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The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Takes the Crown as the New King of Smartphone Photography

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Huawei has received the highest rating from DxOMark for the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s industry-leading camera system.

The Mate 30 Pro’s SuperSensing Cine Camera received an overall score of 121, four points higher than the second-highest score of 117, as well as the highest photo score of 131.

Both accolades recognize the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro as the new king of smartphone photography, raising the bar for competitors.

DxOMark, the photographic ranking system which thoroughly evaluates the image quality of smartphone cameras, has announced that the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s integrated quad-camera system, including the innovative SuperSensing Camera and Cine Camera, ranks number one in overall DxOMark camera score.

By achieving the number one status, Huawei’s latest flagship device reinforces the brand’s reputation as the king of smartphone photography.

DxOMark, the photographic ranking system which thoroughly evaluates the image quality of smartphone cameras, has announced that the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s integrated quad-camera system, including the innovative SuperSensing Camera and Cine Camera, ranks number one in overall DxOMark camera score. By achieving the number one status, Huawei’s latest flagship device reinforces the brand’s reputation as the king of smartphone photography.

“With an overall DxOMark camera score of 121, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the new number one in our smartphone camera ranking. The new record is largely due to a phenomenal photo score of 131, a full five points ahead of the previous leader,” DxOMark commented.

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s ground-breaking camera system includes a 40MP SuperSensing Camera, a 40MP Cine Camera, an 8MP Telephoto Camera and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera. The SuperSensing Cine Camera is a dual-main camera system capable of taking stunning photos including Ultra-Wide Night-shots, Ultra-Wide Angle shots with HDR+, and portrait shots with Pro-Bokeh Effect.

The 40MP SuperSensing Camera with RYYB color array is designed to attract more light, ensuring the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro takes very detailed and clear images in super low-light conditions.  Coupled with an ISP 5.0 Image Signal Processor, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro captures photographs and videos of the highest possible quality.

Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro is also capable of taking professional videos in cinematic tones. The Cine Camera features a large 1/1.54-inch sensor size with a high maximum ISO of 51200 to capture videos including Ultra Slow-motion video at the highest 7680 frames per second as well as 4K Low-light Ultra-Wide Time-lapse video.

Since launching the Mate 30 Series earlier in September, Huawei has redefined smartphone capabilities and prompted consumers to rethink photography and videography.

Sindh to Introduce Ajrak Number Plates with Tracking Chips

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The Excise Department of Sindh will introduce chip-based number plates with Ajrak design for all vehicle owners in the province.

These technologically advanced number plates are expected to be launched for both motorcycles and cars by the end of 2020.

Secretary Excise Abdul Haleem Shaikh has ordered the manufacturing of these plates according to reports. In the first phase a batch of 300,000 will be produced.

When scanned, the chips will give all information about the vehicle owner and of the car itself.

The chip will also be a more technological way of tracking cars if reported stolen. However the Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and the provincial cabinet are due to approve this ideaHoweve

What do you think about the new design? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Wrestler Muhammad Inam is the First Pakistani to Feature in the World Beach Games

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Officially known as the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019, the World Beach Games is an inaugural international beach multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).

This year the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 will take place from 12-16 October, 2019, with the participation of more than 1,200 athletes representing all five continents.

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Pakistani Wrestler Muhammad Inam is the first Pakistani to feature in the World Beach Games.

Originally from Gujranwala, Inam won the following medals for Pakistan:

  • Pakistan’s second gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Bronze medal at the 2014 Asian beach Games
  • Gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games
  • Gold medal at the 2016 Asian Beach Games
  • Silver medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship
  • Gold medal at the 2017 World Beach Wrestling Championships
  • Gold medal at the 2018 World Beach Wrestling Championships
  • Silver medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship

In the World Beach Games, the wrestler will be competing in -90 kg. In an interview he talked about the support he has received from the Pakistan Olympic Association:

“The Pakistan Olympic Association and Pakistan Wrestling Federation has provided me with a kit and would bear the expenses for my competition to be held in the mega event on October 13, 14 and 15,”

Inam also mentioned the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers and expressed his desire to train for them in Russia alongside his fellow wrestler and their coach.

We wish Inam all the best for the event and hope that he will make the country proud again.

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Hania Aamir’s Duet With Asim Azhar Is Making Rounds on Social Media!

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Hania Aamir and Asim Azhar are definitely couple goals as well as friend goals too! The two are clearly made for each other and their cute moments just proves this even more.

Being one of the most popular couples in town, social media always has an eye on them. Recently, Hania did a singing video with Asim and it was absolutely LOVE!

The way their voices sync in the viral video with one another will just make you admire this couple even more!

Watch the video below!

 

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#AsimAzhar and #HaniaAmir are just as in tune with their songs as they are with their lives 💕 @asimazhar @haniaheheofficial

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Hania and Asim are undoubtedly two of the most talented stars of our entertainment industry and seeing them together like this is surely the best thing we have seen on the internet today!

What are your thoughts about the story? Let us know in the comments below.

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This post was first published on Very Filmi.

Here’s a List of Celebrities Who Won Big at the 7th Hum Awards!

Jazz TV Streaming Pak-Sri Lanka Series for Cricket Fanatics

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Keeping up with your favorite sport in the fast-paced world can be a challenge, but not when you are a Jazz user and can benefit from its streaming platform that provides you entertainment on the go.

The country’s leading digital communications company has good news for cricket lovers; it is covering the ongoing Pakistan vs Sri Lanka cricket series on its Jazz TV application.

Launched at the beginning of this year, Jazz TV is the only application on Google Play Store and iOS App store that offers 60+ live channels streaming in Pakistan. Hence, both Android and iOS users can consume their favorite television content on their phone screens. Be it sports, news or entertainment, users can easily playback, rewind and record 7 days of transmission of their favorite TV channels through the application.

Commenting on the myriad services provided by the app, Kazim Mujtaba, Head of Marketing at Jazz said:

We want to make the access to content, entertainment and public services quicker than ever. In that regard, Jazz TV being accessible across the country is a proof that our services transcend geographical limits as customers are able to gain true value out of our products.

With international cricket coming back to Pakistan, the matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka have everyone reeling with excitement. Jazz, understanding the passion of its customers, wants to simplify their lives by streaming the series on Jazz TV. The HD streaming will have on board channels such as Ten Sports and PTV Sports.

Icing on the cake is that this service will not be restricted to just the urban cities. To enable access to the inhabitants of far-flung regions, Jazz TV SIM has been launched in Temergaa, Bajaur Agency, Upper Dir and Chitral. As such, this SIM will allow users to use Jazz TV free of cost for three months.

3 Reasons Why you Need to Shop from Daraz for all your Fashion Needs!

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The hustle and bustle in cities have increased overtime. We have found ourselves to be more busy with each passing day.

Caught between our professional, personal and social life we hardly have any minute to spare for ourselves.

Taking out the time to pamper oneself is also very important, however, can you imagine the shock when you come to know that you drove for an hour to shop and came back home empty-handed!

Often, we have difficulty finding our size, the colors we want, and even the design. We roam from store to store in hopes of finding the perfect outfit, but are left with limited options.

However, with Daraz, that is not the case!

Daraz has revived its fashion categories, with hundreds of sellers and international brands listing their products on their website so that customers have access to a large variety of options to make their style statements.

Here are 3 reasons why you need to shop from Daraz for all your fashion needs!

1- International Brands Are Just A Click Away With Daraz Global Collections

Daraz Global Collections is home to international vendors and recently international brands such as Zanzea started listing their products on the platform. This means that the latest global trends are just a tap away. The quality of these products is excellent with the prices are low so anyone can curate their entire wardrobe.

2- Daraz Is Meeting Your Demands With Daraz Select

Daraz has also started manufacturing its own fashion products under the label Daraz Select. The eCommerce platform produces good quality everyday products such as t-shirts to meet customers demands and ensures prices are low so that customers no longer have to worry about costs either.

3- Empowering Local Sellers

Pakistan is full of entrepreneurs willing to scale their businesses and capitalise on the opportunities ecommerce offers. Daraz has a community of marketplace sellers from across the country who list their products on the platform. In the fashion category, these sellers help give customers access to regional products such as peshawari chappals, khusas and unstitched cloth from Faisalabad.

Daraz encourages more local entrepreneurs to start their online businesses. Through Daraz University, the platform provides them complete support in the form of free-of-cost trainings that focus on customer service, pricing, quality and order fulfillment.

Daraz has taken all these initiatives to revive the fashion category so that customers have access to the products they need for daily life and the ones they want to create their own unique outfits.  Its the only platform where one can get their hands on western dresses, khusas and traditional jewelry. 

Hop on to Daraz and start building your new wardrobe- there’s something for everyone!

Umar Akmal Smashes Shahid Afridi’s ‘Most Ducks by Any Pakistani in T20’ Record!

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Umar Akmal has once again become a talk of the town. The cricketer has yet again made a name for himself as he has broken Shahid Afridi’s world famous record.

Akmal now holds the title for ‘Most Ducks by Any Pakistani in T20’ thanks to his recent performance.

The all-rounder has marked a very unpleasant comeback to international cricket after missing in on all the action for 3 years.

Akmal was dismissed on the first ball without making a single run in the first T20I against Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday.

The wicket marked his 9th duck over a course of his 83-match T20I career. On the other hand, Shahid Afridi held 8 ducks for a record of 99 T20I matches.

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Social Media Reacts to Umar Akmal’s New T20I Record

As expected, social media could not wait to make the batsman regret his decision of making a come back to cricket.

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Here’s a List of Celebrities Who Won Big at the 7th Hum Awards!

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The 7th Hum Awards took place in Houston and featured all the glitz and glamour that the celebration is known for. 

The night was full of everything you would expect from an awards night: appreciation, joy, and entertainment.

Here’s a list of all the winners at the Hum Awards.

Best Director

  • Kashif Nisar for Dar si jati hai Sila – Winner
  • Danish Nawaz for Ishq Tamasha
  • Aehsun Talish for Suno Chanda
  • Saife Hassan for Belepur ki Dayan
  • Aehsan Talish for Taabeer
  • Ahmed Kamran for Baandi

Most Impactful Character

  • Sakina Samo (Dar si jati hai Sila)
  • Noman Ijaz (Dar si jati hai Sila) – Winner
  • Nadia Afgan (Suno Chanda)
  • Hina Dilpazeer (Baandi)

Best Drama Writer

  • Bee Gul – Dar si jati hai Sila – Winner
  • Misbah Nausheen – Ishq Tamasha
  • Saima Akram Chaudhry – Suno Chanda – Winner
  • Inam Hassan – Belapur ki Dayan
  • Imran Ashraf – Tabeer
  • Asma Nabeel – Baandi

Best On-screen Couple

  • Yumna Zaidi and Osama Tahir – Dar si jati hai Sila
  • Aiman Khan and Junaid Khan – Ishq Tamasha
  • Iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed – Suno Chanda – Popular and Jury Winner
  • Iqra Aziz and Shahzad Sheikh – Tabeer
  • Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt – Baandi

Best Drama Serial

  • Dar si jati hai Sila
  • Ishq Tamasha
  • Suno Chanda – Popular Winner
  • Belapur ki Dayan
  • Tabeer
  • Baandi

Best Actor, Male

  • Noman Ijaz – Dar si jati hai Sila – Jury Winner
  • Junaid Khan – Ishq Tamasha
  • Farhan Saeed – Suno Chanda – Popular Winner
  • Adnan Siddiqui – Belapur ki Dayan
  • Shahzad Sheikh – Tabeer
  • Muneeb Butt – Baandi

Best Actor, Female

  • Yumna Zaidi – Dar si jati hai Sila – Jury Winner
  • Aiman Khan – Ishq Tamasha
  • Iqra Aziz – Suno Chanda – Popular Winner
  • Sarah Khan – Belapur ki Dayan
  • Iqra Aziz – Tabeer
  • Aiman Khan – Baandi

Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Male

  • Osama Tahir – Dar si jati hai Sila
  • Faizan Khawaja – Ishq Tamasha
  • Tipu Shah – Suno Chanda – Winner
  • Osama Tahir – Belapur ki Dayan*
  • Yasir Hussain – Baandi – Winner

Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Female

  • Saman Ansari – Dar si jati hai Sila
  • Kinza Hashmi – Ishq Tamasha
  • Nadia Afgan – Suno Chanda – Winner
  • Sakina Samo – Dar si jati hai Sila
  • Hajra Yamin – Baandi

Best Actor in a Negative Role

  • Noman Ijaz – Dar si jati hai Sila – Winner
  • Kinza Hashmi – Ishq Tamasha
  • Amar Khan – Belapur ki Dayan
  • Yasir Hussain – Baandi

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Alamgir

The Red Carpet Winners

While some won awards for their work, others won attention for their red carpet look. A number of our favourite celebrities flew for the event looking fabulous in the best that the fashion industry has to offer.

Have a look at the stars who looked stunning and stole the spotlight:

Yasir Hussain and Iqra Aziz

Power couple Yasir Hussain and Iqra Aziz also made a statement-making appearance in an SFK Bridal and Nomi Ansari outfit. More than the choice of clothes, it’s the love they channelled that caught more attention.

Mawra Hocane

The star carried a moon-shaped clutch and a beautiful shade of green to the event. The detailing on the back was the true highlight of her outfit

Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane

Star couple, Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed went traditional for the event and looked super fresh. While nothing was too extraordinary about the outfit, their simple yet sweet appearance did get noticed.

Ayesha Omar

Ayesha Omar sure turned a few heads with this Nomi Ansari ensemble! We love the structured peplum top and elaborate ruffled skirt in a vibrant shade of coral.

Hania Aamir and Asim Azhar

Hania Aamir showed up to the awards with rumoured boyfriend Asim Azhar and made the crowd cheer. Asim’s ‘I love Kashmir’ declaration on his outfit caught attention and so did Hania’s sequinned saree.

What are your thoughts about the winners and the red carpet stars? Do you think the awards were well deserved?

Comment and let us know.

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PTCL at Forefront to Serve Enterprises & Consumers in Pakistan

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It seems that for years we have talked about how Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is our country’s largest ICT company.

For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about PTCL is just ‘telephone’ and ‘internet’.

The PTCL brand prides itself on being the carrier of carriers that handles most of the internet traffic in the country.

But maybe instead of focusing on how many submarine consortiums it has under its belt, we can dig deeper to everything that goes towards making this company the telecom giant that it actually is.

There is one side of this organization that we all know; the Business-to-Consumer side that caters to customers and provides services like landline, broadband, SmartTV, along with other products.

However, there is another side to PTCL that we don’t know much about; the Business-to-Business side, which caters to the needs of corporate organizations that most of us are dependent on.

Looking at PTCL’s corporate aspect through the recently launched ad shows that the organization is ultimately catering to every single person in the country, whether directly through its products and services, or indirectly by facilitating corporations like banks, government institutions. This is possible because ‘PTCL bana un sab ka aitebar, jin pay hay apko aitebar’.

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As per banking regulations set in Pakistan, all banks are required to have security and backup connectivity where PTCL plays a pivotal role. The company provides security surveillance, along with secured hosting services to all the major banks, ensuring that all measures are in place for data sensitivity and precautions in case of any breach.

Most of these services fall under the Managed Services portfolio, which provides savings to small and large corporations while investing in IT infrastructure that allows the company to run their ICT operations.

Some of the services include Managed Surveillance, Managed Wi-Fi, Managed WAN & Managed DDoS and many other similar products.

Did you also know that PTCL is the exclusive connectivity provider at airports across Pakistan? Most of the stations including air communication controller & pilot communication services among others are provided through corporate connectivity. Furthermore, the company also extends its support in terms of connectivity infrastructure & services.

Aside from this, they provide connectivity & internet services to the national airline of Pakistan at their head office in Karachi, along with booking & airport offices across Pakistan.

The company also gives multiple streams of services to the national railways of Pakistan, who utilize remote connectivity between the locations for ticket issuance, cancellation, booking & reservations which is centrally connected and is done on real-time basis.

Behind the scenes, the company also provides various services to telecom companies as it is a member of four international submarine cable consortium and handles majority of the data traffic coming in and going out of Pakistan. Recently, they entered into a strategic partnership with Zong for network expansion, through provision of PTCL’s VSAT services in remote and far-flung areas of Pakistan.

Non-profit organizations are also availing PTCL telecom services, where people can get in touch for either providing support or getting support. Similarly, the company is engaged in extending services to universities in far flung areas, where other means of connectivity are not available.

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In Pakistan, the national company is a pioneer in introducing Cloud infrastructure and services. The company implemented a local Cloud Infrastructure back in 2017 as part of its commitment to provide latest technology and innovation in local market.

PTCL Smart Cloud is currently the country’s only SDN (Software Defined Network) enabled cloud built on Rated-3 certified Data Centers to provide service solutions optimized for business growth.

All data on the Cloud is hosted within the country for minimal latency and optimal performance. This service enables customers to build customized virtual servers & networks according to their own needs and requirements.

The Cloud portfolio includes Virtual Data Center, which is the ideal solution for optimal user control with maximum security control, Virtual Private Server, a virtual server configuration that meets customer specific needs, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), to maximize business continuity for enhanced resilience, and Backup as a Service (BaaS), to provide optimal security for businesses.

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Currently, PTCL has four Data Centers, which provide digital services, hosting of mission-critical services, racks’, networking devices & other Data Center computing equipment ensuring a cost-effective and compact environment to meet the requirement of enterprise customers.

The facilities allow enterprise customers to move their essential IT/Telecom infrastructure into PTCL Data Centers, conveniently located in major cities of the country with the highest level of security, resilience, and flexibility. This helps companies to reduce their cost, increase the business value of IT and make a realistically manageable footprint.

PTCL has existed since the inception of Pakistan, connecting the entire nation from Khyber to Karachi and Gilgit to Gwadar. Not only is it serving end consumers, but the company is at the forefront of connectivity and ICT related services because of its continuous commitment to technology and innovation.

CPLC Report: Street Crime in Karachi on the Rise Again!

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Not too long ago, a report was published which suggested that street crime in Karachi had declined to a remarkable extent.

Here is what the report said:

According to the World Crime Index Comparison released by Numbeo, Karachi has improved its ranking from 2012-2018. In a span of seven years, Karachi seems to have performed even better on the World Crime Index by jumping down from rank 6th to 70th.

World Crime Index: Karachi’s Rank Improves

However, things aren’t so hunky dory anymore. Here is what a newly issued report says on street crime in Karachi:

According to a report issued by the Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), around 36,320 mobile phones were stolen on the streets of Karachi during the first 10 months of 2019.

Moreover, cellphones, 34,000 vehicles were also stolen during street crimes, which include 21,000 motorcycles and 13,000 cars.

This report is in stark contrast to the CLPC report released in April, which stated that 9,664 mobile phones had been stolen in the year up till April.

Besides 9,664 cellphones, 5,813 motorbikes and 345 cars were stolen from, the CLPC report noted.

The report claimed than at least eight complaints of extortion and two instances of bank robbery were also reported.

The ‘Street Watch Force’ has been set up by Sindh Police for the prevention of street crimes in Karachi.

It is yet to be seen how effective this effort by Sindh Police will be.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.

OPPO to Bring Quad Cameras to Pakistan With Reno 2!

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Rumor has it that OPPO is once again dropping a revolutionary handset in Pakistan that will take the mobile photography game to a next level with its Quad Camera.

Yes, after the success of the rising shark fin, OPPO is launching the Reno 2 series in Pakistan later this month.

We have some information on the Reno 2 launch and we are here to give you solid facts about the new Quad Camera beast that is coming our way.

The Reno 2’s state-of-the-art rear quad cameras are most likely going to be 48MP+8MP+13MP+2MP and support a 5x Hybrid Zoom as well. The front camera is nothing to scoff at either, the Reno 2 boasts a solid 16MP front camera with a sliding shark-fin pivot structure like its predecessor.

Reno 2 quad camera

With their Ultra Dark Mode, Ultra Steady Video and AI technology, the Reno 2’s cameras are perfect not just for low-light situations but also for taking super steady photos videos while you are on the move.

And with the front camera’s soft light support for ultra-clear backlit shots making every selfie you take a work of art. The Reno 2 really makes preserving memories easier than ever!

On top of the amazing camera features the Reno 2 is also expected to have a 4000 mAh battery supported by an upgraded high-speed charging ability with VOOC 3.0 that has been making OPPO phone batteries last longer than charge faster than ever.

The phone is expected to run on the new Android-based ColorOS 6.1 system. And for all the gamers out there, not only does it have the Hyper Boost 2.0, it also has Touch Boost 2.0 and Frame Boost 2.0 for a high-end and lag-free gaming experience.

That’s all we’ve learned so far but that is already given us so much to look forward to! We can’t wait for OPPO to launch the Reno 2. It’s definitely a phone to look out for!

 

 

Pakistanis Can’t Get Over This Schoolboy Playing Folk tunes of Pakistani Provinces!

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Over the weekend, Chairman Central Film Censor Board, Daniyal Gilani took to his Twitter account to share a video that is breaking the internet!

The video features an adorable little schoolboy boy playing folk songs from all 4 provinces of Pakistan on his tabla.

He plays with his little hands Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi and Punjabi tunes on his tabla upon request. His video on Twitter has crossed 4 thousand views already and continues to gain love and attention from social media users.

A user claimed that the kid belongs to Burewala area of Punjab, however, the little boy’s name still remains unknown.

Watch the video here:

While viewers are in love with his performance, some have pointed ut that the person recording the video could have been kinder with the little boy.

 

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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U Microfinance Bank Celebrates 200 Branch Network Landmark

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U Micro-finance Bank inaugurates its 200th Branch situated in Gilgit with the commitment to take banking services to the last mile in Pakistan.

The President  & CEO of U Micro-finance Bank, Mr. Kabeer Naqvi along with the management team inaugurated the branch on 4th of October 2019.

Mr.Naqvi while speaking at the occasion said that “we are committed to expanding our footprint across Pakistan and grow our network to serve the un-banked population of the country.

We strongly believe that access to micro-finance services helps to build a more inclusive society and our financial services contribute in creating livelihoods for our customers. Our expanding geographical footprint is a testament to our commitment towards economic enablement of the un-banked population of Pakistan”.

Mr. Naqvi thanked U Micro-finance bank’s shareholder and the board for their continuous support and trust. He said that State Bank of Pakistan has played an instrumental part in helping us achieve this landmark by extending unparalleled support and guidance.

He further added that U Bank is immensely grateful to its customers for their confidence in U Bank’s brand. Lastly, Mr. Naqvi thanked U Bank’s employees for their hard work and passion, who are at the heart of this organization.

U Micro-finance bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of PTCL and currently operates in over 160 cities and the rural areas. It offers a wide range of micro-finance loans and deposit products.

U Bank’s branch-less banking arm – U Paisa, provides banking services at approximately 45,000 agent locations across Pakistan. U Micro-finance Bank is undergoing a digital transformation and is getting ready to serve its customers through digitizing the loan process, provide 24 hour banking services through its own ATM and offer internet & mobile banking services.

Ali Zafar Has an International Project in the Pipeline!

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Singer and actor Ali Zafar has worked on both sides of the border and made a great name for himself. His music and acting have both earned him great love and popularity.

Ali recently made an appearance on the ‘The Munshi Show’ where he talked about his international project, ‘Teefa in Trouble 2’ and a lot more.

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His Pakistani debut film was a massive hit and there is also a confirmation that he’s working on a sequel.

However, the leading lady has not been decided yet. It could be Maya Ali, it could be some other Pakistani star, in fact, Ali hinted he can even get someone from ‘outside’.

“Bringing back is also an art,” he said for Maya and “The world is your oyster,” was his response otherwise.

Watch the complete video below:

Apart from Teefa in Trouble 2, Ali Zafar revealed that he is also working on an international project.

“I have this one other international project in the pipeline,” he announced without revealing much detail.

As for ‘Teefa in Trouble 2’, he said it will start next year.

“I require time to write for music and all. I don’t work to stay in but rather I work for my growth. I can’t rush just to be in the market,” the rockstar said.

Well, we cannot wait to find out more details.

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Hamza Ali Abbasi’s Rendition of the National Anthem Will Leave You Impressed!

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Hamza Ali Abbasi is a true patriot and he doesn’t shy away from showing off his love for Pakistan. 

When it comes to the country, he absolutely believes in public display of affection and being vocal.

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The actor turned political activist is also a musician. We’ve witnessed his guitar playing skills a number of times before, however, this time, it’s extra special.

Recently, his wife Naimal Khawar shared a series of Instagram stories where Hamza can be seen playing guitar at home.

The videos hinted that Naimal was painting in the background while her husband played the instrument. Now, isn’t that romantic? 

Watch the video clips below:

We’re really looking forward to seeing Hamza play a more romantic tune for his wife. 

Previously, Ahad Raza Mir shared his own instrumental version of Pak Sir Zameen and won great love and admiration.

Listen to his version here:

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We are blessed. Long live Pakistan.

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Which actor impressed you more? Comment and let us know.

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Here’s How you can Meet Alyne Tamir from Nas Daily in Karachi!

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The students of Karachi School of Business & Leadership (KSBL), and Karachi Vynz are excited to give a warm welcome to the international social media sensation Alyne Tamir.

The renowned Vlogger, famous for capturing picturesque views in her travelogues on her channel Dear Alyne along with insightful topics of discussion, Alyne has influenced masses from across the globe.

Moreover she has also been a part of multiple one-minute Nas Daily videos, another popular vlog. This time around, the jetsetter has planned her first ever trip to Pakistan.

Apart from pursuing her passion for wanderlust, Alyne is also famous for her online Girls Gone Global initiative to connect women from all around the world. Her idea behind creation of this media portal is to inspire women and provide them with a platform to support each other.

In her recent vlog, she shared with her fans about how she finally received her visa and is now heading towards Pakistan. At KSBL the arrangements to welcome Alyne are in ultimate swing. All the students are geared up to show her the positive aspects of Pakistan with all the cultural festive vibes.

The event will also give an incredible opportunity to aspiring vloggers and bloggers to interact and network with media experts from the vlogging fraternity.

Event details

Date: 6th October, 2019

Timings:

7PM: Girls Gone Global Meet Up. (Women only)

8PM: Everyone is welcome!

Venue: Karachi School of Business & Leadership – KSBL (National Stadium Rd, Karachi)

For more information, please click here.

P2G Payments Assist in Spreading Financial Inclusion

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People with access to a formal financial account with a bank or on a mobile money application are considered to be financially included. These lucky individuals can avail loans and insurance, safeguard their savings and safely and conveniently transfer money.

Several studies highlight that inclusion could improve income and increase savings thus enabling the previously underserved to invest in necessities such as healthcare, education, food, growing their business, and managing financial risk.

Globally, as per World Bank 2017 data, close to 69 percent of the world population is financially included.  But in Pakistan, this number alarmingly stands at 21 percent. In 2015, the State Bank of Pakistan, under its National Financial Inclusion Strategy, set out on an ambitious journey to ensure 50% of Pakistani adults are banked by 2020.  As 2019 draws to a close, it is easy to say this target now seems unattainable.

In a country with more than 160 million mobile phone users, it seems like enough has not been done to address this issue. One impediment to achieving the inclusion target is trust. Apart from major urban centers, Pakistanis usually do not trust financial institutions. Moreover, given lack of education in towns and rural setups being a hindrance in proper mobile phone usage, most adults prefer to transfer or receive money through mobile money agents instead of setting up their own mobile money accounts.

Building trust is a long-term challenge, but improving financial services providers’ capacity and ambition to reach large scale, especially with mobile wallet account ownership, can be addressed in the shorter term; Ghana is a strong success story for this tactic.

Exponential growth in Ghana’s financial inclusion numbers – from 40% in 2014 to 58% in 2017 – was powered solely by mobile banking; in comparison Pakistan’s financial inclusion grew just 8 percentage points in the same period.

Ghana’s success was strongly aided by policy makers that kept an open mind by allowing new players to participate in the provision of financial services and providing space for experimentation and forming person-to-government (P2G) mobile payment flows to encourage usage.

In Pakistan, regulators, post 2015, have been supportive of mobile money institutions, but there is a real lack of P2G payment via mobile concept.

In February 2016, JazzCash (then Mobicash) launched a mobile passport payment product in partnership with the Directorate General of Immigration & Passports (DGI&P) and the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP).

The agreement for this product was signed with DGI&P first and shared with the State Bank of Pakistan.  DGI&P also got a written approval from Ministry of Interior after which the contract between NBP and DG Passports was signed at NADRA HQ in the presence of then Interior Minister.

The initiative aimed to increase customer satisfaction by reducing the time it takes to submit a passport application and increase operational efficiency by reducing the number of people queuing at NBP branches and passport centres.

An effective pilot solution made use of by many in the twin cities – close to 15,000 monthly transactions – was soon scaled-up nationwide through other mobile banking services e.g. Easypaisa and UPaisa.

Passport fee service became the first nationwide P2G service and aided in putting an end to corruption both within the government and the rackets that operated privately. This digital service quickly become user heavy in various cities, as it offered convenience to the users, who no longer had to stand in long queues to pay their passport fee. This led to an increased number of empowered mobile money users and encouraged similar public-private partnerships for other government services.

However, at the start of 2019, this service was abruptly brought to a standstill. The necessary protocols remained unarticulated by the government and rolled back the impact the service aimed to create. The opportunity cost to both the government and society is huge.

The abrupt closure of this effective payment solution has affected the common folk and dedicated internal passport fee service teams and has also shaken the confidence of mobile banking institutions working to forge similar partnerships to facilitate P2G payments. Currently there are other mandates like KPK services commission, Islamabad Traffic Police and Karachi Police Department, where JazzCash and Easypaisa are following a similar arrangement.

It is imperative to understand that digitizing P2G payments is the key in nudging the majority of the 160 million mobile users towards mobile banking channels, thus improving on the country’s miserable financial inclusion figures. Such a move also holds significant benefits for governments, consumers and businesses, in the form of alleviated costs, greater convenience and overall safety of transactions.

The Pakistan government’s Vision 2025 includes e-governance, e-commerce and e-services showcasing a strong affinity towards digitizing P2G payments, but to achieve its goals, there needs to be a greater element of trust and maneuverability amongst key government departments and the mobile financial players in the market.

 

International Shooting Championship for Women to be Held in Pakistan Soon

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Pakistanis do not often get to explore their potential when it comes to sports, especially women.

The issue lies in both, lack of resources and lack of a proper system.

Often football and table tennis players in Pakistan are seen complaining about the same,  as only Cricket seems to get the attention of the authorities.

However, there is a good news for young Pakistanis interested in the sport of shooting:

A Shooting Championship will soon be held in Muhammad Ali Jinnah with the aim to attract competitive shooters from across Pakistan and is even open to women and international participants.

This initiative is being encouraged by Corps Commander Lieutenant-General Syed Muhammad Adnan, who is an ardent sport shooter himself.

For the first time ever in Pakistan, the participants will be able to compete in extreme long-range shooting – ranges of up to 1,500 meters.

Shooting is globally considered an efficient way to improve mental discipline, imbue them sense of responsibility, and teamwork in youngsters. Moreover, it is a great sport for posture, stamina, and muscle strength.

This event will create a healthy, encouraging environment for enthusiasts of this sport in Pakistan. Winners of the competition will be awarded medals and trophies while the highest honor will be the Cholistan Cup, reserved for the tactical rifle match.

If you love shooting, prepare to register and prove your mettle at the championship!

Stay tuned to Brandsyanrio for more news and updates.

 

 

Chitral’s Famous Plane Restaurant is Back in Business!

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After a short shutdown, the popular Chitral plane restaurant has relaunched and is operational once again.

The plane is a former Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) Fokker F27 48-seater aircraft that crash-landed on June 16th, 2004 at Chitral Airport.

A retired PIA pilot bought the decommissioned aircraft and turned it into a café offering a pleasant dining experience for all age groups.

While the restaurant gained great popularity, the authorities were not too impressed and the eatery was sealed by Assistant Commissioner Alamgir on the orders of Deputy Commissioner Lower Chitral, Khurshid Alam Mehsud.

The step was taken because of the restaurant was violating airport safety standards. Objections were raised by the Airport Manager Chitral as well, asking to relocate terming it dangerous for regular flight operations.

The owner of the restaurant has now been permitted to run his restaurant again.

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Shazia Khushk Bids Farewell to the Entertainment Industry for ‘Religious Obligations’

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Famous folk singer Shazia Khushk has declared that she is retiring from the entertainment industry.

She stated that she made the decision owing to her “religious beliefs” despite receiving numerous singing offers internationally.

“I’m grateful to my fans for loving my songs and hope that they will strongly support me in my new move,” the Dane pe Dana singer told Express Tribune.

“I’ve decided to spend the rest of my life in service of Islam.”

She revealed that really took my time to think about what she wanted to do at this stage in her life. “I’m certain that I won’t want to join this field [showbiz] again.”

Shazia Khushk has given 25 years of her life to the .

This is not the first time a member of the showbiz industry has left the industry owing to the profession conflicting with their religious beliefs.

Recently, Hamza Firdous, the son of the veteran actor Firdous Jamal Sahab also announced his retirement form the industry.

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