Alibaba.com, a leading platform for global business-to-business (B2B) trade, will take part as the Gold Sponsor in the 24th Textile Asia International Trade Fair, the largest textile trade fair in South Asia, which is set to be held in Karachi from 10 to 12 March 2023.… Continue
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Free Fire & Jazz Game now collaborate to launch a new esports league in Pakistan
Free Fire and Jazz Game Now join hands to launch a new esports tournament, Game Now Free Fire Sea Invitational Qualifiers (FFSIQ). It will feature a prize pool valued at PKR 2 million sponsored by Game Now.
Free Fire is the world’s leading mobile battle royale game with over 1 Billion downloads and has been at the forefront of the esports revolution in Pakistan.… Continue
Google to host 7 Women Techmakers events to support over 1,550 women developers in Pakistan
Google is organizing seven Women Techmakers (WTM) events in Pakistan this year to support and empower more than 1,550 women developers across five cities. WTM is a global initiative by Google to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in tech.… Continue
Chancellor, Ilma University, Noman Abid Lakhani appointed as Member, SHEC.
In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 6(3) of the Sindh Higher Education Commission Act, 2013, Chief Minister Sindh has appointed Chancellor, Ilma University, Mr. Noman Abid Lakhani (T.I.), as Member, Sindh Higher Education Commission (SHEC).
The appointment of Mr.… Continue
OICCI, Unilever Pakistan and Circle mark Women’s Daywith a theme of ‘Embracing for Equity’
The Overseas Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI), partnered with Unilever Pakistan and Circle, marked International Women’s Day with an event to celebrate the opportunities and challenges of enabling equity within the workplace.
The event included a series of talks and mentoring sessions, connecting leaders from the corporate and startup world with women leaders of the future from across Pakistan.… Continue
Tax exemptions go beyond further concessions to the agricultural sector, KATI
President of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) Faraz-ur-Rehman said that the government has exempted a large sector of the economy from tax, while big landlords are being given more concessions which are doubtful. He said that despite giving privileges to the powerful landlords, there is a shortage of commodities in the country, and vegetables and fruits are far from the reach of the common man.… Continue
U.S. Government announces scholarships for flood-affected students in Pakistan.
The U.S. government announced 500 new scholarships to Pakistani university students from flood-affected districts to assist them in completing their degrees. U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome announced the scholarships at an event celebrating the achievements of female scholars in honor of International Women’s Day at the Higher Education Commission in Islamabad.… Continue
Careem to launch women-driven motorbike service for females, opens registrations
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Careem announces plans to launch a new women-driven motorbike service, catering exclusively to its female customers. The service will commence in Karachi and make its way to other cities in Pakistan. Careem welcomes registrations from women who are interested in working as a female Captain to access flexible income opportunities.… Continue
Male Champions of Change Pakistan report progress on gender equality
Members of the Male Champions of Change Pakistan Group release their first progress report, providing transparency and accountability for their individual and collective actions taken to accelerate gender equality, and women’s representation in their organisations.
The Male Champions of Change Pakistan 2022 Progress Report presents the 2022 results for Member organisations and was signed off for release by the Group during their first meeting in 2023 hosted by Aamir Ibrahim, Jazz CEO.… Continue
A mixed session was witnessed at the PSX today.
· A mixed session was witnessed at the PSX today. The benchmark KSE-100 index opened in the positive zone but traded both ways throughout the trading session due to the prevailing political unrest. The mainboard saw significantly lower volumes due to the investors’ lackluster participation.… Continue
Saquib Ahmad to head SAP Pakistan, Iraq & Afghanistan
Saquib Ahmad, Country Managing Director, SAP Pakistan & Afghanistan, has been given additional charge to lead SAP Iraq. He assumed his additional role as the Managing Director Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan with effect from March, 2023. The new role and added responsibility are a result of Saquib’s outstanding performance.… Continue
PPL clinches Corporate Philanthropy Award
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has once again been adjudged as one of the largest corporate givers by volume of donations for 2020-21 and 2021-22 by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). This is the 18th consecutive year since 2004 that the company has maintained this philanthropic tradition.… Continue
Sightsavers calling for inclusive and accessible healthcare for all, especially women with disabilities
To enable women to access the adequate healthcare and enjoy meaningful participation in the society, international development organisation Sightsavers is calling for all health services to be inclusive and accessible for women and girls, including those with disabilities, on this women’s day.… Continue
Nestlé Pakistan collaborates with Ufone 4G BPO Operations to establish advanced customer service solution.
Nestlé Pakistan Limited, a leading global food and beverage company, has collaborated with Pakistani telecom services provider, Ufone 4G’s Business Process Outsourcing Operations (BPO Operations) arm to establish a state-of-the-art Contact Center solution to provide effective customer services to Nestlé customers.… Continue
DeafTawk and Kingfisher partner to promote digital inclusion for Marginalized Deaf Community in Pakistan
DeafTawk, a startup scaled under Pakistan’s premier accelerator program Jazz xlr8, dedicated to improving the lives of deaf individuals, has partnered with Kingfisher, a next-gen mobile experience (MX) company, to promote digital inclusion and create a positive socio-economic impact for the deaf community in Pakistan.… Continue
Two-day U.S.-Pakistan counterterrorism dialogue concludes in Islamabad.
Senior officials of the United States and their Pakistani counterparts opened the Pakistan-U.S. Counterterrorism Dialogue on March 6 at the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad. The two-day policy-focused meeting was chaired by the U.S. Department of State Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Christopher Landberg and Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Additional Secretary for the UN and Economic Diplomacy Syed Haider Shah.… Continue
A brief note on fertiliser sales in Jan 23
· Urea sales for Jan’23 clocked in at 631.3k MT, down by 24%MoM as the Rabi sowing season draws to a close. On the flipside, urea offtakes have increased by 6%YoY, supported by the government led imports which held a market share of 22%.… Continue
Zonergy Corporation displayed its smart energy solution at Solartech Indonesia 2023
Zonergy Corporation showcases its smart Energy Solutions in Indonesia’s most renowned International Solar Energy Exhibition (Solartech Indonesia 2023)held at Jakarta Convention and Exhibition Center, Indonesia. Zonergy Corporation made its debut at the exhibition, and Jun Guo, executive director and president of the company, led the delegation as the team leader.… Continue
IMC Wins 1st Prize at UN Global Compact Network Pakistan Awards
At a ceremony hosted by the UN Global Compact Network Pakistan (UN GCNP) at Karachi, Indus Motor Company (IMC) took first prize, winning the Global Compact Business Sustainability Award 2022 in the Multinational Enterprises category. The award was presented at the SDGs Pakistan Summit 2023 by Mr Jonas Erlandsen, Senior Lead South Asia, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, to IMCs Mr Asad Abdullah, Head of Corporate Communication & CSR and Member of Board UN GCNP.… Continue
18th My Karachi Exhibition concludes with presentation of Rs5 million cheque for earthquake affectees in Türkiye
The 18th My Karachi – Oasis of Harmony International Exhibition concluded successfully here at the Expo Center with presentation of cheque worth Rs5 million to support the affectees of devastating earthquake in Türkiye, which was presented by the leadership of Businessmen Group and Karachi Chamber to Consul General of Türkiye Cemal Sangu at the Closing Ceremony of the exhibition.… Continue
Engro hosts the 2nd edition of talks@engro on IWD focusing on “Embracing Equity”.
As a homegrown Company with a legacy of nearly six decades, Engro is committed to fulfilling its undeniable responsibility to help unleash Pakistan’s potential. The second talks@engro event was held to mark the International Women’s Day (IWD) and inspire positive action towards a more equitable future.… Continue
TPL Insurance (WTO) and Takaful Bazaar partner to offer shariah compliant services
TPL Insurance Limited – Window Takaful Operations (WTO), one of the leading insurance providers in Pakistan, has partnered with Takaful Bazaar, an upcoming Takaful digital platform, to offer shariah-compliant services to customers. The partnership aims to promote and offer Shariah Compliant products and smooth the customer handling journey via technology enablement.… Continue
A positive session was witnessed at the PSX today.
· To begin the business week, a positive session was witnessed at the PSX today. The market started rising shortly after the opening bell rung owing to expectations of reaching a staff-level agreement with the IMF this week as the market reached an intraday high of 460.71 points.… Continue
Agri connections opens on March 16
Pakistan’s first ‘Agri-Connections Event 2023′ will be held on March 16th in Karachi organized by the Pakistan Agricultural Coalition (PAC) aimed at connecting Pakistan’s agriculture to industry, finance, government, and the world. This is the 1st edition of PAC’s annual conference and exhibition in which different sessions will be held that include Pakistan’s agriculture and opportunities in the global economy; Investment opportunities in agriculture; Increasing growers’ profitability; Sustainable agriculture and climate change; Access to capital; Maize for poultry, dairy (and exports?);… Continue
Pak-Qatar General Takaful Partners with Takaful Bazaar to promote takaful products to wider audiences
Pak-Qatar General Takaful has partnered with Takaful Bazaar as this partnership aims to promote and offer Shariah Compliant products as well as to smooth the customer handling journey via technology enablement.
Through the partnership with Takaful Bazaar, Pak-Qatar General Takaful is looking to expand its reach and offer its products to a wider audience.… Continue