DigiSkills collaborates with Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) at the Annual Job Fair, held to develop a platform for young graduates to find jobs. Dr. Zafar Alvi, Project Director DigiSkills graced the occasion along with other representatives of the corporate sector. The purpose of this event was to provide an opportunity for the graduates from the disciplines of Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Computer Sciences and Media Sciences, to interact the corporate sector. More than 30 top ranked companies from the industry participated in this 1-day... Read More.
U Microfinance Bank Ltd signed a grant agreement with Karandaaz Pakistan, with funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will help U Bank further its mission of financially including more women. U Bank won the grant through a competitive application process via Karandaaz’s Digital Experiments program. While uptake for digital financial services (DFS) remains low in Pakistan, the gap is especially wide when it comes to women. Only 7% of women in Pakistan are financially included, compared to 20% of men. Research shows that women are engaged... Read More.
Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Shared its new lineup of advanced innovations at its latest MENA Forum in Malta, all of which have been designed with a human-centric approach to solve problems and enhance people’s lives. The MENA has emerged as key market and major hub for technology innovation having witnessed an extraordinary shift in all aspects of the tech ecosystem, and the brand’s ‘Age of Experience’ product range will build and create new opportunities as it progresses. Announced by H.S. Kim, President and CEO of... Read More.
TCL Pakistan has marked the launch of its brand-new Android TV in Pakistan with the introduction of C8. TCL C8 4K UHD TV features advanced AI technology that uses Android P OS, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision, an Onkyo Sound Bar. Together, these features ensure the delivery of powerful in-home entertainment experience. The C8 comes with Google Assistant, allowing users to control the TV by voice, and has built-in Google Chromecast functionality providing simpler navigation and it allows users to stream content directly from their mobile devices. Speaking about the C8,... Read More.
The Government of Pakistan has notified the achievement of Financial Closing by Thar Energy Limited (TEL), a subsidiary of Pakistan’s largest Independent Power Producer, The Hub Power Company Limited (Hubco) [at a ceremony chaired by Federal Minister for Energy, Mr. Umar Ayub Khan in Islamabad]. Hubco incorporated TEL to set up a 330MW mine-mouth lignite-fired power Plant, one of the first power project to utilize the local lignite at Thar Coal Block II for power generation and was joined by Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC) in 2018. While Hubco currently holds 60% of the equity in... Read More.
Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the largest oil marketing company in the country, and Uber, the global ride-hailing service, have signed a strategic partnership agreement. Through this arrangement, PSO will provide its advanced DIGICASH Fuel Cards, coupled with Fuelink Mobile App and special offerings to the Uber partner drivers. DIGICASH shall enable a controlled yet convenient fueling experience through which Uber partner captains around the country will be able to monitor their fueling expenses, as well as get special discounts and rewards. Uber is committed to increase the supply... Read More.
Chinese mobile giant is working on alternatives to Google Mobile Services. It already has its suite of apps called Huawei Mobile Services which includes AppGallery, Huawei Video , Huawei Themes, Huawei Wallet, and Huawei Browser etc,. It also has Huawei Quick Apps which is its alternative to Google’s Instant Apps. Huawei also included Location Kit and Map Kit in HMS Core (its collection of tools for app developers) to provide location and mapping services but there was no mapping data to use. A report by Reuters says the Chinese mobile giant has... Read More.
TCL, Pakistan’s No. 1 TV brand, announced that they have again signed up to become Peshawar Zalmi’s partners for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 2020. TCL has been providing customers in Pakistan with advanced and innovative technology products aimed at creating an immersive user experience in the comfort of their homes and are now setting their sights on supporting sporting initiatives in Pakistan. Peshawar Zalmi, one of the most successful franchises in the Pakistan Super League, is a pioneer in the efforts to develop the youth of... Read More.
Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s favourite chain of shopping malls marked the closing ceremony of Dolmen Shopping Festival (DSF) with a grand event with the gifting ceremony of the 27th shopping festival across its three malls in Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi. The festivities came to an end with a glimpse of the celebrations that will continue this year. Hosted by Anoushay Ashraf, the ceremony was held to conclude the annual DSF celebrations and honour the grand prize winners, the winners of the festival who won gifts and vouchers over the span of... Read More.
Shell Pakistan Limited (Shell Pakistan) is collaborating with Pakistan’s highly trusted automobile website, PakWheels.com (PakWheels) to launch an exclusive portal. PakWheels is a website that provides information regarding vehicles; and has over the years won the trust of their visitors and established a good readership. Through this alliance , Shell Pakistan and PakWheels will provide a holistic gateway offering authentic and relevant information regarding Shell’s consumer lubricants. Shell offers a wide range of consumer and industrial lubricants and has collaborated with PakWheels to engage its visitor base of over... Read More.
Bonanza Satrangi, the leading fast-fashion brand, has launched their new store in the heart of the shopping arena of the city, at Dolmen Mall Clifton. Shoppers were incentivized with a Flat 40% discount on all products to celebrate the store opening which will run throughout the opening weekend: from 27th till the 29th December.The launch event was attended by the talented Mehwish Hayat who was spotted wearing a design from the brand’s new collection. Situated in the shopping centers’ upper level, the new store offers Satrangi’s latest collections in trendy... Read More.
OLX, Pakistan’s number one marketplace has announced a strategic partnership with Bank Alfalah in the online car and real estate market with the aim to promote financing with the integration of a financing widget on OLX. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the two companies at the OLX head office in Lahore. Through this partnership the OLX customers will be able to apply and generate quotations instantly on auto and home finance packages offered by Bank Alfalah. The MoU was signed by Bank Alfalah’sHead of Consumer... Read More.
Telenor Microfinance Bank’s APPCON 2019 is a digital application development initiative for aspiring individuals in the country. The event invited submissions from leading universities across the country. 3 teams were shortlisted from FAST, IBA and NUST with the winners given cash prizes and an opportunity to qualify for the final round of the Management Trainee/Internship Program 2020. The digital infrastructure of Pakistan is transforming at a rapid pace with the applications market showing the greatest promise. APPCON was organized to promote the young talent in the country and provide... Read More.
National Data Consultant (NdcTech), a leading financial technology firm in Pakistan and Temenos Group AG; the world’s #1 banking software company based in Geneva, Switzerland jointly hosted their 9th annual ‘Bank of the Future’ Forum 2019, at Marriot Hotel Karachi. This year approximately 150+ senior banking delegates and leadership representing over 20+ banks attended this forum. This full day event serves as a platform to share insights of global practices and develop and strengthen business relationships among leading global fintechs and banking institutions in Pakistan. Speakers shared strategies on transforming... Read More.
Team Pakistan made its debut in ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s largest green business ideas competition competing against 53 countries at the final event, held in The Netherlands yesterday. Three clean-tech business ideas were presented at the forum: Geothermal Pakistan, Goats for Water and TaazaGrow. GeoThermal Pakistan develops solutions to the prevalent costly, inefficient and polluting air conditioners (ACs).Goats for Water is a social enterprise that aims to provide community-led solutions to rural communities’ waterand energy needs by enhancing livelihood.TaazaGrow is on a mission to provide safe and hygienic food to... Read More.
Jazz, Pakistan’s leading mobile operator and digital communications company, has selected IBM Cloud and Analytics Solutions as key components of its digital transformation. IBM will build a private cloud environment at Jazz’s data center to deliver IBM Analytics solutions. Serving over 59 million subscribers nationwide, Jazz will utilize IBM Analytics to improve and personalize customer experiences and services. Through this implementation, Jazz will be able to ingest and analyze data in real time from various sources, and in turn, uncover customer behavioral insights and make more informed data-driven decisions.As... Read More.
TCL Pakistan, Pakistan’s No.1 LED TV brand has partnered up with Daraz, the country’s leading online marketplace, for the upcoming Gyara Gyara sale event – an online shopping extravaganza which will kick off at midnight on November 11, 2019. TCL and Daraz have promised that the sale will bring customers huge discounts, superior quality products and a unique shopping experience. TCL will be participating in the sale as a major co-sponsor and will be taking part in the 11.11 Countdown Gala being held in partnership with ARY Digital’s popular... Read More.
Apple has appointed Mercantile Pacific, Singapore, one of the leading global mobile phone distribution companies, as a regional distributor for Pakistan and Afghanistan. The company has a well-established and constantly growing network of partners, suppliers, and customers across the world and a powerful portfolio that includes popular models of all premium brands. Mercantile Pacific is now expanding its network into Pakistan by signing up Airlink Communication as its distribution partner across the country. Mercantile Pacific Head of Global and Business Development Simon Mallitte expressed his delight by saying,... Read More.
Daraz, the country’s leading online marketplace, has announced that the second edition of the Gyara Gyara (11.11) sale will be kicking-off at midnight on November 11, 2019 and will offer customers a unique experience that will go beyond retail to offer entertainment. Daraz introduced the 11.11 sale in Pakistan in 2018 and witnessed an 8x increase in sales volume. Over 3 million users visited the Daraz app during the five-day sale and had access to 3 million discounted products. This year, the magnitude of the sale is much bigger:... Read More.
Syed Business Distribution held a grand celebration in Karachi on completing a decade of their successful operations in the IT sector. The company unveiled their new product line on this occasion which will be available for Pakistan’s IT & Security market. The new products include Super Micro, Pivot3, Nexenta, Commvalut, Mobotix and Ajax. These innovative products will help IT & security market to enhance efficiency and plan their needs as per the new market demand. The event was attended by many industry experts, SBS Management team and SBS employees.... Read More.