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International Steels Limited National Open Polo Championship for the Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2019 Comes to an End

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International Steels Limited [ISL], the largest Flat Steel manufacturer in Pakistan and patrons of the King of Games, Polo, partnered with the Lahore Polo Club to sponsor one of the most prestigious sporting tournaments in Asia: The International Steels Limited National Open Polo Championship for the Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2019. The tournament commenced on the 25th of February with a sensational final match between Master Paints [Black] and Master Paints [Grey] on the 10th of March 2019 at the historic Lahore Polo Club. Master Paints [Black] with Sufi Muhammad Amir, Ahmed Ali Tiwana, Raja Temur Nadeem and Matias Vial Parez took home the coveted Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2019.

Prior to the final match, ISL hosted a lunch for corporate personalities and patrons of Polo members of the art, fashion, literary, design, music and sports communities.

The honorable Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training and Federal Minister for National History and Literary Heritage, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood attended the final as the Chief Guest and watched the final of the International Steels Limited National Open Polo Championship for the Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2019 along with the President of the Polo Club, Mr. Malik Atif Yar Tiwana and Executive Director ISL Mr. Samir Chinoy following which a prize distribution ceremony was held.

“It was a great honor to be here at the Lahore Polo club and we value the opportunity to partner with the Lahore Polo Club for the 2019 Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup one of the most important tournaments in the Pakistan Polo calendar. Having played in my younger days, I feel humbled to have the opportunity to help promote a sport that bought me much joy and taught me valuable lessons on Strategy, Teamwork and Determination, the same ethos that International Steels has showed since its came into being in 2011” said Mr. Samir Chinoy, Executive Director, ISL.

He further added that, “International steels believe in being part of shaping tomorrow, which, simply put, is to lead by example and promote brand Pakistan by redefining what it means to be Made in Pakistan. We will continue to strive to give back to Pakistan by supporting various initiatives such as the Arts and Sports and in doing so hope that other corporates follow. I would like to thank the Lahore Polo Club, the Patrons, umpires, players both local and foreign, who I hope will be our ambassador as they return to their countries and as the partake in the world polo circuit. I would also like to acknowledge and appreciate Mr. Emran Akhtar for bringing us together with the Lahore Polo Club and with the sport of polo”.

 A 14 goal tournament, this year’s championship was contested between five participating teams with players from Argentina, Chile, Pakistan and the UK, including Nicolas Corti, Saqib Khan Khakwani, Juan Cruz Losada, Hissam Ali Hyder, Hamza Mawaz Khan, Salvador Ulloa, Raja Temur Nadeem, Matias Vial Parez, Ahmed Ali Tiwana, Bautista Bayuger, Raja Samiullah and Bilal Haye.

 Indeed, the National Polo Championship was first played and introduced in 1963 as the El Effendi Cup presented by Brig HM el Effendi. In 1977, it was renamed as Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup on the direction of government of Pakistan. The tournament has been played for some four decades with popularity all over the polo community domestically and internationally.

 

Events News

The Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup 2019 Comes to a Riveting End!

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Pakistan’s coveted urban fashion brand Chapter 2 collaborated with the Lahore Polo Club as patrons of the King of Sports to present the Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup Tournament 2019. Among the most prestigious polo tournaments of the high goal South Asian Polo calendar, the Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup commenced on the 18th of February with a sensational final match between Barry’s and Newage/Diamond Paints on the 24th February 2019 at the historic Lahore Polo Club. Barry’s with Nafees Barry, Raja Mikale Sami, Raja Samiullah and Bautista Bayuger took home the coveted Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup trophy.

 

Prior to the final match, Chapter 2 hosted a lunch for customers, partons of Polo members of the art, fashion, literary, design, music, sports communities including Anoushey Ashraf,  Eman Suleman, Rashid Rana, Hussain Rehar, Yasser  Dar, Kamiar Rokni, Aamna Taseer along with polo players Jamie Le Hardy, Qublain Alam, Saqib Khan Khakwani and Timmy Raja.

 

“Chapter 2 is proud to have established an association with Polo which is woven into the very fabric of our history and heritage. The brand is a strong advocate of Arts and Culture and encourages community development in Pakistan. Polo is a game of great intellect, skill, art & beauty which resonates with the ethos of Chapter 2. We look forward to further collaborations with this prestigious sport.” said Anjum Nida Rahman, Director Communications, Chapter 2.

 

The honourable Provincial Minister Punjab for School Education, Mr. Murad Raas attended the final as the Chief Guest and watched the final of the Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup with the President of the Polo Club, Mr. Malik Atif Yar Tiwana, Chapter 2’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sammie Cashmiri and Chief Marketing Officer Muhammad Usman, following which a prize distribution ceremony was held.

 

‘We welcomed Pakistan’s urban fashion brand Chapter 2 to the Lahore Polo Club as patrons of the king of games with the Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup 2019 and they have championed the revival, restoring and celebration of the sport. Bravo!’ said President, Lahore Polo Club, Malik Atif Yar Tiwana.

 

The Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup Tournament 2019 is one of most prestigious polo tournaments in the high goal South Asian Polo calendar and was contested by five teams with players from Pakistan, Argentina and the UK, including Nicolas Corti, Saqib Khan Khakwani, Juan Cruz Losada, Hissam Ali Hyder, Hamza Mawaz Khan, Salvador Ulloa, Raja Temur Nadeem, Matias Vial Parez, Ahmed Ali Tiwana and Bautista Bayuger.

Chapter 2 celebrates ingenious craft and transforms it into urban fashion.

Fashion News

Edenrobe WOMAN reveals Sana Javed as the face of their collection Let Women Be!

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With the colors of spring just unfolded, edenrobe WOMAN reveals its colorful and aesthetically appealing summer collection  “let Women Be” with Sana Javed as the face of the collection. With having the versatile actress on board for the first time, edenrobe ensures that its collection showcases the strong women of today. Selecting Sana Javed as the face of the brand is an extended approach of how the brand wants to showcase women as the empowered ones.

The collection features more than 100 dresses having beautiful silk, chiffon dupatta to compliment the 3 piece suits, along with this; the collection will also consist of 2 piece and 1 piece prints. Brand will also be launching a collection for mothers under the same name.

Just like the winter collection, this time again edenrobe aims to promote and provide self-confidence among women to let them pursue their dreams without any hurdles. With Sana being the face, the brand gives out confidence to every girl to fight all the odds and hurdles coming her way.

 

Events News

NADIA HUSSAIN LAUNCHES HER FIRST MAKEUP BRAND “NH BLING”

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Pakistan’s renowned supermodel and actress Nadia Hussain launched her first makeup brand at the famous multi-brand makeup and cosmetic store Scentsation, in Dolmen Mall Clifton, Karachi. Nadia did a live makeup performance for the media and the audience present at the event, which was carried brilliantly by the models. The event was a star studded affair where people from the fashion fraternity and the socialites came forward to support and congratulate Nadia’s new makeup venture.

Nadia Hussain has been in the fashion fraternity for almost 2 decades now and has been known as the senior member of Pakistan’s fashion industry. Apart from being a model, Nadia is a Dentist, Actress, Makeup Artist, Host and an Entrepreneur. Nadia opened her first salon in Karachi 4 years ago which has gained immense success in the course of time. Nadia has also been brand ambassador for several clothing and shoe brands.

At the launch of her first maiden Makeup brand, Nadia says “I’ve always been known for my blingy style and personality so it was appropriate for me to name my first makeup brand, ‘NH Bling’. NH Bling is introducing 2 variant products right now that is Liquid Matte Glitter Lipstick and Liquid Matte Glitter Eye shadow. I’ve kept all the necessary conditions in mind for the Pakistani girls, making it waterproof, affordable and a certified Halal product.” Further she says, “I have put a lot of hard-work bringing this brand into the market today, and this would have not been possible without the immense support and guidance from her partner, Mr. Waqas.”

Mohsin Feroze- owner of Scentsation states “With the introduction of NH Bling in the Pakistani market, it will create the room for the Pakistani girls to use an international level product at an affordable price, which is also available readily to them.”

NH Bling will be available at Nadia Hussain Salon and Scentsation outlets in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. It will also be available at the upcoming new store of Nadia Hussain at LuckyOne Mall in Karachi. The brand will be available for online sale at Daraz.pk, all over Pakistan.

Events News

EBM Sponsors the 4th SOP Unified Marathon to Encourage Inclusion

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Pakistan’s leading biscuit manufacturers, recently sponsored the 4th SOP (Special Olympics Pakistan) Unified Marathon in support of their shared vision of promoting the inclusion of people with intellectual and physical disabilities. The marathon, which involved a Run, Walk and Wheelchair race with a 700M Kid’s Dash, a 5KM|10KM and Half Marathon, was held on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 in Karachi at the DHA Sports Club – Moin Khan Cricket Academy.

EBM has always strived to go the extra mile in supporting various causes that are in line with their company values. Through this sponsorship, EBM has demonstrated its unrelenting enthusiasm for the promotion of sports and sportsmanship within Pakistan combined with a vision to give both children and adults with intellectual disabilities a range of opportunities that will help them develop their physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and interact socially with other Special Olympics athletes and the community. To display their support,  a number of EBM employees attended the marathon in great numbers.

Speaking at the event, Director of EBM, Shahzain Munir stated; “We are extremely happy to be part of such a noble cause and to see so many people participate. We aim and hope to host more events of such kind to help raise awareness, promote inclusion and build healthier friendships and understanding of sports for special athletes.”

Entertainment News

Jimmy Khan releases the third from his EP “Tich Button” titled “Pyar Naal Na Sahi”

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After the critical success of the release of his first two singles in December 2018, one of Pakistan’s leading singer and songwriter, Jimmy Khan has released the much awaited third song and video from the album ‘Tich Button’, titled ‘Pyar Naal Na Sahi’.

Indeed, the third track, ‘Pyar Naal Na Sahi’ is one of Jimmy Khan’s most well received and popular folk renditions. An original folk tune by one of Khan’s heroes and one of the greatest lovers of all time, Attaullah Esakhelvi, lovingly known as Lala, ‘Pyar Naal Na Sahi’ celebrates love and devotion to a degree that almost seems more fictitious than anything in the world today. The words are dreamy and evoke a sense of obsessive passion one can have for their loved one. One can’t say it doesn’t exist but it’s definitely hard to find.

“The conviction in Lala’s voice when I first heard this song resonated with me so strongly I sing it at every opportunity I get and is now a recognized number in the bands set. Humbled and honored to have Lala’s blessings for this rendition and very happy to finally put this live version out. Hope you all enjoy this.” said Jimmy Khan on the release of ‘Pyar Naal Na Sahi’.

With his first folk album TICH BUTTON, intends to revive and rejuvenate old Punjabi folk poetry and tunes. He brings these to life by and songs infused with the signature Jimmy Khan Band sound. The songs have been arranged and tracked by the band at Saad Hayat’s Studio in Karachi and mixed by Zain Ahsan in Lahore. All the performance videos were shot in Rangoonwala auditorium directed by Ahsan Ali along with director of photography Ahsan Ali.

The Jimmy Khan Band lineup for TICH BUTTON features Aziz Kazi on drums; Shane Kerr on bass; Joshua Amjad on dholak; Joshua Keyth Benjamin on harmonium; Shahab Hussain on ukulele, chung and vocals; Zain Ahsan on guitar and ukulele and Jimmy Khan on rhythm guitar and vocals.