Warid, Bank Alfalah  launch ‘Mobile Paisa’

LAHORE (Staff Reporter): Warid Telecom and Bank Alfalah Limited have announced the launch of their marketing campaign for Branchless Banking Services under the brand name “Mobile Paisa” in Pakistan. The launch of Mobile Paisa was announced earlier this year with the promise of trust and convenience.

The service is launched in collaboration with Monet (Pvt.) Limited as the technology provider, who are using the technology of Visa International, to offer branchless banking solutions to banks and telcos nationwide.

Both Warid Telecom and Bank Alfalah Limited aim to bridge the gap between banking services and consumers while providing state of the art mobile financial services, bringing convenience, reliability and security all together for their customers.

The available services include Money Transfer, Bill Payments and Customer Mobile Wallets while more services are in the pipeline for consumers, corporates and G2P which will be launched soon. The companies understand the importance of timely payments of bills and transfer of money and other financial needs of customers, hence intend to provide convenience to its consumers accordingly.

Mobile Paisa service is currently available on all Warid Business Centres, franchises and Mobile Paisa shops.

Pharma sector assured of TDAP support

KARACHI (PR): The delegation comprising prominent members of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) led by Ehsan Awan, Senior Vice Chairman (PPMA), met with S M Muneer, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, at TDAP headoffice in Karachi.

Today Pakistan has total of 688 pharma companies out of which 405 are registered pharma manufacturing units including 24 multinationals. Pharma industry is highly regulated and providing job opportunities to the science graduates.

Pharmaceutical is one of the emerging sector in Pakistan exports and every effort is being taken by TDAP to promote the exports of pharma sector. In pursuance of this objective, Chief Executive TDAP during meeting with PPMA assured that a Pharma Cell would be established within TDAP on the recommendations of the association in order to improvise the internal functioning and also to prioritize /expedite the matter related to Pharmaceutical Industry.

The PPMA members had detailed discussion with the CE, TDAP regarding various problems related to the export of pharmaceutical products from Pakistan. Most highlighted issues were related the procedural bottlenecks that delay or inhibit growth in exports in particular.

PPMA also suggested several other measures that government should take to help the industry, in which special emphasis was on the role of TDAP with other regulatory authorities.

It was also discussed that TDAP would extend the support to pharma industry by providing them a platform for participation in international exhibitions worldwide and by sending trade delegations abroad, besides invited them to take full level participation in the upcoming Expo Pakistan scheduled in October 23-26, 2014.

Zameen.com helps Namal College raise funds

LAHORE (PR): Zameen.com, Pakistan’s leading property portal, lent Namal College a hand in its drive to collect donations for scholarship funds for needy students. Zameen.com placed advertisements on its website requesting people to help the college raise the required funds.

Namal College is committed to providing quality higher education to the students from underprivileged backgrounds, and Zameen.com feels honoured to have helped the college in this noble cause. In a post on the official Imran Khan Facebook page, Namal College thanked Zameen.com for its help.

“Namal College is playing a significant role in developing a vibrant society by providing easy access to higher education. Imran Khan’s philanthropic efforts are laudable across the board, whether for Namal College or for Shaukat Khanam Memorial Cancer Hospital,” said Zameen.com CEO Mr Zeeshan Ali Khan.

Zameen.com is Pakistan’s pioneering and leading real estate portal. It connects buyers with sellers and owners with renters across the country, and has become a central online hub for all things real estate in Pakistan.

UK toy retailer in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (PR): One of the UK’s leading toy retailers, The Entertainer has joined hands with the Sefam Group of Companies to bring families a one-stop toy shop for children of all ages and all budgets. Launching at the Centaurus Mega Mall in Islamabad on the 26th of July, the multi-channel toy retailer seeks to create a nurturing environment for children by providing access to educational and enchanting toys from across the world. The Entertainer’s second partnership outside the United Kingdom has been in Pakistan, catering to the growing demand of parents for educational and appealing toys from around the world. It will also be opening stores in Lahore and Karachi shortly, followed by other cities throughout Pakistan early next year. The franchise is host to classic toy brands which have been loved and adored by generations of boys and girls, such as Crayola, Fisher-Price, Nerf, Hasbro, Hot-Wheels , and Barbie. These brands have been an inextricable part of childhood for millions of families in almost every country.  On the 2nd floor of the capital city’s Centaurus Mall at Shop #22, consumers in Pakistan will now be able to stroll through aisles of fascinating toys to find the perfect gift.

To celebrate the grand opening of the first international toy store in the country, the Sefam group of companies has organized a host of activities for families at Centaurus Mall to enjoy. Free toys will be given away through lucky draws, photo booths have been arranged to make the day memorable for young children, and friendly competitions will be held, ending with great prizes.  Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, an accomplishment at school, or just a show of love, parents do not need to scour the markets for a gift that is perfect for the occasion.

The Entertainer is set to fulfill the desire for a memorable present that will be cherished for a lifetime.

PSO’s donation

KARACHI (PR): Being a responsible corporate citizen, Pakistan State Oil is continuously playing a constructive role in community building and sustainable development of society. In this connection, a ceremony was held in PSO House for distribution of donation cheques among the NGOs which are working in the fields of health, education and community building. Amjad Parvez Janjua, Managing Director, PSO handed over the cheque to a representative of an NGO.

Esena’s matric result

LAHORE (PR): Esena Foundation has announced Matric result for the year 2013-14. Esena Foundation has distinguished itself once again by obtaining 100pc result in Matriculation examination. Most of the students secured A+, A and B grades. Razia Jalil secured 1st position in the school (Science Group) with 1001 marks whereas Fatima Naeem secured second position.