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Karachiites, You Can Finally Have A Blast At The New ‘Friends’ Themed Cafe!

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It’s no mystery that Friends is one of the best shows that has ever graced our TV sets ever but if you don’t agree, you can leave now, kthanksbye.

It’s one of our wildest wishes to get to live in the Friends version of New York City, drink coffee in Central Perk and hang out on the orange couch with six of our closest friends: Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey.

And now, our dream is finally becoming our reality!

Well, almost. We can’t really chill with Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey since they’re fictional characters. (Don’t you hate it when that happens?) But we can go to a Friends themes restaurant in Karachi!

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The restaurant is located at Allama Iqbal Road, PECHS, Block 2. It’s opposite Red Apple and the restaurant serves fast food plus selected Italian dishes.

Here’s the opening of the cafe which looks like a place that can go up on your Instagram feed.

These posters are not a bad attempt to brighten up the place. 

Check out those orange seats which from the looks of it seems pretty cozy! 

Friends ended in 2004, but the huge popularity of the show seems in no rush to go anywhere anytime soon.

While the café is new and an exciting venture, we wish it proceeds to take more inspiration from the sitcom and lives up to fans’ expectations. You can go enjoy the food and ambiance from 4 pm – 12 pm.

So, when are you guys heading out to enjoy your cup of coffee?

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Jemima Goldsmith Wittily Responds To A Tweet That Made Fun Of Imran Khan & His Wives

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Imran Khan and Jemima Goldsmith was the most-sought couple in Pakistan; several fans wished for them to come back together following Imran Khan’s nullification of a second marriage with Reham Khan.

There’s no surprise that Jemima has a knack with words and is always standing in support of her former husband.

Recently, Goldsmith took Twitter to prove that she can certainly take a joke even if it included her. The post included her, Imran Khan and his current wife Bushra Maneka.

She tweeted ”who doesn’t love a Lollywood poster? Spotted today by a friend in Lahore…

Caption: “What kind of black magic did you do?”

She then further added, ”Ps. No disrespect intended. Like most of you, I just found it funny. (Plus im a genuine fan of Pakistani film posters, street art & truck art.)”

Her fans really appreciated her sense of wit and how secure she us as an individual.

Jemima Goldsmith and Prime Minister Imran khan got married in back 1995. The marriage lasted nine years and they both decided to split in 2004.

Like any mature couple, Jemima and PM Khan still stay in touch. Jemima is seen supporting her ex-husband in all his political campaigns on social media, but the couple has moved on!

Goldsmith has been in and out of two different relationships after the split. Khan’s marriage to Reham Khan and Bushra Maneka also confirms that the couple has moved on, but it seems like the Pakistanis are still stuck in the past.

It is still unsettling when people bring up the old relationships, expecting that the couple might still have a chance.

What do you think about this these two?

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Coronavirus: Apple Warns Shortage of IPhones

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The Coronavirus is taking a huge toll on companies based in China. Apple happens to be one of them and due to the outbreak, Apple will no longer be able to meet its quarterly earnings target.

One of the other reasons that Apple will most likely not meet its target is because of the drop in demand in China following the diminishing production capacity inside the country.

China happens to be one of the primary locations where devices such as iPhones are assembled. Since the factories will be working after a delay, there will be a shortage of iPhones throughout the globe.

Expected revenue announced by Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook earlier in the month of January was around $63bn and $67bn, according to The Independent.

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Officials from the California based company made a statement saying, “Our quarterly guidance issued on January 28, 2020, reflected the best information available at the time as well as our best estimates about the pace of return to work following the end of the extended Chinese New Year holiday on February 10.”

“Work is starting to resume around the country, but we are experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we had anticipated. As a result, we do not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter.”

“All of our stores in China and many of our partner stores have been closed. Additionally, stores that are open have been operating at reduced hours and with very low customer traffic. We are gradually reopening our retail stores and will continue to do so as steadily and safely as we can.”

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HBL PSL 2020: 350 Artists Will Perform in the PSL 5 Opening Ceremony

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As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 2020, which will be held at Karachi’s National Stadium on Thursday.

Artists will entertain Pakistanis in different music genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra, and folk and more at what is set to be the opening ceremony in the history of the HBL PSL.

Thousands will be on the edge of their seats and millions around the globe will be glued to their television screens!

The exclusive lineup includes artists like Abrar-ul-Haq, Aima Baig, Abu Mohammad, Fareed Ayaz, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sajjad Ali, Sanam Marvi and rock band Soch.

On the other hand, Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon and Asim Azhar will perform HBL PSL 2020’s anthem ‘Tayyar Hain’.

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The ceremony will be held before the opening match of the tournament between defending champions Quetta Gladiators and two-time champion Islamabad United.

There will also be a grand fire-works display!

PCB Director – Commercial, Babar Hamid, said:

It is only befitting that a grand and glamorous opening ceremony is held to welcome Pakistan’s very own HBL PSL in the country. We have brought together all the top artists in the country to set the tone of what will be an epic tournament.

The ceremony is expected to be approximately an hour-long and will kick-off at 6.45 pm.

The toss for the first match will be held at 8.30 pm, while the much-anticipated first ball of the HBL PSL 2020 will be delivered at 9 pm.

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L’Oréal Professionnel First Hair Fashion Tour Pakistan!

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[Pakistan February 17, 2020] L’Oréal Professionnel, world’s leading professional hair brand featured the first & biggest hair fashion tour in Pakistan. This professional hairdressing event brought together LA FRENCH philosophy, renowned international Ambassador Tarek Rizk from Lebanon, 600 L’Oréal Professionnel stylists, 150 influencers and top education. Having started in Karachi on 11th February, the tour featured in Lahore on the 13th and concluded the tour in Islamabad on 15th of February 2020.

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L’Oréal Professionnel Hair Fashion Tour featured multiple facets – Kicking off with discovery, innovation and inspiration via masterclass with Tarek Rizk from Lebanon with 25 years of experience in the beauty industry. At the event, Tarek introduced the “LA FRENCH Philosophy: Art of Hair coloring” to more than 600 hair stylists and partner salons.

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LA French is a tribute to L’Oréal Professional’s roots and to the quintessentially natural and chic French style. The highlight of the evening was the impressive fashion show where the hair was the star. In the midst of it all, L’Oréal Professionnel also unveiled the new Majirel Glow, a new hair coloration range that gives neutralized finish & extreme luminosity.

The Hair Fashion tour is a game changer for the hairdressing industry in Pakistan, as it introduced ACCESS – The world’s largest digital learning platform for salon professionals to provide education & training on product launches, digital upskilling, trend discovery, technique mastery and business management

Speaking about HFT Pakistan, Junaid Murtaza Country Manager Pakistan says ‘As the leader of beauty industry and first choice of partner for salons, it is our responsibility to help the industry reinvent itself and transform the beauty experience for the consumers when they visit a salon’’.

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HASHTAGS: #HFTPAKISTAN #LAFRENCH #MAJIGLOW  


How The Toxic Gas Leak In Karachi Is Affecting The Lives Of People

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On Monday, 17th February 2020, Karachi was shaken by the new of toxic gas leak at Keamari Port that has severely affected the lives of many killing 8 people and injuring dozens of people. As of yesterday, the authorities had feared the number might escalate and it did.

Station House Officer, Malik Adil Khan says that the victims are facing serious respiratory problems. He said, “We are obtaining details of the incident and at this stage, nothing could be shared.” Whereas on the other hand, Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar on refuted claims that the gas leak occurred at the port or whether from a ship.

However, the cause for the gas leak still remains unknown but it is highly affecting the lives of people in Karachi. Here’s how:

1. Port activities suspended due to the killer gas

All port activities have been suspended and Custom House Karachi was evacuated on Monday morning. According to sources, the Custom House was closed and evacuated at around 10AM after an Assistant Collector and several others started feeling extremely sick.

Later, three more people at Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) experienced similar conditions and the terminal was closed at around 11AM. Operations at Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), SAPT, Pak Shaheen terminals were closed at mid-day.

2. Karachi Boat Club announced

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As a precautionary measure, Karachi Boat Club (KBC) management decided to close the club from Monday 5PM until Tuesday morning. They also requested members not to visit the club while it’s closed.

3. Schools are closing down to ensure safety of the students

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Several schools situated in the areas of Clifton and Defence have announced to close down  to ensure the safety of students. However, some parents have also stopped sending their children to school.

Later on Monday, an FIR was also has registered in Jackson Police Station under the supervision of SHO Malik Adil. As per the complaint, the poisonous gas affected people at 6 PM on Monday at Masan Road, Railway Colony, Jackson Bazaar and surrounding areas.

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Haider Zaidi decided to take a tour of the port and as per him, he didn’t come across anything unusual.

People are shaken and still looking for answers!

No one has heard anything from the Sindh government regarding this gas leak

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Moreover, an official stated that last night, doctors at the hospital predicted that the gas was ‘hydrogen sulphide’ which is generated in sewage lines. But apparently, on Tuesday morning, it turned out that it belonged to the family of methylene.

What’s disappointing is that an official said that Pakistan has no instrument or tools to detect and identify the gas in the air. However, we would request people in Karachi to take extra care of themselves.

This is a developing story.

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Realme Pakistan Teases One of the Much-Awaited Entry-Level Smartphones Featuring Helio G70; Realme C3

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Realme announced its entry-level C3 smartphone a few weeks ago in the international market and now the company is teasing the handset in Pakistan. It appears that the Pakistani market will get a different version with one extra camera but thankfully it will be the one with the first Helio G70 quad-core chipset.

The official realme Facebook in the country outlines some of the key specs of the phone and “triple camera” is one of them. The currently released version features a 12MP main camera and a 2MP secondary one so we would assume that those two are to stay but we don’t know anything about the third one just yet.

Realme is partnering with various universities in order to have a campus launch event. Focusing on youth and representing youth philosophy this type of campus launch will be one of a kind in Pakistan.

The Realme C3 is set to arrive in two configuration variants: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage along with the presence of Helio G70 chipset inside. The smartphone is housed with 5,000mAh battery capacity.

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It is undoubtedly a huge battery and to put things in perspective, combining the high performing chipset with massive battery the device has been publicized internationally as “Gaming Monster” it is claimed to offer up to 30 days standby time, 43.9 hours call time, 19.4 hours music streaming, 20.8 hours YouTube playback, and 10.6 hours of PUBG gaming.

The upcoming budget smartphone will have a 6.5-inch Mini-drop Fullscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass. The term “Mini-drop” here refers to the small dot-like notch that is present on the front panel. The phone is said to offer an 89.8% screen-to-body ratio suggesting that there will be slim bezels.


Zainab Alert Response and Recovery Act Approved for Nation-Wide Implementation

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The Zainab Alert Response and Recovery Act (ZARRA) is a much-needed bill and a long-awaited beginning.

On Monday, the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Monday unanimously approved an amendment in the Zainab Alert Bill, this gives the proposed legislation permission to be implemented throughout Pakistan.

However, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Quratul Ain Marri is not in favor of it as she stresses it violates the 18th Amendment that empowered provinces to legislate on the matter.

On the other hand, Senator Khokar said the Zainab Alert Bill would be made more effective in curbing the increasing cases of child rape and murder in the country.

During the previous two meetings, the functional committee along with the ministry and concerned authorities conducted a detailed review and compiled various suggestions.

The government and the law ministry have approved those suggestions. The existing errors in the bill would be removed to make it more effective. -Senator Khokar

Khokar added:

After a child goes missing, it takes a lot of time to lodge an FIR and the policemen don’t even know under which section to file it.

The first few hours after the child is kidnapped are very important. Delay in the FIR proves beneficial for the culprits and detrimental for the family members.

Moreover, Senator Dr. Meher Taj Roghani suggested adding punishments and fines to the bill for “improving the policemen’s behavior”.

In a mutual agreement, it was also decided that the police should be bound to file an FIR as soon as they receive a report of a missing child and present a challan within 14 days. They will also be liable to keep the missing child’s parent(s) informed about the status.

Failure to register an FIR immediately would lead to a possible prison sentence for up to two years, in addition to a fine of Rs50,000 to Rs100,000. The concerned police officer can also be fired, the panel declared.

It is important to add here that the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights has added the death penalty as the maximum sentence while 10 years imprisonment was the minimum.


3 Affordable Cars Under PKR 1.5 Lac You Can Buy in Pakistan

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Buying a car has become even more difficult in the current days. Students and lower to middle-class families can only dream about affording a car.

Thankfully, there are still money-worth variants that families who are on a very strict budget can buy.

Although these cars are pre-loved, the following are the best car variants individuals can opt for especially if they are not looking forward to buying a 2-wheeler.

3 Cars Under PKR 1.5 Lac in Pakistan:

1. Suzuki Khyber

Also known as the predecessor of the Suzuki Cultus, the Khyber comes with a 1000cc petrol engine paired with a manual transmission. It is spacious from the inside and has a sizeable boot. It can easily accompany 4 adults. Most importantly, its maintenance costs and spare parts are low and easily available. You can purchase a 1980s Suzuki Khyber model in under PKR 1.5 lac.

2. Suzuki FX

Suzuki FX

Popular before the ruling of Suzuki Mehran, the FX came equipped with an 800cc petrol engine paired with a manual transmission. It’s a small car, making it a good choice to drive around a hustling and bustling city. However, it does not have features like power steering, power windows or power mirrors nonetheless a well-maintained early 80s Suzuki FX can be purchased for under PKR 1.5 lac.

3. Daihatsu Charade 

Daihatsu Charade

The affordable hatchback comes with a 1000cc petrol engine paired with a manual transmission. It is equipped with a handful of features including air conditioning, AM/FM radio and cassette player. However, the availability of spare parts can be a problem at times. Nonetheless, a 1980s Daihatsu Charade can be purchased within a budget of PKR 1.5 lac.

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Shan Foods Wants Pakistanis to Know that Women are More than Just Great Cooks!

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Christina Koch- the first woman to spend record-breaking 328 days in space, Aqsa Ajmal the first Pakistani to get selected among Lexus Design Award finalists for 2020 and Nayyab Ali – first transgender Pakistani to register a company, are amongst the many women who have accomplished major achievements in 2020.

Unfortunately, the potential that women can achieve is still not seen by many who limit their roles.

When it comes to women in Pakistan, despite us living in the 21st century where women have made advances in their careers, their real worth is judged by their prowess in the kitchen. Somehow the ability to make the ‘gol roti’ always makes its way into the conversation.

No matter how successful a woman is, no matter how many awards and certifications and recognitions she has under her belt, she still gets judged on the circumference of the roti.

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The softness of the bread will determine if she has what it takes to be a good wife and a great mother. Women walk into a battlefield with society and identity crisis almost every single day!

However, realizing how these skilled women are haunted by comments like “tum kerti hi kya ho”, one brand has decided to end this debacle once and for all.

Shan Foods, with its world-famous Recipe Mixes has simplified the lives of women in the kitchen by offering real traditional authentic taste with consistency and convenience for decades.

It has become a helping hand to these achievers in the kitchen by aiding in the process. What matters, even more, is that Shan Foods has broken massive stereotyping and is fighting the mindset that a kitchen is a woman’s only place.

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Not only has it proved to be an ally for women, but men as well. Shan Foods has broken shackles and has created ripples talking about how men can also cook and lend a hand at home with their recipe mixes.

In this day and era, in order to strive and emerge, we need to tear down the walls and leap over boundaries that have restricted us for too long, including gender bias-ness.

It is time to accept that women can be lawyers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, men can cook, clean, take care of children and do the laundry. Together, with the help and support of one another, they make 4-walls into a home and are life partners in terms of companionship, parenting and also financial support.

Kudos to Shan for coming forward as a brand and supporting the idea that a woman’s place is not just in the kitchen and that she should be celebrated for not just being a great cook but much more.

Watch Shan Foods breaking stereotypes in their latest campaign:


200 US firms Aim to Move Production Base from China to India

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Around 200 US firms are seeking to move their manufacturing base to India from China after the general elections took place, reports Business Standard.

The President of US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum’s (USISPF), Mukesh Aghi stated that the US firms have been in conversation with them regarding their options in India.

In an interview, Aghi revealed, “I think that’s critical. We would advise to bring more transparency in the process and to make it more consultative because in the last 12 to 18 months, we are seeing US companies look at some of the decisions being made, either e-commerce or data localization, as more domestic-oriented than global.”

Aghi also believes that in order to attract investment, the new Indian government needs to be transparent and accelerate reforms.

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He added, “We need to understand how we can attract those companies. And that means all the way from land issues to customs issues to being part of the global supply chain. Those are critical issues. There are a whole plethora of reforms that need to go further down, and I think that is also going to create a lot of jobs.”

He explained the long term advantages of investment in creating jobs in India. He also suggested that it is time for India to think of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and the US.

“I think if India is concerned about cheap goods coming from China, an FTA will eliminate that need. You can put barriers to Chinese goods and still have the U.S. providing access to the Indian market and Indian companies having more access to the US market, and issues like GSP would diminish,” he said.

The document will be prepared as soon as the elections are over.

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Fawad Khan & Xulfi To Gear Up With Others For Pepsi’s Official PSL Track!

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Cricket is one sport that succeeds in making Pakistan sentimental! Plus with the annual HBL PSL right around the corner, our enthusiasms are just about to let loose.

From applauding, yelling, expressing on social media and taking not just the various matches to heart but also everything else correlated with the matches.

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The yearly HBL PSL anthems tend to be a huge deal, people welcome them wholeheartedly.

Regardless, the cricket-oriented upbeat tunes are listened to incessantly and ring out on to the stadium in between matches. One thing or another, these anthems become unforgettable.

Pepsi has agreed to add its strength to the show by having a special PSL song composed of its very own.

The song’s teaser will be out later today and packs in the punches with a combination of popular veteran and fresh singers and a composer-producer who has a fan following of his very own.

Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan, aka Xulfi, has composed and produced this track while it is being sung by renowned names that include Fawad Khan, Aima Baig, Haroon Shahid, Asfar Hussain (vocalist from the band Bayaan) and Bilal Ali (vocalist from the band Kashmir).

Including the two young singers from Bayaan and Kashmir with other, more commercially attainable names is a step in the right path.

The song is titled ‘Khel Ja Dil Se’ – quite apt for an anthem centered over cricket, a sport that has constantly been close to Pakistan’s ‘dil’. Some of the verses can be credited to Zulfi while the main chunk of them have been penned by Adnan Dhool.

Furthermore, Zulfi also produced the other, main PSL song, ‘Tayyar Hain’, who has the vocals by Asim Azhar, Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar and Haroon Rashid – a tune that has withstood plenty of critiques ever since its waiver.

What do you think about this upcoming track?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Watch The Drama Serial ‘Alif’

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Directed by Haseeb Hassan, the drama serial Alif is running on Geo Entertainment, makes us all reflect back to our relationship with the big guy up there.

Veteran writer Umaira Ahmed has very beautifully written the play based upon the namesake novel Alif.

Since the drama has garnered so much attention and praise, we decided to list down the reasons why you should watch Alif.

Have a look:

1. The cast and OST

Alif has an absolutely incredible cast who have wowed us by their performances. Besides Hamza Ali Abbasi, Kubra Khan and Sajal Aly, we’ve seen Ahsan Khan, Yashma Gill and Hina Ashfaq as well.

Playing the young Momin, Iqra ul Hasan’s adorable son Pehlaj has the audience hooked to the screens because of his performance.

Secondary, the show has an amazing OST that is currently on everyone’s playlist and has the lyrics to give you goosebumps. Voiced by Momina Mustehsan and Shuja Haider – Alif’s OST is plain magic.

2. Character development

Hamza Ali Abbasi has landed on his feet with Qalb-e-Momin, a role which some believe reflects some aspects of Abbasi’s own spiritual journey.

Putting public rumor aside, Abbasi has effectively given rise to the full force of his charisma and talent to this role, giving us a fine portrait of unhappiness in the full glare of accomplishment.

Even when he denies any connection, we can see it is not Momin the film director but the vulnerable little boy Qalb-e-Momin speaking about his mother.

On the other hand, we witness Momina who’s a struggling actress and looking to land on a role that would turn the tide for her.

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Caring and generous, constantly evaluating, struggling inwardly and outwardly, we can all identify with Momina. Like any classic heroine, she undergoes from the splints and arrows of terrible fortune.

Kubra Khan as Husn-e-Jahan is completely flawless, bringing on all the pathos and elegance expected for a person remembered and adored by so many people in the story.

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Saleem Mairaj as Sultan is the relationship between Momin and Momina and plays his role of driven fan and makeup artist with exquisite element and genuineness.

3. Conversations between Momin and his grandfather

Sentences like ”everyone’s journey towards Allah is different.” or when dada inquired frm Qalb-e-Momin stating“kya tum Khush Ho?” There was a something that struck a chord.

Are we all really happy? Or are we aware that every journey is different than us? All these questions really make you think harder about your connection with Lord.

4. Meaningful dialogues

The dialogues in the drama Alif force you to think twice about your life on earth and whether you’re actually doing justice to yourself.

The drama is delivering some great dialogues, a a gripping plot and amazing  visuals of Turkey. Alif might not make you more spiritual but will certainly give you a lens to look at things differently.

It has certainly opened the spiritual doors for Kubra Khan.

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Top 2020 Entry-level Smartphones Under PKR 25,000

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We all strive to get the best among all smartphones under our budget.

We all love money, but we seek for the latest tech smartphone at the same time.

Most users afford entry-level phones and it’s really hard to decide which one’s are the best, as there are many competitors and they are all too good, and they all share similar hardware specs.

So let us put forth a few best and latest entry-level smartphones of 2020.

HUAWEI Y6s (PKR 20,899/-)

Huawei smartphones have always been synonymous with reliability. They have a smartphone in almost every price segment, and those have some of the best specifications in their given price range. Since the all-new HUAWEI Y6s hit the market, it quickly became Huawei’s bestseller in the USD 100/- to USD 150/- price segment.

It’s packed with a 13MP rear camera with HD video recording @1080p, 8MP front camera, capable of 1080p crystal clear video recording. The 6.09-inch Dewdrop display gives a great viewing experience.

It packs 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable up to 512GB using a microSD card. The big 3,020 mAh battery helps to get through the whole day of addictive smartphone users or gamers. EMUI 9.1 assists HUAWEI Y6s  to perform efficiently, avoiding lags and battery drainage at the sharpest resolution and brightest colors.

And as Pakistanis love shiny and elegant phones, HUAWEI Y6s also catches attention because of its stunning Orchid Blue and Starry Black color variants.

Samsung Galaxy A10s (PKR 19,999/-)

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As you spend 19,999 and save 1 rupee on 20,000, you’re going to get a Samsung A10s 6.2 inch HD+ to display phone, and they named it Infinity-V display. Although other Samsung infinity displays are curved displays, we wonder why A10s’ display is named infinity too.

It’s powered by a giant 4,000 mAh battery, 13MP & 2MP (depth) dual back camera, and 8 MP front camera. Samsung A10s comes with only 32 GB of internal storage. It’s expandable up to 512GB using a microSD card but most users prefer more internal storage because expandable storage is usually expensive and it slows down the phone. As far as performance is concerned, A10s has two variants, 2GB and 3GB.

OPPO A5s (PKR 20,999/-)

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OPPO A5s is a beautiful 6.2-inch smartphone. Powered by long-lasting 4,230 mAh battery, A5s is backed by 3GB RAM, providing 32GB and 64GB storage options. OPPO A5s is loaded with 13MP+2MP back and 8MP front camera.

ColorOS 5.2 and Android 8.1 makes it an attractive device. Although it has 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, many people came up with a lag issue on OPPO A5s in their gaming experience. It lacks fast charging, unlike every other latest smartphone. So even though specs are good, you can pretty much only enjoy selfies on OPPO A5s.

Vivo Y11 (PKR 22,999/-)

Vivo Y11

With the big price, Vivo Y11 comes with a 6.35 inch big IPS LCD screen and 5,000 mAh big battery. It also comes with 13MP+2MP back and 8MP front camera. It has 3GB RAM using Snapdragon 439.

Its 6.35-inch display provides convenience for multitasking, while the battery is big enough to power this big screen for a whole day. But this phone carries unsatisfied camera reviews and some users complained about the noisy pictures.

All phones carry almost the same specs but Vivo Y11 is the most expensive among these, only because of the bigger screen.


#JusticeForMadiha Trends As Another Minor Becomes Victim Of Rape

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Yet again, Pakistan wakes up to a heartbreaking and tragic news of an eight-year-old girl, Madiha, who was allegedly raped and murdered in Hangu District, KPK.

According to news, Madiha went missing on Saturday afternoon before her body was found in the bushes by her relatives and villagers. This news has indeed shaken the nation.

This reported incident has shocked the country and Pakistanis are demanding justice.

On Monday morning, Pakistanis took their rage to Twitter and started expressing sorrow and condemnation over the barbaric act by using the hashtags #JusticeforMadiha, #HangtheRapists and #WhereIsRapistLaw soon started trending in the country.

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Indeed, we’ve lost an angel

Not only this but they also questioned the justice system in Pakistan as to how much longer would it take to implement a law for such acts and to punish the culprits.

The question is, how long will this brutality and cruelty continue for? How are parents supposed to keep their children safe from the hands of such culprits? Will we ever be able to make our society function as a normal one?

Our prayers go out to the little angel and her family and may they have thWhat are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below.

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90,000 Pakistanis Get Overseas jobs in first 40 days of 2020

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Around 90,000 Pakistani’s overseas have been facilitated by The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development with jobs in multiple fields of the international labor market in the first 40 days of 2020.

A senior officer in the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE) said, “This is a good start for ‘2020’ and it seems that we will accomplish the target of 750,000 set for the current year.”

He further added, “The foreign remittances, sent by Pakistani expatriates, were a potential source of boosting the country’s forex reserve (FER).”

The foreign remittances had reached $11.4 billion during the first half of 2019 – 2020 as per the Citing the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) quoted by the officer.

However, he anticipates that for the current financial year, the government might as well reach the target of $24 billion.

The government had planned extensively to create a legal channel for Pakistani expatriates to send money to their homes which will eventually boost the flow of foreign remittances with in the country.

The government plans to launch the initiative as soon as possible preferably before the holy month of Ramazan because remittances from Pakistani expatriates flow heavily on  Eid-ul-Fitr.

Under the initiative, a card will be issued to the emigrants which will provide them with multiple incentives such as permission to bring in two mobile phones, allowance of the extra quantity of luggage, and concession on air tickets.

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WhatsApp’s ‘Delete for Everyone’: 7 Things You Should Know Before Using this Feature!

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WhatsApp users rejoiced when the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature was first announced.

This feature allows you to delete any message which may want to take back in the group and private chats.

No doubt, this is one of the most-wanted and very useful features the social media platform has.

However, there is more to it than meets the eyes. There are still many things WhatsApp users need to know about this beloved feature!

Here are 7 must-knows of the Delete for Everyone feature:

1. Sender and Recipient Must be Using the Latest Version of WhatsApp

Often, people forget to update their applications. Now where there are many benefits of updates, there are also some downsides. But in this case, both users must be using the latest WhatsApp version in order to be successful in using the feature.

2. iPhone Users May Still Have Images/Videos Saved in Device After Message Has Been Deleted!

Call it a fluke, but iPhone users may want to take extra precaution while sending material on WhatsApp as even though the message may be deleted, pictures and videos are likely to stay.

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3. Photos/Videos are Deleted from Gallery and Chat for Android Users

The Delete for Everyone feature works sightly different for Andoird users. The content saved to the gallery is deleted when the message is erased from the chat.

4. There is a Loop-Hole!

Well, it’s really sad this one but recipients can see your messages before you realize what you have sent. Despite them viewing the message, it can be deleted, but it’d probably be too late by then.

5. You are Not Notified if Message was NOT Deleted Successfully

Another downside to this feature is that you will never be notified if this feature was unsuccessful.

6. The Recipient Gets Alerted When you Delete Something

The person on the other end will always know what you did and may haunt you for it!

7. You only have 1 Hour to Delete the Message(s) Before its too Late!

 

Senders will only get 1-hour to realize and fix their mistake(s).

Happy WhatsApping!

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Solis Festival Islamabad, Shut Down Midway After Being Vandalized by Crashers

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On February 15, crashers vandalized Solis Music and Arts Festival in  Islamabad.

The fourth edition of the EDM festival, Solis was shut down around 9:30 instead of 12:00 when crashers trashed the place and injured 100’s in the process.

It took quite some time for the music scene to return back to Pakistan after security concerns were resolved as international DJs made their way back to participate at the events.

The organizers of the event received heavy criticism on social media. They took it to their official Instagram account to express their concern regarding the mishap:

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For the 4th edition of Solis Festival, we were really excited to bring the festival back to home grounds- Islamabad. We had to make the difficult decision to stop the event due to hundreds of individuals who fought their way through with fake tickets. This spoiled the night for everyone else that purchased authorized tickets. As always, security and safety is at the utmost priority for our festival attendees, vendors, sponsors and artists. We want all our fans to feel safe and happy at every show, and because of the actions of these individuals we weren’t able to do so. We will be issuing a further statement at a later time, but for now want to thank our fans who purchased real tickets and came to genuinely enjoy the event.

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Apparently, the crashers had fake tickets and they fought their way into the event. Many shared their first-hand experience on Twitter.

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Gatecrashers trashed the place, leading the stage and enclosures to collapse. The organizers of the event shut off the lights and music in an effort to get people to leave the venue but it seemed as if nothing was working.

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DEAR ISLAMABAD What was borne from a love of music and wanting to share a piece of the international music world to Pakistan, Solis provided entertainment that didn’t exist and became a community based on peace and unity, bringing together homegrown businesses that supported our economy and put Pakistan on the map. Despite all the challenges of putting together such an experience in Pakistan (the things you don’t see behind the scenes like finding the right speakers, pyro, the security gates that need to be built from scratch, to convincing our artists that Pakistan is indeed safe and beautiful), we made it happen. Not once, not even 3 times in 2019, but for the 4th time yesterday in Islamabad till the incident hours after doors opened. We chose the venue and our security based on the number of tickets sold and made arrangements based on this. We warned against fake tickets on numerous occasions. However, we underestimated the sheer volume of thousands of “fake tickets” that were being sold illegally. These people were denied entry, but broke our barricades and forced themselves in, climbing on VIP platforms which couldn’t take the weight and destroyed our stage putting everyone’s safety at risk. To those that believed in us and came to genuinely enjoy the show, we are deeply sorry that this experience was ruined by others. We know that you came far and wide and we know how much you were looking forward to this event as we were too. For you, our true fans, we absolutely could not put your safety and security at risk and had to stop the event. What some of you didn’t see was the further damage these individuals caused after we shut down the event. Crores Of damage have set us back even further. WE are a community. WE are responsible for changing mindsets- together! While we will hold on Solis indefinitely in Islamabad, we will NOT let this define us. We will LEARN and PERSEVERE and keep giving Pakistan an experience they haven’t had before, much like we have done in the past. We will NOT let the actions of a few decide for the rest of us. We will be back.

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Earlier, the festival did great in the city of lights. Here’s to hoping the festival will return back with better management.

The lineup for the show in Islamabad featured Julian Jordan, FDVM, Mike Williams, Turhan James, and Dannic.

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Kabaddi World Cup 2020: Pakistan Defeats India With A Smashing Win In The Finals!

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On Sunday 16 February 2020, Pakistan created history when they defeated India by 43-41 in final of Kabaddi World Cup 2020 at the Punjab Stadium in Lahore. Not only did they defeat India but it was Pakistan’s first win ever.

With a jam-packed stadium, millions of online viewers, who knew this sport would be so popular among the masses? The epic win absolutely surprised the nation and well, our neighbors too.

Captain Muhammad Irfan aka Manna Jutt and Shafiq Chishti were the star performers of the final match

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The award ceremony

The organizers had kept a handsome amount as the prize money for this nine-nation event. At the finals of WC Kabbadi 2020, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar arrived as the chief guest for the final.

He later distributed the trophies, medals and awards to the leading teams and players. Team Pakistan was awarded over Rs. 10 million, while the runners up India, was awarded Rs. 7.5 million and Iran, who outclassed Australia in the third-place match, received Rs. 5 million.

The Pakistan Kabbaddi team was praised by many known Pakistani personalities including PM Imran Khan, boxer Amir Khan, Sayed Z. Bukhari and many more!

Boxer Amir Khan sure enjoyed the win!

Sayed Z. Bukhari was overjoyed with Pakistan’s victory!

Ali Khan was caught by surprise as to how popular this sport actually was! It was a BIG DEAL!

Moreover, Pakistan’s win in Kabaddi World Cup has surely made the nation proud!

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Pakistan Film Industry In Crisis, Expansion Into Markets “Not Being Taken Seriously By The Government” – PFPA

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We’ve all seen Pakistani cinema evolve tremendously over the last couple of years. However, that’s not the case anymore. There’s been a major downfall in the production of Pakistani films.

On Saturday, February 15 2020, following the Turkish President’s visit to Pakistan, Pakistan Film Producers Association (PFPA) issued a press release expressing deep concern regarding the crisis being faced by the Pakistan film industry. It is currently experiencing the worst time of its existence.

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The PFPA further mentioned that last year, 20 Pakistani movies were released and not a single film has been released so far this year. Along side the production, number of screens from the cinemas have also been reduced due to the lack of audience which was mainly because of Indian films.

Here’s the official press release issued by Pakistan Film Producers Association

Furthermore, the press release also compared ties between India and China and how things have escalated between the two nations whereas, Pakistan and China haven’t made any progress despite having cordial relations.

It also stated that their proposal of expanding the industry and cinema with counterpart countries such as China, South Korea, Iran, Bangladesh and Turkey has not been taken seriously by the government.

Emphasizing more on the recent visit of President of Turkey, it stated that Pakistan film industry has been availing outdoor shooting in Turkey for years bringing in success. Despite promoting Turkey in films and dramas, their recommendation was not brought into consideration during Turkish president’s recent visit.

What do you think of the current situation? Do you think the government would look into this matter and finally help PFPA with the expansion of Pakistani film industry? Let us know in the comments below.

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