HabibMetro conducts campaign in collaboration with Money Gram

KARACHI (PR): HabibMetro Bank recently conducted a campaign by the name of ‘Cash it With Money Gram’ in collaboration with Money Gram International, wherein remittance recipients during the period of 19th of June 2015 – 30th September 2015 contested for the prizes offered. In a ceremony that marked the end of the campaign, 25 winners were selected by a raffle draw conducted by Sirajuddin Aziz, President & Chief Executive Officer HabibMetro Bank.

Customers from Rampura Branch Peshawar, Markaz F-7 Branch (Islamabad), Garden East Branch (Karachi), Abul Hassan Isphani Road Branch (Karachi) and Pasrur Road Branch (Gujranwala) received cash rewards of Rs100,000, Rs 75,000, Rs50,000, Rs35,000 and Rs25,000, respectively. In addition to this, 20 other customers were also given a cash reward of Rs10,000 each. HabibMetro Bank currently operates an expanding nationwide network of 276 branches across 76 cities (including 20 Islamic banking branches). A market leader in trade finance, HabibMetro, also offers a variety of other solutions to its customers.

PTCL launches country’s first online gaming lounge

ISLAMABAD (PR): Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading ICT services provider, has launched Pakistan’s first online gaming service, ‘Pakistan Gaming Lounge – (PGL)’ with a live pro-gaming event for the twin cities at Centaurus Mall.

The first of many, the two-day event featured an overwhelming number of young gaming aficionados, drawn in by a chance to play network games and win exciting prizes. With similar events planned for Lahore and Karachi in the coming months, all gaming enthusiasts can register themselves on www.gaminglounge.pk to fully experience this pioneering online multi-player networked gaming platform.

This premier online gaming event was aimed at providing computer gaming enthusiasts a first-hand experience of PGL’s superfast gaming servers geared at promoting multi-player networked gaming within the country. Set up for the nation’s tech savvy youth, the launch successfully introduced yet another engaging platform for such community-based and creative online activities by PTCL.

Adnan Shahid, Chief Commercial Officer PTCL said: “Positive entertainment and sporting activities such as online gaming is imperative for the development of our youth.” He further added that “PTCL is striving to create a better tomorrow for the country’s youth by connecting them with the international information highway, inculcating a sense of greater competiveness across a global platform. Hence, we have made our PGL platform open and accessible for all.”

The first of its kind, Pakistan Gaming Lounge – (PGL) comprises of dedicated multiplayer game servers focusing on hard core gaming and eSports. Hosted at PTCL’s state of the art data centers, PGL’s servers are geared towards providing a lag free gaming experience for highly popular computer games such as Counter-Strike, Call of Duty and Minecraft and many other popular gaming titles.

The competition presented an exciting opportunity to help boost the profile of Pakistan’s burgeoning gaming community, providing a unique and integrated platform for the gaming community to socialize and compete on. Open to all, it was aimed at creating greater awareness for online gaming in the Pakistan and a chance for young gamers to participate in a growing and increasingly popular global trend.

Featuring intense rivalries, the event witnessed a highly contested tournament amongst the twin cities’ top gamers. Zaki Nasir took the top prize for the Counter-Strike tournament on Saturday, followed by Umair ul Bari who scored top position in the Modern Warfare tournament held on Sunday.

JS Global, KSE and LSE hold awareness conference

LAHORE (PR): JS Global Capital Limited (JS Global) in collaboration with Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) and Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) successfully held an investor awareness conference for launching of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Lahore. Business magnates and investors from all over the country participated in the conference and hailed the efforts of the apex and front line regulators on their commendable effort on formation of PSX.

DMD KSE Haroon Askari, MD LSE Aftab Ahmed Chaudhary and Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana attended the event. Participants of the event lauded JS Global Capital for its untiring efforts in promoting and supporting PSX’s formation.

Speaking at the occasion, CEO JS Global Mr Kamran Nasir congratulated all the participants on the formation of PSX, and apprised the participants about the improving outlook of Pakistan’s economy. Nasir emphasized that following the rules and regulations in letter and spirit will form the basis of increase in retail base in Pakistan. Governor Punjab Rajwana emphasized the government’s commitment to improve the economy and the capital markets of Pakistan. He cited the formation of PSX as a major step to increase the participation of local and foreign investors in Pakistan. Haroon Askari cited formation of PSX as a step forward in progress and development of country’s capital market and congratulated all stakeholders on successful amalgamation of country’s stock exchanges.

He also flagged that about PKR 1,160 billion of equity capital and debt has been raised by listed companies in the past 10 years. Aftab Chaudhry speaking at the occasion thanked the Governor Punjab for his support during the exchanges integration process.

Kamran Nasir stated that JS Global is proud to hold the first such session in Pakistan whereby investors are briefed in detail about the PSX and expressed his full support to SECP, KSE and LSE. Tahir Mahmood, Commissioner SECP, expressed his gratitude on the formation of PSX and briefed the participants on the role of Regulators in shaping the capital markets of Pakistan. He also briefed the members about the future plans leading up to the completion of integration and demutualization of exchanges.