July 04 - 10, 2005



Pakistan Squash has produced legends who made us proud worldwide, through their heroics. This was stated by Shaukat Tarin, President and CEO, Union Bank on the occasion of a signing ceremony held recently.
Union Bank Limited signed a corporate sponsorship agreement with Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), according to which Union Bank will be the official sponsor of all PSF events and activities, including tournaments for the year 2005, 6 and 7.
The agreement is aimed at promoting squash in Pakistan, in terms of identifying new talent, imparting training and development of infrastructure. The deal will also enable PSF to procure and develop state-of-the-art training equipment and facilities for the players.



President and CEO, Union Bank Limited, Mr. Shaukat Tarin and Air Marshal Raashid Kalim, Senior Vice President, Pakistan Squash Federation, inked the document on behalf of their respective organizations.

Speaking on the occasion, Air Chief Marshal, Kaleem Saadat, said: "We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Union Bank which would go a long way in the development and promotion of squash in Pakistan."


Nutshell Forum is organizing 3rd Annual Pakistan Human Resource Strategy Forum with the theme of "Emerging Issues in Human Resource Management". The conference will be held on 26th & 27th July at a local hotel in Karachi.

Prominent Human Resource professionals from Pakistan and abroad will be attending the conference.

On the second day of the conference the participants will be enriched by attending a practically thought provoking workshop on different aspects of human resource management directly related to the behavioral issues of their respective organizations. This workshop will also provide an opportunity to the participants to exchange their views and opinions formed in the previous sessions of the conference.

The purpose of this workshop is to nurture our available human and natural resource in a blend, so as to convert them in our development resources for achieving harmonized economic development for making our significant race in the world to enter the domain of globalization.

Pakistan Human Resource Strategy Forum with the theme of "Emerging Issues in Human Resource Management" is designed in such a way to serve as an early warning system, alerting Chief Executives, Human Resource professionals, Management Consultants, Trainers, Academia, Management Students, Entrepreneurs and other workplace managers about the emerging issues likely to shape the future of the workplace over the next decade.



Expressing his views about the significance of the conference, Mr. Azfar Ahsan, CEO Nutshell Forum, said: "We desperately need a national and global economy in which people act not only as consumers but also as citizens, in which workers reassert their responsibility for themselves and for the success of their companies, where maintenance of corporate relationship will not be the only targeted issue of society".

He said that "as per today's global and national requirements of a civic society, it is the right time for all of us to reevaluate our goals and strategies both at public and private levels".


Indus Motor organized the 5th Career Day of its Toyota-Technical Education Program (T-TEP). T-TEP is a joint initiative of Toyota Motor Corporation and Indus Motor Company in collaboration with the Government College of Technology, Lahore.

Since the inception of the program in 1999, IMC has provided training in the latest automobile technology to graduates of T-TEP and has arranged a Career Day, every year. This year, 20 students graduating from this program were short listed to be employed at the dealerships and will start their On Job Training (OJT) next month.

Khalid Mahmood, Chairman, Technical Education Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Government of Punjab, was the Chief Guest on this Career Day. Other officials from the Punjab government, representatives of Toyota Motor Corporation, Indus Motor Company, Toyota Dealerships and people from the auto industry also participated.

Khalid Mahmood, in his speech, appreciated the important role T-TEP is playing in educating auto technicians and in bridging the gap between the industry and technical institutions. He suggested that similar programs be established in other areas also, as they are a service to the community and are beyond commercial considerations. He thanked Toyota Motor Corporation and Indus Motor Company in this pioneering effort.

Y. Arae, Vice Chairman, Indus Motor Company, said that dealers should induct educated and bright youngsters at entry level who will be the key persons of tomorrow.