A team of ZRG telecom experts was available on
ZRG stalls to provide details of industry's most flexible, widely
installed & cost-effective call center solutions. A large number
of visitors from the financial sector visited ZRG stall to learn
about the industry's most flexible call center solution.
ZRG International (Pvt) Ltd (www.zrg.com) is a
fast growing and dynamic organization that has been providing next
generation call center solutions since 1994. ZRG clients include 11
leading banks, 3 major cellular companies, the largest oil marketing
company and largest gas company of Pakistan.
LG ELECTRONICS AND MICROSOFT
LG Electronics, Inc. announced the world's first
DVD recorder with digital video recorder (DVR) functionality using
new software technology from Microsoft Corp. LG model LRM-519 will
be available to consumers by fall of 2005.
Unveiled by Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software
Architect Bill Gates during his keynote address at the International
CES 2005, the LG model LRM-519 raises the bar in the exploding DVD
Recorder market as the first combination DVD recorder and
160-gigabyte hard-disc-drive (HDD) convergence product with an
electronic program guide (EPG) and PC connectivity using technology
"As the 'digital convergence' concept
becomes more commonplace, the powerful combination of Microsoft and
LG technology will redefine recordable media for home
entertainment," said Dr. Hee-Gook Lee, chief technology
officer, LG Electronics. "With support for wired or wireless
in-home networking and innovative PC connectivity, the LG LRM-519 is
a true digital convergence product."
STATE LIFE'S HISTORIC NEW BUSINESS OF RS. 2.20
BILLION IN 2004
State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan has
successfully secured a historic New Business (First Year Premium) of
Rs. 2.20 billion as individual life which is 104% of the actual
target of Rs. 2.12 billion while insuring more than two lac new
policyholders and their families nationwide during the year 2004.
according to the press release issued recently by the PR Department
of State Life.
Addressing the Senior Corporate and Marketing
Executives on the occasion of cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the
achievement, Kamal Afsar, Chairman State Life congratulated Zafar
Mehmood, Executive Director (Marketing), Corporate and Marketing
Executives of State Life for their tireless efforts in securing the
historic New Business of Rs 2.20 billion in 2004. Zafar Mehmood,
Zahid Murad and Rahat-ul-Ain Executive Director State Life were
present on the occasion.
Kamal Afsar, hoped that State Life will continue
to provide financial protection to its millions of valued
policyholders both in individual and group life by expanding the
marketing operations and introducing quality products, plans and
life assurance policies in 2005.
Zafar Mehmood, Executive Director (Marketing)
while highlighting the performance of marketing portfolio informed
that the year 2004 was the 'Record Breaking' year in the annals of
State Life. He said that State Life's Group Life Business has
reached Rs. 2.41 billion mark while the international business stood
at US$2.37 million, showing and increase of 8.68% and 13%
respectively. The Executive Director believed that the new business
targets for 2005 will be completed during the fourth quarters in
2005 by strategic planning and execution.
M. Jawaid Khan, General Manager (Marketing) State
Life presented the performance of Regions and Zones of State Life in
2004 and said that business-wise Central Region is on the top list
followed by North, Southern and Multan regions.
EXPERTS STRESS THE NEED FOR CREATING AWARENESS IN
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
A seminar was organized by the Human Resource
Society at University of Karachi on 'Expectations from university
graduates employers' vision,' in October last year.
Ms. Saba Masood (President of Human Resource
Society, Lecturer Department of Economics), Akram Durrani (Director,
HRD, State Bank of Pakistan), Zahid R. Khawaja (Economist, CEO
FinanSys), Khan Kashif Ejaz (Recruitment Head, HBL) addressed the
Chief Organizer and President of the Human
Resource Society, Saba Masood said that in rapidly changing world it
is imperative to be aware of that the purpose of this society is to
create much needed awareness of acquiring the practical skills and
knowledge, beside the bookish theories.
She said that by organizing this seminar we have
initiated the process of bringing the awareness on challenges ahead
and the attributes and skills that employers expect from the
Speaking as chief guest, the Director Human
Resource State Bank of Pakistan, Akram Durrani said the employers
now hire people based on their abilities and train and groom them
with the needed skills while at work.
He further said that educational level, academic
excellence is very important, however, employers must show interest
that how these factors can contribute towards achieving the required
Zahid Khawaja, training expert, said that
loyalty, integrity, hard working and initiative talking abilities
are basic expectations that employers seek in the new entrants.
Head of Recruitment, Habib Bank of Pakistan,
Kashif Ejaz emphasized the need of developing the inter-personal
skills, analytical and conceptual thinking, application of
knowledge, communication skills and team work abilities.
Speaking on the occasion, the Dean Faculty of
Arts Professors, Dr. Shamsuddin said according to a recent survey of
the Higher Education Commission there are less than one hundred
thousand enrolments at all 96 public and private sector universities
and degree awarding institutions throughout the country at various
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern
Areas, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has said that time has come
for both India and Pakistan to quit the path of war and divert all
its resource towards the social and economic welfare of their
He said this while addressing a distinguished
gathering of intellectuals; educationists, diplomats and political
analysts participating in a dialogue on 'Kashmir Options' organized
by Preston University at its campus in Islamabad.
Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat further said that the
confidence building measures lately taken by both the countries has
created grounds for dealing with all issues including the core issue
of Kashmir. He expressed the confidence that the process of
negotiations undertaken by both the governments will ultimately lead
to the resolution of the long-pending Kashmir issue. He said that
the people of Kashmir should be a part of the negotiations being
held between India and Pakistan.
Earlier, Dr. Abdul Basit, Chancellor Preston
University extended a very warm welcome to Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat,
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas for
accepting Preston's invitation to grace the seminar on Kashmir as
the Chief Guest. He also extended his gratitude to the keynote
speakers — former Ambassadors Dr. Maqbool A. Bhatti and Tayyab
Siddiqui for making enlightening and thought provoking presentations
on the burning issue of Kashmir.