Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S.) Conference
Mohibban-e-Aal-e-Imran Foundation (MAIF) organised “Nighehban-e-Risalat Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S.)” Conference during the reported week at a local hotel. Alama Abbas Kumaili was the chief guest on the occasion while renowned scholar Syed Aun Muhammad Rizvi presided over the conference. Syeda Sabeen Fatima from Sach TV especially participated in this conference.
Abu Talib (A.S.) Conference started with recitation from Quran by Qari Shahid Abbas Al-Hussaini. Allama Syed Ali Karar Naqvi, Allama Sajjad Shabbir, Bishop Khadim Bhutto, Dr. Mubashar Alam, Asghar Ali Syed, Sarwat Askari highlighted the character and role of Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S.) for in establishing Islam while various poets and Manqabat Khawans presented tribute to Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S.). Maqsood Alam conducted the ceremony beautifully while Syed Nadeem Hussain Zaidi, President MAIF thanked all the participants.
Dinner in honour of Italian envoy
Azeem Qureshi, General Manager Beach Luxury Hotel and The Avari Group International Hotels hosted a dinner in honor of Ms. Anna Ruffino, newly arrived Italian envoy at Karachi during the reported week. Ms Madiha, head of Customer Relationship and Communication Avari Towers Hotel, Karachi along with Azeem Qureshi received the guest of honour and presented her bouquet on her arrival. The dinner reception was well attended by diplomats, airlines chiefs, businessmen, industrialists and elite of the city including Ms Rozina Jalal, renowned Astrologist; Mukhtar Ahmed Butt, Director General, FPCCI; Mubasher Mir, President Karachi Editors Club; Syed Turab Shah, Group Director Marketing Daily Ausaf Karachi; Javed Mahmood, Chief Editor, Weekly Corporate Ambassador; Majyd Aziz Balgamwala, ex-President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Sattar of Sattar and Sattar Law Firm and various others.
The Indie Art and Craft Show
The Indie Art and Craft Show celebrated its 5th anniversary at Karachi during the reported week where 100 participants showcased their handmade work.
Despite questions regarding the canceling of the show, the citizens of Karachi flocked the summer feature. The halls were abuzz with beautiful handmade crafts, illustrations by local artists, gifts made by children with special needs, and a plethora of items especially prepared for the one-day event. Crafts over the last several years have evolved, and a prime reason for this is the presence of awareness through annual shows organized by Firefly and The Crafter’s Guild.
Visitors explore new finds, acquire items best fit to their taste, and stock up on souvenirs; all the while supporting local makers and their stories. This year a morning cake cutting ceremony inaugurated the anniversary show. A moment of silence in prayer was held by all guests and participants to pay respect to victims of the recent tragedy in Quetta.
This year’s show also welcomed diversity and support for artisans and craftsmen from varying backgrounds. The community, surely carries contagious energy to celebrate Happiness is Handmade.
6th FPCCI Achievement Awards Ceremony
The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) organised its 6th Achievement Awards Ceremony during the reported week at Governor House Karachi. President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest while Ghazanfar Bilour President, Syed Mazhar Ali Nisar SVP, Iftikhar Ali Malik Ex-President FPCCI addressed the ceremony and Khalid Tawab Chairman Awards Committee FPCCI thanked the participants.
Approximate 50-60 percent invitees attended the ceremony and despite that food at the dinner went short giving an impression of a dinner hosted by a political party after a public meeting, quality of food and various other arrangements were also questionable.
President Mamnoon Hussain in his address at the ceremony, while recounting the incentives and flexible policies announced by the government, wooed the foreign investors to bring their capital to Pakistan which was being predicted as the world’s 18th largest economy by 2050.
The President said that incentives and flexible policies for investment had made Pakistan the most attractive country for foreign and domestic investment in the region. Similarly, he said there had been increase in the facilities such as loans on minimum interest rates and special incentives for the import of machinery and raw material had been made available for the business community.
The ceremony was also attended by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, Federal Minister for Commerce and Trade Mian Misbah ur Rehman, Jameel Yusuf, Caretaker Information Minister of Sindh as guests of honour but they were not invited to address the ceremony.