The Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) has bestowed its prestigious ‘Leadership Award’ to the founder and Chairman of English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM) – Mr. Khawar Masood Butt, during its conference in Lahore. This accolade was presented in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the marketing and advertising industry of Pakistan as well as his vision and good governance resulting in EBM’s successful growth over the years. The CEO & MD of EBM – Dr.Zeelaf Munir received this award on behalf of Mr. Khawar Butt. Khawar Masood Butt has continued... Read More.
The provincial government Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) launched a mobile application ‘Mera Bacha Alert’.This application will help address the issues of child abuse.The application will generate an alert and a short text message (SMS) which will be sent to the district police officer (DPO), the regional police officer (RPO), the inspector general of K-P Police (IGP) and the Chief Secretary. The application, PMRU officials said, provide parents with the ability to file a missing person report with the police instantly if their child has gone missing. They will be able to add... Read More.
In a bid to contribute towards the Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan Movement, WaterAid in collaboration with District Government Muzaffargarh and development partners celebrated the Open Defecation Free District Muzaffargarh. The ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at District Council Hall, Muzaffargarh. The Minister of State for Climate Change Ms. Zartaj Gul graced the occasion as Chief Guest, with CEO Wateraid UK Mr. Tim Wainwright as Guest of Honour, CD WaterAid Pakistan Mr. Siddiq Ahmad, DC Muzaffargarh Mr. Ali Shahzad, Deputy Secretary Local Government Punjab Mr. Najeeb... 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.
Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd., Pakistan’s leading oil company, recently conducted its quarterly oil spill response (OSR) exercise off the coast of Karachi Harbour. Byco’s OSR team coordinated its exercise in coordination with the Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA). Captain Imran Rashid Khan, Director of Joint Maritime Information Coordination Centre (JMICC) represented Pakistan Navy, while Lt. Cdr. Shah Faisal represented PMSA. Byco conducts OSR exercises every quarter to be fully prepared for any unforeseen circumstances. Subsequent to the oil spill caused by MV Tasman Spirit, Pakistan felt... Read More.
With its commitment to the Prime Minister’s ‘Clean Green Pakistan’ initiative, Nestlé Pakistan continues to pave the way for addressing the climate change challenge. Advancing the initiative, Nestlé Pakistan in partnership with Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) and Ministry of Climate Change kicked-off the second wave of tree plantation drive to be held across the country. Nestlé Pakistan kicked-off its Monsoon Tree Plantation campaign in partnership with MCI and Ministry of Climate Change at Ankara Park, Islamabad. Speaking at the occasion, Samer Chedid, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Pakistan... Read More.
Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Umrah had issued a circular on Massar (https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/account/hajsmartform) stating pilgrims in countries with Biometric enrollment centres for Hajj & Umrah, such as Pakistan, must consider completing the mandatory biometric registration locally after obtaining Hajj or Umrah visa. Registering biometric information before arriving at the entry ports of the Kingdom is recommended to save waiting time at the airports and to facilitate a smooth entrance to KSA. Recently, The Kingdom reported that hundreds of visitors to the country were rejected an entry and sent... Read More.
Peek Freans Sooper, Pakistan’s Number 1 selling biscuit brand, manufactured by English Biscuits Manufacturers (Private) Ltd, unveiled three new TVCs today, thereby repositioning the brand to “SeedhiSaadi Khushi ka maza” (simple joys of life). From the time of its launch, Peek Freans Sooper, has been a favourite across Pakistan, and no other biscuit brand has been able to reach its level of success. The new Peek Freans Sooper television commercials mark the launch of the brand’s communication strategy. Ayesha Janjua, GM Marketing EBM Said “The bond Sooper shares... Read More.
U.S. Ambassador Paul W. Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., was welcomed by Engro Corporation President Ghias Khan when he visited Engro Elengy Terminal Limited, accompanied by the U.S. Consul General and Chairman Port Qasim Authority, on Monday, September 16. There, Ambassador Jones came aboard the country’s first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), brought to Pakistan in 2015 as part of Engro Elengy Terminal – a collaboration between Engro and American company Excelerate Energy, and investment partners World Bank Group and Royal Vopak of the Netherlands. Excelerate Energy is an... Read More.
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched Tax Asaan Smartphone app (Android/iOS) for salaried persons. Friendly User Interface (UI) and easy-to-use features makes the Income Tax return app useful. Tax Asaan is Smart Application developed for Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan to facilitate its Taxpayers, to use commonly re features as available on various FBR Websites. The features currently available are ‘Income Tax Return app’ known as Tax Assan app can be downloaded from Google play store and Apple store. Online Verification Services provide a mechanism to Taxpayer to make online inquiries about different... Read More.
Pakistan Travel Agent Association has announced a boycott of UAE-based Etihad Airways due to the ongoing tensions over Kashmir. The association’s chairman Khawaja Ayub Naseem said that the airline’s boycott is to protest against UAE giving ‘Killer Modi’ its highest civilian award. He said that a formal announcement would be made in a press conference today, where he will explain the association’s plan for the future. We will also brief the Dubai-bound visitors of UAE’s anti-Kashmir move and will try to change their mind. It should... Read More.
The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) has teamed up with a mobile phone application developer team to create the “Mohafiz” app, which allows search and information-sharing of cases of underprivileged, homeless children who run away from their homes in Punjab. Through this app, assistance can be sought from government institutions in case of an emergency and citizens can also report any missing children and accidents. Hundreds of children are present in various centres of the province including the CPWB in Lahore. Finding the families of these estranged children... Read More.
Punjab government on Saturday announced issuing Sehat Insaf Cards to government employees . According to Radio Pakistan, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed the line departments to take necessary steps in this regard. The CM said government employees could avail healthcare facilities from hospitals up to seven hundred twenty-five thousand rupees through these cards. Back in the month of February, this year, Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched the first phase of ‘Sehat Card Scheme’. Sehat Card Scheme Under the scheme, the treatment for angioplasty,... Read More.
Akhuwat and Unilever Pakistan have come together to champion transgender rights and inclusion in the workforce. Together the organizations aim to provide dignified employment opportunities to members of the transgender community whilst also creating safe work environments that enable them to grow professionally. Akhuwat will serve as a bridge between Unilever and the transgender community by leveraging its relationship of trust with key Trans influencers and activists. Akhuwat will also support the company with sensitization for employees and co-develop capability building programs for potential Trans employees. By engaging... Read More.
A launch workshop was arranged by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)to mark the beginning of its program on implementation of Energy Management System (EnMS) in Industries.This program, is a part of UNIDO’s flag ship project on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy called Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industries in Pakistan. Under this program UNIDO trained Energy Consulting firms, will carry out EnMS implementations including Energy Audit in 50 industrial unitsacross 10 industrial clusters, enabling in achievement of ISO 50001 based Energy Management Systems. The EnMS program is covering major... Read More.
Haleeb Foods one of the leading food and beverages company of Pakistan won prestigious accolade in the food category at the 16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards for being committed to be at the forefront of the environmental protection in Pakistan. This award distinguishes the high quality standards and vision of the company towards the environmental protection initiatives taken at two plants in Bhai Pheru and Rahim Yar khan. Expressing his thoughts on this milestone Memosh Khawaja – CEO Haleeb Foods stated that; “This prestigious award has recognized the resourceful... Read More.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.today announced that it has partnered with 12 leading companies in Pakistan as part of the Corporate Coalition for Viral Hepatitis Elimination in Pakistan (CCVHEP) program to support the Government of Pakistan’s effort to eliminate viral hepatitis in Pakistan by 2030. CCVHEP was announced at a press conference in the city that was also attended by Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, and senior officials from the Ministry of National Health Services. The coalition is led by a... Read More.
Engro Fertilizers Limited has received two awards for Best Environmental Performance and Tree Plantation. Every year, the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) acknowledges the accomplishments of top companies shortlisted on their performance against a comprehensive criteria. Mr. Mumtaz Ali Shah, Chief Secretary Sind, was the Guest of Honor for this Awards Ceremony. Being the only company in Pakistan aligned with DuPont Environmental Standards, and additionally fully compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Pakistan, Engro Fertilizers remains the torchbearer in combating climate change through major environmental... Read More.
K-Electric won the ‘Best Social Media Influencer Communication’ award at Pakistan Digi Awards 2019. This is the 4th award won by KE in three years and is a testament to its vision of maximizing customer convenience through the use of technology. The event was attended by leading professionals from the digital industry. Various brands, agencies and individuals competed for 80 categories this year, out of which 37 awards were given after jury-based assessments. The latest award is yet another testimony to KE’s approach towards enriching customer experience through... Read More.
Lucky Cement Limited won the Environment Excellence Award at the 16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2019, organized by The National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH). The award ceremony was held at a local hotel on 09 July 2019. Lucky Cement received the award in recognition to its commitment towards energy conservation and contribution towards protecting the overall environment for a greener Pakistan. The Annual Environment Excellence Awards are the benchmark for environmental standards in Pakistan. Speaking of the occasion, Mr. Amin Ganny, Chief Operating Officer, Lucky Cement Limited,... Read More.