Metro Matters 07-05-2018

Metro Matters

KEC hosts Seminar on Press Freedom Day

Karachi Editors Club (KEC) was formed on May 3, 2017 last year on International Press Freedom Day. KEC celebrated its first anniversary on Press Freedom Day by organizing a Seminar on “Journalism and National Solidarity”. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Information, Government of Sindh was the chief guest on this occasion while Guests of honour were Consul General of Japan at Karachi Toshikazu Isomura, Senator Haseeb Ahmed and Commercial Consular of Iranian Consulate Mohammad Dashti.

Nasir Shah in his address congratulated KEC on completion of one year. He appreciated role of KEC to promote ethics of journalism among the editors community. He informed the audience that his ministry is also serving for betterment of journalists community of the Sindh province. Other Speakers and Guests of honour also congratulated KEC and appreciated the one-year performance of KEC. They emphasised the need of security for journalists and code of ethics in journalism to promote Pakistan positively the world over.
Nasir Hussain Shah and Toshikazu Isomura were given honorary membership certificate on this occasion by President and Secretary General of KEC while other members were also awarded membership certificates of KEC on the occasion by the chief guest.
The evening of KEC anniversary and Seminar was largely attended by journalist community, government officials, businessmen and elite of the city at Sindh Boy Scouts Auditorium which was full with attendees.

Beach Luxury hosts dinner in honour of French CG

Azeem Qureshi, General Manager Beach Luxury (Avari Group of Hotels) hosted a dinner in honour of Didier Talpan Consul General of France during the reported week. During the discussion French CG expressed his satisfaction over the law and order situation in the city and opined that it is a good place for trade and investment. He Said French companies are keen to do business in Pakistan including joint ventures mainly in auto industry, transport, waste water treatment plants, pharmaceutical and cosmetics. About the food, he said it was generally tasty. But he especially liked “Lasi” and “Kheer”.
This lavish and tasty dinner hosted by Avari Group of Hotels was largrly attended by
business community, government officials, and elite of the city. Azeem Qureshi thanked all the guests personally for attending the dinner on his request.

Do you know your city?

An inspirational and upbeat seminar on ‘Do you know your city?’ – Dialogue II organised by Architecture Design Art (ADA) in collaboration with Grohe and in partnership with KMC, concluded during the reported week. The event was well-attended by media, representatives of art and architecture and Karachi’s socialites.
Maria Aslam, founder and chief editor of the ADA – Architecture Design Art kick-started the evening. She dedicated the seminar to the two renowned Parveens of the city who were dearly loved by Karachiites and whose presence is missed even today – the late poetess Parveen Shakir and the late social activist Parveen Rehman.
The seminar threw light on how Karachi, in spite of all its myriad problems, is truly owned by its residents, a fact that also manifests itself in the form of public-private partnerships visible everywhere in the city. Karachi was once described as the Star of the East, promising to be a gateway to the rest of the world. It was the hub of South Asia and promised a bright and brilliant future. The speakers highlighted the positive role this great city has played in the past, arriving at the happy – and perhaps surprising to many – conclusion that it has lived up to its promised legacy.

Beauty and You 2018

The Entrepreneur, Cosmetologist and Philanthropist Masarrat Misbah conducted a master class at “Beauty and You 2018” this week at Karachi.
Masarrat Misbah, a powerhouse in her own has always been on the forefront for setting trends and bringing innovation in the beauty industry. Along with providing her beauty services, she is also the pioneer of halal make-up in the industry and has always worked for women empowerment.
Recently at “Beauty and You” she discussed about the latest beauty trends, the on-going-up styles, skin related issues women face on daily basis, effective beauty regimes etc.
“I always wanted women of our society to be confident in every field, to feel beautiful and be ready to face every challenge that comes their way. I have been contributing to this mission of empowering women since years and will continue to do so, as this is what our society needs the most for a better future,” stated Masarrat Misbah.