Toppers of Chinese language proficiency test get awards

LAHORE (Staff Reporter): Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry held Saturday a certificates distribution ceremony in the honor of the toppers of Chinese language proficiency test HSK-Level 1. Various dignitaries from China and Pakistan education sector participated in the ceremony for the encouragement of students. Wang Zihai, Mr Xiao and Yin Xiaobing distributed the certificates among the students while the teachers of this language program talked about the effective teaching techniques being employed by them during the learning process. Senior Teacher Ms Nuzhat appreciated the students for putting their sincere efforts in learning Chinese language in the minimum possible time. She affirmed that such positive results of this program were never possible without the determination and commitment of students. Secretary General PCJCCI M Salahuddin Hanif informed that HSK is basically an evaluation test directly conducted with the involvement of Chinese government.

He said that the test is rarely conducted in Lahore by very few institutes but PCJCCI has made it easy for every student learning Chinese language to get registered at PCJCCI and other documentation procedures for the test are also completed by PCJCCI.

 Al-Huda wins int’l award for providing best Islamic finance education

LAHORE (APP): Al-Huda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) has won an international award of the best Islamic finance education provider for year 2015-16. Al-Huda CIBE CEO M Zubair Mughal said here Saturday that award ceremony was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, under the supervision of Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia (IFFSA) in which the CEOs of banks, representatives of central/commercial banks and delegates related to Financial and Capital market participated from more than 15 countries. He mentioned that according to ICD - Islamic Development Bank Report 2015, Al-Huda CIBE also ranked at first position for organising seminars/ training globally for Islamic Banking and finance industry, and ranked third for organising conferences of Islamic Banking and Finance. Mughal narrated that Al-Huda organised more than 1,000 educational and capacity building programmes in more than 40 countries  during last 11 years.

The Centre, he claimed, had also provided its advisory and consultancy services in establishment of a number of Islamic banks, Takaful companies, Islamic fund and Islamic microfinance institutions in different countries.

The CIBE also has different online programmes of Islamic banking, Islamic fund, Takaful, Halal industry and Islamic microfinance in different languages.

 Govt making efforts to overcome energy crisis: SCCI president

SIALKOT (APP): President, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Mansoor Ahmad on Saturday said the government was making adequate efforts to overcome energy crisis and many projects had been initiated in this regard. He said that due to effective policies of the govt  there was visible improvement in electricity supply as compared to past and hopefully it would be further improved. He further stated that mega project of Sialkot-Lahore Motorway would not only provide fast inter-city travelling facility but also minimize the travelling distance between Sialkot-Lahore, besides bringing economic boom in the region. The SCCI President further said that hopefully PM would perform stone laying ceremony early next week which reflects the government’s commitment of improving the means of communication across the country. Linking of remote areas with developed areas would bring revolutionary changes in the lifestyle of people and open up new vista of development and prosperity and generate employment opportunities, he added.

 CRI Faisalabad to be shifted to Multan

MULTAN (APP): Cotton Research Institute (CRI) Faisalabad is being shifted to Multan with an aim to carry out research process regarding climate of cotton zone. This was stated by Secretary Agriculture Punjab M Mehmood while inspecting different varieties of cotton crop at Cotton Research Station (CRS) Multan. He directed the DG (Research) to prepare low heighted varieties with the ability to get mature within shortest span of time. These varieties should have capacity to resist against diseases as well as sudden climate changes, he said. He said that seed regulatory authority was being established to offer recommended seeds to farmers. Earlier, the secretary agriculture inspected floriculture research sub-station and De-Hydration Plant. He also directed officials to present report regarding digital survey of Rose flower cultivation.  VC Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Dr Asif, DG Research Dr Abid Mehmood, Director Information Muhammad Rafique Akhtar, Director Cotton Research Station Multan Dr Sagheer Ahmed and Assistant Director Naveed Ahmed Kohloon were also present.