Month: March 2016

Ms. Ronak Lakhani, awarded Sitar-e-Imtiaz on Pakistan Day

In light of Ronak Lakhani’s selfless services to differently-abled persons, the government has honored her with Sitara-e-Imtiaz. This achievement is the Third highest award given to any civilian in the country based on one’s extraordinary achievement.

Ronak Lakhani  - Sitara-e Imtaiz

Ronak Lakhani – Sitara-e Imtaiz

She is one of the pioneers when it comes to social causes, she has dedicated most of her life in serving the humanity and she is the best candidate for this prestigious award. ​ Ronak Lakhani has been the force behind Special Olympics Pakistan, in transforming the lives of people with Intellectual Disabilities bringing them into the mainstream society through Inclusion and ‘Power of Sports’.

Ronak Lakhani & Sarwat Gillani with Special Olympics Pakistan Team

Ronak Lakhani & Sarwat Gillani with Special Olympics Pakistan Team

Ms Lakhani shares “I have been volunteering with SOP since 1990 .I am really honored for being awarded with this Sitara-e-Imtiaz and I am committed to continue my services to take this movement to the next level.This recognition was only possible with the efforts of my passionate team members”.

Ronal Lakhani, Sarwat Gillani, Adeel Feroz, Moiz & Maham

Ronal Lakhani, Sarwat Gillani, Adeel Feroz, Moiz & Maham

About SOP:

Special Olympics Pakistan organizes sports activities, and competitions in all four provinces throughout the year for all ages of 8 years and above.SOP offers training and competitions in Olympics- type sports such as.Athletics, Aquatics, Basketball, Badminton ,Bocce, Cycling, Football, Powerlifting, Table tennis, Tennis, Cricket. SOP also offers heath screenings and conducts Unified Sports.SOP has participated in over 18 International Games.Some of our key program efforts to build communities include: Unified Sports, Athlete Leadership Programs, Family Engagement, Healthy Athletes and Young Athletes. Special Olympics knows no boundaries. Without regard to gender, race, religion, economic or education level, Special Olympics has the ability to unite all walks of life.

Our Mission

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community

 

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsPakistan

CAREEM Celebrates Spirit of Pakistan Day through a Scavenger Hunt

CAREEM, Pakistan’s leading app for booking chauffeur driven cars, conducted a scavenger hunt for public of Karachi and Lahorein celebration of Pakistan Day. Themed around photography of local cultural & historic sites, the hunt saw participants, based on clues provided,racing to various locations of their respective city by utilizing CAREEM’s services.

“Although we are a Dubai based start-up, present in 25 global cities,we are proud to say our roots can be traced back to this country, as CAREEM’s app has been completely developed in Pakistan,” said Junaid Iqbal, Managing Director – CAREEM Networks. “This scavenger hunt was planned to not only celebrate this historic day, but also to inculcate in today’s youth the need to be in touch with our roots. For this reason, we chose historic and culturally rich sites for this competition, while the aspect of uploading photographs of each site to social media allows us to promote these locations across the world.”

The monuments for the competition, as decided upon by the management, were the Quaid-e-Azam Library, Lahore Fort, Azadi Bridge, Lahore Museum and Fortress Stadium in Lahore and Pakistan Air Force Museum, Tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Hindu Gymkhana, Jehangir Kothari Parade and Karachi Goan Association in Karachi.

Junaid further added, “I congratulate the winning teams and the runners-up from both cities. We hope all the participants enjoyed a fun-filled day out with their families and friends and had a great Careem experience in celebrating Pakistan Day.”

CAREEM Scavenger Hunt

Final Khi-Winners & Runnerup

36 participants from Lahore and 27 from Karachi were chosen to take part in this unique scavenger hunt through a prior registration process. Beginning at 11 am, the participants, along with their loved ones, went about their respective cities to take a picture of each location, upload it to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #CAREEMPAK #PakHunt #(teamname) as hashtags before moving on to the next.

CAREEM Scavenger Hunt

Final Lhr-Winners & Runnerup

Team Markhor from Karachi and Team KalaJadu from Lahore, the winners of the competition, were able to upload pictures of all the locations by 3:00PM on Wednesday, the competition’s deadline. The hunt concluded with a closing ceremony at both cities, where winners and runners-up were handed prizes by CAREEM’s Management.

CAREEM Scavenger Hunt

Final Khi-TeamMarkhor

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Servis Shoes Launches New Summer Collection

Servis Sales Corporation, Pakistan’s leading footwear retailer, has recently launched its new summer collection including their signature lines Ndure, Liza and ToZ – and which are now available at their store across Pakistan.

Servis Shoes

The new collection has been launched by the brand, with a TVC campaign titled “Servis Shoes: Utaarney Ka Scene Hi Nahi”. The TVC shows various hip and youthful individualsim situations where one would take their shoes off, but in this case are so madly in love with their Servis shoes that shoe owners don’t take the shoes off – and are seen wearing the shoes to bed, while swimming and even while taking a bath!

Servis Shoes

With this campaign Servis once again establishes their brand promises of catering to the daily footwear needs of all the members of the average Pakistani family.

With its multi-brand approach, constant innovation in design and up-to-date style trends, Servis has products for all age groups and personal tastes.

The new Servis summer collection is now available in stores nationwide. It can also be viewed online at http://www.servis.com/

Servis Shoes

About Servis:

Servis is the largest retail network in Pakistan, with more than 450 retail outlets and roughly 2500 independent dealers, delivering quality footwear to consumers every day.

Servis is managed by the Service Sales Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ServisPakistan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/servispakistan

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/servispakistan/

2nd Anniversary Celebration & Cricket League by Big Bang Entertainment

Big Bang celebrated its 2nd Anniversary by arranging an entertaining and thrilling event, “Big BANG CRICKET LEAGUE“ Star studded by a lot of successful stars working on different projects of Big bang entertainment.

BB Cricket League

BB Cricket League

The thrilling event was played at the Kokan Ground Karachi between the teams of successful ongoing projects.

• Mera Yaar Miladay
• Dil Haari
• Shehzada Saleem
• Tum YaadAaye
• Socha Na Tha

Shehzada Saleem Team

Shehzada Saleem Team

The teams compete passionately for the title of “Big Bang Champion” which was finally awarded to the most deserving team of “MERA YAAR MILADAY” after a head to head fight with team “DIL HAARI” which stood as the runner up.

Team Dil Haari - runner up

Team Dil Haari – runner up

The man of the series was awarded to the flawless FAHAD MUSTAFA for scoring 180 runs in 3 matches, along with 21 sixes from which 5 were in a single over.

Fahad Mustafa

Fahad Mustafa

Those who star dusted the event include; Fahad Mustafa, Dr.Ali Kazmi, Muneeb Butt, Aiman Khan, Minal Khan,Fahad Sheikh, Faysal Quraishi, Asim Azhar, Yasir Shoro, Arij Fatima, Sania Saeed, Agha Ali, Danish Taimoor, Faryal Mehmood, Naveed Raza, Yasir Mazhar, Jarjees Seja – JJ (CEO ARY) and many others.

BB Anniversary Celebration

BB Anniversary Celebration

About Big Bang:

Big Bang entertainment, the largest and successful production house with a lot of successful projects like Bay-Qasoor and Nazo etc. Shinning in Television industry, Big Bang is a promising organization which is committed to its aim of upbringing talents and revolutionizing entertainment.

Jubilee Life signs Aamir Sohail for ICC World Twenty20

Jubilee Life Insurance Company has signed the legendary cricketer and former captain, Aamir Sohail as their brand ambassador for ICC World Twenty20 with the primary focus aimed at their Social Media campaign, ‘For the love of the game’.

With the commencement of the ICC World Twenty20 and cricket fever gaining momentum at the national level, Sohail is ready to embrace the game and share his expert opinion regarding the cricket matches being played. His endorsement will be highlighted across the company’s digital platforms; meanwhile, he will also be actively communicating with fans, thereby sharing his expert opinion and analytical viewpoint across about the much cherished game. The Social Media campaign has been thus devised to amplify the nation’s association and massive following of cricket. Watch out for his pre and post analysis of the daily matches on Facebook.

Sohail had been at the forefront of cricket during the peak of Pakistan’s cricket era and emerged as a prominent opening batsman. He was part of World Cup 92 that witnessed a dramatic win for the country.

Aamir Sohail

Aamir Sohail

“Having Aamir Sohail on board, for ICC Twenty20 is a reflection of our lively brand image and our continuous support for the nation’s most venerated game,” said Javed Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Jubilee Life, “His invincible performance throughout his career made him emerge as a great sportsman and we are proud to be associated with yet another legend whose expert views will spark nostalgia and excitement among the past and present cricket fans. Being a cricket follower myself, I can very well relate to this exhilarating sport that we at Jubilee Life have planned in light of the sportsman spirit that prevails throughout the country.”

While commenting about signing with Jubilee Life, Aamer Sohail said: “I’m very excited about Jubilee Life’s ‘For the love of the game’ Social Media campaign as it fascinates me to reach out to my fans in yet another interesting way, be it sharing my opinions or relating my own experience with the cricket world of today. I’m looking forward to the stimulating activities that Jubilee Life has planned for this tournament.”

Jubilee Insurance is a global brand of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) that offers diverse insurance solutions (life, health and general) in the Asian and East African markets. Jubilee Life in Pakistan offers uniquely designed range of life and health insurance plans, catering to various customer segments and needs. These include retirement, child education, marriage, saving & protection, wealth accumulation, life insurance plans for women, rural insurance plans and life and health insurance solutions for the less privileged of our country.

Considering the anticipation of the big match tomorrow, let’s share our love of cricket through this catchy anthem that has been developed to spark excitement among cricket lovers.

Tum Kon Piya to air from 23rd March 2016 on Urdu1

Urdu1’s most awaited drama starring Imran Abbas and Ayeza Khan, Tum Kon Piya is scheduled to air from 23rd March 2016 at 8:00 pm.

With Tum Kon Piya, Ayeza Khan is making a comeback to the silver screen after two years and it is the first project for Imran Abbas after a year’s break.

Imran Abbas and Ayeza Khan

Imran Abbas and Ayeza Khan

This serial, based on a famous novel by Maha Malik, is a story of a girl Ilma (played by Ayeza Khan) who sacrificed her love for her father’s honor and dignity. She lives her life according to her father’s wishes and tries to become a good wife but unfortunately she did not get any acknowledgement.

Hina Khawaja Bayat

Hina Khawaja Bayat

Tum Kon Piya is directed by Yasir Nawaz (of Wrong No fame) and produced by 7th Sky Entertainment. The OST of the serial is sung in the soulful voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The cast, along with Ayeza Khan & Imran Abbas, includes Ali Abbas, Qavi Khan, Hina Bayat & Hira Tareen playing pivotal roles.

Ali Abbas

Ali Abbas

Tum Kon Piya is starting from 23rd March 2016 at 8:00 pm on Urdu1.

About Urdu1:

Urdu 1 is an Urdu language, television network. The channel’s transmission became available in Pakistan on 12 June 2012, with regular transmission beginning 23 June 2012. Urdu1 is known for the first Pakistani channel to start with Turkish dramas and with the passage of time it has ventured in Pakistani dramas as well. One of their famous local drama serial was Jackson Heights.

For more details visit:

Web: http://www.urdu1.tv/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urdu1tv

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urdu1tv/

Some Interesting Indie Movie Trailers

My Movie Reviews

Occasionally I update my watchlist by searching new trailers on youtube, recently I’ve found few new interesting movie trailers which I am sharing with you all . . .

Pali Road (2015)

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Plot: A young doctor wakes up from a car accident and discovers she is married to another man and living a life she can’t remember. Her search for the truth to her past life will lead her to question everyone around her and her entire existence.

“Amazing cinematography”

Louder Than Bombs (2015)

Genre: Drama

Plot: The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

“Both Pali Road and Louder Than Bombs have the same plot.”

Feast of Varanasi (2016)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Plot: A young English teacher with a troubled past arrives in the ancient city…

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Zainab Chottani by Lakhany Silk Mills unveils their Spring/Summer Collection ’16

Acclaimed fashion designer Zainab Chottani is all set to launch her Spring/Summer 2016 Collection across Pakistan, with the prestigious Lakhany Silk Mills (LSM Fabrics).

This is the second year of Zainab Chottani’s collaboration with Lakhany Silk Mills. The Collection featuring 10 designs in two colors each, is premium quality jacquard and cotton lawn with pure silk and chiffon dupattas in each outfit, along with intricate embroidery and embellishments to complete the ensemble.

Zainab Chottani and Saman Baloch

Zainab Chottani and Saman Baloch

The preview was attended by Karachi socialites and personalities from the media and fashion fraternity including TV personalities like Ayesha Omar, Aisha Khan, Sanam Jung, Sanam Baloch, Sarwat Gillani, Zhalay Sarhadi, Hasan Rizvi, socialites, Lal Majid, Nighat Misbah, Wajid Khan, Nazneen Tariq, designers Nomi Ansari, Wardha Saleem, Umer Sayeed, Mahin Hussain and models Iman Ali, Areeba Habib, Fia Khan, Omer Shahzad, Sadaf Kanwal, along with many renowned names from the industry.

Aamir, Sadaf, Zainab and Fia

Aamir, Sadaf, Zainab and Fia

“It is the second year of my collaboration with Lakhany Silk Mills, and the partnership works because we share the same brand ethos and values as LSM.” remarked the designer Zainab Chottani about working with the textile giant.

“Keeping the latest trends and our weather in mind, we have designed the Collection in such a way that Pakistani women from all walks of life can wear it on a host of events & occasions – be it casual, professional or social.” Chottani further added about the Collection.

Ayesha Omar

Ayesha Omar

Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Rizwan Lakhany, Director, Lakhany Silk Mills, “Zainab Chottani, with each collection we have worked on, has managed to bring the luxury of her formalwear, into the daily wear and lawn – which is something that the Lakhany Silk Mills has had the legacy of bringing to the Pakistani market for years – and we are proud to be carrying it forward so successfully into 2016!”

Zainab Chottani Collection by LSM Fabrics will be available at all leading outlets and online on http://www.lsmfabrics.com/ from 17th March 2016 within the price range of Rs. 5,850 to Rs. 6,350.

Launch Show of Salam Zindagi on ARY Zindagi

As there are so many morning shows running on different TV channels, ARY Zindagi recently starts its new morning show ‘Salam Zindagi’ hosted by Faysal Qureshi. This is second time he is hosting a morning show after ‘Muskurati Morning’. Yesterday there was a LIVE launch show of Salam Zindagi. The show starts with the dance performance on the title song of the show sung by Faakhir Mehmood.

Faakhir performing title song of the show

Faakhir performing title song of the show

Faysal Qureshi with Faakhir

Faysal Qureshi with Faakhir

There were few entertaining segments where Faysal Qureshi played different games with the celebrities. Chef Saadat was in the kitchen to do the live cooking. Rubina Ashraf, Kamran Jeelani, Soohai, Faakhir, Ayaz Samoo and many other celebrities were at the launch show.

Faysal Qureshi with Rubina Ashraf and Kamran Jeelani

Faysal Qureshi with Rubina Ashraf and Kamran Jeelani

After the show we met him at his office and asked what this show is all about and this is what he said…

More pictures from the set of the show can be found here.

Metro Safari Carnival

Metro Safari Carnival 18-20th March, 2016: Event Details & Schedule

 

As a wave of pleasant atmosphere engulfs the city, Karachi is all set to kick-off its spring festivities with Metro Safari Carnival. Beginning Friday 18th March, its weekend packed with pure family entertainment.

The basic theme of the festival is to give families and friends a festive event to gather around and have unlimited fun in the most convenient location of Metro Safari.

Metro Safari Carnival

Metro Safari Carnival

 

See all the details of the event below:

Schedule:

Metro Safari Carnival begins Friday 18th March and ends Sunday 20th March, 2016. Timings are 5-11pm

Food Stalls:

There are over 50+ stalls including some of our favorite brands such as Walls, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Hoagies, De Pizzeria, Aakra Foods among others.   Apart from the Food Festival, there will be stalls based on fun activity for children.

De Pizzeria will be showcasing their Live Baking skills and you can join in for having their special Pizza Cone.

DePizzeria

DePizzeria

Hours:

The event starts 5pm on each of the three days.

Qawwali Night:  

Will be held on the 18th March, 2016. It’s something that should be enjoyed by people especially with a taste for sufi music.

Cricket Screening:

The epic battles of the giants, Pak vs India, on 19th March, 2016 will be screened live during the carnival. This is one event that will grip the subcontinent in its nail biting debacle. The idea is to give cricket lovers a special place to enjoy the thrill of the game with a group of their family / friends.

Concert:

The Uk-Based Bhangra Band RDB will be performing live on 20th March, 2016. The band is famous for their hit songs such as SadiGali (Movie: Tanu Weds Manu) and Aja Mahi (Movie:Singh is Bling) among many others. You can certainly bring your family & friends, and dance to your favorite tunes!

Location:

Metro Safari – Adjacent to Safari Park

Sponsors:

The sponsors of Metro Safari Carnival are:

Kolachi Events