Sportsman in Pakistan always facing lack of support and facilities:Shahzad Baig

Interview : Syed Qalbe Muhammad



Sportsman in Pakistan always facing lack of support and facilities.The nation has lot of talented players but unfortunately they can’t grow well due to weak finicinal support from the family and the negative thinking of the society.The problem in over populated nation is no one give attention to the sports culture in this society.Even though there are few people in rural areas. They support sports and their players from his own finance.Shahzad Baig is one them who is leading sports organizer in Badin and I caught them during my recent visit to Tharparkar.He was born on 30th Dec 1961 started his basic education at Model School Badin.Shahzad was represented Peshawar Board Volleyball team from Kohat Degree College.His father Late Anwar Baig worked at Pakistan Air Force.He was started to organize sports from 1997-98 and also represent Badin at District level.



Shahzad Baig said that people here in Badin taking interest in sports and also crowd are gather here.There is a lot of talented players in our district but we don’t have any access to show our abilities.If some players are given proper chance they don’t get any response on national level.Backward area are always neglected.We need to organize special camp here to find out the talent.We always work on self finance.Special Cricket, Hockey, Football tournaments need to organize in the small cities.We just want PCB,PSB,POA to give some time here and pick few talented and deserving players from interior Sindh so interest will develop and Pakistan will get quality of stars.There is also need to organize coaching course and in the off time if provincial government allow to give some space to groom the talent.The major problem here that we don’t have hospital facility here if some player is injured during the match I personally support his medical expenses.All sports goods we bring from Karachi.Provisional govt try to improve life facility here so sports will improve.Former first class cricketer Sajid Abbasi,Syed Moinuddin,Nadeem Yousuf and Zulfiqar Haider comes here to boost up the moral of our players.Former Captain Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi comes here as a cheif guest.I personally make a table tennis club and few players are coming for pratice.My only aim to give quality of stars to our country which is the big demand of the time.




Emil Wyss brings love and prosperity to people’s of Pakistan

Karachi(Cliff News)Mr. Emil Wyss, who was the Consul General of Switzerland in Karachi from 2014-16, recently was in the metropolis and Hyderabad on a twelve days private visit!“Just before leaving Karachi after my diplomatic assignment ended, my wife and I committed to revisit this beautiful country every year around the 14th of August. I’m very happy that I could come this year to celebrate the Pakistani
Independence Day with friends and to meet with some local charities, and
NGOs to further promote their cause to serve the less privileged” said Mr.
Wyss who arrived in Karachi on August 07.During this visit the Swiss national, who excitedly boasts that his heart is half-Pakistani, paid visits to Karachi Vocational Training Centre for intellectually challenged children, Bint-e-Fatima Old Home Trust for aged / single women,Al-Umeed Rehabilitation Association (AURA) for cerebral palsy children, Deaf Reach School for aurally impaired, Alamgir Welfare Trust where he inaugurated the Trust’s state-of-the art computer institute for the less
privileged students in Korangi area.
Mr. Wyss also visited Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre where he paid homage
to the founder, Late Sister Ruth Pfau. He attended an impressive investiture
ceremony and Independence Day celebrations organized by Saifiyah Girls
School run by the Bohra community in the old Karachi City precinct. He also
granted wishes of terminally ill kids during his visit to Make-a-Wish
Foundation Pakistan.Despite heavy rains over past week-end, the former Swiss diplomat, went out
and about on his mission to visit Friends of Burns Centre at the Civil Hospital(now Dr. Ruth K. M. Pfau Hospital), Brenton Carey Hostel for orphan and single-parents girls students, the Edhi Foundation, IBTIDA Drug Rehabilitation Centre, and Dar-ul-Sukun home for the abandoned children with special
abilities.Dressed in a half-starched traditional Pakistani shalwar kameez, with waistcoat, and sandals, Mr. Wyss made sure to attend the official flag hoisting ceremony at the Mazar-e-Quaid on the morning of August 14. Following which, he visited Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation where he donated blood for thalassemia major children. Later that day, he visited Markaz-e-Umeed to participate in the Independence Day celebrations and enjoyed BBQ dinner with the elderly at Vcare Social Welfare Society in the metropolis’ North Nazimabad area.While he was in Hyderabad, the expat met with students of Government Boys Public School from Kotri’s Dhani Bux Village, visited Neuro Medical Centre,attended Eid and Independence Day celebrations organized by the Rotaract
Club of Hyderabad Galaxy, and showed keen interest in the artworks made by
students during his trip to the Mehran University’s Centre of Excellence in Arts
and Design in Jamshoro.On the second last day of his tour de Karachi, Mr. Wyss visited the offices of HANDS Pakistan, went to meet students at the Anjuman-e-Behbood Samat-e-Atfal (ABSA) School and College. He also participated in a special event arranged by Dawood Global Foundation for its Educate-a-Girl program.In the vicinity of Landhi, he visited Drug Free Pakistan Foundation. Mr. Wyss also made a stop at one of Pakistan’s first ever vocational education institute,Pak-Swiss Training Centre, and spent one afternoon with the especially-able children at the Umeedgah Rehabilitation Welfare Trust.
Few hours before returning back, Mr. Wyss did not miss the Commissioner
Karachi’s City Parade. Talking to senior journalists, and media representatives
at a local hotel he shared details of the tour, cherished the world-famous
Pakistani hospitality, and expressed his interest to revisit Pakistan, soon, with
his wife – Arie.


Hidden heroes and living legends

Written by:Syed Qalbe Muhammad


There is a lot of legends and heroes in this world.Everyone have their own choice to select his ideal personality but there is a legend behind the legend.The real heroes are always behind and they are always aiming to support the future talent.Currently there is a lot of hidden heroes and living legends who are currently support his country despite of economic,water, environmental, education and sports crisis in the country.There is a long list of those people who never care what he gets from Pakistan but their life aim is to deliver his services for his Homeland weather they belong for any feild.I wrote this article to support his services and work for better future of upcoming generation.This is difficult for me to make a sequence of those persons I just write randomly without any protocol because all these dignities are the same.If we talk about the seniority so I select the name of former station director of Pakistan Mr.Yawar Medhi his honest services never forget for the better of this country.He gave lots of legends to Pakistan film,drama,radio and tv industry.Indiplomatic affairs we never neglected the honest services of former consulate Syed Abul Hassan Naqvi in different countries.He was also the executive secretary of SARAC and I personally witnessed that he always work on merit.One of his working partner and family friend Late Barkat Ali Khan also play their role for betterment of Pakistan across the globe and always work for the benefit of country.All these persons families still serving for Pakistan from abroad and present the soft image of his Homeland which are highly remarkable services.One of my good friend and National record holder Nadeem Yousuf despite of ignorance that he never selected for Pakistan cricket team still serving and searching the real talent for his country.He promoted the deserving players all over Pakistan and still representing his country in the age of 63.All of his friends and former cricketers Sajid Abbasi,Shahid Wadood still working in remote areas like tharparkar,badin and some other districts to provided the basic facilities of needy people.Former cricketer Naseer Pasha remain available to help to Pakistani sports persons to groom and Polish the upcoming talent while country is suffering for the shortage of sports stars.Dr.S M Tahir former first class cricketer also affiliated with same services.His main root cause is to provide the best brain for his country with great sportsmanship.To create soft image of Pakistan President International Friends Forum Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan organized different culture and sports activities on the platform of Cliff and always in contact with diplomats,consulates and different international bodies for make country economic future bright.Omer Siddiq Bhai also talk and think about Pakistan when I meet him in dubai despite of his health issues he worried about the country.Engr.Kashif Hafeez who is affiliated with three national institutions and sports he was donated his whole life for betterment of sports, education and technical reforms in the country.The main purpose of wrote this article not to only say thanks to all these Noble personalities also trying to give a message to present and future generations to make role model of these unfame personalities and keep trying to make green flag higher as much as you can.May Allah bless Pakistan forever.Ameen

Pakistan Zaindabad


International Fashion Designer Almas Hamirani opened her outlet in Pakistan


Karachi(Cliff News)International Fashion Designer Almas Hamirani opened her first outlet in Pakistan at Khalid Bin Waleed Road Karachi.The purposes of this launched is to focus the middle class of country to buy their favorite designs said the owner of outlet Almas Hamirani.She added I always worked for foregin customers and overseas Pakistani specially in USA but my aim is to open the outlet for my country people and today I achieve my goal.There is a lot of variety of fabrics like chiffon,silk,cotton,linen,velvet and others types are avaliable here for a affordable price.The colour is eye catching and it’s suitable for all seasons this is depend on your choice.


Chef Farah was the Cheif Guest of the opening ceremony of Almas Hamirani outlet.She said that it’s a honour for me to inaugurate such kind of ladies outfit outlet.Almas work is very famous across the globle and I am very much glad that the ladies of Karachi are now able to wear their own choice of brands in normal range.Almas work for women of all ages you must need to once the visit of her store.The other very good thing is here that Daraksha opened beauty salon so ladies can fullfil all her demands here under one Roof.Cosmetologist Dr.Farah Naz also give you beauty advice.People from different walk of life are largely visited the fashion store of Almas Hamirani.On the Occassion Capt.Tarana Saleem,Gulzar Firoz,Sana Noor,Afshan Rashid,Shakeel Ahmed Dingra and others important diginitries are also present.


Cliff Pakistan Sports Club won Aftab Munshi Memorial Football Match


Karachi(Cliff News)A tingling sensational and exciting night  football match was played at Abdul Khaliq Afghani Stadium Karachi between Cliff Pakistan Sports Club and Companion Friends FC. Both teams showed their professional skill all spectators enjoyed the match from its start. First of all Companion Friend FC got lead in 16 min when Qambar scored 1st goal of the match later after 2 min Faizan of Cliff Pakistan Sports Club scored a goal on the pass of Osama Jameel and dismissed the lead of Companion Friend FC which remained till the end of 1st half of the match.2nd Half of the match started with continuous attack on both sides. At last Anus Shahid of Cliff Pakistan Sports Club scored the 2nd goal on penalty kick.In this way Cliff Pakistan Sports Club won Aftab Munshi Memorial Football Match by 2-1. Cheif Guest CEO ZM Traders Iftikhar Munir  awarded winning trophy to Captain of winning team Syed Qalbe Muhammad and runner ups skipper Syed Mohammad Salman.


He also encouraged  the efforts of Cliff Pakistan for  promoting of Sports,Culture,Literary and other  healthy activities in Society.Iftikhar Munir also announced to organise Aftab Munshi Memorial Match every year.On the Occasion President Cliff Pakistan Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan & V.P Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider highlighted the activities of Cliff Pakistan and stressed the need to promote such activities inside and outside Pakistan to present soft image of country. Moreover, On this occasion Prof.Khawaja Saeeduddin,Khalid Hassan,Sajid Abbasi,Raizuddin,Shahid Ali Khan,Iqra Fatima,Syed Junaid Muzaffar Zaidi,Syed Dildar Ali Naqvi,Shah Hussain Shah and other dignitaries were also present to grace the occasion.Faisal Anwar and Irshad Subhan were match referee.


Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider has been appointed as Vice President of CLIFF Pakistan


President Cliff Pakistan Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan presents traditional Ajrak to Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider.On the Occassion Engr.Syed Mehfooz ul Haq, Nawab M Hussain, Ms. Mehreen Ilahi, Syed Shamir Bayabani, Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider,Mirza Iftikhar Baig, Shahzad Jafri,Syed Dildar Ali Naqvi,Syed Qalbe Muhammad are also present.

Karachi(CliffNews)Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider has been appointed as Vice President of CLIFFPakistan with the approval of Executive Committee of CLIFF.We are continuously playing our role for promotion of Cultural activities not only in Pakistan but also around the world, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Khan said while addressing to Annual General Meeting of CLIFF Pakistan.On this occasion, President CulturalLiterary International Friends Forum (Cliff Pakistan) Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Khan stressed the need for continuous efforts for promotion of cultural and literary activities despite critical political instability and worst economic situation in the country. He added, nowadays cultural and literary activities are very helpful for promotion of business cycleglobally. On this memorable occasion Engr.Syed Mehfooz ul Haq, Nawab M Hussain, Ms. Mehreen Elahi, Syed Shamir Bayabani, Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider,Mirza Iftikhar Baig, Shahzad Jafri,Syed Dildar Ali Naqvi,Syed Qalbe Muhammad and other well known personalities from all walks of life were present. President CLIFF Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Khan further added, it is the need of the hour that Government and Private sector should join hands together for working and promotion of Cultural,literary and educational activities countrywide.Mujeeb- ur-Rehman Khan also welcomed Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider as a Vice President of Cliff and expressed his deep and warm gratitude to Engr. Syed Jahangeer on his appointment as VP of CLIFF. He said we all feel proud on inclusion of atrue art lover, artistic and literary person like Engr.Jahangeer Haider in CLIFF as his addition in CLIFF as Vice President will be helpful to boost up the activities of CLIFF for presenting the soft image of Pakistan around the world. May Almighty Allah shower His blessing on Engr. Syed Jahangeer forever.

The Winter comes with Festive Mood in second leg of Pakistan Fashion Week 2018

Written by:Kaukab Jahan


The year is closing to the end. And the people concerned with style and fashion look eagerly what to wear in these last months of year, where they have to attend too many weddings, winter balls and new year eves . In Karachi recently, the ace designers of Pakistan has set the style statement of this winter and festive season for the cautious ones in a three day glitterati event of Fashion Pakistan Week Festive 2018. Here is a brief detail of what each of them presented on ramp.



The FPW opened with Tena Durrani’ ‘RaraAvis’, which means ‘a rare bird’. She claims her collection is a salute to the progressive woman of today who is respectful of her heritage and embraces the future. Her collection mostly was of solid colours with heavy embroidery, in decade old styles of cut work and appliques. The outfits were as usual ghararas, lehngas with kurtis and frocks. The choice of colours was also derived from 80s and 90s wedding and bridal dresses like dull red, green, and beige.


Huma Adnan’ came with her signature style with ‘Tales of Dehradun’ takes its inspiration from the city of Dehradun, her ancestral town. Emphasizing more on cuts and less on detailing her outfits were in dull reds, white, off white raw silk and jamawars and banarsi with prominent motifs and borders. She kept it classy and modern this time too by accompanying the lehngaes with backless and strapped blouses. The Adnan’s introduces their daughter Parisheh Adnan who came with her show stoppers beautiful Sarah Khan and Noor Khan both wearing heavily embroidered bridal joras.


Rivaaj’ by Lajwanti represented its collection ‘Rivaaj’ for the timeless bride and groom as seen at FPW Festive season 2018. Their colours mostly comprised of pastels of green, blue and pink silk fabrics designed in lehngas and sharlwar kamees with heavy work of gold and silver dabka and zari.

Rich, traditional craftmanship were seen at Zainab Chottani’s latest show ‘Khwab’ on first fay of FPW. It was a showcase inspired by the past Victorian era with an eastern subcontinent royal vintage aura. She presented typical eastern work with a tinge of western feel like long maxis in heavy embroidery of resham, zari and sequence in cut works. Her showstopper was mommy to be super model MehreenSyed who set an example of grace and power at the ramp in a black georgette gown with beautiful white silk embroidery.

Aamna Aqeel showcases her latest collection ‘Dazzling Dames’ that represented elegance, sophistication and confidence all in one. She was the only one that night who came with her western cuts like pants, bell bottoms, skirts, dresses and gowns in raw silk with gold embroidery on necks making them a perfect example of east meets west. Beautiful Kubra Khan graced the red carpet for her in a black crisp mxi with gold embellishment on neckline.


The Pink Tree Company showcased their latest collection ‘Gulabi Gang’ with a prologue walk of renowned feminist Sheema Kirmani in a pink banarsi sari. The collection inspired from the GulaabiGang group that emerged in India, as a response to domestic violence against women, was comprised of all shades of pink. Each outfit designed exclusively in all kinds of eastern cuts like gharara, sharara, lehngas, shalwar kameez and sari with embellishment of trademark Pink Tree gota kinari, the presentation was more of a symbolic than commercial.

The last of the night was dramatic silhouettes of HSY’s ‘Elements’. The perfect body fitted cuts in warm colours of winter were really had an aura of finale of the night. The collection had wow factor not only for men but for ladies as well when three hot sensations of showbiz Bilal Ashraf, Juanid Khan and Shahzad Noor sizzled the ramp in white, grey and blue tuxedos. ‘Elements’ was truly a stylish expression of creativity.



Wardha Saleem opened the show on 2nd day of Fashion Pakistan Week with ‘Chand Bala’ an explosion of rich colours and big motifs of vibrant embroidery of gota kinari. She didn’t left behind her love of birds and designed her ensembles with peacocks to fit into the theme of wedding and festivals. Her second line was traditional work of dubka and zari on more of pastels and subtle colours. Wardha Saleem’s showstoppers were actors Azfar Rehman & Sohai Ali Abro, alongside singing sensation Mai Dhaiand fitness guru Mantaha.

Sara Rohale (SRA) came with ‘Fleur de Lis’. Her collection was a blend of eastern and western regal attires in mix of pastel pinks and beige with silvers and gold hand work. Comprising from bridal gowns to formal trouser shirts, her work was too much embroidery, blending in the fabric giving it a new tone. Sara chose Ayeza Khan her showstopper attires in gold and silver flowing gown.

Deepak and Fahad presented their collection ‘Zartaab’ comprising of sherwanis, waistcoats and kurta pajamasin beige, gold and black jamawars and handwoven cloths with a multitude of embroidery techniques, hand embellishments, fabric treatments.

Maheen Karim s latest collection on ‘Lueur de Luxe’ showcased her formal gowns for the festive season of winter bursting in fresh shocking pinks and oranges with amalgamation of black. A perfect match for cold winter parties and functions, it was also treat to watch! Alyzeh Gabol sets the ramp on fire as Maheen’s showstopper in a sleek black dress with 3D embellishments!


Bringing old charm of past into glitterati, Ranos Heirlooms’s collection was comprised of solid red blue and yellow and classic pastels made a statement in this festive season as different! Detailed hand embroidery, in classic karchobiwork, her presentation was much appreciated on ramp as well.

Shahmeer Ansari of ‘Sastre Culture’ debut his latest collection ‘Beyond Generations’, at this Fashion Pakistan Week, showcases the different phases in the journey of a man. Sharp tailoring and clean lines, Beyond Generations showcases bespoke that caters to men who want to leave a mark wherever they go.


Maheen Khan closed the second day of Fashion Pakistan Week with her collection ‘Raw’! An ensemble of delicate embroideries and contemporary cuts on crisp and elegant raw silks and tissues! Astonishing gowns, dresses, pants, tops and even ghararas and shararas in slid colours like red, blue, yellow, green, chocolate brown, beige and black were felt as a refreshing display after watching of too much wedding outfits. Beautiful Hareem Farooq came as show stopper in crispy bright red attire for this legendary designer.


The day three of fashion Pakistan Week Festive 2018 was a solo bridal show by veteran Daapak Perwani, who celebrated 24 years of the brand with a jaw dropping collection ‘Madhaniya’!


The show started with a bang by shadow dance as an opening performance which followed by the who is who of our modelling world like Areeba Habi, SabikaImam, Fauzia Aman, Misbah Mimraz, and Safaf Kanwal in ensemled comprising sleek suits, flowy dresses, shimmery kaftan-style outfit, and lehngas and cholisperfect for all wedding functions from mehndi to shaadi event.

One can never go wrong with a gold ensemble for wedding occasions! The colour theme of Deepak’s new collection was mainly the shimmery gold complementing with traditional hues of classic red, pink, green and cream!

No one does menswear like Deepak Perwani! He presented an exquisite range of quintessential kurtas, pyjamas, waist coats and sherwanis.


Deepak Perwani closes his spectacular show alongside his models and showstoppers Mehwish Hayat, SarwatGillani and Adnan Siddiqui! Sarwat Gillanisets the ramp on fire in hand worked top and bell bottoms and beautiful MahwishHayat who looked ever so regal and ethnic in a head-turning golden bridal ensemble. The handsome Adnan Siddiquistole the hearts in beige sherwani with black and red shawl.