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Tolga hosts reception on 96th Turkish National Day

After Turkey’s victory in the War of Independence (1919-1923), the Turkish parliament proclaimed the new Turkish state as a republic. A new constitution, which the parliament adopted on October 29, 1923, replaced the constitution of the Ottoman Empire.

Tolga Ucak Consul General of Turkey in Karachi hosted a dinner reception in connection with 95th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey during the week at his residence on October 29, 2018. It was first National Day Reception hosted by Tolga Ucak who assumed the charge of CG, ten months before. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The ceremony started formally by the airing of national songs of the both countries.

Addressing the ceremony, Tolga Uchak highlighted long relations of the both countries. He said relations among the Pakistan and Turkey are exemplary. He emphasised to enhance people to people contact which is the base to improve any kind of relations. He said Turkish dramas dubbed in Urdu had been played important role to highlight Turkish culture and tourism. He discussed at length economic activities in Pakistan supported by Turkish Government. Tolga Ucak said Turkey was a great tourist destination, and last year 45,000 Pakistanis visited Turkey, the number had swelled to 75,000 already and perhaps will forge ahead. He said in the 2005 earthquake in northern areas of Pakistan, Turkey extended all possible assistance, and further in 2010 Turkish President visited Pakistan to give a new fillip to bilateral ties. Tolga also read text of speech of Turkish President Tayyep Erdogan on tremendous development of Turkey, made in the last few decades promised a brighter future for the country.

Syed Murad Ali Shah in his brief address congratulated to Consul General Turkey and the people of Turkey on their 95th Proclamation anniversary. He also mentioned that the Turkey was the first country which acknowledged Pakistan when Pakistan came into being.

Consul General of China Wang Yu, Consul General of Iran Ahmed Mohammadi, the US Deputy Consul General Darien Arky, Japanese CG Toshikazu Isomura and various other Consul Generals of other countries at Karachi were prominent in the reception while the reception was largely attended and was looking like a galaxy of elite of Karachi including diplomats, politicians, businessmen, government officials, journalists and people from all walk of life by attending the National Day reception.

Ranjha Ranjha Kardi

The plot of HUM TV’s latest play Ranjha Ranjha Kardi revolves around the brave, beautiful and idealist Noor Bano. Since childhood she has seen her parents searching the trash of the village every day for items of the slightest value to sell for a pittance to support the family. Noor hates the fact that her parents are garbage collectors and making a living from other people’s waste was not an option for her. In pursuit of her happiness, she heads for a big city and starts working at a factory to earn a respectable life. In her quest for a better life she meets Sahir, an ambitious young man and Bhola, a grown-up who sometimes behaves like a 15-year old and is currently under treatment.
The story is written by: Faiza Iftikhar and Directed by: Kashif Nisar while Produced by: Momina Duraid Productions and cast is includes Iqra Aziz, Imran Ashraf, Syed Jibran, Kashif Mahmood, Zaib Rehman, Muhammad Noor Ul Hassan Malik, Asma Abbas (Qulzam Abbas), Ammara Butt, Faiz Muhammad Chauhan, Haseeb Muhammad Bin Qasim, Ismat Iqbal, Munazzah Arif, Nargis Bhatti and others.

Leftovers of my imagination

Showcasing the works of 4 artists from the graduates of National College of Arts Lahore (NCA), an exhibit titled ‘Leftovers of my imagination’ group exhibition was held at the Mainframe Gallery Clifton. The exhibition showcases the works of M. Suleman, Nizam Baloch, Raza ur Rehman and Syed Noroze Ali. Suleman says, the state of man is in flux, caught between opposing currents, in a struggle, always. A certain melancholy dominates the show “Leftovers of my imagination.” According to Nizam Baloch said, chooses to register his comment on the socio-cultural influces that dominates us. Syed Noroz opts to focus on the inner turmoil of man. Raza ur Rehman is tethered to the humans’ connection to their habitat, an ominously deep link that he conveys with a seismic force. The 19 of his works adore the walls of the Mainframe Gallery.