Emphasizing the link between protecting intellectual property and economic growth, Pakistani-American attorney and patent expert Haris Bajwa met this week with students and entrepreneurs in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. Bajwa’s visit, which is part of the U.S. Embassy’s 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, coincided with World Intellectual Property Day, April 26.
Early completion of CPEC top priority: Chairman NHA
The participants of Inland Study Tour of National Management Course visited NHA head office today where they were given a detailed briefing about the organization, its working and a detailed overview of development projects currently under construction in various parts of the country.
The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has organized a symposium on Health Care Insurance in Karachi recently. Mr. Saifuddin Zoomkawala, Chairman, Eastern Federal Union Insurance Co. (EFU) was the key note speaker on the occasion. Mr. Irfan Ahmed Sarwana, Vice President FPCCI welcomed Mr.
The Bank reported a Profit before tax of PKR 4.1 billion compared to PKR 4.9 billion for the same period last year. Revenue was lower by PKR 942 million primarily due to reduced margins. The impact of margin compression on revenue was partially offset by a stable non-funded income and decreasing cost of funds.
The Joint business council of Pakistan and Vietnam should be more active to promote bilateral trade relation and it could be helpful to increase trade volume between both countries, it is said by Chairman Pak Vietnam Business Council, Ghazanfar Ali khan on the returning from Vietnam after his successful business visit.
Zong, Pakistan’s No.1 4G Network, has entered into a strategic partnership with United Bank Limited (UBL), one of the leading banks in the country. The two companies signed anMoU for Mobile Broadband (MBB) under which UBL credit card customers and UBL employees will get MBB devices with upfront purchase of 12 months MBB bundles.
Engro Corporation Ltd posted profit after tax (PAT) at Rs2.84bn for the first quarter financial year 2017, translating into earning per share (eps) at Rs5.42, down 23 per cent from PAT at Rs3.69bn and eps at Rs7.05 for the similar quarter in 2016.
The Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecommunications – Honorable Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan will be the Chief Guest at the 10th Pakistan Telecommunication and ICT Conference (TeleCON 2017) www.shamrockconferences.net), being held on 18th May, 2017, at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.
SECMC Promises to Plant 100,000 Trees
To mark the celebrations and importance of Earth Day, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) has pledged to plant more than 100,000 trees. Brig (retd) Tarique Quadir Lakhiar, General Manager, Administration and CSR of SECMC said “Besides actively engaged in the extraction of coal, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) has started afforestation in Thar coal’s block-II and for the purpose, 100,000 tree saplings will be planted using saline water”.
DP World Limited handled 16.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first quarter of 2017, with gross container volumes growing by 5.7% year-on-year on a reported basis, and 5.0% on a like-for-like basis, well ahead of the industry estimate of 2.6%