Microsoft Pakistan briefs media on social initiatives

Lahore (PR): Microsoft Pakistan conducted a press conference on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The event was held at Microsoft’s Karachi Office on 3rd February 2016. The General Manager of Microsoft NEPA region – Ms Leila Surhan personally graced the occasion and was also accompanied by the Country Manager of Microsoft Pakistan - Mr. Nadeem Malik. The two senior executives of Microsoft briefed the media about the scope and impact of the generous social development ventures launched by Microsoft Pakistan, with particular emphasis on the upcoming employability portal being created by Microsoft.

The Microsoft Pakistan Employability Portal (Rozgar) is designed to deliver comprehensive online facilities for; youth which include Teachers, Students and Entrepreneurs.

The idea behind this initiative is to help the human resources learn soft skills, while bridging the gap between Job-seekers and employment opportunities available in market. Microsoft Pakistan has collaborated with credible international and local NGOs for operating this broad-based initiative.

Another vital initiative orchestrated by Microsoft Pakistan is the “Internet safety & security campaign”. Under this campaign, teachers, students, entrepreneurs and users can learn how to use the internet safely. Microsoft Pakistan is supporting NGOs in terms of ‘Software Donation programme’ and capacity building trainings, to improve their performance by promoting automated functionality. Through this programme, Microsoft has been donating advanced software to various important institutions, thus building capacity in the country.

Commenting on the occasion, the General Manager of Microsoft NEPA region – Ms. Leila Surhan stated that; “At Microsoft, we apply our technology, talent and financial resources to foster opportunity and serve the needs of communities around the globe and we are doing same in Pakistan. We inspire the common people to explore their true potential. Being the global leader in Information Technology - Microsoft has the capacity to make a difference in this world, in a way that no other company can.”

“We strive to empower every person and every organization on the planet, to achieve more by reinventing productivity. It is not enough to build great products and services, our performance and innovation is actually reflected by the impact we have on people’s lives. We are committed to conduct our business with integrity, with respect for human rights, and in ways that promote environmental sustainability.” She further said. For further information please visit “Microsoft Citizenship website”:

Master Motor bus service inauguration ceremony

Karachi (PR): Master Motor Corporation Limited (MMCL) is an ISO Certified, a renowned automobile assembling; manufacturing company and is the part of Master Group of Companies. Master Motors with the collaboration of YUTONG the world’s largest bus manufactures (exporting buses to US & Europe)has installed the biggestbus assembly plant in Karachi. The only European standard latest technology buses with Euro-3 engine are now being manufacturedby Master Motors.

Master Motor Corporation Limited extends facilitation to Faisal Movers the leading public transportersof the country onprocurement of first fleet of 15 world class buses.InitiallyFaisal Movers has started its bus service on the route from Lahore to Sargodha.

Master Motors is proud of the fact that it is the first ever company for providing the facility of comfortable and dignified bus journey on Euro-3 engine technology in Pakistan.

LII office-bearers elected

LAHORE (PR): The Council of Lahore Insurance Institute at its i Meeting held in Lahore on 20 January, 2016 unanimously elected Syed Imran Rabbani as Chairman, Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan as Vice- Chairman and Mr. S. Daood All Shah as Honorary Secretary for the year 2016-201 7.

The other Members of the Council are: Mr. Mohamed Ishaque Khan, Mr. Mohammad lkram, Mr. Muhammad Aslam Sabir. Mr. Abdul Haye. Mr. Muhammad Hisham, Mr. Anjum Rasheed Chaudhry. Mr. Naeemuddin. Chaudhry Ghuiam Mustafa, Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Mr. Amir Hameed, and Mr. Adnan Ahmad Chaudhary Ex- Officio member.

Dell ProSupport proactive

services debuts

Lahore (PR): Dell today announced the availability of Dell ProSupport for commercial customers and consumers in Pakistan, helping them maintain and optimize IT performance so they can spend less time on technical support and more time innovating in the country’s evolving business environment.

The key features of the ProSupport services portfolio are designed to help Dell’s customers work smarter by giving them access to Dell support on their own terms and at their own convenience. Commercial customers and end consumers will benefit from the coupling of a base warranty with the carry-in and onsite services of ProSupport. This will allow them to drop their systems at the designated Dell repair center or have a field support engineer visit their premises to resolve the issue. Additionally, ProSupport for PCs and tablets provides direct access to in-region support from ProSupport engineers and establishes a single source for both software and hardware specific matters.

“As we witness a growing mobile workforce and increasing device proliferation, keeping devices running and maintaining productivity is becoming more challenging. There is also greater reliance on technology every day which brings about a greater need for the right support,” said Mr. Mir Saadat Ali, general manager, Dell South Asia Developing Markets. “Dell has been proactive in understanding our customers’ needs in this market and introducing Dell ProSupport will enable our customer’s to maintain productivity and minimize downtime.”

Dell’s enterprise customers will be able to access the same services, with the added advantage of a third party collaborative assistance, hypervisor and OS support. Dell ProSupport also enables customers to upgrade to mission critical depending on the need and urgency of the situation, minimizing downtime.

Customers are also able to control the whereabouts of sensitive data as they are able to maintain possession of their hard drive after replacement to ensure data control. In addition, they are spared the hassle of spending time waiting on a replacement battery with extended battery services.

Dubai Islamic Bank, Porsche establish alliance

KARACHI (PR): Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited (DIBPL), and Porsche Pakistan have entered into a Strategic Alliance agreement enabling a landmark luxury automobile experience platform for their respective customer base nationwide.

DIBPL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank UAE, world’s first Islamic Bank. Porsche Pakistan is the authorized importer of Porsche AG, the most profitable automotive manufacturer in the world; with more than 200,000 units delivered in 2015.

The signing ceremony was held at DIBPL Head Office Karachi in the presence of senior officials from both organizations including Mr. Abuzar Bokhari (CEO, Porsche Pakistan),Mr. Junaid Ahmed, (CEO, DIBPL) and Mr. Khawaja Asif (Head of Consumer Banking, DIBPL).

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Junaid Ahmed (CEO – DIBPL) said “This is one of the most important initiatives of this year, as DIBPL is privileged to be the first and exclusiveBank in the industry to enter this strategic business alliance with Porsche Pakistan. This business venture will surely benefit both DIBPL &Porsche Pakistan as this collaboration will improve DIBPLs market leading footprint and help to further grow its share in Pakistan’s Auto Finance and Priority Banking business”.

Mr.Abuzar Bokhari (CEO, Porsche Pakistan) said “We see a huge potential for luxury and sport cars in Pakistan and I am delighted to have DIBPL as our first and exclusive strategic alliance Islamic Bank. Together we are offering best value proposition to DIBPLand our customers, which will help them in their automobile purchase, financing and priority banking needs”.

Mr. Khawaja Asif from DIBPL further said, “We have always endeavored to provide innovative financial products and services to our customers through our growing network of over 243 locations (200 Branches and 43 Branchless Booths) across 62 cities in Pakistan. As DIBPL celebrates its 10th Anniversary, we continue to reaffirm DIBPL commitment of World Class Banking expertise with the largest Shari’a compliant product suite in Retail, Corporate, Consumer, Trade, Commercial, Treasury and Investment Banking services across Pakistan."

Moin Khan, his mate

explore Multan

Lahore (PR): Moin Khan, on his way to Karachi under the banner of “My Huawei My Pakistan” explored the city of Saints; Multan. Global technology giant, Huawei, has sponsored Moin Khan’s travel campaign and provided him with a Mate to accompany this long distance. Mate S has proven an outstanding mate for Moin Khan on his campaign. While exploring Multan Moin Khan visited the glorious shrines of saints and also recorded some video clips while describing the historical rhetoric of Multan.

In Multan Moin Khan was engaging with general public and asking them questions about their city and of course about the Huawei. People responded to him with hospitable attitude and told him the stories of their beloved Saints who reached Multan from the West Asian Lands for preaching peace, love and tolerance. Couple of little boys was shy and avoid appearing in Huawei Mate S camera although they were fond of handling this masterpiece of Technology.

Moin Khan has noted that people of Multan are quite aware of Huawei brand and even more than the so-called market champions it was Huawei of which name people recall if one asks them about the smart phones. It is to be noted that these were the people present on the shrines and some of them were belongs to the lower middle class. It was Huawei’s reach to almost each and every segment of the consumer market that Huawei is known today not only in the business class or higher class segments of society but it’s equally present and addressing the need of every segment.

On the shrine of Hazrat Shah Rukn E Aalam, Moin Khan also captured some wonderful photographs of pigeons dancing and playing regardless of noticing him around. The vibrant colors and classical touch Huawei Mate S smart camera has perfectly captured the best scenes of natural beauty. Moin Khan has also filmed a video clips showing Huawei’s signs in Multan, on the buildings, Shopping Malls, Billboards and T-shirts of youth going to play cricket.

Moin Khan has been capturing similar clips and videos during his whole “My Huawei My Pakistan Campaign” and Mate S has perfectly accompanied him for the purpose. After Multan, Moin Khan will continue his journey to Karachi while exploring different beautiful cities and stations of mother land Pakistan. However, whole of this campaign has also coupled with a digital contest where on Face book page and Radio FM98 contests are started. In the said contest participants can answer to the simple questions about the campaign and win movie tickets and lot more of exciting gifts. And the best one of these gifts is Huawei Mate S that will be offered to the winners once Moin Khan reaches Karachi, the final destination of the campaign. So Huawei brand lovers must stay tuned for exciting and crazy videos of Moin Khan and of course win some irresistibly awesome gifts, too.

Pak-Qatar Takaful honoured

Lahore (PR): Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Ltd (PQFTL) has won the award for being the ‘Best Takaful Company in Pakistan’ at the ceremony of 'Islamic Banking Awards', held in Islamabad recently. Honorable President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain chaired the awards ceremony, while Mr. Ishaq Dar - Federal Minister of Finance presided the event, and Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) - Ashraf Mehmood Wathra along with Deputy Governor of SBP - Saeed Ahmed also graced the event as guests of honor. The key-note speaker of the event was Dr. Ishrat Hussain - Dean & Director of IBA, Karachi. 

Being the flag-bearer of Takaful in Pakistan since 2007, PQFTL offers; Shariah-compliant services and expertise for individual, groups and banca products, including group life and health protection, to cover all the protection and investment needs of the consumers and institutions. Its award-winning products are absolutely competitive, more rewarding and flexible. 

The Chief Executive Officer of Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Ltd. Mr. Nasir Ali Syed stated that: "It is a matter of great pride and pleasure for us to achieve this remarkable title of 'The Best Takaful Company in Pakistan'. I would like to congratulate my team for winning this accolade. With their hard work and passion, we have consistently delivered great results.I would also like to thank the President of Pakistan - Mr. Mamnoon Hussain for personally recognizing our performance and our humble contributions towards a robust economy of Pakistan. 

The goal of RTC is to promote Islamic banking and finance on a global level and work towards creating an Islamic financial market. With Pakistan recognized as the third largest contributor and promoter of Islamic banking and financing, the conference highlights the achievements and contributions of the best performers in the sector.