Chinese journalists team discusses trade with SM Munir

KARACHI (PR): Liu Xing, Wang Yan & Wang Yuehua, Chinese Journalists of Guangzhou Daily Group called on S. M. Muneer, Chief Executive TDAP on 10th December 2014 at TDAP. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the trade matters between Pakistan and China and to highlight the same in Chinese media. S. M. Muneer, Chief Executive TDAP praised role of China and said that China is all weather friend of Pakistan. The Chinese journalists were communicated that balance of trade between Pakistan and China is in the favor of China and next week Chinese delegation is visiting Islamabad to talk on expansion of list of items in Pak – China FTA. It was also communicated that Pakistan has increased the participation in Chinese trade fairs due to encouraging response and increased buying power.

Pakistani Yarn, Leather, Marble and its products and handcrafts of Pakistan are liked in China and exports of Pakistan in these products have increased considerably in last 3 – 5 years. Exponential rise in sea food exports of China has also been witnessed and Chinese companies are also investing in sea food sector to get the maximum benefit / profit from this sector. Chief Executive TDAP termed Kunming Fair of China a good fair in which Pakistani exporters desires to participate due to its trade and export potential. He further added that Pakistan is importing lot of products from China and Chinese government should encourage their importers to import from China for strong trade ties between both the countries. Mr. Javaid Akhter, D.G. Asia, provided them data related with trade related between Pakistan – China to them to highlight in the Chinese Media.

Dr. M. Yousuf Khan, D.G. Agro Food, briefed them about the Agro Food trade between both the countries and informed that there is no trade barrier as far as Pakistani agro food products are concerned, however, due to higher freight costs, it become difficult for the exporters of Pakistan to export their agro related products with China. In the last, Mr. S. M. Muneer, Chief Executive TDAP gave souvenirs to the guests.

Resource Academia event

LAHORE (PR): Resource Academia hosted the CIE O-Level High Achiever Award Ceremony at the Senior Campus, recognizing the alumni who achieved outstanding grades in the Cambridge International Examinations 2014. The school also recognized the O Level faculty members whose students achieved brilliant results in CIE 2014.

The Dean of University of Central Punjab, Dr. Mohammad Zafar Iqbal Jadoon presided over the ceremony as the Guest of Honour. He was accompanied by the Project Director of Resource Academia, Dr. Shahid Mahmood. The prestigious Chief Guests presented the awards to the students and faculty members.

Punjab Overseas Commission lauded

LAHORE (PR): Pakistan Overseas Alliance Forum Europe Ch Ejaz and PML N Youth Wing, Spain president Shehzad Usman in a joint statement appreciated the Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif for establishing the Punjab Overseas Commission that would help in addressing the problems related to the overseas Pakistanis.

PTCL to provide data centre services to Soneri Bank

KARACHI (PR): PTCL has inked an agreement with Soneri Bank to provide Data Center hosting services.

PTCL Data Center will serve Soneri Bank’s integrated branch banking operations spanning over 250 branches.

Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer said “We are pleased to extend cooperation to Soneri Bank. PTCL business solutions are designed to enable growth and the company is striving to empower organisations and improve efficiencies through its end-to-end ICT solutions.”

“Our state-of-the-art Data Centers offer optimum network security and profitability, thus helping organisations to move up the value chain,” added Kamal Ahmed.

Muhammad Aftab Manzoor, President & CEO, Soneri Bank said at the occasion, “The synergy of PTCL with Soneri Bank is a welcomed combination to achieve our goal to deliver exceptional client experiences through improved operational efficiency.”

Senior management from both the organisations including Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer, PTCL; Muhammad Aftab Manzoor, President & CEO, Soneri Bank; Amin A. Feerasta, Chief Risk Officer, Soneri Bank; Ahmed Saqib Asad, Chief Information Officer, Soneri Bank; Noman Muzaffar, Head Infrastructure Services, Soneri Bank and Mirza Sajid Baig, General Manager Corporate Services, PTCL were present at the occasion.

PTCL is the leader in the corporate digital services that provide large network-based organisations with greater efficiency through its seamless ICT services.

Berger cricket tournament

LAHORE (PR): Berger Paints Pakistan Limited organised its 10th Inter Departmental Cricket Tournament. It was a day & night event in which all departments from Berger participated with great interest and excitement. Technical department won the tournament after a very thrilling and impressive performance from both teams.

Matco Rice at Canada expo

KARACHI (PR): Pakistan’s largest basmati rice exporter, Matco Rice Processing (Pvt) Limited, represented the country’s finest quality of rice at the 3rd Edition of Canada Pakistan Trade Expo in Ontario, Canada. The exhibition was organized with Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), and Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto, with the sole purpose of creating awareness about business opportunities that exist in Pakistan.

Matco Rice displayed its Flagship brand “Falak” which is one of the highest and most popular selling brands in Canada, and is available in all SKUs.

Expressing his views on the occasion, Jawed Ali Ghori, Chairman of Matco Rice said, “We at Matco Rice strongly believe that the lifeblood of global market is trade. The Canada Pakistan Trade Expo has given us the opportunity to display our top quality rice brands and enhance our economic significance by creating a more global demand of our brands”. Responding to a question which was put forward by a Canadian journalist interviewing him during the exhibition, Jawed Ali Ghori said, “There is so much to be gained from improved branding and marketing practices within the rice industry in Pakistan. Our competitors are selling our rice by developing them into their own brands