NBP adding Money Gram as remittance tie-up

KARACHI (PR): National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Money Gram formally shared the documents for finalizing agreement to enter Money Gram as another important tie-up of NBP. The sharing agreement documents ceremony was held in NBP Exchange Company. This new addition in NBP tie-ups will help to meet the demands and changing market dynamics of remittances across world and specially Gulf market. Khalid Bin Shaheen, SEVP/Group Chief, Global Home Remittances Management Group, said that National Bank of Pakistan is one of main and key force behind the remittances. A number of renowned international exchange houses and money transfer companies from across the world, including the Middle East, Europe, Asia-Pacific and America, have been using our services with utmost trust and satisfaction.

NBP also has the fastest growing overseas correspondent base for home remittances and in a very short time the Bank has made alliance with almost all leading financial institutions/money service business providing remittance services, for facilitation of overseas Pakistani across the globe.

“MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. MoneyGram has steadily been broadening its presence in Pakistan, and this initiative with NBP Exchange would give consumers additional locations that are conveniently located, said Reza Samad, MoneyGram’s country head for Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Huawei set to unveil Mate S

LAHORE (PR): Mate S is an exquisite, extraordinary smartphone which is soon going to be unveiled by Huawei in Pakistan mobile market for those technology enthusiasts who always require diversity and uniqueness. This smartphone has been developed by the experts at Huawei’s R&D department with supreme excellence because of which this flagship device possesses features which are perfect enough to bring the users in admiration of this technology pioneering brand.

Among countless striking characteristics of Mate S, its capability to produce Hi-fi Music in an exciting way is surely going to entice customers, once this smart device is in the market. With New speakers, Hi6402 Audio chip, smart amplifier and Uni-body sound box the audio quality of music through Mate S, is certainly going to be a treat for the users and the headset sound effect matching feature will make the Hi-fi music experience ultimately superb.

Huawei’s Mate S would come with extremely smart touch screen, the interaction facilitated through it would give the users an out of the world experience because the screen of Mate S is pressure sensing screen which is the most important sensory function ever since multi-touch.

The screen of this smart phone is also equipped with other striking features such as revolutionary 3D control, enhanced touch experience, high precision sensor and the ability to identify strong and weak pressure.

Huawei’s Country Marketing Head, Fraz M Khan has said, “Huawei would soon launch this extraordinary smart phone in Pakistan. The latest fascinating technologies incorporated in this device are going to attract a large portion of smart phone users in the Huawei family.”

This Huawei smart phone has been manufactured to bring perfect ease in the users’ lives. Mate S’s features such as health management, car-phone interaction and wireless printing are totally going to take off the extra burden from user’s everyday routine.

With never ending list of Huawei Carr era’s exciting characters, this smart phone is all set to win the Pakistan mobile market swiftly. The growing number of smart phone users and their ever changing needs are the factors which Huawei keeps in focus while manufacturing its superb smart phones. This is obviously reflected in the sales growth which this brand has achieved in this year and surely these figures are going to increase many fold in future.

Zong launches Pakistan’s first ever internet SIM

ISLAMABAD (PR): Zong, Pakistan’s first & only 3G & 4G network, recently took another first of its kind step and announced the launch of Pakistan’s first Internet SIM.

After the overwhelming response of Mobile Broadband & highly affordable tariffs, Zong took this initiative to launch the Internet SIM to further empower its valued customers. The Internet SIM has been designed to cater to the rising needs of potential internet subscribers, who carry out substantial data usage on Smart Phones, iPads, tablets and open market Internet SIM compatible Devices (WiFis and Wingles).

While expressing his views about the launch of the Internet SIM, Babar Bajwa Chief Commercial Officer Zong, said: “We are always in the quest to launch innovative and unique propositions for the benefit of our valued customers.

Internet SIM is a step ahead which stands as proof of our continuous endeavors”. He further stated, “The Internet SIM is a milestone in the telecom industry and the SIM’s will be available in over 100 3G and 22 4G cities.  The Internet SIM will be 3G & 4G enabled, so customers can enjoy the fastest internet speeds anywhere on highly affordable rates.”

4G cities include Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, D.G Khan, Haripur, Daska, Abbottabad, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Sargodha, Thatta, Kotri, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Attock, Jhelum & Taxila

Emaar hosts dinner for corporate leaders

KARACHI (PR): Emaar Pakistan, a leading property developer, hosted a gala dinner for corporate leaders and professionals at the Emaar Sales Centre of the Crescent Bay master-planned development in Karachi.

The evening unfolded with 90 guests taking part in the event that highlighted the world-class lifestyle standards introduced by Emaar through its Crescent Bay development.

Eminent media personality Zia Mohyeddin hosted the event and inspired the attendees with his literary presentation.

Nidal Turjman, CEO of Emaar Pakistan, briefed the audience about the elegantly designed master-planned community project and shared insights on the growth of Pakistan’s property sector.

Turjman said: “Emaar is dedicated to redefining luxury living in Karachi by introducing its lifestyle wonders – the Coral, Pearl & Reef Towers, at Crescent Bay. It is strategically designed to be a place where you can have the peace of mind you truly deserve. Setting new construction benchmarks in Karachi, Crescent Bay serves as the best destination to live, work, leisure and shop.”

The developer of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Emaar has a reputation of providing lifestyle solutions that incorporate state-of-the-art construction, with the highest standards of quality. Emaar’s projects embodyluxury and the company hasventured into the progress and development of Pakistan’s property sector with a befitting architectural tribute to Karachi through Crescent Bay.

Gul Ahmed collection

KARACHI (PR): Ideas by Gul Ahmed recently revealed their latest collection, Digital Dreams at the Ideas flagship store in Dolmen Mall Clifton.

The "Digital Dreams" collection is inspired by heritage architecture, flora and fauna and is based on intricate digital prints. The range includes pret cambric kurtas and silk tunics in a variety of designs and colours. The chic collection is a seasonal addition to Ideas' array of fashion-forward, affordable pret. The cambric range is priced from Rs2,600-3,600 while the silk tunics start at Rs8,000.

Digital Dreams is available at Ideas stores nationwide.

Learning French language opens many opportunities

ISLAMABAD (PR): French Cultural Counsellor, Martine Herle-Hamidi has said that French is the language which opens numerous opportunities for progress, saying that there are 29 independent nations where French is an official language along with being the working and official language of United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and different organizations across the globe.

She made these remarks while addressing as chief guest during a certificate distribution ceremony in honor of the French Language teachers, organized by the Languages Without Borders (LSFI), in collaboration with the Embassy of France, here in Islamabad. Pakistani teachers who passed the Label FFLE successfully included: Mariam Nasir, Somia Ashraf, Ismat Rasool, Farah Naz Sheikh, and Zainab.

Hamidi, while lauding the efforts done by the LSFI for the elevation of French Language, said that the Embassy of France aims at the identification, recognition and promotion of the teachers who present the required guarantees of quality in the field of French as a Foreign Language (FFL) teaching. "Pakistani Students with a good level of French are eligible for French government scholarships to enroll in postgraduate courses in France in any discipline and qualify for internationally recognized French degrees," she said, adding that knowledge of French language could be beneficial for availing opportunities at renowned French universities, business schools, and corporate organizations.

The Counsellor also highlighted the cultural aspect of French Language, as an international language of literature, cooking, fashion, film and theater, visual arts, performing arts and architecture.

On the occasion, Somia Ashraf, Director LSFI, also shared her views for the promotion of French language and quality teaching in Pakistan. A number of students, who are studying French language in different local educational institutes, were also present.