The flights from Karachi will operate every Monday,
Thursday and Saturday. Flights will leave Karachi at 0100 hours and
reach Colombo at 0430 hours.
Hon. Gamini Lokuge, Minister of Tourism in his
address to the media highlighted the initiatives taken by the
government of Sri Lanka for the promotion of tourism and archaeology
and the relaxation of visa entry formalities to encourage
intra-regional tourism while commending the efforts taken by SriLankan
Airlines and the Aviation Authorities in Pakistan for the resumption
of direct air services between the two countries.
Addressing the media in Karachi, the Chairman of
SriLankan Airlines, Daya Pelpola stated that "the first bilateral
agreement between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was signed as early as
January, 1949 and Karachi was one of the earliest destinations of Sri
Lanka's national airline".
AWARD FOR SWISS CABIN CREWS
Skytrax, one of the most renowned opinion research
institutes in the airline branch, has given SWISS the award for
"Best Cabin Staff" in the European category. More than 1.8
million passengers world-wide cast their votes.
The "Oscar" for the airline branch
assesses cabin crews, not only their efficiency, but additionally on
"soft factors" which, taken together, demonstrate why the
flights represented a special experience for the passengers.
PSO MAKES NO CHANGE IN HSFO PRICE
Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has decided to continue
with the same lower price for both local and imported High Sulphur
Furnace Oil (HSFO) despite an increase in the HSFO prices in the
The following prices for HSFO will continue for the
period June 16-June 30, 2003.
Local HSFO: Rs 11,035/40 per metric ton ex-KMR/PRL
Imported HSFO: Rs 11,808/= per metric tonne ex-ZOT
This is the third consecutive fortnight that PSO
has retained the same price of local HSFO and the second fortnight it
has retained the same price of imported HSFO.
SAIGOLS QINGQI MOTORS LIMITED
Real business — Today and for tomorrow
Ever heard of Qingqi — Revolution on Road? Well,
now you have. This productive company is busy producing
state-of-the-art transportation solutions. Qingqi stands behind all of
the much talked two-wheeled stuff that's been coming out of local
market lately, prompting the established a wise man fraternity to
wonder where it's all going to end. Before you rule Qingqi out as just
another sophisticated motorbike producers, the products of the company
is a reflection of youth and enthusiasm. Qingqi's latest creations
time and after, have left many a journo a bit perplexed to say the
least. What an innovation!
Qingqi motorcycle is the landmark product by a
Saigols Qingqi Motors Limited, a joint venture of China Qingqi Group
and Pakistan Saigols Group. The company is committed to provide
efficient and economical transport. It has sloganised the company as
the distinctive in the availability of cost effective motor industry.
"Qingqi is very much concerned to provide
transportation solution. We are committed to provide better and easy
mode of transportation to middle class who are not able to buy other
products of the same nature because of prices they can not afford,
"said, Mr. Li Shu, Managing Director, Saigols Qingqi Motors
Saigols Qingqi Motors first launched a 2-stroke,
100cc motorcycle anticipating its tremendous success and popularity
throughout the country, Saigols Qingqi Motors introduced a new idea in
commercial transport vehicles by launching a perfectly engineered
3-wheeler motorcycle rickshaw, which is a tested product in China. The
big idea was replace 'Tonga' as per the official policy.
This 3-wheeler-rickshaw has become one of the most
successful and popular means of transportation for short distances in
the central cities and towns of the country.
"By introducing this rickshaw Saigols Qingqi
Motors has also provided a large number of employment opportunities.
Regarding performance of the rickshaw we are getting a very positive
response from users and owners. They are satisfied and we are
satisfied, too," Mr. Shu said.
According to a private survey, the demand for
Qingqi rickshaw is increasing and a lot many unemployed have been
considering it a good way to make their living.
Qingqi has introduced the country's first 4-stroke
100cc motorbike. It is yet another Qingqi's state-of-art product. A
real marvel of automobile engineering and aesthetics is in Pakistan to
stay and make lasting impression and to capture the market.
The bike is a powerful machine, low on fuel and
good in looks. It is without any doubt is the most suitable bike for
the transportation according to urban requirements.
"There are unlimited chances and numberless
opportunities to share the export business with Saigol Qingqi Motors
Limited," Mr. Shu said.
Saigol Qingqi Motors Limited has received a
tremendous positive repose from the consumer for its products and
"The company ardently committed to contribute
in the economical uplift of the country and will continue to do so a
major player in strengthening Sino-Pak relations," Shu said.
The Hub Power Company recently gave a donation of
Rs.2 million to Darul Sukun Foundation. Seen in the picture is Vince
Harris, Chief Executive and Lesley Ann Middlecoat, PR and
Communications Manager, The Hub Power Company greeting the children at
Allianz EFU recently signed a health insurance
agreement with Pakistan State Oil, to provide comprehensive
hospitalization benefits for their employees and dependents. Shown in
the picture are: Mr. Ahmir ud Deen, Managing Director & CEO of
Allianz EFU and Mr.. Tariq Kirmani, Managing Director, Pakistan State
Oil, signing the agreement in the presence of senior officials of the
Managing Director of Bata Pakistan J.D. Hearns
performing the opening ceremony of new outlet at Bahadurabad.
EXCITING, NEW EMERGING FIELD FOR A DEVELOPED PAKISTAN!
Arena Multimedia organized a discussion forum on
'Multimedia — Careers For Life' recently at FTC auditorium.
Celebrities and experts from various fields were included in the
panel, discussed crucial issues faced by this new emerging field in
THE PANEL INCLUDED:
Mr. Arshad Khalil (CEO, Arena Multimedia)
Mrs. Huma Bukhari (Educationist)
Mr. Mohsin Hasan Khan (Film Actor/Director)
Mr. Shahzad Mughal (Singer)
Ms. Arjumand Rahim (Model, Actress)
Mr. Azfar Ali (TV Artist/Director)
Mr. Salman Sheikh (Mani) (TV Artist)
Moderator: Ms. Sidra Iqbal (Celebrity Public
Speaker/Youth Ambassador of Pakistan)
CONSULATE GENERAL EMBASSY OF PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA VISITS
Mr. Sun Chunye, Consulate General Embassy of
People's Republic of China paid a visit to the campus of BIZTEK
Institute of Business & Technology on June 14, 2003.
The honorable guest was offered a warm welcome by
Mr. Anwer Dawood Chairman of the Institute. He visited the campus in
detail and appreciated the curricular as well as extra curricular
facilities available at the campus of BIZTEK. He was extremely
impressed by the grandiose infrastructure facilities.
He hoped and wished that BIZTEK will become a model
academic institute of higher learning in the country. He even held
high hopes of foreseeing the prosperity and growth of private
educational sector in Pakistan to shoulder the responsibilities of the
government in imparting quality and need based education.
Mr. Muhammad Adrees, a renowned industrialist of
Pakistan and the Chief Executive Officer of the country's largest
chlore alkali industrial complex, Sitara Chemical Industries Limited,
has been elected the coveted position of Chairman Multiple Council
Pakistan, International Associations of Lions Club. This announcement
was made during the annual convention of the Multiple Council, held at
Hotel Marriott, Karachi on 31st May 2003 attended by Lions from all
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