DGKC Co, Izhar Construction installing largest cement plant

LAHORE (PR): CPEC is a strategic game changer for Pakistan. This economic corridor is intended to rapidly expand and upgrade Pakistan’s infrastructure, as well as deepen and broaden economic links with China. Considering the geostrategic impact of CPEC, Dera Ghazi Khan Cement Company, in collaboration with M/s IZHAR Construction Pvt Ltd, is installing a new state-of-the-art and the largest cement plant in Pakistan having capacity of 9,000 TPD (tons per day) in Balochistan (Hub).

M/s IZHAR is carrying out all the civil work for this mega project. Not just that, in this very project, IZHAR has remarkably redefined the concept of state-of-the-art and brisk construction by carrying out single largest concrete pour of quantity 7,752 m3 in just 48 hours.


 Furthermore, the construction of 35% of cement, sugar and textile industries in Pakistan is another feather in IZHAR’s cap that sets it apart in brilliance and commitment to build a strong Pakistan.

 IZHAR is thriving hard by leaps and bounds to deliver the project before time and to alleviate the graph of construction in an area that can not only improve Pakistan’s current position, but promises to improve the lives of billions of people across the region. IZHAR believes the endless possibilities that CPEC offers will help Pakistan revive its once strong economy by bringing back the foreign investors.



1190 graduates receive degrees in UMT’s convocation

LAHORE (PR): University of Management and Technology (UMT) held its 13th annual convocation here on Saturday. As many as 1190 students were conferred upon degrees, medals and excellence awards. Chief guest Malik Rafique Rajwana, Governor of Punjab, distributed degrees and medals among the graduates. Rana Mashood Khan, Education Minister Punjab, members of varsity’s Board of Governors, students’ parents and distinguished guests were also present on the occasion. A total of 1190 students of Bachelors, Masters, MS/MPhil and PhD including 200 students from varsity’s Sialkot campus received their degrees. 11 Patron’s Medals, 14 Rector’s Medals, 8 certificates of excellence and 8 Rector’s Excellence awards were also given to brilliant students who gave outstanding performance in their academic career. Apart from medals, cash prizes worth 100000 rupees were granted along with Khurram Murad award, Mubarak-un-Nisa award, Haji Taj Din award, SKIF Enterprise award, Sardar Muhammad Ghalib award, and Dr Muhammad Ahmed award among the hardworking students.

Throwing light on key achievements of the university in the outgoing year, Rector UMT Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad said that UMT has turned a global institution due to its overseas linkages with industry and top universities of the world. He said UMT was doing research on textile and agriculture, two important sectors for national economy and offering new degree programs in these fields. He said currently there are 11000 students enrolled in more than 160-degree programs. He said that varsity’s quality is increasing day by day leaving a huge impact on other institutions.

Greenstar presents evidence based studies


LAHORE (PR): Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM), an independent network member of Population Services International, presented two studies on Family Planning (FP) at a seminar titled ‘What has worked – The Evidence’ conducted at the 17th Annual Population Research Conference in Karachi. The seminar was chaired by Dr Yasmeen Sabih Qazi, Senior Country Advisor Population Program – The David and Lucile Foundation, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Recent years have seen extremely successful advocacy for family planning in Pakistan that translated into ambitious high level FP2020 commitments made by the government. But, a lot still needs to be done to ensure Pakistan works toward achieving universal access to reproductive health and raising the contraceptive prevalence rate to 55% by 2020,” said Dr Syed Azizur Rab, CEO – GSM.


 “Through this seminar, we have tried to highlight key challenges faced, and how we require a shift in policies and our collective strategies to achieve FP targets.”

Participants at the session included Muzaffar Mahmood Quraishi, Resident Director Greenstar Social Marketing, Fazal Nabi Khan, Secretary Population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Minhaj-ul-Haq, Director Evidology Private Ltd and Member Executive Council – Population Association of Pakistan, Dr Qudsia Uzma, Director Health and Nutrition – Save the Children, Dr Adnan Khan, CEO – Research and Development Solutions, and Dr. Syed Azizur Rab.

The session also presented an opportunity to explore such themes as public-private partnerships, task shifting, and broader policies and strategies related to FP.

Pak-Thai Business &

Culture Council set up

LAHORE (PR): The Pak-Thai Business & Culture Council organised the inaugural ceremony here the other day. The event was held at the office of the Council. The objective of establishment of Pak-Thai Business & Culture Council is to link Pakistan business community and Thai business community to facilitate Thai companies in doing business in the Pakistan.


Zong joins hands with Trócaire and Australian-AID


ISLAMABAD (PR): The commitment ceremony ‘PurAzm for Gender Equality’ marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 days of activism. Participants signed cards committing to gender equality and challenging gender-based violence. The cards were attached to white biodegradable balloons and simultaneously released.

Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson welcomed Pakistan’s recent adoption of laws for the protection of women.

“Together with the Australian Government, Trócaire is very much pleased to have ZONG join us as the official corporate partners of the PurAzm campaign and we look forward to developing synergies with this telecom giant to promote and position the causes of women and girls in Pakistan,” John O’Brien, the Country Director Trócaire in Pakistan said. ZONG’s representative said, “At ZONG, we fully realize our role as a responsible corporate entity in the social setting we operate in and are determined to deliver to this objective through multi-stakeholder partnerships that support access to critical human needs, education, healthcare, empowerment and social inclusivity.”

Trócaire is an Irish international organization operating in Pakistan and was founded in 1973. Trócaire envisions creating a just and peaceful world where every human lives life of respect and dignity and basic fundamentals rights are ensured and respected.

Call to raise pay scales of data coders


LAHORE (PR): Participants of a workers’ conference on Saturday demanded the management of Wapda and power companies to raise the pay scales of data coders and place Information under Information Technology under one Directorate.

National Conference of Information Technology workers, held at Bakhtiar Labour Hall, was organised by All Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Workers Union CBA. The conference was presided over by Khurshid Ahmed, general secretary of the Union. The conference was participated by the hundreds of workers & union representatives from all parts of the country.

The conference was addressed by Toqeer Hussain Bukhari, Chief Executive of Information Technology Elecy Company, Ch Imtiaz, Director General Information Technology Directorate LESCO, and other representatives of the Union.