Mobilink honours

batsman Younus Khan

ISLAMABAD (PR): Mobilink recently paid tribute to Younus Khan, Pakistan’s number one test batsman for becoming Pakistan’s highest test scorer. The legendary batsman was presented with a cheque along with a golden helmet by Mobilink’s Deputy CEO & CCO Aamir Ibrahim for crossing the 9000 runs mark by beating the record previously held by the legend Javed Miandad for more than two decades. The presentation took place in Dubai in a ceremony where Asif Aziz, VP Marketing- Mobilink and Shahbaz Maqsood Khan, Director Brands and Communications - Mobilink were also present.

To celebrate Younus Khan’s historic milestone, Mobilink has also launched a comprehensive campaign that included a TVC, outdoor boards and digital activities. All Pakistanis and cricketing fans are encouraged to be part of this tribute by tweeting their comments on #wearenumber1.

Mobilink believes that our local and national heroes need appreciation and continues to play its part in providing the people of Pakistan with a platform to support them. Speaking at the event Aamir Ibrahim, Deputy CEO & CCO, said, “There is no doubt that Younus is one of the batting greats of the modern era. Responding best in what were the tough years for Pakistan cricket, Younus’ calm demeanor has allowed him to consistently do well for the country, especially when the team needs his presence on the crease most. It is an honor to present this living legend a golden helmet, which signifies his position as the best batsman Pakistan has ever produced.”

Telenor helps quake-hit

ISLAMABAD (PR): Keeping up with its tradition of corporate responsibility and responding first in times of need, Telenor Pakistan has announced a contribution of PKR 29.05 million towards the relief and assistance of the affectees of recent earthquake. Through this contribution, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) will provide shelter and non-food items to 700 households. Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs & Strategy Officer Telenor Pakistan, handed over the cheque to Dr Saeed Elahi, Chairman PRCS.

PARC ensuring new

technology to farmers

ISLAMABAD (PR): Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, with the help of provincial collaboration and support, is playing a remarkable role in economic development of the country.

This was stated by Sardar Ghulam Mustafa, Director General, PR & Protocol, PARC while addressing media persons at PARC HQs. PARC is playing a vital role to provide new technology and research results at doorstep of farmers. Recently, PARC has introduced NARC-2011, 2013 and Borlaug wheat variety. This is helpful to promote wheat production and a good sign for farmers. He said that PARC has provided different kinds of wheat, rice, cotton and maize varieties to farmers for better production.

He said that Pakistan is spending billions of foreign exchange on edible oil. For this purpose PARC started olive cultivation projects into all provinces with the collaboration of Italian government. PARC has introduced 10 species of olive and 1300-acre land is used for this purpose and 124 trainings have been given to more than 500 farmers in this regard. 9 new nurseries have been developed from where olive plants will be provided to farmers for cultivation at national level. PARC is attached professionally with international agriculture departments like CIMMYT, ICARDA, USAID, IRRI, FAO, ICIMOD, ICRI, UC-USA etc. PARC also introduced bio-remediation plant for treatment of waste water in Rose and Jasmine garden Islamabad and this technology will also be provided to different cities. He also said that PARC has made hot water treatment plant for disease free mangoes which can be import internationally without and deficiency.

‘SNGPL to dispose of

matters pertaining to

parliamentarians’

LAHORE (PR): SNGPL spokesman, while commenting on the proceedings of National Assembly standing committee meeting held on 02-11-2015 as reported in a section of national press, has clarified that SNGPL and its management is committed to discharge their obligations in most efficient and transparent manner.

It has been further clarified that MD SNGPL had repeatedly tried to contact Bilal Ahmad Virk, Chairman, National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum through telephone however, the chairman of standing committee was not available at that time. Consequently, MD SNGPL contacted Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad requesting for exemption to attend the November 2 meeting as certain critical banking documents in respect of the LNG project had to be executed the very same day, which otherwise could have resulted in delay of supply of LNG to the consumers. The minister of state also conveyed the same to Chairman NA Standing Committee on Petroleum.

SNGPL has always remained committed to expeditiously dispose off the matters pertaining to members of the Standing Committee while remaining within the ambit of policy, regulatory and legal framework prescribed by the government. It was clarified that provision of gas to various schemes is not decided upon by the SNGPL.

Oman Air winter schedule

LAHORE (PR): A major upgrade to Oman Air’s Frankfurt service, and the introduction of a new service to Dhaka form the centerpiece of the airline’s newly-announced Winter 2015/16 schedule

Oman Air’s service between Muscat and Frankfurt is now operated using the airline’s brand-new Boeing787 Dreamliner aircraft. The iconic jet was first delivered to Oman Air at the beginning of October. Following an inaugural flight from Muscat to Salalah on 18th October, it first flew toFrankfurt on 25th October. Since the route was first launched in 2009, using Airbus 330s, Oman Air has experienced huge demand for seats. Deployment of the Dreamliner, with its enhanced capacity of 18Business Class and 249 Economy Class seats, enables Oman Air to meet significant ongoing growth within the German market.

Furthermore, Oman Air is now the only airline to offer direct flights from Germany to Oman.

The launch – also on 25th October - of Oman Air’s new service from Muscat to the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka has similarly been undertaken in response to strong consumer demand. The route is Oman Air’s second to Bangladesh and 18th on the Indian Sub- Continent. It provides essential support for Bangladesh’s sizeable expatriate workforce, as well as increased opportunities for leisure travelersto discover the country’s extensive natural beauty. The service currently offers four flights per week, with six frequencies per week expected from 1st December.

Whilst Frankfurt and Dhaka provide the centerpiece for Oman Air’s Winter 2015/16 schedule, a wide range of other changes bring increased choice and convenience for air travelers. One change of note is an increase in the number of flights between Muscat and Paris from four per week to five. The change took effect from 25th October. And from thesame date, the number of flights from Muscat to the Indian leisure destination of Goa increased from four flights per week to six flights per week.

Following the introduction of Dreamliner flights to Frankfurt, the Boeing 787s will also be deployed on services between Muscat and Milan from 1st December. Dreamliners will also be deployed on one flight per day between Muscat and Salalah, in the south of Oman, from 1st December

Unicorn Gallery in Lahore

LAHORE (PR): Unicorn Gallery officially launched its Lahore branch the other day with a spectacular debut exhibition ‘Reverberations’ featuring international master artists: Jean Claude Novaro and Senaka Senanayake. The guest of honor for this event was renowned artist Mian Ijaz Ul Hassan, who is also the recipient of the President’s Award for Pride of Performance (the highest national award in the field of art). The exhibition was inaugurated by Zaheer Abbas, President of the International Cricket Council.

Speaking about expanding to Lahore, the owner and curator Mrs. Seema Halim stated “We are very happy to expand to Lahore as we already had a lot of clients from the city.

I have also studied from this city so it holds a great sentimental value.”. “It is a great art gallery by my friends and I support it,” said Abbas.