Nov 06 - Nov 12, 2000
Shell Performance Awards
Special awards for player performance during the
Pakistan-England one day series.
For the three one-day international series between
Pakistan and England on the 24, 27 and 30 of this month, to be held in
Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi respectively, Shell Pakistan announces
"Shell Performance Awards".
These performance awards will be based on
cumulative performance after all the three One Day Internationals and
would be awarded after the results are announced by the jury.
The awards include fastest 100 (Rs. 100,000), most
wickets (Rs. 100,000), most runs (Rs. 100,000), fastest 50 (Rs.
50,000) and most boundaries (Rs. 50,000).
The results of the first match of this one-day
series, held at the National Stadium, Karachi on 24 October, are as
In fastest 50, Abdur Razzak, Andrew Flintoff and
G.A. Hick topped the category by scoring the runs off 29, 39 and 47
The contenders for most boundaries were Andrew
Flintoff (6 fours, 3 sixes), Abdur Razzak (5 fours, 3 sixes), Nasir
Hussain, (8 fours), followed by Inzamamul Haq (6 fours), Saeed Anwar
(4 fours), Salim Ellahi (4 fours) and Graham Thorpe (4 fours).
Meanwhile, Andrew Flintoff (84), Abdur Razzak (75,
not out), Nasir Hussain (73), Inzamamul Haq (71) Graham Thorpe (64 not
out) and G.A. Hick (56) scored the most runs.
As far as most wickets were concerned, Mark Ealham
(2 for 49), C. White (2 for 69), D. Gough (2 for 71) and Abdur Razzak
(2 for 71) took the most.
The final award ceremony will be held at the end of
the three- one-day series, in Rawalpindi on 30 October, 2000.
Ahmir ud Deen, Managing Director & CEO Allianz
Mr. Ahmir ud Deen assumed the charge of Managing
Director and CEO of Allianz EFU Health Insurance Limited in August
2000 and is Allianz AG's representative in Pakistan. Prior to this
appointment, he was the Assistant Regional Manager — Health for
Allianz in the Asia Pacific Region, based in Singapore.
Ahmir has a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science
from London School of Economics. Before joining Allianz AG he worked
in a leading local insurance company in Dubai where he managed the
Health Division following a joint venture with PPP Healthcare of the
Ahmir joined Allianz in 1997 and worked in
Indonesia for two years, being actively involved in setting up a new
health insurance company for Allianz. He then re-located to Allianz's
Regional Office in Singapore and worked on various projects around the
region including South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore,
Malaysia and Thailand.
Allianz AG, is one of the largest composite
insurers in the world with an active presence in more than 70
countries across 5 continents.
Allianz EFU Golf Tournament ends with a flourish
The first Allianz EFU Health Insurance Golf
Tournamentt concluded on October 29 with a befitting prize
distribution ceremony held at the Karachi Golf Club.
The tournament attracted a large number of
participants in Professionals, Ladies, Juniors, Veterans, Seniors and
The Chief Guest Mr. Saifuddin N. Zoomkawala,
Chairman of Allianz EFU gave away prizes to the winners in a ceremony
attended by the elite of the city.
The Winners and Runners-up in the different
categories were as follows. Professionals: Mr. Javed Inayat and Mr.
Amjad Yousuf. Ladies: Mrs. Kim Dae Nam and Mrs. Y.K. Chun. Juniors:
Master Hasan Arshad Nabi and Master Hamid Asmail. Veterans: Mr. Bashir
A. Khan and Mr. Iqbal Faruque. Seniors: Mr. Siraj Banatwala and Mian
Mohammad Farid. Amateurs: CDR. Imran Saeed and Mr. Tariq Alam.
Allianz EFU Health Insurance Limited is Pakistan's
First Specialized Health Insurer and is committed to promoting healthy
lifestyles for healthy living.
BEST PRO OF PAKISTAN PRESIDENTIAL AWARD
General Pervez Musharraf, Chief Executive of
Pakistan is Awarding "Best PRO of Pakistan Presidential
Award" on excellence performance in the field of Public Relations
to Mr. Shaikh Muhammad Sabir Quadri, Manager Public Relations of
Pakistan State Oil, in APNS Annual Award Ceremony held in Karachi.
Mr. Shaikh Sabir Quadri has achieved a number of
honour on best performance as Lions Silver Jubilee Public Relations
Award in 1995, NCCA Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Gold Medal in 1997 and PR
excellence Award from Public Relations Society of Pakistan in 1998.
Mr. Sabir holds Master Degree in Mass Communication
and Economics from University of Karachi. He received a position and a
gold medal in Mass Communication. He is also a graduate of Law.
He underwent various professional courses at
different reputed institutions and also attended both national and
international events concerned with Public Relations and Advertising,
including Asian Advertising Congress in "BALI" (Indonesia)
and as a delegate to the 2nd National advertising congress which was
organized by Pakistan Advertising Association in 1995.
The First Karachi Inter-University Debating contest
for award of 'The Qamar Ara Shield' was held on October 28, 2000 at
Greenwich University campus. A large number of faculty members,
students and their parents from these universities attended this
The following universities participated.
1. Greenwich University
2. Aga Khan University
3. Iqra University
Asian Management Institute
4. Bahria University, (Bahria Institute of
Management & Computer Sciences)
5. Baqai Medical University
6. College of Business Mgmt.
7. Hamdard University
8. Institute of Business Administration
9. Muhammad Ali Jinnah University
10. N.E.D University of Engineering &
11. PAF Karachi Institute of Economics &
12. Sir Syed University of Engineering &
13. Textile Institute of Pakistan
14. University of Karachi.
The topics for the debates were:
ENGLISH: 'THERE ARE NO HEROES TODAY ONLY
Running Trophy 'The Qamar Ara Shield' was awarded
to the Aga Khan University by Ms. Seema Mughal, Vice-Chancellor,
56 debaters from these universities took part in
this debate competition. Cash awards of Rs. 60,000/= were awarded to
FIRST PRIZE Rs. 15,000/= Mr. Salman Fasih Khan of
The Aga Khan University
SECOND PRIZE Rs. 10,000/= Mr. Farrukh Tariq Khan of
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
THIRD PRIZE Rs. 5,000/= Ms. Sonia Sami of Bahria
University (Institute of Mgmt & Comp. Sciences)
FIRST PRIZE Rs. 15,000/= Mr. Sagheer Ahmed of
Textile Institute of Pakistan
SECOND PRIZE Rs. 10,000/= Ms. Nadia Kabeeruddin Ali
of the Aga Khan University
THIRD PRIZE Rs. 5,000/= Ms. Nadia Khalil of
University of Karachi.
Ms. Perveen Arshad and Ms. Khush Bakht Shujaat
presided over the English and Urdu Debates respectively.
Beaconhouse Silver Jubilee Award Ceremony Held
To commemorate its 25 years of operations,
Beaconhouse School System held a Silver Jubilee Long Service Awards
Distribution Ceremony to honour the teachers and other staff members
for their long association with the school.
The colorful ceremony, part of the Beaconhouse
Silver Jubilee Celebrations being held this year, was largely attended
by the teachers and staff members of the Beaconhouse Southern Region
that included all Beaconhouse branches from Karachi, Hyderabad,
Sadiqabad, Rahimyar Khan, Bhawalpur and Quetta. Mrs. Nasreen Kasuri,
the Chief Executive of the Beaconhouse School System, as Chief Guest
on the occasion, distributed the awards.
Addressing the audience Mrs. Kasuri, stressed upon
the importance of human resource development and technology deployment
at all levels in the education sector. "This is an era of
information technology and we at the Beaconhouse School System, are
committed to encouraging our youth in adapting to the Information Age
and becoming part of the fast changing global culture". She added
that, "We at BSS must aim to produce aware and enlightened
citizens who are well prepared for the fast changing world of
"It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the
hard work and dedication of all the Beaconhouse staff members in
making their institution the leading educational system in Pakistan.
With a modest beginning, over two decades ago, Beaconhouse today
comprises of more than 80 schools in 21 cities across the country
imparting quality education to almost 40,000 students." Mrs.
The Beaconhouse School System is the largest and
the most comprehensive integrated private education system in the
world. Established in 1975, the system is maturing into a network of
excellence. It represents a pioneering initiative of the private
sector, which is continuing to supplement the government's efforts in
promoting education. The aspiration for the future is to organically
grow the reach of the network from the very grassroots to an
institution of higher learning.
CATHAY PACIFIC INTRODUCES WIRELESS INTERNET IN THE
Cathay Pacific Airway announced it is now offering
wireless Internet access in The Wing, its First and Business Class
lounges at Hong Kong International Airport. Passengers now have the
freedom to access the Internet from laptop computers or WAP mobile
phones anywhere in The Wing without the need for a cable connection.
The new services are part of Cathay Pacific's aim to become the
leading e-Business airline in Asia.
Passengers can take advantage of the service by
using one of the four notebook computers with wireless network cards
available in The Wing. They can also install a network card in their
own laptop computers to access the Internet. Desktop personal
computers with fast broadband Internet access are also available.
Cathay Pacific's e-Business Manager Mary Chan, who
helped oversee the project, said: "Our new wireless Internet
service means passengers can now stay connected while enjoying all the
fantastic services at The Wing. In the Long Bar they can stay online
while enjoying delicious hot snacks, or they can settle down with a
coffee and browse the web in The Short Bar. Our research shows
passengers value the ability to get online at any time, which is why
we have worked hard to deliver this service."
First Class Lounge passengers can also now stay
connected in The Haven, The Wing's fine-dining restaurant offering an
international dinner buffet, and a mouth-watering variety of carving
specialties. In The Reading Room, the latest IBM Net Vista x40i
desktop computers are also available with Internet access and a range
of popular office applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft
The new wireless Internet features further enhance
the many attractions of The Wing. The two lounges represent a major
advance in the world of airport lounges, stretching over 4,500 square
metres and offering unparalleled comfort and convenience. The Wing was
created by renowned British designer John Pawson to represent the
ultimate in spaciousness, tranquillity, and uncluttered design. All
the elements in the lounges are crafted from the finest natural
materials. The Wing has won numerous awards from travel and
Cathay Pacific plans to invest more than HK$2
billion over the next three years in a range of e-Business projects. A
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter report recently described Cathay Pacific as
the "best e-Commerce play among Asian airlines", praising
its "leadership in the use of Internet Technology."
Sony's FD trinitron wega televisions—now
assembled in Pakistan
Sony Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd., today (6th November,
2000) announced the introduction of Sony's FD Trinitron WEGA range of
colour television models that are assembled in Pakistan. FD Trinitron
WEGA is the standard among flat screen televisions and has been made
possible by Sony's proprietary FD Trinitron picture tube technology.
This truly flat screen TV offers images that are of minimal reflection
and distortion, giving the viewer maximum picture quality. The new
models are available in 21-inch, 25-inch and 29-inch screen sizes and
bear the model numbers KV-XG21M80, KV-XG25M81, and KV-XG29M81
Sony adopts the same quality control procedures and
manufacturing practices in the factory in Hattar Industrial Estate,
Haripur, as it does in all its manufacturing facilities in other
countries, including Japan. Sony's colour television manufacturing
facility occupies 50,000 sq. ft. of space and employs 150 local
High-technology machines are used for inserting
chip components and advanced computers for picture quality control.
The operations are supervised and controlled by highly-qualified and
well-trained Sony engineers. This is to ensure that these locally made
televisions are at par with Sony's Internationally renowned quality
standards. This factory also manufactures Sony's regular range of
Trinitron colour televisions and has been in operation since July
The FD Trinitron WEGA delivers distortion-free and
high resolution image for high quality programming based on High
Definition and Digital Television Broadcast, Digital Video Cameras and
Digital Versatile Discs. Sony has re-engineered every aspect of its
award-winning Trinitron technology to make this cutting-edge product
A fine-pitched, high-tension Aperture Grille is
incorporated in FD Trinitron WEGA to achieve vertical and horizontal
flatness of the screen. The new high-focus electron gun contributes to
sharper and clearer pictures. A large diameter, high-precision
deflection yoke ensures consistent distortion-free image and excellent
colour reproduction from corner to corner. No picture distortion, no
ambient light reflection, and natural-looking pictures from any angle
ensure unprecedented high level of viewing comfort for the WEGA
While assembled in Pakistan Trinitron models are
available in 14" and 21", other FD Trinitron WEGA Television
are also available in screen sizes of 14" to 34".
Mr. Satoshi Chihara was born in Kobe, Japan in 1961
and graduated from Waseda University in Political Science and Economy
in 1984. He joined Sony Corp. the same year. He worked as Material
Control Manager of Dothan Factory. Sony Corp. of America (1987-1991)
and Sales & Marketing Manager of Recording Media Products in Sony
from 1992 to 1997. He can speak Japanese, English and Spanish.
Currently he is Deputy Managing Director Sony Pak. (Pvt.) Ltd.