Launching event of Infinix S2!

Infinix Mobility held an event and launched its second phone of S-series named Infinix S2, on 14th April, at National Sailing Centre, Karachi. Media and PR of the event was managed by Kolachi Events.

The CEO of Infinix Mobilty, addressed the gathering, and tried to speak in Urdu, but he got failed. Well, while addressing, he told the features and specifications of S2 smartphone, and said that S2 having dual cameras in front, one for selfie and other for wide angle selfie (Wefie). He also shared the importance of selfie in this era, not only for youth but also among for all.

The event was attended by socialites, youth, university students, bloggers, and media among others. From start to end, the event was full of fun, and lots of excitement. The youth of the Karachi was going crazy after every performance by DJs, and Lahore based band SomeWhatSuper made the night, the moment Sibbi boy came on stage and sung his super hit song “Kadhen Milanda Seen.” the energy level of the youth reached at its peak, and the crowd became uncontrollable.

The event ended at the lucky draw section, in which names of 5 lucky winners were announced that will get Infinix S2 after crossing the stage of formalities.

Let me share the specification of Infinix S2,

Display

Size: 5.2 Inches

Technology: IPS LCD with 2.5D Arc Glass

Resolution: HD (720 x 1280 Pixels) 282 PPI

Protection: Dragontrail Glass

Platform

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS Chameleon

Chipset: MediaTek MT6753

CPU: 1.3GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53

GPU: Mali-T720 MP2

Ram: 2 GB

Storage

Internal: 16GB

Expansion: 128GB via microSD

Cellular

SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)

Networks: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks

Connectivity

WI-FI: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

GPS: A-GPS

USB OTG: Yes

USB: MicroUSB 2.0

Audio

Jack: 3.5mm Audio Jack

FM Radio: Yes

Sensors

Biometric: Fingerprint Sensor

Environmental: Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor

Orientation: Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity: 3000mAh

Type: Li-ion

Removable: No

Charging: Fast Charging

Design

Material: Metal

Here are few pictures from the event.

Nominations’ List of 16th Lux Style Awards!

The 16th edition of Lux Style Awards (LSA) is going to be held on 19th of April, 2017 in Karachi. LSA 2017 has announced nominations for its 16th edition.including Fashion, Film, Music, and Television.

Here is the complete list of nominations.

 

FASHION

Model of the Year (Female)

Amna Babar

Anam Malik

Rabia Butt

Sadaf Kanwal

Zara Abid

 

Model of the Year (Male)

Aimal Khan

Hasnain Lehri

Jahan-e-Khalid

Shahzad Noor

Waleed Khalid

 

Best Fashion Photographer

Abdullah Haris

Ali Hasan

Guddu Shani

Nadir Feroz Khan & Maha Burney at NFK Photography

Shahbaz Shazi

 

Best Hair and Make-up Artist

Natasha Khalid

Omayr Waqar

Saima Rashid Bargfred

Shammal Qureshi

Shazia Rashid

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

Coco by Zara Shahjahan

Generation

Khaadi

Sana Safinaz

Sapphire

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

Mahgul

Sana Safinaz

Sania Maskatiya

Shamaeel Ansari

Shehla Chatoor

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal

Ali Xeeshan

Elan

Faraz Manan

Mahgul

The House of Kamiar Rokni

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

Elan

Faraz Manan

Sana Safinaz

Shehla Chatoor

Zara Shahjahan

 

Best Menswear Designer

Ahmed Bham

Amir Adnan

Hassan Sheheryar Yasin

Ismail Farid

Nauman Arfeen

 

Best Emerging Talent

Aashna Khan – Photographer

Giti Ara – Model

Hira Shah – Model

Imaan Madani – Model

The Pink Tree Company – Designer

 

 FILM

Best Film

Actor in Law

Dobara Phir Se

Ho Mann Jahaan

Janaan

Mah-e-Mir

 

Best Film Actress

Mahira Khan for Ho Mann Jahaan

Mehwish Hayat for Actor in Law

Sabar Qamar for Lahore Se Aagey

Sajal Ali for Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai

Sanam Saeed for Bachaana

 

Best Film Actor

Ashar Azeem for Maalik

Fahad Mustafa for Actor in Law

Fahad Mustafa for Mah-e-Mir

Mohib Mirza for Bachaana

Yasir Hussain for Lahore Se Aagey

 

Best Film Director

Anjum Shehzad for Mah-e-Mir

Asim Raza for Ho Mann Jahaan

Azfar Jafri for Janaan

Mehreen Jabbar for Dobara Phir Se

Nabeel Qureshi for Actor in Law

Wajahat Rauf for Lahore Se Aagey

 

Best Supporting Actress

Hania Aamir for Janaan

Saboor Ali for Actor in Law

Sanam Saeed for Dobara Phir Se

Sonya Jehan for Ho Mann Jahaan

Tooba Siddiqui for Dobara Phir Se

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ali Kazmi for Dobara Phir Se

Ali Rehman Khan for Janaan

Manzar Sehbhai for Mah-e-Mir

Om Puri for Actor in Law

Shehryar Munawar for Ho Mann Jahaan

 

Best Singer (Male) – Film

Arman Malik for Janaan Title Track (Janaan)

Asrar for Funkaran (Actor in Law)

Atif Aslam for Dil Dancer (Actor in Law)

Rajab Ali for Yeh Dhuan (Mah-e-Mir)

Shafqat Amanat Ali for Piya Dekhan Ko (Mah-e-Mir)

 

Best Singer (Female) – Film

Aima Baig for Kalabaaz Dil (Lahore se Aagey)

Haniya Aslam for Dobara Phir Se (Dobara Phir Se)

Masooma Anwer for Naina Roye (Maalik)

Shreya Ghoshal for Janaan Title Track (Janaan)

Zeb Bangash for Dil Pagla (Ho Maan Jahaan)

 

MUSIC

Album of the Year

Book of Sibt by Sibti

Indus Raag 2 by Shareef Awan

Na Bhulana by Uzair Jaswal

Peheli by Mooro

You by The Sketches

 

Song of the Year

Baarish by Tonight Us and Jimmy Khan

Haiyyah from The Book of Sibt by Sibti

Khak Nasheen by Chand Tara Orchestra

Khaki Banda by Umair Jaswal and Ahmed Jahanzeb

Saaiyan by Quratulain Baloch

 

Best Music Video Director

Abdullah Haris for Sag-e-Ali by Asrar

Aisha Linea Akhtar & Shahbaz Shigri for Le Chaloon by Salman Shaukat

Kamal Khan for Ho Jao Azad by Zoe Viccaji

Kamal Khan for The Desert Journey by D/A Method

Shahab Qamar for Hero by Naseer & Shahab

 

Best Emerging Talent

Basit Ali for Vocals in Anokha Ladla

Bilal Nasir Khan (Rudoh) for Tales for Scrap

Hamza Akram Qawwal for Khuddi

Natasha Baig for Janaan

Shehroz Hussain for Sitaar in Anokha Ladla

 

 

TELEVISION

 Best TV Play

Besharam on ARY Digital

Dillagi on ARY Digital

Mann Mayal on Hum TV

Mein Sitara on TV One

Udaari on Hum TV

 

Best TV Actor

Ahsan Khan for Udaari

Faisal Qureshi for Bheegi Palkien

Humayun Saeed for Dillagi

Noman Ejaz for Dampukth

Zahid Ahmed for Besharam

 

Best TV Actress

Maya Ali for Mann Mayal

Mehwish Hayat for Dillagi

Saba Qamar for Besharam

Saba Qamar for Mein Sitara

Sajal Ali for Gul-e-Rana

 

Best TV Director

Ehtishaamuddin for Udaari

Farooq Rind for Besharam

Haseeb Hasan for Mann Mayal

Kashif Nisar for Dampukth

Nadeem Baig for Dillagi

 

Best TV Writer

Faiza Iftikhar for Dillagi

Farhat Ishtiaq for Udaari

Sameera Fazal for Mann Mayal

Sarwat Nazeer for Besharam

Zafar Mairai for Dampukth

 

Best Original Sound Track

Sun Yara by Damia Farooq  (ARY Digital) (Producer: Six Sigma Productions)

Udaari by Hadiqa Kiyani  (HUM TV) (Producer: Momina Duraid, Haisaam Hussain and Shahzad Kashmiri)

Hatheli by Nabeel Shaukat (HUM TV) (Producer: Moomal Shunaid, Moomal Entertainment)

Mann Mayal by Quratulain Baloch (HUM TV) (Producer: Momina Duraid, Samina Humayun Saeed, Tariq Shah, Sana Shahnawaz)

Yeh Ishq by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (ARY Digital) (Producer: Big Bang Productions)

Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW17) on Twitter

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Fashion Pakistan, is one of the leading platform for Pakistani fashion designers. Fashion Pakistan has a long tradition of holding bi-annual fashion weeks, with the very first Fashion Pakistan Week. The council has continually looked to new ways to support Pakistan’s growing fashion industry.

The Fashion Pakistan Council (FPC) organizes 2 fashion weeks in a year, one as spring/summer fashion week, and the other as autumn/winter fashion week. And this year, council has successfully completed its 10 years.

This time Fashion Week will be for 2 days instead of 3 days. Because the council has decided to invest on quality instead of quantity. The dates for FPW Spring/summer 2017 are the 22nd and 23rd of February, 2017. The event will feature some of the country’s most renowned labels.

Let’s see what’s happening on Twitter!

Anoushay Ashraf is so excited for FPW17

See what Shehroz Sabzwari says about FPW17

Check out the amazing teaser of humayun Alamgir

Watch who’s running for Bank Alfalah’s rising talent award

Nauman Afreen is excited for his first teaser

Fashion Blitz while sharing updates

While Iftkhan Khan in reply to Fashion Pakistan and wishes hood luck

So, that’s all from Twitter, while I’m also so excited for this event. Keep following me on social media for all the latest updates and stay tuned.

IFLIX SIGNS WITH PAKISTAN’S TOP NETWORK, HUM TV

IFLIX, the world’s leading Internet TV service has announced a licensing deal with Hum TV, Pakistan’s most established and acclaimed 24-hour entertainment TV channel, and soon to launch in Pakistan.

iflix members in Pakistan will soon be able to watch Hum TV’s most popular and award-winning dramas, including Bin Roye, Udaari, Mann Mayal, Zara Yaad Kar, Pakeeza, Gul-e-Rana, Maan, Kaisay Tum Se Kahoon, Qaid-e-Tanhai, Vasl and many more. In the coming months, it will continue to add more of Hum TV’s best dramas, with all the time audience favorites including Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Sanam, Diyar-e-Dil, Sadqay Tumhare, Dil-e-Muztar, Meray Qatil Meray Dildar, Man-o-Salwa, Shanakht, Kadoorat, and many more.

While announcing, James Bridges (iflix Group Chief Content Officer) stated,

“We are deeply committed to localization, and this landmark partnership with Hum TV is a testament to that promise. We are thrilled to add so many of Hum TV’s most popular and award-winning beloved, local dramas to our vast library of top international and regional content, as a part of our promise to deliver the best and widest selection of TV shows and movies from all over the world to our members.”

Hassan Jawed (Chief Strategy Officer of Hum Network Limited) commented,

“Our collaboration with iflix exhibits our commitment to promoting quality entertainment content globally. As part of this commitment, we have focused on digital media to make our content easily accessible to our global target audience. We are confident that iflix will prove to be a key strategic partner for us in the years to come.”

iflix is currently available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Brunei, and will continue to spread its world-class service to emerging markets in the coming months.  It offers consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies including many first run exclusives and award winning programs. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s extended index for offline viewing.

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Rise & Fall of Pakistan Drama Industry – PDI

There was a time when Pakistani dramas were considered as the best dramas of sub-continent. Pakistan Drama Industry (PDI) started in 1960s and since the beginning of television, PTV was the only channel to produced Pakistani dramas, and the 1st ever super hit drama was “Khuda Ki Basti” which went on air on PTV in 1969.

After that many super hit dramas were produced including 50-50, Alif Noon, Sona Chandi, Aangan Tehra, Ankahi, Dhoop Kinare, Sunehray Din, and Alpha Bravo Charlie among others.

Surely, it was the rise of PDI, and the golden era of PTV that produced such super hit dramas which made records in the history of Pakistan. But unfortunately, PDI became commercialized after 1990s; and not only forget to produced such quality dramas, but also lost their level at which they were during the decades of 1970s, 80s, & 90s.

It was the downfall of our industry. But soon PEMRA issued licenses to many private channels, and the channels took responsibility to get theirs level back.

And finally HUM TV took one step forward to bring back PDI at their rise. And produced such amazing dramas which not only played a major role to bring our industry level back at rise but also made new records. Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Dastaan, Mera Naseeb, Kankar, Durr e Shehwar, and Dil e Muztar were the dramas which set new records in the drama history of our country.

Now a days, Pakistani dramas are being produced on not only typical themes but also promoting Indian culture in our dramas. And producers are crossing all the limits for the sake of TRPs by broadcasting bold scenes, and adopting Western & Indian culture etc. It seems our industry is going to suffer downfall once again.

If our industry stop showing Indian culture in our dramas, and start promoting our own culture, then our industry will not go at rise but also our culture will be highly promoted across the world.