Samsung introduces 4 new ‘Galaxy J’ smartphones

LAHORE (PR): Samsung Electronics, the global technology leader, recently launched its powerful new “Galaxy J Series” of smartphones in Pakistan. The Galaxy J series comprises of four unique smart phones, offering superb functionality and cutting-edge features.

President of Samsung Pakistan- J H Lee said: “It is a tradition at Samsung to create delightful experiences and specialized products for diverse consumer segments. The Galaxy J series promises swift multi-tasking and high-performance with superior connectivity, versatile cameras and vivid screens. It empowers you to lead an exciting social life, with higher professional productivity.”

The Galaxy J series promises high capacity batteries allowing you to consistently enjoy a variety of media contents. The ‘Smart Manager’ feature lets you check and manage a range of essential information on your Galaxy J device, including; storage space, memory status and much more.

The ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ and a ‘Monochrome Mode’ will allow you to cut-down on your battery consumption, whenever you are running low on battery.

SSC, PTCL join hands

LAHORE (PR): Service Sales Corporation & Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited have joined forces to form a partnership for SSC network expansion by availing state of art redundant EDN Services & Nationwide Digital Connectivity Solution.

The contract was signed by Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital & Corporate Services Officer PTCL and Jalal Ahmed, SSC Chief Information Officer. Jalal Ahmed said Service Sales Corporation has always been at the forefront of taking new initiatives to provide the best experience to its customers across Pakistan.

Commenting on the partnership at contract signing ceremony at SSC head office, Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer PTCL said, “We believe this partnership with SSC will enable us to deliver higher level of data communication corporate user experience to retail customers and further consolidate PTCL’s leadership position in the ICT market.”

Berger organises event

LAHORE (PR): Berger Paints organised its 11th Inter Departmental Cricket Tournament the other day at Model Town Whites Sports Club. It was day & night event and all the departments participated in the event and showed great interest. Distribution department won the tournament.

Japan tech firm launches its products in Pakistan

KARACHI (PR): Ricoh Printer Japan formally launched its products in Pakistan at an event held here. Ricoh is a Japanese brand and its world largest brand of Photocopier, overall its world 7th largest technology company.

Gold Reef is leading distributor of imaging and printing products in Pakistan and company will now be providing comprehensive sales and services for Ricoh products.

Ricoh is bringing novice products tailor made for Pakistani market; this include DIY (Do It Yourself) refillable black laser printers and multifunction, revolutionary color gel multifunction printers with battery pack which gives power backup for up to 500 copies or 1000 prints ideal for our energy shortage environment.

Speaking on the occasion, CEO Gold Reef Computers, Muhammad Ateeq Hanif said that printer market is developing fast and expected to have a healthy growth for next 5 years.

Mobicash to provide mobile banking services to PVTC

LAHORE (PR): Mobicash and Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) have signed an agreement whereby, the Mobile Financial Services (MFS) provider will open up mobile accounts of more than 135,000 PVTC students across Punjab to disburse funds. The signing ceremony was attended by Aamir Ibrahim, CCO and Deputy CEO – Mobilink and Sajid Naseer Khan, Managing Director – PVTC along with their respective teams.

The project agreed upon by PVTC and Mobicash is divided in to two categories. Category A will see Mobicash open up mobile accounts of 60,000 PVTC students, and disburse a monthly stipend of PKR 3000 per student on to these accounts.

In category B, Mobicash will ensure 75,000 PVTC students open up a mobile account during the year, so that a stipend of PKR 500 per month can be transferred to each student. The students can then withdraw their respective amounts through Mobicash’s 58,000 strong retail network across Pakistan without a cash-out fee.

As per the agreement, Mobicash will also open core banking accounts of all PVTC training institutes for the purpose of receipt and disbursement of Zakat to students, and fee collection.

The Educators conducts ‘High Achievers’ ceremony

LAHORE (PR): The Educators, a project of Beaconhouse, organised an event to celebrate the outstanding results owing to a spectacular matriculation result at a local club. The event began on 30th November 2015 and continued for seven days. Laptops and shields were awarded to high achievers of Matric 2015 as well as to the currently enrolled matriculation students for acquiring academic brilliance in grade 9.

The event was attended by high ranking personnel from The Educators that included Ali Raza (project director), Ayyaz Ali Khan (general manager sales and business development), Usman Cheema (regional manager central) and Rana Ehtesham Ahmad (chief marketing officer).

Not only did The Educators reward its students, but it also acknowledged the efforts of its franchisees by awarding shields to them in recognition of their professionalism and compliance with the company policies.

Concordia Colleges, a project of Beaconhouse, was also introduced to the students of The Educators.

Lenovo launches VIBE P1m smartphone

LAHORE (PR): Lenovo, the largest PC company in the world, has released its latest addition to their already gargantuan mobile portfolio with the anticipated launch of the Lenovo VIBE P1m Smartphone in Pakistan.

The Lenovo VIBE P1m Smartphone is a premium piece of innovation and technology that is set to hail for its customers, an affordable, yet big-battery alternative to its counterparts available in the market today. The specs of the new smartphone are leagues ahead when compared with both, within Lenovo’s current roster of electronics and their competitors.

Commenting on the debut of Lenovo smartphones in Pakistan, Arif Shafique, Country Manager for Lenovo in Pakistan, said, “Pakistan has become a very competitive and important market in the smartphone landscape. With the recent expansion into 3G and 4G networks, and the development of the existing network infrastructure, there is a natural consumer need for smartphones. Our avid customer base had been anxiously awaiting the launch of the VIBE P1m and we are proud to state, that the time has finally come!”

FMPAC reviews progress on Kissan package

LAHORE (PR): The Fertilizer Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) is undertaking all possible measures to deliver the incentives promised for the farmers, through the Prime Minister’s Kissan package. A high-level meeting was recently held in this regard, which was presided by the chairman of FMPAC - Lt General Shafqat, who is also the CEO of FFC.

The forum reviewed the progress on Kissan package. During the meeting, it was observed that all fertilizer manufacturing units in Pakistan are fully prepared to play a key role in ensuring the success of the Kissan package.

Since the Kissan package includes a 20 billion rupees fund to reduce prices of Potassium and Nitrate fertilizers, by Rs 500 per bag, all the key players of this industry have committed to ensure smooth supply of fertilizer stocks at subsidized rates recommended by the Kissan package. The experts and leaders of FMPAC reiterated that these stocks will be timely delivered at the farmers’ doorsteps, to help in producing healthy crops and high agricultural output.

Moreover, the FMPAC has also requested the Ministry of Food-Security and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to streamline the procedure for granting subsidy on fertilizers, as envisaged in the Kissan package. The FMPAC has requested the regulatory authorities to complete the process of verification in time and expedite the approval of subsidy claims. It may be noted that various companies have already filed the claim with FBR and are awaiting approvals.