Angeline Malik launches short film on child abuse to create awareness

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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.

 

 

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.

 

The next generation of China’s corporate global giants

Karachi(Cliff News)ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has identified the 100 fastest-growing Chinese businesses emerging as global corporations – based on analyses of historical performance and their potential for future growth.Together with the Shenzhen Finance Institute, ACCA has conducted in-depth research of nearly 3,000 private enterprises listed in China and overseas.The research stems from 11 specially designed diverse indicators, with five of these measuring the companies’ historical performance and six predicting their future growth. These factors include the company’s size, growth, profitability, innovativeness, level of internationalisation, and media coverage.Sajjeed Aslam, head of ACCA Pakistan says: ‘ACCA has been monitoring China’s rising corporates and businesses, with an original report in 2014, followed by further analysis in 2016. What’s clear across all reports is the aspiration to go global, with many Chinese firms already doing so. This most recent report indicates that many of these businesses will become China’s next generation of global corporations over the next few years if they continue on their current trajectories. Businesses in Pakistan need to learn from these examples of accelerated business growth and should explore opportunities to build partnerships with them to jumpstart their own global expansion.’

Key findings include:

Internet: More high-tech enterprises have evolved into the leaders of China’s future economic growth. Among the Top 100 companies, 42 companies are engaged in the computer and internet-related sectors. Since the 2016 ranking, the number of internet enterprises has increased by 50%.

Diversity: China’s future giants represent a fairly diverse range of industries. Those listed overseas tend to be involved in the internet, software development and other related sectors. The seven companies which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) are in the manufacturing, medicine and internet sectors.

Highest performers: The companies with the best overall rankings had better scores than other companies for corporate scale, growth, cash flow, overseas strategy and media coverage.

Common features: Despite not being widely-known internationally, the top-ranked enterprises have had a relatively rapid growth and support innovative development with a long-term vision and international strategy, enjoying positive media coverage and having a strong focus on R&D.The report also profiles three companies as case studies:

1)    Sunway Communication started out as a supplier of mobile device antennas in 2006 and is now a big player among global suppliers, with its focus on maintaining an technological edge, achieving organic growth, pursuit of long-term goals and grasping the best moment to become involved in the new technologies.

2)    Autohome Inc began life as a traditional media company in 2005 and is undergoing a successful evolution into the world’s most-visited car website. Even with the decline in growth and fierce competition in China’s current automobile market, Autohome was able to outperform its benchmark and recorded a 39% year-on-year growth in net profit.

3)    Aier Eye Hospital is a leader in ophthalmology with significant growth, offering various types of diagnosis and treatment, surgery and optometry services, with a network spread across mainland China, Hong Kong SAR of China, Europe and the US. The chain has treated almost 6 million patients in over 560,000 surgeries. Among all the companies ranked earnings Aier Eye Hospital achieved the highest scores in earnings quality and cash flow among all the companies ranked.To increase understanding of the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, ACCA is actively collaborating with a range of strategic partners, working together to explore and define the opportunities and challenges facing countries and businesses along the routes, with special focus on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).ACCA publishes a wide range of Belt and Road focused research and insights to support its members who are already working and supporting BRI projects.

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.ACCA supports its 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 178 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 104 offices and centres and more than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.ACCA has introduced major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountabilities.

 

 

Komal Rizvi original song “Oh Hello Ji” have won 1st place in International Competition

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Karachi(Cliff News)It was announced here today that Komal Rizvi’s original song “Oh Hello Ji” that released last year on Eid and the collaboration remake “Desan da Raja” have WON 1st place in the International Song Competition in the World Music Category from 19,000 song entries from around 140 countries in the world.Speaking about the award Rizvi proudly said, “I feel so grateful and blessed that my hard work has paid off and my work has been appreciated internationally from so many contestants around the world. It is a testimony to my love for music and a proof that it runs passionately in my veins.”

About Komal Rizvi

Komal Rizvi, the famous Pakistani pop diva, song-writer, television host and actor marked her presence in the music industry from a very young age and has since then been acclaimed for her thrilling vocals and famous music videos.She established her career as a singer, releasing three albums. Rizvi took centre stage with her Cornetto Pop-Rock performance ‘Desan da Raja’ and Coke Studio hits Daanah pe Daanah, Washmallay, Lambi Judaai and O Laal Meri that stole the show and have been in the limelight to date. Indeed, Rizvi endeared herself in the public eye since by her songs Yehi Pyaar Hai, Baujee, Chahiye, Dil Ruba, Tu jo Mila, Tu Beh Gaya, and mashups like ‘How Long’ and ‘Pehla Pyaar’ and ‘My Immortal’ and Aitebar. Her latest song Hello Ji featuring Pakistani actor Yasir Hussain, and Chitta Chola, a wedding mashup collaborated with Indian YouTuber Siddharth Slathia were released in 2018.Rizvi has been entertaining audiences across musical genres from Pakistan to the West, in places like Norway, California, Sacramento, Houston, Ohio, Atlanta, New Jersey, Dallas, Vancouver and Toronto to list a few, where she regularly performs live.

About ISC

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting.

https://songwritingcompetition.com/winners

 

 

Egyptian movie 122 releasing in Pakistani cinemas

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Karachi(Cliff News)ABA Associates Private Limited (ABA), distributors of the Egyptian suspense and thrill-packed movie, 122, dubbed in Urdu,has proudly released the mind-blowing trailer of their film, creating anticipation and excitement among cinema-going audiences in Pakistan who are looking forward to this first-timeever Egyptian production release in the country.The movie is a collection of exciting genres laced with adventure, suspense, action, thrill, and eternal love. The plot revolves around a couple that gets embroiled in an unfortunate incident only to find itself caught in even more danger when they reach out for help. Their only aim is to survive the night and escape in one piece.Known for their immeasurable talent, the eminent cast of 122 includes Tarek Lotfi, Ahmed Daoud, Amina Khalil, Ahmed Al-Fishawi, Mohammad Lutfi, Jihane Khalil, Mohammed Mamdouh and many more. The movie is directed by Yasir Al Yasiri,one of the renowned directors of the Arab world, highly popular for his brilliant directions, produced by Saif Oraibi, written by Salah Al Gehiny, while the editor is Amr Akef, DOP is Ahmed Kardous and line producer is Mohamed Nassar.The movie has been launched in Egypt earlier this month and will beinternationally launched on January 12,2019. It has been brought to Pakistan for nationwide release on January 18, 2019by ABA Associates Private Limited (ABA).A first for Pakistan where an Egyptian movie, dubbed in Urdu will be hitting screens in Pakistan, it is expected that it will meet as rave reviews here as it has already received in Egypt, as the Egyptian film industry is at par with Hollywood and Bollywood standards. This movie is the first step towards building strongerrelations with UAE and Egypt, which arelooking forward to bringing more of theirmovies to our cinemas and furthering ties between our countries.Speaking about the trailer launch of 122, Ali Chaudhry, CEO of ABA Associates said, “We are really excited to bring the first Egyptian movie to Pakistan and think that such Arab movies have huge potential to do very well here owing to their use of advance technology and meeting international standards”.Project co-partner, Saleem Daad, also renowned director of cinematography, said, “I am also looking forward to bringing many more films to our market for I feel the time is just right to invest in such partnerships with our neighboringArab countries.”Classification and rating of film: Action-thriller and Suspense, suitable for all

About ABA Associates Private Limited (ABA):

ABA comprises a team of professional,technical and financial experts, withresources and required infrastructure for not only dubbing/translating any Arabic/ GCC and foreign language film, but also efficientlyhandling its distribution andlaunch in Pakistan through its exclusive distribution department. ABA is in concrete negotiations with international distributors to bring more foreign language films meeting theinternational standards of contemporary cinema, forrelease in Urdu version in Pakistan.Through its sister concerns, ABA also has the capability to arrange and facilitate the shooting of foreign moviesat any desired location in Pakistan by offering them technical equipment andlogistics support.

 

 

International Fashion Designer Almas Hamirani opened her outlet in Pakistan

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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.

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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.

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Cinepax and McDonald’s announce valueable partnership for customers

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Lahore(Cliff News)CinepaxCinemas and McDonald’s announced a new joint collaboration that is to begin in this week.The partnership will pair a 40% percent discount for all Cinepax loyalists at all Cinepax Cinemas and Mcdonald’s food chains. McDonalds deal for Cinepaxcustomers includes a 40% discount on McCrispy Burger, a McChicken Burger and two regular drinks deal. Whereas, McDonalds customers will enjoy a 40% off on all movie tickets, silver category from Monday through Thursday. While the length of the agreement is for a month, it may be extended if both the brands agree mutually.Marketing team at Cinepax Cinemas, while speaking to the media about this venture said,’’We are constantly on the look-out to make things exciting for our customers and this is another token of appreciation from us to all the people and for the love that we receive from all over Pakistan.”Cinepax aims to Pakistan is to ensure that we WOW our guests by delivering a state of the art entertainment experience and service excellence together. Cinepax’s Vision to be the most favouriteentertainment company in Pakistan.Cinepax Limited is looking to continue its expansion across Pakistan with more screens, play areas/amusements and Family Entertainment Centres and many more exciting collaborations.

About Cinepax Cinemas:

Cinepax is Pakistan’s Largest Cinema Chain, which is currently running 13 cinemas with 43 screens in 9 cities across Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat and Hyderabad having a total of 7400 seats nationwide.