KEC celebrates 143rd birthday of Quaid-i-Azam
Celebration of 143rd birthday of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the mega event of the reported week so as to pay tribute to the Founder of Pakistan in a befitting manner. The event was organized by Karachi Editors Club (KEC) and Karachi Business Forum in collaboration with National Bank of Pakistan hosted a dinner reception.
Shaukat Mahmood, Group Head of NBP was the Chief Guest while Iftikhar Ali Shalwani, Commissioner Karachi presided over this prestigious birth anniversary event. Renowned businessmen, civil servant, officers from armed forces and media community largely attended this event. The event started with the National Anthem recited by renowned TV Anchor Umer Khan who also conducted the whole ceremony beautifully.
Shaukat Mahmood, Group Head NBP who followed Quaid-i-Azam principles in his life strictly, cut the cake of Quaid-i-Azam’s birth anniversary. He emphasised to follow principles of the Quaid in every aspect of our lives.
Rashid Siddique, Chairman Afeef Group, Karachi Business Forum and Think Tank and one of the hosts of this reception in his address spoke highly about the Founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah and emphasized to follow in the footsteps of our beloved Quaid.
Mubasher Mir, President KEC highlighted the exemplary character of the Quaid and announced that KEC will celebrate the birth anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam every year with full national spirit, zeal and zest.
Syed Ibn-e-Hasan Vice President and Spokesman of NBP in his address said that the day of December 25th is very important in our lives. He said today the whole nation is celebrating the birth anniversary of our Quaid. He said next year, NBP is entering it 70th year of services and all the year of 2019 celebrations of this 70th anniversary will continue highlighting role of Quaid-i-Azam for founding Pakistan and will again celebrate the 144th birthday of the Quaid along with KEC with more zeal and zest.
The ceremony was largely attended by persons from all walks of life. Mementos highlighting the Quaid sketch from KEC were also presented to Shaukat Mahmood, Iftikhar Shalwani and Rashid Siddiqui on this occasion.
The Sooper Junoon Concert
On 25th December 2018, Karachiites were treated to the most awaited concert of the year featuring Pakistan’s biggest Sufi rock band, Junoon. The event – which was organized by leading biscuit brand, Peek Freans Sooper to celebrate Pakistanis’ passion for their country on the birth anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam as well as to commemorate nearly 30 years of Junoon’s music – was declared a roaring success as it not only kept the audience singing on the nostalgic tunes loud and proud, but also proved to be an awe inducing showcase of live effects and animation.
Although there have been countless large-scale concerts throughout Pakistan’s history, a recent lull in the frequency of such events threatened to derail and completely submerge its live entertainment scene. The Sooper Junoon concert proved to be the impetus needed to jumpstart that trend once again.
The event was a star-studded one with popular celebrities such as Waseem Akram, Zohaib Hassan along with an army of other celebrities and personalities in attendance. The much talked-about Ladies Only Pink Circle, which even Ali Azmat acknowledged on-stage as a first, was the crowning glory of the event while other enclosures were packed with people of all ages, all of whom had come together to see Junoon’s reunion after a long halt of 13 years.
With a massive stage set for the Sufi-Rock Kings, the host for the evening, Faizan Haque, kick-started the event with Pakistan’s top DJ, Faisal Baig, whose Classic Rock music set helped build the mood for what was to come later. Following him were four brilliant opening acts, namely Lyari Underground, Khumaariyan, Tamasha and Sounds of Kolachi, every band making its own mark with the audience and leaving them yearning for more.
Police celebrate Christmas with Christian community
On the auspicious occasion of Christmas on December 25th during the reported week District South Police Karachi celebrated Christmas celebrations in the Holy Trinity Cathedral, the seat of the Church of Pakistan, Diocese of Karachi.
On this religious occasion, Bishop Sadiq Daniel welcomed DIG South Jawaid Odho, SSP South Syed Pir Muhammad Shah, along with his team, Abdul Basit Mundia, (Chief of Voice of Karachi) and others.
During the visit District South Police Karachi distributed cakes, sweets and bouquets amongst Christian brethren on this day of joy! This gesture of unity was very much appreciated by the Christen community of Karachi.