Month: May 2017

PIA highlights its Technology Journey during Blogger’s meetup

For the past 55 years, Pakistan International Airlines has been setting milestones in the Global Aviation industry and has been a pioneer in bringing technological advancements in all departments. PIA’s Information and Communication Technology Department invited the blogger community of Karachi to share the technology journey of the country’s national carrier and its future plans.

The Chief information Officer PIA, Mr. Azhar Nawaz briefed the audience about the implementation strategies of technology in an airline business and how PIA has been able to adapt and incorporate those changes with time. This includes digitalizing and enhancing the travel experience with online check-in facility, aligning with international standards of single ID for all travel documents, online content streaming, user friendly website with booking and e-pay facilities and a Passenger Application for Apple and Android mobile phones.

Mr. Azhar also emphasized on enhancing the travel experience for the staff members on board by introducing an official app that has replaced the ancient strategy of keeping paper logs to be maintained by the aircraft crew members. The app is back-linked with the system that can be accessed by on ground staff as well. It’s an achievement that all PIA’s cockpits are paperless now and all processes and documentation has been digitized.

Faisal Kapadia

Faisal Kapadia

The most interesting facts came out from the social media analytics of PIA’s official accounts shared by Mr. Azhar. The response time for the queries coming through social media has been reduced to 15 minutes from the standard 2 hours response time. Also the positive social media engagement has been working magically to improve the overall Digital sentiment for PIA. Not only that, the concerns raised online for ground or aircraft support have been addresses in timely manner.

PIA’s Official Spokesperson, Mr Tajwar encouraged bloggers to share the journey of Digitization of PIA with their readers and join the airline in its journey towards improvement.

PIA - Blogger's meetup

PIA – Blogger’s meetup

Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

Few days back I’ve asked at Instagram stories that what will you do If you have too many frozen strawberries ?

frozen strawberries

Many replied to make strawberry shake or strawberry ice-cream but I’ve something else in my mind. Strawberry Sorbet Recipe was quite simple with very few ingredients, so I give it a try.

Ingredients:

3 cups of frozen strawberries

5 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

strawberry sorbet

Method:

  • Put all the frozen strawberries in a blender and make smooth puree.
  • Combine water, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Let it cool down and mix it with the strawberry puree.
  • Now transfer it to a container and freeze for 2 hours, or until firm enough to scoop. I stir the mixture every 30mins.

Xiaomi brings Redmi 4X to Pakistan

One of the world’s leading technology company Xiaomi launches Redmi 4X in Pakistan on Saturday through distribution partner SmartLink Technology. The launch event took place in Lahore on Friday and was hosted by none other than the witty Taimur Salahuddin AKA Mooroo.

Ahmed Butt-Smartlinks Technologies

Ahmed Butt-Smartlinks Technologies

Audiences were provided double dose of entertainment with the hilarious jokes of Mooroo and scintillating performances by Pakistan’s leading band Noori and Nescafe Basement band with Altamash Sarver who made audiences dance to their favorite tracks. The stunning Mira Sethi also made a special guest appearance who was all praises for the newly launched Smartphone, equipped with the latest technology in an affordable price.

Mooroo - Host - Redmi4X launch

Mooroo – Host – Redmi4X launch

Smartlink Technologies Marketing Director Ahmed Butt was quoted as saying, “Majority of the Pakistani consumers prefer to purchase smartphones remaining in this price bracket and thus this bracket has always remained a key market for all brands. We have confidence that Redmi 4X will be a hit within its own price bracket, as the smartphone surely outperforms its competition in the market.”

Noori - Redmi4X launch

Noori – Redmi4X launch

Redmi 4X

Redmi 4X features a full metal body, is the slimmest in design at just 8.65mm of thickness and weighs a mere 150g. Equipped with a 4100mAh battery, Redmi 4X has an impressive standby time of up to 18 days! Bid those dying battery issues adieu! It will be available with a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, so users can multi-task more efficiently, having more space for their downloaded applications and images. Redmi 4X will be available in the markets from Saturday in black a price of Rs 18,900.

 

The smartphones will be available offline across the country and online at official mistore.pk and at authorized online sales agents including Daraz.pk and Yayvo.com.

Yasir and Ahmed

Yasir and Ahmed

Every Redmi 4X will ship with MIUI 8 which builds in several technology breakthroughs such as being able to clone apps and manage multiple accounts on the same phone. This means that users can have two instances of a messaging app on the same phone that correspond to different accounts, removing the inconvenience of having to log in and out on the same app. With MIUI 8, users can also split their smartphones into two accounts. This means that a different password or fingerprint can allow you to access a different home screen entirely, with independent apps and data. According to their needs, users can choose to merge certain data such as the address book and their call log history.

Zain, Mira Sethi and Yasir

Zain, Mira Sethi and Yasir

 

Key features of Redmi 4X:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with (Octa-core 1.4GHz)
  • 4100mAh battery
  • 13MP camera with PDAF; 5MP front camera
  • 5-inch HD display
  • Dual SIM (3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray)
  • LTE support
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB Flash
  • Up to 128GB microSD expandable storage
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Available in Black

AMAZING Discount Offers at Sastaticket

Sastaticket.pk (Pvt.) Ltd. is an online travel portal that aims at making traveling a convenient and stress-free affair for the average Pakistani. Sastaticket.pk is proud to consistently offer the cheapest rates on domestic and international hotels and flight tickets in the market.

Sastaticket

This company works to empowers individuals to book their trips at a click of a button, without having to move as much as a muscle. They commit in assuring that clients face no hassle and no stress while making bookings and reservations. So that their travel plans take place with seamless ease and within their designated budgets.

Sastaticket

Keeping in line with their consistent efforts to offer the cheapest rates Sastaticket.pk has now announced that throughout May they will be introducing a series of discounts, deals, and sales for their customers. Thereby offering even more competitive rates that will bring travel expenses to an all-time low!

Sastaticket

The discounts will be applicable on international and domestic flights and hotels but may last for a limited time frame. So everyone is urged to keep constant tabs on the latest offerings.

With their strong association with leading airlines, the travel portal is expected to introduce discounts on international carriers like PIA, Shaheen Airways, Air Blue, and Turkish Airlines.

For all those who’re planning to take a trip to another city or even head abroad, keep your eyes on Sastaticket.pk. This travel portal has promised that it will be offering a number of deals throughout the month of May, and if their previous sales are anything to go by, then travelers are definitely in for a pleasant surprise – Sasticket.pk always makes efforts to make traveling as sasta as can be for everyone!

SIR KALAM successful run on 1st May in Karachi

After a successful run in Islamabad, The Insane Productions performed SIR KALAM in Karachi, a dark comedy theater play by Saiban Khaliq, produced by ISPR at the Karachi Arts Council, on May 1st.

Sir Kalam Karachi Run

Top celebrities and socialites were present at the red carpet event, some of whom included renowned actors and models included Ahad Raza Mir, Asif Raza Mir, Muzna Ebarhim, Syed Tipu Sharif, Danish Nawaz,Naeem Haque, Hania Aamir, Kasim Khan just to name a few.

Sir Kalam Play

Danish Nawaz at the Premiere

The play stars Shamayale Khattak, Aymen Shuja Zuberi, Sardar Osman, Zainab Raja, Tayyab Anwar, Sarmad Bashir, Saiban Khaliq and Wasiq Ali Zia. A famous playwright, Mansoor Kalam, shares the secret “formula” of becoming a successful playwright in Pakistan. He shares this “formula” by giving examples of 3 of his award winning screenplays. While he shares this technique, he is confronted by an obsessed fan who makes Mansoor Kalam wonder; “Can a story, change someone’s life?” This is a story of a commercial playwright who writes meaningless and overly glamorized stories that only serve the purpose of making money.

Sir Kalam Play

Hania at the Premiere

Khaliq has taken his theatre plays across the nation on multiple occasions. Having previously written and directed 9 theatre plays, he now brings ‘Sir Kalam’ to the Karachi Arts council. The play will continue till the 10th of May.

Sir Kalam Play

Muzna Ebrahim at the Premiere