KARACHI - As many as 25 renowned companies were conferred the coveted 2nd Global HR Excellence Awards-2011 at a award ceremony attended by a glitterati of renowned Chairmen, CEOs, HR heads of public and private sectors. In his presidential speech, senior Commerce Minister, Makhdoom Amin Faheem said that with surety that best HRM practices in the public and private sectors would eventually lead to promoting a solidified and positive picture of Pakistan regarding economic and business affairs on the global scale. In this context I feel pleasure in participating in Global HR Excellence Awards being conducted to recognise and eulogise best HR practices in the country. He also suggested that event management companies operating in Pakistan like the GML should also enlarge and galvanize canvas of their operations and conduct similar events, award ceremonies, seminars in important cities of regional economic hubs including the UAE so to attract more business and trade opportunities for the countrys corporate and industrial sectors. Chairman IPO-Pakistan Hameedullah Jan Afridi said that Human Resource Management is an emerging field in Pakistan and such type of events will certainly promote the modern HR practices in our country which will ultimately lead to improving quality of life. He suggested the organisers that while evaluating the nominations for the award competition, special considerations should be given to the SMEs so that there is a way for proper consolation for participation of small and medium enterprises in the future award events. He further said that holding of such events would act as a bridge between government, business and industrial sectors whose support is vital for achieving the dream of a better Pakistan. The Global Media Links and Business Milestones joined hands for the second consecutive year, for successfully organizing the Global HR Excellence Awards. The emerging e-trade services based global Pakistani organization worldofTrade.com showed outstanding performance in this competition and unanimously selected by independent award jury for 3 different innovative categories of 2nd Global HR Excellence Awards 2011. The award winning categories of WorldofTrade.com were Business Leadership Excellence Award for former CEO Faisal Qayyum Siddiqui in individual category and the other two awards are respectively Fastest Growing Online Company and Most Customer-Focused Company. Among 25 organizations WorldofTrade.com was the only organization; which has qualified for 3 separate Global HR Excellence Awards 2011; while 6 organizations has qualified for 2 separate awards and total 25 organization have won the award in single category. The award winning individuals and organizations are Saifuddin Zoomkawala, Chairman EFU General, Faisal Qayyum Siddiqui, Former CEO WorldofTrade.com, Shail Niazi, HR Manager Sheraton Hotel, Agility Logistics, Alcom International, AVM Chemical, Akbar Associates, Avari Hotels, Dr. Essas Lab, EFU General, EFU Life, Kazmi Engineering, National Bank, Oxygen Spa, PDIL, PTCL, PSPC, Unisource Enterprises, Roots School, SKF, Tullow Pakistan, WorldofTrade.com and WELL.