Super Bus Launch Party:A little sneak peek

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Did you hear about Super Bus? If not, then let us break it down to you today. Recently, there was a grand launch party at the Pavilion End Club that unveiled the majestic Super Bus to the people.

As we all know, recreational activities are on the low in Karachi. There aren’t a lot of quality entertainment arenas and theme parks for the locals to visit and take their families out for some fun time.

There are some few quality entertainment arenas like Super Space, Aladin Amusement Park, Askari Park and Pavilion End Club, but most of the fun seekers find these places far to visit. But don’t worry; Super Bus is here to turn things around!

What happened at the launch party?

We attended the launch party and it was awesome and even that is an understatement. There was loads of cool stuff to do at the launch party. First things first, there were very familiar faces from the world of stars and celebrities. There was Shamoon Abbasi at the scene along with the fabulous Sherry Shah. On top of that, there were comedic legends of Pakistan such as Shafaat Ali and Saleem Afridi present at the event attracting the crowds towards themselves like a magnet.

But wait, the biggest attraction was Super Bus in the launch party at Pavilion End Club. Loads of bloggers/vloggers and celebrities enjoyed the cool activities inside of Super Bus. Not only that, to take things up a notch, there were also Super Space rides for the attendees to enjoy. The event was fantastic to say the least.

What’s Inside of Super Bus

Super Bus was made by A.A Joyland; founders of Super Space, Pavilion End Club and Aladin Amusement; park to bring the entertainment experience on the go. If you’re someone looking for theme parks or amusement parks but can’t seem to drive to the distance or simply cant find the schedule to make time out for these activities then don’t worry Super Bus is here to the rescue.

Super Bus comes with three amazing activities. These three games and activities are:

VR Games

In VR Games, you put your headset on and dive into a whole new immersive gaming experience where you can feel and interact with the environment. It’s the same high quality VR games that you love from Pavilion end Club and Super Space.

Laser Maze

Laser Maze game, as also found inside of Super Space, is a puzzle game where the players have to make it to the other end of the bus without hitting the lasers. If they successfully do it, they win the game. Sounds awesome, right?

Karaoke Booth

In Super Bus Karaoke Booth, you grab a microphone and sing along to the lyrics appearing on the screen as inspired by the Karaoke set-up inside of Pavilion End Club. It’s spectacular to the core.

Where you can find fun on wheels?

Currently, Super Bus is at Pavilion End Club. As mentioned above, Super Bus is able to move anywhere in Karachi and take fun no matter where you are outside of Pavilion End Club. Super Bus is primarily for School, University and Corporate bookings, so people who are stuck in a busy schedule can make time and have some quality time.

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IPPA Awards all set to take Oslo by Strom

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Oslo(Cliff News)IPPA (International Pakistan Prestige Awards), the biggest independent, star-studded Pakistani event taking place internationally, is all set for its third outing, this time in Norway, after two successful stints in the UK. The awards ceremony will be held at X Meeting Point, Oslo, Norway on December 7 and it is expected that the Pakistani diaspora will be in attendance as never before.The first IPPA happened in 2017, celebrating 70 years of Pakistan, and since then there has been no looking back. With our media and showbiz industry supporting the Awards in great numbers in the past, this year too it is expected that many celebrities will be representing Pakistan and presenting a soft image of our country to the rest of the world by promoting Pakistani cinema, television, fashion and music.Celebrities expected to grace the Red Carpet at IPPA this year are Humayun Saeed, Hania Amir, Sohail Ali Abro, Ayesha Omar, Sadaf Kanwal, , Mani, Hira Mani, Mansha Pasha, Wahab Shah, Adnan Siddiqui, Aima Baig, Nomi Ansari, Neelam Munir , Sheheryar Munawar, Kubra Khan and many more.The event, organised by Vision Events International and Lollywood Entertainment is presented by Bisconni Chocolatto, powered by Bio amla, and brought to you by Olivia. Like every year, the PR of IPPA Awards 2019 is being handled by Starlinks PR & Events and the official media partner is HUM TV.

 

 

                                                     

       

 

Infinix and TikTok join hands to launch all new S5 campaign

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Karachi(Cliff News)Infinix, Pakistan’s Leading Smartphone brand is known for delivering feature-rich smartphones to the users. Infinix has always been the leader when it comes to engaging and connecting with its users. To get closer to its users in a fun way, Infinix has joined hands with TikTok for its exciting new product ‘Infinix S5’ which comes with a 32MP In-Display Selfie camera and a whopping 6.6” punch hole display.In this campaign -“S5 Picture Clear Hai”, Infinix is encouraging everyone to show their other side which they are passionate about. We all have a personality that people normally see, one could be a banker, marketer, actor or anything and that is how people mostly see them, but what hides behind is the passion that mostly others don’t get to see, they could also be dancer, singer, racer etc.TikTok, the leading short-form video platform, is gaining global momentum around the world. Infinix has joined hands with TikTok to launch its first hashtag challenge #S5PictureClearHai. TikTok’s format and joyful tone is resonating with a new, influential generation, giving rise to interactive trends and creative memes that encourage everyone to participate. By letting users create their own content, users can be part of the Infinix community and turn into authentic and powerful brand ambassadors.This campaign is an instant hit on TikTok and managed to garner more than 8.8 million views in just two days, almost 150,000 users made their videos to the catchy beat uploaded on TikTok for Infinix S5. Needless to say, we aren’t surprise by how this fun campaign got executed and managed to bring out the clearer picture of everyone. It wouldn’t be wrong to mention here that TikTok users in Pakistan are taking ‘Picture Clear Hai’ to the next level, and once again Infinix has been successful in engaging the youth of Pakistan in a fun way!With Infinix S5’s 32MP In-Display selfie camera, people get a chance to showcase both sides of their personality, hence the tagline for their campaign ‘Picture Clear Hai’ perfectly fits the bill, as it is both inquisitive and making a statement at the same time.To reinforce the narrative, Infinix engaged the diva of Pakistani showbiz industry Sana Javed as their brand ambassador along with famous travel v-logger Irfan Junejo, the most adored young rockstar Abdullah Qureshi, and queen of the ramp, super model Zara Peerzada to show their other sides.

About TikTok

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

About Infinix

Launched in 2013 and targeting the young generations, Infinix Mobile is a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings. With “THE FUTURE IS NOW” as the brand essence, Infinix aims to allow consumers to stand out in the crowd and to show the world who they really are. Infinix is committed to providing the most cutting-edge technologies, bold and stylish designs, keeping consumers on trend and up-to-date. Infinix’s portfolio spans five product lines – ZERO, NOTE, HOT, HOT S, and SMART; empowering users to own innovative technologies and experience intelligent lifestyle! Infinix has a presence in more than 30 countries around the world, covering Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South Asia.

 

Apple has launched the all new iPhone 11 lineup

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Karachi(Cliff News)The latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max with Facetime has now arrived in Pakistan, and is available online and in stores at key locations.Having arrived in Pakistan with all its variants, style, and glamour; Apple has also assigned a unique country code: ZP/A to ensure only genuine and authentic Apple products’ reach the customers. Apple has brought a faster (A13 chipset) with its iPhone 11 series, and some major camera upgrades, which is a great news for iPhone lovers in Pakistan as they have been waiting for the all new features.Mahira Khan, Wasim Akram, Hareem Farooq and Nomi Ansari were among the first few celebrities to have pre booked their phones on istorepakistan.com and have gotten them today.The new iPhone series has a textured matte glass back and polished stainless-steel band, featuring the most durable glass, and is available in four stunning colors.iPhone 11 lineup will be available with Jazz FREE 6GB Data Bundle (1GB/Month) for all Jazz Pre-paid and Post-paid customers.

iPhone 11 series prices in Pakistan:

iPhone11:

64 GB – PKR 173,499

128 GB – PKR 182,299

256 GB – PKR 200,999

iPhone 11 Pro:

64 GB – PKR 229,999

256 GB – PKR 258,499

512 GB – PKR 296,499

iPhone 11 Pro Max:

64 GB – PKR 248,499

256 GB – PKR 276,999

512 GB – PKR 315,499

Availability in Stores:

The official products, with specially designed QR Code Seals, are now available across all major cities in Pakistan through Apple Authorized Resellers and Airlink Communication Ltd.

 

Rising star Zubab Rana bank on screens with Rishtay Biktay Han

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Karachi(Cliff News)The industry’s lovely rising star, Zubab Rana is coming back to our television screens after the blockbuster supernatural thriller Bandish, with Big Bang Entertainment’s latest offering Rishtay Biktay Hain that is soon to be aired on ARY Digital.The last directorial project of TV director Late Syed Atif Hussain (best known for family drama Babban Khala Ki Betiyan), Rishtay Biktay Hain features Zubab Rana in the leading role, along with Javed Sheikh, Rubina Ashraf, Shugufta Ejaz, Ali Abbas & Asad Siddiqui in pivotal roles.“This drama tackles the evil of dowry that is still plaguing our society,” states Zubab Rana, “I get to play & show how even in the 21st Century an innocent girl’s married life becomes a living hell because of greed.”Rishtay Biktay Hain, is scheduled to go on air on ARY Digital this September.

About Zubab Rana:

Zubab Rana’s unstoppable journey started from modelling just a few years ago, after which she has been giving back to back hit drama serials including Naseebo Jali, Mere Khudaya, Bandish and now ‘Rishtay Biktay Hain’ since her award-winning debut 2 years ago.

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Facebook taking initiatives to prevent suicide incidents

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Written by Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety

As a global online community, keeping people safe on our apps is incredibly important to us. Since 2006, we’ve worked with experts from around the world to inform our policies, practices and products supporting those at risk of suicide or self-injury.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, we’re sharing an update on what we’ve learned and some of the steps we’ve taken in the past year, as well as additional actions we’re going to take, to keep people safe on our apps, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Improving How We Handle Suicide and Self-injury Related Content

Earlier this year, we began hosting regular consultations with experts from around the world to discuss some of the more difficult topics associated with suicide and self-injury. These include how we deal with suicide notes, the risks of sad content online and newsworthy depictions of suicide. Further details of these meetings are available on Facebook’s new Suicide Prevention page in our Safety Center. 

As a result of these consultations, we’ve made several changes to improve how we handle this content. We tightened our policy around self-harm to no longer allow graphic cutting images to avoid unintentionally promoting or triggering self-harm, even when someone is seeking support or expressing themselves to aid their recovery. On Instagram, we’ve also made it harder to search for this type of content and kept it from being recommended in Explore. We’ve also taken steps to address the complex issue of eating disorder content on our apps by tightening our policy to prohibit additional content that may promote eating disorders. And with these stricter policies, we’ll continue to send resources to people who post content promoting eating disorders or self-harm, even if we take the content down. Lastly, we chose to display a sensitivity screen over healed self-harm cuts to help avoid unintentionally promoting self-harm. 

Our engagement with experts has proven so valuable that we’re also hiring a health and well-being expert to join our safety policy team. This person will focus exclusively on the health and well-being impacts of our apps and policies, and will explore new ways to improve support for our community, including on topics related to suicide and self-injury. 

And for the first time, we’re also exploring ways to share public data from our platform on how people talk about suicide, beginning with providing academic researchers with access to the social media monitoring tool, CrowdTangle. To date, CrowdTangle has been available primarily to help newsrooms and media publishers understand what is happening on Facebook. But we are eager to make it available to two select researchers who focus on suicide prevention to explore how information shared on Facebook and Instagram can be used to further advancements in suicide prevention and support.

In addition to all we are doing to find more opportunities and places to surface resources, we’re continuing to build new technology to help us find and take action on potentially harmful content, including removing it or adding sensitivity screens. From April to June of 2019, we took action on more than 1.5 million pieces of suicide and self-injury content on Facebook and found more than 95% of it before it was reported by a user. During that same time period, we took action on more than 800 thousand pieces of this content on Instagram and found more than 77% of it before it was reported by a user. 

Becoming a Safer Forum for Difficult Conversations

Experts have told us that one of the most effective ways to prevent suicide is for people to hear from friends and family who care about them. Facebook has a unique role in facilitating those kinds of connections and we’re taking additional steps to support those who are discussing these sensitive topics, especially young people. To help young people safely discuss topics like suicide, we’re enhancing our online resources by including Orygen’s #chatsafe guidelines in Facebook’s Safety Center and in resources on Instagram when someone searches for suicide or self-injury content.

The #chatsafe guidelines were developed together with young people to provide support to those who might be responding to suicide-related content posted by others or for those who might want to share their own feelings and experiences with suicidal thoughts, feelings or behaviors. 

We’ll continue to invest in people, technology and resources so that we can do more to protect people on our apps. Visit our Suicide Prevention Resource page to learn more about what’s available.

 

Pursukoon Karachi announces “Sheher-e-Funn”children festival

Karachi(Cliff News)Pursukoon Karachi announces “SHEHER-E-FUNN”, a two-day free entry Children’s Festival on September 28 & 29, 2019 (for ages 5 – 15 yrs.). Through interactive, creatively designed activities, the aim is to create awareness and motivation in children to engage with the city.To date, Pursukoon has organized many such events in the past like 3 day festival, Cantt, Baithak, and Hathiyar nahi pyaar all to make our city Karachi a better place.Sheher-e-Funn is designed by a group of artists, designers, architects, educationists, writers & dramatists. Fun and learning is promised through games and mind challenging and hands on activities in Pavilions of Arts and Crafts, Theater, Science and Environment, Books and Literature and much more!Pursukoon Karachi will be announcing further details about the event program on social media.