Easypaisa re-defines the way customers pay bills

Easypaisa, the country’s leading branchless banking platform has revamped the utility bills payment section of its App.  New features have been introduced along with the addition of various billers such as government payments, educational institutes’ fee payments and credit card payments to make bill payments easier than ever.

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SBP renews the status of VIS and PACRA

State Bank of Pakistan has renewed the status of both credit rating agencies operating in Pakistan namely “VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (VIS)” and “The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA)” as eligible / recognized External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for the calendar year 2020.

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Philip Morris supports NOWPDP to set-up recycling facility to reduce littering

Philip Morris Pakistan Today announced its support to establish a recycling facility as part of its anti-littering efforts. Under the project, the not for profit organization Network of Organizations Working with People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOWPDP) will establish a plastic recycling facility while building the capacity of persons with disabilities, one of the most vulnerable minorities.

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Pakistani industry recovering: Mian Zahid Hussain

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, FPCCI’s Businessmen Panel Sr. Vice Chairman, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday said the world is heading towards economic famine.

Globally, around 35 percent businesses will go bankrupt due to the pandemic which will be a great challenge to their economics, he said.

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Metro Pakistan initiates Madadgar programme with Akhuwat Foundation

The micro-finance programme, in collaboration with Akhuwat, will provide support to the small businesses which are impacted by the ongoing pandemic and its aftermaths. Karachi: METRO Pakistan is all set to launch”Madadgar”, a support initiative, in collaboration with Akhuwat Foundation. Madadgar is an effort to provide moral and financial support to the hardworking people who have lost their business during the current pandemic, lost their job and have no capital to start all over again to earn income and to feed themselves and their families.

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Emirates resumes service to Nairobi, Baghdad and Basra

Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Nairobi (from 2 August), Baghdad and Basra (from 10 August), expanding its growing network, and offering customers around the world more convenient connections to Dubai, and via Dubai.

This will take the airline’s passenger network to 67 destinations in August, including seven points in Africa and five points in the Middle East.

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Telenor Pakistan offers subsidized internet bundle to enable DigiSkill trainees in their learning journey

Enabling the youth by connecting them to what matters most, Telenor Pakistan has joined hands with Ministry of Information & Technology (MoIT) and Virtual University (VU) to introduce subsidized internet packages for students of DigiSkills Program. DigiSkills is an online training program that seeks to empower the youth with skills that are in-demand.

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Pakistan Stock Exchanges continued journey upward

The market opened on a positive note today with +158pts and posted a total gain of 480pts, ending the session +419pts (unadjusted). The banking sector remained in the limelight, which was further helped by Cement, Refinery, Textile and Chemicals. Profit selling was observed mainly in E&P and Fertilizer sectors.

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