Month: August 2017

Mi 6 sold out in one week in Pakistan

Xiaomi’s official distributor Smart Link Technologies announced the fast sold out for the latest innovative products Mi 6, Mi Max 2 which were launched a week ago during an event at Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi.

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Known worldwide as the mastermind behind quality, innovation and creative thinking, Xiaomi has once again revolutionized the way Pakistanis utilize smart phone technology. Keeping the company’s value driven strategy alive, Smart Link Technologies, the official distributor of Xiaomi, have launched two latest smartphones Mi 6 and Mi Max 2, and a bucketful of Mi Ecosystem products throughout Pakistan starting Aug 21.

All these products are available on www.mistore.pk and www.daraz.pk

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Director Marketing, Mr. Ahmed Butt said “Xiaomi is bringing their flagship smartphones for the first time in Pakistan. We have no doubt that these flagship phones are going be the disrupter in the market for bringing the most innovative technology at such an amazing price.”

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Priced from Rs. 46,999, Mi 6 is a performance beast powered by the Qualcomm’s lightning-fast Snapdragon 835 and a startling 6GB RAM. The four-sided curved glass body and stainless steel frame house a gorgeous 5.15″ display.

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Mi 6 comes with wide angle and telephoto lenses used to incredible effect, particularly the ability to shoot beautiful portraits with out-of-focus backgrounds. The two lenses allow Mi 6 to calculate what is in the foreground and what is in the background, creating a depth of field effect that typically requires a DSLR camera to achieve. In addition, an improved Beautify mode that makes selfies look more natural, now works with the rear camera on Mi 6. Mi 6 also features 2x optical zoom, which makes sure photos of distant subjects remain clear, while 10x digital zoom is also supported. Mi 6 also comes with four-axis OIS so images and videos remain sharp, reducing the effect of handshake or motion.

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Xiaomi and Smart Link have also launched Mi Max 2 with a Rs. 34,900 in Pakistan. With a 6.44-inch supersized screen, Mi Max 2 is perfect for watching movies or TV shows on the go. In addition, the dual speakers on Mi Max 2 intelligently activate in landscape orientation, transforming it into a mobile theater with an immersive audio experience.

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Thanks to MIUI optimizations, Mi Max 2 is great for use in any situation. With “One-handed mode”, which is a feature that makes the usable display smaller, users can still navigate with ease using just one hand. With “Split screen”, two applications are able to run in the foreground, letting users make full use of the large 6.44-inch display. For instance, a user can watch a video using the top half of the screen while replying to messages in the lower half.

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Ali Noor at the launch

Mi Max 2 is powered by a massive 5300mAh two-day battery, which provides up to 18 hours of video playback, 21 hours of GPS navigation, or 57 hours of talktime. The huge battery means that Mi Max 2 can even charge other smartphones connected to its USB Type-C port. Despite the large capacity, Mi Max 2 is able to charge 68% in one hour as it supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 with parallel charging, which allows fast charging while controlling temperature increase.

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Mi6 and Mi Max 2 are very strategic models for Mi. These are high end models with best in class features and extremely competitive prices. With strong products like these, Mi is surely destined to create waves in the industry.” Director Sales and Strategy, Mr. Zain Aftab said.

Smart Link has also introduced lots of amazing Xiaomi eco products including high capacity Mi Power banks, Mi bands, Headphones and Earphones, Mi Bluetooth Speakers, Desk Lamps, and the Amazfit PACE.

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Peek Freans Sooper has officially broken the Guinness World Record

On 14th August, 2017 Peek Freans Sooper has officially broken the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Cookie Mosaic in the shape of Pakistan’s flag made with 150,000+ cookies measuring 226.51 m2  (2,438.15 ft2).

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It was made possible with the efforts and continuous hard work of less than 7 hours, 200 employees and a bunch of celebrities, the record was successfully broken and Pakistan has earned the title of Guinness World Records of making largest cookie mosaic.

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Hareem Farooq helping volunteers to complete the flag

Peek Freans Sooper perfectly embodies the spirit of the nation. As the highest selling biscuit of Pakistan, the brand has grown into a household name for its quality and wholesome goodness, as well as for its positive and memorable campaigns over the past two decades. Pakistan itself bears the same positive spirit that is often kept out of the mainstream conversation – the fact that it is a land of immense opportunity, and brimming with talent that has continually defied odds to surpass barriers.

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Peek Freans Sooper, Pakistan’s favorite biscuit, wanted to unite the country under one umbrella with the inspiring and positive message of “Sooper Hai Pakistan”. On the 70th Independence Day, the EBM family came together to do the impossible… to set a new Guinness World Records title! The plan? Build the world’s largest cookie mosaic … in the shape of Pakistan Flag with a solid resounding message of how Sooper a nation it is!

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Proper hygienic testing was done so that the biscuits can be donated.

The team worked with great fervor and passion as they slowly pieced together the mosaic, block by block, biscuit by biscuit with none other than, Peek Freans Sooper cookies themselves. With hard work, dedication and a Sooper attitude, the flag mosaic was finally completed in 6.5 hours.
Upon completion of the cookie mosaic, the biscuits were distributed in custom built containers to notable charities across Pakistan.

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Dr. Zeelaf Munir, EBM Managing Director and CEO said, “We are a nation that is continuously rebuilding, reshaping and pushing forward – no matter what the odds. Our campaign, ‘Sooper Hai Pakistan’ seeks to highlight this national positivity by disseminating content that is the exact opposite of what the popular media continues to cover.”

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Safety and hygiene were of paramount importance and the team ensured that the strict quality standards employed by Peek Freans were followed throughout the process. The record building process was overseen by independent witnesses including a health and hygiene inspector and a surveyor from Islamabad.

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Speaking on the occasion, Ayesha Janjua, EBM Head of Marketing said, ‘Pakistanis are brimming with raw talent; surpassing the world’s expectations on each and every pivotal moment and the participation of EBM sales and marketing team in this historic event demonstrates the true spirit of every Pakistani.”

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most shocking movies

Movie Marathon Theme: Most Shocking Movies

Few days back I asked my friends that ‘Which was the most shocking movie they’ve seen ?‘  and most of them didn’t know the answer, few replied ‘Srpski film‘. Here are some unrated Shocking Movies with less violence.

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Incendies (2010)

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Rating: 92%

Director: Denis Villeneuve

 

Incendies was nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Foreign Language Film of the Year‘ in 2011. Story was about siblings Jeanne and Simon explore the past of their mother, Nawal, who had fled in the Middle East in the safe west before the war. Nawal’s last will gives the twins the task of conveying two letters: one to their dead believed father, the other to an unknown brother. The two of them reluctantly take the journey to their mother’s home. The search for their own roots leads them back into the collective tragedy of the war.

It’s  very intense, gripping and absolutely wonderful drama that  feels like inspired by ‘True Events‘ due to its geological settings. The journey Nawal takes her children on from beginning to end is terrifying and heart wrenching. The ending of the movie really shocked me. It left me speechless and kept me up late several nights.

 

Compliance (2012)

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Rating: 89%

Director: Craig  Zobel

 

This movie could be the most shockingly terrifying underrated Indie Movie  about a fast-food worker who’s accused of theft is put through the wringer as her boss, at the direction of a phone caller who says he’s a cop, subjects her to increasingly harsh forms of interrogation.

The entire story takes place within the confines of the restaurants back room. Compliance is not an easy ride. It is not an easy subject to handle and although it’s not graphic, it is gruesome. The fact that this is a true story and 70 cases were reported in 30 U.S. states, until an incident in 2004  is just insane and will make you research the internet.

 

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Rating: 76%

Director: Lynne Ramsay

 

This is a movie that every parent should watch. It explored the factious relationship between a mother and her son and gained  a lot of praise at the Cannes Film Festival and attempts to explore the themes of society, parenting and psychology. There is a permanent, chilling sense throughout the film thanks Ramsay’s low key direction and the power of the performance. This is a film that should stick in your head.

The story is just incredible, and the movie will leave you holding your breath many times. We Need To Talk About Kevin may even be too emotionally overwhelming for some, but by in large it is one of the hardest hitting and most realistic dramas you may ever find.

 

Here are few other my favorite shocking movies that you should watch…

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

 

Pizza Hut introduces affordable #WoWDeals

Having made a place for themselves in their consumer’s hearts, Pizza Hut continues to grow as Pakistan’s largest international restaurant chain, most recently opening doors to its new outlet in Clifton Block 2, Karachi.

Now, Pizza Hut takes its value offerings to a whole new level by introducing the ‘WoW! Deals’ – 3 new and affordable nationwide deals guaranteed not to put a dent in your pocket.
The first deal has one Personal Pan Pizza, 2 pieces of Garlic Bread and 345ml soft drink, a perfect meal for one. For a party of two, the deal has one Regular Pizza, four pieces of Garlic Bread and two 345 ml soft drink bottles. For a larger gathering, the third WoW deal includes one Large Pizza, six pieces of Garlic Bread and a 1.75 liter soft drink.

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All of the deals can be customized to one’s preferences with the following toppings: Cheeky Chicken, Classic Pepperoni, Chicken Supreme, Fajita Sicilian, Chicken Fajita, Hot Stuff, Chicken Tikka, Very Veggie, Margherita, Tropical Hawaiian, Chicken Behari and Afghani Tikka.
And if that’s not enough, the deals also include options to upgrade your meals with the following discounted add-ons: Potato Wedges, 6 pcs of Chicken Wings, and Salad.

“We continuously strive to stay a step ahead of the industry by giving our consumers new and relevant experiences built around food. With the new WOW! Deals, Pizza Hut brings to its customers signature pizzas and some of the most loved sides at highly affordable prices! The deals are so attractive that we guarantee consumers will be stacking up pizza boxes in no time.” expressed Marya Khan, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer (CMIO) MCR PVT LTD.

All of the deals are so economical you cannot help but keep on buying more and more and stacking ’em up!

‘Meri Shaan, Mera Pakistan’ – Celebrating the spirit of patriotism through Wall Art

EFU Life, the leading life insurance provider in Pakistan is committed to serving the people of Pakistan and believes in giving back to the society through its various CSR initiatives.

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‘Meri Shaan Mera Pakistan’ is a CSR initiative by EFU Life in collaboration with Commissioner Karachi Division to reclaim the walls of major public areas of the city through thematic wall art and aims to eradicate wall chalking and negativity on walls.

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EFU Life inaugurated ‘Meri Shaan Mera Pakistan’ in 2016 on Pakistan’s Independence Day, and after the successful completion of two wall beautification projects in Karachi, at Ayesha Manzil and NCC Sports Complex, the Company has now extended this campaign to a third location, the Aga Khan Park, Garden East.

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The campaign rejoices the spirit of patriotism, and depicts the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan. Celebrating the cultural diversity of its people and yet unified under the nation’s flag is the underlying theme of the campaign.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Taher G Sachak, MD & CEO, EFU Life said ‘I take this opportunity to thank Mr.Ejaz Ahmed Khan, Commissioner Karachi and his team for their support, and commitment in partnering with us to make this project a success. He emphasized that we as Pakistani’s need to take ownership and responsibility for our country. There is a lot that we need to be proud of, and it’s important to bring forward the positive mind-set about our rich cultural heritage especially in the youth today. What makes this campaign truly unique is not only the underlying message of patriotism, but the involvement of the youth, with active participation from the students of different universities to execute the project. He also added, that ‘the company is further exploring avenues of executing such projects in other parts of the country. ‘

Mr.Ejaz Ahmed Khan speaking to media

Mr. Ejaz Ahmed Khan, Commissioner Karachi commended this collaborative effort and stated ‘such beautification projects are essential for enhancing the aesthetic aspect of the city.  Aga Khan Park is the third project that we have collaborated on with EFU Life and other corporate entities must come forward and take a disciplined approach to CSR initiatives. I urge all stakeholders to join hands with the administration to bring back colors to the city of light.’

EFU Life has partnered with ‘Abdoz Arts’ on this project, an organization which aims to reclaim the public spaces of Pakistan through fine arts.

Sastaticket.pk Offers Mega Travel Deals this August!

Sastaticket.pk plans to launch incredible discount deals for Independence day this year. The gazetted holiday will fall on a Monday this time around, and the long weekend will undoubtedly give citizens just another reason to celebrate!

Those who know how to seize an opportunity can head out on a road trip over the weekend and make this Independence day extra exciting!

In the spirit of celebrating the holiday, the owner and CEO of the company Shazil Mehkri commented as:

“It is a privilege to be born a Pakistani and to share the joy of 70 long years of independence with our fellow countrymen. Sastaticket.pk has always taken pride in associating itself with national patriotism, and this year we plan to commemorate this milestone in our country’s long and tiring journey by launching exciting travel deals!”

Last month Sastaticket.pk launched a 50% discount deal on assorted hotels. The overwhelming response of that deal has motivated the sastaticket.pk team to offer its valued customers an even greater offer that promises to make traveling more affordable than ever before.

By offering cutting edge discounts on flights tickets and hotels, Sastaticket.pk hopes to promote traveling trends in the right directions and help liberate the common man from the burden of unbearable traveling expenses.

Sastaticket.pk will proactively be offering  cheap International Holiday Packages in the coming weeks and the sastaticket.pk team is extremely excited over the upcoming deals that they have to offer! Also, more deals are expected to be launched for domestic flights and hotels in the near future to cater to the increasing demand of traveling and tourism in Pakistan.

Meri Shaan Mera Pakistan by EFU LIFE

As you all know our city walls are filled with political wall chalking but there is a dire need for a cleaner and better Karachi, and one of the ways to eradicate wall chalking is through wall art, highlighting positive imagery of Pakistan by depiction of Pakistan’s rich culture, festivals, and national monuments. In 2016, under the guidance of Commissioner Karachi, Mr. Ejaz Ahmed Khan, and his esteemed team of Commissioner Karachi Division, EFU Life initiated ‘Meri Shaan, Mera Pakistan’, a project of beautifying Pakistan through thematic wall art.

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The aim of this campaign is to reclaim different spaces that have depreciated over time.  The project has already covered walls at Ayesha Manzil and National Coaching Centre.

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After the successful completion of two projects in Karachi; a 2000 sq.ft wall at Ayesha Manzil and a        3000 sq.ft wall of NCC Sports Complex, EFU Life has now extended this project to a third location, the Aga Khan Park, Garden, opposite Ismaili Jamaat Khana covering a space of over 7000 sq. ft.

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To follow the progress of this campaign you can follow the hashtag #MeriShaanMeraPakistan on twitter and on instagram.