PTCL ideas Olympiad closing ceremony held in Islamabad


Karachi(Cliff News)The final round of the evaluation process and closing ceremony of the PTCL Ideas Olympiad was held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at PTCL HQ in Islamabad. Panel of the PTCL top management, comprising Adnan Shahid, Chief Commercial Officer, Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer and Adil Rashid, Chief Business Services Officer, carried out the assessment and decided the comparative ranking. The successful participants were presented awards for their winning ideas.The PTCL Ideas Olympiad was launched in 2017 as a unique innovation platform. PTCL employees from all areas of operations were encouraged to send their best ideas that enables the company to move forward in their strategic direction. The process provided a useful opportunity to PTCL to create a culture of innovation, agility and employee engagement. The Ideas Olympiad presented ideas for meeting PTCL’s strategic objectives in the coming years.Commenting on the success of the initiative, Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer, PTCL, said, “I congratulate all the successful participants in the Ideas Olympiad for their innovation and creativity. All new ideas are being put to practice and will bring in considerable innovation in our systems and processes. Team has done a remarkable job by executing this program in a disciplined and professional way and created a long lasting advantage for the company.”A total of 650 ideas were sent in by the employees in categories ranging from Customer Experience, Leadership, People & Culture, Processes and Innovation to Business Growth.Assessors were drawn from within PTCL’s cross-functional domains to short-list the entries and make a final list of the top 13 ideas for the semi-final stage. At this stage, selected participants presented their ideas in the form of well-rounded business cases.The winning ideas would be applied across PTCL as viable solutions for business problems. PTCL has come a long way in enacting change as now employees are greatly appreciated for thinking outside the box and unleashing their creative potential.The Ideas Olympiad has won immense appreciation from the top PTCL management as it offers opportunities to the organization to constantly work towards addressing customer needs through innovative measures.

About PTCL:

 Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) Company of Pakistan. With a humble start from a telephone and telegraph department in 1947, it has evolved to offer latest digital and telecommunication technologies today. It acts as the communication backbone for the country with the largest fiber cable network that spans from Khyber to Karachi and submarine cables connecting Pakistan.

Dawlance launches new Glass Door Chest Freezer

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Karachi(Cliff News)Dawlancehas now introduced another innovative range home appliances, including the new Glass Door Chest Freezers – the DF 200 ES along with the 91998 Signature Inverter. This year, Dawlance’s chest freezer portfolio has revolutionized the technology market with the addition of these glass models. These products, launched shortly before Eid-ul-Azha, promise a great response from the consumers throughout the season.With the launch of this Inverter Glass Door Chest Freezer, Dawlance has gained the First Movers Advantage, amongst all national brands. The consumers have appreciated the new product-line, as the demand for its Glass Door and Mirror Glass Door refrigerators has risen sharply. The chest freezer segment is also getting exceptional market feedback, whereby, the product portfolio has been further strengthened.The Head of Marketing at Dawlance – Hasan Jamil said that; “The aesthetic appeal of these glass-door freezers makes them the best choice for the consumers as it matches the modern furnishings in all the classy homes, while the users can derive maximum functionality and performance from these next-generation appliances. Dawlance is committed to continue with its pursuit for more innovative products, to gain more trust and confidence of all consumer segments.”Hasan Jamil further stated that; “The modern-day consumers look for appliances with sleek designs and prompt after sales-services that simplify their lifestyle, to promise higher value and energy-conservation. With continuous Research and Development practices, Dawlance has become a pioneering brand, that goes beyond the expectations of its consumers, to live up to their trust and confidence in its wide range of products.”Dawlance has once again succeeded in creating an extraordinary experience for its customers’ daily life, by launching these Glass Door products, with a premium finish and luxurious make-over. Customers are struck by its beautiful design, as this concept tunes-in perfectly with the latest trends in kitchen design”. Each of these products will certainly enrich the home interiors with a truly glamorous touch.

About Dawlance:

Dawlance, a leading home appliances brand of Pakistan, was established in 1980 with the vision of making Dawlance a Global brand by practicing reliability and to make Pakistan Proud; Dawlance serves its consumers in 3 functions involving Food Care, Fabric Care and Home Care with its wide range of appliances including refrigerators, freezers, micro-wave ovens, water dispensers, small kitchen appliances , hoods &hobs, washing machines, dishwashers and air conditioners.

Dawlance has large manufacturing capabilities owing to its 3 factories , it has the largest service centre and dealer network in Pakistan; Dawlance’s vast service network in Pakistan displays its ability to reach consumers in every corner of the country and is one of the prime reasons for the brand’s success.Dawlance promises reliability in every way for its consumers and stakeholders alike; Reliability is the key characteristic of Dawlance and is exercised within all functions of the company; it is in fact embedded in the organization’s culture.  Aside from its reliability, Dawlance’s major strengths are differentiation and relevance- it makes products that are relevant to the needs of the Pakistani households but with an element of differentiation; Dawlance takes pride in introducing innovative products for the Pakistani market to enhance the lifestyle of its consumers and deliver a superior product experience.

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UMA Independence Day Golf turns out to be big success


Karachi (Cliff News)A total of 144 players participated in the UMA Independence Day Golf Tournament 2018 here at the Karachi Golf Club on Tuesday August 14, 2018.Golfers from the city exhibited great interest in the tournament which was planned to celebrate the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan by KGC and United Marine Agencies (UMA), the sponsors of the event.The team comprising Salim Adil, Khurram Khan, Omar Faruque and Arshad I.A Khan won the gross event with a score of 60 (-12). The team comprising Cmdre Ghazanfar Abbas, Cmdre Zafar Mahmood, Cmdre Saad Bin Jabbar and Cmdr Majid Satti were the runners-up in the event with a gross score of 61 (-11).According to details, a record number of 36 teams consisting of four players each took part in the 18-hole tournament. The action was preceded by a flag-hoisting ceremony in the morning, which was attended by all players and officials.Commenting on the UMA Independence Day Golf Tournament 2018, Mr Sohail Shams, CEO UMA, said that the date 14th August has great significance for all Pakistanis.“It’s the day when our beloved country was born and we should always celebrate in a befitting manner,” said Mr. Shams. “We at UMA are always endeavouring to do our best to promote a positive image of Pakistan,” he said. “We had a great tournament today in which a record number of players took part,” he added.Prominent among the players who took part in the tournament were former national champion Murtaza Qasim and Asad I.A Khan, President Sindh Golf Association (SGA).


Mr Sohail Shams, CEO, United Marine Agencies and Commodore Ghazanfar Abbas, COO, Karachi Golf Club pose with the winning team of the UMA Independence Day Golf Tournament 2018 here at the KGC on Tuesday. The quartet comprising Salim Adil, Khurram Khan, Omar Faruque and Arshad I.A. Khan won the title with a gross score of 60.

PTCL Women showing the colours of Independence


Karachi (Cliff News)PTCL is an equal opportunity employer and one of its visions is to maximize the gender balance between its workforce. It provides a platform to women working at PTCL to come forward and excel in every domain. As part of its Independence Day celebrations, various activities were carried out to gather PTCL’s female employees across all Zonal and Regional offices, who adorned the national colour to show solidarity with Pakistan and national day.

About PTCL: 

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) Company of Pakistan. With a humble start from a telephone and telegraph department in 1947, it has evolved to offer latest digital and telecommunication technologies today. It acts as the communication backbone for the country with the largest fiber cable network that spans from Khyber to Karachi and submarine cables connecting Pakistan to the world.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Pre-booking starts in Pakistan

Karachi(Cliff News)Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9 and have started the pre-orders with a benefit of 10,000 mAh battery pack for free. The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latestgroundbreakinginnovations, and Galaxy Note9builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers the ultimate in performance; a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time ever; and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet.“The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note9 is no exception. It’s designed for a level of performance, power and intelligence that today’s power users want and need,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Note fans are Samsung’s most loyal; we know they want it all, to get the most out of work and play, and Galaxy Note9 is the only phone that can keep up with their busy lives.”People rely on their smartphones for almost everything they do – all-day, every day. They need a phone that can keep up without having to find the nearest outlet to recharge, delete pictures to free up storage for their next snap, anxiously wait for their video to download before boarding their flight, or deal with any lag time when gaming.


Khushhalibank celebrated 18 years of Microfinance excellence

KMBL Anniversary - EngIslamabad(Cliff News)Pakistan’s largest microfinance bank, KhushhaliMicrofinance Bank (KMBL) celebrated its 18th anniversary on August 11, 2018. Inaugurated in 2000, Khushhali Microfinance Bank operates through anetwork of 158 branches and 28 servicecenters across Pakistan.Having serviced over 6 million loans to date, Khushhalibank takes pride in its legacy of providing access to finance tomarginalized segment of the population, males and females alike, to invest in microenterprises for a better future and realize their economic potential.To continue improving lives and contributing towards financial Inclusion in Pakistan, Khushhalibank is now Investing in digitizing its financial services to further expand the scope of its services. For 18 years, KMBL has enabled easy access to working capital requirements for farmers, self-employed individuals, and home-based workers. The bank also provides free of cost effective trainings in creating financial literacy by incentivizing positive credit behavior through access to better borrowing terms.Talking on the occasion, Ghalib Nishtar, President, Khushhali Microfinance Bank, said: “Our vision is to be a premiereMicrofinance Institution in Pakistan. We are committed to provide a full array of superior products and services through our expert bankers and set a precedent of providing microfinance banking being the first licensed bank in Pakistan.”“We’ve also outlined the three “Ps” of digital success – product, people, and process. As the banking sector becomes increasingly competitive, with tech giants and fintech innovators challenging the established institutions, maximizing efficiency is becoming even more important.” he further added.To mark its 18th anniversary, Khushhalibank carried out a ‘Plant Khushhali’ campaign across all its branches nationwide. Every employee participated by planting a tree sapling. More than 4,500 saplings were planted by the KMBL family to commemorate the anniversary. The campaign also symbolizes the bank’s holistic commitment towards the country’s development that goes beyond the provision of its banking services.As of June 30, 2018, Khushhalibank has nearly 2.0 million active depositors, and more than 700,000 active borrowers, making it the largest microfinance bank in Pakistan.

About Khushhali Microfinance Bank:

Khushhali Microfinance Bank is a pioneer institution amidst Pakistan’s microfinance banking industry, having been created in 2000 to address the challenges of poverty and access to finance. Over the decades, the Bank has created a customer-focused expertise, backed by strong financial, operations and product management to invest in next generation financial and delivery management systems aimed at Pakistan’s rural and urban communities.


Pakistan sings Acapella in StrepsilsStereo’s “Mera Pakistan”

[Press Release] - Pakistan sings Acapella in Strepsils Stereo's 'Mera Pakistan' (1)

Karachi(Cliff News)StrepsilsStereo launched Season 2 with yet another national song, ‘Mera Pakistan’ – an original composed for this Independence Day. The platform continues its streak of producing stellar national songs second time in a row with artists including Ali Noor, Ahsan Pervez, Shiraz Uppal, Sara Haider, Ayesha Omar, Kami Paul, Rabi Peerzada and upcoming talent Haddi Uppal collaborating on this new feature. This song has been produced by Ali Noor and BIY Music and was launched on August 12.Strepsils Stereo is Pakistan’s first and only ‘Acapella’ based music platform. ‘Acapella’ music is the unique genre produced either solo or by a group without using any instruments, just through vocal variations. Season 1 of the platform, launched in 2017, included three songs Khyaal Rakhna, Rang De and Dil Jo Chahey topping the charts, with an average of over 5 million views on each.Talking about the launch of this song, Humayun Farooq, Marketing Director, Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan (makers of Strepsils) said, “We created StrepsilsStereo with the objective of bringing a fresh sound to the music palette of Pakistanis which can transcend beyond boundaries of age, gender or culture.

[Press Release] - Pakistan sings Acapella in Strepsils Stereo's 'Mera Pakistan' (4)

We are kicking of this season with MeraPakistan, an anthem featuring more than 100 people.”Mera Pakistan with its beautifully crafted lyrics, penned by Ali Noor, reflect upon the feelings of the entire nation, serving as a reminder of the past and leaving with the chant for a better tomorrow. The song has been carefully composed to deliver a message of unity, hope and celebration of diversity in Pakistan.“Music is an important manifestation of the depth, diversity and vibrancy of a culture. Mera Pakistan speaks the language of a resilient youth who is hopeful for the change this nation has been waiting for.” said Ali Noor while talking about the first song of season 2.