President APNS attends KEC’s meeting

The 15th meeting of Karachi Editors Club (KEC) was held at Beach Luxury Hotel recently. Syed Sarmad Ali, President All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Managing Director Jang Group was the chief guest on this occasion.

President KEC Mubasher Mir highlighted the activities and performance of the KEC before the chief guest and invited all participants of the meeting to address the gathering.

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Nestle launches pet food in Pakistan

In collaboration with Labrador Retriever Club of Pakistan, Nestlé launched one of its worlds renowned pet food brand by the name of Nestlé Purina. This is the first time ever that an internationally renowned premium pet food brand will be launched in Pakistan.

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UBL and Pakistan Post signs a MoU

United Bank Limited (UBL) and Pakistan Post recently signed a memorandum of understanding enabling post offices all over Pakistan to deliver financial services through the UBL Omni platform. The agreement was signed by Sima Kamil, President & CEO, UBL and Rubina Tayyab, Director General of Pakistan Post.

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DP World signs agreement with government of Jammu and Kashmir


The government of Dubai, global trade enabler DP World and the government of Jammu and Kashmir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to develop trade infrastructure in the Indian state.

The agreement will see discussions take place on a multi-modal logistics park and hub in Jammu, comprising warehouses and specialised storage solutions that will also encourage inter-modal transfer of containers, bulk and break-bulk cargo.

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SBP Issues Shariah compliant Long Term Financing Facility for exporters

In order to provide Shariah compliant alternative of conventional Long Term Financing Facility (LTFF) to meet long awaited demand of exporters, State Bank of Pakistan has issued Islamic Long Term Financing Facility (ILTFF) based onMudarabah. State Bank of Pakistan since 2008 has been offering long-term refinance facility for plant and machinery through commercial banks and development finance institutions to allow exporters an opportunity to avail concessional financing for imported and locally manufactured plant & machinery.

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Etihad Airways honours record breaking executive

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has honoured its high flying executive Andrew Fisher following his record-breaking feat of travelling around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights. Clocking a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, Andrew managed to beat the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

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Asphalt 8 Telenor Cup concludes

Pakistan’s foremost telecom and digital services provider Telenor Pakistan announced the success of Asphalt 8 Telenor Cup, in association with Gameloft, a leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, which recently took place in Lahore. It was Pakistan’s first time-limited mobile gaming event with Gameloft’s top racing title: Asphalt 8: Airborne, customized exclusively for Telenor’s users in Pakistan.

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MCCPK & Pink Ribbon collaborate for World Cancer Day

METRO Cash & Carry Pakistan collaborated with Pink Ribbon (Women’s Empowerment Group) in organizing “Pink Ribbon Week Marking World Cancer Day” starting from 4th Feb to 11th Feb 2018 in disseminating awareness about breast cancer by placing a kiosk with donation boxes in store and dedicated class room sessions that would educate employees and customers about what is breast cancer, what is the risk, how to self-examine, medical tests and actions if you have it.

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China donates life-saving ambulance to Aman Foundation

Chinese Consulate, as part of its social responsibility initiatives has partnered with the Aman Foundation to support their life-saving Ambulance program. The partnership was announced at the launch of a woman empowerment event at Aman Foundation head office. The woman empowerment program at Aman Tech is a female vocational training program focused to empower women from marginalized communities.

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Diplomats for improving Pakistan’s perception to attract foreign investment

Karachi-based diplomats have underscored the need to improve the perception about Pakistan in order to attract maximum number of foreign investors who will certainly be interested in massive investment opportunities available in Pakistan, particularly Karachi. Exchanging views at a Breakfast Meeting hosted by Karachi Chamber in a local hotel, they added that Foreign Investors from their respective countries were keen to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan but the negative perception, excessive paper-work and red-tapism were hindering FDI in the country.

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Eighteen’ all set to mark its presence in Lahore

Following a rousing reception from buyers and investors in Islamabad and Karachi, Eighteen showcased its US$ 2 billion project at Expo Centre Lahore. A joint venture of Egypt-based Ora Developers, Saif Group and Kohistan Builders (KBD) in Pakistan, Eighteen’s product line includes luxurious villas, gated community, beautiful apartment complexes, a retail hub and a business complex

Ali Abdel Ghaffar, CCO Eighteen said, “I was delighted to see the overwhelming response at the Zameen Expo Lahore where we showcased our master plan of the project underway in addition to the extended product line.

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Shura calls for Day of Morality in the country

Speaking at a meeting of Shura Hamdard, organized by Hamdard Foundation Pakistan, to discuss the theme: “Inclusion of the subject of morality in curricula of primary an higher education,” Dost Mohammed Faizi, former Sindh minister said that keeping in view the corruption, mismanagement and moral degradation rampant in Pakistani society, it was necessary to hold a “Day of Morality” in the country and that day should be fixed on 9th January, the birthday of Hakim Mohammed Said, who not only had launched a ‘movement of voice of morality, but also brought out a magazine: “Voice of Morality” in order to promote the cause of morality and moral conduct necessary to make Pakistan a peaceful and prosperous Islamic state.

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