K-Electric joins “Let’s Clean Karachi” initiative

K-Electric looks forward to joining the #Let’s Clean Khi initiative launched by Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi and working closely to ensure a cleaner and greener city. The power utility lauds this initiative which is in line with Pakistan’s Sustainable Development Goals for environmental sustainability and extends full support to this initiative.

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Karandaaz signs seven investment agreements

Karandaaz has signed investment agreements with seven women-led businesses under its Women Entrepreneurship Challenge to help these small and medium enterprises. These include New Age Flour and General Mills, Web Work Solution, M-Tex, Lel, Noha Global, Kamal Impex and Saira Rizwan.

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Polythen Bags will be banned in Islamabad from August 14, 2019

Minister of State for Climate Change Ms. Zartaj Gul has said that polythene bags shall now be banned in beautiful Islamabad City from 14th August, 2019, which will be celebrated as day marking “Plastic Bags Se Azadi”. She was addressing awareness campaign ceremony regarding “Plastic Bags Se Azadi” arranged at National Highway Authority head office here today.

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Potential of overseas Pakistanis highlighted : Mian Zahid Hussain

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Tuesday highlighted the role of expatriates in national development. The expatriate community has encouraged during the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan, therefore, their expertise and resources should be utilized for the development of the country, he said.

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JS Bank and NOWPDP Join hands for entrepreneurship growth

JS Bank has joined hands with Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOWPDP), an organization which focuses on inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities for financing of loans under the JS Naya Aghaaz SME Loan program.

Through this partnership, JS Bank will work with NOWPDP, to extend financing facilities to individuals with disabilities.

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Designing the finance function of the future needs strong management to lead change

Insights on what will shape the future of the finance function are laid out in a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and PwC called Finance: a journey to the future?

The report summarises the responses of over 1,100 members and PwC contacts worldwide plus the views of the attendees of a series of roundtable events on six hypotheses about the future of finance which were developed jointly by the ACCA and PwC.

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K-Electric appreciates Pakistan Army’s support in averting crisis at KDA Grid

Ikram Sehgal, Chairman and Moonis Alvi, CEO of K-Electric expressed their appreciation for the timely assistance of the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Rangers, which proved critical in averting a crisis situation when floodwaters entered KE’s KDA grid station. As a result of the untiring efforts of KE teams and the Pakistan Army over several hours, the threat has been neutralized.

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Green Clean PAKISTAN

Federal Minister for Privatisation Commission, Govt, of Pakistan, Mohammadmian Somroo has graced an event to head a Green Clean PAKISTAN awareness ceremony at Privatisation Commission Office, in Islamabad today. On the occasion, Minister of State Ms Zartaaj GUl wazir has distributed green bags a memento of event among Privatisation Commission’s staff and media persons.

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Government of Djibouti continues to challenge rule of law in Doraleh Container Terminal case

  • Intends to regard international adjudications null and void
  • Rights of DP World were included in five previous substantial rulings over the last three years.
  • Ignoring the law and denouncing adjudications poses question marks over the interests of investors in Djibouti

A decision to be taken later this week by the government of Djibouti to apply to the country’s high court to rule all previous international adjudications null and void is a complete disregard for and contravention of the global legal system and existing contracts.

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Huawei announces 23.2% YoY growth in H1 2019

Huawei announced its business results for the first half of 2019: USD 58.34 billion in revenue, a 23.2% increase over the same period last year. The company’s net profit margin for H1 2019 was 8.7%.

According to Huawei’s Chairman, Liang Hua, operations are smooth and the organization is as sound as ever.

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“Preparing for our Digital Economy” on Saturday July 27, 2019

For digitization of Economy, the policy components of Digital Policy of Pakistan need to be backed by appropriate budgetary allocations by the Government. This was stated by Dr.-Ing Jameel Ahmad Khan, President of Pakistan Academy of Engineering while delivering his welcome address in the 14th Symposium of the Pakistan Academy of Engineering on the topic “Preparing for our Digital Economy” held at a local hotel in Karachi recently.

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Vulture-Safe livestock vaccination drive launched in Thar

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Baahn Beli, on Sunday, launched the first-ever vulture-safe vaccination drive in Thar, targeting vaccinating over 6000 livestock in two days, as part of their ongoing vulture conservation programme in collaboration with the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company in Sindh’s Thar region.

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Easypaisa facilitates digital insurance payments

Telenor Microfinance Bank, Pakistan’s leading microfinance bank has collaborated with Takaful Pakistan Limited, one of the leading Shariah compliant insurance companies to enable safe, secure and convenient access to payments through Easypaisa, Pakistan’s first digital financial service for Takaful customers.

This value added service is another step towards making the Easypaisa mobile payment and lifestyle platform a fully integrated and user centric solution which is convenient, secure and instantly accessible.

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