Garena partners with global icon Justin Bieber for Free Fire’s 5th-anniversary celebrations

Garena has announced a partnership with global icon Justin Bieber as part of Free Fire’s 5th anniversary celebrations. Set to be the biggest to date, this year’s festivities include bringing back players’ favourite themed contents, exclusive rewards and giveaways, as well as a series of collaboration events and activities, both in-game and beyond.… Continue


NKATI, Karachi Police Chief join hands to make industrial area crime-free

Additional IG Karachi, Javed Alam Odho, while addressing the North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry (NKATI), has said that providing foolproof security to the business community is the top priority. North Karachi can use all resources to ensure a conducive and peaceful environment in the industrial area, and surveillance cameras will be installed to make the industrial area crime-free.… Continue


United States donates four Mobile Laboratories to strengthen Pakistan’s COVID-19 Testing

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented four mobile laboratories valued at $4.6 million to Pakistan’s National Institute of Health to strengthen Pakistan’s capacity to diagnose COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.  The state-of-the-art facilities will improve the accuracy of diagnoses, reduce testing turnaround time, and better protect healthcare workers, especially in remote locations where access to testing is limited. … Continue


Beaconhouse School System signs MoU with Pearson-Edexcel

Pearson-Edexcel and Beaconhouse School System, Pakistan’s largest network of private educational institutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide assessment services and international academic qualifications to support students’ learning by offering world-class qualifications.

The MoU signing ceremony was held here on Wednesday at a local hotel.… Continue


Climate change becomes a major threat to food security: Mian Zahid Hussain

Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum, All Karachi Industrial Alliance and Former Provincial Minister Mian Zahid Hussain said climate change had become a major threat to Pakistan’s national and food security.

Despite the severe water shortage in the country, more than half of the water is being wasted, which must be stopped, he said.… Continue


Engro Polymer & Chemicals, UET Lahore partner for industry-academia linkage program

Engro Polymer & Chemicals (EPCL), a subsidiary of Engro Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the prestigious University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore, to strengthen industry-academia linkage through cooperation in research and innovation along with professional development opportunities for students.… Continue


FrieslandCampina Pakistan wins regional corporate citizenship award for sustainability

FrieslandCampina Pakistan was awarded the Gold Standard Award 2022 for Corporate Citizenship (CSR and Sustainability) by the Public Relations & Communications Association Asia Pacific (PRCA APAC) at a ceremony in Singapore.

Recognised for its Dairy Development Program – an initiative designed to increase inclusion, profitability and quality for the dairy farmers of Pakistan and transform the dairy sector – the company competed in the prized CSR & Sustainability category against prominent names from the AsiaPacific region, including HP, Nestle, Novartis and Edelman.… Continue


The second iteration of the Make Space Hackathon in Karachi

The Make Space Hackathon is a virtual competition aimed at empowering change-makers to create tech-enabled solutions addressing Pakistan’s pressing population crisis. With over 600 applications from across the country, the enthusiasm and drive to develop innovative solutions were palpable before the competition kicked off.… Continue


THF & SBTE sign MoU to create a skilled Pakistan

The Hunar Foundation (THF), Pakistan’s largest Not-For-Profit Organization in private TVET sector, and Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the THF Korangi Corporate Office.

While The Hunar Foundation (THF) prioritizes opportunities for underprivileged and marginalized segments of the society to train and equip them with in-demand and employable skills, the SBTE’s vision is to provide a certified skilled workforce for the economic development of Sindh province and the country by providing quality assessment and well-recognized certification and facilitate competency-based training as per employer/industry needs.… Continue


Trade Associations demand govt to ensure affordable electricity in Karachi

The representatives of eight trade and industrialists’ associations hold a joint press conference at Karachi Press Club urging the government for its immediate intervention in ensuring affordable electricity to industries in Karachi for saving businesses, export productions, and livelihoods of millions of people.… Continue


U.S. Mission Pakistan celebrates future of women in energy scholar’s pilot program

U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Reed Aeschliman presided over a graduation ceremony for 17 female Pakistani university students who successfully completed the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council (USPWC) Future of Women in Energy Scholar’s pilot program. The graduation ceremony took place at the U.S.… Continue


Film Academy (OSCARS) invites filmmaker Mohammed Ali Naqvi as a member

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has invited distinguished members of the global film community to join the organization under various categories and our very own Mohammed Ali Naqvi is one of them. Recognizing his talent and vision, international acclaim and numerous awards in documentary and film making, Naqvi has been invited to become a member of the Oscars under the category of documentaries.… Continue


Free Fire Pakistan onboard Asim Azhar and Merub Ali to feature together

Free Fire Pakistan have announced the onboarding of Asim Azhar and Merub Ali in their latest collaboration which will feature a new single followed by a music video co-created with Asim Azhar. This collaboration brings about the first published work of the infamous celebrity couple, with the pair featuring together for the first time ever.… Continue


LUMS celebrates the commencement of the Class of 2022

Convocations are an honoured tradition to celebrate graduates’ accomplishments in the presence of loved ones, peers, and teachers. On June 30, the LUMS Class of 2022, came together to look back at the precious memories they made on campus, and look forward to new beginnings.… Continue


Turing, an international platform, brings value for developer talent with remote job opportunities in top US firms

Tapping into the South Asian talent pool for software engineers and democratizing job opportunities for the region’s developers, Turing, an international platform that connects software developers from around the world with high-quality, full-time remote jobs in the U.S, is launching in Pakistan to support engineers in fast-tracking their careers and landing their dream jobs from the comfort of their homes.… Continue


Stakeholders warned that fuel price hike further aggravate the girls drop out from schools

Expressing grave concern over the 2.2 million out-of-school children, with girls being the majority, experts have stressed on the implementation of the Free and Compulsory Education Act and girls’ right to secondary education in Punjab.

These thoughts were expressed in the consultation session on the Implementation of Free & Compulsory Primary Education Act and Girls’ Right to Secondary Education organized by Awaz CDS and National Commission for Human Rights.… Continue


Nestlé Pakistan conducts waste management training

Nestlé Pakistan, in collaboration with the Tourism Department of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, conducted an extensive two-day training on waste management and sustainable tourism in Swat.

The training is part of TREK’s community engagement initiatives. The training focused on building capacity of the local hospitality industry to promote the sustainability goal of shaping a waste-free future.… Continue


EBM wins RoSPA Silver award

English Biscuit Manufacturers, a leading FMCG company, has recently won the international and prestigious RoSPA Silver Award for maintaining the highest standards of health and safety at its premises.

The RoSPA Silver Health and Safety Award was given to EBM in recognition of its efforts to keep its employees safe.… Continue


A session on TRUST in news and information conclude

A consultative session on Trust in News and Information was organized by AGAHI, here in Islamabad today. The session was attended by leading journalists, academics and experts related to information and communications technologies, to share their opinions on how the baseline study can be improved in its scope and approach.… Continue


GIZ Pakistan organized certificate award and showcasing programme

A certificate award ceremony for Master Trainers in Entrepreneurial Skills trained at the Professional Development Center of National University of Science & Technology (NUST) Islamabad under the Clean Power Purchasing Development project. The project is being implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as part of the… Continue


Asif Raza Qadri congratulates newly elected office bearers of the Association of Press Photographers

During their visit to Karachi Press Club, a delegation led by Religious leader Asif Raza Qadri congratulated newly elected officials of the Association of Press Photographers (PAP), won in the annual Election 2022-23.

The newly elected PAP officials would play a key role in eradicating social evils through their best capabilities, urged Asif Raza Qadri and added the struggle of the photojournalist and journalist community for the development and prosperity of Pakistan was commendable:

Congratulating the governing bodies Rashid Ahmed, Masroor Abidi, Ashraf Memon, Rizwan Tabassum and Mohammad Matin Khan, he said that maintaining the annual tradition of elections under democratic continuity is a commendable process.… Continue


Moin A. Malik becomes CEO TCS Logistics

TCS – Pakistan’s largest logistics company appoints Mr. Moin A. Malik as CEO of TCS Logistics Private Limited. Malik has an illustrious career in the logistics industry with which he has been associated for over three decades. Before joining TCS Logistics he was the CEO of Agility Pakistan, a company he led for over 20 years.… Continue


Darul Sehat Hospital sends employees for Hajj

Darul Sehat Hospital, owned and operated by Darul Shifa International (Pvt) Ltd. sends six of its hospital employees for the holy pilgrimage of Hajj this year. The recipients were selected via a lucky draw that included all hospital employees and presided under Darul Sehat Hospital, Chairman, Mr Amir Chishti.… Continue


British Council organizes Pakistan stories film screening

The British Council, in collaboration with Patakha Pictures in Pakistan and the Scottish Documentary Institute in the UK organized a film screening event for “Pakistan Stories” at a hotel in Islamabad. Pakistan Stories seeks to support a new generation of female Pakistani documentary filmmakers to enable them to create engaging films that reflect on their society, and Pakistan’s 75 years of independence.… Continue


Two-day conflict reporting conference concludes with Peace Journalism awards

Social media has erased the line between truth and lies, and this is in my view is extreme reporting. Where facts, reality are manufactured but only if you have sufficient manpower and resource, you can alter reality, said Federal Minister of Power Khurram Dastagir Khan at the keynote address on the second day of the two-day conference on ‘Extreme Reporting: Conflict and Peace in the Digital Age’ held at the Centre of Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA) on Sunday.… Continue