DIABETES AWARENESS DURING IFTAR AND DINNER AT PAKISTAN ASSOCIATION DUBAI
The Diabetes Centre – Pakistan (TDC) organized a diabetes awareness iftar and dinner at the premises of Pakistan Association Dubai on Friday, June 2, 2017. The event was well attended. HE Moazzam Ahmed Khan, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the UAE was the Chief Guest.
In his presentation on Diabetes, the Chairman of TDC, Dr. Asjad Hameed, informed the audience that diabetes is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Diabetes is associated with high rate of hospitalization, blindness, amputation, heart disease and kidney failure, among many other complications. It is also one of the most common non-communicable disease globally. According to WHO report in 2011, about 13 million people are suffering from diabetes in Pakistan and many more are unaware. The estimate is that one in ten Pakistanis is Diabetic. In this scenario, TDC took on the challenge of dealing with the epidemic of diabetes sweeping through Pakistan. We believe that we have a collective responsibility to improve our nations’ health through diabetes awareness, education and health care delivery.
TDC treats patients irrespective of their ability to pay. From it’s inception, TDC has treated 45,000 patients of which 70% have been treated free of charge. We aspire to be a centre of excellence offering comprehensive and compassionate care to the diabetics in Pakistan. Consequently, we are also the largest charity in Pakistan, focusing on Diabetes care, treatment and awareness. Our state-of-the-art hospital is 70% complete. We seek your support to complete this multi-level building project to serve many more.
TCS OPENS INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY FACILITY IN PAKISTAN POWERED BY UPS NETWORK
TCS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd., Pakistan’s most recognized courier, logistics and e-commerce provider, has opened an international gateway facility in Karachi. Recently appointed as the official Authorized Service Contractor of UPS (NYSE: UPS), TCS is investing to enhance international express capabilities in Pakistan. The new gateway is connected to the UPS integrated global network and helps TCS streamline import and export shipments.
Welcoming the delegation, Khalid Awan, Chairman of TCS Holdings said, “This partnership is a relationship between two industry leaders.” He continued, “Both our organizations have common values and a culture of service. We know that it is relatively simple to deliver from point A to point B but it is the quality of service that matters. I am privileged to partner with UPS and strongly believe that it is a natural alliance that will help both the organizations focus on the needs of our customers as our own growth depends on it.”
The companies’ leadership teams were present during the inauguration ceremony of the new international gateway facility including Jim Barber, UPS International President, Mark Vale, President of UPS’s Growth and Emerging Markets, Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS President for Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA) and M.A. Mannan, President and CEO of TCS.
“We are continuing to enhance our international reach, driven by cross-border and local market growth.” Barber said. “The Asian Development Bank is seeing a promising outlook for higher growth for Pakistan’s economy this year at 5.2% and 5.5% growth in 2018. Working with TCS, is a win for both parties and win for our customers wishing to tap into the many opportunities that international business brings.”
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, M.A. Mannan, President and CEO of TCS said, “The combined strength of TCS and UPS is reshaping customer expectations by offering a fast and cost-effective solution for all of their international logistics needs, which is crucial for global business. Our unique selling points for customers has been our delivery time and reliability. The collaboration with UPS is further strengthening us internationally and will revolutionize the local logistics industry.”
Connecting TCS to UPS’s smart logistics network is helping to grow businesses across all sectors and is facilitating trade between local and international destinations. Similarly, this market expansion has also driven other overseas companies to explore business opportunities in Pakistan, resulting in increased foreign investment.
To mark the occasion, a high-end dinner was also held to welcome the guests, which was attended by the senior cadre of the business and corporate sectors. Focused on making customers lives simple, easy and convenient, TCS and UPS offer customers in Pakistan and abroad fast and cost-effective solutions for all their international logistics needs, which is crucial for global business.
STANDARD CHARTERED CHAIRMAN JOSÉ VIÑALS VISITS PAKISTAN
Mr. José ViÒals, Group Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC, was in Pakistan on a two-day visit. This was his first visit to Pakistan, since becoming Chairman in December 2016. His visit is a strong reflection on the Bank’s growing commitment to the country.
Standard Chartered Bank has been present in Pakistan for over 150 years, and has played a leading role in the growth and development of the banking industry. Mr. ViÒals visit not only endorses Standard Chartered Bank’s growing role in Pakistan’s economy but it is also an affirmation of the Bank’s future growth plans in the country.
Mr. José ViÒals stated, “Over the past 150 years, Standard Chartered has been privileged to serve a wide range of clients here in Pakistan. We continue to invest in our franchise here and in playing our part in the country’s economic growth.
We have built, deep local expertise in Pakistan, over many years. This complements our international network and allows us to offer our clients the full suite of conventional and Islamic financial solutions that cater to their local and international financial needs.”
During his visit, Mr ViÒals, accompanied by Mr. Shazad Dada, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Pakistan, had a meeting with His Excellency Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his team. In this meeting they discussed the Bank’s commitment to Pakistan and its leading role in the economic development of the country, especially with the roll out of CPEC projects.
The Chairman also visited Quaid-e-Azam’s mazar and paid homage to the Father of the Nation by laying a wreath in his memory.
During his visit he also met the Acting Governor of State Bank of Pakistan and had meetings with key clients of the Bank.
Commenting on the Chairman’s visit to Pakistan, Mr. Shazad Dada, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Pakistan said,” We are looking to cement our already strong relationships with our government and regulatory stakeholders in order to ensure that, going forward we continue to lead the way in supporting the economic growth of Pakistan. Both the Government and the State Bank of Pakistan have been very supportive of our business plans and I would like thank them on behalf of our Bank.”
José ViÒals was appointed Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC in December 2016, having joined the Group as Chairman designate in October 2016. Jose joined Standard Chartered from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he was the Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department.
PAKISTAN’S FIRST BREAST CANCER HOSPITAL
MCB Bank, Pakistan’s Best Bank, donated a sum of PKR 500,000 to the renowned NGO Pink Ribbon towards the construction of Pakistan’s first dedicated breast cancer hospital. Mr. Imran Maqbool, President & CEO MCB Bank (second left), Mr. Omer Aftab, CEO Pink Ribbon (second right), Mr. Hassan Nawaz Tarar, Group Head Security & Marketing MCB Bank and Mr. Farhan Ilyas, Business Development Coordinator Pink Ribbon were present at the cheque handing over ceremony.
JAZZ 6TH CORPORATE T-20 CUP 2017 BEGINS
DHA Sports club (Moin Khan Academy) launched Cola Next Presents Jazz 6th Corporate T20 cup 2017. The tournament will commence from 9th June till 23rd June, 2017 at DHA Sports club (Moin Khan Academy). The Opening match of the tournament will be played between SSGC vs SBP.
An Inaugural match will be played between Jazz Junaid Jamshed Members IX and Cola Next Amjad Sabri Stars XI on 8th June, 2017. Both the teams are consisting of top celebrities of the country. Both the teams are consisting of top celebrities of the country. In the tournament country’s top eight teams are participating which include State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Omar Associates, United Bank Limited (UBL), Sui Southern Gas Limited (SSGC), Sui Southern Gas Pipeline Company Limited (SNGPL), K-Electric and Brighto Paints.
The Tournament carries total prize money of Rs. 2.0 Million with the winner to be fetch Rs. 800,000 and Runner up Rs, 400,000. The Rest will be rewarded as individual prizes. The Tournament will be transmitted on PTV World and PTV Global Channel.
Former Pakistan Captain and CEO Moin Khan Sports Academy expressed his sentiments with remarks: – “It is a moment of immense pleasure for me to organize this tournament and giving platform to the upcoming national stars. I am confident that hopefully all the players will enjoy the facilities and environment here at the DHA Sports Club (MKA) presently, the club offers international standard facilities like cricket, Swimming, Squash and Gym.
At the end Mr. Moin Khan, Expressed his special Gratitude to DHA Karachi for providing wonderful facilities to the youth of the country and thanked M/s Jazz the title sponsor, M/s Cola Next Presenting Sponsor and PTV, the Media Partner for their patronage and support to flourish the cricket in Pakistan.
The Schedule of matches is given here under whereby it is known that tournament will start from opening match on 9th June, 2017
ASIF AZIZ – CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER JAZZ:
Jazz is cognizant of the passion points of Pakistanis and cricket is one that unites us all on a national level. We are steadfast in being a pivotal force in providing platforms that empower our youth to showcase their potential. This is our resolve now and forever.
SHAHBAZ MAQSOOD KHAN – DIRECTOR MARKETING JAZZ:
Jazz intend to be proponent that brings success to every citizen of Pakistan, especially the youth, by giving them platforms so that they can showcase their talent both locally and internationally. We are absolutely committed towards supporting it at all levels.
Group A-Group B
SSGC- Brighto Paints
ADVANCE TELECOM GETS OVER WHELMING RESPONSE EVER NOKIA PHONES
Following its announcement of launching Nokia Phones in Pakistan as the official distribution partner of HMD Global – The Home of Nokia Phones, Advance Telecom recently carried out a nationwide business activity to receive orders from the dealers within the local markets, and received an overwhelming response with confirmed orders for Nokia phones throughout Pakistan.
Speaking about the tremendous response, Mr. Rizwan Majid, CEO Advance Telecom said, “the number of confirmed orders is indicative of the shift in consumer preference, which still entrusts Nokia as the household brand and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Nokia smartphones in Pakistan”
“We genuinely encourage all our channel partners to buy legally imported stock available under the official Advance Telecom warranty,” he said.
Nokia has had a very strong impact in the market and in the consumers’ minds, and with its shift on Android – Google’s famous mobile operating system, Nokia is all set to launch its latest range of smartphones in Pakistan, which includes Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 along with the return of Nokia’s iconic 3310 in its feature phone category, which was an all-time bestseller with its previous version, launched in 2000.
With Advance Telecom being the official distribution partner, local dealers while confirming their orders expressed considerable confidence in the company’s ability to successfully launch Nokia phones in Pakistan.
Established in 2002, Advance Telecom is a trusted name in terms of mobile phone distribution in Pakistan. The Company is perceived to be amongst the pioneers in offering the most innovative solutions and services to its valued clientele. Carrying on the legacy, Advance Telecom is believed to be the most efficient distribution and customer network in Pakistan.
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones & tablets. Nokia is registered trademark of Nokia Corporation.