Naeem Akhtar appointed as president of SAFA
KARACHI (PR): Naeem Akhtar Sheikh, former president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), has been appointed as president South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), an apex body of SAARC, for the year 2016.
Naeem Akhtar was the vice president of SAFA last year and has also served as a committee chairman of government Virtual Knowledge and Training Centre (VKTC) SAFA. He was also a technical advisor to Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
A senior partner in UHY Hassan Naeem & Co. Chartered Accountants, Naeem Akhtar Sheikh has been a council member of ICAP since 2009 and has served as chairman on various committees including Investigation Committee, Education and Training Committee, Professional Standard and Technical Advisory Committee.
SAFA was formed in the year 1984 and at present has the membership of ten accounting institutions in six SAARC countries namely Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Bhutan and Afghanistan, where no accountancy body exists, have been given Observer Status. SAFA has also been recognised as an Acknowledged Accounting Grouping by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Doha 2015
DOHA (PR): The two-day fashion extravaganza, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Doha gathered a large multicultural audience for an array of designer clothes by some of the most prominent brands from GCC and Qatar thriving fashion industry at Doha Marriott Hotel.
Featuring some of the leading labels from Qatar & GCC, the fashion event showcased collections of more than a dozen designers from Gulf.
“This season show pulled even bigger an audience and people came in good numbers on both days,” Rahat Mansoor, the CEO of MBFWD, said at the conclusion of the show.
Pakistan’s top designer Umer Sayeed opened the show on the first day while designer La Boutique Blanche collection closed the day one. Top designer Yousef AlJasmi from concluded the show with a grand finale on the last day.
The 18 participating designers showcased Designers’ Prét, Haute Couture, Kaftan, Abaya and ready-to-wears collection.
The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Doha was sponsored & partnered by Damac Properties, Zai Fashions, The Luxury Network, VLCC, Evian, Nazih Qatar, Century Talent Qatar and What’s going on Qatar & Nasser Bin Khalid (Mercedes-Benz Qatar).

IP-COM launched in Pakistan
LAHORE: Global Sales Director, IP-COM, a China based wireless APs and networks manufacturer company, Mr Bruce has said that Chinese companies are keen to market their products in information technology sector in Pakistan as this would help people of both countries to come closer. The launch of IP-COM will be a landmark for IT and internet sector in Pakistan.
He was addressing the launching ceremony of IP-COM Pakistan here. Country Manager IP-COM Mr Deon, President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries(LCCI) Sheikh M Arshad and Director Marketing, Nashuatec Center Aamir Malik also spoke on occasion.
Country Manager IP-COM Pakistan Mr Deon said that IP-COM offers total WLAN networking solutions and equipment for corporate and commercial environments. Its solutions and products are best suited for consultants and integrators involved with a diverse range of customers including, but not limited to, hospitality, real estate, hot spots, educational institutes and campuses, hospitals, and shopping malls, he said.
Deon further explained that IP-COM is a global leading manufacturer and supplier of corporate networking products, located in Shenzhen, China. It was recognized amongst the TOP 10 networking brands of China in 2014, he informed, adding that IP-COM has more than 600 research & development staff and a workforce in excess of 3,000. It has 20 high-speed SMT lines and 17 assembly lines ensuring a daily production capacity of up to 120,000 units. It`s product line includes a complete range of indoor & outdoor APs, WLAN controller, PoE& managed switch, broadband router, gateway and related accessories.