Shahid Afridi plans to join hands with Sindh Govt to educate children

Cricket legend Shahid Afridi has appealed to the Sindh Government to join hands with him in his drive called “Educate a Child”. The famous cricketer turned philanthropist made this appeal in a joint statement along with Zahid Saeed who is the CEO of his partner charity Green Crescent Trust (GCT)

The SAF has been running the eight charitable school in Karachi enrolling 2400 underserved students for over two years in collaboration with the GCT that in total runs 150-plus charitable schools in Sindh having an enrolment of 29,000 children of the needy families.

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Ramzi, CEO StarLinks becomes President

The results of WCCI Karachi South elections were announced recently. Shanaz Ramzi, CEO StarLinks elected unopposed as president for the year 2020-2021. Other office bearers include Bissma Bader as senior vice president and Saadia Khaled as vice president.

Ramzi has always worn many hats and is currently the charter president and immediate past president of Rotary Club of Karachi New Central, as well as assistant district governor for the year 2020-2021.

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Rajpar becomes Chairman of PSAA

Mr. Mohammed A. Rajpar has been elected unopposed as Chairman of Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA) for the term 2020-2021 in the annual elections of the association. It was declared at PSAA’s AGM, held on 24th September 2020 at Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi.

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Dawlance wins ‘Best Digital Marketing Communications (Video) Award’ 2020.

The leading enterprise in Pakistan’s home-appliances industry – Dawlance has proved its competitive-edge and innovative superiority, by winning the ‘Best Digital Marketing Communications (Video) Award for Dawlance SYNC campaign in the Pakistan Digi-Awards Ceremony (PDA-2020).

This prestigious accolade reflects the creativity and innovative superiority of Dawlance which is renowned for producing feature-rich products to achieve sustainable growth and competitive-edge.

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ACCA to train teachers for the ‘New Normal’

ACCA is organising a free of cost teacher training workshop to support country’s educators to be better prepared to teach more effectively in a post-pandemic ‘New Normal’ as they return to in-person teaching in a highly transformed world.

Themed ‘Getting ready to teach in the ‘New Normal’ – Mastering the post-pandemic pedagogy’, the workshop will include exclusive insights into how teachers can prepare themselves for a blended future of education, learn new skills and tools to enhance learning experience of the students, devise comprehensive assessment techniques, and disseminate learning and advice that prepares students for the future workplace.

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Stimulus hosts regional final round of climate launchpad global competition

Stimulus, the Pakistan partner for Climate Launchpad Global Competition, hosted the Regional Final of the competition on September 17 & 18, 2020, with support from Engro Foundation. With participation from 14 countries across Eastern Europe, Middle East & Central Asia, the event attracted 200+ participants who logged in to attend the event virtually, across the Region.

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Byco Petroleum reports 48% increase in annual gross profit to Rs 2.9 billion, despite unprecedented challenges

Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd. (BPPL) today reported financial results for the year ending June 30, 2020. During the year, despite facing a 15% fall in crude oil prices, Byco was able to limit the reduction in the company’s gross sales by only 5%, from Rs 252 billion to Rs 239 billion in the previous year, through implementation of prudent strategies.

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Lucky Cement launches scholarships of vocational training for the Youth of District Lakki Marwat

In an effort to empower the youth of Pakistan, Lucky Cement Limited has launched a dedicated vocational training program for the permanent residents of District Lakki Marwat. The initiative offers possible opportunities of employment through skill development. Under this program eligible youth will be enrolled for various vocational training programs in partnership with Hunar Foundation at Rashdiabad in District Tandoallahyar.

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Pakistan’s liquid foreign reserves position

The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$ 19,903.7 million on 18-September-2020.The break-up of the foreign reserves position is as under:-

Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan: US$ 12,701.6 million

Net foreign reserves held by commercial banks : US$ 7,202.1 million

Total liquid foreign reserves             : US$ 19,903.7 million

During the week ended 18-September-2020, SBP reserves decreased by US$ 119 million to US$ 12,701.6 million, due to government external debt repayments.

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Careem makes a permanent shift to “Remote-First”

Careem, the Super App for the greater Middle East and Pakistan, is now a Remote-First company. Careem colleagues in 36 offices have the freedom to work from a remote location. The company’s physical offices will remain open and are being re-designed into spaces that facilitate collaboration and team building while also providing flexible workspaces for individual colleagues.

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Oladoc launches upto 40% discount on VISA card payments

‘Oladoc- Find the Best Doctors’, is offering upto 40% discount on doctor appointments with VISA card payments. With this offer, people will be able to book doctor appointments with the thousands of medical specialists available on the oladoc platform and will be able to avail upto 40% discount on the doctor’s fee if they pay with a VISA card.

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