Mango Mela At Pak Social Centre Sharjah

•July 27, 2019 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

Hundreds of community members including families, children and individuals have participated in the evening dedicated to the king of fruits, mango, brought from all over the Pakistan.
The “Mango Mela” was organised by the Pakistani Social Centre Sharjah (PSCS) at Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium on Thursday night to bring community families as fun festival.
The major attraction of the evening was the huge varieties of mango brought from all over the Pakistan including the most famous and delicious like Langra, Chaunsa, Dusehri, Anwar Ratol, Sindhri, Maldha, Fijri and many more.
Mango is the king of fruits and according to an estimate it had about 4,000 years old history in the sub-continent. Mango is the second largest fruit produce of Pakistan after citrus.
Mango is one of those fruits that not only taste amazing, but can also do wonders for one’s health. Yes, mango is one of the most popular fruits of the world. Originally, this fruit was cultivated in India. Mangoes are consumed most commonly worldwide, and are the most cultivated fruit in the tropical world.
More than 250 varieties of mango were cultivated in Pakistan, in which 25-30 are producing on commercial basis to use modern expertise.
Khalid Hussain Chaudhry, President PSCS told Gulf Today that the purpose of organising the “Mango Mela” was to bring community members with a unique family evening with fun and activities. “We had a huge number of guests representing all segments of the community residing in Sharjah, Ajman while a number of Pakistani families attended from Dubai as well. The festival has been attracted families due o its varieties of activities as we prepared the evening to engage everyone,” he said.
The young participants of the “Mango Mela” had most of the fun as the evening was started with the competition of national songs and almost every young kid took part in the segment and won something.
For the segment of women participants in the festival was different type of competition to took part from peeling and cutting maximum mango in minimum time while many attended the segment to eat maximum mango in less time and won the prizes.
To extend the evening with music, the organisers had invited “Qawwals” to enthrall the audience which recited a couple of poetry of prominent poets. In the quiz segment related to every question with mango fruit, the maximum number of attendance participated and scores many prizes.
However, the major segment of the evening was to eat mango as much as one can as the organisers had stock huge quantity of different kind of fruit in a number of freezers.
A young girl, Komal, won an air ticket to Pakistan while supporters and sponsors also received certificates.
“In the last couple of years we had organised a number of family events on different occasions but this “Mango Mela” has received record number of participants as the guests were pouring till late night,” Chaudhry said.
Mango is one of those fruits that not only taste amazing, but can also do wonders for one’s health. Yes, mango is one of the most popular fruits of the world. Originally, this fruit was cultivated in India. Mangoes are consumed most commonly worldwide, and are the most cultivated fruit in the tropical world.
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Two Pakistanis feted for honesty

•July 25, 2019 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

Ahmed Amjad Ali, Pakistan Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates awarded two countrymen for their exemplary acts of honesty in a ceremony held in Pakistan Consulate in Dubai, in the presence of a large number of people.
Shafaqat Khan, who hails from Khaniwal district in Punjab and drives taxi in Dubai, recently returned a bag containing $21,000 and five passports which a Dutch family had forgotten in his taxi. The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai also awarded him.
“I returned the bag to the authorities as this was the right thing to do. Now, all my colleagues and friends are appreciating my act and treating me as a hero,” he said while talking to media after the event.
Tahir Ali, who hails from Sialkot, and works as a cleaner found a bag containing 15kg gold. He immediately informed the Dubai Police. They awarded him with a certificate and appreciated his act.
“I am very happy to receive all the attention from everyone around me since the incident. I have became famous as my photographs have been plastered all over the media. My message to everyone is to always show honesty as it will be rewarded sooner or later,” he said.
Ahmed Amjad Ali, Pakistan Consul General while addressing the gathering said that the two Pakistanis have made the whole expat community proud in the UAE. “We at the consulate acknowledge their honesty by awarding them with shields and certificates and will continue our practice to honour anyone in the community who plays any kind of exemplary role in the society. Soon we will also award our bright students on their achievements and also request our community members to forward the details of any Pakistani who deserve recognition for his or her role in the society,” he said.
Ahmed Ali also announced that the Consulate in collaboration with Zulekha Hospital is holding a First Aid training course for its staff. “We want to train our staff with basic First Aid to cope with any emergency situation,” he said.
“The training course will also take place in social centres in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah as well as in community schools,” Ahmed added.
“We will also hold training course on basic First Aid at labour camps to teach as many people as possible to save precious human lives in critical situations,” Ahmed concluded.
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MNA criticizes 2 fake cases

•July 21, 2019 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

The current government led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan has been taking revenge against the parliamentarians of opposition parties which should be stopped and they should put all their energies to bring country out of the economic crisis.
This was stated by Ehsan Ul Haq Bajwa, a member of national assembly elected on the ticket of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N). He was addressing to a press conference in a local hotel in Dubai to clear his position and highlighting the recently lodged two FIRs against him within the time frame of one week by anti-corruption department in Pakistan.
The property which is questioning by the anti-corruption department, I had bought through an open auction held in 2010 and all the legalities were fulfilled according to the government’s rules and regulations. After ten years now my opponent is behind this and facilitated the anti-corruption department in registering 2 fake FIRs (first investigation report) against me which is totally politically motivated and harassing the members of opposition parties,” he said.
ajwa has been a businessman in the UAE for the last over two decades and successfully running a number of ventures. “Through the running of successful businesses here I had raised enough money to buy a number of properties in UAE as well as in Pakistan. Since I became an MPA (member provincial assembly) of Punjab in 2013, I have been declaring my assets regularly in Pakistan and nothing to hide from my side,” he added.
esponding a question he stressed that his lawyers are working on his case and soon he will be among his people. “Pakistan is our country and these type of false cases are not deterred us to keep away from our people and carried out development works,” he said.
he press conference also attending by a number of party associates and raised their reservations on the current political scenario in Pakistan especially the apprehending of PML senior members including Shahid Haqan Abbasi, Maryam Orangzaib and others by different government agencies.
he party workers at the press gathering also criticized the government to initiate everyday a new scandal to keep people in dark about their inappropriately way of running the government. “The government led by Imran Khan and his a large number of advisors should use their all efforts to give people a relief from bad economic hurdles in which the prices of daily commodities are soaring high and a common person unable to afford even the basic food items,” they said.
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Emirati-Kuwaiti Productive Families At Dubai Mall

•July 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

As many as 29 entrepreneur families from Emirates and Kuwait are participating at an exclusive event in The Dubai Mall to promote their homemade products.
The five-day Emirati-Kuwaiti joint productive families’ exhibition was inaugurated by Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development and Saad Ibrahim Al Kharaz, Minister of Social Affairs in Kuwait.
The exhibition which began July 16 will end on the coming 20th.
The participating Emirati-Kuwaiti families are displaying thousands of traditional and innovative products such as: publications, children’s clothes, jalabias, abayas, perfumes, dukhoon, decorative pots, emirati spices, honey, natural oils and desserts, including other products all made in an innovative way with a blend of the past and the present catering to the needs of different shoppers.
Following the inauguration of the exhibition, Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development…
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Mango Festival attracts hundreds

•July 14, 2019 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

The 3-days ‘Pakistan Mango Festival’ has attracted a large number of diplomatic corps based in Dubai as well as community members from Emiratis, Pakistanis, India, European and other Westerners residing in Dubai.
The major attraction of unique 3-day festival was over 70 food dishes made using different varieties of mangoes from Pakistan, which is one of the largest mango exporting country in the world.
Dillu Stephen, chef de Cuisine at the Giardino Restaurant, Palazzo Versace Hotel told Gulf Today that they have prepared over 70 dishes with mangoes including a number of curries, chutnies and deserts.
“It was not an easy task but we took this challenge to create many dishes including as main course. We started our preparing a couple of days ahead of the festival to try and taste the varieties of dishes and we are delighted to announce that all the dishes have been approved and enjoyed by our guests comprises of dignitaries from different nationalities,” he said.
The country has more than 250 varieties of mangoes with each one having its own unique scent and taste and over 30 varities were displayed at the festival for the visitors to taste and admire.
The festival was organised by the Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai in collaboration of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai.
Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan while opening the festival in the presence of a large number of guests has highlighted the country’s one of the largest produce and said that the first of its kind festival in Dubai will bring more attention to the multi-community residence of Dubai to taste and enjoy the huge verities of mangoes also known as ‘king of fruits.’
“In Pakistan over 250 varieties of mango are being cultivating in which very few number 25-30 are producing on commercial purposes including Dusehri, Anwar Ratol, Langra, Chaunsa, Sindhri, Maldha, Fijri and others,” he said.
He pointed that the demand of Pakistani mangoes and mango products is constantly on the rise especially in overseas markets like China, UK and UAE.
The major mango producing areas of Pakistan include Multan, Bahalwarput, Muzzafargarh and Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab province while Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad and Thatta in Sindh as Dera Ismail Khan, Peshawar and Mardan in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province.
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Awareness session on Pak tax rules sought

•July 14, 2019 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

Recent measures in Pakistan to widen the tax net, initiating a number of proposals like an amnesty scheme to allow people to declare their ‘unknown’ assets, and changes in tariff in many services and products, have created confusion among the Pakistani expatriates in the UAE.
Most of the community members have no idea as to how much they will be affected or what kind of taxes they are going to pay once they land in the country. They seek detailed information regarding the measures through a massive awareness campaign.
Muhammad Shahid Khan, Senior Vice President Sports & Culture Pakhtunkhwa and Vice President & Joint Secretary Pak Khyber-Dubai speaks to Gulf Today and says that the Pakistanis in UAE …
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Interview: President of MCM

•July 9, 2019 • Leave a Comment

MCM to introduce five short training courses

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

Mena College of Management (MCM), Dubai, aims to serve the UAE government’s strategy to fulfil the demand for professionals in the fields of hospitality and tourism with local talent, by introducing a package of five short training courses soon in Dubai.
Another major achievement of the College is to begin a student exchange programme with EM Normandie in France, beginning with 15 students from the Spring semester 2019-2020.
This was stated by Professor Nabil El Kadhi, President of MCM, during an interview with Gulf Today.
The short courses will be offered in collaboration with the Future Cities Council, Canada at the MCM Dubai campus, to allow local students and professionals to hone their skills based on market demand.
The courses, of 3-5 days’ duration, have been tailored to the needs of the UAE market by internationally recognised institutions. The course titles are: Digital Leadership – Leading the Digital Transformation; Digital Transformation – Digitise or Die; Future Foresight For Bright Future – Shaping a Bright Future of Your Organisation; Future…
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