EcoStar’s awareness campaign

LAHORE (PR): EcoStar is the leading innovator in LED televisions and smart TV technologies. This nationwide brand has now launched an awareness campaign to inform the consumers about the deceptive TV screen-sizes being sold in the Pakistan’s electronics market. It cautions the customers to be cautious about the malpractices that are commonly observed by the buyers of LED TVs. Many under capacity LEDs’ are being sold in market with a fake claim of complete size.

Being a responsible brand that believes in transparency, EcoStar has prepared and issued a meaningful advertisement messages, advising the buyers to actually measure and confirm the LED screen before purchasing any television, because many of the LED TVs, do not measure up to the claimed screen-sizes. For example; some TVs claiming to be 40 inches in size, are actually 2 to 3 inches smaller. This deceptive practice is more common in 40 inch, 43”, 50” and 60 inch LED televisions. So, EcoStar has requested the consumers to be careful and make sure that they are getting the accurate size of LED, which they have paid for.

EcoStar also wants every buyer to be aware of the correct way to measure the LED screens. They should take an inch-tape and measure the LED TV screen diagonally; from the top left corner to the bottom right corner of the screen. This will give them the accurate size of the screen. The customer should know that the size of an LED is one of the most important elements, which reflect the reliability and authenticity of a Television brand as it ensures customer satisfaction. It is important to remember that size of LED is always “0.25” to “0.50” inch less than the said size due to panel addition but if it is more less than this the unit could be claimed as under capacity.

19th convocation of UCP to be held on 22nd

LAHORE (PR): 19th convocation of University of Central Punjab (UCP) is going to be held on December 22, 2016 at Expo Center, Johar Town. Mian Amer Mahmood, Chairman Board of Governors, UCP will grace the occasion as chief guest. Guests of Honour include Ms Rosemary HilHorst, Country Director, Brtish Council, Abdul Basit, President Lahore Chamber, and Zeeshan Afzal, Director, Stylo Group. 1369 students will be conferred upon the degrees and 53 students will get gold, silver and bronze medals on their excellent academic performances.

Meezan Bank, Inov8 join hands

KARACHI (PR): Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s first and largest dedicated Islamic bank, recently signed an agreement with Inov8 Limited, the region’s fastest growing digital payments company, to partner on Inov8’s next generation FalconPay Payment’s Ecosystem. The FalconPay platform is a complete digital ecosystem powered by MasterCard’s digital wallet solution, Masterpass.

With Meezan Bank’s increasing focus on digital channels to serve its fast-growing population of Islamic banking customers; this platform will enable them to pay for in-store, online and on-the-go purchases, make digital or bill payments, book and pay for movie and bus tickets, enjoy conveniences such as mobile airtime top-ups and much more. Meezan Bank will be the first bank in Pakistan to allow customers to link their Bank accounts with the TheFalconPay mobile application will allow customers to link their Bank accounts with the application to pay for any transaction.

HBFCL, Punjab govt sign MoU

LAHORE (PR): The House Building Finance Company Limited (HBFCL) has signed a memorandum of understanding for providing facility of loan/investment in Ashiyana Housing Scheme of Govt of Punjab. The MoU was signed on behalf of the government of Punjab by CEO PLDC, Housing Department and Pervez Said, CEO/MD on behalf of HBFCL.

This MoU has been initiated to restore and promote the “Ashiyana Housing Scheme” and to make it a successful endeavor in accordance with the prime vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, to provide shelter/houses to the low income group of people; and HBFCL’s professional and financial assistance will help speed up construction work and complete the project at the earliest.

This memorandum of understanding is not only a historical step, but beginning of a new era to resolve the difficulties being faced by the low income group in bearing high construction cost. This will also produce employment opportunities and play a pivotal role to minimize the shortfall in housing sector; for presently Pakistan is facing a shortage of 9 to 10 million houses.

Shaukat Khanum’s event

LAHORE (PR): The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust is organising the ground-breaking ceremony of Pakistan’s third Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Karachi on December 29. It is pertinent to mention that last year, on December 29, the second state-of-the-art Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital was inaugurated in Hayatabad, Peshawar.

The construction of a comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment facility in Karachi will not only provide the most modern cancer treatment to the people of Karachi and Sindh, but will also help raise healthcare standards and provide training and employment opportunities in the region.

Imran Khan, Chairman Board of Governors, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, board members, hospital’s senior management and representatives from different quarters of the city, hospital’s well-wishers, donors and celebrities from different walk of life will be present at this historical event.

Easypaisa partners with Bank Alfalah

ISLAMABAD (PR): Easypaisa has entered a strategic partnership with Bank Alfalah to boost financial inclusion in Pakistan. Muhammad Yahya Khan, head of Easypaisa, and Mohib Hasan Khan, Chief Information Officer, Bank Alfalah, attended the contract signing ceremony held at Bank Alfalah headquarters.

Hashoo Foundation project

ISLAMABAD (PR): The Hashoo Foundation (HF) with financial assistance of the Center for Culture and Development of Denmark (CKU) has concluded the project, “Harnessing Indigenous Cultures for Economic Empowerment of Artisans and Sectarian Harmony in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral”. The project completion ceremony was organised at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).

The event was attended by a wide range of stakeholders from civil society organizations, media, representatives of the Danish Embassy, senior officials from the Hashoo, students from the Youth Development Centre, international agencies and UN among others. Kiosks were set up by local artisans who showcased their skills through the display of products produced by them.

Conference at UET

LAHORE (PR): Inaugural ceremony of 2-day All Pakistan DICE Energy and Water 2016 with theme “Conserve Energy and Water for Green Pakistan” was held at main Auditorium Complex (UET). The objective of the programme is to establish a strong linkage between academia and industry of energy and water for providing a common platform to internet, share knowledge and collaborate on innovations and commercialization in order to grow the indigenous energy and water industry in the country.

COMSATS conference

ISLAMABAD (PR): The opening ceremony of 14thInternational Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology-FIT 2016, organised by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), was held on Monday at a local hotel. This international conference will be held from 19-21 December, 2016.

Professor Dr Hermann Maurer from Graz University of Technology, Austria was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony. Prof Dr Tayyeb Akram, general chair, welcomed all international and national participants. The theme of the conference this year is “Internet of Things”. Dr Usama Ijaz Bajwa, Program Chair (FIT 2016), thanked all participants for attending the conference. While addressing the audience, he stated that the acceptance ratio of technical papers in FIT is comparable to that of other renowned international conferences.