TPL Trakker Ltd and SIM4 have Established a Joint Venture to offer Mobile Communication Services

Islamabad(Cliff News)TPL Trakker Limited,Pakistan’s largest tracking solutions provider have embarked into a Joint Venture with SIM4, a startup incubated at Teamup.The entity formed under the Joint venture isTPL mobile which will offer high quality and affordable mobile communication services to resident and non-resident Pakistanis.The joint venture was formally announced after a signing ceremony between the two companies.TPL Trakker Limited was represented by Mr. Ali Jameel, CEO while SIM4 was represented by Mr. Parvez Abbasi, Director.Mr. Parvez Abbasicommented “We are delighted to partner with TPL Trakker Limitedand believe the partnership will allowTPL Mobile to provide innovative and high quality mobile communication services to specific niche markets within approved government regulatory frameworks”.On the occasion, Mr. Ali Jameel commented “For the last 16 years, we have believed in technologically innovative solutions to create great value for our partners &customers. This collaboration will further strengthen our position in the technology& communications industry. We envision that TPL Mobile will enable Pakistani diaspora to stay connected with their friends & family conveniently”

TPL Trakker Ltd
TPL Trakker Limited, pioneers in vehicle tracking services in Pakistan and the market leader in the business have now expanded into Bike Tracking, Marine Tracking, Personal Tracking, Container Tracking and fast becoming an IoT company. Listed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange, TPL Trakker is part of one of the fastest growing business conglomerate.
For further information, please visit:http://www.tpltrakker.com

SIM4
SIM4 is a startup aiming to be the service provider of choice for resident and non-resident Pakistanis. It offers mobile communications, mobile money and entertainment services to its subscribers combined with First Class Customer Service.

Teamup

Teamup is an incubation and acceleration platform working with young entrepreneurs and startups. Teamup is also managing the National Incubation Center (www.nicpakistan.pk) in collaboration with Mobilink Jazz, the leading mobile operator with over fifty million subscribers across Pakistan.

Public Awareness Seminar on Prevention of Oral Cancer Among Youth and Labour

Karachi (Cliff News)Dr. Essa Laboratory & Diagnostics Centre arranged a Public Awareness Program In Collaboration with Anti Narcotics Welfare Organization & Cancer Care For Needy Patients on “Prevention Of Oral Cancer Among Youth & Labour”. Speakers were
Dr Muhammad Tariq Khan President and Founder Anti narcotics Welfare Organization. Dr. Syed Salman Hashmi
ENT Specialist Assistant Prof
Fatima Hospital & Baqai Medical University.Chief Guest was
Brig Muhammad Abuzar (R)
Ex Commander Anti Narcotics Force, Sindh.Special Guests were  NADIR ABBAS .Chairman of We own Pakistan,
Vice Chairman of Institute for development of society
President of Interfaith Youth Forum.Guest of Honor were Shakeel Ahmad Baig Chairman
Consumer Rights Protection Council of Pakistan. Dr Muhammad Kashif
Assistant drugs controller
Drugs regulatory authority
Ministry of national health services,
Regulations and coordination

Pakistan International Airlines Announced an Increased Number of Domestic Flights

Karachi (Cliff News)Pakistan International Airlines, has announced an increased number of domestic flights between Karachi and Islamabad. The flights operate every three hours on the timings starting from 7 AM to 10 PM. The three hour interval allows ease in connections between the two cities, making it possible for the passengers to travel back and forthmore conveniently.Karachi and Islamabad have high travel traffic, especially for professionals and business men. The availability of frequent flights throughout the day makes it easy to promptly travel for both professional and personal purposes. The convenient timings allow for cost savings that would otherwise be required for stay in another city.Pakistan International Airlines is committed to keeping the needs of the people at the forefront and working towards further improving and re-aligning its services to provide a comfortable flying experience. Even as the year has started, Pakistan International Airlines, has successfully diversified its customer base and has achieved notable growth in customersatisfaction by responding to their travel needs.In the coming months Pakistan International airlines intends to further invest in growing and developing in all aspects related to passenger care, comfort and safety as a key priority for 2017.

Shabbir and Ali Suria Conquered the Title of 4th PTBF Ranking Tournament

Karachi (Cliff News)Shabbir Lashkarwala won the Masters Event & Ali Suria won the Open Singles Title of 4th PTBF Ranking Tenpin Bowling Tournament 2017.Over 100 Male & Female Bowlers played the Finals of 4th PTBF Ranking Tenpin Bowling Tournament 2017 that was organized by Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association on 24th to 26h February at The Royal Rodale Club, DHA, Karachi. The Championship lasts for 4 days participated in    Ranking Masters Open Singles, Graded Singles, Women’s, NOVICE/Beginners, Doubles & Team Eventcategories. From Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar & Karachi. Majority of young players took part actively in NOVICE, Under category. The Ranking Tournament marked a noteworthy effort to enhance the performances of players in National Ranking Event and it received healthy appreciation from the players that resulted in record participation.RANKING MASTERS: Shabbir Lashkerwala from Karachi leaded the Ranking Event with the total score 574, received PKR 30,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, while Daniyal Shah from Karachi was the Runners-up with total 573, received PKR 15,000 with a Runner up trophy, whereas Muhammad Fazil from Karachi secured 3rd position with 566 score and he was awarded PKR 10,000 cash along with a trophy and Hussain Chatha  for Islamabad on 4th Position and received  Trophy with cash.OPEN SINGLES: Ali Suria from Karachi win the Open Singles with the score of average Score of 231, received PKR 25,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, while Imran Bipra from Karachi was the Runners-up (208 avg), received PKR 12,000 with a Runner up trophy, whereas Defending Champion Ahmer Abbas Saldera secured 3rd position (194 avg) and he was awarded PKR 5,000 cash along with a trophy. And Ijaz ur Rehman from Islamabad Secure 4th position with average of 185 and received trophy with cash award.GRADED SINGLES:  Dr Ali Mohsin with stunning performance secured 1st position (192 Avg pts), received PKR 15,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, Sarim Kazim was the Runners-up (190 avg), received PKR 10,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Faian Tariq earned 3rd position (165 avg) and he received  PKR 15,000 and trophy.NOVICE (Beginners SINGLES):  Mohammad Ismailwith striking performance scored 1st position ( 157 Avg. received  PKR 8,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, Faisal Feroz was the Runners-up (154 Avg), received PKR 4,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Abdul Hadi took 3rd Position (147 Avg) and he received PKR  3,000 and trophy.DOUBLES: After the aggressive game play Ahmer Abbas Saldera & Ali Suria secured 1st position and received Rs.20,000 and a Winning Trophies. The 2nd Position was obtained by Aleem Agha & Shabbir Lashkerwala received Rs.16,000 cash prize with Runners up Trophies.  The 3rd Position was secured by Muhammad Fazil & Farhan Manya received 6,000rupees and trophies.DOUBLES GRDED: Faheem Ahmed & Aqeel  Iqbalsecured 1st position and received Rs.10,000 and a Winning Trophies. The 2nd Position was obtained by Samad Bakhshi & Farhan Raiz and received Rs.6,000 cash prize with Runners up Trophies.  The 3rd Position was secured by Sarim Kazim & Abdul Hye received 4,000 rupees and trophies.MIX TEAM: In team events Category Ejaz Ur RehmanTeam secure the place in final by defeating the Ali Suria team. The players of Winning Team Daniyal Shah, Ejaz Ur Rehman, Farhaj Ahmed & Muhammad Rizwan graib the Winning Trophy and awarded Rs 24,000 , while team Ali Suria, Ahmer Abbas Saldera,  Hanif Silat & Abid Ahmed won Runners-up Trophy and a Rs 16000.while Muhammad Fazil, Farhan Maniya, Muhammad Arshad & Naveed Iqbal secure 3rd position and received Rs.8,000 Cast Award with Trophy.Mr. Muhammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh honoured the Award Ceremony as a Chief Guest accompanied by Sardar Mohammad Baksh Khan Mahar, Minister Sports and Youth Affairs DG, Pakistan Sports Board – Mr. Akhtar Nawaz Genjera . The PTBF Management Team, Mr Aleem Agha  Sr. Vice President, Ijaz ur rehman , General Secretary and Romis Ali– Organizing Secretary welcomed the worthy Guests. The Chief Guest distributed Cash Awards & Trophies to winning participants. Mr. Aleem Agha concluded the ceremony by giving a note of thank to the participants, honourable guests and media for their dedicated support which resulted in the success of the event.Mr. Muhammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh honoured the Award Ceremony as a Chief Guest accompanied by Sardar Mohammad Baksh Khan Mahar, Minister Sports and Youth Affairs & Romis Ali Organizing Secretary while talking to media, during honouring the 4th PTBF Ranking Tenpin Bowling Tournament 2017 as Chief Guest stated”.“It is encouraging and surprising that we have the Bowling skills of international standards in our youth and the event conducted and witnessed by me is an evidence to the fact. I am quite impressed from Tenpin Bowling Officials and appreciate their way to promote the youth talent and their promotion” .At the end Sardar Mohammad Baksh Khan Mahar,Minister Sports and Youth Affairs expressed his feelings and said I can see bright future of sport, while seeing the dedication and devotion of STBA Officials. He directed Secretary Romis Ali should provide all technical details/data to plan for the project. While answering the media, he said required piece of Land will be allotted to Construct a 20-30 Lanes Bowling Alley of International Standards under private public partnership program.”.While talking to Media, Romis Ali, joint Secretary of PTBF said “Federation is taking serious steps to promote bowling in Pakistan.  Time is not far away when we will truly enlighten the name of our country across the world. He said Government should take keen interest to promote bowling in Pakistan and come forward to establish Bowling Alleys in every Provence Capital of Pakistan.Aleem Agha, Senior Vice President of STBA, appealed to Government of Sindh that Tenpin Bowling has not yet been able to establish its own club with Training facilities and the players are facing lot of difficulties in this regards. Government can play its part and extend support to Association for suited measures. In order to take part in international events we direly need training and coaching facilities to polish the skills of our player in befitting manners. We can get our share as this sport is much popular and being played in 144 countries. While maintaining Bowling Club we will be able to train our young players and get them attractive to this sport. it is renowned fact we do have skills of international standards and this event is the evidence of it.Mr Aleem Agha conducted a Lucky Draw to give the evening a fabulous end, and registered members were given high importance and encouragement for their participation to create a lively and enjoyable environment after a tough competition. The Lucky Draw was given on behalf of PTBF, for the registered players, against their entry and registration coupons. The winners were given Gift Hampers from Vision Venture & PTBF.

 

All Chambers and Association Convention on Joint Strategy for Tax Reforms and Removal of Discretionary Powers

kcci-press-conferenceKarachi (Cliff News)A convention of Chambers of Commerce and Industry  and Trade Associations from all over Pakistan was organized by Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Monday 27thFebruary’2017,  to discuss and formulate a joint strategy to seek resolution of issues and problems faced by trade and industry all over Pakistan due to harassment, extortion and arm-twisting by the taxation authorities having immense discretionary powers and utter disregard for the budget proposals submitted by the chambers and associations every year.The Chambers and Associations which participated and represented in the convention included all major Chambers and Trade & Industry associations and their nominated representatives who provided their views, suggestions and input for the joint strategy to counter arbitrary and unilateral approach of FBR officials, policy-makers and Ministry of Finance.After due deliberations, participants of the convention have agreed on a joint strategy and issued the following decisions:

  1. All the Chambers and Trade Associations, signatory to this communique will not submit any proposals or recommendations for the Federal Budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018.
  1. The Ministry of Finance and Federal Board of Revenue are hereby urged to first implement Budgetary Proposals which were submitted by the participant chambers and associations during the last 4 (Four) financial years since these were entirely ignored and disregarded. Therefore the submission of any new proposals would be an exercise in futility.
  1. The participants urged the Ministry of Finance and Federal Board of Revenue to withdraw the draconian provisions and laws giving immense discretionary powers acquired through last four Finance Bills, to the officers of Inland Revenue and field formations which is a core issue and resulting in hardship, loss of productivity and mental torture to the business community.  These laws have kept a large number of potential tax-payers out of the tax regime.  In fact these laws are a deterrent to broadening of tax-base and resulted in promoting the culture of tax-evasion.
  1. All chambers and associations who had given their input and taken part in the proceedings of Tax Reforms Commission formed by the Government with the commitment that its recommendations will be implemented in letter and spirit, have expressed their dismay and disappointment over the failure to adopt the recommendations on which a complete and total consensus was evolved among stakeholders, government functionaries, FBR officials and tax professionals. The commitment to implement these recommendations be fulfilled immediately.
  1. The Chambers and trade bodies further suggested that no changes should be made in tax laws including Income Tax Ordinance 2001, Sales Tax Act 1990, Customs Act 1969 and Federal Excise Act, through the Finance Bills.  Finance Bill should be confined to the budgetary and fiscal measures only.  Any changes in the tax laws and provisions should be tabled through separate Bills in the parliament and passed after necessary debate and consultation with stakeholders.
  1. All Chambers and trade bodies strongly denounced the misuse of discretionary powers by the officers of IR under Sections 38A, 38B, 40A, 40B, 176 and 177. We also urge the government to withdraw these sections immediately and restrict the enforcement of the said sections. Otherwise the government will be responsible for the consequences which may force us to go to any humanly possible means and actions which may have negative ramifications for the revenue.

In case these demands are not accepted by the authorities concerned, the participant chambers and associations will resort to all possible lines of action within their rights including  remedy from competent courts of law to have their legitimate demands accepted to withdraw the discretionary powers of the FBR and officers of Inland Revenue.

LIST OF CHAMBERS’ AND ASSICIATIONS:

  1. Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan/ Vice President
  2. Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Raja Ameer Iqbal/ President
  3. Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Khalid Iqbal Malik/ President
  4. Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Saeed Ahmed Taj/ President
  5. Sahiwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Ch. Muhammad Hussain Zahid/ Former President
  6. Rahim Yar Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Mohammad Shoukat Hayat Khan/ Senior Vice President
  7. Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Turab Ali Khoja/ Acting President
  8. Mirpurkhas Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Ahmed Saeed Qaimkhani Advocate/ President
  9. Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Muhammad Ahmed Iqbal / Executive Committee member
  10. Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Rao Anees-ur-Rehman/ Member Finance
  11. Shikarpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Mr. Al-Hajj Dhani Buksh Memon/ President
  12. Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Badar-e-Munir Patel/ Senior Vice President
  13. Larkana Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Khair Muhammad Shaikh/ President
  14. Pakistan Soap Manufacturers Association/ Abdullah Zaki/ Chairman
  15. Travel Agents Association of Pakistan/ Muhammad Naeem Sharif/ Chairman
  16. All Pakistan Security Agencies Association/ Muffasar Atta Malik/ Chairman
  17. Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan/ Muhammad Ayub/ Chairman
  18. Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association/ Danish Hafiz/ Chairman
  19. Pakistan Chemical Dyes and Merchants Association/ Sohail Ashraf, Vice Chairman
  20. Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association Multan, Dr. Jassu Mal/ Chairman
  21. Pakistan Plastic Manufacturers Association, Ehtisham-ud-din, Chairman
  22. All Pakistan Flour Mills Association/ Chaudhry Ansar Javed/ Former Chairman
  23. Pakistan Automobiles Spare Parts Importers & Dealers Association/ Arshad Islam/ Patron-in-Chief & Former Chairman
  24. Pakistan Dry Battery Manufacturers Association/ Yasir Ahmed/ Secretary General
  25. Pakistan Poultry Association/ Yousuf Mustafa/ Representative
  26. Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association/ Izhar Ahmed/ Representative
  27. Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers & Exporters Association/ Muhammad Javed Bilwani/ Former Chairman
  28. All Pakistan CNG Association/ Junaid Esmail Makda/ Former Central Chairman
  29. Pakistan Fisheries Exporters Association/ Syed Ahmed/ Secretary General
  30. All Pakistan Particleboards Manufacturers Association, Muhammad Bilal Jafrani/ Representative
  31. All Pakistan Fruits 7 Vegetables Exporter, Importers & Merchants Association/ Aslam Pakhali/ Former Vice Chairman
  32. Flexible Packaging Association of Converters of Pakistan/ Nasir Mehmood Rajori/ Secretary General

PRESS CONFERENCE CAPTION

Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Siraj Kassam Teli along with Presidents/ Representatives of different Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Trade Associations across Pakistan addressing a press conference at the conclusion of All Pakistan Chambers Convention in a local hotel on Monday. Vice Chairmen BMG Tahir Khaliq and Haroon Farooki, President KCCI Shamim Ahmed Firpo, Vice President Muhammad Younus Soomro, Former Presidents KCCI AQ Khalil, Abdullah Zaki, Younus Muhammad Bashir, and others are also seen in the picture.

 

Aqeel Khan Wins Ebrahim Merchant Memorial Tennis Tournament

Karachi (Cliff News)The First Ebrahim Marchant Mamorail Pakistan  Tennis Tournament Concluded at karachi Gymkhana with Aqeel Khan wining Men,s Singles event and ushna Sohail wining ladies Singles event Wining cash Prize of one Lacs and thirty five thousand respectively Ms,Safiq E marchant was the chief Guest and Mr,Fawat Salim Mrumalik President karachi Gymkhana
was the guest of Hounur the Prominent present were Mr, Abbas E Marchant  ,Aqeel E Marcnat ,Gulzar Ferze ,Sabhiwali Muhammad Khalid Rahmani ghulam Muhamad ,Farah Riaz
Sarwar Hussain  Erum Bukhri.
Thee Total case Prize five lacs Fifty Thousand and Aqeel khan received Fifty thousand for being longest time Pakistan no,1and upcoming Players award  of Fifteen Thousand
each was going to Mahatir Muhammad and israr gul and Hania Naveed received cash upcoming award Rs,twenty thousand Total cash distributed seven Lacs plus and
Mr,Karam khan was the tournament director
 Results
Men,sSingles Final
Aqeel Khan bt Abid Mustaq
 6-2,7-6.9 (7-3)6-4
U-10 Final
Nadir Mirza bt Uzair Bin Abbas 8-5
U-12 final
Hamid Israr bt Mahatir Muhammad 6-2,6-4
U-16 Final
Nouman Aftab bt Noor-e-Mustafa 6-4,7-6
Men.s doubles final
Abid+usman bt Aqeel khan+Yasir khan 7-6,1-6,10-8
ladies Singlesl Final
Ushan Sohail bt sarah mansoor 2-6,6-4,6-2

Nokia 3 New Android Smartphones Unveiled at Mobile World Congress

A new era for Nokia smartphones

Globally available in Q2, 2017

Barcelona(Cliff News)HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones, setting a new standard in design, quality and user experience throughout the range. The highly anticipated global portfolio features three new smartphones – the new Nokia 6, delivering performance andimmersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at anaffordable price point. The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android™ Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience. The Nokia smartphone range will all feature Google Assistant, a first outside of Google branded devices. Today also sees the return of a modern classic – the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design.The family of products announced demonstrate a belief that every consumer should have access to premium quality, not just those withhigh-end flagship devices. Combined with a thoughtful design philosophy thatfocuses on improving the smartphone experience at every level, each technical component has been carefully considered and integrated into the phone design to have the biggest benefiton consumers’ daily lives. Drawing on the hallmarks of the Nokia phoneheritage of quality, simplicity and reliability, the range is designed for a new generation of fans.With a commitment to deliver pure Android, users can expect a simple, clean and clutter free experience. Featuring the latest Google services, as well as monthly security updates, Nokia smartphones keep your phone safe, secure and up to date.It was also announced that the world-renowned game Snake will be snakingits way back into people’s hearts with a new version available to play on Messenger, part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross platform experience. The new free Snake game is designed to be played with groups of friends making it even more playable than the first time around. The new Nokia range of Android smartphones unveiled today ahead ofMobile World Congress includes:Nokia 6 is going global – combining superior craftsmanship and distinctivedesign with immersive audio and an impressive bright and colourful 5.5” full HD screen, the Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. Theunibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium.The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deeper bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® delivers an engaging entertainment experience.Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – theNokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229.Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition –celebrating the worldwide Nokia 6 portfolio is the Nokia 6 Arte BlackLimited Edition. With 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, this special edition combines the best features of the Nokia 6 family in a stunning black high gloss package and will retail at an average global retail priceof €299.Nokia 5 – a sleek and compact smartphone that nestles in your hand.The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfectpillowed body that flows seamlessly into the sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glasslaminated 5.2” IPS HD display. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430mobile platform and the Qualcomm®Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship to everyone. Available in four colours Matte Black, Silver,Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189.Nokia 3 – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value.With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning®Gorilla® Glass laminated 5” display andseamlessly integrated 8MP wideaperture cameras (front and back), theNokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. Available in fourdistinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White– the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139.

Also announced today were:

Nokia 3310 a modern classic reborn.Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling featurephones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh,colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date. The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49.Accessories also introduced was a portfolio of Nokia Accessories that follows iconic design philosophy. As perfect companions to these smartphones, the full Nokia Accessories portfolio includes a range of headsets, portable and Bluetooth speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectorsArto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, said:“Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has beenoverwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter.Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudlyunveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul,delivering the very best experience toeveryone.”Florian Seiche, President of HMD Global, said:“Strategic and meaningful partnerships are essential to our success, both for the products and manufacturing. Equally we are committed to building the right kind of partnerships at a market level so we can reach and service all of our fans. The encouragement, support and excitement we have felt from the operators and retailers we’ve metglobally so far has been humbling. The excitement and anticipation for our first global family of smartphones has been tremendous, and we’re delighted to offerfans the ability to register their interest for the new range at nokia.com/phones.”Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer ofHMD Global, said:“Nokia phones stir real emotions; people know them for their beautiful design and craftsmanship, together with a built-to-last quality that you can rely on. Our new portfolio combines these classic Nokia hallmarks with a best-in-class Androidperformance and a new level of craftsmanship. For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand.Fundamentally, it is about making sure that right across our portfolio we are delivering this pure Nokia experience.”“We also believe that everyone deserves access to the premium quality andattention to detail that is usually reserved only for flagship devices. With our new range of Nokia smartphones, we aim to democratise technology and bring this experience to everyone.”Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officerof HMD Global, said“Consumers today are seeking relationships with brands that they can trust. The Nokia brand has over 150 years of heritage giving it an authentic, differentiating experience which we areproud to introduce to a new generation of fans. Our new Android Nokia smartphone portfolio, together with the return of the iconic Nokia 3310, is a real statement of our ambition and commitment to honouring the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience.”Brad Rodrigues, interim President of Nokia Technologies, said:“What HMD has created is remarkable. We’re excited to see the launch of a new family of smartphones, built to the standards that Nokia is known for. We believe that their strong design and quality will appeal to Nokia fans around the world, and the return of the Nokia 3310 has us smiling too!”Enrico Salvatori, SVP and President, Qualcomm EMEA said:We are pleased to have collaborated with HMD on the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5and look forward to working closely with them on future devices. The Nokia brand has a rich heritage in advancing mobile technology and to see new Nokiasmartphones on sale is a welcome sight.  Both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform which offers a rich feature set for smartphones: integrated X6 LTE, cutting-edge camera technology with dual-Image signal processors, next-generation Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPUall means Snapdragon 430 supports fast downloads and uploads, stunning graphics and photos with battery life to spare.”The new portfolio of Nokia smartphones and feature phones is on display at Mobile World Congress. Local availability will be announced in markets in Q2 2017. To get hands-on with the full range of Nokia phones, visit HMD at the Nokia stand (Hall 3, stand 3A).

Notes to Editors:

SIM: All phones launched will be available in single SIM and dual SIMvariants.These are global average estimated retail prices and local prices will vary depending on duties, taxes and currency exchange rates.All products will be available in Q2, 2017in APAC, India, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Register on nokia.com/phones for more information.

About HMD Global: Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones & tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.Qualcomm Snapdragon, QualcommAdreno and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.Android and Google are trademarks of Google Inc.