Meta shares an approach to protect election integrity and support community safety in Pakistan.

Meta today shared updates on how it will help keep Pakistan’s communities safe and protect the integrity of the upcoming Pakistan General Election through its proactive approach, which includes forming an Election Operations team; developing stronger policies to address harmful content and networks; combating misinformation; increasing transparency for political ads, and driving digital literacy and civic education programs.… Continue

Indus Motor wins multiple accolades at the International EHS Awards

The Professionals Network (TPN) honored Indus Motor Company (IMC) with awards in multiple categories, for its continued commitment and exceptional contribution to the Global Goals, at the 9th International Environment, Health and Safety Summit and Awards 2023. The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by TPN at Karachi, by Mirza Babar Baig, Sr Vice President/Group Head, National Bank of Pakistan.… Continue

Dawlance factory converted to Solar-Power

Dawlance has converted one of its manufacturing facilities in Karachi to Solar-Power, with an investment of more than 600,000 Euros. This solar plant will enable the DPL factory to produce 4,000 kilowatts of electricity, enough to meet 20% of the factory’s power needs with renewable energy.… Continue

Nishat Mills Limited announced a cash dividend of PkR5/sh.

Nishat Mills Limited (NML) announced its 4QFY23 result earlier today, wherein the entity recorded unconsolidated NPAT of PkR1.03bn (EPS: PkR2.9) for the quarter, lower by 69%QoQ and 18%YoY. This decline in earnings is majorly attributable to a quarterly decline in other income (absence of dividends from power subsidiaries/associates) and high taxation.… Continue

Crackdown against urea hoarders, smuggling brings farmers relief in Pakistan.

The government’s crackdown against urea hoarders and smugglers has started to yield favourable results as the market prices for farmers have begun to normalise and reduced by around Rs 500 to 600 per bag. Last week, the Interim Interior Minister Sarfaraz Bugti initiated strict action against culprits involved in the smuggling and hoarding essential commodities, like wheat, sugar, urea and oil.… Continue

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission visits Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to bolster security ties

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew Schofer visited Peshawar September 25-26 to reaffirm U.S. commitment to border security and continued support for Pakistan in its fight against cross-border infiltration and militancy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. During the visit, DCM Schofer visited the Inspector General of Frontier Corps at the historic Fort Balahisar, where he announced a new $250,000 program to enhance the Frontier Corps’ nighttime operational capabilities.… Continue

Kabir re-elected as BCMA president for two years.

Md Alamgir Kabir, vice-chairman of Crown Cement PLC, has been re-elected as president of the Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) for 2023-25. Similarly, Imran Karim, vice-chairman of Confidence Cement Ltd, and Abdul Khaleque Pervez, managing director of Diamond Cement Ltd, were also re-elected as the 1st and 2nd vice-president of the BCMA.… Continue

Cheezious partners with WWF to combat food loss and waste on International Awareness Day

Cheezious, a leading name in the food industry, is thrilled to announce its partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on the occasion of International Awareness Day of Food Loss and Waste. This collaboration reflects Cheezious commitment to social responsibility and its dedication to addressing critical global issues, such as food loss and waste.… Continue

Indus Hospital & Health Network commemorates World Lung Day

Voices Against Tobacco (VAT), an initiative of Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN), commemorated World Lung Day this week by hosting a friendly football match with partners Karachi United and Kiran Foundation. World Lung Day is commemorated each year to bring attention to the factors affecting lung health and how to address them.… Continue

PEMDA oath-taking ceremony held

Pakistan Electro Medical Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PEMDA) shall try to save foreign exchange of the country by encouraging local production of medium level Electro Medical Equipment. It was determined jointly by Mr. Qasim Ali, Patron in Chief, Mr. Babar Kayani, Chairman, Mian Tahir Rashid, Senior Vice Chairman, Mr.… Continue

Jazz-NUST 5G Innovation Lab Hosts Pakistan’s First 5G Hackathon in Partnership with NITB and Code for Pakistan

Jazz, Pakistan’s largest digital operator, is bringing Pakistan’s first 5G Innovation Hackathon in close collaboration with the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), NITB, and Code for Pakistan (CfP). The groundbreaking initiative aims to harness the immense potential of 5G technology and other cutting-edge innovations to address critical challenges in Pakistan’s key sectors, including health, education, financial services, disaster management and climate change, agri-tech, and Industry 4.0.… Continue

EFP 17th Occupational Safety, Health, Environment Awards Ceremony held in Karachi

Sindh’s Caretaker Minister for Law and Religious Affairs and Human Rights, Barrister Mohammad Omer Soomro, has said that most of the labour standards are already in conformity with the Quran and Sunnah that was revealed 1500 years ago. It is incumbent upon employers to safeguard the interest of workers and provide them with all required facilities, including a living wage so that a satisfied worker is keener to improve the working and profitability of an enterprise.… Continue

inDrive accelerates growth, expanding to five new cities in Pakistan

In a move set to redefine the transportation landscape, inDrive, Pakistan’s leading ride-hailing service, is thrilled to announce its expansion into five new cities, including Larkana, Kāmoke, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, and Okara. This strategic expansion is a testament to inDrive’s commitment to providing seamless, convenient, and reliable mobility solutions to an even broader nationwide audience.… Continue

KATI hailed BMG’s victory in the Karachi Chamber Elections

In a resounding victory for the business community, the Businessmen Group (BMG) emerged triumphant in the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) managing committee elections. The landslide win was hailed as a significant achievement, with Faraz-ur-Rehman, President of the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) and Founder President of Pakistan Business Group (PBGO) with Deputy Patron-in-Chief of KATI, Zubair Chhaya, calling it a decisive moment for Karachi’s businessmen.… Continue

TPL Insurance – Window Takaful Operation and HBL Islamic partner to offer seamless Takaful coverage for car finance customers

TPL Insurance – WTO, a premium insurance and Takaful services leader, is excited to announce a strategic collaboration with HBL Islamic Banking. This partnership is set to redefine Takaful coverage for HBL Islamic Car Finance clients, delivering top-tier Auto Takaful solutions to the Pakistani market.… Continue

JCL posts ATP of PKR 8 billion in FY23

On Monday, the Board of Directors of Javedan Corporation Limited (JCL) announced the financial results for the year ending June 30, 2023. JCL has recorded a profit of PKR 8 billion, representing the company’s highest-ever profit. The Board of Directors has also approved a final cash dividend of PKR 6 per share, equivalent to 60% of the face value, amounting to a payout of PKR 2.3 billion.… Continue

A grand-scale peace event was held in South Korea from September 18 to 20

A grand-scale peace event was held in South Korea from September 18 to 20 with stable operation and participants’ satisfaction. Themed “Implementation of Multidimensional Strategies for Institutional Peace,” the world peace event hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) with the contribution of 2,000 volunteers was set to welcome over 800 global leaders from 121 countries representing diverse sectors including politics, education, youth, women, media, and religion from around the globe.… Continue