Annual South Asia Human Development Report launched at LUMS

 LAHORE (PR): Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has launched its Annual Human Development in South Asia Report for 2016. The report is titled “Empowering Women in South Asia”. Besides providing an overall South Asia profile, the report presents a detailed analysis of women’s empowerment in five countries: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The launch event was addressed by Khadija Haq, President of Human Development Center, Justice (r) Nasira Iqbal, and Syeda Henna Babar Ali, Advisor Consumer Products Division Packages Ltd. Other speakers included Syed Iqbal Riza, Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General, Khawar Mumtaz, current chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women, Dr Nida Yasmeen Kirmani, Associate Professor of LUMS School of Social Sciences, and Nazam Maqbool, senior research fellow of the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre.

Each year, the report analyses an issue concerning socio-economic development in South Asia. This year’s report points out South Asia has made considerable progress regarding women’s education and health over the past 15 years but has limited opportunities to offer women in economic, political, and justice system. Despite fragmented progress, Khadija Haq was hopeful for the future of women in South Asia. If political will is there and resources are made available, the region can improve the situation in the next 15 years by working diligently on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for women’s empowerment towards 2030.

 Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Prime+

LAHORE (PR): Samsung Electronics Pakistan has revealed its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Grand Prime+. Its previous version – the Grand Prime was among the best-selling products, so the Grand Prime+ will build-on the legacy, by bringing back all the features of its predecessor, along with many more innovative technologies.

This sophisticated new smartphone is equipped with numerous additional features, including: a bigger 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of expandable storage space enriched with an improved Micro-SD boasting a 256GB capacity. It has an 8 MP rear camera along with a 5 MP front camera and a front-flash. This 4G/LTE device runs on a large 2,600 mAh battery for extended usage and also boasts a sleek, exquisite design. Using a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime+, consumers can enjoy a quad-core experience with the ‘MediaTek MT6737T processor”. It runs on an Android 6.0 Marshmallow, for much more user-friendly operations.

 The 5 MP front-camera is enriched with a bright LED front flash, that enables the user to take brighter, sharper selfies, even in minimal lighting.The camera has a ‘Quick Launch’ mode, allowing a quicker access by simply pressing the Home button twice.

It is also equipped with the latest version of TouchWiz - Samsung’s revolutionary touchscreen interface. Its enhanced chipset and larger RAM also enable the consumer to enjoy a seamless and immersive multimedia experience. Furthermore, the removable 2,600 mAh battery enables customers to enjoy extended usage while taking advantage of the Power-Saving mode, to reduce battery-consumption.

 Samhan Housing launched

LAHORE (PR): After tremendous success of Gujranwala and Sargodha projects, Samhan Group of Companies has formally launched its independent real estate brand by the name of Samhan Housing. The launch event in Lahore was attended by real estate magnates from across Pakistan as well as members of the Samhan Group.

The Group entered the real estate realm in 2014 with its first project being at Gujranwala, followed by Sargodha in 2015. The Group also has a low-budget housing project ‘Samhan Homes’ within the said schemes to its credit, and has put the best of its efforts into speedy development of all real estate projects while ensuring on-time possession for every home owner. Now, with two immensely successful residential projects in its portfolio, Samhan Group has formally launched its independent real estate brand ‘Samhan Housing’ and has expressed intent to launch residential projects in Attock, Islamabad and Lahore in the near future.

“It’s a momentous occasion for Samhan Group as we materialize our vision of diversity in business with the launch of our independent real estate brand Samhan Housing,” said Saleem Hanif, Chairman Samhan Group, while sharing his thoughts on the occasion. “After executing two hugely successful residential projects, we decided to introduce our independent brand into the real estate sector. In our upcoming residential projects, we will try to tap into all budget segments of the population, providing them with the high-quality residential solutions that they can afford,” he added.

“We are proud to have added Samhan Housing to our portfolio of companies. Pursuing excellence in all our business endeavors, we have already proved our mettle in the vastly competitive real estate sector and with our upcoming projects, we are geared to expand our outreach and earn the same level of public trust that we did in our previous property ventures,” said Sheraz Khan, Head of Sales & Marketing, Samhan Housing. “We hope to give Pakistan some of the most amazing residential projects in the near future and make our mark as Pakistan’s premium and most trusted real state player,” he added.

 Nestlé Milo partners with National Grammar School

 LAHORE (PR): Parents in Pakistan are increasingly concerned about the lack of physical activity for their children. In an effort to address this issue, NESTLÉ Milo has partnered with National Grammar School Lahore (NGS), to organise a three-day Sports Festival, under the theme “Champions of Tomorrow”.

Schools from all over Lahore will be participating in the sports festival. The purpose of the sports festival is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle and to reiterate the significance of sports in children’s lives.

The “Champions of Tomorrow” is a platform brought to life by NESTLÉ MILO that aims to nourish ambitions for our kids,”said Shazil Khan, Marketing Manager Dairy Nutrition Solution, Nestlé Pakistan.