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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.

“Mehrunisa V Lub U” slated for Eid-ul-Fitr release

After the blockbuster success of the hit comedy “Wrong No.”, director Yasir Nawaz has another trick lined up his sleeve. Mehrunisa V Lub U, mixes drama, music and a whole lot of fun in an attempt to entertain the mainstream cine-goers this Eid ul Fitr.

Renowned actors like Danish Taimoor and Sana Javed will be seen in the lead roles, while veterans Javed Sheikh and Qavi Khan will spice things up in supporting roles. Yasir Nawaz, Nida Yasir and Hassan Zia, better known as the YNH team, are the producers of this film.

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Mehrunisa, V Lub U is Urdu 1 Pictures second release as distribution partners and the team is confident before the release of the film. Continuing with the upbeat preparations for the film, Nina Kashif; GM Urdu 1, added ‘Urdu 1 Pictures is proud to join hands with YNH Films for Mehrunisa, V Lub U and it has all the ingredients to become the cine-goers favorite film this Eid.’ The film shall be released on Eid ul Fitr all across Pakistan and 6th July in GCC.

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The film has an excellent music score which has been composed by Simaab Sen and dances are choreographed by Nigah Hussain. The powerful lyrics of Gulzar adorns the music with deeper meaning and beautiful flow.

“People are fond of watching movies which provide full throttle entertainment and we realized that when Wrong No. became a success. That is when we conceptualized this movie. It provides a great dose of comedy, drama, music, dancing and of course romance with a few twists and turns thrown in for good measure,” says Yasir Nawaz.

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The film boasts one of the biggest and most expensive sets ever made in Pakistan. The film has been aesthetically shot and social commentary is relevant to the times we live in. The film speaks the language of love and should strike a chord with every Pakistani.

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Amna Ilyas

With a well-received first look and promising trailer, Mehrunisa V Lub U is one of the most anticipated films of the year. So don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance to have a rocking Eid Ul Fitr.

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

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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Karachi Kings – PSL Season 2 Team Launch

The Karachi Kings are back with a renewed zeal and vigor. As one of the five cricketing franchises participating in the Pakistan Super League T20, the team is the most loved and supported team in the league.   The Karachi Kings franchise is proudly owned by Mr. Salman Iqbal who is also the Founder and President of ARY Digital Network. The team was officially launched for the first season of the PSL at a roaring mega event held at the National Stadium Karachi in Jan 2016, where the players and management were introduced to 30,000 plus jubilant fans who attended the venue.

Karachi Kings

For the second season of the PSL, the Karachi Kings are louder and stronger. The team launch conducted today at the National Stadium Karachi lived up to its promise with a mesmerizing spectacle of the city’s love and dedication towards their favorite team and game. The deafening roar of the fans will surely uplift the spirit of cricket in Pakistan. The team lineup was present at the event, with returning players as well as new inductees, including Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Imad Waseem, Sohail Khan,Shazaib Hassan, Saifullah Bungush, Babar Azam, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Abrar Ahmed, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam and Hasan Mohsin. Team Director Rashid Latif, CEO Karachi Kings Tariq Wasi, VP Operations Navaid Rasheed and Head of Marketing Shehzad Hassan Khan were also present at the event.

Jerjees Seja

Jerjees Seja – CEO ARY Digital

Speaking about the event, a jubilant Mr. Salman Iqbal – owner Karachi Kings said ‘As a team and as a people, we are resilient, determined and never step away from a challenge. The new lineup of the team features some of the most noteworthy athletes in the sport, from veterans to new blood, each player is unwavering in his commitment to excel on the field and make Karachi proud. With such immense successful event of team launch we have proved wrong to those few people who use to say that PSL will not be a success before it started. We are especially thankful to our sponsors Bahria Town (Titanium Sponsor),Bridge Power Batteries (Platinum Sponsor) , The Arkadians (Gold Sponsor), Sheild (Gold Sponsor), Oye Hoye (Silver Sponsor), Vital Tea (Tea Partner), Pepsi (Beverage Partner), Super Star Motorcycles (Bronze Sponsor) and Naya Nazimabad (Home Ground Partner) for making all of this possible’.

Salman Iqbal

Salman Iqbal and Mohammad Amir

The event was hosted by the two of the beloved faces of the ARY family, news talk show anchor Waseem Badami and actor/game show host Fahad Mustafa. In addition to the huge number of fans in attendance, also present at the event were the who’s who of the media industry, countless celebrities, partners and sponsors of the team. Among the performers of the event were Shehzad Roy who officially launched the new anthem for the Karachi Kings, along with Fuzon, Shazia Khushk, Asim Azhar and Komal Rizvi who enthralled the audience with their wonderful performances.

Komal Rizvi

Komal Rizvi

Also present at the occasion were Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi Lt. General Shahid Baig Mirza, DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed, IG Sindh Police

Karachi Kings

Shehzad Roy

AD Khawaja, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, Additional IG Karachi Police Mushtaq Mahar, Farooq Sattar Leader MQM Pakistan, Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehlah Raza. All of the dignitaries appreciated the efforts of Karachi Kings for putting up such a great spectacular and also gave tribute to the great people of Karachi and their love for cricket and Pakistan, reaffirming their commitment to a peaceful Karachi and prosperous Pakistan.

Karachi Kings

From the Sponsors side Zain Malik (Director Bahria Town), Aqeel Karim Dhedi (Chairman Arkadians), Arif Habib (Chairman Naya Nazimabad), Asif Memon (CEO Bridge Power), Farhan Malik (COO Shield), Mian Shahzad Khalid (Director Marketing United Snacks), Adnan Shabeer (Vital Tea), Saad Khan (Marketing Manager Pepsi), Usman Saleem (Director Super Star Bikes).

Karachi Kings

Fahad Mustafa

Also present at the event were Haji Mohammad Iqbal (Chairman ARY Digital Network), Haji Abdul Rauf (Vice Chairman ARY Digital Network), Mahboob Abdul Rauf (Director ARY Digital Network) and Mohammad Jerjees Seja (CEO of ARY Digital Network).

Karachi Kings

Fuzon Band

All the Pakistani players of Karachi Kings were present including Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Imad Waseem, Shahzeb Hasan, Khurram Manzoor, Babar Azam, Saifullah Bangash, Abrar Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Abdul Hamid, Rahat Ali, Osama Mir.

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Ali Safina with Hira Tareen

The past year was filled with exciting activities for Karachi Kings, such as the Khiladi Ki Khoj – Talent Hunt, the Season 2 players draft, changes to both the team roster and the management, the Karachi Kings – Karachi Dorega Marathon, all leading up to what promises to be a nail biting round of cricket in the second installment of PSL. But the excitement does not end there, the ‘Karachi Kings – Family Festival’ will be held at Naya Nazimabad during the second season of the PSL, which will be a fun filled event for the entire family, with match screenings, kids activities, LIVE performances, countless food stalls and much much more.

During the month of Ramadan the Karachi Kings will be holding a cricket tournament featuring local players. Besides this a special tournament will be held to select the best of the 60 players from the trials for future inclusion for Karachi Kings B Team. With more and more events being planned, the year 2017 will surely be an exciting and enthralling time for the most favorite team of the PSL, the Karachi Kings.

The Media partners for the Karachi Kings include Score Line and Pakistan Observer for print, with Apna Karachi 107 and FM 91 as radio partner.

Sastaticket Spreads Love this Valentine’s Day with an Amazing Offer

The day of love is fast approaching and Sastaticket.pk has a remarkable offer to surprise your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. The online ticketing & accommodation  portal is offering incredible discounts on domestic hotels and domestic flights for travelers seeking an exquisite escapade with their beloveds.

 

Couples can get PKR 1,500/- off on their hotel & ticket bookings while booking for two persons. Moreover, this offer is applicable on  Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) and Shaheen Air International’s (SAI) domestic flights.

 

To top it off, Sastaticket.pk also has a unique gift voucher where one can get PKR 2,000/- off on their next purchase. This gift is sure to amaze loved ones and is available until February 28, 2017.

 

Shazil Mehkri, CEO, Sastaticket.pk (Pvt.) Ltd. ecstatically announced the Valentine’s Day deal. He stated that: “Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love and warmth for everyone and Sastaticket.pk aims to amplify that love and warmth for people in Pakistan and abroad. We deliver a wide range of exciting travel products coupled with an efficient travel service that stands at par with global standards. We are hopeful that with this attractive offer, people will be looking forward to a fantastic getaway with their loved ones.”

 

To get all the details on the  Valentine’s Day offer, people can visit  Sastaticket.pk  and grab the amazing discounts right away.