MoU signed for technical training institute


LAHORE (Staff Reporter): Premier Energy and South Eastern Regional College Lisburn have signed MoU for collaboration in the fields of solar energy, electrical installation and environmental technologies which will begin with the provision of international exposure to various training programs and allow them to become an integral part of the Technical Training Institute to be established in Pakistan, said Daniyal Siddiqui, Country Head Premier Energy. Addressing a ceremony here at company’s head office on Thursday, he said that the collaboration is expected to result in the planning, execution and operations of a Technical Training Institute in Pakistan, providing “Accredited Vocational Training Programs” while at the same time meeting the needs of the industry. The field of renewable energy despite all its potential has not been able to gain its due popularity in Pakistan, primarily due to lack of equipment standardization, lack of proper training and awareness. Keeping the scenario in mind, Premier Energy aims to revolutionize the energy sector.

In the same regard, Premier has joined hands with SERC and is hopeful to not only produce well trained individuals through the accredited vocational training programs but also lead to the energy independence of Pakistan through the effective use and promotion of renewable energy resources.



ICAP delegation meets Punjab governor


LAHORE (Staff Reporter): Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has stressed that ICAP should play an active role in “ease of doing business” in Pakistan and suggestions might also be shared in this regard. He was talking to a high level delegation of Institute of Chartered Accounts of Pakistan (ICAP) Northern Regional Committee, led by its chairman, which called upon the Governor Punjab in his office. Chairman was accompanied by members along with Executive Director of ICAP. Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana appreciated the role of Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan in development of the economy and empowerment of youth by helping them to achieve the qualification of Chartered Accountancy. Briefing to Governor about ICAP, Chairman NRC ICAP Asad Feroze apprised that it is the premium accountancy body of Pakistan governed by its council comprising 19 members, of them 15 are elected by members and 4 are government nominees. NRC of ICAP comprises of 6 members elected from membership of the Northern region, he told.

 He further informed that regional committee is entrusted with holding events and seminars for continuous professional development of members apart from other matters. He briefed the Governor about various initiatives taken for the benefit of members.




RCCI for strengthening industry-academia linkage

RAWALPINDI (Staff Reporter): Academia and industry must work together in exchanging futuristic research direction and stipulation. Collective efforts are required to highlight the issues related to proven business leadership and management practices and research with an ambition to transform ideas into reality. RCCI acting president Muhammad Nasir Mirza made these remarks while addressing as guest speaker at conference titled “Business Leadership and Management Innovative Perspectives”, organised by the Faculty of Management Sciences at the NUML Islamabad on Thursday. The RCCI president said that there is a need to break the path of traditional business assumptions through innovative perspectives. He informed that RCCI has taken many initiatives and organizing global entrepreneurship week as a step to facilitate youth, develop stronger private sector, assist the innovators and support the idea of entrepreneurship as a career opportunity.

RCCI chief said it is need of the hour to strengthen industry-academia linkage to endorse business activities and Rawalpindi Chamber is playing its due role in this regard. Former RCCI President Raja Amer Iqbal also addressed the conference and said that skilled youth can help Pakistan to meet its goals linked with mega projects like CPEC. Later, Rector NUML Maj Gen Zia Uddin Najam HI (M)(r) presented a shield to acting president RCCI.



Exporters asked to get registered in TDAP’s REX system by 31st

KARACHI (PR): All current as well as potential exporters to the European Union, Switzerland, and Norway are hereby re-informed that as per EU regulations for GSP beneficiary countries, Pakistan is required to completely switch to the EU’s REX (Registered Exporters) System for origin certification by December 31, 2017. Accordingly, issuance of certificate of origin by TDAP for the GSP schemes of the EU, Switzerland, and Norway will cease after this date (31st Dec 2017) and only REX registered exporters would subsequently be able to issue statements on origin (SOO) themselves in respect of their shipments to these countries. In the light of above, exporters are advised to kindly get registered to the REX system by completing requisite formalities with the TDAP as soon as possible. The TDAP is regularly organizing orientation/training seminars in major export cities of the country for the benefit of Pakistani exporters to explain details of the REX system, its registration process, and rules of origin for the EU-GSP scheme.

Complete details for getting registered under the REX system are available at TDAP’s website ( under the banner “REX System of EU-GSP”.




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