Sessions at major universities by foodpanda

foodpanda, Pakistan’s leading food delivery app, recently hosted a series of awareness sessions at major universities, including NCA, FAST, IBA Karachi, and NUST. The sessions aimed to introduce students to foodpanda’s subscription model, pandapro, and its benefits.

The company set up kiosks at each university, where students could easily approach and inquire about the services and what it had to offer.… Continue

Banking business hours during the month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak

During the ensuing holy month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1444 AH, the following office hours will be observed in the State Bank of Pakistan, which will also be followed by all banks, development finance institutions and microfinance banks:-

Monday to Thursday from 09:00 am to 03:30 pm with a prayer break from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm, whereas on Fridays, office hours will be from 08.30 am to 1:00 pm without a break.… Continue

SSGC marks the advent of Ramzaan with a blissful event

Istaqbaal-e-Ramzaan has become an indispensable feature of SSGC’s calendar of events through which Company employees mark the advent of the blessed month of Ramzaan.  Every year, the event organised by SSGC’s Corporate Communication Department is marked with the presence of reputed clerics and naat khuwaans of the country who reinforce the significance of the Holy month with their inspiring sermons and naat renditions. … Continue

Huawei Cloud Summit Middle East & Africa 2023 Kicked Off on 21 March

Themed “Unleash Digital with Everything as a Service”, the second Huawei Cloud Summit Middle East & Africa kicked off in Dubai on March 21. The event brought together over 300 government officers, cloud native industry experts, and customer representatives from the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, with the aim of exploring how to make the best out of cloud and the vital role of cloud in boosting digital economy.… Continue

PTCL Group celebrates International Women’s Day

Pakistan’s largest integrated ICT provider, PTCL Group (PTCL & Ufone 4G) celebrated International Women’s Day 2023 at its Islamabad Headquarters. Saadia Khan, Ex-Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) graced the event as a chief guest while prominent Jordanian molecular biologist, Dr.… Continue

Power Generation was down by 7.1% YoY during 8MFY23

Power Generation was down by 4.1% YoY during Feb’23

Power generation went down by 4% YoY to 7,756 GWh (11,541 MW) during Feb’23, compared to 8,088 GWh (12,036 MW) during Feb’22. The decline in the generation was owed to lower generation from FO (-80% YoY), Coal (-57% YoY) Wind (-44% YoY), and Gas (-7% YoY).… Continue

ZEM Builders hold caravan rally

A leading construction company held a caravan rally to showcase the progress of their multiple projects in Bahria Town, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad. The rally was held to reaffirm the commitment of ZEM Builders to community welfare and social development. The event also emphasized the company’s efforts toward transparency and communication with its partners, said a press release issued here today.                 … Continue

Tianjin Port becomes model for future port solutions in China, worldwide

Tianjin Port, a world-leading smart port powered by Huawei’s technology, has become a model for future port solutions in China and around the world. With introduction of technologies like 5G and AI at Section C smart container terminal at Tianjin Port’s Beijiang Port Area in October 2021, the port has realized more efficient, intelligent, and safer operation and helped increase stability and efficiency of China’s supply chain.… Continue

Pakistan restores mangroves for economy and ecosystem under CPEC: President PCJCCI

Moazzam Ghurki, President Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) said on Monday during a think tank session held at PCJCCI Secretariat that Pakistan has a lot to learn from China’s experience in addressing climate change issues. Recently Sixteen acres of mangrove forest have been successfully restored in the Sonmiani Marsh Dam area of Balochistan by CPEC and it has made smooth progress in the construction of the mangrove biodiversity and mangrove restoration demonstration zones in Pakistan.… Continue

The Pakistan Youth Festival 2023: Arts Council of Pakistan

Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi organized an “Award and Certificate Distribution Ceremony” in honor of the teachers of schools and colleges participating in the Pakistan Youth Festival 2023, in which the President of the Arts Council Muhammad Ahmad Shah, DG College Education Professor Shadab Hussain, Regional Director Colleges Karachi Prof.… Continue

Under long term strategy, IP procedures to be simplified through digitalization: Farrukh Amil

Chairman Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) Pakistan Farrukh Amil, while expressing his resolve to simplify Intellectual Property (IP) procedures which was a constantly evolving and technology driven activity, said that under its long-term strategy, IPO Pakistan wants to simplify the cumbersome IP procedures through digitalization which would enable individuals and companies to get their products, services and other exclusive material registered even through their smart phones as being done in developed countries around the world.… Continue

U.S. Mobilizes Diaspora and private sector resources for flood-affected communities

United States Ambassador Donald Blome highlighted the valuable contributions of the U.S.-Pakistani diaspora and the private sector at a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) conference aimed at building back better for flood-affected communities in Pakistan. The U.S. government has pledged more than $200 million to date to support flood relief and recovery efforts, disaster resilience, and food security, while the U.S.-Pakistani… Continue

Tech Valley Pakistan plans to improve Digital Education in Pakistan

Tech Valley Pakistan, in collaboration with Google for Education, PB Tech, and SpaceX/Starlink, met with Mr. Waseem Ajmal, Secretary of the Ministry of Federal Education, to discuss opportunities to enhance and improve connectivity in schools across Pakistan. Tech Valley is proud to be working with a number of local telecom providers to enable access for students and teachers across Pakistan.… Continue

Carrefour and Alkhidmat Foundation partner to lend a helping hand to those in need

● Carrefour and Alkhidmat Foundation have partnered to support the less privileged in Pakistan during Ramadan

● The collaboration will provide humanitarian aid to communities in Türkiye and Syria affected by the recent earthquakes

● Customers can find pre-packed boxes filled with essential items at all Carrefour stores to donate

Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Pakistan, has teamed up with Alkhidmat Foundation for the provision of humanitarian aid.… Continue

HEC announced the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2023 winners

Microsoft and Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission announced winners and runners-up of the jointly organized Imagine Cup 2023. The announcements were made during the closing ceremony held at HEC head office. The event was attended by many Vice Chancellors, and Pakistan’s educational leaders as well as Director General Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), Dr.… Continue

Bank holiday in Pakistan on March 24

The State Bank of Pakistan will remain closed for public dealing on Friday, March 24, 2023, which shall be observed as a ‘Bank Holiday’ for deduction of Zakat since 1st of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, 1444 A.H. is likely to fall on Thursday, March 23, 2023 (already being a public holiday).… Continue

ABHI joins hands with Master Group to Provide AbhiSalary (Earned Wage Access) to their employees

ABHI, an embedded fintech company, has signed an agreement with Master Group of Industries, operating in bedding, textile, automotive, chemical, furniture, and renewable energy industries. AbhiSalary will enable Master Group’s employees to access their earned wages ahead of their scheduled payday, empowering them with greater financial flexibility and control.… Continue