Pakistan Observer


SECP organizes seminar on financial literacy

Islamabad—The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), in order to further its endeavours to raise awareness about safe investments and build investor confidence organized a seminar for the students of RIPHAH International University here on Monday. The bespoke seminar was designed to promote financial literacy and to increase investor awareness. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

PTCL signs LMS accord with Iqra University

Islamabad—Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has inked an agreement with Iqra University and The Academy School System to provide fully managed Learning Management System (LMS), ‘Blackboard’. Iqra University is the first university and school system of Pakistan, which will be using Blackboard LMS, designed to facilitate teachers, students and staff digitally. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

Modern tech can increase citrus exports 30pc

Multan—Pakistan exports almost 10 per cent of total citrus production, which, however, could be increased up to 30 per cent easily by employing modern harvest and post-harvest care techniques, agriculture spokesman said. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

Bayer recognized as ‘Best place to Work’

Karachi—In a ceremony co-hosted by Engage Consulting and PSHRM (Pakistan Society of Human Resource Management), Bayer Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited was presented with the prestigious award of “Best place to Work”. The award was presented on the basis of a survey conducted on 28 local and multinational companies currently operating in Pakistan. The survey focused on analyzing the company’s culture, values and the level of employee engagement. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

British Pakistani entrepreneur launches Kinnect2

Glasgow—British Pakistani entrepreneur Amina Nabi launches new social media platform for brand consumer engagement, Kinnect2 at the Kalvingore Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow. Speaking on the occasion Amina Nabi CEO and founder of Kinnect2 said that identifying the shift of social media and the requirements of brands and businesses evolving are need of time, there are failing results from current social media platforms, where engagement has fallen to below 1 percent. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

Kaymu opens largest shopping mall

Lahore—Kaymu opened “Pakistan’s largest shopping mall in your pocket” at the Masala Family Festival held at the Expo Centre in Lahore. Kaymu’s stall featured an Experience Lounge enabling visitors to browse through over 200,000 products on the website simply using a tablet or a computer screen. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

Chinese fertilizer company’s entry in Pakistani market welcomed

Islamabad—Federal Minister for Commerce said on Monday the integration of the economies of China and Pakistan was the joint vision of Chinese President, Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Speaking as chief guest at the Launch Ceremony of AGVEN Private Limited, he highlighted the role of China in the economic development of Pakistan and referred to the various projects. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

Quality of 3G/4G services not up to global standards

Quality of 3G/4G services not up to global standards Islamabad—Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced Quality of Service (QoS) survey results for 2G, 3G and 4G services, being provided by mobile phone operators in the country. This is PTA’s first QoS survey conducted after auction of 3G/4G spectrum last year and as per results in various cities during 2015, the country’s largest cellular mobile operator - Mobilink has topped the charts for 3G services with average download speeds of 4.04 Mbps and average upload speeds of 3.17 Mbps on its network. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

Jatoi, CEO Pasdec discuss operational efficiency, future planning

Jatoi, CEO Pasdec discuss operational efficiency, future planning Islamabad—The Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi met with CEO Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) Zahid Maqsood Sheikh on Monday in Islamabad. The newly appointed CEO called on the Minister to discuss the performance and future of PASDEC. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

Fruit growers’ income increases by 25pc in GB

Islamabad—A group of apple cultivators hailing from Giligit Baltistan, Monday, demanded of the extension in promotion of value added fruit products in GB. While speaking to media, here group leader Fazal ur Rehman and others shared their experiences, technical knowledge along output of their learning in preservation of fruit products in their respective areas. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

PIA and Palpa—happy co-existence

PIA and Palpa—happy co-existence WHEN an airline is designated as a country’s flagbearer, its responsibilities to the nation are much greater than those of any other airline. This is true in the case of PIA too, as it is not only Pakistan’s national airline but also a national institution that every Pakistani looks up to. It was therefore in the fitness of things when the Palpa pilots called off their strike on October 9, 2015, after seven days of ‘go slow’ and apologized to the passengers for inconveniencing them. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

KSE-100 gains 358 points, takes index above 34000 levels

KSE-100 gains 358 points, takes index above 34000 levels Karachi—KSE-100 kept up the bullish run of the previous week to gain 358 points that helped the index to take the index above 34000 levels closing in green at 32,201.68 levels here on the first trading session of the week here on Monday. ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

Central Asian states keen to link with CPEC: Mamnoon

Central Asian states keen to link with CPEC: Mamnoon Islamabad—President Mamnoon Hussain said that Central Asian States have expressed their keenness to link themselves with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as these states are also desirous of benefiting from the corridor. The President said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Medibank Trust here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday. The President stated that ... Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Details

AJKCCI elects new office-bearers

Mirpur—Sohaib Saeed Chaudhry has been elected unopposed as the President Azad Jammu Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the one-year consecutive term for year 2015-2016, it was officially declared. Similarly Raja Khalid Mahmood and Kamal Mustafa were elected unopposed respectively as Sr. Vice President and Vice President of the Chamber for the same period in the elections held. ... Monday, October 12, 2015 Details