between Shikarpur and Repeater Station. The repair
teams were mobilized from the "Emergency Response Centers"
established to meet such emergencies, and started their repair work.
After the completion of physical repairs and
necessary tests, the transportation of Zamazma gas started at 0355
hours on 16th June 2004. Authorities of SNGPL and Zamazma Gas Field
were informed about the normalization of gas supply.
SSGC's higher management is taking such incidents
very seriously and continuously remained in touch with the concerned
Federal Government authorities to provide adequate and effective
security arrangements of its pipeline network. No curtailment of gas
was done in SSGC's franchise areas.
SSGC OFFERS TECHNICAL TRAINING FACILITIES TO OIL
& GAS ORGANIZATIONS
Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd. (SSGC) has offered
its technical expertise to other state-owned and private oil and gas
organizations for imparting training for short courses on "Gas
Turbine and Compressor Technology". SSGC will provide various
training courses to the employees of these companies at its Gas
Training Institute (GTI), situated in Company's Karachi Terminal, in
Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The institution is enjoying the services of highly
qualified and experienced professionals and has all modern facilities
necessary for such kind of training.
According to a press release, issued here by SSGC,
it is stated that, after the successful establishment of GTI in 2000,
it had conducted various training courses on Information Technology,
Management, Safety, Fire Fighting, and Commercial etc to enhance the
capabilities of SSGC's officers as well other subordinate staff to
enrich their job skills.
The state-owned gas utility has now planned to
offer these training facilities to other sister organizations and as
the first step as a significant numbers of executives of Pakistan
Petroleum Ltd., Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and ENI Pakistan completed
successfully a two weeks training course on "Basic Industrial Gas
Turbine & Compressor", and "Corrosion Prevention by
Cathodic Protection and Shielded Metal Welding Techniques" the
spokesman said. "The basic feature of this course is to create an
understanding of basic applied science, construction, operating
principles and performance of industrial gas turbine and
compressors" he added.
Giving some detail about GTI's activities, the
spokesman of SSGC further disclosed that to impart training, resource
persons were drawn from within the company. Moreover from SSGC's
retired persons were also hired as well trainers from well-reputed
organizations were requested to impart the training.
Government of Pakistan is attaching high priority
to the export of Agriculture produce of the country and considering
all available options for the development and production and export of
Agriculture commodities. Minister for Commerce, Mr. Humayun Akhtar
Khan while addressing a meeting convened at Islamabad to consider a
proposal for the Establishment of Agriculture Commodities Export
Processing Zone at Pipri godowns Bin Qasim Karachi, informed that rice
is one of the major source of Foreign Exchange. The Minister informed
the meeting that during last ten months (July-April 2003-04) Pakistan
exported rice amounting to US$ 508 million as compared to US$ 454
million during the period 2002-03, posting an increase of 10.63%.
The Minister for Commerce constituted a committee
to suggest the best possible utilization of 600 acres of land
available at Pipri godowns Bin Qasim Karachi.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Tasneem Noorani,
Secretary Commerce and other stakeholders including Mr. Masood Alam
Rizvi, Chairman Trading Corporation of Pakistan, Mr. Abid Javed, Vice
Chairman EPB, Syed Najaf Hussain Shah Chairman of Rice Exporters
Association of Pakistan, Mr. Sohail Altaf, Vice President FPCCI, Mr.
Afaq Tiwana, Chariman PHDEB and representatives from Industrial
Development Bank of Pakistan, Ministry of Food and Agriculture,
Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industries and Production, National
Bank of Pakistan, Secretary Agriculture, Government of Sindh.
INTEL BRINGS PC EXCITEMENT TO HOMES
Intel Pakistan Corporation continues its extensive
'Home Road Show in the city where the latest IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4
processor with Hyper Threading Technology is showcased and various PC
usage models are demonstrated primarily from an education and
The exhibition started in May in Karachi and will
continue till end of July and more than 5000 families are expected to
visit and witness first hand how the importance of computers in their
homes. The exhibition is conducted at various localities in the city
and brings the latest technology closer to your home.
THE OPPORTUNITIES FROM SAFTA AND WTO
Imtiaz Rastgar, Managing Director, Rastgar
Engineering Co. (Pvt.) Limited, presented a paper on "An SME
Strategy for WTO, SAFTA and Beyond" at Millat Vendor conference
2004, in a local hotel.
He emphasized on the importance of Pakistani the
automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) customers and how
they had been instrumental in transfer of technology to the local
vending industry and how this industry now has the potential to enter
the global market for light engineering, value added products. A
strategy to benefit from the opening of markets owing to SAFTA was put
forth by Mr. Rastgar, giving examples of how his company is already
benefiting from this strategy.
Mr. Rastgar further highlighted the role of
professional sales and export marketing as well as the importance of
world-class manufacturing techniques; and how it affects the OEM
The theme of the Vendor Conference was
"Playing the Competitive Game" organized by Millat Tractors
Limited. Top industry executives attended the conference.
DEWAN MOTORS INAUGURATES STATE-OF-THE-ART PRODUCT
Dewan Motors, exclusive BMW Group importer in
Pakistan, announced the opening of the state-of-the-art Product
Support Centre for after-sales services to BMW cars in Karachi.
Dewan Motors, a company of Dewan Mushtaq Group,
announced in January this year, its appointment by BMW Group as the
sole distributor for sales and after-sales service of the BMW and MINI
vehicles in Pakistan, followed by opening of display centres in
Islamabad and Karachi.
"Our investment in this new facility is
significant and indicates the strength of our commitment to our BMW
customers in Pakistan, moreover our focus is on after sales support
because we wish to continuously reinforce our customers'
loyalty," said Dewan Mohammed Yousuf Farooqui, Chief Executive
Dewan Mushtaq Group.
For hi-tech BMW cars, this Product Support Centre
is equipped with Electronic Diagnostic Equipment featuring Special
Service Tools supplied by BMW AG, Germany only to their importers for
efficient, timely and safe repair & maintenance of BMW cars.
The new after sales service facility, consisting of
the latest in technology, genuine BMW spare parts and service outlets,
boasts a service area of over 6,000 square feet with six work bays
including multi-purpose "Lift-in-Lift" that is capable of
carrying out multiple tasks at the same lift to minimize repair time
Dewan Motors has also employed a team of highly
trained and skilled service personnel in the after-sales facility
including experienced master technicians and mechanics trained by the
BMW AG, Germany.
SYED JAWAD GILLANI JOINS ADAMJEE INSURANCE COMPANY
Renowned personality in the insurance sector, Syed
Jawad Gillani, has joined Adamjee Insurance Co. Ltd as its new
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He brings with him
fifty years of rich experience in the field of insurance. He has
played a vital role in the development of insurance industry in
Pakistan Before joining Adamjee Insurance he was attached to Security
General Insurance as its Director and Chief Executive Officer.