The laptop was prominently featured along with
other Inbox products at the ITCN Asia held at the Expo Centre in
August. ITCN was an ideal venue for the general public to gain first
hand experience of all Inbox products on display. These included
desktop PCs and servers other than the laptop range.
"We strive to bring customers the latest in
technological trends in the best timeframe possible. Our latest range
of laptops are in sync with the current trend in the international
laptop industry," said Ghias Khan, CEO, Inbox.
Inbox Business Technologies designs, develops,
assembles and markets computer hardware and software solutions and
services. The first company to achieve Intel® Premier Provider status
in Pakistan, Inbox is certified, trained and tested on 'end-to-end'
technological solutions. Inbox is also the first computer brand in the
country to open a retail outlet and is currently, the only System
Builder (SB) Gold Member in the country. For more information on the
company and its products and services visit www.inboxbiz.com
"CHANGE FOR GOOD" PROGRAMME
Cathay Pacific recently announced that it has
raised a total of HK$5.54million last year in aid of UNICEF, through
its Change for Good inflight fundraising programme. The amount was
raised from 15 August 2002 to 14 August 2003. Last year's collection
marked a 26 percent drop from the previous year's donation due to the
outbreak of SARS in early April this year.
The Change for Good inflight programme was incepted
in 1991. From a six-month programme, the fundraising period was
formally extended to one year in 2001. Since the programme's
inception, Change for Good has raised more than HK$45.5 million for
UNICEF. Cathay Pacific and UNICEF will once again extend the programme
for another year to help support children in the developing countries.
UNILEVER COLLABORATES WITH AKUH AND BEHBUD
Apart from being an environmental catastrophe of
massive proportions, the recent oil spill on the coastline of Karachi
has also had severe health impacts on coastal area residents.
Adverse health related symptoms of the oil spill as
experienced by the people include asthma, ophthalmic and
In an effort to minimize the extent of the health
hazards caused by the oil spill, Unilever Pakistan, with the support
of the Aga Khan University Hospital and Behbud Association, set up a
Medical Camp in Shirin Jinnah Colony. This area is close to the
affected coastline of Karachi. The camp which will be set up twice
every week, will provide free consultation, treatment and medication
to health victims of the oil spill by eye, skin, ENT doctors.
Moreover, in order to help residents adequately protect themselves
from the noxious fumes lingering in the air, free information on
precautionary measures will also be made available at camp premises.
Officially inaugurated this week, the camp is being
visited by an increasing number of people, with the highest number of
treatments relating to ophthalmic problems. Moreover, in order to
gauge the impact of the oil spill, all cases are being reviewed by
doctors at AKUH. Residents of coastal area greatly appreciate this
laudable initiative and hope that it goes a long way in dealing with
the existing crisis. This activity is in line with Unilever Pakistan's
commitment to health, education and water related issues.
FIRST ISMAILI CENTRE IN CENTRAL ASIA
His highness the Aga Khan launched a landmark
cultural centre marking a milestone in the 1300 year history of the
Ismaili Muslim community in Central Asia.
The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe, when completed will
be comparable in scope and standing to existing major centre in
London, Vancouver and Lishbon and those at advanced planning stages in
Toronto and Dubai.
The Foundation stone of The Ismaili Centre,
Dushanbe was laid by Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmonov on a
prestigious 25,500 square metre site in the centre of the city.
President Rahmonov took the opportunity to underline the commitment of
the Government of Tajikistan to provide enabling conditions for the
development of institutions promoting "freedom of conscience,
pluralism and faith" as well as "exchange of opinions and
national accord in society".
Calling it "a place where people will come
together to share their creativity and their wisdom," the Aga
Khan said the Centre would "recognize and promote the plurality
of traditions and forms of expression to which Central Asia has been a
welcoming home and eminent crossroads over the centuries."
SAFE 6TH CONFERENCE IN DEC
The third annual general meeting and the sixth
theme conference of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE)
will be held in Lahore on December 3-4.
A press announcement of the Lahore Stock Exchange
said the theme of the conference would be "strengthening stock
exchanges listing regimes and regional harmonization".
EPB CHAIRMAN MEET WITH SINDH CM
The Minister of State and Chairman, Export
Promotion Bureau, Tariq Ikram met with the Chief Minister Sindh Sardar
Ali Mohammad Khan Mahar in his office.
Issues relating to the development of Fish Farming
in Sindh and related issues of infrastructure were discussed. The
Chief Minister agreed that Fish/Shrimp farming was a major source of
fish export and could provide much employment to the people of Sindh.
The Chairman discussed a focused approach to progress Fish/Shrimp
Farming to benefit from the opportunity and progressive resolution of
issues faced by prospective entrepreneurs and joint venture partners.
Shaheen Air International profile was published in
our issue of September 8-14, 2003 and a word 'wasted' instead of
'western' and name of CEO-AVM 'Aamar Ali Sharief' instead of 'Aamer
Ali Sharieff' printed incorrectly.
We regret the printing error. The paragraph should
be read as follows: "Present operation is with TU-154B, TU-154M
and YAK-42D aircraft. Process of inducting western aircraft has been
initiated." — Editor