Aug 18 - 24, 2003 



Pakistan's leading footwear retailer, Servis Sales Corporation, has recently signed an agreement with Nike's exclusive distributor for Pakistan, Speed (Pvt) Limited to display and sell high technology Nike footwear throughout the country.

Latest Nike footwear will now be available at 21 exclusive Servis stores in all major cities of Pakistan. Commencing from August, Nike footwear in various categories and affordable prices will be the star attraction at these stores.



Speaking on the occasion of the signing ceremony in Karachi, Mr. Adil Matcheswala, Chief Executive of Speed (Pvt) Limited said "The increasing importance of health, fitness and sports participation in the lives of Pakistanis has resulted in the sharp increase in the demand for the technologically advanced products like Nike, which are performance oriented yet fashionable. In order to give a new dimension to people's lifestyle and accessibility to Nike products, we thought a tie-up with Servis which has one of the largest network of stores in Pakistan. The pact would be an ideal match for the two leading Footwear brands in the country ''.

Endorsing the business proposition, Mr. Abdul Shaheed Kazi, Country Sales Manager, Servis Sales Corporation said "Associating ourselves with a product like Nike will obviously give us the competitive edge in a growing and discerning market, and we look forward to strengthening this relationship by offering an excellent variety of footwear for the consumers''.


In an age when every second Bollywood flick rings around exaltation of the grand Indian wedding, invariably overlapping the age-old traditions with extra dozes of shine and sheen, gloss and glamour, dance and music, when the task of arranging marriages is capsuled as entertaining television shows to showcase 'the unique Indian traditions', walking down the aisle is today more than mere 'meeting of two minds'. The forthcoming Bride & Groom Exhibition 2003 (B&G 2003) being held in Hotel Taj Palace between Aug. 30th to Sep. 1st is all set to prove how serious the Indian wedding industry has become.

Come August and the top-notch names in bridal finery from the Asian sub-continent will converge in Delhi, the capital city of India. And playing host to thousands of visitors from across the globe will once again be the majestic Taj Palace Hotel. With over 100 connoisseurs of this booming wedding industry finding a perfect platform since the inception of the show in 2000, their imaginations have run riot to put together perfectly co-ordinated masterpieces... especially for Bride & Groom Asia's most eagerly awaited show to be held from Aug 30th-Sep 1st, 2003, that prepares every bride to "Get-Set-and-Glow".




Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Federal Minister for Finance while inaugurating the new premises of the Head Office of First Women Bank Ltd, in his address at the auspicious gathering congratulated the management, Board of Directors and the staff of FWBL at the excellent turnaround achieved. The Federal Minister stated that when one has dedication, determination and a sense of purpose anything can be achieved and the turnaround of FWBL the classic example of hard work, integrity and determination. He went on to congratulate the President on the marvelous job done and said "You make us proud".

In her welcome address Ms. Zarine Aziz, President FWBL stated that the Head Office symbolizes many milestones the Bank has crossed towards financial sustainability and strength.

She further elaborated that June 2001 to June 2003, was the period of "Financial Turnaround" for First Women's Bank Ltd., in the form of highest ever profits earned and balance sheet growth. The Bank recorded significant growth in all financial activities, despite constraints, tough market competition and economic conditions.