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
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
FIRST WOMEN BANK A NEW MEMBER OF MCB M-NET SWITCH
First Women Bank Ltd., became member of MCB M-Net
Switch family after signing an agreement at MCB, Principal Office,
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
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
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