Metro Matters 12-03-2018

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Ahmed Mohammadi hosts luncheon meeting

Iranian Consul General at Karachi Ahmed Mohammadi hosted a luncheon meeting in honour of senior journalists and members of Karachi Editors Club (KEC) at the consulate during the reported week. On this occasion he discussed bilateral, cultural, economic relations and current regional situation at length. He expressed the hope that trade between the two countries will be enhanced in near future. He said Iranian consulate always give priority to businessmen in issuance of visa. Mohammadi expressed the hope that Pak-Iran ties will be further strengthened in future.
On this Occasion senior journalist, columnist, anchor and member Executive Body of Karachi Editors Club (KEC) Agha Masood Hussain presented his newly published book “Afghan Papers” to Ahmed Mohammadi. In this luncheon meeting, Khalil ul Rahman, First Consul, Reza Sultani, Press Consul and Mohammad Dashti, Public Diplomacy and media Consul of Iranian Consulate also accompanied with the Consul General and coordinated with the journalists.

FPCCI Standing Committee on Public Relations meets

FPCCI Standing Committee on Public Relations holds its first introductory meeting during the reported week at FPCCI, Clifton. Newly elected members of the committee introduced each other in the meeting under the chairman of committee Shujat Ali Baig who presided the meeting and a senior member Syed Ibne Hassan coordinated the meeting. President and Secretary General of KEC were especially invited in this meeting for cooperation to organise “Pakistan Day and Role of Media” event on Thursday, March 22 this year.
Different proposals to set aim for 2018 proposed in the meeting and to finalize next event on March 22, 2018 “Pakistan Day and Role of Media” with the close coordination of Karachi Editors Club (KEC) were discussed. Members of committee suggested that Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami should be invited as the chief guest in this event in addition to various other speakers. Shujat Baig contacted Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami at Lahore who consented to be the chief guest on this occasion.

Two-day annual function of River Oaks Academy

The two-day annual function of River Oaks Academy was held here at the Academy’s senior branch in PECHS area giving its students an ample opportunity to present their talent to do both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The annual function of the River Oaks Academy was organized in view of its tradition to offer an integrated curriculum to its students where co-curricular activities and studies go hand in hand. It was a fun-filled event where all children from the toddlers of Play Group to the Grade 11 students of the school actively participated.
There were parodies and humorous skits as well as a skit with a lesson at the end of the show that tug at the audience’s heartstrings. Dance performances to famous songs were also part of the show. It was basically a confidence-building activity which helped children from every age group to have the confidence and ability to express themselves openly without hesitation.

Bohemian a fair for Creatives

The spring edition of the craft fair series by The Crafter’s Guild and Firefly at The Royal Rodale as Bohemian, a Fair for Creatives.
Bohemian welcomed 79 participants from all over Karachi, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Lahore and other nearby areas to showcase their work. This year, 22% of the crafts on display were by male artisans/craftsmen. The fair offered a platform to several new participants to not just display their crafts, but allowed them to grow, offered training and mentoring in addition to skill preparation for their endeavors.
The show was well attended by notables and was a great motivation for participants. Guild Award recipients recognized for their efforts include Reflection, The Boutique Studio, and Rabeela Uqaili. Not far behind were beautifully created art pieces by Naeem Siddiqui, Paper Talks, and Arteefied. Other brands which drew crowds were Cuckoo, Hunerkari, Bodycare Essentials, U&I by Aneesa Unus, Sigil and Bisma Creativity.
The variety on display included indigenous crafts, traditional textiles, home decor, handmade skincare, gifts, accessories and more.
This year is significant for The Crafter’s Guild as the summer fete, The Indie Art and Craft Show turns five, and The Crafter’s Expo which started it all, celebrates seven years this December. Happiness is truly handmade when you work with over 700 craft based endeavors and support the Creative Pakistani.

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