IMO Events – World Maritime Day 2022 held in Karachi

Director General Ports and Shipping, Ministry of Maritimes, Govt of Pakistan, Alia Shahid and other dignitaries of the shipping industry have attended the World Maritime Day 2022 mega event held at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Karachi today. This year the event got more significance for the maritime fraternity as this was celebrated with the Nautical Institute, UK’s 50th anniversary.… Continue

Smart Africa Digital Academy avails Ericsson Educate to boost digital transformation in Africa

  • The Smart Africa Digital Academy will adopt the Ericsson Educate program to enhance the digital skill competencies of ICT ministries’, policymakers, and regulators’ top management in member countries of Smart Africa Alliance.
  • The collaboration is expected to later extend to youth, students, and professionals, especially educators.
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Exclusive deals and discounts for foodpanda customers.

foodpanda, Coca-Cola Ićećek Pakistan, and The Coca-Cola Export Corporation are creating “Real Magic” by entering a long-term partnership to bring exclusive deals and discounts for foodpanda customers.

Speaking about the partnership, Muntaqa Peracha, CEO foodpanda stated, “Consumer behaviour in Pakistan is constantly evolving, making food delivery platforms increasingly popular for the convenience and enhanced experience it provides to consumers.… Continue

Faysal Bank Limited collaborates with Pakistan Freelancers Association

Faysal Bank Limited (FBL) collaborates with Pakistan Freelancers Association to facilitate the freelancer community through providing Shariah Compliant digital financial solutions and capacity building of freelancers.

The partnership initiated since the inception of Pakistan Freelancers Association (PAFLA), a non-profit organization founded to empower Pakistani freelancers, covers joint mentorship programs, seminars, webinars, conferences, professional training events and certification courses on financial literacy, alongside facilitating Freelancers and start-ups to reach out to FBL for their needs of digital financial services.… Continue

PSX witnessed a positive session today

· PSX witnessed a positive session today as further clarity on political ground pushed the market in the green and maintained its upward trend from the previous close. Pak Rupee continued to strengthen against US Dollar giving the investor’ confidence boost.… Continue

Syed Jawaid Iqbal elects as the new Chairman of PAA.

Syed Jawaid Iqbal of CMC (Pvt) Ltd. has been elected (unopposed) as Chairman of the Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA), the sole body representing the advertising profession and allied sectors on a national level. Others elected (unopposed) include Brig (R) Muhammad Zubair Rehan (Creative Junction) as Senior Vice Chairman and Mr Jawad Humayun (Channel 7 Communications) as Vice Chairman.… Continue

DP World donates $2.5 million for Pakistan flood relief

DP World Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem visited Pakistan last week, where he pledged logistics support and donated $2.5 million to help people in the south of the country following the recent devastating floods. After visiting flood-affected areas, the Chairman met with Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.… Continue

PTC urges government to allow import of Indian Cotton

Pakistan should import cotton from neighbouring India to avoid another balance of payment crisis, said Pakistan Textile Council (PTC) in a statement. The country’s textiles industry, which earned more than $19 billion in exports last year, is facing a shortage of raw material as flash floods have damaged about half of the nation’s cotton produce since June.… Continue

Pakistan’s IT exports flat in Aug 2022 on YoY

Information Technology (IT) exports of Pakistan for August 2022 increased by 14% MoM to US$227mn but remained flat when compared to same period last year (SPLY). It is also down 13% from its peak of US$260mn seen in March 2022. The 2MFY23 IT exports were recorded at US$426mn, almost flat compared to the SPLY.… Continue

Spotify talks reflects on the experiences of Pakistani women in music

Today, Spotify launched the first episode of its digital series Spotify Talks, dedicated to women in music. Hosted by Anoushey Ashraf and featuring Momina Mustehsan, EQUAL Pakistan Ambassador for September, alongside previous EQUAL Ambassadors Natasha Baig and Zoha Zuberi, the episode sheds light on the journeys women creators embark on when pursuing a career in music.… Continue

Dar’s appointment as FM is a breath of fresh air for the economy: Mian Zahid Hussain

Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum, All Karachi Industrial Alliance, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday welcomed the return of Senator Ishaq Dar to Pakistan after a gap of five years. The news of the return of Senator Ishaq Dar has given hope to the business community, and the rupee has started to strengthen while the stock market has also increased by four hundred points, he said.… Continue

Shaheen Force is active in the city to eradicate crimes, Additional IG Karachi

Additional IG Karachi Javed Alam Odhu says that kidnapping for ransom, target killing and other heinous crimes have decreased in the city, but street crime has increased and the role of the Shaheen Force is very important in this regard. Shaheen Force has formed a few days ago which is showing positive results so far 4 encounters have been conducted while many criminals have been arrested.… Continue

Friends Welfare Trust initiate relief operations in Sindh

Friends Welfare Trust in collaboration with Kuwait’s Government is carrying out humanitarian aid and relief operations in Saeedabad, the city of Sindh, for thousands of people affected by the floods. The Trust has set up a medical camp for the treatment of flood victims providing medical aid to elders, children, and women who are suffering from various infectious diseases including fever, malaria, diarrhea, gastro, skin allergies, etc.… Continue

KCCI for extension in last date for IT returns to Dec 31, 2022

President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Muhammad Idrees has requested the Finance Minister to issue directives to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for extension in last date for filing income tax returns from September 30, 2022 to December 31, 2022 keeping in view the unusual situation emerging all over the country due to recent rainfalls and flashfloods.… Continue

KSE-100 Index profitability – September 26, 2022

Despite being a tumultuous year in terms of change in economic policy and domestic response to the spate of global demand supply disruptions ensuing from post COVID jitters and Russia Ukraine war, the KSE-100 broke its own record from last year to post all-time high earnings in FY22 to PKR 1,021bn.… Continue

100,000+ flood-affected children treated in emergency rooms of Sindh government hospitals

More than 100,000 children have been treated free of cost at the children’s Emergency Rooms (ERs) of government teaching hospitals in flood-hit locations. The ERs have remained operational 24/7 despite torrential rains and flooding in calamity-hit districts of Sindh. They provide quality emergency medical care as well as dispense life-saving medicines to flood-affected children.… Continue