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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Rehan Hashmi declare emergency for expected rain

KARACHI:The DMC Central Chairman Rehan Hashmi has declared emergency in central Karachi due to the prediction of met office expected heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday . Following the emergency Hashmi took a whirl wind tour of his area and directed cleaning of nulahs  and also sewerage lines . He observed that encroachments in district central are the biggest hurdle in cleaning small and big nullahs . Due to the emergency sanitary staff and kundi men  have been directed to report on emergency duty due to expected rainfall . Chairman…

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Every union committee in the district, complete Parks renovation and many other projects

Every union committee in the district, complete Parks renovation and many other projects.   Chairman Bilawal Rihanna Hashmi visited the Righteous Family Park in New Karachi Zone Union Committee No. 6, ongoing ongoing construction in the park, on the occasion, Vice Chairman of Union Committee No. 6, Vice President of the Rabi Alam, Yoshi 13 Chairman Siraj Ahmed, Deputy Director Parks New Karachi, Aftab Ahmed and other concerned officers are also accompanied by him. On this occasion, Rihan Hashmi directed the officers to complete the ongoing development work in the…

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Murad orders crackdown drug peddling into educational institutions

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Sindh police to keep strict vigilance on peddling of narcotics into educational institutions. “This is a serious matter and must be handled seriously,” he said and added “the children are future of Pakistan and they are our children and we have to bring them up in a safe, secure and healthy atmosphere.” This he said on Wednesday while presiding over a weekly meeting on law & order here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Adviusor Law Barrister Murtaza…

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Depilex College of Cosmetology successfully hosted the third graduation ceremony

Depilex College of Cosmetology hosted the third Graduation Ceremony on the 16th of January, 2019 under the patronage of Punjab Skills Development Fund. The spectacular event was attended by Ms. Masarrat Misbah, CEO Depilex and Mr. Jawad CEO PSDF where the third batch of 200 beauticians were awarded with their certificates under the scholarship program in collaboration with Punjab Skills Development Fund. The program aims to provide free of cost beautician courses to the low-income women of Pakistan, focused on professional make-up, hair dressing and skin aesthetics  “It is an…

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District Central aims to make model districts: Rihanna Hashmi

KARACHI is planning to supply basic infrastructure facilities to the people of the district and make the district’s model model district. He expressed his views while talking to the public while examining the cleanliness and renovation of the Ginger Belt in various areas of the district. Despite the limited resources, supply of municipal facilities and development work in the district, is going on. Rihanna Hashemi said that the district wants to be the most transparent district of Karachi and it is busy working on the day and day, how to…

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SRSO South organizes awareness program at local hotel

On January 09, 2019 SRSO organized a seminar on National Socio-Economic Registry NSER, a survey program supported by Federal Government of Pakistan under the name ‘Qaumi Khushali Survey’. The program was attended by the Chief guest Chairman District South Malik Fayyaz, Chairman UC29 Hijrat Colony Saleem Khan Tanoli, Yasir Baloch Coordinator MNA Abdul Shakoor Shaad, vice President Abdul Munawar Qureshi, Karamullah Waqasi, opposition leader KMC, SHO Gizri Asadullah Mangi, Kutchi Community Leader Hanif Memon, Chairman UC4 Lyari Hussain Chanio Social Activist Falak Naz, Coordinator Pakistan Press me Naseem Shaikh, PTI…

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