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.

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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.

MeriShaanMeraPakistan

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.

MeriShaanMeraPakistan

MeriShaanMeraPakistan

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.

MeriShaanMeraPakistan

MeriShaanMeraPakistan

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

“Dhund” a mystery series starting soon on TVOne

TvOne launched teasers, OST  of “Dhund” a mystery series in bloggers meet-up with the prominent & talented cast. The Star-studded launch held in Karachi at the Pi Social Cafe.

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Hold your Breath! The Dhund of a mystery series is all set to roll on this Saturday, 15th July at 9 PM only on TVOne.

The evening began with cast and crew meet and greet. The writer of the series, the most versatile Mohammad Ahmed along with veteran producer Erum Binte Shahid was welcomed on board by the host of the event “Shehwar Rahim”.

The main leads beautiful Maria Wasti and handsome Hasan Ahmed were also present at the venue.

Later, a visual representation of the series “Dhund” followed by OST was shared with the bloggers & Publications at the event. Expressing her thoughts about the unique concept of “Dhund” Shehwar introduced the supporting cast Zhalay Sarhadi, Junaid (Juni), Laila Wasti, Asad Siddiqui and others.

“It’s dead men walking or is it imagination”

“Dhund”, a spine chilling drama series showing eerie encounters with spirits from another world and how a brave woman helps them find peace.

Expressing his delights on the event, Writer/ Actor Mohammad Ahmed said ” I started my writing career as a mystery writer, but I’ve been doing Rom-Coms for years now and that lost idea of mystery series recovered when “Seema Tahir” said Yes! for “Dhund”

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Producer Erum Binte Shahid added, “The concept of the mystery series “Dhudh” is different which will build a connection. Maria can see dead people and owns personal tragedy whereas Uzair, (Hasan) plays a young smart and devoted police officer and he is a sincere friend to Maria. Nana Syed (Mohammad Ahmed Sahb) is playing Maria’s grandfather who is also her close confidante.

Then began the bloggers/publication question & answer session. The Q&A session provided mysterious insights about the series and the cast got a chance to share their experiences with the bloggers.

The drama serial “Dhund” is directed by Faiz and the haunting OST is composed by none other than Wajid Saeed, which complements the mysterious feel of the series.

 

Punjab Nahi Jaungi trailer revealed

Punjab Nahi Jaungi, the latest offering by ARY Films & Six Sigma Plus is ready to hit cinemas on Eid Ul Adha and a special trailer launch was hosted on 5th July at Nueplex cinema in Karachi where the trailer of the film was showcased to the members of the media for the first time.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi is a romantic-drama directed by the award-winning director, Nadeem Baig and produced by Salman Iqbal, Shehzad Nasib, Humayun Saeed & Jerjees Seja.

 Punjab Nahi Jaungi

“Punjab Nahi Jaungi is the first film to release under the banner of ARY Films this year and we are proud to be providing quality entertainment to our viewers consistently. We hope to continue the same trend,” shared Salman Iqbal, Founder and President of ARY Digital Network.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Jerjees Seja, CEO ARY Digital Network and Co-Producer said, “I personally can’t wait for this movie to be released, we have such high hopes. ARY is committed to produce one blockbuster after another therefore we are excited and hopeful about the rise of new cinema in Pakistan.”

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Speaking at the trailer launch, Nadeem Baig was thrilled and said, “We hope that 2017 will be an amazing year for Pakistani cinema and that we will be able to be the game changer in the area of producing films. With an amazing star cast, we hope that our viewers will be entertained and will go out of the cinema being content.”

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Shahzad Nasib, producer Punjab Nahi Jaungi said, “We have put in a lot of effort in making this movie. We were glad to see an amazing response from the audience at the trailer launch itself and we are certain that they will love the movie too.”

“I am excited to be a part of this movie as an actor as well as the producer and a humbled by the amazing response we got today at this trailer launch,” said Humayun Saeed.

Written by the legendary playwright Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, of Sadqay Tumhare & Pyarey Afzal fame, Punjab Nahi Jaungi boasts an A-list ensemble cast including Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat, Ahmad Ali Butt, Urwa Hocane, Azfar Rehman, Sohail Ahmed, Safina Behroz, Behroz Subzwari, Saba Hamid, Waseem Abbas & Naveed Shehzad.

The film has been shot entirely in Pakistan – and will be released under the banner of ARY Films worldwide.

Baby Driver – Most Original and Unique film of 2017

Title: Baby Driver

Director: Edgar Wright

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

On Eid day 2 (28th Jun.) I’ve seen the most original and unique film of 2017. I bought two tickets a week before and after a friend ditched me I watched it with a tweep. The story was about a getaway driver named Baby  who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.

baby driver review

 

If you’ve seen  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  or Shaun of the Dead you’ll know that Edgar Wright he is master of Visual Comedy and loves to synchronized action with music. He found comedy where others can’t. Opening scene reminds me of Deadpool opening  scene with funny credits where camera keeps zooming out cos it’s a single take shot with perfectly synchronized music and graffiti. Guess what director didn’t use any Green Screen during shooting car chase scenes.

A perfect blend of Oscar winning actors with the new ones. I cannot think of one character or actor who was misplaced or a weak link within the film. Baby Driver was paced well, was never boring, and made me want sit back down in my seat and watch it over again.

baby driver

Wright directed the hell out of this movie. Every shot is masterfully crafted. Every edit is specifically chosen and targeted. The color pallet is bright and bold and artistically captivating. There is a reason why Rotten Tomatoes critics rating is 97%.

This movie has not just seven or twelve tracks but 30 tracks. One thing that you’ll definitely be doing after watching the movie is updating your playlist.

My Rating: 10/10

Basbousa Recipe I learned via Periscope

Few days back I learned a new recipe for Ramadan via Periscope from Middle East. It’s a traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake and looks quite easy so I give it a try.

Ingredients:

2 cups semolina flour

1/3 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup sugar

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1/4 cup melted butter

1 cup plain yogurt

1/4 cup milk, or as needed

1/4 cup whole almonds

For Syrup:

1 cup water

1 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the semolina flour, baking powder, 1 cup sugar, coconut and butter. Add the yogurt and milk; mix until moistened but not runny or liquid. If you see that it is too dry, add more milk. Spread into a greased 8 inch square baking dish, smoothing the top as much as possible. Decorate the top with whole almonds.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. While the basbousa is baking, combine the water, 1 cup of sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook for at least 5 minutes.
  • When the basbousa has finished baking, pour the syrup over it as evenly as possible. Place it back in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the syrup has been fully absorbed. Let rest for about 20 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.

 

Pakistan International Airlines has launched its mobile App

Pakistan International Airlines has launched its mobile App and Online Check-in facility for its passengers. Passengers will now be able to book their tickets online,give feedback and also check-in through PIA website or mobile app prior to arrival at the airport.

PIA CEO - Nayyar Hayat

PIA CEO – Nayyar Hayat

These added facilities and features is part of the Digital Transformation Program at PIA with the aim to facilitate its passengers by providing online and self service capabilities.3

PIA CEO - Nayyar Hayat

On one hand the mobile app will facilitate its customer and on other hand it will help PIA to increase its direct sales. Online Check-in facility is available both on PIA website and its mobile app,however initially available for domestic flights between Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and will soon be implemented on all other domestic and international flights.

PIA CEO - Nayyar Hayat

Passengers will be able to perform web check-in 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure and up to 03 hours before the flight departure time. However, passengers with web check-in would be required to report at check-in counter for baggage drop off at least 45 minutes prior to the flight departure time due to stringent security checks at the airport.

Nayyar Hayat with Bloggers

Acting CEO PIA, Mr. Nayyar Hayat while sharing his views on the occasion,said that Online Check-in through website and mobile app is a step forward in our quest to improve passenger experience with PIA and we will continue to bring further improvements in order to facilitate and please our passengers. He congratulated PIA’s ICT Department for the design and implementation of the new mobile apps and online check-In capability.