Dec 20, 1999
passenger wins return holiday!
As part of the government's initiative, Dubai Summer Surprises,
Emirates launched a unique stopover package, which entitled passengers to a three-nights'
stay in Dubai for as little as US$66 per person.
The package included a booklet containing over 50 discount vouchers, in
addition to entry forms for lucky draws. The grand prize comprised return Emirates Economy
tickets to Dubai, plus six nights' accommodation for four, at either Le Meridien Jumeira
Beach Hotel or Le Meridien Dubai, sponsored by Emirates Holidays.
The lucky winner is Bernhard Broghammer from Germany, who availed of
Emirates' three-day stopover package in Dubai, while en route from Dhaka to Frankfurt.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Emirates' Commercial Operations Director, who picked
the winning ticket, commented: "Emirates has promoted Dubai as a holiday destination
since 1985 and has been an active supporter of Dubai Summer Surpirses since its launch two
years ago by the Dubai government".
Gillette Pakistan has appointed CMC to handle all its corporate image
and public relations activities in Pakistan. Picture shows Muhammad Amin, CEO &
General Manager, Gillette, Pakistan (R) and Syed Jawaid Iqbal, President & CEO, CMC
signing the agreement.
Eli Lilly Pakistan Identified as Potential Research and
Eli Lilly Pakistan has been identified as a potential centre for
investment in research and development facilities by Lilly USA. This was mentioned at a
meeting of Eli Lilly Pakistan's Clinical Trial Investigators held in Karachi recently.
The meeting was part of Eli Lilly's continuous compliance monitoring
and review process, which strives to ensure that the company achieves and maintains the
highest standards of Clinical Trials, and adherence to Good Clinical Practices (GCP).
With regards to Good Clinical Practices, it may be mentioned here that
Eli Lilly is one of the few pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan that has actively
supported research oriented and academically inclined doctors and investigators in their
As part of its drive to promote compliance to standards, the company
has invested heavily in training its local Clinical Research Associates abroad, so that
they may be fully conversant with international compliance standards, and the latest audit
results indicate that the companies efforts have not gone to waste.
The company's Clinical Investigation Centres and Laboratory were
recently audited by the Lilly Medical Quality Assurance Groups from the UK and USA, and
they passed with flying colours.
The regional office in Singapore and our local management have been
very supportive of these developments and view them as positive indicators, because the
interaction of Medical and Marketing is crucial in setting strategies for the future.
In fact, Pakistan is one of the few countries in the Asia Pacific
region, that has been selected by Lilly USA as a Potential Research and Development
Eli Lilly Pakistan has been serving the country and health care
professionals for the last many decades by providing highly innovative health care
solutions. The company has actively contributed to the growth and development of the
pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan.
Eli-Lilly Pakistan recently held a workshop in Karachi for its Clinical
Trial Investigators. The photograph shows the participants along with Mr. Keith Watson, M.
D. Eli-Lilly Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.
LUMS CONVOCATION -1999
The annual convocation of the Lahore University of Management Sciences
(LUMS) was held at the LUMS Campus on Sunday, November 28, 1999.
The Pro-Chancellor of the University, Syed Babar Ali, conferred the
degrees to the graduating students of the MBA, BSc (Honours) and MS (Computer Sciences)
Programmes. The Dean, Dr. Wasim Azhar, also addressed the distinguished gathering of
academics, diplomats, government officials and proud families of the graduating students.
Professor Muhammad Yunus was the Keynote Speaker at the occasion. He is
Managing Director, Grameen Bank, in Bangladesh and winner of numerous international
development awards. Professor Muhammad Yunus founded the bank in 1976, which has been
involved in providing credit to the poorest of the poor in rural Bangladesh without any
collateral. Grameen Bank, using the Microcredit approach has proven an effective and
popular measure in the ongoing struggle against poverty, and it has also served as a
catalyst in the over all development of socio-economic situation of Bangladesh. There are
more than a dozen organizations within the Grameen family of enterprises. These include
the replication and research activities of Grameen Trust, handloom enterprises of Grameen
Uddog/Handloom, and fisheries pond management by Grameen Motsho/Fisheries Foundation.
This Convocation marked the graduation of the 12th MBA batch, 3rd BSc
(Honours) batch and 1st MS (Computer Sciences) batch. LUMS established The Graduate School
of Business Administration 13 years ago, when the Government of Pakistan granted a charter
for the establishment of the university. The second programme, BSc (Honours) provides
broad-based education at the undergraduate level with specializations in Economics,
Computer Sciences and Social Sciences. The University's third programme MS Computer
Sciences commenced in August 1998. Now the University has 750 students in its three
Degrees were conferred to 89 graduates of the MBA Programme, 98
graduates of the BSc (Honours) Programme and 2 graduates of MS (Computer Sciences)
Programme. Students on the Deans Honours List and medal winners received special awards
for achieving academic distinction.
In addition to the full-time academic programmes, LUMS also offers
executive training programmes under the aegis of the Rausing Executive Centre both within
and outside Pakistan. The University plans to increase its regional profile by forming
alliances with leading institutions in Asia and position itself as a regional centre of
excellence in executive education. LUMS now runs training programmes for over 300 days a
year. Other programmes at LUMS include the Centre for Management and Economic Research
(CMER) and the Small and Medium Enterprise Centre (SMEC).
Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh.