Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Programme concluded

LAHORE (PR): Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre (PKLI&RC) has organised closing ceremony of a two-weeks training under Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Programme (HPTP) at Quaid-e-Azam Academy for Educational Development (QAED).

A large number of representatives from government, civil society, academia, and media other than participants attended the ceremony. Dr Malik Mukhtar Ahmed, Minister for Population Welfare, Punjab was the chief guest.  This two-weeks long course provided basic knowledge and skills to the newly inducted medical professionals of PKLI including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and technicians to treat Viral Hepatitis patients at different Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Clinics (HPTCs) of PKLI being setup in 25 districts of Punjab.

PKLI designed this special course to ensure the best care of hepatitis patients and quality of treatment.

The training helped in harnessing skills and building the capacity, which is new experience for us, said participants.


Careem launches bikes in Karachi, Islamabad

KARACHI (PR): Careem’s mission has always been to simplify lives for people through providing increased mobility. To accomplish this mission, Careem expands the breadth of its services across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) and Turkey and Pakistan.

A step that Careem has taken towards making it easier for Pakistanis to navigate through its cities is the launch of the bike in Karachi and Islamabad.

“After immense response from our audience, we are excited to invite you to the launch of Careem Bike on November 3, with cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, who will be co-chairing the press conference along with Careem Managing Director Junaid Iqbal.”

  The press conference will be followed by a bike rally lead by Shoaib Akhtar which will go through downtown Karachi.

Careem users can now book bikes with the same ease as cars. The Careem Bike is reasonably priced and is ideal for quick trips. It comes equipped with a helmet, a sanitary cap, and of course, a captain meticulously vetted and trained for the job.



Cinepax launches reward & payments card

KARACHI (PR): Cinepax Cinemas and UnionPay International signed a card issuing agreement for ‘Cinepay Reward & Payment Card’. Backed by Bank Alfalah, Cinepay is a one–of-a-kind Cinema co–branded, card-linked wallet exclusively for movie buffs. With its unique payment system, Cinepay makes movie tickets and retail purchasing easier for customers. ‘Cinepay Reward & Payment Card’ is equipped with several features, including; Cash in facility at all Cinepax Cinemas and Bank Alfalah branches. The Bank Alfalah and UnionPay International powered ‘Cinepay Reward & Payment Card” is a replacement of the existing Cinepax loyalty card.

Accepted at all ATMs and POS machines available in Pakistan and abroad powered by UnionPay. Facility to purchase tickets online, through the official website and mobile application of Cinepax and Bank Alfalah.



Honda Atlas Cars Vendor Conference 2017

LAHORE (PR): The Annual “Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Ltd Vendor Conference, 2017” took place on October 20 at a local hotel.

President/CEO Toichi Ishiyama with the management were present at the event. Kenichi Matsuo, Vice President Production, gave the welcome address. He emphasized that HACPL is paying tremendous attention for localisation expansion. The recently launched new models of Civic & BR-V are a clear evidence of HACPL sincere commitment to localisation.

Topics under discussion at the conference were current status of localisation and future localization strategy, ongoing Honda good practices, environment improvement activities and Honda quality culture implementation. One of the main highlights of the conference was the expansion of localisation in near future. HACPL is stepping ahead for more localisation especially focusing on functional & high tech parts. As a joint activity, HACPL will do efforts to enhance and transfer knowledge and expertise to the local vendors.




PTCL commences blood donation drive

ISLAMABAD (PR): Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) commences a nationwide Blood Donation Drive, whereby the company has partnered with reputable donor agencies and made a pledge to donate over 5,000 pints of blood.

To highlight the importance of donating blood for a healthier society, PTCL has initiated this week-long campaign which encompasses PTCL employees, their families and the general community. An awareness session was held at PTCL Headquarters for this cause to encourage people to donate blood during the campaign. Dr Wasifa Mutassim, Assistant Director, Pakistan Red Crescent delivered a talk which was attended by many employees including senior PTCL officials.



Shell holds technology seminar in Faisalabad


KARACHI (PR): Shell Pakistan in collaboration with Bari lubricants (Shell’s authorised distributors) organised a technology seminar for its consumers in Faisalabad. The objective of the event was to highlight technological advancements incorporated in Shell products, along with their associated benefits to its consumers.

The seminar was attended by technical and commercial personnel from leading Industries based out of Faisalabad and its outskirts. The Shell lubricants’ leadership team discussed the value addition by Shell’s industrial lubricants in the manufacturing process and how these products have helped industries across the board in bringing efficiencies within their production processes, by emphasizing the importance of total cost of ownership.

Commenting on the occasion, Business Manager Shell Lubricants, Haroon Rashid said, “At Shell, we believe our wide range of lubricants will play a significant role in bringing efficiencies and nurturing the manufacturing process for all scale industries. Shell has been committed towards bringing in continuous improvements to its products in consideration of the growing and evolving needs of our consumers.”



Sika launches LEED certified construction chemical plant


LAHORE (PR): Sika, a swiss construction chemical manufacturing company, expanded the footprints by inaugurating its manufacturing plant in Sundar Industrial Area Lahore. The announcement was made in a press conference held at the Avari Hotel on November 3, 2017.

The fully automated manufacturing facility is Pakistan’s first ever LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified construction chemical plant. LEED is an International rating system for buildings which evaluates environmental performance and award points across several areas that address sustainability. The factory will produce mortars and liquid products of construction chemicals locally.

Local production will bring quality products more close to their customers and to contribute into economy of Pakistan by decreasing imports.


LG Electronics announces financial results

ISLAMABAD (PR): LG Electronics Inc (LG) announced consolidated third-quarter 2017 revenues of KRW15.22 trillion ($13.44 billion), an increase of more than 15 percent compared with the third quarter the previous year. All of LG’s four major business units reported higher revenues from the same period a year ago. Quarterly operating income of KRW516.1 billion ($455.7 million) almost doubled from 2017, reflecting strong profitability in home entertainment and appliances despite the gloomy business environment resulting from increasing international trade concerns.

The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company once again accounted for the largest share of quarterly revenue with KRW4.98 trillion ($4.4 billion), an increase of 16 percent from the same period last year.


 buoyed by strong sales in North America, Europe and Asia, particularly in the domestic market. Operating income of KRW424.9 billion ($375.16 million) was 26 percent higher year-over-year. Demand for premium appliances in Europe, Latin America and Asia, especially Korea, is expected to remain strong in the fourth quarter.