The Citizens Foundation calls on the masses to help enable Education for all

  The Citizens Foundation (TCF) today announced the launch of its new volunteer programme for people from all walks of life. The Baghbaan Ambassadors Programme will allow everyone to become an ambassador of education. The volunteers will be able to create a positive change through their circle of influence and play their part in helping more children attend school. The Baghbaan Ambassadors Programme is a flexible volunteering programme where volunteers decide the convenient time and team, and work towards creating awareness about the education emergency in Pakistan. The volunteers in…

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Talks with SIDA ends with no result, growers assert

  According to details, Special Assistants of CM for Irrigation Department, Ashfaq Memon, Chairman, Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA), Abdul Basit Soomro, Managing Director, SIDA, Wali Mohammad Naich, Deputy Commissioner Badin, Hafeez Ahmed Siyal visited district Badin and called on with growers of district in Darbal Hall Badin on Thursday and initiated talks with them over issue of shortage of water in district Badin and water reach till tail-end but ended with no result. The representatives of the growers of district Badin and members of Badin Bachayo Committee (Save…

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All sincere efforts taken to provide water to citizens: Syed Mehdi Shah

  The water was being provided to the citizens on regular basis and in this connection, all administratively sincere efforts were being taken to make sure that people of Badin were being facilitated with water on regular basis despite of water shortage. These views were expressed by Syed Ghulam Mehdi Shah, Additional Deputy Commissioner, and Administrator Municipal Committee Badin, during his team visit of water-supply ponds on Wednesday. Adding, Syed Ghulam Mehdi, maintained that its prior responsibility of the institute to facilitate the people of towns and cities with provision…

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PML-N submits bill for creation of South Punjab, Bahawalpur provinces

  Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday submitted a constitutional amendment bill in the National Assembly for the creation of “Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces.” The bill was submitted to the NA secretary by MNAs Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Tanvir and Rana Sanaullah. The bill demands that Article 1 of the Constitution be amended to create the Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces. The Bahawalpur province will consist of the current administrative division that is considered Bahawalpur, while the current divisions of Dera Ghazi Khan and Multan will fall into the…

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Shahid Khaqan terms economic growth biggest challenge of country

Terming economic growth the biggest challenge of the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday demanded of the government to take the parliament into confidence over foreign loans. Addressing a joint press conference along with PML-N leaders in Islamabad, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that his government had initiated the projects of dams to tackle the water scarcity in the country. He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government should have pursue the dams projects. The PML-N leader said that his government faced the challenges…

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Faysal Bank Reinforces commitment to Islamic Banking

Pakistan’s premier banking institution, Faysal Bank Limited,reiteratedits plans at IBA City Campus to convert into a full-fledged Islamic banking financial institutionover the next few years.Faysal Bank currently has a branch network of 455 branches with 255 dedicated Islamic branches. 100 new Islamic branches are to be opened this year, the Bank intendsto consolidate itsnetwork around 600 plus. Present at the event were Mr. Yousaf Hussain, President & CEO of Faysal Bank, Dr. Ishrat Hussain Chairman IBA CEIF and Mr. Ahmed Ali Siddiqui, Director IBA CEIF as well as various dignitaries…

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Etisalat sets new record as the first and only Middle East brand portfolio to break $10bn brand value barrier

Etisalat has been declared as ‘The Most Valuable Portfolio Brand’ in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand business valuation and strategy consultancy. The recognition is for the company’s impressive portfolio of brands becoming the first Middle East group to surpass some of the finest MENA brands across the telecom, aviation and FMCG sectors to break the $10 billion barrier in terms of wider portfolio value. Etisalat boasts of a portfolio of brands, i.e. Etisalat UAE, Etisalat Misr, PTCL, Ufone, Mobily, Maroc Telecom…

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Huawei pledges to invest a total of more than 100 billion US dollars into R&D in the next five years

In his first interview since 2015, Ren Zhengfei broke his silence on the series of allegation that have roiled Huawei since the second half of 2018, from restrictions on the company selling 5G products and infrastructure in some Western countries, to the arrest of his daughter Huawei CFO in Canada. Mr. Ren Zhengfei spoke openly to journalists at a press conference organized at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The press conference focused heavily on the topic of cybersecurity as journalists questioned the Huawei founder onallegations by some Western countries that…

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IGI Life Insurance launches IGI Life Vitality to help Pakistan’s people become healthier

IGI Life Insurance and Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited, on Monday announced the launch of IGI Life Vitality, a first-of-its kind Shared-Value Insurance offering in Pakistan. Vitality Group’s Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model, applied by major insurers globally, incorporates Vitality, a scientifically-validated health promotion program, into insurance. The program provides participants with the knowledge, tools and the motivation to improve their health using a digital app and wearable devices. When linked to insurance, it becomes a powerful mechanism for a differentiated insurance offering. Syed Hyder Ali, CEO of IGI…

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Karachi police arrest 23 suspects, including extortion and advertisement suspects, recovered heavy quantities of weapons, SSP District West

SSP District West Karachi Shaukat Ali Kuchyan said that the District West Police on the last 24 hours Miscellaneous and advertisement partners in various activities. 23 suspects have arrested 2 rifle grenadines 13 tubs and 08 sacks and 227 ready-drawn limestone tobacco powder and raw material of 200 grams of cheese 10,000 liters Iranian diesel tanker number TUA-87703 mobile and 2460 rupees. Cash. While 05 vehicles have been seized by the police. On the other hand, SSP District West Karachi Shaukat Ali Khetyan, while following the orders, while conducting the…

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