Through this tri-partite relationship, Mobilink
customers will be able to avail the facility of electronically
recharging the balances of their Jazz connections at all
participating PSO Retail Outlets. Furthermore, Mobilink's
connections and Jazz scratch-cards will be made available at these
Outlets while 'PSO Prepaid Cards' will be sold through Mobilink's
countrywide distribution and franchise network.
Speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director
of Pakistan State Oil, Tariq Kirmani, said that PSO is the first OMC
in Pakistan that introduced plastic cards. "With the changing
times, PSO has also changed," he asserted, pointing out that
PSO's recent corporate transformation and business system of
re-engineering continues to attract the interest of renowned world
Kalim A. Siddiqui, Executive Director, Customer
Services, PSO, declared that PSO and Mobilink both share the vision
to being total customer-focused. "Today's event is a milestone
in which these two organizations have come together in providing
service to the end-consumer," he said.
President & CEO Mobilink, Zouhair A. Khaliq,
said after the signing ceremony, "Every day we evaluate what
more can we do to stay as leader in our customers' minds. We do not
believe in being a company with a linear arrangement of cell lines
acting as a call exchange only but in fact want to come up with new
and innovative ideas in connecting people. The Mobilink and PSO
agreement is an important breakthrough in this direction, which I am
sure, will enable both our organizations to maximize on our
strengths in customer-services and quality".
INTERNATIONAL CALL CENTER CONFERENCE ORGANIZED IN
The two-day international conference on Call
Center Investment opportunity was organized in Karachi, recently.
Chairman-Senate, Mohammad Mian Soomro,
inaugurated the two-day conference comprising of six different
Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Mian Soomro
said: "It is important for the prosperity of Pakistan that we
should develop a public-private sector partnership in order to
alleviate poverty from the country."
He further said "Government is playing its
part in trying to raise the living standard of our people, but in
order to put the country on the path of prosperity, private sector
should also come forward and play its due role in the economic
prosperity of the country. The conference is the initial step in
this direction and I appreciate the organizers of this conference
who work day and night to organize this conference in a befitting
manner so that the true image of our country and its people can be
presented to the outside world specially to those who want to make
investments in our country."
Chairman, Board of Investment, Waseem Haqqie also
spoke on the occasion. He informed the audience about a number of
initiatives and policies being planned by the government to boost
investment in the relevant sectors. He emphasized on the need for
encouraging regional trade and investment opportunities. He said
that an estimated investment worth $10 billion was forecasted to
come through the call center sector in the next five years.
Dr. Amir Mateen, Managing Director Pakistan
Software Export Board (PSEB) lauding the initiative by Eveready
Communications told the audience about the upcoming customized
training programs that PSEB will offer to help entrepreneurs set up
their call center ventures.
Rakesh Gupta, Chairman, AstraNetcom, India
addressing the participants of the conference said: "This is a
very good opportunity for the Pakistani business community and
prospective investors, as I am sure that this industry will grow at
a rapid pace in Pakistan. The purpose of this conference is to put
Pakistan on the road map of the call center industry. The response
we receive here from the government and private sector is suggested
that this industry has a bright future here."
Gupta also announced that by the mid of current
year, a 700 seats Call Center equipped with state-of-the-art
facilities will start operations in Karachi.
The conference was organized by Eveready
Communications in collaboration with Board of Investment (BOI)
Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Information Technology, Pakistan
Software Export Board and Pakistan Software House Association (P@SHA).
It is estimated that this conference will bring
an investment opportunity for setting up a $50 billion industry in
Pakistan with an annual growth rate of 30% per annum, closely
integrated with the growth of $700 billion e-commerce industry
Speakers representing five different continents
of the world have come to Pakistan to participate in this conference
and shared their experiences and success stories.
Five leading companies from United States of
America (USA) are also participated. These companies include, Dell,
Astra Netcom, Sibil and Davox. 3D Network of Singapore and Teleopti
of Sweden are also took part. The conference was followed by a
cultural event organized specially to give visiting foreign guests
an insight of our culture and the society.
ATLAS ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD OPENS RETAIL OUTLET
Focussing further to reach the individual
investor base and to bring Atlas Funds closer to the common man,
Atlas Asset Management Limited, opened recently its first retail
outlet in a simple ceremony performed by a retail unit holder,
Mutual Fund is a pool of investment that provides
the benefit of safety, liquidity, accessibility, transparency and
diversification through a single investment. The common man will
take benefit from the growth in the economy and reaps the fruit of
diversification through a single investment. Mutual Fund is a much
safer way of taking exposure in listed securities as it is
professionally managed and averts the risk of price volatility of
the Stock Exchanges. It also provides stability by investing in
fixed income instruments.
Company's Retail Manager, Adnan Ali Khan said
that Atlas Stock Market Fund, the company's second open-ended mutual
fund had set the precedent of having the largest number of retail
clients as seed capital subscribers. The idea of this
state-of-the-art outlet will take the mutual fund industry to a new
direction. The outlet is housed in Atlas Battery's branch office
situated near the Sindh Secretariat at Press Centre (II),
Shahra-e-Kamal Attaturk, Karachi, Phone: 021-8240195.
SONY ERICSSON LAUNCHES WALKMAN, PC CARD
Sony Ericsson, recently announces to launch
Walkman-branded phones which will support the most popular digital
music file formats and services.
The company even launched in another report, a
first-ever UMTS/EDGE quan-band wireless PC card.
Last month, Sony Ericsson proud to give mass
appeal to 3G with the introduction of stunning K600. The device
delivers the full performance and possibilities of 3G networks.