Metro Matters 13-08-2018

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Independence Day Celebrations with shelterless women

Aghosh Trust in connection of 72nd Independence Day arranged a glorious, lovely and lively ceremony in honour of shelterless and special women aged up to 108 years who have been disowned by their families and are now living in Aghosh home at North Nazimabad.
Shugufata Saba Founder President, Shehla Ahmed Ssenior Vice President, Muhammad Javed General Secretray (All three Managing Trustees) and Mirza Haider Beg Treasurer of Aghosh Trust arranged this exclusive evening and invited elites of the city to celebrate 71st anniversary of Independence of Pakistan with the permanent residents of Aghosh home mostly shelterless old age women and special person who are provided shelter by Aghosh Trust with high class medical treatments and food.
Masood Naqi Executive Director, Rajby Industries was the chief guest on this occasion while Asma Shah of A.O. Clinic, Dr. Kausar Parveen, Assistant Professor Karachi University, Shakeel Ahmed, Capt Dr Syed Azhar Ali and myself were the Guests of Honour, while different musical groups presented exclusive performance in connection with Independence.
Speakers on this occasion acknowledged meritorious services being rendered by Shugufta Saba for deserving women and appreciated services of Aghosh Trust for the residents of Aghosh home.
Shehla Ahmed conducted all the ceremony in a lively manner. Shugufta Saba thanked all the guests and coordinated a visit of distinguished guests to meet the residents of Aghosh home.

Blood donation drive at Indonesian Consulate for AMTF

Consul General of Indonesia at Karachi on the occasion of Pakistan and Indonesian Independence day arranged a blood donation drive to facilitate AMTF at the consulate during the reported week. In these prestigious initiatives taken by Indonesian Consulate for facilitating blood donations as campaign to raise awareness of blood shortage and importance/impact of donating blood was attended largely by elites of the city.
Ateeq Ur Rehman Executive Director AMTF on this occasion thanked the Consulate General of Indonesia for honoring AMTF for a privilege to continuously arrange the blood drive for thalassemic children in a row from last three years on important occasion of National Days of both the brotherly countries while Consul General of Indonesia in his brief address appreciated the services of AMTF and highlighted importance of blood donations for deserving patients.

Pakistan needs projection of potential in Malaysia: CG

There is dire need for projection of Pakistan’s potential in Malaysia including investment opportunities to boost trade and attract investment. Many Malaysian companies are interested to invest in Pakistan, but are afraid of the reportedly poor law and order situation.
“There seems lack of awareness among Malaysian investors and traders about trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan,” said Malaysian Consul General in Karachi, Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman while talking to a group of journalists after inaugurating EL Rancho Argentinian Grill restaurant and modern fitness club “My Gym” for male and female, during the reported week at Karachi. The event was also attended by the Consul Generals of Indonesia, Bangladesh, Deputy Consul General of Bahrain, Commercial Consul of Malaysia and elites of the city.
The Consul General of Malaysia emphasized on more interaction between the private sectors and governments of the two Muslim countries for increasing trade and investment especially in tourism sector. Malaysia had very developed and organized tourism industry, and Pakistan could benefit a lot.
He said during the year 2017-18 the bilateral trade figured dollars 1.3 billion and it was in Malaysia’s favour. Malaysia mainly imports textile and electronic products from Pakistan and its major exports to other side were palm oil and chemicals. He said this could be multiplied with mutual efforts of both the countries, who should take maximum benefits of their free trade agreement signed on November 8, 2007 in Kuala Lumpur.

Komal Rizvi’s new venture ‘Chitta Chola’

Komal Rizvi’s new venture “Chitta Chola; The road trip song”, featuring for the first time ever Pakistani pop diva Komal Rizvi with Indian singer and composer Siddharth Slathia was presented during the reported week at Karachi, both in its audio and video versions.
After the global success of her last single “Hello Ji”, Komal Rizvi has partnered with Siddharth Slathia to revamp old wedding classics in a mash-up which is a popular fusion of Punjabi instrumentation and a mix of both Pakistani and Indian numbers.
The evening kick-started by welcoming guests and media. A meet-and-greet session followed hosted by Komal Rizvi. The session was a composition of both music and a question-answer segment. To celebrate their first collaborative venture, Siddharth was virtually available live from India. The singers gladly answered all questions put forward to them by the media present.

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