In 1994, the company started business with 6
"3S" (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) dealerships in
Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Today the network has grown to 16
"3S" dealerships in 10 major cities of Pakistan.
MOBILINK'S ENTERPRISING LEADERSHIP
The Federal Minister for IT &
Telecommunications, Mr. Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari prominently
highlighted the enterprising leadership of cellular giant Mobilink
and lauded the company's effort in change-management and introducing
latest technologies for the convenience of cellular consumers in
The minister commented favorably in support of
the bold initiatives undertaken by Mobilink while inaugurating the
ICIT 2004 Conference with the theme "Information Technology —
Catalyst for the Growth of National Economy" at the Karachi
Mr. Awais Ahmed Leghari while addressing a
distinguished gathering of IT & telecommunications professionals
and investors from the region and around the world said, "We
recognize and appreciate the dynamism of people like Mr. Zouhair A.
Khaliq, President & CEO of Mobilink who has introduced a process
of change-management in technological services and initiatives which
are actually benefiting consumers throughout the country."
SSGC'S FIVE YEARS EXPANSION PLAN
The Chairman of "Senate Standing
Committee" on "Petroleum and Natural Resources"
Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas appreciated the work of the SSGC in
expanding its transmission/distribution network. He also called for
the expeditious release of funds from the Federal Government for
SSGC's distribution and expansion programme in Sindh and Balochistan.
He was presiding over a meeting with the Sui
Southern Gas Company during a visit to the Company's head office at
Karachi on 13th August 2004.
The Managing Director SSGC gave a detailed
presentation on the new vision, functions and operations of the
Company. He informed the committee that SSGC was working on a
comprehensive five years expansion plan for the period from 2003-04
to 2007-08 with an investment of Rs. 36.7 billion. MD informed that
gas transmission system will be expanded by 600 kms and capacity by
43% from 1,200 MMCFD to 1,700 MMCFD. The distribution system and
main supply network will be extended by 2,451 km to connect 600 new
towns and villages in both the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan
with the gas supply.
MD SSGC further stated that after completion of
five years expansion and development plan, the customer base will
increase from 1.7 million to 2 million.
SSGC ACQUIRES WORLD-CLASS CUSTOMER CARE &
Mr. Munawar Baseer Ahmad, MD of SSGC and Mr.
Harry Debes, President & CEO of SPL WorldGroup signed a contract
at a local hotel for the implementation of a "Customer Care and
Billing Solution and establishment of a centre of excellence".
Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Governor State Bank of Pakistan was the Chief
Guest on the occasion while Mr. Mustafa Kamal, the Provincial IT
Minister was the special guest. Mr. Douglas C. Rohn, the US Counsel
General, Mr. Harry Debes, President & CEO of SPL WorldGroup and
executives from Ministries, Utilities, Banks, IT Companies and
various multinationals graced the ceremony with their presence.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ishrat Hussain,
Governor of SBP said that one of the problems of the customers of
public sector utilities in Pakistan have always been facing is the
lack of responseviness by the utility companies. He appreciated the
SSGC's management which has taken up this challenge to improve the
quality of service, care and facilities to the customers by bringing
in IT-based solutions. He was hopeful that such steps will serve as
a incentive to other companies to adopt and follow the practice
which has been incorporated this particular type of solution.
AKD TRADE.COM LAUNCHES PAKISTAN'S FIRST FINANCIAL
AKD Trade.com, Pakistan's first stock trading
website, has introduced yet another innovation, AKD Research.
Pakistan's only financial portal, AKD Research provides investors
in-depth stock market analysis which includes historical data,
charts, Balance Sheets and Account Statements of companies listed at
the Karachi Stock Exchange. This information enables investors to
make informed investment decisions at all times.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Dr. Tariq Hassan,
Chairman, SECP, stated that AKD Trade's initiative of providing
investors with a financial portal will go a long way in promoting
retail investment in the stock market.