Few hours to go! “Don’t Speak, Just Eat”

So, the biggest food festival of the year is all set to take place in Karachi within few hours. Yes, Karachi Eat Food Festival is all set to begin today 13th January 2017, and will continue till Sunday 15th January 2017, at Frere Hall, Karachi.

The event is organized by Sara Chapra, Aslam Khan and Omar Omari of CKO Event Architecture, while PR & Media by Ali Chaudhry of Latitude CRS.

Karachi Eat Festival is being organized since 3 years, and this year is going to be its 4th year. In the first year of festival around 15K to 18K people became the part of it, while in second around 28K to 30K, and in third 70K. But this year around 70K to 100K people are expected to attend this festival.

As Karachites are keen of eating, drinking and entertainment, so its such a wonderful initiative by CKO Event Architecture to gather people of Karachi and provide them such platform where they can not only release their stress but also can eat any kind of food and can enjoy live concert at one place.

The Frere Hall is going to be transform into foodie’s wonderland for 3 days of eating, drinking, and lots of entertainment. The festival is all set to attract the thousands of foodies from the city of lights.

Many well-known entries as well as online food businesses will be showcasing their foods, while in live concert Zoe Viccaji, Natasha Humera Ejaz, Jimmy Khan, Sara Haider, Sounds of Kolachi and Fuzon will also be performing to make crowd more energetic.

While commenting Mr. Omar Omari of CKO Event Architecture said,

“We are quite excited to see all the new upcoming restaurants and business that evolve because of their participation in the festival. Karachi Eat is an iconic event, and we are proud and excited that we are putting forward a positive image of our country.”

Many celebrities, public figures, and well known personalities are also expected to be the part of Karachi Eat Festival. So, Karachites what are you waiting for?

It’s your time to enjoy this amazing festival of eating, drinking, and lots of entertainment, which is going to be start from today and will continue till Sunday.

Foodies, “Don’t speak, just Eat.”

Closing Ceremony of Winter Shopping Festival’16

The Winter Shopping Festival’16 (WSF) festival started on 19th December 2016 and came to an end on 5th January, 2016. The closing ceremony was held by Kolachi Events on 8th January, 2017 at Atrium Mall, Karachi.

It was a festival of 16 days, which offered unlimited discounts on branded stores as well as an opportunity to win the grand prize i.e. Nissan Dayz Highway Star (car) among many other exciting gift hampers by spending Rs.2000 or more. And more than 12,000 people participated in the festival and did record shopping in order to win the car. Since it was lucky draw, and a luckiest person could win this car. So, Mr. Ali Nawaz was the lucky winner among 12,000 people and he won the car.

The closing ceremony of the festival was attended by socialites, press, media, and bloggers among others.

The very talented Pakistani Actress Nimra Khan hosted the event along with Umair. There was a musical performance, then a time came when the name of the winner announced, and it was the time when the excitement of Mr. Ali Nawaz at its peak, and finally the key of car “Nissan Dayz Highway Star” handed over to the winner.

Here are some pictures from the festival.

Sartyoon Sang Crafts Festival- SRSO

The 4th Sartyoon Sang Crafts Festival was organized by SRSO (Sindh Rural Support Organization) on 6th to 8th January – 2017, at Ocean Mall – Clifton, Karachi. The main reason behind the festival was to display the work around 1200 women artisans from the northern districts of Sindh.

SRSO is a non – for – profit organization, which is working in Sindh. It was established in 2003 with fund of RS 1 billion by government of Sindh for reducing poverty, skill development, health and education. While Sartyoon Sang (together with friends) is struggling to empower the women of slum communities of Sindh since 2011. Not only that, it also promotes crafts, culture, embroidery work, textile products and many others.

The festival attracted a large numbers of women residents of Clifton and other areas of the city since its very inauguration day. There was a wonderful display of Sindhi handicrafts by rural women, including home textiles, basketry, jewelry, dresses, dupattas, shawls, embellished with traditional embroidery and cutwork. It was a perfect mixture of all Sindhi ingredients under one roof.

The attendees were really enjoyed this festival so much, and were highly getting attracted by those beautiful crafts. As a result they were buying things like home-made slippers, crafts, decorated things, shawls, ajraks etc.

While talking about the festival Mr. Muhammed Dittal Kalhoro (CEO of SRSO) stated,

“The event objective was to facilitate better incomes for women artisans of rural Sindh.”

He continued,

“We have trained more than 10,000 women from some of the under developed regions of Jacobababad, Kandkot, Kashmore, shikarpur, Gohtki, Kambar- Shahdakot, Khairpur, and Sukkur that to help these women gain maximum monetary benefit from their skills, they have incorporated urban trends into their work.”

He further said,

“In order to set apart their work from what is available in the market, we have made a few innovations, such as net work done on the blankets.”

It was such a great initiative to promote Sindhi culture and crafts among urban people, by displaying amazing work by rural women at such platform where people go only for buying branded things. But it’s a beauty of Sindhi culture and its crafts that people automatically get attract towards it. And at the same time, it is also so beneficial for those rural women who are from the remote areas of Sindh that just because of this platform they get a chance to display their work due to which many people get attract, and as a result earn from it.

Here are the some of the pictures from Sartyoon Sang festival.