Huawei holds IT roadshow

LAHORE (PR): The Huawei Technologies, Pakistan organised a grand Huawei IT Road Show Pakistan 2015 at a local hotel to apprise the people about its latest technologies and intelligent solutions from Aug 3to 5. A large number of IT and gadget lovers attended the road show.

In his message for the IT Road Show, Huawei Technologies Pakistan officer said the development of IT technologies world-wide was ever-changing, especially in developing countries, with fast growing trends of consumerisation, mobilization and distribution in IT industry.“Despite considerable political turmoil, Pakistan’s enterprises have managed to keep the IT investment fervor upbeat as they strive to remain current in a rapidly changing technology landscape,”he said.

He also believed that IT adoption in Pakistan remained at par with the IT adoption trends of the wider Middle East and Africa region. The key modular data centre priorities today hover around having a cost efficient and agile infrastructure at high availability. In other words, efficiency from all perspective; be it cost, time for management, is key along with a high level of compute reliability.

Beaconhouse holds festival

KARACHI (PR): The Beaconhouse Early Years Festival took place on a grand scale at the Expo Centre, Karachi. The event was held to celebrate 40 years of educational excellence of Beaconhouse as a leader in educational pursuits. The event was open to the public and featured information stalls, arts and crafts corner, a gaming zone and a performance area for children’s theatre. The various options for early childhood education that Beaconhouse offers were showcased at the event. These included the innovative and state-of-the-art Enhanced Learning Environment (ELE), the Beaconhouse-developed playgroup programme Bubbles, Gymboree Play & Music for which Beaconhouse holds the master franchise and the up and coming International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP).

The event generated an overwhelming response from the parent body of Karachi and Hyderabad. On the occasion, Beaconhouse Regional Director South Mr AsimYakub said, “Beaconhouse has a legacy of innovation and such events enable parents to see the value in our curricula for their children.”

The festival provided parents entertainment and enjoyment while also guiding them about decisions regarding their children’s education.

NSLP internship programme

LAHORE (PR): NUR Student Leadership Program (NSLP) celebrated its 20th annual closing ceremony of the internship program entitled “Hamara Pakistan”. The closing ceremony which infused the spirit of unity, faith and discipline was held at a local hotel and celebrated the spirit of being a Pakistani as a nation. The basic purpose of the program was to inculcate a spirit of nationalism for Pakistan and empathy for the fellow countrymen in the interns who will be leader of tomorrow.

Since 1995, NUR Student Leadership Program has been working as a catalyst to bring about a change in the mindset of the youth by bringing to them a firsthand experience faced by the under-privileged members of society.

Today the program enrolls the highest number of interns and utilizes most advanced and modern strategies of learning. More than any academic subject, moral values, ethics, social responsibilities, empathy, patience and tolerance are cultivated as these values build a strong foundation to ethical and intellectually developed societies. As a part of the internship curriculum students are required to visits sub urban and rural areas around Lahore where the NUR Community Outreach Program provides healthcare, vocational training and education at grass root level.

Pakistani house-hunters prefer buying over renting

LAHORE (PR): Data mined from Lamudi’s website shows that majority of property-seekers in the major cities of Pakistan are looking to buy than rent a property.

According to research conducted by Lamudi Pakistan, approximately 60 percent of the searches on the website are for purchasing properties rather than renting. The data also pointed to the preferences of house-hunters towards buying houses over other property types.

This holds true for all major cities of Pakistan such as Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Gujranwala and Faisalabad, where home buyers dominate the property market.

Lamudi Pakistan Country Director Saad Arshed said that the results vouch for the Pakistani mindset, which encourages young couples to live with their families, until they have the resources to construct their own house.

This is akin to the Pakistani mindset where renting properties makes less financial sense, as it consumes a major chunk of monthly salaries. People prefer living in a joint family system and save money, until they can build their own house, Arshed highlighted.

The research points to the popularity of houses over other property categories. This was followed closely by investing in apartments in Karachi and plots being the second famous option after houses in Islamabad, Gujranwala and Faisalabad.

These results should be helpful to property developers, who are planning to launch new projects. Now they know majority of property-seekers are interested in buying houses.