1,432 CIIT students get fee


ISLAMABAD (PR): COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) organised an event at its Islamabad campus Wednesday to reimburse the fees of 46 PhD students belonging to less developed areas of the country, under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme, implemented by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

The chief guest, Prof Dr GhulamRazaBhatti, Executive Director, HEC, distributed cheques among the qualifying PhD students of CIIT Islamabad Campus at a ceremony. With this final batch of students getting their fees reimbursed, the total number of such beneficiaries, from across all campuses of CIIT, has reached 1,432.

In his opening remarks, Registrar CIIT, Prof Dr Izhar Hussain shared details of the funds received from the HEC under the scheme, which have now been disbursed. He appreciated the efforts of the HEC and the Government of Pakistan for focusing on higher education of students hailing from underprivileged areas of the country, who needed to be encouraged.

The chief guest interacted with the students and inquired about their background, hometown and their particular field of research. He urged them to do their best to benefit their regions after completing their degrees.

Etihad strengthens Pakistan presence

LAHORE (PR): Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Wednesday announced the opening of a new sales office in Lahore, with upgraded facilities boasting its new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ branding, to further strengthen its presence in the Pakistan market. Located on the first floor of the popular Mall 1, the new office is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and latest technologies to ensure the airline’s guests continue to receive high-quality travel services, as well as learn more about its award-winning products and services and expanding global network.

Six members of Etihad Airways’ Pakistan commercial team, who have been operating in Lahore for the past nine years, will now move to the new facility.

Etihad Airways’ Vice President - Middle East and North Africa, Amer Khan, was invited to Lahore to inaugurate the luxurious new facility. Also present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Etihad Airways’ Country Manager – Pakistan, Ahmad Zahoor.

Khan said: “Pakistan is a strategically important market for Etihad Airways within its global network. Since we commenced operations to the country in 2004, there has always been a focus to enhance its operations and provide fascinating new experiences for the discerning travellers from Pakistan by providing greater access and convenient connections to hundreds of global destinations.”

Zahoor thanked the audience for their over-whelming response and continued trust in Etihad Airways’ best-in-class products and services. “The new office in Lahore will help us build closer relationships with our ever-increasing customer base and travel trade partners, while reflecting our ongoing commitment to the Pakistani market,” Zahoor said.

UBL joins hands with Team A Ventures

KARACHI (PR): United Bank Limited (UBL) recently joined hands with Team A Ventures, a leading Brand Retailer, managing a variety of top international brands like Mothercare, Debenhams, Crocs, Monsoon, Accessorize, Fit Flop, ELC, Timberland and Next in Pakistan. The signing ceremony was held at the UBL head-office in Karachi. Syed Taha Afzal, Head of Consumer Products & Contact Center, UBL represented the bank at this event and was joined by Yasin Paracha, CEO & MD of Team A Ventures.

At the event, Afzal stated “UBL has always provided attractive deals for its consumers and this alliance will definitely provide a lot of value to UBL Customers.” Moreover, he appreciated the efforts of Team A Ventures in managing to launch and promote these international brands in Pakistan.

Yasin Paracha added “We are excited about the growth in the retail sector and are focused in providing a fantastic retail experience to our customers. This alliance with UBL is a value added service for our customers”.

Gillette celebrates ‘Bond Moments’

LAHORE (PR): As the world prepares for the release of SPECTRE, the 24thBond film, Gillette celebrates the moments in every man’s life where he feels in control and confident. But these #BondMoments don’t just happen - they come with precise preparation #GilletteLookYourBest.

From October 30th, Gillette Pakistan has linked their campaign #GilletteLookYourBest with the iconic action inspired by the world of Bond to prepare men for their own #Bond Moments.

This campaign has been inspired by the creator and author of James Bond, Ian Fleming.

“Just like Bond, men look and feel their best when they are properly prepared for any situation that comes their way,” said John Mang, Vice President, Global Gillette.“By partnering with SPECTRE, JanyTemime and The Fleming Estate, Gillette is showcasing the precise tools, skills and preparation that men need to be ready for their everyday ‘Bond Moments’.”

Zameen.com property expo

LAHORE (PR): Zameen.com, Pakistan’s largest real estate portal, is set to organise Zameen.com Property Expo 2015. The two-day event will be held on November 14 and 15 at Expo Centre, Lahore.

Prominent real estate developers and agents are ready to exhibit at the event, which will bring them in direct contact with property enthusiasts from around the city and beyond for two days of mutually beneficial interactions.

“We are really excited about our upcoming event and are certain that it will mark another milestone in the development of the country’s property sector,” said Zameen.com CEO Zeeshan Ali Khan.

“Our last two events, Zameen.com Property Expo 2014 and DHA Lahore Property Festival 2015 – which we co-organised with DHA Lahore – were huge successes in their own right, and now we are confident that Zameen.com Property Expo 2015 will be the real estate event of the year.”

The Expo promises to be a one-stop shop for all real estate-related information, as well as an avenue for great property deals. The event features free entry for all, so anyone with an interest in real estate is welcome to attend.

Khan said this year’s event isnot only about housing projects and land, as it will provide equal exposure to furniture brands, building material suppliers, architects, interior designers, and other associated concerns.

“The exhibitors at our previous events such as Zameen.com Property Expo 2014 witnessed a sharp rise in demand for their services. Some property agents and developers also conducted on-the-spot transactions. Zameen.com Property Expo 2015 will also provide similar opportunities,” said Khan.

“This is also a very unique opportunity for investors, genuine buyers, and even renters to find exactly what they are looking for, because the exhibitors include some of the most renowned names from the local real estate scene. So be it great investment tips or that perfect home you’ve always been looking for, this is the best place to find it,” he added.

Fashion Pakistan event

KARACHI (PR): Fashion Pakistan, the country’s leading platform for fashion designers, has announced the dates for the Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive 2015. The event will be held in Karachi on 28th, 29th, and 30th November 2015, in collaboration with Urdu1 as the exclusive event and media partner.

Huawei launches Y6

LAHORE (PR): Huawei has launched its new prodigy, Y6 in Pakistan, which is a perfect combination of beauty, style and elegance. Huawei is a leading technology company which has been manufacturing such products which have state of the art craftsmanship and modernized technological features. Huawei Y6 is an amazing example of the ultimate expertise of the products delivered by this super growing company.

Huawei’s Y6 is a superb device featuring all the latest smart features and apps, encased in a beautifully patterned body, which exhibits that the technology leading company’s R&D experts have manufactured Y6 very keenly for its users and set new levels of supreme elegance and modern technology.

Huawei Y6 has got a sophisticated, smooth to touch elegantly carved body, which has minutely detailed patterns. The side bars, the façade, the back cover every angle exhibit the expertise of the manufacturers. This classy, smart device encases an Android 5.1 OS and EMUI 3.1 efficient management system, the Quad core processor with 2GB RAM and 8GB ROM (internal memory can be extended up to 32GB with MicroSD card) and super fast 4G internet connectivity makes this smart gadget perfectly suitable for long internet surfing and movie watching hours.