Standard version of Mate 8 available for pre-booking
LAHORE (PR): Huawei brings another exciting twist to the pre-booking of its all new flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 8. In response to the customers’ feedback on the pre-booking of Huawei Mate 8 High Version (4GB RAM + 64 GB ROM), Huawei has decided to offer standard version (3GB Ram+ 32GB ROM) of Huawei Mate 8 for the customers as well. Now Huawei brand lovers can pre-book both the version of Mate 8. Huawei has been reaping the expected customer market response for the new flagship smart phone. It is to be noted that Huawei Mate 8 will be launched in Pakistan along with Huawei Honor 5X on 31st of this month as reveled by the technology giant, this week.
Similar to previously described procedure for Huawei mate 8 High Version, customers have to deposit Rs5000 to pre-book standard version of Huawei Mate 8. Customers will get free Vouchers of Rs. 10000 either as discount on the time of purchase or as cash prize. Adding to this is an exciting gift of Bluetooth speakers and 12 month free internet of 12GB by Mobilink. Standard Version of Huawei Mate 8 is priced as Rs59,999 while High Version of Mate 8 is available (yet for pre-booking) at the price of Rs 69,999.

Panasonic set for huge growth in Pakistan
Karachi (PR): Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), globally acclaimed Japanese electronics brand, hosted a dealers convention in Karachi the other day.
On the occasion, Shinichi Wakita, Managing Director of PMMAF, announced the new business strategy for Pakistan while thanking all the dealers for their continuous support in sustaining the customer trust and Panasonic’s brand promise.
The event marked the launch of various new product categories, which included Inverter Air Conditioners, LED TVs, Small Appliances and Camcorders.
In line with the new business strategy, Panasonic will focus on introducing shop-in-shop concepts, showroom expansion and offering innovative products &solutions to boost consumer confidence to cater to the country’s runaway urbanization.
Shinichi Wakita said, “With our new business strategy we would implement latest measures for quality improvement and technological advancement to serve our customers in Pakistan with utmost priority, be it in terms of product quality, marketing or customer service.”
“We, as a leading Japanese brand, are strongly committed to bolsterPakistan’s consumer confidence, with our high quality products and services that our customers has come to expect from us” he added.

Oracle e-business suite implemented at Lesco
LAHORE (PR): Inbox Business Technologies has successfully implemented Oracle’s E Business Suite at LESCO. A ‘go live’ event was held in a local hotel to celebrate the achievement. The ceremony was well attended by members of Board of Directors, LESCO top management, Oracle representatives from Asia Pacific region and Inbox management.
The COO of Inbox stated that to achieve this kind of success in the stipulated period indeed shows a lot of maturity from the LESCO IT and management team. For a public sector organization this is a great achievement and becomes a role model for other public sector organizations.
We are proud to partner with Oracle on this venture and using their best application technology available we were able to achieve the project objectives and timelines comfortably.
Member BOD, Salman Akhtar, emphasized that new and upcoming technologies can help reduce the problems being faced by the utility sector. It can be used to point where load shedding can also be controlled and give better customer services to the public at large. ERP implementation is a major first step towards achieving such goals and a long journey is ahead but can be tackled with LESCO’s dedicated staff.
Anthony and Gerry Lim from Oracle were of the view that Pakistan has the potential to grow and Utility sector has a big role in its growth and development. Hence byfollowing the best practices a lot can be achieved as has been done by different countries across the world. I am very excited to be here as part of the GO LIVE celebrations and indeed it is a great achievement.
The new system will improve and automate the business processes of finance, supply chain and human resource management. This will contribute to good governance and better decision making for the management at run time.
Certificates of Excellence and shields were distributed among the project stake holders.

McDonald’s joins hands with Karachi United
KARACHI (PR): McDonald’s and Karachi United organized Karachi United Schools Championship 2015-16 to promote sports and active balanced lifestyle in the youth. The Lyceum School won the finals of Karachi United Schools Championship defeating Foundation Public School on Sunday at the Karachi United Stadium in Karachi. McDonald’s also reinforces sports and active balanced lifestyle in girls by organizing KUSC Girls event in which Karachi Grammar School took the trophy against The Lyceum School. Teams from 32 schools and colleges participated in the Karachi United Schools Championship this year, and the matches were played all across Karachi.

Bhandara condemns terrorist attack
ISLAMABAD (PR): Asfanyar Bhandara has strongly condemned the terrorists attack on Bacha University Charsadda. He said that the terrorists have no religion since no religion in the world commands anyone to murder unarmed people. By attacking the university in Charsadda, he said, they have further strengthened our resolve and the time is near when the entire nation will come together to remove the cancer of terrorism. He said that the determination of our nation cannot be shaken with these acts of cruelty.

Water Environment Forum chairman visits OICCI
KARACHI (PR): Chairman Water Environment Forum, Nisar A Memon visited the OICCI to give a talk on the climate change challenges. He was welcomed by the President OICCI Atif Bajwa, Vice President Shahab Rizvi and Secretary General M Abdul Aleem.
Nisar Memon highlighted that climate change is already happening in the form of rising temperatures, atmospheric carbon dioxide level, frequency of tropical storms and sea levels. Its impact are already being felt by Pakistan in the form of recurring floods leading to widespread damage to infrastructure, livelihoods and settlements, increasing heat-related mortality and drought related water and food shortages causing malnutrition.
He mentioned that Climate Change is on the present government’s agenda, as for the first time a separate Ministry has been formulated on Climate Change.
However, national climate change strategy must be formulated through research and provincial integration, and public-private partnerships must start to conserve, protect, develop, fund infrastructure projects like early warning systems for Glacial Lake Outburst Flood and small and large reservoirs to store water and produce electricity.
OICCI President, Atif Bajwa agreed with Nisar Memon that this is a most important subject for everyone as floods cause losses of billions of rupees due to  water being lost to sea which could have otherwise been used to enhance agricultural production and produce electricity.
The participants agreed that all stakeholders, including the corporate sector should have more understanding of the issues of Climate Change to help them in formulating a response at their respective level and through the Chambers like the OICCI.

BASF to present different solutions at leather show
LAHORE (PR): BASF will present a range of solutions to help Pakistan’s leather industry lower carbon and toxicity footprint, as well as reducing water and energy, at the 2nd Pakistan Mega Leather Show from January 27 – 29, 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan.
At the show, BASF will demonstrate its beamhouse system, DryFast, which combines the advantages of a range of products with a solution that significantly reduces water, energy and process time for the tanneries. Through an efficient combination of optimized process steps, effluents contain fewer chemicals and several washing steps can be avoided – thus reducing water use.
“With more than 800 tanneries nationwide, Pakistan’ leather industry exports quality finished leather and leather products to meet an increasing international demand. At the same time the industry is working to meet stringent international standards for environmental protection and better working conditions. BASF helps tanneries achieve these goals with innovative chemistry for high performance leather that also helps reduce environmental impact,” said Faisal Akhtar, Managing Director, BASF Chemicals & Polymers Pakistan (Private) Limited.
Also, the show will showcase BASF innovative technology and Polyurethane solutions for footwear that have set benchmark for good cushioning and flexibility combined with excellent durability. These solutions have been tailored for comfort as well as to reduce the chance of injuries while wearing and running.