EBM participated Gulffood 2020 exhibition at Dubai

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Karachi (Cliff News)Following the recent launch of their new corporate brand identity, EBM participated in the Gulffood 2020 Exhibition held in Dubai. The overall response received from the buyers present at the exhibition has helped create multiple opportunities for EBM to expand their reach across international markets.In recent months, EBM has focused on enhancing its operational capabilities in order to be able to meet the increased level of international demand. With a reach that already spans to many major countries around the world, EBM hopes to further expand its consumer network to include other countries as well. While speaking on the subject, Dr. Zeelaf Munir, CEO of EBM, said, ‘We have taken the ownership as well as the responsibility to provide wholesome and nourishing food-between-meals to our consumers. With ever increasing levels of demand, EBM has kept innovation, research and development at the core of its production process. Through our market-research, we have observed the evolving needs of our consumers, both at home and abroad, and have been able to fulfill the needs of those looking for high quality innovative offerings including ethnic varieties.’Shahzain Munir, Director Business Development further added, ‘The response from this year’s fair has been overwhelming for our organization. We will continue to break barriers to enter into new markets and adopt cutting edge technologies for efficient operations. International markets are and continue to remain our primary focus for business growth. We are determined to continue contributing to the national exchequer by increasing the export of our products.’With a legacy of over 50 years, as a leading food company from Pakistan, and an example of flourishing entrepreneurship, EBM firmly believes that success and growth are achieved only through consistently striving for excellence. EBM’s commitment to remain abreast of global trends, while staying true to its roots, has enabled the company to satiate the needs of local and international consumers belonging to diverse markets.

About EBM:

EBM has been baking nutritious delights for Pakistani consumers under the brand name Peek Freans since 1966. As one of the pioneers of the industry as well as a dominating market leader, EBM continues to innovate on each of the three fronts: product, quality, and communication.

 

Huawei keeps strong R&D pace as 5th top investor worldwide

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Karachi(Cliff News)Huawei has been ranked fifth on the recently released 2019 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard as one of the biggest investors in research and development worldwide. The Scoreboard is made up of the 2,500 companies investing the largest sums in research and development in the world, with data collected from companies’ annual reports and accounts.As a result of its R&D investments focus, Huawei has been able to lead the development of 5G technologies globally and the Middle East region specifically. This has been powered by investments of USD4 billion in 5G research since 2009—more than the total 5G investment from all major equipment vendors in the US and Europe combined. Huawei began 5G research in 2009 and has submitted a total of 23,600 contributions to the 3GPP, which would be a stack more than 10 meters tall if printed out on A4 paper.Huawei now owns 3,367 families of 5G patents accounting for more than 20% of the total and ranking first among all ICT vendors. The company has established nine 5G standards and research centers worldwide, has more than 500 experts working on standards, and holds positions in over 100 standards organizations. As Q3 2019, Huawei had been awarded more than sixty 5G commercial contracts, including 11 in the Middle East, shipping over 400,000 5G base stations globally.Outside of the 5G arena, Huawei’s enterprise business has also benefited from R&D advancements to lay the foundation for the digital transformation of industries in the Middle East and abroad. Globally, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner. A focus on innovation has also kept Huawei’s popular smart phone range as a preferred global brand, achieving robust growth in 2019 with a total of 240 million units shipped. The latest ranking comes at a time when Huawei leadership estimates that its global sales revenue will have topped USD122 billion in 2019, an increase of roughly 18% year-on-year. 

About Huawei:

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes. At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. 

64th CLF kicks off in Lahore with a bang

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Lahore(Cliff News)Day 1 of the two-day programme of 64th Children’s Literature Festival CLF culminated here today at the Children Library Complex Lahore, with 1000s of children, teachers and families participating with great spirit in over 50 sessions. CLF is the largest children’s learning festival of the country! Graced inclusively by government, private, and special schools it is created a positive narrative for learning through feelings and inquiry for ALL in Pakistan. Nearly 10,000 children attended the festival on the first day.Punjab Minister Food, Sami ullah Chaudary inaugurated the 64th Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) cutting the ribbon of a beautiful installation celebrating the theme and tarana of the CLF “Hamein Kitab Chahiye”. The festival’s inauguration at the CLC Main Ground or the “Walled City Lahore Gardens – “Nai Reesan Shehr Lahore Diyan” mesmerized the entire audience with brilliant renditions by the children from Government Special School Choubarji and Shahdab School, two young authors who share their writings in Urdu and English, and the Sanjan Nagar School students of Faiz Ahmed Faiz poetry. The Minister whilst presenting the CLF Awards to longstanding CLF unique resource persons said. “Today is a very special day for me; I want to be a child once again- let us all work for the learning beyond the narrow text books culture”. Commenting on the event, Ms. Talat Fatemah Naqvi, member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab said, I am just awe struck at the scale and beauty of this festival – the only one of this kind in Pakistan.Earlier Dr. Fauzia Saeed, Director General Pakistan National Cultural Academy (PNCA) invited as the Guest of Honor, said that CLF is a powerful platform that celebrates diversity and learning! She said “I am overwhelmed each time by this unique festival for children committed to enhancing the love of reading and critical thinking among children through beautifully crafted storytelling, creative writing, illustrations, theatre, music, puppet shows, digital, robotics and STEM workshops, book launches and book fairs.The festival opened with multiple sessions taking place simultaneously making it very difficult to make choices by children and teachers alike as they hopped from one segment to another in a bid to attend as many as possible within the same time slot, learning the rich ideas.Whilstouncing the need to celebrate learning, reading, storytelling, and children focused activities, Baela RazaJamil, CEO ITA and founder CLF said, “We are back today with the tilsm / magic of CLF all due to the efforts of over 40 amazing partners and 130 valuable and celebrity resource persons present making our children happy; multiplying the love for stories, storytelling, reading and inquiry for expanding our imagination. Good things happen when we work together for them to happen,” she said, adding that books, literature as performing arts and science as interactive inquiry of nature through all senses broadened the minds of our children and teachers to new and fresh ideas. To honor and encourage our teachers the Teachers’ Literature Festival will be held to foster professional development and multiply the CLF in the classrooms on January 23, 2020 from 9:00 -3:00 p.m. The first day saw the Main Stage packed with kids interested in the atre conducted by Khaled Anam, AtifBadar to storytelling sessions by Suno Kahani Mari Zubaani and through the mural of love by Fauzia Minallahan open mic session for students” bolkay lab Azad hein teray” and a concert titled “Rocking Timeless Poetry by Ali Noor, Ali Hamza and Rakae Jamil”.The Shakespeare Hall held dramatic storytelling, puppet show by Alif Laila Book Bus Society, and Shair o Shairi ,Mushaira by Sanjan Nagar school students. Bano Qudsia held book launches by a 7 year old Zahra Bokhari and first time author Anam Khan along with Sign Language Facilitation and panel discussions. In Waris Shah di Baithak 1, full-day activity on the art of bookmaking was held by OUP’s team. FaizGhar Auditorium had Theatrical performance by Sanjan Nagar Students, theater performance by Rafi Peer and development through astronomy in Pakistan by Cosmic Perspectives. Digital Pakistan and Arfa Karim room featured digital various digital activates and session Safe Internet by ITA team.Karwan-e-Iqbal held public speaking workshop, History of Lahore by Rumana Husain, Critical thinking and creativity, storytelling session of folktales of Kalaash were narrated by the ‘Shaman- .from the beautiful Kalash Valley and  Khurshid Khan an amazing school teacher from Peshawar.The programmesat Abdus Salam hadrich learning spaces with daylong activities including robowars by Oxbridge, the amazing LHC tunnel by Khwarizmi Society, Robotronics, Science Fuse and heritage activities by State Bank of Pakistan Museum teams. Potters, paper making, wooden toys experts, arts and crafts and three mobile libraries from CLF and Alif Laila Book Bus Society enthralled Ghar had everyone.Cinema film screenings from Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films, Quaid say Batein, many others.CLF Lahore has been generously supported by the Children Library Complex, School Education Department Punjab, Oxford University Press (OUP), Open Society Foundations, Oxfam, the British Council Library, Life Skills for Kids (LSK), Lahore Grammar School and Roots Millennium Schools.CLF promotes creativity, imagination and responsible citizenship through multi-sensory stimulation both in and beyond classrooms and textbooks, a truly unique platform that practically illustrates ways of motivating children to learn through self-expression, tolerance and critical thinking.CLF continues to spread the love of learning and propagation  practically as the largest learning festival for children and teachers in Pakistan promoting multiple intelligences; being held from Mithi, Turbat and Muzaffargarh to Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi  & Islamabad since 2011-Lahore marks the 64th CLF.Entry is free for all-Children as the VIPs of the CLF and adults must be accompanied by them. 

Packages Mall hosts Pakistan biggest shopping festival

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Lahore(Cliff News)Packages Mall celebrates its biggest annual festival of the year – Packages Mall Shopping Festival 2019 (#PSF19). The month-long festival commenced on 30th November 2019 and went on till 28th December 2019. Along with the festival, Packages Mall also officially launched the Packages Mall magazine and app (available on iOS and Android) on 27th December 2019.Packages Mall Shopping Festival featured LIVE concerts by the iconic singers Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on 21st December and Ali Sethi on 27th December. This was the first time a Pakistani mall had hosted a concert on a big scale. Several other performances also conducted by the mall include a Michael Jackson dance, Robotics dance, Joker dance, band performance, glitter performance, LIVE mannequin and instrumental performances.The winter shopping festival offered customers exciting discounts and the opportunity to enter lucky draws after shopping for more than PKR 10,000/-.  Hosted by the actor, comedian and singer Ahmed Ali Butt, the daily and grand lucky draw gave participants the opportunity to win television sets, motorbikes, cameras, home theatres, cell phones, tablets, play stations and a BMW X-1.Currently Packages Mall is working on more exciting projects, 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.

 

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Honda Power Product introduce a dodgeball event at Hyderabad

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Karachi(Cliff News)Honda Power Product introduce a Dodgeball event at Govt.Noor Muhammad High School Hyderabad.The event was inaugurated by Pir Ghulam Mohiuddin Jeelani District Education Officer Elementry&Higher Secondary Hydrabad.One Day Cocahing Course and Exhibition match played between Karachi and Hyderabad Division.
Shakwat Ali President,Abid Naeem Secretary,Shariq Siddiqui Joint Secretary,Ismail Khan and Khazir also present on the occasion.The purpose to organize this event to promote dodgeball and give chance to our youth to show abilities in the feild of sports says Syed Shakwat Ali.He added my aim to give future stars for our country.I am always willing to groom the school going children because they are our future.Abid Naeem added we always needed a kind support of our sponsors to promote sports culture in the country.I am personally thankful to Honda Power Product for their support.The players are very happy and do extra effort if they get support.We are also give more awareness to our technical team.Sindh Dodgeball team coach Shariq Siddqui given the tips of young players and familiarize the young girls and boys to this sports.The event organizer Hyderabad is Ramiz Raja.Honda Power Product sponsor the T-Shirts of the players.

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Indonesian Women Association and CG visited Al Umeed Rehabilitation

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Karachi(Cliff News)As one of their social welfare program on world disable day, the Indonesian Women Association of the Indonesian Consulate General, Karachi (Dharma Wanita Persatuan) visited Al Umeed Rehabilitation Association (AURA), Karachi, the nonprofit charitable organization, on December 12, 2019. This visit is also to commemorate of the 20th anniversary of the Indonesian Women Association.The purpose of Indonesian Women Association to visit Al Umeed is to recognize a non- profit charitable organization that offers specialized interdisciplinary Treatment, Rehabilitation, Special & Inclusive Education services for children and young adults suffering from Cerebral Palsy. The Indonesian Consulate General has sharing the same feelings towards what the children felt made them come to Al-Umeed to share happiness.During the visit Mrs. Ani Totok Prianamto, wife of Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi with other members of the Women Association admired Munizeh Ali Habib, President of AURA and the staff of AURA for their noble work.Mrs. Ani Totok Prianamto on her remarks acknowledged their hard work, passion and appreciated them for their enormous effort which they put in to run this Centre.The members of Women Association visited different sections of AURA such as therapy room, art section, computer section, exercise room, swimming pool and vocational room where children prepare many things with their abilities like paintings, embroidery on cloths, jute bags, hair bands etc., which AURA exhibit on different occasion.The visit reflects social and humanitarian concern of the Indonesian Women Association and is part of their commitment to spread the message of love, care, and benevolence to the disabled community in Pakistan, which in turn will strengthen cordial relations between two brotherly countries.

 

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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