In the Line of Wire: The power of social media

May 28th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
When I put up my last post regarding my war with K-Electric a lot of my friends and colleagues told me that I was wasting my time, that nothing would come of it. That post was read by 1200+ people within a few hours, several people shared their experiences; the Facebook status I put up was shared […] ...

In the Line of Wire: On the warpath with K-Electric

May 26th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
I thought they were getting better. The guy who handles social media for them is prompt at addressing complaints. The SMS complaint chat works. Breakdowns are handled as quickly as possible most of the time. And although I am still upset that I should be the victim of load-shedding despite paying my bills regularly, I […] ...

Ayesha’s Blog: رمضان ڈرائیو

May 26th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Click to view slideshow. پحھلے سال کی طرح اس سال بھی انشااللہ ہم فاطمید میں موجود تھلیسیمیا سے لڑتے بچوں کے لئے عید کے سوٹ، چوڑیاں، گھڑی، مہندی، افطاری اور راشن کے پیکٹ لے جانے کا ارادہ رکھتے ہیں۔ پچ...

Chefling Tales: What can a foodie in Karachi accomplish in three hours? A Chefling Food Tour

May 26th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
I was in Karachi recently for work (we’ll soon reveal what we were up to!) and met with a friend in the city before heading back. In between discussing life and work, I shared my recent crazy food tour in Rawalpindi (read all about it here). That is when we decided to do something sim...

Sonya Rehman’s Archive: The TV Serial That Got Pakistan Talking About Child Abuse

May 25th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
By Sonya Rehman Udaari, a popular new Pakistani television drama serial that highlights a pressing social issue, child abuse, was recently served a notice by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) this month for its “unethical” and “offensive” scenes. A collaboration between a well-known private channel, ...

Guppu: Game of Thrones’ Hodor inspires emotions, culture and memes

May 24th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
[Spoiler Alert] You might wanna abort right now if you haven’t watched the 5th episode of this season’s Game of Thrones yet. The fifth episode of Game of Thrones has been an emotional roller coaster for all of us. It left almost everyone that has been following the show since the beginning in tears. Since […] The post Game of Thrones...

Guppu: Poshida: short film explores secret gay life in Pakistan

May 24th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
The trailer of Poshida, a short film exploring secret gay life in Pakistan, has been making rounds on the internet. It proclaims to uncover the faces of society considered taboo by the most while many still claim these things don’t exist in the Islamic republic. While the full short film doesn’t seem to be available […] The post Poshi...

Guppu: Asma Shirazi quits 92 News

May 24th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
In an interesting turn of events, veteran female journalist Asma Shirazi has bid adios to the 92 News channel. The reason of quitting, however, wasn’t made clear immediately. According to details, Shirazi might join Aaj News next. She has been the first woman war journalist out of Pakistan and holds several distinctions to her credit. […] ...

Ayesha’s Blog: FAiTh Ramadan Drive

May 24th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
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TelecomPK: Jazz Initiates Heat-Wave Relief Camp

May 24th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
To help the public combat extreme temperatures throughout Karachi, Mobilink’s umbrella brand – Jazz partnered with Voice of Karachi (VoK), an association working for the betterment of the city, to set up heat-wave relief camps at various spots in Karachi throughout the month of May. Moreover, Jazz, in collaboration with the Islamic Reli...

TelecomPK: PTA Approves Mobilink’s Merger With Warid

May 24th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Islamabad (23 May 2016) – The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority “PTA” has today approved the merger of Pakistan Mobile Communication Limited (“Mobilink”) and Warid Telecom (Private) Limited “Warid”*. This is yet another milestone in the regulatory process and follows the approval granted in March, 2016 by the Competition Commis...

TelecomPK: Zameen.com Property Expo 2016 Lahore

May 24th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Zameen.com is set to host the Zameen.com Property Expo 2016 (Lahore) at the Expo Centre in Johar Town on May 28 and 29. This two-day affair is slated to be the portal’s biggest expo to date. Over 105 exhibitors have signed up to showcase their projects and services, leading Zameen.com to expand the event to both Hall 1 and Hall 2 of ...

Pak Media Revolution: Farhad Humayun – Give In (Official Music Video)

May 24th, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
Farhad Humayun – Give In (Official Music Video) Artist: Farhad Humayun Song: Give In Farhad Humayun’s first English solo single and video. Mixed by Richard Hilton Featuring Aziz Ibrahim on Guitar Bass – Afaq Ahmed Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Guitar & Lyrics – Farhad Humayun Video Directed by Farhad Humayun Listen Audio: Watch Video: ...

Occasional Diary: UBL Fund Managers helping Consumers with their Investments

May 23rd, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
UBL Fund Managers helping Consumers with their Investments

Newsline: Automatic Weapons, Fake Police and Real Hospitals

May 23rd, 2016 / Categorized under: Uncategorized
This picture was taken on the morning of 12th May, inside the premises of one of Karachi’s most famous and respected hospitals. Armed with an automatic weapon, a private guard wearing a police jacket (and pretending to be a policeman) is seen inside the hospital premises near an ATM machine. The good-natured hospital guard (extreme rig...