Emirates is launching its much-awaited global sale to inspire and encourage Pakistani travellers to reconnect with family and friends or explore new destinations in the new year. With attractive offers, Emirates customers in Pakistan can make up for lost time in 2021.
The Monetary Policy Committee of SBP will meet on Friday, January 22, 2021 at SBP Karachi to decide about Monetary Policy. Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir, will give a press conference on the same day after the MPC meeting.
Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) & Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) M. Zubair Motiwala has stressed that the pending Income Tax Refund Claims of small traders, shopkeepers and the SMEs must be calculated out of the turn and the claims of around Rs50,000 to Rs100,000, whose assessment has been completed, should be released on top priority which would bring some relief to the lives of small businessmen during the ongoing extraordinary situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
President of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry Saleem-uz-Zaman and CEO/Chairman KITE DMC Zubair Chhaya lauded Deputy Commissioner Korangi’s efforts Shahryar Gul Memon for a successful polio drive in Korangi. He mentioned that actions of the DC are now converting into real results as the environmental samples of polio in Korangi were negative, and this is a great development towards making the district “polio-free”.
· Market traded range bound with -130pts and 251pts showing, closing the session +176pts. Selling pressure was primarily observed in Banks and Fertilizer sector. During the session, Advisor to PM on Petroleum hinted removal of cap on MARI’s dividend declaration which resulted in the stock hitting upper circuit.
In a bid to introduce an inclusive development model in the power sector of Pakistan, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has envisioned developing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) culture with its CSR drive of “Power with Prosperity”. In this regard, a webinar cum seminar was hosted at NEPRA Tower on Monday, attended by a number of senior representatives from power industry, public and private sector entities as well as members of the Authority, Mr.
The Karachi Port Trust handled 134,665 tons of cargo comprising 73,395 Tones of import cargo and 61,270 Tons of export cargo during last 24 Hrs ending at 0700 Hours.
TOTAL IMPORT CARGO:
The total import cargo of 73,395 comprised of 16,616 Tons of Containerized Cargo, 16,414 Tons of Bulk Cargo, 12,244 Tons of DAP, 4,541 Tons of Soya Bean Seeds, 8,529 Tons of Wheat and 15,051 Tons of Oil/Liquid Cargo
TOTAL EXPORT CARGO:
The total export cargo of 61,270 tons comprised of 29,672 tons of containerized cargo, 21,870 Tons of Clinkers and 9,728 Tons of Cement.
Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s first and largest Islamic Bank, has recently announced direct integration with global digital payments leader, Visa, for routing settlement of Visa card transactions. The shift comes in continuation with its direct integration with Mastercard last year, bringing the Bank a step closer to its goal of transforming its customers’ payment experience, enabling faster and more seamless transactions.
TPL Insurance, Pakistan’s first Direct Insurance Company, has partnered with Sastaticket, a one-stop-shop for all travel-related services, based in Karachi. Following the partnership, customers will have access to TPL’s Travel Insurance products while they compare airline and hotel prices on Sastaticket.pk.
A survey of senior executives involved in their firms’ international trade decisions and transactions has shown widespread optimism for trade bouncing back in the wake of coronavirus. The study, commissioned by DP World and conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, found that 70 percent of businesses predict trade will recover to pre-pandemic levels more quickly than recovery after the financial crisis of 2008, which took two years and two months.
Infinix, the number 1 selling smartphone brand of Pakistan has announced the latest addition to its celebrated Hot Series, the Hot10 Play. Infinix has started the pre-orders from 18th January on Xpark and PriceOye that will last till 24th January 2021.
The Governing Body of the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi has approved 17 sub-committees of the Governing Body. A member of the governing body will chair each committee. The Governing Body’s meeting was held under the leadership of the President Arts Council, Muhammad Ahmad Shah in which the chairperson of the following committees was elected.
Italian Ambassador H.E Andreas Ferrarese paid a visit to its kind Italy-Pakistan Footwear Technological Center (IPFTC). The Project is a joint venture of Pakistan & Italian Government initiative through Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association collaboration. IPFTC is equipped with a CAD-CAM Pattern Grading / Cutting and a Mechanical Physical Tests Laboratory for footwear.
CarFirst, Pakistan’s most trusted used car trading platform commenced its operations in Gujranwala and Sialkot with the bid to rapidly expand its network to meet the demand of the major metro cities of Pakistan. CarFirst will be opening purchase centres, and offering franchising services in Sialkot and Gujranwala within the next two months.
The Emirates Group today rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination programme for its substantial UAE based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
The inoculation drive began this morning, with priority being placed on its frontline aviation workforce, including Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and other operationally focused roles.