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TPL Maps launched Pakistan’s First Street Vision Map

How cool it will be to see any street of Lahore on your smartphone while sitting in Karachi or roaming around Lahore?(Atleast you don’t have to say that never ask for directions in Lahore. If you know what I mean) Or exploring the streets of Islamabad by virtually watching them in your smartphone? That too for free. You just have to download TPL Maps app. 

Pakistan’s first digital mapping solution, TPL Maps has launched the Street Vision feature for Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The attribute will allow users to virtually view the streets of three major cities through their smartphones. This is the first of its kind feature being launched in Pakistan which is a technology breakthrough by any mapping company in the country.

The street vision comes packed with features which include 60,000+ images and covers a street network of approximately 3,000 kilometers across the three top cities of Pakistan. Consumers can now virtually see their favorite locations such as restaurants, hotels, residential areas, cinemas, parks and other popular public places from almost anywhere around the world via their mobile phones.

”Our Street Vision feature provides people in Pakistan with a unique experience to roam city streets without being physically present at the spot. The Street Vision feature is being launched for the first time in Pakistan and resides as part of our strategy of localization and providing exciting services to our consumers. Our enthusiasm is palpable as this service will be a game changer for students, business and start-ups across Pakistan,” 

said Adeel Hashmi, Head of Maps, TPL Trakker.

“With the launch of this feature, Pakistan can boast of being one of the few countries in the world to have a local street level view. No other mapping service in the country provides such comprehensive street level view experience. Our vision for this digitalization age in Pakistan is to bring continuous innovation in the mapping solutions to create value for individuals and business users of TPL Maps platform.” he added.

The Street Vision feature is expected to expand to other major cities of Pakistan in the future including Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad and other cities in the span of next few months.

TPL Maps already offers Satellite View and Night Mode options as part of the free app offering and with Street Vision feature being added, it intends to be the household mapping brand in Pakistan. Soon consumers will be able to add their favorite location on Street Vision which will generate a lot of interest and enthusiasm amongst the digital savvy youth populations of the country.

Congo Virus Precautions to know before EidulAzha 

EidulAzha is just around the corner and the news of Congo Virus in Pakistan is scaring everyone. Congo is a tick-borne disease and the human cattle interaction is one of the major causes of it; can’t be avoided because of sacrificial animals purchase and slaughter on Eid ul Azha. That’s why it is important to know the precautions against the spread of Congo Virus. 

Congo Virus Precautions First of all stay calm but aware of it. Sanitation is a MUST here while dealing with the animal before and after sacrifice. The disease can spread through organs lying on the streets with leaking blood too. Make sure you clean the surroundings and make proper dump of offals while keeping the meat covered for use. Remember, there’s no vaccine available and precaution is the only cure.

Agha Khan Hospital is having an awareness campaign about Congo Virus Alert with the release of informative fliers. Do read the instructions, follow them and stay safe while enjoying the meaty festivities of Eid ul Azha. 

Independence Day Mega 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 #HamariPehchan 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.

Dolmen Mall Clifton independence day celebrations

“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,” 

said Anum Nadeem, Marketing Head of the Dolmen Group at the event.

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.

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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. The moment was breathtakingly beautiful.

On the same night, 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.

As another successful event comes to an end, Dolmen stands tall and proud; the management determined to keep providing more quality events and celebrations to its visitors. Let’s wait to see what they have in store for the next event!

Dawood Public School Celebrates Independence Day of Pakistan in style 

​Bright and enthusiastic students of Dawood Public School lined-up early morning on the schoolyard where the aura was brimming with patriotism. This was the moment when more than 1,300 students from DPS came together to form a human flag!

Their love for the homeland was reflected on their faces as they made their way on to their designated places. Students from Class 2 all the way up till A’ Levels participated wholeheartedly in this endeavor – put together after stringent rehearsals in just three days.

It was an astounding spectacle of unity and togetherness. The atmosphere was full of fervent tunes of national songs. Such celebrations evoke the true spirit of patriotism amongst the younger generation and serve as a testimony that in unison, we can achieve remarkable feats.

The Dawood Foundation Hosts a Summer Camp for Less privileged Children

Summer camps are a thing these days and you’ll find so many happening in Karachi. Have you ever heard about  a Summer Camp that’s free? And that too for less privileged kids? At least I haven’t heard about such summer camp in Karachi before. Thanks to The Dawood Foundation there is a Summer Camp for kids who can’t afford such expensive training programs and better utilize their summers while learning and making their time worth it.

With an aim to inspire underprivileged children to pursue education for a better life, The Dawood Foundation (TDF) has organised a fun-filled and interactive summer camp at DPS. The two-week summer camp has over 100 children from various upbringings, including street children, who are being guided by experts of subjects.Dawood foundation summer camp 2016 karachi (2)

The program is specially designed to let every child explore and exhibit their creative flare. It refines the unique skills that every individual possesses and provides a rich learning opportunity. The camp includes activities pertaining to the fields of Science, English, Arts & Crafts, Computers and Music among others.

The Arts & Crafts module transports the kids to a colorful and imaginative journey of learning while having fun. The Music lessons give the children an enthralling experience of singing in a choir for the very first time. Likewise, the English sessions are meticulously planned to inculcate the basic understanding of Grammar, equipping the children for their future endeavors in English language.Dawood foundation summer camp 2016 karachi (1)

In the Computer Lab, students are profoundly interested in playing games and learning hands-on Microsoft Office. Since they have never operated a computer before, the aura brims with excitement. At the Science lessons, they get a chance to experiment with real-life objects.

Speaking about this extraordinary initiative, Syed Fasihuddin Biyabani, General Manager, TDF said:

“We believe that imparting education to this segment of our society would help us in bringing positive social change. Through this summer camp, our teachers and staff are dedicated to inculcating learning, critical thinking and problem solving skills among these children. In this way, we are able to amplify their self-confidence.”

The camp centers on the idea of inclusivity of children hailing from underprivileged backgrounds. It comprises of students from Rahat-e-Islami School (adopted by TDF), children of support staff at TDF Head Office and DPS, along with street children from Old Sabzi Mandi area – divided into two age groups of 5-10 years and 11-14 years.
Apart from indulging in educational activities, the kids are also being taught moral and ethical values through interactive videos. For better physical and mental development, they are also engaged in delightful indoor games throughout the session. The summer camp is absolutely free of cost and provides free pick & drop facility, lunch, stationery and art supplies to all the students.