Allianz EFU, supported the efforts of the
Rotaractors of Pakistan in organizing an international peace bonanza
of such magnitude, to bring the Country on the international map.
Allianz EFU shares the vision of a better world with the Rotaractors.
The company is a healthcare company, which spends each day trying to
make healthier and happier lives.
The Allianz Group is a leading global provider of
insurance and financial services with operations in more than 70
countries, and employing over 173,000 staff. The Group serves more
than 60 million customers worldwide, including close to half of all
Fortune 500 companies.
In Asia Pacific, Allianz is present in 16 markets
offering its core businesses of property and casualty insurance, life
and health insurance, asset management and banking.
Allianz EFU is Pakistan's first and only
specialized health insurance company. It is the only company that
offers health insurance solutions to individuals, families, companies
and voluntary groups. Allianz EFU Health Insurance is a joint venture
between Allianz Group and EFU Group.
GLOBAL COMPACT FOUNDATION TO BE LAUNCHED IN
The United Nations and business sector of Pakistan
have agreed to create a Global Compact Foundation which will act as
the principle instrument for institutionalization of the Global
Compact agenda in Pakistan. This was decided in a meeting of the
Global Compact Steering Board that was attended by Mr. Babar Ali, Pro-
Chancellor of LUMS, Mr. Onder Yucer, UN Resident Coordinator and
representatives of the private and public sectors. The Steering Board
agreed to launch the Global Compact Foundation as a not-for-profit
company under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984 which will
abide by the Code of Corporate Governance. Mr. Babar Ali was nominated
to lead the process of establishing the Foundation. The Global Compact
is aimed at encouraging the business community in Pakistan to
voluntarily abide by nine principles of the Global Compact in the
areas of human rights, environmental rights and labour rights
Each company and organization actively involved in
the Global Compact Pakistan activities will be encouraged to formally
subscribe to the Global Compact, committing to adhere to and take
active steps towards the actualization of the nine principles of the
Global Compact. This commitment is expressed through a letter
addressed to the UN Secretary General, upon which the organisation
shall receive the status of a Global Compact Participant. The Global
Compact is an open network. However, the participating company shall
demonstrate on a yearly basis its actual progress in implementing the
Global Compact principles.
KODAK TO INTRODUCE HI-TECH DIGITAL LABS
Kodak Limited (Pakistan Branch) recently launched
its Digital Services at its Kodak Express Outlets in Karachi, Lahore,
Multan, Faisalabad and Rahim Yar Khan. Maintaining itself as the
market leader in both Analog and Digital Photography, Kodak aims at
gearing up for the present and future digital photography needs
through the launch of these services in Pakistan.
The identity and design of these state-of-the-art
digital labs is clearly distinguished from others in the market. It
caters to the ever-changing demands and awareness for digital
photography, with people fascinated with its advantages. The
interactive set up at these labs provide, global standards of digital
photography services to the consumer, which is in accordance with the
digital techniques being practiced by Kodak worldwide.
Briefing the invitees at the inauguration, Syed
Awais Ahmed, Country General Manager, Kodak Limited Pakistan said,
"Kodak as an evolving company constantly introduces innovative
products and services in order to maintain a close relationship with
its valued consumers and its efforts are directed to constantly
deliver the very best. Kodak Digital Lab, designed and developed in
collaboration with 'Noritsu' (biggest photographic equipment
manufacturer in the world) would further strengthen Kodak's position
in the industry here."
Mr. K. Mori, General Manager and Mr. K. B. Leong,
Manager Sales, South West Asia represented the team from Noritsu Koki
Co. Ltd., Japan at the inauguration of the labs at various cities in
Mr. Muhammad Asif Hussain, Country Business
Manager, Kodak Limited Pakistan said, "Digital technology in
every field has played a major contribution in transforming the world
into a global village today. The Photography Industry is also treading
in the same direction in order to cater to the changing demands of
consumers. Kodak, the world's leader and pioneer in photography is
propagating this technology here through its network base of over 360
labs across Pakistan.
QATAR AIRWAYS CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF NEW OFFICE
A senior delegation of Qatar Airways
representatives has landed in Islamabad to open the airline's new
office in Islamabad and officially inaugurate its new twice-weekly
Islamabad service that began on April 1.
The delegation, led by Chief Executive Officer Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, also included the General Manager Commercial Mr.
Mohamed Saleh Fakhri and Senior Manager Commercial Operations - East
Mr. Ali Al Rais.
Chief Executive Officer Mr. Akbar Al Baker
officially inaugurated the Doha-Islamabad route with the opening of
Qatar Airways' new office, in a special ceremony.
At a press conference, held at the Serena Hotel in
the capital recently, Mr. Al Baker expressed his delight to be in
Islamabad: "I am very pleased to finally be able to open this
"Islamabad represents our 49th international
destination, and our fourth destination in Pakistan, after Lahore,
Karachi and Peshawar.
"This route reflects Qatar Airways' strong
commitment to serve the people of Pakistan and provide a direct route
from our country to the capital city of Pakistan.
"Via our hub, Doha International Airport, we
will be able to connect the people of Islamabad to all of our 48
existing destinations. By the end of the year 2005, we will be able to
offer connections to 70 destinations around the globe.
"We have been intending to open this service
for a long time, and it is very satisfying that we are flying into
Islamabad two times per week. Together with our other regular services
to Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, we offer thirteen direct flights
between Qatar and Pakistan every week," Mr. Al Baker said.
Qatar Airways has recently been awarded the
exclusive honour to be one of only three worldwide airlines to have
been granted the Five-star status by independent airline quality
monitor Skytrax. Additionally, the airline was voted into seventh
place in the ranking of best worldwide airlines, jumping up from 24th
place last year.
One of the world's fastest growing airlines, Qatar
Airways has recently received two new Airbus A321s, part of a delivery
of thirteen aircraft this year.
As part of the expansion plan the airline has
announced that it will be flying to Tehran and Luxor in June, Zurich
and Istanbul in July, and Kabul, Osaka, Johannesburg by January 2005.
Serving 60 destinations by early 2005, Qatar airways will be flying to
70 global destinations by the end of 2005.
Qatar Airways flies from Doha to Islamabad twice
each week. Every Wednesday flight QR398 will leave Doha at 23.00 hrs,
arriving in Islamabad at 4.30 hrs the next morning. On Sundays, flight
QR398 will depart from Doha at 21.45 hrs, arriving in Islamabad at
3.15 hrs the following morning, local time.
Flight QR399 from Islamabad to Doha will leave
Islamabad Airport at 5.45 hrs, arriving at Doha International Airport
at 7.25 hrs, every Thursday. On Mondays, flight QR399 will leave
Islamabad at 4.30 hrs, arriving in Doha at 6.10 hrs local time.
Interflow Communications held a unique,
groundbreaking event for employees and clients on Saturday, the 8th of
May 2004 at Avari Towers. This event was the Grand Finale of the
agency's third successive, 4 month long Training Program, 'Team
Inspiration'. The event was a resounding success. It was well attended
by members from Group Companies and Interflow clients including
Unilever, UBL, Nestle, Mitchell's, EBM, Gillette and Indus Motor
During the Course, different groups of employees
were given the task of developing entire Creative Campaigns for some
of Interflow's prominent brands. A competition was held for the 360
Degree Brand Stewardship Champions 2004 and one out of the 5 groups
walked away with the Grand Prize on account of the most creative,
innovative and insightful campaign.
Interflow plans to continue this exercise every
year as a step toward greater creativity, client understanding and