Zong achieves best quality of service: PTA

ISLAMABAD (PR): The nation’s 3G & 4G mobile operator, Zong was declared the best performer in almost all voice and data service quality elements amongst all local mobile operators in Pakistan, as per official results announced by PTA on its website. PTA conducted the survey for all aspects of network performance, out of which Zong stood the leading network operator in terms of both voice and data services. Zong led the survey in network accessibility, grade of service, call connection time, call completion ratio, end to end speech quality, SMS success rate and end to end SMS delivery time. Apart from this, Zong also stood first in signal strength and data throughput.

USPWC launches supply chain diversity initiative

ISLAMABAD (PR): Women entrepreneurs based in Lahore Wednesday attended a corporate supply chain orientation hosted by Packages Limited in cooperation with the US-Pakistan Women’s Council. This was the first of a series of events planned under a USPWC supply chain diversity initiative that aims to help women own businesses access sustainable markets by linking them with corporate procurement representatives. Women entrepreneurs attending the event included those who received training at the LUMS through the US Embassy-supported PWEP managed in partnership with American University, as well as women from the WB’s women entrepreneurship training programme conducted in partnership with Enclude at the GCU.

Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo briefed the women entrepreneurs on their procurement processes, and discussed options such as seeking in-store and shop branding from women-managed advertising agencies. They also offered to help interested female suppliers connect with relevant procurement teams in their companies.

All the companies exchanged information with women participants, and the USPWC intends to facilitate continuing connections through its networking platform.

Turkish Airlines opens up new office in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (PR): Turkish Airlines has opened a new office location in the heart of Islamabad, strengthening its presence in the capital city. Located in F7-Markaz, the new office will be able to serve air travellers more conveniently. Ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by dignitaries from the travel world, diplomats, government and private sector as well. On the occasion, General Manager Turkish Airlines Islamabad, Yunus Mert, said that Turkish Airlines would continue to offer amicable and improved customer service at its new office, which will allow it to serve their large client base not only from Islamabad but also those who come from the surrounding areas.

Turkish Airlines, being the leading airline in Europe, continues to be delightfully different by offering unique customer service to its large client base. The company has always aspired to bring pleasant customer experience and hence have formed a dedicated team of professionally trained individuals who will cater to the needs of existing clients and prospective clients as well.

Sri Lanka committed to enhance trade ties with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (APP): Sri Lankan High Commissioner Major Gen (r) Jayanath Lokuketagodag Wednesday reiterated his country’s commitment to enhance trade and investment ties with Pakistan. “We are committed to enhance the trade volume with Pakistan,” he said and extended his country’s support for the business community to promote mutual trade and investment opportunities. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade and Investment Association here, the High Commissioner said economic integration and regional trade connectivity was must for the economic growth, shared prosperity and stability of the region.

He said the history of diplomatic, economic, trade and cultural relations between the two countries spanned over decades.

State asked to provide education without discrimination

LAHORE (PR): The State should ensure free and quality education for each child without discrimination, said veteran trade union leader Khurshid Ahmad. Addressing the male & female students of Six-month Diploma Free Computer Education Course at Bakhtiar Labour Hall, he said, “The Information Technology is a vehicle for educating masses in all the fields.” “Pakistan has the lowest spending on education in Asia and the Pacific region; only 2.5 percent of the GDP. This is the reason that the country has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the World,” he noted. He stressed the state should give up its double standards, and stop discriminating between the rich and poor when it comes to education.

He lamented that education had become an industry, which had denied children of the poor access to purposeful education.

“Children are the future of our country,” he said, adding, “Purposeful and goal-oriented education and skilled training not only help children and their families but also the society in making progress.”

He also observed that one of the reasons for terrorism in the country was that children of poor were denied access to quality education.