Apr 08 - 14, 2002
PSO TRAFFIC AWARENESS
The KaravanKarachi PSO RoadSense programme is a
positive step that would help in alleviating our social problems, the
Nazim of Karachi, Mr Naimatullah Khan Advocate, said on Wednesday.
Addressing the participants of the third function
of KaravanKarachi PSO RoadSense programme at PSO House, Mr Naimatullah
Khan said that the programme should be continued in future, as it
would help in developing awareness about the traffic rules.
The Nazim highly appreciated the spirit of the
programme and Pakistan State Oil's support for it.
Mr Asad Jehangir, Additional Inspector General of
Police, in his speech said that more than one million vehicles were
registered in the city with only 2,500 policemen to manage them. He
said that in developed countries, the ratio of road accidents was 1.6
or 1.7 per cent while the ratio of accidents in Pakistan was on the
very high side. "We have a ratio of 18.7 per cent," he said,
adding that in Karachi the ratio was 6.7 per cent and that was
Highlighting the number of casualties in Karachi,
Mr Jehangir said that 633 people were killed in traffic accidents in
the city in 2001. Among them, 54 per cent were pedestrians, 22 per
cent motorcyclists and 8 per cent cyclists.
He said that 2.6 million people commuted in the
city everyday but there were no rules for them.
The senior police officer said that all types of
problems, including traffic accidents, could be curtailed by promoting
the cause of education. "One other way to improve the situation
is that the design of the road network should be reviewed and
Mr Jehangir called for greater liaison between the
police and the people to make the city organized.
Mrs Yasmeen Lari, the Chairperson of HeritageWallay,
in her welcome address, said the programme was aimed at inculcating
traffic sense among the children of the city.
Representing the Managing Director of PSO, Mr Tariq
Kirmani, the General Manager Lubes and Chemicals, Mr Kalim A Siddiqui,
called for long-term steps to resolve traffic problems. He said that
PSO would continue its support for the KaravanKarachi PSO RoadSense
The speeches were followed by street theatre and
award of prizes and souvenirs to schoolchildren, who were served
PSO HOLD FIRST-EVER CARTAGE
Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the country's largest oil
marketing company, Saturday held its first-ever cartage contractors
Speaking to more than 200 contractors and owners of
tank lorries who had assembled at the PSO House auditorium, the
Managing Director of the company, Mr Tariq Kirmani, said the
conference was important as the company was facing new challenges.
About the Tracker system that PSO is installing on
its tank lorries to end pilferage, Mr Kirmani said the installation
was essential and could not be avoided in the face of growing
He told the contractors that after the completion
of the new white oil pipeline from Karachi to Mehmoodkot, the demand
for tank lorries would fall by up to 66 per cent.
Mr Kirmani urged the contractors to change with the
changing times and assured them PSO's complete support for solution of
Mr Gulsher Masood, the representative of cartage
contractors, appreciated the holding of the conference and said that
it provided a good opportunity for discussion. He offered his full
cooperation to PSO and hoped that cartage contractors would meet the
expectations of the company.
Mr M Z Tamimy, General Manager Logistics, PSO, said
cartage contractors were a part of the PSO team. He explained the
benefits of the Tracker system and urged the contractors to adopt the
latest standards of the Health Safety and Environment policy of the
The General Manager Industrial Consumers, Mr Haroon
Chandna, and General Manager Finance, Mr Jaleel Tareen, also spoke on
The conference was followed by an interactive
The Habibians Club is the social organization of
Habib Bank Staff and organizing different recreational programmes with
the families of its members to achieve its social objectives. The club
has the honour that prominent personalities are also the Honorary
members to this Club. Recently, the Club has organized a
Reception/Dinner/Get-to-gather at KDA officers Club, Kashmir Road,
Karachi in the honour of newly elected Governing Bodies of Arts
Council of Pakistan & KDA Officers Club. On the occasion Secretary
General Mr. Shams Zai welcomed the newly bodies and said that it is a
honor to for the Habibians Club that at both the places, the new
elected secretaries are the Honorary Members of The Habibians Club.
Mr. Anjum Javed, Member Executive Committee of the Club read a poem in
the honour of newly elected bodies which was hailed by the audience.
Habib Bank Staff Social Organization "The
Habibians Club" organized a Reception/get-to-gather in the honour
of newly elected Governing Body of Arts Council of Pakistan and KDA
Officers Club. On the occasion Mr. Saifur Rehman Grami and other
honourable guests with President of Club Mr. Shamsul Haque &
Secretary General Mr. Shams Zai and other office bearers of the Club
are also prominent in the picture.
Country Chairman and Managing Director of Shell
Pakistan Limited, Mr. Farooq Rahmatullah on March 26th signed the
Lubricants and Fuel supply agreement with the Chairman of Pakistan
Steel Mills, Lt. Col. (Rtd) Muhammad Afzal Khan. This is the first
time that the business has been awarded to a private OMC in over 20
Dr. Abdul Basit, Chairman Preston Institute of
Management, Science & Technology (PIMSAT) Karachi presenting the
Institute's Shied to one of the students who won first position in
graphic and animation contest held at the Institute's Islamabad
3M PAKISTAN LAUNCHES
TRANSPORE SURGICAL TAPES
3M Pakistan launched the hypoallergenic Transpore™
Surgical Plastic Tape at a ceremony held at a local hotel recently.
The launch ceremony was presided by Hasan Bilgrami, Sales &
Marketing Manager, 3M Pakistan and Atif Sarfraz, Marketing & Sales
Officer, 3M Pakistan and was widely attended by local pharmacists,
doctors and medical dealers.
The 3M Transpore™ Surgical Tape is a transparent,
easy-to-tear, perforated plastic tape for securing dressings or
devices. The tape is such that it allows the skin to breathe and is
not as obtrusive looking as other medical tapes. Additionally, the
hypo-allergenic feature makes the tape medically safe for sensitive
areas such as wounds and eye injuries. The tape is easy to tear into
narrow strips and is ideal for NICU needs.
According to Hasan, the local market is flooded
with a variety of tapes but most of them have been developed without
any scientific research. "However, in the case of Transpore it
has been developed after extensive research and introduced after
exhaustive tests and positive results," said Hasan. The Transpore™
Surgical Tape is an ideal option for those who prefer higher medical
standards, hence minimizing the risk of infections and maximizing on
The 3M™ ColdHot™ Pack was also introduced at
the ceremony. The ColdHot Pack is an ideal replacement for the
traditional hot water bottles to treat body aches and pains. In this
case, the pack can either be heated or frozen — offering dual usage
from one product. Depending on the requirement, the pack can either be
placed in boiling water or in a freezer. The pack will soon be
available in Pakistan.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
has issued a directive to the three stock exchanges of the country in
the first week of March 2002, to ensure that all listed companies
comply with the Code of Corporate Governance within a month.
This was stated by the President Institute of Cost
& Management of Pakistan. (ICMAP), Badruddin Fakhri at a seminar
on Corporate Governance organized by ICMAP on Thursday night at
He further stated that this is the first major
action that the Commission has taken as regards the enforcement of the
Code. The Code has been finalized after extensive consultations with
stakeholders and a series of seminars to elicit public opinion. It
incorporates principles of sound Corporate practices from around the
world and tailors them to the particular needs of Pakistan.
Syed Masoud Ali Naqvi, senior partner Taseer Hadi
Khalid & company, Chartered Accountants said that it is the
responsibility of the board of directors to ensure good corporate
governance. This envolves a set of relationships between the
management of a corporation, its board, its shareholders and other
Etrat H. Rizvi, Managing Director, National
Development Leasing Corporation, said that good corporate governance
requires that the board must govern the corporation with integrity and
enterprise in a manner, which entrenches and enhances, the licence it
has to operate.
Other speakers were G. Nizamuddin, Vice President,
Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan, Huma Pasha, President,
Institute of Internal Auditors, Karachi chapter said that the board
should serve the legitimate interests of shareholders of the
corporation and account to them fully and communicate with
shareholders and stakeholders effectively.
EXHILARATING GRAPHICS & ANIMATION CONTEST
Preston Institute of Management, Science &
Technology (PIMSAT) organized an exhilarating 'Graphic & Animation
Contest' at its campus in Islamabad. The contest was organized by the
Faculty of Information Technology of the Institute as a part of its
co-curricular activities to encourage its graduate and postgraduate
students to enhance and polish their skills in practical terms.
The theme of the contest was "Colors of
Life" and the presentations were divided into two broad
categories: Static Graphics and Animated Graphics. More than thirty
students participated in the contest. Judges' panel for the contest
comprised of senior professionals from the creative department of one
of Pakistan's top notch Advertising Agencies'—Orient Advertising
(Pvt.) Ltd., and a representative from the Pakistan Television. Those
participants who were adjudged first, second and third by the panel of
judges in both the categories were awarded the Institute's shield and
merit certificates. Certificates of merit were also awarded to all the
students who took part in the competition.