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  ANNOUNCEMENT

Nov 14 - 20, 2005

PIA CREATES COMMERCIAL AVIATION HISTORY

PIA has created world commercial aviation history, by flying the newly manufactured Boeing 777 LR (Long Range), the first airline in the world to fly it, form Hong Kong to Heathrow, the wrong way around the globe. Flying form Hong Kong it went overhead Japan, then across the Pacific Ocean flying over Hawaii to overhead San Francisco, then onwards across the North American continent to overhead New York, flying still farther on across the Atlantic Ocean, to land at Heathrow Airport, London non-stop and in one giant leap lasting slightly less than 24 hours.

The trip, which broke the 18 hours 18 minutes flight time record of the Airbus 340 and also Boeings 747-400's record from London to Sydney, flew 12,600 miles or more than half the circumference of the globe, flying at 83 Mach, or 17 Mach less then the speed of sound, the 35 persons on board, including 8 cockpit crew members, witnessed two sunrises, and even had scheduled sleep timings on the bunkers onboard. Among the five Boeing pilots were Capt Susana Darcy, Boeing 777 test Pilot, and Capt. Frank Santoni, representing the Boeing Company.

Along with five Boeing pilots, Commander Asif Reaz, Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, PIA was in Command, and was assisted by Capt Mohammed Ilyas Malik, designated as check Pilot Boeing 777 in PIA, to fly the aircraft as Boeing's "Launch Customer," pending delivery of this very first plane to PIA, registered in Pakistan AP-BGY. A Singapore Airlines pilot was also on Board as Singapore Airline is evaluating buying this airplane after PIA.

The event was reminiscent of another such record breaking flight by PIA nearly four decades earlier, when Commander Abdullah Baig, arguably the most famous pilot of PIA, flying the newly manufactured Boeing 720, eased into a jet stream during cruise with consummate skill, to break the London-Karachi flight time record.

AGA KHAN NETWORK ENHANCES RELIEF SUPPLIES

The Aga Khan Development Network, through its agency Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), has enhanced its supply of relief goods and has been made a part of the Army Relief Cell. Agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network have also provided medical assistance, at camps set up in the affected areas.

Further, on behalf of the French government, the Aga Khan Development Network has supplied 16 generators to the Pakistan Army. The generators will be delivered to the hospital camps that are being set up in Azad Kashmir. On the four helicopters provided by the Aga Khan Development Network, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and his entourage, accompanied by the Honorable Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, Federal Minister for Kashmir and Dr. Salman Shah, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs & Statistics, traveled to survey the area of Muzaffarabad and other sites of the affected region.

SINGAPORE PAKISTANI ASSOCIATION'S DONATION

The Singapore Pakistan Association has donated more than two tons of relief supplies to the earthquake stricken people of Islamabad, Azad Kashmir and NWFP.

Pakistanis residing in Singapore have, under the banner of the Singapore Pakistani Association (SPA) come forward in aid of their countrymen at this time of crisis. The Pakistani community collected and airlifted more than two tons of relief goods to the affected areas. A further two tons of much needed supplies, like tents, blankets, sleeping bags and warm clothes have been shipped out. The SPA has been working in close cooperation with PIA and DHL, Singapore.

DEUTSCHE BANK APPOINTS SHAZAD DADA AS CHIEF COUNTRY OFFICER

Deutsche Bank has announced the appointment of Shazad Dada as Chief Country Officer, Pakistan, effective immediately. Dada, who is currently based in New York, will relocate to Karachi. In addition to his responsibilities in Pakistan, Dada will also be involved in identifying and executing Corporate Finance activity in the Middle East & North Africa and the Asia Pacific region. He will report to Colin Grassie, Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) and in his role in the Middle East & North Africa, to Kenneth C Borda, Chief Executive Officer of Middle East & North Africa.

Prior to taking up the role in Pakistan, Shazad Dada was a Managing Director in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Advisory Group at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. in New York and head of the Media M&A practice in America.

SHELL-HYUNDAI PARTNERSHIP

An official signing of the Shell-Hyundai partnership was held at the headquarters of Dewan Farooq Motors Ltd. (DFML) on November 1 in Karachi. President DFML, Mr. Farooq Mustafa signed on behalf of Hyundai and Mr. Farooq Rehmatullah, MD, Shell Pakistan, signed for Shell. Senior representatives of the two companies also attended the ceremony.

They event implements in Pakistan the Global Agreement between Shell and Hyundai signed in September 2005.

Through this agreement, Hyundai will recommend Shell's top of the line Shell Helix motor oils for all of its automobiles. Shell will now supply Shell Helix to Hyundai dealerships and workshops nationwide.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

AZFAM Technologies (Private) Limited, a Franchisee of APTECH Computer Education at Garden Center, has become an Oracle Workforce Development Program (WDP) Partner. Under an agreement signed recently, AZFAM will provide Oracle training for OCA/OCP courses, as also teach Oracle as a part of Aptech's ADSE course. Under the WDP partnership, AZFAMT Technologies will be authorized to provide Oracle courses for DBA and Developer's track of Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) program.

Mr. Aziz Husain, Chief Executive of AZFAM Technologies said at the signing ceremony held recently in Karachi: "Garden Center was the first APTECH Center in Pakistan to offer Higher National Diploma (HND) of Edexcel of UK, first to become a Local Academy of Cisco under the ITU-Cisco Regional Academy program, and is now the first APTECH Center in Pakistan to be associated with Oracle.

KALIA DONATES RS 2M

Kalia group has offered its deepest grief and sorrow on the loss of precious lives and devastation caused by the earthquake in the northerbn parts of Pakistan. our beloved country.. It prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in peace and lessen the miseries of the affectees.

Kalia Group has also extended moral and financial support to the affected families through its two renowned organizations namely Khanani & Kalia International-KKI and Ko-ordination Group-KRG - each donating Rs. 1 million to the affected families.

 
 

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