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Bangladesh Women’s cricket tour of Pakistan celebrated by HBL

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Karachi: October 14, 2015 – HBL hosted a ceremony in Karachi to celebrate the Bangladesh Women Cricket Team, which was touring Pakistan; the squad was the first women’s cricket team to play in Pakistan since 2006. Shahid Afridi, Pakistan T20 Captain and a member of the HBL Cricket Team, was the Chief Guest at the event, which was attended by Mr. A. Awal Chowdhury, Director of the Women’s Wing of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), senior officials from the PCB and the President and CEO of HBL, Mr. Nauman K. Dar along with other senior management from the Bank.


Speaking on the occasion, Shahid Afridi mentioned how he had been a part of Team HBL for over 15 years, recognizing the Bank’s role for the enablement of cricket and other sports. He thanked the Bangladesh Government and BCB for sending the team to Pakistan, stressing the importance for sports as a tool for improving relations between countries. He also recognized the performance of the both sides, congratulating Team Pakistan on their series win.

Speaking thereafter, the President and CEO of HBL, Mr. Nauman K Dar welcomed the Bangladesh team and gave special thanks to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wazed and BCB President Nazmul Hassan, recognizing their efforts in making this series a reality. He termed it an important step in promoting fraternity between the two countries and for the betterment of the sport. He mentioned that HBL’s first branch in Dhaka was opened in 1976; the Bank now has 7 branches there. He reminded the players that they were role models, saying that it was a mark of progress for women to be participating in sports like they are today. He told the players that they must believe in themselves, stating that there “was no reason that each one of you cannot achieve the place that Shahid has achieved”. He also expressed hope that this progress continues, stressing the importance of women participating in every field of life.

The Defence Advisor to the Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad, Brigadier General Mirza Ezazur Rahman was then invited to say a few words. He thanked the PCB and BCB for organizing the tournament, and recognized HBL for its important role in the enablement of sports. Shahid Afridi and Mr. Dar distributed gifts amongst both teams.

HBL is the nations’ largest private sector bank with over 1600 branches, 1700 ATM’s and a global presence in29 country. It is owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Karachi / DUBAI, October 12, 2015: Tetra Pak, the leading food processing and packaging solutions company, will demonstrate its approach to delivering innovation, value and leadership for its customers at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015. The largest trade exhibition for the food & beverage manufacturing, processing and packaging industry in the MEASA region, the show takes place from 27th – 29th October at the Dubai World Trade Centre and is expected to attract more than 30,000 trade visitors.

Amar Zahid, President, Greater Middle East & Africa (GME&A) for Tetra Pak said: “At Tetra Pak, our innovation agenda is not only focused on developing new processing and packaging solutions. We also help customers launch new products, improve their operational performance, reduce environmental impact and more. Through innovation we create value. That is “The Difference” that continues to drive our leadership and enables us to contribute to our customers’ success.”

Tetra Pak booth comprises six key areas: technical services, processing solutions, supply chain, marketing services, environment solutions, product portfolio (wall of fame). A few highlights include:

  • Tetra Pak® E3 a filling machine platform that uses electron beams instead of hydrogen peroxide to sterilise packaging material. Tetra Pak E3 brings a range of benefits to customers. With the potential to run up to 40,000 portion-packages every hour, the new filling platform lowers operational costs, improves environmental performance and increases production flexibility.
  • Water filtration unit, a latest innovation that delivers savings of up to 95 percent on water used for packaging lines and 10 percent on water used in processing lines.
  • Virtual training modules for customers’ production staff, showcased through a Virtual Reality training simulator.

As an industry leader, Tetra Pak will also host a series of seminars for customers during the show. These include: a Tetra Pak Dairy Index seminar to present the latest results reported in the 2015 edition of this valuable and globally recognised report for the liquid milk industry; a Tetra Pak Food Protection Technologies seminar during which customers will explore how Tetra Pak, as a total system supplier and partner can provide enhanced food protection; and a Tetra Pak “Deeper in the Pyramid” seminar to highlight the market opportunities presented to deliver safe, healthy, nutritious and affordable products to the millions of consumers in low-income households, particularly in fast-growing emerging markets.

“The Greater Middles East & Africa region is one of the biggest markets globally for Tetra Pak, with over 27 billion packages delivered to leading food companies last year. Our presence and range of activities being presented at Gulfood Manufacturing is important to highlight the true difference we deliver to our customers to ensure their continued success through innovation, value and service,” said Zahid

Tetra Pak is located at Gulfood Manufacturing on Stand Z-C2 in Zabeel Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Jubilee Life wins Training Development and Leadership Award

Monday, October 19, 2015

Karachi :October 19, 2015, – Jubilee Life, Pakistan’s leading life insurance company in the private sector, added another feather to its cap, bagging the Asian Training & Development Leadership Award 2015 at a ceremony held in Dubai recently.

Jubilee Life Insurance Company Ltd

In a glittering event, graced by the presence of renowned corporate leaders from around the world, Mr. Munawar Khalil, Head – HR, Learning & Support, Jubilee Life, was presented the “Training Leader of the Year” award.

“This is a proud moment for us. Recognition like this only drives us forward to achieve even more excellence in training and development,” said Mr. Khalil. “At Jubilee Life, we lay special emphasis on developing our resources through a strategic learning process that reflects in the success we have achieved over the years. Development of the skill sets and capabilities of our employees, both personal and professional is paramount to our training and development program and our enthusiastic yet cordial learning infrastructure is evident to it.”

“Our motto of developing a learning culture at Jubilee Life is based on continuous learning and opportunities for growth across the board.  However, it’s an honour to lead a team of dedicated professionals who with their untiring efforts made it possible to win this glorious award.”

The award is presented to corporate individuals and their organisations every year that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and have become exemplary leaders in the field of learning and development. The prestigious award is a celebration of all companies that have contributed in setting high standards of work and management in their respective industries.

Excellence in leadership is the primary criterion for the award. Every individual nominated is assessed on the basis of their vision, strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight over the last one year.

Jubilee Insurance is a global brand of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) that offers diverse insurance solutions (life, health and general) in the Asian and East African markets. Jubilee Life in Pakistan offers uniquely designed range of life and health insurance plans, catering to various customer segments and needs. These include retirement, child education, marriage, saving & protection, wealth accumulation, life insurance plans for women, rural insurance plans and life and health insurance solutions for the less privileged of our country. The company also recently launched Takaful to cater to Pakistanis of all walks of life.

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e2e organized session highlights power projects logistics

Thursday, October 22, 2015

e2e SCM organised an interactive session regarding power projects in Pakistan

Karachi, October 21, 2015: e2e Supply Chain Management Pvt. Limited, a leading logistics company of Pakistan, hosted an insightful interactive session, ‘Logistics for Tomorrow’, highlighting the significance of logistics in power projects in Pakistan – a burgeoning avenue within the growing industry.

The well-attended session was presided over by Frank Zeng, Director of Marketing and Sales at GEODIS, China, who was also the keynote speaker at the event. Zeng was also joined by Adil Rashid, GM Planning & Development from China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), Shah Zaman, a renowned custom clearance agent and Ahmad Moosa Supply Chain Director K Electric in a panel discussion to present valuable insights into strategic, tactical and operational logistics’ planning. With the government going all out to tackle the alarming energy crisis in the country, and several power generation projects scheduled to come on-stream in both the public and the private sector in the coming years, logistics management will play a critical role in ensuring targeted timelines.

Speaking on this occasion, Zeng said, “I am amazed to see the rapid pace of economic development here, and the great potential Pakistan has with regards to the logistics infrastructure, skilled human resource and trade opportunities. The upcoming collaboration for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will undoubtedly bring fruitful results for both countries.”

In his presentation, Zeng emphasized the vital importance of logistics with relevance to the local industry and the ongoing expansion of the power sector. Further into the session the significance of Gwadar was also highlighted with the development of CPEC and the lucrative impact it will have on Pakistan’s and China’s trade.

Abid Butt, Chairman and CEO of e2e, said “It is a great honour for us to have the presence of Mr. Zeng at this important occasion. His knowledge and insights of the subject matter are impeccable and will be a great value addition in further exploring opportunities for the strategic development of the power sector.”

With the focus on energy and transportation networks, the CPEC will strengthen and enhance Pakistan and China’s bilateral trade with cardinal regard to the upcoming $1.8bn Thar coal-based project, the 1 GW solar power park and various other renewable energy projects.

Zeng is responsible for Sales and Marketing of Industrial power projects of GEODIS – China. Having previously worked with BDP International and Panalpina, his portfolio in the logistics sector spans 20 years, while his contribution to designing and developing project management strategies have been internationally lauded.

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English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM) supports theatre play ‘Siachen’

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Karachi, October 26, 2015:Pakistan’s leading biscuit manufacturer, English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt.) Limited (EBM) has been a consistent patron of the local theatrical industry. Maintaining their stance, EBM has once again extended their support to the local entertainment industry by announcing the sponsorship of Kopykats Production upcoming theatre play, ‘Siachen’.

Written by Anwar Maqsood and directed by DawarMehmood, Siachenrevolves around the struggles of our brave soldiers through the tumultuous experience they undergo on the world’s highest battlefield – the Siachen glacier. Like previous plays in Kopykats Production’ repertoire, Siachen is a sober and thought-invoking drama bound to affect the audience emotionally.

The play will commence on October 28, 2015 at PNCA Hall Islamabad. Second leg of the play will be held in Lahore during December 2015 followed by Karachi in January 2016.

The director of Siachen, Dawa rMehmood in acknowledgement of EBM’s support;said “We are honored by the support from Peek Freans Sooper and Peek Freans Nankhatai to ensure that the talent in Pakistan gets a platform to perform. For us, our plays are a way of awakening the people of this country and leaving them with a thoughtful message to ponder upon.”

Zulfiqar Ali Ansari, Head of Marketing at EBM, said, “In recent times, theatre has gained immense popularity in the country. Kopykats production plays have always come across with a strong patriotic message. This play has a very strong connection with the audience of Peek FreansSooper, which is the country’s favorite biscuit, advocating patriotism and nationalism. Also, with Peek Freans Nankhatai, which has a nostalgic appeal; much like what Siachen has in all of us.”

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World’s Narrowest Bezel Video Wall by LG Makes Global Launch at GITEX

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

LG VH7B Video Wall Boasts Super-Slim Bezel Measuring Just 0.9mm in Size

Karachi / Dubai, October 27, 2015: In response to the demand for creative marketing display solutions, LG Electronics has pushed boundaries with the global launch of the world’s narrowest bezel video wall at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. In addition to the global launch, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, has chosen the 35th edition of GITEX Technology Week, to unveil its robust portfolio of cutting-edge display solutions catered to the evolving needs of vertical industries in the Middle East region.

The official global launch of LG's narrowest video wall by Mr. Kevin Cha...

The all-new UHD video wall display is redefining the video wall space with its unprecedented thin bezel, and features distinct new innovations that address the largest issues video wall customers face today. With its super slim bezel size, the VH7B Direct Backlit LED Display video wall measures just at 0.9 mm, offering the most seamless and immersive display solution. The VH7B video wall fully caters to the strong for various sectors including airports, shopping centres and hotels.

“LG is yet again pushing boundaries and raising the bar for video displays with the launch of the world’s narrowest bezel video wall. LG’s innovating technology comes from market intelligence and understanding what our customers want and resulting in solutions that truly enhance their business models. The global debut of the world’s narrowest bezel video wall at GITEX is testament to this,” said Mr. Kevin Cha, President, Middle East & Africa Region LG Electronics.

Cha added, “GITEX represents an enormous opportunity to showcase LG’s commercial display products in a highly competitive landscape and in front of a discerning crowd of professionals. This global debut also exemplifies how LG Electronics continues to deliver on its promise to provide innovations for a better business, with industry leading products catering to the aspirational needs of the modern marketeer.”

The ground breaking video wall display features LG’s “webOS for Signage” smart platform, which takes advantage of the built-in high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) sync playback that eliminates the need for an external PC or media player to play contents for daisy chain, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership. LG’s webOS for Signage enables a variety of web-based applications across multiple platforms, as well as the ability to write applications using HTML 5. The advantage of this platform is the ease of management and customisation for third party solution providers which makes lives easier for all stakeholders.

In addition to the global debut, a range of display solutions currently being showcased include the 98” ULTRA HD 4K premium signage display, 84” 10-point touch white board, the new ultra stretched 86” display, and the innovative LG beacon solution demonstrated on 10” compact touch screens. Also on display will be the UHD premium Hospitality TV UX960H designed to provide a connected guest in-room experience. These solutions are catered for a range of vertical industries including retail, education and hospitality.

At the week-long event, LG will engage with several potential and existing customers, along with its growing array of systems integrators, partners and consultants by showcasing how its leading product and solution portfolio can empower regional enterprises. With a focus on higher brightness, best picture quality and energy-efficient displays, the digital leader continues to set the benchmark in the signage industry.

Until Thursday, LG Information Display will be exhibiting its solutions in Hall 2 at Stand D2-1, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, UAE. For more information on LG’s B2B products and solutions, please visit www.lgecommercial.com.

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