WESPA Youth Cup Scrabble Championship started in KualaLumpur


KualaLumpur(Cliff News) WESPA Youth Cup (WYC); formerly known as World Youth Scrabble Championship started in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Known to be the toughest youth tournament in the world the 2019 edition features well over 200 players from 20 countries.As in every previous WYC the defending champion had a terrible opening day. Syed Imaad Ali was visibly tired and jelagged after a 40 hour journey from England and suffered three shock defeats on the opening day.Pakistan overall had a very good day with Saim Waqar holding the flag aloft with 7 wins out of 7 games played today.The Canadian/Thai boy Tarin Pairor, one of the favorites to win this year was on top at the end of the day with 7 wins and a spread of 1064. He is followed by another favorite and the runner up of 2017 and 2018 Janul De Silva of Sri Lanka also on 7 wins while Saim Waqar is one of the only three player who remained unbeaten throughout the day.Hasham Hadi Khan is currently 4th with 6 wins while Sohaib Sanaullah is 6th with 6 wins. Hasham also made the highest game score of the championship so far with 688.Overall Pakistan is on top among countries with 3 of its players in the top 6 at the moment.Usman Shaukat, Basil Khan, Ali Rashid, Aehzam Ahmed, Kamran Ahmed and Monis Khan all have 5 wins out of the 7 games played.11 matches are scheduled on the second day of the tournament.

edotco charts the next phase of digital growth for Pakistan

Islamabad(Cliff News)edotco Group Sdn Bhd (“edotco”), the leading end-to-end integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, today reinforced its commitment to Pakistan and building its digital future with a broad range of new service offerings to accelerate the country’s connectivity infrastructure development.Witnessed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, edotco Pakistan signed agreements with three of the country’s major Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Jazz, Telenor and Zong 4G. These agreements are aimed at boosting connectivity capabilities in the country via shared telecommunication towers, and more efficient operations and energy management. This comes amidst increased bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and Pakistan where the telecommunications sector is a key area discussed by both governments.At the event, Datuk Azzat Kamaludin, Chairman of edotco Group said “Pakistan and Malaysia have shared a healthy bilateral relationship and our continued investment reaffirms not just Malaysia’s commitment to strengthening these ties but also edotco’s. edotco would like to lead the way of future investments by investing not only in developing the telecommunication infrastructure landscape but also in developing the skills and expertise of the people here who are a part of our local operations. More than just an infrastructure provider, at edotco we push boundaries, reshaping businesses and communities in which we are present.” Suresh Sidhu, Chief Executive Office of edotco who was also present at the event further outlined edotco Group’s mission to advance Pakistan’s connectivity through the development of sharable and scalable telecommunications infrastructure.“Pakistan will reap the full benefits of digitalisation when the nation is equipped with the right infrastructure that is shareable, future-ready and can meet the increasing demands for connectivity spanning throughout the country. As a longstanding partner in nation building, we put forth infrastructure sharing as a proven proposition to accelerate MNO deployment initiatives. Being asset light frees up substantial capital investment and resources from MNOs which they can channel towards their core business, extending their network coverage and improving service offerings for customers,” said Suresh.“These collaborations further open up opportunities for the telecommunications ecosystem to work together to meet the nation’s needs. All parties need to focus on meeting increasing data usage growth especially as users transition from 3G to 4G and beyond. MNO partners are set to benefit from edotco’s advance solutions and world class practices as we are well positioned to gear up telecommunications landscapes with increasingly complex connectivity demands through our deployment of highly scalable next-generation structural solutions” Suresh added. To date, edotco Group’s business in Pakistan has grown to approximately 1000 fully operational towers nationwide with a workforce of approximately 110 telecom professionals. Through its local operations, the company has invested over USD 110 million in growing their local operations in 2018. The investments announced today represent a part of the USD 250 million the company intends to invest over the next five years.edotco Group currently owns and manages over 29,500 towers across the six countries in which they have a presence. Over the past six years the company has been committed to ensuring the right sharable infrastructure is constructed and efficiently managed to assist mobile operators in delivering cost effective and seamless connectivity.



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.

Dr Muhammad Ali Khalid introduce Bio Resonance Therapy in Pakistan

20181012_173941-1Karachi (Cliff News)Dr Muhammad Ali Khalid is the first doctor to introduce Bio Resonance Therapy in Pakistan.While talking to Media in Karachi Press Club he said “Each organ and it’s cells in the human body has a different and specific frequency on which it functions.When this frequency reduces or increases,the particular organ or cell of the body behaves abnormally,which results in abnormality or illness.He furthers added bio-resonance is an advanced method of therapy that makes use of biological frequencies.It is a non-invasive,non-drug treatment that focuses on the biophysics of the body instead of the biochemistry.During the process of development of technology,we are the first one who has converted electromagnetic waves into sound waves.An instrument is set to match the original frequency of particular organ,which helps bring the organ back to its natural frequency,Dr Khalid said.”I belive that energy generated at sub-atomic level that is the actual frequency,can help and rectify human diseases.He added more that specific frequency is generated by normal and abnormal cells and our trained doctors are able to measure and regulate this frequency,with the help of this all diseases could be helped and supported.Bio-resonance also helps to kill bacteria,viruses,fungus and parasites at specific amplitude of the frequency.This method of treatment without drugs and injections is very effective for chronic ailments,with no reported side effects.We have seen that therapy helps and alleviate in allergies,long-term illnesses,depression,lung diseases,eye problems,digestive problems,skin problems,gastrointestinal disorders,autoimmune disease,infections,cancers and neurological disorders.The centre already has two branches in Singapore,two in Malaysia,one in Oman,one in Hyderabad and 5 centres in Karachi.Dr Ali said our master plan is to open centers in all cities of Pakistan to help and support against all kind of diseases.

Malaysian Food Festival 2018 Kicks off at Beach Luxury Hotel

Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Information Barrister Murtaza Wahab along with Malaysian  Consul General Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman inaugurating Malaysian Food Festival at Beach Luxury Hotel. General Manager of  Hotel .Azeem Qureshi is also seen.
Karachi (Cliff News)In continuation to the series of International Food Festivals, Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi, once again took all the credit of hosting the splendid evening for food lovers of karachiites by organising a 10 days Malaysian Food Festival subsequent to the Malaysia’s participation in the Pakistan Travel Mart 2018.

It was inaugurated by the Advisor to chief minister Sindh on information and archives Barrister Murtaza Wahab, along with the Consul General of Malaysia His Mr. Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman, GM, of hotel M. Azeem Qureshi, officially kicked off the programme  which was largely attended by the top brass of government dignitaries, members from the business community and diplomats as well.Speaking on the occasion, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, said that such events plays a pivotal role in building strong bilateral relationship between countries and the government of Sindh is all set to support such events wholeheartedly in future too. ‘We optimistically believe that such kind of social events and activities must always proliferate’, he added.The Consul General of Malaysia, Mr.Khairul Nazran Abd Rehman, said that these types of events are important in the perspective of bringing closer the people of two countries as well as in maintaining long term relationships.  ‘It is indeed a great pleasure to get such a warm hospitality and greatly enchanted response from the people of this country, especially the citizens of Karachi’, he added.It is pertinent to mention here that more than 23 types of delicious traditional Malaysian cuisines of divergent flavors were displayed at the food festival following to the performance of traditional Malaysian dance by the well-known Malaysian troupe Speaking at the event, General Manager, Beach Luxury Hotel Mr.Azeem Qureshi, thanked Advisor to chief minister Sindh, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, for ensuring his presence at the event and all the guests who made the inauguration event of Malaysian Food Festival successful in all aspects. It is believed that Beach Luxury Hotel will play a significant role in organizing festivals of such nature in future also that will certainly aid a lot in boosting our global relationships in the long run. On the Occasion a well known Malaysian  Cultural troupe performed colorful traditional dance and songs.

CG of Indonesia Totok Prianamto announce to support Pakistan Government initiative “Plant for Pakistan”


Karachi(Cliff News)Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi Mr.Totok Prianamto announce to support the Pakistan’s government initiative of “Plant for Pakistan” to counter threats of climate change and pollution,for the benefit of our future generations.He was addressing the Tree Plantation Drive hosted by CG of the Republic of Indonesia in collaboration with Rotary Club Platinum Karachi.CG Mr.Totok futher added that Climate change is a universal issue and it will effect all countries regardless of borders.We need an aggressive and non business as usual approach to combat it.We must ensure healthy environment and economic prosperity for the well-being of Karachi people and Pakistan in General.Being an archipelagic country,Indonesia is also one such country that faces the threat of global warming.That’s why the government and people of Indonesia have seriously try to address this problem with various measures,both home-grown and internationally-recognized initiative.Those initiatives are,but not limited to,striving for clean and renewable energy by building Indonesia’s first wind turbine power generator in Sulawesi Island,providing various regions in Indonesia with solar-powered electricity generator,forest rehabilitation,making 30% green spaces in big cities mandatory by law,reducing plastic use,educational programs on climate change to create awareness and many more.CG said that he is hopeful that’s this event will start bigger initiatives for both the Consulate and Rotary Platinum Karachi down the road in combating climate change.


Malaysia Pakistan shared similar position on international and regional issues:Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman

IMG_9281Karachi: The Consul General of Malaysia Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman, along with M.Azeem Qureshi, GM, Beach Luxury Hotel, Johari Minal, Consul (Malaysian Palm Oil Board), and Mrs Zawiyah Binti Maulud, Immigration officer addressing press conference at Beach Luxury Hotel.

Karachi (Cliff News)Malaysia and Pakistan through enhanced
cooperation and joint initiatives can advance in various social and
economic fields.Bilateral cooperation between the two countries is not only
confined to political and economic spheres but also in other
areas such as education, tourism, defence and technical assistance,
said Malaysian Council General Khairul Nazran Abd Rehman here on
Friday.He was speaking at a press conference at Beach Luxury Hotel, in
connection with celebrations of Malaysia’s National Day. He was
flanked by Commercial Counsellor of Malaysia Johari Minal and the
Immigration Counsellor Mrs. Zawiyah Binti Maulud, and Azeem Qureshi,

GM, of Hotel.Malaysian Consul General said that Malaysia celebrated its
national day on September 16 to make the formation of Malaysia with
joining of Sabah and Sarwak with Malaya. Malaya got independence from
British on August 31, 1957.Malaysia and Pakistan enjoyed warm and friendly relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1957, he said.
Both the countries shared similar position on regional and
international issues through their common membership in
the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Organisation of Islamic Conference
(OIC) and G-77 organisation.  In addition, Pakistan is also a sectoral
dialogue partner of ASEAN and a member of the ASEAN Regional Forum
(ARF).He said Pakistan had remained one of the Malaysia’s largest
trading partner among South Asian countries. The balance of trade has
consistently been in Malaysia’s favour.
Both countries need to diversify goods beyond palm oil and
cereals to increase their trade.Malaysia and Pakistan signed Free Trade Agreement on 8 November
2007 in Kuala Lumpur. It sis Pakistan’s first comprehensive FTA for
trade in goods, services.This was Malaysia’s first bilateral FTA
with any South Asian country.In 2017, the bilateral trade increased.
Pakistan had also emerged as an important market for palm kernel
cake, which is used as an ingredient for animal feeds. In 2017,Pakistan imported 0.3 million tones of palm Kernel cake and became the fourth largest importer of the commodity after New Zealand, European Union and South Korea.
Malaysian Commercial Counsellor said that Malaysia had been able to
keep the prices of palm products competitive by increasing
productivity.On May 28, 2007 Malaysia and Pakistan had signed a memorandum of
understanding on Cooperation in the Field of tourism. In 2017, tourist
arrivals from Pakistan figured 53,453 — a decrease of 8.5% as
compared to 58,388 arrivals in 2016.Malaysia hopes more tourists from Pakistan would choose Malaysia
for their holidays.The Immigration Attache said Malaysia had very liberal visa policy for Pakistanis.

Malaysian companies are intrested to invest in Pakistan:CG Khairul Nazran


Karachi (Cliff News)There is dire need for projection of Pakistan’s potential in Malaysia including investment opportunities to boost trade and attract investment. Many Malaysian companies
are interested to invest in Pakistan, but are afraid of the reportedly poor law and order situation. “There seems lack of awareness among Malaysian investors and traders about trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan,”
observed Malaysian Consul General in Karachi, Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman
said.He was talking to a group of journalists after inaugurating EL Rancho Argentnian Grill restaurant and modern fitness club “My Gym” for male and female in DHA.The event was also attended by the Consul Generals of Indonesia,Bangladesh, Deputy Consul General of Bahrain, Commercial Consul of Malaysia and elite of the city.The Consul General of Malaysia emphasized on more interaction between the private sectors and governments of the two Muslim countries for increasing trade and investment especially in tourism sector. Malaysia had very developed and organized tourism industry, and Pakistan could benefit a lot.It would be more proper and practical that maximum business persons from both the sides should visit and convince each other for increasing
trade in goods and services and investment in different potential sectors,he added.He said during the year 2017-18 the bilateral trade figured dollars 1.3 billion and it was in Malaysia’s favour. Malaysia mainly imports textile and electronic products from Pakistan and its major exports to
other side were palm oil and chemicals.
He said this could be multiplied with mutual efforts of both the countries, who should take maximum benefits of their free trade agreement signed on November 8, 2007 in Kuala Lumpur.This FTA was one the most comprehensive agreements signed by Pakistan and it aimed at promoting bilateral trade by giving tariff preferences on various items. It covers trade in goods and services, investment and economic cooperation.It is especially for Pakistan to take more initiatives and full benefit of FTA, he said.Malaysian diplomat said hotel industry was flourishing in his country
due to the best developed tourism industry. Shangrilla and Brijaya were
the two major and famous chains of hotels. The latter was also affiliated
to ASEAN hotel networks. Malaysian hotel chains had big interest to expand
their network to Pakistan but were shy because of negative propaganda about
security situation here. He said Malaysian mission in Karachi was making every possible effort to increase trade, investment and economic cooperation between the two

Malaysia sees CPEC as a big opportunity in South Asia region:Consul General Khairul Nazran


Karachi (Cliff News)Malaysia sees China-Pakistan EconomicCorridor as a big opportunity for South Asia region , especially forPakistan.  We can partner with Pakistan in potential projects in various sectors, if invited.Malaysia has extended big support to Pakistan in education. At present, 1600 Pakistani students were studying there in different faculties. There is big scope for Pakistani students to get higher education there.This was stated by Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi.Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman, while talking to a group of journalists at the conclusion session of two-day 20th Study Malaysia Expo at a local hotel. Besides more cooperation and support in education sector.Malaysia wanted  to increase bilateral trade with Pakistan– which was dollars  1.34 billion and was  in favour of Malaysia. Pakistan exported to Malaysia textiles, vegetable and fruit and Malaysia’s major export to Pakistan was palm oil, he said.The Malaysian envoy said his country also wanted to promote tourism in Pakistan.Last year 39,000 Pakistani visited to Malaysia.He mentioned that 30 Malaysian students were getting Islamic education in Pakistan.Being Muslim brotherly country, Malaysia  intended to build strong relationship with Pakististan. The two countries also had defence collaboration including joint trainings of forces.Some Malaysian officers were receiving training in Pakistan Air Force,he said.Malaysian Consul General , who have taken the charge just two weeks back,  felt very comfortable and happy with Karachiites whom he described as very friendly and hospital.He liked spicy food, mostlymutton items and the seafood.In addition, he said, Pakistani Basmati rice and mango were his favourite food items.

Nestle Pakistan wins 1st Prize for United Nations Global Compact Award 2017

Karachi (Cliff News)For second time in a row, Nestlé Pakistan was awarded with First Prize for “Living the UN Global Compact Business Sustainability Award 2017″, in a multi-national category.In 2016, Nestlé Pakistan was awarded with the first prize as well in the category “Living the Global Compact Business Excellence 2014-15.”Winning this prestigious award twice in a row signifies Nestlé Pakistan’scontinuous commitment towards its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future in complete alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.NestléPakistan’s vision lies at the core of promotion of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Principles in terms of engaging with community outreachacrossits value chain throughinitiatives such asNestlé Healthy Kidsto educate children about healthy lifestyle. By partnering with various schools theyhave reached more than 140,000 children so far.Furthermore, Nestlé Pakistan has also reached out tothe rural Pakistan by partnering with Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). The initiative, focuses on needs of BISP beneficiaries,by providing them with livelihood opportunities along withholding seminars to educate them on basic nutrition knowledge.Nestlé also partnered withWWF-Pakistanto implement the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standardsforimproved water efficiency. So far, two of its factories have been awarded with AWS certification which is also the first in Pakistan.On being awarded by such prestigious network, Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan said “We are honored to be recognized by UNGC for the second time, this motivates us further to continue our mission in line with UNGC principles”.FasihulKarim Siddiqi, Executive Director Global Compact Network Pakistan also congratulated Nestlé and said “We recognize Nestlé’s commitment which iscompletely aligned with UNGC principlesof sustainable business practices in Pakistan, I think such practices should be promoted at greater levels for other businesses to follow.”The event was organized by Employers’ Federation of Pakistan which launched the formation of Global CompactNetwork Pakistan in 2005 to embrace the ten principles of UNGC. The network is currently fortified with around 90 organizations in Pakistan.

About Nestlé Pakistan

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands include local favorites like NESTLÉ MILKPAK, NESTLÉ PURELIFE and NESTLÉ FRUITA VITALS. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.