Telenor’s announcement

LAHORE (PR): Seventeen start-ups from across Pakistan pitched their products to be selected in the second cohort of Telenor Pakistan’s startup accelerator programme ‘Telenor Velocity.’ The programme, which builds upon a series of Telenor Pakistan initiatives to foster the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country, is also in line with the company’s undertaking to boost digital inclusion.

Launched in February 2016, Telenor Velocity focuses on making Telenor’s scale and superior assets to supercharge promising Pakistani startups. It’s a 6-month, program that covers all aspects necessary for startups to go to market and scale.

The shortlisted startups get the opportunity to enjoy Telenor’s in-house expertise, physical and digital distribution channels, payment solutions, market intelligence, and access to customers to throw their product in the market for growth and overcome the barriers holding back their business. 

For a startup to qualify for Telenor Velocity, it needs to address a real and demonstrable consumer problem or need, besides having gone through a controlled product deployment. For the second cohort, Telenor Velocity team received a total of 101 entries out of which 35 were shortlisted for subsequent selection. After thorough review of the shortlisted submissions, Key Product Managers at Telenor Pakistan chose 17 cohorts to demonstrate their indigenous products at the event.

In the scouting process, Telenor Pakistan approached some of the most prestigious parent startup incubators in Pakistan including LUMS (LCE), Plan9 and NEST/IO, etc. in search of ideas that were both unique and useful. Based on the strict eligibility criteria, seventeen of the most promising startups were shortlisted to pitch their products at the event.



Honda Atlas Cars holds free medical camp

LAHORE (PR): In continuation with the efforts of social uplift & welfare of the people of remote areas, a one-day free medical camp was arranged by Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited at Manga village recently. 565 patients were given free medical advice and medicines. Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited has so far arranged twelve medical camps in the vicinity of its organization.

Doctors and paramedical staff was deputed at the camp who provided medical treatment in general health care. Besides medical facility, the camp was also aimed at educating local community on personal health, hygienic, child health care, preventions of diseases and sanitation of living areas. The parents were also advised on curable diseases of children and women counseled on mother /child health related matters.

Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited is fully committed to social medical uplift and welfare of under privileged areas. The camp received good response from community and was highly appreciated by the local leaders.



Samsung accelerates NVMe Era for consumers

LAHORE (PR): Samsung Electronics, a worldwide leader in advanced memory solutions for more than two decades, has unveiled the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO, its newest solid state drives (SSDs). The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs were built on the company’s category-defining Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD leadership.

With powerful performance, endurance and capacity topped with all new and more robust Samsung Magician software package, Samsung continues to accelerate the NVMe era.

Packed with more technology and innovation than ever, the 960 PRO and 960 EVO are designed for users who seek smaller and faster storage solutions that deliver higher bandwidth and lower latency for processing massive amounts of data for everything from gaming and large file transfers to 4K video rendering, data analytics and more on their ultra-thin notebooks and PCs.

Both the 960 PRO and 960 EVO use the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane interface and are compliant with NVMe specifications to realize effective use of the high-speed PCIe bus and optimize both hardware and software configurations to take advantage of the NVMe SSD technology. The SSDs feature Samsung Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to manage performance during extreme workloads.

“For more than 30 years, Samsung has continued to push the boundaries of what is possible to deliver innovative consumer memory experiences.” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our V-NAND technology for NVMe-based storage products is our most recent advancement in the NVMe era.”

The 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs redefine the personal computer performance, in part attributed to new controller which raises the bar of consumer SSD performance. The 960 PRO delivers peak sequential read and write transfer speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s, respectively, and random read and write IOPS of up to 440,000 and 360,000.1

On top of being the world’s fastest M.2 NVMe- SSD, the 960 PRO will also offer 2 terabyte (TB) capacity, which is the highest capacity commercially available for M.2 NVMe SSDs, along with 512GB and 1TB versions.2 The 960 PRO’s high density was made possible by Samsung V-NAND technology and the uniquely restructured package design. As user capacity demand trends continue to rise, the high-density 960 PRO capacities are poised to conveniently meet the needs of personal data and information storage. The 960 PRO promises additional reliability and endurance with the five-year limited warranty and up to 1.2 petabytes written (PBW), whichever occurs first, for the 2TB capacity.


Tips for CV

LAHORE (PR): “There is no such thing as standard CV in the business world”, corporate training specialist Ahmad Fuad said while responding to a question. The CV has to be a restructured one and the candidate should redesign his CV according to the job description which is written on the advertised vacancy. “You need to read the JDs thoroughly and design your CV according to the JDs so that your CV could be shortlisted for a call for interview.”


Bahria Town Eiffel Tower attracts public

LAHORE (PR): Eiffel Tower in Bahria Town Lahore is welcoming a large number of crowds coming from all around the city and even the country, coming to enjoy this unique experience. An elevator takes you to the top provides a serene place to take in the beautiful surroundings, and the restaurant at Eiffel Tower has an exclusive dining setup atop the tower for an unforgettable experience. Eiffel Tower at night is a sight to behold with beautifully changing colors lighting up the tower. 


AWI, MCP sign MoU


DUBAI CITY (PR): Aspire World Investments and Midas Communication Pakistan (MCP) arranged inaugural ceremony of Aspire World Investments (AWI) at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

President of AWI Dr Munir Ahmed and CEO of MCP Nadeem Akbar signed the MoU. At the occasion, Aspire World Investments also signed MOUs with renowned corporate business groups including Fast Marketing Consultants Pakistan. Midas Communication Pakistan was the only international 360 degree strategic communication media partner of AWI.



SO TC 260 meeting

LAHORE (PR): Pakistan has the honor of being among first 11 “P” Member countries in the world who became member of ISO TC 260 HR Standards Committee since its inception comprising of US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Netherlands and Portugal. Above four standards were approved during ISO TC 260 annual plenary meeting at Singapore recently. Meeting was hosted by Singapore standards institute.

Pakistan delegation comprised of Zahid Mubarik, CEO HR Metrics/President SHRM Forum Pakistan, Shafique Uqaili, Chief HR Allied Bank Limited, Arshad Akif CEO ASK Development and Asif Mushtaq Head HR AFAQ.


Zahid Mubarik Chairman of HR Standard Pakistan said that HR standards will change the landscape of people management in Pakistan and pave way for companies to participate in global trade more effectively.




Leica Camera AG-Huawei strategic collaboration


LAHORE (PR): Huawei and Leica Camera AG have announced they have expanded their strategic collaboration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation center, the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’. The launch comes seven months after the public announcement of their long-term technology partnership in the field of optical engineering, and five months after the launch of the globally successful, multiple-award winning HUAWEI P9 and P9 Plus smartphones.

The new lab, located at Leica’s global HQ in Wetzlar, Germany, will drive further development of optical systems and software-based technologies to improve imaging quality in a wide range of photographic and mobile device applications. Additional outcomes will include the creation of computational imaging, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) solutions. In addition to R&D resources from both companies, Huawei and Leica plan to collaborate with German and international universities and research institutions.

The lab’s establishment is the result of the vision and support of Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG.

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei, and Dr Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG), signed the agreement on the establishment of the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’

“With the founding of the Max Berek Innovation Lab, HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG are expanding the scope of their successful strategic relationship and are laying the foundation for close collaboration in research and development of groundbreaking technologies in the imaging segment,” emphasized Dr Andreas Kaufmann.