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PKLI&RC’s CEO distributes certificates among nurses

LAHORE (PR): The first comprehensive certificates distribution ceremony of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center’s nursing department was held upon completion of nursing training under the Nurse’s Training Programme.

PKLI&RC’s President and CEO Prof Dr. Saeed Akhter was the chief guest, who distributed certificates among 144 male and female nurses. Dr. Akhter said the nurses are backbone of health sector, adding that PKLI is the name of a mission, and continuous learning is essential to this mission of serving the ailing humanity.

Dr Amir Yar Khan, Medical Director and Acting COO, and Dr Hafiz Ijaz Ahmad, Director Medical Education/Consultant Nephrologist (PKLI), were present at the event. HODs and other management team members from various departments also attended the ceremony.

Congratulating the nurses on completion of their training, the management expressed their gratitude for Dr Hadja Brown, Associate Director (Nursing), for designing the training program. The nurses paid homage to PKLI’s management for arranging the world class training program. At the end of the ceremony, mementos were presented to the CEO and COO.


Dr Reckeweg holds seminar on homeopathy


ISLAMABAD (PR): ‘Let us come together, join hands and uplift homoeopathy to newer heights’ was the core objective of the seminar, “Homoeopathy…. The nature’s way of healing”, which was organised by Dr Reckeweg & Co Germany under the auspices of Reckeweg Professional Development Programme at Islamabad.

“Homoeopathy is a holistic method of healthcare that focuses on using natural principles in the treatment of disease. This is a system for the treatment of illness that is based both on the recognition of patterns within the symptoms of the illness and a wider consideration of how the individual is as a person,” stated Najm us Saqib, Executive Director of the company, in Pakistan.  He also showed a documentary film featuring the production of products at Reckeweg Germany.

Prominent scholar Dr Col Iqbal Shaheen presented a very informative research paper on homoeopathy. Dr Muhammad Aslam, CEO DRAP (Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan), informed the audience that government is striving to improve the basic health facilities for masses and every effort will be made to promote the homoeopathy in Pakistan. David Reckeweg Lecompte from Reckeweg Germany appreciated the efforts of Reckeweg Professional development Program through which most modern world-wide research is being shared with the homoeopathic physicians and professionals based at Pakistan. Additional Director Health OTC, DRAP, Dr Banaras Khan Awan & Dr Saeed Khattak lauded the importance of homoeopathy. Dr Salim Ahmed presented the vote of thanks.

Seminar was attended by large number of homoeopathic practitioners, faculty members of homoeopathic medical colleges & professionals from all over Pakistan. Life Time Achievement Award, Appreciation Awards, Best Business Performance Awards, Best Prescriber Award of the year and Best Business Partner of the year Awards were also given to the top performers in the respective categories.



Khaadi opens flagship store in Faisalabad


FAISALABAD (PR): Khaadi, Pakistan’s premium retail and lifestyle brand, opened its doors to a 16000 sq feet flagship store in Faisalabad, it’s first in the city. Located at Gateway Tower, Satiana Road, the grand opening also marked the launch of Khaadi’s much anticipated second unstitched winter collection, “Winter Tales”.

Further, the design philosophy of Khaadi’s new Faisalabad flagship is testament to the pioneering brand’s sustained commitment to provide an innovative retail experience. To this end, the store features Khaadi’s signature layout with an architectural and aesthetic fusion of design elements from the East and West. The new store is home to Khaadi’s pret, unstitched, home and kids product lines.

What began as a single store start-up in Karachi is now easily Pakistan’s most iconic fast fashion retail force. Today, Khaadi has over 40 stores, dominating high streets and malls alike, present at almost every notable location in Pakistan. Khaadi is one of the very few Pakistani fashion retail brands to successfully establish a global footprint with stores in the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Qatar.

Khaadi was first established by founder and chief executive officer Shamoon Sultan in 1998 and has grown to dominate the fast fashion map in Pakistan and abroad. Khaadi’s products are instantly recognizable and sought after for their distinct, high street fashion sense and unique global ethnic inspiration.



Meezan Bank launches e-dividend service for corporate clients

KARACHI (PR): Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s first and largest Islamic bank, has become the first Islamic bank in the country’s banking sector to process dividend payments electronically (e-dividend). The service was provided to the Bank’s corporate clients M/s. Nishat Chunian Power Limited and Nishat (Chunian) Limited and their shareholders, both Meezan Bank customers as well as customers of the other banks.

e-Dividend payments will provide a more efficient method of cash disbursement as compared to conventional methods, enabling shareholders to get their dividends credited directly into their bank accounts, without any delay. The process shall eliminate the requirement of printing, dispatch, deposit and realization of physical dividend warrants and also facilitate faster processing of investor mandates. The new system will further help resolve the issue of unclaimed dividends caused due to poor logistics in the existing dividend payment mechanism.



Women Development Dept, UN Women hold seminar


KARACHI (PR): Women Development Department Sindh and UN Women co-organised an awareness raising seminar at a local hotel in Karachi to commemorate the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign. This campaign starts on Nov 25 the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends on Dec 10, International Human Rights Day.

The seminar started with Jamshed Kazi, Country Representative UN Women, welcoming the guests and informing them about the work of UN Women in Pakistan. He highlighted the various projects and initiatives that UN Women is working on for improving the lives of women. In this regards, he said, “We acknowledge the strong commitment of the Government of Sindh to end VAWG and look forward to strengthening our partnership for women and girl’s protection and prevention of violence.”

On the occasion, the Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Women Development Ms Iram Khalid spoke about the initiatives taken by her department. She said, “We are putting unflinching efforts to get better results in providing protection and prevention services to the women of Sindh for ending violence.”

The Chairperson Sindh Commission On Status of Women Nuzhat Shirin also spoke on the occasion and briefed the audience about the commission’s mission and mandate. She reiterated the commission’s resolve to support the Women’s Development Department by saying: “Sindh Commission on Status of Women provides full support to the Women Development Department in preventing violence against women and girls in Sindh.”

Secretary Women Development Department Sindh Haroon Ahmed Khan gave a detailed briefing about the initiatives taken by the department so far and the way forward. He said: “Women Development Department has taken number of initiatives and steps towards economic, social, political and legal rights of women in Sindh.”

Legal Expert Zia Awan, CEO LHRLA, also spoke on the occasion on the role of civil society in Violence Against Women with regards to response and prevention. He said, “We all need to work together to find sustainable solutions to this issue”

The event concluded on a very positive and encouraging note, with the chief guest senior Minister Sindh Planning and Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani acknowledging the positive work of the Women Development Department by saying: “Sindh Government is committed to support the Women Development Departments work on pro women initiatives and to end violence against women and girls.”




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