Review: Pal Kurti Collection By Din Industries

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Recently, Din Industries sent us a beautiful un-stitched shirt piece from their attractive Pal Kurti Collection. We are thankful to Din brand and really excited to have this embroidered Kurti because it has all the elements that can make a woman happy.

You must be thinking what kind of elements we are talking about. Honestly speaking, there are some basic things that are significant for making a fashion collection unique and appealing. The same features also make customer satisfied.

Today, in this review we will share our thoughts about the whole range of Pal Kurti Collection and the lovely Medieval Printed Kurti we received from Din Industries. First, we will introduce the brand to you.

The Brand Claims

Din Industries' history can be traced back to 1954. Starting with the leather business, Din Group is now a proud exporter of Pakistan with exports worth over $100 million per annum and annual sales turnover in excess of $130 million.

Din Industries intermixed its proficiency to launch a finest clothing brand SNM. This brand is a result of great aesthetic sense to create alluring hues, incomparable designs, and detailed embroideries. The passion behind the state-of-the-art is to provide customers with a fine quality fabric along with innovative colors and a trendy luxury clothing. From ethnic to abstract and the most fine fabric, SNM is all about a lasting impression among the fashion industry.

Medieval Printed Pal Kurti 
Our Verdict

The medieval self printed Pal Kurti has floral embroidery with pink medieval castle print on the front. The three meter embroidered shirt is very attractive due to its color combination of light grey and pinkish shades.

The fine embroidery is the most striking feature of this shirt piece. The colors of machine embroidery are in complete harmony with the rest of the shirt’s colors. It’s pink, yellow and green floral embroidered pattern is an example of very fine needlecraft. Although it is multi-colored, but it actually creating a balance in its light colored background and rich pattern, and enhancing a very decent look.

The most prominent hallmark of Din Industries is their fabric quality. The lawn fabric is very soft in texture and superbly helping in allowing sweat to evaporate. Thus helps in fighting the hot and humid summer heat with its absorbency and breathable features.

Pal Kurti Collection 2016

The new Pal Kurti collection offers a variety of colourful embroidered shirt pieces. The most amazing thing is the price range of this collection; you can have a embroidered shirt piece in only PKR 1,350/-. 

Let's check out the mesmerizing prints in enticing colours from the latest Pal Kurti collection:

Our Rating

The fine fabric, neat embroidery, nice colours and very reasonable price, compelled us to give Pal Kurti Collection full 5/5 rating.


The Pal Kurti Collection is easily available nationwide.

To shop online from the e-store, visit snmstores.com.

You can check out their facebook page for latest updates. 



Independence Day Celebrations At Dolmen Malls


Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s first international standard mall, is famous for being at the forefront of every major national celebration. With every event, they have continued to raise the bar when it comes to family entertainment and shopping in Karachi.

As our Independence Day approaches, we see the city changing itself to represent the colours of Pakistan, and Dolmen did not stay behind in giving its visitors a flavour of patriotism. This year, their theme, ‘Dolmen loves Pakistan’, was weaved around the concept of Hamari Pehchan aimed at giving people a chance to celebrate Pakistan’s identity. Spanning across all three malls, namely Dolmen Mall Clifton, Dolman Mall Tariq Road and Dolmen Mall Hyderi, the event kicked off on 12th of August 2016.

Anum Nadeem, Marketing Head of the Dolmen Group stated.
“Living in a time where there is so much uncertainty and negativity surrounding our identity as a nation, we wanted to celebrate the achievements and entertainment aspects of Pakistan which we are known for. These things are relatable to the older as well as the younger generation of this country and they need to be celebrated. This is what makes us proud as Pakistanis.”

A weekend worth of activities were executed in all its patriotic glamour and glory. For this, the mall was draped in shades of greens and whites. The walkways saw magnificent replicas of the country’s monuments. From live murals of national heroes to specially dressed guards standing and saluting the customers, the entire mall gave off 14th August vibes.

 The main atrium was designed to take the mall-goers on a photographic journey through Pakistan and its rich culture. Adding to the desi feel, a dhaaba was set up by Chai Wala offering fresh parathas and chai for all those craving for a cup of tea, Pakistan’s undisputed favourite drink. Folk music and a special Azadi Bazaar selling flags, badges, and other patriotic merchandise set the right mood to the three-day event.

To mark the eve of Independence Day, a grandiose performance by Sounds of Kolachi dazzled the audience. The soulful music melted into the beautiful notes of our National Anthem at precisely 12 AM, amidst a shower of confetti while the guards raised the flag and saluted.

Visitors at Dolmen Mall Tariq Road were enthralled to find Noori performing live and did not shy away from fully enjoying patriotic beats.

On the digital front, an instagram competition was hosted, allowing amateur photographers to showcase their talent. Top three photographs were selected and awarded with prizes. More prizes awaited all those who visited Dolmen wearing green. Shoppers and visitors were, thus, pleasantly surprised at various occasions.



Happy Bhag Jayegi - Momal Sheikh Set To Make Debut

Momal Sheikh
The latest Bollywood film to release nation wide on 19th August 2016 featuring the youngest of superstar family, Momal Shiekh. HappyBhagJayegi is a romantic comedy Directed by Mudassar Aziz and Produced by Anand L. Rai and Krishika Lulla. 

The star studded cast includes Abhay DeolJimmy Shergill, Ali Fazal, Javed Sheikh and Momal Sheikh. The film marks Rai’s third collaboration with Eros International after Raanjhanaa (2013) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). Brought to you by Distribution Club and public relations by BB Events & PR.

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Momal Sheikh has received a remarkable support from not only her family but also here colleagues in India and Pakistan. Muddassir Aziz remarks, “Momal Sheikh is a revelation! She’s a phenomenal human being to begin with, besides being such a surprising actor. There’s calm about her presence which the camera loves. She’s only begun and I’m sure she has so much to gain from & give to our film industry. I feel proud to have introduced her in films here in India, because she’s not stopping anytime soon.” 

While her fellow actor Diana Penty says, “It’s been a lot fun working with the entire team of happy bhag jayegi, especially Momal! She and I got along like a house on fire and had some really fun moments even off camera. She’s a lovely girl, very down to earth. And she has this positive energy and vibe that is so infectious!”

After an array of Pakistani stars making a name for themselves in Bollywood, the latest to join the bandwagon is Pakistani TV star Momal Sheikh. While moving between industries can be a tough challenge, Momal says that she absolutely enjoys being a part of Bollywood. “It feels amazing. I am on top of the world,” says Momal, who adds that the welcome she has been given in the country has been amazing. My co-stars, director and producers made me feel at home here."

Telling us about her three male co-stars, Momal says, 

All three are fun in their own way. Abhay is a gem of a person and he is a very fine actor. Ali, on the other hand is a cool guy. He fills the sets with his jokes and laughter. Jimmy too was very helpful, although he is quite reserved.”
Giving scope on her role Momal Sheikh says, 

I am playing a Pakistani girl who is engaged to her childhood love Abhay Deol. She tries to give him whatever he wants in life. It is an interesting role as she gets to decide who Happy will marry in the end."



Safeguard Hygiene Movement Takes Pakistan By Storm


Continuing their “Sehat o Safai” School Education Program, this Independence Day, Safeguard has pledged to educate 2 million kids across Pakistan on importance of health and hygiene.

Commander Safeguard’s latest Mission Clean sweep adventure is finally out. The new “Jungle Main Mungle” episode is not only hilarious.

You can watch the video here.

The animation has a star-studded cast including Alyy Khan as Commander Safeguard, Ahmad Ali Butt as Dirtoo, Bahroze Sabzwari as Ghunsanna and Bushra Ansari as Dirty. It also has incredibly sophisticated animation technology, and the song is done by Shuja Haider and Ahmad Ali Butt.

Safeguard has been leading since 2002 to empower kids to become health and hygiene champions. Perhaps the hallmark of this campaign was the birth of Pakistan’s first superhero, Commander Safeguard, created to augment educational material on health and hygiene. 

 Commander Safeguard series ended up doing much more than revolutionizing health and hygiene education though: it transformed Pakistan’s animation industry, and also became an international phenomenon. Safeguard, as the pioneer in animated series, also partnered with 3 Bahadur, an animated movie production by Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, again revolutionizing the perception of heroes to Pakistani youth everywhere.

Commander Safeguard and the associated Safeguard School Education Program are great examples of how private sector brains can contribute to public sector good. Over the years Safeguard has educated 12 million+ kids at the grass root, primary school level with special support in this cause from key partners Pakistan Medical Association and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan. This year again, Safeguard Mission Clean sweep will be playing in schools starting 15th Sep.

Safeguard has stayed true to its cause of spreading the message of health and hygiene. 



Happy Independence Day!

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Dear Friends,

Let us introduce our beloved country to all of you. We would not go into the details but will tell you very briefly. This introduction will make you understand a little bit about our homeland Pakistan.

Today is 14th August, the day our country Pakistan became an independent state in 1947. Our independence is the result of determination, hard work and great struggle under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan. 

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah in his first speech to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan said:

"You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the State."

State emblem of Pakistan
Pakistan is a cradle of civilizations including the great Indus Valley Civilization. It has a rich ethnic and linguistic culture. The national dress for both genders is Shalwar Kameez, however, trousers, Jeans, and shirts are also popular among people. 

Pakistan's food is mostly meat based with lots of spices. Some of the famous gravy and rice dishes are Biryani, Pilaf, Qorma, Nihari, Haleem, BBQ, Sajji, Saag, Paya Masala etc. The famous sweet-dishes are Kheer, Gulab Jamun, Zarda etc.

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Checkout the following to know something about our country,

Our Mother of the Nation is Fatima Jinnah and the National poet is Doctor Muhammad Iqbal.

Fatima Jinnah and Doctor Muhammad Iqbal
National language is Urdu

National flower is Jasmine

National fruit is Mango

National tree is Himalayan cedar

National sport is Hockey

National monuments are Mazar-e-Quaid, Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan), Bab-e-Pakistan (Gateway of Pakistan) and Pakistan Monument.

Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan)


Pakistan Monument


Coke Studio Season 9 First Episode


The first episode of Coke Studio Season 9 is going on air on Saturday, August 13, 2016. It is featuring four songs including ‘Aaqa’ by Abida Parveen and Ali Sethi, ‘Sasu Mangey’ by Naseebo Lal and Umair Jaswal, “Aaja Re Moray Saiyaan” by Zeb Bangash, and ‘Jane Na Tu’ by Ali Khan. These songs are produced by Shuja Haider, Jaffer Zaidi, Shiraz Uppal andNoori respectively, following the multiple producer format introduced into Coke Studio for the first time this Season.

The Season was launched last week with the classic song, ‘Aye Rah-e-Haq Kay Shaheedo'. It was sung by all the artists who are featuring in this season. Originally sung by Naseem Begum, this song pays tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their today for our tomorrow. The song received huge response with over 8.5 million views and over 370,000 shares on Facebook, over 1.2 views on Youtube.

Ali Akbar, Director Marketing, Coca-Cola Pakistan, stated:
“We have promised that Season 9 will be the biggest and the boldest yet, and Coke Studio fans have already seen this from the launch song. Now the tempo will increase further with Episode 1 to be revealed both on digital and television the same day, and from then on its going to be increasing high excitement throughout the season, featuring as it does over 30 artists and 6 music directors for the first time, working under Strings as executive producers.”

The artists include Abida Parveen, Ahmed Jehanzeb, Ali Azmat, Ali Khan, Ali Sethi, Amjad Sabri, Asim Azhar, Basit Ali, Bina Raza, Damia Farooq, Faakhir Mehmood, Haroon Shahid, Jabbar Abbas, Javed Bashir, Junaid Khan, Kashif Ali, Masooma Anwar.

Meesha Shafi, Mehwish Hayat, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Momina Mustehsen, NaeemAbbas, Naseebo Lal, Natasha Khan, Nirmal, Noori, Quratullain Baloch, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rizwan Butt, Saieen Zahoor, Sanam Marvi, Sara Haider, Shahzad Nawaz, Shani, Shilpa Rao, Shiraz Uppal, Shuja Haider , Umair Jaswal and , Zeb Bangash, will also perform in Coke Studio Season 9.



The Launch Event Of SooperHaiAzadi TVC

Adnan Bajwa, Shahzain Munir, Jahangir Khan, Saba Gul, Shahzad Roy, Saadia Naveed 

For Pakistan, the month of August is a reminder of the great struggle for an independent country where everyone can live freely in harmony and peace. The true freedom can only be celebrated when individuals connect their own right of freedom with the spirit of national freedom.

This importance of freedom is beautifully highlighted in Peek Freans Sooper's newly launched ‘Sooper Hai Azadi’ campaign. To celebrate the occasion of Independence Day, the new tvc has been aimed to signify the “Rhythm of Freedom”. The theme shows the joy and happiness of freedom that a nation can enjoy only after having independence and liberty.

Here is the video of Rhythms of Freedom:


Rhythms of Azadi #SooperHaiAzadi

The Rhythm of Freedom depicts a variety of beautiful sounds, for example rain drops, door, flute, typewriter, anklets etc. It explains that these sounds exemplify the contribution of all individuals (including both male and female) for the prosperity of their country.

The back ground (instrumental) music of a famous national song “Main Bhi Pakistan Hoon, Tu bhi Pakistan hai” adds extra charm to the overall idea of the campaign. It signals the significance of a mutual hardship for the benefit of the nation and country. 

From the left: Shahzain Munir (Business Development Head, EBM), Adnan Ali Bajwa (Brand Manager, Peek Freans Sooper, Saadia Naveed (Deputy Managing Director, EBM), Jahangir Khan, Shehzad Roy, Jibran Nasir. 

At the launch event of SooperHaiAzadi campaign, Adnan Bajawa, Brand Manager Peek Freans Sooper, the flagship brand of English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt.) Limited, stated; 

“In the “Sooper Hai Azadi” campaign, we have acknowledged everyday sounds people make. we have combined them to produce an instrumental as a dedication to Pakistan’s workforce, who contribute to the development of this country. This campaign is also a reminder of the greatest thing this country has given us, which is Azadi. It is because of Azadi that we love what we do, because we have the freedom to choose for ourselves.”

During panel discussion, panelists Jahangir Khan, Shehzad Roy, Jibran Nasir and Saba Gul expressed their own experiences in the light of individual freedom. The discussion also paid tribute to unsung heroes who contributed in the success and were a motivational force behind panelists’ professional lives.

Squash legend Jahangir Khan told the audience about his personal struggle despite health issues and how his family and friends motivated him to achieve a status of international icon which was his deceased brother’s dream. For him. the sensation of accomplishment after struggling for any particular goal is unmatched. This is true Freedom for the legend who has a record of winning 555 consecutive matches.

Social worker and humanitarian Shahzad Roy shared his story and inspiration that compelled him to change his path from popular music to message oriented songs and social work. For him, loving your country is incomparable. Looking at flaws negatively is not an answer, instead do something good for your country while remaining in your capacity. 

Shahzad Roy with Journalist Khursheed Hyder

Lawyer and social activist Jibran Nasir talked about the importance of basic human rights, the right of having education, basic necessities of life and freedom of speech. Without the liberty of having basic rights, the meaning and essence of freedom is hollow. 

Popinjay owner and entrepreneur Saba Gul shared her personal preference to return to Pakistan and starting a business to promote Pakistan’s art in international market. her brand is helping women to work from their home and earn money by selling their art and craft.  

Shahzain Munir, Saba Gul, Umair Jaliawala, Adnan Ali Bajwa

The event was hosted by Umair Jaliawala and attended by a number of media personalities including bloggers.    


In second phase of ‘Sooper Hai Azadi' campaign, there will be several social media activities for people to win gifts. The Peek Freans Sooper team will travel across Pakistan to acknowledge and honour the 20,000 unsung heroes of Pakistan with a Sooper Salam and presenting them Sooper gift boxes.

Peek Freans Sooper will also decorate different market places with Sooper Hai Azadi buntings and will give Pakistan’s badges among people. 



Recipe - Aromatic Butter Chicken

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Last week we went to a restaurant for family dinner. The restaurant is famous for its Pakistani Cuisine. We ordered our food including different gravy based dishes and rice. One particular dish was extra ordinary tasty and it became an instant hit. It was the Butter Chicken that attracted us most.

Upon our family's demand, we tried Butter Chicken recipe at home and it turned out very delicious and aromatic dish. So, we are sharing our own recipe with you all.

Let's start our recipe:


Chicken boneless 750 gms
Lemon juice 2tbsp
Garlic paste 1tsp
Red chili powder 1tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Oil 1tsp

Onion chopped 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp
Tomato puree 1 cup
Yogurt 4tbsp
Red chili powder 2tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1tsp
Cumin powder 1/2tsp
Fenugreek dried leaves 1tsp
Salt (according to your taste)
Fresh cream 1cup
Butter 2tbsp
Coriander chopped 4tbsp


Marinate boneless chicken pieces with lemon juice, garlic, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and oil. Keep it in fridge for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, fry above marinated chicken in 2tbsp oil. The color should not be dark nor white but light golden. Remove on to a plate.

In a pot, heat butter and add onions, fry till light golden color.

Add ginger garlic paste, cook 1 minute. Add tomato puree and cook till water dries.

Add all the remaining dry spices and keep stirring for 5 minutes.

Add yogurt in it, cook 4 minutes.

Now add above cooked chicken pieces. Cook 2 minutes.

Add fresh cream, coriander leaves and mix it in the gravy and chicken, cook for 2 minutes.

Delicious Aromatic Butter Chicken is ready to dish out. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and ginger.

Serve it with naan or rice.



CORNETTO POP ROCK Set To Present QB & Noori's Pyar Wyar


Hasan Rizvi's Body Beat Events & PR and Empact Activations, the creators of Cornetto Pop Rock are ecstatic to announce the launch of music video nation-wide. The funky rock song "PYARWYAR" sung by Quratulain Baloch (aka QB) featuring Noori is written by QuratulainBalouch herself.

The psychedelic music video is directed by Amaan Ahmed from Uncut studios while Beenish Pervaz and Munib Nawaz do the rock star yet simplistic styling and wardrobe respectively. The concept of the video may have been brewed by BB Events & PR and Empact Activations but beautifully brought to life by the directorial team at Uncut Studios.

Quratulain Balouch has been widely recognized as one of the leading female vocalists in Pakistan. She has received several national awards over the years including Lux Style Award for Song of the year in 2012, Lux Style Awards for Best original track in 2012, Pakistan Media Awards 2012, Hum Awards in 2013 and Achievement Award in 2013.

 QB comments at the live concert:
“I am here at the Cornetto Pop Rock concert and I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I finally got to perform my original tracks for the first time. So thank you Cornetto for this opportunity.”

Music for this song has been composed by BIY records. The song 'PYAR WYAR' is QB's first attempt at writing her own lyrics and composing her own melody.

Ali Noor stated about Quratulain Balouch :
“After watching her write her own lyrics and be a part of the whole process, it is very clear that QB has the potential to be one of Pakistan's finest songwriters & we need platforms & initiatives like this one brought to us by Cornetto to surface the concert culture again.”

He further said:
‘What is very exciting about CornettoPopRock is that it has actually supported our creative process to the fullest and that is something which is unique and rare. Because usually, brands just ask you make songs that they want but Cornetto gave us full creative freedom which is a big deal’

Talking about this new release, Amaan Ahmed, the director of the video said:
'This song is all about emancipation and practicing the freedom to live and explore everything that the world has to offer. The fit of this song in all its lyrical genius is such a perfect marriage with Cornetto, as the brand too primarily focuses on youngsters daring to live and love and explore different avenues of freedom around them. I wanted this video to be hip, funky, colorful and loud, much like the poprock composition of this song and the hip and happening feel of the brand. Cornetto and Pyar Wyar together felt like the best complimenting ingredients to a delicious video direction!’

Cornetto Pop Rock is a national music platform that aims to revive the pop rock culture in Pakistan. The platform led by the mega youth brand Cornetto, touches many avenues for music lovers including; hosting a series of concerts and auditions in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, releasing 6 songs comprising of duets and solos, providing a platform for new singers, encouraging young bloggers and photographers and most of all igniting the patriotic bone.

The Season 1 lineup includes maestros of the music fraternity such as Ali Azmat, Komal Rizvi, Noori, ,Umair Jaswal, Qurram Hussain, Zoe Viccaji, Quratulain Baloch and the international sensation Ali Zafar.

Enjoy song Pyar Wyar - QB & Noori 



Review - Essence Cover-Stick Concealer

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Many makeup brands have their exclusive concealer range and promises to be your life long trusted friend. The finest concealers have an even, effective smoothness. They give you good coverage without looking heavy and cakey. Such concealers have an remarkable longevity with negligible fading and cracking.The price range for vast variety of concealers start from low to extremely high-priced products. 

If you are looking for an instant solution or cover-up?

Let us present you with an easily available problem solver. Yes, we are talking about Essence Cover Stick concealer. So, here is our review about shade 01 MATT SAND. 

The Brand Claims:

The coverstick reliably conceals skin imperfections with a fine matt finish. The formula with allantoin calms the skin. Ideal for all skin types.  Dermatologically tested. 


Essence coverstick has following ingredients in it:


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This concealer has a twist up wrapping which is really useful and tightly compact; The cap fits neatly. 

It comes in 0.17 oz/5g travel friendly packaging. It is made in Germany and has an expiry date of 12 months.

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Our Verdict:

The lipstick look-alike concealer is nearly unscented with a very dim smell. The shade that we bought is 01 MATT SAND which suits only fair skin tones. The texture is not buttery nor totally dry. It is pretty easy to apply as it mixes smoothly with your skin. It covers imperfections for example acne scars and uneven tone. The overall moderate coverage only works to hide neutral scars.

Its non-greasy ingredients are good in hiding dark circles by giving them some natural look. Its application is easy; we blended it with our finger tips rather than using a brush. The staying power is nearly 5-6 hours.

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We would love to rate it 4.5/5 as it really helps in concealing minor blemishes. We would definitely buy it again. 


Essence coverstick concealer is easily available in affordable price range throughout the country.