Nov 18 - 24, 2002



BIZTEK Institute of Business and Technology and Web Net Communication (Pvt) Ltd. have signed a memorandum of mutual understanding on September 20, 2002, for establishing cooperation and strong cordial long-term relationships with each other.
According to this agreement it was decided that Web Net and BIZTEK will run a joint promotional campaign in order to create mass awareness in the students community in particular and the public at large.

We at BIZTEK promise to provide education in a diverse, competitive, team intensive environment. We always make an effort to make students comfortable by giving them one best learning opportunity and maximum study benefits during their stay at BIZTEK.

BIZTEK students now have another opportunity of acquiring professional exposure by working in the ISP environment of Webnet.

Internship opportunities for BIZTEKIANS are open at main WebNet from October 2002.

Further to it, it was agreed that a 20% discount will be offered to BIZTEK students on its Internet Cards. In the same way BIZTEK has decided to provide certain privileges to the Web Net Customers by offering them special fee waiver. According to this understanding, all web net customers will have 100% Entrance test fee waiver and a 20% tuition fee waiver for applying admission at BIZTEK.

Both have developed an understanding to work together for providing maximum growth to I.T. education in Pakistan by focusing on the students benefit in our society.


Big success in over 100 Countries, Tajima is set to make a spectacular introduction of new technology in Pakistan's embroidery industry thru "Tajima Private Show 2002" organized by "Al-Murtaza Machinery Company" jointly with Tajima Industries, Japan.

The Tajima Private Show 2002 a three-day exhibition held at Pearl Continental Hotel.

As many as seven Japanese experts and Tajima executives were available to all visitors for giving on the spot information and to respond to all questions relating to diverse functions and utility range of Tajima embroidery machines with particular latest invention in Sequin and Chenile embroidery.

"The Tajima Private Show 2002" is aimed at boasting Pakistan export potential and capacity to the extent of at least 25 per cent value added garment, Bedwear and bed home textile export which stands now at three billion US dollar a year.

This means that with the introduction of Tajima machines Pakistan export potential may increase to 3.75 billion US dollar annually.

The press conference addressed jointly by Mr. Asif Ali Rashid, Chairman ALMURTAZA MACHINERY CO. and Mr. Tomoo Suganuma - President and Mr. Masamichi Sato of Tajima Industries.

Tajima is the pioneer in embroidery machines and the first multihead embroidery machine was introduced by Tajima in 1964.

Tajima, thru its strong R & D strategy, has introduced many innovations like mix type Chenille machine and Taping / Coiling / Sequin / Boring / cording/ AFC devices on embroidery machines. The latest innovation is the mix type laser embroidery machine that is one of the high technologies and one of the unique developments of Tajima Industries Ltd., Nagoya- Japan.

Tajima is keenly introduced in Pakistan market and has chalked out a Pakistan - specific plan to bring new technologies and development to this country so that we can benefit from it. During this private show, seven foreign experts from Japan and Singapore brought in to demonstrate and train Pakistani engineers and technicians during their stay in Pakistan. After receiving initial training any person can satisfactorily use Tajima machines on a regular basis and become an effective player in Pakistan's export field.


Muslim Commercial Bank Ltd., & Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation entered into an agreement for Domestic Drawing & Collection Arrangement of Funds at MCB, Principal Office, Karachi.

Mr. Shafiq A. Khan, SEVP/Head of Bank's Operation & Financial Institutions and Mr. Nick Gilmour, Deputy Chief Executive Pakistan HSBC signed the agreement on behalf of their respective Organizations witnessed by Mr. Mohammed Aftab Manzoor, President & CEO, MCB, Ms. Nadira Saeed, SVP/Divisional Head, Financial Institutions (MCB) & Mr. Mohammed Ismail, Head of Payments & Cash Management (HSBC).

MCB's focus on customer needs, innovation & Information Technology has propelled the bank to the market leadership position in providing Cash Management solutions. Presently, almost all major foreign & domestic private banks are utilizing MCB's extensive network of over 200 on line branches to service their Domestic Drawing & Collection.


Oman Air is set to open its series of 'Raffle Draws' in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, during the Holy month of Ramadan. This campaign is a joint activity between Oman Air and Pearl Continental Hotel.

In Karachi, the draws will be held eight times, while four draws each will be held in Lahore and Islamabad. The venue for the draw for Karachi and Lahore will be Pearl Continental Hotels, while the draw in Islamabad will be held at the Marriott Hotel.

The winner will get a 'Free Air ticket of Oman Airways". The participants having Iftar on the pool side Karachi and Buffet Iftar Dinner in Lahore and Marriott Islamabad are eligible for the raffle through hotel dining coupons.


Anixter, the world's leading supplier of communications solutions, announced the launch of a new online sales and support initiative called AnixterDirect, which will enable the company to offer global backing to its resellers in countries without an Anixter sales office. AnixterDirect will provide a new and cost-effective route to market across more than 60 countries in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions including Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, India, South Africa, Brunei, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Romania, Yemen and Pakistan where Anixter has previously not had a local presence.

The new initiative will enable users to take online orders for Anixter's range of over 50,000 wire, cable and comms products from its best-of-breed vendor partners. In addition, it will provide direct access to Anixter's extensive online catalogue ensuring the required products can be selected quickly and efficiently. Users will also be able to access AnixterDirect to check the status of their orders and accounts 24 hours a day, 365 day a year.


LG Electronics is introducing two new models of high-end LCD monitors: an 18.1-inch model (L1810T) and a 15-inch model (L1510T).

In line with increasing demand for high-end LCD monitors, LGE is unveiling top-end LCD monitors that can receive TV signals and deliver various multimedia features. With the new LGE LCD monitors, consumers can watch TV while working on their PC, and enjoy easy and convenient access to AV devices such as video consoles and camcorders.

FLATRON LCD L1810T (18.1-inch) that supports all of the latest features including TV/AV reception also delivers best-in-class panel performance with high resolution of max 1280 x 1024, response time of 25ms, and contrast of 350:1.

In particular, it uses DVI (Digital Video Interface) that can receive analog signals while sending digital signals from the computer straight to the monitor to ensure data from the PC is realized in sharp images without any data loss.

Conventional analog monitors required conversion of digital PC signals to analog signals, resulting in unnecessary signal interception and loss in color texture and contrast during the conversion process.

But the new LGE LCD monitors support DVI to deliver sharper and cleaner images without any data loss, making it suitable for graphic and CAD/CAM jobs where high resolution clean images are essential.

PIP (Picture In Picture) feature is also available so that users can work on their PC while watching TV or watch a movie while surfing the Net. This allows for more efficient usage of the monitor and is expected to be popular among multi-tasking users.

FLATRON LCD L1510T (15-inch) also is a multimedia type model that can receive TV and AV signals. The model can be used in diverse environments. The compact and clean design coupled with the fresh silver colored exterior makes it suitable for any type of environment while saving working space.