Metro Matters 19-02-2018

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Pak-China Media Corridor (PCMC) should be established: Sarmad Ali

Pak-China Media Corridor (PCMC) should be established: Sarmad Ali

The 15th meeting of Karachi Editors Club (KEC) was held during the week at Beach Luxury Hotel. Syed Sarmad Ali, President All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Managing Director Jang Group was the chief guest on this occasion. President KEC Mubasher Mir highlighted the activities and performance of the KEC before the chief guest and invited all participants of the meeting to address the gathering. All members of the meeting appreciated long services of Syed Sarmad Ali for the print media industry for the last 35 years. Members opined that Sarmad is very friendly and cooperative for all and good human being.
Sarmad Ali in his address on the occasion thanked all who have good thoughts about him and said that he first time listened very much about him. He said the future of the print media is bright and it faces no threat from the developing electronic and social media. He said although circulations of print media have been decreased due to electronic media but due to technology revolution readership of the print media has been increased due to e-papers of newspapers. He said the print media is more authenticated as compared to electronic media due to time leverage. He said that print media should develop its content especially for the young generation for future success.
Sarmad said Belt and Road (BRI) and CPEC are very important for our future, that is why enemies of Pakistan are trying to spread negative propaganda about BRI but we should beware from this negative propaganda and concentrate our future developments.
He suggested that Pakistan-China Media Corridor should be established for our future media connectivity to finish negative propaganda between the two countries. He said The News is already printing weekly China Daily South Asia edition and will be publishing soon two pages in Chinese language. He said over 50,000 Chinese are regularly serving in Pakistan while around 500,000 Chinese visit here every year.
In reply to a question, Sarmad clarified that That CPEC should not relate with East India Company that was a different scenario.
Towards the conclusion of the event, Senior Vice President Mukhtar Aqil summed up all the discussion and appreciated the role of Sarmad Ali for the development of print media since long. He said KEC is now in a commanding position and also performing for the good future and developments of whole media industry of Pakistan.

ICC arranges week-long Iranian film festival

ICC arranges week-long Iranian film festival

Iranian Cultural Centre arranged a week long Iranian film festival during the week to celebrate 39th anniversary of Islamic Revolution of Iran. Different Iranian productions, internationally acclaimed, are set to be screened at the cultural centre to allow a more meaningful exchange between the two countries. All the movies instead of having subtitles were dubbed into Urdu.
The chief guest at the festival was actor Javed Sheikh who expressed his desire to see cultural exchanges between Iran and Pakistan, especially in the film world, which is a sure-shot way to improve bilateral ties between the two countries.
The language barrier can be a deterrent for people to watch such movies, and the decision to dub the movies rather than include subtitles was a good idea, the senior actor observed. In this way, just like audiences were drawn to Turkish dramas dubbed in Urdu, they would also enjoy watching Iranian films.
The director general of Iranian Cultural Centre, Dr Raza Baqri, spoke about how social causes and the battles of real life are usually the premise of the most Iranian films, which is a clear departure from most film industries around the world. Not only are the stories of a superior quality, but so is the execution which is why the Iranian film industry in being recognized the world and winning accolades.
Explaining the evolution of Iranian cinema before and after the Islamic Revolution, he said: “Before the revolution most of the movies featured a lot of violence, misbehaviour against and misuse of women, and other immortalities. However, after the revolution the government encouraged and guided the film industry to honour human society by making films about morality, cultural commitments, and the human community. This was the new Iranian cinema.”

PWCA organises Karachi Premier League

PWCA organises Karachi Premier League

Pakistan Wheelchair Cricket Association organized 2-day Pakistan’s biggest Karachi Premier League 2018 during the reported week. Three top international wheelchair cricketers from Nepal participated in KPL 2018. All event was organized by Rookhsana Rajpoot Director General of PWCA beautifully because her husband and President PWCA Zeshan Taqi on the bed due to spinal code problem but one day before to start its well-arranged premier league 2018 by PWCA Rookhsana Rajpoot admitted in hospital for an emergency surgery and was not unable to conduct it as Chairperson of the league. Unfortunately she missed this event, but all PWCA team members and players conducted very well this event. Now she have got successful serious abdominal surgery. Get well soon Rookhsana Rajpoot. – Ameen.

Memon Medical Institute Hospital organises Family Health Fiesta

Memon Medical Institute Hospital organises Family Health Fiesta

Memon Medical Institute Hospital (MMI Hospital), a project of Memon Medical Institute Hospital, organized “MMIH Family Health Fiesta” recently at MMI hospital, Karachi. The event was inaugurated by Peer Mohammad Dewan, Founder and Chairman of Memon Health Foundation along-with Abdul Hakeem Baloch, Member of National Assembly of Pakistan. Major General Syed Qaiser was the Guest of Honour of the event, who also visited different wards of MMI Hospital and greatly appreciated the facilities of the hospital.
The objective of the event was to create awareness in the common citizens about the importance of health issues and prevention techniques.

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