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The Dolmen Shopping Festival over the past few years has earned the reputation of bringing tremendous bargains to Karachites, at least twice a year. Being in full swing since December 20, 2014 this time it was real crowd puller and brought in throngs of people to the three Dolmen Mall locations in Karachi, Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi. The Festival has over 50 brand partners and 100 participating outlets, offering delightful bargains and discounts to shoppers.

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This year the festival started with a candle vigil at laying of flower wreaths and remembrance notes for the 141 martyrs of the Army Public School Peshawar. The management of Dolmen Mall dedicated the entire festival to the children of Pakistan.

Among many attractions of #DSFKHI were a fashion fusion show and a theater play and artwork display by the students of Indus Valley School Of Art & Architecture, Karachi. An amazing feature was a life size game of monopoly where shoppers could spend Rs.5000 at the Dolmen Mall & enjoy a game of Monopoly.

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A first of its kind feature of this shoppers’ bonanza was a bloggers’ meet-up-cum-digital treasure hunt. Around 40 bloggers and online influencers were briefed spontaneously at ‘Barrista Lavazza’ about the time barred treasure hunt race, that led to a crazy trip of the Dolmen Mall Clifton by way of completing  9 simple tasks and posting selfies at the completion of each. Some of the fun activities included playing the ‘Raging Ape’ at Sindbad and tweeting a picture doing same and posting selfies from the Instagram booth.  The winner of the Treasure Hunt, blogger Umair Mirza won an ‘HP Elitepad’ as the first prize.

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Main crowd puller however still proved to be bargain sales, gift hampers, shopping vouchers and an opportunity to win exciting prizes at the end of the festival. Due to popular demand the festival has now been extended till Friday, January 9, 2015, which will also be the day of the grand lucky draw. So hop on to the nearest Dolmen Mall and shop till you drop 😉

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Photo courtesy: Adil Awan @aurdil and Arsalan Muhammad Khan @amk

Qaim Ali Shah opens ‘My Karachi Oasis of Harmony’ exhibition, invites investment in SindhTrade and business groups within and outside Pakistan can make their investment in Sindh, blessed with untapped natural resources and having lucrative potential of investment. Addressing inauguration ceremony of 3-day ‘My Karachi Oasis of Harmony’ exhibition organised by Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) at Expo Centre he said Sindh has great potential of investment and we have signed many accords with the national and international companies most of them belonging to China and Turkey. We have started the digging of coalmines and would generate 660 megawatts (MW) power at Thar Coal within three to four years.Many other projects are following to this project though today we were facing acute shortage of energy but in near future the Thar Coal field would be proved as strong power generating corridor of the county.

He said in addition there were lot of opportunities of investment, trade and commerce in Sindh and its capital Karachi.Law and order was not the issue of today but it was the problem since many years and current government was giving top priority to maintain law and order and has launched targeted operation against terrorists, target killers, kidnappers and extortionists in Karachi from September 2013. There was no terrorism in Karachi while other criminal activities have been declined up to considerable level. He said after Zarb-e-Azb operation launched by Pakistan Army against the terrorist, the Sindh government has not only endorsed it but devised a foolproof security plan to meet with possible realisation by militants.

He offered all facilities, attractive incentives and full protection and asked national and international business community to avail these opportunities under the investment friendly policy of his government. We cannot afford unchecked influx specially from Northern areas in Karachi to avoid any possible entry of the militant in disguise of the displaced persons. He said strict checking was being carried out at all entry and exist points at the border of Sindh and even in the trains as well. He praised the efforts of KCCI for promoting business activities and this exhibition was instrumental source to promote the trade and business but it was very important for image building of Pakistan and whole nation.

He assured the business community for providing full support and protection to them and their business. Chairman Business group Siraj Qasim Teli endorsed the government action against the terrorists and said inspite of the problems of law and order and energy Karachi was being expended and promoted in business point of view. President KCCI Abdullah Zaki welcomed all participants and said it was 11th show of his organisation being attended by national and international companies. Vice Chairman Business group Zubair Motiwala lauded the efforts of Sindh government for eradication of criminals factor from Karachi. He said progress in taxation reflected Karachi was being growing and expending. He lauded the government efforts for utilising indigenous resources for generating electricity. He said due to the efforts of the government, Karachi and Sindh was getting momentum for investment.

dreamworld karachiDreamworld Resort, Hotel and Golf Course proudly presents Children’s Day on 13th April 2014 .With a membership base of over 18000, the festival promises fun filled activities and entertainment for children and their families. This event is in line with the vision of Dreamworld Resort, Hotel & Golf Course, which is to provide both entertainment and social correspondence  for its members and public.

The event aims to provide high-quality educational and fun entertainment in a family friendly atmosphere. Offering several activities, the event is divided into themed zones delivering many exciting activities and competitions including swimming competition, boating competition, pot & win, sack race, tug of war, loop wire game, drop the coin in the water bucket, drag the ball with water spray, separate mixed canes, hold and drag the ball on the pipe, blow the balloon and throw the paper glass, Pile up the empty canes on the floating plate.

There will be several on stage activities like fairy tale quiz, one man show, fancy dress show, puppet show, magic show, quiz show, spelling competition, singing competition, jokes competition, lullaby competition, hang man, rapid fire and parody.

Entertainment with programming is carefully aimed at specific age groups and interests, there is fun adventure and for everyone. This event will truly bring excitement and fun for the entertainment deprived citizens.

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11 year old Mohammad Mustafa, son of a poor farmer, is a student of 5th grade and lives in Larkana. Mustafa’s teachers had expressed their concern to Mustafa and his father about his poor  reading and writing abilities which they suspected was due to his eye sight. The father, who was illiterate, ignored these concerns as he thought that it was because Mustafa wasn’t interested in studies. But the major reason was Affordability. The school struck off his name due to poor performance. He was then admitted to a Govt.School but after a few days they also refused to keep him as he could not read the board or write properly.

 The Principal advised his parents to take Mustafa to LRBT ‘s Free eye Hospital at Gambat and get his eyes checked. The father now had no choice but to take Mustafa to LRBT, where he was diagnosed with bi-lateral congenital cataract and admitted on the same day for surgery which was successful.

 His father shed tears of happiness Mustafa has high aims and he does not want to adopt his family’s profession. Instead he wants to study and become a Police officer.