Zong enters into strategic partnership with UBL

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.

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Tree Saplings Planted in Thar to Mark Earth Day


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”.

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DP World reports 5.7% gross volume growth 1Q 2017

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% throughput growth for 1Q2017.

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UnionPay International and Pakistan Summit Bank will jointly issue UnionPay cards

UnionPay International announced that it has signed an issuance agreement with Pakistan Summit Bank. According to the agreement, the two sides will jointly issue UnionPay cards to support the trade, economic cooperation and personnel exchanges between China and Pakistan. Now, UnionPay has become the international bankcard brand with the second largest market share in terms of card issuance.

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PSO, Toyota rollout co-branding activity at PSO retail stations

The country’s leading oil marketing company, Pakistan State Oil’s retail outlets were selected by the international automotive manufacturer Toyota to conduct a customer survey of motorists. Under the arrangement, Toyota set up kiosks at PSO retail outlets in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad and Multan to carry out customer surveys, distribute souvenirs and handout free car service vouchers at Toyota.

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KPT wins the KCCA inter departmental cricket league 2017

In a final played at TMC Cricket Ground, F. B. Area, the KPT Team set target of 279 runs for the Pakistan Navy to achieve in 50-Overs match and won it by a margin of 16 runs. Winning the toss and forcing Pakistan Navy to field first, the KPT team capitalize to score a good knock of 279 runs at cost of 7 wickets during the final match of Karachi City Cricket Association Inter Departmental Cricket League 2017.

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Telenor Microfinance Bank’s Easypaisa services available at Utility Stores nationwide

In a first-of-its-kind partnership,Telenor Microfinance Bank joins hands with Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to make its mobile money service, Easypaisa, available at Utility Stores nationwide. The agreement was signed in Islamabad between Ali Riaz Chaudhry – President & CEOTelenor Microfinance Bank, and Waseem Mukhtar Chaudhary – Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation, in the presence of respective management teams.

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Wind power sector looks govt. support

Wind  power sector is looking for the support of  PM who has recently chaired the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) held on 24th April 2017, where the PM has instructed the power ministry to immediately resolve upfront tariff issues with NEPRA for different kinds of fuels, including LNG, solar, coal, furnace oil, diesel and gas and ordered all line departments to work out immediate solutions for administrative and legal issues that were holding up the implementation of energy projects on a priority basis. 

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IBA: CED Certificate Distribution Ceremony

A Certificate Distribution Ceremony for Business Incubation Program for Women Home-Based Workers was held at IBA Main Campus on Tuesday 25th April. Sixty one women home-based workers belonging to areas such as Sultanabad, Korangi, Ibrahim Hyderi and Lyari were awarded certificates for completing a comprehensive three-month entrepreneurship training program especially designed for them.

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Marriyum inaugurates China Culture Centre at PNCA

Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Tuesday the China Cultural Centre was one of the dividends of China-Pakistan exemplary friendship. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the centre at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), she said launch of the centre was reflective of the intensity of the deep-rooted friendship between the two neighbourly countries.

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