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Banks Deny to Issue Credit Cards to Bloggers, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

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Banks Deny to Issue Credit Cards to Bloggers, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

Posted on 14 November 2014 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,989

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Pakistanis’ presence isn’t limited to these two platforms only, in fact they manage to out-shine at all sorts of online markets. We recently reported about a Pakistani who managed to make over a million dollar out of just one theme that he sells on Themeforest, a marketplace for WordPress themes. And that’s one tiny example out of countless other un-told stories about the freelancers in Pakistan.

Then there are bloggers, social media experts, and countless other professionals who choose to conveniently work from their homes.

Freelancers, bloggers and entrepreneurs — who work from home — are denied by Pakistani banks the provision of credit cards because they don’t have offices.

All these freelancers, bloggers and entrepreneurs, that help the national economy by bringing millions of dollars of foreign currency into Pakistan each month, are denied by Pakistani banks the provision of credit cards.

Not to mention, we bloggers, freelancers badly need these credit cards for buying things (hosting/services) online that help us doing our businesses. Or let me put this in other words, freelancers and bloggers can’t do their businesses without these services that they buy online with credit cards.

Banks argue that one must have an office address and a home address to be able to comply with credit card issuance policy. They tell us that State Bank of Pakistan asks them to do so.

If government wants the freelancers to get them the top dollar without payment gateway, without credit cards then its a pity.

Who ever the responsible is or who ever is just overlooking this very serious issue, ultimately its the freelancers and bloggers who suffer. Not to mention, not every freelancer is resourceful (especially in the start) to have payment solutions in place without having the credit cards. I have personally shared my credit card with countless fellow bloggers to get them hosting accounts or domain renewals.

Now if Pakistan — I am talking about the government — wants us to help the economy then we should be provided with the tools that help us achieve our targets. If they want the freelancers to get them the top dollar without payment gateway, without credit cards then its a pity, its a shame for the government, or the banks or our financial system.

I just don’t know who will end this current policy, but it has to end and there should be a revision in policy for issuing credit cards.

Please note: Yes we know that Standard Chartered debit cards work online, but they fail to get the reimbursed funds, in case of refund. Moreover, there are certain services that accept just credit cards and not the debit cards just because of this very problem.

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20 Signs You were Born in 90s in Pakistan

20 Signs You were Born in 90s in Pakistan

Posted on 09 July 2014 by Ariel Sharoon - Total hits: 11,366

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Living in 2014, the period of 1990s seems old and ancient but won’t you agree that despite the absence of technology the times were better?

Here is to reliving the last decade of the 20th century with signs that tell if you were born in the 1990s:

1) You Would Die Before Missing an Episode of Hum Paanch and TuTu Mein Mein.

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2) Playing KING, BARAF-PAANI, CHUPAN CHUPAI was More Addictive than Candy Crush.

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3) You Could Buy a bottle of Pepsi, 2 packets of chips and one Roll – all with Rs.10 and still have Rs. 1 Left for Chutti time!

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4) Going to a Wedding Meant Drinking 3 Bottles of RC Cola.

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5) You Fought over Who was Better in the Awaz Band– Haroon or Fakhir?

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6) You Played Mario Brothers Like There was No Tomorrow.

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7) When “Thelay Ki Kulfi” was Better Than Magnum.

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8) All You Dreamt was to be Alone so That You Could Act Like the Home Alone Kid.

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9) You Saved Your DOS Assignment In One of These..

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10) You Dressed Up for Eid with Little Shiny Purses and Lighton walay Joggers.

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11) When watching ‘Madhuri Dance on ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ was the equal to watching an Adult Movie

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12) When AinakWala Jin Was More Exciting than Game of Thrones.

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13) When Owning a Cycle with Blinking Horns was Better than Any Smartphone today.

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14) You were Fined for Not Speaking English at School.

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15) You Knew You Had Grown Up when You Started Using Ink Pens.

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16) When Guriya ki Shadi was Some SERIOUS Business.

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17) You Know the Meanings of 5 words: Assoo-Panjoo- Haar-Kabootar-Doli Better than any of Eminem’s Songs

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18) You Used GOOGLE for the first time for Your Science Assignment.

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19) When Your First Account on Orkut was all You Could Talk About in School

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20) You Ended Up Fighting over Dial-Up cards with Your Siblings.

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Ramadan Iftar and Sehri Restaurants in Karachi 2014

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Ramadan Iftar and Sehri Restaurants in Karachi 2014

Posted on 21 June 2014 by Ariel Sharoon - Total hits: 2,764

Best Restaurants For Iftari & Sehri You Can Enjoy At, Cheap Iftar Buffet Deal In Karachi, Ramadan Restaurants Deals

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AVARI TOWERS HOTEL 
Fatima Jinnah Road
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: (92-21) 3-566-0100
UAN: (92-21) 111-282-747
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135660100

CARLTON RESORT HOTEL & CLUB 
DC-5, Opp. Zulfiqar Street
Phase 8, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-584-9172
UAN: (92-21) 111-72-72-72

MARRIOTT HOTEL 
9 Abdullah Haroon Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-568-0111
UAN: (92-21) 111-223-344
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135680111

PEARL CONTINENTAL HOTEL 
Club Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-568-5021
UAN: (92-21) 111-505-505
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135685021

RAMADA PLAZA 
Karachi Airport
Star Avenue Terminal 1
Jinnah International Airport
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 9-924-2600
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02199242600

REGENT PLAZA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER 
Main Shahrah-e-Faisal
Karachi, Pakistan.
UAN: (92-21) 111-111-774

Mövenpick HOTEL 
Club Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-563-3333
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135633333

 

Afro-Portuguese Restaurants in Karachi

 

NANDO’S
Boat Basin
Opposite Boat Basin Strip going towards Mai Kulachi
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-586-8145,3-586-8144
UAN: 111-626-367

North Nazimabad
D – 11, Block D, North Nazimabad
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-663-9550, 3-663-9602
UAN: 111-626-36

SMCHS
Plot # 8, Block A, Sub Block – D SMCHS
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-439-0451, 3-439-0452
UAN: 111-626-36

FORTY4
House 44/2, E Street
Block 4, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-529-0065, 3-529-0066

THE NOODLE HOUSE
Clifton
Dolmen Mall
Marine Drive, Block 4
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-539-4022

Pearl Continental
Pearl Continental Hotel
Club Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: 3-565-0568

THE PATIO
F-50/1, Block 4 ,Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-530-9871, 0300-829-1936
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135309871

BIG THICK BURGERZ
Shop No. 2, Plot No. 18 D
Main Commercial Ave
Sehar Commercial, Phase 7, D.H.A
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-520-5500

HARDEE’S
Block-D, Hyderi
North Nazimabad
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-663-3853, 3-663-3854

BELLA VITA
1 E, 8th Commercial Lane
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: (92-21) 3-529-3431,3-529-3432

CAFÉ CHATTERBOX
3-C, 3rd Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-583-0337, 3-586-9548

CAFÉ DOWNTOWN
45-C, Khayaban-e Sehr
30th Street
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-524-3285, 3-524-3286

CAFÉ RIVER WOOD
33-C, Khayaban-e Sehr
Off Saba Avenue
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-584-3051, 3-584-3052

CLUB GENOVA
37-C, Khayaban-e Sehr
Off Saba Avenue
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-524-3351, 3-524-3352, 3-524-3353

CAFÉ MIST AT ARENA
FEC-01, Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road
Main Karsaz
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-924-5218

CINNABON
Take a Virtual Tour
Clifton
Shop No. 3, Ground Floor,
Ocean Mall, Near Two Swords
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-514-0815, 3-514-0816

Clifton
1st Floor. Dolmen Mall
Marine Drive, Block 4
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-529-4275, 3-529-4255

ESPRESSO
Zamzama
10th Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-582-4007
Home Delivery: 3-534-7278, 0331-377-7370

Defence
Main Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-534-2725
Home Delivery: 3-534-7278, 0331-377-7370

The Forum
Ground Level, Khayaban-e-Jami
Block 9, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-530-1340
Home Delivery: 3-534-7278, 0331-377-7370

GLORIA JEAN’S COFFEES
Clifton
2nd Floor, Dolmen Mall
Marine Drive, Block 4
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-529-3912

Sindhi Muslim
122, Block A
S.M.C.H.S.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-453-4176

GON PACCI
10/C,Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-534-2111, 3-534-3111

HOBNOB CAFÉ
Mall Square
6th Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-587-8886, 3-587-8887

KOEL CAFÉ
F-42/2, Block 4
Scheme 5, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-530-9745

LALS PATISSERIE
5-C, Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-534-3222

LATTE LOUNGE
C3C, Nishat Commercial Area
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-534-8631

LE GRAND COFFEE LOUNGE  Offers Shisha
9-E, 7th Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-582-0186, 3-582-0187

NADIA CAFÉ, Marriott Hotel
9 Abdullah Haroon Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-568-0111
UAN: 111-223-344

N’ECO’S NATURAL STORE & CAFÉ  Non-Smoker Friendly
8-C- Lane 1, Bukhari Commercial Area
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-584-4517, 3-524-2654

OLÉ
Plot #22, C-1, 6th Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-529-5144, 3-529-5145

PINK CADILLAC
29-C, Khayaban-e Sehr
Off Saba Avenue
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-524-3327

ROASTERS
10-C, 2nd Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-530-2204, 3-530-2205

STUDIO CAFE
Plot 32 D/1, Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92) 0345-311-4744,0300-922-0146

THE CAKERY
Shop 1, Plot 9C, 33rd Commercial Street
Tauheed Commercial
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-587-6600, 3-587-6601

TIME OUT
(The Forum Cafe)
Khayaban-e-Jami, Block 9, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-5831275-6

CHINA KITCHEN
73/5, Swiss Cottages
Block 4, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-586-0164, 0333-220-9169

GINSOY
Sindhi Muslim
122, Block A
S.M.C.H.S.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-439-8831, 3-439-8835

Defence
29-C Main Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-534-5362, 3-534-5363

Defence
13-C Main Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-534-5362, 3-534-5363

JADE GARDEN
Sea Breeze Heights, Fl-2 Khayaban-e-Saadi
Block 2, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-586-5650, 3-583-1126

RED EMPEROR
D-82
Block 4, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 0321-253-6922, 0345-216-1973

 

 French Restaurants in Karachi

 

CAFÉ FLO

D-82/1, Block 4, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-587-7499, 3-583-0018
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135877499

LA TERRASSE
Ramada Plaza
Karachi Airport Hotel
Star Avenue Terminal 1
Jinnah International Airport
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-924-2600

CHATKHARAY EXPRESS
Shop 5/6,Plot 1/A,
Block-3, Clifton.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-587-4815  Take a Virtual Tour

RAJ RASOI
No. 2, Marine Pride, Block 7
Main Clifton Road
Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-581-0630, 3-581-0631
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135810630

ASIA LIVE  Non-Smoker Friendly
Avari Towers
Fatima Jinnah Road
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: (92-21) 3-566-0100
UAN: 111-282-747
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 021111282747

CAFE ZOUK
Plot No. 27/C, Khayaban-e-Shamsheer
Phase 5, D.H.A, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-585-6491, 3-585-6492

CACTUS
6-C, Mustafa Arcade
Block A, S.M.C.H.S.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-455-3582
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02134553582

CAPSICUM
Plot 5-F Ghazi Salahuddin Road
Muhammad Ali Society
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-416-8222, 3-416-333, 3-416-444
Take a Virtual Tour

EVOLUTION
66C-68C, 25th Street, Tauheed Commercial Area
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-586-0941, 3-582-4651
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135860941

LE GRAND
9-E, 7th Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-582-0186, 3-582-0187

 

Italian Restaurants in Karachi

 

THYME
11-C, 1st Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92) 0321-921-1901
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 03219211901

KABAB-JI  Non-Smoker Friendly
Mövenpick Hotel
Club Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-563-3333

CAFE AYLANTO
House D-141
Block 4, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-530-3868, 3-530-9869
Home Delivery: 3-607-0103
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135309868

THE DELI
5-C, 1st Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-583-8954, 3-854-5790
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135838954

AL BUSTAN, Mövenpick Hotel
Club Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-563-3333

BABUJEES
Port Grand
Near Jinnah Flyer
M T Khan Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92) 0301-230-6100

BBQ TONIGHT
Com. 5/1 Boat Basin, Block 5, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-537-1673, 3-583-2841
UAN: 111-227-111
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 021111227111

DESI
40-C, Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-524-3261, 3524-3263

LAL QILA
10/A, Main Shahrah-e-Faisal
M.A.C.H.S.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-438-8363, 3-438-8364
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02134388363

MARCO POLO, Pearl Continental Hotel
Club Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-568-5021
UAN: 111-505-505

RANGOLI
FEC-01, Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road,
Main Karsaz
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 9924-5251/4, 9924-5264
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02199245251

VILLAGE SALT & PEPPER
3-B, Beach Avenue, Seaside
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-584-3121, 3-584-3122, 3-584-0909

 

Pizza Restaurants in Karachi

 

14TH STREET PIZZA CO.

(Delivery Orders Only)
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 111-36-36-36

PIZZO
Phase 6, D.H.A
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-524-1290, 3-524-1291

PIZZA ONE
Main Shaheed-e-Millat Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-432-1370 3-432-1374

PIZZA HUT
Zamzama
19-C, 9th Zamzama Commercial Lane
Phase 5, D.H.A
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-537-1750
UAN: 111-241-241
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 021111241241

Shahbaz
14-C, Lane 2, Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Phase 6, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
UAN: 111-241-241
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 021111241241

Clifton
Plot No. GPC-6, KDA Scheme 5
Kharkhar Chowrangi, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
UAN: 111-241-241
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 021111241241

HOOK LINE & SINKER   
73/2, Swiss Cottages
Block 4, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-586-6006, Reservations: 0300-0200-HLS (457)

AL HABIB RESTAURANT
Near Cogen Plant, Beach Avenue
Phase 8, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-544-7999, 0300-337-7749
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 03003377749

AMBALA FOOD
Near Cogen Plant, Beach Avenue
Phase 8, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3543-2658
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 021335432658

CHARCOAL
Beach View Road, Do Darya
Phase 8, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92) 0323-200-1051, 0323-200-1047

FORESTERS
Beach Avenue Road
Phase 8, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92) 0322-313-0009
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 03223130009

KOLACHI
Beach Avenue, Do Darya, Devils Point
Phase 8, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-606-6945, 3-200-3628

MIRAGE
Near Cogen Plant, Beach Avenue
Phase 8, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-204-6900, 0305-249-9924

SAJJAD RESTAURANT
Near Cogen Plant, Beach Avenue
Phase 8, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-200-5036, 0333-222-8111

 

 Steak House Restaurants in Karachi

 

GRILL HOUSE

#5, Ground Floor, Iqbal Arcade
Main Shaheed-e-Millat Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-438-2055, 3-438-2056

GUN SMOKE
2nd Floor, Dolmen Mall
Marine Drive, Block 4
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) T
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE:

BAAN THAI
Clifton
5th Floor, Ocean Mall
Plot G-3, Block-9,
Khayaban-e-Iqbal, Clifton.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-514-0870, 3-514-0875
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135140870

Zamzama
23-C, 2nd, Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-586-9084, 3-586-9085
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135869084

IFTAR DEAL: Buffet Iftar deal from the 3rd of Ramadan at the Zamzama branch, at 1299+tax

FUCHSIA
E-23, 2nd Commercial Lane, Zamzama
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-536-3944, 3-536-3948
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135363944

KFC
(Various Locations)
Karachi, Pakistan.
UAN: (92-21) 111-532-532
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 021111532532
IFTAR DEAL : To be announced

MCDONALD’S
(Various Locations)
Karachi, Pakistan.
UAN: (92-21) 111-244-622, 111-BIG-MAC
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 021111244622

SUBWAY
Zamzama
15-C, 4th Commercial Lane
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-586-8852, 3-586-8907
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135868852

Khayaban-e-Shahbaz
Main Khayaban-e-Shahbaz, Shahbaz Commercial
Phase 5, D.H.A.
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-535-0201, 3-535-0202
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135350201

Nursery
Shop #9, Shaheen  Tower, Shahrah-e-Faisal
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-455-2462, 3-455-2465
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02134552462

M. Ali Society
Shop #14-15, Sky Garden Building
Tipu Sultan Road
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-439-0357, 3-439-0358
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02134390357

Boat Basin
Shop #39, Hasho Terrace
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-581-0501, 3-581-0502
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135810501

Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Sapna Castle
Block 5, Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-201-8890
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02135810630

Bahadurabad
Shop #2, Al-Haram Tower 1, Alamgir Road
B.M.C.H.S., Bahadurabad
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-489-2818, 3-489-2819
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02134892818

Downtown
Badri Building
I.I. Chundrigar Road
Tel: (92-21) 3-241-4180
DIAL ON YOUR MOBILE: 02132414180

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Pakistan to produce Fifa World Cup soccer balls

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Pakistan to produce Fifa World Cup soccer balls

Posted on 23 May 2014 by PakBee - Total hits: 7,450

Fifa World Cup Soccer Ball to produce in Pakistan (1)

When FIFA World Cup’s Chinese supplier Adidas failed to keep up with the demand of soccer balls in Rio de Janeiro, a Sialkot ball manufacturing company in Pakistan then stepped in and got the contract.

The 159th-ranked football nation and a country known as a cricketing nation – Pakistan will be exporting the soccer balls for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Fifa World Cup Soccer Ball to produce in Pakistan (2)

Fifa World Cup Soccer Ball to produce in Pakistan (3)

It was when he felt the roar of the crowd at the 2006 World Cup in Germany that Pakistani factory owner Khawaja Akhtar first dreamt up a goal of his own: to manufacture the ball for the biggest soccer tournament on the planet.

Last year he finally got his chance – but only 33 days to make it happen.

Factory owner Khwaja Akhtar, who has made balls for the German Bundesliga, French league and the Champions League, is excited with the challenge of being a part of World Cup soccer history.

Fifa World Cup Soccer Ball to produce in Pakistan (4)

“It was when I felt the roar of the crowd at the 2006 World Cup that I dreamt of a goal of my own: to manufacture the ball for the biggest football tournament on the planet,” Akhtar said.

Fifa World Cup Soccer Ball to produce in Pakistan (5)

“The people were chanting all around me. I just thought, this is the real thing. I was part of the crowd. I never had that kind of feeling before,” added Akhtar.

Sialkot, a town in eastern Pakistan, was once the unassailable soccer ball production capital of the world — exporting about 30 million balls a year, an estimated 40 percent of global production — but India and China have recently caught up.

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In December 2013, Brazil unveiled the latest soccer ball for the 2014 edition — the Brazuca — on the official FIFA World Cup website.

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The Brazuca features a striking new design and new panel system. Six identical interlocking panels make up the ball’s synthetic surface, thermally bonded to keep out moisture.

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The month-long tournament, which kickstarts on June 12, has 32 of the worlds best sides locking horns in the most watched event in sports.

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Google India Pakistan TV Commercial – The Most Emotional TV Commercial from Google

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Google India Pakistan TV Commercial – The Most Emotional TV Commercial from Google

Posted on 15 November 2013 by PakBee - Total hits: 5,523

Google Pakistan India TV Commercial

Google India released a commercial titled ‘Google Commercial: Pakistan India Reunion’ relating a tear-jerking story of how the tech giant’s search functions helped two childhood friends, separated due to the Partition of Pakistan India border, are reunited.

The three-and-a-half minute commercial starts with Suman, a young girl in India, listening to her grandfather narrate his memories of Yousuf, his childhood friend he had shared memorable times with, in Lahore.
“Partitions divide countries, friendships find a way,” says the caption below the video, which is one in a series of five videos.
With watery eyes, he explains how the Partition split the two pals apart, with Yousuf staying in Pakistan as his friend crossed into India.
Distraught over the tale narrated by her grandfather, Suman takes a chance and runs a random search on Google.

Suman ‘googles’ the trivia from her grandfather’s story to connect the dots and with just a few keystrokes, pinpoint the current whereabouts of Yousuf in Lahore.
‘An old gate’ and ‘jhajariya’ are all it takes Google to take Suman (girl) to Yousuf (boy) and his grandson Ali, an admittedly miraculous feat by the standards of only one generation ago.
The advertisement is currently going viral and owes its spiraling views to the overwhelming emotional appeal, grossing upwards of 100,000 views and innumerable facebook posts and tweets.
But it is also helping Google reemphasise the importance it assigns to the company’s contribution toward connecting humanity and making actual, tangible effects on lives.

That was one of core elements emphasised in this summer’s Hollywood film “The Internship“, which was in fact derided by many critics as a “two-hour long Google commercial”.

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Another aspect tying the movie with the commercial is the tech giant’s attempt to shed the association with a certain age group. While ‘The Internship’ portrayed that even two middle-aged outmoded salesmen could create a space for themselves at the company, ‘Reunion’ portrays Google’s service to an age-group two generations older than Suman and Ali.

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