Whether you are self-quarantining or are forced to stay indoors under a lock down, it is difficult. You might enjoy it for the first couple of days, but eventually it will have an effect on your mental health. You might miss going out to the market, hanging out with your friends at café’s. You even may start missing going to the office and the gym. So how can you best prepare for weeks of being cut off from the world? Here are some tips from those who have already been... Read More.
The first batch of the much-needed medical supplies donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation arrived in Pakistan. The shipment is part of the donation of medical supplies to 10 Asian countries announced on March 21. Collectively, the nations will receive a total of 1.8 million masks;kits for testing 210,000 people, 36,000 pieces of protective clothing, as well as essential medical equipment such as ventilators and forehead thermometers. The National Disaster Management Authority, Government of Pakistan will transport and distribute the supplies throughout the country.... Read More.
The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation today announced plans to donate much-needed medical supplies to 10 more countries in Asia to help the global fight against COVID-19. The governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will receive from the two foundations a donation totaling 1.8 million masks, 210,000 COVID-19 test kits, 36,000 pieces of protective clothing, as well as essential medical equipment and supplies that include ventilators and forehead thermometers. “Go Asia! We will donate emergency supplies to 10 more... Read More.
As the novel Coronavirus spreads like wildfire across countries, Microsoft’s Bing team has launched a web portal to track its progress worldwide. The website provides up-to-date infection statistics for each country. An interactive map allows users to click on the country to see the specific number of cases and related articles from a variety of publishers. According to sources, data is being aggregated from sources like the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for .. The tool will triage people who are concerned about their COVID-19... Read More.
Having won the Pepsi battle of the bands season 2 in 2017, Kashmir has emerged as one of the most promising alternative rock bands in the country. After 2 years of several single releases and music videos, the award-winning group in collaboration with Pepsi and Zellbury, has finally released their debut album titled “Khwaab.” The news arrives alongside the release of another single ‘Dhoop,’ accompanied by a music video directed by Umar Anwar shot in Thailand. The album has nine songs, plus two bonus songs, a compilation of all... Read More.
Across the world, first week of March is marked as a celebration, honoring some of the most resilient women on the planet. As societies continue to evolve, the role of women in different walks of life is diversifying too. Today, women form a crucial pillar that supports growth in economies around the world, drives prosperous communities and paves the way for more inclusive development. Amidst the long list of nations where females are significant contributors to the economy, Pakistan has become an emerging nation. According to UN Women’s Status... Read More.
Veteran actor, King of comedy and living-legend of Pakistan’s theater industry, Amanullah Khan passed away on Friday morning, He was 70. Amanullah was battling with multiple medical conditions such as lungs, kidneys and breathing problems and was on aventilator. According to sources close to the bereaved family, Amanullah was admitted to the private hospital after his health was gravely deteriorated on March 3. Family sources confirmed his death and said Amanullah Khan was hospitalized in January 2018. He was treated in the intensive care unit of a local... Read More.
Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the two institutions. PRCS Secretary General Khalid bin Majeed and NUST Pro-Rector Dr Nassar Ikram signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations at a ceremony held here at the PRCS National Headquarters. Speaking on the occasion, PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq acknowledged the accomplishments of NUST in the field of education, innovation, entrepreneurship and technologies. He expressed his keenness to further increase... Read More.
On Wednesday, Pakistan reported its first two cases of coronavirus, Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed. “I can confirm first two cases of coronavirus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable,” Dr Mirza wrote on Twitter. The second patient, identified in Islamabad, was shifted to quarantine in the capital’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). first coronavirus case in Pakistan, the prices of mask have skyrocketed in the federal capital, it was... Read More.
Pakistan’s leading biscuit makers, English Biscuit Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd (EBM) has launched a new chocolate variant of its highest selling biscuit brand Sooper, after successfully repositioning its brand message to Seedhi Saadi Khushi ka Maza. Peek Freans Sooper has captured the pulse of the Pakistani consumer’s taste preference, gaining considerable popularity since its inception. Delivering on the promise of superior taste and quality, the new recipe adds real chocolate to the simple yet, unforgettable taste of the original egg and milk biscuit. The variant comes as an announcement of the brand expanding... Read More.
To promote and instill the message of cleanliness and hygiene among people and particularly the youth of the country, Dettol HogaSaaf Pakistan has launched a cleanathon challenge for universities across Pakistan. The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi is the first institute to take up this challenge where students cleaned up a neighborhood at Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony. The aim of this cleanathon challenge is to take responsibility of the waste that we produce lining our streets across the country. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pakistan generates... Read More.
One of the largest independent production houses in Pakistan, Seeme Productions, has expanded its business and creative services to the international market, now operating in the UK and UAE. This expansion comes intending to take this independent business venture to the next step portraying Pakistan on the production map worldwide and introduce Pakistani industry talent to the world. Seeme is now providing enhanced production facilities in the UK and UAE as part of its strategy to promote the production of global content, bringing work opportunities to Pakistan, and also... Read More.
The most anticipated war drama film “The Last Full Measure” would be hitting cinemas across Pakistan on 31st January 2020, making this the first time that a Hollywood film by a Pakistani Executive Producer would be released in Pakistan. Written and directed by Todd Robinson, the film stars Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt Ed Harris, and Samuel L. Jackson, among others. Habib Paracha is the executive producer behind the film, which narrates the true story of William Pitsenbarger, played by Jeremy Irvine, who is a war hero of... Read More.
Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s favourite chain of shopping malls marked the closing ceremony of Dolmen Shopping Festival (DSF) with a grand event with the gifting ceremony of the 27th shopping festival across its three malls in Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi. The festivities came to an end with a glimpse of the celebrations that will continue this year. Hosted by Anoushay Ashraf, the ceremony was held to conclude the annual DSF celebrations and honour the grand prize winners, the winners of the festival who won gifts and vouchers over the span of... Read More.
Tree plantation drive organized by Hamid Ismail Foundation at Quaide-Azam Residency, Karachi. The aim of Hamid Ismail Foundation is to make Karachi a clean city and planting trees is the first step to make the environment healthy and clean. 100 trees were planted at Quaid e Azam Residency. The event started at 3 pm with recitation of Holy Quran followed by Hamid Ismail welcome address to guests. First tree was planted by Hamid Ismail followed by other guests. Students were also invited from different schools who were very enthusiastic... Read More.
Bonanza Satrangi, the leading fast-fashion brand, has launched their new store in the heart of the shopping arena of the city, at Dolmen Mall Clifton. Shoppers were incentivized with a Flat 40% discount on all products to celebrate the store opening which will run throughout the opening weekend: from 27th till the 29th December.The launch event was attended by the talented Mehwish Hayat who was spotted wearing a design from the brand’s new collection. Situated in the shopping centers’ upper level, the new store offers Satrangi’s latest collections in trendy... Read More.
Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s favourite chain of malls, paid tribute to the founder of Pakistan; Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on his birth anniversary during the 27th Dolmen Shopping Festival leaving customers delighted across all three malls in Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi. Hosted by popular social media comedian, Danish Ali, Quaid day celebrations engaged mall visitors and a sizeable online audience through patriotic performances, flag hoisting, cake cutting, surprise acts and instant gifting through a special Quaid’s Day Dolmen Draw. Radio partners, FM89, FM91 and FM107 broadcasted tribute specific transmissions... Read More.
To instill ownership amongst Pakistanis to keep themselves and their surroundings clean, ‘HogaSaaf Pakistan’ (“HSP”), powered by Dettol, has launched a new Safai Anthem. The anthem envisions a Saaf Pakistanfeaturing all the HSP ‘Safai Champions’ which include Fahad Mustafa and Shaniera Akram as the prime champions, along with Waseem Badami and Iqrar ul Hasan. The anthem has been sung by AsimAzhar and AimaBaig with Shuja Haider’s composition. “Music is an impactful way to mobilize the masses”, stated Humayun Farooq, Marketing Director Health of Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan Limited – the... Read More.
Keeping up with its mission to ‘Educate Pakistan’, The Supporters of Citizens Foundation (STCF) hosted the finale of an inter-school fundraising and singing competition, Obhartay Sitaray (OS) 2019 at a local hotel. Obhartay Sitaray is a singing competition for school-going students from classes 3-13, aimed at developing national pride in our young generation as only Pakistani songs (ghazal, Pop/filmi, Milli/folk and chorus) are selected for the competition. It is a fun filled activity encouraging healthy competition amongst students and schools. Moreover, it is a platform to engage young Pakistanis in charity and motivate them to... Read More.
J. has opened a new and bigger store at Dolmen Mall, Clifton. The store launch was celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the ribbon cutting was done by the honorable Governor of Sindh, Mr. Imran Ismail. With the selling space of 4,200 sq. ft., the store is almost double the size of the premises it had in the area previously, multiplying its presence in the area. The new mega store stocks the men, women, and kids clothing lines as well as accessories, fragrances, and cosmetics in an ambiance... Read More.