Seeme Productions opens doors to offices in the UK and UAE

Seeme Productions opens doors to offices in the UK and UAE.

Karachi(Cliff News)One of the largest independent production houses in Pakistan, Seeme Productions, has expanded its business and creative services to the international market, now operating in the UK and UAE.This expansion comes intending to take this independent business venture to the next step portraying Pakistan on the production map worldwide and introduce Pakistani industry talent to the world. Seeme is now providing enhanced production facilities in the UK and UAE as part of its strategy to promote the production of global content, bringing work opportunities to Pakistan, and also providing the directors with the opportunity to deliver on the international market.Speaking about this new step, the CEO, Mr. Naveed Arshad, said, “Seeme has always been aspirational, and going international is a part of that aspiration. The UK and UAE market is flourishing, and this provides the perfect opportunity for us to create a customer base abroad as well. At the start of this new decade, we hope that we can continue to deliver the same high standard of quality and reliability we are known for in Pakistan and take our vision abroad.”Seeme’s step also opens doors for Pakistan to become a production hub, and to prove its mettle and potential in the international market. Seeme’s new premise will strengthen its operations and create an even more comprehensive business offering for the production specialists.

About Seeme:

Seeme Productions was the brain-child of Seemeen and Naveed Arshad. It started as a small production house with a core team of six individuals. Still, despite its humble beginnings, today, Seeme Production is ranked as one of the most highly esteemed companies in Pakistan. At See’Me, we believe in providing solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

Fakhr-e-Alam presents his book to President of Pakistan

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Islamabad(Cliff News)In commemoration of the first anniversary of Mission Parwaaz, our National Hero Fakhr-e-Alam announces the release of his book ‘Mission Parwaaz – Fakhr-e-Alam Making History’ by presenting it to the President of Pakistan. The book encapsulates Alam’s historic journey of circumnavigating the globe in 23 days with Mission Parwaaz. As part of the 1-year anniversary, Fakhr-e-Alam presented the book in Islamabad to the President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi and DG ISPR General Asif Ghafoor. Alam will also be signing books in Lahore between 11th and 12th November. The book launch announcement was made after the teaser release of the documentary ‘Mission Parwaaz.’The historic journey of Mission Parwaaz was not only a groundbreaking National achievement for Pakistan but also marked Pakistan’s first successful circumnavigation of the globe in any mode of transportation. The documentary ‘Mission Parwaaz’ will be aired on Pakistan’s state-owned broadcaster – Pakistan Television (PTV) on 9th November, as recognition and celebration of this extraordinary historical achievement by a Pakistani.Commenting on the 1-year anniversary of Mission Parwaaz, Fakhr-e-Alam says, “I have always been proud to be a Pakistani. I undertake things to make my country proud. Mission Parwaaz, a global circumnavigation was a once in a life time adventure very few people get to do. I hope to see more Pakistanis to undertake such an endeavor. I can’t wait for a Pakistani woman pilot to circumnavigate the planet. Pakistanis have the talent, ability and the heart to do extra ordinary things. My next focus is space travel. I hope I can carry the Pakistani flag into space. Need all your prayers.”The epic 23-day journey started on October 10th, 2018 from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Tampa Florida, USA, flying the ‘Pilatus PC 12NG’ single-engine turboprop aircraft, stopping by at 36 airports while flying over 106 countries across the world in only 23 days. Alam made his first stopover in Boston, flew to Canadian Airbase in Goosebay, Canada, making further brief pit stops in Greenland, Iceland, United Kingdom, Egypt, Bahrain, Dubai, Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Dhaka, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Australia, Philippines, Taiwan, South Japan, North Japan, the Pacific Bay, Russia, Alaska, British Colombia, Colorado, Houston, and lastly safely flying back to Clearwater Airpark, Tampa Florida on November 3rd, 2018.Upon completing the historic journey, the last video message recorded by Alam said, “Pakistan, news from Florida, Mission Parwaaz, Mission accomplished. Thousands of nautical miles, hundreds of hours, 36 airports, flying over 106 countries, 23 days and one big dream for one big nation. Pakistan congratulations, we are now in the history books of aviation.”Fakhr-e-Alam will be launching his book in Karachi on 14th November, more details will be disclosed at a later date. The book will soon be available at select retailers across the nation.

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PME in association with BookMyShow as the official ticketing partner bring Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan


Karachi(Cliff News)PME in association with BookMyShow as the Official Ticketing Partner bring Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to Dubai at the newly opened state of the art, Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai on Friday, 27th of December. After entertaining his fans all over the globe and performing at the biggest arenas in US, Canada, UK, Australia,South Africa, Netherlands , Brussels and Singapore, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to Dubai on Friday, 27th of December for the finale of his World Tour 2019, called Me, Myself & I.Speaking to us about the show, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had to say _” We started this tour in Abu Dhabi on Feb 15 and the grand finale show will be in Dubai. I love my fans from UAE”_Salman Ahmed, Rahat’s Producer and Managing Director of PME, the company which is organizing this World
Tour said _”Me, Myself & I is a totally new concept, where you will see the maestro, in three different acts
showcasing his magnanimous talent for more than 3 hours.”_Giving us some details about the three acts he said _” For the first time the audience will be experiencing the all new Fusion act where Khan Sahab will be performing some of his classics and Nusrat Sahab’s all time favourite qawalis in a totally new manner all along with some young and very talented musicians”_
Further we got to know that the second act will be of the his recent super hits from Bollywood such as Dekhte
Dekhte, Tere Bin from the movie Simba, Nitte Khaer, Rashke Kamar, classics like Mein Jahaan Rahoun, Ore Piya
and several other favourite songs. The third act is the spiritual Qawwali’s and classics like Mein Jahan Rahoun
and Ore Piya.This show is brought to you by PME, who have delivered world class concerts across the globe for over a decade. The exclusive ticketing partner is BookMyShow.“Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is one of South Asia’s most re-known artists; with his unique blend of music which blends Qawalli and the modern, Rahat has captivated fans across the globe. We are proud and privileged to be working with PME, a music promoter which stands out for its excellence in live events world over.” Sudhir Syal, CEO – Middle East, BookMyShow Salman Ahmed, adds: _“It is our great pleasure to share this wonderful news with the world. Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s tremendous devotion to Sufi and Qawwali music has been his life’s work and to be recognised with an honorary degree from Oxford University is a very special recognition to him personally but also to all those who have supported him and are helping to create a musical legacy.”

Sopheon and National Foods Ltd Partner for new product innovation

Amsterdam/Karachi(Cliff News)Sopheon, a global leader of enterprise innovation management solutions, today announces its partnership with National Foods Limited, one of the leading foods company headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan. National Foods Limited (NFL) has subsidiaries in the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Canada.With a strategic vision to achieve significant turnover growth by 2020, National Foods Limited wants to ensure long-term success by introducing a formalized product development decision making process to support the fast pace of change in the consumer markets. The team at National Foods recognizes that in order to maintain their competitive edge, they have to increase the pace of new product innovation and improve the success rate of these products. In terms of work process, the team is quite clear about the need to have one source of truth for all data and decisions related to new innovations, better strategic alignment across the different groups of stakeholders and better visibility at all stages of the product development process to mitigate the risk inherent in investments in bold, new-to-the-world products.The CEO of NFL, Mr. Abrar Hasan stated: “After an in-depth evaluation of a number of software vendors, we chose the Accolade Express solution. Sopheon has the expertise and a solid number of customer references in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) space, the solution is Stage-Gate® certified, and we had really good interactions with the Sopheon team as well as CEO Andy Michuda.”Dr. Fayyaz Ashraf, Head of Innovation, Research & Development at NFL explains: “We are keen to future proof our business by implementing a software solution that will enable us to continue to grow. Innovation plays a big part in assisting us to achieve our growth objective as we must continue to find richer revenue streams, increase portfolio profitability, and focus our efforts on the most commercially viable investments using a fully automated cross-functional approach.”Mr. Syed Zeeshan Ali, Head of Information Technology at NFL, states: “Our strategy is to nurture business transformation, through automated solutions, by promoting efficiencies, increasing transparency and enabling greater speed in decision making. Sopheon’s Accolade Express will automate our Stage-Gate® process; this is what our innovation function needs to ensure that the right products reach our valued consumers by passing through a well-established, systematic process. We are excited to use this system to launch innovative products that continue to satisfy consumer appetite, and to ensure National Foods remains the brand of choice.”NFL aims to achieve new heights of business performance and innovation excellence through this collaboration with Sopheon.


Pakistan team depart for Tent Pegging World Cup in Abu Dhabi

Lahore(Cliff News)Pakistan tent pegging national team is gearing up to take part in the third edition of World Cup 2018 which will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The World Cup will be held from October 28 to November 3 in Abu Dhabi.Team scheduled to leave for UAE on the 27th Oct 2018 to compete in the most competitive World Cup in the history of Tent Pegging.International Tent Pegging Federation (ITPF) is the international governing body of the Tent Pegging Sport.The team will depart from Equestrian Center, Lahore, Headquarters Sutlej Rangers, 33-Zarrar Shaheed Road, Near Shell Petrol Pump at 1630 hrs, Saturday, 27th October, 2018.

National Foods celebrated women’s day with theme of “Press for Progress”

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Karachi (Cliff News)Celebrating women everywhere, National Foods Limited (NFL) hosted an event for the International Women’s’ Day 2018, with the theme chosen for this year, Press ForProgress.With the rise of female presence in the corporate world, NFL invited multiple notable figures like Sadaffe Abid; CEO Circle, Samia Naseem Ahmad; Organizational Psychologist and Ms. Amina Mujib Khan; dietitian and nutritionist among others present at the event. The event was to commemorate the female employees and their efforts towards the growth of the organization.In support of women in all industries, NFL invited guests from different fields to discuss general issues faced by women in the corporate sector.The event was also graced by Mrs. Noreen Hassan and Mrs. Saadia Naveed, Member Board of Directors National Foods. Mrs. Hassan said “We appreciate the efforts made by female leaders who have paved the way for the coming generations. It is important to understand that a female perspective, while different from men, is as important to the growth of the economy as the male perspective. It is a point of pride to be part of an organization which recognizes the abilities women bring to the table and celebrates it openly.”National Foods has always been at the forefront of including women in their rise to the top of the industry. They have strong policies which give way to gender inclusion and diversity. In line with this, they have also built an onsite day care facility for their female workers. Keeping all of this in mind, the two speakers spoke on various topics, addressing the concerns women have while being a part of the corporate sector.Speaking about the event, Ms. Saira A. Khan, Director Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Admin and Securitysaid, “We are extremely proud of the gender diversity present at National Foods. As an organization we are honored to celebrate this year’s International Women’s’ Day, #PressForProgress. In a company which employs women at its Corporate Office and plants, we believe it is important to present equal opportunities to both men and women to bring forth their talents to contribute towards the success of the organization. We aim to hold other such events, which allow for our employees to increase communication across the board.”To show his support for the International Women’s Day, Mr. Abrar Hassan, CEO National Foods Limited was also present.

About National Foods Limited

National Foods Limited is a Public Limited company incorporated under the Companies Ordinance, 1984, with shares quoted on the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The principal activity off the Company is to manufacture and sell convenience based food products.National Foods Limited product portfolio comprises some of the country’s best products such as pickles, frozen meals, ketchup, jams and sauces.

Make-Up City celebrated International Women’s day

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Karachi(Cliff News)Celebrating the spirit of International Women’s Day, Make-Up City organized a fun-filled 6-days long beauty buffet held recently in a shopping mall in Karachi.Showcasing hot-selling products from various makeup, cosmetics and perfumery brands including Kryolan, Gosh, Janssen, Sweet Touch and Framesi to name a few, the event was attended by legions of makeup lovers, beauty bloggers and influencers.What had set the Make-Up City’s beauty buffet apart was not just the availability of several International brands at one platform but the sales and discounts that came along with it. The luxury-standard beauty products were available for purchase at budget-friendly prices for the womenfolk.The attendees had a ball of a time getting free hair consultations and makeovers from various beauty and hair experts. They also had the opportunity to try out different products for free. Other fun activities happening at the kiosk included makeovers, distribution of gift coupons and promo codes.

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About Make-Up City

Since the time of the launch in the year 2012, Makeup City has been bringing renowned international personal care brands under one roof catering to consumers and professionals belonging to the top tiers of the market. One of its recent developments includes the introduction of a huge perfumery range at their stores. Make-Up City has made brisk progress since the beginning of its flagship store, inaugurated at DMC, Karachi. Currently, it is present in seven urban metro towns with 45+ flagship stores in Pakistan. Being one of the largest chains of cosmetics outlets, Make-Up City is committed to serve the cosmetic needs of its consumers.