Jan 14 - 20,
Trakker join hands for fleet management services to Hino customers
Hinopak Motors Limited in continuation of providing
superior customer care has joined hands with Trakker (Pvt) Ltd for
"better Hino fleet management". This strategic alliance will
benefit Hino customers by the added feature of Satellite tracking,
reduction in transportation costs, increased productivity and
The agreement was signed at a ceremony at a local
hotel in Karachi on November 15, 2001 between Mr. M. Irfan Shaikh
Director Sales & Marketing, Hinopak Motors Limited and Ms. Marvi
M. Ali, Chief Executive Officer, Trakker (Pvt) Ltd.
C-track is Pakistan's only Global Positioning
Satellite based onboard computer for vehicles introduced by Trakker
and Digicore South Africa, now supported by Hinopak.
Salient features of this unique fleet management
solution are: tracking of vehicle on any area of Pakistan through
digitised satellite maps, panic alarm facility for better produt
vehicle/driver safety, nogo alarm manitoring, vehicle maintenance
indicator monitoring, and transportation cost reduction indicators
This strategic alliance between Hinopak Motors
Limited the leading commercial vehicle manufacturer and Pakistan's
only fleet management satellite company Trakker (Pvt.) Limited will
offer Hino customers for the first time in Pakistan, a unique
opportunity to have a built in C-track fleet manager in their Hino
vehicles for better efficiency and more profitability whilst taking
better care of their Hino vehicles, at preferential pricing.
Mr. M. Irfan Shaikh, Director Sales &
Marketing, Hinopak Motors Limited on this occasion said Hinopak is
always committed to provide better service to its customer. We have
therefore entered into this alliance, which would not only offer
safety & efficiency to Hino users but also result in better fleet
management. This is the first time in Pakistan that this kind of
service has been offered to commercial vehicle operators.
Ms. Marvi M. Ali, CEO, Trakker (Pvt.) Ltd.
addressed in this occasion that in line with Trakker's vision to
introduce to the Pakistani commercial fleet operators the state of the
art fleet management C-Track, we are pleased to join hands with
Hinopak. Together we are convinced we can bring a fleet management
revolution in Pakistan.
Hideichiro Chikahiro Joins Hinopak Motors Limited as Managing Director
Mr. Hideichiro Chikahiro joined Hinopak Motors
Limited as Managing Director & CEO. Mr. Chikahiro has been
associated with Hino Motor Ltd., Tokyo for 34 years and carries with
him a very wide and varied manufacturing and marketing experience in
various functions such as Manager of Overseas Marketing Division,
North America Department; President of Hino Motors (Europe) NV,
Belgium; General Manager of OPP Division and General Manager of Power
Engineering Division, Tokyo.
Mr. Chikahiro replaces Mr. Masayasu Okamura who was
Hinopak's MD & CEO from 1998 after Hino Motors and TTC obtained
majority share in the company. It was under the able guidance of Mr.
Okamura that the company began it's restructuring into a Japanese
multinational by adopting a number of Japanese management practices
directed at maximising customer satisfaction, improving productivity
and product quality.
Benckiser donates to Afghan Refugees
Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan Limited has donated
essential goods worth Rs. 3 million for the Afghan Refugees at the
Shamshatoo Refugees Camp, located 28 km south of Peshawar. This camp
consists of 560 Refugee families, out of which 260 families comprise
of widows and young children displaced by the recent escalation of war
in Afghanistan. Basic items such tents, kitchen sets and few essential
rations are provided by the UNHCR, while the Government of Pakistan
has established the basic health units.
Sheraton Hotel takes care of PC guests
The management and staff of the Karachi Sheraton
Hotel & Towers, were the first ones to come to the rescue and
provide assistance to more than 200 guests of the Pearl Continental
Hotel who were affected by the fire in the hotel in the early hours of
Mr. Thomas van Opstal, the General Manager of
Karachi Sheraton Hotel & Towers, was the first person to reach the
Pearl Continental and offered the support of his hotel and staff to
the General Manager Mr. Thomas John during this misfortune.
training program—2002 at Baitul Hajj, Karachi
Maintaining its leadership in Hajj Application
processing, this year, as well, MCB is geared to meet the needs of
intending Hajis with a commitment to provide optimum service level.
As part of our on going tradition, MCB has arranged
a training Seminar at Madinatul Hajjaj at Karachi to apprise all
intending Hajis on the rituals of Hajj. Maulana Mohammad Wali Razi,
Minister for Religious, Auqaf, Ushr, & Minority Affairs,
Government of Sindh, was the guest of honour. Among others who spoke
on the subject were Mr. Khalid Niaz Khawaja, SEVP & Head of HRM
& Legal Group Mr. Mohammad Shoaib Qureshi, SEVP, Corporate /
Islamic Banking Group, Mufti Munibur Rehman, Chairman Ruat Hilal
Committee, Qari Raza ul Mustafa Azmi, President World Islamic Mission,
Mr. Manzoor Hussain, Director Hajj, Government of Pakistan.
iSupply/Stanford Resources, market intelligence
services firm, said "revenues for televisions worldwide will
continue to show healthy growth through 2007, with the market value of
these shipments quoted at increasing from $53.2 billion to more than
$91.8 billion in 2007. New television technologies are making inroads
into the market share for direct view CRT units, "whose unit
market share in 2007 will fall to 93 per cent, down from 99 per cent
in 2001, a press release said.
may prevent heart attacks, cancer
Lipton Tea and Health Information Center held a
media briefing on the topic "Newly found health benefits of Tea -
A research at HEJ", Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Choudhary, a prominent
scientist from HEJ Institute of Applied Chemistry and Dr. Saeed Ahmed
Qureshi, a consultant cardiologist and Project Manager of Lipton Tea
and Health Programme, addressed the meeting.
A research recently took place at the HEJ Institute
of Applied Chemistry, University of Karachi and the findings of this
research were highlighted in the meeting. It was told that free
radicals are produced in the body as a result of metabolism and these
free radicals cause many degenerative diseases like cancer, heart
attacks ageing and others. Antioxidants are the natural defence
against free radicals and tea is the richest source of these
antioxidants, better than even fruits and vegetables. Thus regular
drinking of black tea helps in reducing the risk of cancer, cataract
and heart attacks.
It was further that disclosed that certain
constituents of tea also help in combating bacterial disease and
drinking tea with meals may be useful in reducing incidence of food
poisoning. It also helps in reducing dental caries and bad breath. It
is also active against certain lung infections.
Finally it was told that the caloric value of tea
was negligible in a cup of prepared tea drink and it is only the added
sugar and milk that give the calories, which may then act as appetite
It was thus concluded that tea is a wonderful
beverage that provides its drinker with useful antioxidants and
protects against many infections and the same time does not give added