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Strict implementation on Axle load control being ensured

Federal Secretary for Communications Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui presided over a high level meeting at National Highway Authority regional office Karachi where in matters relating to implementation of Axle Load control on Motorways and National Highways were reviewed in detail. NHA’s Member South Zone Syed Shabbir Ali Shah, General Manager Sindh-South Mr. Sami-ur-Rehman, DIG Motorway Police Mr. Saleem Ahmed, FWO representative Col. Mussarat Awan and representatives of Transport organizations in Sindh participated in the meeting.

On this occasion Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui said, transport sector is playing vital role in development of trade & industries and country’s economy as well. He said, heavy amounts are spent on construction and then on maintenance of motorways and national highways and that their protection from bad effects of overloading is our joint obligation. He said, overloaded vehicles are not allowed to travel on motorways and national highways from June 01, 2019 and this decision is being implemented effectively. As a result he said, travelling is becoming safe and sound. This will ultimately help control accidents on motorways and highways. In order to solve the issues being raised due to implementation of axle load control, weekly meeting on each Tuesday will be held with the representatives of the transport organizations so that ongoing process of controlling overloaded vehicles could be furthered successfully, he added.

To this effect, a committee headed by NHA Member South Zone Syed Shabbir Ali Shah has also been formed that will review advancement relating to Axle load control on daily basis.

LG Electronics Commits To Carbon Neutrality By 2030

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.

KELLOGG Company enters a strategic partnership with Total PARCO Pakistan

Kellogg Company announced today a new, long-term partnership with leading Oil Marketing Company Total PARCO Pakistan Limited [EL1], wherein Pringles & Kellogg’s Cereals will enjoy strong availability & visibility through its distributor partner United Brands Ltd at the wide range of Total PARCO fuel stations Bonjour Shops in the growing market of Pakistan.

This step is part of the company’s growth plans and it will further strengthen Kellogg’s presence in the country and allow it to continue to offer the different tantalizing Pringles flavours and the various nutritious brands and products of Kellogg’s Cereals that have delighted consumers for decades across the globe. The range of products will compliment best with TOTAL PARCO 24/7 new image Bonjour Shops network which provide welcoming ambiance & superior experience to the valued customers.

The signing ceremony, held at LAHORE, was attended by Mr. Olivier Sabrie (Chief Executive Officer – Total PARCO), Mr. Ahmad Hossam (Deputy Vice President Retail – Total PARCO), Mr. Ahmad Yahya (GM-GCC & Pakistan – Kellogg), Mr. Zain Akram (Country Manager-Pakistan & Afghanistan- Kellogg) along-with Mr. Aamir Tamkeen (Executive Director-United Brands Ltd.). The senior Management of Total PARCO was also present at the occasion.

“Kellogg is a world leader in its categories and has successfully built brands that are synonymous with it. We are pleased to have entered into this partnership, as we share similar values and an aligned vision for our customers. This is another significant step towards building the convenience stores concept ’One-stop solution’ retail services and aim to cater the needs of Total PARCO customers and our consumers,” said Ahmad Yahya, GCC & Pakistan GM, Kellogg Company.

“We believe that this partnership is an excellent strategic fit for Kellogg. It will leverage the huge potential of the retail sector in Pakistan, and capitalize on the success of Total PARCO Pakistan in revamping the concept of its non-fuel retail stores into modern convenience stores designed on a customer centric approach,” Yahya added.

The Chief Executive Officer of Total PARCO, Mr. Olivier Sabrie expressed : “Total PARCO stands out as one of the Top Oil Marketing Company of Pakistan when it comes to business development in the Shop, Food & Services category. With a current network of more than 240 shops and growing, we have convenience stores chain that offer customers a variety of categories for their daily and “on the go” needs. As Total PARCO promises quality products to its customers, entering into this strategic alliance with Kellogg will endorse this value that we associate with our offerings at our retail outlets and associated services”.


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.

Haleeb Foods Celebrates Eid with Rizq Foundation

Haleeb Foods one of the leading food and beverages companies of Pakistan joined hands with Rizq Foundation this Eid to spread happiness and play its part towards a Hunger Free Pakistan. Under this initiative Haleeb Foods donated 12,000 packs of its most nutritious and deliciously flavored milk FLAVA to be distributed amongst the not so privileged people of our society.

With the primary focus on nutrition, health and the wellbeing of its consumers HFL has also been proactive in its role towards curbing Malnutrition in Pakistan. Hence Bhook Mitao with its holistic approach of controlling the issue in hunger-stricken communities was the ideal initiative to partner with. The Rizq Foundation is working towards the total transformation of our society in the marginalized areas of Pakistan and has come a long way with its four food banks that have distributed over 200,000 kgs of excess food that would gone waste amongst the food insecure segment of our society.

Regarding this partnership, Memosh Khawaja, CEO Haleeb Foods stated, “It is a pleasure for Haleeb Foods to partner with Rizq Foundation as they share our vision for a better Pakistan and we actively seek out such platforms.”

Sami Qahar, Head of Marketing at Haleeb Foods further added, “Flava offers a unique blend of taste and nutrition that provides all the essential nutrients to help strengthen bones and the immune system. Through this partnership we very strongly feel that we will be able to play our part towards making a healthier Pakistan.”

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