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Pak Suzuki introduces 4 new products

ISLAMABAD (PR): Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited hosted a launch event to introduce 4 new products, Cultus (Auto Gear Shift), Mega Carry, GR 150 and GSXR 600. The event was held at a local hotel. Managing Director Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited – Masufmi Harano, Senior Advisory Director – Hirofumi Nagao, and Executive Officer Marketing and After Sales Azam Mirza were present at the event.

CULTUS AUTO GEAR SHIFT: The CultusAGS is manufactured by Pak Suzuki Motor Company at the Bin Qasim Plant, Karachi. Having launched the Cultus manual transmission model earlier, the automated gear shift adds another value added variant to their 1000cc fleet.

MEGA CARRY: The Mega Carry, which has a powerful 4 cylinder, 1500cc petrol engine is being imported from Indonesia and has won several awards in the commercial vehicles category globally. With a three-side-open deck and superb weight capacity, the Mega Carry is the perfect partner in the commercial vehicle and fleet business segment.

GR150: Pak Suzuki has always maintained great pride for its motorcycles. The GR 150 is the new model for its very successful 150cc motorcycle range. Its unique and trendy design accentuates the ride and proves to be a thrilling 2 wheeler experience.

GSXR 600: The GSXR 600 is a dream come true for any biker. With power, precision and prowess, the ride feels as if you are gliding in the air.

 Askari Bank launches

facility for credit card holders

LAHORE (PR): Askari Bank Limited, in collaboration with KEENU (Wemsol Private Limited), has launched Real Time Reward Points Redemption facility for its credit card holders. Through this programme, customers can now redeem their available reward points instantly from retail outlets nationwide, where KEENU POS machines are installed. The details of redemption partners are available at Askari Bank’s official website.

Syed M Husaini, President & CE Askari Bank, said, “Askari Bank endeavors to provide innovative financial products and services to facilitate its customers. This loyalty program is another step towards enhancing customer experience through technology oriented solutions.”

Syed Ejaz Hassan, CEO KEENU, added: “We are pleased to collaborate with Askari Bank in offering this facility and providing its Credit card holders access to top retail brands, with KEENU’s nationwide outreach.” Beaconhouse atrium and aviary at Children’s


LAHORE (PR): An inauguration ceremony was held at The Children’s Hospital Lahore to launch an aviary and an atrium at the newly-constructed Inpatient Block.

The Inpatient Block lacked recreational and play facilities for children receiving medical treatment in both inpatient and outpatient. Swings, slides and other play activities and equipment for children have now been installed at these facilities and healthy birds have been kept for the children.

Chairperson Beaconhouse Group, Mrs Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri inaugurated the facilities for the children. “Along with our primary purpose of delivering quality education within our schools, Beaconhouse remains strongly committed to its wider social responsibility by supporting public education and community development through wide-ranging activities,” she told the gathering. McDonald’s continues to support cinema’s revival

KARACHI (PR): On 4th December, an eventful press conference was held at McDonald’s Seaview restaurant to announce the release of the forthcoming movie ‘Arth’. McDonald’s continues to support Pakistani cinema’s revival by associating itself with such projects which encourages entertainment for people. McDonald’s has also creatively used movie integration in Arth as part of its ongoing collaboration. 

McDonald’s handed out PR kits on this occasion, along with announcement of the launch of its upcoming product. The highly-awaited movie ‘Arth’, directed by Shaan Shahid, features a notable acting lineup including Shaan Shahid himself, Humaima Malick, Mohib Mirza, Uzma Hassan and others. The movie is a remake of the 1980s blockbuster bearing the same title.

Jamil Mughal, Chief Marketing Officer McDonald’s, expressed his pleasure in associating McDonald’s with the current venture and professed to extend consistent support to promote Pakistani film industry. The much-awaited movie is slated for nationwide release on 21st December, 2017.

 Engro partners with IFC

KARACHI (PR): Engro Corporation, widely regarded as Pakistan’s leading conglomerate, as signed an agreement with the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to jointly co-develop opportunities, with IFC InfraVentures, in the Temperature Controlled Logistics (TCL) industry of the country. The partnership stems from Engro’s intent to study the logistics sector and devise integrated solutions for products that require temperature controlled logistics such as agricultural produce, medicines, and perishable food commodities amongst others. 

Experts estimate that present patterns in transport and trade logistics generate inefficiencies that cost Pakistan’s economy roughly 4 to 6 per cent of GDP every year. Furthermore, the country loses approximately 35% – 40% of its production of fruits, vegetables and dairy products due to poor post-harvest management practices.

Speaking at the occasion, Ghias Khan, President Engro Corporation, said: “Pakistan’s performance on most logistical indicators, including the quality of trade and transport infrastructure, lags behind many emerging Asian countries. World Bank’s most recent Logistics Performance Index ranked Pakistan at number 68 out of a total of 160 surveyed countries. Pakistan continues to rank in the middle of the ranking despite its strategic geographic location, as compared to India at 35 and China at number 27. It is, therefore, evident that our transport supply chain system is not providing the value-added services that have become the hallmark of modern logistics, such as multimodal systems that combine the strengths of different transport modes into one integrated solution. Our agreement with IFC InfraVentures is a testament to Engro’s continued commitment towards Pakistan’s growth and quest to solve meaningful problems that have a far reaching positive impact on our country.”

 PTCL wins ‘EFP Award on Best HRM Practices’

ISLAMABAD (PR): Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is a  winner of the ‘EFP Award on Best HRM Practices 2017’ in recognition of its Best Human Resource Management practices. Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer PTCL, received the award on behalf of PTCL from Ms Margret Adamson, Australian High Commissioner, who was the chief guest at the event organised by the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer, PTCL said, “It is an honour for us to stand out from other organizations of the country to win this prestigious award on best HRM practices. We will continue to foster a progressive culture with challenging, innovative and flexible work environment, including a strong emphasis on gender equality to succeed and grow. PTCL believes in team work, continuous well-being of the employees and serving the nation.”

He lauded Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and International Labor Organization (ILO) for encouraging healthy competition amongst organizations through such awards.

PTCL is committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture. It has been at the forefront in introducing best HRM practices such as PTCL Pride, Ideas Olympiad, PTCL Razakar, Wellness@work, Facebook@work, Hello portal and a number of other CSR initiatives for the well-being of its employees. Leading corporate personalities and a number of dignitaries attended the conference and awards ceremony.

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