and what listeners can expect, the founder and CEO of Dream Station Productions, Kashan Admani comments, “the idea is to give the listener a quality recording of the acoustic instruments and sounds with interesting arrangements. Since Dream Station Productions is the only acoustically perfect studio facility in Pakistan, the quality of the recordings made are at par with any international standard recording space. The listeners will experience instruments they may have never heard before or paid attention to. The main concept behind creating this platform is to bridge the gap between our younger musicians who are often times picked up by smaller platforms and the more established musicians who are usually a part of the bigger platforms. I would like to extend my gratitude to the Pakistani music fraternity for supporting Acoustic Station.”The first season of Acoustic Station comprises of 14 episodes which will be released on every Wednesday on Dream Station Productions’ Youtube channel. Details of participating artists will be revealed at a later date.
ABOUT DREAM STATION PRODUCTIONS
Launched in 2005, Dream Station Productions is the brain child of musician and producer Kashan Admani. Providing exceptional aesthetics, acoustic engineering and sound design from international consultants makes Dream Station Productions at par with some of the best international recording facilities. The studio is also widely recognized as a platform supporting new talent entering the music industry.