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Saturday, June 15, 2019

edotco Pakistan and Telenor Pakistan partner to bring connectivity to Dadu and two National highways, N55 and N25

edotco Pakistan and Telenor Pakistan partner to bring connectivity to Dadu and two National highways, N55 and N25

edotco Pakistan and Telenor Pakistan partner to bring connectivity to Dadu and two National highways, N55 and N25


Karachi, June 14, 2019: edotco Pakistan Private Limited (edotco PK), an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company and Telenor Pakistan Private Limited (Telenor Pakistan) today announced a collaboration which will see both parties working together to construct new telecom sites in Dadu and across two national highways, N55 and N25.

This collaboration reaffirms both companies’ commitment to enhance the telecommunications infrastructure landscape in the country as well as complements the ambition of Digital Pakistan and government’s efforts to provide access to modern communications in underserved and rural areas. 

Speaking about the deal, Arif Hussain, Country Managing Director of edotco Pakistan said “At edotco, we believe in partnering to achieve maximum impact and this agreement with Telenor Pakistan is essential to extending growth and transformation within the telecommunications sector.  We already enjoy a fruitful working relationship with Telenor Pakistan and this is a natural next step for us.” said Arif Hussain, Country Managing Director, edotco Pakistan.

“We, at Telenor Pakistan, are driven by our vision of empowering Pakistan through enhanced connectivity and believe that telecom technology is a true driver towards bridging the socio-economic divide. This partnership aims to achieve the same with two key industry players bringing together their expertise and delivering the best end-to-end infrastructure solutions. We believe these new sites will not only allow our customers to enjoy better mobile coverage but will also contribute significantly to the region’s economic development.” added Khurrum Ashfaque, Chief Technology Officer at Telenor Pakistan. 

This new initiative comes on the back of a commitment both parties made to partner towards advancing telecommunications infrastructure in Pakistan earlier this year at a signing ceremony witnessed by the Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Pakistan. 

edotco PK is the largest independent tower company in the country and currently owns and manages approximately 1,000 telecom towers throughout Pakistan.  As a Group, the company owns and manages over 30,000 towers across the six countries in which it has a presence. Over the past six years, the company has been committed to ensuring the right sharable infrastructure is constructed and efficiently managed to assist mobile operators in delivering cost effective and seamless connectivity.




صوفی تبسم کی یہ خوبصورت شاعری مکمل پڑھیں لنک پر : نظر میں ڈھل کے ابھرتے ہیں دل کے افسانے

صوفی تبسم کی یہ خوبصورت شاعری مکمل پڑھیں لنک پر : نظر میں ڈھل کے ابھرتے ہیں دل کے افسانے

نظر میں ڈھل کے ابھرتے ہیں دل کے افسانے 
یہ اور بات ہے دنیا نظر نہ پہچانے 

وہ بزم دیکھی ہے میری نگاہ نے کہ جہاں 
بغیر شمع بھی جلتے رہے ہیں پروانے 

یہ کیا بہار کا جوبن یہ کیا نشاط کا رنگ 
فسردہ میکدے والے اداس مے خانے 

مرے ندیم تری چشم التفات کی خیر 
بگڑ بگڑ کے سنورتے گئے ہیں افسانے 

یہ کس کی چشم فسوں ساز کا کرشمہ ہے 
کہ ٹوٹ کر بھی سلامت ہیں دل کے بت خانے 

نگاہ ناز میں دل سوزیٔ نیاز کہاں 
یہ آشنائے نظر ہیں دلوں کے بیگانے 

صوفی تبسم




Seven killed as jeep plunges into river in Chilas area of Diamer district

Seven killed as jeep plunges into river in Chilas area of Diamer district

Seven killed as jeep plunges into river in Chilas area of Diamer district



GILGIT: Seven persons were killed and three sustained injuries when a jeep plunged into the Indus River near Chilas area of Diamer district on Tuesday.

Total 13 passengers were onboard the ill-fated jeep. Condition of the two injured passengers was said to be critical.

According to police, the jeep was on way to Chilas, the district headquarters of Diamer, from Khanbari valley.

The accident occurred when the driver lost control over the steering.

The police said as a result of the incident, seven passengers were killed who were identified as Tika Khan, Javed, Sanaullah, Saeed Rahmat, Abdul Wahab, Otaal and his son. While three passengers identified as Hadi, Asbar and Noor Ahmed sustained injuries.

Police said Rescue 1122 and local volunteers arrived at the scene and started rescue operation.

The injured were shifted to the district headquarters hospital, Diamer.

All the passengers onboard the jeep were residents of Khanbari valley.

The local people demanded of the authorities to carry out fitness test of the vehicles plying locally.

Published in Dawn, June 12th, 2019




Friday, June 14, 2019

BankIslami visits Edhi Children Home for its ‘Share to Care’ CSR movement

BankIslami visits Edhi Children Home for its ‘Share to Care’ CSR movement

BankIslami visits Edhi Children Home for its ‘Share to Care’ CSR movement


As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement “Share to Care”, BankIslami, one of Pakistan’s leading Islamic banks recently visited Edhi Children Home in Korangi, Karachi. The Bank’s staff visited the Edhi Welfare Centre to spread the spirit of benevolence in this holy month of Ramzan where they spent time with children, had Iftar with them and distributed Eidi and new clothes for Eid.

Edhi Foundation is a well-known Non-Government Organization (NGO) working for many years supporting orphans and abandoned children by providing shelter and related support activities. A total of 18 homes have been set-up by Edhi Foundation all over Pakistan. As a whole, 8,500 younger boys and girls including elder ladies and gents have been accommodated in these 18 homes.

Must Read: Technology an enabler of spiritual, social and commercial activities in Pakistan during the holy month of Ramadan

BankIslami is pleased to work with Edhi Foundation with the aim to spread sheer happiness among children. It realizes that these children are a joint responsibility of society and they deserve a fair chance to grow up as productive members of the society.The Bankremains committed to further leveraging its CSR initiatives to create significant social value for people, especially those who are less privileged.

With a network of 330 branches in 114 cities nationwide, BankIslami Pakistan Ltd. was the first Islamic commercial bank to receive the Islamic banking license under the Islamic banking policy of 2003 from State Bank of Pakistan on March 31, 2005. The Bank started its operations from 7 April 2006 and offers Shariah compliant retail banking, investment banking, consumer banking, and trade finance products. For more information, please visit: https://bankislami.com.pk/




JS Bank & MJSF collaborate to serve Iftar for the Underprivileged

JS Bank & MJSF collaborate to serve Iftar for the Underprivileged

JS Bank & MJSF collaborate to serve Iftar for the Underprivileged


JS Bank in collaboration with its charitable partner, Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation MJSF organized Iftars for underprivileged people across Pakistan during the month of Ramzan. JS Bank strives to serve the community in which it operates through continual social responsibility initiatives and activities.

The auspicious month of Ramzan demonstrates the true spirit of Islam. Muslims around the world spend the month in prayer and reflection, fasting each day and joining together in family and community. JS Bank & MJSF shared the sense of Ramzan with the underprivileged across the country. Iftars have been arranged for the disadvantaged individuals on an annual basis since 2013 till date. Since inception, over half a million Iftar meals have been served.

Every year, ‘Feed the Deserving Iftar Program’ is held in the month of Ramzan where Iftar meals are distributed across Pakistan. JS Bank in collaboration with MJSF works towards providing a better and brighter tomorrow for the people of Pakistan.

JS Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in Pakistan, with 345 branches in 172 cities including one international branch. The Bank is a leader in the digital banking space and distribution of insurance solutions. JS Bank has received the prestigious Asiamoney award for the ‘Best Bank for SMEs’ and has been recognized as the ‘Best Environmental and Social Governance Bank’ at the Pakistan Banking Awards. The Bank is part of JS Group, one of Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive financial services groups.

The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF) is the charitable arm of JS Group. With a focus on healthcare, education, and sustainable development, the Foundation works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential.




Pakistan Marks World Blood Donor Day with Campaigns, 2 Million Signed Up On Facebook

Pakistan Marks World Blood Donor Day with Campaigns, 2 Million Signed Up On Facebook

Pakistan Marks World Blood Donor Day with Campaigns, 2 Million Signed Up On Facebook

 
Karachi: 14 June 2019:- Countries around the world celebrated World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on Friday to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and to thank donors for their life-saving gifts. In Pakistan, national health organizations marked the day by holding campaigns to raise awareness about the need for more, safe blood donations, as the country battles an ongoing, safe blood shortage problem. 

Blood is an important resource for patients who suffer from life-threatening conditions and in maternal and perinatal care. Pakistan, however, has an acute safe blood shortage - something that urgently needs to be addressed, according to Hasan Abbas Zaheer, Project Director and National Coordinator of the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP). 

Around 3 percent of the country's population should donate blood in order to meet the country's needs, according to Zaheer. 

“Pakistan has additional transfusion needs due to the high burden of thalassaemia and so we need about 3% of our population to donate blood on a regular basis, two to three times in a year, to sustain our blood transfusion system on 100% voluntary non-remunerated blood donations,” said Zaheer.

Social media platforms are also rallying behind the cause. Facebook launched its blood donation feature in 2017 and in Pakistan last year. The feature allows people to sign up as blood donors and to locate their nearest blood donation centers and those who need blood urgently. Since 2018, more than 2 million people have signed up to be blood donors on Facebook in Pakistan out of 35 million globally. 

Zaheer praised Pakistan’s “strong national culture of altruism” as one factor that is helping to boost blood donations in the country.

Hashtags such as #SafeBloodForAll and #DonateBlood were used across social media platforms on Friday to raise awareness.

Of the 117.4 million blood donations collected globally, 42% of these are collected in high-income countries, home to 16% of the world’s population.

In low-income countries, up to 52% of blood transfusions are given to children under 5 years of age, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). An adequate and reliable supply of safe blood can be assured by a stable base of regular, voluntary, unpaid blood donors. These donors are also the safest group of donors as the prevalence of bloodborne infections is lowest among them, says the WHO.

Find your nearest blood bank or be notified when someone needs blood here: www.facebook.com/donateblood



Thursday, June 13, 2019

LCCI inks MOU with Commissioner, PHA for much-needed plantation

LCCI inks MOU with Commissioner, PHA for much-needed plantation

LCCI inks MOU with Commissioner, PHA for much-needed plantation


Lahore, June 12, 2019: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Commissioner, Lahore Division and Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) for much-needed plantation. LCCI President Almas Hyder, Commissioner Lahore Division Dr. Mujtaba Paracha and Chairman PHA Yasir Gilani inked the accord. LCCI Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal, Convor LCCI Standing Committee on Environment Engineer Khalid Usman and EC Member Mian Zahid Javed were also present on the occasion.

According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry will provide 50,000 trees to the Commissioner Lahore Division and 50,000 trees to Chairman PHA for plantation within the Lahore Division.

The commissioner Lahore Division and Parks and Horticulture Authority will be responsible for maintenance of plants/trees ensuring their healthy growth. The Commissioner and Chairman PHA will carry out the afforestation drive using the trees provided by LCCI focusing on any area within Lahore Division. The Afforestation Area may include area along the Lahore Ring Road spanning over a stretch of 85 km. The office of the Commissioner will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the afforestation drive.

LCCI President Almas Hyder said that Pakistan is one of those countries where deforestation and lack of awareness about plantation is leading to the climate changes and this issue should be taken very seriously. “Trees combat climate change, clean the air, cool the weather, conserve energy, save water, help prevent water and air pollution, prevent soil erosion and create economic opportunities”, the LCCI President added.

Almas Hyder further stated that forests are equally important for the economic safety of the country. We have to recognize that forestry is an integral feature of sustainable economic development. He said that by developing forestry as a commercially viable sector, the country can make the agriculture sector stable and valuable for economy.

He informed the house that the task has been given to Engineer Khalid Usman who is a dynamic person and have the abilities to complete the task successfully. He hoped that MOU between Lahore Chamber, Commissioner Lahore Division and PHA will go a long way and will ensure clean and green Lahore besides creating awareness about the importance of plantation. Commissioner Lahore Division Dr. Mujtaba Paracha lauded the gesture of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He said that other government machinery and departments would be involved to maximize the result of afforestation drive.

The Commissioner said that deforestation is leading to environmental disorder therefore joint efforts from public and private sectors are need of the hour. He said that around 75% trees in Lahore are finished during the last 10 to 15 years. He said that to curb pollution and defeat smog menace in Lahore there is a need to grow dense tree plantation on massive level instead of ornamental plants and cooperation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is of utmost importance.



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Citi invites Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey #Fintech Community

Citi invites Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey #Fintech Community

Citi invites Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey Fintech Community


Call for Entries to the Citi MENA Fintech Challenge

Karachi /Dubai – Citi announced today the launch of the Citi Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Fintech Challenge. The Citi MENA Fintech Challenge offers the region’s Fintech community the opportunity to put their ideas into practice and come up with innovative solutions around four identified problem statements: 

Digitizing Cash Collections 
Assured Payments 
B2B2C Enablement 
Digitizing Trade Processes

“We are calling Fintechs with relevant innovative solutions, ranging from existing enterprises to early stage start-ups, to participate in this challenge. The launch of this challenge is an important milestone in our quest to uncover innovative solutions for our clients, said Emre Karter, Treasury and Trade Solutions Head, MENAPT, Citi. By offering the Fintech community the opportunity to showcase their ideas, we hope to contribute to the development and growth of Fintech companies in the region.’’
Shortlisted Fintechs will get the opportunity to work with Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions on these challenges and showcase their designed solutions to executive sponsors at the Citi MENA Fintech Challenge Day on the 9th September, 2019. Finalists will also be invited on 10th September, 2019 to Global Finance’s Digital Bank & Innovator conference in Dubai, UAE. Finalists will be awarded an opportunity to work with Citi in developing a market-ready solution by March 2020. Click Here for more details.

Citi MENA Fintech Challenge – Key Dates:
Last date of submission:                           10th July 2019
Shortlisted Fintechs to be notified            1th August 2019          
Engagement & Virtual Collaboration        1th August – 8th September 2019
Citi MENA Fintech Challenge Day           9th September 2019 
Global Finance Conference                     10th September 2019 

Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) enables our clients' success by providing an integrated suite of innovative and tailored cash management and trade finance services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations across the globe. Based on the foundation of the industry's largest proprietary network with banking licenses in over 98 countries and globally integrated technology platforms, TTS continues to lead the way in offering the industry's most comprehensive range of digitally enabled treasury, trade and liquidity management solutions.
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Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Launches Family Sehat Plan

Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Launches Family Sehat Plan

Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Launches Family Sehat Plan



Karachi, June 12, 2019: Pak-Qatar Family Takaful, Pakistan’s first and largest Takaful Company proudly announces the launch of its Family Sehat Plan. It is considered among the first  Individual health Takaful plan available across Pakistan in over 60 cities.

This launch is aligned with Pak-Qatar Takaful group vision of providing financial protection through Takaful to everyone. Family Sehat plan provides coverage for pre-existing conditions for any injury, illness, condition or symptom, medication, advice or diagnosis and includes medical outlay, laboratory test costs, hospitalization costs, including critical illness. The services also include Cashless Hospitalization in over 200 Hospitals across Pakistan, worldwide health coverage.

This is the first of many other Takaful products introduced for our valued customers. More details about Pak-Qatar Family Takaful’s Family Sehat Plan can be obtained from visiting our nearest branch, our website or by calling our 24/7 call center 021-111-TAKAFUL (825-238).



Jazz Launches ‘Face To Face’ Program to Connect With Customers

Jazz Launches ‘Face To Face’ Program to Connect With Customers

Jazz Launches ‘Face To Face’ Program to Connect With Customers


Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital communications company, recently launched its ‘Face to Face With Our Customers’ program (F2F program) where each member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) will frequently visit Jazz Experience Centers (experience centers), franchises and call center to meet with local staff members, and get to know them better. ELT members will also be visiting corporate customers in various cities to further strengthen Jazz’s relationship with valued customers.

This program looks to help the ELT to actively empathize with Jazz’s team members who are at the front end of delivering service to the customers and gain a firsthand perspective on how they can be empowered to serve the customers and the business better.

The F2F program kicked off with Jazz’s CEO Aamir Ibrahim visiting experience centers in Multan and Faisalabad last month. This was then followed up with President of Digital Financial Services (VEON) Nadeem Shaikh, and Jazz’s Chief Legal Officer Saima Kamila Khan’s visit to franchises and experience centers in various areas of Karachi.

Customer Obsession is one of the key values at Jazz, which enables the largest telecom operator in Pakistan lead the market in a fast changing digital landscape. Identifying and innovating around the evolving customer needs is a constant endeavor at Jazz, which is not only manifest in its customer service operations, product development, technology investments and contextual customer engagement practices, but also in the commitment of the leadership across the board towards customer centricity.

Following her visits to the experience center and franchises in Karachi, Saima Kamila Khan stated, 
“At Jazz, we are dedicated to providing the finest services to our customers. Our primary goal is to digitalize the customers’ lifestyle by enabling flexibility, productivity, and most importantly, connectivity. It is important that we connect with our corporate customers on a regular basis to observe their business experience with us so we can provide even better solutions.”

Speaking about the F2F Program, Sadia Khuram, Jazz’s Chief Customer Experience Officer, said 
“While we are focusing on empowering customers with intuitive and frictionless digital service solutions, we are acutely aware of the value of human interactions with our customers and the observations and insights that these interactions generate. We have very sophisticated systems and tools in place to track our customers’ experience and needs, however, at Jazz we strongly believe that we need to listen to and understand our customers from diverse standpoints to keep us on track to achieve sustainable success.”



Days Before Launch OPPO Reno Prices Leave People Awestruck

Days Before Launch OPPO Reno Prices Leave People Awestruck

Days Before Launch OPPO Reno Prices Leave People Awestruck


OPPO has announced its latest flagship phone series, the Reno. It’s the company’s first devices with truly high-end specs since last year’s Find X: the lineup includes options for a Snapdragon 855 processor, a 48-megapixel camera, and a 10x optical zoom lens and of course, there’s no notch. The RENO is said to disrupt the industry with its unique and mesmerizing design.

The OPPO RENO series is going to have two variants, the standard RENO which will come with a 48-megapixel dual functioning main camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor to take extra crisp pictures and videos as well. The standard edition phone has a 6.4-inch notch-less AMOLED screen shielded by Gorilla Glass 6. The display is embedded with an in-screen fingerprint reader. The smartphone is fueled by Snapdragon 710 mobile platform. The standard version of the RENO will be in the markets by mid-June and is said to have a price tag of 80,000 to 90,000 PKR. It has to be noted here that OPPO has done an outstanding job launching such high specifications at such a competitive price, OPPO surely knows how to give its competitors a tough time. The RENO is the perfect mid-ranger for the Pakistani market providing the best bang for the buck for your hard-earned cash.

The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition is a flagship smartphone powered by Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. It features a notch-less 6.6-inch AMOLED display that supports full HD+ resolution. Its protected by Gorilla Glass 6 and it is equipped with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The 48-megapixel, 13-megapixel depth sensor and 8-megapixel telephoto lens triple camera setup of the smartphone carries support for 10x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom. It also features a 16-megepixel pop-up selfie snapper. Its packed with a 4,065mAh battery supports VOOC 3.0 flash charge. Ocean Green and Jet Black are the two-color editions of the phone. It is available in three variants: 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 256 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage.

The OPPO RENO 10x Zoom is all set to launch in the Pakistani market with a price tag of 120,000 to 140,000 PKR. To some this price tag might not make sense as previously OPPO had focused on mid-ranger smartphones, this time around OPPO has a completely different strategy. They have shifted their focus from mid-rangers to high end flagship devices and the RENO series is the brainchild of this strategy. The price tag on this device is higher since consumers would be buying a premium device that lets them experience style and luxury that have never been seen before. Compared to the other high-end flagship devices, the OPPO RENO would be a step ahead with company warranties and superior customer services as they have authorized dealership throughout the country. Overall OPPO RENO 10x Zoom will be the most competitively priced flagship in Pakistan.



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

LG Electronics Commits To Carbon Neutrality By 2030

LG Electronics Commits To Carbon Neutrality By 2030

LG Electronics Commits To Carbon Neutrality By 2030


Company Plans Further Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Expansion of Carbon Offset Projects 

Karachi / SEOUL, June 11, 2019: LG Electronics (LG) has launched its aggressive Zero Carbon 2030 initiative, committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from its global operations within 12 years.

In line with its larger sustainable business strategy, LG will look to reduce carbon emissions from its global operations by 50 percent compared to a 2017 baseline by implementing various carbon reduction and renewable energy initiatives. This effort will help bring LG closer to reaching its ultimate goal of carbon neutrality, achieving a net-zero carbon emissions footprint by balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal.

Through a variety of strategic initiatives, the company will cut carbon emissions across its global production sites from nearly 2 million tons recorded in 2017 to 960,000 tons by the end of 2030. LG is looking to expand its high-efficiency facilities and technologies targeting greenhouse gas reduction, alleviating the creation of carbon emissions during the production process. 

LG will expand renewable energy installations using solar energy products and actively utilize its own business-to-business technology solutions such as high-efficiency chillers and Energy Management Systems (EMS) to reduce carbon emissions.

Additionally, through the expansion of its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, LG plans to secure Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits. Such forward-thinking CDM initiatives promote clean development in emerging nations by allowing businesses with carbon reduction commitments to implement emissions reduction projects in developing countries using their own capital and technologies. Such projects are critical to earning CER credits, which are issued by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) after a thorough evaluation process. 

As the first household appliance manufacturer to acquire CER credits in 2015, LG paved the way by utilizing highly efficient home appliances and cementing its status as a pioneering environmentally-conscious company. By the end of 2018, LG had secured a total of 340,000 tons of CER through its CDM initiatives. 

“Our commitment to combating global climate change is unwavering. LG’s progressive steps in reducing carbon emissions at workplaces the world over, with many more UN CDM projects in the works, exemplify the company’s unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability leadership,” said Lee Young-jae, vice president of environmental safety at LG Electronics. 




Unilever says Vietnam, Bangladesh among next 'growth stars'

Unilever says Vietnam, Bangladesh among next 'growth stars'

Unilever says Vietnam, Bangladesh among next 'growth stars'


(Reuters) - Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar will be the top growth markets for consumer goods giant Unilever over the next few years as a rapidly growing population and an emerging middle class rapidly consume the company’s household good products, Chief Executive Officer Alan Jope said.

“The combination of quite a big population, strong GDP growth and rapid consumption in the categories we sell means that countries like Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and even Ethiopia will be our growth stars over the next few years,” Jope told the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer conference in Paris.

“These are going to be very important for the future and we are investing heavily,” he said.

Unilever, which makes household goods ranging from Dove soaps to Knorr packet soups, reported a 5 percent jump in emerging market sales in its latest reported quarter, compared to a 0.3 percent rise in its big developed markets.

The company already gets 58 percent of its sales from emerging markets including China, India and Brazil.



Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Worry About Being a Huawei Device User

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Worry About Being a Huawei Device User

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Worry About Being a Huawei Device User


There has been a lot of speculations and news regarding Huawei and the US Government over the past couple of days. Much like any other hot topic, it comes with a fair amount of assumptions, misinformation and miscommunication. Huawei has risen to being the second largest smartphone maker in the world which is also the spot it enjoys in Pakistan currently. If you are a Huawei device user, these are the reasons you might want to know and feel good about.

Customers need not worry about their Huawei devices

For the convenience of everyone, after intensive research, we have collected statements available to the public online and put together a quick guide on some of the concerns, questions and misconceptions customers have regarding their Huawei devices.

Your Huawei device will not stop working

There has been a lot of confusion amongst owners of Huawei phones that their phones will stop working however that is simply not true. Your phone will continue to operate just like it normally does like any other phone. It will also continue to be serviced by Huawei. In a public statement, the company mentioned:

“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”

Your phone will receive its usual updates

The good news is that all phones that have been released by Huawei, be it purchased or in store will continue to receive security updates for Android and regular Google app updates from the Google Play Store. Here is Google’s statement:

“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications. For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,” a spokesperson told us.

So there you have it. As Google’s official statement suggests, Huawei’s current devices will have complete access to the Play Store and get security updates from Android.

Huawei is one of the biggest Android partners and a gigantic company

When you purchase a Huawei product, you must know you are buying from one of the largest Android partners with the most innovative technology. Huawei promises to continue providing support for all its devices for the whole lifetime of that phone.

It’s also worth noticing Huawei stops at nothing with plans for launching new phones. The Honor 20 was recently launched globally while a new Y series phone from Huawei is also all set for a release soon. This means that Huawei is confident in its products and willing to support the end-user whatever the outcome of the current issue at hand be.





Domestic tourists threatening unique traditions: Pakistan’s #Kalash battle tourism deluge

Domestic tourists threatening unique traditions: Pakistan’s #Kalash battle tourism deluge

Domestic tourists threatening unique traditions: Pakistan’s #Kalash battle tourism deluge


Bumburate: In a remote valley in Pakistan dozens of Kalash minority women dance to celebrate spring’s arrival -- but as a gaggle of men scramble to catch them on camera, the community warns an influx of domestic tourists is threatening their unique traditions.

Every year the Kalash -- a group of less than 4,000 people confined to a handful of villages in the north -- greet the new season with animal sacrifices, baptisms, and weddings at a festival known as "Joshi".

As celebrations kick off, tourists with phones jostle to get close to Kalash women, whose vibrant clothing and headdresses contrast starkly with the more modest attire worn by many in the conservative Islamic republic.

"Some people are using their cameras as if they were in a zoo," said local tourist guide Iqbal Shah.

Known for their pale skin and light-coloured eyes, the Kalash have long claimed ancestral links to Alexander the Great’s army -- who conquered the region in the fourth century BC.

They worship many gods, drinking alcohol is a tradition and marriages of choice are the norm -- unlike in the rest of Pakistan where unions are often arranged.


However, the community is far from a liberal beacon. Members of the community often wed in their teens, with women poorly educated and expected to perform traditional roles in the home.

Stories about the Kalash are nonetheless frequently fabricated, and this has been amplified in recent years by the proliferation of smartphones and social media.

- ‘Defaming the community’ -

One video viewed 1.3 million times on YouTube, proclaims the Kalash "openly have sex" with partners of their choosing "in the presence of their husbands".

Another calls them "beautiful infidels", saying "anyone can go and marry any girl there".

"How could that be true?" asks Luke Rehmat, a Kalash journalist.

"People are systematically trying to defame the community. They are fabricating stories... when a tourist comes with such a mindset, he will try to experience [it]."

In the main Kalash village of Bumburate a hotel manager estimates that about 70 percent of Pakistani tourists visiting his establishment are young men, who often inquire about where to "find girls".


According to tourists who spoke to AFP -- most of whom were men travelling in groups -- their primary interest in exploring the Kalash Valley was to learn about a new culture.

"We want to be part of this festival but it doesn’t mean that we want to mix up with girls," says tourist Sikander Nawaz Khan Niazi from Lahore.

But friction has been increasing in recent years.

In Bumburate, posters now call on visitors to seek permission from villagers before photographing and signs warn tourists not to harass women.

"If they don’t respect us, we don’t need tourists," says Yasir Kalash, the vice president of the local hotel association.

"If they respect... our culture and traditions, we must welcome [them]."

Regulating tourism is a cumbersome but vital task for the Kalash, with money from the industry increasingly providing an important source of revenue for the community.

- ‘We are going to die’ -

The Kalash -- who once inhabited a vast territory stretching from the Himalayas in Kashmir to northern Afghanistan -- are now one of the smallest religious minorities in Pakistan, according to Akram Hussain, the director of a local museum.

A recent survey put their number at just 3,872, living in three remote valleys.

"We are going to die if we are not supported," says Hussain.

Kalash traditions, Hussain argues, can be expensive. Weddings and funerals require families to kill dozens of animals for the festivities, driving them into debt, forcing them to sell off land and leave their ancestral homes.


Cases of forced conversions to Islam of Kalash women have also been reported, while the increase in tourism has pushed some in the community to shun traditions like Joshi, according to several residents who spoke to AFP.

Others have begun wearing veils to hide their faces from the prying eyes of outsiders.

"We don’t wear veils as it is not our custom, but some wear them because people take pictures of them from all sides and it makes them feel ashamed," says Musarrat Ali, a high school student.

The ongoing erosion of the culture at the hands of outside forces is tragic, says Sayed Gul, an archaeologist from Bumburate.

"They don’t want to participate just because of these cameras and this insensitivity," says Gul.

"If these things are continuously happening ... maybe in a few years, there are only tourists, there are no more Kalashis to participate and dance in the festivals." AFP




Sunday, June 9, 2019

Chitral 0.4 million vehicles of tourists came to Chitral and #Kalash valley

Chitral 0.4 million vehicles of tourists came to Chitral and #Kalash valley

Chitral 0.4 million vehicles of tourists came to Chitral and Kalash valley but they faced 8 hours wait stranded in traffic jam due to poor system of traffic. 

Photos and Report by Gul Hamaad Farooqi











Saturday, June 8, 2019

Huawei assures its customers - no need to be worry about their Huawei devices

Huawei assures its customers - no need to be worry about their Huawei devices

Huawei assures its customers - no need to be worry about their Huawei devices



LAHORE:  There has been a lot of speculations and news regarding Huawei and the US government over the past couple of days. Much like any other hot topic, it comes with a fair amount of assumptions, misinformation and miscommunication. Huawei has risen to being the second largest smartphone maker in the world which is also the spot it enjoys in Pakistan currently.

For the convenience of everyone, after intensive research, we have collected statements available to the public online and put together a quick guide on some of the concerns, questions and misconceptions customers have regarding their Huawei devices. 

Your Huawei device will not stop working

There has been a lot of confusion amongst owners of Huawei phones that their phones will stop working however that is simply not true. Your phone will continue to operate just like it normally does like any other phone. It will also continue to be serviced by Huawei. In a public statement, the company mentioned: 

“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”

Your phone will receive its usual updates

The good news is that all phones that have been released by Huawei, be it purchased or in store will continue to receive security updates for Android and regular Google app updates from the Google Play Store. Here is Google’s statement: “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications. For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,” a spokesperson told us.

So there you have it. As Google’s official statement suggests, Huawei’s current devices will have complete access to the Play Store and get security updates from Android.

Huawei is one of the biggest Android partners and a gigantic company

When you purchase a Huawei product, you must know you are buying from one of the largest Android partners with the most innovative technology. Huawei promises to continue providing support for all its devices for the whole lifetime of that phone.

It’s also worth noticing Huawei stops at nothing with plans for launching new phones. The Honor 20 was recently launched globally while a new Y series phone from Huawei is also all set for a release soon. This means that Huawei is confident in its products and willing to support the end-user whatever the outcome of the current issue at hand be. 



Petition filed seeking ban on PTM - IHC Sought replies from PEMRA, PTA and PTM

Petition filed seeking ban on PTM - IHC Sought replies from PEMRA, PTA and PTM

Petition filed seeking ban on PTM - IHC Sought replies from PEMRA, PTA and PTM



The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday sought replies from Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Defence, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in a petition filed against the anti-state and anti-army rhetoric of Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement (PTM).

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq heard the petition seeking ban on PTM because the PTM has neither been registered as a political party nor as a corporate body and is just an association of persons. The IHC bench issued notices to Pashteen, Dawar, Wazir, Ministries of Law and Justice and Defence, PEMRA and PTA. The court directed them to submit their replies in this connection. It also sought written response from the Ministry of Interior in this matter.

The court issued these directions while hearing a petition moved by Colonel Javed Iqbal (retd) through his counsel Barrister Shoaib Razzaq and deferred the hearing for two weeks. Javed made the federation through Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defence, PEMRA, PTA, PTM through its chairperson Manzoor Pashteen and lawmakers Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir as respondents.

In his petition, he prayed to the court to direct the federation and other concerned respondents to take appropriate action against PTM, Dawar and Wazir under the prevailing laws in the best interest of the country and to uphold the respect and prestige of Pakistan Army.

The petitioner prayed that the court may ban PTM which has neither been registered as a political party nor as a corporate body, and is just an association of persons. He stated that all those who are held responsible for maligning Pakistan Army and other state institutions be tried under appropriate criminal laws. He requested the court to declare that Pashteen, Dawar and Wazir have committed gross violation of Code of Conduct, 2015 and PEMRA Ordinance 2002 and that the respondent No. 5 (PEMRA) has failed to stop and act against their violations.

He further requested the court to declare that these people have used electronic media and social media for hate speech, incitation, abetting, glamorising and/or justifying violence, commission of crime, terror and which has led to or will lead to serious public disorder. Therefore, they are liable to be banned for lifetime on all media, including but not limited to print media, electronic media and social media.

He was of the view that it should be declared that these people have maligned the state institutions and an attempt has been made to create division amongst different ranks of Pakistan Army and therefore, the court may direct respondent No. 5 and 6 (PEMRA and PTA respectively) to take serious action against them and ban them from hosting, appearing in any manner, including but not limited to, as a guest, analyst, reporter, actor, in audio, video, beeper, promo/advertisement in any electronic media.

The petitioner also sought the court's directions to PTA to immediately delete/block all social media accounts of the respondents Nos. 4, 7 and 8 on all forums available on Internet or otherwise.

Business Recorder, 4 June 2019




طویل تر ہے سفر مختصر نہیں ہوتا  : یہ خوبصورت شاعری مکمل پڑھنے کے لئے لنک پر کلک کریں

طویل تر ہے سفر مختصر نہیں ہوتا : یہ خوبصورت شاعری مکمل پڑھنے کے لئے لنک پر کلک کریں

طویل تر ہے سفر مختصر نہیں ہوتا 
محبتوں کا شجر بے ثمر نہیں ہوتا 

پھر اس کے بعد کئی لوگ مل کے بچھڑے ہیں 
کسی جدائی کا دل پر اثر نہیں ہوتا 

ہر ایک شخص کی اپنی ہی ایک منزل ہے 
کوئی کسی کا یہاں ہم سفر نہیں ہوتا 

تمام عمر گزر جاتی ہے کبھی پل میں 
کبھی تو ایک ہی لمحہ بسر نہیں ہوتا 

یہ اور بات ہے وہ اپنا حال دل نہ کہے 
کوئی بھی شخص یہاں بے خبر نہیں ہوتا 

عجیب لوگ ہیں یہ اہل عشق بھی اخترؔ 
کہ دل تو ہوتا ہے پر ان کا سر نہیں ہوتا 

شاعر اختر امان




It's not just girls – one in 30 young men were married as children - The Guardian

It's not just girls – one in 30 young men were married as children - The Guardian

It's not just girls – one in 30 young men were married as children - The Guardian 


Central African Republic has the highest rate of boy grooms, followed by Nicaragua, Madagascar, Nauru and Honduras

One in 30 young men were married as children, according to the first UN analysis of child marriage rates among boys.

Around 115 million boys and men around the world were married before they turned 18, according to Unicef, which warned the issue is often overlooked.

“When we think about child marriage we often think about girls, and rightly so because girls are most affected,” said Claudia Cappa, senior statistics adviser for Unicef, and one of the report’s authors. “But boys do marry in childhood.”

“It’s a rights violation,” she added. “It creates a burden for boys to take on adult responsibilities and roles when they are still children themselves – like providing for a family.”

The analysis found that countries where child marriage among boys was most prevalent did not necessarily have the highest rates of child marriage among girls. Niger, for instance, where three in four girls are married before they reach 18, had much lower rates of child marriage among boys, said Cappa. “Girls [in Niger] tend to marry older men, that’s why you don’t see child marriage in boys to the same extent,” she said.

The analysis is based on data from household surveys across 82 low and middle income countries, which found that one in 21 young men and boys had been married as children. Once wealthier countries are factored in, the prevalence rate drops to one in 30. The researchers assume the prevalence of child marriage among boys is close to zero in wealthier countries.

While child marriage among girls is most common in sub-Saharan Africa, cases among boys are prevalent in countries across a range of regions.

Central African Republic, where almost a third of boys and men are child grooms, had the highest rate of child marriage among boys, followed by Nicaragua (19%), Madagascar (13%), Nauru (12%) and Honduras (12%), according to research published in the journal Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies.

Girls are disproportionately affected by child marriage: one in five young women aged 20 to 24 were married before they turned 18. A greater proportion of girls are also married before the age of 15, said Cappa, and they are more likely to face health problems related to early pregnancy and childbirth.

The study concluded that, much like girls, boys most at risk of child marriage tend to come from the poorest households, live in rural areas and have little or no education. Researchers concluded that greater work is needed to identify more specific drivers of marriage among boys.

Very little research has studied male child marriage because it is only relatively recently that data has been collected by governments, said Cappa. She added that previous efforts to tackle child marriage have focused on child brides because much larger number of girls are affected.

“Ultimately there is also a cultural element that comes into play,” she said. “It is the same for other topics as well – think about sexual violence, for instance. For a time it was believed men are not affected or the impact was not as significant – this is not true.”

The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally, according to Unicef, with the most progress in the past decade seen in south Asia, where a girl’s risk of marrying in childhood has dropped by more than a third, from nearly 50% to 30%.

Most countries around the world have laws that set a minimum age of marriage, usually at 18. However, many countries have exceptions to this rule, for example, in cases where there is parental consent.




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