Samsung wins awards

LAHORE (PR): Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced that the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has awarded the company multiple awards in the following categories: European Smartphone Camera 2014-2015, European Connected Camera 2014-2015and European Multiroom System 2014-2015.

The products awarded this year are the Samsung Galaxy K zoom, the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30and Samsung M7 Multiroom System, all of which received recognition from the judging panel for their innovative features and impressive design.

“At Samsung we strive to lead innovation and are persistent in making new discoveries designed to enhance consumers’ lives,” said Sunny Lee, President of Samsung Electronics Europe. “To receive multiple EISA awards from such an illustrious panel of judges really reaffirms to us that we are succeeding in creating market leading products that are truly enriching consumers’ lives.”

The EISA Awards recognise products that demonstrate a winning combination of innovative technology, sleek design and desirable features. The EISA Awards panel of judges comprises editors from 50 consumer electronics magazines across 20European countries.

Judges highlighted the following reasons for why the winning products were chosen:





UMT awards PhD degree

to Ms Farhat

LAHORE (PR): University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, organized a thesis defense of PhD Scholar Ms. Farhat Munir, Department of Education, School of Social Sciences and Humanities? (SSS&H). Her topic of the dissertation was “Leadership Styles and Students’ Achievement at Secondary Level” and she accomplished this work under the supervision of Dr. Usman Khalil.

 Rector UMT Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, Dean SSSH Dr. Abdul Hameed graced the session followed by the evaluation committee members. At the end, the result was announced declaring Ms Farhat Muneer eligible to be awarded PhD degree.




TUV Austria awards Lucky Cement with ISO 9001:2008

LAHORE (PR): With Pakistan GDP growth reaching 6-year high of 4.1pc and expected startup of many mega infrastructure projects by the government the growth of cement industry is expected to be very promising, as it is one of the few sectors, which is complying strictly with world quality management standards.

This was observed by Rashid Mehr, the CEO TUV Austria BIC, during the award ceremony of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification to the Lucky Cement Limited.

The event was held at the Corporate Head Office of TUV Austria Bureau of Inspection & Certification in Lahore where the top management of TUV Austria BIC, presented the certificate to Mr. M. Anwar Tariq, Sr. Manager P & C / ILA, Lucky Cement Limited, the country’s leading exporter of cement with production capacity of 7.75 million tons per annum.

Addressing the ceremony, Mr. Rashid Mehr said that cement sector’s high growth is expected due to strong revival in real-estate sector and return of various local and international developers like UAE’s Emaar.

He said that cement industry, which is producing high quality product with huge export potential, can further become cost effective by implementing international efficient quality management systems including the ISO 9001, which is also the world’s best-known quality management standard and the most widely used leadership model, based on a philosophy of continuous improvement.

“An ISO 9001 certificate indicates that your company is functioning effectively in a systematic and customer-oriented way. Yearly audits function as the basis for further development and keep the certificate valid,” he said.

He said that cement exports to India through land route can be increased fivefold in just a couple of years and leading local manufacturers having efficient plants can get most out of this promising potential due to the industry’s efficient quality management and global compliance certification.




Dawood Public School’s

results improved by 23% 

LAHORE (PR): Dawood Public School Karachi, established over 30 years ago, has started off the new academic year with the good news of achieving 23% improvement in the overall O-levels results in 2014 as compared to the preceding year. The school has a track record of 100% pass rate in O-Levels which is again achieved this year. Moreover, the school, which imparts knowledge to over 2000 students, has increased its capacity starting from August 2014 due to the increasing demand for admission.

Dawood Public School’s vision is to empower women and develop their capability to be productive citizens of this country. The school has a well-established reputation of producing excellent academic results; and now to further support its students to choose subjects of their interest, the School introduced additional  subjects to be offered in ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, supplementing these with fully equipped labs and an art studio certified by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

Quranic classes and civic sense classes have also been improved to nurture the students’ religious and moral needs. Furthermore, to encourage a zero-tuition culture, extra classes have been incorporated as part of the daily routine where students will receive appropriate attention to meet their academic needs.

Commenting on these latest developments, the principal of the school Ms. Mahwish Roshani said, “We firmly believe that a school plays a very important role in nurturing a child’s morale, personality and cognitive ability. Dawood Public School has always taken initiatives that impart knowledge and enhance our students’ skills through extracurricular activities. We have introduced new policies to ensure a zero-tuition culture and we are positive that this can be achieved.”




Emirates launches ‘early bird’ sales offer

LAHORE (PR): Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, today launched its latest Early Bird sales offer for customers in Pakistan, inspiring a new wave of travel around the world.

The all-inclusive offer* is valid to four different regions of the extensive  Emirates network including the Middle East, Far East, Europe and Americas. Bookings to all these destinations should  be made between now and 31st August 2014, for travel between 11th September and 10th December 2014. “As we move into the second half of the year and our customers in Pakistan look to plan their Autumn breaks Emirates wanted to give this chance to travellers in Pakistan to experience Emirates award-winning product and service at even better value for money,” said Khalid Bardan, VP Emirates Pakistan.

“These offers give the chance to explore some our most popular destinations including the US, UK and Middle East”

Emirates offers its passengers an unparalleled network of destinations to choose from with the total count now up to 144 in 81 countries. A total of six new destinations have been added to the Emirates network since the beginning of 2014 including, Taipei, Boston, and Chicago; with Oslo, Brussels  and Budapest  to join the network later this year.




Centaurus Mall chooses Makkays for data network

ISLAMABAD (PR): Centaurus Mall in Islamabad has recently chosen Makkays to implement a state of the art Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise data network solution to enhance their core network infrastructure and backhaul network. This will deliver advanced quality-of-service functionality and high-speed switching technology for day-to-day applications and services.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions are highly flexible as compared to other vendors in the market. The IT division at Centaurus mall will now be able to make simple network upgrades in response to increased user demands without replacing the hardware.

The products used are energy efficient, cost efficient, high performing and will require less installation space, which are key requirements for organizations in Pakistan focusing on operational expenditure.

The data solution will also act as a backbone for the data center connectivity and IP surveillance solutions. It will allow the 250 employees at Centaurus Mall to communicate with one another clearly with no network congestion. Furthermore, the switches used for IP surveillance will allow up to 300 fully integrated cameras working in adverse climatic conditions without power issues.

 Engr. Alam Zeb, Head of IT Centaurus Mall said: “We chose Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise because they are the leaders in this field and pioneers in applications and services. We believe our partnership is still at its infancy stage and we will definitely grow in the near future considering our upcoming project that will require reliable partners such as Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Makkays.”

For his part, Dr. Ayaz Khan, General Manager of Makkays said: “We are glad to have partnered with a world class shopping mall such as Centaurus Mall. The selection of vendor was a rigorous process, but due to the affordability and superior functionality of our products, Centaurus Mall have decided to go ahead with us. We are currently in talks with the team to supply ICT solutions to upcoming projects within Pakistan to further cement our relationship.”

“With the growing demand of high speed networks in Pakistan, organizations are now looking for affordable solutions that do not compromise on performance and quality,” said Cem Ocal Sales Director, Distribution, Middle East, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. “Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Makkays, who are experts in Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise products and solutions, offer just that to ensure customer satisfaction in Pakistan.”