Turkish Airlines gala dinner and award ceremony

LAHORE (PR): Turkish Airlines Lahore Branch has celebrated gala dinner and award ceremony with Punjab travel agents and tours operator at a local hotel.

On the occasion, Besim Perolli, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Lahore, has announced that Turkish Airlines will start operating daily flight from Lahore soon as it has received approval by the federal government. “We would like to congratulate everyone who contributed to increase the Turkish airline BSP sales in Punjab region” Besim Perolli said.

One of the world’s leading airlines having a consistently expanding network; it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2014, Turkish Airlines, for the fourth consecutive year, was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax.

 The winner of the “World’s Best Economy Class On-Board Catering” award in 2014, Turkish Airlines was also the recipient of the Skytrax“Best Business Class Catering” award in 2014.

Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (110 countries over five continents). The global airline won the SkyTrax Award, known as the “Passengers Choice Awards,” for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011 2012 and 2013. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines “Best Premium Economy Seats in the world” for its Comfort Class seats.

Ivy flagship brand outlet

LAHORE (PR): Ivy launched its flagship brand outlet at MM Alam Road, Gulberg. Offering a complete range of Ivy products with magical prints and exclusive designs, the outlet is the newest addition to Lahore’s fashion high street.

The event took place at a local hotel. The launch ceremony was attended by 100 plus guests including dignitaries from the government, diplomatic and corporate circles, noted socialites celebrities from showbiz, fashion and sports.

The brand team including Ms Tasneem Khan of Ivy briefed the audience on the history, products and philosophy of the brand through an awesome presentation aptly titled ‘Elegance Redefined’.

‘Satrangi’ at Centaurus Mall

ISLAMABAD (PR): Satrangi by Bonanza is ready to open its doors at the Centaurus Mall, Islamabad on April 3, 2015 with an opening discount of flat 30% off on Satrangi Summer Lawn and Ready to Wear Collection 2015. The promotional offer will be valid from April 3 to 5.

The store is located at the third floor of the Centaurus Mall and is an Exclusive Women Wear Store. The product range includes wrinkle free unstitched lawn, ready to wear lawn, sweaters and accessories.

Satrangi Summer 2015 offers wrinkle free unstitched three piece, two piece and one piece lawn in a combination of more than 50 prints and color ways and 20 unique designs of stitched wear. The collection consists of dominant use of bright bold colors and an abundance of intermixing patterns with intricate embroidery paired with chiffon and lawn dupattas. The collection also offers a vast range of ready to wear designs in trendy cuts and vibrant spring colors.

Bonanza has been one of the leading players in the garment industry ever since its inception in 1976. In its very successful journey, it has increased its product line and geographical footprint across Pakistan. Quality, product innovation, design and accessibility are the key values of Bonanza. The giant has had various degrees of success with its many lines that it has branched out into over the years. Today Bonanza boasts of a product line that caters to both men and women. Satrangi is one such evolution branch that has enjoyed quite a bit of success among its female clientele.

Translating literally by word, the word Satrangi meaning Seven Colors makes up more than that amount of colors for facet of each woman’s life. The brand’s products are for the modern woman who embodies the feminine qualities, of Dignity, Elegance, Intelligence, Integrity, Confidence, Strength and Passion. The line echoes these qualities in terms of design maintaining a certain image of a Satrangi Woman. This core value of the brand is seen throughout its various lines that include lawn, prêt, sweaters and its accessories.

‘Thought Leader Award’ for Nadeem Hussain

KARACHI (PR): Nadeem Hussain, founder, president & CEO Tameer Microfinance Bank, was awarded the “Thought Leader Award” in the 8th Mobile Commerce conference 2015 held in Karachi recently.

The award recognized the efforts of Nadeem Hussain with regards to the development of the branchless banking segment in the industry, by launching the first mobile based financial service product “Easypaisa” in collaboration with Telenor Pakistan. Tameer Microfinance Bank was the first bank in Pakistan to be granted the branchless banking license.

Commenting on the award, Nadeem Hussain said: “I am humbled by the recognition and thank the judges for this honor. Tameer Bank team has worked selflessly ever since we launched in 2005 with the vision to be Pakistan’s first nationwide, private sector, commercially sustainable microfinance bank, and has made commendable progress. Our partnership with Telenor Pakistan and the subsequent launch of Easypaisa has also boosted our efforts in reaching out to the masses to help improve their lives by offering mobile financial services that are accessible, secure and convenient to use.”

Meezan Bank holds 19th AGM

KARACHI (PR): The 19th annual general meeting (AGM) of Meezan Bank Limited was held at its head office Meezan House here the other day. Chairman Audit Committee, Mohammad Abdul Aleem chaired the AGM, which was attended by Meezan Bank’s management team, external auditors and shareholders of Meezan Bank.

Shareholders were informed that during the year, Meezan Bank’s performance remained outstanding in all areas of its business activities. The shareholders acknowledged the impressive performance of the Bank and approved the annual audited accounts for the year ended Dec 31, 2014. The shareholders also approved the 12.5% final cash dividend i.e. Rs. 1.25 per share.

This is in addition to the earlier interim cash dividend of 15% paid in August which brings the total payout of the Bank for the year to Rs. 2.75 per share (i.e. 27.50%).

 This declaration maintains the Bank’s unbroken payout record since its date of listing on the stock exchange.

Meezan Bank is the 8th largest bank in Pakistan. It provides a complete range of Islamic banking products and services through a network of over 430 branches in 117 cities, supported by a countrywide network of 350 ATMs, Visa debit cards, a 24/7 Call Center and internet banking facility.

Meezan Bank has been consistently recognized as the Best Islamic Bank in Pakistan by numerous local and international institutions including Islamic Finance News - Malaysia, Global Finance magazine, New York, Asset AAA - Hong Kong and CFA Association - Pakistan. The JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited, an affiliate of Japan Credit Rating Agency, Japan has re-affirmed the long-term rating to AA (Double A) and short term rating at A1+ (A One Plus), the highest standard in short term rating, with stable outlook which highlights sound performance indicators of the Bank.

JS Bank recognised for its CSR activities

KARACHI (PR): JS Bank has been recognized for its corporate social responsibility efforts at the 8thNational CSR Excellence Awards Ceremony 2015. The 8th National CSR Excellence Awards was organized by the prestigious CSR Association of Pakistan. JS Bank was awarded in the special category of “Collaborations and Partnership” for working on the overall betterment of society.

The award recognizes the overall social impact JS Bank has had through its various programs in the areas of health, education, sustainable development and relief efforts across the country. The bank conducts its CSR activities through the charitable arm of JS Group, Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation. Over the years the initiatives led by Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation have touched and improved lives of numerous Pakistanis.

The honorary award was presented to JS Bank in a graceful ceremony held at a local hotel. Prominent personalities belonging to Corporate sector, government organizations, NGOs, academia and media attended the event. The award marks the recognition of JS Bank’s belief in giving back to the community at large.

JS Bank is considered amongst the fastest growing banks within the Pakistan’s banking landscape with the support of its vast experienced management. The Bank now has an online network of 238 branches and presence in over 122 cities across Pakistan. In its unrelenting effort to provide high quality products and services, JS Bank continues to pursue the path of innovation and excellence.