ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Aug 25 - 31, 2003 

 

ALREHMAN-ALRAHIM.COM AT THE ITCN ASIA 2003

Earning huge recognition through participating in different exhibitions Alrehman-Alrahim.com participated in the ITCN Asia 2003 at the Karachi Expo Center. Maintaining its previous records, Alrehman-Alrahim.com was visited by approximately 150,000 people from different walk of life during the exhibition.
Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad, Governor Sindh, Sardar Ali Mohammad Mehr, Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Liaqat Jatoi, Industrial Minister, Mr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi Governor Punjab and authorities from Armed Forces of Pakistan also visited the stall and met Mr. Babar R. Chaudhry, the pioneer of the website alrehman-alrahim.com, and appreciated the efforts being put in by Mr. Babar.

 

 

Arabic, English, Urdu, Sindhi and other translations from the Holy Qura'an were present at the stall. People were briefed on the lectures available on the website, by alrehman-alrahim representatives.

FLAG HOISTING CEREMONY AT MCB MAIN BRANCH

A simple and impressive Flag Hoisting Ceremony was held at MCB Main Branch I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi. Mr. Mohammad Aftab Manzoor President, Muslim Commercial Bank hoisted the National Flag. All members of MCB Team sang the National Anthem along with the Nation.

FIRST WOMEN BANK A NEW MEMBER OF MCB M-NET SWITCH FAMILY

First Women Bank Ltd., became member of MCB M-Net Switch family after signing an agreement at MCB, Principal Office, Karachi.

M-Net. A largest leading shared ATM Switch network in Pakistan). This mutual beneficial alliance will enable the customers of First Women Bank Ltd., to use ATM facilities offered by MCB and other M-Net partner banks.

Mr. Mohammad Aftab Manzoor, President, Muslim Commercial Bank and Ms. Zareene Aziz, President First Women Bank signed the agreement also present at the occasion were Mr. Aarij Ali, EVP Consumer, Mr. Amjad Farooq, EVP IT, Mr. Javed Edhi, SVP IT of MCB and Ms. Safiya Hassan Head of IT, Shahwana Yamin, SME Credit and Ishwar Lal, IT Manager of FWB.

TELECOM SECTOR TO FETCH HUGE INVESTMENT

Telecom industry in Pakistan has witnessed steady growth over the past four years and keeping in view the 149 million population of the country there is tremendous scope for investment in this booming sector in an open and unrestricted licensing regime.

This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Shahzada Alam Malik at the first Telecom Investors Conference held on the heels of the announcement of Telecom De-regulation Policy.

In the opening remarks, Chairman PTA said that in view of conductive environment and competitive and indiscriminately investment climate in the telecom market, both local and foreign investors would come forward to make optimum use of the available investment opportunities.

He said that the industry could absorb US $ 5-7 billion investment during the next ten years as the tele-density in Pakistan stood at only 2.6 percent, which was quite low as compare to increasing demands of the public who were anxious to have access to Information Communication Technologies (ICT).

SECRETARY NA AT ICCI

Addressing a meeting at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Mehmood Saleem Mehmood, Secretary National Assembly stated that the business community was the backbone for any country and this community in Pakistan can help remove poverty. He said he would make it possible that the business community receive all the details of decisions of NA and recommendations of its standing committees.

 

 

He also assured that the entry passes of ordinary or special sessions of NA would be delivered regularly to the members of ICCI so that members of the chamber can attend NA meetings.

Mr. Mehmood also urged the business community to evolve a viable strategy under the WTO regime and prepare itself to compete in the international market according to the new regime which would become effective from January 2005.

LUBNA JAWAID SECURES FIRST POSITION

Lubna Jawaid has secured first position, among the girls, in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Examination 2003 held by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. Lubna, a student of Pakistan International School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia secured 86.5% in pre-engineering group. Her father, Jawaid Iqbal, is an engineer and works for a Jeddah-based company. She also wants to become an engineer. Lubna was confident that she would secure a position by the grace of Allah, she had also secured position in her matriculation examination.