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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Byco increases its share in Pakistan’s gasoline supply sevenfold

Byco increases its share in Pakistan’s gasoline supply sevenfold

Byco increases its share in Pakistan’s gasoline supply sevenfold

• The company’s gross sales increased by 61% to Rs 66.4 billion.

• The Isomerisation unit was successfully placed into service in the current quarter and is contributing positively to the company’s profitability. 

(Karachi, 03 December 2018, For immediate release) Pakistan’s leading Oil Refining Company, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd. (BPPL) announced results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2018. The company’s gross sales increased by 61% to Rs 66.4 billion from Rs 41.4 billion in the same quarter last year. The net turnover increased by 71% to Rs 53.7 billion from Rs 31.4 billion a year earlier. 

The refineries sector in Pakistan experienced a tough quarter due to rising crude prices and Pak rupee depreciation. This squeezed the profitability of the sector, however, Byco managed both the risks better than the industry peers.

Byco Petroleum generated a gross profit of Rs 1.7 billion in the first quarter. The net profit for the quarter was Rs 397 million, or Rs 0.07 per share. There had been increase in manufacturing expenses as compared to same period last year mainly due to startup of the two units of the Company i.e. Reformer and Isomerization. Since start of the Isomerization Unit in July 2018, the Company has been converting 100% of its Naphtha into Motor Gasoline. Share of the Company has increased from 1% to 7% in country supply pool of Motor Gasoline. 

Although Byco Petroleum is not immune to the industry-wide challenges, the company has much more to accomplish and is confident in its ability to create value for its shareholders, customers, and all other stakeholders. 



Khalifa Port Abu Dhabi to double container volumes in 2019, official says

Khalifa Port Abu Dhabi to double container volumes in 2019, official says

Khalifa Port expects to double the number of containers handled next year with the help of China’s Cosco Shipping Ports, which inaugurated a $430 million terminal and container freight station at the Abu Dhabi facility on Monday, officials said.


CSP, the Hong Kong-listed unit of the world’s No. 3 container shipping line China Cosco Shipping Corporation, has a 35-year concession agreement to run the new terminal, its first overseas greenfield unit.

Khalifa Port handled 1.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units – a measure of container volume - last year and this figure is forecast to reach 1.6 million TEU this year and more than 3 million TEU next year, said Captain Mohamed Al Shamisi, chief executive of Abu Dhabi Ports, which operates Khalifa Port.

“We are operating at more than 90 per cent capacity,” said Mr Al Shamisi. “Bringing Cosco will give us more capacity, and more breathing space.”

The new terminal is part of ambitious plans for Khalifa Port, which replaced Abu Dhabi’s 1960s-built Port Zayed as the emirate’s main container port in 2012. Khalifa Port currently has a capacity of 5 million TEU with the CSP terminal and could expand the facility’s total capacity to 9.1 million TEU over the next five years.

The CSP terminal has a capacity of 2.5 million TEU and CSP could spend another $200m to add an additional 1 million TEU in the next three to five years, said Mr Zhang Wei, vice-chairman and managing director of CSP.

With the help of CSP, Khalifa Port wants to be a hub for the entire Arabian Gulf region rather than just a gateway to the UAE. With CSP's entry, freight costs will be reduced as mother ships call directly at the port and feeder vessels from Khalifa head to other ports in the region.

“Because we are considering Khalifa Port as a hub port, all of these vessels will call on Khalifa port directly rather than transiting through other ports, and that means direct connectivity, quicker time and lower freight cost,” said Mr Al Shamisi.

The new terminal will also allow Khalifa Port to receive very large vessels, including a 20,000 TEU ship expected to dock at the facility next year.

Read more on source



بہت ہی خوبصورت شاعری :  سامنے اس کے کبھی اس کی ستائش نہیں کی

بہت ہی خوبصورت شاعری : سامنے اس کے کبھی اس کی ستائش نہیں کی

سامنے اس کے کبھی اس کی ستائش نہیں کی
دل نے چاہا بھی اگر، ہونٹوں نے جنبش نہیں کی

اہلِ محفل پہ کب احوال کھلا ہے اپنا
ہم بھی خاموش رہے اس نے بھی پُرسش نہیں کی

جس قدر اس سے تعلق تھا چلا جاتا ہے
اس کا کیا رنج کہ جس کی کبھی خواہش نہیں کی

یہ بھی کیا کم ہے کہ دونوں کا بھرم قائم ہے
اس نے بخشش نہیں کی ہم نے گزارش نہیں کی

اک تو ہم کو ادب آداب نے پیاسا رکھا
اس پہ محفل میں صراحی نے بھی گردش نہیں کی

ہم کہ دکھ اوڑھ کے خلوت میں پڑے رہتے ہیں
ہم نے بازار میں زخموں کی نمائش نہیں کی

اے مرے ابرِ کرم دیکھ یہ ویرانۂ جاں
کیا کسی دشت پہ تو نے کبھی بارش نہیں کی

کٹ مرے اپنے قبیلے کی حفاظت کے لیے
مقتلِ شہر میں ٹھہرے رہے جنبش نہیں کی

وہ ہمیں بھول گیا ہو تو عجب کیا ہے فراز
ہم نے بھی میل ملاقات کی کوشش نہیں کی






Monday, December 10, 2018

Cyber attackers steal 150,632 plastic cards’ data of three banks

Cyber attackers steal 150,632 plastic cards’ data of three banks

KARACHI: At least three Pakistani banks were pounced with yet another cyber attack after a gap of almost three weeks as data of over 150,000 plastic cards were put on sale on the dark net on November 13, The News learnt on Friday.

A Moscow-based anti-fraud firm the Group IB detected an abnormal spike in Pakistani banks’ data offered for sale on one of the card shops as a new set of dumps – technical epithet for card data – was uploaded to Jokerstash card shop, a secretive hub of stolen card data.

“There were 150,632 dumps of Pakistani banks,” the information security firm said in a statement. “The banks affected by this breach included major Pakistani financial organizations such as Habib Bank, MCB Bank Limited, Allied Bank Limited and many others.”

A central bank’s spokesman declined to comment on the latest whistle blow.

Group-IB said Habib Bank “was affected most by the breach. Roughly 20 percent of cards in the uploaded database was issued by this bank”.

The cyber theft didn’t just affect the Pakistani banks alone as some other international banks’ data were also compromised by the hacking attempts.

The Group-IB said more than 16,000 cards of other regional banks and over 11,000 card data of banks with unrecognised geography were also dumped on the hub. It didn’t mention the currency unit of the amount to clarify how much the latest breach would cost, but it said the “total amount of dumps that went on sale on Nov. 13 was amounted to 177,878”.

The Group-IB official said it is very rare that Pakistani banks’ cards come on sale on the dark net card shops. “In the past six months it was the only big sale of Pakistani banks’ data.”

Last month, the Group IB also pointed at nine banks including BankIslami, Habib Bank, JS Bank, Faysal Bank, Soneri Bank, Bank of Punjab, Bank Alfalah, Silkbank, and MCB Bank whose data was compromised. But, the Pakistani banks said their data was safe and not vulnerable to cybercrime.

BankIslami accepted Rs2.6 million of its consumers were siphoned off and later they credited the amount into the bank accounts.

The Group IB said there were no card dumps of BankIslami up for sale this time around.

The information security firm said the file was initially put on sale under the name “PAKISTAN-WORLD-EU-MIX-03 (fresh skimmeD EU base): PAKISTAN/WORLD/EU TR1+TR2, uploaded (on November 13)”. The file was with non-refundable base.

“Slightly later the name of the database with dumps was changed to «PAKISTAN-WORLD-EU-MIX-03 (fresh skimmeD EU base): PAKISTAN/WORLD/EU TR1+TR2,” uploaded on the same date. The time for refunds was three hours.

“Presumably, originally the seller didn’t want to allow refunding purchased cards, but he later decided to give its potential buyers sometime to test the reliability and value of data on sale,” the Group-IB said.

Dmitry Shestakov, head of Group-IB Cybercrime research unit said card dumps are usually obtained by using skimming devices and through Trojans infecting workstations connected to point of sale terminals.

“What is interesting about this particular leak is that the database that went on sale hadn’t been announced prior either in the news, on card shop or even on forums on the dark net,” Shestakov said.

“The market value of this database is estimated at $19.9 million. The sale price for these card dumps ranges from $17 to $160.” The information security firm said the previous breach might have caused the compromise of BankIslami account holders that took place on October 27. “The set of dumps was valued at $1.1 million with sale price ranging from $35 to $150.”

The Group-IB said on an average 1.8 million dumps were uploaded to card shops monthly from June 2017 to August 2018. “Card dumps account for 62 percent of total sets of card data sold, which means that POS Trojans represent the major method of compromising credit cards and might have caused this particular leak,” it said in another report.

The central bank has directed banks to upgrade their systems to meet any cyber attack challenge in future. Banks are required to inform SBP and peer banks of any imminent threat that comes to their knowledge and SBP will take all possible actions to safeguard the banking system.

Banks took various measures to improve shield of their IT systems against any cyber attack following the central bank’s instructions. Last month, they also temporarily stopped debit cards of their customers for international cash withdrawal.






Nippon Paint Pakistan announces winners of AYDA 2018

Nippon Paint Pakistan announces winners of AYDA 2018

Nippon Paint Pakistan announces winners of AYDA 2018

Nippon Paint Pakistan announced the Winners of 'Asia Young Designer Award' (AYDA 2018) on 7th December at the finale event held in Royal Palm, Lahore. Launched in 2008, the event has become one of Asia's premier design awards, serving as a platform to inspire architecture and interior design students to develop their skills and to network with key industry players and peers in the region. Acknowledging the abundance of talent in the creative industry and in an attempt to give back to the society through investing in the future of young architectural students, AYDA was launched by Nippon Paint Pakistan during the year 2016.

For the year 2018-19, 15 countries across Asia are participating in the AYDA Regional Finale 2018-19 including Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan and Pakistan.

The highlight of this year's AYDA is that the Regional Platinum Award Winner will get to attend a fully funded '6-week all-expense paid for design discovery program' at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where the winners will have the privilege to learn and experience intensive studio work, lectures, workshops and field trips. This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the lucky winner. This program results from NIPSEA Group's establishment of the Gennosuke Obata Fellowship Fund at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design ('GSD'). The fund will provide financial aid to GSD students from Asian countries.

A world renowned Malaysian architect Ar. Sarly Adre Bin Sarkum graced us with his presence as a Guest Speaker. Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum is an architecture futurist, sustainability proponent and design activist. Currently, he helms the hybrid architectural design firm "Sarly Adre Sarkum Architecture Sdn. Bhd". He is the Immediate Past President of the Malaysia Green Building Confederation which is Malaysia's Green Building Council under the auspices of the World Green Building Council. He is also currently an elected council member of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (The Malaysian Institute of Architects). He currently sits as one of the five directors of the GBI Green Rating Tool.

The jury for the competition included renowned architects including Ar. Raza Ali Dada, Managing Partner at Nayyer Ali Dada & Associates, Ar. Fawad Abbasi Vice President at IAP and Architect at Suhail & Fawad Architects, Ar. Rashid Rasheed, owner of SR Design Works and Ar. Khadija Jamal Shaban, Chairperson of BAE.

The Gold winner won a cash award of PKR 100,000 and will be going to a fully sponsored trip by Nippon Paint to Singapore in order to attend the 'Regional Learning Programme' and compete with AYDA Gold winners from 15 other countries.

The Silver winner and honorary mention award winner received a cash award of PKR 50,000 and PKR 30,000 respectively. PR
LMKT & Microsoft launch AppFactory to Empower Pakistani Graduates with in-demand Digital Skills

LMKT & Microsoft launch AppFactory to Empower Pakistani Graduates with in-demand Digital Skills

LMKT & Microsoft launch AppFactory to Empower Pakistani Graduates with in-demand Digital Skills



Local technology company, LMKT, has joined forces with Microsoft to launch the first APPFactory (Apprenticeship Factory) in Pakistan, which will develop the digital skills, coding capabilities and employability of young ICT graduates. Forming part of its new LMKT SPARK programme, the AppFactory will recruit up to 30 apprentices every six months, and place them alongside senior software technicians to work on real-world industry projects. After graduating from the programme, apprentices will be able to fully design and implement modern software solutions, and have access to jobs through both LMKT and the Microsoft Partner Network.

LMKT & Microsoft launch AppFactory to Empower Pakistani Graduates
According to the Pakistan National Human Development Report 2017, the country currently has the largest generation of young people ever in its history. It is therefore imperative for Pakistan to invest in its youth now – through quality education, employment and engagement – to both enhance personal wellbeing and the country’s economic development.

Atif Rais Khan, CEO LMKT. says:

“As the world becomes increasingly digital, how employable you are, or how competitive your business is, strongly depends on your level of 21st century capabilities, such as coding and data analytics,”

“LMKT SPARK through the APPFactoryaims to develop these skills – enhancing youth employability, while also accelerating Pakistan’s digital transformation by promoting industry innovation, such as the development of eGovernance and agri-tech solutions.”

Microsoft first developed the AppFactory model in 2013, and piloted it in Africa through its 4Afrika Initiative. After transitioning into a partner-driven franchise model, the AppFactory programme rapidly expanded into 11 African countries. Today, over 1,400 young apprentices have graduated from a network of 17 AppFactories – with 85% of these graduates securing jobs within three months of graduating. Others have started their own businesses.

Amrote Abdella, Regional Director of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative. says:
“The AppFactory is a tried and tested model that is successfully improving youth employability, and entrepreneurship, across a variety of industries,”

“Microsoft provides the blueprint and tools for the programme, but the programme itself is entirely run by local partners – who source and set projects in industries ranging from healthcare to transportation. Every industry is being touched and enhanced by technology, and the AppFactory is building a strongtalent pool for any organisation looking to digitally transform. We’re excited about this expansion into Pakistan with LMKT, which is a milestone in the development of the AppFactory.”

In addition to developing digital skills, the LMKT SPARK initiative will also serve as a local Research & Development (R&D) Lab for enterprises, entrepreneurs, small-to-medium enterprises and government.

LMKT’s Vice President of Information Resource Management, Meer Anwar,
“Investing in human capital and R&D plays a substantial role in driving economic growth and competitiveness, by nurturing innovation, invention and knowledge,”

“This can go a long way in supporting Pakistan’s 2025 vision to become a top-performing economy, and further improve its ease of doing business ranking.”



New study highlights “massive” economic benefits of low-income housing

New study highlights “massive” economic benefits of low-income housing

New study highlights “massive” economic benefits of low-income housing



Investment in low-income housing would bring “massive” economic benefits to Pakistan, according to a new study published by Karandaaz Pakistan and funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The new study, ‘Enhancing Builder Finance in Pakistan’, was launched at an event in Islamabad at the Marriott hotel. With this study, Karandaaz Pakistan aims to show the wide benefits to Pakistan of building more affordable housing, but also help boost the businesses of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that work on house building. New study highlights “massive” economic benefits of low-income housing.

The study estimates that the construction of 100,000 more houses each year will lead to economic growth as well as increased employment opportunities. According to the study, Pakistan’s economy will benefit massively if affordable housing were to be increased. To achieve this, improvements should be made to the regulatory environment for builders and banks must be given sufficient incentives for mortgage and builder financing. The study can be accessed at: https://karandaaz.com.pk/karandaaz-publication/

Joanna Reid, the head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) Pakistan, said at the event:“Only the richest of companies can afford to build homes for the richest of people.  Pakistan needs financing mechanisms to ensure everyone can have a roof over their head.”

Speaking at the occasion, CEO Karandaaz, Mr Ali Sarfraz, said: “It is important for such discussions to be given a platform and for players within both the construction and the banking community to come together and engage in a conversation on how the challenges in access to finance, especially for small and medium-sized builders and developers, can be resolved. We hope that the study Karandaaz has conducted motivates members from the financial sector to take steps in making available financial products better suited to the needs and asset base of SME builders and developers and thereby catalyzing the availability of affordable housing for everyone in Pakistan.”

The event was well-attended by representatives of the banking and building sectors, along with representatives from the government. MrZaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Chairman Prime Minister’s Task Force on Housing also participated in the event and said: 
“According to the UN-Habitat, more than half of the humanity now lives in cities, and by 2050 three out of four people will be living in urban areas. This massive urbanization in most of the cities of Asia Pacific is creating challenges in major metropolitans like Mumbai, Calcutta, Karachi, Manila, Dhaka etc. The urban areas, more so major metropolitan cities are facing housing shortages and generating urban slums, illegal habitats and indecent housing. This is adding further to the already existing urban housing shortages in cities, nearly all of which is economically weaker segments of society. The stakeholders of housing, namely developer, planners, the Governments, fiscal and regulatory agencies all are needed to be engaged to address affordable housing challenges, both from its supply-side and finance-side parameters. The supply-side players, mainly the developers/builders need to be engaged for meeting this challenge of affordable housing. In turn, this will boost the economy, and create jobs. Housing and real estate sector is directly linked to about 42 construction materials industries and creates jobs at much higher rate.  I reckon that with the Government’s focus and assistance from partners such as Karandaaz, the growth of SMEs in building and construction sector will bolster the positive impact at the macro level. The state and the private sector should come forward to compliment and support efforts of platforms like Karandaaz.” 

Following a presentation by the author, Mr Ali Khizar, a discussion on the topic was held with a panel made up of: Mr Hassan Bukshi, Chairman Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD), Mr Muhammad Raza Sayeed, Head Housing Finance (Islamic) at HBL; MrNavidGoraya, CIO Karandaaz Pakistan; Mr Jawed Aslam, CEO and Founder Ansaar Management Company; and Mr Faisal Murad, Group Head from Housing Building Finance Company (HBFC). The discussion highlighted the need for improvement in the current regulatory environment, and factors such as the increases in property prices, rising costs of construction materials, a lack of documentation within the SME builder community and absence of collateral as deterrents to accessing formal financing.



پھول خوشبو ان پہ اڑتی تتلیوں کی خیر ہو

پھول خوشبو ان پہ اڑتی تتلیوں کی خیر ہو

پھول خوشبو ان پہ اڑتی تتلیوں کی خیر ہو 
سب کے آنگن میں چہکتی بیٹیوں کی خیر ہو 

جتنے میٹھے لہجے ہیں سب گیت ہوں گے ایک دن 
میٹھے لہجوں سے مہکتی بولیوں کی خیر ہو 

چنریوں میں خواب لے کر چل پڑی ہیں بیٹیاں 
ان پرائے دیس جاتی ڈولیوں کی خیر ہو 

بارشوں کے شور میں کیوں جاگتے ہیں درد بھی 
صحن جاں میں رقص کرتی بدلیوں کی خیر ہو 

رخت دل کو تھام کر وہ آ گئی ہیں ریت پر 
خواہشوں کی خیر ہو ان پگلیوں کی خیر ہو 

اب کبوتر فاختائیں جا چکی ہیں گاؤں سے 
اے خداوند پیڑ کی اور بستیوں کی خیر ہو 

رات ہے بابرؔ کھڑی سیلاب کا بھی زور ہے 
ساحلوں کی مانجھیوں کی کشتیوں کی خیر ہو 

احمد سجاد بابر





Chairman & CEO of CMPak Discusses Digital future of Pakistan with Federal Minister IT

Chairman & CEO of CMPak Discusses Digital future of Pakistan with Federal Minister IT

Chairman & CEO of CMPak Discusses Digital future of Pakistan with Federal Minister IT



A high-level delegation led by Chairman and CEO of CMPak (Zong 4G), Mr. Wang Hua met with Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddique to discuss the digital future of Pakistan.  Mr. Wang Hua expressed his appreciation in regard to Government of Pakistan’s role to accelerate the development of the telecommunications industry and realizing the digital economy as an important driving force for national economic growth.

The detailed and constructive discussion with the Minister was undertaken around digitalization of Pakistan and the policies and framework encompassing telecommunications and information technology sector.

Chairman & CEO of CMPak Discusses Digital future of Pakistan with Federal Minister IT
Zong 4G has been leading the digital innovation in Pakistan and has invested more than USD 3 billion to develop the digital ecosystem in Pakistan. Being the first company to bring 4G connectivity for Pakistan, Zong 4G is poised to be the unrivaled leader in the telecom market. With more than 10000 operational 4G cellular sites and with the largest 4G subscriber base of over 9 million, Pakistan’s No.1 Data Network has been dominating the 4G arena with reliable and seamless connectivity in far-flung and remote areas of Pakistan in addition to the thriving mainstream cities. Being at the forefront of digital revolution in Pakistan, Zong 4G is making a sizable impact on lives of millions of Pakistanis’ and reducing the digital divide in the country.

Mr. Khalid Maqbool, acknowledged the development endeavors of Zong 4G for contributing to creating a digital ecosystem and the company’s pursuit for leading the innovation to create more technologically inclusive Pakistan. Moreover, he also assured that the Government will extend full support to telecom and information technology sector to achieve the shared goal of digital and prosperous Pakistan.



بیوی : سنیۓ جی!

بیوی : سنیۓ جی!

بیوی : سنیۓ جی!

 یہ خوش نصیب کو انگلش میں کیا کہتے ہیں؟

شوہر:  "Unmarried"

😜😅😂





Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team

Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team

Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team



Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women's team, officials said Sunday.

The decision comes days after President Ashraf Ghani ordered the attorney general to conduct a "thorough investigation" into what he called "shocking" claims of abuse by male officials against members of the women's team -- allegations that were first reported in Britain's Guardian newspaper.

"The attorney general's office has suspended... the president of the football federation, his deputy, the federation's secretary general, the head of goalkeepers and the head of provincial coordinators," Jamshid Rasuli, spokesman for the attorney general, told AFP.

"To conduct the investigations thoroughly, collect evidence and to ensure justice, the team of prosecutors decided to suspend these people," he said, adding that all the suspended officials were male.

The Guardian cited what it described as senior figures associated with the women's team who said the abuse had taken place in Afghanistan, including at the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) headquarters, and at a training camp in Jordan last February.

The story quoted former captain Khalida Popal -- who fled the country after receiving death threats and has spoken out previously about the discrimination women face in Afghanistan -- as saying male officials were "coercing" female players.

Popal welcomed news of the suspensions, tweeting: "If we all stand together and raise our voice and become the #Voice4voiceless no one would be dare to hurt innocents. #Football is not abuse."

Safi Sadab, an AFF spokesman, told AFP the federation was ready to "cooperate with the investigation".

Football's world governing body FIFA has also said it was looking into the claims, while the Danish sportswear company Hummel announced it had cancelled a sponsorship deal with the team due to the allegations.

Afghanistan has made strides to promote female football -- as well as the national side, four years ago it launched its first all-women's football league that ran in parallel with the men's.

In 2017 the female teams were sidelined by a lack of funding. AFP




Thursday, December 6, 2018

Telenor Group CEO Meets Prime Minister – discusses digitization and socioeconomic development

Telenor Group CEO Meets Prime Minister – discusses digitization and socioeconomic development

Telenor Group CEO Meets Prime Minister – discusses digitization and socioeconomic development




Islamabad: Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group, along with Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO of Telenor Pakistan and Petter-Borre Furberg, Executive Vice President Telenor Group met the Honorable Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan to discuss the growing and evolving digital ecosystem in the country and Telenor Group’s longstanding commitment to the country.

During the meeting, Brekke shared Telenor Groups journey to becoming one of the largest telecom and digital services provider in Pakistan. Sigve Brekke thanked the Government of Pakistan for its continued support for the telecom sector and for encouraging foreign direct investments into the country. In addition, they discussed possible collaborations to bring continued socioeconomic development and digitalisation for all. Brekke also highlighted Telenor’s commitment towards financial inclusion and informed the Prime Minister of incoming investment of USD 140mnas a result of the recently announced partnership with Ant Financial.

The Prime Minister appreciated Telenor’s contribution in the telecom sector and said that the Government aims to develop a knowledge based economy in Pakistan and value Telenor as an important partner in developing the ecosystem that supports the Government’s development agenda. The Prime Minister reiterated that the Government is committed to transparency and facilitate investors and enable them take full advantage of huge potential existing in the growing economy of the country.

“Pakistan is a key market for Telenor Group and we remain committed to empowering this nation by connecting our customers to what matters most,” said Sigve Brekke, President and CEO Telenor Group, while sharing his thoughts. “We hope that the government will not only encourage business-friendly policies, but will also introduce new reforms to enhance access to life-changing digital services and solutions for all.”

“Through Telenor Pakistan’s industry-first initiatives in areas of digital products and services, financial inclusion, agriculture, health, and digital entrepreneurship, we are empowering Pakistan through robust ICT solutions,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan. “We have 13 successful years to proudly look back to and aim to serve the people of Pakistan even better with all the learning we have gathered during this time. I thank Prime Minister Imran Khan for his time and am confident that his government will extend the needed support to help us materialise our shared vision of a digital Pakistan.”

During his visit, Sigve Brekke also called upon Mr. Asad Umar, Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs and Mr. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister and extended his appreciation to the Government for ensuring positive outlook and improving economic indicators that are instrumental towards attracting investment in the country. Brekke also discussed the role of telecom sector in socioeconomic uplift of the country by bringing widespread connectivity to the people of Pakistan.

Telenor Group has been operating in Pakistan since 2005 and has made a significant impact on the socioeconomic uplift of the country. The Group has invested over USD 3.5bn, contributed over USD 2.5bn to the national exchequer since 2005 and created over 5,000 direct jobs, in addition to hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs.




Hutchison Ports Pakistan signs agreement to purchase Pakistan’s first remote-controlled RTGCs

Hutchison Ports Pakistan signs agreement to purchase Pakistan’s first remote-controlled RTGCs

Hutchison Ports Pakistan signs agreement to purchase Pakistan’s first remote-controlled RTGCs 



Karachi, 04 December 2018 – Hutchison Ports Pakistan has signed agreement for a major crane purchase with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co.Ltd,China (ZPMC). In addition to the purchase of eight new cabin less remote controlled quay cranes, the terminal will acquire 24 remote-controlled rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGCs) – the first of their kind in Pakistan.

The new cranes will significantly increase the overall efficiency of operations. Following their delivery, the terminal will have a total of 16 remote-controlled quay cranes and 53 RTGCs. 

The agreement was signed by Captain Syed Rashid Jamil, General Manager and Head of Hutchison Ports Pakistan and Shan Jianguo, Vice President of ZPMC in presence of Wang Yu, Consul General in Karachi of the Peoples Republic of China, Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Chairman Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar and other dignitaries. 

Speaking at the occasion, Capt. Rashid Jamil said, 
“This is a historic day for Hutchison Ports Pakistan. With this acquisition, we have affirmed our commitment to Pakistan’s trade and economy and we shall continue doing so in the future. The addition of new remote controlled quay cranes and RTGCs will significantly enhance the speed and efficiency of our operations and further enhance the quality of our world-class service. I thank ZMPC for their ongoing support of our journey in Pakistan.

Wang Yu said,

“I am very happy to see how Hutchison Ports Pakistan has progressed over the years and would like to congratulate Captain Rashid Jamil and his team. I would also like to take this opportunity to affirm China’s commitment to Pakistan. Together, our relationship with Pakistan will further expand and be more prosperous.”

KPT Chairman Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar said, “This is indeed a great milestone not just for Hutchison Ports Pakistan but also for Karachi Port Trust. This project is very dear to me as it is the future of KPT, and we are trying to do everything possible in our capacity to support it. The latest acquisition of cranes is great news both for port authorities and the maritime sector of Pakistan.”


About Hutchison Ports Pakistan
Hutchison Ports Pakistan is situated at the estuary of the Keamari Groyne basin, providing the most convenient access to ships entering Karachi. The new facility is the closest Pakistan port to the shipping lanes in the Arabian Sea. Its prime location offers the shortest steaming time from the Fairway Buoy, and will bring real benefits to customers, relating to time, cost, reduction in risk of delays, and reduced carbon emissions. 

Hutchison Ports Pakistan is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 51 ports spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.



HBL and Muller & Phipps sign MOU to promote financial inclusion.

HBL and Muller & Phipps sign MOU to promote financial inclusion.

HBL and Muller & Phipps sign MOU to promote financial inclusion.



Karachi: December 05, 2018 - Financial Inclusion is at the core of HBL’s business focus and HBL continuously strives to develop inclusive products for SMEs. To facilitate financial inclusion and capacity building, HBL has partnered with Muller & Phipps to offer first of its kind working capital financing solution. Through this initiative, pharmaceutical whole sellers and chemists associated with M&P will be able to avail convenient working capital financing without providing mortgage or fixed assets as security. This MOU was signed by Mr. Aamir Irshad – Head of Branch Banking HBL and Mr. Kamran Nishat – CEO Muller & Phipps in presence of Mr. Asif Riaz – Head Retail Lending HBL and Mr. Saulat Ali Khan – Head of Corporate Banking South HBL. 

About HBL
HBL was the first commercial bank to be established in Pakistan in 1947. Over the years, HBL has grown its branch network and maintained its position as the largest private sector bank with over 1,700 branches and 2,000 ATMs globally and a customer base exceeding ten million relationships. The key areas of operations encompass product offerings and services in Retail and Consumer Banking. HBL also has the largest Corporate Banking portfolio in the country with an active Investment Banking arm. 




More than 1 million donors in Pakistan have signed up to donate blood using Facebook's blood donation product - says Simon Milner

More than 1 million donors in Pakistan have signed up to donate blood using Facebook's blood donation product - says Simon Milner

Facebook visits Jamila Sultana Foundation Blood Bank in Pakistan

More than 1 million donors in Pakistan have signed up to donate blood using Facebook's blood donation product



Islamabad, December 05, 2018: As part of his week-long trip to Pakistan, Facebook Vice President of Asia-Pacific - Simon Milner - and his team visited the Jamila Sultana Foundation Blood Bank in Islamabad on Wednesday. 

Facebook launched Blood Donations in Pakistan earlier this year to help make safe blood more accessible in Pakistan to all licensed blood banks and hospitals. With the blood donations tool, people can sign up to be blood donors on Facebook and get notified when people, blood banks, and hospitals near them need blood. It has an ongoing partnership with SBTP (Safe Blood Authority) to train blood banks on how to find volunteers donors through Facebook. 

Since the launch in March this year, more than 1 million donors have signed up to donate blood in Pakistan using Facebook's Blood Donations. And more than 25% of walk-in donors at the Jamila Sultana Foundation have come from Facebook. 

“Connecting people in meaningful ways is incredibly important to us. Pakistan, like many countries, has a shortage of safe blood. In some cases, this shortage means patients and their families are responsible for finding donors to replace the blood they receive from blood banks or hospitals. This is where Facebook can help, by finding ways to more efficiently bring blood donors, people and organizations together. Our research suggests that when people have better information and tools, they’re more willing to donate blood — and it’s easier for people who need blood to find donors. We hope this product continues to help people come together in ways that weren’t possible before, and makes it easier for people and organizations in Pakistan to give and receive blood.” - Simon Milner, Vice President of Public Policy, Facebook Asia Pacific. 

"It was a pleasure and honour to have Mr Simon Milner, visit Jamila Sultana Foundation to help raise awareness of the rising challenge of thalassemia in Pakistan which affects over 100,000 patients every year and this number is increasing due to millions of carriers and lack of awareness. Only prevention can help deal with this disease and Facebook has been an effective tool for us to help raise awareness and to increase our walk-in donors using the new Facebook Blood donation feature." - Tauqir Abbas, Project Director, Jamila Sultana Foundation



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Pakistan seeks #Facebook's cooperation to counter hate speech, boost e-commerce

Pakistan seeks #Facebook's cooperation to counter hate speech, boost e-commerce

Pakistan seeks #Facebook's cooperation to counter hate speech, boost e-commerce

Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, in a meeting with Facebook's vice president of public policy, emphasises need for formal collaboration to explore avenues of cooperation. — APP


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Monday sought Facebook cooperation to counter hate speech and boost e-commerce in Pakistan.

Chaudhry, in a meeting with Facebook's vice president of public policy Simon Milner, emphasised the need for formal collaboration to explore avenues of cooperation with Facebook to promote commerce and business activities in Pakistan.

He said it was encouraging to find out that the two sides share common grounds to deal with hate speech and related content that leads to violence in the society.

“We believe in the freedom of expression and free speech,” the minister said.

“Our only concern is to defy hate speech and blasphemous content that incites violence,” he said, while explaining his government's approach on social media.

Milner underlined the need for coordination between the government and Facebook, to encourage expression and create a safe environment as Facebook is a global platform that gives the opportunity to connect and share to more than two billion people globally.

“We have clear rules against hate speech and content that has the potential to incite violence, and share the same commitment to remove such content in Pakistan, and globally,” Milner said.

Chaudhry proposed Facebook to have an official operational unit in Pakistan. “We will facilitate the office entity with the best available protocols,” he added.

Milner expressed Facebook’s commitment to helping its community, including small businesses and developers, in Pakistan connect, share and grow.

Earlier this year, Facebook committed to train 20,000 women entrepreneurs across 150 women empowerment centers in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Universal Service Fund Company, and its developer circles have a thriving community of 7,800 developer community members across Islamabad, Lahore, Sahiwal, Gujrat and Faisalabad, he informed.

Federal Minister for Information Technology Khalid Maqbool Siddique was also present at the meeting, which had secretaries information and broadcasting, and information technology, PTA chairman, PID Islamabad's principal information officer, a representative from the ISPR, and other senior officials. APP





Facebook delegation meets Fawad Chaudhry - Fawad seeks Facebook’s cooperation to curb hate speech, boost e-commerce

Facebook delegation meets Fawad Chaudhry - Fawad seeks Facebook’s cooperation to curb hate speech, boost e-commerce

Facebook delegation meets Fawad Chaudhry - Fawad seeks Facebook’s cooperation to curb hate speech, boost e-commerce



ISLAMABAD (Myvoicetv web desk)  Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has emphasized the need for formal collaboration to explore the avenues of cooperation with Facebook to promote commerce and business activities in Pakistan.

Talking to Vice President of Public Policy Facebook Simon Milner in Islamabad on Monday, he sought Facebook’s cooperation to counter hate speech and boost E-commerce in Pakistan.

Simon Milner underlined the need for coordination between the government of Pakistan and Facebook, to encourage freedom of expression and create a safe environment.

Read More: Minister appreciates Facebook, Twitter for combating fake news
In a statement last month, the federal minister for information welcomed an action initiated by Facebook and Twitter in fighting the menace of fake news.

Expressing his gratification to the two major online networking websites in their action against fake news, Chaudhry also appealed the WhatsApp to adopt similar approach to do away with the menace.

Here’s what he said in his tweet: “It’s so welcoming that giants like Twitter and Facebook are now fully committed to regulate their platforms to combat the menace of fake news and hate mongering, YouTube and Whatsapp plz consider same policy for a safer world.”

The minister said it was encouraging to find out that they share common grounds to deal with hate speech and related content that leads to violence in the society. “We believe in freedom of expression and free speech,” he said. “Our only concern is to defy hate speech and blasphemous content that incites violence,” he said while explaining the government’s approach on social media.

Milner underlined the need for coordination between Pakistan’s government and Facebook to encourage expression and create a safe environment as Facebook is a global platform that gives more than two billion people globally the opportunity to connect and share. “We have clear rules against hate speech and content that has the potential to incite violence, and share the same commitment to remove such content in Pakistan, and globally,” Milner said.

Fawad proposed Facebook to have an official operational unit in Pakistan. “We will facilitate the office entity with the best available protocols,” he added.

Milner expressed the Facebook’s commitment to help its community, including small businesses and developers in Pakistan to connect, share and grow.

Earlier this year, Facebook committed to train 20,000 women entrepreneurs across 150 women empowerment centres in Pakistan in collaboration with the Universal Service Fund, adding that its developer circles had a thriving community of 7,800 developers across Islamabad, Lahore, Sahiwal, Gujrat and Faisalabad.

Federal Minister for IT Khalid Maqbool Siddique was also present in the meeting.



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