Pritti Nanda organised So Pritti a multi designer trunk show at Roda Al Murooj Hotel in Dubai where designers like Saadia Mirza and Munib Nawaz participated from Pakistan and Rimple and Harpreet Narula of Padmavat fame from India.
The Citizens Foundation (TCF), organised the Finale of Obhartay Sitaray 2018, where contestants were school going children brimming with the passion for music and singing. Obhartay Sitaray is an annual inter-school singing competition that provides students a platform to prove their passion for singing with the opportunity to raise funds for education of the less-privileged children of TCF. The Chief Guest of the event was the US Consul General Mr. Grace W. Shelton.
By The Way – a rapid fashion brand opened their first ever store out of Lahore in the city of lights; Karachi at Dolmen mall, Clifton. With its new store, BTW has gone nationwide in the span of only 1.5 years. The brand has come a long way in such a short period of time and is aiming to go further with its premium quality products and unbeatable price range.
Cornetto Pop Rock season 3 started off with an amazing concert. Catch the highlights of the event in the pictures.
Pakistan’s numero uno entertainment network HUM Network Limited, celebrated the 13th anniversary of its premier entertainment channel HUM TV on January 19, 2018 in Karachi in a special transmission of Jago Pakistan Jago hosted by the gorgeous Sanam Jung. The anniversary transmission attended by the prominent faces of the country’s entertainment landscape included Bushra Ansari, Kubra Khan, Adnan Siddiqui, Imran Ashraf and Yasir Hussain. The new look of HUM TV was revealed and raised curtain for its upcoming mega projects.
Music sensation, singer and song-writer Momina Mustehsan was honoured as Stony Brook University’s 40 most successful graduates under the age of 40. She was awarded in the category of Civil Service and Activism at the Fourth Annual40 Under Forty Ceremony.
A 2015 graduate in Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the university, speaking on the honour Momina said, “I am supremely humbled to given the 40 Under Forty honour by Stony Brook University in the category of Civil Service and Activism. And as I accepted this award, I proudly wore my Pakistani flag, right above the Stony Brook pin – two major parts of my identity.” Photography: Natasha Jahangir.
Afkar-e-Taza’s Thinkfest 2018 took place on 13th-14th January at Al-Hamra Arts Council, Mall Road, Lahore. It was a huge success as it was well-attended by speakers such as Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace laureate for 2011 and Baroness Warsi, Chairman of the Conservative Party, UK, Rt. The Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest had 20 international speakers, 60 national speakers, and 30 academic institutions that spoke on topics ranging from the fate of Muslims in Britain, to the Rohingya Crisis, the situation in the Middle East, the history of Afghanistan, women and violence in South Asian history, US-China relations, Extremism in universities, the Partition of 1947, and even the upcoming 2018 elections.
Sanjay Perwani and Pinky Perwani launched a café called COCO9 in Karachi last week, with much fanfare. Important personalities from showbiz, fashion, political and social scene attended the event. PR: Takell
A dinner with a Qawali night was hosted by Daewoo Pakistan, Destinations and the Walled City Lahore Authority in the newly restored Wazir Khan Masjid courtyard. This intiative was taken to promote the heritage and culture of Pakistan, along with launching the Afkar e Taza and ongoing #ThinkFest at Alhamra Arts Centre.
Distingushed speakers, foreign dignitaries, local panelists participating in the Afkar E Taza, select and notable members of the fashion and entertainment industry attended the dinner which was then followed by a Qawali, featuring world renowned Qawal from Faisalabad Punjab Pakistan, Rizwan Ali Khan and Moazzam Ali Khan, nephews of legendary Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
With the successful series of events in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad Eat Food Festivals in 2017, Pakistan’s favourite food platform ‘EAT’ celebrated their 5th Anniversary by drawing in large audiences with the inauguration of Karachi Eat on 12th January 2018 atShaheed Benazir Bhutto Park.
The brain child of CKO Event Architecture, now in its fifth year running this annual event has become the largest food Festival in the country and draws in a crowd of over 300,000 people in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Eat festival focuses on details which no other festival would consider. The purpose behind it is of course to create an experience which is as inclusive as possible whilst maintaining the original concept.