Beauty of Modern Architecture in Dark!

Karachi the city of lights, and the beauty of architecture. There are many buildings that were built during the ruling of British era, which are based on historical architecture. But today I’m going to show you the buildings of modern architecture of Karachi.

Its our dream to visit New York, Dubai, London, and many others developed cities, because of their tallest buildings, shopping mall, luxuries, and so many other things, but now our Karachi is in developing phase, and many buildings with modern architecture are under construction, while few have been completed including shopping malls, hotels, business sectors, resorts, etc. And when the night falls they look damn beautiful because of their amazing architecture and LED lights.

Well, here I’m sharing the pictures of Karachi with modern architecture.

1. UBL Tower/UBL Head Office

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One of the tallest and newly added head office at I.I. Chundrigar Road is UBL Tower or UBL Head Office. This modern building is a new skyscraper with 22 story with glass structure, and the LED lights makes its look flawless in night.

2. Centre Point Karachi

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Another one with modern architecture located at Baloch Colony Road, with 28 story business building. This tallest building also having LED lights as UBL Tower.

3. Neuplex – The Place

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The Place is a shopping mall along with cinema and food court, located at Khayaban-e-Shaheen. Although it is not the tallest building but its modern architecture is simply love.

4. Pearl Continental Hotel/ PC Hotel

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PC Hotel is one the 5-star hotel located at Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road. It is 10 story hotel with 290 rooms. The shining and lightening words “PC” at the upper side of hotel makes its look perfect.

5. Movenpick Hotel

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Movenpick Hotel is also one of the 5-star hotel located at Club Road of the city. It is 9 story hotel with 407 rooms. Its unique architecture and written “MovenPick” at the top of the hotel makes it looks more beautiful.

6. Ocean Tower

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Ocean Tower is one of the beautiful and the modern architect building of the city, located at Khayaban-e-Iqbal. It is 30 story building and consist of shopping mall, cinema, food court, restaurants, and offices of different companies, brands, and others. At night, the lighting of the mall along with nearer side trees makes it look awesome.

7. HBL Plaza

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It is the head office of Habib Bank Ltd. (HBL); commonly known as Habib Bank Plaza, located at I.I Chundrigar Road. It is 22 story building, and once was the tallest building of not only Pakistan but also the entire South Asia, and remained the tallest in Pakistan till 4 decades. Its cylindrical shape makes it look unique than others, while at night time lights on the building enhance its beauty.

8. MCB Tower

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It is the head office of Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB), located at I.I Chundrigar Road. It is 29 story building, and once was the tallest building of Pakistan after breaking record of HBL. But still it is the 6th tallest of the city, but unfortunately with no renovation, its looks dull in night instead of looking gorgeous as others in night, but still its architecture is ravishing.

 

These are very few pictures of our beloved city Karachi with modern architecture at night time. Indeed that day is no far when we will feel proud on our city, and can proudly compare with any of the developed city of the world, and soon a time will come when the curse of load shedding will be removed permanently not only from our city but also from our loving country Pakistan.

Mughalia Ramp Walk is all set to be held at “IQbalance” season 3!

 

IQbalance is a combination of 2 words. “IQ” and “Balance” means to balance Iqbal in our life.

Allama Iqbal was a poet, philosopher and politician born in Sialkot, Pakistan, and is also known as Muffakir-e-Pakistan (The Thinker of Pakistan), Hakeem-ul-Ummat (The Sage of Ummah), and most commonly Shair-e-Mashriq (The Poet of the East)

Kamran Jawaid Aziz is the man behind this amazing concept of IQbalance. He started it alone but today there are more than 20 trainers.

According to Mr. Kamran Jawaid Aziz,

“Iqbal’s concept is the same as Maslow’s hierarchy’s concept.”

He further said,

“It is all about “How to balance Iqbal in our life.”

He added,

“IQbalance aims to transform the life of hopeless peoples with the ideology of Allama Iqbal.”

In September 2015, he started 1st section of IQbalance. It was 3 months section and continued till November. The sections were conducted on 22 different venues including, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, etc. by different trainers, and at starting there were only 5 trainers.

While in 2016, season 2 was started and held at Park Towers in the form of Talk show. It was a one week episode, and different concepts of Iqbal were presented there.

And now in 2017, it’s time for season 3, and to take it at grand level with grand sections. This time the concept is “Ilm-o-Ishq.” The opening ceremony of the season 3 will be held on 6th May at Park Towers, Karachi.

At opening ceremony the trainers will be introduced, then the poster of season 3 will be launched, and this time the glamorous part will also be added, means the Mughalia Ramp Walk with the name “Mughalia Terz-e-Ishq” will take place at opening ceremony.

It will be 3 months event, and will continue till August, and the grand finale will be at surprising venue. In between, 12 different trainers will conduct training at 6 different universities.

Here are some tittles for trainers of season 3,

Lover, Passionate, Strategic, Ideal, Worrier, Concede, Focused, Young, Free, Positive, Thought, Truth, Exclusive, Adventurous, Leader, among others.

Season 1, and season 2 became successful and got positive response from the audience, and now it’s time for season 3. So, get ready for the grand opening on 6th May, at Park Towers.

Here are few pictures from the press conference of IQbalance,

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.

EDHI! A Mirror To The Blind

Abdul Sattar Edhi

“A Mirror to the Blind” is an autobiography book of Pakistani philanthropist, and humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, who is also the founder of Edhi Foundation.

This book is written by Tehmina Durrani. She is women’s rights activist and an author. Her first book was “My Feudal Lord” which was her autobiography.

Before starting review, let me share one thing that I really love the persona of Edhi Sahib, and to follow his path I decided few things on which I will implement soon.
I don’t like to read books, although I’m student of Journalism, but it was an assignment that to read any history, or autobiography book, and it took 1 month to search a book. But when one of my friend suggested this book, I said ok but when I brought this book from my friend, so I became shocked to see book length because I was searching for a book that should be shorter in length. But no I decided to read it afterwards, and the reason behind is Edhi Sahib. We all know bit about Edhi Sahib, same as I. But it was just before reading this book, after reading it my knowledge has really been increased.

Following are the details of the book,

Name: Edhi! A Mirror to the Blind

Type: Autobiography

Author: Tehmina Durrani

Genre: Non Fiction

Table of Contents: 12 Chapters

Cover: Nice and Attractive (Edhi Sahib’s Picture on cover)

Pages: 370

Wordings: Easy

Price: 150 PKR

Publication: A. Sattar Edhi Foundation

Ratings: 6.5/10

There are 370 pages in a book with 12 chapters. Each chapter contains 20 to 50 pages. It is an autobiography book, written by Tehmina Durrani. This book is her first edition, after this she wrote 5 more editions.

From chapter 1 to chapter 12, inspiration that we can take from His life was at its peak. When I started reading chapter 1, it was about Gujrat rail attack and the death of his grandson Bilal. I thought what it is, where the beginning is, and why these things are being discuss here in chapter 1. But as I done with it, now it’s time for chapter 2 from where the beginning of Edhi Sahib’s life started. But still the question was same.
Well chapter 2 and 3 are the chapters which I loved the most throughout the book. Chapter 2 is all about His childhood, and since His childhood He started giving charity and that was the moment when he started loving humanity, because every day his mother used to give him 2 penny with an advice that 1 penny to spend on you while 1 penny on those who really need it. And after returning back from school, she used to inquire, and he refused to tell lie and being as a true kid he used to answer that sometime he find poor so spend on him while sometime not couldn’t find any poor.

Chapter 3 is about migration India to Pakistan, and since migration her mother became so weak, ill, and she became paralyze. And at one moment while reading this chapter, a continuous flow of water started falling from my eyes. Because the lines were so touchy that he said to his mom while given her bath, because she was paralyzed.

While reading chapter 4, 1 question raised in my mind, which I would like to share with you all.

Can we clean manholes of our streets?

Obviously not, we can’t even imagine but Edhi Sahib did it! And at that time his age would be 22 to 26, while in this age we think about only for ourselves but he was totally opposite and always used to think for others.

Edhi Sahib proposed 10 to 13 girls before proposing Bilquise. But he always gotten fail, and the nurses whom he proposed they used to reject him by saying, you’re poor, what would I do with you, my life will become hell etc.

In Chapter 5, he finally got married with Bilquise on 23rd March 1966. After marriage, Bilquise used to tease him on the name of Amina (the girl whom he first proposed). A strong bond produced between them, while a Miyani beach incident was also discussed in this chapter.

In chapter 6; the era of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Edhi Sahib stood as an independent candidate, but unfortunately, he couldn’t win the elections. They performed Hujj, and travelled by roads along with other pilgrims, it was the first time after marriage that they went together for any journey.

While travelling to Rahimyar khan along with his wife and son to transfer one of the dead body at its home town, Edhi Sahib got an accident and the news spread like a fire in all over the country that Edhi is dead, Edhi has gone, Edhi has left us.

In chapter 7, Edhi Sahib became the head of Islamic Shura Council. Even after becoming head he still strongly believed on simplicity, and rejected all the luxuries of government.

In chapter 8, he received an invitation to receive President Suharto of Indonesia, at Karachi airport. A group of journalist became against him, and started publishing negative news of Edhi Sahib, but he kept ignoring, as he was doing it since a start of his mission.

In chapter 9, Edhi Sahib was awarded “Prestigious Magasaysay Award” by Philippine government in the year 1986. When he returned to Pakistan he was sad because his country not even care about what he is serving them, but he’s being awarded from other country.

While in chapter 10, 11 & 12; Edhi Sahib’s father got died, and he kept recalling his words and memories of childhood till few days after death, but then again he back to his mission. Bilquise started gotten weak day by day, and one day she got heart attack, and this was the point when Edhi Sahib decided to build burial place for himself and Bilquise. Edhi Sahib also became one of the first public figure in the Muslim World.

From chapter 1 to 12, I’ve share few of things. Although whatever I’ve shared its equivalent to salt in wheat. Well, not possible to share all or all important things otherwise no need will remain to read this book.

From start to end, the tempo was not same, if sometimes your interest goes up so sometimes it goes down. Since it was an autobiographical book, so it happens usually but if an author wanted so she can make it more creative and attractive. From chapter 1 to chapter 5, the interest level was at peak but then it was not the same afterwards. And that’s the reason behind I’ve rated this book 6.5/10. But I must say 1 thing due to this book your knowledge will highly increase, and you’ll have much to say about “Father Teresa” or “Angel of Mercy.”

Here I’m sharing few of the inspiring, and motivating quotes from the book,

“Too many dialogues scatter and waste, say a little so that your words are remembered”

“Empty words and long phrases do not impress Him. Show Him your faith by deeds, otherwise why should He believe you?”

“Simplicity is the only beneficial way of life”

“I can begin small, but why should I think small”

“The only way to fight back is to ignore them, and the only way to win is to forge ahead against them”

“Practical work should be your weapon, nothing else can make them retreat from this battlefield”

“In times of need treat a donkey like a father. It is clever to move with the times. Then you will remain on the track”

“You are the most insignificant of all creatures, but can become most significant if you contribute towards God’s people”

“People should not worry about heaven and hell, that is not their business”

“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world”

“Simplicity rises respect and counters the poverty”

 

Edhi Sahib always wanted to make Pakistan a Welfare State, and wanted people to donate whatever they can even a single penny. As a youth, we can continue Edhi Sahib’s mission by following his path, by being the helping hand, by giving charity, and by loving humanity.

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.