April 8, 2009

KARACHI: Assemblers plan cut in cars prices to boost sale

By Erum Zaidi

 The prices of locally-manufactured cars are being slashed to boost sale of the vehicles as the industry is facing a serious recession due to a variety of reasons, it was learnt on Tuesday.
The market sources told The Nation that the major auto assemblers were planning to reduce prices of CBU and CKD units of various cars models and engine variants with an objective to revive the sales growth of their respective companies.
In order to attract more buyers to bring back towards auto market, the “price war” among indigenous auto producing companies is yet to start. These companies could offer new prices by launching catchy promotional campaigns. In this way, the locally-produced car prices will be more affordable for the buyers.Read More »KARACHI: Assemblers plan cut in cars prices to boost sale

‘Bala King’ comes to Islamabad from Badami Bagh

By Mahtab Bashir

balakingISLAMABAD: The five-day Spring Theatre Festival, organised by the Ajoka Theatre in collaboration with Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and Capital Development Authority, continued to engage audience on its fourth day on Tuesday, staging popular play titled ‘Bala King’.

The play was first performed in March 1998 to mark 100th birthday of Brecht, a German writer. Written in 1941, ‘Arturo Ui’ is a savage and witty parable of the rise of fascism and Hitler, in which his story is recast in terms of a small-time gangster’s take-over of the city’s trade.

In Shahid Nadeem’s Punjabi adaptation, Ui is replaced by Bala King, an unemployed pehlawan (bodybuilder) gang leader, who decides to leave Taxali Gate Adda and try his luck in Badami Bagh. Read More »‘Bala King’ comes to Islamabad from Badami Bagh