FAKT, PGBC co-organise ‘Green Build Expo’

LAHORE (PR): Pakistan Green Building Council (PGBC) and FAKT Exhibitions (Pvt.) Ltd are jointly organizing Pakistan Green Build Expo -International Green Build Expo & Conference at Expo Centre Lahore from November 27 to 29, 2015. The event will be inaugurated by Ch Sher Ali Khan, Minister for Mines and Minerals (Punjab) on Thursday (today) at 11:00am. The event is prepared to introduce and highlight the green concepts and practices in the building and construction industry.

Pakistan Green Build Expo is Pakistan’s first exhibition of its kind which will provide a platform to all the related business leads and relationship to advance business, upgrade systems administration and incorporating leaders to manufacture productive connections over the long haul.

The event will showcase the most recent green techniques and technologies being used in the industry.

The event also encompasses two day conference on 27th and 28th November 2015 which will cover vital topics on the growth and development of the building and construction industry in Pakistan. It will be an ideal platform for the industry to discuss key challenges and opportunities.

The event will be attended by architects, builders, constructors and will bring together local and international companies offering innumerable green products and technologies with multitude of opportunities to explore.

Metro ceremony

LAHORE (PR): Habib-METRO Pakistan (House of Habib) & METRO-Habib Cash & Carry Pakistan organized MSDP (METRO Skill Development Program) certificate distribution for its northern stores passing out candidates in a ceremony at METRO Model Town Store. MSDP programme was devised and initiated in collaboration by both the companies to develop skills of youth belonging to underprivileged families, residing in surrounding areas of METRO stores in north and south regions of Pakistan.

14 candidates were selected and taken as trainees, trained in MERTO’s bakery, fish & meat departments for 3 months at stores in Lahore, Faisalabad & Islamabad with a stipend of per month Rs 10,000. Certificates were distributed among these candidates on their passing out day by senior management of Habib-METRO Pakistan (House of Habib) & METRO-Habib Cash & Carry Pakistan.

AKU-EB hosts high achievers awards 2015

KARACHI (PR): One hundred and fifty-six students including position holders from cities across Pakistan were recognized for their outstanding performance in the Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations, held by the Aga Khan University Examination Board, at a high achievers award ceremony in Karachi.

“These students demonstrated phenomenal performance. AKU-EB graduates have earned admission in prestigious universities in Pakistan and abroad.

I am confident that they are aptly prepared for the future and will lead in their respective fields as creative thinkers, problem solvers and lifelong learners,” said Dr Shehzad Jeeva, Director, AKU-EB.

Of the SSC candidates, the overall first position was awarded to Mariam Sajjad, PECHS Girls’ School, Karachi, second position to Asifa Maqbool of the same school and third position toUzmaDur-Re-Sameen from Maryam Siddiqa Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Chenab Nagar, Punjab.

“I enjoy the wayAKU-EB helps us to use the creative side of our brain.The student learning outcomes are designed towards the practical side of life, to understand and solve problems,a skill and attitude which we can apply in our daily routine,” shared Asifa.

Among the HSSC candidates, Fatema Quaid Joherfrom Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karimabad secured the overall first position, while Marium Zehra from the same school stood second.Faiza Jamal from Habib Girls’ School, Karachi secured the overall third position.

Fatema concurred with her colleague, “When I compare myself with the students of other boards, I feel much more confident since I have experienced concept-based learning. The skills developed through AKU-EB system have equipped me to understand things in a better and more analytical way.”

The winners of the AKU-EB Bridge Scholarship were also announced at the ceremony. The merit cum needs-based scholarship, generously funded by the Fancy Foundation, is offered to AKU-EB SSC graduates and funds two years of HSSC education at an AKU-EB affiliated school or college. Aliza, one of the 12 recipients, was delighted to be one step closer “towards fulfilling my dream of becoming an engineer”.

“I am pleased that AKU-EB is creating an impact in society by providing our country with talented, young, problem-solvers who will lead the future of our country in a promising way,” remarked Firoz Rasul, President AKU.

State Life Housing Society signs agreement with UBL

KARACHI (PR): State Life Employees Housing Society has signed a cash management agreement with UBL.

Syed Tasneem, secretary of society, said this contract will support the proper cash management to the members of society. On this occasion Zia Ijaz (retailer head) said that UBL is providing quality service to its customers. “Our distinct MIS system supports proper fund reconciliation. We are providing cash management service not only to commercial projects but also to quality housing societies.”

Jovago offers discounts to promote hotel industry

LAHORE (PR): Jovago.com, the leading online hotel booking website aiming to promote tourism and allow people from all over the world to book hotels at the best available prices, is introducing a Black Friday offer.

Through this offer, visitors/travelers can receive up to 50% discount on the best hotels from the north. This offer is starting from 27th November and is valid for the next four days.

The main aim of Jovago is to draw people towards traveling across Pakistan; with this offer travel lovers can reserve their favorite hotel vouchers through Jovago’s app or website at half the original price.

Nadine Malik Almani, the Country Manager Jovago, said: “We are thrilled to bring this offer to those wanting to explore Pakistan, be it the North, rural or metropolitan cities. By providing these discounts we are really hoping to promote Pakistani culture and tourism”.