other and a passion for brands and brand
communication. This is why the marriage has lasted for a 100 years
despite moments of disillusionment and disagreement," said Mr.
Miles Colebrook, Group President, J. Walter Thompson International, in
his speech at the dinner.
To which Chairman Unilever Pakistan, Ms. Musharaf
Hai added, '"our binding force is the consumer, the passionate
and single-minded purpose linking our destiny — we cannot live
without each other!"
PAKISTAN RECEIVES EXPORT ORDER FOR CALL CENTER SYSTEM
ZRG International (Pvt) Ltd., a telecommunication
solutions company based in Pakistan has received an export order from
M/s Mobitel, a cellular phone company in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, for
the supply of an advanced business telecommunication system commonly
known as a Call Center. With this order, Pakistan has entered into the
lucrative export market of call center systems that has been the
domain of telecommunication giants from France, Germany, Sweden and
other developed nations.
A Call center system is a combination of telecom
hardware and specialized software that is designed to handle incoming
and outgoing telephone calls in a highly customized, controlled and
documented way. Any business can use call center system to provide
value-added information and high quality personalized services to its
ZRG has been providing advanced call handling
solutions since 1994 and has the largest market share in the call
center solutions market in Pakistan. Some of the biggest and most
prestigious businesses are using call center systems provided by ZRG.
ZRG has introduced numerous first-of-its-kind
technology products and services in Pakistan such as the first
automated telephone polling on toll free 0800, the first 0900 premium
rate service, the first call center system with answer by name feature
and the first Urdu based automated telephone response system.
HP BRINGS GREATER CHOICE OF FEATURES
HP, the world leader in consumer printing and
imaging solutions, continues its investment in consumer needs by
unveiling new products on 27th May 2003 at the Avari Hotel, Karachi.
The event theme, "Running the Next Mile with You"
encapsulates the concept of a cohesive partnership between HP and its
partners. The New Product Training provides HP's Premium Business
Partners (PBPs) and authorized business partners, professional and
technical expertise to meet the ever-sophisticated customers whilst
the evening session is specially catered for consumers.
Making its debut are the PSC1210, OJ5110 and OJ6110
from the All-in-one (AiO) range, LJ1150, from the Personal Mono
LaserJet range and the LJ2300 from the Workgroup Mono LaserJet.
Another event highlight includes a product fair
where Color LaserJets, ScanJets and DeskJets will be showcased. This
fair is jointly organized by HP and the PBPs.
HP is also introducing the HP LaserJet 1150, and
2300 printer series. These printers are ideal for the budget-conscious
businesses that require quick, reliable monochrome output.
PUBLIC RELATION COUNCIL
A group of public relations professional have
formed Public Relation Council of Pakistan.
The meeting nominated Public Relations Officer Syed
Ibne Hassan of PICIC as its Convenor and a committee has been formed
consisting of public relation managers, practitioners and officers
from renowned institutions and agencies.
The Public Relations Council of Pakistan (PRCP)
will strive for excellence and building harmony among its members.
The council also decided to hold seminars and
workshops etc. on regular basis to provide an opportunity of
interaction among each other to update about the latest developments
taking place in country and around the globe.
The Council also decided to hold first normal
meeting and award ceremony in the second week of June to honour known
Those who have been invited by the Council include,
Advisor to Chief Minister on Information, Salahuddin Haider, Company
Secretary and P.R. Head (Pakistan Steel), Dr. Sajid Hussain (Ph.D.),
G.M./P.R. PIA, S.M. Imran Gardezi.
On the occasion, Corporate Image Award will also be
presented to R.A. Kaleemi-S.E.V.P. National Bank of Pakistan, Dr.
Ahsan H. Khan, S.V.P, UBL, Muzaffar Ahmed, Senior Manger ANSP, State
Life Insurance Corporation, Shujat Ali Baig, S.V.P. Habib Bank
Limited, Kafeel Burni, Senior Public Relations Officer Muslim
Commercial Bank, Nasreen Hussain, General Manager Sui Southern Gas
UK BASED GROUP ACQUIRES MAJORITY SHAREHOLDING IN IP
The Board of Directors of IP Securities announced
recently that a UK-based company; Asian Emerging Markets Investments
Limited (AEMI) has bought majority equity in the company. The Puri
family, which was the main shareholder in the corporate brokerage
house, has sold off its majority shareholding to the UK-based firm.
The acquiring company has also decided to change
the name of the company from IP Securities Limited to Capital One
AEMI is a company affiliated to the DCD group,
whose business and network of offices today extends from the UK to the
USA, the Middle East, South Africa, India, Australia and Pakistan. The
total group turnover in 2001 exceeded $600 million.
The DCD Group today encompasses a broad array of
businesses ranging from Trade Finance and Factoring, Property
Investment and Management, Information Technology and Small Business
and Venture Capital.
The following is the text of the statement by Wasif
Ijlal, the CEO of Capital One Equities Limited:
"We consider the entrance of a new strategic
investor AEMI into the local brokerage industry a positive
development. Not only it reflects the growing confidence of foreign
investors in the local financial markets, it also reflects positively
on the steps taken by the GOP, SECP and the KSE in attracting reputed
foreign groups to the local bourses. We are convinced that the new
sponsors of Capital One Equities will further strengthen competition
in local financial markets".