‘Live easy’ with easypaisa: Redefining financial empowerment

In its ongoing commitment to providing convenience and reliability to millions of Pakistanis, easypaisa, the country’s leading digital financial services platform has launched ‘Live easy’, a unique campaign that aims to showcase easypaisa’s diverse use cases that bring ease and convenience into everyday lives of users and simplify financial matters.… Continue

Introducing Zong 4G’s innovative IR Bundle for UK Travel

Zong 4G, Pakistan’s leading telecommunications provider, brings forth its latest innovation: the International Roaming (IR) Bundle tailored specifically for travelers heading to the United Kingdom. Designed to offer a seamless and cost-effective solution for staying connected while exploring the United Kingdom’s sights, this offer sets a new standard in travel convenience.… Continue

YourNest Pakistan hosts grand launch event in Karachi

YourNest Pakistan hosted the YourNest Pakistan Launch Event on in Karachi. The event, attended by distinguished guests, marked a significant milestone for YourNest Pakistan as it introduced Australia’s leading property development companies and announced their visionary plans for Pakistan.

The event was hosted by Mr.… Continue

Garaj, Paysys Labs partner to boost digital financial services

Garaj, Pakistan’s largest local cloud service provider, and Paysys Labs, a trusted name in digital financial services, have joined forces to collaborate on initiatives related to the digitization of payments and financial services.

Under this partnership, Garaj will be equipping Paysys Labs with an enterprise-grade platform and state-of-the-art infrastructure for the latter’s utilization, offering them access to Pakistan’s largest Tier-3 certified data center to support Paysys Labs’ financial services initiatives.… Continue

Punjabi Music fever is at an all-time high on Spotify in Pakistan.

In recent years, the musical landscape of Pakistan has witnessed a remarkable transformation, with Punjabi music gaining unprecedented popularity on Spotify. The younger generation, in particular, has been drawn to the traditional and modern blend of instruments in Punjabi tracks, resulting in an impressive surge in both the number of releases and listener consumption.… Continue

Prantik Group celebrates 25 years of successful operations in Bangladesh and beyond.

Prantik Group, formed in 1998, has become a reliable name in the Shipping industry of Bangladesh. The Group has celebrated its twenty-fifth year in Bangladesh this week. The Group provides various marine services, from marine and industrial engineering, vessel chartering, shipping & manning agency services, salvage & diving to shipbuilding & docking regionwide.… Continue

KCCI is perturbed over the exorbitant hike in petroleum prices

President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Mohammad Tariq Yousuf has expressed deep concern over the staggering hike in prices of petroleum products which would further fuel the already skyrocketing inflation, intensify miseries for common man and create serious issues for the industry due to unbearably high cost of doing business.… Continue

The crucial role of clinical trials in medical progress

Conducting clinical trials is always challenging; however, these challenges are magnified in low and middle-income countries, said Prof Dr. Faisal Mahmood, Section Head of infectious diseases at Aga Khan University. He shared the many challenges particular to LMICs, especially in the context of Pakistan, while speaking at a Media Roundtable on “COVID-19 and the importance of clinical trials.”… Continue

Challenging sociopolitical and macroeconomic factors impaired KE’s profitability for FY23

The recently concluded fiscal year was significantly influenced by challenging sociopolitical and macroeconomic factors that cascade impact multiple sectors, including KE. Surging inflation, policy rate hikes, rupee devaluation and a contraction in economic activity have significantly influenced the company’s operations and overall profitability.… Continue

The Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan University Hospital celebrate the World Heart Day.

The Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan University Hospital commenced this year’s World Heart Day celebrations in full swing as the leadership of AKU, led by President Dr. Sulaiman Shahabuddin, and Section Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Saultat Fatmi, along with many other esteemed faculty members, medical staff, doctors, nurses, and enthusiastic medical and nursing students, came together for a vibrant Mini-Marathon on Sunday, 17 September 2023 at the AKU Sports and Rehabilitation Center, at the AKU Stadium Road Campus.… Continue

PSO announces the inauguration of refuelling operations at Quetta International Airport

In a landmark achievement, PSO has reached a remarkable milestone by inaugurating its state-of-the-art aircraft refuelling facility at the Quetta International Airport, situated in the heart of Balochistan, the capital and largest city of the province.

The auspicious occasion was graced by the General Manager Aviation, Marine & Exports, PSO, Syed Khawar Abbas Jillani as the chief guest, along with other dignitaries including, Malik Mazhar Hussain APM – Quetta, representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the vigilant guardians of the Airport Security Force (ASF), local luminaries, and revered officials from both organizations.… Continue

PSX past week and outlook

The outgoing week saw the market awaiting the MPC meeting’s decision, wherein expectations ranged from ~0% to 2% hike in the policy rate, and last week’s T-Bill auction suggested the latter. However, the Finance Ministry left the policy rate unchanged at 22%, citing controlled inflation and lower CAD, amongst others, as the main impetus to maintaining the status quo.… Continue

KMBL and HBL Konnect sign agreement

The Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited and HBL Konnect have signed an agreement, enabling payments for Khushhali Bank customers through HBL Konnect branchless banking and agents network across Pakistan. The agreement marks a significant step taken by KMBL to incorporate partners from the digital payments industry to transform its infrastructure, thereby facilitating customers to make their Khushhali Bank payments conveniently throughout the country.… Continue

Business community revitalise industrial zone amid economic challenges, President KATI Faraz-ur-Rehman.

The Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) is collaborating with District officials to rejuvenate industrial and commercial activities in the face of economic instability. President of KATI, Faraz-ur-Rehman, emphasised the need for concerted efforts to transform the district into an ideal industrial zone during a luncheon in honour of the newly appointed Deputy Commissioner, Syed Jawad Muzaffar.… Continue