Make Your Weekend Full of Comedy Masala!

TGIF People!

Its weekend you guys and I’m sure just like me you need something to boost your energy and give your weekend a fabulous start! Well, aren’t you lucky because Comedy Masala is happening and you can’t, just cannot miss it!

With great comedians like Umar Rana, Stephen Carlin, Jonathan Atherton and Rex Navarrete, what could go wrong?

The show is happening today and tomorrow and all the details regarding the tickets, venue, time can be found by tweeting to them @ComedyMasala or on their event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625439247498408/.

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So what are you waiting for? CALL YOUR FRIENDS AND MAKE PLANS!

Jubilee Life signs Aamir Sohail for ICC World Twenty20

Jubilee Life Insurance Company has signed the legendary cricketer and former captain, Aamir Sohail as their brand ambassador for ICC World Twenty20 with the primary focus aimed at their Social Media campaign, ‘For the love of the game’.

With the commencement of the ICC World Twenty20 and cricket fervour gaining momentum at the national level, Sohail is ready to embrace the game and share his expert opinion regarding the cricket matches being played. His endorsement will be highlighted across the company’s digital platforms; meanwhile, he will also be actively communicating with fans, thereby sharing his expert opinion and analytical viewpoint across about the much cherished game. The Social Media campaign has been thus devised to amplify the nation’s association and massive following of cricket.

Sohail had been at the forefront of cricket during the peak of Pakistan’s cricket era and emerged as a prominent opening batsman. He was part of World Cup 92 that witnessed a dramatic win for the country.

“Having Aamir Sohail onboard, for ICC Twenty20 is a reflection of our lively brand image and our continuous support for the nation’s most venerated game,” said Javed Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Jubilee Life, “His invincible performance throughout his career made him emerge as a great sportsman and we are proud to be associated with yet another legend whose expert views will spark nostalgia and excitement among the past and present cricket fans. Being a cricket follower myself, I can very well relate to this exhilarating sport that we at Jubilee Life have planned in light of the sportsman spirit that prevails throughout the country.”

While commenting about signing with Jubilee Life, Aamer Sohail said: “I’m very excited about Jubilee Life’s ‘For the love of the game’ Social Media campaign as it fascinates me to reach out to my fans in yet another interesting way, be it sharing my opinions or relating my own experience with the cricket world of today. I’m looking forward to the stimulating activities that Jubilee Life has planned for this tournament.”

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Jubilee Insurance is a global brand of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) that offers diverse insurance solutions (life, health and general) in the Asian and East African markets. Jubilee Life in Pakistan offers uniquely designed range of life and health insurance plans, catering to various customer segments and needs. These include retirement, child education, marriage, saving & protection, wealth accumulation, life insurance plans for women, rural insurance plans and life and health insurance solutions for the less privileged of our country.

CAREEM Celebrates Spirit of Pakistan Day through a Scavenger Hunt Spread across Historic Locations

CAREEM, Pakistan’s leading app for booking chauffeur driven cars, conducted a scavenger hunt for public of Karachi and Lahore in celebration of Pakistan Day. Themed around photography of local cultural & historic sites, the hunt saw participants, based on clues provided, racing to various locations of their respective city by utilizing CAREEM’s services.

“Although we are a Dubai based start-up, present in 25 global cities, we are proud to say our roots can be traced back to this country, as CAREEM’s app has been completely developed in Pakistan,” said Junaid Iqbal, Managing Director – CAREEM Networks. “This scavenger hunt was planned to not only celebrate this historic day, but also to inculcate in today’s youth the need to be in touch with our roots. For this reason, we chose historic and culturally rich sites for this competition, while the aspect of uploading photographs of each site to social media allows us to promote these locations across the world.”

The monuments for the competition, as decided upon by the management, were the Quaid-e-Azam Library, Lahore Fort, Azadi Bridge, Lahore Museum and Fortress Stadium in Lahore and Pakistan Air Force Museum, Tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Hindu Gymkhana, Jehangir Kothari Parade and Karachi Goan Association in Karachi.

Junaid further added, “I congratulate the winning teams and the runners-up from both cities. We hope all the participants enjoyed a fun-filled day out with their families and friends and had a great Careem experience in celebrating Pakistan Day.”

36 participants from Lahore and 27 from Karachi were chosen to take part in this unique scavenger hunt through a prior registration process. Beginning at 11 am, the participants, along with their loved ones, went about their respective cities to take a picture of each location, upload it to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #CAREEMPAK #PakHunt #(teamname) as hashtags before moving on to the next.

Team Markhor from Karachi and Team KalaJadu from Lahore, the winners of the competition, were able to upload pictures of all the locations by 3:00PM on Wednesday, the competition’s deadline. The hunt concluded with a closing ceremony at both cities, where winners and runners-up were handed prizes by CAREEM’s Management.

You Have All The Reasons to Opt for INKOMPASS

These days with inflation, recession, unemployment and what not going on getting a good job has become a global problem. Wait… More importantly getting a JOB has become a global problem!

Amidst this, came forth the knight in the shinning armor – INKOMPASS – providing the #BestInternshipEver completely based on your performance and not on your elite university status. PHEW! Thanks, dude!

So, here’s why you or your sister/brother/cousin/friend/chacha ki beti/phupho ka beta/girlfriend/boyfriend/parosi should go for INKOMPASS.

  1. WHAT YOU LOOKING AT, DEGREE? I ALREADY HAVE A JOB!
  2. Competitive environment – they be testing the living lights outta you!
  3. Growth – As an individual and a team player
  4. Future clarity
  5. MONEY. MONEY. MORE MONEY
  6. Great mentoring
  7. Amazing office!
  8. Chance to work abroad!
  9. LOTS OF SWAGGGG!!
  10. Unlimited exposure to major fields of work!

What else do you even need?!

All students in the second year of your university, please apply for INKOMPASS and make your future!

For your convenience, here are all the ways to get in touch with them and to apply:

Website: https://www.inkompass.global/pakistan-internship-program

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Inkompass

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inkompass

Time’s running out so don’t wait and APPLY NOW!

You’re welcome and good luck!

 

Experience #TheBurnOut With Fitnasium

Healthy living is not just eating healthy and supersizing, it is also getting the right kind of guidance and training, the right workout environment and the the much needed motivation to keep going on!

Aisha AJ, the trainer at Fitnasium, is a TRX qualified, certified spinning instructor and a personal trainer, who has always been a fitness enthusiast. Passionate about fitness, she now wants to share her learning with anyone wanting to pursue a healthier lifestyle or simply just wanting to tone down their bodies!

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Fitnasium offers programs that are designed to make you leaner and stronger with each passing week comprised of workouts that never get boring and personal attention that others may promise but we guarantee. Fitnasium is designed to give you the results you desire!

#TheBurnOut is one of Fitnasium’s first 5 week challenging training sessions and they are offering one-on-one training to all those who sign up!

So here’s the exclusive discounts for couples who want to sign up!

PROMO CODE: “FITNESSCOUPLE”

Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/Jtkp8PlwNC

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And for everyone else, here’s the Promo code! 😀PROMO

Go on, take that first step to pursue a healthier life!

Parachabafi – Traditional Meets Modern

The hand-painted fabric, in shape of artifacts and fancy clothes is something us desis have grown up with. Either watching our mom’s wearing them or dressing up at a family event wearing a hand-painted colorful kameez. It has been a part of our traditional attire and has had it\s sweet time in Pakistan’s fashion trends.

Well, how if I tell you that someone has been finding the middle ground between then and now and is making Traditional meet the Modern?

Allow me to Introduce you to Parchabafi!

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The Paracha family brand, owned by Nida Paracha is bringing back the hand-painted fabric trend with a modern touch to it. This Eid, Nida launched her Exclusive Eid Collection, successfully conducting her second exhibition.

The Paracha family since generations have been associated with pristine quality textile manufacturing and design, and this brand follows this very tradition.

The designer’s inspiration this year was French Art blended with Pakistan’s Cultural Style. The designer label claims to come from the core of Asia, the land of art & culture as a solution to all your wardrobe issues! Who wouldn’t love that?

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Parchabafi incorporates different themes, styles and designs including embellishing chiffons, silks, wrinkle free & machine washable fabrics with Serwoski, laces, buttons, sequence, bindings, motifs and zarree apart from the hand-painted fabrics.

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The brand offers five major collections, categorizing their designs in under these names:

Vignette: For the sociable, employed or academically acquiring, woman – the vignette line offers a very off-the-cuff, relaxed and contented balance.

Blend: This one provides the optimal attire for semi-formal evening events. Be it a quaint tea-party with your friends or a much-awaited family gathering.

Engraved: Engraved moves to cater to the customers requiring a more nuptial-oriented look. Perfect for weddings and such, the engraved line consistently and impeccably delivers detailed embroidery and all the associated glamour.

Concept: The Concept collection provides as complete a look as any un-stitched fabric would allow. They take on the initiative of enchanting the customers a step beyond their own requirements and, in doing so; present to you the option of processing their Concept collection as per your requirements and specifications sprinkled with the talent of their own designers and master workmen.

Abstract: The epitome of Parchabafi’s contemporary nature, what they provide in the abstract line is consistently evolving delivery of the latest fashions and trends before they even present themselves to the arcade. It becomes both liberal and conservative, all curled up into attire you just won’t be able to get enough of.

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The Exhibition took place in Karachi at the Prince Jeweler’s Outlet a few days ago, showcasing Nida’s this year’s French inspired intertwined with Pakistan’s Culture fashion line.

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Personally, I love how they are incorporating the Traditional designs and giving them a modern touch to create clothes for working women. Here’s to more meaningful fashion and great design! More power to you Nida!

For more details and to place orders, visit their social media profiles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Parchabafi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParchabafiTalks

Magnum Pakistan – Celebrating Chocolate as the Color of Glamour!

Last week Magnum Pakistan, following the Magnum Global, threw the party of the year – Magnum Chocolate Party – Making pleasure meet fashion and glamour!

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Magnum ushered in the start of the new season by throwing a ritzy and fashionable chocolate themed party, showcasing exclusive collections inspired by the rich and luscious tones of crackling Belgian Chocolate. Celebrated fashion designers Shehla Chatoor, Khadijah Shah for Elan, Omer Farooq for Republic, Maheen Karim and Nomi Ansari showcased their party collections at a glitzy evening for the fashionable crème de la crème.

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Apart from the designer collections, two exquisite installations by Couture mavericks, Ali Xeeshan and Fahad Hussayn, got a lot of attention from fashionistas and pleasure seekers who crowded around to marvel at the unique and custom built installations. Choco-lovers including A-list celebs, designers and socialites interacted and indulged in all things chocolate as the party continued into the night.

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The Magnum Party harked back to the heyday of Pakistan fashion when beautiful clothes were worn by A-listers who lived in an indulgent age. The Magnum Party broke through the clutter of fashion presentations and took fashion back to being an extravaganza, a pure moment of luxury and indulgence that was yours for the taking. With Nabila’s exquisite styling, RAKA and Catwalk’s impeccable décor, Creative Chao’s Digital Selfie Booth and event design with Catwalk’s show production, Magnum laid out an evening that dripped with indulgence and style.

What caught my eye the most and gave #MagnumParty15 a digitally integrated edge was the Digital Selfie right at the entrance. The celebs indulged in taking digital selfies and having them uploaded on Magnum Pakistan’s digital media profiles right away. It was what formed a strong connect between the on-ground event and the digital hype about it.

“We are excited to bring to town an evening of indulgence and pleasure where we celebrate Chocolate as the Color of the Season. We hope the rich experience of the world’s premium Belgian Chocolate Icecream and the best of Pakistan’s fashion is never to be forgotten experience,” says Azka Waqar, Brand Manager – Magnum Pakistan.

Magnum never misses an opportunity to throw a party. Top models showcased the Chocolate Collections, the DJ spun her magic, innovative Magnums were the order of the day and guests were wowed throughout the night. The exclusive list of invitees added zing, glamour and excitement to a Chocolate Party that will long be remembered.

Here are the best Chocolate Carpet Moments and Designer Collections!

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Red Bull Brings Cricket to Campus!

Recently Red Bull brought back the thrills of Cricket to K-town with the Finale of it’s fourth edition of Red Bull Campus Cricket Pakistan.

Since past four years, Red Bull has been investing towards providing several individuals a platform to grow in the field of sports and several other extra curricular activities. This year too Red Bull brought together the Cricketers of tomorrow from 17 cities and 85 campuses nationwide.

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After two months of heart racing action, the final of the Red Bull Campus Cricket 2015 lived up to its billing as the Jinnah Degree College Karachi’s team outwitted Lahore’s University of Central Punjab by 17 runs to earn the title of Red Bull Campus Cricket 2015 Pakistan Champion.

The final match was launched by a colourful opening ceremony that attracted legendary cricket stars like Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Moin Khan and Saleem Yousaf. Besides the living legends that attended the event some of the leading Karachi based current cricketers including Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq and Khurram Manzoor also turned up on a memorable Sunday night at the DHA Sports Club, Moin Khan Cricket Academy, Karachi.

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After winning the toss, the captain of the University of Central Punjab team Ali Tipu Sultan opted to bowl first on a sluggish pitch. Jinnah Degree College got off to a steady start but lost three wickets in quick succession. Shahzar Hasan, younger brother of Pakistan international Shahzeb Hasan, held the innings together with a vital innings of 53. After Shahzar’s departure, Qadir Khan ensured a competitive score of 119 runs in the allotted 20 overs through a workmanlike run a ball 31. Ali Tipu who snared three wickets in the semi-final, took four in the final, conceding 22 runs in his four overs.

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University of Central Punjab were taxed in their chase from the outset as the pitch became increasingly sluggish under the lights at the Moin Khan Academy. Tamour Sultan was the only batsman to make an impact, top scoring for his team with a 48 ball 54. Tamour though fell in the 16th over with his team still 39 runs adrift of the 120 run target.

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After his demise the innings folded quickly with Jinnah Degree College’s all out spin attack ably backed by some sharp fielding all around the park. Waqas took three wickets while Salman took two. The Pakistan champions would now travel to India to take part in the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals scheduled for October 2015.

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With so much happening in country, I think Red Bull’s contribution towards giving individuals such an amazing platform is the ray of light and hope for positivity and bright future for all of us! Hats off to Red Bull for pulling off yet another amazing concept with such class!

Pakola Glass Bottles are Back!

Pakola needs no introduction in Pakistan. It is the leading local soda beverage which we all have tried and have grown up drinking! Now, we are delighted to announce the re-launch of the famous Pakola Glass Bottle!

Pakola is the only local soda which has established its name as the ‘national drink’ of our country. It was launched on 14th August, it’s green and it’s Pakistani! It is drink which stands for family, love and patriotism. It is a drink we have nostalgic feelings attached with. When are travelling abroad, this is the drink that reminds us of back home!

In 2013, the company had to curtail its production of glass bottles.  However, now after a break of almost two years, we bring back Pakola in its original glass packaging, Curvy Green 250 ml Glass Bottle.

We are proud to re-introduce the bottles to all Pakola lovers, at Karachi Eat 2015, starting 23rd January 2015 at Frere Hall Karachi. Glass bottles will be available at the Pakola Stall at the price of PKR 10.

Let’s Celebrate Food, friends, family and celebrate being Pakistani! Meet us at Karachi Eat 2015 tomorrow!

We look forward to having you all there and celebrating the return of the curvy green!

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NOTE: This PR is published in association with Digital Tribe and Pakola

Ponder Over It, Yeah?

Suno, you guys wanna watch the match together at my place?” Samad yelled from the balcony of his apartment on the 3rd floor, looking at his friends playing downstairs. Raza and Ali rushed to get the popcorn and went to Samad’s house.

Funny commentary, joyous laughs over the fours and the sixes got overshadowed by a loud thud and the shaking of earth under their feet.

The three on them never found out the match’s result.

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Aliya: When will you reach home?

Sahira: In a bit. On the way only.

Aliya: Come soon. Bhai’s back from his trip. Get Coke on the way please.

Sahira: Sure thing.

Aliya had only read the last text from her sister when she heard the loud thud, saw the chaos spreading with the flames and gave in to the screams of pain and plea.

Sahira lost a roof and the souls breathing under it.

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“Ammi kab ayeing aap log, I’m dying of hunger.” Rizwan said. “Bas beta pohanch rahey hain, khana hi le rahey they.”

They never returned back to their sanctuary or a son awaiting to be fed.

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Sana kept sneaking glances at the phone hidden under a book in her lap while watching the Urdu TV soap with her family. Her face brightened up when she saw his name flashing on the screen of her phone. She tip-toed to her room and picked up the phone. “Hello”, Zaid’s voice at the other end made her sigh in relief. “I just got my phone recharged. I missed you.” “I love you Zaid.” She confessed.

A loud blast, a house set on fire, falling of the walls, last breaths.

He never heard her voice ever again.

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And a so many other stories ended today. So many shelters turned into dust which used to be filled with carefree laughs and tears of understanding. So many still struggling to live for a few seconds, hanging between life and death. So many praying for a prompt end for the pain is just unbearable.

And so many praying for they survived yet another day. For their loved ones are breathing and tucked in their beds, sleeping, dreaming… Hopelessly.

Our lives have become nothing but a number, a statistical figure to be flashed in huge fonts on the television screens, to be announced again and again by the nicely and expensively dressed news reporters and to be written on so many statuses and tweets on social networking sites.

Our sanctuaries are not safe anymore. Tonight it was them, tomorrow it will be you, me or someone we love. Think over it!

Pehle katl-e-aam sarkon pe hua karta tha, ab humare ghar hi humari qabar hain.