Bank Alfalah sponsors first Formula Electric Car

KARACHI (PR): Extending its support in developing indigenous talent and taking innovation in Pakistan to the next level, Bank Alfalah unveiled Pakistan’s First Formula Electric Car developed by the young innovators from FERN (Formula Electric Racing NUST, a PNEC-NUST initiative). Abdul Aleem, ShariqWaqar, Ahsan Lakhani, Imran Riaz, and Syed Muhammad Taha Rizvi are proud Pakistanis from FERN and Bank Alfalah Rising Talent that have not only made the country’s first Formula Electric Car, but are also ready to lead their team of 14 to the Formula SAE® Lincoln 2016 – a leading American competition for undergraduates – with Bank Alfalah’s support. While 30 teams from 6 countries were able to qualify for the competition, FERN emerged as the only team representing not only Pakistan but the entire Asia.

Running on Lithium Ion Polymer Batteries, the Project FERN car weighs 275 Kgs and is capable of achieving the top speed of 110 km/h with an acceleration of 0-75 km in 4.8 seconds. Some of car’s salient features include Rack & Pinion Type steering system, Single Piston custom made aluminum Calliper braking system, and an Unequal A-Arm suspension system with push rods with SP-4 way dampers.

Sharing his delight on this major development, Atif Bajwa, President and CEO at Bank Alfalah, said, “Bank Alfalah Rising Talent programme is a platform where the youth get opportunities to transform ambitions into success, and contributes to the country's socio-economic development. Today we reiterate that commitment by supporting some of the brightest minds in Pakistan's technological landscape. Developing the country's first Formula Electric Car and representing Pakistan as the finalists for the acclaimed FormulaSAE® Lincoln competition from Asia are landmark achievements not only for NUST but for the country. ”

Huawei P9 Plus

LAHORE (PR): After a stupendous launch of Huawei P9 in the Pakistani market, Huawei is all set to reveal another version of Huawei P9 soon. The new smart phone version is known as Huawei P9 Plus. Huawei is a leading global technology master that believes to entertain as well as serve its customers, across the world, with best available technology and incredible experiences of Huawei’s innovative, cutting edge technology products. Although Huawei has already invaded the Pakistani market, but it has a lot to offer yet. Huawei has planned to launch an exciting new flagship product at the upcoming MWC 2016.

Huawei P9 plus will be incorporated with a combination of best imagined features one has ever witnessed in a smart technology world, particularly in a smart phone. Among these incredible features, the most amazing one is the dual camera at the rear of Huawei P9 Plus just like the previous version of P9. Certainly this is unexpected and a unique idea of having a dual camera on the rear side of a smart phone.

Also the dual rear cameras are provided with the dual-LED flashes, too.

In Huawei smart phone the plug for the earphones are usually found on the top side, however, in Huawei P9 Plus model Huawei brand lovers are going to witness a headset jack in the bottom of the phone in close position of the speakers. Nevertheless, Huawei P9 Plus is a uni-bodied metal made, lustrous smart phone. And it is further said that may be the rear side of Huawei P9 Plus carry a glass rear, but still nothing has been confirmed by the leading technology manufacturer. Now the customers are waiting what Huawei P9 Plus will provide as the best version of the series P9.

Seed Ventures, Tech Valley join hands

ISLAMABAD (PR): SEED Ventures and Tech Valley, Abbottabad, have partnered to work together to develop the entrepreneurial landscape in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa through structured programmes, products and services.

SEED Ventures CEO & co-founder Faraz Khan, a UK based Pakistani social entrepreneur, commented that KP is a region brimming full of opportunities for the youth, waiting to be discovered to its full potential. CEO & Founder Tech Valley, Umar Farooq, said: “This collaboration will benefit the whole of KP region in terms of entrepreneurial development, and employment generation. This partnership will strengthen our goal and embark us upon a journey of innovation and sustainable development.”

Image Fabrics opens third store in Pakistan

KARACHI (PR): Image Fabrics, pioneer of Chikankari fabric in Pakistan, recently launched first retail outlet in Lahore. The newly launched flagship store in Lahore is their third store in Pakistan, after two outlets in Karachi.

Located on the prestigious shopping district of M.M. Alam Road in Lahore, the new Image store is divided in three sections spanning 3 floors - ready-to-wear, printed lawn and unstitched fabric. The interior of the flagship store is done by Architects Inc. and the window display is designed by Sana Bhatti. The new store stocks the signature range of ready-to-wear ranging from Rs 990 to 6000, unstitched three-piece lawn ranging from Rs 2200 to 6400 and fabric with a wide variety offormal chic Chiffons, Cotton Lawns and Swiss Voile.

Their chic easy ready-to-wear line has launched the brand one step further in the world of fashion. Image ready-to-wear is a combination of fine embroidery and beautiful prints showcasing the elegance of the East. Their lawn prints combine pure fabric with rich vibrant hues to create timeless designs in ever changing world.

Uzma Ahmad, Creative Director Image,commented about the new store, “We are extremely happy with the response that we are getting from our clientele in Lahore and hope to not only open more stores in Lahore but all across Pakistan.”

Telenor Youth Forum Asia 2016

ISLAMABAD (PR): The answers to some of the most daunting challenges facing Asia’s youth may be found in Asia’s youth themselves. This is the premise to Telenor Pakistan and Telenor Group’s announcement that it is bringing its global Telenor Youth Forum to Asia for the first time. Part of a commitment to empowering a generation of digital natives, the event will include 6 delegates from Pakistan and brings together the leaders of tomorrow in Bangkok for a two-day session to address challenges for youth in the region.

The annual Telenor Youth Forum is organized in partnership with the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway and invites talented youth from Telenor’s markets around the world to find paths to dialogue and peace. Focusing on solutions that combine technology, engagement and advocacy, the participating opinion leaders build bridges across borders and exchange knowledge and ideas.

This year, the Oslo-based forum is expanding to Asia for the first time, for a regionally-focused Forum that centers on solving some of the most pressing youth issues in Asia. The five issues range from youth unemployment to dialogue and access surrounding less talked about topics, such as mental health.

The participating 28 delegates are all alumni of the global Telenor Youth Forum from the past three years and represent Telenor’s six markets in Asia. In addition to Pakistan, these includeBangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Born into a digital age, these young innovators are passionate about social causes and believe that the power of technology can create action and real change.