Engro Foods signs MoU with Greenland zone


Karachi (Cliff News) Engro Foods Limited – a leading enterprise in packaged milk and dairy products has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greenland Zone – a progressive provider of farm machinery and financial assistance for the agricultural sector. The objective of this collaboration is to enhance the productivity of dairy farms, by facilitating the acquisition of modern farm machinery and equipment, while imparting valuable training to the farmers for capacity-building.
Deployment of modern technology promises to be a game-changer for Pakistan’s traditional farming sector. This will ensure the production and distribution of quality milk for the masses, while increasing the profitability and prosperity of the agricultural sector too.
This alliance enables Engro Foods and Greenland Zone to empower the local farmers, by guiding them towards farm-mechanization which will in turn lead to an increase in quality and quantity of diary production. Thus, the two organizations have pledged to nurture a healthy and prosperous society.
Engro will provide consultancy and deeper insights after evaluating the farmers’ technological needs. They will then recommend the right machinery needed for higher profitability for the farmers. Greenland Zone will then facilitate the acquisition, installation, training and maintenance of the recommended equipment.
On this occasion Mr. Syed Saud Pasha – Director Agri Business at Engro Foods said; “This initiative will revolutionize the performance of Pakistan’s dairy livestock sector. It will provide a resourceful forum to inspire the farmers to adopt modern technology and reach greater prosperity. Engro Foods has always been the driving force behind modernization of the farming industry. It has entered into numerous alliances to engage dairy producers located in all regions of the country. This strategy has been driven with the aim of enabling an ecofriendly diary industry.” This alliance is in line with the international initiative called ‘Global Dairy Development’ which is also being launched in Pakistan this year. The global initiative will give momentum to sustainable development of progressive dairy farming in the country.

About Engro Foods Limited
Engro Foods Limited, a subsidiary of Dutch based dairy cooperative, Royal Friesland Campina which owns controlling shares of Engro Foods Limited, is a public listed company incorporated under the Companies Ordinance, 1984, with shares quoted on the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The principal activity of the Company is to manufacture, process and sell dairy products and frozen desserts. The Company also owns and operates a dairy farm.EFL’s product portfolio comprises some of the country’s biggest and best selling brands including Omore, Olper’s, Olper’s Lite, Olper’s Cream, Dairy Omung, Omung Dobala, and Tarang.

Uber offers Mobility to Jazz Subscribers

Islamabad(Cliff News)Jazz, Pakistan’s number one Telco, and Uber, the global smartphone app that connects riders to drivers, have joined hands to provide discounts to all Jazz customers taking Uber rides across Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Hyderabad and Gujranwala. This offer will last for three weeks.Jazz users can download the Uber app at Uber.com/app and use the promo code:‘NEWUBERJAZZ’ and get their first ever Uber ride free (up to PKR 250).Whereas Jazz customers who are already using Uber will get 50% off on three consecutive Uber rides (Max discount of PKR 100 per ride), which will be valid till 4th April, 2018 using the promo code: ‘UBERLOVESJAZZ’.

Kazim Mujtaba, Head of Marketing – Jazz said, “We are always keen to explore digital opportunities that strengthen and enrich our customers’ experiences. This partnership with Uber is another stepping stone in our digitalization journey as we work towards providing our customers with convenient and reliable facilities.”Safee Shah, General Manager of Uber Pakistan, said, “We are excited to partner with the leading telecom player Jazz in providing their customers with safe and reliable mobility experiences in seven cities we operate in. “In addition to this, the Uber riders with the maximum number of rides during the duration of the offer will get the chance to become ‘Fan of the Match’ of the PSL matches happening in Pakistan. The runners-up will enjoy signed merchandise courtesy of the cricketers and some Uber goodies and credits are also up for grabs.

About Jazz

Jazz is Pakistan’s largest digital telecommunication company. Serving 53 million subscribers across the country. 

What is Uber?

Uber is evolving the way the world moves through its app. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers at the push of a button, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for our partner drivers and transport operators. Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer and is currently providing service in more than 600 cities across 77 countries on six continents. To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Blackberry 7, or sign up at uber.com/app.

FFC-HUBCO sign agreement to setup 330 MW coal power plant in Thar

Islamabad(Cliff News)Pakistan’s largest fertilizer producer, Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC) and Pakistan’s largest IPP the Hub Power Company Limited (HUBCO) have entered into a strategic alliance to set up a 330 MW Coal based Power Plant in Thar.  The Shareholders Agreement (SHA) was signed amongst HUBCO, FFC and China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), a state owned enterprise from China in an event held in Islamabad.The power plant, being a CPEC Project, will be built under a special purpose company, Thar Energy Limited (TEL), and will be based on indigenous coal to be mined from the coal fields of Thar Block-II in which HUBCO has an 8% equity stake.

Commenting on the Shareholding pattern of Thar Energy Limited, Lt Gen Shafqaat Ahmed, HI (M) (Retd), CE&MD FFC informed that FFC will hold 30% shareholding whereas China Machinery Engineering Corporation will hold 10% and remaining 60% will be held by HUBCO. He assured that this project will help address the power shortfall in the country utilizing local coal, which is also a major goal of the current Government besides adding value to the Company’s long term investments in the best interest of its shareholders.Mr. Khalid Mansoor, CEO HUBCO said Thar Mine would be a game changer for Pakistan as it would indigenize the energy source for the Country. The Project being setup by TEL would be amongst the first of the series of Power Plants based on Thar Coal and would bring about substantial savings in foreign exchange of the Country.CE&MD FFC and CEO HUBCO added they believe that this strategic partnership will open up new avenues of business growth, whereas the excellent financial position, credibility and best business practices of the two corporates will provide synergy and confidence for all the stakeholders.Mr. Saleemullah Memon, CEO TEL on the occasion said that with strong and professional sponsors backing the Project he was sure that the Project would be completed within the allocated cost and time.FFC and HUBCO both are well reputed and internationally recognized corporate entities with extremely high business and financial credibility. Financial close of the Project is expected in June 2018, whereas the ground work on the site has already commenced and the project is expected to begin commercial production by Dec 2020.

Bvlgari Octo Automatic is awarded The 2018 iF Golden Design Award


Karachi(Cliff News)Bvlgari’s Octo Finissimo Automatic in titanium is awarded the highest accolade at the iFDESIGN AWARD in the “Product” Category.Chosen by a jury of 63 independent experts from the international design community, this prestigious award is bestowed on only 75 of the over 6,000 products taking part in the competition is a confirmation of Bvlgari’s unique ability to combine Italian design flair with the Swiss watchmaking know-how, ensured by the Bvlgari’s integrated Swiss Manufactures.The Octo Finissimo Automatic in titanium stems from an approach to design that puts innovation to the forefront in terms of form, materials or typology, resulting into ultra-thin Grandees Complications that are radically different from the rest of the industry.Innovation is featured in all elements of the watch: its movement, its transparent case-back, its dial and its bracelet, all are made up of the same material titanium and all with the same sand-blasted finish which gives the timepiece a monochrome look that complements its design and ultra-thin profile. The bracelet was also a design challenge, and with the links that perfectly incorporates the folding clasp, it expresses not only an aesthetic but also ergonomics and functionality that make Octo Finissimoeven more unique when it is worn.Following the coveted “Men’s Watch Prize” awarded by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève last November 2017, this prestigious prize illustrates how the Octo Finissimo had burst out of the confines from the world of luxury watchmaking and is considered an iconic product within the field of international industrial design.

About AM:PM

AM: PM by Collectibles is another master piece for the luxury industry in Pakistan. It is the idea of the company known as Sonraj. AM:PM is located in the largest mall of Karachi , known as Dolmen City Mall and Safa Gold Mall Islamabad. Every brand at AM: PM portrays prestige and success. The concept of this showroom is to introduce famous Swiss watch Makers. AM:PM is the need of times as it will reach out to the untapped market where watch shops are hard to find by stretching its network across Pakistan.



PSL final tickets on Yayvo.com and TCS Express Centers

Karachi (Cliff News)Tickets for the final match of Pakistan Super League Season 3 to be held at National Stadium Karachi will be on sale from 15th March 2018.Online sales for tickets on Yayvo.com will go live at midnight (12:00 am) on 15th March, and at 32 Express Centers in Karachi from 9:00 am onwards the same day. Details of TCS Express Centers are available on the TCS website (www.tcs.com.pk).Due to security reasons, there is a maximum cap of five tickets per CNIC and buyers will have to be present with their original CNICs at the time of making the purchase.As set by the Pakistan Cricket Board, tickets will be available in denominations of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 4,000, Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 12,000.Expressing his views, Naiyar Saifi, Director Marketing & Public Affairs said, “We are confident that we will facilitate cricket fans by offering smooth and hassle-free sale of tickets to let them enjoy thrilling moments of the PSL Final in Karachi.”The tickets for the two eliminators are already available online on Yayvo.com and TCS Express Centres.


Cinepax CEO makes it to top 5 “Women of Global Cinema 2018”

[Press Release] Cinepax CEO makes it to top 5 women of Global Cinema (1)

Karachi(Cliff News)Cinepax Cinemas, Pakistan’s favorite cinema chain’s CEO Mariam El Bacha, is featured on number 5th in the list of “Top 50 women of the Global Cinema” which truly showcases her hard work towards the cinema industry.Mariam took the position of the CEO of Cinepax Cinemas in Feb 2018. She was previously working as the Director of Operations at MBO Cinemas Malaysia, She is also a very active speaker at the international events.On making it to the top 5 Women of Global Cinema, Mariam states:“I am extremely honored to have joined Cinepax. Bringing entertainment to the Pakistani people is our main goal and we will continue working relentlessly to ensure we reach every City in Pakistan with state of the art locations and a safe, family friendly environment where everyone can be a star.”

About Cinepax Cinemas

Cinepax is Pakistan’s Favorite Cinema Chain, which is currently running 14 cinemas across Pakistan and will also be expanding its operation in Madagascar in Mar 2018. Cinepax plans to expand to 150 screens worldwide by 2020.

JazzCash and FWO move towards digitized toll fee payments

JazzCash and FWO Picture

Islamabad (Cliff News)Further expanding itself in the domain of digital payments, JazzCash has entered into an agreement with Frontier Works Organization (FWO), whereby it will be digitizing M-Tag recharge. Users can now pay their toll fees on the motorway through JazzCash.Currently more than a hundred thousandpeople travel daily on M2 and those using the M-Tag facility have to wait in long queues for cash deposits. As a result of this partnership, customers will not only be able to top up their M-Tag accounts through FWO’s mobile app ‘Smart Motorways’ and the official website, but also through their JazzCash mobile accounts and through the extensiveJazzCash retailer network nationwide. Moreover, a JazzCash Payment gateway will also be implemented on the official app and the website.Speaking on the occasion, Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, Chief MFS & Digital Officer, Mobile Financial Services – Jazz, said,“Digital payment is the simplest, safest,and most convenient way to make regular or recurring payments; hence the reason being that it’s used for transactions like toll tax and utility bills. As a leading digital company, our customer’s financial needs take top priority and we continue to strive hard in providing them with the best services.”The partnership will be pilot tested at the M2 (ISB-LHR) Motorway and will soon be available for travelers using the M1 and M3.The Frontier Works Organization is a military engineering organization, and one of the major science and technology commands of the Pakistan Army. It builds civil and military infrastructure for the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan Armed Forces.

About JazzCash

JazzCash, a mobile financial service offering under Jazz’s ecosystem has over 70,000 retail outlets across Pakistan. JazzCash offers a broad portfolio of Branchless Banking services for customers including money transfer, bill payments, bank transfers, mobile accounts services, ATM cards, insurance, savings, payment gateway and payments for a variety of services.

About FWO

The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) is a military engineering organization, one of the major science and technology commands of the Pakistan Army established in 1966.FWO has special focus on improving the ETTM (Electronic Toll and Traffic Management) Systems.