Islamabad(Cliff News)Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)has signed an agreementwith the Indus Resource Center (IRC) for adoption of two schools in remote areas of Khairpur, Sindh.PTCLsupports IRC to run the primary schools as both are committed to providing quality education to the local community. The schools have played an integral part in, not only promoting education in the vicinity, but also supportinggirls’ education through progressive policies. These schools cater to vast areas of Khairpur, having 46% female students.Being a socially responsible organization, PTCL invests in CSR projects that are sustainable having a long lasting and positiveimpacton the society, especially in the deprived communities.On the occasion, Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer, PTCL, said, “Education is the only way to build a progressive and enlightened society. PTCL is committed to play its part in ensuring that youth from all segments of our communities get an equal opportunity to learn, grow andget quality education.We are proud to partner with IRC as their contribution is commendable in providing quality education in remote and underprivileged areas of Sindh.”Mrs. Sadiqa Salahuddin, Executive Director, IRC, said, “We appreciate PTCL’s support and collaboration and we expect to make this partnership anexemplary practice for CSR.As education is a fundamental right of all children, we ensure provision of good quality education that requires collaborative efforts from all stakeholders including civil society and corporate sector.”IRC has been working in the Development Sector, primarily running its own schools and adopting government schools in remote and underprivileged areas of Sindh.Both organizations are confident that the partnership will benefit the community of Khairpur and the students studying at these schools will become the face of a progressive Pakistan.
Karachi(Cliff News)Chinese Counsel General in Karachi,
Wang Yu said that the Government of China is keen to see Karachi a
clean city and is ready to provide finance, if needed, for this
purpose.Chinese envoy was speaking at a ceremony to handover
Garbage Tractor and Loading Bike to the Pakistan’s youngest Councilor
Mustafa Karani, from UC-18 Al-Falah area of PS-129, here at the
Governor House.Sindh Governor Imran Ismail thanked the Chinese Consulate for
offering more Garbage Tractors and Loading Bikes to the City
Government to keep Karachi clean. The Governor recalled that Sino-Pakistan friendship went back to decades which was becoming stronger with the passage of time. In future, he said, these two border countries would expand their cooperation and partnership in more sectors especially in the economy.He said the friendship did not exist only between the two governments but in the peoples of the two countries.“ Pakistanis and Chinese do feel at home when they visit each other’s country,” he remarked.To a media question, the Governor said the accountability process was going across the board and on merit. For the first time,it was being carried in very transparent manner to the satisfaction of
even the common man. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insfaf’s members of Sindh Assembly from Karachi Dr. Imran Ali Shah, Haleem Adil Shaikh, Mr. Riaz Haider,Mr. Adeel Ahmed Khan, and CPLC, Chief Zubair Habib were also present.
Karachi(Cliff News)To mark the 58th National Day and 28th Liberation Anniversary of the State of Kuwait.The Consul General of The State of Kuwait in Karachi his Excellency Muhammad Abdullah Al Khalide, hosted a reception on Thursday, 21st February, 2019. A large number Pakistani senior official, foreign diplomats, politicians, business figures and senior journalists attended the ceremony and congratulated Kuwait on the auspicious occasion.Consul General HE. Muhammad Al Khalide welcomed the chief gusts, Governor of Sindh His Excellency Imran Ismail, and Sindh Chief Minister His Excellency Syed Murad Ali Shah.The formal programme inaugurated with the national anthems of two brotherly countries.
Karachi(Cliff News)Strong demand for cleaner-burning fuel in Asia continued to drive rapid growth in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use in 2018, with global demand rising by 27 million tonnes to 319 million tonnes, according to Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook. Shell expects demand to reach about 384 million tonnes in 2020.Global LNG supply is set to rise by 35 million tonnes in 2019. Europe and Asia are expected to absorb all this additional supply.A rebound in new long-term LNG contracting in 2018 could revive investment in liquefaction projects. Based on current demand projections, Shell still expects supplies to tighten in the mid-2020s.Ongoing efforts to improve urban air quality saw China’s imports of LNG surge by 16 million tonnes in 2018, up by 40% from 2017.On the supply side, Australian LNG exports caught up with those of long-time leading supplier Qatar towards the end of 2018 and are expected to rise by 10 million tonnes in 2019. Both countries are well-positioned to supply rapidly developing economies across Asia with gas they need to improve air quality by displacing coal-fired power and heating.“The continued surge in Chinese LNG imports has helped improve air quality in some of its biggest cities over the last few years. China’s success in making the air cleaner for millions of people shows the critical role that natural gas can play in providing more and cleaner energy around the world,” said Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director at Shell.“We saw Asian LNG demand growth exceed expectations again in 2018 and we expect this strong growth to continue. Investment in new supply projects is picking up, but more will be needed soon.”LNG has played an important role in the global energy system over the last few decades, as an increasing number of countries have turned to natural gas to meet their growing energy needs. LNG trade increased from 100 million tonnes in 2000 to 319 million tonnes in 2018.
New long-term contracts may spur investment
New LNG projects typically require long-term sales agreements to secure financing. From 2014 through 2017, LNG buyers had increasingly been looking to sign shorter, smaller and more flexible contracts. Shell warned in its 2018 LNG Outlook that this mismatch between suppliers and buyer needs would have to be resolved to enable developers to go ahead with new projects.Encouragingly for the long-term health of the global LNG market, the average length of contracts signed more than doubled from around 6 years in 2017 to about 13 years in 2018. Meanwhile, the total contracted volume more than doubled to almost 600 million tonnes in 2018.
Karachi(Cliff News)AlkaramStudio launched its Spring Summer Collection’s Volume 1 on February 23rd.Alkaram Spring/Summer Collection is a mélange of soothing pastels and radiant hues inspired by the warm sunlight and clear blue skies typical of a crisp summer morning. The collection is a waltz of colours, a harmonious union of distinctive patterns that never fail to strike which makes it the perfect choice for your wardrobe staples and favourites.Alkaram continued their journey with the multifaceted Ayeza Khan as their ambassador who perfectly embodies the timeless grace and effortless elegancethe brand has always echoed. Star of numerous hit drama serials such as Pyarey Afzal and Koi Chand Rakh, Ayezais an award winning actress whose stellar performances and a humble personality has won hearts in the subcontinent.The collection was launched exclusively online earlier this week and is now available in stores as well.
Karachi(Cliff News)OLX is Pakistan’s No.1 online marketplace with a leading position in over 14 categories including Property, Cars, and Jobs. Every month more than 7 million users visit OLX and a new ad is posted on the platform every 2 seconds.Multan, being the 5th largest city of Pakistan, is an economic driver for people living in south Punjab and is becoming an important city for all local and international brands. With its national leadership position, OLX is planning to expand its footprint in southern Punjab, specially in the Property and Cars category in Multan. Recognizing the economic opportunity that Multan and Southern Pakistan represent for the country, OLX sponsored Multan Sultans, the flagship brand of PSL, representing the hopes and excitement of the entire region.On the evening of 13th February, Bilal Bajwa (CEO, OLX Pakistan) & Ali Tareen (Director, Multan Sultan) signed an MoU to partner together. OLX will be the digital brand sponsor for the team leveraging its large online presence to support development of regional cricket and opportunities for youth in the region.Bilal Bajwa, CEO OLX Pakistan said, “I am extremely excited about this partnership which advances OLX’s aspirations of technological advancement in Pakistan and Multan Sultans aspirations of socialand sports advancement in South Punjab. OLX sees Multan Sultans not just as a PSL Franchise but an enabling agent towards the progress of southern Punjab. Like OLX, Multan Sultans has a great forward-looking vision which made them a perfect fit for our brand and we are proud to cheer for their success in the tournament.” LetsPlaySaeen.Talking on the partnership Ali Tareen, Director, Multan Sultans said “We’re glad to have OLX Pakistan onboard as our digital marketplace partner. Together we will help spread the digital revolution across south Punjab giving people increase access to the digital market”.Multan Sultans is the most premium franchise in this year’s PSL. With the likes of players like Shahid Afridi and ShoaibMalik, it is one of the most exciting teams and a hot fan favorite.Ali Khan Tareen’s plan regarding Multan Sultan is wide-ranging – it covers social mobility, women’s empowerment, the future of youth and Pakistan’s domestic structure – at the heart of which is cricket.
Karachi (Cliff News)A ceremony was organized in honor of Ashan Khan in which he was given the Shield and Certificate on representing Pakistan’s Excellency Ambassador. Leader of the Council Steviker, Mayor Hanslo, Simea Chaudhary, Sama Malhotra Ahsan Khan said that foreign countries have always played the best role in their country’s development and their involvement in the prosperity of the country. It is that Pakistan-based Pakistan-Pakistan for the development of its country Make a great effort. Participants of the function said that like Ahsan Khan artists work as a rich ambassador to the country. Ahsan Khan talked with ‘Kooj’ while talking to him that he was very happy to honor him and he gave him the name of his country men.