UBL inaugurates Pakistan’s first Digital Branch

Mr. Wajahat Husain, President & CEO UBL (4th left), Mr. Syed Irfan Ali, Executive Director, State Bank Pakistan (SBP) (4th right) and Mr. Izhar Hussain, Director, Centre for Executive Education, IBA (3rd left) along with officials from SBP and Read more

Pakistan’s largest mall Lucky One to be open for public soon

Pakistan’s largest mall Lucky One, which was under-construction since a long time has finally neared its completion phase. Tentatively named as Lucky One for now, though we don’t think that the name would be changed, the plaza has already Read more

The 10 Best Karachi Restaurants 2017 - TripAdvisor

Karachi’s packed with dining options as dozens of new restaurants open their doors to the city every year. Some are new entrants and some are old restaurants. The world’s most efficient travel website — TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor Popularity Index, which uses Read more

Karachi Literature Festival 2017

New Year brings with it a number of festivals that provoke and make us think about issues that matter. Music, literature and film festivals have the power to not only bring people together but also develop a sense of Read more

Systems Limited to Host First Data Management Summit in Karachi

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IDEAS 2014 – Arms for Peace

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The Herald Forum Presents a Panel Discussion on Rising Religious Violence

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The highly pressing issues prevalent in Pakistan are far grosser than its political and economic instabilities. Crimes perpetrated in the name of religion reign supreme in a country that is characterized by poor governance and absolute lawlessness. The rising violence and intolerance under the umbrella of religion is now what defines the contemporary Pakistan on the global arena. Why and at what cost these religious war games are active on field and what can be done to combat the problem? Also, is state part of the problem? All of these make up for a heated and highly debatable discussion.

To counteract the situation, The Herald has stepped forward and invited experts of politics, human rights, law, civil society and journalism at Peache Niche, T2F. The panelist include Ali Usman Qasmi, Asad Jamal, Ayesha Khan, Babar Ayaz, and Syed Jaffar Ahmed.

The event will be moderated by Javed Jabbar, noted writer, analyst and media affairs expert, also served as a member of Senate, as well as Federal Information Minister.

Date: Sunday 23rd November, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: PeaceNiche, T2F, Karachi

It should be noted that seats are limited, available on a ‘first come, first serve basis’. No reservations.


T2F Presents Creative Karachi Festival

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T2F is a very well-known creative platform that hosts several programs based on cultural and artistic perspectives of the modern Pakistani society. T2F, the hub of creative activities is hosting the Creative Karachi Festival to celebrate the creative flair of the local community. It will be an exhilarating experience full of fun including dramatic readings, music performances, qawali, photography, art & craft, design, dance and much more.

The festival is being hosted in collaboration with Karachi Accueil Society and Alliane Francaise de Karachi.


Venue: Alliance Francaise de Karachi

Dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014

Time: 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm

Entry:Rs. 300 per day (Tickets will be available at the venue)


KLIC Conference 2014

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KLIC (Knowledge Leadership in Innovation & Creativity) is ground-breaking conference in Pakistan aimed to benefit corporate leaders who are responsible for innovation. The conference will include a variety of interactive presentations as well as workshops that will help business managers hone both their innovation and leadership skills. The conference is must attend event for executives, department heads as well as employees who are being groomed to take up leadership roles in the future.

Venue: Marriott Hotel, Karachi

Dates: 17th Nov’14 – 18th Nov’14

Timings: 14:00 – 19:00

For further information, you can email info@klic.com.pk or log onto www.klic.com.pk


Open BDA Hadoop Summit 2014

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P@SHA is joining Open – BDA Summit that is to be held on November 18th – 19th 2014 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi.

The event is aimed at offering a technical overview of Apache Hadoop to business users and decision makers. It will also educate organizations on how Apache Hadoop can be an integral component of their enterprise big data structure.

P@SHA member avail 20% discount. It is advised that participants register at their earliest.

For more details, you may log onto www.hadoopsummit.pk


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P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association) for IT &ITES is well-known for its commitment towards acknowledging software and service applications developing companies and their contribution to upscale the Information and Communication Technologies sector of the country.

In its 11th year, P@SHA aims to continue helping these companies avail the best of both local and international opportunities.

The prestigious P@SHA ICT Awards will be held on November 15th 2014 at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi.

To register for the P@SHA ICT Awards 2014 click here

Tabla Classes with Ustad Khurshid Hussain & Yousuf Kerai

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T2F is organizing tabla classes with Ustad Khurshid Hussain and Yousuf Kerai on November 15, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
The event will be hosted at: 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

For more information about the event contact:
+ (92-21) 3538-9033 & + (92-21) 3538-9043;
or, email at: info@peaceniche.org

Students at IVSAA Bring Life to a Karachi Street

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What idea would you perceive if you regularly strolled around a random, thoroughly-littered Karachi street and then suddenly one day you see a clean and pristine, and artistically transformed street instead? You nod your head in dismay, figuring out if you just lost your way or that dirt specked street disappeared overnight, right?

Well, it was 7:00 am on a fine morning of 8th November when a group of students from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture joined hands to take it to a street in Clifton, Block 2 to clean up the mess and paint beautiful graffiti instead.

With oodles of confidence and passion for life, these students began by loading garbage in huge bags in a well-organized manner. In a matter of a couple of hours, the garbage was nowhere to be seen, while students had already started to confer their creative flair onto the walls. They cleared off the wall-chalking into plain white walls and then painted them with the landscape of the city in green. By 2:00 pm, there was creativity oozing out on the street – it had come to life.

Well, this was a terrific idea executed brilliantly – however, the question remains as to what prompted these students to take an initiative so bold. Learning is a 360 degree experience when it comes to giving back, and who could have done it in a better way than those who keep striding on the learning path. On a brighter note, we can rest-assured that the spirit of responsibility still lives on and hope it stays forever.


Khoobsurat, brought to you by TUC

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TUC brings to you Khoobsurat!
TUC has always maintained its personality as a light hearted snack for untimely hunger pangs and also light hearted humor. So bringing you this movie was a job no one would have done better than them! Fawad Khan has been an ambassador for TUC for four years and been a part of “The Lighter Side of Life”. TUC now chose to bring Khoobsurat to Pakistan and basically spread some love and of course laughter!
The love story of Vikram Rathore with his love interest Dr. Milli Chakravarty is told in Bollywood style but with a big splash from Disney, India. Khoobsurat is directed by Shashanka Ghosh of 2009 comedy Quick Gun Murugun fame and produced by Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film in its trailer shows bright colors, animated characters and a catchy score by Sunidhi Chauhan!
TUC has made use of all its digital forums to make sure that TUC fans get exclusive movie news, and a little something extra with regards to the movie Khoobsurat. This movie has been waited on for a while because it is starring Pakistan’s heart throb Fawad Khan and India’s Style Icon Sonam Kapoor.
If you’re looking to know more about the movie you can check out TUC’s Facebook, Twitter & Instagram